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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.

January, 2011

Local SES team helps out up north

Originally published: Monday, 31st January, 2011

Five local State Emergency Service volunteers have been helping the people of the Brewarrina Shire which has been hit by floods.

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Pool facing partial closure this winter

Originally published: Monday, 31st January, 2011

The Aquatic Centre may be closed this winter.

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National parks closed for months

Originally published: Monday, 31st January, 2011

The Mutawintji, Kinchega and parts of Mungo and the Paroo-Darling national parks are closed due to the recent heavy rainfall.

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Hot weather, trees not good for power lines

Originally published: Monday, 31st January, 2011

The hot weather can damage powerlines and householders are being asked to keep an eye out for the danger.

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Silver City the top country club at State Championships

Originally published: Monday, 31st January, 2011

After a highly successful Country Championships, 14 swimmers from the Silver City Swim Club (SCSC) have risen to the next level. 

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Wild brawl in Wilcannia

Originally published: Monday, 31st January, 2011

Police vehicles were pelted with bottles and sticks when they went to quell a huge brawl that broke out in Wilcannia on Friday night.

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Tim the work-shy sheepdog tries his luck in the city

Originally published: Monday, 31st January, 2011

A sheepdog who doesn't like sheep has come to town looking for a place to live.

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Rough spots draw complaints

Originally published: Monday, 31st January, 2011

Parts of the city's south have been labelled a "snake haven" by angry residents.

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The good, kebab and the ugly

Originally published: Friday, 28th January, 2011

By Stefan Delatovic

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True to her word

Originally published: Friday, 28th January, 2011

By Andrew Robertson

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Quick scan

Originally published: Friday, 28th January, 2011

Locals are set to benefit from quicker and better quality scans at the hospital thanks to an upgrade of its CT scanner.

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Revellers told party's over

Originally published: Friday, 28th January, 2011

Police moved on about 100 Australia Day revellers from a neighborhood in the city's north on Wednesday night. 

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Nurse fight soon over

Originally published: Friday, 28th January, 2011

The NSW Nurses Association (NSWNA) expects its long-running dispute with the State Government over nurse-patient ratios to be resolved next week.

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Hot dog: Never leave pets in your vehicle

Originally published: Friday, 28th January, 2011

With hot weather forecast for the week, the RSPCA is reminding pet owners not to leave animals in vehicles. 

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World class speedway a treat for Broken Hill

Originally published: Friday, 28th January, 2011

A world class field of solo speedway riders put on a show on Wednesday night, the like of which had not been seen in The Hill for at least 15 years.

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Snooker

Originally published: Friday, 28th January, 2011

Snooker

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Zinc Bowling news

Originally published: Friday, 28th January, 2011

Tuesday 18-1. Ladies social games were played. Winners were Alice Apps, Beryl Blackwell, Patsy Pitt, Jenny Garnaut (sk).

Thursday Men's Social 20-1. Winners: Colin Nadge, Ray Sayers (sk).

Saturday Mixed Social 21-1. Winners: Chris Barry, Barry Sladden (sk).

End of month roast dinners start in February.

Sheet on board for ladies names for pennants.

Times of play:

Tuesday Ladies Social names 9.15am, start 9.30am.

Thursday Men's Triples names 1.15pm, start 1.30pm.

Saturday Mixed Social names 1.15pm, start 1.30pm.

Bowlers and visitors welcome at Zinc Bowling Club.

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Tireless supporter rewarded

Originally published: Thursday, 27th January, 2011

June Files was honoured yesterday with an Order of Australia Medal for her tireless support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Newest Aussies proud

Originally published: Thursday, 27th January, 2011

The Badenhorst family are the city's four newest citizens.

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River still rising

Originally published: Thursday, 27th January, 2011

Property owners at Menindee are getting help from their new local State Emergency Service but if the flooding gets worse help would be sent from Broken Hill, according to the Far West SES.

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Harvest halved

Originally published: Thursday, 27th January, 2011

Heavy rain has halved what was tipped to be a bumper grape crop in Menindee.

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Back-to-school vouchers for struggling families

Originally published: Thursday, 27th January, 2011

Local families in need will be able to get shopping vouchers today to offset the cost of sending their children back to school.

