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Marg gets top honour

Tuesday, 29th January, 2013

Broken Hill Citizen of the Year Margaret Corradini was honoured to receive the award Broken Hill Citizen of the Year Margaret Corradini was honoured to receive the award

By Erica Visser

Broken Hill Citizen of the Year Margaret Corradini said that she could not have received the award without help from the committees for the organisations she has worked tirelessly for.

Mrs Corradini has been the President of the St Patrick's Race Club since 2001, for which she devotes every weekend in the three months leading up to its race meeting.

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Big acts fail to draw big crowd

Tuesday, 29th January, 2013

Crowds didn’t hit the anticipated 400-mark on Saturday night. Crowds didn’t hit the anticipated 400-mark on Saturday night.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Poor attendance at the 'Day on the Fairway' has sounded the death knell for future concerts at the Broken Hill Golf and Country Club.

The Australia Day concert boasted tribute acts to the Beatles and Beach Boys, with members enjoying the classic hits while decking out along the fairway.

But while concertgoers spoke highly of the cover bands, organisers lamented the low turn-out.

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Outback lifesaver

Wednesday, 1st February, 2012

LIFE SAVER: Riley Crampton (13) kept a level head on Australia Day and drove a family friend, who had suffered a heart attack, to get medical help. LIFE SAVER: Riley Crampton (13) kept a level head on Australia Day and drove a family friend, who had suffered a heart attack, to get medical help.

By Emily Roberts

A local teenage boy is being hailed as an Australia Day hero after he drove 80 kilometres to save a man’s life.

Thirteen-year-old Riley Crampton was on his grandfather’s station, Loch Lilly, on the SA border with NSW, last week where he was working and helping out.

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Aussie Day was a time to chill

Friday, 27th January, 2012

FAMILY TIME: Scott Rogers, son Blake, 8, and wife Melesse enjoy a dip at the Regional Aquatic Centre yesterday. FAMILY TIME: Scott Rogers, son Blake, 8, and wife Melesse enjoy a dip at the Regional Aquatic Centre yesterday.

 Sizzling temperatures saw hundreds celebrate their country’s national day yesterday by chilling out at backyard parties or by the pool.

And the city’s new multi-million dollar Regional Aquatic Centre was the place to be, as families laid out their towels and donned their bathers for a day in the water.

The temperature reached 34 Celsius yesterday and it was accompanied by a strong, hot wind.

Mayor Wincen Cuy mingled with the pool-goers and said it was “fabulous” to see so many people enjoying the new facility.

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Dedication rewarded with OAM

Friday, 27th January, 2012

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA: Hayden Zammit after officially receiving his honour. ORDER OF AUSTRALIA: Hayden Zammit after officially receiving his honour.

 Hard-working Hayden Zammit has devoted the best part of his 17 years to his home town.

He’s helped to collect more than $30,000 in funds for both the Cancer Council and Camp Quality, and taken part in the organisation of fundraisers for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, and many other charities.

But yesterday his years of hard work were acknowledged when he received one of the country’s top honours, the Order of Australia.

Hayden said he was “surprised” when he first found out that he was to be awarded the honour.

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