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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.

April, 2019

Ready to launch

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2019

The shiny, new Patton Street Park is now open after four months of redevelopment.

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Family featured on dollar note

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2019

A local family reunion today will be extra special after they featured in a picture on the new $20 note. 

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Robins on the rise

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2019

New coaches, new players and better effort could see the West Robins finally be a legit challenger in 2019 but there’s still a long way to go.

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Bulldogs rely on experience

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2019

After coming so close to claiming the 2018 premiership, North will look to go one better this season as a current champion takes the coaching reins for the first time.

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Plan must improve

Originally published: Friday, 19th April, 2019

Labor candidate for Parkes, Jack Ayoub, was in Menindee yesterday to meet the locals and outline his party’s stance on water issues.

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Roos are still the yardstick

Originally published: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

They may have a new coach but South will still be the team to beat in the upcoming season after their dominant 2018 saw them go undefeated in the League competition.

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Testing year in store for Pies

Originally published: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

In a year that promised so much, 2018 ended in a heavy loss to North in the preliminary final but things could get tougher for the Magpies in 2019.

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Art prize to open Festival

Originally published: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

An exhibition of art works depicting the colourful history of mining in the city opens tonight.

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Honour for local son

Originally published: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

Council, last night, unanimously voted to support renaming the Airport Road; “Pro Hart Way”.

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Scrap the Plan, says Palmer’s man

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

The United Australia Party’s candidate for Parkes, Petrus Van Der Steen, is in the Far West to hear from locals, especially about the river.

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Bev and Greg turn to GoFundMe for support

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

A GoFundMe page has been developed for a local couple, Beverley Donnelly and Greg Warner, who have come upon some hard times.

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WLLS Welcomes New Reps

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

The Western Local Land Services board has welcomed Rebecca Bunyan and Felicity McLeod as new representatives.

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Power duo

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

The team of Max Howse and Riley Common will be racing in the Junior National Sidecar Championships this weekend in Ayr, Queensland. 

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Playground gun a WWI trophy

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

The Penrose Park Trust, with the help of the Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company, has uncovered some fascinating history about the gun that sits at Silverton.

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Fun in Sturt Park for NSW Youth Week

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

Mission Australia and local services will host a fun day in Sturt Park tomorrow for NSW Youth Week and Youth Homelessness Matters Day.

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Generosity puts Scouts back on top

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

The Third Broken Hill Sea Scouts are overjoyed with the city’s response to a bottle-drive on the weekend.

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South on cloud nine

Originally published: Monday, 15th April, 2019

South claimed their ninth consecutive men’s Credit Union Lightning Cup on Saturday but not before a scare by a rejuvenated West and an ugly halftime brawl at the Jubilee Oval.

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German journeymen pass through Hill on three-year rite-of-passage

Originally published: Monday, 15th April, 2019

A three-year rite-of-passage for two German journeymen saw them pass through town last week, where they discussed their travels, experiences and underlying journey with Callum Marshall.

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Miners’ Reunion added to Heritage Festival

Originally published: Monday, 15th April, 2019

A reunion dinner for past and present miners and unionists will be a key addition to the city’s upcoming Heritage Festival.

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West women are winners

Originally published: Monday, 15th April, 2019

West’s long wait for success in the women’s competition came to an end on Saturday as they took out the Lightning Cup in a fiery and hard-fought final.

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Can’t hide fish kill

Originally published: Saturday, 13th April, 2019

Nearly two thirds of the nation knows about the mass fish deaths at Menindee and about half think the management of the river system is bad, a new survey has found.

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Volunteers help dogs in Myanmar

Originally published: Saturday, 13th April, 2019

Emma Perry and Tarny Hoysted recently returned from a volunteer trip to Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) where they helped hundreds of dogs in need.

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Exhibition open

Originally published: Saturday, 13th April, 2019

Melbourne artist James Price last night opened his exhibition of more than 800 faces from Broken Hill’s history at the old Broken Hill Housewives Association building. 

