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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.

April, 2012

Council supports Lisa

Originally published: Monday, 30th April, 2012

Miss Universe contestant Lisa Kickett is to get a helping hand from City Council.

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City’s mines still strong

Originally published: Monday, 30th April, 2012

Broken Hill remains one of the most important mining towns in the nation, according to industry analyst, Gavin Wendt.

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Runaway Dogs

Originally published: Monday, 30th April, 2012

North have recorded a runaway 46 point win over the Robins on Saturday, but don’t let the final margin fool you - this contest was hard and tough all day.

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Budget fix “urgent”

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2012

Time is running out for City Council which has voted to investigate seeking outside help to fix its finances in time for the next budget.

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Roos to prevail in midfield battle

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2012

The Roos are at home for the first time in 2012 and they will play host to the Magpies for this round three encounter at the Alma Oval.

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The signs are all good for Bell’s Milk Bar

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2012

The famous “Drinks” sign has been returned to Bell’s Milk Bar in Patton Street.

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Bulldogs hard to beat

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2012

North takes on West today at the Jubilee Oval with the Bulldogs looking to continue their unbeaten run.

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Tina plays with ANZAC spirit

Originally published: Friday, 27th April, 2012

Dedicated netballer Tina McLaren has been awarded the prestigious Anzac Day Sporting Medal after a brilliant performance on Tuesday night.

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Stepping out in high style

Originally published: Friday, 27th April, 2012

One of the city’s biggest community showpieces is on tonight at the Civic Centre where 11 young ladies will make their debut at the Civic Ball.

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Sparks fly in lights debate

Originally published: Friday, 27th April, 2012

An estimated $540,000 upgrade to lighting at the Alma Oval that was due to take place this year has been pushed back to as late as 2014.

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Greens aglow for night golf

Originally published: Thursday, 26th April, 2012

The Broken Hill Golf Club will be illuminated with moonlight, glow sticks and flashing golf balls when players tee off in the PCYC night golf fundraiser.

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City honours the fallen

Originally published: Thursday, 26th April, 2012

Largest attendance seen in years

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Hec’s war is living history

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th April, 2012

 By Kurtis Eichler

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River towns counting the cost of floods

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th April, 2012

 By Emily Roberts

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A touch of fun

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th April, 2012

A new avenue for fun and fitness will soon arrive in the city with the YMCA set to run a mixed Touch Rugby competition.

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Big day for Bulldogs’ skipper

Originally published: Saturday, 21st April, 2012

North captain Codie Howard will be looking to top off his milestone 150th league game with a win against Central today.

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West to push the Roos

Originally published: Saturday, 21st April, 2012

Today’s big game at League Headquarters has the Robins up against the Roos in what looks to be a very interesting contest. 

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Mural features local faces

Originally published: Saturday, 21st April, 2012

Geoff De Main, Broken Hill’s own mural man, has done it again!

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Exploration to begin

Originally published: Saturday, 21st April, 2012

Company seeks uranium near city

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Pro Hart original to go on sale

Originally published: Friday, 20th April, 2012

“Change of Shifts”, a never-before-seen Pro Hart original, will be offered for sale for the first time in support of the upcoming Resources and Energy Symposium.

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Money woes not over

Originally published: Friday, 20th April, 2012

City Council’s senior managers will meet with the State Government next week in a step towards fixing its financial woes.

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Countdown to women’s footy

Originally published: Friday, 20th April, 2012

The concept of a women’s football competition will soon be realised with the first game of the inaugural season just over a week away.

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Juniors set for big stage

Originally published: Thursday, 19th April, 2012

The city’s junior footballers will step on to the big stage tomorrow night when their games will be played under lights at the Jubilee Oval.

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Run of the mill

Originally published: Thursday, 19th April, 2012

CBH infrastructure commissioning days away

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Most trucks won’t use haul road: Consultant

Originally published: Thursday, 19th April, 2012

A proposed $8 million haulage road would not be used by most of the trucks travelling through Broken Hill, according to the consultant responsible for the plan.

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Titanic interest lingers

Originally published: Thursday, 19th April, 2012

Broken Hill might be five hours from the nearest ocean, but that hasn’t stopped local interest in the doomed passenger liner Titanic.

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Plan “unacceptable”

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th April, 2012

Concerns over Council draft to tackle deficit

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So close, Errol

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th April, 2012

When it comes to go kart racing, Errol Hussein doesn’t like to settle for second place.

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Lead testing rates are on the rise

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th April, 2012

The number of children having lead tests is on the rise but it could be higher, according to the Child and Family Health Centre. 

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Triumphant return

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th April, 2012

Motocross legend Danny Chandler once said “If you don’t crash once in a while, you’re not going fast enough.”

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Vintage fashion to go on show

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th April, 2012

It won’t be the latest trends on display at the Broken Hill Quota Club’s ‘Sip in Style’ fashion parade, but that’s all part of the fun.

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Cost blowout

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th April, 2012

A councillor has taken a swipe at City Council management while continuing to back a proposed lighting upgrade at the Alma Oval, despite a $140,000 cost blowout.

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Fight to recycle

Originally published: Monday, 16th April, 2012

Environmentalist Ian Kiernan AO, OAM said it was a “damn disgrace” that some beverage companies were fighting deposit schemes for recyclable containers.

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Tourism worth $73bn: report

Originally published: Monday, 16th April, 2012

Latest research on the income tourism brings to the nation has it at $73.3 billion and that figure is rising.

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Victory for Bulldogs

Originally published: Monday, 16th April, 2012

The Bulldogs have opened their 2012 account with an impressive first up win over the Roos on Saturday.

