I’m glad Les Field empathises with Su Morley (Letters, 24/8) but it’s not just about “nostalgia”. He appears to know very little about heritage significance. I’m not sure what basis he has for “understanding” that the building has been boarded up (which is fairly recent) and vacant because of structural problems but I’ll wager he has never seen this opaque government’s engineering report or any independent assessment about how it can be repaired. If he reads the review of environmental factors, he won’t find any engineering assessment.
Keith Parsons.NewcastleI have no antipathy towards homosexuals, including marriage. They have a perfect right to devote themselves to their partner; as long as it is via a civil service. My objection – and I will vote, NO – is against changing the marriage laws, which state that marriage should be between a man and a woman. By voting YES you may feel avant-garde in some respects, but what you are doing is changing the Bible, which has been in existence for many hundreds of years and has served the masses adequately in all that time. Think carefully before you vote do you really want to see the Bible desecrated?
Tom Edwards,Wangi WangiOh Steven and Vicki will certainly be missed (“Grocers’ shop ripe for next generation”, Herald,” 25/8). Wishing them a happy and well deserved break and plenty of delicious Ajvar! Chloe and Mat will have our support, suburban businesses like this are such an asset to our community.
Roberta Asher, FacebookI thought the Jets would make an offer to Marcelo Carrusca. A proven A-League Number 10 and off contract the South American ticked all the box for me. Melbourne City signed him today [Friday].
Murray McKean, FacebookAnd like everything in Australia, transport infrastructure isn’t keeping up (“Lake Macquarie’s quiet boom”, Herald, 25/8). Warner’s Bay is a nightmare now with traffic during ‘peak’ hours and with more of these being built, won’t be long before it becomes gridlocked.
Jeff O’Connor, FacebookI grew up in Buchanan Street andwould regularly walk past with mum to find Betty Gow lovingly tending to her beautiful garden anddressed stylishly (“Historic Merewether home listed for first sale”, Herald,25/8). She would always stop [to]have a friendly hello anda chat. Her laughter was infectious! It saddens me thatMrs Gow now needs 24-hour care andthat the family needs to sell this beautiful home. I hope the new owners maintain it withthe same care.
Laura Borrelli, FacebookTHE POLLSShould councils use drones for aerial inspections?
Yes, 52.1%, No, 47.9%Is there enough kindness in the Hunter?
Yes, 18%, No, 82%Should houses on Stayz and Airbnb be subject to stricter rules?
Yes, 71.4%, No, 28.6%