Milestone marked with brew
Rio Tinto hit five billion tonnes of iron ore exports this month but, aside from a few articles, there was little fanfare.
Hamersley Iron workers will fondly remember 1988, when HI exported its 500-millionth tonne of iron ore. We celebrated this export milestone with export, and not just any export.
Handy Hands Karratha owner Simon Bowman sent us the above picture of the commemorative bush chook brewed to mark the occasion.
We would argue five billion tonnes is worthy of a similar commemoration.
The Government struggles to portray a positive image these days, so it was good to see two senior Government figures in their element on trips to our neck of the woods last week.
Governor-General Peter Cosgrove charmed women at Mrs Mac’s Shed.
On Wednesday, Michaelia Cash dropped in to Karratha and was a barrel of laughs as she chatted to some of our local women in resources.
The Minister for Women also stated she could talk over anything, and even underwater.
WA now eagerly awaits Ms Cash’s next underwater presser to prove this.