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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.

March, 2010

Mighty Fords for Easter rally

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st March, 2010

Locals are invited to a display of American automotive muscle on the weekend - but don't expect to see names like Camaro and Mustang.

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A break in tradition

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st March, 2010

Next year's St Pat's race meeting will likely be moved forward to March 19 to ensure it receives vital funding from Racing NSW Country, TAB and Sky Channel.

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Mad for Max and happy to show it

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st March, 2010

Most people have heard of Adrian Bennett in the last few months - he's the Mad Max-crazy English bloke who packed up his family and moved from England to Australia to be closer to where the hit movie was filmed.

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Willyama win well deserved

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st March, 2010

Yesterday saw the 24th instalment of the open cricket match between the city's high schools.

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Big lake back to former glory

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th March, 2010

It's a sight to gladden the heart of any drought-weary resident.

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Mayor lauds PM's flying visit

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th March, 2010

Mayor Wincen Cuy said the visit by the Prime Minister on Sunday meant Broken Hill was still important to the nation.

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If this is the bunny how big are the eggs?

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th March, 2010

The Phantom Gorilla Artists have struck again, this time with a large Easter surprise.

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Captain inspires Lizards to victory

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th March, 2010

Klingbiel was appointed Shinglebacks Captain for the Riverland game at the weekend, and promptly gave an inspirational "on bus" speech. The rhetoric left the first-gamers in know doubt that, whilst it is "footy for fun", the team was not going to break its winning streak.

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PM flies in with good news

Originally published: Monday, 29th March, 2010

During a four-hour visit, Kevin Rudd said $1.9 million would be used to build new accommodation for medical, nursing, dental and allied health students who came for clinical placement in Broken Hill. He said the upgrades should help attract more people to the work in the bush.

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Prime Ministerial visit first in 25 years

Originally published: Monday, 29th March, 2010

Mr Rudd breaks 25-year drought

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SC Care donates walkers

Originally published: Monday, 29th March, 2010

"A truly moving experience"

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Talent unearthed

Originally published: Friday, 26th March, 2010

The winners of the Emerging Far West Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize were announced last night.

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"Burglars" arrested

Originally published: Friday, 26th March, 2010

Police have rounded up four more suspects in the spate of burglaries over the past month.

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Our world champion

Originally published: Friday, 26th March, 2010

Clay shooter Darryn Nicholls has made a triumphant return home from South Africa where he was crowned world champion.

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Block funding welcomed

Originally published: Thursday, 25th March, 2010

A promise that "block funding" will be given to small hospitals under changes to the health system has been welcomed by the Greater Western Area Health Service'sadvisory council.

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"Happy Shots" exhibit opens

Originally published: Thursday, 25th March, 2010

The work of participants in the Salvation Army's LISK (Living Skills) program went on display yesterday at the Angela Fitzpatrick Gallery.

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Unfamiliar land

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th March, 2010

Hailing from the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, 120 students and 10 teachers have spent a week in the city - and the surrounding desert - working on the project. After attending an architecture workshop in Sydney alongside Australian students, the Danes were eager to experience the other side of the country, and headed to the outback.

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Water as far as you can see

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th March, 2010

Floodwater generated in northwestern NSW over the Christmas/New Year period continues to spill into Lake Menindee for the first time in over a decade. As the water level in the largest of the lakes slowly rises so too does the spirits of the residents who live in the once-popular weekend destination.

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Athletes well supported

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th March, 2010

The Railway Town Primary School held its annual athletics carnival yesterday in warm and sunny weather at the Picton Oval.

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Trots end on a high note

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd March, 2010

Ray Slater was aiming to finish the year on a high, looking to take out all categories and it wasn't long into the night and he had done so collecting horse of the year (OK Whose Next), leading trainer and also leading driver along with Andrew Vozlic, who collected two wins to tie in the tally.

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Hundreds of seniors enjoy huge concert

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd March, 2010

It was a packed house at the Entertainment Centre yesterday as elderly residents enjoyed the annual Seniors' Week Concert.

