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, 2017

Street closed for filming

Originally published: Friday, 31st March, 2017

Filming for the Channel 10 remake of Aussie classic Wake in Fright has begun this week, and for the most part shop owners are pleased.

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Artist joins cause

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th March, 2017

Artist Badger Bates has come to the party and donated one of his works to a charity auction, and he’s encouraging others to do the same.

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Appeal to help Keith come home

Originally published: Monday, 27th March, 2017

The Silver City is being encouraged to rally behind a young man who suffered a terrible accident just before Christmas last year.

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Mine pay talks

Originally published: Saturday, 25th March, 2017

Employees at Perilya could soon receive a long-awaited pay rise as negotiations for a new enterprise agreement reach an advanced stage.

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Ready or not, here I come

Originally published: Saturday, 25th March, 2017

When Emmy Williams started having contractions last week, husband Carl stepped up to the plate to help deliver their healthy baby girl.

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Author on the job for outback novel

Originally published: Saturday, 25th March, 2017

Author Meredith Appleyard has been getting a feel for the outback to help set the scene for her next novel.

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Hot Lightning Cup

Originally published: Saturday, 25th March, 2017

Football is back! Today the four clubs take part in the annual Broken Hill Community Credit Union Lightning Cup at the Jubilee Oval.

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Willyama wizards of electronics

Originally published: Friday, 24th March, 2017

Willyama’s Science and Engineering team has been recognised for their creativity after designing a robot from scratch.

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Locals among finalists for solar plant prize

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd March, 2017

Of the four finalists in the AGL Solar Plant Viewing Platform Art and Design Competition, two come from Broken Hill.

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Long road ahead

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd March, 2017

Any changes to the management of the Menindee Lakes will have to be agreed by every state government in the Murray-Darling Basin, Federal Water Minister Barnaby Joyce said yesterday.

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Foes united on plan for lakes

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017

A proposal to remove the contentious 480-640 rule is the most important aspect of MP Kevin Humphries’ plan to restore the Menindee Lakes, according to a local water spokesman.

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First aid training about to recommence

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017

St John Ambulance NSW is offering first aid courses in the city for the first time since the training was taken out of local hands.

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New hope for lakes

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st March, 2017

Suggested improvements to Menindee Lakes have been described by a water advocate in the town as a win for everyone.

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The grand Palace up for sale

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st March, 2017

One of the most famous buildings in Broken Hill is set to go on the market. 

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Final crash

Originally published: Monday, 20th March, 2017

A spectacular crash marred the NSW Sidecar Titles final at the Broken Hill Speedway on Saturday night, putting a dampener on an otherwise top night of racing before a massive crowd.

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Queen of the Outback Cup

Originally published: Monday, 20th March, 2017

Murray Bridge trainer Paula Trenwith claimed her fourth Outback Cup on Saturday and she is now just one away from the record.

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Fashionistas steal show

Originally published: Monday, 20th March, 2017

It was an outstanding turnout for the Fashions of the Field at the St Patrick’s Races on Saturday, with strong numbers in almost all categories.

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Fires, fights and a prang

Originally published: Monday, 20th March, 2017

Police yesterday said the crowds of the big events in the city were well behaved, but unrelated incidents marred an otherwise trouble-free weekend for emergency services.

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KING CLAIMS CUP

Originally published: Saturday, 18th March, 2017

The Rocky Baker Memorial Pacing Cup will remain in Broken Hill after King Of Dreams, trained by local Matt Schembri and driven by Jacob Kerridge, took out the race in thrilling fashion.

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Hi there, sunshine

Originally published: Saturday, 18th March, 2017

Sunrise was in Broken Hill yesterday, broadcasting the weather and bringing some welcome national exposure to the Silver City.

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Broken system

Originally published: Saturday, 18th March, 2017

A District Court judge has asked lawyers to look at what they can do to stop so many young Aboriginal people ending up in the criminal justice system.

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St Pat’s artist pops up

Originally published: Friday, 17th March, 2017

The Broken Hill artist who created this year’s St Pat’s poster has a pop up shop in Argent Street to sell his work.

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Drink drove ‘devil’

Originally published: Friday, 17th March, 2017

A Broken Hill man terrorised an elderly couple in Wentworth by making bizarre threats and driving his car at them in their own home, the District Court heard yesterday.

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Fashion stakes high

Originally published: Friday, 17th March, 2017

The ever popular Fashions on the Field will be making a statement near the Mick Robins stand again this year, with some slight changes.

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Stakes Are Raised

Originally published: Friday, 17th March, 2017

Broken Hill’s harness racing season comes to a thrilling conclusion tonight with the carnival of cups held on the eve of the St Pat’s race day.

