In the papers this week July 01st 2013

Attempted Kidnapping Of Local Girl 

Police are probing an attempted kidnapping in Margaret River last Sunday afternoon. A girl aged 10 was playing alongside the road on Railway Terrace when she was approached by a male. She managed to get away but police are seeking information on the man. The girl’s worried mother started a thread on Facebook to warn local parents to be more careful. Anyone with information about the incident has been requested to call police at 9757 2222.

World-Class Comedians To Perform In Busselton

Looking for a good laugh? Then head to downtown Busselton, as world-class stand-up comedy act, Blowout Comedy, is set to perform there over the weekend. The outfit consists of some of Perth’s finest comedians including Don Brader and the WA winner of triple j’s  Raw Comedy search 2011, Tien Tran. Blowout Comedy will perform at The Esplanade Hotel on Saturday at 8:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for just $10.

Kylie Is One Of WA’s Best 

Kylie Chatto, a teacher at Margaret River Independent School, has won a scholarship worth $1500 to be part of the National Australian Literacy Education Association Conference taking place in Brisbane later this month. The year 2-3 teacher had written a paper on literacy education in schools to become one of the five winners of WA scholarships. Kylie said that she was looking forward to attending the seminars, workshops and master-classes.

School Becomes Tech Savvy

Margaret River Independent School recently reinforced its status as a “tech savvy” institution thanks to a funding of $2000 from the River Fresh Margaret River IGA. The MRIS used the donation to buy three multimedia tablets and a new digital SLR camera from Margaret River Photographics. The school recently spent around $5000 on computer upgrades, technology rewiring and installation works to make internet service available to students.

Martial Art Classes For Local Students

The Youth Advisory Council invites youngsters aged 12-25 to take part in after-school martial art classes at Margaret River Youth Zone Room. The free sessions are held one Thursday each month and teach attendants effective self defence tactics in the event of a threatening situation. To get involved or to find out more, call Jake Graebner-Bond at 9780 5256 or send an email to

Marg Residents Strive For “Plastic Free July”

Over 60 people kicked off their Plastic Free July challenge at Margaret River Fair Harvest Permaculture Farm last Sunday. They enjoyed coffee and cake, environmental talks, information stalls set up by local groups and tours around the farm as they were persuaded to keep away from plastic items like tea cups for one month. The event was supported by local groups including the Margaret River Farmers Market, Surfrider, Margaret River Environmental Centre, Tangaroa Blue and Fair Harvest.

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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