Three strikes on air­fares

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Fare is fair

There is no doubt the cost of air­fares in the Pil­bara is one of the big­gest bug­bears of our res­i­dents, but even the Pil­bara public couldn’t help but share a laugh at the fare in­ves­ti­ga­tion hear­ing last week.

Take the poor English­bloke-turned-Pil­bar­ian who raised some good points, but also for­got a few of them.

Af­ter hailing com­mit­tee chair­woman Jes­sica Shaw to voice his opin­ion, he for­got the third of his points he wanted to raise. He then caught the at­ten­tion of Ms Shaw only to for­get again.

This hap­pened a third time, at which point res­i­dent Marg Bertling handed him a pen and pa­per. Then there was the com­mit­tee it­self, which wrapped up with Ms Shaw telling the crowd they had to leave to catch a plane.

Given the theme of the night, this had the crowd in a fit of laugh­ter know­ing their ticket’s likely cost.

Air­fares may break our bank ac­counts, but they will never break our spirit.

Gully gulper

Gully monsters are real and the Dampier Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice knows it.

De­spite be­ing the stuff of night­mares for pub-go­ing cit­i­zens of the Pil­bara, the Dampier crew ac­knowl­edges all beasts de­serve to live, hence last week they put out a friendly sign to the warn the lo­cal gully monsters pre­scribed burn­ing would be tak­ing place.

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