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Murray-Darling monster

Monday, 4th June, 2012

Impending changes to State electorate boundaries are expected to see the biggest seat in NSW, Murray-Darling, grow by about 50,000 square kilometres.

The NSW Government reviews the population every six years and if an electorate falls short by more than three per cent a redistribution is required.

It is thought that the Nationals would lose an entire seat in the change which will take place by the end of the year due to a declining Western NSW population.

The seat of Murray-Darling, which covers more than half of the State, is sitting at 14 per cent under the minimum quota and its MP John Williams said the redistribution would create problems.

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Intrepid youngsters keen to lead

Monday, 4th June, 2012

Ethan Thomas and Madeleine Roberts are keen to test their skill and endurance. Ethan Thomas and Madeleine Roberts are keen to test their skill and endurance.

Broken Hill High School student Ethan Thomas is preparing to walk the Kokoda Track after being selected through the Max Potential program.

Max Potential began four years ago and each year it picks one young person to make the trek.

“The trip is sponsored by Clubs NSW, everything is paid for and then when I get back they fly me to Sydney to talk at a function about the trip,” Ethan said.

“I applied because it will give me an opportunity to become a leader and excel myself. I was stoked when I found out.”

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Rivalry renewed

Saturday, 2nd June, 2012

BH coach David Ruddock instructs his players ahead of today’s clash with Woomera. BH coach David Ruddock instructs his players ahead of today’s clash with Woomera.

By Balldock

The Broken Hill combined side has made its way to AAMI Stadium for today’s big clash against Woomera Districts, for some a rare glimpse of an AFL arena and for others a happy hunting ground.

This will be the fifth match between these two sides with the ledger standing at two wins apiece. 

The Broken Hill side has been decimated by injuries and unavailability with up to 14 players not making the trip. While we still have a excellent senior core, the talent drops away dramatically after that which will make the task of winning harder. 

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On the right track

Saturday, 2nd June, 2012

Council given OK to take out loan

By Erica Visser

City Council will reconsider a decision not to take out a $1.5 million loan after the NSW Division of Local Government said it was on the right track to fixing its financial woes.

Council voted on Wednesday night to instead take the money from next year’s budget to pay for past projects.

But according to Mayor Wincen Cuy, Council would consider the loan after a successful meeting with Division representatives on Thursday night.

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Get ready to rock

Saturday, 2nd June, 2012

Soulforge’s Tom Jovanovic says you can expect to hear some quality rock and metal at tonight’s show. Soulforge’s Tom Jovanovic says you can expect to hear some quality rock and metal at tonight’s show.

By Darrin Manuel

Music fans searching for a break from the mainstream are invited to experience a much heavier sound at the Night Train tonight.

A mixture of local and interstate artists will take to the stage to play a variety of power, thrash and hardcore metal, along with some old-school rock.

Broken Hill’s own Soulforge will be joined by Imminent Psychosis (Adelaide), Pistenbroke (Adelaide) and Sithyc (Port Pirie) in a huge night of heavy metal.

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