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.

May, 2017

RFDS ball switches halls

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th May, 2017

There’s been a last-minute change of venue but the annual Flying Doctor ball is still a goer this weekend.

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How’z Ya Mate?

Originally published: Monday, 29th May, 2017

A roofing company has donated over $11,000 to Lifeline to help raise awareness about men’s health.

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The Big Australian calls out to Hill

Originally published: Saturday, 27th May, 2017

BHP has announced some 350 jobs are opening up at its Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

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Heritage listing for Radium Hill

Originally published: Saturday, 27th May, 2017

It’s been a long time coming for at least one former resident but Radium Hill, the site of Australia’s first uranium mine, has now been recognised for its heritage value.

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League leaders set to march on

Originally published: Saturday, 27th May, 2017

Ladder leaders South look set to dish out a football lesson this afternoon when they take on West at the Alma Oval.

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Rifle hunt

Originally published: Friday, 26th May, 2017

Police have “grave concerns” they were unable to locate a rifle that a man was allegedly brandishing in a photo that he sent to a former partner he was threatening.

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Cumming in squad

Originally published: Friday, 26th May, 2017

Broken Hill export Isaac Cumming has taken a step closer to his AFL debut after being named in an extended squad for Greater Western Sydney’s match against West Coast.

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Company targets events

Originally published: Thursday, 25th May, 2017

Buses R Us, the company that’s been taking the people of Broken Hill to Adelaide for almost a decade, is about to make their local presence even stronger.

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Headspace available now

Originally published: Thursday, 25th May, 2017

Young people and their families and friends are being encouraged to access the interim service while the headspace building is being renovated.

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Civic Centre shuts

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th May, 2017

The newly-renovated Civic Centre has been shut down just days after being officially re-opened by Deputy Premier John Barlilaro at The Nationals Conference.

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Matt makes time for passion

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th May, 2017

IT’S often said that you’ll learn more about a person on a round a golf than you will from most of life’s other activities. 

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Hub jumps ahead

Originally published: Monday, 22nd May, 2017

The YMCA’s Wellness Hub is moving in leaps and bounds with the announcement of the project managers and the transition of the gym to a new location.

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Students ‘short-changed’

Originally published: Saturday, 20th May, 2017

Teachers in Broken Hill have written hundreds of postcards in the past week urging the State Government to persevere in its efforts to keep the Gonski funding policy for schools.

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Uni centre to become reality

Originally published: Saturday, 20th May, 2017

 

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Central’s upside

Originally published: Saturday, 20th May, 2017


Tyler Hannigan

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Love me tender

Originally published: Saturday, 20th May, 2017


Daniel Stringer

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Lounge future in doubt

Originally published: Thursday, 18th May, 2017

The Seniors Lounge at the North Mine Hall in Elizabeth Park is growing in popularity, but organisers say it’s in danger of closing unless funds are found.

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Teen faces arson charge

Originally published: Thursday, 18th May, 2017

Police have charged a 15-year-old local boy with stealing and torching a car in the city this week.

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Nats Praise

Originally published: Thursday, 18th May, 2017

A Broken Hill icon has praised the efforts of the National Party and the local member for their contribution to the city. 

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Bush boy to take on sea challenge

Originally published: Thursday, 18th May, 2017

Most would know Brendan Cullen for his ability on the footy field in Broken Hill or for chasing sheep around a paddock, but not as a swimmer. 

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Stations’ doors open

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th May, 2017

Firefighters are once again throwing open their doors and encouraging locals to come along to have a look at the station.

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Life filled with music

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th May, 2017

THE Barrier Industrial Union’s Band vice-president Ray Sayers has played at nearly 70 Anzac Day ceremonies over the years, and the sun hasn’t set on him yet.

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Out of control

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th May, 2017

Habitual offender needs help: lawyer

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Doors shut on shop

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

When Craig Lawrence closes the doors of his Oxide Street newsagency at one o’clock this Sunday, it will be for the last time.

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More cars torched

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

The spate of cars being stolen and set alight continued yesterday when two were found burning within an hour.

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Tick and Flick

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

WaterNSW is calling for members of the community to represent Broken Hill on a committee for the Murray to Broken Hill pipeline, however it seems they may struggle to find willing participants.

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Celtic on top

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

Round two of Broken Hill soccer was played over the weekend with the seniors in action on Sunday afternoon.

