In the papers this week December 03rd 2012

The main street of Margaret River

Margaret River Voted Australia’s Best Town
Just one year after devastating bushfires, Margaret River was voted Australia’s favourite spot by travellers for the second successive year. Margaret River, renowned for its surf and wine, outshined other famous holiday destinations including Byron Bay and Broome to be dubbed “Best Town in Australia” by the readers of Australian Traveller. The announcement came on Tuesday, December 04th at the Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2012 held at Ivy, Sydney.

Library Seeking Help In Naming New Space

Margaret River Regional Library has set up an up-and-coming artist gallery space in the newly refurbished foyer entrance, and is seeking suggestions for its name. The library intends to encourage up-and-coming artists in the region to showcase their works in a welcoming environment. You can email your suggestions for the gallery name to Up-and-coming artists interested in showcasing their works in 2013 can contact Kerry Darnell at

Indecent Exposure At Prevelly

A nude man performed an indecent act in front of two young girls last Thursday. The girls, aged 13 and 11, were walking along the bush track at the beach facing Narda Ave at around 6pm when they were confronted by the man. The police said that the girls were not touched or molested and they immediately fled the scene. The man is said to be 160cm or taller, clean shaven with medium built and dark hair. Those with information on the incident should contact the police at 9757 2222.

Margaret River Recreation Centre Celebrates Movember

Movember was celebrated in style at the Margaret River Recreation Centre, as the staff raised over $200 with a range of activities. They prepared moustache-shaped cookies to be sold in the café and the Margaret River Shire offices, and organised a dress-up day, where patrons dressed up as men, wore moustaches and paid for the privilege. Movember is a fundraising event held each year for men’s health problems, such as depression and prostrate cancer.

Moore Elected Regional Ambassador

Margaret River resident Liam Moore has been elected as one of the 15 outstanding youngsters to be WA’s regional ambassadors for the 2012 Positive Image Awards. A year 12 student in Margaret River Senior High School, Moore is a hard working student, council member as well as being a committed community volunteer for the last five years. He is presently in East Timor for a volunteer project during Leavers Week.

Students Raring To Sing

Margaret River Primary School students are more than thrilled to sing in the Christmas Carols in the Park on 14th December. Featuring MRPS’s Joey & Senior Choirs along with the Margaret River Carols Band and Margaret River Concert Band, the performance will start in Reuther Park at 7pm. Around 65 students, from years 2 to 7, will take part in their first-ever performance at the annual carols, which has been running for six years. Everybody is invited to bring along a blanket and enjoy the event.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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