In the papers this week September 3rd 2012

Awesome Flowers On Display

Anybody with a passion for orchids is invited to attend the Margaret River Orchid Society Show being held at the Watershed Premium Wines over the weekend. Society member Bernadette Campbell said that the club organises the show annually to “show off all our orchids”. Visitors will be able to admire a huge collection of flowers, some of which will be on sale, and enjoy a potting demonstration by Rick Winch, the president of Australian Native Orchid Association. For further details call Bernadette at 9757 2490.

New Ecotourism Experience in Margs

The Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association (AMRTA) has announced to reopen Moondyne Cave after 10 years. Situated in the Jewel Cave Reserve, Moondyne Cave will reopen to the public on Fri, September 14th. Guided tours of the cave will be available twice each week, between June and December only, and include lunch at Jewel Café. Bookings are necessary; contact Caveworks at 9757 7411 or email to

Nic Signs Home And Away

Nic Westaway, a former resident of Margaret River, has secured a role in Seven’s Home and Away, playing the enigmatic newcomer Kyle. He made his first appearance in August. Speaking of the cast, the 23-year old said: “(We’re) like one big happy family. We have so much fun on set.” He wrote on Twitter: “I’m from a small country town myself… a little place called Margaret River”. Nic went to Margaret Rive High School and just recently shifted to Sydney.

Little Athletes Gearing Up

With a new president and committee, Margaret River Little Athletes is all set for the new season starting on Sat, November 03rd. The club will take registrations on Wednesday and Saturday this week. Kids can be registered Wednesday 3.30-5.30pm or Saturday 9-11am at Augusta-Margaret River Hawks Football Club rooms situated at Gloucester Park. The program is open to all kids aged 7-17.  For further details call Sadie Breslin at 0438 916 396 or email to

Fire Resistant Homes Can Offer Peace Of Mind

Margaret River resident Sean Blocksidge believes it is inevitable that the local community will once again become complacent regarding the threat of fire. Sean, who is a crew leader at Wallcliffe bushfire brigade, spent two days without break fighting the bushfires in Gnarabup and Prevelly which destroyed more than 30 houses last November. He is currently constructing a new home that will be fire resistant.

Another Huge Expo Coming Up

The annual South West Senior & Community Expo is almost here once again. To be held at South West Sport Centre on Sun, October 21st, the event will feature a range of displays, entertainment as well as numerous “hands on” things to do and see. The expo will run from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. For general information or site exhibits, please call the organisers at 9795 7354.

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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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