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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.

December, 2018

Mobile phone usage will be restricted in schools

Originally published: Saturday, 15th December, 2018

The President of the Barrier Teachers Association, Maureen Clark, has welcomed the state government’s move to ban mobile phones in public primary schools during school hours.

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Sunday school wraps up

Originally published: Saturday, 15th December, 2018

The children in the St James’ Church Sunday School are well prepared for their final Children’s Service of the year. 

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Triple threat in form at SA Country Cup

Originally published: Saturday, 15th December, 2018

A trio of talented local junior cricketers plied their trade for Murray Districts-Barrier at this week’s Under 16s Country Cup in South Australia.

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Historic move for plan

Originally published: Saturday, 15th December, 2018

The Menindee Lakes Water Saving Project will be funded and Aboriginal representatives appointed to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Board, it was decided at a meeting of water ministers yesterday.

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T20 bash should be a beaut

Originally published: Saturday, 15th December, 2018

With West and Central looking increasingly like they’ll battle it out for third spot this season, today’s T20 clash is vitally important to each club’s finals hopes.

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Night game opener

Originally published: Friday, 14th December, 2018

The first game under lights for the 2018/19 season is set for tonight between South and North at the Jubilee Oval if the weather allows.

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Irish green has North grinning

Originally published: Friday, 14th December, 2018

Work has almost been completed at the North Lawn Bowls Club with brand new synthetic greens being installed following a grant from the NSW Government.

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Delving into history

Originally published: Friday, 14th December, 2018

Robert Johnson, after 20 years of research, has released a book on the history of the Catholic Church in Broken Hill. 

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Council to save money with high-tech project

Originally published: Friday, 14th December, 2018

A smart technology project involving solar panels and wind turbines will take several public assets “off the grid” and save City Council money.

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Books in need of good homes

Originally published: Friday, 14th December, 2018

Willyama High School SRC is hosting a Used Book Sale this weekend to ensure all the library’s old books don’t go to waste. 

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Traffic jam

Originally published: Thursday, 13th December, 2018

A large truck broke down around the corner of Williams and Iodide Streets yesterday.

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Basin plan scrutiny

Originally published: Thursday, 13th December, 2018

The Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council will meet in Melbourne tomorrow but local MP Kevin Humphries’ proposal for the Menindee Lakes is not on the agenda.

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Time to donate

Originally published: Thursday, 13th December, 2018

Lucy Aeschlimann (4) has donated a lovely gift to the BDT’s Christmas Appeal.

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ELECTRICITY OFF-LOAD

Originally published: Thursday, 13th December, 2018

State Government rushes to sell network

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Roo shooters struggle

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

Professional kangaroo shooters are finding the pickings slim with the drought, the onset of summer and the sky-high cost of electricity.

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Special day for Aileen

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

Aileen Tyler celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday with family and friends from near and far at St Anne’s Nursing Home. 

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Proposal full of holes: Butler

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate for Barwon, Roy Butler, has shot down local MP Kevin Humphries’ proposal for the Menindee Lakes Water Saving Project.

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Report says MP’s plan can’t work

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

MP Kevin Humphries’ plan to save the Menindee Lakes doesn’t hold water, according to a new investigation.

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More jobs needed in the bush

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

A community forum was held last night, with public sector issues such as job cuts and privatisation the hot topic as Barwon candidates took questions and pitched their policies.

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Support for Pro

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

The Regional Art Gallery Advisory Committee has voted to support renaming the airport road “Pro Hart Way”. 

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Harrison receives extra helping hand

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

The local Country Women’s Association (CWA) has awarded a $500 scholarship to Harrison Ashby.

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Adams triple, but Betro the winner

Originally published: Monday, 10th December, 2018

Harness racing driver Anthony Adams had a night out at the Rocky Baker Memorial Paceway on Saturday night, scoring three wins and a second place from his four starts.

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Access for people with a disability

Originally published: Monday, 10th December, 2018

Council is developing a new website to better serve and inform the local community, and is inviting locals to browse the site and provide feedback.

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MDBA split proposal

Originally published: Monday, 10th December, 2018

A federal inquiry into allegations of theft and corruption in the Murray-Darling Basin says a new independent authority is needed to deal with law breaking on the river system.

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Cinema DA pops

Originally published: Monday, 10th December, 2018

A Silver City Cinema development application has been approved giving the cinema an early Christmas present.

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Paraglider dies in Outback

Originally published: Monday, 10th December, 2018

A French paraglider attempting to break a world distance record was found dead near Ivanhoe yesterday after being reported missing the night before.

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Film screening for Aids Day

Originally published: Saturday, 8th December, 2018

A screening of the film BPM will take place tonight at the Regional Art Gallery as part of the World Aids Day campaign.

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Top and bottom

Originally published: Saturday, 8th December, 2018

The R K Sanderson Basketball Stadium is currently being worked on with new roofs and floors expected to be in place before the current season continues at the end of January.

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Truck melts

Originally published: Saturday, 8th December, 2018

A hay-laden semi-trailer erupted in flames on the Barrier Highway yesterday, bringing traffic to a halt about 15 kilometres southwest of Cockburn.

