Stink hole un­leashes bold re­tort

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph Opinion - GONE TROPPO Tom Zaun­mayr

Stomp­ing ground

Yind­jibarndi el­der, lo­cal fash­ion­ista and all-round queen Toot­sie Daniels’ pas­sion for her home is clear for all to see, so when some­one talks ill of Roe­bourne and she catches onto it, you know you are go­ing to hear about it.

Af­ter a com­ment last week de­scrib­ing Roe­bourne as a “stink hole” — a ref­er­ence to the re­cent sink­hole which opened up on the main road — Ms Daniels un­loaded both bar­rels in a pas­sion­ate de­fence of her com­mu­nity.

“Roe­bourne is not a stink hole, it’s a beau­ti­ful place,” she said.

“To the lo­cals it is our home sweet home.

“What a dis­grace­ful com­ment on our deadly stomp­ing ground.”

If ev­ery town had its own Toot­sie Daniels, the world would be a bet­ter place.

Balls ‘n’ all

Some may say get­ting in a ring with a bull is far from wise. Some may also say get­ting in­side a gi­ant ball you have no con­trol of is not the best idea ei­ther.

But, as we learnt back in maths class, two neg­a­tives make a pos­i­tive. So of course a brave clown and an­other bloke got in­side a bubble ball in­side the Onslow Rodeo ring with a bull, be­cause this is the Pil­bara and that is just what hap­pens here. The stunt was to raise money for a few or­gan­i­sa­tions, and it clearly paid off, with thou­sands of dol­lars raised on the day.

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