The Border Watch : January 17th 2014
NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org 4 NEWS VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Hot ticket appliances sell out Retail cooling demand surges as heatwave takes toll on city residents McGREGOR M AL le ALEX email@example.com CONSUMER demand escalated at Mount Gambier electrical appliance retailers during the heatwave this week. HiTec Leading Appliances store manager Rick Macera said his shop had been emptied of cooling appliances during the week due to the hot conditions. “I don’t think people realise how hot Mount Gambier can actually become until it is too late,” Mr Macera said. “They think they can survive the week and continue on when the weather cools off only to fi nd out that it’s just too hot.” With temperatures climbing into the 40s twice this week, it comes as no surprise that customer numbers increased at the store. “This weather is uncomfortable for many people and still conditions with no air fl ow makes it very hard to cope with,” he said. Mr Macera said people had rushed into his store desperately searching for appliances to relieve themselves from the heat. “It has been a busy week and I knew what to expect, but now I am almost out of stock and people are still after appliances,” he said. Stock is nearly sold out at the store and portable air conditioning units have been popular. “We have fans and portable air conditioning units as well as wallmounted models, but the portable units have sold extremely well this summer,” Mr Macera said. Harvey Norman electrical manager Damian Alleyn said his department has smashed sales records for air conditioning units in the past two days. “We have most likely sold more air conditioning units in the past two days than we did for the entire year in 2013,” he said. “Business has been great and it has defi nitely given us a boost in the electrical department.” Mr Alleyn said there was still some stock left as the department prepared for the continued infl ux of customers. LOCALS TRUST ANSTEY! THE $200 REBATE STILL AVAILABLE conditions apply COOLING OFF: HiTec Leading Appliances sales assistant Heather Billett cools off next to one of the large fans in the store during this week’s extreme temperatures. Picture: ALEX McGREGOR For more information and your nearest stockist Freecall 1800 241 341 12-14 Wireless Road East, Mount Gambier EGGS-PERIMENTING: A safety warning and childhood television commercial inspired Mount Gambier “fl ip” hop artist Josh Lynagh to test the power of the sun with a simple backyard experiment yesterday. After hearing of a Melbourne woman’s success in baking cupcakes from mixture in her car earlier this week - emphasising the dangerous temperatures that can be reached in vehicles in summer - Mr Lynagh cracked two eggs on different surfaces, hoping to harness the heat into a cooking method. As for the eggs, Mr Lynagh said a regular advertisement from his younger years for Nu Finish Car Polish which depicted eggs being cracked on the bonnet of a car in soaring desert temperatures provided the idea. At one point, Mr Lynagh’s smart phone - which comes with a built-in thermometer - recorded a backyard temperature of over 50 degrees. Picture: BRETT KENNEDY Simply answer this question: Why is drinking tap water better for your health and the environment? Send your answer in 150 words or less – or draw us a picture! Be as creative as you like. e! For full details and to download an entry form visit: sawater.com.au/education Government of South Australia 4 - The Border Watch, Friday, January 17, 2014 BEST SERVICE! VALUE! ST BEST 633093 WIN $1000 and an AquaBUBBLER drink refill station for your club!
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