Merimbula Letters to the editor, February 14

Go girls: Merimbula Public School pupils ready to compete in the school swimming carnival at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre in Pambula. Photo: Supplied
Go girls: Merimbula Public School pupils ready to compete in the school swimming carnival at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre in Pambula. Photo: Supplied

Medical emergency

I was present at the Woolies carpark Tura Beach on Monday afternoon when there was a medical emergency unfolding.

I would like to thank Dr Frank Simonson, his staff and the Tura Pharmacy staff for their unselfish on the spot assistance until the Ambos arrived. A big "thumbs up" from the community.

Let’s hope the patient involved has a full recovery.

Karen Owen, Merimbula

Speed limits

Newspapers around the state are increasingly commenting on car and truck accidents.

You only need to drive the 4km from the Merimbula Bridge to the Sapphire Aquatic Centre at Pambula and find the following speed limits: 50kmh to 90kmh to 70kmh to 50kmh to 60kmh to 80kmh.

Many of us are awaiting reports of a major accident happening at the entrance to the airport, where for some strange reason (with 50kmh on one side and 70kmh on the other side, the short stretch past the terminal is 90kmh!

And arriving passengers, some of whom are not locals, will bear the brunt of this most intelligent policing by either the local council or the state government body responsible! 

John Verhelst, Merimbula

Fluoride farce

The newly created Trick-a-Valley Shire Council has released the results of the latest survey on public water fluoridation.

The question was: “Do you agree with adding toxic chemical residue to the public drinking water supply in order to slow brain decay’’.

Only four responses were received, all from the local lunatic asylum. The Trick-a-Shire’s Brain Development Officer could not say whether the answers were negative, positive or neutral.

The Water Fluoridation Lobby Group will hold a public meeting in the next few months where volunteers will be selected to test and verify the benefits of the toxic chemical addition to public drinking water.

Bernard Lagarenne, Merimbula

Turning a blind eye

The proponents of having the date of Australia Day changed are conveniently turning a blind eye to many of the facts. 

Call it Australia Day, or call the 26th of January invasion day, whatever butters your toast, however the question should be asked, are so-called Aboriginals better off now than they would have been had not this continent been settled by the British?

Of course many will argue they are worse off. It would appear the proponents for this case would  not only have the handful of full blooded Aboriginals, but all Australians to go back to the days prior to the arrival of the First Fleet  when the native people were, by today's standards  surviving under extremely primitive conditions.

By far the majority of so-called “Indigenous” activists who appear on the media are not full blooded Aboriginal people, in fact it is very doubtful if a lot  of them have any Aboriginal blood in their veins at all. I have a little Aboriginal blood in me yet I do not claim to be Indigenous. 

It is somewhat amusing to hear some of these white pretenders claim Australia was invaded and to listen to their sob stories. May I remind these wannabes that in the majority of cases they would not be here if it hadn't been for British and European settlement.  I wonder if they consider the light colouring of their skin as an invasion?

Tom Griffin, Pambula

Well done

Credit where credit's due.

Congratulations and well-done Samantha, Tim and Seraine. And thank you Dr Rajesh for again funding your generous community initiative.

Peter Lacey, Quaama