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The latest fashion trends from The Bunbury Life’s resident fashion expert.

Keeping our cool whilst remaining stylish during our hot Aussie summers can be challenging – but certainly not unachievable.

Bare shoulders

Attention is fully on the shoulder this summer so there is no excuse not to indulge in some blatant skin baring. This versatile trend is incredibly feminine and flattering to wear and there are plenty of pieces featuring either cut outs or completely off the shoulder styles. Plus, with hemlines veering towards mid to long for skirts and dresses, showing off a bare shoulder or two is a less daring way to show off a bit of skin for the more modest among us. For daytime casual, look out for shoulder grazing tops in white cotton or pale blue chambray. Details that take a top to a fresher summer level are delicate pinstripes, a shirred and frilled yoke, or a statement sleeve with a ruffled or tied cuff, cute flare or billowy fullness. Soft silk and lace are perfect for evening off the shoulder pieces. Colours that work well are blush, black and navy.

Midi dress

Easy to wear and available to suit every kind of body shape, these dresses are essential for surviving soaring summer temperatures. Again, keep with the shoulder theme and wear an off the shoulder midi in a senorita style or go for a playful slip dress. These are 8


beautiful for evenings too, especially with a little lace detailing. Add a metallic accessory to bling up a midi dress, like an iridescent clutch, oversized shoulder brushing earrings or beautiful arm-wear.


When it comes to swimwear, there is a wide variety of one-piece styles to choose from with clever and imaginative cut outs. These designs will not only suit different body shapes but will mean that baring some flesh will be more flattering than covering up completely. They’re also perfect when teamed with a pair of shorts, pants or a midi skirt when moving on from the beach for a casual lunch or drinks. Stripes and monochrome are always in fashion but this summer, there are beautiful tropical prints as well as sporty pieces too. Take time to consider what already suits you rather than opting for swimwear in the most on-trend design or colour. In other words, don’t go for a plunging neckline if there isn’t one hanging in the wardrobe and go for a block colour if prints are not your normal style.



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Colouring The Home


ot brave enough to step outside the neutral comfort zone? Using colour doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Getting the colour palette right throughout the home can be a difficult and time-consuming project. Committing to the latest in-vogue shades can, in turn, leave a home looking dated and out of fashion quicker than expected. But playing it safe and resorting to the same neutral tone everywhere can also make rooms feel cold and boring. 20 HOME

It’s all about balance and what works for each individual home. Take a look at the following trends for 2017 and make this summer the season to get colour right. Taking its cue from the fashion runways, yellow, a colour that exudes feelings of optimism and happiness, is set to be the next big thing in interiors. It can be eyepopping bright right through to pale and buttery, so it’s important to know how each shade can be used best.

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Strong bright yellow walls, for example, will appear garish and dazzling in sunny rooms so either tone the colour down with a pastel or paint the walls in a less showy colour and save the strong shade for accessories. Adding a stylish chair, piece of crockery, clock or cushions in a vibrant yellow is all that’s needed to bring interior spaces to life. Currently, there is a clear trend influenced by Nordic and Scandinavian interior design ideas with the focus on functionality, excellent craftsmanship and subtle elegance. Muted natural colours are the shades of choice, particularly when paired with saturated dark blues. Walls in stone and soft grey-beige tones are a perfect backdrop for inky blue accents. There will also be tones of neutrals working together, such as shades of 22 HOME

beige or the palest of champagne pink, and this adds a touch of welcome warmth to a home. For more impact, selected walls in deep blue-greens, khaki or dark blue will be ideal for showcasing framed black and white artwork. Or add shots of colour with pieces of furniture and accessories. The year ahead will certainly bring plenty of new colourful opportunities for the home. But if going bold still feels too daunting, try concentrating on painting around two-thirds of the wall space with a neutral shade. Then, use a darker or lighter tone of the neutral shade for features, such as an alcove, indented wall or skirting board, and accessorise with bursts of yellow, deep green or blue.


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New store now open in Bunbury


ocated on the corner of Albert Road and Strickland Street, Freedom Bunbury is the first WA franchised store to be owned and operated by south west locals. Having opened its doors in May, it is also the first Freedom franchise in over fifteen years. Summer collections are now in store and include Bayside Luxe, a collection of furniture and accessories inspired by cloudless skies and endless days by the sea, Intrepid Modernist, stylish homewares ranging from both graphic to organic and simple to detailed, and Nostalgic Revival, mid-century-style modern pieces that draw inspiration from the cool vibes of yesteryear. Aside from its beautiful furnishings and décor, Freedom Bunbury has already established a strong connection with the local community. Each quarter, its Community Matters programme supports three local charities or not-for-profit groups. The groups are promoted in store and on social media and each time a customer makes a purchase they drop a token into the Community Matters box. Funds are then tallied and distributed accordingly to each group. The 24 HOME

launch of Local Marketplace, an initiative designed to showcase and promote local artisans, is another example of its community engagement. “This is a great initiative because it allows the creative industry to work in tandem with a local business,” says Director of The Art Label Online Janine Stewart. Currently, the Local Marketplace showcases work from three local artists. An experienced interior decorator team is also available for customers. Samara and Whitney have access to an extended range of decorator pieces and whether moving in, redecorating or simply looking for some interior design inspiration, the team can help find fresh and inspiring ways to make the most of the available space within budget. Tim Schaafsma, Managing Director Freedom Australia, believes that the new store is a great milestone in the company’s story. “We fully support its vision and are excited to welcome the Bunbury store to the Freedom family.” Meet the Freedom Bunbury team on Facebook or Instagram.

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sborne Park-based Mataka Stone is one of Western Australia’s leading suppliers of dry stone wall cladding and natural stone pavers. Supplying Perth and greater WA, the business works primarily with travertine pavers, a highly durable stone that was extremely popular in the heyday of the Roman Empire. Celebrating fifteen years in business this year, Mataka Stone is run by founder Gary Neylan, who stumbled upon stone manufacturing in Malaysia while on a surfing holiday in 2001. The initial inception of the business proved to be anything but conventional as Gary explains. “During my surfing holiday, I decided to look at a map of Malaysia and caught a bus to some stone quarries. After speaking to the factory owners, I negotiated a price and began importing containers of the local marble into the Sydney auctions. Next, after a chance meeting with an Iranian stone importer, I swapped my attention to concentrating on importing travertine from Iran into my hometown, Perth,” says Gary. “My growing business then led me to Southern China to look at the feasibility of manufacturing stone baths and basins. There, I met a lady who became my interpreter and we travelled to the outer areas of Beijing to buy some wall cladding. However, two days later she ran away with her boyfriend, leaving me stranded in a hotel. Unfortunately, no-one spoke English in the hotel or the area so, very quickly, I had to learn how to order local food and local beer. I also had problems getting the locals to understand me in the town’s launderette, which was not helped by my attempts at explaining myself with various hand movements. I think they thought I was insane! This situation went on for another four days before I was rescued by a guy who spoke no English. He just handed a mobile phone to me with a lady on the other end, who said, in perfect English, that she would meet me there in a couple of hours. I then ended up working with her company for many years!” “These days, things are certainly less complicated with my suppliers as I use a number of respected companies from Italy, Iran, Turkey and China.” Often referred to as travertine limestone or travertine marble, travertine is technically neither. A terrestrial sedimentary rock from Italy, travertine has been used in construction since Ancient Roman times and is responsible for some of the world’s most historical buildings. Both durable and long lasting, it is easy to repair and keep clean and doesn’t absorb heat, making it an ideal choice for outdoor paving, indoor flooring and pool areas. It’s available in a variety of different colours, including white, cream, grey or coral red. For further information on installing travertine paving, or dry stone wall cladding, contact Mataka Stone on 9276 2873.


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risbane-based Formosa Marine has been building its award-winning range of aluminium boats for close to twenty years, slowly building a reputation for impressive build quality, safety and performance. Its Sea-Rod brand includes open boats and hard tops with models ranging in size from 4.55 metres to 7 metres in length. Choose from either the Offshore range, packed with plenty of offshore fishing features and fitted with aluminium self-draining decks, or select from the Classic range with its marine grade (dipped and carpeted) wood flooring for a more affordable option. The Classic Centre Cabin is one of Sea-Rod’s best sellers and, currently, this model is available in two different guises; the 550C with an overall length of 5.65 metres; and the larger 580CC, measuring in at 5.95 metres with a beam of 2.45 metres. Weighing 820kg, the larger 580CC also includes Sea-Rod’s impressive V2 hull, which features four separate water ballast chambers to give extra stability at rest and a 120mm wide reverse chine, providing an optimum fishing platform.


With the design, layout and features of a 6 metre plus vessel, the 580CC offers many of the components found on larger open-water fishers without the extra towing, running costs and launching issues. Its walk-around cabin, providing effective protection from the elements, allows for complete access around the boat, ideal for when needing to chase or pull in a catch. Complete with a hydraulic steering system, folding dive ladder, fullywelded side decks and side pockets, aluminium anchor well and transom storage compartment, the 580CC is not only packed with a large range of standard features but also offers a number of optional extras. Perfect for those looking to venture into openwater fishing for the first time or for those looking to downgrade from a larger vessel to a capable offshore fisher, its 150 litre fuel tank will ensure plenty of range for days out on the water. For further information on the Sea-Rod range by Formosa Marine, visit exclusive Bunbury dealer Millard Marine and Motorcycle Centre at 5 Sandridge Road or call 9721 3033.

