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, 2016

Converted hall set to be seniors’ hub

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st August, 2016

Far West Home and Community Care (HACC) Services unveiled their new seniors lounge at the good old North Mine Hall with a grand opening yesterday.

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Pool’s new weights easy on the hands

Originally published: Monday, 29th August, 2016

The Far West Local Health District Aqua Class volunteers and participants were thrilled to receive new weights to use in their aqua classes, courtesy of business owner Carrie Oakley.

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Paul to shave it all

Originally published: Saturday, 27th August, 2016

South footballer Madden Paul is aiming to raise $5000 by cutting off his long, luscious locks in support of a cure for bowel and prostate cancer.

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Bulldogs favourites to progress

Originally published: Saturday, 27th August, 2016

After treading water for the final few rounds we finally get a game with something on the line for North and West - a coveted spot in the Grand Final against South. 

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Labor steps up for TAFE

Originally published: Saturday, 27th August, 2016

A Labor-led City Council would take the fight right up to the state government to protect the city’s venerable Technical College, according to teacher and Labor candidate Maureen Clark.

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Dancers skip away with national title

Originally published: Saturday, 27th August, 2016

Students from a Broken Hill dance school have outperformed dancers from all across the country to take out the top prize at a recent competition. 

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Fringe opens in a flash of colour

Originally published: Saturday, 27th August, 2016

Real estate company First National Broken Hill have kicked off the Fringe Festival celebrations by announcing the winner of their social media competition yesterday. 

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Facelift for Patton Park

Originally published: Friday, 26th August, 2016

Following concerns raised by the mayor last year, Patton Park is now set to receive an upgrade. 

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Cakes to the rescue

Originally published: Friday, 26th August, 2016

Broken Hill Pet Rescue is having a yummy fundraiser to help all their four-legged friends.

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Great couple with the lot

Originally published: Thursday, 25th August, 2016

The best kept secret in town will finally be revealed when Chris and Effie Prentos retire at the end of the month - but only one person will get to hear it.

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Baby boom for midwives

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th August, 2016

Delivering babies is all in the day’s work for the busy Midwives at the local hospital but it’s unusual to have five of your own pregnant at the same time.

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Greens ‘ready to engage’

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016

The Broken Hill Greens officially launched their campaign for local council yesterday, with the help of a state MP.

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Shining light in Silverton

Originally published: Monday, 22nd August, 2016

The Silverton Gaol and Museum has been nominated in the Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

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Blinds man sees light

Originally published: Monday, 22nd August, 2016

A local retailer who is set to relocate and expand in a big way has declared “Broken Hill’s future is bright”.

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150 for North trio

Originally published: Saturday, 20th August, 2016

Today against West at the Jubilee Oval, North celebrate stars Jayden Kelly, Anthony Henderson and Jake Borlace as all three bring up game number 150.

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Community rallies behind officer’s awareness walk

Originally published: Saturday, 20th August, 2016

A very emotionally and physically drained Stuart Churchill walked into the city yesterday to be welcomed by a crowd of people supporting his “Walk for Awareness”.

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Station manager put up for award

Originally published: Saturday, 20th August, 2016

Wilcannia resident Dwayne Evans is one of the Landcare nominees for the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards. 

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Parntu top two chance

Originally published: Saturday, 20th August, 2016

One round to go before finals and the Outback Rugby League returns to Broken Hill for a triple header at the Lamb Oval.

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Teamwork shows in mural

Originally published: Thursday, 18th August, 2016

Clients of the Broken Hill Community Restorative Centre have been busy over the last few weeks channeling their energy into a creative project.

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Speedway juniors do well at titles

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th August, 2016

After a massive two days in Murray Bridge over the weekend, the SA State Titles are all over and done with for yet another year. 

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Motorists urged to drive for bargains

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th August, 2016

Don’t be loyal, get the best fuel price - that’s the advice that the RAA has given locals.

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Policeman leads the way on bushwalk with a purpose

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th August, 2016

Broken Hill police officer Stuart Churchill and more than 40 students, teachers and members of the public set off from Menindee yesterday morning at the start of a 100-kilometre “Walk for Awareness”.

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The rise and rise of Sam

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th August, 2016

Title-winning member of the South Australian Scorpions last summer, Broken Hill’s own Sam Betts, is one of the new faces in the national 2016-17 Shooting Stars squad.

