24.9°C 03:00 pm

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, 2012

Union slams aged care beds proposal

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st January, 2012

The Town Employees’ Union says it is “extremely concerned” about recent statements concerning a proposal to transfer the licences of 40 aged care beds from Shorty O’Neil Village.

+ Read article

A thorough soaking

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st January, 2012

 When it rains, it pours, as the saying goes. 

+ Read article

Happy Birthday, Mrs Raven

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st January, 2012

 Ellen Raven has survived two World Wars, a Great Depression, 25 Prime Ministers and countless droughts to reach the grand age of 100 today.

+ Read article

Girls join All Star cast

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st January, 2012

 BH teenagers Taunoa Bugmy and Tameka O’Donnell will be rubbing shoulders with some of Australia’s best Rugby League players next week after being selected to represent their Indigenous community.

+ Read article

No paper

Originally published: Monday, 30th January, 2012

The Barrier Daily Truth regrets to inform readers that there is no paper today due to technical difficulties.

+ Read article

Young Citizen branches out

Originally published: Monday, 30th January, 2012

Jim Richards is moving from strength to strength and has big plans to start up a mentoring program.

+ Read article

Crime spree worries cops

Originally published: Monday, 30th January, 2012

 Extra police are being deployed to patrol the streets at night after a spate of burglaries at the weekend.

+ Read article

Kittens abound

Originally published: Monday, 30th January, 2012

So many kittens have been left at the RSPCA over the past 12 months that it has been a struggle finding owners for them.

+ Read article

Hydro pool open longer

Originally published: Monday, 30th January, 2012

People now have greater access to the city’s hydrotherapy pool after City Council extended the opening hours at the new facility.

+ Read article

Gays say acceptance is a long way off

Originally published: Monday, 30th January, 2012

 Homophobia is still very much alive in Broken Hill, according to two former local gay men.

+ Read article

Mayor, deputy at odds on pool fee

Originally published: Saturday, 28th January, 2012

Rising admission costs at the multi-million dollar Regional Aquatic Centre could hit attendance, according to City Council’s new Deputy Mayor.

+ Read article

Flooded in a flash

Originally published: Saturday, 28th January, 2012

Severe thunderstorms and strong winds lashed the city suddenly late yesterday, dropping nearly two inches of rain in a torrential downpour that flooded the streets, knocked out the power supply and caused businesses to close.

+ Read article

Gym girls on a high

Originally published: Saturday, 28th January, 2012

Some of Broken Hill’s most talented gymnasts have been given the opportunity of a lifetime after being invited to attend a State-run gymnastics camp.

+ Read article

Shopkeeper beaten by armed robbers

Originally published: Saturday, 28th January, 2012

Police are hunting for two men who robbed a shop owner at gun-point late on Thursday night.

+ Read article

Aussie Day was a time to chill

Originally published: Friday, 27th January, 2012

 Sizzling temperatures saw hundreds celebrate their country’s national day yesterday by chilling out at backyard parties or by the pool.

+ Read article

‘Wheels of industry’ more than a saying

Originally published: Friday, 27th January, 2012

It seems that the number of big trucks and tyres imported to Australia is a gauge of strength of the mining industry.  

+ Read article

Our best off to SA

Originally published: Friday, 27th January, 2012

 By John Casey

+ Read article

Dedication rewarded with OAM

Originally published: Friday, 27th January, 2012

 Hard-working Hayden Zammit has devoted the best part of his 17 years to his home town.

+ Read article

Dedicated Derham delivers

Originally published: Thursday, 26th January, 2012

The rise and rise of BH fast bowler Tom Derham continued yesterday in front of the Adelaide Oval Test cricket crowd when the teenager won a national competition.

+ Read article

Our own Aussie Holden

Originally published: Thursday, 26th January, 2012

New Zealand-born local caterer Ken Holden will celebrate the country he’s lived in for the last 44 years by today becoming an Australian citizen.

+ Read article

Perilya in celebration mode

Originally published: Thursday, 26th January, 2012

Perilya has reported the best production quarter in years at its Broken Hill mine.

+ Read article

Oh my, O’Mally

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th January, 2012

Career-best bowling figures have propelled teenage cricketer David O’Mally to the status of “key ingredient” for Central in their quest for back-to-back BHDCL premierships this year.

