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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, 2019

Honouring Pro

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

Pro Hart has been further immortalised in Broken Hill with Airport Road officially being renamed to honour the late artist.

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St Joes head into the Grand Final

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

St Joes beat Celtic in a hard fought, extra-time thriller in the soccer semi-final on the weekend, the winning goal scored in the final 10 minutes.

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Clinicians speak out

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

Former clinicians at Broken Hill Hospital have shed further light on what they describe as a hospital with cultural problems at the management level, among other concerns.

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Country star to perform at Silverton

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

Country singer Sara Storer will be out at Silverton again next month to perform for the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference.

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Ambassador in the Hill

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

Diana Nelson, Australia’s Ambassador to Peru, has been in the city to talk to local organisations, as well as community and business groups, about developing connections with the South American country. 

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Over 3000 at Heel Festival

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

More than 3000 people attended the big three days of the Broken Heel Festival which wrapped up yesterday.

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Vintage treasure rolls in

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

Two long distance adventurers are about to roll into the city in a 1937 Riley Lynx.

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Protecting our native BH animals

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

Kevin Hughes is well-known for his bravery when as a pilot he saved a woman who was caught on the side of his plane when attempting to skydive.

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Give Lead Ted a run

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2019

Morgan Street kindergarten students were taught about lead awareness after taking part in the new LeadSmart School Education Program.

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Inquest into teen’s death

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2019

An inquest has been called into the death of Broken Hill teenager Alex Braes whose shocking case received national media attention last week after it aired on ABC’s Four Corners.

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Fine outback art show

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2019

West Darling Arts will soon be displaying pastel paintings by people from Tibooburra and district.

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Netballers in spring carnival

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2019

Broken Hill will be well represented in Mildura next weekend when 26 youngsters will play at the Mildura Spring Netball Carnival. 

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All hail the Queen

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2019

Broken Heel Festival-goers were treated to an incredible night with Kings Cross legend Carlotta stealing the show.

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Elderly man forced to watch robbery

Originally published: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

An immobile elderly man had to watch his home get ransacked when two men invaded his Morgan Street home about 2.15am yesterday.

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Boys star on court

Originally published: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

Broken Hill High School has a team of up-and-coming netball stars on their hands, year 10 boys who will be competing in the state finals this month. 

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Darlings on the Darling

Originally published: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

Friends of the Earth has once again joined with the LGBTI and drag communities to raise awareness about the state of the Darling River with a trip out to Menindee yesterday, and a visit to Broken Heel today.

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Take a big drag

Originally published: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

This Year’s Drag in Drag street parade has a new group walking in an attempt to highlight the importance of LGBTIQ+ and diversity.

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‘Halve’ allocations

Originally published: Friday, 13th September, 2019

The desperation being felt as rivers run dry, fish die by the millions and towns run out of water and income should not distract us from the original cause of the problem, says a former water manager for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. 

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Under eight minutes

Originally published: Friday, 13th September, 2019

The annual Perfect Light Film Festival is fast approaching and they’re calling for filmmakers to submit their entries.

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The wide comb woolshed wars

Originally published: Friday, 13th September, 2019

In April 1983, a group of Broken Hill men travelled to Mutooroo Station to attack shearers for not taking part in a strike about wide shearing combs. 

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60 wonderful years

Originally published: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

Shirley and Pat Ryan were joined in marriage 60 years ago today in 1959 at the All Saints Church in Piper Street. 

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Teeing off for a good cause

Originally published: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

The annual Ronald McDonald House Charities golf day is on Sunday to help the team of Broken Hill cyclists with their fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House Ride for Sick Kids. 

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Farewell, Fish

Originally published: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

Locals watched on as Murray Cod and Golden Perch were shocked and caught during a fish rescue on the Darling River yesterday as NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries branch rolled out an electro fishing boat into drying pools south of Menindee’s Weir 32. 

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A day of support

Originally published: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

At 11am today several services will host an ‘R U OK?’ day event in the Town Square.

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Preparations underway for basketball season

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

With the start of the 2019/20 Broken Hill basketball season still a month away, there is action aplenty at the RK Sanderson Stadium.

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List gets longer

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

The waiting list for locals to get into Eureka’s Shorty O’Neil Village continues to grow.

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Panthers snatch thrilling victory

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

Celtic narrowly beat Alma while West won a thriller against St Joes in the final round of regular-season soccer.

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Potters settle into the main drag

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

After firing up for months, the Broken Hill Potters Society are ready to unveil their latest exhibition. 

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Money on your wrist

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

The Broken Heel Festival is looking to phase out cash and cards after shipping in new electronic wristbands.

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Hospital accused of cover-up after death of teenager

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

A report last night into the death of a fit, young man at the Broken Hill Hospital alleged that hospital management tried to cover up its negligence.

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Journo walks the scene in bizarre coincidence

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

The Four Corners journalist covering the Alex Braes story was forced to go to the Broken Hill Hospital’s emergency department with similar symptoms as the local teenager.

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Summer deadline for emergency response

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

A range of emergency measures identified by Professor Robert Vertessy would be in place before summer, Federal Minister for Water Resources David Littleproud said yesterday.

