Alex Rea Behind Braidwood’s historic facades there is some pretty historic telephony. Fifteen years into the 21st century, many people in the Braidwood district do not even have a workable telephone line to their house. In Araluen one house has not had a phone line since December last year, let alone mobile reception. There are many tales of woe.
Alex Rea Over 80 people attended a meeting at Gundillion Hall on Monday to discuss the lack of telecommunications in the area. Member for Eden Monaro Peter Hendy attended the meeting along with Mayor Pete Harrison. While there was significant frustration amongst the community, the meeting was cordial. The most important issue among those who spoke was one of lack of safety without decent communications.
Su Wild-River You must have noticed them. The yellow-and-black striped European Wasps zooming around our district, hanging around food and chasing us indoors. Hopefully you haven’t been on their pointy end, as individual wasps can sting several times, each time worse than a bee. They can also swarm and deliver many stings at once.