+ Read article

Ancient waterway teeming with life

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th January, 2012

 By Kurtis Eichler

+ Read article

‘Rally to the river’

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th January, 2012

 By Paula Doran

+ Read article

Race cancelled

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th January, 2012

Organisers have not given up on the local Australian Outback 4x4 Extreme race despite it being called off this year.

+ Read article

Walker turns to golf

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th January, 2012

Golfers will tee off for the popular Ron Serich Memorial Golf Day in Adelaide this year after organisers announced the event would be an annual one.

+ Read article

Signed, sealed, delivered, it’s yours

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th January, 2012

Jimmy Barnes once sang about going “from the ocean to the Silver City” and now a car once owned by the Aussie rocker has found its way to town.

+ Read article

Medicare move welcomed

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th January, 2012

A local doctor has praised the Federal Government’s Medicare Local initiative and said that the new primary healthcare organisation will provide Broken Hill with greater opportunities. 

+ Read article

Chopper man’s living the dream

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th January, 2012

When it comes to building custom motorcycles, Toby McAllister goes the whole hog. 

+ Read article

Derham joins the elite

Originally published: Monday, 23rd January, 2012

 By Peter Argent 

+ Read article

Tourism blow for outback

Originally published: Monday, 23rd January, 2012

 Corner Country tourism operators have been left in the cold by a restructure in marketing funding.

+ Read article

Rediscover your fitness

Originally published: Monday, 23rd January, 2012

Are you having trouble getting rid of your festive mindset and the muffin top or saddle bags that come with it?

+ Read article

Embrace Healthy Weight Week

Originally published: Monday, 23rd January, 2012

Local dietitians are celebrating Australia’s Healthy Weight Week by providing activities during the week to encourage locals to take on healthy habits.

+ Read article

Lucky in escape in highway rollover

Originally published: Monday, 23rd January, 2012

A man has been flown to Adelaide after he was involved in a rollover on Friday night on the Silver City Highway.

+ Read article

Heat wave to continue

Originally published: Saturday, 21st January, 2012

FEELING HOT: Four-year-old Molly-Jo Stubing took to the pool earlier this week to cool off. The opening month of the year has so far had a simmering average of 36 degrees. Thursday’s Australia day is forecast to be a similar maximum of 35 degrees with a 20 per cent chance of showers.

+ Read article

Premiers honoured at trots

Originally published: Saturday, 21st January, 2012

Football and harness racing combine at the Memorial Oval tonight for the annual Premiers Cup meeting.

+ Read article

Anne spreads her wings

Originally published: Saturday, 21st January, 2012

 By Erica Visser

+ Read article

Black still Labor

Originally published: Saturday, 21st January, 2012

...but won’t commit to election

+ Read article

Relief as uni offers arrive

Originally published: Friday, 20th January, 2012

Hannah Brimstone and Melissa Moldenhauer are preparing to survive on two-minute-noodles for the next couple of years.

+ Read article

Basin Plan doubt

Originally published: Friday, 20th January, 2012

Some of Australia’s leading ecology experts have called on the Federal Government to reject the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) Draft Plan into water reform.

+ Read article

Bikers take Bupa Challenge

Originally published: Friday, 20th January, 2012

Members of the BH Mountain Bike Club will undertake the “Bupa Challenge Tour” today.

+ Read article

New shopping centre in 2013: Leasecorp

Originally published: Thursday, 19th January, 2012

The city’s new shopping centre is now expected to be completed by early 2013, according to the project developer Leasecorp’s Steve Palyga.

+ Read article

CBH looking to hire

Originally published: Thursday, 19th January, 2012

 CBH Resources is knee-deep in its recruitment drive to service the Rasp Mine.

+ Read article

Teens’ night at the Train

Originally published: Thursday, 19th January, 2012

 Bored teenagers looking for an entertaining night out have an opportunity to hit up the dance floor tomorrow night at an underage disco.

+ Read article

Kobe set for SA Cup

Originally published: Thursday, 19th January, 2012

Junior cricketer Kobe Mutch’s recent steep learning curve in the game is set to go to another level when he competes in the Under 14 SA Statewide Cup next week.

+ Read article

More cash needed to lure doctors to the bush

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th January, 2012

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has a simple solution to the difficult challenge of attracting doctors to rural and remote regions - pay more!