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African trip offered fast fun

Originally published: Thursday, 16th March, 2017

Broken Hill rally driver Kerry Turley has just returned home from what he described as the adventure of a lifetime, test-driving a car worth nearly $500,000 through the South African desert.

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BH ‘needs an Adelaide link’

Originally published: Thursday, 16th March, 2017


A local travel agent has called for another train service between Broken Hill and Adelaide to make travel easier and cheaper for locals and tourists alike. 

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Let the games begin

Originally published: Thursday, 16th March, 2017

Games Night will be held at the Sturt Club for the second year in a row, with a range of fun and much-loved games of chance on the board for punters.

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Design entries on display

Originally published: Thursday, 16th March, 2017

The Broken Hill Art Exchange will hold the first event of the Desert Equinox for 2017, with the opening of the AGL Viewing Platform Art and Design Competition exhibition opening tonight. 

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Drink drove ‘devil’

Originally published: Thursday, 16th March, 2017

A Broken Hill man terrorised an elderly couple in Wentworth by making bizarre threats and driving his car at them in their own home, the District Court heard yesterday.

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City loses out

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

Broken Hill and the Far West have missed out after it was announced more than 2000 public houses will be built in NSW. 

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Ford fancier finally gets his hot rod

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

THE streets of the Silver City are set to get a bit more classier later this week when Glen Simmons gets his 1937 Ford Businessman’s Coupe registered.

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Brave Broncos

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

Across three venues in Adelaide, the Wayville, Morphett Park and Pasadena stadiums, the 2017 SA Country Basketball Championships were held over the long-weekend, March 11-13. 

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City loses out

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

Broken Hill and the Far West have missed out after it was announced more than 2000 public houses will be built in NSW. 

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New food rules ‘ignore reality’

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th March, 2017

The state government has announced a new plan to encourage healthy eating at school canteens.

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Shining lights

Originally published: Monday, 13th March, 2017

The Broken Hill Quota Club has joined the growing list of businesses and organisations to support the damaged Playtime Preschool. 

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School review

Originally published: Monday, 13th March, 2017

The federal government has announced its decision to conduct a comprehensive review of regional education, a move which has drawn mixed reactions from the community.

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Men at work out West on home ground reno

Originally published: Saturday, 11th March, 2017

The West Football Club is on a mission to clean up their oval with the aim of cutting the cost of training during the season.

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Danika on the charge for her dad

Originally published: Saturday, 11th March, 2017

A local woman, with the support of her friends and family, is hoping to run 250 kilometres this month in memory of her father and to help the Cancer Council.

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One more job on the line, union warns MP

Originally published: Saturday, 11th March, 2017

A union representing Essential Energy workers has taken another swipe at Kevin Humphries, suggesting the Member for Barwon might be out of a job after the next election.

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Ad boss to hit the road after 40 years with BDT

Originally published: Friday, 10th March, 2017

If the lifeblood of any newspaper is advertising then Peter Keenan must be the veins of the BDT.

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Women’s Day a bold success

Originally published: Thursday, 9th March, 2017

“Let’s make International Women’s Day every day.” These were the parting words of Eleanor Blows at a breakfast to celebrate women and their achievements yesterday.

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Blues keep a’rolling

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th March, 2017

After a good response last year, “Get Your Blues On” will be coming back to the city soon.

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Silver City’s little helpers

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th March, 2017

Eight local children armed with spades of enthusiasm helped clean up the Silver City on Sunday as part of Clean Up Australia Day.

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Keep it simple

Originally published: Monday, 6th March, 2017

No-one was happier than prominent local Gary “Ripper” Radford when City Council decided to put on hold plans to relocate the library to Argent Street.

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Honour due to green belt visionary

Originally published: Saturday, 4th March, 2017

To us it’s just “the regen” but to environmentalists the world over it is among the first and greatest achievements in restoring a blasted landscape to its natural state.

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Rivals at it again

Originally published: Saturday, 4th March, 2017

Broken Hill’s A Grade cricket season reaches its climax today at the Alma Oval as defending champs Central take on 2016/17’s dominant team West for the premiership.

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David vs Goliath

Originally published: Saturday, 4th March, 2017

After four consecutive finals defeats, the Warriors are desperate to break the hoodoo in today’s B Grade grand final while South haven’t tasted B Grade success in 32 years.

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There’s no stopping Trev

Originally published: Friday, 3rd March, 2017

South resident Trevor Edwards is all geared up to tackle his nature strip for Council’s Clean Up Broken Hill Weeding Competition. 

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Piece of history found

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd March, 2017

A discovery at the Old Royal Tavern has uncovered personal items believed to be over a century old. 

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New managers take the reins

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st March, 2017

Over six months since it was sold and Shorty O’Neil Village is now officially under new management.

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