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WITH more than 26 years experi-
ence, quality advice and reliable
customer service remain a priority
at the multi award winning Wont-
haggi Holden and Toyota.
Wonthaggi Holden and Toyota is one of
the most highly rated in the state in terms
of customer satisfaction and the team is well
deserving of such a status.
Dealer principal Tony Cuzzupi has led
the team to success since its inception and
2016 is no exception.
With the new year comes new makes and
models, and to celebrate Wonthaggi Holden
and Toyota is having a massive clearance
sale on all used cars right now.
The team strives to find the right car to
suit all drivers and the friendly staff can help
you make an informed decision.
If it is a new car you are looking for,
purchasing through the dealership is stress
free. The sales consultants are also readily
able to guide you to your next new car. This
was proven last year when the sales consul-
tancy team achieved more than 110 percent
of its sales targets for the second consecu-
“We listen to our customers needs and
strive to provide them with what they want,”
Wonthaggi Holden’s sales manager James
“Our servicing team is also extremely
hardworking and can provide quality main-
tenance checks for all makes and models.”
The team takes pride in its services, es-
pecially when customers need it most. The
RACV roadside assistance is an important
part of the dealership’s guarantee and in-
cludes towing, tyre changes and jump starts
if the car happens to break down.
The dealership is your one stop shop
for motor vehicles, and with a full service
and spare parts department suitable for both
franchises on site, your car is bound to be
All Holden and Toyota technicians are
fully trained by the Holden and Toyota, and
strive to exceed the clients’ expectations of
Completed with a finance and insurance
department, the dealership offers the works
for motorists in a convenient local location.
Both showrooms and the workshop are
state of the art, and the workshop has the lat-
est equipment to fully diagnose your vehicle
correctly and give you the right advice.
The team is dedicated to ensuring you
have a pleasant driving experience.
With virtually 100 percent positive feed-
back from clients and the best possible deal,
you can be assured you will get looked after
at Wonthaggi Holden and Toyota.
Dealership success: dealership prin-
cipal Tony Cuzzupi has led the award
winning team at Wonthaggi Holden
and Toyota since its inception.
Dealership aims to satisfy customers
Expert advice: from left, Wonthaggi Holden’s Rob O’Neill and James Chetcuti strive to ensure you drive
away with the right car to suit you.
Quality service: from left, Michael Warren, Paul Hammer, Ted Simmons and Sarah Phillips from the ser-
vice department at Wonthaggi Holden and Toyota provide maintenance for all Holden and Toyota makes
Left, Toyota team: from left, Justin Gitz and Brendan Medlar are dedicated to meeting your Toyota needs
and delivering customer satisfaction at Wonthaggi Holden and Toyota.
FRIENDS have united to give a
Waratah Bay woman access to
fresh vegetables in her backyard.
Rory Challis is battling multiple sclero-
sis (MS) and the disease prohibits her from
bending low to tend to typical garden beds.
But on the first weekend in Febru-
ary, friends, including neighbours Jeff and
Claire Buckland, built a raised garden bed
in her backyard, courtesy of supporters, in-
cluding South Gippsland Shire Council and
AW Smith & Sons Timber and Hardware,
The working bee was organised by her
friends Joanne Thompson of Food4Good,
Marie Wilson and Jacki Ames.
“It’s been brilliant. Everything has been
donated,” Rory said.
“The garden bed was fenced off, it has
heaps of mulch and I love it.”
The garden spans 10m long by three me-
tres wide, and has such herbs as basil, corian-
der and mint, as well as lettuce and tomatoes.
“I was amazed when the girls told me
about the garden. For people to think of
helping Nat and I is amazing,” Rory said.
She appreciates food grown without
chemicals and said the garden was a way of
bringing people together.
“It will be nice for me in the winter when
it is quite isolated and I can get a few people
together and talk about what we can plant,”
Her twin sister Nat also has MS. Rory
was diagnosed two years ago and Nat has
been living with the disease for 15 years.
“The chance of twins getting MS is three
per cent,” Rory said.
The project was overseen by Food-
4Good, which provides initiatives to help
create sustainable practices in communities
by helping people adopt simple approaches
Kindness builds vegie garden
Job done: before the new raised garden bed volunteers built in the backyard of Rory Challis’ Waratah Bay
home were, front, Alistair and Lucas Buckland, middle, Rory Challis and Marie Wilson, and back, Paul
McGrory, Nat Challis, Claire Buckland and Jeff Buckland.
By Tayla Kershaw
BASS Coast Shire Councillor Phil
Wright flagged the oncoming is-
sue of fat bikes destroying the en-
vironment on local beaches.
Fat bikes – or wide tyred bikes – are off
road bicycles designed to withstand soft or
unstable terrain like sand.
Cr Wright has urged his fellow council-
lors to develop a fat bike restriction strategy.
But Cr Andrew Phillips said there was lit-
tle evidence to suggest fat bikes were having
a negative impact on local beaches and there
was no way to justify restricting the use.
However, Cr Wright was determined to
pull the activity back before it gets out of
“The issue is that it is very hard to re-
duce recreational activities after they are in-
troduced and these fat bikes have wide tyres
and can go anywhere, which may cause en-
vironmental damage,” he said.
Cr Wright was particularly concerned
about hooded plover habitats and wanted
council to consider some form of restriction.
“Once they start, there’ll be no stopping
it. I intended for council to work with Phillip
Island Nature Parks to restrict the use and then
look at the impact in a year’s time,” he said.
Fat bike fear on beaches
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