Sunday, November 28, 2010

All EARs!

Our community radio, Eurobodalla Access Radio, has a full program of easy-listening music.

Our favourite announcer Marlies Jaksic is just an 'e' and an 's' short of being 'Deutsch'. She presents Nostalgia on Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. Take a bow, Marlies!

Marlise and most of the other presenters do requests so give them a call on 4474 3443 and ask for your favourite song!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Don't condemn Benny's condoms

Chupa Chups, DUREX, and Panadol all on display alongside each other - isn't that stretching it a bit? (pardon the pun)
Benny is rebuilding his General Store which went up in flames earlier this year.

His innovative merchandising of placing DUREX right in between Chuppa Chups and Panadol is stretching it a bit (if you will pardon the pun), but then, Benny is a Kiwi just like Ian and Craig.

Ian and Craig were seen walking down a street in Bondi. Ian happens to look in one of the shop windows and sees a sign that catches his eye. The sign said 'Suits $10.00 each, Shirts $4.00 each, Trousers $5.00 per pair'.

Ian says to his pal, 'Craig, look! We could buy a whole lot of those, and whin we get beck to InZid, we could make a fortune. Now whin we go unto the shop, you be quiet, okay? Jist lit me do all the talking cause uf they hear our eccint, they might not be nice to us. I'll speak in my bist Aussie eccint.'

'No worries', smiled Craig, 'I'll keep my mouth shut.'

They go in and Ian says, 'I'll take fufty suits et $10.00 each, 100 shirts et $4.00 each, and fufty peers of trousers et $5.00 each. I'll beck up my truck end...'

The owner of the shop interrupts, 'You're from New Zealand, aren't you?'

'Will... Yis,' says a surprised Ian. 'How the hill dud you know thet?'

The owner says, 'This is a dry cleaners'.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pedalling a Winnebiko around Australia

Why in the world would anybody, at the age of sixty, in their right minds even think of packing up everything they owned, renting out their home, selling the car and riding push bikes, which at that time they did not even own, around Australia?

Well, Peter and Barbara Guppy, a retired couple from Moruya, 25km down the road from us, did just that in January 2008 - and they are still at it!

Read their blog [here] and [email them] a few words of encouragement!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Netting the big one!

NSW Marine Parks Authority rangers have recently discovered an illegal mesh net within a Habitat Protection Zone in the Batemans Marine Park. The rangers found the net while conducting a routine patrol in the Clyde River, two kilometres upstream from Nelligen.

Acting Batemans Marine Park Manager, Julie Cooney, said that netting had been prohibited in the Clyde since the Batemans Marine Park Zoning Plan was adopted in 2007.

“All of the tidal waters of the Clyde River have been declared Habitat Protection where netting is banned,” Ms Cooney said.

“If you are caught netting in the Clyde you are liable to be fined up to $22,000."

Anyone with information about illegal netting in the Clyde River is urged to contact (02) 4476 0800. All information received will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.