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JUNE 2012

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CONTENTS: P3 - January Events P4 - February Events P5 - March Events P7 - April Events P8 - May Events P9 - June Events P11 - July Events P12 - August Events P13 - September Events P15 - October Events P16 - November Events P17 - December Events P19 - Featured Artist: Dave Mann P20 - Local Artists P21 - Featured Event: Knotting Hill Marron Feast P22-23 - On the Grape Vine P24 - The Wine Cellar P25-26- Gardening with Kids P27 - Gourmet Food Trail P28 - Kids Fun Day Out Trail P29 - Featured Recipe: Steamed Marron and Asparagus with Apple Balsamic and Olio Bello Lime Oil P30 - Taste Trail P33 - Local Achievements P34 - Bushtucker P35 - Colonial P36 - Natural Health P37 - Words of Wisdom P38 - Surfing the Region P40 - Local Real Estate P42 - Margaret River Real Estate P43 - The Margaret River Guide Membership P44 - Margarets Beach Resort


January Events

The Festival of Busselton

The Festival of Busselton – Stepping Out Into 2012. Jan 1st to 31st of January. Everything you can imagine from crafts to theater to water activities to cinema to markets and much much more. Read more...

Lunar Circus Summer School Have you ever dreamt of riding a unicycle? Swinging from bar to bar on the flying trapeze? Mastering a somersault, backflip or aerial cartwheel? The magic and excitement of the circus is back in Karridale this January.. Read more...

Movies in the Vineyard Onsite catering from Gnarabar, picnic hampers can be pre-ordered from The Larder, or bring your own picnic basket.. Read more...

Dave Mann @ Settlers Tavern Equipped with a guitar, Dave Mann has been travelling across Australia and beyond during the past five years, playing his exceptional acoustic songs with great dedication and intimacy. Read more...

Margs Hairy Fiesta Be part of Margs Hairy Fiesta at Margaret River District Club on December 31st for a memorable New Years night. The event will feature great music by DJs and bands from around the town and beyond including big names like Matt Cal and the Black Heart Sun. . Read more...

Margaret River Tennis Camp This is an excellent opportunity to improve your tennis skills and general fitness whilst exploring the beautiful Margaret River region. The camp is expected to draw a large number of Perth club members to the area for a relaxing tennis holiday.. Read more...

Western Australian Circus Festival The Western Australian Circus Festival returns to the Margaret River Region this January. Lunar Circus will host the three days of fun and madness at their festival site in Karridale. Read more...

Yallingup Surfilm Festival The Yallingup Surfilm Festival is a unique culture and surf film event held in Australia annually. It draws both surfers and non surfers and appeals to a wide array of sponsors. The festival aims to offer passionate artists and filmmakers from across the globe with a platform to share their creativity in the celebration and exploration of surf culture. Read more...


February Events

Be Active Busselton Jetty Swim

Leeuwin Concert Series Leeuwin Estate celebrates it’s 28th anual concert series with soprano, Marina Prior, tenor, David Hobson and The Perth Symphony Orchestra performing an enchanting repertoire from popular operatic classics including La Traviata and Tosca through to the greatest songs from musical theatre including West Side Story. . Read more...

The premier ocean swim around the magnificent Busselton Jetty, in the South West of Western Australia is on once again. The Be Active Busselton Jetty Swim 2012 event, will be held over 2 days, and includes entertainment, activities and familyfriendly fun for all ages. . Read more...

Margaret River Speedway Get ready to join the action and excitement of the Summer of Speedway in Margaret River that will run during the months of January, February, March and April. . Read more...

Margaret River Handmade Markets If you are looking for some special and unique artisan crafted gifts for your family or friends, then make sure that you don’t miss Marg aret River Handmade Market. You will find everything from clothing and jewelry to resin goods, woodwork, glass craft, knitwear and art prints. . Read more...

Geographe Bay Raceweek Get ready for fun and excitement as Busselton plays host to Western Australia’s largest yachting regatta. The event is definitely a “must do” and has become a very significant tourism drawcard in the South West. . Read more...

NIZAM Memorial There will be a service to commemorate the loss of 10 sailors off the HMAS NIZAM in 1945. The event is open to the public. Read more...

Cowaramup Sundowners Cowaramup Sundowners are off to a flying start in 2012. Kindly held by Arts Margaret River at Lions Park in Cowaramup, supported by Lottery West and many local businesses, makes for a great evening. Read more...

The South West Craft Beer Festival Get ready for a celebration of craft beer in the lovely South West corner of Western Australia. This is the first time in history that the finest of this region’s craft brewers will join hands to celebrate the South West music, local produce and obviously beer! Read more...


March Events

Friendly Fire Exhibition

Margaret River Community Challenge Bicycling Western Australia brings you the Margaret River Community Challenge which is going to be held on Saturday, March 10th. Teams of two to four riders will hit the road to complete the 25 kilometre, 60 kilometre and 110 kilometre track to the best of their skills. . Read more...

A team of local artists, headed by Mark Heussenstamm, will memorialise their losses from last yearís Margaret River fires in an art exhibition entitled Friendly Fire. The event will be held at Riflebutts Reserve from Sat, February 18th to Mon, April 30th. Read more...

Italian Wine Dinner

Telstra Drug Aware Pro

Full Drug Aware Pro results Here!! Get ready for action as some of the finest surfers in the world compete in the 2012 Telsra Drug Aware Pro. Held at Surfers Point in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia, this premier menís and womenís international surfing event attracts thousands of surfing fans from across Australia and other parts of the world. Read more

Margies Music Festival

Tour De Gracetown

Margies Concert is part of the International Surfing event the Telstra Drug Aware Pro which features the worlds best surfers. Regurgitator will be headlining the event with support from The Medics, Full Tote Odds, Cowtown & Still Water Giants. Read more...

Motherhood: The Musical From the successful Australian producers of the smash hit Menopause: The Musical comes yet another hilarious production, Motherhood: The Musical. It tells the story of the friendships and lives of four very different mothers.. Read more...

.Please join us at The Bistro for our first wine dinner for the year; an exquisite 5 course Italian menu matched with wines from Chris Bennett of Fine Wine Wholesalers. As always, Chef Blair Allenís fine produce driven approach to home-style Italian food will guarantee an unforgettable dining experience. Read more...

Tour De Gracetown draws cyclists for an exciting 110 kilometre (Tour De Gracetown) and a 55 kilometre social ride (SDES Stage Ride) in March and November to tackle the challenges of cycling through the breathtaking scenery offered by the South West W.A. The next ride takes place on Sat, March 31st 2012. Read more...

Moondog J Stripped Back Get ready for a weekend of great music as Moondog J graces Settlers Tavern, the award-winning pub, restaurant and live music venue in Margaret River, in April. Originally from Denmark in WA, Moondog J performs both solo and as the lead singer of his Moondog J Blues Band.. Read more...


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Ap!l Events Easter Long Weekend

Margaret River Wine Festival The Margaret River Wine Festival c ov e r s t h e e n t i r e r e g i o n f r o m Dunsborough to Augusta.

Colonial Brewery invites you to attend Eggstravaganza over the Easter long weekend. This will be a fun-filled event for people of all ages and interests, so bring your entire family along. Read more...

Must Do A-Z of Margaret River

The annual Margaret River Wine Region Festival is an abundance of wine, food, music and art experiences. Read more...

