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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.

December, 2010

One very wet year comes to an end

Originally published: Friday, 31st December, 2010

Barbecues won’t be the only thing sizzling tonight, with Weatherzone forecasting a maximum of 41 degrees.

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Party time in the Hill

Originally published: Friday, 31st December, 2010

Get ready for a great New Year’s eve as pubs and clubs put on entertainment to ring in the new year.

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Landmark change for stock agent

Originally published: Friday, 31st December, 2010

Landmark Broken Hill’s new office is starting to take shape. Construction of the building, located on the corner of Rakow Street and Brookfield Avenue, beganin August after months of earthworks.

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Rhys finds niche on the high seas

Originally published: Thursday, 30th December, 2010

On New Year’s Eve, Broken Hill will be the usual party city for most locals - but not for Rhys Ryan.

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Out with the old as locals upgrade

Originally published: Thursday, 30th December, 2010

As outdated televisions are turned into garden furniture by the dozen, the city is preparing to receive a new digital channel, “Eleven”.

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Obscuring number plates

Originally published: Thursday, 30th December, 2010

From the Broken Hill Police Traffic Desk 
By Sergeant Jeff Lahnor, 
Broken Hill Highway Patrol 

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Golf

Originally published: Thursday, 30th December, 2010

Broken Hill Veterans Golfers Club

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Bowls

Originally published: Thursday, 30th December, 2010

North Bowling Club

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Locals bypass cancer services

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th December, 2010

The growing number of cancer patients travelling to Adelaide for chemotherapy has prompted the hospital to remind locals of the services available.

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Song on target

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th December, 2010

Former local, Steve Lee, said never in his wildest dreams would he have imagined that he would be in the running for a Grammy nomination.

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Poster a winner

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th December, 2010

St Pats artwork part of long tradition

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Health network chief appointed

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th December, 2010

A former general manager of the local hospital will lead the soon to be established Far West Health Network.

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Five young Giants

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd December, 2010

Five young local footballers are about to start perhaps the biggest phase of their careers so far.

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Minister to talk trucks

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd December, 2010

The issue of ore trucks trundling through the city's streets may be resolved next month when a local delegation goes to Sydney to meet the NSW Minister for Lands.

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Hospital talks break down, action planned

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd December, 2010

Another breakdown in agreement talks between NSW Health and local unions has sparked further industrial action at the hospital.

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Christmas on wheels

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd December, 2010

Meals on Wheels spread some Christmas joy to elderly locals yesterday with the delivery of Christmas dinner. 

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Care staff "shocked"

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd December, 2010

By Andrew Robertson

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Police ranks swell

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd December, 2010

By Andrew Robertson

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Locals urged to lock up tight

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd December, 2010

A burglary that was committed while the house owners were away has prompted police to alert locals about keeping their homes safe.

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Trio trains young talent

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd December, 2010

Trio trains young talent Three of Australia's top basketballers were in the city yesterday to help nurture local talent. 

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Men’s Indoor Bowls champs

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd December, 2010

The Association recently conducted its final and presentation for 2010.

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North Cricket Club Report

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd December, 2010

A grade took on South at the Alma, and skipper Codie Howard lost the toss again and the dogs had first use of the ball.

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Big tree the best

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st December, 2010

Winner of the BDT/Big W Christmas Tree Display Competition, Belinda Pascoe, says"the bigger the better" is the answer to a great tree.

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Green waste wrangle

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st December, 2010

City Council will consider processing its own green waste after rejecting a tender that would have cost each homeowner almost $100 a year.

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Christmas cheer drives in

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st December, 2010

Chelsea Talbot didn't believe it at first when she was told she had won the Lions Club Christmas car raffle. 

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Kennel’s sweet Christmas

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st December, 2010

The Robertson kennel had an outstanding evening on Friday, winning six races at the Newmarket Raceway Christmas meeting.

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Adelaide Lightning coaching clinics

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st December, 2010

Three Adelaide Lightning Basketball Club players will be in the city today for a series of coaching clinics.

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Puppies need a home

Originally published: Monday, 20th December, 2010

If anyone is thinking about buying a pet there are now lots of them at the RSPCA that need a new home.

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Kiosk bonanza for hospital

Originally published: Monday, 20th December, 2010

The BH Hospital Kiosk Auxiliary bought more than $100,000 worth of medical equipment after another successful year of fundraising.

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Big steps to healthy lifestyle

Originally published: Monday, 20th December, 2010

The BH Health Service is celebrating the conclusion of its Stairways to A Heavenly Body (STAHB) program, which has seen staff take positive steps to a healthier lifestyle.

