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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, 2011

BH claims cricket

Originally published: Friday, 30th September, 2011

Broken Hill has regained the prestigious Geoff Goulding Memorial Shield in a thrilling climax to the cricket carnival held as part of the BH-Bankstown Sister City Exchange.

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Beware the swooping Magpie

Originally published: Friday, 30th September, 2011

Die-hard Collingwood supporter Gavin Kersten will join the faithful at the MCG tomorrow when the Magpies play Geelong in the Grand Final.

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City ties ‘world class’

Originally published: Friday, 30th September, 2011

Broken Hill’s Sister City relationship with Bankstown has been described as perhaps the best of its type “in the world” and is likely to be recognised by the national body which oversees the program.

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Council upbeat on mine haul road

Originally published: Friday, 30th September, 2011

City Council had done all the work it could to ensure that the mine haulage road could be built as soon as the money became available, according the city’s mayor.

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Fundraiser for the aid of Somalia

Originally published: Thursday, 29th September, 2011

By Erica Visser

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Miners upbeat

Originally published: Thursday, 29th September, 2011

 Two fledgling explorers in search of base and precious metals in our area have received a boost with recent test drilling yielding positive results.

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Tourism rise

Originally published: Thursday, 29th September, 2011

 The number of tourists who visited outback NSW has grown in the past year, according to recent data.

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200 and counting for former Robin

Originally published: Thursday, 29th September, 2011

Former West BH footballer and now highly-respected Norwood player Stuart Bown will celebrate his 200th SANFL game on Sunday in a sudden-death preliminary final against Woodville-West Torrens. 

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Sydney base for new CEO

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th September, 2011

Inland NSW Tourism, an alliance which promotes tourism in country areas, has appointed a new CEO who will live in Sydney for the duration of his role. 

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Real estate boom at Sunset Strip

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th September, 2011

More people are buying property at Sunset Strip and, according to a local real estate agent, it’s the holiday homes on the lake that are in demand.

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Local players make the cut

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th September, 2011

Broken Hill will be well represented at the upcoming Under 13 and 14 Zone Championships after seven local footballers qualified for the carnival.

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Walking to ‘D’feet’ disease

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th September, 2011

By Erica Visser

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Ring road block

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th September, 2011

 A company has been chosen to plan the mine haulage road in the event that the city gets the money to build it.

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Children taste holiday fun

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th September, 2011

The first day of the school holidays yesterday had children involved in a range of fun activities. 

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Classic tees off

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th September, 2011

Eighty-six of the country’s veteran golfers kicked off the Broken Hill Golf and Country Club’s Silver City Classic yesterday.

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Wilcannia hoping for a legend

Originally published: Monday, 26th September, 2011

Wilcannia Central School student Phillip Hunter has been nominated as a finalist in the Learn Earn Legend (LEL) award.

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Labor lunch a hit

Originally published: Monday, 26th September, 2011

A new initiative to get people discussing local issues of importance was already generating a lot of interest in the city, according to the President of the Broken Hill Branch.

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Stars crowned

Originally published: Monday, 26th September, 2011

More than 500 people watched on as Josh Cowdrey and Summa Gobell were crowned winners of this year’s ‘YMCA Dancing Stars Ball’ at the weekend.

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James Coutts Michie

Originally published: Monday, 26th September, 2011

The 13th in the series of articles by Catherine Farry, education officer at the Regional Art Gallery, about the artists who painted the pictures in the city’s collection

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Go country for Cockburn

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2011

 The tiny Barrier Highway hamlet of Cockburn may again be facing financial ruin at the hands of the SA Government, but its residents are putting up a brave fight for survival and want Broken Hill to support their plans.

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Bush health boost

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2011

Outback people who have to travel to receive specialist medical treatment are about to get a lot more money back from the State Government for their costs.

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Family farewell

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2011

Kyle and Jamie Lister have not just walked out the school gates for the holidays but for the last time in Broken Hill.

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Vets flock to Silver City Classic

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2011

Veteran golfer Ernie Wheeler isn’t a confident golfer when it comes to the Silver City Classic.

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National stage awaits

Originally published: Saturday, 24th September, 2011

By John Casey

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Our water safe

Originally published: Friday, 23rd September, 2011

There was no evidence to show that contaminated water from an old mine dam in Eyre Street was getting into the city’s water supply, according to a  City Council report.

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Perilya invests in city's future

Originally published: Friday, 23rd September, 2011

Perilya has purchased over $3 million worth of new equipment in the form of two new 17-tonne-capacity loaders for its Broken Hill mine.

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Singers go global

Originally published: Friday, 23rd September, 2011

The dulcet tones of the Community Voices may now be heard around the world on video-sharing website, YouTube.

