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.

March, 2013

Club's big heart

Originally published: Thursday, 28th March, 2013

The Wilcannia Golf Club has thrown the battling Dowling family a lifeline by donating $10,000 towards their daughter Zali's urgent operation.

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Major upgrade to boost power supply reliability

Originally published: Thursday, 28th March, 2013

A major upgrade of the electricity network in the north-west of the city is underway.

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Shopping strip holds ground

Originally published: Thursday, 28th March, 2013

One of the everlasting shopping zones in Broken Hill is the Gypsum Street precinct on the corner of Wills Street Railwaytown.

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Golf Day a hit

Originally published: Thursday, 28th March, 2013

About 50 footballers swapped the footy for golf clubs last Sunday to play in the AFL Club Golf Challenge.

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Six show interest in Council ballot

Originally published: Thursday, 28th March, 2013

Possible candidates for the upcoming City Council by-election are remaining tight-lipped on whether they'll join the threehorse race.

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Latest project fans artists' creativity

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th March, 2013

Gaara Arts have taken to pushing their boundaries and using different mediums in their most recent exhibition.

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Tower plan anger

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th March, 2013

Telstra is planning to build a 35 metre high phone tower in the middle of a residential area.

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Shopping strip a 'danger'

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th March, 2013

Traffic at the Gypsum Street shopping precinct is out of control, according to a deli owner.

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YMCA wants your ideas

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th March, 2013

The YMCA wants input from the community about how its facilities and programs can better serve Broken Hill.

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Lakes releases set to increase

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th March, 2013

More water will be released from Menindee Lakes into the lower Darling River from next week.

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New ball game

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th March, 2013

The Broken Hill Soccer Association (BHSA) will go into the season with new ideas and some fresh faces at the helm.

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Operation hits home

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th March, 2013

At just four-years-old, Zali Dowling has undergone 13 operations. In little over two weeks, she'll go under the knife for the 14th time to fix a condition which is making her kidneys smaller than normal.

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You poor, fat locals need to lighten up a little: reporter

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th March, 2013

The author of a controversial article depicting Broken Hill as a backwards town plagued by obesity and poverty said he had thought locals would like it.

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Shocking blast 'within limits'

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th March, 2013

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a CBH mine blast that shook the city on Sunday night.

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Swimming legend

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th March, 2013

Alma Swimming Club Head Coach, Rachel Harvey is a worthy recipient of a Local Legend Award from South Australian Swimming Association.

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Reviving Penrose Park

Originally published: Monday, 25th March, 2013

The once popular Penrose Park should again become a favourite gathering place for Broken Hill families to rest and play, says the author of a book about the park.

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Article hits a raw nerve

Originally published: Monday, 25th March, 2013

State MP John Williams has launched a blistering attack on a newspaper article that depicted Broken Hill as a welfare dependent mining town going backwards.

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Robins show pluck

Originally published: Monday, 25th March, 2013

In perfect conditions before a large crowd at Picton Oval, reigning Sunraysia Premiers Wentworth defeated an improved Robin's outfit on Saturday.

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Corey's brave battle gains support

Originally published: Monday, 25th March, 2013

The plight of a former local fighting a terminal cancer diagnosis continues to strike a chord with Broken Hill residents, who have opened their hearts and wallets to help.

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Cops 'assaulted'

Originally published: Monday, 25th March, 2013

A senior police officer has reacted angrily to an alleged assault on three officers at the weekend which left one of them requiring stitches.

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Young talent rises

Originally published: Friday, 22nd March, 2013

Both South Broken Hill Roos exports Tom Derham and Marc "Nugget" Purcell have been selected in the South Australian Country side to take on their city counterparts in the seventh annual City verses Country match.

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European exhibition

Originally published: Friday, 22nd March, 2013

When Broken Hill photographer Boris Hlavica returned to his European home to hold an exhibition of his work two years ago, he found that his name preceded him - by about 80 years.

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Coles' cakes stall for Silverlea kids

Originally published: Friday, 22nd March, 2013

A supermarket is hosting a fundraiser this weekend for the Silverlea Early Intervention Centre.

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Aged care pay rise 'no gift'

Originally published: Friday, 22nd March, 2013

An aged care worker has welcomed a federal government plan to increase wages for aged care workers but said they shouldn't have to fight for it.

