In the Papers this Week October 29th 2012

Bike Racers’ Chance To Shine

Cape to Cape Mountain Bike racers made the most of the opportunity to earn extra points in a fun-filled event last Friday night. Dubbed the Red Bull Sundown Shoot Out, the race was a 1.2 km downhill biking challenge that was held at Margaret River Pines. The event featured the top 10 females and top 20 males from the 4-day Cape to Cape challenge. The winners included Bec Henderson (females division), Andy Blair (males division) and Michael Brooks (locals division).

Strong Public Opposition To Fast Food Plan

As of October 30th, the residents of Margaret River have made over 570 submissions to the Augusta Margaret River Shire regarding the proposal for a fast-food business at the new Woolworths shopping mall. The public has expressed strong opposition to Woolworths plan to combine two tenancies into a fast-food outlet. The council is due to look into the matter on either November 28th or December 12th.

Conference Expected To Bring Huge Tourism Boost To Margs

The Augusta Margaret River Shire believes that Australia’s top regional tourism conference scheduled to take place in Margaret River in 2013 will generate a great deal of exposure for this region.  The announcement was made last week by the Australian Regional Tourism Network. Some 160 tourism industry delegates from around the country will pay visits to Margaret River’s major attractions and wineries.

Great Southern Joins Margs Food Fest

The organisers of a renowned wine and food festival say that they plan to hold the event in the Great Southern regularly. The inaugural annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape will take place next month at Forest Hill Vineyard, featuring TV personality Peter Kuruvita. The festival marks the first occasion the event has come to the Great Southern. Organiser Michael Hodson, however, says that it is going to be the first of many.

Performers Ready To Entertain

Budding performers are all set to showcase their skills in venues across Bunbury’s Central Business District this weekend for Shore Lines Performance Festival. Performers and writers were invited earlier this year to send in a piece of writing that can be performed in the presence of live audiences. Over 100 pieces were submitted, out of which 24 entries were selected by judges for the festival. You can download a performance brochure from

Young Boxer Shines

Budding boxer Nathaniel May was nominated Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year during a ceremony in Bunbury on Tuesday night. The nomination indicated one step forward for 17-year old Nathaniel who was a runner-up last year for this prestigious accolade. The talented youngster, who aims to turn professional in 2014, is currently ranked number one in Oceana region for his age and number five globally. Nathaniel holds a number of State elite titles in different weight categories.

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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