Category Archives: Deni Speaks

Deni Speaks (22/8/17)

August 22 2017

For the last two weeks, we ran four polls on our website with questions on Sport, Events, Buildings and Security

Does Deniliquin Plaza need more Cameras?
Are you looking forward to the 2017 Football/Netball Finals?
What is your favourite local event?
Have you gotten used to a building between Town Hall and The Globe?

Results

Does Deniliquin Plaza need more Cameras?

Yes – 100%
No – 0%

Are you looking forward to the 2017 Football/Netball Finals?

No – 70%
Yes – 30%

What is your favourite local event?

Cruising Nationals – 30%
Ute Muster – 22%
Deniliquin Show – 22%
Deniliquin XXXX Fishing Classic – 22%
Antiques and Collectibles Rally – 4%

Have you gotten used to a building between Town Hall and The Globe?

No – 55%
Yes – 44%

Conclusion

The total support for more cameras at Deniliquin Plaza is a surprise considering that 60% of voters in December said the Plaza does not need them, hopefully the ERC and the owners of the Plaza and come to some agreement on ensuring the needs are met.

Not a lot of people are looking towards Football and Netball finals, maybe because the season is coming to a close or their team did not make it to finals or just don’t like sport.

The Cruising Nationals is slowly gaining popularity (especially if they keep offering such a nice car in the raffle) and it is top of the list on our poll whilst voters gave an equal share to the Muster, the Show and Fishing Classic whilst the voter’s addition of the Collectors rally will be added when we look back at this in a few months time.

Just over half the voters aren’t used to a building between the Town Hall and The Globe which is understandable as there was just an ugly fence there for twenty years and pretty much a whole generation saw it whilst those who voted Yes were probably used to the time a building was there for decade after decade.

We’ll be back tomorrow with Poll Time.
 

 

Deni Speaks (7/8/17)

August 8 2017

For the last two weeks, we ran four polls on our website with questions on Radio, Sport, Sports Reporting and Major Projects Program

Questions asked

Sports Talk in Spring/Summer Should…..
If Deniliquin could get a third radio station, you’d want to hear…..
Was the Major Projects Program cash spread out right?
Deniliquin’s favourite local sport is…….?

Results

Sports Talk in Spring/Summer Should…..

Report on other sports – 96%
Take a break until Autumn – 4%

If Deniliquin could get a third radio station, you’d want to hear…..

Anything that doesn’t repeat often – 47%
Modern Rock Music – 44%
Modern Pop Music  – 6%
Country Music – 3%

Was the Major Projects Program cash spread out right?

Yes – 60%
No – 40%

Deniliquin’s favourite local sport is….?

Aussie Rules – 45%
Fishing – 16%
Netball – 14%
Rugby League – 7%
Rugby Union – 5%
Other – 5%
Soccer – 2%
Cycling – 2%
Basketball – 2%
Shooting – 2%

Conclusion

The overwhelming majority thinks Sports Talk should expand over Spring/Summer, we are open to suggestions on that front.

Repeating music is a major source of unhappiness from local radio listeners, they also want more Modern Rock music in the music, these are points anybody wanting to make a local station should take aboard in their quest for popularity, current stations 102.5 and 2QN may also take down notes on poll results now that ACE Radio has become major shareholders of both stations.

Just over half the voters think the Major Projects Program spread its cash rightly, it will be interesting to know from the ‘No’ camp why they disagree it could be for reasons like over half the cash went to Deniliquin or went to local spots that don’t need it etc.

Aussie Rules grabbed just under half the votes to be Deniliquin’s favourite local sport but Fishing’s second place finish is interesting and it would be quite something to revisit in several months time and see if it is still second and if it grabs a bigger share of the vote.

 

New poll questions will be available tomorrow, if anyone has sensible questions that want polled please let us know.
 

 

Deni Speaks (15/5/17)

May 15 2017

In this edition of Deni Speaks, we posted four questions on our website for readers to answer and we can now discuss the outcome of the voting.

Questions asked

1. How do you rate the local roads?
2. Would you use a Deni to Echuca hourly bus service?
3. Should Deniliquin have an Indoor Play Centre?
4. Would you use a Deniliquin to Echuca train service?

Results

64% of voters said that local roads are ‘Terrible’, 29% said they thought the roads were ‘Good’ and 7% of voters said the roads were ‘Perfect’.

