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Dianne Bortoletto

Active & Adventure
23/10/2019

How To: Teaching Your Groms To Surf

With no less than 75 surf breaks in Your Margaret River Region, there are a few good spots to teach the kids how to surf. Dianne Bortoletto asks the experts. For the past 25 years, former pro-surfer Josh Palmateer, has been teaching people to surf…
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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
20/08/2019

Linger Longer Over Lunch

A long lingering lunch accompanied by a bottle of superb Margaret River wine is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Dianne Bortoletto made the sacrifice to find some of the region’s best for you. Researching this story was a tough gig. Sitting in beautiful…
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Arts & Wellbeing
01/08/2019

Local Hero: Ian Beniston The Original Potter

If you've dined at Vasse Felix or Yarri restaurants, then you would have eaten off the creations of master potter, Ian Beniston. He hand crafted every piece of stoneware in those restaurants from his Yallingup studio, Sensei Pots. Sensei means ‘master’ in Japanese and Sensei…
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Active & Adventure
16/05/2019

Anticipation Swells for the Margaret River Pro

Margaret River is known as one of the most consistent big wave surfing destinations in the world and is the only place there are world class waves, award-winning wineries, ancient caves, and tall timber forests all in close proximity. This year, the 34th Margaret River…
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Nature & Environment
13/03/2019

From Preveli to Prevelly

Walcliffe Road connects Margaret River town with its closest beach, Prevelly, renowned for its beauty, beach, pumping surf breaks and famous caravan park. Diane Bortoletto discovers more about this fascinating place. The scenery is truly breathtaking as you round the bend on Wallcliffe Road and…
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Arts & Wellbeing
12/03/2019

Creative Corner is an Artful Hub for Local Creatives

Stunning places with space to breathe have a history attracting creative types, often inspired by the beauty of their surrounds. What’s striking is the depth and diversity of exceptionally creative people who live in the Margaret River region from photographers to filmmakers, painters to sculptures,…
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Eat & Drink
05/12/2018

6 Local Chefs Share Their Favourite Christmas Recipes

Summer feasting is about sharing good food and good times with family and friends - but what to cook? Dianne Bortoletto chats to some of the Margaret River region's best producers and chefs to find out their most delicious festive season recipes. Roasted chicken, spring…
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Eat & Drink
23/10/2018

The Benefits of Local Olive Oil

Margaret River produces high quality olive oil that tastes like olive oil should as well as containing the health benefits imported oils lack. Dianne Bortoletto chats with one of the region's small producers. Petra Olive Oil Estate began as a retirement project in 1999 when…
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Active & Adventure
19/07/2018

Big Wave Surfing

There’s 135 kilometres of coastline from Busselton to Augusta with no fewer than 75 surf breaks that produce extraordinary waves - waves so good that they attract the world’s best who travel the globe following the big swell, chasing the perfect big wave. In fact,…
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Eat & Drink
19/06/2018

Field Trips for Food Lovers

Winter conjures images of cosy fires, red wine, and hearty food but according to Dianne Bortoletto, the best thing about winter is that it's truffle season. Take a day trip to Manjimup, the heart of Australia's Truffle country, to indulge in this prized delicacy and…
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