News archive

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March, 2011

A change of course

Originally published: Thursday, 31st March, 2011

by Gina Wilson

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A classic racing tale comes to an end

Originally published: Thursday, 31st March, 2011

Broken Hill greyhound racing has lost its number one drawcard after local champion Sleek Classic was injured at the Newmarket Raceway.

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Sculpture hill a top attraction

Originally published: Thursday, 31st March, 2011

Australian Traveller magazine has compiled a list of 100 things to do in Australia before you die and the Sculpture Symposium comes in at 97.

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New tourist guide book for 'exciting times ahead'

Originally published: Thursday, 31st March, 2011

A new-look flagship publication will be introduced this year to promote what is looming as a "very exciting time" for local tourism operators, according to City Council's Community Development manager Andrea Roberts.

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All systems go for pool upgrade

Originally published: Thursday, 31st March, 2011

City Council last night awarded $1.8 million worth of tenders for the next phase of redevelopment at the Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre.

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New look for new direction

Originally published: Thursday, 31st March, 2011

Robins planning on improvement

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An Ipod for a car? Just the ticket

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

It's a sign of the techno-times we live in when someone is prepared to give up a brand new car to get their hands on an Ipod.

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Flying Doctor killed in Africa

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

The local Flying Doctor Service is in mourning following the death of one of its doctors.

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Bridging the gaps on memorial plaque

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

The National Servicemen's Association is calling on the public to help fill up their memorial with the names of locals who have served our country.

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Kasey and Shane love a country gig

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

After playing to audiences for 15 years, Australian musicians Shane Nicholson and Kasey Chambers say it's always exciting to perform for a new crowd, especially in the country.

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Young Mitch looks the AFL goods

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

Talented Broken Hill teenager Mitch Henderson has been earmarked as an AFL player of the future.

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Young Mitch looks the AFL goods

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

Talented Broken Hill teenager Mitch Henderson has been earmarked as an AFL player of the future.

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Local swimming champion wins three State titles

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

Fifteen-year-old Willyama High School student Ellysia Oldsen has won three gold medals at the NSW Combined High Schools State Swimming Championships in Sydney.

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BH Veteran Golfers Club

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

A field of 30 golfers (including a visitor from South Australia) played a stableford competition on Monday in warm sunny conditions. The winner of the meal voucher was one of the older members of the club, Dino De Franceschi, with a score of 35 points on a countback to Stan Goodman, also on 35 points in second 
place and Dudley Hannigan, also on 35 points in third place.

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Late night headache

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

As a court battle between City Council and a late night food outlet looms, councillors will tonight have to decide if another food shop can extend its Trading hours.

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A senior in primary and loving it

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

Our series of articles covering the new school year as written by the students themselves continues today with Rebecca McRae, a Year 6 student at Morgan Street Primary.

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Last chance to win

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

When the iconic Indian Pacific rail service rolled into Broken Hill on time yesterday afternoon at 4.30, those passengers who had enjoyed the comforts of the refurbished Red Gum Lounge disembarked with a smile from ear to ear.

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Gallipoli Awards about to close

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

Applications for the Gallipoli Memorial Foundation Fellowship Awards close tomorrow.

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Labor vows fightback

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

The Australian Labor Party in Broken Hill is ready, willing and able to fight back from the weekend's calamitous performance in the NSW state election.

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Perilous journey all for the doctor

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

A pilot who is raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service was at the local base yesterday to promote his "Flying for Doctors", an event that is regarded as the ultimate piloting challenge.

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Menindee flood relief hampered

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

Recent rainfall has set back relief from flooding around Menindee, as State Water continues to monitor weather conditions so it can respond to any new flood threat.

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A solid foundation assured

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

Construction of Leasecorp's new shopping complex seems to have hit some rocky ground, but its managing director is confident it will be open by Easter 2012.
Diggers and trucks yesterday broke through a seemingly endless amount of rock as part of the earthworks.

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Intruder assaults woman in her home

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

A woman was assaulted by one of two men she found in her Sulphide Street home early yesterday morning.

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Re-think on lake work

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

A decision about work that may be needed to repair the spillway at Imperial Lake was still months away, according to the local water supplier.

