Our say: Gladstone needs a good rap
GLADSTONE has been getting a bad rap from all parts of Australia for ages. And the greater majority of it is neither fair, nor is it accurate.
We've had our fair share of issues allied to the extreme boom conditions over the past three or four years, but in the majority of instances those issues were short-lived and life is almost back to normal.
But that's not the message that still seems to be passed around outside our great region.
In many instances the people who knock Gladstone have never been here to experience just what a great city and region we have.
They hear others knocking us left right and centre and, of course, they believe it all.
Grant Cooper and Jamie McKenzie from Cooper McKenzie Marketing have decided to do something to change this - and for that they are to be congratulated.
We could all take a string from their bow and spruik our great region as often as we can with people from other parts of the country.