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Boost for new media project

Thursday, 7th June, 2012

New funding has enabled Victor Riley to expand his work at 2DRY FM. New funding has enabled Victor Riley to expand his work at 2DRY FM.

By Kurtis Eichler

Funding of $30,000 has been won to prepare young digital creative industry entrepreneurs for the future.

The Broken Hill Art Exchange Precinct obtained the money from the Australian Council for the Arts’ Indigenous Experimental Art Fund.

It will go towards its “iStreet” lab project, a robust multimedia suite built into a 240-litre bin.

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Hockey competition back on track

Thursday, 7th June, 2012

Hockey is back and the new season starts next month. Hockey is back and the new season starts next month.

After a doubtful beginning to the season, the Broken Hill Hockey Association has announced the formation of a hockey league to be played in 2012. 

Because of strong demand, the games will be played on Saturday afternoons, with the primary and intermediate junior grades starting at 1:30pm and the senior grade at 2:30pm.

At this stage, the Association is still unsure of numbers and will not know until after registration the exact format of the competition. 

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Haul road hitch

Thursday, 7th June, 2012

By Andrew Robertson

Doubt remains over State Government support for the proposed $8 million heavy vehicle bypass road, despite the project securing federal funding yesterday.

The project, which would see a bypass road built to link the Barrier and Silver City highways, has secured $3 million from the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF).

Regional Australia Minister, Simon Crean, said the 10.8 kilometre transport corridor would provide “an economic and jobs boost” for the region and improve road safety.

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Learn the tricks of the torso

Thursday, 7th June, 2012

Regional Art Gallery trainee Jessica Picken with torsos sculpted by workshop tutor Cathy Farry. Regional Art Gallery trainee Jessica Picken with torsos sculpted by workshop tutor Cathy Farry.

A sculpture workshop at the Regional Art Gallery this weekend will feature a life model and expert tutors.

The “Sculpture - Clay Torso from Life” workshop will run from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday by gallery staffers Cathy Farry and Ian Howarth.

Both teachers have extensive experience - Ms Farry majored in sculpture at the National Art School and Mr Howarth taught drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney.

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Hawke eyes more titles

Thursday, 7th June, 2012

Milton Hawke Jnr and Milton Hawke Snr are confident that Broken Hill can defend its 2011 Australian Championship title. Milton Hawke Jnr and Milton Hawke Snr are confident that Broken Hill can defend its 2011 Australian Championship title.

By Ben Sheffield

Broken Hill’s quoits team is ready to defend their 2011 Team and Singles titles at this weekend’s Australian Rope Quoits Championships in Melbourne.

After dominating last year’s meet in Bendigo, Broken Hill will once again be the side to beat when they confront teams from Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo and Sydney.

Broken Hill is entering sides in each of the Men’s Singles, Ladies Open, Veterans, Juniors and Team competitions.

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