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unbury skater Andrew Beattie is definitely one to watch. A product of The Rink and Coach Susan Brooks, at just 14 years old he recently won two gold medals and a silver at the 2016 Oceania Championships, having won six medals at the 2016 Australian National Skating Championships in Victoria in July. The Bunbury Life caught up for a chat with this future star of the sport. How long have you been skating and what prompted you to start? I came to a birthday party at The Rink just over five years ago and was immediately hooked. At first, I had some trouble mastering the skills but I managed to gradually get better with regular lessons and training. What do you enjoy most about skating? There’s plenty to enjoy. Rolling around, having fun and spending time with all the girls and my dance partner, Jasmine Williams, who is 16. I also love learning new dances and taking on new challenges. Competing in competitions in different venues around the country is also a lot of fun and, of course, winning lots of medals! What do you consider your greatest achievement to date? That’s a tough one, but I think I would have to say the 2016 Oceania Championships in Whangani Bay, New Zealand, that were held in September. I came first in Cadet Solo Dance and Cadet Figures despite still being in recovery from a broken arm sustained five weeks before leaving. What are your goals for the future? My immediate aim is to qualify for the 2019 World Championships to be held in Spain. Ultimately, one day I would love to become a world champion dance skater. How do you relax when not skating? I hardly have much time to relax as my days are so full. However, sometimes over the weekends and the holidays, I do manage to find time to hang out with all my skating friends. Watch this space. This talented and determined young man is set to go all the way in his chosen sport. Located at Gibbons Road, Davenport, for further information on learning to skate or on current programmes at The Rink, call 9725 6999 or visit Elite skaters and grass roots skate programmes are always looking for sponsorship support.



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SUMMER LIVING Stuck for some inspiration on what to do this summer? Here are three good reasons to get out and about.

VISIT BUNBURY CRICKET CENTRE The outdoor cricket season might be in full swing but indoor cricket is an all year round sport. In Bunbury, indoor cricket is played at Bunbury Cricket Centre on all weekday nights. Under the supervision of qualified umpires, games run for 75 minutes with three start times of 6pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm. Monday and Tuesday nights feature an 8-a-side competition and on Wednesdays, teams of 6-a-side compete. Friday nights are set aside for junior cricket with games running for 60 minutes and start times of 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm. Two seasons run during the year with the summer competition starting in early October and the winter competition in early April. Register a team now for the next winter season. Bunbury Cricket Centre also offers net hire for local clubs, coaching from ACB accredited coaches and bowling machine hire. An extensively stocked cricket store with equipment available for all ages has the very latest gear from the sport’s leading brands. Its wide range of clothing, equipment and accessories makes the perfect gift for the keen cricketer in the household. 32 SPORT & RECREATION

VISIT THE DOLPHIN DISCOVERY CENTRE Bunbury’s most popular tourist attraction, the Dolphin Discovery Centre has been providing a unique dolphin experience for all the family for over twenty years. Featuring a range of swim tours and dolphin eco cruises together with a discovery room, theatre and shallow water interaction zone, it’s a not-to-be-missed experience. Open daily from 8am to 4pm (except Christmas Day), call 9791 3088 for further information or visit the centre on Koombana Drive.

VISIT BUNBURY TROTTING CLUB One of WA’s premier regional harness clubs, Bunbury Trotting Club provides a fun, family-friendly environment with racing held predominantly on Saturday evenings. The highlight of the summer is the popular race night on New Year’s Eve, which includes children’s activities and a fireworks display. A recently opened restaurant and spectacular outdoor viewing deck provide outstanding facilities

Indoor cricket Monday to Friday Coaching by ACB accredited coaches Bowling machine hire Cricket store with extensive choice of leading brands Call Phil on 0419 047328 for further information

for racegoers with catering available during all race meetings. An extensive grassed area in front of the members’ lounge also offers a safe play area for children during meetings. Offering visitors access to a fast-paced, exciting sport guaranteed to entertain both enthusiasts and novices alike, membership to the club offers up to two guest passes per meeting as well as access to prime viewing areas. Or admission for non-members is just $5 with children under 16 free.


Summerdaze at LLC 2017 Pool inflatable Our new Pool Inflatable will be up every day throughout the January school holidays from 11am to 4pm. The inflatable is a floating obstacle course over 16m long which provides hours of fun for the whole family. Supervised by our qualified Lifeguards, multiple sessions will run throughout the day. It is suitable for children of most ages and even the young at heart. For further details please phone our aquatics team on 9797 4000 or email

Holiday Swim Weeks Our award-winning, RLSSWA endorsed, swim school hosts two weeks of swimming tuition during the January school holidays. LLC runs two 5 day series of lessons starting on Monday 9 January and Monday 16 January. The 40 minute lessons start from 8:20am and go through to 12:00pm. Our fully qualified instructors can cater for all levels from infants to Bronze Medallion. Prices start from $84 per series. Please contact our Swim School Coordinator on 9797 4000 or email LLC is open 7 days a week: Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and Public holidays

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Lexus NX200t F Sport


ollowing in the footsteps of its larger SUV sibling, the RX, this decidedly stylish compact crossover from Lexus was a relatively late entrant to the small, luxury SUV sector. However, since its launch at the Beijing International Motor Show in 2014, the NX has certainly been making up for lost time. Offering two-wheel-drive and allwheel drive options, buyers can choose between the refined 2494cc petrol hybrid version, the NX300h, or the sporty NX200t, propelled by its outstanding 1998cc petrol engine with 6-speed automatic transmission. Both come in Luxury, F Sport or Sports Luxury trims and both provide an undoubtable visual feast for the eye. According to Lexus, this was a car that, rather than taking its design cues from other similar vehicles, sought out inspiration from trend setting fashion labels, watches and even running shoes. The result is a stunning eye-catching design melded with the very latest auto technology. It’s bold and unashamedly unique. Given the opportunity to take the AWD NX200t F Sport out for an extended test, it was the versatility, performance and driver-focused technology that really hit home to us. Developed especially for the NX, the punchy turbo-charged petrol option in the NX200t delivers 175kW at 4800-5600rpm and 350Nm of torque between 1650 and 4000rpm. All of this available power on tap meant the vehicle was


nimble and responsive in city traffic but also poised and effortlessly-smooth over longer journeys. Through

“... bold and unashamedly unique ...� its combination of impressive performance and precise handling on the roads, it was sometimes easy to forget that the NX was actually an SUV and not a high performance sedan. One thing that can always be counted on with Lexus is the huge amount of standard equipment on offer. Much of what is seen as added extras when it comes to its predominantly German competitors is available as part of the package in even the entry level 2WD NX200t. Our F Sport model included adjustable sports suspension, ventilated front seats, a more advanced 360-degree camera system instead of the regular reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, smart key entry and start, heated front seats, sat-nav and powered tailgate. The F Sport also came with a raft of interior features and finishes, including 18-inch alloy wheels, a special front bumper and grille package, F Sport steering wheel, gear lever, pedals and scuff plates and 10-speaker audio system. Buyers, and typically for the NX that means young

families and executive couples, will be reassured by the seemingly endless list of safety features available. The body structure of the NX has, in the event of an accident, been designed to absorb shock and disperse energy away from the cabin while a total of eight strategically placed airbags are armed to deploy immediately. Our F Sport model also included Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert System, alerting drivers to unseen vehicles in adjacent lanes by illuminating a warning light on the exterior wing mirror. With a larger cabin that most of its rivals, the NX200t F Sport offers a combination of unbridled comfort, contemporary styling and typical Lexus luxury. Its new turbo-powered engine has also added an extra release of power right through the rev range. After a week in our possession, this was one car that was definitely hard to hand back! Priced from $61,864.90 drive away (NX200t AWD F Sport from $74,180 drive away). For further information on the Lexus NX range, contact Lexus of Perth on 9340 9000 or visit the showroom at 359 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park. ON THE ROAD 37

Triumph Bonneville Bobber


here has been a noticeable resurgence in interest for the classic bobber or hardtail style custom motorbike in recent times. For many, of course, the bobber is seen as the quintessential form of motorcycling with its stripped away bodywork and completely removed or, at the very least, shortened fenders. Triumph is the latest manufacturer to introduce a bobber in its range and the Bonneville Bobber has been designed to be even more retro than the classic Bonneville style. It might be built in the UK and be 100 per cent British but the inspiration from this bike clearly comes from those classic Americanmade bobbers, which first came to prominence in the 1930’s. Stripped back to the bare essentials, it shares the same Bonneville engineering and design ethics but with its lower, minimalist yet muscular stance it carries a purposeful and distinctive presence on the road.

