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.
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.
The contractor has been dealt a costly blow in its battle to recoup more than $1 billion from Chevron in a long-running feud over work at the Gorgon LNG plant.
National Party leader Mia Davies says the program will be returned to its former glory if Labor is defeated at the next election, offering up serious cash to 11 regional cities and towns across WA.
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.
Almost 12,000ha of native vegetation will be cleared, with up to 1743 wind turbines to be built 26km from Eighty Mile Beach near Port Hedland.
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.
The miner has warned that changes to its Indigenous engagement processes following the Juukan Gorge disaster are likely to delay plans to bring the copper and gold project into production.
Rio Tinto is looking to hire a senior engineer for ‘cave assessment’ following the Juukan Gorge disaster, which claimed the scalps of three senior executives including its CEO.
Danielle Le Messurier
Gina Rinehart and the project’s foreign owners will reap the rewards, with workers also set to share in a slice of the profits from sustained high iron ore prices.
Australia’s richest person has made history again, becoming the first woman to take out the GJ Stokes Memorial Award at the annual conference.
China’s reliance on Pilbara iron ore will likely prevent it from being used as a lever in trade tensions between Australia and its biggest trading partner, according to local miners.
The miner insists it met with traditional owners in September about applying for a mining lease in an area close to the sensitive site despite claims they only heard of the plan three days ago.
The Aboriginal group at the centre of the nation’s biggest mining controversy has spoken publicly, slamming Rio Tinto for its lack of transparency over the destruction of Juukan Gorge.
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
In a scathing submission to the inquiry last month, PKKP said there was a deep-rooted culture within Rio and the broader mining industry of undervaluing Aboriginal heritage.
A crew member from an iron ore bulk carrier berthed in Port Hedland has returned a positive test for COVID-19.
The Patricia Oldendorff, which has been anchored off Port Hedland for weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak, will set sail tomorrow.
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
On the edge of Karijini National Park, it’s one of the most remote petrol stops in the world but the original owners have decided to sell up in search of new adventures.
Treasury says China’s huge infrastructure spending spree is expected to keep the iron ore price higher for longer than previously forecast.
Pilbara Aboriginal people have celebrated the return of several cultural items after they were stored in the United Kingdom for more than a century.
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