The Road Ahead : June July 2008
JUN/JLY 08 23 I t’s almost Ekka time again as the RNA Showground gates swing open for the 132nd show, from August 7 to 16. Instead of lining up at those gates, RACQ members can save 15 percent off Ekka entry by getting in early and pre-purchasing their tickets from an RACQ branch or by phoning 1800 629 501. This ‘early bird’ offer is available from July 1 to August 6, 2008. After August 6, members can still pre-purchase their tickets at the normal gate price. This year’s Ekka promises to be an unforgettable experience ? lled with tempting cuisine, live music, showbags packed with goodies, thrilling rides and cute and cuddly farm animals at the RACQ Insurance Animal Nursery. Keep an eye out for the RACQ stand featuring the Mobile Business Centre with plenty of competitions to enter and prizes to be won. For a full program of events, visit the Ekka website www.ekka.com.au. Be an ‘Ekka’ earlybird Career help at expos R ACQ’s youth membership program, free2go will attend several career events throughout Queensland this year. You can visit the free2go stand at the following events: • Sunshine Coast Career & Employment Expo, July 17. • Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO), July 19-20. • Gold Coast Career & Employment Expo, July 27-28. • Toowoomba Chronicle Career Expo, July 29. The Club’s free2go program will again Member bene? ts WORLD PASS TO FUN Pre-purchase a Dreamworld and WhiteWater World One Day World Pass at the special member rate of $50 per person and get a second day free. This offer must be pre-purchased and redeemed prior to August 31, 2008. Second day is valid 14 days from ? rst visit, with ? exible entry between the parks on both days. Visit your local RACQ branch or phone 1800 629 501. WHERE TO GO FOR LESS NAVMAN has reduced the price of their S series satellite navigation devices. The popular S30 model comes preloaded with the latest Australian maps from Sensis Whereis and is now available at the RACQ member price of just $259 (non-members $299) from RACQ branches and online at racq.com. Stocks are limited. In brief ... CHILD RESTRAINT HELP Look out for the RACQ child restraints stand at the Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo, at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, from June 27 to 29. The stand will include a selection of the most popular seats and restraints, ? tting demonstrations and advice. QUICK TOWING Extending its working partnership with Main Roads, RACQ Motorway Breakdown Response Tows now operate across Brisbane’s motorway network, including the Paci? c Motorway, Gateway Motorway, Bruce Highway, Deagon Deviation, Houghton Highway, Centenary Highway and Western Freeway. The service aims to quickly remove broken down vehicles to ensure the safety of all motorists. OFFICE RELOCATES RACQ’s Maroochydore of? ce has relocated to 25-33 Cornmeal Parade, Maroochydore, Qld 4558. Feel free to roam with RACQ R ACQ members now have access to more accommodation options through the updated accommodation booking site at racq.com. The site includes a new user-friendly interface, allowing users to select the region they wish to visit within Australia and narrow their search according to accommodation type, location and ‘must-have’ features. Search results are displayed with prices at a glance for easy comparison and all accommodation is available to book online in real time. Members can also access and book accommodation in selected international cities, including Auckland, Paris, New York and Hong Kong. Visit racq.com/accommodation and get travelling. be a Gold sponsor at the 27th Tertiary Studies Expo, from July 19-20, at the Exhibition Building, RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane. TSXPO offers an array of information for school students and adult applicants on new courses and study options available in 2009 and beyond. Visit www.free2go.com.au for more information.
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