At the heart of the bike is a 1200cc high-torque engine tuned to deliver more power lower down the range. It also features twin slash cut, sawn-off peashooter silencers together with a unique twin airbox and filters to provide that instantly recognisable Bonneville hot rod sound. The latest electronic ride-bywire system has also been incorporated for enhanced throttle control with two riding modes and liquidcooling incorporated to achieve greater fuel efficiency. To complete the bobber look, Triumph has included a battery box with stainless steel strap, bar end mirrors, a wide handlebar and rear mudguard loop. The bike also has a rear shock mounted underneath the seat, similar to the set-up used by Harley Davidson but with a more appealing swing cage in view. Black wire-spoked wheels, 19-inch by 2.5-inch at the front and 16-inch by 3.5-inch at the back, are fitted with custom Avon Cobra tyres, specially developed for the bike. Despite all of the retro styling, this is, however, a bike very much for the here and now. As expected from Triumph, there’s plenty of the latest technology available, including switchable traction control, ABS and a torque-assist clutch. Plus, there are over 150 additional accessories to choose from, such as a Vance & Hines exhaust system, different seat trims, cruise control and heated grips. Notwithstanding a number of different colour options, including Ironstone, Morello Red, Competition Green with Frozen Silver and Jet Black. The Bonneville Bobber is an exciting eye-catching addition to the Triumph range, built by a company with the heritage and know-how to be able to really pull it off. Chances are it has yet another success on its hands.

“... an exciting eyecatching addition to the Triumph range ...”

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Buying In The South West By Theo Krinos


arious parts of the property market may have experienced challenging times over the last 12 months but it seems the south west of WA is bucking the trend. As the fastest growing region in the state, population continues to grow at above average rates while the rest of the state has seen slowing growth. So what are the drivers of this growth? Well, firstly, the region continues to be an extremely desirable place to live, boasting a good climate, great beaches, modern local amenities and a relaxed way of life. These characteristics have struck a chord across the demographic spectrum with families wanting to give their children a safe outdoor upbringing and young adults working in hospitality attracted to the area’s


beaches and natural beauty. Baby boomers have also moved in their droves to the south west, looking to live out their golden years away from the faster pace of Perth. With the Perth market performing poorly due, predominantly, to the slowdown in the resources sector, which has led to job losses and economic uncertainty, population growth in the south west has underpinned the local market. Traditionally, the local market follows the highs and lows of the metro market but for the last 18 months, the region has been resilient and values have remained generally stable. The market has waned slightly over the last 6 months but has still seen nothing like the reduction in values that has occurred in Perth. Another driver is the strengthening tourism market.

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With the weakening of the Australian dollar, significant numbers of overseas tourists have visited the region, helping to support the local economy. The upcoming expansion of Busselton Airport will attract both interstate and overseas travellers and that will also help the growth in tourism. With an increasing population and healthy tourism industry, the south west continues to drive forward, making the long term future of the region look both promising and exciting. Theo Krinos is Managing Director at Smartline, Bunbury. Located at 32 Stirling Street, he can be contacted on 9791 4177 or by email at





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The Villa Ravenna

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his inspirational display home by Ventura Homes, based in Dalyellup, features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a stunning kitchen with scullery. The home also includes a front media room and a rear master suite with its own exclusive outdoor access. Designed to fit on a 13 metre wide block, the home features a double lock-up garage with remote control sectional door, security sensor lighting to the front, Colourbond roof and full paint finish. As with all Ventura homes, the property comes with a huge list of quality features and premium inclusions as standard. Located at Bluff Road, Dalyellup, The Villa Ravenna is open Monday and Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm and on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 1pm to 5pm. HIA SW 2016 WINNER - Display Home of the Year $330,000 - $400,000 HIA SW 2016 FINALIST - Golden Key Award for Display Home of the Year HIA SW 2016 WINNER - Best Bathroom in a Display Home $300,000 - $360,000 HIA SW 2016 FINALIST - Bathroom in a Display Home of the Year

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KELSIE RODWELL Property Manager, Elders Real Estate


How long have you been involved in property management?


I first started in real estate in 2002 as a receptionist assisting in property management and soon progressed to the role of property manager. Since then, I have gone on to become a qualified residential and commercial property manager, strata manager and sales representative. I believe that understanding all aspects of the business makes a more well-rounded property manager.


What are the advantages of using a property manager?


There are a number of advantages to be gained. These include, access to professional advice; remember, property managers are employed to act in the best interest of the owner; and the opportunity to have someone with extensive experience to deal with complex issues. A property manager will also ensure the property meets the requirements set out by the Department of Commerce and the Residential Tenancy Act. Don’t forget, all property management fees are also tax deductible.

Q How do you set the correct rent for a property? A We conduct a current market analysis and a profile

of properties that have leased in the area in order to establish a market rent. We then discuss our findings with the owner to establish the level of rent he or she would like to obtain based on the market statistics.


What advice would you give to an owner preparing a house to let?

T i p 1 – P r e s e n tat i o n

Present the property as if presenting the property for sale. Tenants are attracted to a well presented home. When there is a lot of competition, the better presented properties traditionally attract a better quality application.

Tip 2 – If it’s broken, fix it

Carry out any repairs that need to be done prior to a tenant moving into the property. A small repair or some maintenance now could save a bigger problem in the future.

Tip 3 – Clean the property

Cleaning the property initially is essential for a tenancy to run smoothly. Owners want a property handed back in good condition so set the initial benchmark high.

Tip 4 - Don’t forget the exterior

Neatly presented lawns and gardens make a great first impression. When a prospective tenant drives past a property that has a neat exterior, it makes them want to know more about what the property has to offer inside.

Tip 5 – Insurance

The insurance company needs to be notified that the property will be tenanted and Landlord Protection Insurance should be looked into as a safeguard.

Tip 6 – Pricing

Be realistic with weekly rental values particularly when there are plenty of other properties for lease.

A Preparing a property for lease is just as important Q as preparing it for sale. Better prepared homes will not only obtain better rental values and attract a better quality of tenant but will also help set the standard from the start. Here are my 6 tips for getting a property ready for lease.

Kelsie Rodwell can be contacted on 9726 5288. 44 PROPERTY & FINANCE

What do tenants typically look for in a rental property?


Tenants look for clean and well-maintained rental properties. I have also found that tenants are attracted to air-conditioned properties coming into the summer months so if contemplating installing an air conditioner, now might be the time.

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Income Protection Insurance Why you need it


By Anthony Cordi

magine not being able to work for an extended period of time due to an accident or illness. How long could you survive financially without an income? One month, two months, perhaps six months at a push? For most of us, the focus is usually just on the month ahead, ensuring there is enough cash in the bank to cover the mortgage and the regular monthly expenses. The vast majority of us don’t have the luxury of being able to stash money away for an unplanned future event. So if you are in regular work and, especially if you have family dependants, income protection insurance should be an essential part of your or your family’s financial planning. In the event of being unable to work through sickness or injury, income protection insurance pays out a monthly benefit, just like a salary, and generally covers up to between 75 per cent and 85 per cent of pre-tax earnings. This money can then be put towards mortgage or rent payments, car expenses and loan repayments and all other monthly bills, providing financial stability and peace of mind at this difficult time.


Depending on your occupation, payments can be made for up to two or five years or even up to the age of 65 or 70. Policies can also be held both inside and outside superannuation, depending on an individual’s circumstances, and some policies can even cover redundancy. A quick initial meeting will determine how the policy is best structured for you. Your income gives you the lifestyle your family enjoys today but will also shape your plans for the future. Income protection insurance gives the confidence to seize life’s opportunities, knowing, at the same time, that if things don’t go quite to plan, there’s a plan in place for that too. Anthony Cordi is the sole director and financial adviser at Super Financial Solutions. Established in 2014 and based in central Bunbury, Super FS works with toptiered insurance products where the insurance companies themselves have a proven claims history. For further information or to set up a free consultation, email Anthony at or call him on 0427 057 750.

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“Insurance is a need, not a want! So, I will not charge upfront and/or ongoing fees to find the best solution for you. I receive commissions from the insurance companies whose products I recommend. And, If you do not wish to pay the premiums from your cash flow, they can often be paid from within your superannuation fund of which there are many advantages.” To find out more and to protect your children’s future call me today on 0427 057 750 to arrange a free appointment. Alternatively contact me on Facebook or simply visit my office. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

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t’s no secret that times are tough in business right now so, instead of getting carried away with the general malaise, use this time to take stock, revisit your business and prepare for the new year ahead. Here are some areas that can be addressed when finetuning any business. Let’s work through the list and discover some potential areas of improvement:-






Is your business carrying too much stock? With overnight delivery now available for many items, is it necessary to be carrying it on the shelf? Plus, is some of that stock now obsolete?

Are customers paying on your terms or theirs? Is there a retention clause in place for goods supplied that are on account?


Are there many company assets currently on finance? It might be possible to refinance existing items to spread the term of the loan. This could lower repayments and assist with cash flow.

When was pricing last reviewed? Do a check on profit margins.

Is your business advertising and is it effective? I recently spoke to a client of mine who spends over $50K a year on radio and TV advertising. When asked if it was working, he couldn’t tell me. I then asked where his new customers were coming from only to be told mainly from referrals or word of mouth. I ask again, is it effective advertising?


Is your accountant doing more than just compliance? Do you see him or her more than once a year? Yes, they cost money but any accountant should be worth the investment and be good value for money.


When were the business’s banking needs last reviewed? Does it have term debt on an interest rate of 5 per cent or higher? It could be worth a review. 48 BUSINESS

Are there options to go solar? Perhaps at least replace lights with LED’s.


Has this been recently reviewed? We recommend a review every three years to ensure the right coverage and levels of cover. Is the business over-staffed? Are wages at correct levels? Do some staff have accumulated leave entitlements?