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Man in court for 'spitting on police'

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

A Wilcannia man allegedly abused police and spat on an officer before damaging the police vehicle that was transporting him to Broken Hill.

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Step back in time

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

An exhibition of historical photographs of the city and its people will open soon at the Trades Hall.

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Bemax seeking to open mines near Balranald

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

Bemax Resources has approached Balranald Shire Council about developing two mineral deposits near the town.

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Lots to crow about

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

A four-goal haul to Broken Hill's own Taylor Walker gave Adelaide something else to crow about after its 20 point win over Hawthorn on Saturday night.

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Shinglebacks remain undefeated...just!

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

The Shinglebacks withstood a spirited effort from the Riverland boys to record an 11 point win at the Jube on Saturday.

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BH Pistol Club

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

Very good conditions were on hand for shooters and it made things most comfortable for the matches up for competition.

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Last pitch effort

Originally published: Saturday, 26th March, 2011

By Andrew Robertson
As election debates go it was a tame affair. But yesterday’s on-air forum did shed some light on where the city’s three candidates stand on issues ranging from abortion to hotel opening hours.
 In one of their final opportunities to get their messages out to voters before today’s NSW election, the candidates also tackled law and order, health, roads and the financial stress on councils during the forum broadcast on ABC Radio.
 Labor’s Neville Gasmier began by repeating the government’s commitment to increase police numbers in every area command in the State.
 But incumbent John Williams said the government had had 16 years to address a shortage of police on the ground.
 “These have been burning issues for far too long. Law and order have been one of the major issues in this electorate,” Mr Williams said.
 The Member for Murray-Darling also said juvenile crime was the electorate’s number one problem and must be addressed.
 The Greens’ candidate, Heidi Hendry, said while Broken Hill had a reasonably low crime rate compared to somewhere like Sydney, more police were always welcome.
 But she said The Greens also wanted to see programs like neighbourhood watch and others aimed at youth receive more government funding.
 Asked how she would reduce the financial stress on councils and shires, Ms Hendry said The Greens would provide more funding to them.
 Local government, she said, was having more and more responsibility placed on them without any extra financial assistance from the government.
 Neville Gasmier also said councils needed more income but suggested they should get it by increasing the level of rates on some sections of their business community.
 “The mines here have a very generous (mine rate), and that needs to be addressed.”
 The Nationals’ John Williams said a Coalition government would “re-visit” recommendations made in a report commissioned six years ago that looked at cost issues facing councils.
 He said none of the recommendations in the Percy Allan report were adopted by the government and the problems “are still consistent today”.
 The state of the electorate’s roads was also covered. Mr Williams said he would make sealing the Tibooburra road “in a reasonable time frame” a priority if re-elected.



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Shingleback shortage, winning streak in jeopardy

Originally published: Saturday, 26th March, 2011

By Thin Lizzie
Masters Aussie Rules comes to the Jubilee Oval today at 4pm when the local Shinglebacks tackle the Riverland Superdogs.
Brett Morris will have charge of the magnetic board with Rob Rule and Rod Garner working the rotations from the bench while Horrie struts his stuff.
The Shinglebacks’ depth will be put to the test with several lizards unavailable including Garry Sandy, Jim Hinton and Richard McLean (in Adelaide with Centrals), whilst Jay Robins, Scott Lawrence, Jason Cox and Dave Kuerschner will be partying out bush.
Add work commitments for Jason Ferguson, Todd Stevens, Nick Pascoe and Paul O’Brien, plus maternity department commitments for Trevor Rynne, and you get the feeling the Shinglebacks’ winning streak may be in jeopardy.
Thankfully the “Biggest Losers” over summer, Peter Nash and Frank Napoli, will be on hand to run the Superdogs ragged in their now baggy shorts!
More relevant will be the dash provided by our own greyhound Captain, Craig Thomas, plus our South B grade veterans Hayden Langdon, Justin Roberts, Sammy Hocking, Brad Pressler and new “boy” Anthony Farquhar.
Rumour has it “Colonel Burger” Phil Neal may be unleashed in the back pocket to cover for Sandy. Morris has made the call to his “waxing” mate Josh Savage to line up at half back with the big Fireman Greg Hardy slotted into CBH to cover for Rynne.
Ahead of centre the Shinglebacks have some great goal kickers (and shocking chasers) with Jarrod Burke standing in for the big boys Alby Hoskins and Clayton (TAB) Trengove who have been hiding all summer. Burke has been training the house down and even took the odd screamer at the Night Train last week.
Geoff Lehman will start at half forward and his booming kicks will amaze the casual observer whilst the Reverend, Wayne Lee, will be ensuring everyone remembers the “footy for fun” philosophies of Masters AFL.
The re-elected President, Terry Anderson, has pulled rank and been slotted into the soought-after “canteen” forward pocket spot. Wayne Murray returns at CHF after a solid off season (at the Sturt!), whilst the really “old fox” Maurie Hetherton is saddling up again in preparation for the 2011 National Carnival on the Sunshine Coast.
Big things are required from the new kid on the block, Steven Groves, who will be a handy replacement for the injured Mason Kumm in the ruck. Players available and not listed below should contact Peter Nash (0427 095091) or arrive at the ground at 3pm, as both sides will be looking for more players during the game.
Anyone with first aid/strapping skills is encouraged to come down to the Jube at 3pm and lend a hand.
The after game function will be held at the Sturt Club.
Entry is by gold coin donation (with kids free) and patrons are advised that there will be no canteen or bar open.