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Taylor gives Burkies the nod

Originally published: Friday, 23rd September, 2011

Burke Ward has confirmed its status as the best primary school football team in Broken Hill and now holds the Taylor Walker Cup outright to prove it.

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Horsemen trekking for gift of life

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd September, 2011

Three years after a double-lung transplant saved his life, 23-year-old Shane Dickeson is travelling 800km on horseback to let people now about organ donation.

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Buybacks welcomed

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd September, 2011

The Federal Government’s announcement yesterday that it will offer to buy $90 million worth of water from irrigators around the NSW-Queensland border was great news, according to local river campaigners.

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Upgrade for Trades Hall

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd September, 2011

The Trades Hall, one of Broken Hill’s most historically important buildings, has received a much-needed boost thanks to the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.

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Safari hopes dashed

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd September, 2011

Leading BH motorsport competitor Kerry Turley is cursing his bad luck after he was forced to withdraw from the prestigious 2011 Australasian Safari which roars out of Perth tomorrow.

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What haul road?

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st September, 2011

BH Mayor Wincen Cuy has called for urgent talks with NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner after an embarrassing gaffe from Minister for Western NSW Kevin Humphries yesterday.

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‘World class’ facility

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st September, 2011

By John Casey

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Players trade boots for bibs

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st September, 2011

 Some of the city’s footballers have found a novel way to keep fit during the off season: by playing netball.

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Show under threat

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st September, 2011

 By Kurtis Eichler

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Winds lash city

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th September, 2011

 Gale-force winds up to 70km/h took the roofs off two buildings and sent branches and dust flying across the city yesterday.

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Have your say on carbon tax

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th September, 2011

Regional Australians have just two more days to have their say on the Gillard government’s proposed carbon tax.

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Rains prompt burn-off

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th September, 2011

The welcome rain that brought the bush back to life has resulted in Sturt National Park having to conduct its first ever burn-off to cut the risk of bushfires.

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St Joes in full flight

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th September, 2011

The finale to a huge year in local soccer lived up to expectations with St Josephs capturing their first Grand Final win since 2000.

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Show still a hit

Originally published: Monday, 19th September, 2011

Nine huge show rides, a jaw-dropping fireworks display and thousands of revelers through the gates made the Silver City Show one to remember, organisers say.

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Tibooburra gold find

Originally published: Monday, 19th September, 2011

The outback village of Tibooburra is looming as the latest hot spot for gold mining with a WA-based company “very encouraged” by its initial drilling program near the township and further exploration now underway.

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Demo goes for gold

Originally published: Monday, 19th September, 2011

The Barrier Social Democratic Club has become the third local business to join the Broken Hill Community Foundation’s gold club.

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Clean sweep

Originally published: Monday, 19th September, 2011

St Josephs have produced an amazing clean sweep of the 2011 soccer season, winning grand finals in all grades from Under 12 through to A grade.

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Basin plan ‘condemns’ the Darling

Originally published: Saturday, 17th September, 2011

The people of Broken Hill and everyone else who relies on the Darling river will be no better off when the next drought hits if the Murray-Darling Basin Authority proceeds with its latest plan, according to local river activists.

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Fun time in fine weather

Originally published: Saturday, 17th September, 2011

Parents and grandparents stepped out in fine weather yesterday with the kids for rides, face painting and showbags at the Silver City Show.

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Labor looks to regain support

Originally published: Saturday, 17th September, 2011

The local branch of the Labor Party will host its first “community luncheon” tomorrow, in a sign the party is trying to regain lost local voter confidence.

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Familiar foes face off again

Originally published: Saturday, 17th September, 2011

For the third straight year Minor Premiers the West Panthers and second placed St Josephs will clash in the season decider for the A grade soccer premiership.

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Carbon tax ‘bad’

Originally published: Friday, 16th September, 2011

Local Federal MP, Sussan Ley, addressed parliament yesterday on the proposed “carbon tax” and used a local business as an example of why it would, she said, be bad for far western NSW.

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Health tips and tricks

Originally published: Friday, 16th September, 2011

Elderly people concerned about safety in the home and healthy living were able to get information at an expo at Centro Westside yesterday. 

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Silver City Show bursts into action

Originally published: Friday, 16th September, 2011

It’s a weekend of the year that young kids look forward to like Christmas and their parents go searching for the courage to share the enthusiasm for the wild ride ahead.

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From Broken Hill to the world

Originally published: Friday, 16th September, 2011

Broken Hill’s rich sporting history which includes Melbourne Cup and Stawell Gift winners as well as AFL premiership success has added another intriguing layer at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

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Show time!