The 39 Steps at Voyager Estate Voyager Estate is proud to play host to The 39 Steps, a production of Bare Naked Theatre, on Mon, April 16th, as part of the corporationís tour of We s t e r n A u s t r a l i a . T h e p l a y incorporates the characters and plot of the movie, but includes a comical element which was absent in Alfred Hitchcockís more serious, original movie. Read more...

Step into our lounge bar as it is transformed into a wine loversí den! A plethora of the finest drops in the area will be on show as our entire A-Z listing of Margaret River wines will be available by the glass over the festival weekend ñ think of us as the regionís one stop cellar door. . Read more...

Anzac Day Parade in Dunsborough

Illuminate I L L U M I N AT E - c e l e b r a t e s t h e magnificent lighthouses located in the Capes region. This is a great event for those who want to learn how these lighthouses have made a contribution to maritime safety over centuries.Read more...

Howard Park Wine Night Howard Park will be the feature winery at Gnarabarís Monthly Wine Night this month. Since its inception in 1986, Howard Parkís philosophy has been to craft outstanding boutique wines of great subtlety, character, balance and elegance with an uncompromising commitment to quality.. Read more...

The Busselton Dawn Service will start at the War Memorial at 6.00 am, followed by the gunfire breakfast at RSL rooms on the Rosemary Drive in Busselton. Later, the Street Parade will gather at the Signal Park at 8.45 am and head down to Queen St. for a file past at the war memorial. Read more...

Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Vertical Tasting From vineyard to vineyard, coast to coast in April this year the opening A+ Australian Wine Celebration is going to happen, with events planned for wine regions and cities across the country for celebrating Australian wine. To be part of the festivities, Cullen Wines in Margaret River will host a vertical tasting of their Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. Read more...


MayEvents

Voyage Marquee

Careers Expo

Guests visiting the Estate in May and early June will have an experience to remember, as we introduce our Voy·ge Marquee, set amongst our vines and roses. This temporary restaurant and wine tasting experience has all the best of Voyager Estate ñ great wines, beautiful food and the highest standards of customer service.. Read more...

Skydive with Mum Tandem skydive, this Motherís Day, from 14,000 feet over the spectacular Busselton and Margaret River regions. Itís the adrenalin rush she has been longing for! Read more...

Craft & Quilt Fair Craft & Quilt is the countryís top craft event. It is all about craft- featuring all that you require for your craft projects, learning new interesting techniques and seeing what is possible.. Read more...

Careers Expo is the longest-running and largest event in Perth targeting people considering, choosing or changing careers. Whether you are aged 16 or 50, the Expo is the perfect first step to find your way forward. Read more...

Groovin’ The Moo The line-up for this year ís Groovin The Moo will be one of the biggest and best the event has ever seen, featuring some of the finest international acts. These include A n d re w W. K O n e - M a n - Pa r t y To u r (America), 360, Adrian Lux (Sweden), City and Colour (Canada), Beni, Big Scary, Chiddy Bangwith more local artists due to be announced soon. Read more...

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow It is not easy to incorporate one of the worldís best and largest comedy festivals into one show, but Melbourne International Comedy Festival has achieved this feat with their Roadshow 2012. Featuring a variety of Australian and international comedians, the Roadshow definitely offers all the best bits of the Festival stuffed into one. Read more...

Perth Event Show The best platform for planning WAís business events and conferences! A trade show designed for inter national, national and local buyers. The event will be organised by well known and long established exhibition firm CMS Events, whose managing director Richard Campbell is PCBís lifetime member. Read more...

Peel Estate Wine Dinner Please join us at the bistro for this monthís Peel Estate Wine Dinner; showcasing the characteristic fruity and full-bodied flavours of Peel Estateís signature blends. Hosted by founder and winemaker Will Nairn, enjoy a selection of Peel Estateís fine wines to accompany an exquisite 5 course degustation dinner prepared by executive chef Blair Allen.Read more...


Whale Song Festival

June Events

Whale Song Festival is an event that attracts visitors from all across Australia as well as around the world. The whales, of course, are the main attraction, and there are sure to be plenty of them making their first stop at Flinders Bay by June. Read more...

Sunday Pizza Beats at Colonial Sunday Pizza Beats continues with success every Sunday 12-4pm with DJs Si Naylor and Nat Punk mixing funky house beats. This is run in conjunction with the Chauffeur Bus picks up’s. . Read more...

The White Collection Ceramicist Caroline Newman is a relatively newcomer in the field of ceramics after a profession change brought her here. She has achieved a lot within a short span of time. . Read more...

Tina Arena with WASO Legendary songstress, pop sensation… Tine Arena makes an exultant return to Australia this year with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra [WASO]. Get ready to be entertained by one of the brightest Australian stars as she plays favourites that you love and enjoy from I Want to Know What Love is, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and Chains to Call Me. Read more...

Inaugural Dunsborough Bay Fun Run Come along for a day of great family fun, entertainment, exercise and food. Dunsborough is known for its lovely beaches, great wineries, world class surf, art and craft, scenic atmosphere and a broad range of accommodation and dining choices. . Read more...

Margaret River Sled Dog The Margaret River Sled Dog Masters is a fun-filled family event that sees around 70 dogs compete for glory. As cool temperatures are needed for the dogs to stay fit, the races will either be completed early in the morning or late in the afternoon.. Read more...

Knotting Hill Marron Feast It is that time of the year again when Knotting Hill Estate plays host to the Marron Feast. This is an excellent way to spend the Western Australia Day (previously called the Foundation Day) weekend June 02nd- June 03rd.. Read more...

Southern Forests Food Festival The Truffle Kerfuffle is a celebration of the eclectic mix of cultures which have resulted in the capability to produce foods that are grown in Southern Forests, the diverse array of food themselves, in addition to a special focus on black truffle, since Southern Forests accounted for 70 percent of Australia’s truffle harvest in 2011.. Read more...


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Barnard Park Markets

July Events

The Barnard Park markets feature an array of local stalls, fresh produce, arts and craft. This is must-see event for both locals and visitors who want to get a real taste of Busselton. . Read more...

Friday Night Feasts Eagle Bay Brewing Co invites everyone to Friday Night Feasts. Offering you three choices of entrĂŠe, dessert and main for $50 per head from a set menu, the Friday night feasts are excellent value for money.. . Read more...

Busselton Community Garden Markets Busselton Community Garden is an incorporated, non-profit organisation, operating a Community Garden, situated in the Shire of Busselton in WA. The goal of the organisation is to offer a superb facility for people to get together and grow vegetables and fruit, using organic methods only. . Read more...

Last Thursday Book Club June/July book: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghase All new comers are welcome! . Read more...

EveryWoman Expo The EveryWoman Expo is an incredibly big event designed to celebrate everything that is fantastic about being a woman. It will feature something for all women regardless of age and background.. . Read more...

Lions Club Of Leeuwin Garage Sale Margaret River Lions Club enthusiastically participates in activities in Margaret River and their monthly Lions Shed Garage Sale is one of the group’s main fundraising activities. This is a massive, eagerly-awaited event like a treasure hunt where hundreds of shoppers come in search of great bargains and to lend a helping hand to local charities.. Read more...

Margaret River Farmers Markets Margaret River hosts its famous Farmers Markets on a regular basis. These markets offer both locals and visitors a great opportunity to grab a tasty, fresh bargain with lots of locally made foods and other delights... Read more...

The Capes Volunteer Team Needs Lend a hand to the environment by joining the Capes Volunteer team as they head to natural regions to conduct conservation activities. The team goes out there, helps the environment and has fun, and so can you. .. Read more...