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Rehab unit slow off the mark

Originally published: Friday, 22nd March, 2013

The Health Service has not given an opening date for its planned Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Unit, however it said delays were not the result of funding problems.

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Old warriors never forget

Originally published: Thursday, 21st March, 2013

They may be filming the latest Mad Max in the deserts of Namibia, but to the film series' legion of fans, Silverton is the home of the Road Warrior.

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Broken Hill teams triumph in tough conditions

Originally published: Thursday, 21st March, 2013

Broken Hill Broncos Basketball sent three teams to compete in 2013 SA Country State Championships in Adelaide over the long weekend.

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Threesome ready to roll

Originally published: Thursday, 21st March, 2013

Broken Hill's roller skating champions Marie White and Robert Cracknell will compete against the cream of the crop at the Artistic Skating Oceania Championships next month.

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Call for South to show strength in adversity

Originally published: Thursday, 21st March, 2013

The planned closure of the Coles store could be good for South Broken Hill, according to the Chairman of the Patton Village Community and Business Association.

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Haul route regrets

Originally published: Thursday, 21st March, 2013

Mayor Wincen Cuy says he wishes that mining company Perilya had built a private haul road instead of carting ore through the city's streets.

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Leniency given to assault mum

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th March, 2013

A magistrate condemned the actions of a woman who had punched her teenage daughter but spared her from jail yesterday.

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Road, camp vie for Crown cash

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th March, 2013

The dangerous road leading to the Miners Memorial could be repaired using royalties from Crown Lands.

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Kicking goals and sizzling snags

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th March, 2013

The South and West Football Club girls will be holding a trial match tonight.

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Potosi trucks to hit the streets

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th March, 2013

Perilya will start transporting ore through the city late this week after almost two years of development at its Potosi mine.

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Man pays for arson threat

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th March, 2013

A man who threatened to burn down the White House Convention Centre after his dog was impounded has been placed on a good behaviour bond.

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Buyers battle to find backing from banks

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th March, 2013

Selling a business is hard in Broken Hill and those wanting financial backing from the big banks need to be more "proactive", a real estate agent says.

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A triumph for Barry

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th March, 2013

Silverton trainer Barry Murray was the only local horseman with a good reason to smile at Saturday's St Pat's races. Mr Murray's four-year-old Triumphant One claimed victory in the Far West Auto Hyundai Class 2 Handicap to give the trainer his first St Pat's winner.

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Seniors Concert a hit

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th March, 2013

The Civic Centre staged the NSW Seniors' Week Variety Concert yesterday to herald the start of Seniors' Week.

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Delinquent owners blamed

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th March, 2013

An intensive public campaign is needed to combat a spike in dog attacks, according to a City Council report.

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Club hit for back pay

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th March, 2013

A union seeking "significant" back pay for former and current staff employed at the Democratic Club says it hopes to settle the case before it roceeds to a hearing.

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Contentious clinic OK, says Council

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th March, 2013

City Council may cease reviewing an Allied Health Clinic that triggered a neighbourhood stoush in Morgan Street over parking and noise fears.

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Cup thriller

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2013

Trainer Annette Morrison came, saw and conquered at St Pat's in the tightest of Cup finishes.

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Report leaked to cause trouble: Mayor

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2013

Mayor Wincen Cuy has vowed to take the issue of a leaked draft report on City Council's finances further, claiming the report has been sensationalised.

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St Pat’s blessed

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2013

After two years of worry with the weather, the St Pat's races were blessed with a beautiful day on Saturday.

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The judges’ verdict: We’re up with the best

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2013

The standard of fashions in Broken Hill was exemplary, according to the St Pat's fashion judges.

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A golden opportunity

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2013

A small reef gold mine near Mannahill that is expected to open within two months will provide jobs for about 30 people - and the owners are looking to Broken Hill.

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Footy clubs in golf payback

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2013

Before the season starts in earnest, footy clubs have one more chance to have some fun.

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Protect your kidneys, save your heart

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2013

Health service staff were asking everyone to protect their kidneys and save their hearts at World Kidney Day yesterday.

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Man's body found

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2013

One of two elderly men who went missing after going on an outback day trip has been found dead.

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Colourful locks to be clipped

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2013

A woman who dyed her locks purple will say goodbye to them tonight in Shave for a Cure.