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Knowles to visit

Originally published: Friday, 25th March, 2011

The new chairman of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) will visit Menindee next week to learn more about the lakes' economic potential and plans to have them recognised as a wetland of world importance.

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City sees it can call on Hayden

Originally published: Friday, 25th March, 2011

Student leader and prolific fundraiser, Hayden Zammit, is the latest local to grace the front cover of Broken Hill's phone book.

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Kids play up, grow up

Originally published: Friday, 25th March, 2011

Children will always play, and it's just as well because it is an important part of growing up.

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City warms to solar

Originally published: Friday, 25th March, 2011

More than 500 locals are enjoying lower power bills after taking up an offer of free solar panels.

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Dryer fire contained

Originally published: Friday, 25th March, 2011

A laundromat in Argent Street suffered minor damage yesterday morning after a clothes dryer caught fire.

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Speed demons prepare to crank 'er up

Originally published: Friday, 25th March, 2011

Broken Hill speed demons Colin and Trevor Clare were all dressed up with no place to go this week after the 21st anniversary Speed Week event at Lake Gairdner (SA) was cancelled.

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Left stranded

Originally published: Thursday, 24th March, 2011

Pastoralists were suffering because of rain-damaged and inaccessible roads, an organisation representing them in the western division said.

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Huey cooks up a storm

Originally published: Thursday, 24th March, 2011

By Kurtis Eichler

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Rags prove to be a lifeline

Originally published: Thursday, 24th March, 2011

Women at the local prison are turning rags into cash for Lifeline.

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Police policy "copied"

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011

Having police stations understaffed was all too common across the electorate and completely unacceptable, according to the Member for Murray-Darling.

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Playing is learning too

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011

The importance of play for children's learning will be the focus of an event being held in the town square tomorrow morning.

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Sprucing up the Duke

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011

Work on the dishevelled Duke of Cornwall park in Blende Street started yesterday.

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St Pat’s theft

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011

A large sum of cash and cheques stolen from the St Patrick's race club had made things harder for the club, especially after Saturday's meeting was washed out, according to the vice president Andrew Schmidt .

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Jean our Broken Hill "Battler"

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011

After being widowed 12 months ago, Jean Sanderson was overjoyed when she found out that she would be moving into a renovated War Veterans' unity.

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Concert kicks off seniors week

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011

The launch of Seniors Week was celebrated with a variety concert at the Civic Centre yesterday.

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Aviation history in the re-making

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011

Two pilots are about to follow in the footsteps of pioneering aviators and, at the same time, raise money for the Flying Doctor.

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Reunion golf day worth the drive

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011

Former local sporting star Steve "Spog" Hywood has thrown out the challenge to sportsmen and women still living in the city to get involved in the big golf day planned to coincide with next month's "Great Broken Hill Reunion".

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Silver City Cup in doubt

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011

After holding its most successful race meeting last year since it re-formed, the Silver City Cup race meeting is in jeopardy.

