News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

July, 2014

Unstoppable

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014

Kerry Turley has destroyed his car, his competition and the Griffith countryside on his way to a series-clinching ARB Off Road Racing win.

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Chill out with Lifeline

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014

If you’re feeling a little stressed, Lifeline has the perfect excuse to pull on your onesie and chill out for a day.

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New president for Lions Club

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014

Geoff Lehman has been elected president of the Lions Club of Broken Hill.

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Outlet for art

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014

When retired teacher Derrick Lindh put the call out for original Aboriginal artworks, he had no idea what would come next.

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Painting tribute

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014

Two Broken Hill locals have combined to help commemorate one of the Australian military’s most elite forces. 

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Catholic schools in protest

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014

Country Catholic schools stand to suffer the most under a proposed new agreement that would scrap restrictions on class sizes, a teachers’ union has warned.

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Fundraiser overwhelming success

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014

The West Football Club women’s team was left overwhelmed after a fundraiser held at the weekend to support one of its players greatly exceeded expectations. 

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We have a winner

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014

A decision to resurface the Silver City kart track has paid dividends after the local club hosted two days of racing as part of the South Australian Festival State Cup over the weekend. 

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Recovery centre wins trophy

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014

A project representing a major innovation in design and workforce strategy in mental health care has won the 2014 Far West LHD Health Innovation Award.

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Carers needed

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014

At 55-years-old, Sue Parsons is showing no sign of slowing down - and that’s the way she likes it.

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Karting cup

Originally published: Saturday, 19th July, 2014

Drivers are set to rev their engines today for the biggest karting event to hit Broken Hill in a decade.

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Donation to help Vinnies keep winter chilld at bay

Originally published: Saturday, 19th July, 2014

A donation of specialised coats will go a long way in the city, according to a local charity.

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Roos ready for Dog bite

Originally published: Saturday, 19th July, 2014

Pride and a shot at redemption are on the line for North when they travel south to take on the Roos.

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Cox hits 100

Originally published: Saturday, 19th July, 2014

He may be in his early 20s, but Linden Cox has experience that stretches beyond his years.

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Bright future

Originally published: Saturday, 19th July, 2014

Broken Hill could look forward to “significant investment” into the city with the construction of a major solar project beginning this week.

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Trivia at PCYC

Originally published: Friday, 18th July, 2014

 The Broken Hill PCYC is hosting a trivia night next weekend and is hoping it can become an annual event.

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Hope for Line of Lode

Originally published: Friday, 18th July, 2014

Minister for Western NSW Kevin Humphries yesterday revealed plans to establish a trust to manage the Line of Lode and said the iconic site should be reopened within the coming months.

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Juniors miss out on cash windfall

Originally published: Friday, 18th July, 2014

Broken Hill Toyota representatives have been left feeling “disheartened” following a poor turnout at a function designed to raise money for junior sport. 

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Happy faces as preschool classes return

Originally published: Friday, 18th July, 2014

Staff at Playtime Preschool yesterday had never been happier to hear the sounds of children laughing and playing.

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Robins take care of their own

Originally published: Friday, 18th July, 2014

The West Football Club has banded together to support two of its players who are doing it tough.

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Chance for budding musicians

Originally published: Thursday, 17th July, 2014

Broken Hill musicians are encouraged to enter a talent competition, and start something amazing.

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Focus on flag for Westley as milestone approaches

Originally published: Thursday, 17th July, 2014

 He may be on the verge of one milestone but the competitive streak of Michael Westley means he has his sights set on another. 

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Uni students develop film studios plan

Originally published: Thursday, 17th July, 2014

Fourteen University of Sydney students are spending a week in Broken Hill where they will work on projects related to the Eyre Street film studios and the Palace Hotel.

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Tourist tells city, “Get your act together!”

Originally published: Thursday, 17th July, 2014

Frustration is mounting among tourists and operators who have been locked out of the iconic Miners Memorial site.

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Know your diabetes risk

Originally published: Thursday, 17th July, 2014

The health service is using National Diabetes Week (13-19 July) to urge people to “stop and think”” about diabetes, the nation’s fastest growing chronic disease.

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Clean slate for ORL

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th July, 2014

Thanks to a program tackling domestic violence, the local Outback Rugby League hasn’t had any reported cases from their players.

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Cops target bodgy bull bars

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th July, 2014

Broken Hill motorists with illegal and potentially deadly bull bars will be put on notice as local police take part in a 24-hour statewide operation targeting vehicle compliance.

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Local choir inspired by Mandela

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th July, 2014

Local choir Broken Hill Community Voices will help to commemorate Mandela Day with a selection of African Songs at Bells Milk Bar this Friday.

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Press back in action

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th July, 2014

It was business as usual at the Barrier Daily Truth last night after a week of printing the newspaper in Mildura.

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Farmers’ mobile struggle

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th July, 2014

Mobile telephone coverage for 86 per cent of farmers in NSW is intermittent or non existent, a NSW Farmers’ telecommunications survey has found. 

