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
Phil Kendrick, of Ningaloo Station.