Each week, Katherine icons, leaders, and everyday residents will be answering our burning questions - from serious public matters, to things of a more trivial nature like 'what's for lunch', nothing is off limits . Here's what they have to say.
Katherine Times: Thoughts on Facebook's news ban?
Dean Jones: I've never been one to access my news through Facebook (except the Katherine Times!).
I always go straight to the media websites. I hope the Facebook ban will highlight to people that there are other more reliable sources of news.
KT: You work right across from the new Town Square, are you happy with the revitalisation?
I think it was a huge amount to expend and definitely needs a bit of grass. There is only one permanent seat in the park. It could do with more.
The toilet block has not been opened since the first week. The trees are struggling so far and I see dead trees being replaced most weeks.
It doesn't help that some idiots broke off branches on the weekend. I look forward to seeing it utilised.
KT: If you had a billion dollars what would you add to Katherine?
DJ: Easy answer. Housing, housing and more housing.
I would build short term/emergency accommodation.
Major towns both north and south of Katherine have these in place. People are now stuck in town due to road closures
KT: What is your favourite thing to do in the region on the weekend?
DJ: My partner and I have three dogs. We head off exploring with them most weekends in the dry. We have upgraded from a tent to a camper trailer which makes things easy.
Just hook it on the ute and go.
KT: What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
DJ: Not having to read Donald Trump's Tweets or listen to his voice.
KT: What was your favourite memory of 2020?
DJ: Donald trump losing the election.
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