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.

April, 2016

Council on track to break even by 2024

Originally published: Saturday, 30th April, 2016

A projection that City Council will be “back in the black” by 2024 without relying on rate hikes was not ambitious, according to new General Manager James Roncon.

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Tour brings special coins

Originally published: Saturday, 30th April, 2016

A steady stream of locals with pockets full of silver descended upon a blue tent in the Town Square yesterday.

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Anzac Day in an English pub

Originally published: Saturday, 30th April, 2016

A Broken Hill boy running a 623-year-old pub in England had his regulars tossing coins on Anzac Day to raise a few quid for old soldiers.

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Rivals face off

Originally published: Saturday, 30th April, 2016

Traditional rivals North and South will square off again today at Alma Oval.

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Both teams need a win

Originally published: Saturday, 30th April, 2016

This round four clash between West and Central today at League Headquarters has all the ingredients to be a blockbuster.

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Flying Doctor upgrade

Originally published: Friday, 29th April, 2016

The Flying Doctor says the construction of a new aircraft hangar at its local base will help it expand the range of services it provides to the region.

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Anzac clash for McGregor

Originally published: Thursday, 28th April, 2016

On Monday, April 25 Lachlan McGregor played in his first SANFL ANZAC day match, when the 2015 grand finalist faced off in a rematch with West Adelaide on the pristine Adelaide Oval in front of a modest crowd.

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New pound in the pipeline

Originally published: Thursday, 28th April, 2016

Council will fund a new purpose-built pound after it was found the current site no longer fit regulations. 

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Eisteddfod shake up

Originally published: Thursday, 28th April, 2016

This year’s Broken Hill Eisteddfod will feature a brand new category in a bid to counteract falling entrant numbers.

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Charger may have sparked fire

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016

A blaze that destroyed a brick shed yesterday morning may have started from an overheated mobile phone charger, according to the BH Fire Brigade.

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Poster proves popular

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016

A painting being used as a poster to promote the Silver City Cup was so good that someone has already snapped it up.

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Hobby turns into dedication

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016

Twenty-three years ago, local artist Bob Groves threw his hat into the ring for president of the Willyama Art Society.

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Strong crowd for Anzac services

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th April, 2016

Thousands of people turned out to local Anzac Day services yesterday to honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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Second off-take agreement for Hawsons

Originally published: Friday, 22nd April, 2016

The Hawsons iron ore project, south of the city, has signed a deal with the world’s biggest independent producer of iron ore pellets.

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Cheap fuel ‘won’t last’

Originally published: Thursday, 21st April, 2016

Fuel prices in the city have been dropping, but one retailer doesn’t expect it to last.

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NDIS jobs boost

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th April, 2016

The rollout of a disability scheme will see an additional 200 jobs in the region by 2018, according to the Minister for Disability Services and local MP.

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Pies win thriller

Originally published: Monday, 18th April, 2016

Central secured their first win of the season on Saturday after fending off a fighting North to win an absolute thriller.

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Teenage art workshop

Originally published: Monday, 18th April, 2016

Creative genius comes in many forms, and for Kelsey Graham it is creating realistic-looking injuries through make up.

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Vandalism spike

Originally published: Monday, 18th April, 2016

City Council’s new general manager is asking residents to be more vigilant and parents to be more responsible following an increase in vandalism in Sturt Park.

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Soft drink tax ‘won’t work’: pub

Originally published: Saturday, 16th April, 2016

A higher tax on addictive sugary drinks would provide a lot of health benefits, according to a recent study.

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Improved West faces tough competition

Originally published: Saturday, 16th April, 2016

Round two today will be another Double Header at League Headquarters with the first game at 1.00pm - and what a start it should be.

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Rev up for MotorX

Originally published: Saturday, 16th April, 2016

Tomorrow the local motocross returns with round one of the Broken Hill Speedway Club MotorX.

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Time for a jab

Originally published: Saturday, 16th April, 2016

Last week the new flu vaccine hit the city and locals have been quick to get a shot.

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RNs crucial in nursing homes, stresses union

Originally published: Saturday, 16th April, 2016

Like hundreds of other aged care workers across the state, Lynette Mitchell is hoping a months’ long campaign to keep registered nurses in nursing homes has been enough.

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Shorty up for auction

Originally published: Friday, 15th April, 2016

Shorty O’Neil Village is on the market and will go up for public auction in June.

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Riders ready for time trial

Originally published: Friday, 15th April, 2016

This weekend sees the Broken Hill Mountain Bike Club hit rugged terrain for their Silverton Time Trial.

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Family fun just a short trip away

Originally published: Friday, 15th April, 2016

The Topar Campdraft is on this weekend and it’s only a short trip for great time for the whole family.

