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.

October, 2014

Worth the trip

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st October, 2014

A proud grandmother has travelled across the world to meet her baby grandson for the first time.

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Display of discipline

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st October, 2014

Outback International Taekwon-Do students produced a swag of medals at the recent United ITF Mildura Championships in Red Cliffs.

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A parting gift

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st October, 2014

A local charity that has long raised money for youth projects has presented its last donation.

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Rev up the fun

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st October, 2014

When Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble are driving the city's streets with a giant purple octopus on the roof, it can only mean one thing - the esCarpade is in town.

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Noisy dog trouble

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st October, 2014

City Council does not provide enough support for disabled people, according to one local man.

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Author’s hands-on approach

Originally published: Monday, 20th October, 2014

Author Fiona McArthur has been enjoying her time in the city, taking a hands-on approach to researching her next novel.

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Road safety for kindy kids

Originally published: Monday, 20th October, 2014

Schools are being invited to jump on board a state government road safety initiative with the rollout of free packs for kindergarten students.

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Dramatic clash

Originally published: Monday, 20th October, 2014

Veteran Australian cricket commentator Bill Lawry's infamous "it's all happening here" call would have gone down a treat at the Alma Oval on Saturday afternoon.

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Goat’s got the gig

Originally published: Monday, 20th October, 2014

A local woman will be hosting a gig with a series of musicians to help showcase talent and provide entertainment.

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Lead findings need a 'reasonable approach'

Originally published: Monday, 20th October, 2014

It's important that alarming findings into lead contamination in Broken Hill are "not blown out of proportion", according to Mayor Wincen Cuy.

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Cornish Choir visiting Broken Hill

Originally published: Saturday, 18th October, 2014

THIS weekend promises to be a treat not only for music lovers, but also for people interested in the Cornish heritage of Broken Hill and SA.

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West to turn tables on premiers

Originally published: Saturday, 18th October, 2014


Central meets West at the Alma Oval today in the second BDCL 20/20 fixture of the 2014/15 opening round.

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Dapto bowlers put in hard yards

Originally published: Saturday, 18th October, 2014


Once a year they roam the backtracks of rural New South Wales on the hunt for a club in need of a boost.

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Lifeline’s dinner date

Originally published: Saturday, 18th October, 2014

Lifeline will be celebrating 50 years in the community with an anniversary dinner on November 13.

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Tune in to a radio revival

Originally published: Saturday, 18th October, 2014

A new wave of volunteers has taken over the city’s community radio station, and  they’re hoping more will join the cause.

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Robin flies south to follow dream

Originally published: Friday, 17th October, 2014

There is an old saying in sport along the lines of 'if you're good enough, you'll get noticed'.

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Demo digs deep

Originally published: Friday, 17th October, 2014

The Democratic Club has donated almost $10,000 to a cancer support group to help them purchase a laser machine for the local Health Service.

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Winners wake up to riches

Originally published: Friday, 17th October, 2014

A Broken Hill couple won a $1 million division one prize in Wednesday's Lotto draw.

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Bottle-o boys to be sentenced

Originally published: Friday, 17th October, 2014

Two teenage boys charged with the armed robbery of the Southern Oasis bottle shop have pleaded guilty and will soon be sentenced.

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Lead dust alarm

Originally published: Friday, 17th October, 2014

A dangerous, metal-rich dust that continues to contaminate our children's playgrounds is likely the result of current mining operations, a new study has found.

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Get your claws into a new pet

Originally published: Thursday, 16th October, 2014

The RSPCA has a range of animals for people looking to add to their family.

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Don’t fear NSW uranium search

Originally published: Thursday, 16th October, 2014

It would take between three to six months before companies applied to explore for uranium in far western New South Wales, senior officers for the department said yesterday.

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It’s auction time again

Originally published: Thursday, 16th October, 2014

A major fundraiser for the Quota Club of Broken Hill will be held on Friday and organisers are encouraging all locals to attend.

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Summer of Sam

Originally published: Thursday, 16th October, 2014

It wasn't the most auspicious start to the season in Scorpions' colours by the SA team.

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PHOTO FAIL

Originally published: Thursday, 16th October, 2014

A kindergarten student was left in tears and her mother furious after a birthmark on the girl’s neck was photoshopped out of her school pictures without permission.

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Chill out, it’s Spring

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th October, 2014

If the fast-changing weather caught you off guard this week, you're not alone.

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Garden comp facing chop

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th October, 2014

For 23 years avid gardeners have been pruning their roses in preparation for the annual Silver City Garden Club Competition, but now the popular event is facing the chop.

