In the Papers this Week January 2nd 2012

New Roundabout Contemplated For Margaret River

A desperately-needed roundabout was mooted for one of the Margaret River region’s riskiest intersections following the announcement of an earlier-than-anticipated start on Margaret River bypass by Vasse MLA Troy Buswell. Ray Colyer, the president of Augusta-Margaret River Shire, said that as soon as the perimetre road project was complete, the infamously crowded intersection of Wallcliffe Road and Bussell Highway would be amended to form a safer junction for traffic.

Kids Rescued At Contos

Locals Nickole Munyard and Ellen Jackson found themselves superwomen last week when they saved two kids from the surf. The women were riding a boogie board and surfboard at around 3.00 pm at Contos when a giant wave crashed in. Two kids swimming near the rocks were thrown around 25 metres into the sea. Nickole and Ellen used a surfboard to save the kids and bring them on shore to their anxious parents.

Chefs Share Their Stories

The skills of local Margaret River chefs as well as the region’s natural beauty that inspires them have been documented by a local publication. The “Chefs of the Margaret River Region” was recently launched by Forrest MP Nola B. Marino with the publishers and chefs. The boutique book featured 19 chefs including Dany Angove of Leeuwin Estate, Aaron Carr of Vasse Felix and Tony Howell of Cape Lodge. They have shared their inspirations, favourite recipes and what attracted them to Margaret River.

MRSHS Students Impress

Three students from Margaret River Senior High School can be proud of their brilliant

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank results, each scoring more than 90. Sarah Jackson, runner-up dux of 2011 Hugh Forward and dux Eli Sutton achieved scores which placed them in the top 90% of Western Australia’s students. Overall, seven students from MRSHS achieved average scores of over 75, including Emily Daniels with an exceptional 89.6.

Todd’s Interesting Hobby Revealed

As well as being a brilliant sportsman, an active member of the local community and a volunteer firefighter, Busselton/ Margaret River Cricket Association main man Todd Giles also finds time for an interesting activity. For the past five years, Todd has been making things from twisted wood in his free time. He has made numerous things from the willow including walking sticks, back scratchers and cricket bats.

Flasher Makes A Comeback

Just a couple of months after a flasher frightened two local women walking on a local trail, a man has scared another woman by masturbating in front of her. The incident took place on Fri, December 23rd at around 12.30 am near the shoulder of Railway Terrace and Tunbridge Street. The woman described the flasher as between 25 and 35 years old with shoulder length, blonde hair. Anyone with information on the incident should get in touch with Margaret River Police and/or Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

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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