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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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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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