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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.

March, 2019

Silverlea fundraiser

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th March, 2019

 In about 1983, Diana Ferry and John Wren hosted a Village Colour-In competition in conjunction with the BDT to coincide with the screening of the film “Dumbo”. 

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Diamond couple

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th March, 2019

Twenty years is not bad, 40 years is also pretty impressive, but a 60-year wedding anniversary is something quite special, and that’s exactly what locals Bill and Barbara Lenton are celebrating today.

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Young guns on job

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th March, 2019

Amber Stenhouse (left) and Sophie Smith are Aura Clinic and Spa’s school trainees.

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Nessie tribute

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th March, 2019

Preparations for the Nessie Osten Memorial Concert are going well as local orchestras, bands and choirs unite to put on a show.

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Gallery volunteer retires, again

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th March, 2019

A volunteer is starting her second retirement after clocking up an impressive 20 years’ service at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

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Rob backs Roy

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th March, 2019

Tolarno Station’s Rob McBride has given his support to the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate for Barwon, Roy Butler.

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David Bowler Award

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th March, 2019

The David Bowler Memorial Award $5,000 scholarship recipient for 2019 has a passion for paediatric nursing and hopes to pursue midwifery training in Broken Hill after she graduates.

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Home invader

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2019

A masked intruder was chased out of a home in Thomas Street, Broken Hill, on Friday night.

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Water man on the job

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2019

The newly-appointed Regional Town Water Supply Co-ordinator James McTavish has said the government is looking to help those who’ve delivered water to Far West communities, alongside other measures that will help guarantee water reliability.

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Bunch of stunners

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2019

An array of creative and elegant competitors lined up for the St Pat’s Fashions of the Field and stunned a delighted crowd on Saturday.

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Owl swoops for Cup

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2019

On a day dominated by visiting trainers at the St Pat’s race meeting, South Australian runner Owl On The Prowl took out the 2019 Outback Cup.

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Eyes are smilin’

Originally published: Monday, 18th March, 2019

From the punters waving their tickets to the competitors lining up for the fashions, the St Patrick’s Day Races was a great day for all.

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The Deal seals it

Originally published: Saturday, 16th March, 2019

An actioned-packed night has capped off Broken Hill’s harness racing season with The Deal taking home the sought-after Rocky Baker Memorial Cup.

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Mining cities unite

Originally published: Saturday, 16th March, 2019

The mayors of several mining towns met in Broken Hill to discuss a number of issues including fly-in, fly-out workers, mining life and modernisation.

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Pre-poll numbers climb in Silver City

Originally published: Saturday, 16th March, 2019

With a week to go until the State election, a good number of Hillites continued pouring into the pre-poll station at the old Pellew & Moore building to get their votes in early.

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Team of the year

Originally published: Saturday, 16th March, 2019

With Broken Hill’s local senior cricket wrapping up last week it’s now time to reflect and review on a season that produced some surprise results and stunning performances with both bat and ball.

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Kicking goals in Kenya

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2019

Broken Hill-born Darren Flowers is on a mission to support kids’ soccer in Kenya alongside his wife Anne, with a familiar local name being brought along as well, writes Callum Marshall.

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Summers for the sick kids

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2019

Trystan Summers will later this year embark on his greatest challenge on the bike. 

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Perverse policy: Darling ‘in debt’

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2019

The strangulation of the Darling/Barka River was the result of “perverse” government policy that lets irrigators hoard and book up water for cotton, even now in one of the worst droughts in history, a public meeting was told last night.

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Tireless commitment

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2019

Billy Graham’s involvement with racing in Broken Hill spans almost as long as the St Pat’s Races themselves.

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Trifecta champion returns

Originally published: Friday, 15th March, 2019

Ten years after her horse Nozi completed the Outback Cup trifecta, South Australian trainer Paula Trenwith returns to St Pat’s with hopes of more success.

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Pimms tent a sweet addition to St. Pats

Originally published: Thursday, 14th March, 2019

St Pat’s volunteer Nathan Fell was spotted testing out the Pimms Tent ahead of the big race day this weekend.

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Thanks for the great care Julie

Originally published: Thursday, 14th March, 2019

After thirty-five years working at St Anne’s Nursing Home, Julie Baldwin had worked her last day and is now retired. 