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Local childcare demand doesn’t exist: provider

Originally published: Thursday, 14th April, 2016

Plans for a new long day care centre in the city have unsettled existing providers who say demand isn’t there.

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Students complete road safety crash course

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th April, 2016

A group of local high school students have been given a crash course in road safety.

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Bikers break records

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th April, 2016

t’s not every day you set a new world record but a former local woman and her friends have just helped break not one, but two of them.

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Former Menindee school employee ordered to repay $20k

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th April, 2016

 

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Double chance for Council grants

Originally published: Monday, 11th April, 2016

Community groups now have two opportunities to apply for funds from City Council each year under changes to Council’s community grants process. 

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Water plan’s delay invites suspicion

Originally published: Monday, 11th April, 2016

The State Government should make public the detailed business cases now being considered for the city’s long-term water supply, Labor says.

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Robins take flight

Originally published: Monday, 11th April, 2016

The Robins have opened the season with a comprehensive 79-point victory over a disappointing Central. 

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Mayor backs move

Originally published: Saturday, 9th April, 2016

Mayor Wincen Cuy has hit back at critics of the library relocation plan who say Council is foolish to move from a building it owns into a leased property.

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Sentimental Journey for HWH residents

Originally published: Saturday, 9th April, 2016

Residents, staff and volunteers sang and danced the day away when Harold Williams Home was turned briefly into a concert hall on Wednesday.

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Central, West keen to make a good start

Originally published: Saturday, 9th April, 2016

Central and West will open the A-Grade season today at the Jubilee Oval.

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Print workshop on again

Originally published: Saturday, 9th April, 2016

The Broken Hill Print Collective’s co-founder, Salma Peisto, will be hosting a screen print workshop next weekend.

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Vink’s work on show

Originally published: Saturday, 9th April, 2016

A finalist in the Outback Open Art Prize and a regular exhibitor, Shane Vink, will be showing work at West Darling Arts next week.

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Former local’s web success

Originally published: Saturday, 9th April, 2016

A former local has been busy developing web platforms to help organisations with different events.

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South to start strong

Originally published: Saturday, 9th April, 2016

This afternoon’s second game of the A-Grade double-header at the Jube has last year’s grand finalists squaring off.

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Library to move

Originally published: Friday, 8th April, 2016

The city’s library is set to double in size after councillors last night voted to move it to an Argent Street location.

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Family pharmacy’s 100 years in Broken Hill

Originally published: Thursday, 7th April, 2016

On Saturday, CP Peoples Chemist will turn 100 years old and everyone is invited to the party.

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DPI admits river situation desperate: farmer

Originally published: Thursday, 7th April, 2016

The situation in the Darling River was a mess, a senior water bureaucrat admitted yesterday, according to a crop grower who attended a public meeting in Pooncarie.

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Key meeting for BHBA

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th April, 2016

A notice has been sent to all Broken Hill Basketball members that a Special General Meeting will be held at the BHBA Stadium tonight at 6:30.

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Seniors get tech savvy

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th April, 2016

Broken Hill seniors are getting in touch with their inner geek with the help of some free training in the use of technology.

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Humble hero

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th April, 2016

A local father who risked his life to save an elderly man from a burning garage last week has been praised as a humble hero.

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New GM aiming to ‘future-proof’ city

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th April, 2016

It was the unique “allure” of Broken Hill that attracted incoming City Council general manager James Roncon.

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Firies donate to Salvos

Originally published: Monday, 4th April, 2016

Firefighters at the Broken Hill Central Fire Station have donated food and supplies to those who are in need.

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River concerns finally addressed

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd April, 2016

If patience is truly a virtue, then Ngiyampaa Elder Dr Beryl Carmichael must surely have a case for a sainthood.

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Ex-journo’s ‘crime file’

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd April, 2016

A former BDT journalist has turned to a life of crime and is now being sought by federal police.

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Aboriginal input needed

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd April, 2016

The region’s peak Aboriginal group says Broken Hill and other far west councils should be scrapped and replaced with a single body that gives Aboriginal people a greater voice.

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Cup kicks off season

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd April, 2016

Today the AFL Broken Hill season starts when the Lightning Cup fires up at Jubilee Oval. 

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Local lads picked for championships

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd April, 2016

Two Aboriginal footballers are in Queensland this weekend playing in a five-day football carnival.

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Magic on the track

Originally published: Friday, 1st April, 2016

Wednesday night’s Harness Racing meet in Mildura saw a locally-owned horse record its seventh straight win.

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Fast arrival for new addition;

Originally published: Friday, 1st April, 2016

Netallie Station’s James McClure found himself thrust into the role of a midwife on Wednesday, but after just one day in the job, he’s decided he’d much rather stick to working on the land. 

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