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Res­i­dents who have seen plans to seal the Kar­ratha-Tom Price Road stalled for years were cyn­i­cal about Pil­bara State elec­tion can­di­dates’ prom­ises to fix it. Been work­ing up here for nearly 18 years, plenty of prom­ises, no ac­tion still pay­ing top level taxes and cost of liv­ing. It's about time the money came back to the Pil­bara and ben­e­fits us who are res­i­den­tial not those in Perth. Kero Ker­ri­son I hope it’s never sealed, keeps all those se­cret spots se­cret. Gavin Gil­lett Bro­ken prom­ises that's what we end up with. He­len Es­sex Elec­tion prom­ises... don’t hold your breath. Kaye War­bur­ton

An aerial video of a fleet of iron ore car­ri­ers off the Port Hed­land coast in­spired awe. They have fre­quently moved more than a mil­lion tonnes on a tide. Big­gest bulk port in the world. Michael Jones We counted 14 to­day off Dampier. Busi­ness must be do­ing rea­son­ably well. Mark Horn­hardt That would have been enough for a strike back in the 70s! Ian Rogers At 25c a ton they’re laugh­ing all the way to the bank and they still have mugs say­ing no to the tax. Nigel Mor­gan Too many to count, looks good for iron ore. Carol Scott I counted over 30 last time I flew into Hed­land. Glen Deb­ney

Bren­don Grylls’ pas­sion­ate cam­paign launch speech in de­fence of devel­op­ment in Kar­ratha had mixed re­views. I've said it once and I'll say it again THE most pas­sion­ate polly in the coun­try and will­ing to care a dam for what he be­lieves in and for the re­gion. Grant Reilly What I hear is we had a Main Street now it has trees, we have a hos­pi­tal fall­ing apart, we had an arts cen­tre full of mould. While I agree your push for roy­alty for re­gions has helped fund some large must-have projects I don't be­lieve you fixed the rent or the lack of ap­point­ments. In­dus­try did this, we now have less peo­ple in our town. I want to hear how the hell are you go­ing to fix that? Aimee Troy All I heard was "we need more min­ing tax to make sure no­body in the Pil­bara has a job next year". Jared Neaves There is lead­er­ship and then there is LEAD­ER­SHIP !!!! Wish we had more pol­lies pre­pared to risk ev­ery­thing for the fu­ture of their com­mu­ni­ties. Ok, so I am an ide­al­ist! John Bell

The up­com­ing re­lease of a short film about shear­ers who trav­elled the North West by truck in the 1920s-60s brought back some mem­o­ries. My fa­ther was in one of Doug Kennedy’s team as a shearer. Rich­mond John Day Syn­not and Dun­bar team in Pil­bara. 60's / 70's. Tough stuff but great. Peter Egan Should be in­ter­est­ing view­ing. Alex Gobba

Nin­ga­loo and War­roora sta­tion man­agers and the State Gov­ern­ment are clash­ing over who can best look af­ter a pris­tine strip of the Nin­ga­loo Coast. We asked who you thought was best placed to man­age it. We have just had the op­por­tu­nity to visit this nat­u­ral won­der­land. The pas­toral­ists are do­ing a fan­tas­tic job .. marine ge­ol­o­gists have given very spe­cific in­struc­tions to re­spect and grow marine habi­tat ... if any yob­bos were there you would send them pack­ing. It is a priv­i­lege to be able to go to a place that is loved and nur­tured for those in­volved. Thank YOU all. Mary Grace Not the gov­ern­ment! The pas­toral­ists have done a bloody good job for many years, no rea­son to think that would or should change. Sheila Beer Leave it to the pas­toral­ists. We like it the way it is. We don't need an­other Co­ral Bay or Mon­key Mia. Neil Purser

Tel­stra out­ages from the rainy weather drove us crazy as tech­ni­cians worked hard to fix dam­aged cables. Good on you Si­mon and Paul and ev­ery­one else who is work­ing on this, for all the hard yards that you guys have put in. Your ef­fort by us is ap­pre­ci­ated. Amanda Da­ley Once rec­ti­fied there will be some happy Tel­stra cus­tomers. Kim van der Made So what, it was dry for a long time and we still have Tel­stra prob­lems. Mor­gan Chap­man Posts and com­ments on so­cial me­dia may be pub­lished and edited for le­gal, con­tent or space rea­sons. face­book.com/Pil­baraNews @Pil­baraNews @Pil­baraNews

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Phil Ken­drick, of Nin­ga­loo Sta­tion.

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