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Debates Day 5 - Wednesday 17 October 2007



Debates Day 5 - Wednesday 17 October 2007

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Parliamentary Record 17


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DEBATES Wednesday 17 October 2007 4904 tending their gardens, and it is great to see some winners from Leanyer and Wanguri. First, I congratulate Mike and June McIntyre, who won not only the Best House Garden Prize, but also Overall Best Garden Prize through many of the categories. To Mike and June, congratulations. I look forward to catching up with you very soon to personally give you my congratulations on a fabulous win in two categories. We also had winners in Leanyer for the Communal Garden: Donna Kittle and Valerie Kildare from the Trower Road units. I have spoken about Donna Kittle many times in this parliament. She is truly an inspiration as a local resident. She is a lady who has enormous vitality and energy. If anyone is down on their luck and needs a helping hand, Donna is always the first one to put in. She is a very special person and, since she moved to the Trower Road unit complex opposite Hungry Jacks in Casuarina, Donna has worked very hard to transform the communal gardens around the flats. It is absolutely magnificent to visit there. She has any number of the local residents involved in looking after not only their little gardens at the back of their units, but also the public open spaces. Donna and Valerie were very pleased to win awards. I do not think they would mind me saying that they are quintessential battlers, and the prizes of $600 each for Bunnings vouchers are most welcome. When I rang Donna to congratulate her, she said: How are we going to get all this stuff back from Bunnings? We dont have a car. I am sure that was all worked out and they have stocked up with some further implements for gardens and will be back at the Trower Road units further developing a real sense of community. Mr Acting Deputy Speaker, with those few words about some recent happenings in my electorate and some winners of the Public Housing Garden competition, I conclude my remarks this evening. Motion agreed to; the Assembly adjourned.