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.

August, 2015

Knockout-Cup finals kick off

Originally published: Friday, 28th August, 2015

Knockout-Cup Finals between all four soccer clubs in town will take place this Sunday at the O’Neill Park Soccer Grounds.

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Students put to the test

Originally published: Friday, 28th August, 2015

University students on placement in the city were treated to a new perspective on what it means to be elderly or disabled. 

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Living Desert numbers drop

Originally published: Friday, 28th August, 2015

Visitors to the Living Desert were significantly down last month when compared with 2014 but the mayor says there’s a good reason why.

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Criminal group charge dropped

Originally published: Friday, 28th August, 2015

One of three alleged members of the Rebels motorcycle club pleaded guilty yesterday to intimidating a man after police withdrew the charge of participating in criminal group activity.

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Motocross season hots up

Originally published: Friday, 28th August, 2015

This Sunday, Round 5 of the Tydvil & 1891 Bistro Motocross series takes place at the Broken Hill Speedway Complex on the Adelaide Road.

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Level 2 bans next week

Originally published: Thursday, 27th August, 2015

Essential Water will introduce Level 2 water restrictions in Broken Hill, Menindee, Sunset Strip, Silverton and on pipeline customers on September 1.

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Talent on show

Originally published: Thursday, 27th August, 2015

Broken Hill High School students are preparing for a series of performances at the inaugural Far West Regional Talent Concert next week.

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Club lets kids get crafty

Originally published: Thursday, 27th August, 2015

The Democratic Club is holding a Kid’s Club craft day on Sunday with gifts for dad including cards, photo frames and lots of other goodies.

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Literary workshop

Originally published: Thursday, 27th August, 2015

A literary workshop will be held at Bells Milk Bar this Saturday and locals are invited to attend.

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Police ‘knew about Rebels’

Originally published: Thursday, 27th August, 2015

Police knew two years ago that the Rebels motorcycle club was trying to set itself up in Broken Hill, the Local Court was told yesterday.

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Cuy defends Council

Originally published: Thursday, 27th August, 2015

Mayor Wincen Cuy has responded to claims that council is not active enough in the fight for water, and reiterated that it cannot support a strict “no bores” policy.

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Clubs back campaign

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th August, 2015

The city’s football clubs have joined forces with Lifeline to shed some light on the difficult issues of depression and suicide.

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Art aids veterans

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th August, 2015

A local artist has put his talent at the service of Vietnam War Veterans following a request from Jeff Strawbridge who was in the 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (9 RAR).

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Council ‘must join in fight’

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th August, 2015

The We Want Action group has followed up their successful water rally at Sunset Strip with letters to ministers and a call for greater involvement from City Council 

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Celebrate hearing awareness week

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th August, 2015

To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week and their 30th birthday, the Broken Hill and District Hearing Resource Centre are having a party.

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Choirs draw a crowd

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th August, 2015

The Civic Centre was packed to the rafters yesterday for the Broken Hill Eisteddfod’s school choirs competition. 

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Storm clouds threaten more rain

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th August, 2015

The Silver City received more than an inch of rain yesterday, and a bit more might fall today.

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North closes gap on Roos

Originally published: Monday, 24th August, 2015

It was billed as a grand final preview and that’s exactly what patrons got with minor premiers South and second-placed North fighting out a thrilling draw on Saturday.

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Bigger and better

Originally published: Monday, 24th August, 2015

Members of a breast cancer support group are putting their heads together to ensure an upcoming month of fundraising is their greatest success yet.

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River rally pulls crowd

Originally published: Monday, 24th August, 2015

More than one hundred people defied cold and wet conditions to make a poignant statement about the decline of our lakes and river yesterday.

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Thirsty scooter driver gets green light

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd August, 2015

What began as a straightforward court appeal by a drunk driver has ended with authorities having to tighten up the road rules.

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A gem of a holiday

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd August, 2015

Zamel’s assistant manager Joanne Foster has won a trip to India to find out where all the beautiful diamonds come from.

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No disrespect: Black

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd August, 2015

Labor stalwart Peter Black has rejected suggestions he was disrespectful towards general manager Therese Manns at the last Council meeting.

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Central to stay safe

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd August, 2015

In the last round of the AFL Broken Hill A-Grade season, Central will battle West at Memorial Oval.

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Grand final preview

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd August, 2015

The last of the home and away fixtures will be played at the Jubilee Oval today with what could be a grand final preview for patrons, and a chance for the Roos to again flex their muscles and show the football world that they mean business as they look to go back to back.

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Finals fever in ORL

Originally published: Friday, 21st August, 2015

The first round of Rugby semi-finals will be held on Saturday with two big games.

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Trip of a lifetime

Originally published: Friday, 21st August, 2015

Two NRL hopefuls from Broken Hill and Wilcannia have the opportunity of a lifetime on their hands but may miss out on it.