Caravan Burlesque

Augu" Events

T he world renowned salon of electrifying, subversive and seductive acts is coming to Margaret River! From the house of Finucane and Smith, the multi award winning Aussie company that created popular show The Burlesque Hour, comes a touring emporium which combines Parisian nightspot with seductive spectacle and jaw-dropping cabaret. Read more...

Open Mic with Claire Warnock Get ready for some great fun and entertainment as Acoustic Open Mic comes back to Settlers Tavern. Come on and get your groove on! . Read more...

Skills West Expo Skills West Expo offers WA residents the chance to directly interact with leading employers, educational bodies and i n d u s t r y o rg a n i s at i o n s t h at a re showcasing their jobs, training and careers for the state’s current and future workforce.. Read more...

WA Carers Conference 2012 The 2012 WA Carers Conference is Western Australia’s major 2012 carer event for families and other carers, carer related groups, community service organisations and relevant government agencies. By joining the event, you will get the opportunity to meet carers and a wide range of individuals and o rg a n i s at i o n s a c ro s s t h e s t at e ’s community care sector.. Read more...

CinefestOZ 2012 CinefestOZ will be held from August 22nd until August 26th. The fifth consecutive year of the event will be centred around the idyllic town of Busselton, with several other venues within the South West featuring elements of CinefestOZ line-up. Read more...

Melissa Bentley @ Wills Domain Unique and stunning artworks from WA artist Melissa Bentley are presently on show at Wills Domain Gallery. Bentley draws her inspiration from diverse sources. She loves to explore links between the nature, art, environment and her imagination.. Read more...

"Owl Eyes" and "Stonefield" Live Good news for music fans in Australia! Well known Melbourne musicians Stonefield and Owl Eyes are all set to pair up this August for a national tour to support The Line program of the Australian government. . Read more...

Margaret River Lions Garage Sale *** The event will feature a range of items including clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac, electronics and much much more. There will be something to appeal to people of all ages and interests. All proceeds will go to the “Margaret River Lions Bushfire Appeal”. Read more...


September Events

Jenni Doherty Exhibition

Wildflower Exhibition Uniting Church Busselton will host the 88th annual Wildflower Exhibition on Thu September 20th, 9am to 8pm and Fri September 21st, 9am to 5pm.

All art lovers are invited to attend the Jenni Doherty Exhibition at Hayshed Hill Gallery in Margaret River from September 08th until October 18th.

Taking place at the Church Hall, the event will feature various different species of wildflowers together with spectacular massed floral displays. Read more...

Jenni Doherty is a talented artist based in WAĂ­s south west region. Read more...

2012 UDIA WA Awards for Excellence

WA Resources & Infrastructure Conference

The UDIA WA Awards for Excellence 2012 provides WA developers with an unmatched opportunity to exhibit the state’s finest examples of master planned and built form developments across nine different categories. Read more...

Katchafire LIVE

The WA Resources and Infrastructure Conference offers a one-of-a-kind chance to examine past, existing and upcoming projects shaping the energy state and resources- showcasing both opportunities available and lessons learnt for the future, with the aim to allow the private and public sector to better understand the WA market. . Read more...

Rotary Railway Markets Katchafire, known as one of the most cherished and hard working bands to have emerged from New Zealand, have garnered a solid reputation on the international music circuit. Read more...

Margaret River Farmers Markets Margaret River hosts its famous Farmers Markets on a regular basis. These markets offer both locals and visitors a great opportunity to grab a tasty, fresh bargain with lots of locally made foods and other delights. Stalls are all manned by local producers and growers themselves providing customers with a wide array of quality South West produce.. Read more...

Organised by Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay, the Railway Markets offer a mix of fresh foods and local produce, arts and crafts, variety stalls and open air retail outlets selling second hand, bric-a-brac and antique goods. Read more...

Busselton Community Garden Markets Busselton Community Garden is an incorporated, non-profit organisation, operating a Community Garden, situated in the Shire of Busselton in WA. The goal of the organisation is to offer a superb facility for people to get together and grow vegetables and fruit, using organic methods only. Read more...


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October Events

Illuminate

2012 Monaro Nationals

Illuminate is an excellent fundraising event taking place at both the Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin lighthouses. It sees the two lighthouses turn pink to raise money for an important cause.Read more...

Monaro Nationals Display

The Monaro Car Club of Western Australia will play host to the Monaro Nationals for the first time this year- a major event that will draw about 250 Monaros from across Australia. The Monaro Nationals is held every second year to bring together Monaro enthusiasts from across the country.. Read more...

Cape to Cape MTB

Join hundreds of Monaro fans from across Australia to pay homage to the ultimate, iconic Aussie sports machine, the Monaro. Laurance Cellar will provide the ideal backdrop for this high-profile event that promises fun and excitement for the entire family. Read more...

Forever Green Fair Margaret River Organic Gardens will host the annual Forever Green Fair on Sat, October 27th 2012. The family friendly fundraiser will showcase organic products and services from across the region with lots of fun-filled activities for both adults and kids. Read more...

Early Childhood National Conference Early Childhood Australia’s National Conference is a much anticipated event for those working with young kids, and for anyone who is interested in the well being of young kids. This conference is one of Australia’s most professional and significant occasions for those doing this important work. Read more...

The Cape to Cape MTB is a 4-day mountain biking race that runs on a unique race course encompassing a variety of tracks, trails and roads between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. Set against a spectacular backdrop of stunning beaches, rocky outcrops, national forests and private farmlands, the race is both challenging and fun for riders with different skills, from professional to amateur. Read more...

Margaret River Cycle Trek The fourth annual MRCT mountain bike tour is a six day point to point ride through the Margaret River, Cape to Cape region. Keeping off the main roads the route takes in the most of this extremely diverse region. Read more...

Oktoberfest 2012 The month of October is never complete without the much awaited Oktoberfest. Don't miss out the fun on the 20th of October. Read more...


November Events 2012 Busselton Agricultural Show

Anaconda Adventure Race Are you looking for some real adventure? Then make sure that you donĂ­t miss AustraliaĂ­s biggest adventure race, the Anaconda Adventure Race 2012. Read more...

Come and enjoy the Busselton Agricultural Show 2012 at Churchill Park, Busselton on November 02nd and 03rd. Now in its 152nd year, the show has always been regarded as one of the major events in the agricultural life of the region. Read more...

Margaret River Gourmet Escape The Margaret River Gourmet Escape is a new four-day food and wine festival that is set to draw immense interest from the international wine and food community. It is expected to develop into the most high profile wine and food event not just in Australia but the entire Asia-Pacific region. Read more...

Busselton Community Garden Markets Busselton Community Garden is an incorporated, non-profit organisation, operating a Community Garden, situated in the Shire of Busselton in WA. The goal of the organisation is to offer a superb facility for people to get together and grow vegetables and fruit, using organic methods only.Read more...

Lions Club Of Leeuwin Garage Sale Margaret River Lions Club enthusiastically participates in activities in Margaret River and their monthly Lions Shed Garage Sale is one of the group’s main fundraising activities. This is a massive, eagerly-awaited event like a treasure hunt where hundreds of shoppers come in search of great bargains and to lend a helping hand to local charities. Read more...

Motorfest 2012 It is time again to start getting your vehicles ready for another fantastic Motorfest. The annual event promises to be an excellent family day out. Read more...

