Pilbara weather is mostly blue skies and sunny days, so when a cloud — a single, tiny cloud — appeared on the horizon we began preparing for the worst, if social media is anything to go by.
There goes the neighbourhood.
Of all the days/nights for the clouds to roll in, it had to be tonight! @DSC_photography
Looks like rain, time to stop work outside and have a beer. Byron Lindsay
Watch out Karratha, big wet coming. Sandy Nitschke
Looking like nasty weather is coming we have a cloud. Darin Welsh
Wet season in Karratha? @JamieNicolaou
Bit cloudy out today.
Brendon Grylls and the WA Nationals’ plan to impose a $5-per-tonne surcharge on Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton’s iron ore exports continues to attract heated debate.
Grylls, don’t give in to the large mining companies the jobs were already gone before you came along. Nigel Morgan
Say no to the tax. Gavin James
The more I read the more convinced I am that Grylls is just big-noting to try and make a name for himself. Where is his report to justify the hike and pinpoint how the companies are going to find this money without having to sacrifice jobs? The man’s not done his homework in my opinion. Julia Hudson
Big miners are still making plenty of money don’t worry, and they will probably use this as an excuse to remove more workers. But they were going to do that anyway to make way for more contractors, cheap flexible labour. Craig Murphy
Miners should do more for the region and not send the cash to Perth so McGowan or Barnett waste it on inflating their egos. @KuwaatiDYCinc
Red Dog: True Blue will be screening in Karratha and Roebourne three weeks before making its debut on the big screen around Australia. Plans for a Red Dog museum are also gathering momentum.
How about Para, the birth place of Red Dog. Elly Bla
Ooooh! Red carpet event. Joelle Bailey Ford
Big times ahead for Karratha. Melissa McGee
OMG maybe they should make a big bronze flea or tick, that would be appropriate for the mangy mutt. I’m guessing this is a short movie, if it had any reality of his life it would go a bit like this, there was once a dog that travelled around, it stank and was bad tempered, it bit kids, it got shot and poisoned. The end. Mark Castano
Would’ve been better at the Tom Price drive-in. Lance Cameron
Exmouth is known for being laid back, but the bottom IGA seems to have taken that one step further. Their opening hours sign says closed on Sunday, which is fine, except right below that it states open seven days.
That’s siesta day.