Roebourne Police have charged a man after an incident in Whim Creek yesterday where he was allegedly seen wielding what turned out to be a toy gun.
Police are investigating a suspicious death in South Hedland overnight.
Police are investigating an alleged incident in the Pilbara town of Whim Creek this morning where a man was seen wielding what turned out to be a toy gun.
Sam Jones and Caitlyn Watts
A child-sex offender who committed a series of serious sex offences in the Pilbara 10 years ago has been released on a post-sentence supervision order.
Chevron is under fire from an influential trade union and the State Opposition over sacking a quarter of its WA workforce at a time when it is grappling with problems at the Gorgon LNG project.
The former premier, who was in power when the mining giant was approved to blow up the heritage site, says those who failed to stop it should be held to account.
Ben Harvey and Sean Smith
The contractor has been named preferred mining tenderer for the 1.25 million-ounce venture near Marble Bar.
A newly established airline in the Pilbara hoping to secure permanent direct international flights to Asian locations is again considering running its potential service from Port Hedland.
Sweet As is the debut feature film for highly-respected Nyul Nyul/Yawuru director Jub Clerc, who based the script on her own experiences growing up in WA’s north-west.
The contractor will be looking to take further advantage of the Pilbara’s booming iron ore environment after securing the contract.
Rio Tinto’s new iron ore boss Ivan Vella says his priorities will be restoring staff morale and rebuilding the company’s damaged relationships with Indigenous groups in the Pilbara.
The billionaire’s six-year battle to keep Quarry Park off his beloved Minderoo Station could come down to how well the sand miner pegged out its proposed prospecting areas.
LEADERSHIP MATTERS: Federal Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt told guests potential mine sites should be accessed by Indigenous rangers and owners to identify areas of risk.
One of WA entrepreneur Kerry Stokes’ private companies will help to bankroll funding for early stage works at the salt and sulphate of potash project near Karratha.
Major shareholder DGO Gold will tip $12m into the raising after seeking its own cash for other exploration projects.
Peter Wright’s descendants received $230m in dividends thanks to strong demand from China and higher prices for the steel-making ingredient.
Stockpiles in the world’s top buyer of iron ore swelled to 119 million tonnes last week — the highest since April 10.
Indigenous leaders have welcomed the resignations of Rio Tinto’s executives in response to the shocking destruction of cultural heritage in the Pilbara, but say more needs to be done.
Rangi Hirini & Annabel Hennessy
Rio chairman Simon Thompson has denied the company was caught out by the level of outrage from shareholders over the Juukan Gorge disaster.
Danielle Le Messurier
‘The fact it took the board this long to make individuals accountable for the destruction of the rock shelters tells you there is a lot of work still to be done.’
The clean out at the top of Rio Tinto following the destruction of ancient Indigenous sites in the Pilbara has been described as a watershed moment by WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt.
Daniel Newell and Rangi Hirini
Plans to build a $280 million salt project in the Pilbara is set to get expedited help from the State Government to bring the development online.
Fresh details have emerged about the scale of the repairs facing two of the world’s biggest energy companies as they race to get $US70b of LNG kit in WA’s north back on track.
Fewer shipments from big miners and port congestion saw imports of the steel-making ingredient slip from a record high in July, but it was still up on the same time last year.
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