The Road Ahead : February March 2012
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 4 THE ROAD AHEAD FEB/MAR 2012 EXEC. MANAGER, PUBLISHING Jim Mathers EDITOR Barry Green JOURNALISTS Belinda Peters Deb Eccleston GRAPHIC DESIGN Bonita Forsyth ENQUIRIES, CLASSIFIED ADS Jenie Maloney 07 3872 8653 DISPLAY ADVERTISING Kelley Wiseman 07 3872 8640 ADDRESS PO BOX 4, Springwood Queensland 4127 FAX 07 3257 1863 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHER The Road Ahead Publishing Co Pty Ltd (ABN 72 009 716 465) CIRCULATION (CAB) 899,570 Plus 160,000 digital. COPYRIGHT No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the publisher's written permission. CONTRIBUTORS The views expressed in The Road Ahead by external contributors and advertisers are not necessarily those of the RACQ. Additional magazine photos from Thinkstock, Tourism Queensland. ADVERTISING: All advertisements in The Road Ahead are the responsibility of advertisers. Advertising is accepted on the understanding that it does not contravene the Trade Practices Act. Responsibility is not accepted by The Road Ahead Publishing Co Pty Ltd or the RACQ for statements made or the failure of any product or service to give satisfaction. Inclusion of an advertisement should not be construed as an endorsement by The Road Ahead or the RACQ. For the latest lifestyle, travel and motoring news, visit our website, www.roadahead.com.au. THE ROAD AHEA FEB/MAR 2012 Cover: RACQ roadside assistance, awaiting your call. FEATURES contents 2228 8 8p posttcard ffro om m m ttth h he c co ott ts sw wo oll ld d ds s Pl Plac aces don't com ome an nyy more pictu ue re pper erfe fect ct th than an tthi his sUK K UK ffav avou ouri rte e te. D . FREE TO RACQ MEMBERS road ahead THE COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE TRAVEL MOTORING RACQ MEMBER ESSENTIALS + MORE su mmer FEB /MAR 2012 racq.com WHY QUEENSLAND'S ORIGINAL ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE IS STILL THE BEST TRAVEL POSTCARD FROM THE COTSWOLDS WIN A SPICERS DREAM DRIVE HOLIDAY LIGHT ON THE POCKET WE COMPARE NEW BARINA, ACCENT, RIO AND YARIS TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE 8 rebuilt on a solid foundation The RACQ Foundation has allocated more than $6 million across the community. 22 doctor on the go We interview leading surgeon and philanthropist Dr James Morton. 32 enjoyment by the shipload Voyage by cruise liner from New Zealand to Brisbane. 34 islands in the sun Plentiful sea life basks in the warm waters of Torres Strait. 36 add some spicers to your holiday When it comes to exploring south-east Queensland, you can have the best of both worlds. 40 changes made to used car check Thinking of buying a used vehicle? Yes, then you best read this first. 42 new car buyers mostly satisfied Survey shows dealers shedding their reputation as one of the least trusted professions. 44 light on the pocket There's nothing 'poverty pack' about these latest entry-level 'tiddlers'. 65 motoring matters to queenslanders The RACQ calls for action from the next State Government. 67 have a break, not a break-in Keep your home safe over Easter with these tips from RACQ Insurance. 70 help is on the way What happens once you pick up the phone and call RACQ roadside assistance?
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