The Capes Volunteer Team Needs You Lend a hand to the environment by joining the Capes Volunteer team as they head to natural regions to conduct conservation activities. The team goes out there, helps the environment and has fun, and so can you. . Read more...

Barnard Park Markets The Barnard Park markets feature an array of local stalls, fresh produce, arts and craft. This is must-see event for both locals and visitors who want to get a real taste of Busselton. The markets will provide you with an opportunity to sample local foods as well as to learn about local culture. It is also an excellent way to show your kids where their food comes from.. Read more...


December Events Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia will take place on Sunday, December 09th 2012 in scenic Busselton around 2.5 hours drive from the city of Perth. The region’s iconic Tuart forests and sparkling waters will host 1,400 athletes from around the world who will take on an incredibly picturesque and fast course. Read more...

Spirit of Christmas Fair Get ready to soak up the magic of the festive season and Australian summer at Spirit of Christmas Fair. It will feature excellent local products, amazing creations, arts and crafts, gourmet tastings and foods, great ice cream and coffee, crazy face and hair painting for kids, bouncy castle, fantastic Christmas ideas and much more.. Read more...

Christmas Lunch @ Gnarabar Are you someone who doesn’t like to cook or wash the plates on Christmas Day? Cheer up! Gnarabar is once again hosting a Christmas lunch, featuring a four-courses set menu. Make sure you don’t miss out, as this is one of the few places open in the area.Read more...

New Year’s Eve Soiree @ MUST Step into our den of decadence as we transform our French bistro into the Moulin rouge for the evening. Four generous courses and a glass of Champagne on arrival will sent the mood. Read more...

Carols in the Park The South West corner of WA plays host to a range of local, national and international events throughout the calendar year, and Carols in the Park is one of them. It offers a g reat opportunity for the local Margaret River community to get together to celebrate Christmas.. Read more...

Studio Gallery Christmas Exhibition The Studio Gallery is the latest arts venue in Yallingup representing studio crafts and leading Australian artists, as well as boasting a vibrant bistro renowned for its continental cuisine with a local touch. The gallery is home to a working studio with two resident artists and there is also a live performance stage featuring a mix of classical, blues and jazz music during the season.Read more...

Summer School Holiday Activities Visit Margaret River Library to learn how to make festive Xmas decorations, badges and cards for friends and family. This is a free activity suitable for kids of all ages and all material is supplied. Read more...

Margs Hairy Fiesta With all the DJs, bands, champagne, mouthwatering food and a compilation CD of all the musicians upon arrival, Margs Hairy Fiesta is expected to be an awesome night. So make sure you don’t miss out on the fun. Get your family and friends ready and buy your tickets today. There will be something to keep everyone entertained at the event. Read more...


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Dave Mann “I have to say I'm one of the lucky ones that has music in my blood.” Dave Mann is singer/songwriter from Margaret River,WA. He has been writing, recording and performing his songs for the past 10 years all around Australia and Internationally.With 6 cd's under his belt, Dave has forged a loyal and broad fan base in the folk/roots music scene. When did you start getting musical Dave, is it in your blood? Yeah I have to say i'm one of the lucky ones that has music in my blood. My Grandmother was a great singer and organist and Grandfather was a pianist. Both my parents are musical. My Dad is a great songwriter… so yeah i had a good start. I started playing the guitar at around age 10 although Mum tells me i was making up songs since I could talk.

Settlers Tavern in the heart of Margaret River “W.A’s Best Live Entertainment Venue 2010 & 2007”

Who would you say are your Strongest influences? I'd have to say my parents are up there as influences. I'm also a big fan of Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers, Eric Bibb, Jeff Lang, Daniel Lanois and the list could go on and on… I love loads of different types of music. I find there's something to offer in everything i listen too. Except for most of the crap thats on the radio these days. What inspires you to write songs Dave? I get asked this question quite a bit but it doesn't really come with a very exciting answer… for me, i need to be moved emotionally to write a song about something. the subject needs to get my blood boiling, or jerk a tear or two, or lift me up to ecstatic highs… And there are so many things that can happen in day to day life that can evoke these feelings… i think it's more about allowing yourself to be moved by something or simply being open to it in order to get a song out or any art for that matter.

Where is your favourite gig venue? I love the Fly By Night Club, in Fremantle. I've never had a bad gig there and it always sounds great.You get so well looked after there either as a punter or a performer. Just a great venue - run by music loving people. All time favourite song Dave? This question has me stuck. I can't nail it down to one. From Little Things Big Things Grow, How Too Make Gravy, Light Of Day. Na can't do it. What do you think of the latest music being played commercially Dave?

scene at a grass roots level. The "up and comings" need somewhere to play and build their fan bases. It's becoming increasingly difficult to find venues to play at around the country unless you can fill an auditorium. Anyway. rant. Margs has a good scene. Greatest act of all time? The act of kindness. Whats next for you? My wife and I are expecting a baby soon. That's whats next for me! That'll keep us busy for a little while… But I also have a new album that I'm working on. It's a full band live studio album… Where we just played it all live in the studio with very minimal overdubs… and really exciting because i haven't done an album like that for ages! and it's sounds really great and raw and real. I can't wait to launch it!

To be honest, the majority of it doesn't really pulls my heart strings. Just nothingness. Superficial. There are some exceptions but the majority is throw away disposable music. The best music lies just under the surface. There are some Thankyou kindly Dave! absolutely brilliant songwriters and musicians just tucked away from the main http://www.myspace.com/ stream. Thats where the gold is. It's like davemanncollective good food.You can drive down the main street and all you see is Mc'donalds, Hungry Jacks and a million other fast food places. But just tucked around the corner you'll a find a little gem. Someone who cooks with passion and love - because they just want to. Not for the money. It feels good to eat that food because it's been cooked with love and soul. Music is the same. Most of the stuff I hear. And i say most but not all, is "fast food music". Favourite instrument and why? Singing. Once upon a time I would have said guitar but i'm really just loving singing and good gutsy singers that can really sing. Do you think Margaret River has a good music scene? I think for the size of the town here i think it's quite a healthy scene. The Settlers Tav have been flying the original music flag for years and they do it so well. But i think maybe another few venues would be nice. The same could be said Australia wide to be honest. Need more small venues. There are too many regulations now that make it uneconomical to run a small bar or club which is really troubling the original music


LOCAL ARTISTS

Painters, Potters,Glassblowers, Sculptors, Writers, Musicians, just to name a few; there is no surprise that Margaret river is home to numerous talents. Bearing souls and sharing dreams, making our community one that is undeniably colourful. Rodney Blumenfeld Influenced as much by his strict training as an architect as by his interest in deep culture, South African born Blumenfeld explores these themes in his magnificent ceramics. His work is held in the private collections of Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton & Tina Turner. View Rodney Blumenfeld’s Artwork here

Christian Fletcher “I have been taking photographs professionally for over 20 years. In that time I have had to evolve with every advance in technology and creative technique. It is such an exciting and challenging time to be in the industry. The advent of digital has revolutionised photography as an art form. It has also bought photography and image manipulation to the masses. Every second person now takes photographs and many are trying their hand at creating a living from their hobbies...” View Christian Fletcher’s Photography here

John Miller John has always tried to work 'outside the square' of commercial and contemporary jewellery design: "After 30 years of days spent making and nights spent designing, there are now almost too many avenues of my work to explore...I love silver and I love gold, and there's never enough time to give both the attention they deserve. My toolmaking and patternmaking is quite sophisticated now, and I always amaze myself with where that's all going, but the hand engraving and forging techniques demand attention too, as does setting and working with diamonds and coloured stones." View John Miller’s Jewelries here


Margs Welcomes Morries Anytime

Photo taken from heartsandarrow.com

Margaret River’s  newest  restaurant/café/bar  Morries  Anytime  was  inaugurated  last  Sunday,  serving   curious  customers  between  7.30  am  and  10  pm.  