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South supermarket's future

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2013

Broken Hill's two independent grocers have ruled out opening a supermarket in the South when Coles moves out next year.

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Fundraiser 'kneads' support

Originally published: Thursday, 14th March, 2013

Lovers of hot cross buns are invited to hop into the hospital tomorrow for its early Easter "Bundraiser".

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Nationals tilt

Originally published: Thursday, 14th March, 2013

Britt Anderson will be to be trotting off to the National Horse Championships at the end of this month.

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Young crooner to perform for seniors

Originally published: Thursday, 14th March, 2013

Teenage crooner Dylan McLachlan's dulcet tones will be showcased when he hits the Civic Centre stage for the NSW Seniors' Week Variety Concert on Monday.

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Electorate border plans

Originally published: Thursday, 14th March, 2013

It is highly unlikely that the size of the Murray- Darling Electorate will not be increased in the upcoming border redistribution, according to local State MP John Williams.

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Elderly men missing

Originally published: Thursday, 14th March, 2013

Police hold grave concerns for the welfare of two elderly local men who are missing after going on a day trip outback.

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'Man didn't start brawl'

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th March, 2013

A man charged with affray after a large brawl outside a house in Menindee last year had not started the trouble, the Local Court was told yesterday.

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8 ball bonanza

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th March, 2013

Former local Dax Wasely will represent Australia at the World Eight Ball Championship in England later this year, and he's returning to the Silver City to put his world-class skills on display.

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Jump on board for a good cause

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th March, 2013

A woman has combined her love of the races with an urge to help children in need.

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Students swap country for coastal

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th March, 2013

Last week Broken Hill School of the Air students traded their tractors for surfboards and spent a week enjoying life on the coast.

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Local farmers on alert

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th March, 2013

Graziers are on alert for thieves after a lamb was found butchered on the Nine Mile Road.

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Meryl to develop new festival

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th March, 2013

The former manager of the Sydney Fringe Festival has taken up the job of Project Officer of the city's Summer Vibes Festival.

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Pussycat still a local favourite

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th March, 2013

For those who wanted to experience the Silver Haven's "Back to the Pussycat" night, it was first in best dressed; as the event quickly sold out.

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Reserves give Marc taste of Army life

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th March, 2013

Marc Peduto is one step closer to achieving his lifelong dream of a career in the Defence Force after undergoing a one-month intensive training course and joining the local Army Reserve.

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Girls' comp faces cancellation

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th March, 2013

The girls' football competition proved a great success when it began last year but now it faces cancellation season because of a lack of players at two clubs.

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Alleged thief told bizarre tales: court

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th March, 2013

A White Cliffs post office manager has told the Local Court of how she was allegedly taken in by a man's bizarre tales of derring-do as an undercover police officer.

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Central demolish West

Originally published: Monday, 11th March, 2013

Central have won the local A-grade grandfinal with relative ease after doing a demolition job on the Robins over the weekend.

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New publicans at the helm of the Cross

Originally published: Monday, 11th March, 2013

A hotel that shut its doors last month after administrators took over the business will reopen on Tuesday under the helm of new publicans.

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Busy weekend for police

Originally published: Monday, 11th March, 2013

Two cars collided at the intersection of Garnet and Wolfram Streets on the weekend.

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Young veterans stepping up

Originally published: Monday, 11th March, 2013

Australia's most recent winner of the Victoria Cross has put out a call to younger war veterans like himself to get more involved in the Anzac Day commemorations.

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Financial woes

Originally published: Monday, 11th March, 2013

The Broken Hill Golf Club is considering shutting half of the course due to financial difficulties.

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Giant stepup Locals selected in GWS squads

Originally published: Friday, 8th March, 2013

The dream of State representative honours could soon become a reality for a handful of the city's best junior footballers, after they impressed at the recent Zone Championships carnival.

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Cafe’s new hue has traders seeing red

Originally published: Friday, 8th March, 2013

It's not easy being bright green, especially when you are in the centre of a heritage precinct.

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Recruits boost station ranks

Originally published: Friday, 8th March, 2013

The city's retained firefighter ranks have received a much welcome boost with the recent addition of three new recruits.

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Pups in trouble

Originally published: Thursday, 7th March, 2013

Youngsters at the Bulldogs camp may not get a guernsey this year because the club is struggling for support.