+ Read article

Man charged over blaze

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th January, 2012

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in relation to a blaze that destroyed a Creedon Street house on Monday night.

+ Read article

Lachlan makes an impression

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th January, 2012

Lachlan Jenkin has won a spot in the Riverina Giants football team - without even pulling on his boots.

+ Read article

Lord Memorial To Wayman

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th January, 2012

A good crowd witnessed veteran Robert Wayman drive Montana Madge to victory in The Fred Lord Memorial at Saturday night’s harness racing meeting.

+ Read article

City’s rail service appears safe

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th January, 2012

Great Southern Rail (GSR) said it had no plans to redirect Indian Pacific services away from Broken Hill.

+ Read article

No rates hike

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th January, 2012

 ...but pressure mounting on Council

+ Read article

Show some Aussie spirit

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th January, 2012

Residents and businesses are being encouraged to show their true colours this Australia Day which is set to make a splash at the Regional Aquatic Centre.

+ Read article

Derham on fire for SA

Originally published: Monday, 16th January, 2012

Strongly-built quick Tom Derham has fronted the South Australian bowling attack over the first three rounds of the National under 19 championships in Adelaide, producing plenty of pace and fire. 

+ Read article

Speeding hoons ‘out of control’

Originally published: Monday, 16th January, 2012

 A local man is concerned with the growing number of motorists who are driving dangerously around the city.

+ Read article

‘Don’t list our lakes’

Originally published: Monday, 16th January, 2012

 Listing the Menindee Lakes on the Ramsar international wetlands treaty would be a mistake, according to locals, Bob and Lorraine Looney.

+ Read article

Sanctuary gives hope to endangered numbats

Originally published: Monday, 16th January, 2012

With a population of less than 1000, numbats are on the brink of extinction.

+ Read article

Rio Tinto awaits

Originally published: Saturday, 14th January, 2012

They are the humble birthplaces of two of the world’s largest mining giants so despite being on opposite sides of the world, it made sense for Spain’s Rio Tinto and Broken Hill to pair up.

+ Read article

White Dam keeps on keeping on

Originally published: Saturday, 14th January, 2012

Production at the White Dam gold mine 80 kilometres west of Broken Hill has been extended amid record metal prices and low operating costs.

+ Read article

Teen duo with a need for speed

Originally published: Saturday, 14th January, 2012

Broken Hill’s youngest sidecar pairing are hoping for success when they take to the track for their first competitive race tomorrow night.

+ Read article

Residents help family bounce back

Originally published: Friday, 13th January, 2012

Broken Hill is the city that just keeps on giving and one young woman who lost it all is extremely thankful.

+ Read article

Haul road boost

Originally published: Friday, 13th January, 2012

...and film studio not forgotten

+ Read article

Diet research proves fruitful

Originally published: Friday, 13th January, 2012

 By Erica Visser

+ Read article

Liam inspired by triple century

Originally published: Friday, 13th January, 2012

Australian captain Michael Clarke’s maiden triple century has inspired at least one young cricketer and his father to head to the nets early in 2012.

+ Read article

Aged care fire fears

Originally published: Thursday, 12th January, 2012

The deadly fire that tore through the Quakers Hill Nursing Home last year has compelled a local man to make sure the same disaster never happens in Broken Hill.

+ Read article

Mixed fortunes as Menindee water flows

Originally published: Thursday, 12th January, 2012

It’s the high and low of living on the Darling ... while business is booming in tourism numbers, boat captain Malcolm Lamshed is yet again marooned by water at home.

+ Read article

Broncos on the move

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th January, 2012

Nine of the city’s most skillful young basketballers will soon be travelling across the state to compete in tournaments representing South Australia.

+ Read article

One step closer

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th January, 2012

Ellysia into Olympic selection trials

+ Read article

City to host Lions youths

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th January, 2012

The Lions Youth of the Year Quest has taken it’s finalist all around Australia and now it’s Broken Hill’s turn.

+ Read article

Water usage crucial in mines’ future

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th January, 2012

How mining companies use water and, more importantly, how they can reduce their consumption will be one of the biggest challenges for the sector in the year ahead.

+ Read article

Sea-crets of the deep

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th January, 2012

Children enjoyed getting their hands into the mysteries of the deep yesterday at the Regional Art Gallery’s holiday art program.

