A record number of visitors passed through the Kalbarri National Park this summer, with park rangers attributing the spike to the opening of the Kalbarri Skywalk last year.
Turnover for businesses have fallen by up to 80 per cent in the wake of the February 19 fire, prompting owners to hold a crisis meeting yesterday.
Geoff Vivian & Liam Beatty
The City of Greater Geraldton Council has agreed to cough up $60,000 to support the highly anticipated Shore Leave festival in May.
Cameron James Evans was forced to surrender his dog to the RSPCA after pleading guilty to an animal cruelty offence but has taken the extraordinary step of asking for the animal to be returned.
Geraldton residents have already started casting their ballots ahead of the March State Election, with polling booths now open for early voting.
A Mid West teenager who recently moved to Geraldton has been remanded in custody after allegedly reoffending while on bail and “thumbing his nose” at the court.
Seven West Media and Facebook have signed a landmark deal to ensure the social media giant pays for use of the company’s original news content.
“Smooth talker”, “family man”, “charged with manslaughter” — these are just some of the words used to describe the man who built a Geraldton primary school when his great-grandson came to town.
Bella, the 10-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, was the last of her litter to find a home. Now, she is the most popular dog in Geraldton — well, at least in terms of her name and breed.
Almost 900 concerned Geraldton residents have urged the City to make the foreshore water park and playground area safer, with councillors considering the matter at tonight’s council meeting.
A building order to demolish the old Victoria Hotel in Geraldton has been issued to the owners. Administrators of the insolvent company say they will act tear it down as quickly as possible.
Liam Beatty & Lisa Favazzo
A former National Australia Bank employee who stole $41,000 from the bank customers’ accounts in Northampton to pay off her debts has pleaded guilty in court.
Part of Geraldton’s main street will remain closed to traffic for the foreseeable future until the charred remains of the old Victoria Hotel are torn down due to safety risks.
The building now faces demolition and part of the road is closed to the public, but — despite the smoke and low foot-traffic — most neighbouring businesses reopened today.
Lisa Favazzo & Liam Beatty
But, breakfast lovers are overwhelmed for choice in Geraldton, especially one street over on the Terrace. Does the Murch’s offering of coffee, poached eggs and pancakes stack up?
After a drop in burglary offences across the region, it’s been disappointing to see a recent rise in the southern beachside suburbs.
Sen. Sgt Jason Scragg
A damaged wheelchair at the Aquarena is set to be fixed after a Cape Burney woman complained it was an “accident waiting to happen” and put barriers in the way of people who used the facility.
A little lamb with a big heart swept a local teenager off her feet this Valentine’s Day after it was born with a very special mark.
A 159-year-old long-abandoned hotel on Geraldton’s main strip is likely to be torn down after a suspicious overnight fire caused extensive damage.
Arson squad investigators have flown into Geraldton today after an overnight fire caused extensive damage to an abandoned commercial building — the historic Victoria Hotel — on the City’s main strip.
The fate of an historic goldmine in the Murchison will be known later this month, with its new lessors optimistic operations can be revived.
Elise Van Aken
FIFO and DIDO life has its ups and downs, with one Mid West couple revealing how they keep their relationship healthy while navigating the lifestyle.
This week we joined Geraldton’s Labor candidate Lara Dalton on the campaign trail.
Three Geraldton public primary schools will get virtual clean power plants if Labor is re-elected, Premier Mark McGowan promised yesterday while visiting a leafy Wandina park.
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