Photo taken from heartsandarrow.com

Visitors enjoyed  items  such  as  coffee  and  muffins,  in  addition  to  Morries’  authentic  original  cocktail  list   with  rum  boat  float  being  the  biggest  hit.  Morries,  which  replaces  the  old  Boho  Bar  located  on  Bussell   Highway,  will  open  Monday-­‐Saturday  from  7.30  am  till  late  and  on  Sundays  from  7.30  am  to  10  pm.


On The Grape Vine Margaret River Vintage Report 2012 Most will know that Margaret River is a very young area in world terms for grape growing and fine wine production, 1967 with the first vintage in only 1972. Like most we have experienced nature’s fancies and whims but the period since 2007 has been unprecedented in providing a period of warm to dry weather during summer leading up to vintage something that all varietals prefer but especially Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 will be its year in

Chardonnay is quite intense and full of flavour with a predominate citrus line along with some minerality but with weight, length and complexity. It shows a balanced acid backbone with soft and fine phenolics and is true to the adage that fine wines should be balanced and not dominated by any single characteristic. Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends show greater weight and lift in 2012 with fresh vibrant guava, gooseberry and lychee flavours present.

MargaretRiver. The warmer weather conditions brought forward vintage by between 2 to 3 weeks ahead of the regional average for both whites and reds. This and an abundant blossoming of Marri leading into and during vintage kept birds well at bay. Disease pressure was also minimal because of seasonal consistency with little rainfall recorded between January until the end of March. Consensus amongst winemakers is a difficult thing to achieve but all agreeMargaretRiver’s 2012 vintage is going to be something truly special; Chardonnay and the Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends are rated as outstanding with Cabernet Sauvignon a step further ahead and universally declared as show stopping brilliant.

Reds, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon has shown intense colour, with concentrated red currant flavours mixed with mulberry and blueberry aromas. This was


brought about by the extended period of warm weather and cool nights that have balanced off natural fruit flavour nicely with seed ripeness. Berrysize in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was a touch smaller that usual along with the

Award Winning Wines in Margaret River

Brown Hill 2009 Great Boulder Cabernet Shiraz Merlot Malbec • 94 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2012 appearance of a thicker grape skin this year. On the palate Cabernet Sauvignon has lovely fine extended tannins and fresh crunchy red fruit, long length with concentration, elegance and generosity. Not to be missed is the Shiraz this year that is also showing lots of aroma, fruit intensity,sensational colours and surprisingly soft tannins. Vintage will be very strong across all varietals but should be welcomed by those who love Cabernet Sauvignon; it visited Margaret River in style during 2012 and left a calling card that will be long remembered.

2009 Fermoy Estate Semillon • Bronze Medal, QANTAS Wine Show WA 2010 • Bronze Medal, Margaret River Wine Show 2010 • 94 Points, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2012

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Brown Hill Perseverance Cabernet Merlot 2008 • 96 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2011


Margaret River Discovery Co “For people who don’t do tours”

The Wine Cellar This month brings all things warm and wintery We are tasting smooth reds to enjoy on a winter evening with a hearty meal in front of the fire.

Stella Bella Shiraz 2008 RRP $27.50 Gold Medal 2011 Decanta Awards Drink with: Margaret River venison with red wine sauce.

Nose: The bouquet is beguiling ? crushed cherries, ripe blueberries, and allspice with a suggestion of spicy oak in the background. Palate: The wine is medium to full bodied, and the palate plush and velvety. Read more..

Fraser Gallop Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Canebreak Estate Tribute Cabernet 2008

Woodside Clown Fish Bissy Merlot 2008 Merlot Cabernet 2008 RRP $43.99

RRP $35.90

RRP $24.00

RRP $19.99

Two Trophy's 2010 Margaret River Wine Show

Drink with: Grilled lamb chops or a savory casserole.

Drink with: Medium to rare tee bone or rump steak with mushroom sauce.

Silver Medal 2009 Perth Wine Show - Ray Jordan 90/100 Best red under $20.00

Nose: Blackcurrant and cherry with undertones of menthol and a touch of chocolate.

Colour: A very deep crimson colour with rich hues. Nose: The wine shows a remarkable complex array of aromas of black cherry, dark fruits, bitter chocolate, Read More.....

Palate: Blackcurrant and cherry with a hint of vanilla all combined with soft supple tannins.  Read more...

Drink with: Roast duck, pork or rabbit

Nose: Earthy, dark chocolate mud cake with dark cherry fruit Drink with: Thai green and a touch of curry or pork spare toasted cedar. ribs. Nose: Blackcurrant and cedar with overtones of ripe plum

Palate: Concentrated plum and blackcurrant with touches of cocoa that comes with fine dusty tannins.

Palate: Blackcurrant and plums with hint of chocolate with soft Read more... fine tannins. Read more...


GARDENING WITH KIDS How To Get Your Kids To Enjoy Gardening Most kids love to play in the dirt, so gardening has a built in advantage as a fun activity. To get young children enthused about having their own special garden, start small.

Make sure they write down what they enjoy best about gardening. Put the Garden Where They Will See It: To start the garden, pick a sunny spot in the backyard near where the kids play or often walk by. The more they see their garden, the more they'll notice changes. Keep the space to about no more than about 4' x 4'. If you don't have a yard, you can still have a garden in pots on a patio or inside on a windowsill, maybe even in their room.

Get them excited by letting them pick out what they will grow. A walk down the seed packet isle should tempt them with the pictures. Point them toward quick growing plants like, radishes, peas and cucumbers. Smaller children do best with large seeds like corn, beans, peas and sunflowers. Difficulty: Easy Time Required: All Summer, Hopefully Longer

Playing with Dirt: Remember that kids love playing with dirt. Let them help you prepare the soil, even if all they are capable of is stomping on the clumps. Kid sized tools will make them feel even more a part of the project.

Identify the Garden as Theirs: Mark each plant with the tag or seed packet it Here's How: came with, so that the kids can see what the flowers or vegetables will look like. Also make a sign for the whole Choosing the Plants: More than likely kids will choose vegetable they like to eat. Remember that the garden space is garden with the child’s name, so everyone can see that it's small, so stick to a handful of varieties. Include some flowers their garden. as well. Bright flowers at child height, like zinnias and Playing with Water: Playing with water is right up there cosmos, will keep them fascinated and also make good with playing with dirt. Give the kids a small watering can to choices for cutting and bringing use on their garden. Show them how to gently let the water indoors. You can’t miss with go right to the roots of the plants. Hoses are just asking for sunflowers. Every kid is amazed trouble. They are simply too heavy for little hands to at anything that grows 8 feet tall. control. Starting Seeds: Let the kids help with starting the seeds. Some of the seeds may be to small for little fingers, but they can always be the helper who covers them with soil. Garden Journals: To keep the kids interested until the plants come up, have them start a garden journal. They can draw a picture of what they think the plants will look like and make notes about when they planted the seeds and when they first saw a sprout pushing up. The journal can continue throughout the garden season with more notes and pictures of the garden and even the bugs that visit.


