The challenge of winter driving

Winter is here and it is inevitable some of us will have to drive in the rain.  Here are some tips to help keep you safe in the wet: • Slow Down! Avoid driving through puddles of water at speed. Water splashing up into the engine can cause the vehicle to stall. • Keep a […]

Change brings responsibility

I believe we are very fortunate to have within our region a number of environmental assets which have been protected from urban development. But as we are faced with the State government’s 30 year plan, our natural environment will be one of the first casualties. As we change our landscapes from farming to urban development […]

Lessons in China Experience

With deputy mayor, Mark Wasley, I have just returned from China, having self-funded our attendance at the  6th Global Outsourcing Conference, held in Wuxi. We were small fish in a big pond, surrounded by professors, directors of multinational companies and owners of multi-million dollar companies. Needless to say  this didn’t discourage me. I focussed on […]

Winter Lawn Care Is Vital

Winter is an important time for solving lawn problems. If you fix and feed now, the lawn will be in good shape for summer. During winter, weeds take advantage of the lawn’s weakened state to fill every possible gap. Broad-leafed (non-grass) weeds can be relatively easily controlled with the help of a selective herbicide. This […]