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Kick start for Bulldog pups

Originally published: Saturday, 13th April, 2019

The North Football Club welcomes back Steven “Lips” Lihou as the U/11 Auskick coach and U/13s and U/15s coordinator for 2019. 

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Gunslinger Grossi goes back-to-back

Originally published: Friday, 12th April, 2019

Broken Hill’s Ben Grossi has further established himself as one of Australia’s best single-action shooters with a fifth Australian championship win last weekend in Victoria.

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Fishing racket smashed

Originally published: Friday, 12th April, 2019

An illegal fishing enterprise on the Darling River has been busted and a man charged with stealing and selling 12 tonnes of Golden Perch worth about $200,000.

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EPA impressed

Originally published: Friday, 12th April, 2019

The NSW EPA Board said it was impressed with the measures in place to protect Broken Hill’s environment.

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Trees in the pipeline

Originally published: Friday, 12th April, 2019

With Murray River water now making its way into local homes from the Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline, WaterNSW said preliminary work was underway to replace the trees destroyed in the pipeline’s construction.

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“Inspiring performer” hosts workshops

Originally published: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

From Friday to Sunday, a highly respected and inspiring performer, teacher and composer, Mark Walton, will be in Broken Hill to conduct orchestral workshops with the Broken Hill Civic Orchestra.  

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New RSL banner for ANZAC service

Originally published: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

Two local Army veterans have helped to design a new banner that will be used in this month’s ANZAC Day Service.

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Testing for dust disease

Originally published: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

The Lung Bus will be in the city next month to provide health assessments on workers at risk of developing a workplace dust disease.

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Wilcannia kids join Celtic

Originally published: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

Some young soccer players in Wilcannia are set to join the local competition after the Celtic United club offered them an spot in their Under 12s.

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Battlers form river alliance

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th April, 2019

Irrigators in southern NSW have formed an alliance with local river campaigners in the battle to save the Darling and “The Kakadu of the South”.

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Horse clinics for suicide awareness

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th April, 2019

4BP Horses are going to start a new round of suicide awareness clinics in Aboriginal communities following a great start to their program in the last several months.

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Cosies for High Tea

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th April, 2019

Tea cosies made by the ladies at Shorty O’Neil Village have been generously donated to an upcoming high-tea being hosted by the local Country Women’s Association. 

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Crossing streams

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th April, 2019

Headspace Broken Hill and the Clinic 9 BH Sexual Health Clinic have joined forces to promote a “Pee for $50” competition as part of NSW Youth Week.

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Grief turns to joy for Scouts

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

The Third Broken Hill Sea Scouts had five bales of plastic bottles and cans that they were planning to sell as a fundraiser stolen from their premises over the weekend.

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Massive drug bust

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

A man has faced court after cannabis worth more than a million dollars was found by police when they stopped his van in Rakow Street in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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Culture showcased for new teachers

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

A program that gives teachers a closer understanding of the association of Aboriginal people with the Far West was held recently.

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Illegal pumping “unfounded”

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

Reports of illegal water pumping in the north were unfounded, according to the NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator.

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Bread cart revamp

Originally published: Monday, 8th April, 2019

An historic bread cart from the old Forner’s Bakery is to be restored to its original condition. 

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Two new advisory groups for WLLS

Originally published: Monday, 8th April, 2019

Following face to face meetings, two newly appointed Western Local Land Services (WLLS) advisory groups have identified a number of opportunities they’d like the organisation to explore and achieve within the coming years.

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800 Souls exhibition

Originally published: Monday, 8th April, 2019

Over 800 images of local characters both past and present will adorn the interior of the Broken Hill Housewives Association to celebrate the lives of those that have made the Hill their home over the years.

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Federal Election polling officials needed in Western NSW: AEC

Originally published: Monday, 8th April, 2019

The Australian Electoral Commission has called on Western New South Wales residents to register their interest in being a polling official for the upcoming federal election.

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Deb rides for home

Originally published: Saturday, 6th April, 2019

Menindee local Deb Newitt is riding a horse 122 kilometres from Pooncarie to Menindee next week to raise money for the Menindee Tourism Association and help her home town.