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Decorated player now passing it on

Originally published: Thursday, 27th January, 2011

Broken Hill's most decorated footballer, Anthony Murgatroyd, has returned to coaching ranks. 

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Broken Hill Golf Club News, 24/01

Originally published: Thursday, 27th January, 2011

9 hole Social Stableford. Field 16. CCR 72. Winning the event with 23pts Robert Devoy for major voucher to ball winner 22pts Mark Daddow, 20pts on countbacks Cameron Wells. Nearest to Pins. 13th A Carroll 388cm. 16th R Devoy 494cm.]

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Broken Hill Veteran Golfers Club

Originally published: Thursday, 27th January, 2011

A field of 17 golfers played a stableford competition on Monday, 24/01.

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Police discover scores more human bones

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th January, 2011

Police have narrowed down the age of the man whose bones were found in a weir pool next to the Little Menindee Creek regulator.

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Best time ever

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th January, 2011

Two locals girls who won the chance of a lifetime to perform on the world stage are home after having the best experience of their lives.

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Track to re-awakenas new sleepers laid

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th January, 2011

Work on the most extensive upgrade of the rail line to Parkes since it first opened in 1927 will start on Thursday.

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Eat healthier this week

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th January, 2011

Healthy Weight Week was off and running yesterday with a display at the hospital intended to point people towards a healthier lifestyle.

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Woman found safe and well

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th January, 2011

A woman who went missing after walking into bushland sparked an air and ground search before being found safe and well late yesterday afternoon.

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Lions go back where it all began

Originally published: Monday, 24th January, 2011

Lions go back where it all began On the last Thursday of January in 1961, The Lions Club of Broken Hill held their first dinner meeting at the Palace Hotel.

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Flooded highway reopens

Originally published: Monday, 24th January, 2011

Six days after flood water closed it to traffic, motorists were allowed back on the Barrier Highway between Broken Hill and Wilcannia yesterday morning, albeit at a reduced speed.

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Brent chips in to help Brisbane flood victims

Originally published: Monday, 24th January, 2011

Aussie Rules star and ex-local, Brent Staker, is doing what he can to help the clean-up effort in Brisbane.

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Decrease in land values

Originally published: Monday, 24th January, 2011

Land valuation notices are being issued for about 10,504 properties in the Broken Hill Local Government Area (LGA).

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Wise up to weight loss

Originally published: Monday, 24th January, 2011

Overweight locals are being asked to start the year with a resolution that will not only make them feel better but could also add years to their life.

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Poll heralds changes

Originally published: Monday, 24th January, 2011

Voters in Broken Hill and district will find at the State election that several established polling booths have been closed.

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Rare Earths explained

Originally published: Monday, 24th January, 2011

'Rare Earths' have been in the news lately, with a refinery touted for Whyalla, and (BDT, Monday, Jan 10) Bill Harcourt bewailing that he had bought Lynas Corp. (a W.A. Rare Earth miner) shares last July at 67 cents.

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Ellysia the standout as locals excel

Originally published: Monday, 24th January, 2011

The Silver City Swim Club performed exceptionally well at the biggest swimming event held in the city for 30 years - the SA Country Swimming Championships. 

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Searching for the city's soul

Originally published: Friday, 21st January, 2011

Frost, a Sydney agency, has also worked to brand Qantas, the Sydney Opera House, the Northern Territory and the State Library of NSW.

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Motorist led astray

Originally published: Friday, 21st January, 2011

A motorist got lost and bogged in the bush on Wednesday night after following the directions given by his car's navigation system.

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Studio's potential obvious: MP

Originally published: Friday, 21st January, 2011

By Andrew Robertson

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Highway still under water

Originally published: Friday, 21st January, 2011

It could be another five or six days before the Barrier Highway is reopened, according to the Central Darling Shire's General Manager.

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State asked to chip in on road

Originally published: Friday, 21st January, 2011

The State Government has been asked to contribute half of whatever it will cost to build a haulage road that will keep mining company Perilya's trucks off the city's streets.

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Silver City makes a splash

Originally published: Friday, 21st January, 2011

The Silver City Swim Club was represented by 31 junior swimmers at the SA Country Superfish Swimming Championships last weekend. 

