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Great response to competition

Saturday, 11th May, 2013

BDT Advertising Representative Sarah Carnie (left) with artist Howard Steer and Mother’s Day competition winner Susan Adams. BDT Advertising Representative Sarah Carnie (left) with artist Howard Steer and Mother’s Day competition winner Susan Adams.

Local woman Susan Adams has got lucky in the BDT Mother’s Day competition.
Almost one thousand people entered the competition, which boasted a Howard Steer painting as first prize.
Second prize was a Barossa outdoor mirror, third was a $100 Sampsons gift voucher and fourth; a Gloria Jeans voucher.
BDT Advertising Manager Peter Keenan said that there was an overwhelming response to the competition.
“I was delighted with the response and I appreciate those business people offering their quality prizes and Howard Steer contributing the painting,” he said.

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Solar power boost

Tuesday, 12th June, 2012

Broken Hill is on the way to becoming a major renewable energy hub following the announcement it will co-host one of Australia’s largest solar projects.

Federal Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson announced on Saturday that Broken Hill and Nyngan would share a 159 megawatt thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar plant.

The $450 million project is expected to generate 450 jobs during construction - including 150 in Broken Hill - and generate enough energy to power 33,000 homes when work finishes in 2015.

Energy retailer AGL and solar photovaltaic manufacturer First Solar will finance the project after securing a $129.7m grant under the Federal Government’s Solar Flagships Program.

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Merry’s medal

Tuesday, 12th June, 2012

Medal of the Order of Australia recipient Merrilyn Pedergnana. Medal of the Order of Australia recipient Merrilyn Pedergnana.

For almost 20 years Merrilyn Pedergnana has been at the forefront of many volunteer groups.

So many would feel it’s only fitting the 62-year-old receive a medal.

Mrs Pedergnana received a Medal of the Order of Australia in yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday honours for her tireless work for veteran affairs and other groups.

Her roles have included chairperson of the Gallipoli Memorial Foundation, president of the BH Netball Association and the BH Sister City Committee.

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Hayden stakes his claim

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

Happy parents Cheyenne Hooker and Hayden Ron Netherwood with their newborn son Hayden. Happy parents Cheyenne Hooker and Hayden Ron Netherwood with their newborn son Hayden.

Hayden Ron Netherwood might have a whopping honour to his name just days after being born.

The 11-pound and 12-ounce bundle of joy has been touted as the heaviest baby ever delvered in the Broken Hill Hospital.

Hayden’s weight was only 150 grams less than Australia’s largest newborn.

His father, Justin, and mum Cheyenne Hooker weren’t expecting such a weighty arrival when Hayden arrived on Wednesday night.

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Mine worker badly hurt in fall

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

A mine worker was seriously injured after falling down the main shaft at Perilya’s Southern Operations yesterday morning.

Perilya’s managing director, Paul Arndt, said the man was working underground on the 25 level when he fell about 15 to 20 metres.

He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery before being flown to Adelaide.

Mr Arndt said the man, whom he described as an experienced mine worker, suffered significant injuries from the fall which happened shortly before 10am.

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