Grieving dad sends message of support

By JENI FAULKNER

GEOFF Nicholson has never met member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser, yet he gives him his utmost respect.

It is exactly seven months to the day since his eldest daughter, Tyne, lost her life on the Pacific Highway, and time has not healed the wound of grief or the disbelief that others just don't care ? that was until yesterday.

Mr Nicholson has commended the actions of Mr Fraser in parliament this week, saying his actions are that of a passionate man who knows exactly what this community needs.

"I say good on him, and I think I've got a right to say that," he said.

"Fraser has been trying hard to get a voice out there, to let people know our children are being killed on the Pacific Highway. He just got his emotions boiled up."

Mr Nicholson says if there was a dual carriageway in place at Moonee his daughter would be alive today and, since her death, he has vowed to make a difference.

Time and time again the Nicholsons hear and read about others who suffer because of the Pacific Highway and Mr Nicholson says enough is enough.

"Governments with a surplus should spend it on roads. Stop wasting money and put it into our highway," he said.

Mr Nicholson's final message to Mr Fraser is: "Keep up the good work, just try not to strangle anyone in the process."



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