The top news coming out of the Augusta Margaret River Times this week

Augusta Margaret River Times
Beer farm's Emma Locke.
Camera IconBeer farm's Emma Locke.

In this week’s Augusta Margaret River Times the grieving dad of four children killed in the 2018 Margaret RIver murder-suicide will appear before a parliamentary committee next month, the outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria has forced the hand of Jetstar flights to the region once again and the region is excited as the Cabin Fever winter festival kicks off.

Region at fever pitch for winter fest

Cabin Fever has fired up for 10 days of winter festivities following its resurrection after last year’s cancellation because of COVID-19.

More than 40 lifestyle and foodie events will be held at 35 venues across the Margaret River region, from large-scale competitions to intimate, small group experiences.

Dad demands answers

The grieving dad of four children killed in the 2018 Margaret River murder-suicide will appear before a powerful parliamentary committee next month

as it considers an inquiry into the Osmington shootings. Aaron Cockman has continued his search for answers after the Margaret River massacre, when Peter Miles, 61, shot dead Taye, 13, Rylan, 12, Arye, 10, and Kadyn, 8, their mother Katrina and his wife, Cynda, before turning the gun on himself at the family’s Osmington hobby farm.

Melbourne flights hit by COVID again

Direct flights to Melbourne from the South West have once again been snatched off the table, as COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria push back the launch date for the fifth time this year.

The first commercial passenger flights connecting Busselton Margaret River Airport and Melbourne Airport have been rescheduled for August 11.

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