Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Indigenous businesses across the Pilbara continue to strive to champion the rights and wellbeing of First Nations people.
Caitlyn Watts & Danielle Raffaele
Women are being reminded early detection of breast cancer can save lives as Hedland prepares to paint the town pink for Pilbara Pink Breakfast.
Strong seasons by the fairest and best were celebrated at the weekend with the Port Hedland Rovers annual presentation night and vote count.
Delayed by the global pandemic, the Port Hedland Cricket Association finally held their end-of-year wind-up at the weekend, just one week before the Ray Stoddart T20 series starts again.
Women’s cricket in Port Hedland stepped up in status this year, registering under two of the longest-running Hedland cricket clubs to form their own competitive 35-over club season for the first time.
Pilbara News spoke with Kasuanna Hunter-Aragu about her journey to become Pilbara Girl 2020 and how the program changed her life.
The Town of Port Hedland election is officially over, with local businessman Peter Carter elected mayor and eight councillors taking their seats.
Sam Jones and Danielle Raffaele
A Pilbara youngster is kicking goals after being picked as the winner of an Indigenous corporation’s annual football design competition.
A renewables project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region that’s tipped to create thousands of jobs has taken a major step forward, gaining state environmental approval for it’s first stage of works.
A new chemical has been developed to help increase iron ore yield while reducing the cost and environmental impacts of mining waste.
There were not many surprises for Pilbara households in this year’s State Budget after a one-off $600 credit on electricity bills was announced days ago.
After passionate lobbying from the local community on social media, the internationally renowned Aboriginal performance ensemble Djuki Mala will make its way to Hedland as part of a WA regional tour.
The Pilbara has been excluded from the biggest regional flight deal in WA’s history that aims to help tourism rebound from COVID-19.
Aboriginal art centres and creatives in the Pilbara are set to be mapped for the first time under a $1.3 million dollar project to highlight the unique culture of the region.
Karratha beauty Kasuanna Hunter-Aragu hopes to make her community proud and become an inspirational role model after being crowned this year’s Pilbara Girl.
Pilbara residents and travellers in the region are being urged to prepare now for cyclones as the forecast for the upcoming season predicts an “average to above-average” number of cyclones.
A man has died after his car and a truck collided head-on near Boodarie on Satuday night
Town of Port Hedland’s commissioner has called for strict crew change protocols to be established to avoid another virus-infected ship crisis off the coast of the Pilbara town - which remains on edge.
Caitlyn Rintoul and Jenna Clarke
The coronavirus-stricken Vega Dream is a big, ‘modern vessel’ that could allow crew members to isolate onboard if an outbreak is confirmed today, according to Health Minister Roger Cook.
A crew member from an iron ore bulk carrier berthed in Port Hedland has returned a positive test for COVID-19.
Police are currently investigating a crash involving several vehicles on Great Northern Highway just out of South Hedland.
Premier Mark McGowan announced the COVID-19-infected cargo ship is expected to sail from Port Hedland’s coast as early as tomorrow.
Michael Traill and Charlotte Elton
The Patricia Oldendorff has been anchored eight nautical miles off the North West coast since September 16, after 17 of the 21 crew tested positive to COVID-19.
A community survey designed to help to build and grow community knowledge about different Aboriginal languages in the Pilbara toured Karratha and Roebourne last week.
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