All Broken Hill articles

Pink power pulls in almost $2000

Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

AFL Broken Hill has announced that its recent “Pink Footy Day” has raised $1916.50, which has been donated to the Breast Cancer Network of Australia (BCNA) in aid of breast cancer research and awareness. 

The fundraiser took place throughout round 5 of local football in the middle of May, which coincided with Mother’s Day. 

To mark the event, players from all four clubs wore pink armbands, while players from South and Central went a step further, wearing pink socks for the game.

The field umpires replaced their regular yellow strip with pink shirts to recognise the occasion, while the regular red footballs were substituted with pink balls in the women’s matches. 

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All set for record race meet

Wednesday, 13th June, 2012

A track record 15 greyhound races will be run in Broken Hill this weekend as part of the NSW Country Challenge. A track record 15 greyhound races will be run in Broken Hill this weekend as part of the NSW Country Challenge.

By Ben Sheffield

Greyhound followers in Broken Hill will this weekend be able to enjoy a record breaking day of racing, with 15 races to be held as part of the Greyhound Racing NSW Country Challenge.

Broken Hill Greyhound Club Secretary, Sharyn Gray, believes the 15 races is a track record, surpassing a couple of previous meets which
involved 14 races.

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Danger Youth Council event might not run

Wednesday, 13th June, 2012

Youth Council Chairman Lyndon Pace is asking for help to put on the Council’s Family Fun Youth Council Chairman Lyndon Pace is asking for help to put on the Council’s Family Fun

By Emily Roberts

The BH Youth Council's annual Family Fun Day might not go ahead this year unless it gets support from other organisations.

With reduced financial support from City Council, the Youth Council needs help to secure public liability insurance for the event.

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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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