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News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

November, 2011

Junior Bronco stands tall

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th November, 2011

Harry Trengove may not be the city’s tallest basketballer but he showed he can mix it with South Australia’s big guns at the recent Port Pirie junior carnival.

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Sunny outlook for solar art show

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th November, 2011

The Palace Hotel, Bell’s Milk Bar, Broken Earth Cafe and the Sculptures are just a few of the places that have been considered as locations for a solar art exhibition next year.

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‘By-pass no way to go’

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th November, 2011

City Council will tonight consider a confidential report into granting Perilya a licence to run a haulage road through the Willyama Common.

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Princess for a day

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th November, 2011

With only a few days to go before the 2011 Broken Hill pageant, everything is coming together with last minute float entries and the crowning of the Pageant Princess.

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Hostile reception

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th November, 2011

The Darling River has been hung out to dry by the document that could reshape water use across the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Depleted Dogs bow out

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th November, 2011

It was a case of what might have been for an undermanned North Broken Hill side which was put out of the SA State Country Twenty20 Championship on Sunday.

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Families invited to back BH Foundation

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th November, 2011

The BH Community Foundation last night officially launched its bequest program at the Regional Art Gallery.

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Band to the rescue

Originally published: Monday, 28th November, 2011

A local band is putting on two specials shows to raise money for a little girl who suffers from a type of anaemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.

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Basin plan is just the start

Originally published: Monday, 28th November, 2011

As the long-awaited Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Plan finally reaches official release today, water experts around the country are stressing the need for sustainability in how we manage our liquid resources.

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High hopes for iron ore mine

Originally published: Monday, 28th November, 2011

An iron project south of Broken Hill could have a mine life of up to 70 years, according to the chairman of Carpentaria Exploration Ltd.

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Kick along for women’s footy

Originally published: Monday, 28th November, 2011

 By Kurtis Eichler

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Hostile reception

Originally published: Monday, 28th November, 2011

 The Darling River has been hung out to dry by the document that could reshape water use across the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Depleted Dogs bow out

Originally published: Monday, 28th November, 2011

It was a case of what might have been for an undermanned North Broken Hill side which was put out of the SA State Country Twenty20 Championship on Sunday.

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All about Mary

Originally published: Saturday, 26th November, 2011

No one misses out with Mary. The Crown Princess of Denmark arrived at the Broken Hill RFDS base at precisely 10.25am yesterday where she was met by hundreds of exciited fans, many waving bouquets of flowers.

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Magnetite find

Originally published: Saturday, 26th November, 2011

A magnetite ore deposit discovered just over the border in SA is a high quality resource that could find a ready market overseas, according to an exploration company.

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Solar art for city

Originally published: Saturday, 26th November, 2011

Solar art will light up the night skies and show everyone a new form a sculpture when it hits the city next year.

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North to close in on 20/20 final berth

Originally published: Saturday, 26th November, 2011

Dogs to warm up before facing Pt Pirie

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Mary time

Originally published: Friday, 25th November, 2011

BH welcomes royalty

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Burke in hot water

Originally published: Friday, 25th November, 2011

Federal Minister for Water, Tony Burke, is preparing for protests against water cuts outlined in the Murray-Darling Basin Draft plan.

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Xmas cheer

Originally published: Friday, 25th November, 2011

As Argent Street shop windows burst into life with Christmas colour, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the big day is fast approaching.

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Miners fear tax expansion

Originally published: Friday, 25th November, 2011

 By Paula Doran

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Regan’s rookie run

Originally published: Friday, 25th November, 2011

‘Son’ teaching new dog old tricks

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Kids get ‘once in a lifetime’ royal opportunity

Originally published: Thursday, 24th November, 2011

 Bright-eyed School of the Air students are tuning up for tomorrow’s royal performance in front of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

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Standoff escalates

Originally published: Thursday, 24th November, 2011

NSW Police officers have to wait to take their industrial action to the next level which could have them refusing to respond to any but the most serious emergencies.

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New equipment a welcome sight

Originally published: Thursday, 24th November, 2011

People forced to travel interstate for a five-minute eye diagnostic test have been spared the effort with the purchase of a $45,000 machine.

