In the papers this week December 10th 2012

Margaret River Named WA’s First ‘Transition Town’

The official status of a Transition Town has been awarded to Margaret River under the UK-based international Transition Network. Felicity Hayne, the spokesperson of Transition Margaret River, said that the announcement is heartening for the local community network that has been working on a wide range of projects for more than a year. “Transition is about making changes as we face a world with climate change and running out of cheap fossil fuels,” Felicity said, adding, “It’s about changing negatives into positive responses that support the community.”

Time To Say Thank You

Around 160 volunteers of the Augusta Margaret River Shire took part in the annual Thank a Volunteer events at shire offices last Wednesday. The purpose of the initiative was to show appreciation to the many volunteers who served in different roles from Arts Margaret River supporter to firefighter for their commitment and hard work in the community during the past year. Attendants enjoyed live music, nibbles and drinks.

Photo Competition Winners Announced

The Margaret River Farmers Market ‘Year of the Farmer’ photo competition recently held at Margaret River Community Resource Centre drew many amazing images with three entries taking home prizes. Peter Dury took out first prize for his image Who’s Next, showing the udders and legs of cows at a dairy where Two Fat Cows run their ice-creamery business. Second place went to Dunja Molony for her image titled Vintage in Croatia, depicting a pair of shoes, whereas Helen Rosevear won third for her image Cowtown, featuring cows and a stripy, blue sky. Judges included Margaret River’s Russell Ord and Paul Stojanovic of Perth.

Margs Students Enjoy Canberra Trip

35 Year 10 and 11 students along with three teachers from the Margaret River Senior High School paid a visit to Canberra and Sydney last week for the annual MRSHS National Capital Visit initiative. Coordinator Martin Keen organised a busy program that included trips to the Taronga Zoo, Opera House, the Aquarium and PowerHouse Museum in Sydney; the National Art Gallery, Australian War Memorial and Parliament House- both new and old- with Questacon and Cockington Green adding excitement to the official trips of the visit. The students were praised for their manners and behaviour at each venue.

Proposed Microbrewery For Margaret River

A bar, restaurant and  ancillary microbrewery planned for Lot 99 Bussell Hwy will be contemplated by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River on Thursday night. The site is located on the corner of Bussell Hwy and Keenan St, around 400m from the townsite, directly facing the Bussell Hwy/Carters Rd intersection. A capacity of about 200 patrons has been proposed for the venue. The council has so far received 11 submissions over the proposal, with six in support and five objecting.

One Person Dead, One Missing At Redgate

A 29-year old American surfer died and a 22-year-old surfer went missing after the two men were caught in challenging conditions on Saturday at Redgate Beach. US citizen Ian Bradey Vincent was surfing on a boogie board when he was reportedly taken by a rip. Though rescuers did manage to reach him, they failed to revive him. The search for the 22-year-old surfer, Kane Nelson, is still going on.

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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