All Broken Hill articles

Europe turmoil hits home

Tuesday, 5th June, 2012

 By Darrin Manuel

Graziers in the far west are concerned about the future of the agriculture industry, and it seems they’re not alone.

A Rural Confidence Survey completed by Rabobank last month shows 32 per cent of primary producers in NSW expect the agricultural economy to worsen over the next 12 months.

Farmers reported generally unfavourable gross farm incomes for the first quarter of the year, with 40 per cent saying their income was lower compared to the same period in 2011.

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Trev’s revved up about Venus

Tuesday, 5th June, 2012

World-renowned astronomer Trevor Barry with his telescope at the ready. World-renowned astronomer Trevor Barry with his telescope at the ready.

By Kurtis Eichler

Astronomer Trevor Barry has his telescope at the ready for a momentous intergalactic occasion.

Tomorrow, Venus will transit the sun in a rare astronomical event not to be seen again until 2117.

Venus, the second planet from the sun, will appear as a tiny speck on the sun’s face from 7:46am tomorrow and end its crossing at 2:15pm.

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Yabbies hold on in a thriller

Tuesday, 5th June, 2012

Menindee Yabbies and Wilcannia Boomerangs both picked up wins at the weekend in the Outback Rugby League. 

Wilcannia put the Saints to the sword while Menindee took home the two points after a hard fought victory over the Parntu Warriors.

The Boomerangs and Saints played in sloppy conditions in Wilcannia, making ball control extremely difficult and each team made several errors throughout the game. 

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Kids keen on Crows

Tuesday, 5th June, 2012

North president Ben Victory, daughter Mackenzie (1) and Fletcher Pascoe (1) are thrilled about the Adelaide Crows’ visit. North president Ben Victory, daughter Mackenzie (1) and Fletcher Pascoe (1) are thrilled about the Adelaide Crows’ visit.

AFL players, Taylor Walker, Bernie Vince and Ian Callinan will today touch down in Broken Hill for a day with the community at school visits, sponsorship appearances, a coaching clinic and a dinner to support junior football.

Tickets are still available for tonight’s Adelaide Crows Night at the North  Football Club which will feature a Q and A session with the players and a sports memorabilia auction.

The items up for grabs at the auction include a signed Crows guernsey, signed footballs, football boots, Crows caps and a Crows kids’ pack.

All proceeds from the night, including the auction, will be put back into junior football in Broken Hill. 

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Northerners too quick out of the blocks

Monday, 4th June, 2012

Cynan Smith takes a strong mark at AAMI Stadium on Saturday. Cynan Smith takes a strong mark at AAMI Stadium on Saturday.

A strong second half showing from Broken Hill allowed them to salvage a respectable loss from Saturday’s Miner’s Cup clash at AAMI Stadium.

At half time Broken Hill were 41 points behind and the signs were worrying, but they outscored Roxby Downs in the second half en route to a 9.10 (64) to 15.10 (100) defeat.

Joel Harman looked unstoppable at full forward for the Far North and relished the big stage, kicking seven goals.

The Far North Football League dominated the contest for much of the first quarter, with the game played almost exclusively in their forward half.

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