ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 227


Edition 227: 17th February 2011

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

What a great response to our February New Member promotion, with 73 new members taking advantage of two great reasons to join now with a price drop to just $50 PLUS the chance to win 1 of 5 Redarc Brake Controllers each valued at $280.40. Congratulations to our two winners so far: Tony Andrews from Kalgoorlie WA, and Ray Atkin from Gungahlin ACT.

We have also had 675 new registrations in the first 17 days of February, with 662 of those being valid entries to our Feb-May New Visitor prize draw we congratulate Gary Singh from St Albans Victoria, who wins the first of 9 Redarc Battery Isolators!

If you're a winner - be sure to contact us within 7 days to claim your prize. Winners names are electronically drawn by random according to the published terms & conditions of entry.

To find out all about this fantastic promotion and to see full competition terms & conditions, see the Redarc Electronics profile page.

Latest News from our Online Shop

New Editions

The Camps Australia Wide 6 titles are now on their way to our warehouse for delivery on Monday but if you're after a bargain you can still pre-order these items at Camps Australia Wide 5 prices (saving you up to $10), but hurry because as soon as stock arrives the price goes up to the new RRP. Also, the new Pat Callinan 4x4 Adventures Season 3 titles are in stock and available now!

Also, don't forget to check out the latest Super Specials!

New Products

The Bush Tucker Man – Kimberley Map is in stock now. Contains all of the mapping found in the standard Hema Kimberley Map, this map has great additional information from Les Hiddins such as bush tucker foods and survival tips, plus it’s completely waterproof! Also in stock now is Spatial Vision’s Victoria Interactive DVD, this product is produced for use with OziExplorer, and contains mapping which covers Victoria at a State Wide scale of 100k with selected areas at 50k and Township Maps 20k, and is ideal for Four wheel driving, camping, bushwalking, mountain biking, fishing, business travel and car touring in Victoria. Plus - are you heading north this winter? We have a special pack offer so you can now buy the Priceless Campsites books for the North of WA and NT in a pack, and save $9.95 off the RRP, just click here.

Forum Improvement

This week, regular ExplorOz Forum users may have noticed a small change to the Watch Thread controls. The change relates to removing items from your watch list. To find your list, simply go to My Home on the toolbar, then click the Forum Watched button. When you see your list, just click the eye symbol located alongside the thread you wish to remove. You will be prompted before final deletion so don't panic! You won't mess it up.

ExplorOz Trivia

Our latest poll asks "Should ExplorOz Create another Trivia CD?" and to support this, we published aBlog to explain why we ask this and to gather your comments. The responses have shown that it was popular, fun, and worth doing again so in order to create a new version for 2011 we are looking for a volunteer to step forward to coordinate this project. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, please contact our office and we can discuss it.

Weather Watching

When will this hot weather end? Did you know you can browse weather around the country by going to our main Weather Page (listed in the Articles menu) or if you're in the Forum you don't even need to change pages, just click the Weather tab! We receive our data via a live data feed from the Australian Bureau of Meterology and we are an authorised developer/distributor so you'll find some custom-tools to suit the needs of travellers.

Travellers Grapevine - Road Conditions

ExplorOz road conditions reports are designed to help you easily access a wide range of track data across Australia with information obtained from official sources such as Local Council, Main Roads and National Parks being the control point for the status flag of Open, Caution, Closed. But did you know that if you live, work or travel through areas listed in our reports that you too can provide updates of a more annecdotal nature to fill in the gaps where these reports lack substance? We also remind locals and officials in the area that you may request direct access to enter the official status updates - thereby gaining a live 24/7 reporting system for your area.

Simply click within the text area shown in the Comments section for any given track/road name............

...this will open an active edit box so you can revise text here.

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