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Chopper crew plumbs depths for riches

Thursday, 29th December, 2011

FLY-IN-FLY-OUT SURVEYORS: Pilot Sam Bolton-Riley (left) and Geotech field manager Leon Loveloch get to know the Broken Hill horizon and the depths below. FLY-IN-FLY-OUT SURVEYORS: Pilot Sam Bolton-Riley (left) and Geotech field manager Leon Loveloch get to know the Broken Hill horizon and the depths below.

By Paula Doran

It’s the perfect formula for an adventure, and the kind of random mining magic that makes a journalist’s day - all you need is a chopper, a tanker and a very large hoop, plus a dash of the ever-evolving technology - and you have a tale to tell. Cover me, I’m going in.

The Geotech helicopter has just returned for an early afternoon refuel and the BDT is lucky enough to be chopper-side to catch a glimpse of a little aero-techno-mining efficiency at its best.

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Boys to face sentencing

Saturday, 24th December, 2011

Two boys charged in relation to the alleged murder of a man in Buronga will be sentenced next year.

Yesterday local magistrate Geoff Dunlevy committed the juveniles for sentence during next sittings of the District Court in Broken Hill in March.

One the boys, who was 17 at the time of the incident last year, had pleaded guilty to robbery armed with an offensive weapon, robbery in company and larceny.

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Double the presents

Saturday, 24th December, 2011

CHRISTMAS BABY: Lily Chynoweth turns two on Sunday. CHRISTMAS BABY: Lily Chynoweth turns two on Sunday.

It’s not often people get to celebrate their birthday and Christmas on the same day; and it isn’t always fun, but the parents try and make the most of it.

When Jamie and Karen Chynoweth received the ultimate gift on Christmas day - their fourth daughter, Lily May Brooke, they promised her she would always get two presents.

In 2009, Karen told the BDT that Lily needn’t worry about Christmas clashing with her birthday.

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Flights may be diverted

Saturday, 24th December, 2011

A leaked report has revealed that Rex flights may be forced to land at Bankstown Airport because Sydney’s main airport is filled to capacity.

The report cited Bankstown and Richmond airports as options for expansion into a  hub for country services such as Rex and Qantas Jetlink.

The report comes after years of speculation over whether Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport had reached capacity. 

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Derham key to SA hopes

Saturday, 24th December, 2011

ON THE UP: Former local Tom Derham will play for SA next month in the national cricket championships. ON THE UP: Former local Tom Derham will play for SA next month in the national cricket championships.

By Peter Argent

Former Broken Hill quick Tom Derham has made the final SA under 19s squad for the National Cricket Championships in Adelaide during early January.

Now playing with grade club West Torrens, Derham made a quick transition from his football boots to his cricket spikes and will lead the attack for the campaign.

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