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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.

April, 2008

Gymkhana delights

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th April, 2008

The White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo has again delivered a weekend of rollicking family fun.

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RFDS model for Afghanistan

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th April, 2008

The local Flying Doctors is being used as a model to establish an aero-medical service for the people of Afghanistan.

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Agfair aerobatics

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th April, 2008

High flying entertainment will take place in the skies above Agfair this year, with an aerobatic display by Inverted Downunder.

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Legacy continues

Originally published: Monday, 28th April, 2008

The city paid solemn tribute to the bravery and heroism of its fallen servicemen and women on Friday, as locals gathered to watch the procession of the Anzac Day march.

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NSW drivers willing to put up with petrol pain

Originally published: Thursday, 24th April, 2008

A new survey has found stark differences between how high a price motorists in NSW and Queensland are prepared to pay for petrol.

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Veterans, family to march side-by-side

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd April, 2008

Descendants of World War One and World War Two veterans will not be sent to the back of Broken Hill's Anzac Day parade.

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Award for flood work

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd April, 2008

Local Ambulance Officer Keith Diemar has been awarded a State Medal for his role in Emergency and Recovery Response during the devastating 2007 Hunter and Central Coast Storms.

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Unruly party closed down

Originally published: Monday, 21st April, 2008

Police resources were stretched on Saturday night when a party of between 300 and 400 young people at the Cameron Pipe Band hall got out of hand and had to be closed down.

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Watch out for joeys

Originally published: Saturday, 19th April, 2008

The Rescue and Rehabilitation of Native Animals (RRANA) group is calling for motorists to keep a lookout for orphaned joeys when travelling outside the city. It has six joeys recuperating with RRANA carers Andy Jenkins and Beris Deans after being hit by cars, the latest of which is a tiny female called Rocco. Rocco was saved after a motorist noticed the injured little joey standing beside her dead mother on the side of the road and called RRANA.

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Daytime debs step out in style

Originally published: Thursday, 17th April, 2008

The city's senior ladies wound back the clock at the Anzac Hall yesterday as the Home and Community Centre held its first ever Seniors Deb Ball.

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Seniors’ Week Concert

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th April, 2008

Locals of all ages banded together to ensure Seniors’ Week got off to a positive start yesterday at the annual Seniors’ Week Concert. The concert is one of the many activities planned for the week which celebrates the valuable contribution seniors make to our community. Hundreds of elderly residents and their families packed the Entertainment Centre to watch the threehour concert, which featured local dance groups, a fashion parade, and a number of vocal acts. The event is organised by June Marie Bennett in conjunction with City Council.

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Patrick happy to be here

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th April, 2008

When Swiss photographer Patrick Martin was offered a chance to work overseas in any country, the choice of destination was an easy one.

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New deal for filmmakers

Originally published: Monday, 7th April, 2008

For budding young filmmakers, Broken Hill is the Reel Deal this year. The Reel Deal Short Film Festival is an initiative of the Bankstown City Council and has been running for a number of years. It invites young filmmakers to create short films with a different theme required each year.

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Licence changes for older drivers

Originally published: Friday, 4th April, 2008

NSW drivers aged over 75 will from next year have to undergo an annual medical assessment - a licence requirement which now kicks in at the age of 80. The change is one of a number of driving licence reforms aimed at making roads safer, but maintaining older drivers' mobility and independence, the NSW Government said yesterday. However in an easing of regulations, drivers over the age of 85 will only need to take a practical driving test every two years, instead of annually. The practical driving test will also be revised to better reflect the experience of older drivers, said NSW Roads Minister Eric Roozendaal.

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Knife threat man charged

Originally published: Friday, 4th April, 2008

A man who allegedly pulled a knife on some people for refusing him a slice of pizza yesterday morning later broke into a man's house and asked to be taken to the hospital, police have been told.

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Runaway train

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd April, 2008

A train rolled from the shunting yards yesterday and went off the rails near the South overpass. 

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Lake hopes dashed

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st April, 2008

It's the first release of water into Lake Menindee in years - and it wasn't supposed to happen. People visiting the Menindee Lakes lookout over the weekend could have been forgiven for thinking the lower lake was filling.

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