Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

West Kimberley: Five bushfires burning

Broome and Derby-West Kimberley shires have a total of five bushfires burning at present.

They are at:

  • Great Northern Highway north-east of Willare Bridge Roadhouse
  • Cape Leveque Road 15 kilometres south of Lombadina
  •  five kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse
  • 90 kilometres east of Roebuck Roadhouse
  • Great Northern Highway between Bidyadanga Road and Fraser Downs Road.

WAToday [read this story]

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Categories: Broome, Derby, Environment

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Broome: Robber used spear gun

Police say a man threatened service station staff with a spear gun and escaped with cash last  night.

The West Australian [read this story]

Categories: Broome, Police and courts

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Kununurra: Rolf Harris plaque stolen

Someone has stolen a plaque from one of the celebrity trees in Kununurra’s Celebrity Tree Park.

Council was due to vote this week on whether to keep or remove the plaque after Harris’ UK sexual abuse conviction.

Trees planted by former Premier Brian Burke and former PM Julia Gillard have also been damaged or uprooted.

news.com.au [read this story]

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Categories: Kununurra, Local Government, Police and courts

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Bidyadanga: Bushfire alert

A bushfire is burning on the Great Northern Highway south of Broome, between  Fraser Downs and Bidyadanga turnoffs.

DFESYou can read DFES’s advice here:

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Categories: Environment

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Melissa Price on ‘Restart’

Local member Melissa Price says grants of up to $10,000 are available to businesses who employ older workers.

They must have been registered unemployed for at least six months.

You can read her statement here:

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Categories: Business and finance, Government

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

People: Daniella Albert Rochford

A member of Broome’s well-known Albert family is launching her career as a poet.

Daniella Albert-Rochford, who now lives in WA’s South West, is being interviewed on various media and reading her poetry on radio stations Australia-wide.

Collie Mail [read this story]

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Categories: Aboriginal, Broome, People

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Lombardina: Bushfire advice

DFES says a bushfire is burning near Cape Leveque Road, about 15 km south of Lombardina.

DFESYou can read DFES’s advice here:

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Categories: Environment

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Lake Kununurra: Salty croc spotted

A Kununurra resident has photographed a saltwater crocodile near Carlton Gorge.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

Aboriginal Rangers and the Department of Parks and Wildlife will work to remove the animal.

7 News [read this story]

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Categories: Environment, Kununurra

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