Donations spur on Santas
This year’s Charity Santa Ride in Huskisson raised $10051, from the ride, raffles and donations.
The Huskisson Beach Motel made a $2000 donation and the CommBank Huskisson Branch made a $500 donation.
Numerous local businesses donated prizes to be raffled, including The Husky Face and Body Studio, 5 Little Pigs Cafe, BooBook on Owen, The Husky Yoga Studio, Treasure Cove, Husky Ice cream parlour and the Husky Bottle Shop.
Of course the ride wouldn't proceed without the generous support of Integrity Real Estate Huskisson, the Huskisson Chamber of Commerce, Elite Energy, the Huskisson and Accelerated Training.
These organisations administer the Charity Ride, cover insurances, provide expert traffic management services and provide logistical support. Without them, the ride wouldn't proceed.
M. Reeves, Huskisson Rural Fire Brigade
By chance I stumbled on to Redneck Radio last Thursday with the anti-environment quartet who said, if it’s native vegetation or a sandhill and it’s in the way, then get rid of it.
However, there were a few similarly minded extremists missing.
All were the usual group from Sky TV. These are of course the low grade “commentators” such as Paul Murray, Alan Jones, Andrew Bolt, Mark Latham, Peta Credlin and a very vocal local Councillor.
I expect Anti-environment Ann was not available because her expense account from Sam Dastyari’s Chinese supporter did not include a local radio station.
A. Stephenson, Nowra
People deserve a future
At a time when Australians ready themselves for celebrations with family and friends we must remember the men, women and children still in limbo on Manus and Nauru Islands.
It is easy to forget in this busy period that we as a nation are responsible for their future and must make decisions with compassion and kindness.
The measure of a nation is how we treat the most vulnerable so let's find solutions, stop blaming each other for the mess and move on.
These people deserve a future and we must give them one filled with hope and dignity.
J. Warren, Huskisson
At the 19th December Ordinary Meeting Shoalhaven City Councillors said wonderful things about the Shoalhaven River Festival committee, about how the festival boosts tourism, generates revenue, gives the community something to celebrate and helps to activate the Shoalhaven River foreshore.
They are comments I agree with and consider to be true.
I have but one question, how many other towns or villages of the Shoalhaven receive a $20,000 annual budget to run a festival and then when the festival experiences difficulties it receives a $15,500 increase in funds to ease the pain?
In my opinion this as blatant example of the preferential treatment and favouritism. Decisions like this contribute to the communities growing dissatisfaction of what I can only interpret as an inequitable practice.
Council’s responsibility is to encourage community groups in their endeavours not to ensure an event, experience or festival is profitable.
Cr M. Kitchener, Ulladulla
A word of thanks
I’d like to thank our correspondents who have contributed to this page in 2017. Your insights and opinions are an integral part of your community newspaper. I wish you well for the festive season and look forward to hearing from you in the New Year.