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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.
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.
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.
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.”
Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd January, 2008
Needy local families have had some financial pressure taken off their back-to-school preparations.
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.
Originally published: Friday, 18th January, 2008
One lucky local is now a millionaire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally published: Wednesday, 9th January, 2008
Nominations are now open for more inductees into the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
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.