All Broken Hill articles

Young Summer soaks up some winter rays

Wednesday, 13th June, 2012

Jessica Ray with her daughter Summer Milne (18 months) enjoyed a few rays of sunshine after a cold start to winter. Jessica Ray with her daughter Summer Milne (18 months) enjoyed a few rays of sunshine after a cold start to winter.

By Emily Roberts

After a below average start to winter, locals can expect to enjoy more milder weather throughout the week.

The Weather Channel's Senior Meteorologist Dick Whitaker said north-westerly winds kept temperatures mild yesterday and will continue to do so.

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Solar power boost

Tuesday, 12th June, 2012

Broken Hill is on the way to becoming a major renewable energy hub following the announcement it will co-host one of Australia’s largest solar projects.

Federal Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson announced on Saturday that Broken Hill and Nyngan would share a 159 megawatt thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar plant.

The $450 million project is expected to generate 450 jobs during construction - including 150 in Broken Hill - and generate enough energy to power 33,000 homes when work finishes in 2015.

Energy retailer AGL and solar photovaltaic manufacturer First Solar will finance the project after securing a $129.7m grant under the Federal Government’s Solar Flagships Program.

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Merry’s medal

Tuesday, 12th June, 2012

Medal of the Order of Australia recipient Merrilyn Pedergnana. Medal of the Order of Australia recipient Merrilyn Pedergnana.

For almost 20 years Merrilyn Pedergnana has been at the forefront of many volunteer groups.

So many would feel it’s only fitting the 62-year-old receive a medal.

Mrs Pedergnana received a Medal of the Order of Australia in yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday honours for her tireless work for veteran affairs and other groups.

Her roles have included chairperson of the Gallipoli Memorial Foundation, president of the BH Netball Association and the BH Sister City Committee.

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Women kicking goals

Tuesday, 12th June, 2012

Aisha Walker and her brother Taylor Walker are both passionate about football in Broken Hill. Aisha Walker and her brother Taylor Walker are both passionate about football in Broken Hill.

Fledging female league expanded

By Ben Sheffield

Last week it was Taylor Walker making the headlines in Broken Hill for his visit with Crows’ teammates Bernie Vince and Ian Callinan.

But Taylor’s sister, Aisha, is stealing some of the limelight after travelling to Sydney to take part in an AFL-run coaching seminar focused on Women’s Football last weekend.

The course was the first of its kind for women’s football in NSW.

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Lifeline could do with a little help

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

Lifeline volunteer Anthony Sammut meets the service’s Centre Development Advisor Amanda Wheeler at the Lifeline shop. Lifeline volunteer Anthony Sammut meets the service’s Centre Development Advisor Amanda Wheeler at the Lifeline shop.

By Kurtis Eichler

Lifeline would like everyone to do a bit more to help in these uncertain financial times, according to a visiting boss for the support service.

With living costs continuing to rise, Lifeline Australia's Centre Development Advisor, Amanda Wheeler, said increasing pressure on those struggling to make ends meet was a continuing challenge.

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