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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, 2019

I love my job

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

Karen Wilmore has been awarded Best and Less Store Manager of the Year.

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Olivia’s mission

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

Lymphoma hit close to home for the Hart family when Olivia’s father was diagnosed, so now she is doing her part to raise funds and awareness to fight it. 

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Always time for pudding

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

More than 2,000 Christmas puddings have been prepared, cooked, wrapped and are hanging ready to be sold, thanks to the hard work of the RFDS Women’s Auxiliary.

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Cadets leading the way

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

Ten local St John Ambulance members have participated in State First Aid Competitions at the State Cadet Camp.

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Take a bow, Mrs Thirsty

Originally published: Monday, 14th October, 2019

We’ve all secretly wondered what it would be like to live the life of a rock star, but, and be honest, have you ever given any consideration to what it would be like to be a rock star’s mother? I asked Thirsty Merc frontman’s mother, Christina, after the legendary Aussie rock band’s highly anticipated show at the Musicians Club on Friday night.

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All about the fun

Originally published: Monday, 14th October, 2019

At the Nanua gymkhana this weekend you’ll see just as many horses as you would at a normal bush race meeting, it’s just that they won’t be jumping from the starting gates.

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More dams of shallow words

Originally published: Monday, 14th October, 2019

Our political leaders are grandstanding about the need for more dams to save us from drought. But plenty have been built and the trouble is that none of them will return water to the rivers.

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Driver pulls half ton

Originally published: Monday, 14th October, 2019

With nearly 50 years of train driving experience, Geoff Tweedie has looked back at his career and recalled the vast distances he’s travelled, the loads he’s had to carry and how his love of trains at an early age inspired him to become a train driver.

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Underground dream

Originally published: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

The best scones in Broken Hill don’t come from the city, but from a mine off the beaten track 

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Of Art and Life

Originally published: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast’s 30th Art Exhibition is an exciting opportunity for artists to display and share their creative works with the local community. 

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Labor stalwart recognised

Originally published: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

After almost 20 years’ service to the local Labor Party, Les McQuillan has been honoured with a McKell Award.

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Not fair

Originally published: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

The co-founder of mining company Havilah Resources has laid out his reasons for why he voted against a proposed $100m investment into the company, a day after Havilah’s two independent non-executive directors resigned.

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Back-to-back

Originally published: Friday, 11th October, 2019

Father and son duo Kerry and Lachlan Turley have smashed the opposition at an off-road racing buggy championship in South Australia.

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Ten cents will do it

Originally published: Friday, 11th October, 2019

There will be goodies galore and a lot of fun to be had at the Broken Hill Quota Club’s annual 10-cent auction.

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Army honours Broken Hill nurse

Originally published: Friday, 11th October, 2019

The largest Army barracks in Brisbane has been named in honour of Vivian Bullwinkel, the Broken Hill Hospital nurse who survived a massacre in World War II and went on to serve with distinction during and after the war.

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Author to visit markets

Originally published: Friday, 11th October, 2019

“Don Tweedie Fighting Bandsman’s Last Stand”, is a story of courage, determination, heroism, faith, love and mateship throughout World War II.

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You too can be a high flyer

Originally published: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

The Broken Hill Model Flying Club is offering free lessons - they provide all the equipment and expertise, all you have to do is rock up.

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Rocktober rocks on

Originally published: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

Thirsty Merc will be rocking out at the Musicians Club tomorrow night as part of the club’s Rocktober events.

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Calendar for a goldie

Originally published: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

Outback Pharmacies will be giving away 2020 calendars for a gold coin with funds raised going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Robbie’s low-light lessons

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

Sculptor and photographer Robbie Rowlands is about to give lessons in low-light photography at the Riddiford Arboretum.

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Flying Doctors, Aus Post team up for local coin hunt

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

The RFDS Broken Hill Community Open Day on Monday was a huge success.

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New water manager finds much to like

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

The city’s new water chief says quality water and quality staff should make his job a little easier in this terrible drought.

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Cup preparations well in hand

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

The Silver City Racing Club committee and volunteers have begun preparing the track for the big cup meeting this month.

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Kids back in action

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

Railwaytown Public School students have received some wonderful community support after bales of cans and bottles were stolen last week.

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Race day success

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

Pooncarie battled against the odds to pull off another successful race meeting on Saturday.

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Free and confidential service

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

A free and confidential sexual health service has been set up at Headspace after a successful partnership with Clinic 9.

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Aussie quoit champs

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

About 150 packed into the West Football Club for the 73rd annual Australian Rope Quoits Championships on the weekend.

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Corroboree on the river

Originally published: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

A magical night on the dry lake bed of Lake Pamamaroo officially closed the Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival this week.

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Shorty’s ladies go pink

Originally published: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

The residents of Shorty O’Neil village have “got their pink on”.

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Shire loses vote

Originally published: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

Postponing elections in the Central Darling Shire for another four years was an “outrage against democracy”, according to Local Government NSW. 

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Cricket on backfoot as women come out

Originally published: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

The Barrier District Cricket League will investigate all options for extra cricket pitches, but it may be too late for the coming season.

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On the money

Originally published: Friday, 4th October, 2019

Veldt Station is now on the new $20 banknote with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia flying over head.

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Change of pace

Originally published: Friday, 4th October, 2019

Nearly every year the Pooncarie Cup meeting is run on the same day as the AFL Grand Final, but not this time, and organisers are expecting a big crowd and pleasant weather tomorrow.

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You can write if you want to

Originally published: Friday, 4th October, 2019

Budding writers are being invited to gather their thoughts and set them down for the chance of winning a cash prize.

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Put your health first

Originally published: Friday, 4th October, 2019

Hearing Australia is urging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of all ages to celebrate the sounds they love by taking time to think about their hearing health.

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Tackling problem gambling

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes has conducted a series of positive workshops and events to raise awareness of and tackle problem gambling as poker machine revenue is predicted to soar to $9 billion a year by 2029 in NSW.

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New director for for health service

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

The Far West Local Health District has another new person on the executive.

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Magic machines set to glisten

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

Prizes are lined up and ready to roll out for lucky winners at this year’s Past and Present Auto Show.

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Bearded love

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

How you can help our little friends

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Fish fail

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

About 25 Murray Cod that were moved last month from the Darling River in an effort to save them have been found dead.

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Windfarm powers up

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

The $450 million Silverton Windfarm is providing energy to Broken Hill following the completion of construction and commissioning of the 58 turbines, AGL Project Director Adam Mackett said.

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Kids cleaned out

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

Recyclable items worth $300 have been stolen from the Railwaytown Public School after students spent all year collecting them.

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Master Jesters for Games

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

This is the 15th year the Jesters Master’s Softball team will be travelling to compete after coming away with the bronze last time.

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New skate park ‘bigger and better’

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

City Council has committed $350,000 for a new skate park and is hoping to attract more funding to make it even better. 

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Dinomania to the Demo

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

Local kids had a “rawr-some” surprise yesterday afternoon with a visit from Toby the T-Rex and Razor the Raptor dressed in an homage to Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

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Veterans’ golf week in Hill

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

NSW Veteran Association Golfers had a very successful week on the green, with big scores coming across the board. 

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Pink October in full bloom once again

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

This year Impact Gym has come on board to support the month and help paint the town pink.

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