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A goal scoring wiz

Originally published: Thursday, 24th November, 2011

Nikki Phillips has earned a reputation as one of the most dangerous forwards in BH soccer but now she wants to convert her goal-scoring prowess to Aussie Rules football.

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Mixing up netball has paid off

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011

The BH Netball Association has seen a jump in interest in the round-robin mixed gender games which conclude tonight when eight teams take to the O’Neill Park courts.

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Mixed fortunes as rain pours

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011

The rain has caused some trouble this week with closed roads and people being stranded in the bush.

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Put parks to use

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011

 State and National Parks should be leased back to graziers to make use of huge tracts of unused land, according to the Western Division of Councils.

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Kitchen staff feeling the heat

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011

 The Broken Hill Flying Doctor base has been working tirelessly for days to prepare for Crown Princess Mary’s Friday visit - and they are not the only ones.

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RFDS readies for royals

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011

Staff at the Flying Doctor’s Broken Hill Base are eagerly preparing for the arrival of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark on Friday morning. 

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Cops hit Canberra

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011

Police officers across the State will protest outside of Parliament House today over the proposed changes to the police death and disability scheme.

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Leigh’s heart still in the Hill

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011

 By John Casey

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Cricket rescue bid

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011

Radical changes are being formulated to try and rescue the future of junior cricket in Broken Hill.

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Haulage road hope

Originally published: Monday, 21st November, 2011

 City Council has requested $3 million for the haulage road in the latest round of Regional Development Australia funding.

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Life art classes drawing a crowd

Originally published: Monday, 21st November, 2011

By Erica Visser

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Invitation to footy’s fast lane

Originally published: Monday, 21st November, 2011

 Aspiring Under 18 football players are invited to take their game to a new level by taking part in the AFL NSW/ACT Talented Player Program (TPP).

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Our best on show

Originally published: Saturday, 19th November, 2011

The Regional Aquatic Centre will come alive today with the Broken Hill Democratic Club two-day swim meet.

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Christmas in the air

Originally published: Saturday, 19th November, 2011

 Retailers are expecting Christmas decorations put up in town this week to spur on the shoppers as the festive season nears.

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A torrent of trouble

Originally published: Saturday, 19th November, 2011

It began with a leak and mounted to a flood in just 24 hours, leaving bureaucrats, green groups and politicians up in arms at the early announcement of the most anticipated water policy in decades.

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Royal visit’s no mere whim

Originally published: Saturday, 19th November, 2011

The countdown to Crown Mary Princess of Denmark’s visit to Broken Hill is on and while her stay will be brief, it should be one to remember.

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A cricket party

Originally published: Friday, 18th November, 2011

BH junior cricket will enjoy a major celebration tomorrow as it prepares to chart a course that is hoped will guarantee the future of the sport in the Silver City.

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Learning the steps to a different dance

Originally published: Friday, 18th November, 2011

Parenting is a “unique dance”.

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Memorial Oval given makeover

Originally published: Friday, 18th November, 2011

The seats in the grandstand at the Memorial Oval have been replaced and other work is being done to improve the sports ground for patrons.

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Uranium mines blocked

Originally published: Friday, 18th November, 2011

 The NSW Government will not rethink its ban on uranium mining in the near future.

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Brunch comes to the top of the town

Originally published: Thursday, 17th November, 2011

Broken Hill has a new option for breakfast that will leave the cereal, toast and bacon and eggs behind.

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Health merger ‘will work’

Originally published: Thursday, 17th November, 2011

 

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A time for giving

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th November, 2011

The joy of Christmas through the UnitingCare Christmas Appeal is once again set to reach people less fortunate than ourselves.

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Police protest grows

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th November, 2011

Police across NSW will step up their industrial campaign against the State Government by staging a public rally outside NSW Parliament next week.

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Ruddock leaves on winning note

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th November, 2011

David Ruddock may not have been completely ready to give up North’s top coaching role, but he has certainly gone out on a high.

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Just the ticket

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th November, 2011

 By Erica Visser

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Matt makes mark

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th November, 2011

 

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MP embarks on anniversary flight

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th November, 2011

Federal MP Sussan Ley is flying through her electorate this week to mark her 10th year in office and to illustrate the sheer size of the seat of Farrer.

