Letter to the Editor - October 11: Black, not white nets
I AM writing in reply to numerous letters sent to your paper in respect of the 'ugly' white blueberry netting all over region.
I don't think the farmers are selfish or a detriment to society as one reader put it. I take my hat off to the farmers for having a go.
The problem is there are so many 'ugly white nets' popping up all over our landscape, they look terrible and unsightly.
I think they should be made by the council to change the colour to black. I have seen some black netting and it looks so much better than the white.
One farmer stated that the black slows the ripening down by a couple of weeks - so what. If it makes the landscape look somewhat better - why not.
These 'ugly' white nets are everywhere. Where the hills were covered with lovely 'green' bananas, they have now been taken over by white netting.
It won't be long and the Coffs Harbour region will be called 'white city'. These nets have taken away our beautiful coastal tropical appeal. Don't we want our beautiful appealing green landscape to be known as the blueberry capital of Australia.
We need some sort of camouflage, so they don't 'stand out' so much.