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Ready, set, soccer

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011

It's time to dust off the soccer boots as the 2011 season kicks off this Friday night with the start of three weeks of trials for all grades.

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Fashion reigns as rain ruins racing

Originally published: Monday, 21st March, 2011

For the only the second time in its 46 year history, rain forced the cancellation of racing at the St Pat's Races on Saturday.

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Studio open day popular

Originally published: Monday, 21st March, 2011

Tourists, locals and former residents topped off St Pat's weekend with a visit to the Broken Hill Film Studio in Eyre Street.

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Local police "really happy" with race goers, revellers

Originally published: Monday, 21st March, 2011

Local police were "really happy" with the behaviour of the majority of race-goers over the weekend.

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Track was 'unsafe'

Originally published: Monday, 21st March, 2011

Rain ruins good day's racing

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Junior footy in doubt

Originally published: Monday, 21st March, 2011

Junior football might not be played this year because the organisation can't find a secretary.

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Aquifer shelved

Originally published: Saturday, 19th March, 2011

The plan to store the city’s water supply in an aquifer has been “put on the shelf” because it is too expensive, according to the NSW Water Corporation.

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Thousands expected at races

Originally published: Saturday, 19th March, 2011

Not even the forecast of a light shower or rogue rumours sweeping Facebook last night can dampen the spirits of racegoers who are set to turn up today in their thousands for the biggest social event of year.

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Rasp Mine still go

Originally published: Friday, 18th March, 2011

Japanese disasters won't stop development

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No stunt: mad men are back

Originally published: Friday, 18th March, 2011

On the 30th anniversary of the filming of Mad Max 2, fans have a made a pilgrimage to where the famous movie was made.

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Trivia night fundraiser

Originally published: Friday, 18th March, 2011

The St John Ambulance's Broken Hill Cadet Division is holding a trivia night next week to raise money for a youth camp.

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Green light for village

Originally published: Friday, 18th March, 2011

By Kurtis Eichler

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Club Legion Cup

Originally published: Friday, 18th March, 2011

The Harness Racing season comes to the end tonight with the running of the Club Legion Cup. 

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Election not over

Originally published: Thursday, 17th March, 2011

NSW election result not forgeone conclusion: Gasmier

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Luck of the Irish

Originally published: Thursday, 17th March, 2011

As anticipation builds toward Broken Hill's biggest annual sporting and social occasion this weekend, the St Pat's Race Club hasn't overlooked the fact that today is officially St Patrick's Day.

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Cricket plague continues in 'wild west'

Originally published: Thursday, 17th March, 2011

Broken Hill's insect plague, which is becoming an increasingly sinister problem, has grabbed headlines across the country.

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Savings plan

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th March, 2011

The boss of the State Water Corporation says he would be happy to see annual savings of up to 40 gigalitres achieved at the Menindee Lakes.

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Tireless Jackie's work recognised

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th March, 2011

Tireless volunteer and advocate for people with a disability, Lesley June McKee, was yesterday awarded the Australia Day Citizen of the Year pin and certificate.

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Sheep stolen from property

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th March, 2011

Thirty-four sheep have been stolen from a property near Wentworth.

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Vaughan could be greatest export

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th March, 2011

The man appointed captain of the Outback Emus Invitational XI to tackle the Darren Lehmann All-Stars has enjoyed a fruitful cricket career.

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Gallagher in box seat

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th March, 2011

Independent Dave Gallagher is expected to be officially announced as the new Broken Hill City Councillor today.

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Local tour operator winsnational prizes

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th March, 2011

Tri State Safaris has scored a double at the Australian Tourism Awards to become the most awarded 4WD tour operator in the country.

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What a beauty

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th March, 2011

There is no secret to a growing a good squash, only some excellent soil, according to two local gardeners.

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Gallagher set for victory

Originally published: Monday, 14th March, 2011

Candidate's clean sweep

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Outback trip a great time all round

Originally published: Monday, 14th March, 2011

By John Casey

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A snapshot from the BDT

Originally published: Monday, 14th March, 2011

Being in Year Ten this year has given us the chance to do work experience. An interest in journalism and photography has led me to the Barrier Daily Truth.

