Mile­stone marked with brew

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

Jolly pol­lies

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.

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