Launceston city council
I DO not like to admit that I have not voted for the council elections before, but I think the time is now because I think that Nick Daking would do the right thing by the people of Launceston, as he is running his own business very well employing people in the city.
I think with his business knowledge he can only do good things for our city so I for one will finally vote in the elections. As one of the large number of people who not vote it is time for us to vote and not let the small number of Greens get their way. Please vote for someone who can do some good for our city.
Richard Griffith, Launceston
Mobile Phone Users
OVER the past few months I have been spat at, insulted and abused by some brain dead mobile phone users who just lack manners.
Why has one become so fascinated and focused on these devices, that they behave like morons. The amount of drivers I have seen behavng as such is alarming, it’s an accident waiting to happen.
I have never had the need to purchase a mobile, if anyone needs to contact me they can phone home. I understand that they have their uses but does one have to be so focused that good manners and consideration of others ceases to exist.
I’m getting my water pistol out of storage and the next ill mannered parasite who upsets me will be squirted.
Jo Ford, Legana.
MY congratulations and thanks to the Mt Wellington Cable Car Company for my copy of the beautifully presented colour brochure ‘Cable Car Official Detail’. Following close examination however, it does appear to be a ‘bikini brochure’ in as much as what it reveals is interesting, but what it hides is vital.
For example: What are the heights of the two taller towers and the single shorter tower? What is the running time of each trip? What is the cost per individual or family group? I raise these points as Tasmanians are the least affluent Australians, with the lowest average income per family and, having read some time ago of a suggested cost of $50 for adults and $25 for children, which would equate to a minimum of $150 per average family. Once again we are being foisted with a proposal for the benefit of the tourists to the detriment of the people who actually live here, when all that is really required is a heated shuttle bus or buses (with chained wheels for snow conditions) from The Springs to the pinnacle, which would not detract from the natural beauty of Mt Wellington/kunanyi and respect the wishes of our Aboriginal first Australians to whom kunanyi is sacred.
Michael Urquhart Scott, South Hobart.
WHEN I dropped in to Coles, Kings Meadows on September 6, I only needed one article, all the manned checkouts were busy and so was the express isle, I put my item on a counter and left. This was reminiscent of last Christmas when Coles let us know that all checkouts would be open during the Christmas period, I wasn’t sure if a lowly pensioner like me was deservered of such an honour, so I went to Woolworths as the hype wasn’t as pronounced.
Ron Baines, Kings Meadows.
I HAVE noticed some irregularities in this season’s TSL roster, which I feel shows a bias towards the southern teams. Could Trish Squires and the administration please answer my questions?
Why did each of the five southern teams travel North only thre times this season, while the two Northern teams journeyed South, Launceston - seven, North Launceston - eight? Why did the North have six weekends without a game, while the South had three games on those weekends? Wouldn’t it have been fairer for the South to make four trips and North five?
On July 14, when Hawthorn played the last of their four games in Launceston, the TSL allocated one game, yet two and three games were played in Hobart when North Melbourne played there. Why the double standards?
Why did the two Northern teams travel and play nearly half the season in the South on unfamiliar grounds, who gains the advantage? Why from round nine to 14 did Launceston travel South four times in six weeks? More than the Southern teams travel for the whole of the season. Why did North Launceston go South four times out of six from rounds 16 to 21 at the end of the season, then straight into finals?
Finally, will the same roster be used again next season or will a fairer system be adopted?
Ray Fitch, Clarence Point.
AS A dedicated TSL Statewide football supporter, I totally agree with the comments made by North Launceston Football Club President Thane Brady (The Examiner, September 6).
I along with many other supporters watch footy every week. The development league with young inspiring footballers and then the statewide seniors. We don’t go to watch the TSLW because they do not play their games on a Saturday with the men.
I then, can’t understand why the AFL Tasmania bureaucracy would give the TSLW the privilege of playing on grand final day between the development and senior games. Firstly after putting up with watching them last year, they are limited with their ability and skill level apart from a small minority. I would suggest the gate staff should ink their pass out stamps for a mass exodus between the development and senior games
Don’t shoot the messenger because Thane is expressing what I believe most coaches, along with many supporters are also thinking.
John Stuart, Prospect.