News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

April, 2013

Hunt for book thief

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th April, 2013

Police are investigating a bizarre incident where a man allegedly stole a trolley full of pig-hunting magazines and children's cookbooks.

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Cyber safety 'issue' for seniors

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th April, 2013

Older Australians need more training so they can enter the online world with confidence, a federal parliamentary committee says.

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Candidates greet early-bird voters

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th April, 2013

A number of by-election candidates spent yesterday handing out How to Vote cards to a "steady" stream of voters at the pre-poll site, City Council's administrative centre.

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Betts shines for Port Adelaide

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th April, 2013

Sam Betts has furthered her credentials as a rising star of cricket with a commanding display in the SACA AGrade women's competition.

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Rental crisis

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th April, 2013

Broken Hill's single people - including single parents - are bearing the brunt of the national rental crisis, according to Anglicare.

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Big two weeks for kids

Originally published: Monday, 29th April, 2013

The PCYC has supplied two weeks of jam packed fun and entertainment, for those in the school holiday program.

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Council call to back ball

Originally published: Monday, 29th April, 2013

It cancelled the event only to put it back on and now City Council is urging locals to get behind its Civic Ball by attending.

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Fire, and a little dazzle

Originally published: Monday, 29th April, 2013

Things got a little heated at the BH Potters Society recently when talented Victorian ceramicist Kevin Boyd visited to dish up some tricks of the trade.

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Village may back library struggle

Originally published: Monday, 29th April, 2013

Patton Village could step in to avert the closure of the struggling South Library.

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Road block

Originally published: Monday, 29th April, 2013

Lives are at risk by a train constantly blocking access to a bowling club and a popular tourist attraction.

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Library activities

Originally published: Friday, 26th April, 2013

To keep the school holidays interesting, the local Library has been hosting craft days.

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Veterans make city proud

Originally published: Friday, 26th April, 2013

Two of Broken Hill's veteran table tennis players have returned victorious from the recent SA Masters Games in Orroroo.

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Trading card game gathering popularity

Originally published: Friday, 26th April, 2013

A trading card game has picked up popularity in the city and is being played at a local video rental store.

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Crowd pauses to remember

Originally published: Friday, 26th April, 2013

ANZAC Day services have better attendance each year, especially from the younger generation, according to the RSL sub-branch president.

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Council could become a “county”

Originally published: Friday, 26th April, 2013

City Council could be culled to form a larger 'County Council' encompassing the Unincorporated area and towns like Cobar.

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Community service for "disgraceful" assault

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th April, 2013

A magistrate has described as "absolutely appalling" the behaviour of a teenager who joined in his mother's assault on a man last year.

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Brothers in arms

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th April, 2013

The winds of war were blowing across Europe during 1914, the brutality of man against man; country against country was coming to a deathly crescendo.

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Bright spot a bad example

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th April, 2013

Allowing The Orange Spot to keep its bright green facade sets a bad example for the rest of Argent Street's traders.

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King of the kids

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th April, 2013

Junior soccer players in the city enjoyed a two-day skill clinic hosted by Brazilianborn soccer star Cristiano Dos Santos Rodrigues.

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Big fine for repeat offender

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th April, 2013

A man who was caught carrying a knife and two detonators has been fined almost $3000 for a string of offences.

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Get into rugby

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013

Local children will have the chance have some fun at a Rugby League holiday clinic.

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Forgotten soldier gets a fitting farewell

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013

Boer War trooper Edward Wallace's rifle skills and abilities as a horseman ultimately cost him his life.

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Bigger fish to fry

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013

State MP John Williams has said he would not support gay marriage at an expected upcoming conscience vote because he does not believe there is "a lot of stability in their relationships".

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Meetings must improve: Sellick

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013

A by-election candidate said he was shocked to discover "nothing was discussed" at a recent City Council committee meeting.

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TEU demands answers

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013

The Broken Hill Town Employees Union has called on City Council to make public the contents of a confidential report on the viability of Shorty O'Neil Village.

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KING OF THE HILL

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2013

The last speedway event for the season is on Saturday night and it is shaping up to be a night of spectacular action.

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Shed dwellers show creative side

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2013

An Indigenous men's group has started in the city to give the men a sense of community.

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Ben spreads message with rainbow symbol

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2013

Hairdresser Ben Nancarrow proved yesterday he is not over the rainbow.

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Opera comes to outback

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2013

Die Fledermaus is arguably 19th century composer Johan Strauss II's best work.

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Win for subs

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2013

The state government is moving to better protect subcontractors who are left out of pocket when head contractors go bust on government jobs.

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Break-ins spark warning

Originally published: Thursday, 18th April, 2013

Police are urging residents to lock their doors and keep their homes secure following two break-ins just days apart.

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Huge in Topar

Originally published: Thursday, 18th April, 2013

Sports fans can get a uniquely Australian experience this weekend as some of Australia's best riders saddle up for the 17th Topar Campdraft.

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Mixing up family fun

Originally published: Thursday, 18th April, 2013

Lifeline will hold one of its biggest fundraisers - the annual fete - this weekend to raise money for its 24- hour counselling service.