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Warriors Cricket Report

Originally published: Friday, 21st January, 2011

by Silky Smooth Warrior

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Highway under water

Originally published: Thursday, 20th January, 2011

By Gina Wilson

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Events to lend a hand

Originally published: Thursday, 20th January, 2011

The generosity of locals continues unabated with another two events being held to raise money for the Queensland Floods Relief Appeal.

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Water tanks never arrived: police

Originally published: Thursday, 20th January, 2011

Locals who believe they have been ripped off by a rain water tank company are being asked to contact police.

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'Raining medals' forBroken Hill swimmers

Originally published: Thursday, 20th January, 2011

The torrential rain on Thursday night appeared to have been a good omen for Broken Hill's oldest and most established Swimming Club, The Broken Hill Swimming Club (BHSC). 

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Snooker

Originally published: Thursday, 20th January, 2011

The Snooker season started last week with some interesting results.

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Broken Hill Golf Club news

Originally published: Thursday, 20th January, 2011

9 hole Social Stableford. Field 14. CCR 72. Winning the event with 22pts Glenn Williams for major voucher to ball winner 20pts on countbacks Trevor Paul from Terry Ellice and Jenny Stephenson. Nearest to pins. 13th J. Stephenson 190cm. 16th G. Bray 148cm.

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New doctors set to bulk bill

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011

The prospect of gaining experience in a country practice has brought two new bulk billing doctors to the city.

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Search for more bones

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011

The NSW Police Force will send divers to Menindee to search for more human bones in the Little Menindee Creek.

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Clubs join forces to help flood victims

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011

Club Legion and The Musicians' Club are joining forces to help the victims of the Queensland floods.

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Moriarty steps in

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011

The city has a new Australia Day ambassador after TV show host Gretel Killeen pulled out of the job.

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Fury Road may be rolling back in

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011

Fury Road appears to be making another comeback to Broken Hill.

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Bake sale for Queenslanders

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011

Like all Australians, Woolworths staff have been shocked and saddened by the impact of the Queensland floods.

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Speedway headed for Hill

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011

The XXXX Gold Australian solo speedway championship is drawing big crowds as it makes its way to Broken Hill.

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Winning weekend

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011

Swimmers from the Alma Swimming Club had a very successful weekend.

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Golf

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011

Broken Hill Veteran Golfers Club

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Stations cut off

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th January, 2011

Up to 50 station properties on the Darling River between Bourke and Menindee have been isolated by floodwaters, which peaked at Louth yesterday afternoon.

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Snake a surprise

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th January, 2011

Brazil Street resident Corey Sultana got more than he bargained for when he took his two young children outside to do some gardening yesterday afternoon.

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Holiday fun on offer

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th January, 2011

With several weeks left to go before school starts, parents may be running out of ideas to keep their children entertained.

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Second human bone found

Originally published: Monday, 17th January, 2011

A strike force has been set up and police are now appealing for information from the public after a second human bone was found at Menindee.

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Thanks Frank Frank and Mary

Originally published: Monday, 17th January, 2011

Hanns have spent many years donating time and money to the RSPCA and they're not about to quit.

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Current blood lead levels "too high"

Originally published: Monday, 17th January, 2011

The publication of two new studies on the effects of so-called "low" levels of bloodlead in children challenges the levels now regarded as acceptable in this country, according to a health group.

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Black sees red over Williams

Originally published: Monday, 17th January, 2011

Former local member Peter Black has challenged claims by current local member John Williams about his achievements in office.

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Gym bending over for flood victims

Originally published: Monday, 17th January, 2011

Locals are banding together to help raise funds for the victims of the Queensland flood disaster.

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Making a splash

Originally published: Monday, 17th January, 2011

The Country Energy Swimming SA 2011 Country Championship has been hailed as a success by organisers.

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Help by the bagfull

Originally published: Friday, 14th January, 2011

The city's State Emergency Service has had a busy, wet couple of days. 

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Thigh bone male

Originally published: Friday, 14th January, 2011

A human thigh bone found at Menindee belonged to a man, police said yesterday.

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Biggest inflows in 25 years on the way

Originally published: Friday, 14th January, 2011

By Gina Wilson

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This butcher a cut above

Originally published: Friday, 14th January, 2011

For today only, local butcher Steve Lihou will be lending a helping hand to Queenslanders affected by the devastating floods.

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Young stars to play with the best

Originally published: Friday, 14th January, 2011

Eight local basketballers will be heading to Albury next week to compete in the Australia Country Championships.