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Willyama’s brightest ready for action

Originally published: Friday, 21st August, 2015

The Willyama High School’s Science and Engineering team will head off to compete in state finals over the weekend.

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Tough day out for local lads

Originally published: Thursday, 20th August, 2015

Despite a valiant effort, the Under 15s Broken Hill High School football team lost to Wagga Wagga yesterday.

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Call for stargazing stewards

Originally published: Thursday, 20th August, 2015

If you missed out on purchasing a telescope for the World Record attempt on Friday, there is still a chance to take part in all the fun.

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Add some colour to your weekend

Originally published: Thursday, 20th August, 2015

This Sunday Broken Hill will be a bit more colourful as Sturt Park hosts a Colour Run to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House.

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Bid to end soccer schism

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th August, 2015

The newly-formed Silver City Football Association will conclude its winter season on August 30, while its hoped mediation talks with reunite the city’s soccer fraternity.

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Colourful characters

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th August, 2015

Morgan Street public school celebrated Book Week yesterday. The students enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character, then held a parade to show off their great costumes. 

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Outback inspiration for Sydney singer

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th August, 2015

Sydney’s Fleur Wiber only arrived in town on Monday but already the singer-songwriter has drawn inspiration from the local landscape.

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Tractors on the move

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th August, 2015

The big orange tractors are back.

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Riding for life

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th August, 2015

It was the loss of three work colleagues that made Wayne Amor realise he needed to get involved in the fight against depression and suicide.

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Broken Hill’s rainbow road

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th August, 2015

Picture carloads of tourists clutching microfibre tea towels adorned with colourful maps of the city’s gay-friendly sites.

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Robins routed

Originally published: Monday, 17th August, 2015

It was a game that left people speechless at Alma Oval on Saturday with an end margin of biblical proportions.

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‘Inspiring’ Suzie needs support

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2015

Suzie Thomas’ friends describe her as a “bush girl who lights up any room she walks into” and her sister says she’s a source of inspiration.

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Preparing for Kokoda

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2015

Toni Maher is taking a novel approach to her preparation for tackling the gruelling Kokoda track next month - chasing sheep.

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Taking a stand

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2015

The Menindee We Want Action facebook group will look to make a statement on the city’s water crisis by staging a gathering on the dry bed of Menindee and Pamamaroo.

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South on a roll

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2015

First up, today’s game between South and West at Alma Oval has been brought forward to a 1:30pm start as a result of a Reserves forfeit.

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Last round before finals

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2015

It’s the final round before finals this weekend with the double header being in Menindee. 

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Blue green algae possibly linked to motor neurone disease

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2015

People who draw water from the river are being warned about a possible link between blue green algae and motor neurone disease.

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Quality day for go-karts

Originally published: Friday, 14th August, 2015

It’s shaping up as being another quality day of go-kart action here in Broken Hill with Saturday seeing the monthly meeting of the Broken Hill Go-Kart club.

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North’s clean sweep

Originally published: Friday, 14th August, 2015

The North Bulldogs became the first Under 18’s side in quite some time to finish the minors rounds of a season undefeated on Wednesday night.

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Handmade goods at market

Originally published: Friday, 14th August, 2015

Unique gifts will be on sale in support of a great cause at the Winter Handmade Market this weekend.

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Come and try day at Race Course

Originally published: Thursday, 13th August, 2015

This weekend at the Broken Hill Race Course, the Barrier Sporting Car Club Inc is holding a Come and Try Day.

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Unions warn off work stoppages

Originally published: Thursday, 13th August, 2015

Looming industrial action by some employees at the city’s water supplier will only hold up negotiations and frustrate the public, local unions have warned.

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Get your ‘drag’ on

Originally published: Thursday, 13th August, 2015

A group of local women have thrown out a challenge to the city’s businesses; dress up in ‘drag’ to support the Broken Heel festival.

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Fight for top spot

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th August, 2015

Barring catastrophe, the Central Football Club women’s side will be minor premiers this season.

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Water cut-offs expected amidst industrial dispute

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th August, 2015

Residents may soon suffer water shortages as maintenance workers at the city’s supplier prepare to take industrial action.

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Rosanna puts the call out

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th August, 2015

Audiologist Rosanna Morrison is calling on the Broken Hill community to donate old hearing aids to help those with hearing loss in Africa.

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New protocol causes police officer to give evidence via CCTV

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th August, 2015

A District Court judge has reacted to new protocols that allow police to carry their guns into court by making an officer give evidence via closed circuit television. 

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Ultimate test

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th August, 2015

The ultimate test of man and machine will return to the city next month with the staging of the Outback Challenge.

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New services fly into region

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th August, 2015

Western NSW communities will benefit from enhanced health services to soon be offered by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Amelia blooms for Broken Heel

Originally published: Monday, 10th August, 2015

Broken Heel Festival - the Silver City’s party to celebrate Priscilla Queen of The Desert’s 21st birthday - has just announced some of its shimmering guest list.

