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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.

June, 2019

Mates check in

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

Three elite Australian athletes are in the city this weekend to speak to sportspeople about their experiences and the importance of mental health.

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Globe reduces waste

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

Globe Home Timber and Hardware has begun to do their part in reducing waste and landfill. 

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Maggies need to dig deep

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

Having gone win-less from their first five games, Central need drastic improvement if they’re to keep their 2019 season alive at home today against the Bulldogs.

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Classy contest awaits Jubilee

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

After a two-week break, local footy returns today with a blockbuster top-of-the-table clash between West and South at the Jubilee Oval.

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Star may drop into cinema

Originally published: Friday, 14th June, 2019

This Sunday the local Anglican Church is hosting a special event movie fundraiser at the Silver City Cinema. 

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One metre from the heater

Originally published: Friday, 14th June, 2019

Local firefighters are encouraging the community to take strategic measures in preventing house fires with their Home Fire Safety Campaign. 

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Medal winner made in BH

Originally published: Friday, 14th June, 2019

A “woggy” kid, the daughter of immigrant labourers and a student at the Broken Hill High School in the 1960s is now a member of the Order of Australia.

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Lasting union

Originally published: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

Sandra and Barry Ellis are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today; which is extra special because their wedding was the first in the new Railwaytown Church.

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Minister meets City Council

Originally published: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

Airport upgrades and the NDIS were major issues during talks between Minister for Regional Services Mark Coulton and Broken Hill City Council yesterday.

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Silver City Stiletto drags in attendees

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

It’s full steam ahead for the Broken Heel Festival.

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Adventurer tells all of hearty tales

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

Adventurer and author Jeremy Scott will be telling his inspiring life story at a special event at the City Library tomorrow.

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Fine lines

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

You’ve got know when to put down your brush, says award-winning artist Ann Mitchell, whose dog sometimes has to remind her it’s time to go to bed. 

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Help us have a ball

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

Shoes, gowns jewellery and more - the Compass Housing team are after donations for this year’s NAIDOC Ball. 

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Art of found objects

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

Local artist Clinton Cyril Voss has had considerable success in competitions and exhibitions in Broken Hill in the last year or two. 

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Fridge fitting fails, clears gym

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

Gym-goers had their workout disrupted yesterday due to a refrigerant fitting failure at the YMCA Integrated Wellness Centre.

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House prices add up

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

Australia’s housing affordability is the best it has been since 2016 with property in some cities and regions the most attainable.

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Artists share their knowledge

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

The Broken Hill Art Exchange is hosting workshops over two consecutive Saturdays, starting today, with two visiting artists. 

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Woolies promise no staff losses

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

A shop employees’ union says it would be “surprised and disappointed” if anyone lost their job at the local Woolworths supermarket.

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West to remember 49ers

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

The West Football Club will celebrate the 1949 A Grade premiership team at their past players and officials reunion next month.

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Vale Kerri Baker

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2019

Every October, locals will be able to remember Kerri Baker who pushed, with the help of a group of like-minded women, to have a whole month to raise awareness for Breast Cancer

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Roos too strong

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2019

In the late game South controlled the contest from the opening bounce to the final siren as their stars shone against a very young North team.

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Electronic check-in

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2019

The Outpatient Services Reception at the Broken Hill Health Service now has an electronic check-in kiosk to make it easier for people to attend their appointments.

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Better than Buckley’s

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2019

One lucky local will have the chance to spend a day on a film set thanks to a fundraiser for brain injury awareness.

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60-year union

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

Val and Neall Campbell have reached their diamond anniversary after many joy-filled years together. 

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Communication not the best, says vet

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

The current operator of the Broken Hill pound expects to see some changes once City Council take over, some that may hinder getting pets home to their owners.

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Winning the war on cigs

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

The Far West has been butting out bad habits as smoking rates continued to slowly fall since 2002, according to the FWLHD.

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Remote mining plan

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

A mining company currently drilling just over the South Australian border hopes to set up a “remote operating centre” in Broken Hill once production begins, possibly in the second half of 2022.

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Diamond couple

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

Helen and Colin Adams will celebrate a diamond jubilee together as their marriage reaches a 60-year milestone.

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$2 million bus upgrade

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

Buslink will now be known as CDC Broken Hill after a company takeover, which has included the arrival of four new buses worth $2 million.

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Gun crackdown

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

Operation Amour is underway as NSW Police crackdown on firearm theft and illegal firearms.

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Goal bonanza

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

Last weekend saw a day of huge wins and losses on the field for Round 4 of Broken Hill soccer.

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Trades Hall gets roof restoration

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

The repair and restoration of the Trades Hall’s main roof have begun after a long wait.

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Boys did us proud: Hickey

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

Broken Hill may have fallen short of a famous victory on Saturday but coach Robert Hickey was full of praise for his players after the game.

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Expecting parents seek help

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

A young local couple expecting their first child have found out he has a rare congenital heart defect that will require emergency surgery.

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Senior rugby comp slumps as another team withdraws

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

A likely but disappointing prospect has become a sad reality with official notification yesterday that only two clubs will compete in the Musicians’ Club Outback Rugby League competition this season.

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Great game without a winner

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

Broken Hill and Far North went hammer and tong for all four quarters on Saturday in their inter-league clash but nothing could separate them when the final siren rang.

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It’s an honour to play for BH

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

He might have a number of representative games to his name but it’s always an honour and privilege to pull on the blue and gold guernsey of Broken Hill, according to Marc Purcell.

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Bats of the Hill

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

Most people are unaware of the bats of Broken Hill, says a local rescue group, which has just released one of our little friends back into the wild.

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To Macca’s with love

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

Eldee Station has again donated funds to the Ronald McDonald House in Adelaide for local children when they are required to travel due to illness. 

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Miners Cup returns

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

Broken Hill coach Robert Hickey has finalised his side for the upcoming representative clash against Far North today.

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‘Still a lot of work to do’

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

A gathering was held yesterday to recognise National Reconciliation Week and the work being conducted in Broken Hill.

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Four up, four down

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

It was another heated Council meeting on Wednesday night as the timing of certain motions came under significant debate.

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It aint heavy, it’s a Chevy

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

A vintage treasure made its way into the city this week for a bit of love and care.

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