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.

August, 2012

Man 'seen fleeing house' before fire

Originally published: Friday, 31st August, 2012

A fire which gutted a South BH home on Wednesday night appeared to have been deliberately lit, police said yesterday.

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New policies are 'already in place'

Originally published: Friday, 31st August, 2012

Nine out of 10 of Team Black's local election policies are already in place, according to Mayor Wincen Cuy.

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Fairytale finish

Originally published: Friday, 31st August, 2012

Central stormed home in the final quarter to claim the Under 18 premiership and finish the season undefeated.

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First impressions count in battle of the gardens

Originally published: Friday, 31st August, 2012

It's that time of year when the city's gardeners get the chance to shine.

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Bug invasion of solar kind

Originally published: Friday, 31st August, 2012

Solar powered insects may sound like the stuff of science fiction.

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Fresh food program a recipe for success

Originally published: Thursday, 30th August, 2012

Students at Alma Public School have started cooking with the food that they have helped grow.

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Lloyd's lucky escape

Originally published: Thursday, 30th August, 2012

Former Essendon great Matthew Lloyd has revealed that a serious injury he sustained in Essendon's 1996 Preliminary Final against Sydney very nearly cost him his life.

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Volunteers provide more than a meal

Originally published: Thursday, 30th August, 2012

Yesterday was National Meals on Wheels Day but for local volunteers it was no different to any other day.

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Stories need actors and directors

Originally published: Thursday, 30th August, 2012

The scripts have been selected and now actors and directors are being sought to help bring the stories to life.

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Getting personal

Originally published: Thursday, 30th August, 2012

Mayoral candidates go on the attack

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Tucker questions Angell’s loyalty

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th August, 2012

Council candidate, Alan Tucker, has questioned Black Ticket member, Larry Angell's love of South Broken Hill.

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Police numbers swell with record recruits

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th August, 2012

They only arrived on Monday, but the city's largest ever group of new police officers are already in uniform and ready to fight crime.

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A grand finale

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th August, 2012

Anticipation is building ahead of tonight's under 18 AFL Grand Final, which brings together the two standout teams of the season, Central and
West.

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Hybrid habitat" coming to life

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th August, 2012

Brick by brick, Edward Horne's sculpture is coming to life.

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Holly a leader in the making

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th August, 2012

Holly Henderson is a class act.

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South gets major upgrade

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th August, 2012

The next phase in a major upgrade of the city's electricity network will commence today in south Broken Hill in the area of Bonanza, Queen, Eyre and Jamieson Streets.

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Super swimmers shine again

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th August, 2012

Numerous medals were won and several personal best times were smashed by Broken Hill's participants in the recent SA State Short Course Swimming Championships.

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Students promise X Factor

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th August, 2012

Broken Hill High School is holding their Performance Evening next week and there will be something for everyone, according to organisers.

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'We'll be South's voice'

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th August, 2012

Council candidate, Larry Angell, has one answer for anyone who accuses him of trying to tap into to the "South vote".

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Crime giving kids bad rap

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th August, 2012

Youths are not solely to blame for a recent spate of break-ins and vandalism, according to Broken Hill's Young Citizen of the Year.

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How historic fire bell came to ring in recess

Originally published: Monday, 27th August, 2012

This story goes back to the 1800s and I sincerely thank Mr Ray Allen for bringing it to my attention in the library archives in March of 2012.

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Bulldogs crunched

Originally published: Monday, 27th August, 2012

Hungry Robins too good for indifferent Dogs

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Solar art blazes trail

Originally published: Monday, 27th August, 2012

Broken Hill will be transformed into one giant gallery when close to 30 sculptures are installed around the city for a major new exhibition.

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Hats off to family races

Originally published: Monday, 27th August, 2012

This year's Silver City Cup horse racing meeting is just nine weeks away and the generosity of BH artist Howard Steer will help promote the event as the city's family race day.

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Black was in the red

Originally published: Monday, 27th August, 2012

Papers show deficit under former mayor

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Talkback time with the man in charge

Originally published: Friday, 24th August, 2012

ABC managing director Mark Scott talked country radio and the future of newspapers when he touched down in Broken Hill this week.

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Plan for city-wide recycling

Originally published: Friday, 24th August, 2012

Having kerbside recycling across the whole city could cost City Council $1.3 million.