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Daniel delights with flowers for a lady

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th August, 2016

A Broken Hill mother and son were in esteemed company recently when they were guests at an event attended by the NSW Governor.

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‘Plug pipeline plan’

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th August, 2016

Mayoral candidate and water activist Tom Kennedy has called for the proposed Murray-Darling to Broken Hill pipeline to be put on hold until the state government reveals certain details to the public.

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Legacy a lasting force

Originally published: Monday, 15th August, 2016

Legacy continues to play a significant role in the lives of families impacted by World War One, 100 years after the conflict tore apart Europe.

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MDBA set to decentralise

Originally published: Saturday, 13th August, 2016

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority says it doesn’t yet know if it will establish a permanent presence in Broken Hill as part of its plans to decentralise.

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North great joins 300 club

Originally published: Saturday, 13th August, 2016

North’s Jamie McConnell steps into rarified air today as he becomes just the third Bulldog player ever to play 300 League games.

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Focus on youth

Originally published: Saturday, 13th August, 2016

City Council’s Labor candidates say that by having a strong focus on the youth they will be better positioned to drive Broken Hill into the future.

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Community generosity overwhelms

Originally published: Saturday, 13th August, 2016

A Broken Hill domestic violence service has been overwhelmed by the donations it has received from locals and businesses. 

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North primed

Originally published: Friday, 12th August, 2016

The Under 18 regular season came to a close on Wednesday night at the Jubilee Oval where North held off West to run out 31-point winners.

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Pole position

Originally published: Thursday, 11th August, 2016

The nominations are in and the race for a seat on City Council has officially begun. 

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South promise

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th August, 2016

Ron Page has assured residents and business owners in South Broken Hill that they would receive more consideration from council should he be elected mayor. 

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Search for the best cheeseslaw

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th August, 2016

Cheese, carrot and mayonnaise. It’s a simple yet delicious combination that is instantly recognised as Broken Hill’s contribution to the culinary arts and 2DRY FM is on the quest to find the best with its inaugural Cheeseslaw World Championships.

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Rallying for a mate

Originally published: Monday, 8th August, 2016

A car rally of members from an Orange gym will be driving through the city to help raise money for one of their members who recently lost her sight.

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Big day for South as they host AFL guest and celebrate 1996 premiership

Originally published: Monday, 8th August, 2016

South Football Club held their annual Past Players reunion at the South clubrooms yesterday in front of a packed house where they heard from guest speaker Dustin Fletcher and honoured their 1996 Premiership side.

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No way out

Originally published: Monday, 8th August, 2016

A resident from across the railway tracks has raised concerns about the danger of traffic disruption caused by stationary trains. 

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Lawyers deplore fly-in practitioners

Originally published: Saturday, 6th August, 2016

Lawyers are being flown into town by the State Government and doing local practitioners out of legal aid work, according to a Broken Hill lawyer.

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History must take centre stage: Labor

Originally published: Saturday, 6th August, 2016

The local Labor Party has named heritage as a major platform for the upcoming City Council election, labelling it as the city’s major enterprise. 

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Audiology boost for kids

Originally published: Saturday, 6th August, 2016

Broken Hill children are set to benefit from an expansion of an allied health program.

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Roos to rise for their old timers

Originally published: Saturday, 6th August, 2016

South host the Bulldogs today at the Alma Oval as we enter the home straight of the 2016 Broken Hill AFL season.

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League’s triple treat

Originally published: Saturday, 6th August, 2016

Outback Rugby League action returns to Menindee with three games scheduled in a packed triple header at Menindee Oval.

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Spotlight on homelessness

Originally published: Friday, 5th August, 2016

On any given night 105,000 people experience homelessness in Australia, and many more are living in insecure housing, one step away from being homeless.

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Directors take back reins of Musicians’ Club

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016

Control of the Musicians’ Club has been handed back to the Club’s directors, as the club has managed to cover some of its debts.

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School choirs set to raise the roof

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016

Children from Tibooburra and the School of the Air will join local schools competing in the annual Barrier Schools Choral Festival tomorrow.

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Little superheroes are all heart

Originally published: Monday, 1st August, 2016

Happy Day Preschool has raised more than $700 for an issue that is close to a few hearts.

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