Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yes we Canberra!

Has a well-known "businessman" in Nelligen become the bellwether for the election on August the 21st?

As reported in the BAY POST, Nelligen businessman Rick Patman feeds many Eden-Monaro voters with his “all-day breakfasts” but says his vote depends on what Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott feed him.

"I might go Labor, it depends how the ranga bullshits,” Mr Patman said, referring to Ms Gillard and her distinctive red hair.

“Abbott has given me nothing to swing to him.”

Mr Patman has issued an open invitation to Ms Gillard to attend happy hour at 5pm today at the Steampacket Hotel.

Mr Patman said he could be swung by changes to the health system. His son is an asthmatic and he has experienced what he calls “understaffed hospitals”.

The 46-year-old shop owner said he had not seen Eden-Monaro Labor MP Mike Kelly.

To read more about the coffee-drinking swinging voters, pick up your copy of the BAY POST.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

FINALLY! A better bus service to Canberra!


Want to go to Canberra with pick-up from home and drop-off at individual places in and around Canberra?

Call Rixon Bus Service on 44744243 or email Sue at

This new bus service leaves from the bus stop at the newsagency in Orient Street every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at around 8.30 am and arrives at Canberra Airport at around 10.30 am and Jolimont Centre in the City Centre at 10.45 am.

It leaves Jolimont Centre for its return trip to the coast at around 4.30 pm.

The cost is $30 one-way or $55 if you return on the same day's bus in the afternoon (you've got more than five hours' shopping time!)

If you want an individual home pick-up, add $10 to the fare.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A typical Clyde River scene


Painted by local artist Ritchey Sealy