Sport & recreation

Turia portrait in art prize finals

A portrait of bushfire survivor Turia Pitt is a finalist in the prestigious Black Swan portraiture prize.

A bushfire trapped her and other competitors in the 2011 Racing the Planet marathon at El Questro.

Ms Pitt, who was then an engineer at Argyle,  had burns to much of her face and body.

She has continued to compete in various events as part of her rehabilitation.

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Friday, August 1st, 2014 People Comments Off

People: Francis Watson

Claremont Colts player Francis Watson, formerly of Balgo, has his name in this year’s AFL draft.

The AFL website has a longish feature about Francis, his family and his life.

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Saturday, July 19th, 2014 Aboriginal, People Comments Off

People: Sam Petrevski-Seton

Halls Creek midfielder Sam Petrevski-Seton scored the Kevin Sheehan Medal for best player in the AFL under-16s championships.

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Sunday, July 13th, 2014 Halls Creek, People Comments Off

Football: Watson scores for WA

Broome utility Francis Watson scored the final goal for WA against Country Victoria at Fremantle Oval yesterday.

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Monday, June 16th, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome Comments Off

Bidyadanga gets problem gambling grant

The State Government has granted Bidyadanga community $194,000 to help problem gamblers.

You can read a media release here:

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Turia Pitt burns case: Race organisers deny liability

Racing the Planet’s organisers deny liability for horrific burns suffered by Turia Pitt and three other marathon runners.

Organiser Mary Gadams issued a statement denying liability for Ms Pitt’s injuries, sustained while competing in the 2011 El Questro event.

It also disputing the amount of the reported “out of court” settlement.

“RacingThePlanet believes it is clear that the fire that burnt Ms Pitt was deliberately lit and is very concerned that this has not been properly investigated,” the statement reads.

You can read it in its entirety here:

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Friday, June 6th, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Turia gets $10million payout

The West Australian says Racing the Planet organisers will pay competitor Turia Pitt a $10million compensation.

Ms Pitt was one of the marathon runners badly burned when trapped in a bushfire at El Questro in 2011.

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Friday, May 30th, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Broome: Royalties support beach polo

This weekend’s beach polo tournament is partly funded by the WA government’s Royalties for Regions program.

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Sunday, May 25th, 2014 Broome, Government Comments Off
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