In the papers this week July 08th 2013

Physical Assault And Kidnapping In Margaret River

Police are probing a physical assault and kidnapping of a man in Margaret River on Saturday evening. The 20-year old victim had just left a tattoo parlour in Ned Higgins Lane at around 5.30pm and was walking toward his vehicle when he was intercepted by four people and assaulted. They then bundled him into his own vehicle and drove four kilometres north of town where he was beaten again. The attackers then abandoned him and his vehicle there and fled the scene with another car, taking with them the victims’ cash and keys. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1800 333 000.

Young Artists Showcase Their Talents

Art lovers flocked to Margaret River Cultural Centre on Sunday afternoon to express their support to the Foyer Gallery’s youngest collective exhibition thus far. Young painters Sophie Brennan, Ned Reilly and Keiron and Ellen Broadhurst were the honoury guests at the Ponzi exhibition, which showcases their most recent works. Event coordinator Jo Broadhurst said that the event was a huge success given the fact that the artists had less than one month to put together their works for it.

Programs To Expand WA Diversity

A program initiated by Curtin’s Centre for Entrepreneurship intends to reduce the reliance of WA’s economy on a few major industries and export destinations. The six-day Ignition Program is an inspirational, all-inclusive initiative designed to offer aspiring business, government, academic and individual innovators the motivation, tools and resources to put together their ideas for the corporate world. The program will run at the Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley, from September 01st to 06th. To find out more, check out the website

Young Creativity On Display At Rivermouth Beach

A mural art project taking place at Rivermouth beach to celebrate youth culture is an opportunity for talented local youth to exhibit their works. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River seeks the services of a veteran artist to guide young participants through the construction and design process. Artists interested in helping with the project are asked to submit their expression of interest to the shire by July 17th. To find out more, contact Jake Graebner-Bond at 9780 5256 or

Margs Winery To Support Charity

Watershed Premium Wines winery in Margaret River has thrown its support behind a cycling fundraiser and will be the official finish point for the event. Taking place on September 13th and 14th, the Perth to Margaret River Prostate Cancer Awareness aims to raise awareness about prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in Australian men, with 20,000 new cases diagnosed each year. All proceeds from the event will go to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).

Jellyfish Sighting Reported

They may seem tiny but the reported sighting of three irukandji jellyfish in the popular tourist destination of Ningaloo Reef has spurred a warning to swimmers going into the water. Department of Parks and Wildlife has advised those visiting Ningaloo Reef to be conscious of of the presence of the jellyfish after the sighting in the waters of Exmouth Gulf and Ningaloo Marine Park. Irukandji jellyfish stings can prove to be fatal.

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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