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, 2010

Preservation Reward

Originally published: Friday, 30th April, 2010

The winners of the City Council Heritage Awards were announced last night.

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Fete equals fun and funds

Originally published: Friday, 30th April, 2010

The Toy Library will hold its big annual fundraising fete this Saturday.

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Funds halfway point reached

Originally published: Friday, 30th April, 2010

The Broken Hill Community Foundation aims to raise $2 million, with the interest made going towards helping sustain the city.

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Waste not to recycle

Originally published: Thursday, 29th April, 2010

Research has revealed a startling gap in the waste recycling practices of Australian households.

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Design skills go on show

Originally published: Thursday, 29th April, 2010

One of the new recruits to the Barrier Daily Truth team, Daniel Sowden, is showing off his website skills at a national level.

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Outrage over staff cuts

Originally published: Thursday, 29th April, 2010

It's too early to tell if jobs will be lost from Broken Hill in Telstra's latest round of lay offs, the boss of the communications union said.

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Tree makes big impression

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th April, 2010

Geoff Henry and Brian Fenton think they may have a new tourist attraction on their hands - the "Big Koala".

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Magpies win battle

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th April, 2010

(By CED) It was a battle that epitomised the Anzac spirit. Two football clubs gave absolutely everything in a game that reached the highest standards, but in the end Central had just a little bit too much class and fitness for North to run out winners by 8 points.

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An Anzac Day to remember

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th April, 2010

Sunday, Anzac Day, was a day to remember the heroes who had given their lives in service of the country, the survivors, the widows and families who had been left behind.

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Help with power bills

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th April, 2010

Local families and seniors are being urged to check if they are eligible to receive help from the NSW Government with their energy bills.

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Locusts harder to manage "due to job cuts"

Originally published: Friday, 23rd April, 2010

Cutting jobs from the Department of Primary Industries will make the current locust plague harder to manage, according to Nationals MP John Williams.

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Survey uncovers exploration targets

Originally published: Friday, 23rd April, 2010

Minotaur Exploration will spend $700,000 looking for iron ore at its Border Joint Venture project, found 30 kilometres from Broken Hill.

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Hydrotherapy pool still closed

Originally published: Friday, 23rd April, 2010

By Andrew Robertson Almost a month after it was shut because of a staff shortage, the hospital's hydrotherapy pool remains closed to patients.

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Putting the bounce in Friday

Originally published: Friday, 23rd April, 2010

The BH Basketball Association (BHBA) has thrown its support behind a new competition - Midnight Basketball.

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Reaching their potential

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd April, 2010

Students and coaches spent yesterday improving on their strengths and leadership skills with Max Potential.

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City's heritage on display

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd April, 2010

By Andrew Robertson

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Health risks for old, poor after power price hikes: MP

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd April, 2010

The health of the elderly and low-income earners will be at risk due to the NSW Government's decision to approve a rise in electricity costs, according to MP John Williams.

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Pathway to AFL career opens

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd April, 2010

Another pathway to an AFL career has opened up for local players with the introduction of the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) team.

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$81 million deal done on huge exploration target

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st April, 2010

Drilling is expected to resume next month at an iron ore prospect south of Broken Hill following the signing of a multi-million joint venture to progress the project.

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Ty awarded memorial scholarship

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st April, 2010

Former local student Ty Corey has been awarded the 2010 David Bowler Memorial Award.

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Slow down near schools

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st April, 2010

Motorists have been reminded that school zones are back in action this week.

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Golden times

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th April, 2010

West Australian company Exco Resources has finally made the transition from explorer to miner after the first gold pour at its White Dam gold mine.

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Lakes to close?

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th April, 2010

Mining company Perilya has been asked to confirm reports it intends to close the Zinc Lakes to the public.

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Native animals need helping hand

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th April, 2010

A local group that cares for sick and injured native animals needs help.

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Accolades for Lake Wetherell

Originally published: Monday, 19th April, 2010

Lake Wetherell at Menindee has been named one of the best places in the state to go kayaking.

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Kids not “bored” by this game

Originally published: Monday, 19th April, 2010

Youngsters concluded the PCYC’s holiday program on a grand scale on Friday.

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Baby safe, but two injured in rollover

Originally published: Monday, 19th April, 2010

Two people are in hospital with head injuries after the vehicle they were travelling in rolled.

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New Website

Originally published: Friday, 16th April, 2010

Welcome to the brand new BDT Website. The new site has been in development for quite a while now and offers many major improvements over our old website system.

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Electronic records step forward for hospital

Originally published: Friday, 16th April, 2010

Electronic records step forward for hospital

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Local artists on display

Originally published: Friday, 16th April, 2010

Local artists are taking the stage at the BH Regional Art Gallery. The gallery is opening three new exhibitions by prominent artists tonight. Local artist and teacher Rick Ball will present an array of recent paintings, drawings and sculpture in his new exhibition, The Simple Difficulty.

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Fond memories revisited

Originally published: Friday, 16th April, 2010

It was a brief six months, but half a century later a former local nurse said the city still held wonderful memories. From January to July 1961, Helen Brady worked as a registered nurse at the hospital and has returned with her family to see the place she once called home. With her, the Canadian brought the original page from the BDT where her and two of her friends, Phyllis and Jean, featured. “We were quite a novelty,” Mrs Brady said.

