In this issue we take a look at British bus maker Optare and its new Australian and New Zealand distributor Bus Corp, we attend the launch of Volvo’s new B8R, we travel to Canberra to look at the National Capital’s new BusTech bodied Scanias, editor Peter Barnwell road tests Renault’s Master bus, we head to Melbourne’s Werribee Zoo to ride the safari buses especially built for the open plain zoo and Allan Whiting tests the latest 4×4 Coaster and HiAce offerings from Bus 4×4. Along with that we have a preview of the upcoming Gold Coast Bus Expo along with a whole lot more news and views from around the bus and coach industry.