Elusive quoll caught on desert camera

A far-flung threatened northern quoll has caught the eye of rangers after being sighted more than 150km from the last recorded capture in Karlamilyi National Park. A single quoll was captured accidentally on remote camera at Durba Hills in the western desert, when Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa Martu indigenous rangers and Parks …

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Aboriginal culture advocate wins WA tourism award

Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi man Clinton Walker has brought home gold from the 2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards. Mr Walker, owner of Ngurrangga Tours,won the individual excellence in aboriginal tourism category for being a proud advocate of Aboriginal culture and an outstanding contributor to the tourism industry. He started his …

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Green energy hub step closer

A proposal to build the world’s biggest wind and solar hybrid project in the Pilbara is a step closer, with an environmental checklist released through the Environmental Protection Authority. The planned large-scale wind and solar project dubbed the Asian Renewable Energy Hub, about 220km east of Port Hedland, has advanced …

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Conditions challenging at club’s field rifle event

Hedland Sporting Shooters Club held its ninth field rifle event for 2018 last Sunday, which includes rimfire and centrefire disciplines. Again, the weather started out calm before gusting to more than 30km/h later in the morning, making it challenging for competitors to stand steady and shoot good scores. For the …

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Integration key to Bay Village camp’s redesign

The design for Woodside’s Bay Village has been overhauled in at attempt to make the fly-in, fly-out camp more community-friendly. Woodside has been working with City of Karratha planners to ensure the design is optimal from both workforce and community perspectives and, as a result, has implemented some new features. …

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Best man, then top-12 in Ironman battle

Pilbara athlete Nathan Groch has proved he’s an ironman and the best man, stepping in to do the honours at a mate’s wedding just a weekend before competing in the Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast. Groch mixed his responsibilities to the groom with some sporting prowess as he finished 11th out …

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Switch-off for now on project

Overestimated landfill projections and strict timelines are to blame for the Town of Port Hedland mutually terminating a local power project, Mayor Camilo Blanco says. The agreement between the ToPH and Waste 2 Gas to process the town’s landfill into electricity through gasification was terminated last month. “The agreement was …

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