Sydney mayor Clover Moore and business groups want the state government to go ahead with a trial of shared e-scooters to ease traffic congestion even though transport minister Andrew Constance isn't a fan.
The e-scooters could become a thing of the future with the state government police and scooter companies working on the details of a trial in Sydney with eight councils wanting to take part including the City of Sydney.
But the minister says 'they're a danger to the community, they're a danger on the roads, they're dangerous on footpaths, and they're dangerous generally...'
Maybe the shared e-scooters would work in Orange by getting rid of dozens of single occupant cars parked in streets around the central business district every day by convincing people to ride one to work rather than drive.
But imagine it?
Dozens weaving in and out of our aggressive drivers every morning and then again at knock-off time in the afternoon.
They might get rid of some cars but instead could create traffic chaos like the minister predicted.
E-scooters can't legally be used on streets in NSW and any trial would be restricted to people older than 18 who have a driver's licence, could only be ridden during the day and riders would have to wear helmets.
What's wrong with Spag Bol?
At a time when we thought we could no longer be surprised by what's going on in the world there's one announcement that's sure to surprise spaghetti Bolognese lovers.
Mayor of the Italian city of Bologna Virginio Merola attacked the classic dish calling it 'fake news' and denied its existence in his city.
Posh Sydney restaurants have also ditched spaghetti bolognese because they say it's outdated and doesn't suit our changing tastes.
Have you ever heard such culinary snobbery?
One chef said the dish was an 'Aussie idea about what an Italian dish might be...'
Tutte sciocchezze! Or, that's a load of rubbish.
Orange promotes itself as some sort of food capitol so you'd think our tastes generally should be a bit upmarket but a supermarket survey found people ate on rotation an average of only five different dishes and old favourite staple spaghetti bolognese was the most popular.
It was followed by a roast, stir fries and casseroles because we find them easy to prepare.
So do we lack inspiration in the kitchen? It seems so.
Are we stuck in a repeat meal rut? Looks like it.
Are we into Maccas or KFC a few times a week? Probably.
Or are Orange people more adventurous than all that?
But, anyway, what's wrong with spaghetti bolognese?
Someone should tell the mayor of Bologna it's tops with us.
Time for a laugh
In a quiz show on telly Patrick is asked to complete the sentence 'old McDonald had a ..."
"Farm," says Patrick.
"Correct," says the compere. "Now spell that."