Kimberley

He's not a hero, he's an idiot: Kimberley residents' anger over croc man rescue

Ryan Blair New Zealander chased by a crocodile.

Leanne Nicholson North Kimberley residents have branded a Victorian man who put himself on a small island in crocodile-infested waters 'an idiot' and no 'hero', saying he could have placed locals' lives in danger.

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Kimberley crocodile rescue one of many

Moments after ferrying a Kiwi kayaker who had been stalked by a giant crocodile on a remote Australian island to safety, local Don MacLeod went to the rescue of another hapless adventurer.

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Victorian woman killed in Kimberley cliff fall

Coroner Kim Parkinson yesterday ruled there was no evidence to support a theory that Hugh Wilson was hit by a police car, or that police had covered up his death.

A Victorian woman has died after plunging 60 metres from a cliff in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

PM highlights Kimberley's food credentials

Julia Gillard

Rebecca Le May Prime Minister Julia Gillard has highlighted the potential for Western Australia's Kimberley region to become the food bowl of Asia on the final leg of a three-day media blitz in the state.

Kimberley MP lashes gas hub protesters

Carol Martin said the 200 people on the news did not represent the 17,000 people who lived in the area.

The first indigenous woman elected to an Australian parliament has come out swinging against Browse gas hub opponents, saying the Broome community is not divided over the proposal and it's only a...

Historic $1.5b native title deal reached over Kimberley LNG project

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Courtney Trenwith An historic $1.5 billion agreement has been reached with native title claimants to allow a natural gas project to go ahead in the Kimberley.

Chopper rescues children from bogged car

Chopper rescue

A dramatic helicopter rescue saved five children and their father, who had been bogged on a remote flooded Western Australian road for nearly four days.

Boy, five, dies after being hit while cycling in Glen Iris

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A five-year-old boy who was hit by a car in Glen Iris on Saturday night has died.

Port Hedland braces for Cyclone Christine to hit on last day of 2013

Port Hedland and district residents go to red alert as tropical cyclone Christine intensifies and heads towards WA's Pilbara coast.

Leanne Nicholson A red alert has been issued for Port Hedland and district residents as tropical cyclone Christine intensifies and heads towards Western Australia's Pilbara coast.

Pilbara asbestos fears follow in the wake of cyclone Christine

Asbestos

Leanne Nicholson Asbestos dislodged or damaged during cyclone Christine now pose an additional health risk to Pilbara residents.

Two teens killed in separate crashes

Crash Mundijong

Robyn Preston Two West Australian teenagers have died in separate car crashes.

Fight looms for Browse supply base plan

James Price Point

A conservation group has vowed to fight in the courts any attempts to industrialise Western Australia's Kimberley region, including the premier's plans to establish a gas sector supply base at James...

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Tourists safe from WA bushfire

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About 200 tourists have returned to their accommodation after a bushfire in Western Australia's Kimberley region forced them to take refuge in nearby administration buildings.

Huge crocodile traps Kiwi kayaker on remote WA island

Saltwater crocodile

A New Zealand kayaker has had an amazing escape after being trapped by a huge crocodile on a remote WA island for two weeks.

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Fake cop 'fascinated' by police force

Police minister Rob Johnson

Rhianna King and Courtney Trenwith The Police Minister has moved to assure the West Australian public that an incident involving a teenager who allegedly posed as a police officer and breached security at Perth Watchhouse would not...

'I won't be travelling too far from Broome': Bob Brown

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Rania Spooner The iconic Greens senator on the proposal for a $35 billion gas hub at James Price Point, retirement and turning into a grey nomad.

Controversy halts Browse verdict

Kimberley. proposed Woodside gas hub James Price Point in the Kimberley of Western Australia - a decision will be made towards the natural wilderness area becoming a National Heritage site.  Melbourne Age. news. photo by Angela Wylie. May 30 2011.

Rania Spooner West Australian environment minister Bill Marmion has qustioned the legality of the environment watchdog's review into a $35billion gas hub in the Kimberley proposal, throwing a spanner into plans...

Ultramarathon victims still learning full extent of their injuries on anniversary

Turia Pitt and Kate Sanderson.

Courtney Trenwith The state government is still yet to receive the insurance details for the ill-fated Kimberley ultramarthon a year after the event left two women with catastrophic burns.

Perth's 'storm troopers' to fly to Pilbara ahead of cyclone

A tropical cyclone is developing off the Pilbarra's north coast, which could develop on Sunday and impact communities in the next week.

Robyn Preston Perth "storm troopers" are planning to fly to the Pilbara, putting themselves at risk to witness what may be the most powerful tropical cyclone so far this year.

Cyclone Rusty could hit WA coast with 100-kilometre wide eye and 200km/h winds

Eye of cyclone Rusty.

Aleisha Orr Cyclone Rusty could have a 100-kilometre wide eye and feature winds of more than 200km\h by the time its full force is felt on WA's North West coastline late on Wednesday.