In the papers this week October 7th 2013

Casting Call For Theatre Group  

Margaret River Theatre Group is inviting people of all backgrounds and ages to take part in its upcoming pantomime. Aladdin will be shown in January 2014, with auditions taking place next Thursday. Adults can be of any acting experience and age whereas kids should be ages eight or above. Those interested should call Andrew Frith at 0419 934 117 to register for auditions. Alternatively, they can check out Margaret River Theatre Group’s Facebook page.

Margs Exhibit Top Class

Margaret River has won the Commercial Exhibitor Award for the best presentation and design in the Fresh from WA pavilion at the Perth Royal Show 2013. The exhibit of Margaret River gourmet produce included products from Adifern Estate, Olio Bello, Simmo’s Icecream and Bettenay’s Margaret River Nougat Co. The stand, a joint effort of the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association and the producers, was designed by the AMRTA’s communications director Victoria Johnson.

Police Recovers Stolen Ute

Margaret River Police on Wednesday recovered the Toyota Hilux ute that went missing from a local resident’s house on the weekend. The vehicle was stolen from the Riverslea area on Saturday night and was found abandoned behind the Margaret River Pony Club. Constable Albe Reinecke said that there was a party in the region on Saturday, and the ute was possibly stolen to transport partygoers to and from the venue. In bizarre circumstances, the keys of the car had reportedly gone missing a few weeks ago.

Farmers Market In The Pipeline For Karridale

Karridale Progress Association has received over $7000 to start trialling a farmers market in the town. The funding came through Australia Post’s new community program called “Our Neighbourhood Community”. The Karridale Progress Association was chosen from 4600 applicants. A representative of the association said that the amount was enough to cover all expenses, including licensing and advertising. This means that stallholders won’t have to pay any fees. Interested stallholders have been asked to email

Karridale Olive Oil Receives Top Honour At Show

A Karridale-based olive oil farm was named the best boutique producer of olive oil at the Perth Royal Show 2013 for the second consecutive year. The Karridale Olive Farm, managed by Sarah and Stewart MacPherson, received the Best Boutique Oil of Show award and a Gold Medal for their manzanillo and kalamata oil. In judging the oil, the chief judge noticed an “initial honey, floral and fresh nut flavour with a hint of bitterness and pungency that persists.”

Official Opening For Margaret River Boutique’s Stellar

Margaret River boutique Stellar and the Chief opened its doors to fashion lovers with a formal inauguration event last Friday evening. Dozens of guests filed through the gates of the main street shopfront to enjoy live music entertainment by a local DJ, a glass of wine and of course to check out the fabulous fashion accessories, garments and shoes on offer. You can find out more about Stellar and the Chief here

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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