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Ellysia learns from the best

Originally published: Monday, 20th December, 2010

Local swim star and captain of the Silver City Swim Club, Ellysia Oldsen, has recently returned from a week of intensive training in Sydney at theIan Thorpe Aquatic Centre.

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Top results for local students

Originally published: Friday, 17th December, 2010

Broken Hill High School students received their final HSC results yesterday amid commendations for their high achievements.

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Council forced into reverse

Originally published: Friday, 17th December, 2010

By Andrew Robertson

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Herb's Viennese Christmas tree sets a high standard

Originally published: Friday, 17th December, 2010

Entries for the BDT-Big W Christmas Tree competition close today at 2pm, and Cummins Street resident Herb Peska thinks he has a shot at the $1,000 prize.

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Athletics

Originally published: Friday, 17th December, 2010

Hash House Harriers

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Basketball

Originally published: Friday, 17th December, 2010

Titians and Chargers News

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On-course TAB available tonight

Originally published: Friday, 17th December, 2010

Tonight is the final meeting of the Broken Hill Greyhound Racing Club's season and what a night it appears to be. 

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Three amigos find a twin in old Spain

Originally published: Thursday, 16th December, 2010

The Spanish village of Rio Tinto was eerily similar to Broken Hill in many ways, according to photographer-cum-local ambassador Robin Sellick.

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Digital switchover goes without a hitch

Originally published: Thursday, 16th December, 2010

Televisions across the city yesterday made the switch to digital, with only two per cent of locals caught out by the switch off.

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Power upgrade for CBD

Originally published: Thursday, 16th December, 2010

Work is underway to improve the reliability of the city centre's power supply.

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A long and happy union

Originally published: Thursday, 16th December, 2010

Love, honesty and working everything out together were the key to a long and successful marriage, according to one couple who know better than most.

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Get your skates on

Originally published: Thursday, 16th December, 2010

By Stefan Delatovic

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Mammoth medal haul

Originally published: Thursday, 16th December, 2010

Broken Hill Swimming Club (BHSC) has returned to town with a mammoth haul of 245 medals - 99 gold, 70 silver and 76 bronze - after a gruelling round of Victorian Carnivals.

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Snooker

Originally published: Thursday, 16th December, 2010

The League will hold a Christmas tournament today (16th) at 6.30.

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Latest break-in "the last straw"

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

A Creedon Street resident whose home was broken into on the weekend while he and his wife were asleep has warned that "there's going to be violence".

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Goodies galore in BDT Appeal

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

The Barrier Daily Truth Christmas Appeal came to an end yesterday, giving local charities a much needed boost at their busiest time of the year.

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Parliamentary rivers inquiry coming to town

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

A Parliamentary Committee inquiring into the Murray-Darling Basin Authority's proposed plan will arrive in the city tomorrow for a two-day tour of the region.

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Camera catches theft suspect

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

Police are seeking help from the public to find a man they believe may have broken into Perilya and stolen copper.

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Keep your eyes on the road

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

Police are appealing for drivers to remain vigilant this festive season after two collisions in the city.

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Flooding expected around Menindee

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

Flows from the Menindee Lakes will be increased to 22,000 megalitres per day (mL/d) from next week.

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Youth skills class strikes right chord

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

The city's young people are being invited to learn a few new skills at an open day tomorrow.

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Vaughan interim Redbacks' coach

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

The SA Cricket Association board's decision to not renew State coach Mark Sorell's contract beyond its current term, which expires at the end of the season, has elevated Jeff Vaughan to the role of interim coach of the SA Redbacks.

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Athletics

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

Hash House Harriers

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Golf

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

Veteran Golfers Club

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Council promises solution

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

City Council is prepared to do everything in its power to ensure a haulage road is built in time for Perilya to use, according to Mayor Wincen Cuy.

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Every little bit helps

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

People are being asked to dig deep for young cancer sufferers by making a donation at a local Christmas lights display.

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Health boundaries "don't make sense"

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

Two competing proposals to create the region's new primary health care organisation have been dealt a blow with the release of the draft boundaries.

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Menindee awaits news on handling all that water

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

A decision to increase flows from the Menindee Lakes will be made today as floodwaters begin to encroach on some homes in the town.

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Walkers just keep on giving

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

A group of avid walkers has donated $2000 to the local respite service, Sunraysia Residential Services.