+ Read article

Quartet will sing for shelter

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th January, 2012

A travelling barbershop quartet wants to come to Broken Hill to perform - if they can find someone willing to put them up for a few nights.

+ Read article

Raz does it for Fred

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th January, 2012

In a magnificent gesture, Ray “Raz” Slater drove Ivanovic to victory in the first race of Saturday’s Harness Racing meeting wearing the colours made famous by Fred Lord.

+ Read article

Pain at the pump

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th January, 2012

Climbing fuel prices could mean tourism and transport companies are pushed to introduce fuel levies to customers.

+ Read article

‘Hands off ANZAC Day’

Originally published: Monday, 9th January, 2012

Plan to “brand” day of remembrance draws criticism

+ Read article

Parasites prosper as La Nina arrives

Originally published: Monday, 9th January, 2012

Pet owners and graziers beware- La Nina has arrived bringing with it an abundance of harmful parasites. 

+ Read article

Strip’s future bright as milestone approaches

Originally published: Monday, 9th January, 2012

Sunset Strip resident Dick Thustain believes 2012 will be a big year for the lakeside community.

+ Read article

Keenan pads up for SA Country

Originally published: Monday, 9th January, 2012

Keenan Hywood will take on South Australia’s best cricketers when he lines up for SA Country Red in the SA Statewide under 16 carnival today.

+ Read article

Running scared

Originally published: Saturday, 7th January, 2012

Uncertainty ‘driving out teachers’

+ Read article

Art kids can get teeth into

Originally published: Saturday, 7th January, 2012

The mysteries of the deep are being revealed at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery’s holiday program, and the results are just a little bit frightening!

+ Read article

Kodak story unrolls

Originally published: Saturday, 7th January, 2012

 The domino affect brought about from the digital age is about to claim a big name victim.

+ Read article

Locals to reclaim paceway

Originally published: Saturday, 7th January, 2012

With the absence of the giant-killing Vozlic stable, local trainers and drivers tonight should be able to reclaim pride of place in the winner’s stall at Memorial Oval Paceway.

+ Read article

Jim wins again

Originally published: Friday, 6th January, 2012

Jimmy Holloway has been enjoying success at Memorial Oval for more than 40 years and there is no sign of his winning ways coming to an end anytime soon.

+ Read article

Read your way through summer

Originally published: Friday, 6th January, 2012

Local kids are being encouraged to join the Summer Reading Club at the library to keep up their reading and literacy skills.

+ Read article

Mayor backs SCC plan

Originally published: Friday, 6th January, 2012

 By Darrin Manuel

+ Read article

“Gutsy farmers” show way forward to MDBA

Originally published: Friday, 6th January, 2012

The continued debate over the future management of the Murray Darling Basin is inspiring strange bedfellows.

+ Read article

Securing footy’s future

Originally published: Thursday, 5th January, 2012

Past players group raises $25,000 for juniors

+ Read article

Audrey reaches ton

Originally published: Thursday, 5th January, 2012

Turning 100 is no small feat but one local lady will celebrate the milestone today.

+ Read article

Growth set to kick in: Chamber

Originally published: Thursday, 5th January, 2012

The Chamber of Commerce will look to improve communication with businesses and focus on customer service as the city moves into a bright 2012.

+ Read article

Popular park’s rich past

Originally published: Thursday, 5th January, 2012

Local historian Paul Armstrong has received an exceptional response from residents with his latest project: Silverton’s Penrose Park.

+ Read article

Outlook hot as La Nina holds sway

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th January, 2012

 By Paula Doran

+ Read article

It’s Council’s call

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th January, 2012

SCC happy to withdraw proposal

+ Read article

Cheers to a change

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th January, 2012

 By Darrin Manuel

+ Read article

‘Voz’ still the boss

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th January, 2012

 The opening night of action for the BH Harness Racing Club produced a beautiful summer evening and a good crowd to witness the running of the Kerry Halliday Memorial Pace.

+ Read article

NSW breaks dry’s grip

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012

For the first time in a decade, NSW has been declared free of drought.

+ Read article

Full steam ahead

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012

Talented BH-born cricketer Makinley Blows hopes to move another step closer to her dream of playing for Australia with a good all-round performance at this month’s Victorian regional carnival in Melbourne.

+ Read article

© Copyright 2019 Barrier Daily Truth, All Rights Reserved. ABN: 38 684 603 658