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Toyota expands availability of advanced safety

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TOYOTA has introduced four new advanced safety features to its Fortuner range, including high-tech crash avoidance capability and technology to help drivers stay in the desired lane. The move means Toyota vehicles representing 89.5 percent of its sales are now available with these key features from the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced technologies. This includes 97 percent of Toyota’s …

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Don’t get into a knot over rope types

rope types

WAY before Tarzan started swinging his way through the African jungle canopy on natural vines, seafarers had crafted magnificent ropes from all sorts of materials including hemp, manila and cotton, specifically for use in boats. Coupled with a clutch of great knots like the bowline, the figure eight, the rolling hitch, the sheet bend and others, they quickly learnt some …

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Australian seafood companies make a splash in Silicon Valley

Seafood

When it comes to innovation, Australian seafood businesses are making waves – globally. Seven Australian seafood companies battled their way past fierce global competition for the opportunity to pitch to investors at a competitive Silicon Valley pitch session – the Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum – which took place last week. The Fish 2.0 Global Innovators forum is a two-day …

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Illegal fishing nets cause destruction of Logan wildlife

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QUEENSLAND Boating and Fisheries Patrol has launched an investigation after scores of native wildlife including turtles, fish and even an eagle were found dead in illegal fishing nets in the Logan River. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the four nets were discovered by the QBFP in the river at Jimboomba. “As many as 120 turtles, …

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Sojourn to the Swains – part three

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THIS is the final piece of my three-part series on an epic Swain Reefs fishing trip. If you have missed either of the first two parts, you can find free digital copies of the articles at issuu.com/bnbfishing To give you a brief rundown on the adventure so far, Wilson Fishing compiled a motley crew to test some of their awesome …

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Tomato relish recipe

tomato relish

THIS tomato relish recipe is best served with cured meats, crackers, cheese or a side to a breakfast dish such as the Breakfast Muffin recipe published in the October 2019 edition. Ingredients: 800g cherry tomatoes 200g capsicum, finely diced 2 shallots, finely sliced 2 cups white sugar 1 cup white vinegar 1 tbsp dried chilli flakes 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard …

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Fires – the good and the bad

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HI all, southeast Queensland and northern NSW have endured a terrible fire season and my heart goes out to those who have felt the harshness of Mother Nature. Some have lost property and livelihoods, but one thing is for sure, the Australian landscape will return with fresh regrowth and the burnt scars will fade into the greenery. It will once …

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Plenty of fishing options during saltwater barra closure

barra closure

WITH the saltwater barra closure in place on the east coast as of November 1, we are lucky to have so many options available to small boat anglers. Sometimes deciding what to target or which way to go is the hardest part. Fantastic grunter move into the estuaries and in good numbers. Add to this many other estuary species firing …

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If we build FADs the fish will come

fads mahi mahi offshore sunshine coast

QUEENSLANDERS are being asked to have their say on proposed and future locations of fish-attraction devices to create the next batch of world-class fishing spots when they are deployed this summer. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the Queensland Government wants to install the devices, known as FADs, off the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. “FADs are …

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East coast waters closed for barramundi fishing

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Barramundi fishing will be off-limits throughout Queensland’s east coast from 1 November 2019 to 31 January 2020. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol District Manager Glenn Shiels said fishers should be aware that the timing of the closed season had changed to make it consistent with other Queensland fisheries closures. “Most fisheries closures now operate from midnight to midnight and cover …

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