Are you taking drawings or wages from the business? Are you aware of the implications of this? By reviewing the above, it may well be possible to make significant savings over the coming months.

Phil Di Candilo is Director of RSM Bunbury, part of a full service, national accounting group, delivering expert corporate financial and advisory accounting services to clients across diverse industry sectors. Call him on 9722 5600.



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he south west region is buzzing during the peak summer season boom. So how do we leverage off this boom and increase the effects of the boom while it is here? The answer is effective engagement At Get Your App, we are big believers in all things digital, from websites and apps to social media posts and pages. We create and develop digital products to support and work with each other. One is not better than the other, instead each serves its own purpose and is enhanced when partnered with another. Engagement starts with digital visibility How are businesses found and how do they capture their audience once they are found? Google Analytics plays a huge role here. A company’s website needs to be responsive in this multiscreen world. Google likes that. Everybody likes that. We now live in an age where users of devices have a short attention span when it comes to loading times and responsive designs. If a user has to wait or pinch and zoom whilst searching the web on a hand-held device, the engagement has dropped. Today, companies need to have a linked online presence. Engaging via one digital product is simply not enough. Google likes seeing supportive online presence. Everyone wants to connect via multiple platforms. Having a website and app, or website and social media page, or social media page and app connected, the higher the digital visibility and engagement. People want to connect on Facebook, understand more through a website, stay engaged


with call to actions via an app and keep up to date with companies and the world through social media posts. So, to increase the boom, get visible by being on more than one digital product and be responsive to current digital products. Staying engaged is how the boom can be leveraged. Let the buzz of summer live on! Let’s also briefly touch on active engagement and passive engagement. Emails, newsletters, blogs, social media posts, these are all examples of great engagement tools. These, however, are often time consuming and, therefore, fall into the category of active engagement. For example, to see a post on Facebook it will need to be found by someone scrolling through the newsfeed. We recommend enhancing engagement through a passive approach. In other words, the message gets to its audience without them having to search for it. An example would be having an app that sends out a push notification directly to its target audience. Leverage off the boom of getting connected and stay directly connected and engaging. To discuss how to stay engaged and how to offer practical solutions across a variety of digital products, contact Get Your App. Servicing Bunbury to Perth and the greater south west, for more information, visit or call 1800 487 277.

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t Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, Kindergarten to Year 12 students don’t just benefit from an outstanding academic education; they also get the opportunity to thrive in an environment that cares for their wellbeing and focuses on educating every aspect of the child. By getting to know students as individuals, by building their self-esteem and by making them feel happy and safe at school, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School encourages students to maximise their involvement and to achieve their potential. As a Positive Education School, it teaches students to explore and build character and resilience through a range of programmes across both Primary and Secondary. Its cross-age home groups and house system enable students to get to know their peers and other students from various year levels through regular activities. Students benefit from having good relationships with teachers and staff that they feel comfortable talking to, whether it’s their home group teacher, head of house, VET coordinator or senior mentor. It might even be last year’s coach who is also very likely to be a staff member. The school is well resourced to identify and support students in times of need with access to the school nurse, counsellor or chaplain. In short, there is always someone available to listen to concerns or to give advice.


As the first Anglican co-educational boarding school in Western Australia, the school continues to be informed by the Christian faith of the founders more than forty years after the school’s establishment. At the heart of the school lies the chapel, a beautiful rammed-earth structure, which welcomes students on a weekly basis to worship and reflect. The aim of the school is to nurture students not just academically but also spiritually. Religious Education classes encourage students to ask and seek answers to the bigger questions of life and to discuss philosophy and faith. These discussions are carried out in an open and honest way. Through careful and respectful conversation students are encouraged to think philosophically about their lives and develop strong personal values. Although an Anglican school, students also learn about the many faiths of the world and how each celebrates its different beliefs. The focus is on producing young men and women who have a considered and compassionate outlook towards others and the world.

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B u n b u r y C at h e d r a l G r a m m a r S c h o o l What are the key advantages gained by learning in a co-educational environment? As a regional boarding school, families benefit greatly from being able to have sons and daughters attend the same school, strengthening the bonds between siblings as they settle into their new home away from home. In academic terms, boys and girls benefit from the social and classroom interaction with peers of opposite gender, developing positive friendships. Our school is a happy community where boys and girls mix in a respectful manner. How does Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School differ in its approach to other co-ed private schools? As a regional co-educational day and boarding school, our students benefit from engaging with a diverse range of students, who come from all over the state. We are a city school, which offers high academic and co-curricular opportunities found nowhere else in regional WA. As a city school in a region with strong country values, our facilities are located in a beautiful bushland campus, which contributes to the sense of space and tranquility experienced. Student-centered pastoral care is a key focus of the school with peer leadership, student executive and buddy programmes alongside a strong focus on developing character strength, perseverance and resilience amongst students. What are the highlights of the school year? Our athletics and swimming carnivals are a highlight for both the sporting enjoyment they provide and for the house spirit and sense of community they create. Cross country, for example, involves students from pre-primary to year 12 so it really is a whole of school event. Our school also runs two productions in both the Primary and Secondary schools, which encourage numerous young performers to get involved in theatrical life both on stage and behind the scenes. Our musical department thrives with students involved in music tours, the Bunbury Eisteddfod, gala and performance nights throughout the year. Our camp 54 EDUCATION

programme is also a highlight. This starts in preprimary and culminates in year 10 with an outward bound adventure trekking camp. Does Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School have any community-based (local or international) programmes? As a member of the Round Square Association, our students are involved in exchanges, conferences and service trips both nationally and internationally with a focus on the IDEALS of internationalism, democracy, environment, adventure, leadership and service. Students can experience a new culture, serve communities in need and expand their horizons. Closer to home, our students enjoyed strengthening their relationships with residents of Bethanie Retirement Village and Djidi Djidi Primary School while our community lunches donate all funds raised towards chosen charities. What activities are available outside the usual curriculum? There is a myriad of options for students to nurture potential and discover individual talents. They can be involved in after-school clubs, such as SCUBA, art club, speech and debating, and woodworking while our music department includes a range of choirs, bands and ensembles. Many of our students enjoy playing multiple sports for a variety of clubs and challenging themselves through events such as the annual Rottnest swim. What does it mean to be a Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student? We aim to encourage all students to learn and flourish, nurturing their talents and using all of their gifts to achieve their full potential.

For further information on the enrolment process at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, or to arrange a visit, call 9722 6004.

The Joy Of Fragrance


By Niobe Gulley

t’s all around us from blossom to fruit, sand to the ocean, and meadows to forests and has been adored by people since early civilisation. But why is wearing a favourite fragrance so important to us? Much like a particular song, a particular fragrance can trigger memories of a favourite place, an exotic holiday, times with friends or a first love. The scent takes us back to a moment in time and we experience associated memories of happiness. French author Michael Proust commented that once a scent has been experienced in a person’s life, “let them smell it again and it will liberate and awaken previously forgotten feelings.” There is also something about a favourite perfume that is impossible to define, pulling us back to experience more. The layers within each waft are hard to truly explain and encapsulate into words but they can be intoxicating and compelling, willing us to enjoy the fragrance over and over again. Despite the hype and imagery created by the USD$40 billion global fragrance market, the fact remains; the pleasure of enjoying scent is very real. Alchemists travel far and wide around the world, seeking out the best and finest ingredients to concoct new formulas and, maybe, a fragrance worth millions. Despite their search, it is the rose that has often been at the heart of the most successful and internationally loved perfumes. It has been used for scent since Egyptian times and we have certainly not tired of it yet. It is said that Cleopatra had the sails of her barge scented with rose along with jasmine and patchouli, all known for their aphrodisiac powers. A good example

of a modern-day, rose-influenced fragrance is Dahlia Divin Le Nectar, new from Givenchy; it has rose and jasmine at its core. Or for a timeless sophisticated air, that is both bold and lively, try Chanel’s new No5 L’Eau with its lemon, mandarin, rose and soft musk. Whether to evoke feelings of special memories, or to attract and seduce, there are many other reasons as to why we wear perfume. Certain scents can boost confidence and feelings of control. Others stir up frivolous and playful feelings, or they can be provocative and striking. Wearing a fragrance allows each of us to have our own sense of individuality enabling us to choose different scents to reflect different intentions and different moods. Ultimately, our choice of fragrance will depend on how we feel or how we want to feel. As Estée Lauder famously said, “You don’t wear the same shoes every day so why wear the same scent?” So next time you reach for a favourite bottle of scent, remember, “A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting,” Christian Dior. Niobe Gulley is the owner of The Beauty Shop and The Beauty Shop Beauty Room. Two destinations in one location in the Stirling Centre, Bunbury, for all your beauty needs.


The Effects of Sunlight

By Jeanette Elliott


esearch has shown that a minimum amount of sunlight exposure is required for us to function properly. Like a plant needs sunlight to grow and thrive, the human body needs sunlight for correct cellular functioning. It’s a wellknown fact that excessive sunlight exposure can cause ageing and skin cancers, however, there is now clear scientific evidence that shows daily sunlight exposure is actually good for human health. The information below highlights both the dangers of excessive sun exposure along with benefits achieved from moderate exposure. Some are widely known and others are not. Written from the perspective of a skin health professional, I have tried to explain how we might give advice to patients about the sun, its dangers, the correct protection from it and, indeed, its benefits.

