Dampier Peninsula

Djarindjin: Community has no by-laws

In a Dampier Peninsula community, hoons can do donuts outside peoples’ houses and police cannot stop them.

The ABC says Djarindjin has never been registered as a community, and therefore has no enforceable by-laws.

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 Government, Local Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Cape Leveque: Prepare for flooding

DFES urges people in Cape Leveque and remote West Kimberley communities to expect flooding tomorrow and Monday.

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Pender Bay: Whale survey

Andrew Bowles has founded an ongoing humpback whales survey at Pender Bay.

Volunteer monitors have established that whales mate and calve in the bay.

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Sunday, January 12th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Man missing near Broome

Police are  concerned about a 64-year-old man who has not been seen since early Monday morning.

Geoffrey Arthur Channing is believed to be somewhere between Dampier Peninsula and Bidyadanga.

He was driving a red 2001 Landcruiser utility registered number BM 23057 with a white fibreglass canopy on the rear.

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Kuri Bay to Broome: Cyclone BLUE alert

A cyclone BLUE alert is in place for coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Broome.

DFESThis includes Derby and the Dampier Peninsula.

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Friday, December 27th, 2013 Broome, Derby, Environment Comments Off

Dampier Peninsula: Rangers’ sea rescue training.

Police are training Bardi Jawi and the Nyul Nyul rangers in sea rescue techniques.

They are due to receive a $300,000 rescue boat next month.

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Sunday, September 15th, 2013 Police and courts Comments Off

Dampier Peninsula: Asylum seeker boat stopped

Authorities stopped a boat full of asylum seekers, most of whom are thought to be Vietnamese.

The boat was intercepted just 28 nautical miles from Dampier Peninsula and about 50 kilometres north of Broome.

The 84 asylum seekers have been transferred to Curtin Detention Centre.

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Monday, July 15th, 2013 Broome, Derby, Police and courts Comments Off

West Kimberley: Fishing lessons for kids

Recfishwest is visiting Derby, Middle Lagoon and Broome to conduct fishing clinics for kids.

Participants will be given their own rod and reel, and taught to fish sustainably.

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Monday, June 10th, 2013 Broome, Derby, Environment Comments Off
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