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One of city’s finest honoured with medal

Originally published: Monday, 15th May, 2017

A well-known police officer in Broken Hill during the ‘60s and ‘70s - Reginald Pinkerton - was awarded his National Police Service Medal on Saturday night during a reunion of more 100 former officers who served in the Far West.

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Loan doubt

Originally published: Monday, 15th May, 2017

A Broken Hill councillor has hit back at City Council’s ‘worst case scenario’ regarding the proposed $10 million loan, saying the real worst case scenario is the end of Broken Hill. 

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Brown’s big haul

Originally published: Monday, 15th May, 2017

Despite another last quarter fight back, Central were easy winners over West on Saturday at the Jubilee Oval to the tune of 48 points.

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Zing by Kelstar

Originally published: Monday, 15th May, 2017

Life’s too short to wear boring earrings, says Kelly Mawby, a clerk by day, jewellery designer by night. 

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Vets warn of new strain

Originally published: Monday, 15th May, 2017

A new strain of the deadly parvovirus has been discovered in Australia, with vets warning pet owners to look out for their dogs.

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Farewell Duck

Originally published: Saturday, 13th May, 2017

Tibooburra locals turned out in droves last week to farewell one of their own.

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Monster Madness coming to BH

Originally published: Saturday, 13th May, 2017

The Broken Hill Speedway is set to erupt with six of the best Monster Trucks from Australia and the United States for one crazy, action-packed night of family entertainment.

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Solar power drain

Originally published: Saturday, 13th May, 2017

The sun may be setting on solar, as many customers in Broken Hill are having serious issues following the end of the Solar Bonus Scheme. 

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Help them help us

Originally published: Friday, 12th May, 2017

The Salvation Army is exploring new ways of raising money for its annual Red Shield Appeal, but it still needs to raise an army of volunteers to walk the city’s streets for the door-knock event.

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Boost for region

Originally published: Thursday, 11th May, 2017

The federal budget could deliver extra apprenticeships to Broken Hill and boost plans for an airport upgrade, according to Parkes MP Mark Coulton.

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Hindy shares his story

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th May, 2017

A former rugby league star was in Broken Hill yesterday to share his story with problem gambling and set an example for the younger generation. 

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Visitors ‘fly in’

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th May, 2017

The Aero Club of Broken Hill hosted the Cessna 200 Series Association’s biannual ‘Fly In’ over the weekend, which saw dozens of people from across the country descend on Broken Hill.

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Nurses reunite for tribute

Originally published: Monday, 8th May, 2017

The Broken Hill Base Hospital’s 130th anniversary was also an opportunity for former work colleagues and friends to get together and reminisce. 

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West chance

Originally published: Saturday, 6th May, 2017

An under-strength and under-sized South team travel to the Jube today to take on a West team desperate to kick-start their season.

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Hodgins steps up

Originally published: Saturday, 6th May, 2017

North’s first venture over the hill occurs today as they are hosted by Central at the Alma.

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Larger than life

Originally published: Saturday, 6th May, 2017

Entertainer extraordinaire Andrew Beven will long be remembered as a fun-loving person who impacted so many lives, a funeral service for the talented performer was told yesterday.

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Tourism expert backs big loan

Originally published: Friday, 5th May, 2017

A local tourism company has come out in support of City Council’s move to secure a $10 million loan.

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North punches true

Originally published: Friday, 5th May, 2017

Local boxer Darrell North has continued his winning ways with victories in both the NSW and Queensland state masters titles.

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Wild beauties for Hill

Originally published: Friday, 5th May, 2017

An outback property set on saving Snowy Mountain horses from being culled will soon be setting up clinics to help provide the horses with a home.

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Vision for Silver City

Originally published: Friday, 5th May, 2017

A new service is set to make the lives of blind or vision impaired locals a little easier.

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Those who served the Silver City

Originally published: Thursday, 4th May, 2017

There are so many great names synonymous with the 130 years of hospital service to our city. 

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Petition for better rail service

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017

A concerned local is petitioning the state and federal governments to improve rail services between Broken Hill, Sydney and Adelaide. 

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The Silver City: A medical history

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017

The pioneers of Broken Hill and surrounding areas were, by necessity, tough and hardy. 

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Big journey for Stuart

Originally published: Monday, 1st May, 2017

A Broken Hill police officer is walking 200km to help people feel as though they are not alone.

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