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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.

July, 2008

Recycling let down

Originally published: Thursday, 31st July, 2008

Locals won't be able to redeem recyclable beer bottles in Broken Hill soon because an SA company has decided to stop buying them.
City Council is going into bat for the Channings Bottle Yard, which is facing financial hardship over the change. Council will also seek to ensure people aren't being ripped off.

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Lions to host convention

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th July, 2008

The Broken Hill Lions Club is preparing to host its first C2 District convention in more than 20 years.

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Back-to-back awards for city cottages

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th July, 2008

A couple who converted miners' cottages into high-end tourist accommodation has won a major regional tourism award for the second year in a row.

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Fence vandals strike again

Originally published: Monday, 28th July, 2008

A Wills Street resident has become the latest victim of vandals targeting fences around the city.

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After hours clinic popular

Originally published: Thursday, 24th July, 2008

Almost 500 patients have used the city's new after hours GP clinic since it opened in January.

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Work cut out for Courtney

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd July, 2008

Local dancer Courtney Adams is preparing to turn 32 untrained dancers into polished performers for the 2008 Far West Dancing with the Stars Ball.

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Dancing for Life

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd July, 2008

The Relay for Life is on again at the Memorial Oval, but this time with a difference.

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4WD rolled in car crash

Originally published: Monday, 21st July, 2008

A man has been charged with drink-driving following a collision between two vehicles that left one of them on its roof. The accident happened late on Friday night when one of the vehicles went through a give-way sign at the corner of Bagot and Blende Streets, police said yesterday.

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Lad's mag exposure for aspiring model

Originally published: Friday, 18th July, 2008

Taylea Keenan is taking her shot at modelling, with a little help from her friends. The 19-year-old local has submitted a photos of herself to the Ralph men's magazine, and has been selected to appear in the "Who Should Ralph Shoot?" feature. Each month readers vote for their favourite girl.

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Police ride for a stricken mate

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th July, 2008

Local police are asking everyone to join them in a ride for Shelley. 

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Cabins reflect expanding demand for accommodation

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th July, 2008

An additional 10 cabins have been erected at the Broken Hill City Caravan Park as more tourists and workers look to cheaper types of accommodation. Caravan Park Manager Leanne Tompkins said that the six single-person cabins and four double cabins would suit those looking for affordable accommodation that is still comfortable. Mrs Tompkins said that there had been plenty of interest in the cabins from drilling and mining companies that regularly send workers to the city.

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Engine failure forces emergency landing

Originally published: Monday, 14th July, 2008

A twin-engined Cessna carrying six people landed without incident at the local airport yesterday after its pilot was forced to shut down one engine mid-flight. The plane was enroute from Cooper Pedy to Lismore when trouble struck the left engine, said local Duty Officer and Acting Inspector

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Developer ‘will spend millions’

Originally published: Saturday, 12th July, 2008

A Mildura developer is counting on local support to help build a five-star hotel/motel and casino at the golf course, saying it would bring immense tourism benefits to the city. It was confirmed yesterday that Tony Carrazza, principal of Dialena Nominees, had bought the golf course for an undisclosed sum. Mr Carrazza told BDT he plans to first build a “fairly large” hotel/motel complex there, as well as upgrade the golf course and the clubrooms.

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Happy homes focus of kids’ workshop

Originally published: Friday, 11th July, 2008

What makes a happy home was the focus of a creative workshop for children held at the Art Gallery this week. The “Happy Homes” diorama workshop explored what makes children happy and healthy.

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Highway blocked

Originally published: Thursday, 10th July, 2008

The Barrier Highway was blocked for most of yesterday by a semitrailer which hit a bridge and rolled over near Olary in the early hours of the morning. The B-double truck was carrying 880 sheep and one of its trailers fell right across the road. 

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Brigade enlists help to get message across

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th July, 2008

Staff at the Central Fire Station reached out to members of the local Aboriginal community yesterday as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.

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NAIDOC Week 'a time to reflect'

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th July, 2008

The celebration of NAIDOC Week brings to mind the achievements of Aboriginal people since the 1967 referendum, according to one of the city's young Indigenous leaders.

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Grand day throws up a surprise or two

Originally published: Monday, 7th July, 2008

About 1,200 people gathered for a gala day of football at the Jubilee Oval on Saturday which featured the official reopening of the refurbished E.K. Lean grandstand. The day featured a double header in the football league as well as the inaugural clash of the local Masters Australian Football League competition.

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Gallipoli Fellowships awarded

Originally published: Monday, 7th July, 2008

Two health workers and the Broken Hill Civic Orchestra are this year's beneficiaries of the local Gallipoli Memorial Foundation.

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Highland dancers on a high

Originally published: Monday, 7th July, 2008

Local highland dancers have once again proved they are loaded with talent after winning a swag of medals in Adelaide recently.

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Wine, dine and make a bid

Originally published: Saturday, 5th July, 2008

Locals have a chance to buy a unique piece of musical memorabilia and help Broken Hill's newest major event being held later this year.

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Rookie director sees the attraction of home

Originally published: Friday, 4th July, 2008

Published: Friday 4 July, 2008 Film student Miles Clothier said he now understands why the landscape of the Silver City attracts film makers from far and wide.

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Miners accept offer

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd July, 2008

Mine workers at Perilya are set to receive a 15 per cent wage rise over three years after union members voted to accept the company's agreement offer.

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How to plot your escape

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd July, 2008

Locals are being urged to practice their escape - from a house fire.

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Tax cuts welcomed

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st July, 2008

Families are set to benefit from a range of budget measures that will come into effect today.

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