Time to think out­side box

NT News - - OPINION - JA­SON DEIGAN, GUNN

CON­STRUCT world class multi-abil­ity moun­tain bike trails and en­thu­si­asts will come from all over.

Small towns have been turned around through this in­vest­ment — see Tas­ma­nia (Blue Derby trails, near Derby in Tas­ma­nia pic­tured be­low) and Ro­torua as ex­am­ples.

Jan, Anula LONELY DEATHS OF FOUR OUT­BACK TRAV­ELLERS

■ It shouldn’t have hap­pened. But un­less you live or travel th­ese roads fairly fre­quently many peo­ple don’t re­alise how re­mote it is. Th­ese places if you get in trou­ble there’s no help full stop. I never drive out of Alice with­out at least 15lt of wa­ter and food. Tris­tan Web­ster

■ Th­ese peo­ple that per­ished, may they rest are in peace, were lo­cals that know the con­di­tions and should have the knowl­edge. Un­for­tu­nately the weather most likely played a big part in their de­ci­sion to walk for help, this is an­other rea­son why Tel­stra should have phone cov­er­age Aus­tralia wide. Mark Sul­li­van

■ Very sad,a ter­ri­ble way to die. Tim Browne

■ My con­do­lences to all in­volved. Just tragic. Amy Louise

■ A plas­tic 20-litre con­tainer costs bug­ger all & you have it for­ever! Fill up used plas­tic coke bot­tles of you have to. It’s tragic be­cause the abil­ity to carry wa­ter is so easy & makes so much sense. Why can’t the com­mu­ni­ties make car­ry­ing wa­ter a rule? Robert Peter­son

■ Un­be­liev­ably sad, so very heart­break­ing. RIP beau­ti­ful lit­tle fam­ily xx. Ser­ena Feef Reen Cole­man

■ Too tragic. This should never have hap­pened. Jil­lian Reid

■ This is so tragic for a young fam­ily. Kirsten Wil­liams

■ No mat­ter what they did, this is still such tragic news! Con­do­lences to the friends and fam­i­lies to th­ese very young peo­ple!! Peo­ple on here telling what they should and shouldn’t have done! My God, heart­less much? But how could you not give sym­pa­thy? Just goes to show how ugly some peo­ple’s souls are! Krys­tle An­der­son DAR­WIN CASINO SELLS FOR $188m TO US GI­ANT ■ Bring back min­i­mum dress stan­dards. John Leafe

■ How about bet­ter odds of win­ning. And go back to the orig­i­nal keno balls. Ralph Ross

■ Rip up the 70s decor and car­pet. Han­nah Cur­ran

■ Gosh I hope they change the look of the out­side of it. Re­nee Stevens

■ Hope­fully some nicer food? Juanita Long

■ Oh no, not an­other over­seas owner buy­ing up Aus­tralia!!! Una M Bartlett Robin­son

■ Worked there when it changed from Di­mond beach to MGM grand. Bren­den Row­ell

■ It’s been ‘drab’ for years ..... ever since the casino re­moved the most hon­est game there ...... ’two-up’ .... !! Ray Medli­cott NO I don’t go there so I couldn’t care less.

CHRIS HURT, MALAK

YES If they clean it up it’ll look nice. The out­side looks out­dated.

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