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.

September, 2016

Aiming for the top

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th September, 2016

The area’s Catholic schooling system has appointed a new member of staff, who is set to bring a whole world of experience to the role.

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School’s back in

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th September, 2016

The Ladies Probus Club’s September meeting was a journey into the past for many, as they donned school uniforms and prepared to greet their headmistress.

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Accident highlights role of volunteer ambos

Originally published: Monday, 26th September, 2016

A young roadhouse worker who lost his arm in a terrible accident last year has shared his story to promote the value of volunteer ambulance officers in the outback.

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Councils fear coup, costs and the loss of control

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2016

Far West councils are continuing to voice concerns about plans to overhaul their governance model ahead of public consultations next week.

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The big kick-off

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2016

A big day is in store at the O’Neil Park Soccer Complex today as four grades host their grand finals.

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Dogs ban could ruin family pet food shop

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2016

A long-time pet supplies business in the city would suffer under the NSW government’s plan to ban greyhound racing across the state.

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AFL convert Symone’s a quick learner

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2016

West Football Club’s Symone Zammit will be representing AFL NSW/ACT in the Kickstart Championships.

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Library, film studio on Kennedy’s agenda

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2016

Councillor Tom Kennedy has thrown down the gauntlet to Labor ahead of next week’s first meeting of the new Council, calling for the library move and film studio sale to be deferred.

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Airwaves pals back together once more

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2016

School of the Air buddies from way back Sarah Siemer (from left), Jane Smith and Pam Rebbeck reunited at the school’s 60th anniversary celebrations yesterday.

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Interior gas bottle causes house fire

Originally published: Friday, 23rd September, 2016

Firefighters were called to a house in Gaffney Lane yesterday afternoon after a nine kilo gas bottle connected to a heater caught fire.

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Palais treasure trove

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd September, 2016

The owners of North Economy Store have unearthed a wonderful part of the Silver City’s history while preparing the Crystal Street building for sale.

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The future of Far West farming

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st September, 2016

On the 50th anniversary of the Fowlers Gap Research Station, the UNSW and Climate Wise Agriculture will be holding a free public seminar on the agricultural future of Far Western NSW.

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Brumby saviour turns eye to ponies

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th September, 2016

An outback horseman saving brumbies from slaughter has kicked up his campaign to reconnect man and horse.

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District enjoys a nice drop

Originally published: Monday, 19th September, 2016

The city’s gardens and surrounding bushland received another gift from above at the weekend, when the sky opened up and dropped almost 20mm of rain.

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Hospital hit with patient influx

Originally published: Saturday, 17th September, 2016

Broken Hill Hospital is operating at close to capacity after an influx of people presenting with flu symptoms and other respiratory infections.

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Council settled

Originally published: Saturday, 17th September, 2016

The makeup of the Broken Hill City Council was finalised yesterday with the nine councillor positions officially confirmed by the NSW Electoral Commission. 

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Addio, Kyrin

Originally published: Saturday, 17th September, 2016

For one Broken Hill High School student, culture shock is nothing to be afraid of.

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Thrills and spill aplenty

Originally published: Saturday, 17th September, 2016

Round 6 of the local motocross certainly didn’t disappoint as the weather was warm and the dirt was nice and wet!

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Too tight to call

Originally published: Saturday, 17th September, 2016

It’s preliminary final time in the Broken Hill Soccer Association with a mouth-watering matchup in the A Grade between two sides who could have both finished top of the table.

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Show ‘not to be missed’

Originally published: Friday, 16th September, 2016

The Broken Hill Art Exchange is set to unveil their latest exhibit, which is the third instalment in a series of four environmental themed exhibitions.

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Darriea wins day

Originally published: Thursday, 15th September, 2016

The result is finally in and Broken Hill officially has a new mayor, Labor candidate Darriea Turley.

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Auction date set for ‘white elephant’

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th September, 2016

The film studio is set to go under the hammer.

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Future stability

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th September, 2016

Members of the “Team Broken Hill” ticket say stability on City Council is their main aim. 

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Election day dawns

Originally published: Saturday, 10th September, 2016

After weeks of campaigning and election promises the people of Broken Hill will today have their say on who will represent them for the next four years.  

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All-Wilcannia final as the Boomers v Parntu

Originally published: Saturday, 10th September, 2016

Outback Rugby League will come to a thrilling conclusion today as the Wilcannia Boomerangs face the Parntu Warriors in the Grand Final at the Memorial Oval.

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More bureaucracy no help, just hindrance to councils

Originally published: Saturday, 10th September, 2016

A mayoral candidate says plans for a major shake-up of western division councils, including Broken Hill, will take power and money away from the city.

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Fishermen swear that crab yarn’s true

Originally published: Saturday, 10th September, 2016

It wasn’t too good to be true, there were fresh water crabs coming down stream - that’s according to a couple of local fishermen.

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Heavy downpour vast and welcome

Originally published: Saturday, 10th September, 2016

Broken Hill copped another load of rain in the early hours of yesterday morning, the second deluge in a week.

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City’s new MP shows he values our history

Originally published: Thursday, 8th September, 2016

Broken Hill new federal MP, Mark Coulton, and his wife Robin have donated money to help sponsor two awards for an exhibition being held as part of the Miners Memorial commemoration weekend.

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St George’s closure angers customers

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th September, 2016

In what will be another blow to Argent Street and its traders, a bank branch in the middle of the street will be closing its doors.

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Rock festival to help keep RFDS in the air

Originally published: Monday, 5th September, 2016

The rock festival coming to the city in November will also help to raise money for a local charity.

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Labor promises more consultation

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2016

The Broken Hill Labor team has promised to make council’s financial decisions more open to the public.

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Roos hold the aces but never discount the Dogs

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2016

Season 2016 hits its crescendo today as South, looking for three straight flags, faces the Bulldogs at the Jubilee Oval this afternoon.

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Vintage South on show

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2016

Patton Street will be transported back in time tomorrow, celebrating all things vintage in honor of Father’s Day. 

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BH cops early spring soaking

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2016

Welcome rain yesterday saw many roads in the area closed for several hours as well as the cancellation of at least one event this weekend.

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Central, South face off

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2016

South will look to end Central’s dominance of the Women’s competition today as the two sides do battle in the grand final.

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Yabbies take on Warriors

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2016

It’s preliminary final time in the Outback Rugby League today as the Menindee Yabbies face the Parntu Warriors in a do-or-die clash.

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Get set for some glam

Originally published: Friday, 2nd September, 2016

Argent Street will soon be filled with glitter and feathers once again for the Broken Heel Festival’s ‘Main Street Parade’.

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Shorty O’Neil set to become retirement centre

Originally published: Thursday, 1st September, 2016

Shorty O’Neil Village looks set to remain a place for the city’s elderly residents after it was sold for just over $1 million on Tuesday.

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