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.

May, 2009

Off to space school, USA

Originally published: Saturday, 30th May, 2009

A fundraising event will be held in Silverton tomorrow to raise money to send 16-year-old Logan Cooper to the United States of America. Logan has been accepted into the United Space School in Houston, Texas, and will leave in July.

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Dasey one of the best

Originally published: Friday, 29th May, 2009

Basketballer Kate Dasey is officially one of the top 30 school players in the State after being selected to compete at the NSW All-Schools Championship. The Championship will be contested by three teams containing the best 10 players from public, Catholic and independent schools across the State.

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Time to tune up for Battle of the Bands

Originally published: Thursday, 28th May, 2009

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Alleged burglars face 44 charges

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th May, 2009

A total of 44 more charges have been laid against two men who were arrested this month for allegedly committing burglaries in the city.

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Fury Road may reach city

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th May, 2009

The production of the multi-million dollar fourth Mad Max film, "Fury Road", is due to begin this year and one news report suggests Broken Hill could be selected for filming.

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Buried in time

Originally published: Monday, 25th May, 2009

The Silver City Christian Church has preserved a selection of local keepsakes and letters by placing them in a time capsule.

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Miners' safety at risk

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd May, 2009

By Andrew Vickers, General Secretary, CFMEU Mining and Energy Division

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City to get dedicated renal unit

Originally published: Friday, 22nd May, 2009

By Gina Wilson Renal services in the city will triple, after a plan to increase services was approved.

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Strange stuff from sky no help to local boys

Originally published: Thursday, 21st May, 2009

Wet conditions proved too unfamiliar for the Barrier team on day two of the PSSA State Australian Rules Carnival yesterday.

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Can you lend Salvos a hand?

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th May, 2009

Organisers of this weekend's Red Shield Appeal door knock say they desperately need volunteer collectors.

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Budget news welcome but more expected

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th May, 2009

The replacement of the Regional Partnerships Program and an increase in funding were welcome, but City Council said the Federal Budget could have delivered more.

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No quick river fix

Originally published: Monday, 18th May, 2009

By Stefan Delatovic

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Ready for tough terrain

Originally published: Saturday, 16th May, 2009

With final safety checks and preparations now out of the way, competitors in the ARB Warn 4x4 Challenge are ready to tackle Broken Hill's rugged outback terrain.

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First-time owners boost house market

Originally published: Thursday, 14th May, 2009

The increased first home owners grant is helping stimulate a flat sales market, according to local real estate agents. Nationally, first home buyers made up a record 26.9 per cent of all loan approvals, new Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows. Broken Hill First National Proprietor/Sales Agent Zeta Bennett said a similar trend was emerging in town. "Broken Hill is no exception in my opinion.

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Budget delivers mixed bag

Originally published: Thursday, 14th May, 2009

by Gina Wilson

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Frozen food for patients

Originally published: Thursday, 14th May, 2009

by Gina Wilson

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Whooping cough epidemic

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th May, 2009

Children in the city would not be immune from a whooping cough epidemic sweeping NSW, according to the local health service.

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Dell CEO in local link up

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th May, 2009

Senior business studies and economics students from nine high schools across NSW, including Willyama and BH High, will take part in a special video conference today with the CEO and founder of one of the world's largest computer sellers.

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Cross-Tasman Test

Originally published: Monday, 11th May, 2009

The best indoor bowls players from Australia and New Zealand will descend on the city this week for the Trans Tasman Test Series. It will be the first time that a test series of any sport has been played in Broken Hill.

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Nine workers sacked

Originally published: Saturday, 9th May, 2009

South Australian company Cavpower sacked nine of its Broken Hill workers yesterday, citing a downturn in business.

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Youngsters get a leg up

Originally published: Friday, 8th May, 2009

A number of local sporting bodies rallied together to ease the financial burden for parents who sent their sons to the recent under 15 and 16 State Zone trials in Sydney.

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Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

Originally published: Thursday, 7th May, 2009

Eye-catching drink coasters, posters and staff badges will be flourished in local pubs and clubs next week as venues join with the State Government to promote Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

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Hospital negotiations break down

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th May, 2009

TEU and CFMEU members employed at the local hospital will stop work at 9am today following attempts by NSW Health to include a shop assistants' union with no jurisdiction to participate in negotiations for a new industrial agreement. Although the negotiations with the Barrier Industrial Council affiliated unions were nearing completion, NSW Health this week tried to dictate who would sit alongside the BIC, according to BIC President Danny O'Connor.

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Married at Mundi Mundi

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th May, 2009

Historic mining town, outback tourist centre - now Broken Hill can add wedding destination to its resume.

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DVD sells outback nursing experience

Originally published: Monday, 4th May, 2009

The Health Service has launched a DVD to try and attract more nurses to work in the bush.

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Sprint car ace set for big finish

Originally published: Friday, 1st May, 2009

The Ruhs family sprint car team is set to finish a great season on a high tomorrow night at the local speedway. The current 410ci Rookie of the Year, Josh Ruhs, has had a season of ups and downs, but the ups certainly have been achievements that he and the team are proud of. Josh and his brother/crew chief, Isaac, have raced at more than 30 meetings this season since October, and have made great improvements in both the 410ci and 360ci ranks.

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