Tom Tate bio piece in Fairfax

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stunet started the topic in Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 10:21am

"The people can make up their own minds whether they want to elect an [environmentalist] as mayor, or someone who wants to have a go and make the Gold Coast a better place."

An eye-opening read for anyone curious about Gold Coast politics or the potential for an artificial reef on the GC. Gotta get the plans past this guy first:

http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/only-ways-up-for-mayor-of-paradise-tom-tate-20160217-gmwezo.html

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stunet commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 10:23am

Another quote: 

"The mayor looks at me blankly. "It's more like this," he says. "If you've done heavy weights and all that, and people come up to intimidate you, you just smile" – he unleashes a sample grin – "because you're not intimidated. If you bench 130 kilos, what's this 80-kilo guy gunna do to intimidate you?""

The silly old prick is 57-years-old.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 11:20am

It was Tate who got the Kirra big Groyne re-extended....and I've got no doubt if he thought there was a dollar in artificial reefs he would be all over it.

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udo commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 11:34am

Tate mentioned in the ABC story on Goldcoast surfing reserve ......about making more breaks/artificial reefs to ease surf crowds

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 11:44am

Exactly, when has looking after the environment ever made a place any better?
Man vs. nature - the road to victory, I always say.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 11:48am

where is that Udo?

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 12:03pm

stunet wrote:

Another quote: 

"The mayor looks at me blankly. "It's more like this," he says. "If you've done heavy weights and all that, and people come up to intimidate you, you just smile" – he unleashes a sample grin – "because you're not intimidated. If you bench 130 kilos, what's this 80-kilo guy gunna do to intimidate you?""

The silly old prick is 57-years-old.


It's all well and good to be puffed up and full of bluster until some little guy with skill absolutely dismantles you.
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sypkan commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 12:04pm

geez that offshore spit cruise ship terminal has a lot of artificial wave potential, could make several waves with protection from every wind there is. could look as ridiculous as a dubai development, but gold coasters love that shit

could get some fed up with crowds greeny surfers on side too.

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 2:40pm

On a win-win with this peanut. Destroy Superbank with marina/cruise ship terminal or make some artificial waves with reefs, groynes, whatever it takes.

Who's got the cash for the old cunt, maaaaaate?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 2:49pm

Who you calling Peanut? Muthafugga can bench 130.

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sharkman commented Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016 at 3:06pm

We have our own Donald trump , seems a perfect match for the Gold coast , "The developers Coast!"

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