T h e Va l u e O f S u n l i g h t

The current hot topic (particularly in Australia) of exposure to ultra violet radiation, i.e. sunlight, will often lead people to think only of its downsides; skin cancer, cataracts, ageing, wrinkles. However, science is now saying that wearing sunglasses may severely weaken the body’s defences. There are strong indications that sunlight through the eyes stimulates the immune system. There is no question that UV light in large amounts is harmful but in trace amounts, as in natural sunlight, it acts as a beneficial life-supporting nutrient. While too much sunlight can be harmful to the skin, the right balance can also have mood lifting benefits by increasing the brain’s release of the hormone Serotonin. This mood-boosting hormone also promotes feelings of calm. Low levels can also create a higher risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression triggered by changing seasons. Sunlight benefits sufferers of non-seasonal depression, anxiety and premenstrual tension, according to the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Sunlight exposure also has a further health benefit. UVB radiation in sunlight causes a person’s skin to create vitamin D for bone health whereas low levels of sunlight are linked to bone-wasting diseases, such as osteoporosis. We have discussed the dangers of skin cancer for References by Rachel Nall, RN, BSN, CCRN Medically Reviewed by Mark R Laflamme, MD on 9 November 2015


over-exposure but moderate amounts of sunlight actually have cancer preventive benefits. According to an interesting study by Environmental Health Perspectives, areas with less daylight are more likely to have more people with a number of cancers than those who live with more sunlight hours.

S u n l i g h t a n d M o d e r at i o n

On record as saying sunlight can treat several skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema and acne, The World Health Organisation recommends getting five to fifteen minutes of sunlight two to three times a week. This should be between 10am and 4pm when the sun’s rays are more direct, and on the arms, hands and face only. For vitamin D-boosting benefits, the sun must penetrate the skin and, therefore, sunscreen or protective clothing should not be worn. However, if spending longer in the sun than a brief 15-minute period, the skin should always be protected! Apply a strong sunblock and wear a protective hat, shirt and sunglasses. A little bit of extra sunshine can have wide-ranging benefits for everyone. Just don’t overdo it. Jeanette Elliott is a dermal clinician who has many years’ experience in helping patients to understand their skin and the conditions that may affect it, providing realistic expectations of the results that can be achieved. She is an APAN Registered Aesthetics Practitioner, a member of the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians, the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network and the Australasian Academy of Anti-ageing Medicine (A5M) and is actively involved in the dermal therapy professional community via her role as a student assessor within the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science. Located at the Greater Bunbury Medical Centre, call Jeanette on 9791 7938 for a free, no obligation consultation.

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F l o tat i o n T h e r a p y T o p F i v e R e a s o n s F o r F l o at i n g

THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT has been using flotation therapy to train Olympians and other elite athletes for over 30 years because the therapy has evidence-based physical and mental health benefits. Bunbury-based Odyssey Float Studio now also has many locals using float pods as an increasingly popular remedy to a range of different ailments. So, what are the top five reasons for floating?


C o n t r o l o f i n f l a m m at i o n and chronic pain

Rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis, lupus and other autoimmune disorders all inflame healthy cells in joints, nerves and connective tissue. Magnesium controls the cellular activity responsible for inflammation and increased levels can significantly reduce pain. Float pods contain half a tonne of Epsom salts, which means a huge amount of magnesium is moving through the skin and directly into the bloodstream when floating. It’s next to impossible to absorb that amount of magnesium from food or supplements. Pain is reduced through the unique combination of high levels of magnesium in the body, the ‘zero-gravity’ environment (which removes pressure from the inflammation) and the half a tonne of muscle relaxant that releases physical and mental tension.


Control of back, neck and shoulder pain

When floating in a float pod, the spinal cord is in perfect alignment. This alignment, combined with a

“zero-gravity” environment (no pressure on joints, muscles and bones) optimises the ability of the magnesium and muscle relaxant to recover the body from injury.


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The ultra-high levels of magnesium in the float pod result in significant mental health benefits. For instance, GABA (a naturally occurring brain chemical that calms the nervous system) levels increase, stress hormone levels decrease, muscle tension decreases (enabling the release of epinephrine and cortisol) and insomnia is often eliminated. The magnesium also acts as an antiinflammatory in the brain and dampens the function of the amygdala (a section of the brain that detects fear).

A huge advocate of flotation therapy, the Australian Institute of Sport uses float pods for accelerating recovery from injury, increasing energy, aiding visualisation, boosting the immune system, reducing lactic acid levels, combating fatigue and for many other physical and mental health benefits. Regular floaters report that flotation therapy has helped to combat the symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and many other ailments.

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have found a lump on my dog. Should I get it checked by a vet or just keep an eye on it for a while? It feels like another lump my dog has. Is it possible to tell what it is just by feeling the lump? The short answer to all of the above is that lumps on dogs need to be checked by a vet and the sooner the better. The problem with self-diagnosis is that it is impossible to be certain whether it is cancerous. Even very experienced vets can sometimes be mistaken and, therefore, without looking at the cells in question under the microscope and taking samples, it is extremely difficult to get an accurate prognosis. The questions we always ask ourselves when we see any sort of lump is - what is it and where is it? So on examination, we first need to work out what type of lump it is (inflammatory, benign or 60 ANIMAL HEALTH

malignant) and, after determining how the lump might behave, we can then work out a treatment plan. The first thing I will do with most lumps is to carry out a fine needle aspirate. This involves inserting a small needle into the lump (the needle I use is the same size used to vaccinate pets) and removing some cells for examination under the microscope. For many types of lumps, we can tell there and then what type of lump it is and what the best treatment options are. For cases where we can’t tell what type of lump is present, we may send the sample to a specialist pathologist or recommend a larger sample (a biopsy) be sent to the lab for examination. For many lumps, we may feel that doing nothing is the best course of treatment. For example, the most common lump we diagnose on dogs is a lipoma, which is a benign tumour (the good type) of the fat

cells. For these tumours, we rarely recommend surgery as they don’t spread and will normally stop growing at some point. Therefore, they can be left and monitored. The surgery may also cause the animal so much pain or dysfunction that it is not in the animal’s best interests. If we are concerned that the lump is malignant (the bad type), we may recommend a process called ‘staging’. This is where the rest of the body is examined for signs of the tumour having spread using tools such as ultrasound, x-rays or CT scans. There is no point removing the lump if it has already spread to other parts of the body. Cancers tend to be fairly predictable in where they spread so, having identified the type of lump that is present, we usually know where to search for signs of spread. The location of any lump can also influence treatment choices. For example, a lipoma on the side of the

abdomen may not cause problems and might be left but one under the armpit might cause discomfort and need to be removed. A malignant tumour on the side of the chest where dogs have more skin might be quite easy to remove but the same type of lump near the paw might be very difficult to treat due to a lack of spare skin close to the wound once the lump is removed. So why do we need to examine a lump quickly? The two things that may change with time are the size of the lump

and whether it has spread. If the dog’s owner has been keeping an eye on the lump, it may well be bigger by the time we see it. This makes any surgery to remove the lump more difficult, more painful and more expensive. Most tumours take a certain period of time to spread to other parts of the body. By waiting to see what a lump does means it can spread before we have a chance to treat it. This could cost the life of the pet.

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Restaurant Review

The Natural Temptation Café FOR OVER 25 YEARS, The Natural Temptation Café has been serving up its delicious range of heavenly locally-produced delights. Quite simply, it’s a Bunbury institution. Using only fresh natural ingredients, the tempting highly creative menu includes natural fruit smoothies, inspiring fresh salads, delicious burgers, free range chicken and healthy, hot tasty dishes. It’s also home to an increasingly popular breakfast menu served from 7.30am Monday to Friday and from 8am on Saturdays. High time we gave it a try! We are told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but in today’s hectic world it is rarely savoured. For most of us, it’s either a quick piece of toast or a bowl of cereal before the dash to work. Well, perhaps a trip to The Natural Temptation Café might change all of that. One look at its enticing breakfast menu should do the trick. Sipping on my latte and after a studying the various

options, I decided to order a relatively new dish on the menu, Green Scramble served on sourdough toast. Using free range eggs sourced from Capel, the dish contained a mix of pesto, spinach, oregano and basil and was full of flavour and just tasted, well… really fresh. Fresh is an overused word when it comes to food but here you can taste the freshness of the food in every mouthful. It’s also a dish that comes with a kick. There’s a Chilli Scramble on the menu too served with capsicum chilli relish. Maybe next time! Other highlights on the menu included Turkish Egg (I nearly ordered this), a fragrant mix of lentils, pumpkin and mushrooms topped with a soft fried egg; Avocado Smash, avocado on toasted sourdough with roasted cherry tomatoes and homemade dukkah; and Natural Temptation Omelette, a protein-packed dish with 3 free range eggs, filled with spinach, fresh herbs and cheese. Or why not just drop in for some homemade toast, some muesli, a coffee or a Chai Pot? Try the Chia Muesli, fresh fruit served on a chia seed muesli and nut mix with apple juice, soy or nut milk or perhaps The Natural Temptation Organic Oat Muesli and Fruit. A touch of France has also been added to the menu this summer. Le French Toast with Oh La Jam is a delicious combination of café-baked sourdough with strawberry rose rhubarb jam. I tried some of this jam and it is fabulous! Finally, bacon lovers will be delighted to hear that naturally smoked bacon from Margaret River is now available to add to many of the café’s breakfast dishes along with homemade bacon and egg burgers. Great service and friendly staff just add to the whole satisfying experience at The Natural Temptation Café. This is a Bunbury experience not to be missed. Words by Mark Boden Open Mon to Fri 7.30am to 5.30pm, (Thurs to 6pm), Sat 8am to 4pm 47 Stephen Street Tel 9791 2559