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Waste comment a vote grab, says Williams

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd March, 2010

Claims by a South Australian Senator that floodwater used to fill lakes Menindee and Cawndilla will be wasted are a grab for votes, local MP John Williams said.

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Kennewells power through

Originally published: Monday, 22nd March, 2010

"We're more than happy to get the money with that one," he said. "We thought she'd win, but to be honest (jockey) David Tootel said she was absolutely gone on the corner, but she just kept gutting it out. It's a great gutsy win."

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Crowd braves the heat for a day at the track

Originally published: Monday, 22nd March, 2010

Despite the hot weather, nothing could keep locals from attending the biggest social event of the Broken Hill year on Saturday, as St Pat's managed to once again draw plenty of people to the races.

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Race meeting a quiet affair for police

Originally published: Monday, 22nd March, 2010

Local police have expressed their happiness at the behaviour of revelers over the St Pat's weekend. No incidents were recorded in connection with Saturday's St Pat's race meeting. Police kept a high presence on Saturday night at licenced venues around the city, and recorded no trouble. the racecourse was similarly free of incident, police said.

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Concert to relive magic of Sixties

Originally published: Friday, 19th March, 2010

What were you doing in the 1960s?

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City's date with TV revolution

Originally published: Friday, 19th March, 2010

The Federal Member for Parkes, Sussan Ley, met Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's office yesterday to discuss the digital switchover. Locals had been vocal about their lack of digital television service in comparison to other areas, especially in light of the upcoming switch to digital.

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Early child service is 'leading the way'

Originally published: Thursday, 18th March, 2010

Australia was lucky to have places like Silverlea Early Childhood Services to secure the next generation's future, according to NSW Governor Marie Bashir.

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Trots' bike night

Originally published: Thursday, 18th March, 2010

Ten bicycles will be given away at tomorrow night's harness racing meeting, courtesy of former local Ray Baker.

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Jobs in pipeline

Originally published: Thursday, 18th March, 2010

Menindee could be flooded with jobs after agribusiness Tandou said it was considering planting a crop.

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Students all set for our races

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th March, 2010

Visiting student doctors training at the local hospital will get their first taste of the St Patrick's races this weekend.

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Mother given wrong baby to breast feed

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th March, 2010

A newborn baby and a mother have been screened for diseases and two women have been counselled after the baby was mistakenly given to the wrong mother to breast feed.

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Price rise 'extreme'

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th March, 2010

A draft report into the city's future water and sewerage prices has raised concerns from both Country Energy and Council's Water Resources Working Group.

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Water price hike

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th March, 2010

The average household can expect their water bill to increase by around $233 over the next three years, according to a draft report released by the NSW Government's Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

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Residents rejoice as water enters Menindee

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th March, 2010

Water started flowing into Lake Menindee yesterday for the first time since 2002.

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Swifts win over locals

Originally published: Monday, 15th March, 2010

The city's junior netballers received some expert training yesterday during a coaching clinic hosted by several visiting New South Wales Swifts players.

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top storm picture

Originally published: Monday, 15th March, 2010

The Barrier Daily Truth storm photo competition has a winner.

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Adventure on the high seas

Originally published: Friday, 12th March, 2010

Acrobatic tricks and adventure on the high seas made up a new show presented by Australia's famous Fruit Fly Circus in the city this week. The Albury-Wodonga troupe of teenage acrobats performed on Wedneday evening and yesterday at the Broken Hill Golf Club's driving range aboard a 13-metre trailer which had been converted into a two-mast pirate ship.

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World's Greatest Shave claims its first bare scalp

Originally published: Friday, 12th March, 2010

A brave Year 5 student shaved his head for a worthy cause yesterday. The World's Greatest Shave began yesterday with Burke Ward Primary School having a crazy hair and casual clothes day. To raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation they all donated a gold coin.

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Bishop visits new centre

Originally published: Thursday, 11th March, 2010

One of the Royal Flying Doctor Service's best friends arrived here yesterday to see the day-to-day operation of the Clive Bishop Medical Centre.

