Well, Bill Knight tells us he had an interesting phone call today, from a councillor who will remain nameless, wanting to know Bill’s thoughts on the Tourism Levy issue and what public feedback Bill was hearing. Naturally enough Bill gave his two bobs worth which basically mirrored the views of just about everyone else.. we don’t want it.
Seems council hasn’t even discussed a levy and hence why we didn’t read about it in the daily. How it came to be on the local tv news is not yet clear but the message that has run loud and clear is that the community is definitely watching and watching closely indeed. Good to see and we’re not about to back down for one minute!
The highlight of the week has been discussion on the water park, it is clear that resistance to this project is growing and there are a number of writers who can smell political opportunism and pork barrelling. Like it or not, new attractions such as the water park will serve to enhance the community and provide additional activities for locals and visitors alike. Can it be made viable and self supporting? Lets just hope so.
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Nancy Says #15
Nancy Says: “Dulled by the shameless public relations blitz”!
I have to ask, who would know more about a “shameless public
relations blitz” than Nancy? She goes on to tell about the
“fleeces” being pulled over our eyes and goes on about “facts
so blatantly tortured”.
Is this the same person who some weeks ago was dismayed
by the output of “gutless anonymous blogs”. Who claims “it is
gross to compare a newspaper to an anonymous blog site”.
Yet continues to beguile us with the rantings of the anonymous
Squid and the (are they real), SMS’s TO ED?
To quote our Daily, I “A.M.” “Appalled” and “Disgusted” by it’s
Nancy Says 16
“Honesty in government statistics and administrative costs would
be a good start” Nancy Says. One can only hope she means at
ALL levels of government?
If the seamier side of (council) life is swept under the carpet, we
cannot be considered a credible daily paper! Nancy tells of
hesitating over publishing the seamier side of life and alienating
readers! Now why would she worry about that?
In fairness it appears our council heeds what Nancy Says. I
noted last week, in the interest of cutting “administrative costs”,
council agendas will no longer be provided for the public! From
now on those attending council meetings, can share three
copies housed in plastic folders. For the full story on council
meetings, the public will have to wait until the next days, Daily.
John A Neve
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