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Exco excited

Originally published: Saturday, 12th March, 2011

In releasing the company’s latest production and resource update yesterday, Managing Director Michael Anderson forecast exciting times ahead for Exco and joint venture partner Polymetals Group.
“White Dam continues to exceed every expectation and we are over the moon with the results,” Mr Anderson said yesterday from Exco’s Perth headquarters.
“It has been a tremendous project for everyone involved and there is now no shortage of money to be spent if our exploration shows good reason to spend it,” he added.
Production levels for January and February at White Dam, located 80-kilometres west of Broken Hill in South Australia, were 20 per cent above target following on from a “great few months before Christmas”, according to Mr Anderson.
“Really, in every perspective, White Dam has been better than we anticipated,” he said.
“Time-wise, budget, commissioning and production have all exceeded our expectations and we have really kicked on in January and February.
“For a company that was a junior explorer for so long and one that previously struggled to gain significant levels of funding we are now creating a tremendous platform for ourselves,” Mr Anderson continued.
Exco’s latest report reveals that production levels in 2011 equate to an annualised rate 100 per cent above the Life of Operation target.
“Net cash flows of $12 million were generated during January and February resulting in corporate cash funds at the end of February being in excess of $25 million,” the report states.
“Operating costs remain well below A$500/oz and with prevailing gold prices remaining >A$1400/oz the JV (joint venture) partners are currently enjoying very healthy margins,” the report continues.
Mr Anderson said that now the project had “long since paid for itself” exploration would become an increasing focus at White Dam.
“We are very pro-actively enegaged in exploration and we are very confident of extending the mine life by at least 12 months,” he said.
“Whether we can replicate the outstanding results we are enjoying at the moment remains to be seen, but there is no pressure on us now ... even if we ended today we would be wrapped.”
Some $500,000 has recently been spent on near mine exploration and Exco hopes to have results “imminently”.
“Maybe before the end of the month,” Mr Anderson said.
The White Dam project, which encompasses an open pit mine, dump/heap leach, gold extraction plant and associated infrastructure started production in April 2010.
Ore is being mined from a 50-metre pit using conventional blast, excavate and haul technology.
“Metalurgically the ore is coming out much more quickly than we anticipated and the time taken for the gold to leach is about half what we had forecast,” Mr Anderson said.

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Magpies hold off spirited Bombers

Originally published: Saturday, 12th March, 2011


Essendon trailed by just three points at 10 minutes into the last quarter before the Magpies powered away to win 1.15.9 (108) to 0.13.8 (86) last night at Etihad Stadium.
Collingwood defender Heath Shaw won the Michael Tuck medal as best afield, while Leon Davis was also outstanding as he continues to relish his new role as a defender.
Chris Dawes and Andrew Krakouer kicked three goals apiece for Collingwood in front of 45,304 fans.
Essendon forward Michael Hurley was crucial in their comeback when they looked gone early in the third term and he starred with three goals.
Collingwood’s only pre-season premiership came in 1979 and it is also the first for three-time premiership coach Mick Malthouse in his 27-year coaching career.
Essendon was in trouble at times, but they steadied impressively in the second half to cap an encouraging pre-season under new coach James Hird.
They trailed by 23 points at the last stage before Hurley kicked two out of three goals as they nearly took the lead.
But the ‘Pies, the pre-game favourites, steadied with a four-goal run to kill off the challenge.
Earlier, Collingwood had kicked two goals at the start of the third term for a 34-point lead and they looked in complete control.
Then the Magpies somehow made two interchange infringements in the space of a minute as the game turned.
The first infringement resulted in an Essendon goal and at the same time the Bombers were lifting their intensity.
By 26 minutes into the third term, Essendon only trailed by 10 points.
Then two goals to Collingwood, including Travis Cloke’s accurate snap right on the siren appeared to blunt the comeback.
While Shaw was brilliant off halfback, Davis and Krakouer continued to be great early season stories. - AAP

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Abandoned car found

Originally published: Friday, 11th March, 2011

Emergency services teams scoured bushland around Olary yesterday after an abandoned car was discovered 10km east of the township.

