In the Papers this Week May 27th 2013

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Students Take A Walk To School

Local students participated in the National Walk to School day last Friday, with some using the opportunity to raise awareness of the need to repair footpaths around the Margaret River Primary School. A petition is currently running at the school’s front desk and Blue Ginger to ask the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to fix the footpaths. It will be brought before the council in the upcoming council meeting.

Story Goes National

The students of St. Thomas More last week took part in National Simultaneous Storytime for the National Library & Information Week. As part of the event, libraries across Australia participated in an annual simultaneous storytelling. Nick Bland’s “The Wrong Book” was read aloud in libraries nationwide on Wednesday at 11am. The initiative is designed to motivate kids to read books. To find out more, go to

Art Lovers Welcome New Locals

Arts Margaret River is inviting new people with a passion for arts to their Welcome Day with a morning tea at Margaret River Cultural Centre on June 07th. Starting at 10.30 am, the event is designed for people new to the area, current members and anybody interested in learning about the organisation. This is a great opportunity to get to meet new people, find out what is happening in the arts circle and have a great time. To find out more, please call 9757 7515.

All Junes Meet-Up

A group of women sharing the name June meet on June 01st every year to mingle with each other. June Anderson, a resident of Busselton, is part of the group and expects to meet even more Junes living nearby in the Margaret River region. “As many Junes tend to be older, we are wondering if there are any younger ladies named June out there too,” she said. Ms. Anderson added that the group was looking to welcome new members, and those interested should call her at 9752 3751.

Margs Lags Behind

An internet speed test conducted by the Margaret River Chamber of Commerce last week revealed that some local businesses are struggling with internet speeds of only 0.2 mb/sec. Over 100 businesses participated in the test, which showed that most businesses outside the town centre were experiencing slow transfer speeds. Chamber president Pauline McLeod said that the region desperately needed connection to the Federal Government’s National Broadband Network, and hopes that test results will prompt an evaluation of NBN’s rollout.

Rescue Vans For Wildfire First Aid

Wildlife rehabilitation and rescue organisation, For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid (FAWNA), has acquired WA’s first mobile emergency rescue facility and is keen to show it to the residents of Margaret River. The seven-metre caravan will be used throughout the region for wildlife rescue, as well as being an educational vehicle for the organisation. You can see it this weekend at the Farmer’s Markets from 8 am to noon.

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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