In the papers this week April 23rd 2012

Gemma Wins Small Business Award

After being in business for just 12 months, Gemma Osborn has won the Small Business Management Award at the South West Institute of Technology awards 2012 recently held in Bunbury. Last year, she started Gem Events Management, specialising in event and wedding planning in the Capes region. She has seen her client base extend to the Indonesian and Singaporean markets. Gemma was amazed to win the Small Business Management award that included an AUD$200 cheque.

Jakarta Experiences Margaret River

This week, Jakarta will get a taste of Margaret River with promotional activities planned by the South West Development Commission to promote trade opportunities. From April 25th to April 28th, a showcase of wine and food from Margaret River will be held at The Ritz-Carlton in Jakarta. Visitors, including people from the media and trade industries, will be invited to attend a dinner, and wine and cooking classes. The event will also feature Lisa Hanley and Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle’s new book Chefs of the Margaret River Region.

Large Crowds Attend ANZAC Day Events

ANZAC Day events in Augusta and Margaret River saw huge crowds, including a large number of youth, and both old and young wearing their relatives’ service medals. Around 200 people were present at Margaret River dawn service whilst Augusta dawn service also drew a large crowd. Later in the day, great weather brought out a good crowd for ANZAC Day march starting from the main street of Reuther Park and up Willmott Avenue through to the Memorial Park for another service.

Council, Liquor Traders And Police Announce Support For Midnight Bus

The shire council, liquor traders and police have expressed their support for a midnight bus service designed to get people back home safe and sound following a few rounds of drinks on weekend nights. Last week, they took the rare step to promote the service offered by the Chauffeur Bus for encouraging people to benefit from it as opposed to driving after drinking.

Clinic Helps Improve Netballers’ Skills

Around 50 junior netballers were part of Margaret River Netball Association’s pre-season free clinic at the recreation centre last Saturday morning. They participated in a two-hour program organised by Michelle Willsher of the South West Netball Region. Senior Hawks netballers Catherine Edwards, Sophie Kaleta and Taylor Hughes assisted with the clinic. This team will represent Margaret River Netball Association at numerous regional carnivals in the upcoming season.

Asbestos Removal Completed

The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River said it had successfully removed asbestos obstructing the recovery process at a number of bushfire- affected properties in the area. Last year’s blaze in Margaret River burnt through 10,000 acres of bushland and destroyed over 40 properties. Authorities later found asbestos in some of these properties and owners had to wait for its removal before they could start any work on their properties.

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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