Include the Whole Environment: You can also teach them about mulching and composting, by letting them spread grass clipping and shredded leaves around their plants to conserve water and help feed the plants. Don't forget to point out any interesting insects. Patience Isn't the Only Virtue: Kids don't have a lot of patience and they may try to pull up their radishes just to see if they are ready. Let them keep tabs this way. They can write it in their garden journal to see their progress. You can also let them sample the small radishes, to see if there is a taste difference from the big ones.

TOP 12 PLANTS FOR KIDS TO GROW

RADISHES

DAISIES

CARROTS

MARIGOLDS

TOMATOES

PANSIES

STRAWBERRIES

SNAPDRAGONS

SNAP PEAS

SUNFLOWERS

LETTUCE

PRIMROSE

Let Them Make Their Own Mistakes: Sometimes adults don't have a lot of patience either. Let the kids have control of their garden. If it's messy, it's their mess. Let them enjoy it and take pride in their own piece of land.

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CHEF PROFILE

Steamed Marron and Asparagus with apple balsamic and Olio Bello lime Oil

Name: Tony Howell Head Chef @ Cape Lodge Age: 42 Born: Perth Australia Favourite meal: Yum Cha Profile: Tony joined Cape Lodge in 1999. A familiar face in the WA restaurant scene Tony has done time at some of the best addresses in town. Tony believes in absolute freshness and uncompromisingly good ingredients –and changes his menu every day-“The area is abundant with fresh produce - grain fed Harvey beef, seafood caught from our oceans, marron from local dams and fabulous cheeses

METHOD • Steam Marron (7 minutes) and cool. • In boiling water blanch the asparagus and cool in iced water. • Heat pan and cook the Parma ham in a splash of Olio Bello extra virgin olive oil. • Remove the ham once it is crispy and dry on a paper towel. • Slice the pear into thin slices. • Toss all ingredients in a bowl and toss with seasoning.

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Fresh asparagus Pemberton ma r ro n ( o r prawn substitute)

• Assemble on a plate and drizzle with apple balsamic and Olio Bello lime oil Serve with a glass of Cape Lodge Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Bon Appetite! Tony Howell Ph: 08 9755 6311 www.capelodge.com.au/restaurant/

Pear Parma ham Apple balsamic Olio Bello lime oil Olio Bello evoo

Cape Lodge also runs a series Gourmet Event and Cooking School weekends throughout the year which combine Residential Cooking Classes and food and wine master classes and activities which bring together local wine makers, food producers and Guest Chef’s.


WE ARE MORE THAN A WINERY AT PALANDRI

Taste Trail

Family Friendly – Affordable Chef’s Menu – Award Winning Wines

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An architecturally designed, Cellar door, Cafe and State of the Art Winery situated in the glorious Margaret River Wine Region Fun Times, Vineyards, Great Food and Wine; it all comes together at Palandri Winery.

IT IS WELL KNOWN, THE MARGARET RIVER REGION HAS GREAT FOOD AND WINTER IS NO EXCEPTION! JUST A TASTE OF WHAT IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WINTER TASTE TRAIL......

Palandri Winery and Cafe

Come and meet our chefs, Ian Osborne, Sous Chef and Richard Burns, Head Chef. Their outstanding culinary skills are unpretentious and consistently delectable; some would say they are too! The gastronomical duo joined Palandri Winery in 2010, providing an abundance of passion for excellence and no nonsense dishes that every customer can enjoy. Their simply delicious and affordable food philosophy has evolved over more than 25 years, internationally and within the Margaret River region. The chefs newly introduced Yum Cha Tasting Plate is an experience to be relished. Ph: 08 9756 5617 or visit on line at www.Palandri.com.au

The Berry Farm -Rosa Brook

Located in the heart of the pristine Margaret River region The Berry Farm is one of Margaret River’s oldest and most popular tourist destinations.Visitors are invited to savour over 80 sublime jams, condiments and preserves alongside award winning sparkling fruit wines, ports and liqueurs. A short stroll away is the charming Cottage Cafe offering alfresco lunches and morning teas set amongst cottage gardens brimming with bird life. Feast on perennial favourites such as the Beef and Red Wine Pie, Boysenberry Pie or the legendary Scones with Strawberry Jam and cream.

A -PALANDRI

B -THE BERRY FARM

C -GNARABAR

D -SEA GARDENS

E -BLUE GINGER

Bussell Hwy Metricup Breakfast 9am - 11.30am Lunch 12 - 3pm. Ph: 08 9756 5617 or click here to visit our Website

43 Bessell Road Rosa Brook Open 10am to 4.00pm

1 Resort Place Gnarabup Beach Bar opens @4pm Restaurant @ 6pm

Prevelly Opens @8am 7days a week and close late Thurs Sat Ph: 9757 3074 or click here to visit our website

31 Station Road. Margaret River. Open: 8am to 6pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm Sat and 10am - 2pm Sun Ph: 9758 7619 or click here to visit our website

Ph: 08 9757 5054 Phone 9757 1586 or click here to visit or click here to our Website visit our website


Children will love the new playground and delight at hand feeding the birds. The Berry Farm is a perfect way to spend a day in the country. Phone: 9757 5054 www.BerryFarm.com.au The Gnarabar - Gnarabup The Gnarabar likes breaking the rules of the region! Its vision to create a place for people to relax after spending a day in one of the most beautiful and culinary infamous places in the world, is probably why people flock to the bar after a long day of wining and adventure.   It’s a place you can be yourself, an environment where you can share a laugh, and a dining experience that doesn’t require three sets of cutlery, but still has a few Gold Plates to its name.   Whether it’s in front of the big open fire in winter, or lazing by the resort pool in summer, Gnarabar’s welcoming atmosphere, together with its quality food and great wine makes for a perfect way to wind down. Ph: 9757 1586  www.gnarabar.com.au

menu, and fresh tunes daily and great banter to pep you up before we deliver your daily drug...the coffee bean made just the way you like it. Come and meet us for a chat, we've got the love to see you through all day, every day. Monday to Sunday from 8am and till late Thursday to Saturday, call 9757 3074 www.SeaGardens.com.au Blue Ginger An Epicureans Delight The most comprehensive range of Continental, Asian, and Specialty foods in the South West, Blue Ginger has something for everyone. Ask the cheery staff to take you thru the cheeses, small goods, artisan breads and handmade condiments. While a myriad of whole grains, flours, legumes and

Sea Gardens Sea Gardens Café is the culmination of 25 years experience. Gilles & Rachel England-Brassy have created the ultimate cafe experience that is not just about great coffee; it is about "Coffee Conversations". Seadies (as we are affectionately known to locals) has given Prevelly, Margaret River a heart and soul it so desperately needed.

pulses will satisfy the most discerning foodie. No Chef has ever had such an enormous pantry and that means anything goes on the Café menu. Local seasonal produce is used to create an ever changing menu for breakfast and lunch. The coffee is the real driving force behind this café, and you’d be hard pressed to beat it even in Melbourne..

