In the papers this week July 29th 2013

Fuel Prices Expected To Increase

The price of petrol is expected to rise in Margaret River this week in the wake of the significant rise in Perth prices during last week. The average price per litre of petrol in Margaret River was 164.9 cents last week with some filling stations charging 169 cents per litre. Fuel Watch manager Lynne Gould said that petrol prices in the south west are usually two weeks behind Perth.

Students Enjoy Cheesy Activity

A team of Year 9 students from Margaret River Senior High School participated in a camembert cheese making day on Monday. They spent the entire day learning how to turn four litres of milk into two delectable round camembert cheese that will be ready to eat in around eight weeks time. The activity is an initiative of Dairy Australia designed to highlight the significance of the dairy industry.

Walk Marks End Of Bushfire Recovery Activities

The Bushfire Recovery Working Group organised a walk along the blaze-hit coast to mark the formal wind up of recovery initiatives on Sun, July 28th. Meeting at 12.30pm in Gnarabup, hikers were transported to Ellensbrook via bus where they walked 14 kilometres on the Cape to Cape track back to Gnarabup. Later, they enjoyed a sundowner event at Gnarabar. Augusta Margaret River Shire President Ray Colyer said that the walk marked the official end of recovery activities but agreed that a lot more still needs to be done for those affected by the fires.

South West Businesses Receive Accolades

The Margaret River Chocolate Company has performed superbly at the Royal Agricultural Society of WA Awards 2013, securing a record haul of trophies and medals including six gold medals, 12 silver medals and five coveted first prize trophies. Another south west business that did well at the awards was Millers Ice Cream in Cowaramup, which won gold for the quality and excellence of their handmade ice cream.

Tasty Tale Of History Dinner Draws Crowd

The Tasty Tale of History charity dinner, organised by Margaret River Historical Society and Arts Margaret River, was a big success with 120 guests of all ages and backgrounds gathering at the Margaret River Cultural Centre on July 27th. 30 selected stories were read out by well known locals during the dinner. Guests also enjoyed a three-course long table dinner with dessert and BYO drinks.

Lonely Planet Pays Tribute To South West

The seventh edition of the Lonely Planet’s Perth & West Cost Australia travel guide describes Margaret River as a destination where “world-class wineries and craft breweries beckon”. Other areas of the south west mentioned in this guide include Busselton, which has been described as a place “unpretentious and uncomplicated”; Augusta has been described as “less epicurean and more languid” and Bunbury has been described as “remaking its image from industrial port into seaside holiday destination.”

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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