Letters to the editor

LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to olivia.barnes@fairfaxmedia.com.au.
LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to olivia.barnes@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

Ads questioned

Is everyone aware that the recent television campaign regarding oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight is being promoted under the sanction of APPEA Ltd?  

Be mindful that APPEA is the peak body representing the Australian Petroleum Producers and Exporting Association.

Though Bruce Zippel's and Bruce Green's sound credible the question must be asked - Is it? 

Their apparently well-rehearsed advertorial is one of purposely advocating compromise for oil drillers and using an inducement for profit generating employment and business opportunities to gain support.

Unfortunately, when an oil spill disaster occurs there is no factor of concession for the ecology, just greater unemployment, bankruptcies and a badly damaged environment.

DENNIS LIGHTFOOT

Lock

Cruise ship access 

We recently had the pleasure (this time) of visiting Port Lincoln by cruise liner, after our visit I emailed your local tourist office, commenting on the wonderful volunteers, beautiful foreshore, good quality merchants etc.

But also I commented (productive) on the difficulty of getting on and off the cruise ship, due to the extreme slope which was a deterrent to older tourists.

My advice was to install a intermediate platform to halve the angle.

So I was disappointed not having received a reply email.

Finally the fish factory tour just outside Port Lincoln was 10 out of 10.

JOHAN OVERBEEKE

Stirling

Tunarama ambassador journey

Since being crowned the 2019 Tunarama Ambassador, I have been kept very busy representing Port Lincoln and the Tunarama Festival.

My journey started Friday, January 25 at the Ambassador Quest awards.

Spending the majority of the spectacular long weekend at the festival, I was able to settle in to my new role greeting people and taking part in many activities the festival had to offer.

Tunarama 2019 will always be remembered as the best Tunarama I have attended.

Since then, I have had the pleasure of greeting and welcoming cruise ship passengers to Port Lincoln on two separate occasions.

I first greeted passengers from the Astor cruise ship on February 10.

Ten days later on February 20, I was honoured to meet and greet passengers from the Pacific Jewel and the Astor cruise ships.

I thoroughly enjoy greeting people from the ships, listening to their stories and I also find it very rewarding.

On Friday, February 22, I travelled to Loxton to attend their Mardi Gras festivities.

A couple of highlights from this wonderful experience were taking part in their street procession, attending an 80s themed night at the Loxton Hotel and meeting new people creating new friendships.

A massive thank you goes to everyone who made this trip possible.

Lastly, it was my honour to present Community House Port Lincoln a cheque for $9,429.20 from my fundraising efforts during the quest.

I would like to sincerely express my heartfelt appreciation to my sponsor Port Lincoln Travel and Cruise, Community House, Tunarama, the businesses and community of Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay for your wonderful support, donations and assistance.

I would also like to congratulate my fellow entrants on their hard work and dedication for their chosen charities.

DAMIEN BURNER

Port Lincoln