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Wheels go round on 648km Rotary trek

Originally published: Saturday, 6th April, 2019

Twenty Rotary club members on bicycles rode 648 kilometres from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill for this weekend’s annual Rotary Conference.

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Treat yourself and help our Silverlea

Originally published: Saturday, 6th April, 2019

A cake stall and sausage sizzle is being held today to raise money for the beleaguered Silverlea Early Childhood Services.

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Fair result, says mayor

Originally published: Saturday, 6th April, 2019

Broken Hill Mayor and Labor candidate for Barwon at the state election, Darriea Turley, said the change in the seat was welcome.

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City highlights heritage

Originally published: Friday, 5th April, 2019

Broken Hill will be treated to a week and a half of historical activities to mark the Heritage Festival.

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Bulldogs welcome all to beaut new home

Originally published: Friday, 5th April, 2019

The North Football Club will open its doors to the public tomorrow after four months of renovations to the clubrooms that have resulted in a total revamp.

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Young outback farmer has much to share

Originally published: Friday, 5th April, 2019

The opportunities in the agricultural industry were immense, according to young farmer Anika Molesworth.

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Big opportunities in push for outback

Originally published: Friday, 5th April, 2019

A state government tourism group was in town this week to explore Broken Hill and discuss with the Mayor opportunities for increasing tourism. 

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‘Locust’ movie created a buzz

Originally published: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

Locals who took part in the film “Locust” will be travelling to the Gold Coast soon to watch its screen debut. 

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Firies lend helping hand

Originally published: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

Local firies have started their smoke alarm initiative in the homes of Legatees as they look to keep the community safe.

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Autism network finishing up

Originally published: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

A local autism network developed to support families will disband at the end of June.

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Aged care services in happy merger

Originally published: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

The city’s renowned Far West HACC service has officially become part of a larger organisation, LiveBetter. 

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Sweet treats to broaden horizons

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019

Cupcakes were in abundance yesterday at North Public School where they were sold to raise money for Stuart House in Sydney.

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Players need to commit: Rumble

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019

The Outback Rugby League (ORL) is set to go ahead in 2019 and the League is putting a call out to all interested players to register for the clubs nominated.

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Netball talent takes next step

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019

Three Broken Hill netballers will soon be heading across the country after being selected for specialised netball academies. 

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Cruel blow dealt to Silverlea

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019

Silverlea has had a grant application for funding rejected by the government, complicating an already desperate situation for the school after it lost $210,000 in funding from the NSW Government last year.

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North, Central dominate awards

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019

Codie Howard has capped off North’s dominant year by winning the Denis Watts Medal as A Grade’s best player for the 2018/19 season at last night’s Barrier District Cricket League presentation.

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Great community event

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019

Maari Ma and Deadly Choices combined forces to hold a hugely successful Rugby 7s tournament at the Memorial Oval on Friday night.

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Bushy White still has surprises up sleeves

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019

Most Hillites, as well as zillions of tourists from all over the world, have visited Kevin “Bushy” White’s Mineral Art and Mining Museum.

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Mayor welcomes portfolio split

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019

The NSW Nationals have kept their hold on the water and agriculture portfolios but Broken Hill’s mayor says she can work with them.

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Marvels win AFLX

Originally published: Monday, 1st April, 2019

The MJG Engineering Marvels came away with the win in Broken Hill’s AFLX exhibition held on Saturday at the Memorial Oval.

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Stalled pipe work blocks access

Originally published: Monday, 1st April, 2019

A contractor has abandoned an excavator in front of an Argent Street house, frustrating the home-owner who needs access for his wheelchair-bound wife.

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Healthy Hip Week

Originally published: Monday, 1st April, 2019

As Healthy Hip Week approaches, Karen Harding is looking to raise more awareness in the city, after her daughter received a late diagnosis of hip dysplasia.

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Dubbo facility ‘won’t help’ Far West

Originally published: Monday, 1st April, 2019

Dubbo is being given $3 million for a live-in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre but that would not be much help to people in the Far West, according to the president of the Far West Law Society.

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