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Testing times for HSC’s Gen Penless

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th October, 2014

HSC students can officially throw away their English study notes, but it's not time to breathe a sigh of relief just yet.

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Caldwell has SANFL seniors in his sights

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th October, 2014

Heath Caldwell has refused to be distracted by dreams of the AFL as he looks to establish himself in North Adelaide's senior SANFL side.

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City urged to fight for water

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th October, 2014

When the city is finally out of water or facing the prospect of evacuation, maybe then the people of Broken Hill will realise it's time to stand up for themselves.

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Club tax coup

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th October, 2014

The city’s clubs appear set to benefit from a raft of changes flagged by the NSW government at yesterday’s ClubsNSW Annual Conference.

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Full house for Poker Race

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th October, 2014

Steve Chinner has scorched a big field of riders to take out the 2014 Poker Race at Silverton.

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Parish has two doing God’s work

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th October, 2014

Catholic priest Father Nick Falzun has been in the city for just over a month, but already he’s decided he’s here for the long haul.

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Town Square turns pink

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th October, 2014

The annual “Pink Breakfast” fundraiser was held yesterday morning in the Town Square, as part of the Festival of Respect.

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More men seeking help for illness

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th October, 2014

The mental health team at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) South Eastern Section are reporting a 28 per cent increase in patient contacts on the previous year, the majority being men.

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Emus golf day a hit

Originally published: Monday, 13th October, 2014

The future of the city’s junior sports stars appears bright with a huge field of players taking part in the Outback Emus’ annual golf day.

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All winners

Originally published: Monday, 13th October, 2014

Saturday night’s inaugural Pink Ball has proven to be a runaway success, with locals packing the Entertainment Centre to drink and dance the night away for a good cause.

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Water minister cops a blast

Originally published: Monday, 13th October, 2014

One of Broken Hill’s former mayors has fired a broadside at the NSW Water Minister over the handling of the Darling River and Menindee Lakes.

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Art from the heart

Originally published: Monday, 13th October, 2014

More than 50 artworks by former criminal offenders will feature at an exhibition tonight.

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Star of the skies

Originally published: Monday, 13th October, 2014

The Pink Ball could have been without its celebrity guest on Saturday night if not for the generosity of Bruce Church.

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Bore on, cotton farmers tell government

Originally published: Saturday, 11th October, 2014

Cotton growers are pushing the government to prove up the proposed Menindee bore field for Broken Hill as quickly as possible.

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Making the treat that can’t be beat

Originally published: Saturday, 11th October, 2014

For the next two weeks Jenny Treloar will be driving into the city every day to help make Christmas puddings for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Celebrating 50 years

Originally published: Saturday, 11th October, 2014

Allison House is celebrating 50 years today with an afternoon tea and an open house.

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Grossi boys shoot true

Originally published: Saturday, 11th October, 2014

Broken Hill is now home to two of the fastest gun-slingers in the country after a blistering performance by the Grossi brothers in Queensland over the long weekend.

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Art extravaganza

Originally published: Friday, 10th October, 2014

A grand total of five new exhibitions will open at the Broken Hill Regional Gallery tonight.

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King shows plenty for rookie driver

Originally published: Friday, 10th October, 2014

Trotting driver Matt Schembri has harnessed the adventurous spirit of his newest charge to produce the best result of his short career.

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Taps stay on - for now

Originally published: Friday, 10th October, 2014

Residents will not be forced to curb their water use from Monday after all.

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Fast and furious

Originally published: Thursday, 9th October, 2014

Picture a series of quirky challenges with balls and sticks in a race format on the back of a horse and you’ve got the sport known as ‘mounted game’.

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School prepares for its 100th birthday

Originally published: Thursday, 9th October, 2014

Railwaytown Public School will soon be celebrating 100 years of education with a week of big events.

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All Creedon St wants is a place for the kids

Originally published: Thursday, 9th October, 2014

A group of Creedon Street residents says the government has ignored its desperate fight for a community shed while funnelling money into projects that lack local support.

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Desal plant city’s back-up

Originally published: Thursday, 9th October, 2014

The State Government will build a desalination plant if an underground water source near Lake Menindee proves too salty to immediately supply Broken Hill.

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Busy time for our cat carers

Originally published: Thursday, 9th October, 2014

Broken Hill Pet Rescue’s foster carers have their hands full trying to manage newborn kittens and pregnant cats.

