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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.

May, 2008

Silverado's on again

Originally published: Saturday, 31st May, 2008

The Silver City will look a lot like the wild west next weekend when the Silverado Shootout rolls into town.

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Local players one step closer to AFL careers

Originally published: Thursday, 29th May, 2008

The happy team at Hawthorn may soon have two smiling new additions to their ranks after adding locals Heath Caldwell and Dylan Stuart to their Scholarship Program.

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'Council won't be paying for departments mistake'

Originally published: Thursday, 29th May, 2008

Local ratepayers will not be footing the bill for a blunder committed by two State Government departments, according to City Council.

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Local students get a taste of Shakespeare

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th May, 2008

High school students were given a rare treat yesterday, taking in a live performance from the Bell Shakespeare Company. Four actors from the company's Actors at Work and Student Workshop programs are this week giving performances for students and community members in Broken Hill, Menindee, Wilcannia, Bourke and Walgett. Their trip is aimed at introducing students in the Far West to the magic of theatre. Yesterday the foursome treated Broken Hill High School students to excerpts from Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Appeal a success: Salvos

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th May, 2008

The 2008 Red Shield Appeal was well supported, according to the local Salvation Army.

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Regional development subject to inquiry

Originally published: Monday, 26th May, 2008

An inquiry into the way the Federal Government intends to manage the funding of regional infrastructure projects will also examine the alleged abuse of the funding by the previous government.

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City on the silver screen

Originally published: Saturday, 24th May, 2008

A movie which was partly filmed in Broken Hill and district last year is now screening here. Cactus, which brought a film crew to the city last May, can now be seen at the Silver City Cinema.

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Locals buy big cuppa for cancer

Originally published: Friday, 23rd May, 2008

Locals continue to donate thousands of dollars to cancer research through Australia's Biggest Morning Tea events. While yesterday marked the official date of the nationwide fundraiser, locals have been hosting morning teas in offices, homes and clubs all this month.

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Fraud case twist

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd May, 2008

The case of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud involving the purchase of cattle stations, a helicopter and a semi-trailer took another turn in the District Court yesterday.

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Scouts out and about

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st May, 2008

For the next five weeks the 3rd BH Sea Scouts will be available to do odd jobs in return for payment. It's all to do with Scout Job Week - which is actually running until July 31 in Broken Hill.

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Luke rising through Idol ranks

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th May, 2008

One young local has wowed the Australian Idol judges and made his way through to the next round of the competition.

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Challenge begins

Originally published: Monday, 19th May, 2008

Motorsport fans enjoyed a mixture of racing and wreckage at the blue metal quarry yesterday for the Legacy Special Stage of the ARB Warn 4x4 Outback Challenge.

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Bus crashes into school

Originally published: Saturday, 17th May, 2008

A traffic accident almost ended in tragedy yesterday when a bus crashed into the grounds of the Willyama High School during recess.

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Celtic grooming its juniors

Originally published: Saturday, 17th May, 2008

The Celtic Soccer Club will maintain its focus on developing junior players this weekend during a special soccer camp at the racecourse. The camp was held with great success last year, and around 40 children have signed on again for this year's event. They will take part in a series of skills and fitness drills with the club's senior male and female players on Saturday before competing in a scratch match on Sunday.

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Children's classic premieres at Rep

Originally published: Friday, 16th May, 2008

Locals have the chance to experience the excitement of live musical theatre when The Wizard of Oz opens at Theatre 44 this weekend.

The show starts tomorrow and six performances will be given over the next three weekends. The Wizard of Oz is the latest of Marilyn Harris' productions following the success of Annie in 2006 and Alice in Wonderland last year.

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Long riders on a mission

Originally published: Thursday, 15th May, 2008

One brave woman and her daughters are in the city on a journey from Western Australia to Queensland on horseback to raise money for breast cancer research. Kerry Stanley, daughters Shannon and Kate, and their bright pink support truck arrived yesterday afternoon. They are spending two days at the racecourse for a well-deserved rest. They set off from Bindoon in WA about 11 weeks ago and hope to arrive in Beaudesert, Queensland in June. "Kerry's Ride 4 Life" hope to raise funds for breast cancer research and raise awareness of the disease.

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Performers need their space

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th May, 2008

Broken Hill needs a performing arts centre to help nurture the talents of local children and youth, according to local dance teacher Le'Neta Edwards. Le'Neta, founder of Dynamique Music and Dance (DMD) said the local performing arts community were seeking premises suitable for such a centre. 

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Hospital wait grows longer

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th May, 2008

More locals are waiting longer for surgery, according to NSW Health figures.

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Responsible gambling awareness

Originally published: Monday, 12th May, 2008

This week is Responsible Gambling Awareness Week and the local Problem Gambling Service will be holding a free sausage sizzle.

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Scarce supply of mum's favourites

Originally published: Saturday, 10th May, 2008

The most popular Mother's Day gift, chrysanthemums, are in short supply in Broken Hill this year due to the mild weather.

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Suspects linked to murder

Originally published: Friday, 9th May, 2008

More people may soon be charged in relation to the savage murder of man in his home on Good Friday.

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Big plans for ugly corner

Originally published: Thursday, 8th May, 2008

Secrecy surrounds a large new development proposed on part of the former Broken Hill Ice and Produce site on the corner of Beryl and Sulphide streets.

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Water request denied

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th May, 2008

The NSW Government has ruled out additional water releases from Menindee Lakes to support the Lower Lakes in South Australia. The decision dashes the hopes of some communities and irrigators in South Australia who have been asking for up to 400 gigalitres of water to be released from the lakes.

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Olive co-op pressing ahead, plans for a second grove

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th May, 2008

Broken Hill Gourmet Products has invested in a new olive press as it looks to increase production and develop markets outside the city.

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Beauties visit local charity

Originally published: Friday, 2nd May, 2008

Raising awareness of the important work they perform in a community is often a constant a struggle for charities. So when a couple of Miss Australia finalists offered to help lift the profile of Picton Plants and Oasis Desert Lavender, the answer was obvious.

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Housing touchdown

Originally published: Thursday, 1st May, 2008

The former Rugby League Park looks set to become a new residential estate featuring up to 100 houses.

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