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“And the band played on”

Originally published: Saturday, 14th April, 2012

Armed with his wicked wit and a black cane, Adelaide journalist Peter Goers has come to the city for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

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Have a swing and raise cash for the widows

Originally published: Saturday, 14th April, 2012

Enjoying a round of golf will never be as rewarding as this.

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Captain’s milestone

Originally published: Saturday, 14th April, 2012

The Magpies faithful will toast a key component of the club’s future today as Brenton Zanette takes the field for his 100th game.

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SA title up for grabs

Originally published: Friday, 13th April, 2012

Some of the best racers in the country will converge on the city this weekend for the 2012 South Australian Production Sedan Titles.

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‘Too good to lose’

Originally published: Friday, 13th April, 2012

The Commonwealth's bid to secure water savings for the Murray-Darling Basin from the Menindee Lakes failed because it did not meet NSW Government requirements.

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Spooky disco for kids

Originally published: Friday, 13th April, 2012

Today is the start of National Youth Week but it is also Friday the 13th so tonight youngsters are being invited to a “spooky disco” courtesy of City Council.

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Footy club kitchen set for a makeover

Originally published: Thursday, 12th April, 2012

 By Emily Roberts

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Savannah shines in Sydney

Originally published: Thursday, 12th April, 2012

Savannah Morris has returned from Sydney where she competed in the State Catholic Schools Swimming Carnival at the Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

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Bottle-o fightback

Originally published: Thursday, 12th April, 2012

Local MP John Williams is starting a petition to have deposits for recyclable containers introduced to New South Wales.

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Youngsters eye path to AFL

Originally published: Thursday, 12th April, 2012

A handful of the city’s best junior footballers will look to fast track their development and work towards an AFL career through the Under 14/15 GWS Giants Academy.

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The stage is set

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th April, 2012

 By Balldock

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Sydney trip a real treat for Chanell

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th April, 2012

Hearing-impaired student Chanell Semmens will fly off to Sydney soon to attend the exclusive Dr Veronica James Science Challenge, and she just can’t wait.

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“It’s all about the rivers”

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th April, 2012

People had to realise that the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was created in the interest of the entire river system rather than individual communities, according to Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) CEO Rhonda Dickson.

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Novel quest leads to the Hill

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th April, 2012

More than a century has passed since Australian author Joseph Furphy’s “Rigby’s Romance” was serialised in the Barrier Daily Truth.

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MP lashes “crisis” talk

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th April, 2012

Local MP John Williams has rejected the notion that the Murray-Darling Basin is in crisis. 

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SA team wins Easter bowls

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th April, 2012

The Broken Hill Mixed Indoor Bowls Association held its annual two-day carnival at the Musicians’ Club over the weekend.

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Netballers for Academy Games

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th April, 2012

Four local junior netballers have been selected to play for the Far West Academy of Sport team in the Academy Games in Wollongong this month.

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Locals impress but Nyngan take title

Originally published: Friday, 6th April, 2012

A combined Menindee/Wilcannia outfit left a big impression on last Thursday’s Far West High School Boys Trophy Rugby League Tournament while Broken Hill fought hard against opposition well versed in the 13-man code.

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Bush left to decline

Originally published: Friday, 6th April, 2012

 By Gayle Hogan

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Young paraders score an Easter hat trick

Originally published: Friday, 6th April, 2012

 By Erica Visser

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Lisa makes pageant cut

Originally published: Thursday, 5th April, 2012

Broken Hill’s own Lisa Kickett has been selected as a preliminary finalist in the Miss Universe Australia competition.

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Jubilee Oval now to be cut above

Originally published: Thursday, 5th April, 2012

Broken Hill’s AFL Senior Management Committee will be making sure the grass at Jubilee Oval is a lot better after the purchase of a brand new mower.

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Ebony set for big challenge

Originally published: Thursday, 5th April, 2012

 By Andrew Robertson

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A bunch of drunks

Originally published: Thursday, 5th April, 2012

The people of the Far West drank too much and it was about time they took “a good hard look” at themselves, a District Court judge said yesterday.

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Mifsud takes rumour blame

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th April, 2012

MELBOURNE - AFL community engagement officer Jason Mifsud has taken the blame for spreading untrue rumours about Melbourne coach Mark Neeld’s treatment of indigenous players.

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Open and shut case

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th April, 2012

A proposal to allow all shops in New South Wales to open on Boxing Day has received a mixed reaction locally.

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Fraud case riles judge

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th April, 2012

A District Court judge has sharply criticised the Commonwealth for seeking to have a mother of three children jailed for fraud when there was no evidence that she had benefitted in any way from her wrongdoing.

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Paull’s crown

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th April, 2012

2012 BDCL AWARDS

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Out of our reach

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd April, 2012

There was nothing more the city could have done to improve their chances of being connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN), according to Regional Development Australia (RDA) Far West.

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More artists join Spanish alliance

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd April, 2012

Three local artists are about to journey to Spain in the next stage of the cultural alliance program between Broken Hill and Spain.

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Bandsmen honoured 100 years on

Originally published: Monday, 2nd April, 2012

Broken Hill’s link with the RMS Titanic will be commemorated to mark the 100th anniversary of since the sinking of the grand luxury liner off Newfoundland on April 15, 1912. 

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Roos get jump

Originally published: Monday, 2nd April, 2012

South claim Cup for second year

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Desert downpour delights dashers

Originally published: Monday, 2nd April, 2012

A sudden and unexpected shower of rain yesterday morning did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the good crowd of entrants who showed up for the Living Desert Dash.

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Best by a mile

Originally published: Monday, 2nd April, 2012

Describing Friday night’s harness race meeting as one of the best the city has ever seen would be an understatement.

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