Kalumburu: Missing people located

Three Kalumburu newcomers were located on Carronade island after they were lost for 24 hours.

The store manager and a New Zealand couple had been on a fishing trip in rough weather conditions.

Police say they did not tell anyone where they planned to go.

A plane located them early this morning.

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Halls Creek: School enrolments up

More children are attending classes at Halls Creek schools.

Truancy officers have been appointed for Kalumburu, Halls Creek and Balgo.

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Friday, March 7th, 2014 Halls Creek Comments Off

Kalumburu: Take action for flooding

DFES warns people in Kalumburu and surrounding areas to take action for flooding now.

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

East Kimberley: New flood details

A relocation point will be set up at Kununurra Leisure Centre from 5:00 pm today.

DFESVery heavy rainfall has been recorded in the lower Ord catchment which is expected to lead to minor flooding.

Flooding in the King River is expected to be moderate to major, later today.

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Friday, February 7th, 2014 Environment, Kununurra, Wyndham Comments Off

East Kimberley: Minor flooding expected

DFES says minor flooding is expected today in Kalumburu, Wyndham and Kununurra.

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Friday, February 7th, 2014 Environment, Kununurra, Wyndham Comments Off

Youth suicide worries

A 12-year-old boy committed suicide in Halls Creek earlier this month, following a similar Kalumburu late last year.

The Youth Affairs Council says Aboriginal youth suicide and self-harm appear to be on the rise.

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Friday, January 31st, 2014 Aboriginal, Halls Creek Comments Off

Cyclone update

People in coastal areas from Kalumburu to the NT border are urged to prepare for a possible cyclone.

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 Environment, Kununurra, Wyndham Comments Off

Kalumburu to the NT border: Cyclone advice

DFES says there is the chance of a cyclone developing in the Timor Sea.

DFESPeople in coastal areas from Kalumuburu to the border are advised to start preparing.

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Monday, January 13th, 2014 Environment, Kununurra, Wyndham Comments Off
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