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Rotary ready to roll with Christmas pageant

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th November, 2011

South Rotary is looking forward to its 19th year of organising the city’s Christmas pageant.

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Female footy fix

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th November, 2011

Momentum continues to build for the creation of a women’s AFL competition in Broken Hill which could prove to be a vital component for the future of the sport.

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As tradesmen flock to the mines business draws talent from overseas

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th November, 2011

 By Erica Visser

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A loner with a gift for cricket and words

Originally published: Monday, 14th November, 2011

 SYDNEY - The playing career of celebrated cricket writer Peter Roebuck, who died on the weekend, was defined by a spectacular falling out with superstars Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner.

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Cherries almost a staple, it seems

Originally published: Monday, 14th November, 2011

A recent story in the BDT about a local man’s cherry tree has drawn cherry growers out of the woodwork.

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Extra TV channels coming on air

Originally published: Monday, 14th November, 2011

Additional channels for the Broken Hill region are on track to commence, according to Southern Cross Austereo. 

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Potters’ show draws bumper crowd

Originally published: Monday, 14th November, 2011

 By Kurtis Eichler

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City to host Princess

Originally published: Saturday, 12th November, 2011

 Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will visit Broken Hill in less than two weeks.

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Businesses to provide more customer satisfaction

Originally published: Saturday, 12th November, 2011

 Broken Hill businesses are rising to the challenge of improving customer service, according to Chamber of Commerce President, Paul Seager.

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An insight into the Republic

Originally published: Saturday, 12th November, 2011

It’s an overcast Saturday in Broken Hill, two days after St Patrick’s Day, and the annual St Pat’s Race Day, Broken Hill’s Melbourne Cup, is due to begin.

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The show must go on

Originally published: Saturday, 12th November, 2011

Not even a fall from the stage resulting in a broken arm could stop musical producer Marilyn Harris’ latest show.

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Hannah’s hoops hopes

Originally published: Saturday, 12th November, 2011

 By Kurtis Eichler

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Robin captures city's heart

Originally published: Friday, 11th November, 2011

Internationally-acclaimed photographer Robin Sellick will unveil his latest project tonight with visions that it will help the rest of Australia - and an international audience - understand Broken Hill a little better.

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Hospital phones still out of service

Originally published: Friday, 11th November, 2011

The hospital’s phone system was still off-line yesterday after more than 36 hours.

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Remembrance Day legacy lives on

Originally published: Friday, 11th November, 2011

 By Erica Visser

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Georgia seeking records

Originally published: Friday, 11th November, 2011

For most students the first year at High School is about fitting in to new surroundings and feeling your way, but 12-year-old Georgia Treloar is not your average Year 7 pupil.

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Perilya powers up

Originally published: Thursday, 10th November, 2011

Perilya Resources has ramped up work at its Potosi lease, 1.4 kilometres east of Broken Hill.

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A greener future

Originally published: Thursday, 10th November, 2011

This is an historic week that will change the lives of many Australians.

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Storm strikes

Originally published: Thursday, 10th November, 2011

 By Kurtis Eichler

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Warriors enlist for softball

Originally published: Thursday, 10th November, 2011

Importantly for the competition, the West Darling Warriors are made up of teenage students from BH High School, a move the association hopes will help guarantee the future of the sport.

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Pageant draws near

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th November, 2011

The countdown to the city’s Christmas pageant is on.

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‘We’ll fly the coop’

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th November, 2011

Rex threatens to quit city

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Unique gifts at Pottery ‘n’ Craft Fair

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th November, 2011

People looking at buying presents this Christmas will have a little extra to choose from this weekend.

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Nick carves them up

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th November, 2011

The West Cricket Club’s much vaunted bowling attack continues to dominate the early stages of the 2011-12 season with the Robins waltzing to a nine-wicket victory over Central in round four.

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Christmas wishes on the way

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th November, 2011

 With only 47 days until Christmas, children better hurry to get their wish lists to Santa.

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Broadband lagging

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th November, 2011

City facing long wait for NBN access

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Five-star felines

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th November, 2011

It could very well be labelled as the feline equivalent of a five-star-hotel.

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Dylan turns it on

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th November, 2011

 Exciting 18-year-old Broken Hill footballer Dylan Stuart is already drawing notice after just three appearances in the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) in Darwin. 

