He put me onto Roller weblogging software as a possible (and free) option for installed blogging software for my client. Certainly looks interesting and the price is right - just depends on my client's IT bods and if they are able/willing to support it.
A potential visit to Sydney shortly to visit the IT chappies will no doubt clear up some of the fog around the issues they have - bandwidth, support, extranets...
Incidentally, they have quoted a colleague of mine (prior to my involvement) a very large sum to create an extranet. I would be interested in any folk's views on how much an extranet might cost to set up if I provide the server and co-locate its hosting. Any ideas, folks?