FWRO G INES Cellar Door Open Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 11.30am-5pm

Easy 10 minute drive from Bunbury. Self-contained vineyard cottage available

7 Dardanup West Road, North Boyanup

Ph: 0408 930 332

Casual Italian dining serving fresh pasta, pizza, chicken, steak and local seafood Open Mon to Sat 11.30am to 2pm, 6pm to Late (Open Sunday on long weekends and for special occasions)

Tel 9791 3926 FOOD 63

My Favourite Dish

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Basturma Spices By Bec Pyke, Market Eating House

lamb is a staple dish on all Middle Eastern and Mediterranean menus so naturally, given our influences, it has always graced our menu in some form or another. Plus, with the south west producing some of the most delicious, pasture-fed lamb available, how could it not be one of our favourite dishes? At Market Eating House our food is best enjoyed sharing style; the way we eat at home with our closest family and friends. This dish truly epitomises this

sharing experience as tucking into a meal of roast lamb with those closest to you evokes plenty of nostalgia in people from so many different cultures. The preparation for this dish begins by bringing in the lamb shoulders whole and then partially boning them out. We brine them for twenty-four hours to lock in the flavour and then generously rub them with a basturma-spiced yoghurt. Basturma is a spice mix that includes smoked paprika, mild paprika, fenugreek, garlic powder, cumin and chilli. It originates from the Ottoman Empire and there are many regional variations throughout the Middle East. The lamb shoulder is then slowly cooked for a further eighteen hours before being finished off in our wood-fired oven. This gives it a smoky crunchy crust. The wood-fired oven and charcoal grill take centre stage at Market, exploring one of the most honest relationships, that of food and fire! We recommend enjoying our slow roasted lamb shoulder in accompaniment with some of our other dishes, such as our Jersey Milk cured with courgettes and confit lemon, Local Asparagus and Sprouting Broccoli with fried duck egg mayo and nduja, or our Spiced Cauliflower with almonds, dates and parsley.

Visit Market Eating House at 9 Victoria Street or call 9721 6078 for reservations. 64 FOOD & WINE

Phone : 9721 6078 9 VICTORIA ST BUNBURY Bookings are Recommended

Open Wednesday & Thursday 5.30pm Friday & Saturday 12pm Sunday 9am to 4pm


summer is here and my thoughts turn to dung beetles…I am a farmer’s daughter after all. It wasn’t an immediate thought, more a progression from hotter and longer days, check the reticulation for the vege garden, put the shade covers up, fly screens on the windows and then…I wonder if those trusty beetles will do a good job this year. The sacred Scarab beetle was revered in Egyptian mythology as a good luck icon. Pharaohs would wear jasper stone-carved scarabs and be buried with scarab amulets. The Greeks saw the scarab as a symbol of selfrenewal and the Christians regarded the little chaps as a symbol of resurrection. This lowly dung roller has played an important part in bringing fertility, prosperity and peace of mind to many cultures over the years. Every eco system needs its workers to support the system in the long term. I have always been a champion of grass roots mentality. You can’t grow good crops just from reading books, although a little bit of knowledge is helpful. The real experience comes from getting your hands on the shovel and doing the hard work. This brings me to First Principles theory; the understanding of fundamental truths. Aristotle the ol’ Greek philosopher born in 384BC was onto something big back in the dark ages when he was pushing this theory. Learning the fundamentals is a principle I worry we are losing sight of in today’s society. In past years, to get to the top of a profession you would usually start at the bottom and work your way through the ranks, taking the experience and knowledge with you until ‘hey presto’ you were the fountain of knowledge at the top of the tree, or close to it. So, if the ‘proverbial’ hits the fan, you knew how to solve the 66 FOOD & WINE

problem from your experience with first principles. Increasingly now, I see the process as go to university, get the knowledge and a bit of experience, then get the degree, put on shiny shoes, sit at the computer and make those spreadsheets that give all the right answers to put in a report, go and get a latte double shot with coconut milk, job done, onto the next project. If something goes wrong on site, you can always have an enquiry, discuss things some more, hire a mediator, professor or someone with another title and work through to some positive outcomes until more people are happy than unhappy. Until some younger university students, who want to change the world (as every proactive university student worth their salt should) decides that the project or industry is detrimental to planet earth so they protest to try to close you down, putting all the workers out of a job until there is a more sustainable industry to support them. Meanwhile, those companies that were making the big bucks ravaging this planet's resources but also providing training for trades and practical skills, like mechanical fitters, boiler makers and welders, were also giving funding to the universities to train their future CEO’s, business managers and lab technicians. Now the universities need foreign students to help fund them and Australian kids can’t afford to pay for higher education because they can’t work part-time to support themselves, like people did years ago, and study at the same time. Things are so much harder now

and, besides, everyone needs to be happy and have a social life, otherwise we will need counselling to work out why we aren’t happy. And if the counselling doesn’t do the trick, there are always drugs and alcohol to ease the pain, and, if you get hooked on either of those, then it’s back to counselling you go. This, of course, is all a hypothetical rant so all is not yet lost. Watching Landline on ABC TV one Sunday afternoon, my faith in human resilience and endeavour was restored. It seems that there are still many areas where we are getting back into touch with our ‘first principle grass roots dung rolling’ mentality in our primary production sector just like those Egyptians of old. We are learning from our mistakes of mono cropping and heavy chemical spraying and developing more sustainable industry practices. Consumers with an appreciation for more ethical products are driving the demand and creating the market. While not everyone wants to be a little dung roller of society, if you are good at it, you might become a sacred symbol of the future. So watch where you walk with those shiny shoes, you may step on someone iconic.

Annie Malone is the proprietor of The Natural Temptation Café, 47 Stephen Street.

Fresh Natural Juices Prana Organic Chai & Coffees Delicious Breakfasts Hot Vegetarian Bakes Freshly Made to Order Wraps, Sourdough Sandwiches Toasted Turkish & Burgers Local Natural Smoked Bacon Free Range Chicken & Eggs Gluten & Dairy Free Foods Freshest Inspirational Salads Raw Delights Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm Thurs 7.30am-6.00pm Sat 8.00am-4.00pm 08 9791 2559 47 Stephen Street WE RECYCLE AND D BR ELI EA CIO EMBRACE SUSTAINABLITY KF US LOVE YOUR BODY AS TS & YOUR PLANET !

geographe wine region


elcome to our latest update on the news and happenings around the Geographe wine

region. The recently held Geographe Wine Show culminated in a Gala Award Dinner held at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre. Providing an opportunity for local producers to showcase their latest releases, this year, the show also offered the chance for wine produced by alternative grape growers within WA to enter. The show proved to be a triumph

for Ferguson Valley-based winery Willow Bridge Estate, which picked up a raft of awards together with six gold and three silver medals. The awards included Wine of the Show and Best Red Wine for its 2015 Gravel Pit Shiraz, Best RosĂŠ for its 2016 Rosa De Solana together with Trophies for Most Successful Producer and Excellence in Winemaking. Its 2016 Bookends Fume Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, due to be released in 2017, also recently won the trophy for Best Dry White Blend at the Adelaide Royal Wine Show. Barton Jones Wines has got

Success for Willow Bridge Estate at The Geographe Wine Show

Bonking Frog Wines 2016 Summer Merlot


GEOGRAPHE Chardonnays B y J a k e At k i n s o n

in touch to announce that its 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is now available for tasting at the cellar door. The cellar door will, incidentally, be closed from 24th December to 4th January. Its gallery is currently hosting a photography exhibition by Lindsey Nelligan until 12th December and will then be showing works from Donnybrook local Sue Dennis until the middle of January. Bonking Frog Wines has also enjoyed success at recently held wine shows. The still to be released 2015 Winter Merlot and 2012 Paterson Reserve both picked up medals at the Perth Royal Wine Show and Qantas Wine Show, which bodes well for these vintages. The standout, however, was the 2016 Summer Merlot, which received a Gold medal at the Perth Royal Wine Show and was the top scoring wine in the Annual Winestate Magazine’s RosÊ Tasting. With its stunning views over the Ferguson Valley from its cellar door, Green Door Wines is now open from Thursday through to Sunday. The winery has simplified its menu and now offers a range of gourmet platters, ideal to share as a light lunch accompanied by a glass of wine on the deck. The winery also welcomes Vanessa Carson as its consultant winemaker.