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Send us clean water ‘whatever it takes’

Originally published: Thursday, 14th March, 2019

The mother of a baby born in December has not been back to her home on the Darling River because she fears for the life of her child, a government inquiry heard yesterday.

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Hill’s History the theme for art comp

Originally published: Thursday, 14th March, 2019

An art competition sponsored by the Rotary Club of Broken Hill has just started up for this year’s Heritage Festival.

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Barry loves Doreen

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

Sixty-five years of marriage is quite the achievement, and Barry and Doreen Gresham will be celebrating just that today.

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Morgan Street leaders

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

Morgan Street Public School inducted their newest student leaders in a ceremony on Tuesday.

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Mark’s mission for the river

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

The Darling River has many friends around the nation and among the most faithful is Mark Merritt.

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RFDS restoration project

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

The RFDS is looking for volunteers to help restore its historic Nomad aircraft.

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Enter the Dragon

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th March, 2019

The Barrier Field Naturalists Club is tonight running a free information session about the rare Barrier Range Dragon, an endangered reptile. 

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Pre-poll starts as race tightens in NSW election

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th March, 2019

Pre-poll voting began yesterday for the state election and attracted a large turnout to the polling booth in the old Pellew & Moore building.

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Wacky unearths St Pat’s gold

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th March, 2019

St Pat’s volunteer Wayne Walker, of Wacky’s Bar, has managed to bump into the daughter of one of the first Colleen of the Course winners.

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World stage for local pool players

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th March, 2019

Four local eight-ball players will represent Australia on the world stage at the 2019 Blackball Nations Cup to be held in Cyprus later this year.

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Year of the Dog

Originally published: Monday, 11th March, 2019

North completed a dream local cricket season on Saturday by winning both the A Grade and B Grade grand finals.

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Bulldogs complete miracle

Originally published: Monday, 11th March, 2019

North’s amazing late season B Grade run was capped off with a grand final win in a see-sawing match against the Warriors at the Zinc Oval on Saturday.

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Two in a row

Originally published: Monday, 11th March, 2019

The Bulldogs showed their class in Saturday’s Demo Club A Grade decider by trouncing Central by 102 runs and claiming their second consecutive premiership.

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Buckingham garners Silver City support

Originally published: Monday, 11th March, 2019

Eve-lyn Kennedy, once Broken Hill’s Greens candidate for the seat of Barwon, has now joined a group Upper House ticket spearheaded by former Greens MP and now Independent Jeremy Buckingham. 

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All on the line

Originally published: Saturday, 9th March, 2019

Minor premiers and defending champions North take on Central today in the A Grade grand final, a rematch of last season’s decider.

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We just love Patty’s

Originally published: Saturday, 9th March, 2019

You could say that volunteering is in the blood of Marc Coulter and his family, and that can be seen in their dedication to the St Patrick’s Race Club. 

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Dominant Warriors take on fairytale Bulldogs

Originally published: Saturday, 9th March, 2019

The Warriors have the chance to break their grand final hoodoo but will be up against a confident North side riding a wave of momentum into today’s B Grade grand final.

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Local stars show class

Originally published: Saturday, 9th March, 2019

Ross Casey, Patrick Reincke, Nathan Crabb and Keiran Slee all continued their strong starts to the Open A tennis season by leading their teams to victory on Thursday night.

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Silverlea hope

Originally published: Saturday, 9th March, 2019

Silverlea was so dear to everyone’s heart that the St Patrick’s Race Club did not have to think twice about letting it raise a bit of money on race day, the club’s vice president said yesterday.

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A week of league

Originally published: Friday, 8th March, 2019

Outback Rugby League will combine with the CRL, NRL and the Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council to host a series of events next week designed to get players, volunteers and referees involved in the sport.

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Couple on a winner

Originally published: Friday, 8th March, 2019

Regular attendees of the St Pat’s Races, Jason and Charyne Bradley, decided it was time to give back to the club.

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Jemrok closes

Originally published: Friday, 8th March, 2019

A Tasmanian company with a workshop and office in the city has gone into liquidation leaving all local staff without jobs.

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Greens on top

Originally published: Friday, 8th March, 2019

With the state election only a few weeks away, the ballot order for Barwon candidates was officially announced yesterday.

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New light on an old union

Originally published: Thursday, 7th March, 2019

An old wooden banner for the Barrier Teacher’s Association, possibly from the 1960s early ‘70s, has shed new and interesting light on the local union.