It was a tie on the question of whether or not people would use an hourly bus service between Deni and Echuca, this question shifted back and forth between yes and no before a late surge in voting tied things up.

80% of voters said they think Deniliquin should have an indoor play centre, this question has been a popular one for many residents for some time and the results back up their enthusiasm for such an attraction

81% said that they would use a Deniliquin to Echuca train service, this has been a decades long wish for residents who wish for the region to be reconnected to Victoria by rail.

Conclusion

Residents will be expecting the ERC to get a move along in making sure roads are relatively smooth and/or pothole free as residents are getting unhappy with conditions and the seemingly lack of service for their rates.

Whilst voters were split on the bus question, it may warrant further investigation particularly if it can be found to be viable and a stop gap until rail returns.

An indoor play centre would be majorly beneficial for the local area as its flexibility would allow locals and visitors to enjoy fun activities year round without worrying about wind, rain, hail or excessive heat.

The rail question deserves to be looked at a local, state and federal level it and would be a handy topic come election time as it would be a financial win to the area and both the state of NSW and Victoria, it has been far too long since Deniliquin has had the ability to buy one of these.

A new series of Polls are currently being thought of and we’ll be back with a new edition of Deni Speaks two weeks after polls commence.

Deni Speaks (1/5/17)

May 1 2017

In this edition of Deni Speaks, we posted three questions on our website for readers to answer and we can now discuss the outcome of the voting.

Questions asked

1. What are your thoughts on current council rates?
2. Is late night Dog barking becoming excessive?
3. Should Deniliquin have an Easter Parade in 2018?

Results

100% of voters said that council rates are too high with nobody believing that the rates are just right or that the ERC has locals paying a generous amount.

69% of voters believe that Dog barking late at night is becoming excessive.

94% of voters said that they want an Easter Parade in Deniliquin in 2018.

Conclusion

Those who are looking to get into the ERC might want to campaign to lower or freeze rates when elected based on the results above.

The Dog barking issue was no doubt a difficult one as the desire of peace and quiet is tempered by the desire for security and dogs are excellent at providing security (most of the time).

An Easter Parade would be an excellent addition to Deni Fest, a balancing act may be required to ensure people can freely get to the events in the Waring Gardens but it can be done.

A new series of Polls are currently being thought of and we’ll be back with a new edition of Deni Speaks two weeks after polls commence.

Deni Speaks (17/4/17)

April 17 2017

In this edition of Deni Speaks, we posted four questions on our website for readers to answer and we can now discuss the outcome of the voting.

Questions asked

1. Should the river level be dropped before Easter?
2. Do we need more Police Officers in Deniliquin?
3. Should the ERC establish a recycling program ASAP?
4. Should the Gun Laws be loosened?

Results

100% of voters believed that the water level should not be dropped before Easter.

65% of voters believed that Deniliquin does not need more Police Officers.

87% of voters believed that a recycling should be established ASAP.

Our fourth and the biggest question we’ve ever asked is whether or not Gun Laws should be loosened, voters for the first time had the option of multiple choice to pick an answer from the five ‘Yes’ answers and two ‘No’ answers.

33% of voters believed that the Guns Laws are fine as they are
24% of voters believed the laws should be loosened for Farmers and Hunters
17% want the Gun Laws tightened
14% want the Gun Laws loosened for home protection
7% want loosened laws for Farmers and Hunters as well as Home Protection and introduce Concealed Carry and allow Semi Automatics to be made legal.
5% want Semi Automatics to be made legal.

When tallying up the ‘Yes’ vote and the ‘No’ vote, it is a 50/50 split and this question may need to be revisited towards the end of the year to see if opinion has shifted towards one way or the other.

Conclusion

The general public appears to have confidence in local Police which must be very good for them to know.

The wide support for recycling would please environmentalists and those who are concerned about the amount of cans and other materials left laying about town that are either left there or a long time or eventually end up in landfill and wasted.

Farmers and Hunters may be heartened to know that they received almost a quarter of the votes in the Gun Laws poll, gun control advocates may be pleased they won the individual vote and tied in the overall vote.

Thank you for voting and/or reading our poll results and we’ll be back with new poll results on May 1.

Deni Speaks (3/4/17)

In this edition of Deni Speaks, we asked readers three questions on our website and we can now discuss the outcome of the voting.

Questions asked

1.  Is Rubbish Dumping becoming more widespread?
2. Are Drugs becoming a problem locally?
3. Are you happy with location Radio Station playlists?

