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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.

November, 2009

New president makes history for North

Originally published: Saturday, 28th November, 2009

The North Football Club will come under the guidance of a female President for the first time in its history after Gloria Hack was elevated to the position recently.

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Dust follows heavy rain

Originally published: Friday, 27th November, 2009

The recent run of unpredictable weather continued yesterday with showers followed by yet another dust storm.

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Shannon Noll for the Silver City

Originally published: Thursday, 26th November, 2009

Shannon Noll will be seeing quite a lot of Broken Hill over the coming week, and vice versa.

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White Ribbon Day

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th November, 2009

The city's police chief has become a White Ribbon Day Ambassador.

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Mayoral hopefuls facing public

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th November, 2009

Locals will get the chance to grill most of the city's mayoral candidates tonight at a public forum being held at the Legion Club. Organiser Damien Fisher said yesterday that the forum was an opportunity for the candidates to put their ideas directly to the public. Each candidate will get seven minutes to explain why they should be the city's next mayor before answering questions from the public. Mr Fisher said that eight of the 11 mayoral candidates had indicated they would attend the forum. He said Tom Kennedy, Ray Steer and Darren Flowers said they would not be attending because of prior engagements. The forum gets underway at 6pm. "The aim of the whole thing is to make it informative, and make it short and sharp. We hope to have it (finished) by 8pm," said Mr Fisher, who is the general manager of 2BH/Hill FM.

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Complaints run high at Council

Originally published: Monday, 23rd November, 2009

Central Darling Shire Council has been named and shamed by the NSW Government for receiving a large number of complaints. The council is among 27 NSW councils which received the most number of complaints in 2008/09, according to figures released by Local Government Minister, Barbara Perry. A total of 17 complaints were received by the council, according to the figures, compared to just two for the previous year. Shoalhaven City Council topped the list with 75 complaints, Gosford City Council was second with 48 complaints, and Tweed Shire Council was third highest with 40 complaints. While Central Darling Shire Council is the largest Local Government Area in the State, it has one of the smallest populations, with just 2000 residents. Just 21 councils out of a total of 152 councils received more than half of all complaints in the past year, according to the figures. Ms Perry said more than 1200 complaints were received by the Division of Local Government during the 08/09 financial year. "It's very concerning that such a relatively small number of councils account for more than half of the 1200 complaints received," she said. "We know that most councils do a good job but they need to remember at all times to work in the interests of their community." The Division of Local Government works to ensure councils continue to provide a high level of service to ratepayers and council decisions are made lawfully and within reasonable time periods, Ms Perry said. "Complaints can alert the Division to instances when proper processes have not been adhered to or services are lacking, so if you have a complaint, I'd strongly encourage you to contact the Division of Local Government." Information obtained from complaints can assist both councils and the Division in identifying and addressing emerging trends or areas of concern that need improvement.

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Eagle grounded

Originally published: Saturday, 21st November, 2009

The recent oppressive high temperatures appear to be taking a toll on wildlife, with RRANA (Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals) fielding a number of calls reporting distressed and overheated animals.

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Talent finale tonight

Originally published: Friday, 20th November, 2009

Entertainment is promised tonight with a concert presenting all of the finalists in the "Broken Hill's Got Talent" competition. .

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Maurice an All-Australian

Originally published: Thursday, 19th November, 2009

Maurice Hetherton is hoping more Broken Hill blokes will join him at next year's Australian Masters' Carnival so they can share his success.

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Hayden's efforts rewarded

Originally published: Thursday, 19th November, 2009

Hayden Zammit is the 2009 Far West Youth Volunteer of Year.

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City 'deserves better water'

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th November, 2009

By Gina Wilson Residents should tell today's public forum into water price increases that no rise will be accepted until water quality is improved.

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Clean up The Hill

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th November, 2009

Broken Hill was "built on the self-reliance and ingenuity of our forefathers, so surely we can all manage a little weeding once a year", says Mayoral candidate Wincen Cuy.

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Christmas Appeal spreading cheer

Originally published: Monday, 16th November, 2009

The Barrier Daily Truth Christmas Appeal is again calling on locals to donate goods to help those less fortunate celebrate the festive season.

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Search on for Pageant Princess

Originally published: Saturday, 14th November, 2009

The Quota Club of Broken Hill, in conjunction with South Rotary, is looking for the first "Pageant Princess."

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Exchange student's French connection

Originally published: Friday, 13th November, 2009

Local teenager Hugh Davies found he had a passion for the French language after taking lessons in year eight.

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Brenn takes to stage again

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th November, 2009

Local singing sensation Brenna Ellis will be one of the drawcards to the Philharmonic Society's concert on the weekend.

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Abuser cops a $150 fine

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th November, 2009

An 18-year-old man was issued with a Criminal Infringement Notice after he allegedly verbally abused police in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police said the man attended the station at 12.05am on Sunday to make a complaint and was given advice which he didn't accept. Police said the man then verbally abused police at the counter and used offensive language. The infringement will cost him $150.

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Vandals again target fences

Originally published: Monday, 9th November, 2009

The front fences of eight private homes were pushed over by vandals on Friday night or early Saturday morning.

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Low-light portrait a highlight for Nicole

Originally published: Saturday, 7th November, 2009

Photography student and former local Nicole Bugeja was recently recognised for her talent at the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) State Awards.

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Archibald opens tonight

Originally published: Friday, 6th November, 2009

The winner of this year's Archibald Prize will go on show at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery tonight.

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The field's set for Council election

Originally published: Thursday, 5th November, 2009

It's official: 11 people will stand for Mayor in next month's City Council election and 30 will vie for nine Councillor positions.

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Young DJ in bid to lead city

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th November, 2009

Travis Keyser has joined the race for Mayor. At 22, he is the youngest candidate and he hopes to set an example to the city's young citizens as an independent.

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Cut to insulation rebate leaves us out in the cold

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd November, 2009

The rebate was introduced in February as part of the government's economic stimulus package. It offered householders up to $1,600 towards the cost of installing ceiling installation.

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A momentous occasion

Originally published: Monday, 2nd November, 2009

Three local pharmacists put down the razor yesterday to throw their support behind Movember.

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