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Perilya hits back at "ill-informed" claims

Originally published: Friday, 11th March, 2011

Broken Hill miner Perilya will be increasing its rates payments to City Council and is looking forward to investing locally some of the future wealth which it hopes to extract from its revitalised Broken Hill operations.

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Art to come under one roof

Originally published: Friday, 11th March, 2011

The first stage of the construction of the Regional Art Gallery's new storage area is underway, bringing it one step closer to being able to house the entire collection under one roof.

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City among the first to get more nurses

Originally published: Friday, 11th March, 2011

More nurses and midwives will soon be working the wards at the local hospital.

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Family's explosive discovery

Originally published: Friday, 11th March, 2011

A family did the right thing when they found bags of strange powder at a house in Wandoo Street, police said yesterday.

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Speedster back in action

Originally published: Friday, 11th March, 2011

Talented Broken Hill teenager Tom Derham is hoping to come out with all guns blazing when he joins the Outback Emus Invitational XI for next Wednesday's charity cricket match against the Darren Lehmann All Stars.

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Mayor backs miners

Originally published: Thursday, 10th March, 2011

Cuy rejects calls for rate increase

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Fashion takes centre stage

Originally published: Thursday, 10th March, 2011

The countdown to this year's St Pat's races was officially launched with a glittering fashion parade at the Civic Centre last night.

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Dance to boost library coffers

Originally published: Thursday, 10th March, 2011

The Broken Hill Resource and Toy Library is holding a disco tomorrow night to raise money to keep the centre up and running.

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Robbed house pelted

Originally published: Thursday, 10th March, 2011

Police have described as "shameful" an incident late on Tuesday night in which an 80-year-old woman's home was broken into and rocks thrown through her window while she was there.

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Candidate is keen to taste council success

Originally published: Thursday, 10th March, 2011

He's called "Salt" because "he's in everything" but Dave Gallagher wants the public to know that he will be 100 per cent committed if elected to City Council.

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Dingoes on the hunt

Originally published: Thursday, 10th March, 2011

As the swarms of crickets and insects cause irritation in the city, station owner Brian Treloar is battling against an army of hungry dingoes.

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Champ's lucky break

Originally published: Thursday, 10th March, 2011

Former world championship sidecar runner-up Rick Howse has vowed to fight back from a spectacular crash that was only centimetres away from ending his decorated career.

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Perilya 'should pay up'

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th March, 2011

Council hopefull says end miner's rate cap

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A big day for women

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th March, 2011

About 70 people attended the centennial International Women's Day breakfast in the city yesterday.

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Studio deal struck

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th March, 2011

Stage set for city to shine

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Bash with Boof? Better believe it

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th March, 2011

Fifteen-year-old David O'Mally is still pinching himself about the prospect of taking on former Australian Test cricket stars in next Wednesday's charity match at Jubilee Oval.

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Athletics

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th March, 2011

Hash House Harriers report

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Bank 'duped' council

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th March, 2011

A senior NSW council officer says Lehman Brothers Australia ignored his instructions, prior to the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2007, not to invest council funds in high risk products, a court has heard.

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A favourite daughter's story inspires nation

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th March, 2011

Vivian Bullwinkel, AO MBE, has been named as one of Australian history's most influential women in a new book released to coincide with today's centennial celebration of International Women's Day.

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I'm not rolled yet

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th March, 2011

Broken Hill's Labor candidate for the March 26 NSW State election, Neville Gasmier, is refusing to concede defeat despite a powerbroker from his own party hoisting the white flag.

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Blade braving the shave

Originally published: Monday, 7th March, 2011

Grade six student Blade Crowe is hoping his long locks will raise a heap of cash for the World's Greatest Shave.

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Good times ahead

Originally published: Monday, 7th March, 2011

Sheep, wool and beef prices set to rise 

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Study help

Originally published: Monday, 7th March, 2011

Local university students have another three weeks to apply for extra financial assistance to help them with their studies.

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Program still going strong

Originally published: Monday, 7th March, 2011

It has been 10 years since an exchange program first started between a local high school and a Sydney private girls' school and it is still going strong.

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Club patron 'punched' female security guard

Originally published: Monday, 7th March, 2011

Avoiding a $10-$15 taxi fare proved to be an expensive venture for a 44-year-old local man.

