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12 April 2012

DIVISION 3 NO CONTEST WITH PYNE A STAR PERFORMER

What does the average resident want out of their councillor?  It goes beyond the "rates, roads, and rubbish" cliche for some.  With the continual effort and hard work shown by incumbent Division 3 councillor Rob Pyne, it's no wonder neither the Unity Team candidate Ian Hodge nor the Cochrane Community Alliance Rod Jensen candidate even showed up at the recent City Place candidate's forum.  

Both the challengers have strong sporting backgrounds, and both have pledged more money for sports facilities "in the southern corridor".  How can a voter take this commitment seriously when both team's mayoral candidates continue to claim there is "no money" for any new facilities?  If a "team" can't even provide unified policies, what's the point of the team?

Talking to the Community Alliance candidate Rod Jensen, he seems like a nice enough bloke.  In some other division with a less formidable incumbent he might be a reasonable choice.  But up against Rob Pyne, voters in Division 3 would be silly to exchange Pyne's experience and hard work for someone with so unproven.

Ian Hodge?  Car Salesman.  The reason stereotypes exist is that they are recognised as a common experience.  Having just taken a new position at a struggling local car dealer, it's no wonder voters in Division 3 have seen little of the Unity Team candidate.  

Rob Pyne is the hardest working man in politics.  He seems to be everywhere - and not just during the campaign, but daily in his electorate.  He's constantly visible, and if you haven't seen him around his division's streets you can find him taking queries on the internet.  And his follow-up, while not always the answer hoped for, is always quick and authoritative.

And in a town so dependent on tourism, he's brought new focus and commitment by the council to access issues, which has garnered Cairns significant positive attention from this segment of world traveler.

With an eye for detail, unhesitant to speak out, and communication skills second to none, Rob Pyne easily deserves reelection to Division 3.
  



   


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

unless it has the stench of labor, your not interested in any other canidate hillbilly, what has Rob Pyne really done besides cost the rate payer lots of money.

Tony Hillier said...

Rob Pyne will one day in the not too distant future be mayor of Cairns (or maybe our state or federal member).

If only his fellow councillors were as assiduous and diligent.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Pyne last election and he does a good job but will not vote for him due to his vote in favour of the CEP. I only know one person in favour of the CEP in my circle and with the decision this morning for no more council decicions on the CEP I expect it to now be a major election issue.

Anonymous said...

I am in full agreement. Pyney will romp home.

Anonymous said...

Is this why most of the other Councillors do not like working with Rob, because he is such a hard working person??? Is this why his wife Jenny does most of the email answers???? Is this why he spits the dummy so often at Council meetings????? If he is such a good guy then why is he not liked by all the other Councillors, staff and those who have to suffer his moods, moody nature and blatant pigheadedness????
Jennifer Eckles

Anonymous said...

Hillbilly, you say that nobody has seen much of Ian Hodge???? How many lies can you tell in one breath??!! Ian Hodge has been out every Saturday afternoon and Sunday all day for the last 5 weeks doorknocking his entire area and meeting with his constituents. How do I know this, you may well ask? He has called on Friends of mine who live in Forest Gardens, White Rock and Woree, all in Division 3. Your mate Rob has not been to any of these homes, nor has he been in their areas since he was voted in last time. Before you open your mouth again make sure you find out the truth and ask People, never make assumptions! Fleur B.

Anonymous said...

Hillbilly, are you going to do a piece on each and every candidate in every Division???? Would be interesting to see what you make of the Candidates in Division 1. When will you be tackling this area???? Morgan A

Anonymous said...

Rob Pyne is in council for all the right reasons. He deserves to win.

Anonymous said...

Once again I totally agree with you Hillbilly. Rob has certainly worked hard. I beleive he will poll above 70% of the vote for this Division. Pity I can't vote for him either. Charlie

Anonymous said...

Aww Hillbilly you disapoint me, why did you not post my comments???
Fleur

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is there a similarity between a lot of the negative comments - as in being written by the same person (insert an abundance of question marks here).

nomooremike said...

This blog goes from one extreme to the other. From blocking people for little reason to allowing outright SPAM.

There is no reason these idiots who come here to insult everyone should be given a voice, they aren't discussing anything, or adding anything, so why let them continue?

Every, blog/forum weeds out the arseholes, why don't you do the same?

There's freedom of speech, then there's being an arsehole, don't confuse the two.

Mick said...

It is pretty clear that the Newman Government and some short sighted council hopefuls have no intention of allowing the CEP to go ahead. The land is obviously of more value to them as private real estate. Unfortunately I am not in Rob's division but I will vote for any candidate in Division 4 who supports the CEP. Otherwise the best we can hope for is Townsville getting the funding for a similar enterprise. At least the money and jobs would stay in the north - just not in Cairns.

athena said...

What a spiteful rant of catpiss you posted Jennifer Eckles! Rob Pyne is extremely well liked where it counts, amongst the people he represents so conscientiously. So what if a couple of Councillors don't like working with him? I can guess who those curmudgeon grumblebums are, and they are not worth a pinch of dog poo. In fact they will get the arse this coming Election and Rob will shoe it in.

Destiny Prophet said...

What an interesting new tactic - making an anonymous comment and typing a name on the end for a figleaf of legitimacy.

Dame Patty Menzies

Tegan said...

I like Rob and Jenny and I'm glad to have Rob as my councillor and why shouldn't Jenny help him. I think a married couple should help each other as much as they can

Terry Vance said...

A rare accolade indeed Mr Hillbilly? Rob Pyne must be truly chuffed with this "thumbs up!" I am however, in complete agreement. Pyne has performed as a Councillor should. Should Ms Schier be re-elected as Mayor, I wonder if Rob would put his hand up to become Deputy Mayor?

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the LNP it looks like this coming Council election is all abut one single issue and that is the Entertainment Precinct. So any dickhead and fuckwit can get up and say, "Oh Im against the EP, its a white elephant, a monument to an ego and we need the Ports land so that cruise ships can anchor there." God help us.

Anonymous said...

I'm as astounded as you obviously are, Anonymous above, that the LNP are turning this coming election campaign into a fools circus with one issue. It would be much better I think to turn the election into a pumpkin scone competition and those who bake the best scones become the Councillors! I mean, after all, there is a bit of intelligence required in baking pumpkin scones.
Thank you all.

Mrs. Florence Bjelke-Petersen
Bethany, Kingaroy.

Anonymous said...

Good ol Flo, the wife of the best premier in QLD and kept you Labor WANGERS at bay.

Anonymous said...

Message to Flo! Your reign as pumpkin scone queen is now over. Word has it that Lisa Newman is now baking madly between patting her "little man" on the bum. Gee it's good to go back to the old Joh days - the latest nail in the coffin with the Entertainment Precinct by LNP reminds me so much of the Brisbane BelleVue Hotel and Cloudland demolitions. Oh for the good old days again. We are indeed blessed.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ whoever said pyne will be mayor or state MP one day. Just so much LOL.

Jensen & Hodge have preferenced him out of existence.

Dina said...

Pyne will easily out poll both Jensen and Hodge. That is guaranteed.

JASON said...

I like Rob too and hes allways gets back to you when you ask him something and you see him round a lot and hes allways friendly to talk too.

Anonymous said...

Im a friend in the car industry of ian hodge, he's a good bloke no doubt...... BUT he has no intention of quitting his car sales job. I know this for a fact. Any councillor needs to be on the job FULL TIME. Unfortunatly Ian is in this race for the MONEY. FACT. Sorry Ian.