In the Papers this Week April 09th 2012

Boranup Forest Wins ‘Best View’

Boranup Forest located in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park has been ranked as 65 in Australian Traveller Magazine’s ‘100 Best Views in Australia’. Announced on Wednesday last week, the Top 100 featured WA locations in almost one fourth of the list. Other entries from WA included the Pinnacles at Nambung National Park ranked at 25, El Questro Homestead in Kimberley at 38, and Shark Bay on the Coral Coast ranked 59. The Top 100 was selected by a group of Australian photographers.

Medals For Millers Ice Cream

Millers Ice Cream in Cowaramup brought home a swag of awards from last week’s

Dairy Industry Association of Australia WA Division awards. Their wild fig and mascarpone ice cream received gold medals, whereas their pannacotta, Cowtown coffee, rum and raisin, and vanilla ice cream flavours, and milk, won silver medals each. The contest was open to dairy products made in WA. Millers are now ready to pit their wild fig and mascarpone ice cream against some of Australia’s best in the national contest.

Fundraising For Frisbee Flier

Many people consider Frisbees a fun activity as opposed to a serious sport. However, Ashley Evans is all set to represent the country in it. The grade 12 student at the Margaret River Senior High School has been selected to play for Australia at this year’s World Junior Ultimate Frisbee Championships that will be held in Dublin in August. These days, you can find Ashley raising funds to help pay for his trip to Dublin—he will be happy to teach you how to play the game. To assist in Ashley’s fundraising or for information, you can contact his father Steve Evans at 0418 907 713.

Soccer Looking For Female Players

Football Margaret River is planning to form an all-girl football team for the upcoming winter season and is currently in search of players. The girls’ team was included in the soccer club’s plans for last year, but a shortage of players prevented it from forming a team last season. Any girls who want to play soccer should contact Amanda at or 0417 464 820, or visit Nippers Oval, Gloucester Park, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7.30pm.

Four Horses Dead, Cause Remains Unknown

Four horses living close to Margaret River have died, but the cause of their death is still unknown. According to reports, the Department of Food and Agriculture of WA (DFAWA) is looking into the deaths that happened over a period of six days. A DFAWA official said in the report that there was no proof that the deaths were due to an infectious disease or hendra virus. The official also said in the report that the causes of death may be different for all the horses.

Rotary Awards For Workers

Pride of Workmanship awards, which is a project of the Margaret River Rotary Club, have been given to shire librarian Rachael Drummond and five Coles workers. Mark Armitage, GM of Coles WA, handed over awards to Margaret River store manager Karla Rees, South West manager Mike Scott and workers Elaine Daniels, John Darroch and Chris Thomas during last week’s meeting at the Rotary Club. The awards given to Mike, Elaine, Karla and Chris were to applaud their personal efforts whilst working under Coles supplying food items at the shire Recovery Centre for different support staff, evacuees and those who lost houses during last year’s bushfires.

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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