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Cleaners covered some ground

Originally published: Thursday, 7th March, 2013

Volunteers for the McDonald's Clean Up Australia Day cleaned up four areas around the city on Sunday.

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Out on a whim

Originally published: Thursday, 7th March, 2013

Locals turned up in droves to support last night's St Pat's Fashion Parade, which proved a hit.

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How Valuer-General got mine’s value so wrong

Originally published: Thursday, 7th March, 2013

The NSW Valuer-General forgot to include nearly $200 million worth infrastructure at Perilya's Southern Operations in its land valuation, it has emerged.

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Better teachers 'need more pay'

Originally published: Thursday, 7th March, 2013

The President of the BH teachers' union has questioned how the State Government is going to lift the standard of teaching in NSW schools after it cut $1.7 billion from the education budget.

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Manners for any old dog

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th March, 2013

People interested in teaching their "old dog some new tricks" should take the opportunity to join adult dog training classes.

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Grand gesture saves the day

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th March, 2013

Campers who have been living in a bus at the racecourse have volunteered to give the Members' Grandstand an upgrade, with some help from local businesses.

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AFL eyes talent

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th March, 2013

Local indigenous and multicultural students were able to rub shoulders with an AFL legend yesterday, as scouts were in the city to source talent.

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Inquiry all ears

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th March, 2013

Mayor Wincen Cuy said a public hearing being held in the city today as part of a NSW Government inquiry into land valuations, was a great opportunity for City Council to have its say.

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Concerns aired Councillor, MP state Menindee Lakes case

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th March, 2013

The flow of water being released from Menindee Lakes will be increased tomorrow as local politicians continue to raise concerns about a dramatic drop in water in the lakes.

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Projects deliver

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th March, 2013

The Far West has gone through an employment boom in the last seven years, with new findings showing an increase of 478 full-time positions between 2006 and 2013.

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AFL RULES, OK

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th March, 2013

Local umpires were updated on all the new AFL rules last night during training sessions with AFL umpire coach Luke Olsen.

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What's your disease risk?

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th March, 2013

Everyone is being encouraged to keep an eye on their chronic disease risk factors by attending free monthly screening clinics.

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Tourist shop hit

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th March, 2013

A popular Silverton tourist attraction will increase its security following a brazen robbery that left its owners $1600 out of pocket.

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Teachers vote on action

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th March, 2013

Over 5,000 TAFE teachers across NSW, including Broken Hill, are currently voting on protected action in support of their current enterprise agreement negotiations.

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Police hit the web

Originally published: Monday, 4th March, 2013

Police said they monitor online sites such as Facebook in order to catch people trying to sell stolen items.

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Soaring Magpies march into final

Originally published: Monday, 4th March, 2013

Central have progressed through to the local cricket grand final against West after a decisive 118 run victory over North at the Alma Oval.

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Pupils clean up on national day

Originally published: Monday, 4th March, 2013

Students at Willyama High School were encouraged to display pride in their school by taking part in Clean Up Australia Day Friday.

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Pub pulverised

Originally published: Monday, 4th March, 2013

One-hundred-and-twenty-five years of history come crashing down yesterday when a demolition crew tore down the Silver Spade Hotel.

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Talking rubbish

Originally published: Monday, 4th March, 2013

Mayor Wincen Cuy says fortnightly rubbish collection could be investigated, but homeowners and a councillor say they're dead against it.

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Next time it's jail, says judge

Originally published: Friday, 1st March, 2013

A man who was convicted of throwing a milk carton at on oncoming bus, shattering its windscreen, and of being involved in a vicious assault has been told he will go "straight to jail" if he errs a third time.

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You can help find nation's best nurses

Originally published: Friday, 1st March, 2013

The search is on for Australia's top nurses and midwives. Nominations for the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards have officially opened.

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Open day at city’s new health amenity

Originally published: Friday, 1st March, 2013

A new community based mental health facility is opening its doors to the public tomorrow.

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Drivers in a spin about roundabouts

Originally published: Friday, 1st March, 2013

Confusion about the road rules at roundabouts has resulted in many near misses.

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Salt into the wounds

Originally published: Friday, 1st March, 2013

More cuts could be made to City Council's budget to pay for a $70,000 by-election caused by the resignation of councillor John Groenendijk.

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