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A job well done

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

Fireman Brian Pascoe has been recognised for his 45 years of service to the local fire brigade, Brian, 64, started at the station at the age of 19 and is still fighting fires, but there is more to the work than the devastation that accompanies a severe blaze.

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Barrier undaunted

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

Barrier moved into the last game of the SA Country Cup carnival last week against the Super Star South East boys. 

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Swimming

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

SC Swim Club

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Archery

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

SC Archers

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Trucks back on track

Originally published: Monday, 13th December, 2010

By Andrew Robertson

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Candle-lit celebration

Originally published: Monday, 13th December, 2010

Sturt Park was illuminated with candles last night as more than 2,000 people gathered for Carols by Candlelight.

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Dishevelled Duke next in line

Originally published: Monday, 13th December, 2010

The Duke of Cornwall park is set to be rejuvenated.

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Don't light up your house for Christmas

Originally published: Monday, 13th December, 2010

Local firefighters are urging locals to check their Christmas lights and ensure that power boards and power points are being used correctly.

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Man 'jumped from taxi'

Originally published: Monday, 13th December, 2010

A man was injured and also fined after he climbed out the window of a moving taxi on Friday night.

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Young driver scores a double

Originally published: Monday, 13th December, 2010

Good weather and a moderate crowd greeted the opening meeting of the 2010- 2011 harness racing season on Saturday night.

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Retail therapy

Originally published: Friday, 10th December, 2010

New shopping centre boon for builders

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Ancestors honoured

Originally published: Friday, 10th December, 2010

Delegates and locals attended the Regional Art Gallery yesterday for the premiere screening of the documentary "In the Footsteps of the Ancestors - Muslims Down Under". 

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Memorial gets a $10,000 spruce up

Originally published: Friday, 10th December, 2010

The war memorial at the West Football Club is about to be redeveloped.

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Windmill sends climate message

Originally published: Friday, 10th December, 2010

Fowler's Gap was used in a giant public art display seen across the world to draw attention to the UN climate change meetings in Cancun.

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Finals, presentations wrap up basketball season

Originally published: Friday, 10th December, 2010

The Broken Hill Basketball Association will end a very successful spring season on Sunday and Monday night with grand finals in all grades.

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Billiards

Originally published: Friday, 10th December, 2010

The finals season continued this week with the preliminary final between minor premiers Scorpions & Stickmen to see who would advance to the Grand Final to meet Explorers.

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Gold digger

Originally published: Thursday, 9th December, 2010

High prices mean Portia could pan out 

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Streets turn to brown rivers

Originally published: Thursday, 9th December, 2010

Pelting rain turned the city's streets into wild rivers yesterday.

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Surprise changes at BDT

Originally published: Thursday, 9th December, 2010

John Casey is returning to the Barrier Daily Truth 30 years after it launched his media career.

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Adam chosen for science forum

Originally published: Thursday, 9th December, 2010

A local school student is one of 20 from across Australia who will be attending the National Youth Science Forum next month.

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Barrier not up to mark

Originally published: Thursday, 9th December, 2010

Barrier not up to mark Barrier moved into day three yesterday, eager to recapture the form of the first day of the under SA Country Cricket Cup in Adelaide.

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Barrier face strong outfit

Originally published: Thursday, 9th December, 2010

On Tuesday the Barrier Under 16 cricket side moved into day two of the SA Carnival against the strong Fleurieu North Side who had 11 Grade cricketers in their team.

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North Bowling Club

Originally published: Thursday, 9th December, 2010

Wednesday night's mixed social bowls winners were: K. Murray and D. Brennan. Saturday's mens social bowls winners were: D. Grose and W. Williams. 

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Roads to ruin

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th December, 2010

Businesses in the Far West are facing ruin because the poor condition of the roads is keeping visitors away, according to Regional Development Australia (RDA).

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What an Oprah-tunity

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th December, 2010

Shop assistant Nina Cannard has won tickets to a famous American talk show host's show in Sydney next week.

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Centre could be demolished

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th December, 2010

The Centre for Community may be demolished to make way for a GP Super Clinic, but its owners insist its social value will be retained.

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Major player eyes GP Super Clinic

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th December, 2010

The owners of the Outback Family Practice will bid for the city's GP Super Clinic.

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Lights are on for Evitts' Christmas display

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th December, 2010

Sandra and Will Evitts had their colossal Christmas lights display shown on national television on Sunday night.

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Learning centre opened

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th December, 2010

The Broken Hill High School's Language Learning Centre is up and running.

