Letters to the Editor

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Gympie parent demands minister stand down over closure stink

premium_icon Gympie parent demands minister stand down over closure stink

Gympie letter writer demands minister Mark Furner be stood down over "rotten smell of eggs” around the report that led to the closure of ag colleges

Detail scant on council plan to relax laws for motor sports

premium_icon Detail scant on council plan to relax laws for motor sports

OPINON: I ask council embark on wider, upfront consultation, particularly its rural community, before making any decision to relax the planning scheme

Tue 30 Jul 2019

OPINION: I'm not sure Hartwig did himself any favours

premium_icon OPINION: I'm not sure Hartwig did himself any favours

LETTER: Sad situation when Glen Hartwig feels need to explain what led to him leaving police and does nothing for the credibility of those who drove him to it

Mon 29 Jul 2019

LETTER: Is climate change really to blame?

premium_icon LETTER: Is climate change really to blame?

'There are no full unmitigated truths that can prove the death of bush in the Girraween National Park has anything to do with climate change only assumptions.'

Fri 26 Jul 2019

Gympie councillor 'loses it' in Facebook dummy spit

premium_icon Gympie councillor 'loses it' in Facebook dummy spit

OPINION: The reported essence of the dummy spit was that our current council is not the worst Gympie's had

T-dub claims are a joke, make Gympie look like utter fools

premium_icon T-dub claims are a joke, make Gympie look like utter fools

OPINION: When is The Gympie Times going to stop letting a wannabe rap artist fool them into writing bull---- articles to help promote his music?

Gympie sporting shooters 'ignored, stolen from, trod on'

premium_icon Gympie sporting shooters 'ignored, stolen from, trod on'

OWEN: When 18,000 or more licensed shooters in our region find out these details this will cause huge growling and gnashing of teeth

Thu 25 Jul 2019

86-year-old man pulls apart 'rancorous' anti-Hartwig letter

premium_icon 86-year-old man pulls apart 'rancorous' anti-Hartwig letter

Wayne Plant's letter in The Gympie Times (Saturday, July 20)regarding Cr Hartwig is ill-considered, rancorous and at times quite unintelligible

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Unofficial Gympie region site that is turning into RV park

premium_icon Unofficial Gympie region site that is turning into RV park

We passed it a few days ago and there were at least 15 RV rigs of various sizes parked there

ABSOLUTE DISGUST: Council bureaucrats stonewall TCB project

premium_icon ABSOLUTE DISGUST: Council bureaucrats stonewall TCB project

23-year battle for recognition of community stalwarts stonewalled by council bureaucrats, and the family has had enough

From 1970's Gympie Eisteddfod to Carnegie Hall, New York

premium_icon From 1970's Gympie Eisteddfod to Carnegie Hall, New York

On the eve of the 2019 Gympie Eisteddfod, one woman has written about how the lessons she learned in the 1970s and 1980 have stayed with her for life

Gympie election candidate stirs up social media storm

premium_icon Gympie election candidate stirs up social media storm

Environmental request creates strong reactions from Gympie Facebook followers.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

It was a mistake to elect an all-male Gympie council

premium_icon It was a mistake to elect an all-male Gympie council

They would be less amenable to executive pressures and clique conscription and, hopefully, less willing to endorse decisions without democratic involvement

Call for immediate ban on balloons at Gympie outdoor events

premium_icon Call for immediate ban on balloons at Gympie outdoor events

OPINION: I saw at least 20 balloons float of into the sky and many more deflated ones lying around on the pavement at Winter Trees on Mary

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Letter pointing finger at Hartwig 'missed the point'

premium_icon Letter pointing finger at Hartwig 'missed the point'

OPINION: Do you feel your recurring admission of being cynical does possibly sum you up?

Sat 13 Jul 2019

Drivers should be fined $1000 for using mobile phones

premium_icon Drivers should be fined $1000 for using mobile phones

The suggestion that drivers caught using mobile phones may soon receive on the spot $1000 fines (with loss of licence for second offenders), is a cracker.

Hartwig denies any role in 'open letter' critical of Curran

premium_icon Hartwig denies any role in 'open letter' critical of Curran

Says he wants the Mayor's job, not Tony Perrett's, who is doing a wonderful job and has his unreserved support

Fri 12 Jul 2019

Why Gympie needs to turn its back on Wide Bay and look south

premium_icon Why Gympie needs to turn its back on Wide Bay and look south

OPINION: THIS week our Mayor chose to spend his too-rare connection with the people he serves and represents to espouse the virtues of the greater Wide Bay

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Gympie region's 18,000 licensed shooters deserve justice

premium_icon Gympie region's 18,000 licensed shooters deserve justice

OPINION: We have waited too patiently for 26 years, the 18,000 licensed shooters in this area deserve justice.

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Do 'faceless' people behind anti-mayor letter even exist?

premium_icon Do 'faceless' people behind anti-mayor letter even exist?

Letter writer says he may be cynical but wonders at timing of 'that letter' and subsequent announcements and if said 'business people' even exist

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