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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, 2008

CWA and Woolworths reach out to farmers

Originally published: Thursday, 31st January, 2008

As farmers continue to struggle under the pressure of the drought, Woolworths and the Country Women's Association are again joining up to give them a hand. On Drought Action Day 2008 all profits from every Woolworths supermarket in Australia will be donated to the CWA to distribute to farming families.

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Straight to the heart

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th January, 2008

Throughout the month of February, the HeartKids charity will raise money for childhood heart disease with its annual Zippa Day Campaign.

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"Unique Vista threatened"

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th January, 2008

Silverton's landscape is so unique that a wind farm on its surrounding hills would irreversible destroy its attraction to artists and tourists alike, according to two artists opposed to the development.

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Land hits new highs

Originally published: Friday, 25th January, 2008

The delivery of land valuations continues to raise eyebrows, with a pensioner in Wyman Street illustrating that owners of modest homes aren’t the onlyones bewildered by the huge increases. The woman said her home at the northern end of Wyman Street has increased in land value from $24,700 to $86,000. “I thought it would go up a little bit, but that’s a fair lump,” she told BDT yesterday. “I would like to know if anyone else got a bigger one.”

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Generous gesture helps families

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd January, 2008

Needy local families have had some financial pressure taken off their back-to-school preparations.

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YWCA offers gentle road to breast cancer recovery

Originally published: Monday, 21st January, 2008

Women recovering from breast cancer in Broken Hill are now being helped by the YWCA with its free gentle exercise program. The YWCA Encore program is for women of any age who have had breast cancer surgery at any time during their lives.

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Local hits the jackpot

Originally published: Friday, 18th January, 2008

One lucky local is now a millionaire.

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Wait over - for some

Originally published: Thursday, 17th January, 2008

The anxious wait is over for local students who applied to South Australian universities, but those who are hoping to study in NSW or the ACT will not find out whether they made the cut until tonight.

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Help SPOT run

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th January, 2008

A lack of volunteers has meant local children are missing out on a state-wide animal safety program that aims to reduce the incidence of dog bites.

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Daisy to shed locks in memory of her nan

Originally published: Monday, 14th January, 2008

Registrations for the 2008 World's Greatest Shave are open and at least one local has already taken up the challenge. The Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave is one of Australia's biggest fundraising events. Local 19-year-old, Daisy Hoskins, has already registered to shave off her hair and is seeking sponsors.
Daisy said she was participating in memory of her grandmother. The second anniversary of her death falls on the day that this year's Shave begins. "She passed away from cancer on the 13th of March, 2006," Daisy said. "If it wasn't for my nan I wouldn't have gone back to school and finished my Year 12.

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Bigger, better Jazz Festival

Originally published: Saturday, 12th January, 2008

Lovers of live music can rejoice, as one of the city's most popular events is returning this year.

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Driver's grape escape

Originally published: Friday, 11th January, 2008

Pallet loads of Menindee grapes spilled onto the road yesterday when a truck overturned about 13 kilometres from Broken Hill. 

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Wind farm deal

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th January, 2008

The Macquarie Bank's investment arm has signed on to help build the largest wind farm in Australia near Silverton. The farm has been proposed by renewable energy company Epuron. It is proposing to build the $2.5 billion project on the ranges outside of Silverton. 

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Mining for city's next Hall of Fame inductee

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th January, 2008

Nominations are now open for more inductees into the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame.

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Cancer risks ignored by young sun-seekers

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th January, 2008

Melanoma rates are rising dramatically but young people appear more complacent than ever about the risks. Now researchers are trying to discover why. The "slip, slop, slap" campaign of the 1980s and 1990s may have worked on the previous generation but surveys of young people today repeatedly show that many are flouting sun warnings and striving for a tan. NSW figures show melanoma rates rose 24 per cent in women and 16 per cent in men between 1995 and 2005. This week the federal government launched a $11.5 million skin cancer prevention campaign aimed directly at young Australians. The ads contain hard-hitting pictures of a real melanoma patient in surgery in the hope that they will have an impact on sun seekers.

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Releases begin

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th January, 2008


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Church reaches out with grand vision

Originally published: Monday, 7th January, 2008

He said the money would be used to restore and repair the building to its former condition, upgrade the facilities and amenities and properly secure the grounds. Mr Tenni said they will then embark on the second "Mission Outreach" stage of the project which has been planned to coincide with the official blessing and reopening during the Easter long weekend (March 21 - 24). This will see the opening of a morning meal program/soup kitchen providing food to anyone in need. "The soup kitchen will be offered free of charge 365 days a year to help those of us who are less fortunate than others within the community of Broken Hill and surrounding areas," Mr Tenni said.

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Relief for irrigators

Originally published: Saturday, 5th January, 2008

Recent rains are likely to put 300 gigalitres of water into Menindee Lakes, and those downstream should get access to some next week.The flow moving down the Darling River has led to increases in water allocations for irrigators and graziers upstream of Menindee.

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