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Send us a signal

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th October, 2014

Communication isn’t always easy in the outback, but Tibooburra residents might soon enjoy better phone coverage after the town was listed in the government’s Mobile Black Spot program. 

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A car does not a race driver make

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th October, 2014

Locals making the pilgrimage to Mount Panorama for the Bathurst 1000 this week are urged to leave the racing to the professionals.

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Cabbies cut the plastic rap

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th October, 2014

Taxi passengers who tend to pay with plastic can soon expect a bit of relief.

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Help at hand for suffering families

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th October, 2014

A new program has started in the city to help women and children escaping domestic violence to remain safely in their homes.

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Sunset Strip slams inaction

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th October, 2014

Drilling test bores near Sunset Strip was just a “sideshow” by politicians, according to the Strip’s progress association.

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Realtors in the pink

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th October, 2014

The Century 21 office staff have swapped their gold jackets for ones of a more delicate hue for the Pink Ribbon campaign.

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Rose delivers for Narungga people

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th October, 2014

West Broken Hill export Brent Rose played alongside former AFL footballers Eddie Sansbury and Daniel Motlop in Narungga’s first SA Aboriginal Football Championship win in seven years.

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Hub project hope for neighbourhood

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th October, 2014

Some people would rather be homeless than accept public housing in neighbourhoods with bad reputations.

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Sexism squashes political dreams

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th October, 2014

A survey has found girls and young women are turning away from a life in politics and other leadership roles because of the perception of growing sexism.

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Follow the moon shadow

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th October, 2014

If you’re outside tomorrow night, you’ll more than likely see what happens when our planet lines up between the sun and the moon.

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A long and lazy weekend of sport

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th October, 2014

The break between the footy codes and the start of the cricket season in early October is basically sporting limbo. 

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Woman denies cruelty warnings

Originally published: Saturday, 4th October, 2014

A woman charged with cruelty to her pets has denied that she ever received any official warning about her treatment of the animals.

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Changing of the guard at Anglican Church

Originally published: Saturday, 4th October, 2014

The local Anglican Church will this weekend farewell one clergyman, while welcoming another.

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Finish line in sight for Blende St TAB

Originally published: Saturday, 4th October, 2014

After 22 years in the game, local couple Pam and Graham Woodards will retire when the Blende Street TAB closes its doors in December.

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Wayne eyes Pooncarie prize

Originally published: Saturday, 4th October, 2014

Local trainer Wayne Marsden will be hoping his contingent of nine horses can deliver some success at today’s Pooncarie Races.

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Junction steps up for darts championship

Originally published: Saturday, 4th October, 2014


The Inland Darts Championship celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend but the tournament almost didn’t make it to the milestone.

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Man wins bail after plea change

Originally published: Saturday, 4th October, 2014

A man who has been in jail since police raided his house in August won bail yesterday after he withdrew his plea of guilty to charges of possessing stolen property.

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Baiting program has wild dogs on the run

Originally published: Saturday, 4th October, 2014


An aerial baiting program in western NSW last month spread more than 22,000 baits over a distance of 2,680km.

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Players flocking to Emus’ annual golf day

Originally published: Friday, 3rd October, 2014

It's that time of the year for the Outback Emus, who take to the fairways for their annual charity golf day next weekend.

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Boost for museum link project

Originally published: Friday, 3rd October, 2014

A tourism-boosting project linking seven local museums has received a $33,000 grant from the State Government.

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Cup tickets up for grabs

Originally published: Friday, 3rd October, 2014

The Silver City Cup is fast approaching and organisers are encouraging locals to get in quick to purchase tickets.

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Tragedy spurs violence

Originally published: Friday, 3rd October, 2014

A woman charged with assaulting police who had questioned her about complaints that she was throwing knives and syringes about had recently witnessed a murder, the Local Court was told yesterday.

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Girls provide information in goat cruelty case

Originally published: Friday, 3rd October, 2014

The mother whose family pet goat was stolen from their front yard has spoken with two girls who appeared in CCTV footage in front of her house that night.

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Think pink this October

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd October, 2014

You might have noticed that the town has taken on a tinge of pink lately.

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Guilty plea ends drugs hearing

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd October, 2014

A hearing into drug-dealing charges ended abruptly yesterday when the accused pleaded guilty.

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Deadly Cache

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd October, 2014

Rifles, tasers, a pistol and ammunition found buried in the bush near Broken Hill were most likely stolen from gun owners in the city and district, police said yesterday.

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‘Blow-ins’ ready to create

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st October, 2014

Ten artists are in the city for two weeks to create new works and exhibit them at the Regional Art Gallery.

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