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Zofia rewarded for her endeavours

Originally published: Saturday, 5th March, 2011

The crew comprises young adults between 16 and 23 years of age who are chosen by a random ballot.

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Down to wire

Originally published: Saturday, 5th March, 2011

With their record this season standing at two wins apiece from the four occasions that they have met, this finals series seems certain to be a very even and a hard-fought series.

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Machinery destroyed

Originally published: Friday, 4th March, 2011

A machine used to dig trenches and some timber pallets were among items destroyed by fire at Essential Energy's work depot in Wolfram Street last night.

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Mary wants your support

Originally published: Friday, 4th March, 2011

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of last year, Mary Jinks is hoping to share her story with the world.

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Anabranch lake gets first fresh in years

Originally published: Friday, 4th March, 2011

Nearie Lake on the Darling Anabranch is getting its first inflow of water in more than a decade.

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Green waste victory

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

Council and AV to negotiate contract

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A wing and a prayer

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

On his first visit to Broken Hill, The Reverend Jorge Rebolledo fell in love with life in the outback.

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Keen to help business

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

Steve Miller has been appointed the new executive officer of the Broken Hill Enterprise Development Centre.

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Back in jail for assaults

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

A man who assaulted two men, including his own father, just hours after being released from jail is back behind bars for at least a year.

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Retailers tough it out

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

Downturn has led to shop closures

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Full marks for finishing

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

Eleven local Aboriginal health care trainees have become the first in the State to achieve a 100 per cent completion rate of their course.

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New alarm law for vans

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

Owners of caravans, campervans, holiday vans and other structures where people sleep must now be fitted with a smoke alarm as a result of changes to the law.

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Staker set for big year

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

Brent Staker gained a lot of satisfaction from a consistent 2010. His on-field performances and self-belief grew from playing all 22 games in his first year with the Brisbane Lions.

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Speedway looks to young talent

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

Racer puts son to test

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BHG & CC Junoior report

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd March, 2011

by Captain

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Stay or go

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011

Business may be forced to leave

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Rex flight forced to return to city

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011

A passenger flight from Broken Hill to Sydney was forced to return to the city shortly after takeoff on Monday after experiencing engine problems.

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City taps a new market

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011

The iconic movie Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, has again placed the city and the Palace Hotel at the top of the international visitor list by targeting the exclusive gay and lesbian travel market.

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Commodore damaged

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011

Police are seeking the public's help to identity those responsible for malicious damage to a motor vehicle over Monday night.

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Feak storm raised the roof

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011

Local residents and businesses were yesterday cleaning up and counting the cost of Monday night's brief but violent storm.

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City to host the next councils' conference

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011

Broken Hill will host next year's Western Division Councils Association conference.

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Change only in name

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011

Country Energy was yesterday rebranded as Essential Energy with the company assuring locals there would be no job losses as a result of the change.

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Hack's major impact

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011

A whirlwind knock from key batsman Tobias Hack has propelled North into their fourth straight Barrier District Cricket League grand final where the Bulldogs will meet Central.

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Golf News

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011

Veterans Golf results

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Miner’s millions

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st March, 2011

By Gina Wilson

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Stormy end to a wet and mild summer

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st March, 2011

A spectacular electrical storm, booming thunder and sheeting rain last night put a memorable exclamation point on the end of summer.

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Mayor slams new committee format

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st March, 2011

by Gina Wilson

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Show's amazing antics

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st March, 2011

Broken Hill has featured in prime-time television in the United States with as many as 10 million viewers given a taste of the Silver City.

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Nats promise boost for mining centres

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st March, 2011

As Perilya posts a $74.2 million profit, MP John Williams said Broken Hill could benefit from a NSW Coalition policy which will put more money back into mining towns.

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Candidates court confused voters

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st March, 2011

Voters were confused as pre-polling for City Council's by-election began, candidates said yesterday.

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Thieves take tools, bats

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st March, 2011

A valuable set of tools has been reported stolen from a house in Junction Circle.

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Stolen safe found: cops

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st March, 2011

A safe stolen from a Brazil Street home over the weekend may have been found, police said yesterday.

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Plague is ‘worst in decade’

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st March, 2011

The city is experiencing its worst plague of mice in at least a decade, according to a local pest control company.

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