In the papers this week June 24th 2013

Locals Enjoy Tastings At Muster

Around 20 visitors enjoyed free tastings at Muster bar & grill on Wednesday night during an event to introduce the venue’s new setting. Operating under the same management and staff, Muster has changed its name from Must Winebar to match the style of dining that it wants to offer to customers. Staff member Tonia Home said that Muster wanted to disentangle itself from the casual style of its mothering organisation in Perth and shift focus to a more country style.

Tourism CEO Resigns

Simon Ambrose announced this week that he was resigning as chief executive officer of the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association, and moving to the Sunshine Coast in August to assume the role of chief executive officer of the Sunshine Coast Destination Limited. “I feel privileged to have been the CEO of the AMRTA for the past 3.5 years,” Mr. Ambrose said. “I can confidently say that the tourism businesses of our region are excellent and I am sure that future growth and development will be buoyant.”

Mirrambeena’s Palliative Care Room

Mirrambeena now has a brand new palliative care room, called Reflections, for both residents and families to spend private time together. It features a reclining chair, space for a bed, coffee and tea facilities, as well as an outdoor area. There is trained staff for palliative care and spiritual care at Mirrambeena, and a pack is offered in the room on family care, grief and counselling.

Local Teen Upbeat After Victory

Jacob Willcox of Margaret River has reached the zenith of his short career, winning the boys’ under-16 world surfing title in Nicaragua. The 15-year old clinched a closely contested final at the Dakine ISA World Junior Surfing Championship 2013 held at Playa Jiquiliste beach break. “I’m just so happy to win the final and be a world champion. It’s been my dream since I was a little kid. I’m just so happy, feels like I’m floating,” Jacob said.

South West In Need Of Rescue Helicopter

The south west is desperately in need of its own rescue chopper after the region saw a number of serious crashes in recent times. There have been as many as five call-outs for the rescue helicopter in the south west during this month alone. The RAC Rescue Helicopter in Perth has flown over 3,000 missions during the last 10 years. An RAC spokesman said that the south west’s own rescue helicopter would significantly help reduce road trauma. “Given Western Australia’s poor record of road crashes on country roads, a second helicopter is urgently needed to service the State’s South West region,” the spokesman said.

Young Artists Get Opportunity To Exhibit

A last-minute exhibitor withdrawal has provided young artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work at Foyer Gallery Margaret River Cultural Centre all through July. Gallery committee member Jo Broadhurst said that Sophie Brennan, Ned Reilly and his own children, Ellen and Keiron Broadhurst, had stepped forward to fill up the void in what is going to be the youngest collective showing the venue has ever hosted. The exhibition will open with an inauguration event on Sunday at 4pm and will run until July 31st.

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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