here have been some exciting new Chardonnays coming out of the Geographe wine region of late. One I had been eagerly awaiting was the new vintage release from Wellington Mill-based, 52 Stones. This little vineyard on Stones Road has been consistently producing some of the best Chardonnay in the Ferguson Valley for some time and, with the genius of Peter Stanlake at the winemaking helm, there are no signs of this level of quality slowing down. The 2015 vintage saw the release of two Chardonnay wines under the 52 Stones banner, one labelled as Chardonnay and the other a barrel select edition. The 2015 regular Chardonnay has a collection of lemon aromatics; zest and myrtle, vanilla cream and toasted hazelnuts. The palate is fresh and lively with an attractive continuation of citrus, caramel and a subtle smattering of baking spices. This is a wonderfully textured wine with bright acidity and a balanced finish. The 2015 barrel select is an example of six barrels that were showing particularly interesting and delicious characteristics. Looking at these wines side by side, it was an interesting exercise to see the difference that oak selections have on a finished wine, something wine nerds will also enjoy. The wine was another fresh

and bright offering with zesty mineral aromatics, bacon fat and peach scents coming from the glass. The palate immediately showed greater complexity with a broad spectrum of flavours and textures from grapefruit, ripe nectarine and guava through to crushed quartz. A palate-coating buttery texture and a zesty acidity make this wine very appealing and also quite a different wine to its counterpart. Another great producer of Chardonnay from the Wellington Mill area is Talisman Wines, which recently picked up Best White and Best Chardonnay at the Geographe Wine Show for its 2015 Gabrielle Chardonnay. Recently, however, I have been working with an older edition of this wine from its 2013 vintage. After a couple of years of aging, this wine is really hitting its straps. With freshly baked brioche, apricot, chamomile and honey suckle dominating the nose, the palate is complex but by no means flabby with lemon curd and buttered popcorn. Layers of ripe stone fruit with a medium, almost mandarin-like citrus acidity finish a lengthy palate experience. This wine still has the potential to age for some time but I think most will find it hard to stay away from such an offering. Chardonnay from the Ferguson will definitely be one of my favourite summer tipples.

Jake Atkinson is Sommelier at Mojo's Restaurant, Victoria Street. FOOD & WINE 69

FEATURE wine Not one but two in this edition - a pair of

Tempranillo wines from Ferguson Valley winery, Green Door Wines.

2015 Tempranillo El Toro The hand-picked Tempranillo fruit was destemmed into ferment vats and cold-soaked for three days. Some further whole bunches were then added to the vat at this stage. When dry, the fruit was pressed off into old oak for malolactic fermentation and cellared for 12 months before bottling. Tasting Notes Dark cherry and purple red in colour, the aroma is dusty and earthy with a hint of violet. The palette shows rich ripe fruit characters, dark cherries and fine tannins. This Tempranillo is a medium to full bodied wine. Available from the cellar door at $25

2015 Tempranillo Amphora Again, using hand-picked Tempranillo fruit, this was then destemmed into amphora clay pots lined with bees wax. Whole bunches were also added to the pots at this stage with the ferment initiated using wild yeast. When dry, the ferment was once more pressed off into old oak for malolactic fermentation and cellared for 12 months before bottling. Tasting Notes Dark cherry and purple red in colour, the aroma is earthy and spicy with hints of cacao. The palette is soft with a touch of rich plums. Savoury with finesse. Available from the cellar door at $35

08 9728 0055



2015 Trophys Geographe Wine Show 2015

Smallwater Estate - GEOGRAPHE WINE REGION -

Cellar Door and Restaurant

· Best White Blend 2015 · Best Roze 2015 · Most Successful Producer · Most Successful Exhibitor

Open for Lunch and Tastings Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm Open Public Holidays

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2015 · Top Gold Rob’s Block 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Tantalize your taste buds… sit back and take in the beauty of Smallwater Estate and enjoy award winning wines

52 Tramline Road, Newlands For further information call 9731 6036 or 0429 956 424 or email

Hand picked, hand crafted, character wines, our “Art in a Bottle” Purchase 6 bottles and enjoy 7 from our cellar door café. Online Sales available. Free case delivery. Ph: 9728 3007 Fax: 9728 3006 754 FERGUSON RD FERGUSON VALLEY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6236 Open everyday (except Wednesday) 11am to 4pm (5pm weekends)

Discover Hand Crafted Wines & Local Produce Platters gallery | vineyard views | homemade cakes | coffee Open Thursday - Monday 10.30am to 4.30pm

39 Upper Capel Road, Donnybrook T. 08 9731 2233 E. W. FOOD & WINE PB



08 9721 9940

A delightful South African specialty with a fine dining flair. Let your imagination take control! Open Tues to Thurs 11.00am – 9.00pm, Fri 11.00am – 3.00am, Sat 12.00pm – 5.00am, Sun 12.00pm – 9.00pm

08 9721 1555

27 Victoria Street

Shop 6, 33 Clifton Street (Grand Cinema Complex)



Enjoy the best of 2 worlds, a cool café during the day and hip wine bar and tapas style eatery in the evening. Fresh seasonal fare with local wines and beers. Live music on weekends, free function room hire. Open Mon to Sat 11.00am – Late, Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm

08 9721 6078


A sharing-style eatery focused on wood-fire cooking using local, seasonal produce.

Burgers, wraps, salads, sides, desserts, soft drinks and great coffee.

Open Wed & Thurs from 5.30pm, Fri & Sat from 12.00pm, Sun 9.00am - 4.00pm

Open 24 Hours Now in 4 locations Bunbury, Bunbury South, Dalyellup and Treendale

9 Victoria Street


08 9792 5900


08 9791 2559

Award winning, modern Australian menu with all day dining options with taste share plates. Killer wine and beer selection with two full-time Sommeliers. Private function room, wine lounge and sidewalk alfresco. Open 7 days

Naturally-inspired food to feed your body and soul, fresh juices and fruit smoothies, coffee, organic tea, healthy sweets.

Victoria Street (near the Grand Cinema)

47 Stephen Street


Open Mon to Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm, Thurs 7.30am - 6.00pm, Sat 8.00am - 4.00pm

08 9791 3926


08 9791 6649

Italian casual dining for all serving fresh pasta, chicken, steak and local seafood.

Fresh and tasty menu, family-friendly interior, beautiful ocean views.

Open Mon to Sat Lunch 11.30am - 2.00pm, Dinner 6.00pm - Late, Sun (long weekends and special occasions only)

Open 7 Days 6.30am - 10.00pm

62-64 Victoria Street


Inside Bunbury Seaview Apartments 205 Ocean Drive, South Bunbury

08 9791 7933


08 9721 9217

All day breakfast and lunch and award-winning Merlo coffee in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. New burger and salad bar now open for lunch.

Great coffee, homemade schnitzels, burgers, gourmet sandwiches and full café menu.

Open 7 days 7.00am - 2.00pm

Open Mon to Fri 7.30am – 3.00pm, Sat 7.30am – 2.00pm

52 Victoria Street

13-15 Stephen Street


08 9731 6036


08 9728 3007

Situated high on the property, dine overlooking the picturesque vines and dams that produce the wines and marron served on the menu.

Locally sourced menu and award-winning wines in the heart of the picturesque Ferguson Valley.

Open Fri, Sat and Sun 10.00am to 4.00pm

Open 6 Days Mon to Fri 11.00am – 4.00pm (Closed Wed), Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 11.00am – 5.00pm

52 Tramline Road, Newlands, Donnybrook

754 Ferguson Rd, Ferguson Valley


08 9721 9838

Delicious Thai cuisine with friendly service in a city central location.


08 9721 3833

Bunbury’s newest boutique café and coffee house.

Takeaway available. Open Lunch Tues to Fri 11.30am - 2.30pm, Dinner Tues to Fri 5.30pm - 9.00pm, Sat 5.30pm - Late, Sun 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Open 7 days 6.00am - 6.00pm

130 Victoria Street

39 Victoria Street


08 9726 5777


08 9728 3043

Eat, drink and lounge in the Lord Forrest Hotel’s newly renovated bar, restaurant and lounge. All day dining, lunch specials, bar snacks, modern Australian cuisine. Open - Restaurant 7 Days 6.30am - Late - Bar 6 Days 4.00pm - Late

Showcasing the best food, wine, beer and art from the Geographe region. Relax on the deck overlooking the tranquil forest.

20 Symmons St

333 Wellington Forest Road, Wellington Mill

Open Wed & Thurs 10.00am - 4.00pm, Fri 10.00am - 9.00pm, Sat & Sun 8.00am - 4.00pm






205 Ocean Drive, Bunbury Stunning new luxury short-stay apartments situated on Bunbury’s breathtaking Back Beach. Rooms 42 Studio, One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments Room Rate From $150 to $400 Guest Facilities Free Wi-Fi, undercover parking, outdoor pool, new café Ocean 205 open 7 days from 6am-10pm.

08 9791 4700


Corner Clifton & Molloy Sts, Bunbury Beautifully appointed suites and rooms for the corporate to leisure traveller. Rooms 49 Room Rate Standard $138, Semi-Executive $165, Spa Room $165, Executive Spa Suite $195, Grittleton Lodge $215, senior discount and seasonal specials (rates are subject to change, please call to confirm) Guest Facilities Air conditioning, tea and coffee, Foxtel, ensuite, iron, hair dryer, internet.