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Kind gesture saves the day

Originally published: Friday, 24th August, 2012

Jim and Sue Scott didn't intend to stop in Broken Hill on their round-Australia trip but they're glad they did.

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Get ready for a river rumble

Originally published: Friday, 24th August, 2012

With the Wilcannia Boomerangs and Menindee Yabbies tied on two premierships each since the inception of the Outback Rugby League, this weekend's Grand Final between the two is being billed as a champion of champion's bout.

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Little chap in happy trap

Originally published: Friday, 24th August, 2012

Little Jordan Hall found a novel way to get the goodies that are held inside a skill tester and seemed quite pleased with his idea despite getting stuck there.

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'Royalties will come'

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd August, 2012

Broken Hill can expect to benefit from future rounds of the Resources to Regions program, according to NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner.

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Benefits of CCTV plain: Councillor

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd August, 2012

Councillor Dave Gallagher has strongly rejected claims by Council candidate Larry Angell that installing CCTV to fight crime was a waste of money.

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Comrades farewell SES controller

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd August, 2012

The local State Emergency Service has bid goodbye to its controller, Ben Kelly, who has left the job after four years to pursue another career.

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A new name in an ancient language

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd August, 2012

A local Aboriginal legal service will be relaunched under a new name in the traditional Baarkintji language.

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Spruiking the city is Hugh's domain

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd August, 2012

A tourist industry operator is challenging candidates in next month's City Council elections to win him over - by promoting Broken Hill to the world.

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Quota Club award makes welcome return

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd August, 2012

The Quota Club of Broken Hill's Student of the Year will be crowned tomorrow night.

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Potters fired up for new show

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd August, 2012

The best works produced by the Broken Hill Potters Society will be on display on Friday when the society presents its latest exhibition.

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Treadling dynamo does it again

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd August, 2012

Cycling superstar June Files is back - albeit slightly exhausted.

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Facing the sword

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd August, 2012

Drop in interest threatens tent pegging

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Robo-chemist has it all sorted

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd August, 2012

Outback Pharmacies has installed a robot to help sort and package medication.

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Book Week will get the kids giggling

Originally published: Monday, 20th August, 2012

The City Library will be celebrating Children's Book Week from today starting with a "giggly" musical.

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Magpies upset Bulldogs

Originally published: Monday, 20th August, 2012

Central's season is still alive after a stirring 32- point victory over North at the Memorial Oval on Saturday.

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Big city trip an eye-opener for kids

Originally published: Monday, 20th August, 2012

Aboriginal students from Wilcannia Central School left the banks of the Darling River for the bright lights of Sydney recently to further their education in visual arts and communication.

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School invites bully plan input

Originally published: Monday, 20th August, 2012

Parents are being asked to help develop anti-bullying strategies by filling out an online survey being conducted by the Broken Hill High
School.

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Honour for Hearing Centre founder

Originally published: Monday, 20th August, 2012

The Broken Hill and District Hearing Resource Centre has announced the establishment of a scholarship to honour its founder.

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Pucker up for a good cause

Originally published: Friday, 17th August, 2012

The word on every women's lips next month will be "liptember" - a fundraiser for women's mental health. Newly employed psychooncology counsellor for the Far West Health District, Ruby Cooke, is hosting the fundraiser.

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Rally roars into action

Originally published: Friday, 17th August, 2012

4WD racers tackle the elements in the Silver City 1000

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Sweet treat for animals

Originally published: Friday, 17th August, 2012

Are you an animal lover and a sweet-tooth? Then the RSPCA Cupcake Day is just for you.

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Max Potential participant to make dramatic debut

Originally published: Thursday, 16th August, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Tom Morrison will be putting on a play next weekend at Theatre 44 as part of his project for leadership program, Max Potential.

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36ers ready to roll

Originally published: Thursday, 16th August, 2012

NBL stars to teach city's junior basketballers

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Silverlea playground upgrade plans

Originally published: Thursday, 16th August, 2012

Silverlea Early Childhood Services is encouraging everyone to take part in an event this weekend to raise money for a playground upgrade and an extension to the Centre.

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Vacant block could house quality units

Originally published: Thursday, 16th August, 2012

"A vacant block in a main street is always an eyesore," says motel owner Alan Roberts who is hoping to turn one such eyesore in Argent Street into a block of top quality apartments.