Coffee and food are at the heart of Seadies but you won't find the snobby coffee crowd here. What Ph: 08 9758 7619 www.BlueGingerFineFoods.com you will find is a delicious team, a sexy and simple

www.BerryFarm.cm.au


FERMOY 838 METRICUP RD WILYABRUP WA 6280 PHONE: 08 9755 6285 WEB: WWW.FERMOY.COM.AU


Locals Achievements H AY S H E D H I L L An all-time favourite Cabernet from the region, the recently released 2010 vintage has been receiving widespread praise, including a massive 96 point review by James Halliday. Hay Shed Hill’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 is a well known blend in the Margaret River region. Michael Kerrigan has done a fantastic job of creating a stylish and wonderfully elegant wine with a level of sophistication that is normally associated with the finest examples of this blend.

VOYAG E R E S TAT E Voyager Estate has received a firm thumbs up from leading wine writer Huon Hooke for our Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. Due for release soon, our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot has received 97 points from Hooke, and shows a complex bouquet of cassis, mulberries, cherries and a hint of chocolate.

BRUMBY’S C AFE Brumby’s Bakery Margaret River opened a new café section on Friday, bringing more space and treats to the business. Owners Daniel and Sian Hockridge said that the purpose of this expansion was to allow visitors to sit down, relax and enjoy their snack. Brumby’s GO! has so far been well received by locals. The café section complements the bakery business, providing visitors with the option to sit down and try out the products on offer.


A famous and unique experience in the South West Region The Bushtucker Cave and Canoe Tour provides a memorable day paddling on the Margaret River in Canadian Canoes. The tour also involves 20 minutes, bush walking, a  historic cave exploration and a unique  native wild food lunch.  The Bushtucker Winery and Brewery Tour  in Margaret River and now the Ferguson Valley wine region, incorporate tastings at a combination of smaller boutique cellar doors and also larger iconic wineries. Bushtucker  Deluxe Winery Tour   includes Premium  Iconic Wineries and Galleries for the dedicated wine enthusiast or private group! Scenic rare wine  tastings and an a la carte, gold plate   winery lunch are served  for the more discerning traveller!

Bushtucker Woman has owned the business since 1990, dedicating her skills to tour guiding at its best. 3 State Tourism Awards, Telstra Innovative  Business Award, and extensive media recognition, have placed Bush tucker Tours on the Lonely Planet Travel register as a Southwest of Western Australia’s  Must Do days in the region! Successfully operating for over 21 years there is no doubt  that a tour with the Bush Tucker team will provide brilliant fun memories so bring the  camera! To find out more or make a booking: http://www.bushtuckertours.com (08) 9757 9084


Welcome to what is becoming known as one of Australia’s most exciting breweries located in the heart of the iconic Margaret River region. Having recently upgraded its brewing facility and venue, beer lovers can expect great things from this proudly Australian owned and run company. The Margaret River region is synonymous with wine. But a unique brewer is offering an alternative to those foundering in the great wine lake of the southwest. Colonial is a family oriented brewery  that is nestled amongst vineyards, quaint farms and bordering the Bramley National Park, the Colonial Brewing Company is changing expectations of both the region and of Australian beer. Colonial beer represents the triumph of substance over style. This craft brewery is founded on the belief that beer making is a cornerstone of civilisation. Each brew is created according to the company’s motto, festina lente – hasten slowly. While the beers are brewed with skill and innovation, it is the care and passion of the brewer that elevate the Colonial brewing process from a science to an art form. “At Colonial you’ll never find any half measures,” said head brewer Mal Secourable. “Handmade in small batches under stringently controlled conditions, we are able to consistently produce beers of great distinction, proudly paying homage to the ancient and learned craft of the Brewers Guild.” It is this approach that has seen Colonial named Champion Australian Small Brewery in 2006, 2007 as well as Champion International Small Brewery in 2007. Colonial’s signature beer, Kolsch, has drawn the attention of beer show judges with its clean, refreshing style and flavours of lemon sorbet , passion fruit and herb. In 2009 Kolsch won the Premier’s Trophy Best for WA Beer, Colonial Brewing Company the Barrett Burston Trophy for the Best Draught Ale, and the Osmington Road Cryer Malt Trophy for the Best Draught Ale. Margaret River WA 6285 Their Best in Show for the Kolsch represents a world-class Ph: (08) 9758 8177 example of a top-class beer,” said the 2009 chief judge Brendan www.colonialbrewingco.com.au Varis. “WA beer drinkers should be grateful and happy to have thirsty@colonialbrewingco.com.au beers of this quality available to them locally. It’s great to know we Trading Hours 11am - 6pm have this kind of beer in our own backyard.”


NATURAL HEALTH Being Well - A Life Opportunity Many People today are reassessing the way we look at health and wellbeing. People are ‘adjusting’ their perceptions, life behaviours and beliefs about health and healing. The Wellness Centres provide a comprehensive array of neural organisation approaches based on chiropractic principles to restore alignment and optimise your wellbeing. A collaborative approach with clients including pre-care education, Life Enhancement Programmes (Learning Difficulties, Corporate Performance, snoring/sleep apnoea and Slimwell), and a comprehensive analysis of stresses (structural, chemical, mental and emotional), that may be eroding your health is carried out. This will enable you to recover your vitality as we ‘coach’ you towards your potential. The Wellness Centre focuses on whole family health from neo-natal right through to senior’s care. Support to families is a powerful way of helping people in the community reach their full potential, and contribute to the health of communities locally and globally. Whole Health/Family Health/Global Health Our Margaret River Centre is now fully operational with our core services of chiropractic care, kinesiology approaches, Life Enhancement Programmes and massage therapy available Monday to Friday. Satellite practices in Busselton and Augusta have also been established to provide easier access to our service and care plans. Our Perth service, Karrinyup Wellness Centre, continues to thrive whilst providing exceptional health care services and Wellness Programmes for the Perth metropolitan area and beyond. Both Centres provide ‘Wellness Workshops’ for new clients every week together with our popular DVD presentations We look forward to seeing you soon. Dr Simon Carlin

Karrinyup Details: admin@wellness-centre.com.au 08 9341 3020 Margaret River Details: mrwellness@optusnet.com.au Whole Health Family Health Global Health

A comprehensive array of neural organisation approaches based on chiropractic principles to restore alignment and optimise your wellbeing.

08 9758 7888


Words of wisdom... At Margaret Rivers Montessori School the junior primary level children work to develop themselves as independent people, to grasp reality and to acquire a fund of facts and impressions. Here is what they had to say when we went to visit them this month.......

If you grow up to be famous , what will you be famous for? Ashlin Torpy – Teaching the world to sing! Eve Mcgarry – A princess of course!

What would you invent to make life easier? Harper ‘Tiger’ George – A Dirt Bike that doesn’t blow up! Jed Alver – A Farting Machine!

Whats the hardest thing about being a kid? Lilani Minchin French – Trying to fly, that’s reall hard! Riley Field – Doing Math!

Whats the hardest thing about being a kid? Hiedi McDonald – You cant build houses! Maddy Powel – Yeah, building houses….

If you grow up to be famous , what will you be famous for? Kaiser Anderson – For going to work with my dad! Josef Bennett – For me having vegetables to eat!

If you grow up to be famous , what will you be famous for? Ollie Rogers – A ballerina! Billy Blackburn – for Surfing!

What would you invent to make life easier? Edward Bancroft – A Chopping, Cutting Down Tree Loader to helpThe builders. Lilia Howlin – Going home

What would you invent to make life easier? Lachlan Quilan – Fencing for Foxes Harrison Walker – Fencing for Bears

Whats the hardest thing about being a kid? Nixon Dearle – You don’t know what dinosaurs look like! Charlie Seabelly – And they died and got stinct!