333 Wellington Forest Road, Wellington Mill 95 year-old forestry cottages in the heart of the Wellington National Park. Rooms 8 Three Bedroom Cottages sleeping up to 8 Room Rate $170.50 (one night), $155 (2 nights or more) per cottage Guest Facilities Fully equipped kitchen, open fire, outside fire pit (fire season dependant), onsite restaurant and wine centre, laundry facilities, mountain bike tracks.

08 9728 3043


08 9792 6200 1800 017 570

555 Bussell Hwy, Busselton Family-friendly resort situated on 28 acres along the pristine Busselton beachfront. Rooms 102 Room Rate Seasonal Guest Facilities Spinnakers Restaurant, indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, volleyball, games room, 3 floodlit tennis courts, squash court, children’s playground, barbecue and picnic areas, banquet and meeting rooms, direct beach access.

1800 674 147


1 Lakes Crescent, South Yunderup 1 Tatham Road, South Yunderup 4 star fully-furnished apartments close to the Murray River. Budget family accommodation on the lake by the Murray River. Rooms 28 Two Bedroom Ensuite Apartments (Lakeside), 22 Two and Three Bedroom Villas (River Resort) Room Rate Contact resort Guest Facilities Swimming pool, heated spa, pool table, tennis court, kids’ playroom.

08 9537 7634 |


110 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah Centrally located resort complex with a mix of traditional motel-style rooms and fully self-contained apartments. Ideal for a family getaway, romantic hideaway or corporate retreat. Rooms 30 Studio Rooms, 13 fully self-contained Two Bedroom Apartments Room Rate Contact resort Guest Facilities Function centre, lagoon-style swimming pool, half-size tennis court, mini putt putt, Sunbreakers Restaurant open 8am to late, room service also available.


08 9582 9488


1 Marco Polo Drive, Mandurah Mandurah’s finest 4.5 star waterfront hotel situated on the beautiful Mandurah Estuary. Rooms Superior King/Twin Room, Superior King/Twin with water views and One, Two and Three Bedroom water view Apartments Room Rate Studio Room from $159, Apartments from $259 Guest Facilities 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, 3 function rooms (2 with views of the Mandurah Estuary), free WiFi and Broadband internet access, 15m heated lap pool, fitness room and BBQ facilities.

08 9512 8300

The breakfast specialists serving award-winning Merlo coffee and a wide choice of delicious homemade dishes. Enjoy all day breakfast and lunch in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Great Food . . . Great Service . . . Great Value . . . Enjoy a wide range of delicious burgers and lunch specials. Dine in or takeaway.

Open from 7am to 2pm 7 Days 52 Victoria Street, Bunbury

Tel 9791 7933

WHAT’S ON In association with

ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOU Corner Symmons & Blair St | Tel 1300 661272 Fri 9 December, 7pm BREC Cinema Presents Café Society

Sun 29 January, 2.30pm & 5.30pm Steve Backshall Deadly 60 Pole to Pole

Fri 17 February, 6pm Maggie Dent Boys Boys Boys

Thurs 15 December, 8pm Jimmy Barnes Working Class Boy; An Evening of Stories & Songs

Tues 31 January, 7.30pm BBC’s Antiques Roadshow

Fri 3 March, 7.30pm The Searchers

Sat 11 February, 8pm Oh What a Night A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Sat 11 March, 2pm 6D by the Listies

Fri 16 December, 8pm The Rat Pack from Vegas Fri 13 January to Sat 11 February BREC Cinema Summer Film Festival Thurs 26 January, 5.30pm Australia Day Sky Show


Fri 13 Jan to Sat 11 Feb




Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre Sat 11 March 2017, 2pm

get ready as one of Australia’s most popular children’s comedy duos are back on the road with their award-winning show, 6D, a sketch show all about the movies. Expect haunted backpacks, ninja nans, toilet paper guns and an actual movie made at every performance on a helmet mounted GoPro! Anarchic, unruly and guaranteed to have the whole family rolling in the aisles, the Listies forgo the usual stereotypical kids’ entertainment with fairies and princesses and instead pack their shows with all the highbrow things that kids really love, like toilet humour and vomiting puppets. Matt Kelly and Richard Higgins are The Listies, the award-winning comedy duo fast making a name for themselves as Australia's favourite live comedy act for kids. Interactive, irreverent and infectiously engaging, this home-grown double act shatter the fourth wall to create a unique theatrical experience that delights both young and old. On a mission to make the entire audience (adults included) laugh from start to finish, expect LOLs, ROFL’s and even ROFLSHALBOWCOs (rolling on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out)! The Listies 6D is six dimensions of fun! 1 Raucous 2 Disgusting 3 Hilarious 4 Interactive 5 Messy 6 Insane!

The Listies are a comedy duo, who have made a very successful career out of appealing to, well, not only the little kid in all of us, but the grubby, grubby little kid in all of us. Virginia Trioli, ABC News Breakfast

Call Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on 1300 661272 or go online at for further information. WHAT’S ON 77



Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre THURS 15 DECEMBER, 8pm

LEGENDARY AUSTRALIAN singer songwriter Jimmy Barnes brings his recently released biography to life at BREC as part of his national Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs Tour in December. His acclaimed childhood memoir, Working Class Boy, has certainly struck a chord with readers and is already onto its fourth reprint with Harper Collins Australia. Ending the 10 week chart-topping rein of authors JK Rowling and Andy Griffiths on its release, it has become the biggest Australian non-fiction debut in the last five years and the biggest in the publisher’s history. “I’ve spent the last few weeks traveling around Australia talking about the book in various ways so that’s given me a good starting point that I will be building on with the live show”, Jimmy explains. “I’ll be talking about the years that shaped me - the good stuff, the bad stuff and the funny stuff. I’ll also be doing about half a dozen songs each night that help tell the story of how I ended up making music. It should be something really different so I’m really looking forward to doing that.” Jimmy has recently lent his voice to two worthy causes; the Luke Batty Foundation, which works to raise awareness about all forms of domestic violence, and a new, national television campaign for The Song Room, a national not for profit organisation aimed at driving funds to buy musical instruments for underprivileged kids. Three out of four children in Australia do not have access to specialist music education at school and The Song Room provides face to face, longterm music and arts-based programmes for children in disadvantaged and high need communities. The Song Room also provides innovative, curriculum-aligned, online arts education to over 75 per cent of Australian schools. Don’t miss the chance to see this unique performance from this legendary musician. Call Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on 1300 661272 or go online at for further information.


Working Class Boy: An Evening Of Stories & Songs

Jimmy Barnes






Over 30 Elite Trotting Events Held Annually Regular Saturday Night Racing Fully Licensed Restaurant Modern Family-Friendly Facilities with Spacious Viewing Deck Private and Corporate Function Hire Annual Membership Available

Don’t Miss! Saturday December 31st

New Year’s Eve Meeting Admission per meeting $5* (Children under 16 Free) *Pricing varies for some events

Call 9721 2768 for further information on membership rates, venue hire or current racing programme

☎ 9721 2768 Donaldson Park, Milligan Street, Bunbury



Donaldson Park, Milligan Street, Bunbury 9721 2768

Forthcoming Race Meeting Dates Sat 3 December Sat 10 December Sat 31 December New Years’ Eve Fireworks Spectacular Sat 7 January Sat 21 January Tues 24 January Sat 11 February Sat 18 February Manea Classic Sat 4 March Battle of Bunbury

Pricing Adults $5 Concession/ Pensioners/ Students $2 Children under 16 free (must be accompanied by an adult)


Cnr Blair Street & Brittain Road 9721 3444 Sun 12 March Prince of Wales AHA Cup Day Sun 19 March APH Contractors Bunbury Stakes Day Thurs 23 March XXXX Gold Bunbury Cup Day Sun 11 Dec

Christmas in the City The Graham Bricknell Shell, Bicentennial Square

A free event with activities for all ages including the Wonder Workshop, unique gifts, picnic green and a food hall. Activities start at 3pm and the Christmas Street Parade starts at 5.30pm.

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Tues 27 to Thurs 29 Dec

Southbound 2016

Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton Premier south west arts and music event with an eclectic national and international line up

Thurs 26 Jan 2017

SkyFest Australia D ay C e l e b r at i o n s The Graham Bricknell Shell, Bicentennial Square

A free event featuring colourful activities, rides and amusements, food and market stalls, live performers, music and fireworks.

Thurs 16 to Sun 19 Feb

Boyup Brook 32nd Annual Country M u s i c F e s t i va l Music Park, Jackson Street, Boyup Brook

Featuring the 2017 WA Country Music Awards and various acts, including Lee Kernaghan, Acoustic Juice, Billy Higginson and Bounty Hunters.




Bunbury Cup Carnival SUNDAY 12 MARCH

Prince of Wales AHA Cup Day


APH Contractors Bunbury Stakes Day


XXXX Gold Bunbury Cup Day A range of hospitality options available, please contact the club to find out more!

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Nails – Brows – Eyelash Extensions Open Tues to Sat from 8am Check Facebook for monthly specials

Hear the stories of the people and places of the Bunbury Geographe region

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AUTOMOTIVE TOWING/WRECKING Accident Assistance 24/7 Prompt & Reliable Service Cars * Trucks * Buses Caravans * Machinery Local & Long Distance RAC Contractor

9725 7588




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The Bunbury Life - Issue 35  

The summer edition is out now and if you are looking for some pointers this summer on where to go and what to do, in between trips to the be...