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Blasting concerns

Originally published: Thursday, 16th August, 2012

Underground blasting at the Rasp Mine continues to put some residents offside.

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"Storm in a tea cup"

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th August, 2012

Ambulance Service said claims exaggerated

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Aboriginal group to push for secure food supply

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th August, 2012

Wilcannia's peak Aboriginal body will push ahead with plans to establish a co-operative supermarket following the temporary closure of the town's general store last week.

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Councillor Steer's licence affair aired

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th August, 2012

Councillor Ray Steer's appearance on Channel Nine's 'A Current Affair' aired last night.

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Aboriginal education awards

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th August, 2012

The successes of Aboriginal education in Western NSW were celebrated recently with local students and staff receiving awards.

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Tilting tower

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th August, 2012

South Mine head frame ‘won’t fall’

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Time to calculate if walkers stayed on track

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th August, 2012

The YMCA promotion of walking, "10,000 steps", is now coming to an end and it is asking all participants to bring in their figures to see if they walked enough each day.

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Thieves target former local

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th August, 2012

A ex-local woman who came back to the city to look after her injured daughter faced another ordeal when her handbag was stolen last
week.

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Making a Giant impact

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th August, 2012

A number of Broken Hill's junior footballers are facing an exciting future in their chosen sport as they impress in various GWS Giants
Academy and state AFL and school teams.

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New preschool opened

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th August, 2012

A mobile preschool service has been opened to help children with the move to kindergarten, according to Railwaytown school's principal.

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“All systems go”

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th August, 2012

Work to start on Excelsior retirement village

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Re-homing project reducing number of euthanased dogs

Originally published: Monday, 13th August, 2012

A dog re-homing project has been credited with greatly reducing the number of dogs euthanased in Broken Hill.

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Birthdays celebrated

Originally published: Monday, 13th August, 2012

The Silver City Quota Club has celebrated its birthday by giving a newborn baby and his parents a gift.

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Community raises money for funeral

Originally published: Monday, 13th August, 2012

A print of a painting by Pro Hart which has been donated to help fundraise for the funeral of a 16-year old who died after a motorbike accident, has helped to raise a "substantial amount".

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Central snap losing streak

Originally published: Monday, 13th August, 2012

Central have snapped a seven game losing streak, holding West at bay in the final quarter to record a nine point win at the Jubilee Oval.

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Call for festival talent

Originally published: Monday, 13th August, 2012

Those lazy, hazy summer days are on their way and this year Broken Hill will have a nine-week festival to take advantage of the hot nights.

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Become a visitor in your own city

Originally published: Friday, 10th August, 2012

If you are looking for something fulfilling and worthwhile, why not become a Community Visitor?

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Women inspect Crows' nest

Originally published: Friday, 10th August, 2012

The Broken Hill representative combined women's team were treated to a tour of the Adelaide Crows training facilities as part of their trip to Adelaide for the combined game.

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Successful walk raises thousands for autism

Originally published: Friday, 10th August, 2012

A group of walkers who started in Broken Hill have arrived at their destination - sore but happy to be home.

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Grand appendage solves weighty problem

Originally published: Thursday, 9th August, 2012

In 1966 Robin Stevens was working at Allan's music store in Adelaide when a nine-foot Steinway grand piano arrived in its wooden crate from Germany.

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New high for Ellysia

Originally published: Thursday, 9th August, 2012

Willyama High School student, Ellysia Oldsen, has returned home from her most successful national swimming competition ever, with a
monster haul of seven medals and a hand in an Australian school record time.

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'PM in the dark on power issue'

Originally published: Thursday, 9th August, 2012

Nationals MP John Williams has hit back at Prime Minister Julia Gillard after her threat to take action against state governments over their involvement in soaring power bills.

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Closure is 'temporary'

Originally published: Thursday, 9th August, 2012

Residents ban together for supplies

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Candidates in the box seat

Originally published: Thursday, 9th August, 2012

The order in which Councillor and Mayoral candidates will appear on the ballot sheet was determined yesterday, with John Groenendijk drawing last spot on both.

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King Koutoufides

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th August, 2012

With the Olympic Games in full swing, it has been revealed that Anthony Koutoufides could have made it as a gold medal-winning track
and field athlete rather than a champion AFL player with Carlton.

