Hervey Bay Independent : 25th December 2014
Scotty, Trudy and the staff Wish you all a Merry Christmas Call in and see our great specials! Scotty’s Mad About Meats Bay Plaza, T Phone 4124 MEAT ad ts orquay Road MEAT Hervey Bay Road Policing Unit offi cers Senior Constable Adrian Edge and Senior Constable Steven Henderson will be keeping Fraser Coast roads as safe as possible this festive season. A-la-Carte or All You Can Eat Buffet Ph: 07 4125 1233 Lunch Special Home Delivery Light your drive for holiday road safety Fraser Coast families using the State’s roads this holiday period are being encouraged to “Light your drive” in support of road safety. Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey, is asking all motorists to “Light your drive” and focus on keeping everyone on the roads safe this Christmas. “By turning on your headlights this holiday period, even during the day, you’ll highlight the fatal fi ve message and raise awareness of road safety,” he said. 4 402 Esplan T Torq nade quay (cnr Tav e, vistock k St) c www.chinaworld.com.au D china orld awo drestaurant “Failure to respect the road rules, the road conditions, or yourself as a road-user is a gamble, especially during the Christmas-New Year period when so many people are on the roads. In addition to the campaign to raise awareness for road safety, Hervey Bay offi cers will be out in force over the holiday period focusing on the fatal fi ve. If you speed, drink drive, don’t pay attention, don’t wear a seatbelt or drive while tired, you will not only be caught, but you risk your life and the life of every other road user, they warned. “It’s important to take a break every couple of hours on long trips,” Hervey Bay Police Senior Constable Steven Henderson said. “It’s better to be 10 minutes late than not arrive at all. “The community’s safety is our priority and police will continue to target law-breaking motorists.” Are weeds hitchhiking a ride? With many Fraser Coast residents driving off on holidays to see families and friends these holidays, before we set off, or return, it’s worth giving a thought to what else may be coming along for the ride. Did you know ten of the worst weeds in Australia have seed that can be carried on cars? HERVEY BAY Level 1, 15 Torquay Road, Pialba Phone 4194 4600 e email@example.com MARYBOROUGH Suite 4, 146 Bazaar Street, Maryborough Phone 4121 9100 e firstname.lastname@example.org These include giant rats tail grass - one of the biggest concerns for Fraser Coast - boneseed, Chilean needle grass, serrated tussock, gorse, two species of willows, parthenium weed, blackberrys and Mediterranean broom, which are all considered to be “weeds of national signifi cance”. In Australia, weeds threaten many natural ecosystems as well Drop in your 2015 school list now and pay when you pick up! Safe ~ Professional ~ Beautiful R Eli Waters Shopping Centre | Open Mon-Sat 7am PHONE 4194 0788 16 / Hervey Bay Independent, December 25, 2014 FOR BOOKINGS Phone 0433 793 542 email@example.com www.charliebucket.com.au as invade our gardens, and are a major threat to biodiversity globally. They are also very expensive to manage, with the estimated cost rising to a massive $4 billion a collectively it all adds up. Cars can carry seeds long distances, much further than by many natural means such as wind and water. Although most seed is likely to be dispersed at shorter distances (up to 40km), some seed is transported more than 250km on cars. Seeds can be found in lots of places on a car, including wheels, wheel rims, under the chassis, front and back mudguards, and in the interior, particularly the year. Although individually our cars may only carry a few seeds, Newborn Photography with fl oor mats on the driver’s side of the car. They can also travel on arches and bumper bars. It’s easy to do your bit to reduce this problem by giving the car a quick wash before you leave for, or return from, your holiday. GET YOUR FULL DIGITAL EDITION Download the App today!
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