Newsletter 355

Edition 355:16 October 2014

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

We were so busy last week finalising EOTopo 2015 that our regular Thursday newsletter didn't go out. We hope you didn't panic too much but we're back on track now.

Our most breaking news, is that moments ago, we modified the site menu tabs slightly. The Events & Contact tabs have been removed from the end of the line. The Home tab is now a pull down list, so go there if you're looking for our contact details, feedback form, want to advertise, or find out more about us.

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Members Photo Comp - start looking through your photo libraries for the perfect shot to submit to our new Photo Comp. The theme is "The Rustic Outback", so think windmills, old vehicles in paddocks, ruins, quaint and quirky outback signs etc. If you don't have the perfect shot, what a great excuse to head into the outback and take a fresh new photo.

The winning photo will be selected based on its suitability to be reproduced by an artist who will paint the image onto a saw blade (thanks to Jan's Country Art). This unique and collectible art piece will then be raffled off to raise funds for charity at the 2015 ExplorOz National Gathering to be held at Ross River Resort, Northern Territory in July.

To participate in the 2015 Photo Comp you'll need to be a Member in order to submit your photo as a blog. Tag your blog entry to the Photo Comp 2015 category to enter. Competition is now open and closes 1st February 2015.

ExplorOz ImageTip of the Week - if you have EOTopo updates you'd like to see appear in the next release please use the following alert methods:
  1. For towns, camps, and points of interest - go to Places online, locate the exact Place (check this carefully) and use the Alert Admin button.
  2. For roads & tracks - send an email with a screen snap shot of the area along with new track file data to:
Wildflower Image Bloomin' News - Kennedia is a genus of plants in the big Pea family (Fabaceae). There are 16 species, all native to Australia. All are evergreen climbing plants with woody stems. They usually have leaves with 3 leaflets and pea-type flowers of colours ranging from pink to dark red and yellow to black. They can be found from moist forests to semiarid areas across most states. The little Running Postman (Kennedia prostrata) with bright red flowers, and the striking Black Coral Pea (K. nigricans) are often included in gardens where the latter will quickly cover bare fences. For more Wildflowers see the ExplorOz Wildflower database.

This content for this database is built purely through online input from people like you. Everyone is invited to contribute. In particular, the gum trees, peas, daisies, grevillias etc are all out there waiting to be listed. Despite 521 records, we have barely scratched the surface so we hope we can encourage more of you to get involved!

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The Smart Way to Deal with Rubbish - After several weeks of being out of stock, we have just received a new shipment of ExplorOz branded Spare Wheel Rubbish bags.

Available in 2 sizes to fit most spare wheels rear mounted to a 4WD vehicle, the bag features a 48 litre capacity, and is constructed of a tough vinyl material that is easy to clean and maintain.

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October Recipe Comp - Don't forget to share your recipes this month to the Rice & Grains category of the ExplorOz Recipe Database and go in the running to win a two-book prize pack worth $59.90 thanks to our sponsor A Woman's Look.

Be a part of the ExplorOz free online cookbook - created by true outback cooks like you for sharing ideas with those that need a few tips. Whatever your camp cooking style, get involved and share your culinary inventions here.

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50% Off All 2014 Editions - The remaining 3 months of the year are prime fishing months so now's a great time to pick up a bargain on these handy must-have tide almanacs.

Tide & Bite Times 2014 are available for every state - NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, & WA and all available from the ExplorOz Shop for the discount price of just $4.98 until stock lasts.

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