Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Ron Won't Chuck out A[euro][approximately]that' Shirt; Mayor Dyne Proudly Wears His Disaster Outfit That Looks Good on Radio to Judge Fashion Contest

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Ron Won't Chuck out A[euro][approximately]that' Shirt; Mayor Dyne Proudly Wears His Disaster Outfit That Looks Good on Radio to Judge Fashion Contest

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Shelley Strachan

Reporter

Shelley.strachan@gympietimes.com

FASHION does not rate a mention at workshops for local politicians, but maybe it should.

Months after Gympie Mayor Ron Dyne addressed national media during Gympie's flood disaster in March, the shirt he was wearing that day gained infamy; at least among the listeners of ABC Coast FM.

Described yesterday by breakfast presenter Rob Blackmore as aa kind of organised vomita, Cr Dyne's ward- robe choice at the peak of the floods catapulted him to local radio fame when the station ran a Ron Dyne Fashion Week Challenge this month and called the Mayor into its studios to judge the final contenders.

Not only that, one of the station's roving reporters turned up at the Dyne's Gympie amansiona to check out the contents and orderliness of the Mayor's walk-in robe, reporting back live to the studio where Cr Dyne was ensconced.

The self-confessed aold fashionistaa settled into the gag with good nature this week, though he did not hesitate to lay the blame for the offending shirt squarely at the feet of his wife, Dulcie. …

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