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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.

June, 2008

New treasure for archives

Originally published: Monday, 30th June, 2008

The late Harold Sforcina loved his Barrier Daily Truth and now thanks to his foresight, future generations can find 1930s editions in the local archives. Harold carefully preserved a collection of 1933 editions which that year reported on the "Back to Broken Hill Jubilee celebrations"

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Diverse works on show

Originally published: Friday, 27th June, 2008

Thirty-five artworks will compete for top honours in this year's prestigious Outback Art Prize.

The annual BH Regional Art Gallery competition attracted 68 entries from artists all over Australia, said the gallery's manager, Bruce Tindale.

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O'brien dons the teal

Originally published: Thursday, 26th June, 2008

Broken Hill is shaping as an important incubator for AFL Club Port Power, which has just added a second local to its scholarship program.

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Dogs foil robbery

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th June, 2008

Barking dogs foiled a wouldbe burglar at a house in Chapple Lane on Monday night.

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Passenger numbers keep taking off

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th June, 2008

Passenger numbers on Regional Express’s Adelaide and Sydney services continue to grow. City Council figures show that more than 5,500 passengers flew with Rex in May - a record for the local airport.

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Get silly for sids

Originally published: Monday, 23rd June, 2008

Red Nose Day is coming up again, and everyone is encouraged to get silly for a great cause. Buying a red nose on June 27 is a way of showing support for the annual event, which is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. SIDS and Kids is dedicated to the elimination of sudden infant death. Originally established to undertake research and provide education about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the charity expanded in 2002 to provide a wide range of services. Today SIDS and Kids gives counselling and support to families who have suffered the sudden death of a young child, no matter what the cause.

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Wanton destruction prompts increased cemetery patrols

Originally published: Friday, 20th June, 2008

City Council and police will increase their patrols at the cemetery after vandals attacked and damaged about 20 graves.

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New aged care home

Originally published: Thursday, 19th June, 2008

Thirteen new low-care beds would be created as part of a proposal by Southern Cross Care (SCC) to build a new 40-bed aged care home to replace the War Veterans hostel.

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Elderly enjoying latest video games

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th June, 2008

Video games have breached the age barrier, with some of the city's oldest residents picking up a game controller for the first time.

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In cold blood: court

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th June, 2008

A man charged with murdering a woman in Ivanhoe on Saturday had only recently been released from jail, police told the Local Court yesterday.

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Senior students to steal the show

Originally published: Monday, 16th June, 2008

Willyama High School's most senior students will give have their last hurrah next month at the school's Mid Year Music Concert.

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Base expansion taking shape

Originally published: Friday, 13th June, 2008

Despite some delays, the $3 million redevelopment of the local Flying Doctor base is on track for completion by the end of the year. South Eastern Section executive director, Clyde Thomson, said yesterday that he still expected work to expand the base to be finished by December.

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Welcome inflows for reservoirs

Originally published: Thursday, 12th June, 2008

The weekend's rain was good to Broken Hill, flowing into the city's storages and filling them to their highest level in seven years.

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Who's a lucky galah?

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th June, 2008

It's not every day a bird hits powerlines and lives to squawk about it.

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The 10th Silverado Shootout has been hailed a huge success.

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th June, 2008

Organiser, Phil Grossi said that the rain didn't dampen any spirits as more than 90 local and interstate shooters competed in their best period attire over the weekend. 

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The best in the west

Originally published: Friday, 6th June, 2008

Marian Bishop has been honoured as an Outstanding Graduating Student by the NSW Far Western Institute of TAFE.

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Water plant boost

Originally published: Thursday, 5th June, 2008

The Mica Street water treatment plant upgrade project will receive a $13.2 million boost from the State Budget.

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Nothing for us

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th June, 2008

The State Budget was a "disappointment" for Broken Hill and designed only to shore up Labor seats under threat from the government's proposal to privatise the electricity industry, according to local MP, John Williams.

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Towns vie for mine royalties

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008

Broken Hill is supporting a proposal that mining towns get a percentage of the royalties paid to the State Government by mining companies.
Councils could use the money to help fund infrastructure works being affected by mining operations, the NSW Shires Association Conference has been told.

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Sculpting the Seven

Originally published: Monday, 2nd June, 2008

One of the city's favourite artists has been commissioned to create a sculpture for Broken Hill's 125th anniversary.

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