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Wheatbelt Warracknabeal winner takes TravelSmart OzPig prize as Christmas camp cooking pet

December 16, 2011
Wheatbelt Warracknabeal winner takes TravelSmart OzPig prize as Christmas camp cooking pet

The GoSee major special Christmas OzPig prize winner is TravelSmart Club member Chester Goulter from Warracknabeal Victoria. The OzPig, plus a cooking heat difusser valued at $341 is on its way to the Victorian wheatbelt town about 330km north-west of Melbourne.

Wikipedia reports that the Post Office opened on September 1, 1861 and was known as Werracknebeal until 1885. Australia's compelling and disturbing song writer - singer Nick Cave was born in Warracknabeal. Amongst the historical buildings are an 1872 prison cell built from red and yellow gum, a Tudor-style post office, and a four storey water tower from 1886.

There is also an agricultural machinery museum housing pieces from the history of farming in the Mallee and Wimmera districts.

November TravelSmart Club member prizes winners are:

Australia -

Mogo Zoo double pass Dennis Hawkes of Bargo about 94 km south-west of Sydney. Bargo is coming up in the world with easy F5 freeway access feeding interest in the rural lifestyle. The bush, walking, cycling and scenery are among its attractions plus it popularity as a great spot for a picnic.The Nepean and Avon dams add to the natural experience which extends to the Dingo Sanctuary and Wirrimbirra Flora and Fauna reserve.

Founded on the vision of Bill and Sally Padey who got things rolling in 1989 Mogo Zoo is a founding member of the Australasian Species Management Program and plays a leading role in various breeding programs. Like Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch Mogo Zoo's core focus is it is committed to the survival of endangered species.

The collection of species under the threat of extinction is Mogo Zoo's driver. The zoo recommends a minimum of two hours for a visit to the zoo. Visit are best planned to include keeper talks and feeding sessions which start at *10.30 am and 1.45 pm each day. *Times may vary during school holiday periods. Mogo Zoo at 222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo is minutes (10km) south of the water world of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

6 sheets of TechniIce HDR $39.95 INCL postage The winner is Des Shaw of East Victoria Park an inner south eastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia on the Swan River.

TechniIce is a high-tech multi-purpose product that can be used as either a sheet of ice or a heat pack. It comes in a light, flat sheet that expands into a 24-cell ice pack by just adding water. When used as recommended, TechniIce stays frozen for days - six times longer than ice and three times longer than gel packs and most other ice packs when used in the same volumes. Besides a cold pack TechniIce also doubles as a heat pack.

The same sheet of Techniice can be used as both a hot pack and cool pack. Designed in Australia, TechniIce has become a big hit with outdoor enthusiasts. Established 26 years ago, it was only in recent years that Global National Australia (the company behind the TechniIce Company and their 5-16 day Iceboxes, Esky and reusable dry icepacks) decided to make their commercial quality outdoor products available to the public.

Ezyline the Pegless Clothesline The winner is Linda Soutar of Port Phillip bayside Rosebud, Victoria. Ezyline packs are two metres long and are suitable for clothes lines, on balconies and patios, bathrooms, laundries or the garage. Ezyline is great for the home and for travelling and camping.

NewZealand TravelSmart Club member winners are:

Orana Wildlife Park (1) Family Pass the winner is Bill Matheson of Te Awamutu in the Waikato in the North Island of New Zealand. Tainui Maori first settled the Waikato area as early as the 14th Century.

Traditionally their forebears sailed to New Zealand from Hawaikii. The Tainui canoe is buried at Kawhia and it was from there that the people consolidated and gradually spread, settling most of the Waikato and the King Country.

Te Awamutu has taken the rose as a symbol, and is the self-proclaimed Rose Capital of New Zealand. It is an area of great historical interest, with old churches, pa sites, redoubt sites and battlegrounds nearby. and;

Orana Wildlife Park (2) Family Pass The winner is Dave Browning of Dunedin in New Zealand's South Island. Dunedin is the principal city in the Otago Region.

On New Years Eve Saturday 31st December 2011 Dunedin will host a New Years Eve concert in the Octagon featuring fun, live music and tasty food stalls from 7.30pm until after midnight. The musical lineup includes local bands: Oxo Cubans Trio; Bluestone; Argus. Chinese New Year will be centred at the Chinese Garden on Sunday January 22 with a dragon parade and fireworks.

Dunedin's biggest market, Thieves Alley Market Day is on Saturday February 11, 2012. This unique event attracts thousands of visitors including passengers from the cruise ships as they enjoy bargains, food and fun.

Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch, NZ provides family pass prizes has joined Orana Wildlife Parks, Christchurch, Adopt an Animal program with a Black and White Ruffed Lemur adoption.

The program is open to individuals, families, school groups, clubs societies and businesses. All donations over $5 are tax deductible. Adoption funds go towards the costs of food, veterinary care, breeding programs and maintenance of the animals' homes.

As a registered member of the GoSee TravelSmart Club members have access to additional features which include travel aids and information, full international GoSee forum links and monthly prizes.

Editors Note: The GoSee TravelSmart prizes are not redeemable during peak periods and accommodation is subject to availability. To be eligible for the monthly draws new TravelSmart members must supply their full contact details.

The TravelSmart option button is on the left of the Home Page. Click TravelSmart Good Stuff. Membership is free. To join click GoSee TravelSmart Club. At Bottom right click Join the GoSee TravelSmart Club. Knock in your details. Enter the verification word and click save.

Kids  love Orana Wildlife Park calf feed time
Kids love Orana Wildlife Park calf feed time
Ezyline does away with pegs
Ezyline does away with pegs
TechniIce HDR use in sheets or cut off separate cubes
TechniIce HDR use in sheets or cut off separate cubes
Garth with Meerkat mate at Mogo Zoo 10km south of Batemans Bay
Garth with Meerkat mate at Mogo Zoo 10km south of Batemans Bay
White lions are endangerd in the wild - Mogo Zoo
White lions are endangerd in the wild - Mogo Zoo