Results

79% of voters believe that rubbish dumping is becoming widespread, this question was asked after people reported rubbish along the banks of the Edward River in amounts that were concerning.

99% of voters believe that drugs are becoming a problem locally, this question was asked after reports that needles were being found on the ground outside Deniliquin Plaza and the fact the drug problem was becoming a common conversation topic.

89% of voters have said that they are not happy with local radio station playlists, this was asked after frequent complaints about radio playlists and so it was decided to see if it was widely thought of or not.

Conclusion

Rubbish dumping is a problem in every town and city and whilst it can never be stopped, it can be limited through prevention, clean up of rubbish and the enforcement of laws.

Drugs are a problem and we as a society must find a solution, it should be noted that any solution decided on by lawmakers will probably be met with controversy.

With the majority of people unhappy with radio playlists perhaps it is time for The Edge and 2QN to go out into the streets with clipboard in hand and find out exactly what listeners want to hear after all the more listeners there are equals the more sponsors stations will get.

Thank you for voting and reading Deni Speaks, we will be back with a new edition soon.

EDIT 16/4/17: Hello readers from Mediaspy.org, we hope you found the radio results interesting.

Poll Time (20/3/17)

We have three poll questions for readers to consider for the next two weeks.

  1. Is Rubbish becoming more widespread?
  2. Are drugs becoming a problem locally?
  3. Are you happy with local radio station playlists?

The rubbish question comes as rubbish has been found along the riverbank and other locations and it is starting to frustrate locals and someone has to say it has to stop or just allow it to continue.

The drug question was planned for asking after needles were found around town, the question was then held up until the previous poll questions were answered and now we’ve got the opportunity to ask.

Radio playlists are like Baseball, it is either a hit or a miss to listeners and we are wondering if the playlists are pleasant on the ears or do they need a little tweaking like feeling that there should be more or less classic rock, more local music content, take a chance on unknowns or play a wider variety of music or something else.

Poll questions are on the right hand side of this website and are scheduled to be changed on April 3.

 

 

Deni Speaks (13/3/17)

In this edition of Deni Speaks, we asked readers three questions on our website and we can now discuss the outcome of the voting.

Questions asked

1.  Do we need national sporting events to come to Deniliquin?
2. Should it be legal to defend your home?
3. Are you happy with Phone companies?

Results

62% of voters believe that national sporting events do need to come to Deniliquin, this proves that Deniliquin has an appetite for events even if some events do cause problems getting to and from places for the duration of the events.

100% of voters believe it should be legal to defend your homes, this question was raised after fears residents anywhere in Australia could be charged if an intruder is injured or killed in the residents home.

75% of voters have said that they are unhappy with phone companies, this is understandable considering the problems we have had with services including Telstra having problems with its 3G network locally from March 12 and into today (March 13).

Conclusion

The willingness for allowing national events to come to Deniliquin could serve as a financial boom for the local area as local businesses have proven they can equal and beat competition from around the nation.

The total support for home defense is logical and we hope to never read in news services that somebody who defended their home has to wait and see if they will be charged with anything.

Phone services have been a pain for locals, it is understandable that Australia has problems because we’re the size of a large chunk of Europe who have billions more to spend than we do but services should always be of high standard regardless.

Thank you for voting and reading Deni Speaks, we will be back with a new edition soon.

Deni Speaks (13/12/16)

Over the last couple of weeks, DNS has asked visitors to this website two questions to see what locals think.

‘Does Deniliquin need a new Cinema?’

95% of voters said that Deniliquin does need a new Cinema after living through more than a decade without one in the town.

As it currently stands a local has to go to Echuca to enjoy the latest big screen release and whilst that means they can also just go down the road and pick up some KFC too it is around a 90 minute round trip which is the down side even if it is balanced with something tasty.

So if there is a business out there that is into cinemas, take a look at Deniliquin because we’re interested.

‘Should locals be closely informed about any major Hume Dam releases?’

92% of voters said that locals should be closely informed about any major Hume Dam releases.

This result is understandable after many felt that there was not enough information on what was coming down the river and it was left to others to find, post and alert residents on what was coming and how high it was going to be.

Conclusion

Deniliquin residents have stuck to the current trend of voting for something with a clear majority.

Deni Speaks will be back as soon as there is new questions put up and ran with for two weeks.

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