A long delayed microgrid to help power the town is facing yet another setback from the cyclone, in a major blow to traders and residents who were hit by ongoing blackouts before the weather event.
Danielle Le Messurier
Electricity has been restored to thousands of homes in Geraldton but some have taken advantage of the darkness to go on ‘petty’ crime sprees.
Kate Campbell & Phoebe Pin
The force in which Cyclone Seroja ravaged WA’s Mid West was swift and brutal. But a more insidious and deadly threat lies in the rubble and debris left in the aftermath.
Sarah Steger and John Flint
Tropical Cyclone Seroja has been officially declared as an ‘insurance catastrophe’ with more than 700 claims having already been lodged by victims of the disaster.
The Mid West has become a disaster zone, with the Army bolstering recovery efforts and setting up a base in Geraldton as it sends out crews to help cyclone-stricken communities.
A Woorree man who admitted a criminal charge of pointing a gun at his daughter, among a string of other firearms offences, has spoken out to defend himself as a “hardworking” and “good” father.
Elise Van Aken
The winner of the 2019 WA Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer for his debut novel, Invisible Boys, reflected on a comment that “got under (his) skin”, while on his recent book tour.
A fundraiser has been launched to help the victim of a machete attack last month — allegedly at the hands of a Geraldton taxi driver — on his road to recovery.
Christmases and birthdays will all come at once for Geraldton shoppers on June 17, when the city’s first-ever Kmart store opens its door.
A Geraldton doctor has assured people under the age of 50 who have already received the AstraZeneca vaccine the chances of them experiencing side effects remain low.
A Yamatji woman was among the first to receive her COVID-19 jab when a Geraldton Aboriginal medical practice started its vaccination program last week.
Federal Durack MP and Defence Industries Minister Melissa Price says her recent Cabinet appointment was evidence of her portfolio’s importance.
“If you assault your partner, expect to go to jail,” Magistrate Chris Miocevich said.
This is the second time the City has launched legal action against the building’s owners after they were fined for failing to comply with a building order to secure or demolish the building.
The owners of Harro’s Gaming Lounge have until August to find a buyer for their beloved Durlacher Street business.
Chart-topper John Butler has unveiled dates for his first post-pandemic national tour, which includes seven gigs across the State — including a WA first for the roots rock king.
The Water Corporation is responding to a small number of overflows of wastewater from pump stations around the City of Greater Geraldton, but widespread outages weren’t expected.
Northampton residents were getting on with the mammoth task of cleaning up the mess left by Tropical Cyclone Seroja today.
Ten years ago Tropical Cyclone Yasi ripped through far north Queensland causing $3.5b in damage. The mayor of the area worst affected says lessons learned there could now prove critical to Kalbarri.
Supermarkets are opening in Geraldton following Cyclone Seroja with supplies, cash and eftpos facilities available.
Reuben Carder & Geoff Vivian
Emergency services are working to supply emergency fuel and food while most shops remain closed.
Pictures have emerged of the full extent of damage tropical Cyclone Seroja unleashed on Carnarvon’s heritage-listed One Mile Jetty — wiping out the 124-year-old landmark along the North West coast.
The owner of Northampton’s 145-year-old Railway Tavern says he’s been left heartbroken after the hotel was partially destroyed and had its roof ripped off by Cyclone Seroja overnight.
Mid West exporters face an anxious wait to learn when port operations will resume as authorities assess the damage left behind in the wake of Cyclone Seroja.
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