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Get on front foot for cyclone season

Pilbara residents are being encouraged to prepare for the upcoming cyclone season by minimising potential garden projectiles, general rubbish and drafting an emergency plan. The tropical cyclone season runs from November 1-April 30, and residents should now be looking at cleaning up and finalising plans, Hedland State Emergency Service local …

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Volunteers follow clean dream | The West Australian

Environmentally conscious Pilbara residents have given up their weekend to clean up Newman for this year’s Great Northern Clean Up. Fourteen adults, including Shire of East Pilbara chief executive Jeremy Edwards, his wife Amanda, and nine children put in the hard yards for the community clean-up of Gun Club Road …

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Protest 40 years ago paved way for KLC

Jakeb WaddellBroome Advertiser Friday, 28 September 2018 8:10AM Camera IconThe Kimberley Land Council’s re-enactment of the Noonkanbah march, a pivotal moment in its history.Picture: Kimberley Land Council Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon One of the nation’s most successful native title rights groups marked its 40th year last week by recreating …

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Margaret River region eyes geopark status

The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is eyeing the chance to have the region declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Councillors recently reviewed details about Noosa’s UNESCO biosphere project, which has triggered a rethink about how the popular Queensland location deals with tourism, business projects, the character of its region, and its …

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Trial aims to SToP skin infections

A new clinical trial aiming to cure and prevent skin infections in Aboriginal communities across the Kimberley is set to roll out in a matter of days. Known as the Seeing, Treating and Preventing, or SToP trial, the Telethon Kids Institute-led initiative will tackle the high rate of skin sores …

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Seed art painting just grew on the judges

Banjima woman May Byrne, who lives on the outskirts of Karijini National Park, has had her art chosen to go on permanent display in the WA State Art Collection. Colours of our Country is an annual exhibition hosted by Rio Tinto. The 2018 collection includes more than 270 paintings and …

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Club boots home an AFL winner

Broome’s famous racing season may be over, but the turf club is not locking the gates just yet, with a big day planned for arguably the nation’s grandest sporting event. Locals and visitors will be able to watch the AFL grand final on the Broome Turf Club big screen for …

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Aboriginal health centre for Onslow

The days of Onslow residents having to travel to Karratha or Perth for basic medical treatment are almost over as a local Aboriginal corporation prepares to establish a permanent medical centre in the town in coming months. Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation, the corporate body for the Thalanyji traditional owners over …

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