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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.

August, 2008

Locals cashing in while they can

Originally published: Friday, 29th August, 2008

Locals will soon find out if they will be able to keep cashing in their beer bottles and cans.

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Chance for gardeners to shine

Originally published: Thursday, 28th August, 2008

Broken Hill gardeners are being asked to come out of winter hibernation and enter the annual Silver City Garden Club competition. Club member

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Anna top of the pops

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th August, 2008

Young local singer Annastassia Dennis has been crowned this year's Pop Star.

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Blooming Jacaranda "butchered"

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th August, 2008

A local man has expressed his anger at the way Country Energy cuts back trees near power lines and transformers.

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Local firm wins work from far and wide

Originally published: Monday, 25th August, 2008

Local business Bobos Engineering has ensured its longevity by successfully sourcing major contracts from outside the city.

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Fair trade for all

Originally published: Monday, 25th August, 2008

The rise in petrol and food prices may be worrying but at least locals can be confident they are getting what they pay for, according to the Minister for Fair Trading, Linda Burney. "Part of the anxiety for everyone is the increase in petrol and food prices," said Ms Burney. "Whilst we have no jurisdiction over pricing, we can make sure people get what they pay for," she said. She said it was at least one area consumers didn't have to worry about, thanks to the efforts of the Office of Fair Trading.

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Perilya to cut 440 employees

Originally published: Friday, 22nd August, 2008

In a major blow to Broken Hill, Perilya is to slash 440 jobs from its local mining workforce next month in response to low metal prices.
The struggling company announced yesterday that it had decided to "resize" the mine - the city's single largest employer - following an extensive review of the operation.

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Pottery and Craft Fair

Originally published: Thursday, 21st August, 2008

The Potter's Society will hold its pottery and craft fair this weekend.

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Cattonar captures Magdelene

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th August, 2008

Local artist Jenny Cattonar has received recognition in Queensland after impressing judges from the Artisans' Guild of Caboolture and District.

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Most youths drink, most parents know

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th August, 2008

Just six per cent of the 138 local Year 11 students surveyed recently said they didn't drink alcohol and 77 per cent of those that did said their parents were aware of their drinking.

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Forty paddles, forty days and forty pubs

Originally published: Monday, 18th August, 2008

On August 25, two lads from Sydney will grab their kayaks, kiss the big smoke goodbye, and begin an epic journey of 40 paddles and 40 pubs in 40 days.

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Turning trash into treasure

Originally published: Saturday, 16th August, 2008

Jamie Chynoweth is enjoying the rewards of amateur photography after his shots were published in "Mad Cars Disease 2: More Madness."

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Artwork on wheels

Originally published: Friday, 15th August, 2008

While most people send cards or a bunch of flowers as a way of showing their appreciation, Jennie Mallon wanted to do something extra special for her partner Bill Dart.

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Locals snap us prizes

Originally published: Thursday, 14th August, 2008

The results of the "Life & Light in the Western Catchment" photographic competition were announced this week and there were many locals among the prizewinners.

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Louth puts on race meet to remember

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th August, 2008

A massive crowd of about 6,500 turned out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Louth Races on the weekend.

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Famous train pulls into town

Originally published: Saturday, 9th August, 2008

One of the State's best preserved historic trains is visiting the city.

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Basin holds little water

Originally published: Friday, 8th August, 2008

A new estimate of the amount of water now held in storage across the Murray-Darling Basin has shut the gate on demands from across the border for extra releases from Menindee Lakes.

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Quick to rise, slow to fall

Originally published: Thursday, 7th August, 2008

Local motorists are being ripped off at the petrol pump, according to the NRMA.

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Local Flying Doctor the model for success

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th August, 2008

The service model developed so successfully by the South Eastern Section of the RFDS now appears set to be used throughout Australia.

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Strong support for Shelley

Originally published: Monday, 4th August, 2008

A huge crowd turned out yesterday morning in support of an event which raised funds for police Officer Shelley Walsh, whose life was torn apart by an attack on her family.

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Courage awarded

Originally published: Friday, 1st August, 2008

The courage shown by two students and an off-duty nurse that helped save a heart attack victim's life was acknowledged yesterday by the NSW Ambulance Service.

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