LOCAL BREAKS

Surfing The Region No one can argue that Congratulations Jerome Margaret River and Forrest on winning the surfing go hand in hand. prestigious WA Open Mens State Titles and becoming Home to some of the largest State Champion and best of pro surfing waves outside of luck in the Surfing Hawaii, it is a draw card for Professionals World surfers worldwide. Our Qualifying Series. pristine coastline and clean waters, not to mention over Congratulations also to 75 top class surf breaks Shaun Green winning the last makes us a little spoiled. comp in Yallingup, surfing on a So, its not surprising that Sunova. Margaret River is full of surfing talent. Winter is here Over to you now to get out and some of the biggest there and enjoy all that the swells are on their way. The best Margaret River Winter film crew for the latest surf Surf has. Now that all the film just lost all their film gear when a jet ski was bold holiday crowds have gone you will be sure to have the over. waves to yourself.

Top Left: Boodjidup Middle: Jay Davies at Indijup Bay Bottom Left: A Secret... Bottom Right: Shaun Green at Boodjidup

Surfs up at Boodjidup


Watch this space for local action and check out our surf trivia.....

*Our very own Mick Short not only shreds but he can also build houses.

LOCAL BREAKS

*In the early 1800s 'Men of *'Boat Ramps' is one of Tom God' arrived in Hawaii and Carrolls favourite waves promptly outlawed the Sport *Bob McTavish believes a of Kings. surfers foot size should *The University of Plymouth dictate the tail-width of his was the first university to board offer a degree in surfing. *The record for longest *The biggest wave ever distance surfing a wave is ridden by a surfer is believed held by Brazilian surfer, to be the monstrous 70 foot Picuruta Salazar. He surfed a wave ridden by Pete tidal wave known as the Cabrinha in Maui, Hawaii on "Pororoca" on the Amazon January 10 2006 River in Brazil for 37 minutes while traveling12.5 km. Can you remember catching your first wave?

Top Right: Gas Reef Middle: Gas Reef again Bottom Right: Secret Bottom Left: Redgate Thanks Nic for your photo contributions and you can take a look at his brand new website here: www.nicolas-rischphotography.fr


Local Real Estate Another Cut To The RBA Interest Rates … What Does it Mean in the Property Market? The latest 25 basis points drop in RBA interest rates gives us an insight into what the RBA is thinking about the economy – namely its lack of confidence! JMW Real Estate Principal, Joe White, gives us his view. As far as the property market in WA is concerned, there are several inescapable realities that will most likely lead to a recovery earlier than elsewhere. However, there is still likely to be pain involved, regrettably borne by those who can least afford it. Here’s an overview of how I see it: • The Western Australian Economy is one of the strongest in the world, and we are experiencing population growth. • Data collected by me shows property prices have dropped some 30% since the peak of the boom in Oct/Nov/Dec 2007. • There has been very little investment in housing supply since the peak of the boom, and some areas of the market are already massively overheated – this is the only time in my living memory that luxurious residential properties show anything like a reasonable return on investment as far as rents are concerned. •The land supply crisis of 2000 to 2007 highlighted some serious flaws in our approvals system, and these flaws have not yet been rectified.  So when the market does try to react, it will be stopped from doing so by a flawed planning process – already major Perth builders are commenting that the approvals process is holding up construction and, compared to the approvals process for subdivisions, the process for building a house is simple! •Locally, the Catholic primary school is commencing a second stream and the state primary school is full – the population is obviously growing. • Dunsborough’s major supplier of affordable land has been releasing blocks at affordable prices all through the slump, and this has helped to keep affordability levels in check – but what of the future when Dunsborough Lakes and the likes are fully released?


In short, on the horizon sits the mounting warnings of another land supply crisis and a property market boom to be fuelled by another generation of panic buyers not burnt in 2007 – 2012. This, in turn, will lead to another bust that will, once again, lead to another land supply slump.

The looming “Boom/Bust” property market The damage of this “Boom/Bust” economy is palpable to all who read the signs, yet we seem incapable of formulating policies to allow the market to react to the demand. In effect, we have ‘bureaucrat-ised’ the competition out of the market by taking the smaller suppliers out of the system (mums and dads with five acres on the edge of town wishing to subdivide). We now have an ‘Oligopolistic Land Supply Paradigm’, which reacts and behaves like all Oligopolies – typified by non-price competition and reliance on gimmicks not unlike the auto industry. Competition in the land market will soon be reduced to that of size of lakes, prettiness of streetscape, landscaping allowances, access to huge shopping centres etc, but not to the price for basic and affordable housing lots. With the best will in the world, our lords and masters have removed the essential ingredient out of the economic growth model – this being ‘competition’ in land supply. We will therefore be forced to repeat the lessons of 2000 to 2007, and the people at the cheaper end of the housing market will feel it the most. The more of a burden we place on them for paying for these development ‘frills’, the more unaffordable our housing will become. All this stuff has to be paid for and currently this is by way of a 25 year loan held by none other than first homebuyers, or those who can afford it least.  Owners of the 5 acre blocks on the outskirts of town aren’t at the negotiating table, as it’s all got too hard to navigate the system. How the hell did we end up here? Over regulation – that’s why and, as an established businessman, I love overregulation because it keeps newcomers out of the market!  Not great for the economy though.

Joe White Principal/Licensee JMW Real Estate 0417 939 715


Margaret River Real Estate “The launch of our long awaited ‘OnTheStreet’ e-magazine/blog has had everyone buzzing. You see, we take our role as property agents seriously and want to share everything we know that might impact your property - a purchase or sale.” Why Dunsborough Women Just Love Organic Gardens It started with a curious sighting of cucumbers hanging in my lemon tree. That’s what prompted Leonie Maslin and the Dunsborough Ladies Gardening Club to come for a visit to my garden. It had been a while since I got my hands dirty, however, inspired by the visit request and armed with the formal plant names provided by my qualified horticulturist son, I prepared to get reconnected to the earth. - Read more

Home Decoration SouthWest Style … A Slight Case of the Blues… Now don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the colour blue, but not when most of the fit-out of a house is dominated by it! Having moved into my new (yet old) house a couple of months ago, I came home from work and thought to myself – that is it! The blue just has to go from my bathroom. And so the shower cubicle home decoration journey began. - Read more

Tips for People Selling Property in Australia How many buyers buy the first property they see? I can tell you it rarely happens, as most buyers stay on agent’s books or databases for weeks, months or even years. By the time the buyers are ready to make a commitment, they know exactly what their money will buy, and that’s why people selling property in Australia need to do the same amount of homework when deciding what price to market their property at in the first place.. - Read more

Judging a Book by Its Cover – A Property Exterior Facelift! Apart from a 30-year career in real estate and hundreds of homes sold under my negotiation, I happen to be a property buyer myself and know that a little effort in doing property exterior facelift could make all the difference. And while I know the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” is profound, I’m afraid in the property market, it’s often the first impression that makes the difference.- Read more The JMW Real Estate team is a close-knit and hardworking group of individuals that live, work and play in the South West. It is a diverse team in which everyone brings their unique skills, experience and contacts to benefit the group, however, the desire to achieve outstanding results is the common denominator that everyone shares. www.JMWRealEstate.com.au Jo White Tel: 08 9756 8800 Mob: 0417 939 715


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Margaret River Famous Down Under - Issue 1  

Margaret River Famous Down Under is an emagazine about the events, sights, and wonders happening in the Margaret River, Western Australia.

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