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News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

November, 2020

Barrier Truth branching out

Originally published: Saturday, 28th November, 2020

A selection of Barrier Truth staff have created a new in-house venture which is being called “Barrier Truth Design”. 

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Rising netball star in Hill

Originally published: Saturday, 28th November, 2020

Up and coming star of the netball world, Giants Netballer Kiera Austin was in Broken Hill this week as part of Macquarie University’s Roadshow program. 

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Skater ‘wings it’ for Laos

Originally published: Saturday, 28th November, 2020

A Broken Hill man is currently skateboarding from Melbourne to Cairns to raise money for Laos’s first ever skate park.

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The longest season

Originally published: Saturday, 28th November, 2020

The 2020 Netball season came to an end this week with the Grand Finals taking place on Tuesday night.

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Far West Auto slings Truth a set of wheels

Originally published: Saturday, 28th November, 2020

Mark Grundy and Far West Auto have donated a work vehicle to the Barrier Truth.

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Diamond days

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th November, 2020

Ellen and Garry Stone reflect on what has been a storybook marriage as they celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow.

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Top effort by young filmmakers

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th November, 2020

Burke Ward Public School students have turned their pun humour into an entertaining short film as part of the ‘Film By’ Online Film Festival.  

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Anna wins special award

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th November, 2020

Anna Bolton became the first Broken Hill Girl Guide to earn her BP Award in ten years, one of the Peak Achievement awards for Guides 10 to 14 years old, it is designed to challenge guides in every fundamental area of Guiding. 

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Netball boost

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th November, 2020

The O’Neill Sporting Complex is set to undergo a major upgrade, with the netball facilities to receive a significant transformation. 

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Travellers find refuge behind the Barrier

Originally published: Saturday, 21st November, 2020

The Barrier Highway was ablaze with headlights on Wednesday night as travellers looked to escape from South Australia before the COVID lockdown. 

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Crack-shot Casey honoured

Originally published: Saturday, 21st November, 2020

Fifty years ago, Brian Casey joined the West Broken Hill Rifle Club and began target shooting with a World War II .303.

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Gallery’s back with four new shows

Originally published: Saturday, 21st November, 2020

A series of paintings meticulously developed over two years by local artist John Hart is one of four exhibitions that opened yesterday at the Regional Art Gallery.

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Virus tests hit new high

Originally published: Saturday, 21st November, 2020

There had been a steep rise in COVID-19 testing numbers locally over the past few days due to the corona virus situation in South Australia, according to Far West Local Health District Chief Executive, Umit Agis. 

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The young keeping the faith

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th November, 2020

Three young ladies have been confirmed in a ceremony conducted in the Anglican Church by the Bishop of Riverina.

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Love at first sight goes on for Janice and John

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th November, 2020

On the eve of their diamond wedding anniversary tomorrow, John and Janice Pascoe have reminisced about their wedding day and the 60 years they have been together. 

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Y’s Men reach proud milestone

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th November, 2020

The local Y’s Men’s Club, which has raised about $1 million dollars for the city, is marking its 50th anniversary. 

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Roo coach raring to go

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th November, 2020

With more than 15 years’ coaching experience with the South Football Club, Darren ‘Boof’ Smith has been appointed senior coach for the 2021 season. 

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Scholarships a combined local effort

Originally published: Saturday, 14th November, 2020

A total of $63,000 in scholarships for Year 12 Broken Hill students bound for university next year is on offer from the Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF), with applications closing soon.

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Cafe on high hopes for best

Originally published: Saturday, 14th November, 2020

Staff at The Broken Earth Cafe are savouring their time because the Line of Lode upgrade will result in their license being terminated. 

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The spirit of the Tydvil

Originally published: Saturday, 14th November, 2020

The Broken Hill Distillery at the Tydvil Hotel is now operational after their first locally-produced gin was pumped into the bottle. 

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Pedalling to Packsaddle

Originally published: Saturday, 14th November, 2020

Four local cyclists will embark on a bike ride to Packsaddle today as part of the 2020 Virtual Ride for Sick Kids. 

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Foundation remains in good, strong hands

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th November, 2020

After 20 years at the helm of Foundation Broken Hill, Vince Gauci stood down as chairman yesterday. 

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New airport cafe takes flight

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th November, 2020

The city’s newest cafe will be fully opened today when Jodi Beattie and Craig Ferguson launch their “28Eighty” at the Broken Hill Airport.

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MP backs Barrier Truth with grant

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th November, 2020

The Barrier Truth has been awarded $34,152 from the Federal Government to improve its digital services for customers and help keep staff employed.

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Honour the Fallen

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th November, 2020

Wreaths will be laid today at the Cenotaph at 11am for Remembrance Day.

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An Aussie Story

Originally published: Saturday, 7th November, 2020

The city is well aware of the struggles the Barrier Daily Truth has faced this year, but now the rest of the country is about find out through the popular ABC television series, “Australian Story”. 

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Broken Hill Tennis Championships

Originally published: Saturday, 7th November, 2020

The Broken Hill Tennis Association held its annual singles and doubles championship events in the past week and a bit.

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New medical centre on way

Originally published: Saturday, 7th November, 2020

Interhealth Family Practice’s Heather Pearce and businessman Steve Radford have combined to bring a highly sought-after service to the people of the Far West to improve health outcomes through a large multidisciplinary health and medical centre. 

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Cohen’s back for 2021

Originally published: Saturday, 7th November, 2020

Firefighter Cohen Turner has again been selected for four of the 2021 Australian Firefighter Calendars and he donated the money earnt from featuring in the calendars to the Country Women’s Association. 

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Cricket swings into action

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th November, 2020

After a couple of weekends off thanks to unusual wet weather in Broken Hill, the Barrier District Cricket League had a full schedule of matches last weekend. 

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Report reveals breach

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th November, 2020

A special Citizens Inquiry into the disaster on the Barka/Darling River and Menindee Lakes last year has found that governments had breached their obligations and broken international law.

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Firefighters remove suspect substance

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th November, 2020

Police called firefighters to help remove up to ten containers of an unknown substance found when they searched a Morgan Street property on Monday evening.

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City chief resigns

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th November, 2020

City Council’s General Manager James Roncon is set to resign from his position in the city’s top job and move to Armidale to be closer to his family.

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