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Cuy leads race

Monday, 10th September, 2012

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Incumbent ahead of Black in ballot for city's Mayor

By Kurtis J Eichler

Wincen Cuy appears set to win a second term as Mayor of Broken Hill.

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Candidates questioned

Friday, 7th September, 2012

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In the lead-up to tomorrow's Council elections, the BDT has this week run interviews with the city's mayoral candidates.

The questions cover a range of topics and have been answered by Mayor Wincen Cuy, and councillors Darriea Turley and John Groenendijk.

The series finishes today with John Groenendijk.

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Man with a plan

Tuesday, 4th September, 2012

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By Kurtis J Eichler

Outsourcing management of the Civic Centre and the Airport could be the secret to City Council's financial success, according to mayoral contender John Groenendijk.

Councillor Groenendijk says outsourcing "huge expenses" such as the Film Studio, Civic Centre, The Albert Kersten Mining and Mineral Museum, the Airport and the Visitors Information Centre to specialist operators could save a cash-strapped Council $4 million.

"It doesn't mean Council will sell these or lose control; ownership will be retained by Council but the operations and management will be outsourced," he said yesterday.

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Basics at core of mayoral candidate

Tuesday, 7th August, 2012

Mayoral candidate John Groenendijk yesterday announced his ticket for the upcoming council elections. Mayoral candidate John Groenendijk yesterday announced his ticket for the upcoming council elections.

By Erica Visser

With nominations for council elections closing tomorrow, a new mayoral candidate has stepped up.

Councillor John Groenendijk, who until now had remained quiet about his plans, confirmed yesterday that he was in the running.

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Cheers to a change

Wednesday, 4th January, 2012

CUTTING BACK: John Groenendijk is selling the lease to the Southern Cross Hotel and Desert Sand Motor Inn. CUTTING BACK: John Groenendijk is selling the lease to the Southern Cross Hotel and Desert Sand Motor Inn.

 By Darrin Manuel

 After years as a restaurateur, hotelier, motel operator, councillor and Chamber of Commerce Vice President, John Groenendijk believes it’s time to lighten his load.

Mr Groenendijk is looking to sell the lease for the Southern Cross Hotel and Desert Sand Motor Inn after health concerns and family commitments became a priority.

The 51-year-old moved to the city from Melbourne with wife Marion five years ago, leaving behind their three adult children.

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