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19/10/2020

Local Favourites: Dillen Watson

Dillen Watson is Duty Manager at Forest Adventures South West. When he's not swinging through the trees, this local adventurer can be found at the region's best breweries or cruising the Cape to Cape. A straight talker, Dillen was upfront with his favourites. Dillen Watson…
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Local Favourites
13/10/2020

Local Favourites: Sarina Kamini

It's her endless dedication to spices that drives Sarina Kamini. First and foremost a foodie, Sarina has worn a multitude of hats - writer, author, host of her own spice masterclass, and film producer. In a nutshell -  telling the stories of food through great…
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Local Favourites
08/10/2020

Local Favourites: Evan Gill, Vasse Felix

Around ten years ago, Evan Gill and his wife were on a holiday in Margaret River and thought – this place is beautiful we’d love to live here one day. Fortunately, Evan Gill landed a job as the Estate Sommelier at Vasse Felix, turning the…
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Spotlight OnLocal Favourites
28/04/2020

Food Heroes | Dave Navarro

Margaret River region hospitality and tourism are both industries that are a little smoke and mirror: so much happens behind the scenes to ensure that sense of ease and effortless welcome for guests. We mean it, but it doesn’t happen without a lot of regional…
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Spotlight OnLocal Favourites
25/04/2020

Food Heroes | Katrina Lombardo

Practices and ideas around sustainable agriculture and quality food production is fundamental to the self-identity of the Margaret River region. And Katrina Lombardo’s role as manager of the Margaret River Farmers' Market is one of a group of people integral to ensuring the health of…
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Spotlight OnLocal Favourites
23/04/2020

Food Heroes | Dave Seegar

Margaret River region holidaymakers have no reason to get to know Dave Seegar. But the seasonal vineyard workers? Well, that's another story. For the past 25 years, Dave has been in charge of the Margaret River soup kitchen. It's a local institution, not in small…
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Spotlight OnLocal Favourites
23/04/2020

How To | Local Recipes

Santana is the baker behind Margaret River Woodfired Bread. If you haven’t tried the delicious sourdough – make sure you grab a loaf hot off the press at 3pm any day at their bakery on Boodjidup Road in Margaret River. Santana Thorburn It’s a cold…
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Local Favourites
17/02/2020

Local Favourites: Minako Fukui, Sidekick Cafe

Minako Fukui moved to Margaret River from Osaka 20 years ago and has never looked back. She was welcomed into the Settler’s fold early on, with the local tavern helping to develop Min’s bar skills and then barista duties at their offshoot café Sidekick. Min…
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Vanya Cullen Wines
Local Favourites
13/02/2020

Local Favourites: Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines

Vanya Cullen is a woman of superlatives. Best….most….highest achieving… if there’s an award to win, she’ll have it covered. Vanya recently collected the Halliday ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Award and won the Australian Woman in Wine ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Award 2019. Sitting down with…
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Josh Whiteland Cape Cultural Tours
Local Favourites
10/02/2020

Local Favourites: Josh Whiteland, Cape Cultural Tours

Cultural Custodian and local Wadandi man Josh Whiteland spent his childhood growing up on the beaches of Busselton and Dunsborough, and camping along the Blackwood River during Marron season. Today, Josh runs Koomal Dreaming and Cape Cultural Tours, where he shares his passion for native…
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