Dar­win buses are a win­ner

NT News - - OPINION - KYLIE TARLETON, DAR­WIN CITY FREYA DESBIOLLES, DAR­WIN CITY

IF our ex­pe­ri­ence us­ing the bus ser­vice from Cullen Bay is to go by, us Dar­winites are on a win­ner.

In­vited to at­tend a din­ner up town on a Satur­day evening, we de­cided to catch the bus. We ar­rived early at the bus stop lo­cated just up the hill in Ma­rina Blvd.

As we waited for the bus, it came down the hill head­ing for the Ferry Ter­mi­nal. As the bus passed, the fe­male bus driver gave us a smile and a wave!

When she came back, as we en­tered the bus she no­ticed our age and asked if we had our se­niors cards with us.

We did and we not only got a free ride, but also with the friendli­est driver! She asked where we were go­ing in or­der to tell us where to get off and gave a lot of lo­cal in­for­ma­tion. What a friendly per­son and the per­fect Ter­ri­to­rian.

This is what we are about – no won­der tourists like vis­it­ing the NT.

A Pen­sioner ON ANAL­Y­SIS BY MATT WIL­LIAMS THAT IT IS TIME FOR THE NT GOV­ERN­MENT, THE COUN­CIL AND LAND­LORD TO WORK TO­GETHER TO HELP THE CBD

■ Its all about rent! The 12 fam­i­lies that own a large % of the CBD are un­will­ing to drop the rent!. The Gee

■ Re­mote work­ers and hot­desks where r u? Matt

ON THE BLUE MUD BAY SAGA

■ If they choose to dam­age our econ­omy and life­style by these clo­sures WE THE WIDER COM­MU­NITY need to send a strong mes­sage in re­turn to all en­ti­ties and com­mu­ni­ties as­so­ci­ated with the de­ci­sion. Gunna needs to ur­gently grow some and take im­me­di­ate puni­tive fi­nan­cial and ser­vices ac­tion against the lot of them if he wants to give any im­pres­sion at all of know­ing what lead­er­ship means. Largesse is A TWO-WAY STREET. Some with par­a­site men­tal­ity need to be taught this NOW!!! Alan ■ It is amaz­ing that this will have taken more than ten years to fix. Tra­di­tional own­ers have showed re­mark­able pa­tience, while gov­ern­ments have stuffed around. John

ON NEWS THAT MACCAS ARE BRING­ING BACK A MCRIB’S BURGER

■ Pro­cessed ribs don’t have bones... No pig was harmed in the mak­ing of the McRib. Jamie Woodcock

■ No pickle or onion tho Kat

■ The mcrib is back! Hope­fully szech­wan sauce next. NBen Langers

■ They done them for a bit back in the day. They are un­be­liev­able. Here comes an­other cou­ple of KG. Aaron Ed­mond­son

ON THE STINK­ING NIGHT TIME HEAT IN THE TOP END ■ I don’t know any­one who sleeps without aircon. Megz

■ South­ern­ers don’t be­lieve us when we say we’re wait­ing for the mid­dle of sum­mer so we can cool down. Pe­ter

ON THE TER­RI­TORY’S 120 MOST POW­ER­FUL LIST START­ING NEXT WEEK

■ Oh please... for name­sake dont have Jes­sica Mauboy again in the top 50! Does she even need to be in the list? Good singer, but “pow­er­ful”?? Paddy

■ The in­fantry ri­fle­man not Gunna make it - again. Um­berto

■ You need two columns. One for the de­serv­ing and one for the pol­lies, the head­ing of the pol­lies could be ‘most use­less and out of touch and depth’. Si­mon

■ Given the rapid rate of evac­u­a­tion...how about a new seg­ment, The last re­main­ing 120. Maria

■ Nei­ther clue­less or any of his cab­i­net de­serve to be on it at all. Alan YES I’d sup­port waiv­ing HECS for all ba­sic needs ser­vice work­ers. YES But you need teach­ers that re­ally want to be here, not for the wrong rea­sons.

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