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Crows a hit with kids

Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

April Hicks gets an autograph from Taylor Walker. April Hicks gets an autograph from Taylor Walker.

Adelaide Crows players, Taylor Walker, Ian Callinan and Bernie Vince were a hit with the locals after yesterday taking part in school visits, a football night and a coaching clinic.

The players ventured to the Morgan Street School and Taylor Walker’s old school, Broken Hill North Public School, to meet some lucky school students.

Then Jubilee Oval was last night transformed into a sea of red, yellow and blue as more than 200 local kids were treated to the Adelaide Crows’ coaching clinic.

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Jobs lost to Dubbo

Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

A last ditch attempt to save Broken Hill’s Small Business and Regional Development Office from closure has failed.

The office, located in the State Office Block in Sulphide Street, closed its doors for the last time on Friday with the loss of two positions in cost-cutting measure by the State Government.

Yesterday a Broken Hill delegation led by Mayor Wincen Cuy met with the head of the NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Service, Mark Paterson, in an attempt to have the decision reversed.

“We went in there and asked if they would reconsider the (decision) and that, if not, what other provisions will they be offering us,” Mayor Cuy told the BDT from Sydney.

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Silver City on the app

Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

Damon Edwards and Josh Cowdrey with their new “See It My Way” app for the iPad. Damon Edwards and Josh Cowdrey with their new “See It My Way” app for the iPad.

By Emily Roberts

Two young men have come up with a brilliant idea for promoting Broken Hill and district to visitors and locals alike.

They have invented an application that can be used on the increasingly popular iPad which will be called “See It My Way”.

The application (or “app”) idea came from a casual chat during a game of squash between local entrepreneurs Damon Edwards and Josh Cowdrey.

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Hot shots set for SA titles

Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

The Broken Hill Eight Ball Association team is heading off to the SA Championships on Kangaroo Island. The Broken Hill Eight Ball Association team is heading off to the SA Championships on Kangaroo Island.

By Ben Sheffield

Ten members of the Broken Hill Eight Ball Association will this spend their long weekend at Kangaroo Island in action at the South Australian State Eight Ball Championships.

Broken Hill’s finest players will be vying for glory against 30 teams from all over SA and also a team from the Sunraysia district.

The tournament is a team format, with the Broken Hill squad comprising five players and five reserves. 

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An audience with Ebert

Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

By Ben Sheffield

Port Adelaide champion, Russell Ebert, has slammed the AFL substitute rule, called for players to be better equipped with life skills and opened up about his sacking from Port Adelaide, in a passionate and honest Miners Cup dinner function address.

After growing up in the Riverland, Ebert played 391 games for Port Adelaide, was a six time best and fairest winner, represented South Australia numerous times and spent time as a coach at both Port Adelaide and Woodville.

First in Ebert’s sights, was the “crap” substitute rule, introduced to the AFL last season.

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