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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.

September, 2009

Seeds of mining

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th September, 2009

By Gina Wilson

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Store pitches in for sick kids

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th September, 2009

Local Woolworths staff are holding a monster garage sale on Saturday to raise money for sick children.

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Bikies' comeback

Originally published: Monday, 28th September, 2009

Long-time locals heading down the main street will soon come across a familiar scene from years gone by: an array of motorbikes lined up outside the old Argent Street Milkbar.

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Million dollar blackout

Originally published: Friday, 25th September, 2009

TransGrid and Country Energy are in a race against time and money to repair the five transmission towers that were downed by Monday's storm.

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Dusty gift to the east

Originally published: Thursday, 24th September, 2009

By Stefan Delatovic

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Surreal twilight

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd September, 2009

The city was plunged into darkness yesterday as the worst dust storm in decades engulfed the city.

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Soccer brawl

Originally published: Monday, 21st September, 2009

Arrests will be made and a ban on alcohol could ensue following an alcohol fuelled brawl at yesterday's local soccer grand final. Police last night said that investigations would continue with a view to arrests after a fight broke out between opposing team supporters, spilling onto the pitch and stopping the men's A grade game. Broken Hill Police shift supervisor sergeant Paul Hayes said the incident was being considered as high end common assault and could include charges under the public order offenses, including affray. "Investigations are continuing with the possibility of arrests in the future," Sergeant Hayes said. "Most of our problems are alcohol and drug related and this is an example of what happens when people drink to excess. "It's very disappointing and doesn't set a good example." Around 20 spectators were invovled in the melee which began after the West Panthers kicked a goal in the seventh minute of extra time to give them the lead in what had been an evenly contested match. While initially the fight was between two or three people, it soon gathered numbers as people joined in or tried to stop the fight. Security hustled with the brawlers but were overwhelmed by the numbers fighting. Police were called but no arrests were made at the scene. President of the Broken Hill Soccer Association Peter Nash said the brawl marred what was a "great day". "There was an altercation between a couple of spectators, one who tried to give a big of cheek to the opposition team," Mr Nash said. "The game was stopped for 10 minutes as (the fight) spilled onto the pitch which is definitely not what the Association wants. "It was very disappointing and marred a great day at the soccer." Mr Nash said the Association would be discussing a course of action to deal with the offenders, including banning them from future matches. "We are bitterly disappointed by the actions of a few and certainly the Association will want to investigate it," he said. "The Association will now consider banning alcohol and we will be discussing that. "From the Association's point of view it was a blight on what was a fantastic day." Mr Nash said no players were involved. "The players played 120 minutes of fantastic soccer. The players were fantastic," he said. "It's very disappointing and not the sort of image we want to produce." Mr Nash said a lots of families attended the final as well as people who come just once per year to watch the grand final and it was not a good look for the game. "This will undo six months of hard work or promoting soccer as a good game." The final 23 minutes of the game were played without incident. Sgt Hayes said given the fight took place in public it will be viewed more seriously. "It was assault in public view and it sets an example and is offensive to everybody," he said. "It brings attention and is looked at more seriously. "(It could mean an) affray offence for everyone involved." Meanwhile Sgt Hayes is urging anyone who took photographs or filmed the brawl to contact police. "Police are calling for those with images on their cameras or phones to bring them forward."

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Singing along at the cinema

Originally published: Friday, 18th September, 2009

The Hill will soon be alive with the sound of music when a film classic returns to the big screen for a special one-off appearance.

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New group gets active

Originally published: Thursday, 17th September, 2009

By Gina Wilson

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Problems in the country, specialists in the city

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th September, 2009

A local optometrist said he was not surprised by a new report that says that while a third of Australians with eye problems live in country areas, most eye health professionals work in the big cities.

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Closed on weekends

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th September, 2009

Difficulty in finding staff to cover a seven-day roster and low weekend activity has led to a decision to close Ivanhoe's health service on weekends, according to the Greater Western Area Health Service.

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Ellysia does it again

Originally published: Monday, 14th September, 2009

Local teenager Ellysia Oldsen has won a second national science competition in as many weeks.

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World class scanner

Originally published: Friday, 11th September, 2009

Changes to laws covering the use of x-ray equipment have resulted in a local dental surgery now boasting a "world-class" imaging facility.

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Dry flotilla popular

Originally published: Thursday, 10th September, 2009

It's not easy bringing a flotilla of River Murray paddle steamers to the outback, but model-maker Rodney Hibbs is up to the challenge.

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Pool officially opened

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th September, 2009

A crowd of 250 invited guests gathered to witness the official opening of the Silver City Swimming Club's new 25 metre pool on Saturday.

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Students launch into nursing at TAFE

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th September, 2009

A group of local high School students are among the first to take part in a nursing course with TAFE as part of their year 11 and 12 studies.

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Ace day for bikers

Originally published: Saturday, 5th September, 2009

While there is sure to be plenty of horsepower on the roads today for the Broken Hill Harley Riders' Association's annual poker run, the fastest engine won't necessarily win the race.

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Poet invites Hillites to tell their stories

Originally published: Friday, 4th September, 2009

Les Wicks, the city's poet in residence and author of eight books, is delighted to be back in Broken Hill.

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Hospital probes "near fatal" mishap

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd September, 2009

By Gayle Hogan

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Centro's bid to stop rival

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2009

Centro Properties Group is threatening to take developer Leasecorp to court to stop it building a rival shopping centre on the former Globe Timber site.

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Fairies dust town with magic

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st September, 2009

The Fairies flew into town yesterday much to the delight of their legion of loyal little followers.

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Pilot stays cool in a crisis

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st September, 2009

By Andrew Robertson

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