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SA Carnival underway

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th December, 2010

The Barrier Under 16 cricket side is in Adelaide this week to compete in the SA Country Carnival.

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Sth 8-ball

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th December, 2010

The grand final was played at the SBHH last Saturday between the top two teams, Sth Spartans and the Nation Nemesis, on the toy table in front of a medium side crowd.

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She Devils & Ripgirlz Basketball News

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th December, 2010

Last Sunday we completed week 17 of this comp and we now move on to our Grand Final day next Sunday, 12th December. 

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Crowds flock to Pageant

Originally published: Monday, 6th December, 2010

Hot conditions couldn't deter an enthusiastic crowd from enjoying the Christmas Pageant on Saturday.

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Patton Village 'going strong'

Originally published: Monday, 6th December, 2010

The planned departure of the Coles supermarket from South Broken Hill would open an opportunity for another grocery store operator, according to a Patton Street businessman. 

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Raynor recognised

Originally published: Monday, 6th December, 2010

For the past three years Raynor Hicks has participated in the Lions Youth of the Year competition and won the Best Public Speaker Award.

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Celebrate responsibly: police

Originally published: Monday, 6th December, 2010

Police are reminding revelers to keep their heads through the silly season.

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Specialist appointments a valuable resource

Originally published: Monday, 6th December, 2010

One of the busiest departments in the hospital is urging people to let them know if they are going to miss an appointment.

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Chasing the dream

Originally published: Monday, 6th December, 2010

A handful of the city's best Under 18 footballers will pursue the dream of an AFL career later this month when they travel to Narrandera for the NSW Zone Trials.

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Restore equality

Originally published: Friday, 3rd December, 2010

The NSW Teachers Federation is calling on everyone to help restore equality to the country's school funding system.

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Stars wow crowd

Originally published: Friday, 3rd December, 2010

By Gina Wilson

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Catch free ride home

Originally published: Friday, 3rd December, 2010

Youngsters using the pool and the skate park will now be able to catch a free ride home after hours.

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After 53 years, Charles retires

Originally published: Friday, 3rd December, 2010

In his 53 years of working at the hopistal, Charles Johns has seen many changes.

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Set for six straight

Originally published: Friday, 3rd December, 2010

Sleek Classic a hot tip tonight

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Billiards

Originally published: Friday, 3rd December, 2010

The Billiards finals season began last week with Explorers being the first team to advance to the Grand Final, having defeated Scorpions 2-2 & by 17 points.

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Athletics

Originally published: Friday, 3rd December, 2010

Hash House Harriers

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Council pursues bypass

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd December, 2010

The city's heavy vehicle bypass is one step closer to reality with Council resolving to acquire required land at an extraordinary meeting of Council this week.

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Santa sittings begin

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd December, 2010

Santa Claus visited Centro Westside Plaza yesterday, bringing Christmas cheer to children and smiles to their faces.

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BDT's appeal gets a boost

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd December, 2010

A local business is hoping to bring joy to families in need by donating gifts and cash to the BDT Christmas Appeal.

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Singers ready to rock the outback

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd December, 2010

Aussie rock icons James Reyne and Mark Seymour have kickstarted the annual Indian Pacific Outback Christmas Journey with a railside gig in Sydney.

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Spring rainfall best since 1992

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd December, 2010

Summer got off to a cool start yesterday after the wettest spring in 18 years.

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Billiards

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd December, 2010

The League will conduct their Billiard Championships this Saturday, December 4 at 11:00. 

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She Devils & Ripgirlz basketball news

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd December, 2010

Last Sunday saw the completion of week 16 of our comp and we now only have one more round before our Grand Finals then onto a well earned Xmas & New Year's break.

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Golf News

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd December, 2010

Broken Hill Veteran Golfers Club

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Is your tree a winner?

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st December, 2010

Big W and the Barrier Daily Truth are looking for the city's best indoor Christmas tree.

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Public schools 'missing out'

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st December, 2010

The NSW Teachers Federation campaign van visited Central School yesterday to discuss the federal government's review of funding for schools.

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Bikers are coming

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st December, 2010

Motorbike riders across the city are gearing up to collect toys for children in need.

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Accused pair denied bail second time

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st December, 2010

Two people charged with assaulting a tradesman in Creedon Street last week have again been denied bail.

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Zinc novice gives notice

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st December, 2010

A new member of the Zinc Bowling Club has won a major competition after only a season of bowling.

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AIDS: the disease behind the stigma

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st December, 2010

Hospital staff are marking World AIDS Day today by setting up a display at the City Library to let people know more about the disease.

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