In the papers this week May 21st 2012

Margaret River Blaze: Half A Year On

The Bushfire Recovery Working Group is inviting members of the local community who experienced last year’s Margaret River fires, in addition to those who assisted in recovery efforts, to a six-month remembrance gathering. Due to be held on Friday from 6.00pm onward at Church Gallery in the Community Resource Centre, this event is a chance for locals to share their stories and enjoy a meal together. For more information contact Karen Edmeades on 0404 283 819 or

Fun Day For Dogs

Dogs belonging to different breeds had great fun on Sunday at the third annual Margaret River RSPCA Million Paws Walk. The fundraiser was organised by the Margaret River Veterinary Hospital in support of the RSPCA. The event featured dog washes, raffles, sausage sizzle, stuff for sale and beverages for everyone to enjoy. A total of $3,073 was raised with the help of more than 150 doggy participants.

Walk For Sight Generates Cash

The yearly Walk for Sight organised by Leeuwin Lions Club drew almost 50 walkers and was able to raise AUD$1800 for Lions Save Sight Foundation. Held on Sunday, 13th May, the walk covered a distance of five kilometres from Colour Patch foreshore in Augusta to the old Flinders Bay and back. Lions president Jim Challis thanked all those who participated in the event or sponsored a walker. “Thanks to all concerned, the walk was very successful and the fundraising quiz night at the Augusta Bowling Club this Saturday will further boost the total raised,” he said.

Ex Margs Hawk Stabbed

Former Augusta Margaret River footballer Trevor Oliver was stabbed in the calf as he confronted a group of burglars in Perth last Friday morning. The 24-year old was discovered by a resident almost two blocks away as he was crying for help. Oliver had to be transferred to hospital but was later released. He is being questioned by the police. According to reports, the burglars wearing dark clothing and balaclavas were attempting to break into a vehicle when the fight erupted.

Kids Walk To School Safely

National Walk Safely to School Day was observed on Friday, and a number of local families were spotted enjoying their sunny morning stroll to school. The event is held across the country each year and has become a popular activity for both schools and families. It encourages primary school kids to walk and commute to school safely, thus promoting health, road safety, public transport as well as the environment.

White Elephant To Open On Winter Weekends

White Elephant in Gnarabup will continue trading on weekends during the winter season in what is said to be the first time for the popular foreshore café situated at the boat ramp, right on the Gnarabup Beach. According to manager Kim Gillies, regular customers have been constantly requesting the White Elephant, which was previously scheduled to remain closed for the winter, to stay open. She said that the café would serve light meals, soup, coffee and cake on weekends.

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.


  1. Yes all go Vi for another year. Whale Song was last weekend in Augusta and it was stunning, along with the whales naturally 🙂

  2. Did whale watching start at Margaret River already?
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