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Rural Women's Gathering

Originally published: Thursday, 11th March, 2010

For only the second time in its 18 year history, an annual weekend event for women who live in rural NSW will be held in the far west later this year. Hundreds of women from across the State are expected to attend the three-day Wentworth Rural Women's Gathering in October. Spokeswoman Chris Larwood said the gathering was about bringing together women who shared a common link - the fact they all live in rural NSW - for a fun-filled weekend away.

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END TO THE BIG DRY?

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th March, 2010

The recent heavy rain and record-breaking floods in Queensland has reopened the debate about filling Lake Menindee and this might convince the NSW Government to do so, according to local MP John Williams.

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Rain delays nursing home

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th March, 2010

Southern Cross Care's new nursing home could end up a month behind schedule following last week's drenching rain. Work on the $10.5 million nursing home in Eyre Street has ground to a halt after almost 100mm of rain fell on the city in the space of 24 hours.

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Drilling buoys CBH confidence

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th March, 2010

Early results from a drilling program underway at the Rasp Mine "reinforces CBH's confidence" in the resource, according to managing director Stephen Dennis.

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Women's touch

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th March, 2010

International Women's Day was celebrated in part yesterday by turning the "Syndicate of Seven" into certain Broken Hill women who have contributed to the city.

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Physiotherapy

Originally published: Monday, 8th March, 2010

The health service has been hit by another staff shortfall at the hospital. The Greater Western Area Health Service has confirmed the hospital's physiotherapy department is understaffed due to "resignations and staff leave". A spokesman said that a "review of recruitment to the existing vacancies" was now underway, but insisted patients were still receiving treatment. "Physiotherapy services at the Broken Hill Health Service are being maintained," he said.

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Swashbuckling "Fruities"

Originally published: Monday, 8th March, 2010

Locals are invited to experience some swashbuckling escapades with Australia's famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus.

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Workshop in need of a lifeline

Originally published: Friday, 5th March, 2010

When it rains, it pours - especially for people living in Mercury Street.

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Happy birthday, Bugdlie

Originally published: Friday, 5th March, 2010

The Alma-Bugdlie Preschool celebrated its 15th birthday yesterday with coffee, biscuits and a shared story or two.

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Hannah's the Lions' Youth of the Year

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd March, 2010

Hannah Licul is this year's Broken Hill Lions Club Youth of the Year.

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Old shop home of champions

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd March, 2010

Sydney man Jeff Hughes took a step back in time yesterday after researching his family's history.

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Councils snubbed

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd March, 2010

Central Darling Shire mayor Ray Longfellow has taken a swipe at the NSW Government over its "lack of commitment" to western NSW councils.

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New indy film ready to roll

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd March, 2010

An independent feature film is being shot in and around Broken Hill this month.

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Medical staff to get say in how hospitals are run

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd March, 2010

The statewide introduction of Hospital Clinical Councils was a good move, according to the chairman of the Health Advisory Council, Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown.

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Cold blast heralds the start of autumn

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd March, 2010

The first day of autumn arrived yesterday, bringing with it strong winds and a very cool change.

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Community planning for the future

Originally published: Monday, 1st March, 2010

Council has invited a futurist to help begin development of a longterm community plan and it wants to know what residents think the city should be like in 2030. A workshop to be conducted by the futurist in March will launch a City Council community consultation program to guide community and Council activities over the next 20 years. Mayor Wincen Cuy said the Broken Hill 2030 Community Strategic Plan would build on the community and social planning work that has already been undertaken.

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Influx of visitors expected

Originally published: Monday, 1st March, 2010

Businesses are set to benefit from an influx of domestic and international visitors as Broken Hill prepares to host a string of conferences in coming months.

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Fashion "icon" for races

Originally published: Monday, 1st March, 2010

Fashion designer Peter Morrissey will head the judging panel for this year's Fashions of the Field at the annual St Patrick's Race Meeting.

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