Port flag flies proud after losing bet paid up
COFFS HARBOUR mayor Cr Keith Rhoades was smarting yesterday morning as he raised the flag of the Port MacquarieHastings Council outside the council chambers.
"A bet's a bet and you always pay your bets," Cr Rhoades said.
Last week Cr Rhoades had made a bet with Port Macquarie mayor Cr Rob Drew over the outcome of last Sunday's Group 2 grand final.
The bet was that whichever team lost, the flag of the winning team's council would be flown in enemy territory for a week.
Crs Rhoades and Drew sat next to each other throughout Sunday's match and the mayor admitted there was good-natured banter between the two during the match.
"I was very much smiling for 78 minutes," Cr Rhoades said.
"Then there was that last-minute try and Rob had a smile on his face for the first time in the game.
"The flag's here for a week and we'll fly it as that was a condition of the bet.
"Hopefully next year it's the reverse."