In the Papers this Week June 25th 2012

Brand That Holds An Edge

The newly redesigned website and a brand new TV commercial will be unveiled on Thursday, June 28th during a networking evening organised by the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association at the Hay Shed Hill Winery. The Association will also introduce Simon Latchford, their new brand manager, and his team. Moreover, attendants will be updated on the new food and wine event, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, as well as upcoming marketing initiatives.

Student Rocketeers

There were whooshing rockets, pops and whizzes on Monday at Nippers Oval, as students from the Montessori Public School showed what they have been learning in science. In front of a crowd of parents and younger students, the upper primary students talked about rocketry as well as Newton’s three laws of motion, before launching pop rockets, model rockets and water rockets. The model and water rockets set off in style, but it was the pop rockets that caused more excitement with their belated reactions.

New Cowaramup Lions Club President Elected

Mark Murray - Newly Elected Lion's Club President

Mark Murray was officially elected the president of the Lions Club in Cowaramup on Sunday. He is taking over from departing president Simon Snook. After being a Lion for six years, Murray is all set to accept the challenge of overseeing the club’s ongoing projects. Some of these include the Men’s Shed, skate park, op shop, firewood as well as the fibreglass cows on Cowaramup’s main street.

New Women’s Website Launched

Governor General Quentin Bryce has inaugurated a new social media website for women,, calling the initiative an instrument through which regional and rural communities across Australia can be strengthened further. Within hours after its launch on Friday morning, the site had over 1200 online registered members and numbers were rapidly growing. An initiative of the Fairfax Regional Media, ConnectPink will target the four million women living outside metropolitan cities, connecting them with friends, business and shopping opportunities.

Brumby’s New Café

Brumby’s Bakery in Margaret River inaugurated a new café section last Friday, bringing more treats and space to the business. Owners Daniel and Sian Hockridge said that they wanted clients to sit down and enjoy their snack. “We’ll do the same thing as we did before – just that now you can sit down,” said Daniel. Known as Brumby’s GO! the café sells milkshakes and coffee in addition to breakfast items like toasted sandwiches and toast with jam.

Sgt Paul Looks Forward To A Dry July

Sgt Paul Daly of Margaret River will make a huge sacrifice this coming July when he gives up his favourite wine and beer to raise funds for the Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital and people suffering from cancer. Lover of a Margaret River Shiraz or a beer, Sgt Paul will stay away from alcoholic drinks for one month as part of Dry July, a nationwide initiative. Up to now, he is ranked 7th in Western Australia and 26th in Australia for the Dry July fundraising.


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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