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.

June, 2017

Dragsters are a gas

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th June, 2017

The halls of the Broken Hill High School’s industrial arts block were filled with fishing line and Year 8 students yesterday morning as they raced the culmination of their term’s work in technology.

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Special gifts mark 100 years

Originally published: Monday, 26th June, 2017

An exchange of special gifts across the globe will help mark 100 years of the Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese in August.

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Labor’s pledge to fix the Far West

Originally published: Saturday, 24th June, 2017

The Labor Party has promised to support regional NSW if they win the 2019 state election and has committed to helping those struggling in the Far West. 

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Footy back at Memorial

Originally published: Saturday, 24th June, 2017

After more than a season out of action, the Memorial Oval will see football played on its surface this Saturday. 

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The ‘stipe’ who once banned the ‘Cups King’

Originally published: Saturday, 24th June, 2017

A distinguished and frequent visitor to the Silver City Cup race meeting has died in Adelaide at the age of 92.

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Sam back where he belongs

Originally published: Friday, 23rd June, 2017

You never know what you’re going to get in the post and that was the case for Mayor Darriea Turley and City Council.

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Region shot in all its beauty

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd June, 2017

Amateur photographers have just days left to enter the ‘Life and Light’ photo competition which offers a prize pool of $3900. Entries to the competition, now in its 19th year, close on June 30.

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A travelling man

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st June, 2017

Gary Cook has only lived in Broken Hill for three years, but he’s fallen in love with the city and the ‘oodles to do’.

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Tough decision

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th June, 2017

The decision to move the South Pharmacy from Patton Street to the Coles complex wasn’t made lightly, according to the owner.

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Kouta pulls crowd

Originally published: Monday, 19th June, 2017

A massive crowd packed into the Jubilee Oval on Saturday to watch AFL Hall of Famer and Carlton legend Anthony Koutoufides play for the North Bulldogs in their clash with South.

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Sweaty burglar gets hard time

Originally published: Saturday, 17th June, 2017

A hard-working burglar who smashed through a ceiling and cut open a steel door with an angle grinder to get to a club’s safe has been jailed for a year.

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Blockbuster

Originally published: Saturday, 17th June, 2017

The Broken Hill football world is abuzz today in anticipation of the two top sides going head to head in a battle for top spot with North having called in reinforcements in the form of former Carlton great Anthony Koutoufides.

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Car thieves plead guilty

Originally published: Friday, 16th June, 2017

One of two young men who accompanied an escapee from jail in Alice Springs on his flight from justice which ended in Broken Hill had spent time in the notorious Don Dale Detention Centre in Darwin, the Local Court heard yesterday.

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Carlton great in for Dogs

Originally published: Friday, 16th June, 2017

Carlton legend Anthony ‘Kouta’ Koutoufides lands in Broken Hill today ahead of his game for the North Bulldogs as they take on the South Roos for top spot on the League ladder.

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Finally, cafe set to reopen

Originally published: Thursday, 15th June, 2017

After being closed for over three years the Broken Earth Cafe is set to reopen as a cafe by day and a tapas bar by night. 

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Vale, Max Stewart

Originally published: Thursday, 15th June, 2017

TODAY we mourn the passing of Broken Hill’s Labor Doyen, Albert “Max” Stewart.

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Ombudsman to investigate Civic Centre’s use

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th June, 2017

Another chapter in the Civic Centre saga has been written, as City Council reveals it is being investigated by the NSW Ombudsman. 

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Race of chance

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th June, 2017

It’s a race of chance that attracts a pack of riders, but you don’t have to be a speedster to take out the top prize, just a little bit lucky.

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Work begins on new hangar

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th June, 2017

Construction has started on a new hangar to replace the 80-year-old heritage-listed structure at the RFDS base.

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Fundraising ‘critical’

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th June, 2017

It’s been in the air for over 80 years but more than ever the Flying Doctor is relying on fundraising to stay there, according to the South East Section’s new president.

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History maker

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th June, 2017

If you are doing the family history, having a convict in the background will get you off to a flying start, says Jenny Camilleri.

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Death of a hero

Originally published: Saturday, 10th June, 2017

Broken Hill’s most famous political leader, Percy Brookfield, was murdered at a train station 96 years ago and to this day no-one can say for certain that he was not assassinated. 

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Women take centre stage

Originally published: Saturday, 10th June, 2017

The first official women’s representative AFL game held locally will be on today as Broken Hill takes on Sunraysia’s best at the Jubilee Oval.

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Tribute to the ‘regen’

Originally published: Saturday, 10th June, 2017

Another blank wall was being turned into an artwork yesterday, this time a prestigious all-girls college in Sydney was behind the artist’s brush.

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High vaccination levels

Originally published: Friday, 9th June, 2017

Broken Hill is in the region with the highest vaccination rate for young children in Australia.

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High school challenge

Originally published: Thursday, 8th June, 2017

The Globe Home Timber and Hardware car park will see some action today when students from Broken Hill High and Willyama compete against each other in a construction project.

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A life lived well

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th June, 2017

ARTHUR Tonkin, or ‘Pud’, as he’s better known, has lived a long and varied life in Broken Hill, and has been a witness to war time rationing, the life and death of the trams, and the continued evolution of the Silver City.

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Local women to create history

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th June, 2017

Football history will be created in Broken Hill when the first official women’s combined game is held at Jubilee Oval.

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Gold diggers gain cred

Originally published: Monday, 5th June, 2017

Fossickers and prospectors are welcome at Tibooburra, now formal rules and guidelines have been set out.

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Gold diggers gain cred

Originally published: Monday, 5th June, 2017

Fossickers and prospectors are welcome at Tibooburra, now formal rules and guidelines have been set out.

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Last chance for Robins

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd June, 2017

Today is the start of AFL Broken Hill’s split round as West take on Central at the Jubilee Oval in what is a make or break clash for the Robins.

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New health chair doctor must restore confidence: Secord

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd June, 2017

The new chairman of the Far West Local Health District has a giant job ahead of him to restore confidence in the “crisis-ridden” health service, according to NSW Shadow Health Minister Walt Secord.

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How a holiday to the USA became a flat-out thrill

Originally published: Friday, 2nd June, 2017

Local motorbike rider Cec Fraser recently had the experience of a lifetime, racing in the USA with some of the country’s best riders.

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Councillors propose ideas to deter vandals

Originally published: Friday, 2nd June, 2017


After a spate of vandalism around the city, a councillor wants to look at developing community programs to prevent similar events from happening again.

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Hospital exit

Originally published: Friday, 2nd June, 2017

Ex-deputy premier replaces board chairman

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A shot in the arm

Originally published: Thursday, 1st June, 2017

Cafes in Argent Street are hopeful that the planned health complex development in Crystal Street will bring more business, but have concerns about parking.

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