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Dam wall removal ordered

Originally published: Thursday, 15th April, 2010

A property owner has been ordered to remove a seven-metrehigh dam wall he built across the Talyawalka Creek, which is expected to flow in the coming weeks.

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Heritage Festival underway

Originally published: Thursday, 15th April, 2010

This year’s Heritage Festival is themed “The Making of Our Nation” and is now underway state wide. “The Making of Our Nation” is a theme considered particularly relevant to the city and region with the BHP and mining heritage that contributed to, and continues to contribute to, the development of the country.

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Legacy golf day

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th April, 2010

The BH Golf and Country Club will be holding a charity golf day for Legacy this weekend.

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Farewell Wilcannia

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th April, 2010

by Gina Wilson Wilcannia will farewell the Catholic school's retiring principal today.

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Test boycott backed

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th April, 2010

The executive of the NSW Teachers Federation is due to meet on Friday to discuss the Australian Education Union's (AEU) decision on Monday to boycott the national tests. The AEU claims that data from the exams will be used to rank schools unfairly on the government's My School website.

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Fundraisers roll through

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th April, 2010

By Gina Wilson

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Authority takes over

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th April, 2010

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has assumed control of the water in the Menindee Lakes.

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CBH calls out Nyrstar

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th April, 2010

Despite calling on Nyrstar to make its takeover intentions clear, CBH Resources has begun an internal review at the Belgiangiant's request. Lead and zinc miner CBH was subject to a takeover bid by Nyrstar that was worth around $290 million but was thwarted after Japan's Toho Zinc refused to sell all of its CBH convertible notes.

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Water transfer slows

Originally published: Monday, 12th April, 2010

Lakes Wetherell and Pamamaroo continued to fall last week as water was transferred to Lakes Menindee and Cawndilla in anticipation of inflows in May and June.

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Pilots on high after show win

Originally published: Monday, 12th April, 2010

Local pilots Bruce Church and Pat Cuffe have been awarded the "Best Presented Jabiru" at the Natfly 2010 Air Show.

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Science student on international stage

Originally published: Monday, 12th April, 2010

A local school student was one of six youngsters chosen to attend a science event in Canada next month.

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LIGHTNING CUP

Originally published: Monday, 12th April, 2010

BY BALLDOCK

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Water price warning

Originally published: Friday, 9th April, 2010

IPART's proposed water and sewerage charges will cripple many residents in the Broken Hill, Menindee and Silverton communities, local MP John Williams has warned.

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Union backs oval upgrade to tune of $40,000

Originally published: Friday, 9th April, 2010

The CFMEU is kicking in $40,000 towards the continued upgrade of Jubilee Oval.

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Tournament targets youth

Originally published: Friday, 9th April, 2010

An international sporting sensation will be starting in the city soon.

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Locust outbreak

Originally published: Thursday, 8th April, 2010

Good rain during the summer has led to the outbreak of "millions and millions" of locusts which have now infested four states, but the city can expect a major infestation in spring. Director of the Australian Plague Locust Commission Chris Adriaansen said nymph hatchings around September would do far more damage than the current outbreak but that plans were now in place to try and deal with the bigger infestation.

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Leave-early option for mums

Originally published: Thursday, 8th April, 2010

Local women giving birth at the hospital now have more opportunity to go home sooner under a new program introduced by the Maternity Unit.

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More rain tipped

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th April, 2010

Floodwaters from Queensland have crossed the border and are expected to reach Menindee Lakes this month or next, according to the NSW Office of Water.

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Hundreds ensure event's return

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th April, 2010

The first gymkhana in Packsaddle for a decade attracted 500 people, prompting organisers to promise a return of the event next Easter.

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Bound for Brazil

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th April, 2010

Local health worker Justin Files will get an insight into Brazilian culture when he travels to the country later this month as part of South Rotary's International Exchange program.

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City's rich history told

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th April, 2010

Author Jenny Camilleri delves into the city's rich history in her latest book, "Remarkable People, Events and Buildings of the Past".

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Changes delayed as Council fears exodus

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th April, 2010

Changes to the Memorial Oval Community Committee have been delayed as Councillors fear they may drive volunteers away.

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Tentpeggers on top of the world

Originally published: Thursday, 1st April, 2010

Ray Johnson and his team have bested a world-class field to win gold in the main event of the International Tentpegging Competition in India.

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Hospital in crisis: MP

Originally published: Thursday, 1st April, 2010

Staff shortages in allied health services at the hospital are at crisis point, according to MP John Williams, who has described it as the "forgotten" hospital.

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Flying Doctor welcomes federal funding offer

Originally published: Thursday, 1st April, 2010

The Prime Minister wants the Federal Government to play a greater role in funding the Flying Doctor and to shore up funding for aircraft.

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Footy veterans getting serious

Originally published: Thursday, 1st April, 2010

The Broken Hill Football League (BHFL) has used its Executive powers to approve a request from the Barrier Shinglebacks to be included in the Reserves competition this year. BHFL President, David Sedunary, said that while the other four clubs will have reservations, the Executive believed it would add a "new dimension" to the competition, similar to what the Warriors and Outsiders Cricket Clubs did for the B grade cricket competition.

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