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We're Parvo capital

Originally published: Thursday, 13th January, 2011

Broken Hill has the highest number of Parvo virus cases in Australia, according to an RSPCA vet.

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Record rain leaves station isolated

Originally published: Thursday, 13th January, 2011

More than 120 millimetres of rain fell on Eldee Station on Tuesday, and the owners say that's unprecedented.

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Hoax callers warned

Originally published: Thursday, 13th January, 2011

Police have warned people about making hoax calls to emergency services, saying that if they are caught they will be punished.

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Trial to close streets

Originally published: Thursday, 13th January, 2011

Some of the city's most flood-prone streets will be barricaded today in a trial aimed at preventing houses and businesses from being inundated.

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Floods cancel bypass talks

Originally published: Thursday, 13th January, 2011

A meeting between city representatives and the NSW Minister for Lands to discuss the proposed heavy vehicle bypass has been postponed due toflooding in northern NSW.

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Rob's wish a reality

Originally published: Thursday, 13th January, 2011

A scholarship for TAFE and university students will be named in honour of the late grazier, Rob Seekamp, who was killed last year in a plane crash.

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Sam on song for SA

Originally published: Thursday, 13th January, 2011

Local girl Samantha Betts played a very big part in the South Australian State Under 18 cricket team's best performance in Cricket Australia's history.

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Broken Hill Swimming Club Report

Originally published: Thursday, 13th January, 2011

What a great two weeks for the club. BHSC was well represented at the recent Sunraysia 2 Day Swim Meet where some impressive results were recorded.

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Broken Hill Golf Club News, 10/01.

Originally published: Thursday, 13th January, 2011

9 hole Social PAR. Field 12. CCR 72. Winning the event with +3 Terry Ellice for major voucher to ball winner +2 Robert Schofield. Nearest to Pins. 13th T Ellice 1268cm. 16th R Devoy 73cm. 

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It's not over yet

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th January, 2011

More rain forecast this week

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Back in jail after 'unprovoked attack'

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th January, 2011

A man charged with assaulting a local caravan park manager and his own father on Monday night had only been released from jail that day, policetold the Local Court yesterday.

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Lotto win makes for lucky start to year

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th January, 2011

A syndicate of locals has become one million dollars richer thanks to a Lotto ticket bought from Barrier Stationers.

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Post office rumour sorted

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th January, 2011

Rumours about the city losing its mail sorting services have been stamped out by Australia Post.

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Young guns at the ready

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th January, 2011

The Silver City Swim Club is the first local team of the blocks to display its team for this week's SA Country Championships.

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MP responds to Gasmier’s salvo

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th January, 2011

Local MP John Williams said he was happy to tell voters what he had achieved and dismissed as “baseless” a swipe by Labor’s candidate, Neville Gasmier.

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Hospital beds to stay open

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th January, 2011

While it’s not likely to affect us locally, a total of 344 beds are now closed in hospitals in the old Greater Western Area Health Service as a battle for conditions between nurses and the State Government enters its second week.

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A pet for every person

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th January, 2011

The RSPCA is overflowing with animals that need a home.

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House damaged by fire

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th January, 2011

A house in Chapple Street was severely damaged when a fire broke out in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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Inmate suspect transferred

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th January, 2011

An inmate of the local jail who allegedly struck a prison officer in the face with a pool ball on Saturday has been transferred out of town.

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City ‘ready’ to host swim meet

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th January, 2011

Hundreds of interstate swimmers will start arriving in the city this week for the Country Energy SA Country Swimming Carnival.

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Golf News

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th January, 2011

Broken Hill Veteran Golfers Club

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West and North make merry at the Jubilee

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th January, 2011

West and North recorded convincing wins in their Twenty20 matches at the Jubilee Oval on Saturday.

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Labor’s man for State poll

Originally published: Monday, 10th January, 2011

NSW Labor is pinning its hopes on Deputy Mayor Neville Gasmier unseating fellow local and Nationals incumbent John Williams at the State election in March.

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Prison officer badly injured

Originally published: Monday, 10th January, 2011

A prison officer has been flown to hospital in Adelaide after being struck in the face by a pool ball allegedly thrown at him by a prisoner at the local jail.

