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Hayden stakes his claim

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

Happy parents Cheyenne Hooker and Hayden Ron Netherwood with their newborn son Hayden. Happy parents Cheyenne Hooker and Hayden Ron Netherwood with their newborn son Hayden.

Hayden Ron Netherwood might have a whopping honour to his name just days after being born.

The 11-pound and 12-ounce bundle of joy has been touted as the heaviest baby ever delvered in the Broken Hill Hospital.

Hayden’s weight was only 150 grams less than Australia’s largest newborn.

His father, Justin, and mum Cheyenne Hooker weren’t expecting such a weighty arrival when Hayden arrived on Wednesday night.

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Mine worker badly hurt in fall

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

A mine worker was seriously injured after falling down the main shaft at Perilya’s Southern Operations yesterday morning.

Perilya’s managing director, Paul Arndt, said the man was working underground on the 25 level when he fell about 15 to 20 metres.

He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery before being flown to Adelaide.

Mr Arndt said the man, whom he described as an experienced mine worker, suffered significant injuries from the fall which happened shortly before 10am.

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24-hour burgers are off the menu for now

Thursday, 7th June, 2012

By Darrin Manuel

Late night fast food customers can be catered for on weekends without forcing them to use the drive-thru, according to Hungry Jack’s owner, Carrie Oakley.

Hungry Jack’s have operated their drive-thru on a 24-hour basis on weekends since December but have recently provided limited late night access to the shop’s dining room.

Ms Oakley said the move to open the doors had allowed customers to use the bathrooms and also reduced the danger of people trying to get served at the drive-thru window on foot.

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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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