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to the Editor
From the Pink Water Taxis -
Response to Ms Barr's letter
is with regret that we respond to Ms Barr's letter to the PON. As
Ms. Barr suggests in her letter, the weather conditions on the day (the
Sunday of Watermarks festival) were particularly inclement and busy for
the taxis. Pink Water Taxis prides itself on providing passengers
a reasonable estimate of time for collection, so neither party is
unreasonably kept waiting. Unfortunately when passengers are
unable to determine their destination, it can cause lengthy delays to
other passengers and additional fees to the passengers concerned, which
can result in heightened anxiety across the board.
We apologise to Ms Barr for any inconvenience or embarrassment our
rejection of her fare caused her and her visitors.
Pink Water Taxis
Let's hear it for our Pink Water Taxi Service!
As someone who has regularly used/relied upon our Pink Water taxi
service for the past 17 and a half years - indeed, for the first 10
years of which depended on it to enable me to manage the varied late
night and early morning weekend shifts I was working - I was amazed to
read the very strong criticism made by Jessica Barr.
once, over all those years, have I been met with anything even vaguely
approaching the "rudeness" and "contempt" Jessica mentions. In
fact, unfailing courtesy, pleasantness and helpfulness are words I'd
use to describe my interaction with all the water taxi 'drivers' at all
I'm sure my experience with the people providing
this service - which, for many of us, makes offshore living manageable
- would be the rule rather than the exception.
In defence of the Pink Water Taxi Drivers
the past 20 years we have found their much valued service to be
reliable, kind and unfailingly helpful, in all weathers and at all
Thanks guys from Don and Bev Dwyer and their grateful families.
I would just like to comment on the open letter written to the water
I have lived on the island for 11 years and during this time have
caught many water Taxi's as have my family.
I have always found the driver's to be polite, prompt and courteous.
Kind Regards Louise Birket
am writing in regard to the letter posted about the poor service
by Pink Water Taxis. I am sad to hear about this lady who had so much
bad luck on the day she had visitors from overseas, and hope their stay
improved after this unfortunate introduction to our beautiful part of
would like to say though that for my part, I
have always had extremely good service from "the boys", they are
always helpful and in good spirit. The truth is that I seldom
require their services after hours, but during the
weekdays i do use them, but I can understand that sometimes
job can indeed be hard and also understand that everybody sometimes has
an "off" day. I hope that was the case on this occasion.
often tend to take the good for granted and say very little about it.
Just think of how many years everybody has been happy about so
many things in this wonderful environment we live in, including the
service provided by Pink Water Taxi, and said nothing? To make a
complaint is perfectly correct, but equally to praise is also something
we should consider as well.
A happy customer,
Women on Water (WOW)
To all island and offshore women, please join us for the Spring Women
on Water meeting on Wednesday 19th October at 12.30
Shar is our host(on the waterfront between Bell’s and Carole’s with two
large green plastic water tanks out the front).
Our topic is : Women and their Mothers: joys and challenges.
Bring a plate to share and a drink. Tea and coffee provided.
also asks that you contact her to confirm whether you are bringing
a sweet or savory contribution.(email@example.com)
Enjoy the Spring perfumes and see you there!
has arrived in Pittwater and like the lovely little spring plants, we
are all thirsty for some beaut new refreshment. It is about our
twentieth tasting, good reason to celebrate and we are going to do it
With your help (and some lovely nibbles to share with our
other guests) we will taste some fine wines selected by good noses
Remember: No one
other than you wins from
these tastings. All the wines are tried by volunteers, there is no
middle man (middle person?) and you get to enjoy a tasting AND meet
your neighbours. Is there more to life?
WHERE: Greg and Louise Roberts adorable
Pittpoint home. We have booked strong sunlight and warmth for
the day. Not sure where Pittpoint is? Try HERE
selection, including a Christmas bubbly. Download the tasting noters
and the price list HERE
WHEN: Sunday, October 16th at 3pm
WHAT: To bring -
nibbles to share and a pen ;)
News: Your committee have managed to source some correctly sized
tasting GLASSES. This will avoid the need for those dreadful plastic
thingos with the funny bases! You can even take a glass home with you
(for a small gold coin donation)
You can invite your neighbours by suggesting they visit http://pittwaterwine.net46.net
where they can sign up to receive our quarterly 'notice of tasting'
forget to bring some food for us all to share **
Best Wishes - your committee
If you want further information, you could ring:
George Gaal 9979 9141
Alan Gaines 9979 2070
Julian Muir 9999 4449
Paul Purvis 9979 9667
Greg Roberts 9979 5228
is sprung, the grass is ris.
wonders where the birdies is.
say the birds is on the wing.
always thought the wing was on the bird.
Sustainable Living Expo
Sunday 9 October 9.00am-4.00pm, Village
Park and Memorial Hall Mona Vale, on the northern beaches.
Please see attached flyer for our Sustainable Living Expo now in it's
Download it HERE
Last year was our first successful year and this year is even bigger
There are 42 Exhibitors
- Green Painters
- Industrial Hemp Association
- Aquarius Watermaster
- Eco at Home-non toxic paints and finishes
- Green Living Australia-wild soapnuts
- Systems Pest Management-chemical free pest control
- Trinature-chemical free cleaning
- Ventis HQ-low energy home ventilation
- BZE-beyond zero emissions
- Bilgola Plateau Public School
- Pittwater Business Limited
- Smart Water and Energy Solutions
- AEVA (Australian Electrical Vehicle Association) van
- Blade Electron - electric car conversion
- Jenny Edyejones-environmental quiz
- Natalie Roberts-green earth lady
- Live Native animal show
- Chickens as pets from New Leaf Nursery
- 12 speakers on topics such as
- Organic gardening
- Sustainable Waste Management
- Innovaton in water reuse
- Expert panel Green Home Q&A-to answer your
questions on creating a green home
come along and ask the experts at the Q&A forum..... see all the
displays, talks and workshops to assist you to make your home/rental
property, business, save energy, water and be more comfortable to live
- 18 sessions including topics ranging from:
- Building with earth
- Lighting to reduce power use
- Developing Permaculture design for your garden
- Menu planning, storage and shopping to reduce waste
- Traditional plant uses
Click on these links for program and for more information on
exhibitors, workshops and speakers:
Boat designers, filmmakers speak at Manly Gallery
Sunday 9th Oct 2pm-4pm at the
Manly Regional Gallery
Hosted by Col Bailey a fun and interesting afternoon in conversation
with some of our most interesting Boat designers and Film Makers.
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