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MPs call for more resources, staff

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

Local state MP Roy Butler and NSW Shadow Health Minister Ryan Park have called for greater resources and staffing in the state’s rural and regional hospitals following shocking revelations about Broken Hill Hospital in ABC’s Four Corners program.

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Roo beauty

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2019

South proved to be the dominant team on Saturday with goal-kicking accuracy, pressure and hitting their marks to win by 20 points over North.

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West women win first

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2019

The West Women’s football team secured their first premiership win on Saturday with strength and determination.

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Charli’s fine eye

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2019

The Life and Light in the Western Region Photo Competition has helped highlight some great photographers across the Far West, none more so than 18-year-old Charli Smith from White Cliffs.

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South Reserves too good

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2019

A determined West couldn’t keep a strong South side from steamrolling them in the Reserves match-up - the Roos won by 38 points.

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The Joy of dance

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2019

Parents and students helped Joy Baldwin celebrate 68 years as a dance teacher on Saturday.

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Close and hard game in reserves

Originally published: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

South are going in as favourites for the Reserves final but West could give them a run for their money.

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Too close to call

Originally published: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

Locals will be getting a sense of familiarity running into the AFL Broken Hill league grand final this afternoon.

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West hungry for the win

Originally published: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

South are aiming for their third women’s premiership while the Westies are hungry for their first flag, as these two top tier teams do battle in today’s grand final. 

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Camera on Heels

Originally published: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

Photographer Robert Knapman will be travelling to the city for the Broken Heel Festival to take portrait photos for a project called ‘Behind the Scenes’.

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Golden anniversary

Originally published: Friday, 6th September, 2019

Despite being married for 50 years, Rita and Michael Bruggy said there was no secret to success.

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Anger builds on the Murray River

Originally published: Friday, 6th September, 2019

An effigy of the federal water minister, David Littleproud, was stuffed into a toilet bowl and thrown into the Murray River during a rally by thousands of farmers and citizens at Tocumwal yesterday.

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It’s time we did something

Originally published: Friday, 6th September, 2019

Inspired by grazier Rob McBride selling Wyoming Station, Helen McAfee has begun fundraising to take legal action for the Darling River.

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Federal royal commission call gets louder

Originally published: Friday, 6th September, 2019

Tens of thousands of city people will this month learn a lot more about the crisis and the “shonky business” in the Murray-Darling Basin when a free, full-colour newspaper appears in their letterbox.

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Heaven sent

Originally published: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

More hay has rolled in for graziers after Farmers Across Borders trucked 210 bales into the Far West.

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Kelsie’s a science star

Originally published: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

Kelsie Mitchell has become the thirtieth Broken Hill High School student to be chosen to attend the National Youth Science Forum, which will take place early next year.

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NSW Labor chief visits

Originally published: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

The state of the Darling River had to be seen to be believed and it was time the NSW Premier took a look and accepted the recommendations to fix it, the Opposition leader said yesterday.

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Helping hand for Legacy

Originally published: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

If you’re out and about tomorrow, be sure to pick up something to support Legacy.

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Fire drama

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

Fire has gutted a woman’s house while police were searching for a man alleged to have assaulted her. 

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Panthers on top

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

Celtic beat St Joes before West thumped Alma in the penultimate round of local soccer on the weekend.

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Renters covered

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

Local real estate agents are working their way around the new municipal tip barcode system.

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Overdoses skyrocket

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

The number of Australians dying from unintentional drug overdoses has skyrocketed by almost 38 per cent over the last decade, according to a report released last week.

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Grazier selling land for Darling legal action

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

Grazier Rob McBride is selling his Wyoming Station in order to pursue legal action to save the Darling River. 

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Report on Darling “wrong”, used for “smear campaign”: Water Minister

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

Over-extraction of water upstream had not put the Darling River into drought and “hard-working Australian families” had been damaged by a report that found it had, the NSW Minister for Water, Melinda Pavey, said yesterday.

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Silver City Show prepping all go

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

Silver City Show Secretary John Ralph said preparations were going well and the only change would be the absence of a printed show book. 

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Works begin at Jube

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

Demolition work began at the Jubilee Oval yesterday for its major redevelopment.  

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Purcell takes the double

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

The dynamic on-baller for South, Marc Purcell, scooped up the Lionel Johnston Medal and the Mail Medal at last night’s awards ceremony.

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Three generations in workshop

Originally published: Monday, 2nd September, 2019

Chevarli Lloyde has been welcomed as K&J Crash Repairs’ newest apprentice, completing three generations of Lloydes at the workshop.

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Experienced Dogs slay tough Robins

Originally published: Monday, 2nd September, 2019

The Bulldogs proved their worth in Saturday’s preliminary final with a 26-point win over the Robins to progress to the grand final. 

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Five of the best

Originally published: Monday, 2nd September, 2019

Five local up and coming footballers have been selected in teams for the GWS Giants Academy for their respective age groups to play in the 2019 AFL NSW/ACT Joss State Zone Trials in Albury. 

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Menindee Mission reunion

Originally published: Monday, 2nd September, 2019

A reunion for those who lived on the Old Menindee Mission is set for the middle of September, exactly 70 years after it closed. 

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