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Stable find offers glimpse into past

Originally published: Thursday, 18th April, 2013

A piece of the region's early history has been discovered at the Broken Hill Courthouse.

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Vandals hone in on airport

Originally published: Thursday, 18th April, 2013

Vandals in the city tend to pick on one area and then move onto the next target.

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Planning shake-up mooted

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th April, 2013

Families looking to build their own home are set to benefit from a NSW government plan to slash red tape in the construction industry.

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Plenty cooking at the Y

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th April, 2013

Children who participate in the YMCA holiday program will have a jam-packed two weeks.

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Kids keen for a kick

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th April, 2013

Auskick starts this Friday and organisers are looking to make it as successful as last year.

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Students set sights on helping kids

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th April, 2013

Two local women will be participating in a volunteer program in South Africa at the end of year and they need some support to get there.

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Cop puncher jailed

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th April, 2013

A Wilcannia man will spend at least four months in jail after pleading guilty to assaulting two police officers in Broken Hill.

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Crafty kids head for the library

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th April, 2013

To kick off the school holidays, the Broken Hill City Library held a craft session yesterday morning.

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'Clarity needed' in muzzle issue

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th April, 2013

Dog muzzling has come under scrutiny after recent media reports have raised concern about the issue.

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Lead dolls turn it on

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th April, 2013

The Broken Hill Lead Dolls put on a great show at their most recent Roller Derby scrimmage last weekend.

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'Robbing unis wrong'

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th April, 2013

Robbing Universities of vital funds could see a drop in the quality of teachers coming to work in Broken Hill, a senior educator warns.

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council set to recover over $1m

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th April, 2013

Broken Hill City Council is likely to recover half of the $2.35 million it lost investing in defunct US investment bank Lehman Brothers.

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Symbol of culture

Originally published: Monday, 15th April, 2013

The Chair of the visiting Multicultural Community Relations Commission has described Broken Hill as a symbol of multiculturalism.

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Premiers reign

Originally published: Monday, 15th April, 2013

North's Anthony "Whiz" Henderson turned on a Master Class exhibition at the Jube on Saturday with a five goal second half performance that saw the Bulldogs home by 28 points against South.

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Man knocked from bike

Originally published: Monday, 15th April, 2013

A 49-year-old motorcyclist was rushed to Adelaide with serious injuries after colliding with a 4WD on Saturday.

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School's out so let the games begin

Originally published: Monday, 15th April, 2013

With school children enjoying a two week break from classrooms, the fun is about to begin. PCYC activities officers Mel Lukoschek and Kandie Dart have spent the school term planning how they were going to keep the children entertained and came up with the idea of a looking close to home.

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Funding extended for young carers program

Originally published: Monday, 15th April, 2013

Young carers in Broken Hill will continue to receive respite and support services, with a local service set to receive a slice of $8.2 million in extended funding.

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City Council hits the streets

Originally published: Friday, 12th April, 2013

City Council was out and about yesterday determining what residents believe is its biggest priority.

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Lifeline tries a new line

Originally published: Friday, 12th April, 2013

Lifeline says it hopes a partnership with a factory direct outlet to supply new clothes for its struggling shop will boost sales.

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Unions pay tribute to popular comrade

Originally published: Friday, 12th April, 2013

The Executive and members of the Barrier Industrial Council, Trades Hall Trust and affiliated Unions are saddened by the news of the death of past Secretary, Fred Smith, on April 7.

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History book launched to help revive Penrose Park

Originally published: Friday, 12th April, 2013

Residents with fond memories of Silverton's Penrose Park gathered last night for the launch of a book about its history.

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Coalition's NBN 'better for bush'

Originally published: Friday, 12th April, 2013

Liberal MP Sussan Ley has vowed Farrer residents will get hooked up to the National Broadband Network earlier under a Coalition government.

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School bashing woman given two-year bond

Originally published: Thursday, 11th April, 2013

An 18-year-old woman who bashed a Year 8 student at her school last year has been placed on a good behaviour bond for two years.

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A parting shot

Originally published: Thursday, 11th April, 2013

Wincen Cuy could become a "lame duck mayor" if the Labor Party is successful at the by-election, a former councillor says.

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Park book launch

Originally published: Thursday, 11th April, 2013

Locals with fond memories of Penrose Park in its heyday are invited to celebrate the launch of Paul Armstrong's book on the topic.

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Youngsters urged to come out for a kick

Originally published: Thursday, 11th April, 2013

The Broken Hill Auskick is having a "Come and Try Day" tomorrow for all kids involved in the NAB Auskick program from U7s to U11s.

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Farewell Freddie

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th April, 2013

Fred Smith, remembered by many as someone who wanted to see people get a fair go, passed away on Sunday after a long battle with illness.

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Indoor swimming off for a time

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th April, 2013

The indoor pool at the Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre will be closed at the end of the month for a couple of weeks.

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All round, he’s our best

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th April, 2013

Central cricketer Jarred Paull was named Cricketer of the Year at the Barrier District Cricket League's annual presentation at the Democratic Club last night.

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Leaders get the ball rolling

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th April, 2013

City Council's public consultation week started yesterday with a group of specially chosen residents discussing their vision for the city.