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Sunset Strip to vote

Originally published: Saturday, 8th December, 2018

The residents of Sunset Strip will vote whether to support Barwon MP Kevin Humphries’ proposal for Menindee Lakes.

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Vintage party out the South

Originally published: Saturday, 8th December, 2018

Those wanting to kick off Christmas early can partake in a ‘Vintage Christmas Out the South’.

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Back on track

Originally published: Friday, 7th December, 2018

The new Broken Hill Harness Racing season starts tomorrow night with five races on the card.

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Jet ambos take to African sky

Originally published: Friday, 7th December, 2018

The former boss of the local Royal Flying Doctor Service, Captain Clyde Thomson, has officiated at the unveiling of the African Flying Doctors’ first jet air ambulance.

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Test in progress

Originally published: Friday, 7th December, 2018

Water that has been spotted along the Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline route is part of its testing phase.

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Love rules: Sandra and Will

Originally published: Friday, 7th December, 2018

Sandra and Will Evitts were married fifty years ago today. From friends, skating and dance partners to life partners and still the best of friends.

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Help on way for parched river people

Originally published: Thursday, 6th December, 2018

For the second time in three years, water is to be carted to people living on the Darling River and the Menindee lakes.

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Country cricket Adelaide honour

Originally published: Thursday, 6th December, 2018

A proposal championed by Yorke Peninsula’s “Mr Cricket”, Ian Ravenscroft, the Chairman of the South Australian Country Cricket, five years ago has come to fruition. 

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Women share dignity

Originally published: Thursday, 6th December, 2018

A positive response to a Share the Dignity campaign has seen a room filled with bags and goods to be donated to local women in need.

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$5000 for winner

Originally published: Thursday, 6th December, 2018

A competition with prizemoney of $5000 has opened for those interested in designing the city’s new gateway signs, but one councillor believes the cash incentive wasn’t needed.

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To Japan and back

Originally published: Thursday, 6th December, 2018

In September, fifteen Willyama High School students embarked on the excursion of a lifetime when they travelled to Japan. 

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Big shed rises

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

Nejaim Steel is on the hunt for more people to join the team as their massive new shed inches towards completion.

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Pub assaults plummet

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

In the last seven years, assault rates at licensed premises have dropped by over half in the region.

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Of music and theatre

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

MARILYN Harris’ passion and enthusiasm for music and theatre is very well known around Broken Hill, all of which began at an early age. 

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CONTRACT DISPUTE

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

Council owes us money: Builder

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Many cultures, one team

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th December, 2018

Over the past few years the South Broken Hill Cricket Club has established itself as a home for some of the cricket-mad immigrants that have made their way to Broken Hill.

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Water wise

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th December, 2018

If you see Allan Visser watering his garden, don’t worry, it’s all from his many water saving techniques.

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Lake bid sinks

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th December, 2018

A 25in25 Committee proposal to look at how Imperial Lakes could become a community recreation spot, and how the state government could help facilitate that, has been shot down by local MP Kevin Humphries in favour of a Stephens Creek recreational area instead.

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Jail drama

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th December, 2018

Police rushed to the local jail yesterday afternoon and quickly surrounded the perimeter to thwart any escape by prisoners.

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Hannah leads way with scholarship

Originally published: Monday, 3rd December, 2018

A former resident of Broken Hill, Hannah Brimstone, has been awarded the New Colombo Plan Scholarship 2019.

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Roos settle in second

Originally published: Monday, 3rd December, 2018

South are sitting comfortably in second spot on the Demo Club A Grade ladder following a 12-run win over West in Saturday’s T20 clash at the Jubilee Oval.

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All-round Howard powers North

Originally published: Monday, 3rd December, 2018

Another stellar performance with both bat and ball from Codie Howard has led North to their seventh straight win of the season, defeating Central by 43 runs on Saturday.

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Almost perfect end to big day

Originally published: Monday, 3rd December, 2018

The scene was set for a magnificent closing act to the day’s festivities on Saturday night, but a dust storm and then rain robbed Perfect Light Film Festival organisers of a fairy-tale finish.

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Trio jailed over Argent St brawl

Originally published: Saturday, 1st December, 2018

Three men who attacked a man outside the offices of a prisoner reintegration service in the main street have been sentenced to jail.

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Water restrictions

Originally published: Saturday, 1st December, 2018

Broken Hill will go on Level 1 water restrictions today after no significant inflows to the Darling or local water catchment areas.

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Crunch time for West

Originally published: Saturday, 1st December, 2018

The Demo Club A Grade competition returns to the shortest format of T20 this weekend with South and West in an important clash at the Jubilee Oval.

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Lee’s in the park

Originally published: Saturday, 1st December, 2018

Lee’s International Taekwondo will be having a barbecue and display at Sturt Park today before participating in the Christmas Pageant. 

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Scratchie scam

Originally published: Saturday, 1st December, 2018

Local resident Brian Fenton visited the BDT on Friday, highlighting a recent scam he received in the hopes that others would become aware of it and remain vigilant to similar ones. 

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Pies face dominant Dogs

Originally published: Saturday, 1st December, 2018

Central picked up their first win last weekend and will be fighting to make it two in a row against the in-form defending premiers North in today’s second T20 game at the Jubilee Oval.

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