In the papers this week May 06th 2013

Map For Drift Fans

The South West Development Commission has designed a map and brochure to allow fans of the movie Drift to find filming spots in Nannup, Margaret River, Augusta, Gracetown, Karridale and Yallingup. The Drift across the South West guide can be used for finding buildings, beaches and other places shown in the surfing movie. The brochures are available at visitor centres in Nannup, Margaret River, Dunsborough and Busselton as well as some selected cinemas. They are also available at

Preparations Underway For Biggest Morning Tea

Preparations are underway at local venues as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Cancer Council Fundraiser draws near. Tickets are up for grabs for Cowaramup’s morning tea to be held at Cowaramup District Social Club on Thu, May 23rd. The theme for this year is Vintage High Tea with the tea supplied by The Herbal Emporium, coffee by Yahava and food by Cape Lodge, Edible Art, Watershed, Xanadu and Leeuwin Estate. To make a donation or purchase a ticket, email Deborah at

Library May Get Solar Power

The Augusta Margaret River Shire Council is considering approving $16,000 for a visual educational display and solar panels for the Margaret River Library. These will be funded from unused budget funds for environmental and sustainability projects. The installation of solar panels was originally planned as part of the recent extension work at the library, but this had to be restricted due to budget limitations.

Watercolour Fun

Well-known artist Jude Scott is running two-day workshops at Margaret River Resource Centre on May 8-9 and May 15-16. If you want to learn how to create beautiful pieces of art using watercolours, then these workshops are perfect for you. Price is $65 a day, with a 10% special discount for those attending all four days. To book your place or for more information, call Jude at 0428 399 003 or email

YAC Experiences Saturday Night Fever

Around 30 youngsters had a great time at the Zone Room last Saturday night as they enjoyed a fabulous open-mic session and made pizzas. With an eccentric 1970’s costume theme, this was a gathering of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) committee. Amongst those who showcased their talents was guitarist/singer Sunni Pardoe who played an exquisite edition of “Born to Die” by Lana del Ray.

Walk Safely to School Day

Walk Safely to School Day will be held on Friday, May 24th and students of Margaret River Primary School have already started to tighten their shoelaces for the walk. Deputy principal Campbell Madden said that the school often takes part in the annual initiative, which happens Australia-wide. “We promote healthy living and lifestyles to all our children,” Mr. Cambell said. To find out more about the event, please visit

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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