Originally published: Thursday, 15th September, 2011

With the promise of new rides and attractions, along with sunny weather, this year’s Silver City Show looks is set to be a success.

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“Ram raid” arrest

Originally published: Thursday, 15th September, 2011

A young man and a boy arrested for last week’s “ram raid” had just over a week before stolen a car from the railway yards and crashed it through the gates, police said yesterday.

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Country women celebrate

Originally published: Thursday, 15th September, 2011

Members of the Country Women’s Association met up in Broken Hill yesterday to celebrate the achievements of the 90 year old organisation.

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Auskickers get on the big stage

Originally published: Thursday, 15th September, 2011

Not only were the Bulldogs thrilled with their success at the BH Football League grand final last weekend, but a number of junior stars (pictured above) also got a kick out of being involved with the official presentations.

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Servo smokes sting

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th September, 2011

An attempt by the NSW Department of Health to have a fill-in shop assistant punished for selling cigarettes to a minor failed in the Local Court yesterday.

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City’s best gardens shine

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th September, 2011

With Spring in the air it’s once again time for some of the city’s best gardens to shine in the Silver City Garden Club Competition.

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Ban for brawlers

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th September, 2011

The fall-out from a grand final stoush between North’s Tom Billings and South’s Jayson Higgins will be felt by both clubs next season, with the pair offered a one match suspension.

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Starring roles at Silver City Cup

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th September, 2011

Seven-year-old Makybe Weekes will go through life with one of the more unusual Christian names, but the decision by her horse-loving parents to name her after the triple Melbourne Cup winner is already paying dividends.

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Show’s nearly here

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th September, 2011

With only two days left until the start of the Silver City Show, work in the pavilion is moving forward at lightning speed.

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What’s in the budget for city?

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th September, 2011

The Broken Hill Branch of the ALP is calling on member for Murray-Darling, John Williams, to “clearly identify” how the local electorate benefits from the recent budget.

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Hospitality students feel the heat

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th September, 2011

The local round of the Western NSW Region Hospitality Worldskills competition was held in the city last week.

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Riders tackle totally different terrain

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th September, 2011

On September 4 six local and two ex-local mountain bike riders met in Parkes to tackle the 2011 Back Yamma Bigfoot mountain bike race.

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‘Sub-standard’ housing

Originally published: Monday, 12th September, 2011

Police in western NSW have said there was nothing in the state budget to help upgrade and repair police housing.

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Colin Jordan

Originally published: Monday, 12th September, 2011

The 12th in the series of articles by Catherine Farry, education officer at the Regional Art Gallery, about the artists who painted the pictures in the city’s collection.

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Locals light the night

Originally published: Monday, 12th September, 2011

 The dark night sky was dotted with blue, yellow and white lanterns on Saturday night when locals remembered those touched by leukaemia.

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Bulldogs by a point

Originally published: Monday, 12th September, 2011

 The Bulldogs claimed the 2011 premiership with a nail biting one point win over the Roos on Saturday.

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Breakfast of champions all

Originally published: Saturday, 10th September, 2011

Residents of Aruma Lodge yesterday morning kicked off Grand Final weekend with a bacon and egg breakfast served up by the Bulldogs and the Roos.

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Royalty battle looms

Originally published: Saturday, 10th September, 2011

It is not yet clear what impact an increase in State mining royalties will have on local mining companies.

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Every dog is only as good as its owner

Originally published: Saturday, 10th September, 2011

A local dog trainer says it is usually the owner’s fault when their pet attacks someone.

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THE ULTIMATE PRIZE

Originally published: Saturday, 10th September, 2011

It doesn’t get any better than this; North playing South in a Grand Final.

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Protestors tell Premier ‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet’

Originally published: Friday, 9th September, 2011

Broken Hill’s public sector workers and unionists have added their voices to the state-wide chorus of discontent aimed at NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and his proposed industrial relations reforms.

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Mayor slams funding snub

Originally published: Friday, 9th September, 2011

Mayor Wincen Cuy has called “shameful” a Federal Government decision to reject funding for the city’s planned haulage road.

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Massive rise in fraud

Originally published: Friday, 9th September, 2011

 By Kurtis Eichler

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Teeing off for a cause

Originally published: Friday, 9th September, 2011

A memorial golf day will be held on Sunday to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation and cancer accommodation in Adelaide.

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Teachers defy strike order

Originally published: Thursday, 8th September, 2011

 Local public school teachers will strike today despite an Industrial Relations Commission direction ordering them to abandon their planned 24-hour stoppage.

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Miracle escape from head-on crash

Originally published: Thursday, 8th September, 2011

Five people were astonishingly lucky to walk away from a head-on collision yesterday on the Sydney road.

