OUTDOORSMAN: Carl Adamson could not believe how beautiful the water is on the other side of Curtis Island when he took his boat over there.
OUTDOORSMAN: Carl Adamson could not believe how beautiful the water is on the other side of Curtis Island when he took his boat over there. Campbell Gellie

Mayor Carl's message: Stop complaining about Gladstone

IF I WAS MAYOR: If New Zealander Carl Adamson was mayor of Gladstone for a day, he would tell those who complain to get out and enjoy the region.

Mr Adamson moved here from Lake Taupo, where he could go to the snowboarding in winter and fishing in summer.

He moved to Gladstone a few years ago to work at the electrical stores on Curtis Island and couldn't believe how much people complained about having nothing to do.

"I try to go fishing twice to three times a week," he said.

"There is so much to do if you just go for a drive or go out on the boat."

He said he wouldn't put any blame on the Gladstone Regional Council for people being too lazy.

"It's not the town's fault because they don't go out and do things," he said.

"You have Kroombit Tops, Yeppoon is only two hours away and then there is the reef.

"If I didn't have this boat I would have never seen the other side of Curtis Island and it is beautiful. The water is blue like a resort."

If he could change anything about Gladstone it would be the weather.

"It's fine now it is a little colder but in the summer it is just too humid for me," he said.

"I'd also like somewhere to go snowboarding but that's not going to happen."



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