Newcastle Herald Short Takes: Saturday, March 18, 2017

YOUR furry namesakes Cliff Rabbit (Short Takes, 15/3) make wonderful pets, they don't bark, don't kill other creatures, and can be quickly and easily house trained, unlike some humans. The only rabbits I want to see wiped out are the ones playing the Knights on Saturday Colin Atkins (Short Takes, 15/3).

Dave McTaggart, Edgeworth

MURRAY Ruse, I'm really sorry to hear about the unnecessary crap you are copping off the out of touch priority-deficient Newcastle council (‘Cafe owners abandon ship’, Herald, 15/3). All you are trying to do is earn a living. Your biggest problem is that you have set up in Mayfield and not Merewether or Lambton.

Colin Geatches, Mayfield

TO Tony Morley (Short Takes, 16/3), I actually have three car spaces. Thanks for asking. Lol.

Tony Padgett, Newcastle East

THE Merewether Municipal Pavilion in Mitchell Park, overlooking Townson Oval, is 90 years old this year, Although the pigeons appear happy there, it is in a dilapidated condition and an eyesore for the local area. Perhaps the city council could apply for a state government grant to obtain a can of paint, a hammer and a couple of nails to give the place a face-lift leading up to its centenary year.

David Stuart, Merewether

STEVEN Wisnie (Letters, 15/3): I’m with you brother. Australians do not have talent, they have delusional fame cravings. There are no rules in the kitchen since five-year-olds started deciding what’s for dinner and the shows about renovations will become the new survivor when we see who can survive asbestos lung disease the longest.

Steve Barnett, Fingal Bay

WHAT a sad day with another power and job generating business closing. I wonder how many more people will be impacted by the choice of a gambling industry over a necessity that creates jobs? Remember all you people against mining, gamble responsibly if there is any such thing.

Brad Hill, Singleton

SO Ray Dinneen wants the Supercars relocated (Letters, 16/3). Should be no problem as I think he has plenty of influence. Maybe the back of Morisset somewhere perhaps?

Stephen Paynter, New Lambton


CAN the Knights defeat South Sydney?

Yes 90%, No 10%

SHOULD the V8 Supercars track be redrawn?

Yes 37%, No 63%


EVERY Easter the Kombi Club of Australia get together for an event called Bus Stop. This year the event is being held in Swansea. On Easter Saturday around 10am we will be Komvoying from Swansea to Speers Point round-a-bout then back to Warners Bay. All local Kombians are more than welcome to join in for the photo shoot. We anticipate 80-plus vehicles and we hope to break the record of 100. For more information contact Deb Tate on 0423 232 146.


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