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Priscilla still fabulous

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th July, 2014

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of hit movie, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”.

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Shocking cruelty in shearing sheds

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th July, 2014

Claims have surfaced of alleged ill treatment of sheep during shearing in NSW and SA between 2013 and 2014.

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Champ returns

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th July, 2014

The Central Football Club has bolstered their roster with a number of signings prior to last month’s June 30 deadline. 

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Preschool targeted

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th July, 2014

Staff at Playtime Preschool were met with chaos and disarray when they arrived at work yesterday.

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‘One in two’ at risk

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th July, 2014

Almost 50 percent of local residents are exercising at levels considered to increase the risk of stroke, according to the National Stroke Foundation.

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Breast cancer message showcased

Originally published: Monday, 14th July, 2014

A new promotional tool to highlight the importance of regular breast screens for women over 40 has found its way to the Broken Hill Hospital.

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Local economy not all doom and gloom: RDA

Originally published: Monday, 14th July, 2014

Negative assessments of the local economy are being unfairly judged against the exceptional conditions of the recent mining boom, according to Regional Development Australia Far West.

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South down spirited West

Originally published: Monday, 14th July, 2014

South overcame a sluggish start and a determined West side to claim a 62 point victory at Jubilee Oval on Saturday.

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Thanks a million, Joe

Originally published: Monday, 14th July, 2014

Not many people can say, they have travelled one million kilometres, but Joe Storer can.

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HELP OUR MUM

Originally published: Monday, 14th July, 2014

Tracey Lee Pinnuck’s family were left devastated when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer late last year.

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A taste of Aussie Rules

Originally published: Saturday, 12th July, 2014

A group of young Americans were given a crash course in outback footy at the Jubilee Oval on Thursday.

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No mercy from Roos

Originally published: Saturday, 12th July, 2014

To many they appear to be sitting pretty at the top of the table but South remain determined to reach new heights.

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Library needs more help

Originally published: Saturday, 12th July, 2014

After the success of their last movie fundraiser, the Toy Library will be holding another this weekend.

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Grants up for grabs

Originally published: Saturday, 12th July, 2014

Community groups are encouraged to apply for a share of $300,000 in funding as part of the Community Building Partnership program.

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Sky lights up

Originally published: Saturday, 12th July, 2014

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s space junk!

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Council still deciding on funding nomination

Originally published: Thursday, 10th July, 2014

City Council is still considering what projects to nominate for newly available funding for mining-affected regions.

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Kids get crafty at library

Originally published: Thursday, 10th July, 2014

Activities at the local library have been keeping children busy over the school holidays.

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City loses devoted friend and servant

Originally published: Thursday, 10th July, 2014

Prominent local man Brian White, who gave decades of care and service to his adopted city, passed away at the Broken Hill Hospital on Saturday aged 79.

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Kart drivers go up a gear

Originally published: Thursday, 10th July, 2014

You would be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated sporting duo in Broken Hill than Adam and Aidan Slattery.

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Lifeline to use funds for major upgrade

Originally published: Thursday, 10th July, 2014

Capital works funded through $500,000 of federal funding will help lay the foundation for future growth, according Broken Hill Lifeline.

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Kasey’s Origin invite

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th July, 2014

It’s tough to get ahead in the racing game, but trotting driver Kasey Hocking may have just received a break that could take her career to the next level.

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Panthers power past ORL

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th July, 2014

The visiting Woodville Panthers team easily accounted for an undermanned combined Outback Rugby League (ORL) team in a combined under 14 match yesterday.

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Abuse stats “tip of iceberg”

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th July, 2014

The thought of domestic violence often conjures images of battered women or children, but a new report shows that a more insidious form of abuse is far more common.

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Elders meet for NAIDOC week

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th July, 2014

NAIDOC celebrations continued in Broken Hill yesterday as local elders met for a morning tea at the Community Restorative Centre on Argent Street.

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Temp staff fear

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th July, 2014

The casualisation of the teaching workforce is threatening the stability of local schools, according to a teachers’ union.

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Solar plant construction set to begin

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th July, 2014

A number of local firms have won contracts for work on the city’s new $150 million solar plant with construction due to begin next Tuesday.

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Diocese welcomes Bishop

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th July, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Wilcannia Forbes has welcomed a former police chaplain as its seventh Bishop and the first for the region in five years. 

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Fantastical flying machines fun

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th July, 2014

Children are being invited to fly into the Albert Kersten Mining Museum these school holidays for a workshop full of aeronautical fun. 

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Broken Hill to Beverly Hills

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th July, 2014

Former local Stephen Rowe is taking his art to the world after his work was selected to be displayed in Beverly Hills.

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BAD DOGS

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th July, 2014

North coach Mark Pitt has made a ruthless assessment of his side’s form, saying he is concerned that aspects of the Bulldogs’ play aren’t up to scratch. 