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Black and White for 125 years

Originally published: Monday, 10th August, 2015

On Sunday, the Central Football Club was full of beers, ciders and spirits as the club celebrated its 125th Anniversary. 

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Seven-day haul

Originally published: Monday, 10th August, 2015

Havilah’s Portia project is progressing steadily with crews now working seven days a week at the mine 120km north-west of Broken Hill.

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TAFE course being run down

Originally published: Saturday, 8th August, 2015

A TAFE teacher says the lives of young apprentices will be put at risk if local auto mechanic courses are scrapped next year.

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Slobs befoul landscape

Originally published: Saturday, 8th August, 2015

It seems one resident has taken illegal dumping to the next level after a dirty discovery was made near Menindee Road.

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Water expert hopes to prompt debate

Originally published: Saturday, 8th August, 2015

A forum hosted by the Uniting Church was held last night to discuss the region’s water problems.

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Boomers look the goods

Originally published: Saturday, 8th August, 2015

This week will see a double header in Broken Hill with the first game seeing United taking on the Boomerangs in what should be, judging on form, a one-way game.

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Central’s day but South to ruin party

Originally published: Saturday, 8th August, 2015

Today’s game at Memorial Oval sees a high-flying South take on Central which is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the club on its home ground.

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Mission finds shelter for homeless

Originally published: Friday, 7th August, 2015

Locals gathered in Town Square yesterday to raise the issue of homelessness.

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Cupcakes for critters

Originally published: Friday, 7th August, 2015

The annual RSPCA Cupcake Day is coming up and local shelter staff are working hard to ensure it is a success.

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Top efforts rewarded

Originally published: Friday, 7th August, 2015

Three students from Broken Hill High School have been recognised for their effort and achievements at school.

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Owners in love with classy filly

Originally published: Thursday, 6th August, 2015

A bunch of locals tasted sweet victory on the weekend after their three-year-old filly won in Port Pirie.

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Crisis talks

Originally published: Thursday, 6th August, 2015

A crisis meeting will be held this Sunday at the local basketball courts to address a big drop in the number of people playing the sport.

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A true servant of our city

Originally published: Thursday, 6th August, 2015

Josephine Peter made a heartfelt tribute to her late husband last night after she was inducted into the Nydia Edes Volunteer Hall of Fame.

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Working as nature intended

Originally published: Thursday, 6th August, 2015

Being able to breastfeed at work helped Emma Kemp go back earlier.

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Pacific war digger’s special invitation

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th August, 2015

War veteran Norm Whiting has been invited to rub shoulders with the Prime Minister in recognition of his service to the nation.

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Adelaide stay a true triple treat

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th August, 2015

A local family is most grateful for the help they received from the Ronald McDonald House in Adelaide with the birth of their bubs.

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Medal given to ‘champion’ mate

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th August, 2015

It was a gesture that left a little girl’s mother in tears and her school principal with goose bumps. 

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Magpies’ day at Memorial

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th August, 2015

As celebrations for the 125th Anniversary of the Central Football Club amp up, before the Past Players day on Sunday kicks off, Saturday at Memorial Oval is where the festivities will start. 

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Let the radio speak for you

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th August, 2015

Broken Hill’s Community Radio Station 2DryFM 107.7 is launching a new sponsorship category for not-for-profit organisations at the city’s Volunteer Awards tomorrow night.

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Pitch a stone for museum

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th August, 2015

Railway museum curator, Christine Adams says Broken Hill is a city of “little secrets” and she hopes to uncover one soon.

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Here’s cheers, Red and White

Originally published: Monday, 3rd August, 2015

The South Football Club held their annual Past Players Reunion at the SFC Clubrooms yesterday at which the 2015 Top Roo was awarded to Jayne Johnson for her 25 years’ service to the club.

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Time shift ‘makes sense’

Originally published: Monday, 3rd August, 2015

Connor Esling, who is participating in the Max Potential program, will be performing for Aruma Lodge Nursing Home residents tomorrow at 3.30pm.

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Stargazers could land the big one

Originally published: Monday, 3rd August, 2015

Outback Astronomy will be giving away a telescope to one lucky star gazer at their World Record attempt.

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Man hospitalised after dog attack

Originally published: Saturday, 1st August, 2015

An elderly man is in hospital with serious injuries after being brought down and savaged by a dog on Thursday afternoon.

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Above and beyond

Originally published: Saturday, 1st August, 2015

Samantha Hillier has been named Southern Cross Care’s Employee of the Year after being nominated eight times.

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Preschool gets patrol

Originally published: Saturday, 1st August, 2015

After the trouble that Playtime Pre-school has faced, a local security company has come on board to offer help.

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Advisor for Chamber

Originally published: Saturday, 1st August, 2015

The Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce has appointed a part time Business Advisor to work alongside the services currently provided by the Small Biz Connect program.

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Crackerjack

Originally published: Saturday, 1st August, 2015

The fifth installment of the top of the table combatants again promises to be a real cracker.

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