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Texts prove a healthy reminder

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th August, 2012

More hospital patients might soon be receiving a text message to remind them about appointments following a successful trial of the system last year.

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Mayor hoping to be re-elected

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th August, 2012

Mayor Wincen Cuy has announced he will be running for Mayor again, as nominations close for the council elections.

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Mum ‘kept from baby’

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th August, 2012

An Aboriginal mother has complained that local police acted unfairly when they allegedly kept her from her three-month-old breastfed son for several hours.

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New gallery manager found close to home

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th August, 2012

After almost eight months without a manager for the city's local art gallery, City Council has finally filled the position.

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Saints’ season over

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th August, 2012

The finals picture is starting to look a lot clearer now that the dust has settled from round 9.

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Basics at core of mayoral candidate

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th August, 2012

With nominations for council elections closing tomorrow, a new mayoral candidate has stepped up.

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Prize win leaves artist chuffed

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th August, 2012

For Rick Ball, having one of his best paintings selected for the permanent collection of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is a most
significant honour indeed.

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Dogs destroyed

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th August, 2012

Attack victims remain in hospital

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Panel finds wealth of ideas

Originally published: Monday, 6th August, 2012

A panel touring regional NSW to gain input into how to improve local government has reported progress.

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Interest in studios confirmed

Originally published: Monday, 6th August, 2012

City Council has received five Expressions of Interest for the Eyre Street Film Studios.

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BH repels Sharks

Originally published: Monday, 6th August, 2012

Broken Hill's combined female footballers have covered themselves in glory, after easily defeating their Eyre Peninsula opponents by 35 points at AAMI Stadium yesterday.

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A new role for Hayden

Originally published: Monday, 6th August, 2012

Hayden Zammit has experienced a day in the life of an executive in one of Australia's largest employers.

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Nurses on a campaign

Originally published: Monday, 6th August, 2012

Five nurses will join a crowd of 1500 people when they travel to Sydney to attend the annual NSW Nurses' Association Conference this week.

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Locals line up to have diabetes test

Originally published: Friday, 3rd August, 2012

Locals lined up to have their blood glucose levels tested yesterday to rule out the possibility of having diabetes.

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Firies union talks budget with State Govt

Originally published: Friday, 3rd August, 2012

The Fire Brigade Employees Union NSW (FBEU) has suggested a compromise with the State Government to avoid future station closures across NSW.

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Police history goes on show

Originally published: Friday, 3rd August, 2012

A lot has happened since the first NSW police officers donned their uniforms in 1862.

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Big turnout for Diamonds clinic

Originally published: Friday, 3rd August, 2012

Broken Hill's netball fraternity was last night treated to a visit from Australian netball royalty, with Catherine Cox and Bec Bulley visiting the town to hold a couple of coaching clinics.

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Plans for drive-in cinema

Originally published: Friday, 3rd August, 2012

Goodfellas Director Martin Scorsese once told a reporter his "whole life" has revolved around two things - movies and religion.

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Books delight

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd August, 2012

Sacred Heart Parish Primary School held a book fair yesterday to promote reading among its students.

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Sharks thrown in the deep end

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd August, 2012

The Port Lincoln team challenging Broken Hill's combined female representative team have had less than two months to prepare for this weekend's big game.

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Aqua fitness expert visits

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd August, 2012

The aquatic fitness trainer who introduced the idea of the swimming pool workout to Australia 30 years ago is in Broken Hill instructing locals.

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Indigenous 'need job opportunities'

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd August, 2012

Key to lower prison rates: Attorney General

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After-hours GP treatment

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd August, 2012

Review could give residents greater access

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Education Week launch

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st August, 2012

Education Week was launched on Monday evening with an event at the Regional Art Gallery.

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Epic journey nears end

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st August, 2012

An epic adventure will end this Thursday, as a number of White Cliffs residents end "The Walk at Lightning".

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Local missing person cases remain unsolved

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st August, 2012

Victorian man Daniel Rosewall left Bendigo on January 27, 2010 - two days later he simply vanished.

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Carbon Tax ‘limbo’

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st August, 2012

Locals waiting to see the impact

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Battle of the birds

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st August, 2012

With Central guaranteed a spot in the grand final and West looking the likeliest challenger, tonight's under 18's match takes on blockbuster proportions.

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