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Centre Phillip Island
101 Settlement Rd, Cowes
Get the 4th
When you buy 3 Bridgestone
Ecopia, Potenza or Turanza
Serenity Plus tyres.
We stand together
We are looking for volunteers to man a Phillip
Island Progress Association information and
recruitment table this Easter, at various
locations on the Island.
If you have 2 hours to spare and if you
wish to help us with our aim -
Call Rod 0400 488 770 or
Graeme 0419 043 873
PHILLIP ISLAND FROM THE
BASS COAST SHIRE”
PHILLIP ISLAND PROGRESS ASSOCIATION
THIS huge gum tree proved to be a challenge for Mojo tree lopping contrac-
tors this week, after it toppled onto this Red Rocks home at the height of last
Friday’s storm. A crane was needed in the end to lift the tree from the home.
Local contractors have been kept busy since the storm, clearing trees and
debris away from roads and homes.
Centre wants safer
roads this Easter
WITH Easter festivi-
ties just around the cor-
ner and many preparing
to head off on holiday,
there’s really no better
time to be checking the
safety of your vehicle.
Most responsible driv-
ers will check their car’s
oil and water levels –
but how many will re-
member to look at their
Tyre expert and owner
of Bridgestone Service
Centre Phillip Island,
Trevor Pavert, said the
road would be a safer
place if motorists re-
membered to keep an
eye on the condition of
“Cars are connected to
the road by the equiva-
lent of just one hand-
print of tread from each
tyre, so they play an im-
portant role in keeping
you and your loved ones
safe on the road,” Trevor
“With worn tyres you
have less control over
your vehicle and when
you brake it takes longer
to stop, so it’s crucial
your tyres are always
well maintained and in
“Sometimes life gets
in the way of simple
tasks, but we really urge
our customers to make
checking the condition
of their tyres part of
their weekly routines. ”
Trevor’s tyre tips:
• Make sure there’s
enough tread on your
tyres by checking the
tread depth indicators.
• Ensure the tyre pres-
sures are set to the ve-
tions. This can be found
on your vehicle’s tyre
• Check that the spare
tyre is inflated and in
• Make sure all your
tyres are fitted with
• Look for signs of ir-
regular tread wear, as it
might indicate mechani-
cal problems elsewhere.
• Check for small cuts
in your tyre’s sidewalls
and any other foreign
objects, such as nails, in
“We also suggest get-
ting your vehicle ser-
viced and battery tested
before you head off on
holiday to lessen the
chance of a breakdown, ”
“If you’re in any doubt
whether your tyres are in
good condition or need
a service and battery
test, come in and see us
at Bridgestone Service
Centre Phillip Island. ”
To book a service
or a safety check call
59521480 or visit the
team at Bridgestone
Service Centre Phillip
Island or head to www.
for more details.
IT TOOK a good 30 years for Paula Wasiak to grow
her long, elbow-length hair.
And it took about 15 minutes to chop it all off.
But as emotional as the hair cut was, Paula, 30, who
is a research officer at Phillip Island Nature Parks, says
the pain was worth the gain.
Paula’s big chop raised $5726 from 93 donations for
the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave in
March, with donations still open to June.
And her hair, cut in several pony tails, was given to
the Princess Charlotte Alopecia as part of Variety –
the Children’s Charity.
“I’ve never had my hair above my shoulders,” says
Paula, who has lived at Ventnor for seven years.
“Before this I’d not even had it cut for a year and a
She says two years ago a friend chopped her hair af-
ter the friend’s mother died from lymphoma.
“I said to myself back then I couldn’t do it, it wasn’t
for me. I thought it was something I could never do be-
cause it was too much of a shock.”
But events in the past two years changed her mind.
Firstly her daughter, Isis, 3, became sick two years
ago with a blood condition and was treated at the
Monash Children’s Cancer Centre.
Then this year her sister-in-law was diagnosed with
breast cancer and has just started chemotherapy.
“I wanted to stand in solidarity with her. I thought she
doesn’t have a choice about losing her hair. It made me
realise my problems are so insignificant, and cutting
my hair was so insignificant.
“And I wanted to raise money for a great cause.”
At first Paula thought she’d stagger her hair cut ac-
cording to the amount of donations - $1000 would see
10cm chopped off for instance.
Then she determined it would all come off only if she
hit the $5000 mark.
When that target hadn’t been reached the day before
the haircut, a friend in the USA donated $1200 in order
to make $5000.
“I wanted donations to be as high as possible,” Paula
Paula’s snip was at the Penguin Parade centre, chosen
because staff had supported her so much. And when
the moment finally came, she admits there was more
laughter than tears.
“I was a bit taken aback but I knew I would be. I think
it looks good.
“I don’t think I’ll grow it back to my elbows but I’d like
it a bit longer. It’s so easy now – I don’t need to wash it
as much and it’s so easy to dry.”
To donate to Paula’s greatest shave go to: http://
Before: Paula Wasiak and her long locks before the
World’s Greatest Shave.
After: Paula sports a buzz cut for the charity fund-
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