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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.

October, 2017

State of the Art Gallery

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th October, 2017

As the Art Gallery of New South Wales looks to expand, staff were in the region yesterday to speak with locals about what they would like to see.

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Deposit scheme to hit local drinkers

Originally published: Monday, 23rd October, 2017

The cost of a carton is set to increase by up to $5 this November, when the NSW Government implements its bottle recycling system.

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Business excellence

Originally published: Saturday, 21st October, 2017


Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Crowe Horwath Far West Excellence in Business Awards which is on next month.

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Snakes out but no need to panic

Originally published: Friday, 20th October, 2017

While the warm weather is a welcome change for many, it also means the danger of snakes is also on the rise. 

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Lighting the Lode

Originally published: Thursday, 19th October, 2017

Machines that walk in art spectacular

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Testing days are underway

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th October, 2017

It’s the time of year when year 12 students across the state commiserate over the shared pain of weeks of HSC tests.

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Council finances finalised

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th October, 2017

The draft financial statements for City Council have been completed and will now be presented to the public along with an auditor’s report.

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Morning tea at the BDT

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th October, 2017

The staff at the BDT are set to be very busy over the next couple of days, baking an array of sweet and savoury goods for a morning tea.

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Florals, colours tipped for S.C. Cup fashions

Originally published: Monday, 16th October, 2017

Florals and a bold mix of colours are expected to be a fashion hit at the Silver City Races next weekend.

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Greg joins MND fight

Originally published: Sunday, 15th October, 2017

Greg Maxwell and a band of trikers will be heading off this morning to ride to Menindee all in the name of Motor Neurone Disease.

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Outback calls artist

Originally published: Saturday, 14th October, 2017

A Melbourne-based installation artist will be in the region next month to put together his next piece.

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Chris tunes in

Originally published: Saturday, 14th October, 2017

Chris Rawlins is a happy man because he can hear again.

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Double demand

Originally published: Saturday, 14th October, 2017

Vinnies hands out 38,000 energy vouchers

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Hottest ticket in town

Originally published: Friday, 13th October, 2017

If you’ve travelled to Africa lately and noticed how well dressed the babies are over there, chances are you’ve stumbled across some of the fantastic work by Broken Hill’s Quota Club.

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Billion dollar burden

Originally published: Thursday, 12th October, 2017

A local petition against the Murray River pipeline was tabled in parliament by the NSW Opposition yesterday, at the same time as the Government gave the order to begin its construction. 

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Get your puds

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th October, 2017

Christmas is creeping closer and so is the time when the RFDS Women’s Auxiliary Christmas Puddings are available to buy.

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Left for dead

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

Fruit growers on the Lower Darling River want the state and federal governments to stop changes to the management of the Menindee Lakes that they say will destroy their farms.

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Camp ovens at 10 paces

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

The South Broken Hill Hotel beer garden was filled with the smell of hearty bush tucker on Saturday as competitors took part in a cook off.

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Young guns on trial

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

NSW Zone State Trials Albury 2017

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Safety talk for pilots

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

A safety briefing for local pilots is being held in Broken Hill next week.

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River life revival

Originally published: Monday, 9th October, 2017

Summer is shaping up to be a good one for those who enjoy tossing a yabby trap or two into the river.

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Battlers’ Bathurst

Originally published: Monday, 9th October, 2017

In a David versus Goliath win, Holden driver David Reynolds has claimed his maiden Bathurst 1000 at a wet and wild Mount Panorama yesterday.

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CIVIC MESS

Originally published: Monday, 9th October, 2017


Andrew Robertson

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Local connection at draft

Originally published: Saturday, 7th October, 2017

From the Glenelg Football Club and nicknamed “EJ” Eloise Jones was ultra-impressive at the national Under 18s championships collecting the Most Valuable Player (MVP)  awards for South Australia and also when playing for the combined Allies team under Crows women’s premiership coach Bec Goddard at these titles. 

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Leaving the nest

Originally published: Saturday, 7th October, 2017

It’s the end of an era for the Red Robin Deli.

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Cafe back on top

Originally published: Saturday, 7th October, 2017

The Broken Earth Cafe on top of the Line of Lode has received great reviews since re-opening its doors just over a month ago.

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Ride to Copi

Originally published: Friday, 6th October, 2017

A local man will be cycling from Broken Hill to Menindee next weekend to raise awareness and funding for Motor Neuron Disease.

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Great snake study

Originally published: Friday, 6th October, 2017

An Australian Snakebite Project has thrown up some surprising statistics, which challenges many long-held perceptions about where snake attacks occur and how to treat them.

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Bob goes solo

Originally published: Friday, 6th October, 2017

Eyebrow pencil, biro and silverpoint - Bob Groves has left no stone unturned for his first ever, and likely only, solo exhibition.

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Artist inspired others

Originally published: Thursday, 5th October, 2017

Local artists have paid tribute to the influential artist and teacher Tom Offord, who passed away on Saturday aged 88.

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Masters of softball

Originally published: Thursday, 5th October, 2017

The Jesters master’s softball team will travel to Tasmania later this month to take part in the 16th Masters Games.

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She’s a real bottler

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th October, 2017

Anyone growing up in the 50s, 60s, or 70s would remember the daily milk round, and some might even remember one of the women who’d make the round, and always had time for a chat.

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Ball back after 70 years

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017

It may be a tatty old tennis ball but to former locals Ian Hobba and his sister Judy Fogarty, it’s a treasured reminder of a brother lost.

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YMCA move complete

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017

The YMCA has moved to its temporary home in Oxide Street to make way for a $4.59 million redevelopment of its Chloride Street premises.

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Musos bust a move

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017

Music is set to return to the Musicians’ Club, as it prepares to launch a new nightclub. 

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Reunion hailed success

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017

Attendance from locals could have been better but organisers of the city’s first shearers’ reunion have hailed the event a success and promised it will return bigger and better.

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