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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, 2009

Local nurses protest in Sydney

Originally published: Friday, 31st July, 2009

Local nurses joined their peers in a protest march through Sydney's CBD yesterday.

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John rolls up his sleeves

Originally published: Thursday, 30th July, 2009

Local MP John Williams spent a day behind the counter in Argent Street businesses yesterday as part of the 'Pollies for Small Business' program.

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BIU band now recruiting

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th July, 2009

The Barrier Industrial Unions band is offering free sessions for locals interested in learning a brass or percussion instrument.

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Firies test out new tools of the trade

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th July, 2009

By Stefan Delatovic

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Star line-up for Red Desert Live!

Originally published: Monday, 27th July, 2009

Red Desert Live has confirmed a number of support acts for its 2009 festival.

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Serving up less stress

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2009

Yesterday's mild top temperature of 16 degrees Celsius provided the perfect conditions for Lifeline's Stress Down Day.

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Bucking the trend

Originally published: Friday, 24th July, 2009

Broken Hill's tourism numbers continue to rise despite the downturn in domestic tourism elsewhere across the nation. The city's Visitor Information Centre yesterday claimed another record year, with 203,000 people through the doors for the 2008/09 financial year. The figures represent an eight per cent growth on the record of 189,000 visitors set in 2007/2008.

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Shire's hard sell

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd July, 2009

The Central Darling Shire Council wants philanthropists to think outback when deciding where to put the $11 billion they donate each year.

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Quest for talent

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2009

Broken Hill's stars of the future were on stage at the plaza yesterday for the Thankakali Talent Quest.

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Student pursues ancient book's origins

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st July, 2009

A fascinating Bengali book from the 19th century has been discovered at the local mosque.

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Celebrated war veteran moving on

Originally published: Monday, 20th July, 2009

The city is preparing to farewell one of its most celebrated war veterans, Andy Dowd.

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Outback Open on again

Originally published: Friday, 17th July, 2009

by Captain

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Claudia to walk Kokoda Track

Originally published: Thursday, 16th July, 2009

Involvement in a recent leadership program has opened the door to the experience of a lifetime for Claudia Paul, as she prepares to walk the Kokoda Track.

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Dubious dollars

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th July, 2009

By Andrew Robertson

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Preserving the past

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th July, 2009

Broken Hill's bid to be included on the National Heritage List will further enhance the city as a destination for cultural tourism, according to NSW National Trust Executive Director John Neish.

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Hundreds turn out for NAIDOC party

Originally published: Friday, 10th July, 2009

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations continued yesterday with a big day of entertainment in Sturt Park.

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TAFE welcomes new manager

Originally published: Thursday, 9th July, 2009

By Darrin Manuel

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Reservoir barrier in doubt

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th July, 2009

By Andrew Robertson

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Celebrations begin

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th July, 2009

The city's emergency services joined with the Aboriginal community yesterday to celebrate the start of NAIDOC Week.

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Protection for important Aboriginal cultural site

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th July, 2009

Work to protect "Kukirrka" or Burkes Cave, an important site for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people located east of the city, began last week.

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Outback calls "water" soldier

Originally published: Monday, 6th July, 2009

It's been a few years since Paul Obree said goodbye to Broken Hill High School, but he still likes a beer or two at the Mulga hotel when he comes home.

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Laptop roll-out scheme hits town

Originally published: Friday, 3rd July, 2009

The digital "education revolution" arrived at the Willyama High School yesterday in the form of 21 new laptop computers.

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New Rotary president

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd July, 2009

Mr Hall was inducted as president at the club's annual changeover dinner at the Democratic Club on Saturday night. He takes over from Paul Armstrong.

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Sky turned orange

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st July, 2009

Locals were left to clean up the mess after another dust storm turned Broken Hill's sky into an orange haze yesterday.

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