Home' The Bunyip : July 9th 2014 Contents Page 24 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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• Caravan / Trailer
• Calcium Batteries
• Plug-in Testing
MYSTERY Island, a small island
that can be circumnavigated
on foot in less than 45 minutes
and, at one point, is only as
broad as your lounge room,
carries the mystery of how
nearly 2000 passengers and
700-plus crew can be unloaded
onto it without it tipping over.
My wife and I recently celebrated
our 40th wedding anniversary
with a cruise around the Fijian
islands and Mystery Island was a
After a relaxing stroll and
refreshing swim on the pristine
beach, we suddenly had an
experience a little like sitting in a
train when the engine is hooked up.
The island shook very briefly
with a loud clunk as small branches
and seed pods fell to the ground.
There had been a 4.6 magnitude
earthquake at the south end of the
Fijian Archipelago and, I must say,
while I have sensed tremors before,
I have never experienced such a
distinct shaking of the ground.
Many people live in a world that
has been inexplicably shaken.
Perhaps caused by tragedy, bad
decisions, doctor's report, relational
breakdown, financial crisis or any
other tremor that can hit our lives.
That shaking can cause trauma or
lack of confidence in what should
be a stable environment.
When I've experienced a shaking
like this, I have reached for stability
to cope with the uncertainty of
what is happening, only to find
that, at that moment, a lot of my
coping methods cannot assist me.
I've found I need to grasp for
something or someone bigger than
myself for stability.
Money, toys, humour haven't
generally been the solution.
I've normally found the most
secure and reliable form of
assistance is God.
By placing my faith in the truth
that He has power to help in any
situation and to know that He is
consistent and faithful has stabilised
me in the middle of a 'quake'.
May I recommend that you get
to know God, so if life 'chucks a
wobbly', there is a rock to which
you can cling for stability and help
you through the difficulty.
The Christian pastors of Gawler
would be happy to pray with you
if you feel you are experiencing an
'earthquake' and may also have a
word of advice or comfort to help.
Handling the shakes
MALLALA Council will
investigate new opportunities
for drawing visitors to its region
after breaking ties with Yorke
Council decided against renewing
its contract with the tourism body
last month, after considering a one-
year agreement in May.
Chief executive Charles
Mansueto said council dissolved
the partnership because Yorke
Peninsula Tourism only covered a
portion of its district.
He said council will now look
at other tourism options through
Regional Development Australia
Barossa as well as pursuing
opportunities in ecotourism and
short stays in the region.
"People usually travel through
Mallala going to other places, so
there's an opportunity to keep
people in our district for a bit
longer," he said.
"There's a (new) bed and
breakfast established in Mallala. ..
and those sort of things would be
in line with our district."
Mr Mansueto said Mallala was
one of three councils to break its
partnership with Yorke Peninsula
Tourism in recent months.
As The Bunyip reported in May,
Mallala was among a small number
of councils reconsidering the
Council's three-year agreement,
which has included a $2390
contribution in 2013/14, expired
IF you need a trusted repairer
to take good care of your car,
look no further than Ultra Tune
Franchisee Tim Shaw and
his dedicated team can
provide you with quality car
services and repairs at their
conveniently located premises
at 11 Julian Terrace.
Ultra Tune Gawler has proudly
been in the region for 20 years
and has stayed strong even
through the hard times.
The auto service centre is
proudly local and is involved
in the community through
sponsorship of local clubs and
Ultra Tune Gawler uses
employs highly trained service
technicians and has established
a range of ﬁxed price services
so that customers know exactly
what they are paying for before
a service or repair is carried out.
The team can do
services for new cars, which
allows people to keep their new
Ultra Tune's customer focus
was recognised by the
state's premier motor vehicle
authority, the Royal Automobile
Association, meaning the
Gawler outlet is a member of
the RAA Approved Repairer
Mr Shaw said families were
the outlet's biggest customers
and Ultra Tune Gawler made
sure they, along with the rest
of their customers, were well
This customer focus has led to
Ultra Tune Gawler enjoying a
strong reputation for quality
mechanical expertise and,
above all, a very high level of
All work is guaranteed by
Ultra Tune and, as members
of the RAA Approved Repairer
scheme, they are bound by the
strict code of conduct of that
Ultra Tune Gawler is open from
8am to 5.30pm Monday to
Friday and 8am to 12 noon on
To book an appointment,
contact Tim Shaw and the team
(8523 1811) or drop in and
see them at 11 Julian Terrace,
Ultra Tune Gawler franchisee Tim Shaw and his team are in tune with you and your car. PHOTO: Carl Pfei er
In tune with cars
HEAVY trailers will now be required to
have anti-lock braking systems or load-
proportioning brake systems installed as
part of a new Australian Government safety
The change to safety standards for heavy
trailers began in South Australia at the start
of the month, with all brand-new trailers sold
in the state required to have the braking
All other new trailers must have the brake
systems installed by January 1, 2015, as part
of the new laws.
Transport Department road safety director
Julie Holmes said the new rules were
expected to save 50 lives on Australian roads
over 30 years.
"This move will bring more modern and safer
braking systems into the Australian heavy-
vehicle ﬂeet,” she said.
"ABS or load-proportioning brake systems
can greatly improve heavy-vehicle stability
in emergency situations and in instances of
The mandating of ABS or load-proportioning
brake systems on all new heavy vehicles and
trailers represents the completion of the ﬁrst
phase of the National Heavy Vehicle Braking
ABS for heavy trailers
TOWN PROMOTER: Gawler Council Mayor Brian Sambell poses alongside
the 1983 VH Holden Commodore being driven by local man Bernie Stack
in this year's Outback Odyssey. The event departs Gawler at 7.30am,
Friday, July 25.
Gawler - too lovely to litter
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