Kindness of strangers
I WOULD like to publicly thank the kindness of a lovely couple and a young man, who stopped their cars to help and assist me after I fell and hurt my foot on Christmas Eve in my driveway.
Leslie and her husband waited with me until the ambulance they called arrived, and I am so grateful for their kindness.
The other kind stranger was a male taxi driver named Sunny.
On my way out to the taxi I ordered from the LGH ED (walking clumsily on crutches), I saw coming towards me an elderly couple, obviously in need of assistance on their way into the ED. Sunny got out of the taxi and asked me if it would be OK if he helped the couple, which he did.
Sunny then took me to my home and asked if I needed assistance to my front door, which I did and was very grateful for.
To all of you, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you very much.
It was a wonderful reminder of how kindness to strangers and caring gestures towards each other can mean so much.
I wish you all the best for a happy 2019.
Maggie Peart, West Launceston.
THE Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area at the top of Reatta Road is managed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, sadly they don't seem to be too concerned for the wildlife. As a regular walker in this area, daily I see evidence of dead animals, motor vehicle hooning and on occasions burnt out stolen vehicles.
After dusk, there are no reasons for motor vehicles to be on the recreation area roads.
Perhaps the Parks and Wildlife Service should consider moving the locked gates from the Trevallyn Dam and Rangers Hut entrances to near the TasWater waterworks.
This would mean that only one set of gates would need to be locked providing better security for their assets, a safer environment for the animals overnight and one less place for stolen vehicles to be dumped.
Stephen Coombs, Trevallyn.
Pitch not perfect
THE variation in the pitch for a five-day cricket Test is so large that the better side can be defeated by a side which has a more favourable pitch at the right time.
Drop-in synthetic pitches can be developed and used in Test matches in all countries. The pitches would have uniform characteristics during a five-day match and be to internationally agreed standards for characteristics such as bounce and water resistance.
There would be three types of pitch – a fast pitch slightly favouring fast bowlers, a medium pitch and a slow pitch slightly favouring slow bowlers.
The skipper winning the toss would select the pitch or whether to bat or bowl.
The skipper losing the toss would then make the other choice.
Mike Turner, Invermay.
PETER Doddy is spot on with his comments (The Examiner, January 8) on letter writers to the editor on many and varied subjects that are of interest to the readers of the paper. I, like Peter volunteer and am, retired but would not call myself a prolific writer to the editor, but am in the group of occasional writers, who have many interests and enjoy making comments that are worthy of my input.
David Parker, West Launceston.
IT AMAZES me how much the world has changed in just 20 years from almost peaceful countries to violence and stabbings, terrorism is thrust down our throats without any say of everyday citizens.
Fortunately, the voice of everyday people are on the rise against government's that back the EU and UN agenda to push migration.
More and more countries are coming out in yellow shirts and popularity of leaders sink and crumble.
France's President Emmanuel Macron only stays in power with the force of the police with his popularity sinking 75 per cent.
Many countries are threatened by migration and violence with nine European countries now resisting.
Stabbings are now the call of violence and are a daily occurrence in Australia. In other countries, there are cars and bombs, with increasing attacks by groups of males bringing fear into people's lives.
May God be with us.
Walter Christy, Shearwater.
Senator Steve Martin
THE comparisons being made between Senator Steve Martin and Jacqui Lambie ignore a lot of inconvenient truths.
To the claim that Mr Martin stole Ms Lambie’s seat, Ms Lambie was declared ineligible because she was a Scot and Mr Martin was duly elected on a recount.
To the claim that Mr Martin was somehow disloyal to the Lambie party, the Lambie party didn’t even exist until she decided to be disloyal to the Clive Palmer party which funded her election.
Unlike Ms Lambie, Mr Martin didn’t quit, he was expelled by Ms Lambie and when asked to resign he refused as he was then not even officially elected or sworn in as a Senator.
The claim that Mr Martin couldn’t do anything is simply not true.
His calculated move to join the National Party is delivering tens of millions of dollars for Tasmanian agriculture, tourism and sports to name a few.
Ms Lambie creates noise.
Mr Martin creates jobs.