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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.

February, 2008

Local rising star shines in Sydney

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th February, 2008

Silver City Swim Club team member Ellysia Oldsen won gold and silver medals at Sydney Olympic Park on the weekend. 

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We've a date with Kate

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th February, 2008

Award-winning singer Kate Ceberano is the headline act for the local Red Desert Live! festival to be held in October.

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BIU Band looking for beginners

Originally published: Monday, 25th February, 2008

Hey kids, can you blow a rasberry? Do your parents say your lungs are like a set of bellows? Do people tell you that you could talk under water? If you answered yes to any of these questions then chances are the local brass band is interested in talking to you. The Barrier Industrial Unions' Band is looking for new recruits to take up one of the many instruments the band has available for learners.

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Miners talk merger

Originally published: Friday, 22nd February, 2008

Line of lode neighbours and one time rivals Perilya and CBH Resources have confirmed they are discussing a possible merger. In an announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange yesterday, Perilya confirmed "discussion regarding a potential merger" with CBH had taken place. "These discussions are incomplete and have been expressed to be confidential," the company said in a statement. "No formal agreement has been reached, nor is such an agreement imminent or inevitable." The announcement ends weeks of speculation that Perilya, which earlier this month announced it was reviewing its operations, was closing in on a deal. The company said it was "actively seeking growth opportunities through mergers and acquisitions" as part of the review.

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Teachers threaten action

Originally published: Thursday, 21st February, 2008

Broken Hill teachers will stop work next month as the NSW Teachers' Federation ramps up its campaign against plans to change the way schools recruit staff. Members of the Barrier Teachers' Association yesterday resolved unanimously to hold a stopwork meeting of local teachers in mid March. Association President Maureen Clark said the resolution to stopwork was passed unanimously which "showed the level of concern" of local teachers.

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CCTV request

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th February, 2008

Police are asking local businesses to help them fight crime by giving them wider access to footage taken from closed-circuit television cameras.

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St Pat's parking fee

Originally published: Monday, 18th February, 2008

People who decide to take their cars to next month's St Pat's races will now have to pay for the privilege.

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'We are sorry'

Originally published: Thursday, 14th February, 2008

A member of the stolen generation believes the Federal Government's historic apology has heralded a "new beginning" in indigenous and non-indigenous relations. Isobel Bennett, who attended a live broadcast of the government's formal apology at the BH High School Hall, said now that Aboriginal people had finally received the apology they had been waiting for they could both look forward to a better future. Ms Bennett was 14 when she was forcibly removed from her home at Menindee in 1945 and taken by train to the Tiwi Islands where she was raised by Catholic nuns.

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Empowering change

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th February, 2008

The loss of a local anti-domestic violence worker will be cushioned by the appointment of two senior level officers who can better help victims, according to the NSW Department for Women. However, it hasn't been announced yet whether either of the two officers will be stationed in Broken Hill.

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Barrier lose a close contest

Originally published: Sunday, 10th February, 2008

The U/14 Barrier Cricket side suffered another narrow defeat in the Country Carnival yesterday. Barrier played Murray Districts at the Adelaide High School. They won the toss again on the third day of the competition and chose to bowl at the groundskeeper's recommendation. The game was shortened to 35 overs due to the heat. 

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Central wants everyone to join the reunion

Originally published: Friday, 8th February, 2008

Whether you batted, bowled, scored or just cheered - the Central Cricket Club would love to hear from you. Central is looking to unite its black and white army at its annual Players' Reunion and Central Cricketer of the Year Award night, which is shaping up as a huge event for Magpies past and present. The event attracted 70 people last year when it was held at the Tydvil Hotel - double that of the previous year - and organiser Heath Netherwood said he hoped to see even more this year. "It was a very successful night, everyone walked out really happy and enjoyed themselves," said Mr Netherwood.

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Indigenous exhibitions

Originally published: Thursday, 7th February, 2008

Two exhibitions featuring works by indigenous artists will be officially opened at the Regional Art Gallery tonight.

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