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Murder accused sent to trial

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th April, 2013

A man accused of stabbing to death another man with a pair of scissors earlier this year has been committed to stand trial for murder.

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Angry birds a torment

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th April, 2013

Unsuspecting pedestrians strolling near the hospital are being attacked by crows.

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Let the footy begin!

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th April, 2013

The 2013 Broken Hill football season was officially launched last night.

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Towns have plenty to offer the photographer

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th April, 2013

A photography workshop focusing on abandoned spaces will be held in Milparinka and Tibooburra in two weeks’ time.

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Aboriginal plan ‘light on detail’

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th April, 2013

An Aboriginal leader says that a State Government Aboriginal Affairs plan is good in theory, but lacks information about how it would be implemented.

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GONE BUST AGAIN

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th April, 2013

The company in charge of building the Broken Hill Health Service’s mental health and rehabilita- tion units went into administration yester- day, allegedly leaving local contractors $1 million out of pocket.

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Funding model falls short

Originally published: Monday, 8th April, 2013

The BH Hospital will continue to need some level of block funding in order to function in the future, according to the Far West Local Health District.

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Water on the way

Originally published: Monday, 8th April, 2013

After being drained to half its capacity earlier this year, the Menindee Lakes' storage is again on the rise.

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Triple treat for Roos

Originally published: Monday, 8th April, 2013

The Roos began their 2013 campaign in excellent fashion by claiming the Broken Hill Community Credit Union Lightning Cup, and in the process making it a hat-trick in the round robin tournament.

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Clever kids linked up

Originally published: Monday, 8th April, 2013

Some of Broken Hill's cleverest schoolchildren have had their first video conference with other bright students from across the State.

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Fostered boy case "tragic"

Originally published: Monday, 8th April, 2013

The Aboriginal Legal Service says the case of a Broken Hill indigenous boy who has been put in 27 different foster homes showed that State care needs improving.

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Back by unpopular demand

Originally published: Friday, 5th April, 2013

News Limited will rerun the controversial 'Bent not Broken' story in The Daily Telegraph despite a heated response to its first publication.

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Service with a smile

Originally published: Friday, 5th April, 2013

Local man Phil Dowling got more than he bargained for when he took his car in for a service this week.

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Just a dash

Originally published: Friday, 5th April, 2013

The Living Desert Dash is the race to get people moving and it's on this weekend.

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Top model search in Silver City

Originally published: Friday, 5th April, 2013

The TV show 'Australia's Next Top Model' has been in the city for the past couple of days shooting scenes for its new season.

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Ambulance not going anywhere

Originally published: Friday, 5th April, 2013

NSW Ambulance has vowed not to remove White Cliff 's sole ambulance as concern mounts over the future of the service.

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My Dad didn't do it

Originally published: Thursday, 4th April, 2013

The son of the late Peter Hatzi says he doesn't accept the suggestion his father killed teenager Thelma Dal Pozzo on the night of June 2, 1952.

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Hairdo blues

Originally published: Thursday, 4th April, 2013

The Child and Family Health Centre has celebrated Autism Awareness Day by turning blue.

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Everything must go (except the kids)

Originally published: Thursday, 4th April, 2013

After the success of last year's garage sale, the North Football Club is up for another.

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War widows get helping hand

Originally published: Thursday, 4th April, 2013

It is a practical idea to replace the batteries in smoke alarms when clocks switch back to real time this weekend.

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Recycling in spotlight

Originally published: Thursday, 4th April, 2013

The NSW Government is to consider allowing residents to recycle bottles and cans at vending machines in shopping centre carparks in exchange for vouchers.

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Clubs do battle for Lightning Cup cash

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013

AFL Broken Hill has increased the prize money for this year's Broken Hill Community Credit Union Lightning Cup being played at the Jubilee Oval this Saturday.

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Chief brings fresh eyes

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013

City Council's new interim general manager is hoping his fresh perspective will help during these challenging financial times.

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Secret talks with movie moguls

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013

City Council has chosen a party to take over the development of the Eyre Street Film Studios.

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Sellick to 'look beast in the eye'

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013

Photographer Robin Sellick will run in the upcoming City Council by-election in what he says is a bid to provide an alternative option.

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Anger over dog attack sentence

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013

A woman who was set upon by a pack of vicious dogs says that she is "absolutely disgusted" at the light sentence given to the dogs' owner.

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Revive Imperial Lake, says BIC

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd April, 2013

Barrier Industrial Council President Danny O'Connor wants Imperial Lake brought back to life as a recreational hub.

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Mothers told breast is best

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd April, 2013

Public acceptance and support encourages mothers to continue breastfeeding their babies, according to the BH Health Service.

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Cruising for cancer

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd April, 2013

Anyone with a keen sense of adventure who wants to help raise money for a good cause is invited to take part in the fourth annual Cruisin' Along event.

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Geebungs call out for help

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd April, 2013

The Broken Hill Geebungs are looking for more players and sponsorship before the season starts.

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Village workers fearful

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd April, 2013

Staff at Shorty O'Neil Village are preparing for the potential termination of their employment with City Council in six months.

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