In the Papers this Week March 12th 2012

Wine Worth $5000 To Be Won

The Margaret River Wine Industry Association is offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win 240 bottles (20 cases) of top quality Margaret River wine worth around $5000. The contest is part of the wine region festival due to be held next month. By registering at the event website (, you can sign up to get the MRWIA LoveNotes newsletter and participate in the contest.

Region Ready To Market Itself

Businesses from the Margaret River region are being urged to market themselves at the Perth Royal Show this year. The region, from Busselton to Augusta, will feature in Guest Town Pavilion at Claremont Showgrounds during the event, Sep 26th – Oct 06th. With a likely exposure to over 20,000 people per day, the marketing campaign is one of the largest promotion initiatives ever carried out for the region.

Fire Victim Calls Compensation Offer “Complete Insult”

A Margaret River lady whose Redgate home was destroyed in the Margaret River blaze has called the State Government’s reimbursement offer an utter and complete insult. Ms. Kane McDonald has convened a meeting of people who lost their properties in the fires on Thursday 5.30 pm to talk about compensation. The meeting will take place at Bushfire Recovery Hub at the Community Resource Centre, Tunbridge St. Margaret River.

Ellen Enters Rural Pathway Program

Ellen Taylor-Hawkins, a resident of Margaret River, is amongst the 25 rural students who will get an opportunity to pursue a career in medicine at the Uni. of Western Australia through the Rural Pathway program. The program was launched to identify students of rural areas who want to study medicine and offer them assistance so that they can achieve their goals. Ellen said she was pleased to be part of the program.

Freestyle Competitions

It was all freestyle skaters, scooters and BMXers at Margaret River Skate Park last Sunday for a BMX, scooter and skateboards contest. The contest was the third round of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series, which was hosted by Freestyle Now BMX stunt squad in partnership with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. There was an impressive turnout of contestants with 17 BMXers, 16 skaters and 14 scooters.

Opposition Wants Investigations Into Management Of Margs Fire

The opposition in Western Australian is asking Margaret River residents to send it written submissions overlooked by the Keelty investigation into last year’s Margaret River blaze.  Corrective Services Minister Margaret Quirk said the management of the fire needed to be probed. The move isn’t about blame placing but rather to address blunders if blunders were made. “The Margaret River enquiry was very narrow in scope,” Quirk said. Around 80 submissions were ignored in the investigation.

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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