In­trepid re­porter heads east

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Opinion - Peter de Krui­jff

Some of you might know me as the hir­sute jour­nal­ist with a cam­era hang­ing around a neck ob­scured by beard, who is al­ways quick to tell you that I went to Kar­ratha Pri­mary School in the 1990s, so I’m not a com­plete new­bie.

Well, it is with a heavy heart and beard I in­form you that I have left Kar­ratha to con­tinue my re­port­ing ca­reer on the border of New South Wales and Vic­to­ria.

There are a few folks I would like to thank who made my time here what it was and point out a few of the best things about the place: ■ Dampier Sharks are the best footy club and you mob bet­ter win dou­ble flags next year. ■ Dampier Mer­maid is my favourite pub, so ev­ery­one go sup­port your lo­cal, and if you don’t live in Dampier, drive up the road and sup­port the Mer­maid. ■ Roe­bourne Cafe pies are awesome, al­though BT’s have made a late charge with their new range. ■ Got Candy Me­chan­i­cal in the Kar­ratha LIA is the place to go for a no-non­sense hon­est ser­vice from some good blokes. ■ All my best to the women’s footy teams in the Pil­bara, they’re pi­o­neer­ing the code in the re­gion. ■ Good on ya to the pas­sion­ate peo­ple push­ing arts and cre­ativ­ity in the re­gion, you all know who you are. ■ Apolo­gies to the knit­ting cir­cle; I’m still go­ing with the beanie, I just got a bit pre­oc­cu­pied and a bit em­bar­rassed by my slow progress to come back down af­ter my last hol­i­day, but now ev­ery­one knows about it, so how funny is that? ■ Thanks to the Pil­bara News team and the broader West Aus­tralian Re­gion­als team, es­pe­cially the sub-ed­i­tors who make me look good.

Have a good one Pil­bara, see you around.

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