Pro aims for world champs qualification

Hedland triathlete Nathan Groch has raced into the global spotlight as a Pilbara-hardened iron man, finishing the IRONMAN 70.3 Japan. The professional triathlete placed fourth out of 1380 competitors in a time of 4hr 7min. 27sec. for the 1.3km swimming, 90km cycling and 21.1km running course in Centrair Chita peninsula, …

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Fixer Yuryevich steps in | The West Australian

Port Hedland councillors have approved former Kalgoorlie mayor Ron Yuryevich to step in as a local government mentor after almost a year of quarrelling among councillors and between the council and the Town’s executive. The decision to appoint Mr Yuryevich, who was recommended to the role by the Department of …

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Meth stigma poses barrier: report

The need for early intervention and difficulty in accessing regional services are among the findings of a WA report into methamphetamine use and harm minimisation. The Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce community consultation report released last week reveals the challenges faced by the community, and includes insights from individuals, families, service …

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Council OK for housing near landfill

A new residential and school plan just a stone’s throw from South Hedland landfill has the backing of the Port Hedland council. The decision passed seven votes to one to recommend that the WA Planning Commission approve the Osprey Rural Structure Plan with modifications, at an ordinary council meeting last …

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Galileo’s dash to drill cobalt

New mineral explorer Galileo Mining has advanced efforts to capitalise on the rising global battery sector, launching the maiden campaign at the Norseman cobalt project less than five weeks after its market debut. The Mark Creasy-backed Galileo has engaged a diamond rig and one reverse-circulation rig at the site, about …

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