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Crime giving kids bad rap

Tuesday, 28th August, 2012

Young Citizen of the Year Jim Richards says recent break-ins are not just the fault of young people. Young Citizen of the Year Jim Richards says recent break-ins are not just the fault of young people.

By Erica Visser

Youths are not solely to blame for a recent spate of break-ins and vandalism, according to Broken Hill's Young Citizen of the Year.

The comment comes after four local schools were broken into, with youths being caught in the act at one primary school.

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Black was in the red

Monday, 27th August, 2012

Council papers dating back to the 1980s during Peter Black’s reign as mayor. Council papers dating back to the 1980s during Peter Black’s reign as mayor.

Papers show deficit under former mayor

By Erica Visser

A councillor has unearthed documents that she says prove that mayor hopeful Peter Black once led a City Council burdened by debt and deficit.

Mr Black served as Labor mayor of Broken Hill from 1980 to 1999 before going on to become a State MP.

Councillor Marion Browne served alongside Mr Black during his reign, for a large part as a "faithful deputy mayor".

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Plan for city-wide recycling

Friday, 24th August, 2012

By Kurtis J Eichler

Having kerbside recycling across the whole city could cost City Council $1.3 million.

The idea is highlighted in Council's Draft Waste Strategy, which is open for public comment. Supplying bins and building infrastructure for the project would cost ratepayers an extra $1.50 a week.

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Candidates in the box seat

Thursday, 9th August, 2012

Cr Tom Kennedy gives the ballot box a good shake before Returning Officer Darren Flowers and Office Manager for the Broken Hill Region Returning Office, Deanne Lyall, (inset) conducted the ballot draw yesterday. Cr Tom Kennedy gives the ballot box a good shake before Returning Officer Darren Flowers and Office Manager for the Broken Hill Region Returning Office, Deanne Lyall, (inset) conducted the ballot draw yesterday.

By Gayle Ball

The order in which Councillor and Mayoral candidates will appear on the ballot sheet was determined yesterday, with John Groenendijk drawing last spot on both.

Councillor Groenendijk - who drew top spot for the Mayoral ballot in the 2009 election - said he did not think being last would hinder his chances.

"I'm actually quite happy about where I am," he said.

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Mayor hoping to be re-elected

Wednesday, 8th August, 2012

Mayor Wincen Cuy hands his nomination to Darren Flowers who is overseeing the nominations. Mayor Wincen Cuy hands his nomination to Darren Flowers who is overseeing the nominations.

By Emily Roberts

Mayor Wincen Cuy has announced he will be running for Mayor again, as nominations close for the council elections.

Mayor Cuy yesterday said that he would be standing alone on his ticket.

"I am nominating as mayor," he said. "I am taking the same stance I took in the last election."

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