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Learn to make a Pueblo pot

Originally published: Thursday, 8th September, 2011

Children are being invited to find themselves an adult to bring along to a new workshop where both will learn how to make a native American Pueblo-style pot.

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South star out of final

Originally published: Thursday, 8th September, 2011

South’s premiership aspirations have been dealt a significant blow after the club’s appeal to have Bill Dolan’s suspension overturned was unsuccessful last night.

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Thieves on rampage

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th September, 2011

An incident in which thieves broke in and stole two vehicles from a nursery and used them to smash through the doors of a supermarket yesterday morning has alarmed police.

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Road projects still waiting

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th September, 2011

While roads in the local region are set to receive money under the new State Budget there was still no word on funding for the mine haulage road and the sealing of two major highways.

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Shine a light and show the way

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th September, 2011

The Leukaemia Foundation’s ‘Light the Night’ will once again be held in Broken Hill and there are high hopes it will be as popular as last year’s event.

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Our crack juniors on the up

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th September, 2011

Footballers in the local AFL/NSW Talented Player Program will begin their journey toward State honours this weekend at the Zone Trials carnival.

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Hit comedy all about mums

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th September, 2011

For anyone who is, has or knows a mother (and who doesn’t?), “Motherhood the Musical” is for you.

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Asbestos fears hit home

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th September, 2011

 The NSW police union said it will “apply some more pressure” to the State Government to force it to make safe hundreds of stations and residences found to be riddled with asbestos or lead after a local policeman discovered he had asbestos in his lungs.

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Kelly joins a select few

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th September, 2011

Star North midfielder Jayden Kelly has made it back-to-back wins after last night securing his second straight Lionel Johnston Medal.

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‘Jobs galore’ at Coles super store

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th September, 2011

Supermarket chain Coles is hiring 80 extra employees as part of their ‘super store’ opening in the city.

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Sons follow mums into medical career

Originally published: Monday, 5th September, 2011

Two young men have followed in their mothers’ footsteps and joined the staff at the local hospital.

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Teachers call strike

Originally published: Monday, 5th September, 2011

Parents have been urged not to send their children to school on Thursday as a show of support for teachers who are striking over public-sector wage restrictions.

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Dad’s day delight

Originally published: Monday, 5th September, 2011

It was a Father’s Day with a touch of class at the Regional Art Gallery yesterday when the Broken Hill Civic Orchestra performed a special concert.

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Juniors provide a day to remember

Originally published: Monday, 5th September, 2011

The city’s junior footballers produced an enthralling day of entertainment yesterday as the Broken Hill Junior Football league held its grand final day.

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Father’s Day all about family

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2011

 Loi Zanette doesn’t remember one very special Father’s Day, but he does recall the big Italian family gatherings that came with them.

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CBH to the rescue

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2011

The CBH mining company is working to stop contaminated water running from a dam and on to public land even though it is not obliged to do so.

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City’s pool reopening

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2011

The 50 metre pool at the Regional Aquatic Centre, which was closed for winter, reopens tomorrow.

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Sun shines on Barrier carnival

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd September, 2011

The Barrier Athletics Carnival was held in warm and sunny weather yesterday, much to the delight of the organisers.

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City celebrates Wattle Day

Originally published: Friday, 2nd September, 2011

The city celebrated its 100th Wattle Day in the Town Square yesterday morning.

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Council conflict

Originally published: Friday, 2nd September, 2011

Councillors are set to undertake conflict resolution training amidst claims of a deepening rift between Mayor Wincen Cuy and several councillors.

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September glory

Originally published: Friday, 2nd September, 2011

The city’s best junior football teams will vie for September glory on Sunday as the Broken Hill Junior Football League holds its grand final day.

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More claims of dud cheques

Originally published: Friday, 2nd September, 2011

Police said yesterday that two more people had come forward claiming to be victims of a woman who had already been charged with passing three fraudulent cheques.

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Mild winter weather

Originally published: Thursday, 1st September, 2011

Broken Hill has joined a number of cities that have experienced a warmer than average August.

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Brave mother “an inspiration”

Originally published: Thursday, 1st September, 2011

A BH mother-of-five has been hailed “an inspiration” as she battles her way back from a rare disease that dramatically changed her life five months ago.

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Aged care plan gains momentum

Originally published: Thursday, 1st September, 2011

A proposal to construct a new aged home at the old Alma Pool site gained momentum yesterday when Southern Cross Care (SCC) reaffirmed its interest in building a 60-bed hostel on the site.

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Skaters on national stage

Originally published: Thursday, 1st September, 2011

 A troupe of local skaters will take centre stage next month after qualifying for the Artistic Skating National Championships.

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