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No such thing as a holiday for the Doctor

Originally published: Monday, 10th January, 2011

The local Flying Doctor Base had a quiet Christmas Day, and it was just as well because after that they were flat out.

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Handy contraption clears smoky cell

Originally published: Monday, 10th January, 2011

A machine that is probably not a familiar part of the firefighters’ armory was revealed in an incident at the jail yesterday morning.

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Burglars ruin a night out

Originally published: Monday, 10th January, 2011

A woman came home from a night out on Saturday to find that her house had been burgled, police said yesterday.

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Youngster better for experience

Originally published: Monday, 10th January, 2011

Teenage North Broken Hill cricketer Lachlan Tiziani enhanced his cricket credentials and knowledge despite getting limited opportunities at the inaugural SACA 2011 State-wide Under 14 Cup in suburban Adelaide last week.

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Lake to be damned

Originally published: Friday, 7th January, 2011

The future of Imperial Lake as the city’s emergency water supply is in doubt after a review found part of the dam deficient.

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Budget not good: new hospital boss

Originally published: Friday, 7th January, 2011

By Stefan Delatovic

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Dogs, cats dumped

Originally published: Friday, 7th January, 2011

More than 100 animals were surrendered to the RSPCA over the Christmas break.

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Mosquito warning

Originally published: Friday, 7th January, 2011

An abundance of water has prompted the hospital to warn residents to take precautions against potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes.

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Jackson gets Christmas present out

Originally published: Friday, 7th January, 2011

At the tender age of 12, Jackson Hockley will have his own horse running tomorrow night in the first trots meeting of the year.

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Locals lap up pool contracts

Originally published: Thursday, 6th January, 2011

Local businesses have so far won more than $1 million in contracts as part of the aquatic centre upgrade which starts later this month.

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Licence to thrill

Originally published: Thursday, 6th January, 2011

National holidays are nearly always celebrated in the big cities with grand fireworks displays, but if people assume that fireworks are legal, then they are wrong, according to local police.

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Bulk billing crisis forces pensioner out

Originally published: Thursday, 6th January, 2011

The number of local GPs who bulk bill is set to increase later this month but that’s cold comfort for people who are unable to see a doctor now.

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I need a loving home

Originally published: Thursday, 6th January, 2011

A Blue Heeler pup and a Maltese dog are the only two animals at the pound looking for a loving family to call their own.

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Tiziani impressive

Originally published: Thursday, 6th January, 2011

Broken Hill lad Lachlan Tiziani is developing his cricket talents in the first under 14 state-wide cricket cup, now being held in suburban Adelaide.

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March by-election

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th January, 2011

Locals could choose a new councillor at the same time they go to the polls for the State Government election later this year.

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More storms predicted

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th January, 2011

The sky put on a tremendous show on Saturday night when a thunderstorm hit the city.

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Giant moth

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th January, 2011

An unusually large grey and brown moth was found yesterday morning fluttering on the road in Wickes Street.

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Tight budget a challenge

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th January, 2011

The main challenge facing the Far West Local Health Network’s Governing Council would be managing a tight budget, according to its new chairman.

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Silver City Swim Club shines at Sunraysia

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th January, 2011

Silver City Swim Club shines at Sunraysia

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Veteran golfers

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th January, 2011

A field of 22 golfers played a par competition on Monday, 3/01. 

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Only takes three to have a party: Hash House Harriers

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th January, 2011

Last week’s hash run was set by Tracey Lavers and John Perry from 533 Cummins St. Due to the heat and holidays the numbers were down a little, but as you all know it only takes three to have a party.

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Ore reserve increase

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th January, 2011

Perilya has updated its Broken Hill ore reserve by 18 per cent.

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Sladdens stay put to stay dry

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th January, 2011

The floods in Rockhampton have meant one family of ex-locals will be sticking around for a little bit longer.

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White’s work in print

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th January, 2011

For the first time, people will be able to read about White’s Mineral Art and Living Mining Museum in a new book written by owners Betty and Kevin ‘Bushy’ White.

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Full to the brim

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th January, 2011

The river is so full at Menindee that the wake from boats on the water could overflow or destroy the levees and flood residential properties, according to the State Emergency Service.

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Greyhound Club trophy winners

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th January, 2011

The Broken Hill Greyhound Racing Club ended its season recently with the presentations of trophies for the year.

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