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Priscilla fans to pour into Palace

Originally published: Monday, 7th November, 2011

Next year the city can expect to be inundated by Priscilla Queen of the Desert fans.

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Bemax booming

Originally published: Monday, 7th November, 2011

 Bemax Resources is set to double the operations of its mineral sands ventures in the Murray Basin.

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A fine response

Originally published: Monday, 7th November, 2011

Police to target government revenue

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Tough brake for rally duo

Originally published: Monday, 7th November, 2011

Rally enthusiasts enjoyed a dose of motorsport mayhem over the weekend as the ARB Silver City 600 Cross Country Rally roared out of the city.

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Fun for the family

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2011

The Regional Art Gallery will hold its annual Family Fun Day tomorrow and everyone is invited to come and join in.

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Explosives found buried in garden

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2011

A street near the North School was blocked off yesterday after a householder found a bag of gelignite in his garden.

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Street party for festive season

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2011

Patton Street will come alive with Christmas cheer next month when a community Christmas party is held in the thoroughfare.

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Nurses schooled in delicate procedure

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2011


By Emily Roberts

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Big guns arrive

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2011

 BH is playing host to motorsport royalty this weekend with Australian offroad racing champion Bruce Garland heading the list of entries for the inaugural Silver City 600.

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Council pursues Melbourne link

Originally published: Friday, 4th November, 2011

City Council will try to entice another airline to Broken Hill to provide a direct service to Melbourne and possibly Adelaide.

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Striking back

Originally published: Friday, 4th November, 2011

The BH Softball Association has climbed off the canvas and an expanded two-match fixture will be the highlight of round two of the 2011-12 season at Jubilee Oval tonight.

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Police take aim at drunk drivers

Originally published: Friday, 4th November, 2011

Concerned BH Police are in the midst of a blitz on drink-driving as they wrestle with an unacceptable road toll that has risen almost 50 per cent on 2008 data.

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Country beauty

Originally published: Friday, 4th November, 2011

Local youngster Amelia Tremelling has made the final of the Miss Country Girl Australia competition.

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Have a shop and help the kiddies

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd November, 2011

People who want to get an early start on their Christmas shopping or score a bargain should have a look at the BH Resource and Toy Library’s market day and car boot sale this weekend. 

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Teachers to fight on

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd November, 2011

 By Erica Visser

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Smashing time awaits youngsters

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd November, 2011

Junior tennis swings into action at the O’Neill Park tennis complex on Saturday night under lights.

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No place like home, the ex-Hillites say

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd November, 2011

‘The Great Broken Hill Reunion’ committee has decided to hold next year’s event in the city after the idea of running it on the Gold Coast or Adelaide received a frosty reception. 

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Wage offer an ‘insult’

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd November, 2011

 A teachers’ strike will go ahead this morning despite an award offer being made by the State Government on Monday afternoon. 

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White Cliffs’ history bequeathed to library

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd November, 2011

 It was the late Gwen Rowe’s dream to have the history of her beloved White Cliffs carried on for future generations.

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Kidman & Co waxes in a good paddock

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd November, 2011

 Prime seasonal conditions and property sales have given pastoral giants S Kidman & Co a $20.4 million profit for the past financial year.

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Mick’s ‘Boy’ goes out on winning note

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd November, 2011


By John Casey

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Barrys enjoy a great run

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st November, 2011

While millions of eyeballs will be fixated on Flemington at 2.30pm this afternoon for the running of the Melbourne Cup, BH horse trainer Barry Murray will be towing a one-horse float along the Silver City Highway and carefully scanning the road to avoid hitting any kangaroos.

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Strike ‘necessary’

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st November, 2011

Parent’s are being told to contact their child’s school for information on whether they will have supervision during tomorrow’s teachers strike.

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Ex-miner’s rock ‘remedy’

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st November, 2011

Contractors for the city’s new multi-million dollar shopping centre had overlooked a better option for breaking the hard rock on the site, according to a local man with more than 40 years’ mining experience. 

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Cup movie brings famed actor to city

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st November, 2011

Five-time Logie winner Martin Sacks surrendered his weapons and hit the racetrack for his new role in feature film ‘The Cup.’

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