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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.

September, 2020

Barrier Truth branching out

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th September, 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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A Dream time in the Hill

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th September, 2020

After 31 years and a few attempts at retirement, the owners of the DayDream Motel, Alan and Jessie Roberts, have finally sold up and are moving on to the next chapter in their lives.

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Lakes reply disappoints

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th September, 2020

Darling River representatives have received a reply from the NSW Water Minister, two and a half months after they wrote to her, and it was not worth the wait, they said.

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School zone demand

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th September, 2020

A local child care service concerned about a busy street with reckless drivers  has requested a school zone for the safety of the kids. 

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Home time for home carer

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th September, 2020

Liz McRae has decided it was time to put her feet up after 34 years of working at Australian Unity. 

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Dion’s off to Harvard

Originally published: Saturday, 26th September, 2020

Former Broken Hill boy, Dion Draper, has won a scholarship to attend the Harvard Business School in the USA.

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RFDS a Traveller’s Choice

Originally published: Saturday, 26th September, 2020

The Broken Hill Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Bruce Langford Visitors’ Centre has been ranked as the city’s most popular tourist attraction.

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Mine jobs on blue horizon

Originally published: Saturday, 26th September, 2020

A cobalt mine in the Thackaringa Hills district could last for 20 years and bring about 400 jobs to Broken Hill, says the company behind it.

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Tourist dollars slipping away

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020

The City is losing out on potential tourist dollars, according to some businesses, because the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) hours are not sufficient to capitalise on the cashed-up tourists currently pouring into the region.

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Yabbies supreme

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020

Menindee's sizzling start propelled the Yabbies to a 40-18 Musicians Club Outback Rugby League Senior Men’s Grand Final success on Saturday in Broken Hill against a gallant Parntu Warriors.

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Border restrictions ease

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020

After weeks of locals hoping for the South Australian Premier to open the SA border to Broken Hill, it was announced yesterday that the border would in fact open to all of NSW on Thursday. 

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Floodwaters take life

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020

A Broken Hill man died after his four-wheel drive was swept from a dirt road and into a creek by floodwater on Sunday.

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Hazardous waste dump proposal

Originally published: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

A large waste repository south of the city would provide jobs for years to come and would not hold any radioactive or nuclear material, its proponent has told City Council.

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Right time for tourism

Originally published: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

Broken Hill is bracing for a massive influx of tourists, given several state borders remaining closed ahead of the NSW school holidays.

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Footy, fatherhood and the future

Originally published: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

Now 30, West Broken Hill export Mitch Clisby is part of a potent North Adelaide side charging towards a second flag in three years. 

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ORL’s big day

Originally published: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

Today the Memorial Oval will play host to a battle of the region’s best in rugby league for the 2020 Musicians Club Outback Rugby League Grand Finals.

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Parntu magic

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

An Ethan Harris (Whyman) master-class has propelled Parntu to its second-ever Musicians Club Outback Rugby League grand final after the Warriors overcame a gritty Wilcannia Boomerangs in last Saturday’s Senior Men’s preliminary final at Memorial Oval in Broken Hill.

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Little bit of Heel

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

Last weekend the Silver City should have lit up with the Broken Heel Festival, but thanks to COVID-19 the glitz and glamour was cancelled.

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Garden Club folds

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

The Silver City Garden Club has decided to fold after almost 35 years, due to a lack of members and no one volunteering for key positions. 

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Movement at the stadium

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

With the end of the 2019/20 Broken Hill basketball season coming to a sudden and unexpected end back in March this year due to the COVID virus, there is the slightest bit of movement back at the RK Sanderson Stadium.

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Here they come

Originally published: Saturday, 12th September, 2020

It’s day one post lock-down for White’s Mineral and Mining Museum, and owner/operators Kevin and Betty White are already seeing tourists pour into the museum, proving that interest in the mining history of Broken Hill is not likely to wane any time soon.

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They’re biting in Menindee

Originally published: Saturday, 12th September, 2020

Better conditions have resulted in more native fish in the river and migratory birds on the lakes, says former Menindee wildlife tour guide Geoff Looney.

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Eateries flock to food guide

Originally published: Saturday, 12th September, 2020

Broken Hill Small Business Association’s second Food Guide was published yesterday after a stronger than anticipated interest in the inaugural edition published in July. 

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Sturt Steps art in good hands

Originally published: Saturday, 12th September, 2020

West Darling Arts’ new Project Officer for the Sturt Steps Project, Jo Crase, comes to the job with a wealth of art-wordly experience and with it also a passion for telling the stories of the history of a place and its people.

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Inquiry chair tours Lake Menindee

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th September, 2020

If governments reckoned that the Darling River and Menindee lakes could survive the extraction of even more water then they were ignorant or deluded, says the chair of an NSW Upper House inquiry into plans for more building more dams in the north.

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Art prize a hit

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th September, 2020

An Adelaide artist has taken out the $20,000 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize in a year like no other, with a recording-breaking number of entries and thousands of viewers watching the online presentation.

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Brooks joins 300 club

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th September, 2020

Six-time premiership player at the famous Adelaide Football League Club, the Goodwood Saints, Simon Brooks further etched himself into club history by becoming just the fourth player to reach the magical 300-game milestone.

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Club honours ‘kid from Broken Hill’

Originally published: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

Only three players in the 100-year history of the Adelaide-based Goodwood Saints have managed to play 300 senior football matches for the club.

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Distillery one step closer to production

Originally published: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

The Tydvil Hotel has ticked all boxes to build their new distillery after receiving the green light from the Australian Taxation Office.

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RDA engages business about support needs

Originally published: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

Local businesses in the Far West region will have the opportunity to voice their concerns and needs directly to the state and federal governments by participating in a survey being conducted by Regional Development Australia Far West (RDAFW).

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Minister approves lakes project

Originally published: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt has approved measures that include the destructive Menindee Lakes Water Saving Project, but his decision will be fought all the way, according to locals.

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Great day for golf

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

The Ronald McDonald House Ride for Sick Kids may not involve Broken Hill representatives this year, but the sick kids still need support. 

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Health justice partnership

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

Maari Ma and Warra Warra Legal Service yesterday entered into a partnership aimed at addressing the intersecting health and legal problems stemming from the unmet legal needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

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Full-back tackles gambling

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

Ex-Newcastle Knights fullback Ashley Gordon was out speaking to locals with Lifeline yesterday to highlight gambling addiction.

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A life devoted to our hospital

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

At the Cathedral on Monday, friends and colleagues of Sister Fay Newell OAM bid farewell to someone of whom it may fairly be said devoted her long and productive life to the Broken Hill Hospital.

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