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JUST read the Opus report on the town’s roundabouts.
Options three and four say to remove the bloody things.
I wonder how many dollars the clowns down at Bullshit Castle
paid the Opus mob to tell that mob what I have been telling them for
months. And I am not billing the Council for my opinion!
Bullshit Castle is squandering the ratepayers’ money on something
this town does not need.
Let the local coppers control the speeding hoons.
They have the training, the speed guns and the professional exper-
tise – even the village idiot knows that if you rattle their cage you are
going to come second and it is going to cost you dollars.
Just bulldoze the bloody things.
Let the cops do their job and stop wasting my time telling you bunch
of clowns what everybody in town thinks.
We do not need those bloody, white round things in town.
Bob Baker, Tennant Creek.
Bob gives his opinion on roundabouts for free
Accolade for new veterinarian
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ANOTHER response to Jason New-
man’s “Opinion illustrates misinfor-
mation” (TDT 30/5/2014): the Quiggan
report mentioned was covered by na-
tional media at the time of its release
so it’s hardly the cowboy stuff he im-
Jason accepts that PowerWater makes an op-
erational profit but quite rightly points out that
capital expenditure (and interest payments)
are subsidised. On that we agree.
Again I say it: the reason for the debt is
under-investment in capital works and the
reason for this debt is that the CLP gouged up
to 50 per cent of PowerWater profits forcing
the corporation to its knees.
The practise continued briefly when the
Labor government was first elected but it was
that government which brought the practise
to an end (because of a major drama in equip-
ment failure in the Top End from memory).
This probably isn’t in the CLP manual but
I think you will find some details under the
corporate section of the PowerWater website.
By the way, where did power prices plummet
– Philip Merry, Tennant Creek.
Where did power prices plummet, queries Merry
MY wife and I recent-
ly had cause to call
on the services of
our new Vet, and we
were very pleased by
dedication and com-
passion we received
from Linda Bradbury.
We are the happy and
proud owners of two toy
poodles, Teddy and Toby.
Late on a Thursday eve-
ning the two dogs heard a
noise outside (it was me
closing a cupboard!), they
began barking furiously
and raced out through their
pet door at a hundred miles
per hour, roaring their
This barking suddenly
turned into a high pitched
yelping from Toby and he
returned indoors with what
looked, at first, like a large
insect/spider stuck to his
When I finally managed
to get hold of the terrified
animal, the insect turned
fur and skin, about the size
of a 50 cent piece. The dog
had streaked too close to
some building material,
which had caught on his
Such ‘catastrophes’ al-
ways happen at inconve-
nient hours; it was 9:30pm.
My wife obtained the
number for the new vet,
who arranged for us to
meet her immediately at
the surgery in Standley
Street. She examined the
poor dog, gave him injec-
tions of antibiotics and
painkiller, and asked us to
return to the clinic in the
Toby slept peacefully
through the night and we
duly delivered him the
At about 5pm the vet
called and we collected
the groggy and ‘repaired’
dog, which now sported a
shaven right side complete
with 13 stitches and plastic
We also received
envelopes of antibiotics
Toby slept for the next
24 hours, closely watched
over by his mate, Teddy,
after which Toby suddenly
sprang to life as if nothing
had ever happened.
It is now near the
time when the stitches
can be removed. Toby
behaves as if nothing has
ever happened. We can
highly recommend the
professional service and
treatment, which we have
received for our beloved
Thank you Linda.
– Len Holbrook,
PATCHED UP: Len
Holbrook’s toy poodle
Toby received top
medical care from
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