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Birthing kits could save lives

Originally published: Monday, 7th July, 2014

Broken Hill Hospital’s Maternity Unit staff gathered on Saturday afternoon to assemble clean birthing kits to send to developing countries.

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Project promises global attention

Originally published: Monday, 7th July, 2014

New York-based Australian artist Simone Douglas has returned to Broken Hill to advance her project “Promise”.

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Our citizen soldiers

Originally published: Monday, 7th July, 2014

A service to recognise Broken Hill’s contribution to Australia’s reservists was held as part of national Reserve Forces Day yesterday. 

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Quick-thinking Arie saves cousin

Originally published: Monday, 7th July, 2014

Anyone doubting the importance of teaching water safety to children might want to have a word with Arie Kakoschke.

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North fumble past Central

Originally published: Monday, 7th July, 2014

North recorded their eighth win of the season, scoring a 45 point win over the Magpies on Saturday.

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New round of resources funding

Originally published: Saturday, 5th July, 2014

City Council, businesses and community groups can for the first time apply for funding directed at mining-affected regions under the latest round of Resources for Regions.

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Locals hope to “paint the town pink” for fundraiser

Originally published: Saturday, 5th July, 2014

Excitement is building for the city’s inaugural “Pink Ball” with the naming of its celebrity host.

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Pressure mounts on Pies

Originally published: Saturday, 5th July, 2014

The Magpies travel to the Jubilee Oval today to meet North and with premiership points now at a premium, both camps have the opportunity to have a red-hot crack at each other before a week off.

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Rally drivers ready to roll

Originally published: Saturday, 5th July, 2014

Drivers of all levels are getting behind the wheel to hone their rally skills this weekend.

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New aged care provider bringing in jobs

Originally published: Saturday, 5th July, 2014

A non for profit organisation new to Broken Hill will aim to help support the region’s ageing population resulting in the creation of a number of local jobs.

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Kobe set for Nationals

Originally published: Friday, 4th July, 2014

Broken Hill youngster Kobe Mutch is set to fly the flag for the Silver City at the Under 16 AFL National Championships.

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Emma’s stocks rising

Originally published: Friday, 4th July, 2014

She’s hoping to one day start a career in finance, and now talented Year 11 student Emma Waide has been given a kick start. 

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Stockyards a fitting tribute

Originally published: Friday, 4th July, 2014

A man known for his ability to get results for the Far West has been commemorated in a fashion appropriate of his commitment to local graziers.

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Carpentaria’s project shift

Originally published: Friday, 4th July, 2014

Carpentaria Exploration will shift away from exploration to focus on developing its Hawsons Iron Project.

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Thirty years of fine dining at The Haven

Originally published: Friday, 4th July, 2014

Staff and customers of “The Haven” will reflect on decades of good times and great food this month when the restaurant celebrates its 30th birthday.

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Charity wins big in soccer clash

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd July, 2014

More than $1600 was raised for the BH Community Cancer Network at the Crowe Horwath-BDT Charity Cup played at the O’Neil Park Soccer grounds on Tuesday night.

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Work begins on new facility

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd July, 2014

Work has started on what will be the Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation’s new primary health care facility in Argent Street.

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An ancient world brought to life

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd July, 2014

Children will be transported back to the world of Ancient Babylon during the school holidays.

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Increased funding for public libraries

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd July, 2014

Funding for NSW public libraries has been increased by nearly $15 million over four years.

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Murder verdict

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd July, 2014

The aunty of a man who was stabbed to death in Wilcannia last year has welcomed his killer’s murder conviction.

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Pies on the rise

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014

Coach Brett Morris says Central’s recent form is proof that his side is beginning to turn the corner. 

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Tree-pruning training

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014

Pruning trees is a delicate matter, and not just for those doing the work.

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Local office to close

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014

Buses R Us will close the doors to its local office next month, according to its former regional co-ordinator.

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Outback Art Prize and much more

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014

It’s going to be a big night at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on Friday.

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More options for P Platers

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014

The laws dictating the type of cars p plate drivers in NSW can drive will change to reflect a shift in vehicle manufacturing.

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Alma in prime position

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st July, 2014

The Alma soccer side’s come-from-behind win on Sunday has put the club in prime position for a shot at the finals, according to head coach David Bearman. 

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Author wants even playing field

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st July, 2014

Author Stephanie Dale has credited Australian country music royalty Slim Dusty and Joy McKean with her latest venture aimed to release the outback’s creativity.

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Radio station celebrates

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st July, 2014

Broken Hill Radio Station 2BH celebrated its 80th Birthday in typical community fashion with a live broadcast from the Demo Club yesterday.

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Program for driving offenders

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st July, 2014

The PCYC will soon start running an educational program for people who have committed a driving offence.

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Catch-up vaccine program for high schools

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st July, 2014

The State Government will begin a high school catch-up vaccination program following a rise in measles cases since 2010.

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