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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.

January, 2021

Bright future for Truth

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

This time last year, I was in Fiji with a little bean in my belly. The COVID virus was a far off flu that wouldn’t reach Australia’s shores. 

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Thousands lose power due to crash

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

Essential Energy and emergency crews responded quickly over the weekend when 4,000 homes lost power after a car crashed into a power pole.

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50,000 reasons to smile

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

The Ride for Quinny was a major success, raising over $50,000 for Lifeline Broken Hill in honour of a much-loved member of the Broken Hill community. 

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City gets new Salvos officers

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

Broken Hill has two new Salvation Army officers who are looking forward to contributing to spiritual and social wellbeing in the community.

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Fruit fly infestation in the Hill

Originally published: Saturday, 16th January, 2021

Local hobby fruit growers are finding their backyard crops infested with fruit fly; with one grower saying the problem is getting worse. 

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Coulton wants the jab

Originally published: Saturday, 16th January, 2021

Regional Health Minister and Parkes MP Mark Coulton will be lining up for the COVID vaccine as soon as it is available.

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Tribute to a Menindee legend

Originally published: Saturday, 16th January, 2021

Domenic D’Ettorre, who passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020, las left a legacy both immeasurable and eternal. He was 87.

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Locals take Giant step

Originally published: Saturday, 16th January, 2021

A group of talented local footballers have taken the next step in developing their game; with a selection in the 2021 GWS Giants Academy Squads.

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‘Everything’s wrong’: Barwon-Darling River

Originally published: Saturday, 16th January, 2021

Irrigators can no longer pump water from the Barwon-Darling until low river flows improve.

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Magpies leading man

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

With a fresh perspective and a wealth of knowledge, Greg Wellington has been appointed as the new senior coach for the Central Football Club.

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Desert ‘Dine and Discover’

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

Broken Hill residents will be able to Dine and Discover thanks to a state government initiative.

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Indigenous party design competition

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

Australia’s first Indigenous political party are holding a public competition for the design of their party t-shirt.

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Fly high, Odette

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

An injured Wedge-tailed Eagle rushed to Dubbo’s Taronga Zoo Hospital has been euthanised, despite locals’ efforts to save her.

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Casey back on board with football role

Originally published: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

Colin Casey will put his top tier football knowledge to good use - in the role of Football Operations Coordinator for AFL Broken Hill. 

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This one’s for ‘Quinny’

Originally published: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

A group of over thirty locals will put their bikes to bitumen next weekend in an effort to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health. 

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The road that could revive ‘dying’ towns

Originally published: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

A dirt road running through a remote Shire in Queensland’s south-west corner could hold the key to helping the Far West’s ‘dying’ towns.

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Million-dollar kitty

Originally published: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

A ten-day-old kitten, the only one of its litter to survive the hail storm on January 2, has been surrendered to 4-Paw Kitty Galore - a local refuge for stray cats - and will be looking for his forever home in about 11 weeks’ time.

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Cheeky send off

Originally published: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

Council’s former General Manager James Roncon has received a tongue in cheek final “farewell” from a local business.

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‘Aunty Flo’ to celebrate big milestone

Originally published: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

A local woman known to most people in town as ‘Aunty Flo’ will be celebrating her 100th birthday this weekend.

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Heavy rains hit the town

Originally published: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

Filling creeks and local streets, a much needed 14 millimetres of rain fell upon the Broken Hill region. The New Year greeted locals with a torrential downpour that stranded travellers visiting Silverton. 

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‘Common Sense Prevailed’: SA Border Reopened

Originally published: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

Broken Hill residents can now travel into South Australia as well as Victoria, after months of Mayor Turley lobbying with SA’s Government.

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