Passing by Epping Forest the other day we dropped in for a quick bite to eat and a great cappuccino from Karen. We were fortunate to catch up with Pete " Kiwi" Watarawi from Devonport when he wheeled in driving a neat Chas Kelly 530 144c Scania and towing a fridge pan. his day had taken him form Devonport to Spreyton to Bridgewater, then Dunalley and he was now on his way back to Devonport with a load of spuds to catch the " Spirit of Tasmania" .
"Kiwi" tells us he has been with Chas Kelly now for 5 1/2 years and he finds them a great company to work for all-round, easy-going and a good crowd. he also like the Scania for its comfort and performance, though he usually drives a gas powered T-408 that was currently in for a service.
He tells us he has been on this side of the Tasman since 1995, the last, and best years of them being the six years in Tasmania, and that he is pretty happy with life in all ways just now. he happily stood in front of the truck with Leanne Bennett and Karen Saunders, from Epping Forest, who were on duty there at the time.
have to give the new owners at the Forrest full marks for the way they are running things right now.