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House catches fire

Originally published: Thursday, 7th March, 2019

A Silver Street home has been completely destroyed after a fire early yesterday morning. A neighbour calling firefighters and police about 1.30am, and the fire was put out at 3.30am.

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The one and only

Originally published: Thursday, 7th March, 2019

Travel journalist and singer-songwriter Eleea is in the city and will be performing her one and only show this Saturday.

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First Khanacross for 2019

Originally published: Thursday, 7th March, 2019

The Barrier Sporting Car Club will be kick-starting their Khanacross competition this Saturday, with the club encouraging everyone to sign up and take part.

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ORL hope remains after clubs fold

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th March, 2019

The door remains open for both United and Saints to rejoin the Outback Rugby League competition next year, according to league chairman Des Rumble.

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River inquiry seeks justice

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th March, 2019

On the Darling River, local knowledge and suffering had been dismissed by government for too long and it was time they heard it straight, says a lawyer who is leading a new inquiry.

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Menindee residents welcome large protest turnout

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th March, 2019

Menindee residents were overwhelmed by the community support shown at the Aboriginal Land Council’s ‘When the River Runs Dry’ campaign, with Indigenous residents William and Gail Philp astounded to see hundreds of people flood the street for last weekend’s water rally.

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Helping hand

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th March, 2019

The Broken Hill Lions Club is once more handing out food and stationery vouchers to graziers and their families.

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We need this super service

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th March, 2019

A former local solicitor whose son attended Silverlea says it is the best service of its kind in NSW and allowing it to close would be a tragedy.

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Obvious choice

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th March, 2019

Rotary’s annual district conference will be held in Broken Hill in April, thanks to the District Governor who has a wonderful local connection. 

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Help for our neighbours

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th March, 2019

The Demo Club and Broken Hill IGA have partnered to assist in supplying much needed water to citizens of Wilcannia. 

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Chronic pain drug check

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th March, 2019

From today, Outback Pharmacies will be running free Chronic Pain MedsCheck services as part of a nationwide trial.

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Roo heartbreak as Pies win thriller

Originally published: Monday, 4th March, 2019

The South Broken Hill Cricket Club’s fairytale season was ended on Saturday as Central’s big name players led them to a tense four-run win in the A Grade semi-final.

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Bulldog Bs in the GF

Originally published: Monday, 4th March, 2019

North’s remarkable late season run in B Grade continued on Saturday as they edged out West by two wickets and four balls to move onto the grand final next week.

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Action in Menindee

Originally published: Monday, 4th March, 2019

Hundreds of people rallied in Menindee yesterday for the NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s ‘When the River Runs Dry’ campaign. 

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Far West water run

Originally published: Monday, 4th March, 2019

Ngiyampaa/Barkindji woman and Victorian public servant Darlene Rumler is on a mission to deliver water to Far West residents.

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River warriors focus fight on our patch

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

The Darling River Action Group is changing tack and will put all of its energy into saving the river and the Menindee Lakes, according to its new president.

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Exhibition explores those often ignored

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

The ‘dePict’ exhibition is by artist Annette Minchin and features a collection of portraits, artistic objects and an essay, with natural elements like earth and mud prominent within the artworks.

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Shirl to star in Mardi Gras

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

June Marie Bennett will be centre stage on the Broken Heel float for the annual Sydney Mardi Gras this weekend.

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RIVER FURY

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

Tensions are reaching boiling point as Menindee locals prepare to protest in the NSW Aboriginal Land Council water rally.

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Dog fence pledges

Originally published: Friday, 1st March, 2019

The NSW government has pledged $37.5 million to extend the Wild Dog Exclusion Fence along the borders of South Australia and Queensland.

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Conference promises to entertain

Originally published: Friday, 1st March, 2019

Buronga will host the 2019 Isolated Children’s Parents Association NSW State Conference about improving country education. 

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Grazier reports threat to police

Originally published: Friday, 1st March, 2019

Tolarno Station’s Robert McBride claims a Cotton Australia employee threatened him after a Darling River forum in Sydney.

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Silverlea in crisis

Originally published: Friday, 1st March, 2019

Broken Hill’s own Silverlea school for children with intellectual disabilities might close within weeks because it cannot get government funding.

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