THE FACT THAT the lagoon is deteriorating rapidly has been brought home to an Arorangi resident who says when he went for a swim at high tide last week, he was disgusted at the amount of green weed floating around on the surface.
SAYS A SMOKE SIGNALLER: “Regarding the front page article in Monday’s CI News about the islands that no longer have a doctor, it is just sickening reading this, especially we can afford air ambulance to evacuate a cabinet minister’s daughter to New Zealand and we can also pay for frequent overseas trips by certain politicians. So sad.
SEEMS LIKE THE idea of one rule for some taxpayers and another rule for those close to politicians also applies to the road rules. Spotted driving through town midday on Wednesday of last week, one 18 or 19-year-old daughter of a cabinet minister, on a bike without a helmet. No worries, it’s who you know, not what you know, that is important in the Crook Islands.
“I WATCHED WHILE the driver of the rubbish truck indicated to his work mate that the large bag of plastic bottles carefully separated for collection by an environmentally aware business should be tossed into the back of the truck instead of the recycling,”
A SMOKE SIGNALLER complains that as he was tootling along towards Blackrock at the legal 40km/h he was almost knocked off his scooter by the whoosh of air created as a helmetless middle-aged local rider zoomed by him at an incredible rate of knots.