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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.

July, 2012

Juniors light up the 'G

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st July, 2012

Thirty two Broken Hill under 13 footballers recently had the experience of a lifetime, taking to the hallowed MCG turf to play a match at half time of the round 16 Geelong vs Collingwood blockbuster.

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Charity drive success

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st July, 2012

A fundraising driver to "bug off " cancer has been successful with the organisers reaching their destination.

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Social programs get recognition

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st July, 2012

The Wilcannia community has been heavily involved in two social programs that have helped the Australian Rugby League Commission be named the International Governing Body of the Year at the Beyond Sport awards in London.

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Electricity network upgrade continues

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st July, 2012

A major upgrade of the city's electricity network is continuing in August as Essential Energy crew prepare to start work in South Broken Hill.

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Fire safety concerns

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st July, 2012

Budget cuts could put city at risk

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Scholarship covers all bases

Originally published: Monday, 30th July, 2012

Broken Hill High School student Jared Dart has been awarded a $2000 scholarship, which he hopes will help his future.

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Local operators win tourism awards

Originally published: Monday, 30th July, 2012

Local tour operators and accommodation owners have been recognised at a recent Tourism Award night in Mudgee.

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South win for Neal

Originally published: Monday, 30th July, 2012

South have celebrated Phil Neal's 350th league game and Jordan Staker's 100th match, with a 67 point victory against West at the Alma Oval on Saturday Neal spent much of his milestone day in the forward line and kicked three goals in South's 19.17 (131) to 10.4 (64) victory.

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Schools take centre stage

Originally published: Monday, 30th July, 2012

The city's schools will take centre stage this week as teachers and students celebrate Education Week.

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Smooth transition into workforce

Originally published: Monday, 30th July, 2012

NOVA Employment is having huge success with it's Transitions to Work program with two new trainees recently completing some work experience.

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Wrong way drivers prompt change

Originally published: Friday, 27th July, 2012

After a request from police, additional traffic restrictions have been introduced at the Argent and Iodide Street intersections while road work continues.

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Milestone men

Originally published: Friday, 27th July, 2012

Phil Neal will this weekend reach yet another milestone in his distinguished career, pulling on the boots for his 350th match.

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Get ready for greatest show

Originally published: Friday, 27th July, 2012

From John Casey in London

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Silence put aside in library debate

Originally published: Friday, 27th July, 2012

The decision to delay whether to cut library hours, which would save $15,000 annually, has been labelled "weak" by a City Councillor.

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Commissioner gets down to business

Originally published: Friday, 27th July, 2012

Access to skills and fast broadband dominated talk when the state's first Small Business Commissioner met with local operators yesterday.

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Friends face off

Originally published: Thursday, 26th July, 2012

Young guns Heath Caldwell and Tom Derham were team mates at the South Broken Hill Kangaroos.

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Strip gets its cash

Originally published: Thursday, 26th July, 2012

The Central Darling Shire has signed off on $50,000 worth of funding for the lakeside community of Sunset Strip.

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Face spotting

Originally published: Thursday, 26th July, 2012

An Adelaide casting agent visited the city yesterday after she heard that Broken Hill's youth had "interesting faces".

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New air route licences soon

Originally published: Thursday, 26th July, 2012

Regional Express (Rex) Airlines will be asked to apply for new licences to fly between Sydney and Broken Hill.

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Mine dream turns a reality for CBH

Originally published: Thursday, 26th July, 2012

The opening of the multimillion dollar Rasp Mine on the Line of Lode is proof that dreams do come true according to Toho Zinc resident, Tatsuya Tejima.

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Locals in 'hitman' sights

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th July, 2012

A "hitman scam" targeting millions of Australians via text messages has police concerned after they had several reports of locals on the receiving end.

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Women score AFL NSW/ACT backing

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th July, 2012

A state sporting body has been helping to establish Women's AFL in Broken Hill by investing almost $5000 in the city.

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Feather in their cap

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th July, 2012

The local Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals (RRANA) is holding a raptor training course this weekend.

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That's no way to say goodbye to a councillor

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th July, 2012

Councillor Tom Kennedy has criticised City Council for not giving Labor councillor Neville Gasmier a proper send-off.

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Beauty in the bush

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th July, 2012

Before setting out on the nine hour journey from Melbourne photographer Chris Makridi had an image in his head of how the outback would look.

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German's bush odyssey

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th July, 2012

A German man who is riding his mountain bike around parts of Australia to raise money for the Flying Doctor should reach Broken Hill next month.

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Henderson wins Outback Open

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th July, 2012

Trevor Henderson has won the 2012 Outback Golf Open after a stellar Sunday round of four under par 68 saw him storm home to claim the title.

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Game changer

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th July, 2012

Review panel predicts local government shake-up A major shake-up of local government is necessary for Far West NSW to survive, according to the chair of a visiting panel.

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Overtime "rort"

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th July, 2012

NSW Health won't say whether a regional NSW doctor, who was paid almost $700,000 in overtime over two years, operates in the Far West District.

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For Jenny, children enough reward

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th July, 2012

A Broken Hill Family Day Care educator has been named regional "Educator of the Year".

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Ideas to control asbestos needed

Originally published: Monday, 23rd July, 2012

Ideas to control asbestos needed Local residents are being encouraged to put ideas forward on how to control asbestos problems.

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Roos ahead of the pack

Originally published: Monday, 23rd July, 2012

South appear to have seized the minor premiership and direct Grand Final qualification following their 27 point win over the second placed North at Alma Oval on Saturday.

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Labor ticket announced

Originally published: Monday, 23rd July, 2012

The local branch of the Labor Party has officially announced its ticket for the September 8 elections.

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Stunt makes wind farm statement

Originally published: Monday, 23rd July, 2012

In a political move, a private group has installed 25 wind generators near Silverton at the weekend.

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Locals urged to stress less

Originally published: Monday, 23rd July, 2012

A recent stress poll has revealed that work and concerns about the future are the leading cause of stress in Australians.

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More BH soccer talent identified

Originally published: Saturday, 21st July, 2012

Folou Komolafe is the latest in a raft of talented local junior soccer players to be making waves in Adelaide, after the twelve year old was selected in the Football Federation South Australia’s (FFSA) talent identification program.

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Desex your pets

Originally published: Saturday, 21st July, 2012

It’s National Desexing month and the RSPCA is offering deals to encourage pet owners to get their animals desexed.

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Rally set to go

Originally published: Saturday, 21st July, 2012

Organisers of an historic car rally were back in the city tying up loose ends before the 33 competitors roar into the city next month.

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Council “top heavy”

Originally published: Friday, 20th July, 2012

Black may target management positions

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Hockey to return at last

Originally published: Friday, 20th July, 2012

Several months of uncertainty over hockey’s future in Broken Hill will be put to bed when the opening round of the 2012 hockey season hits off at Norm Fox Oval tomorrow.

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NAIDOC Week spirit continues

Originally published: Friday, 20th July, 2012

The spirit of NAIDOC Week was alive at one primary school yesterday in the form of Johnny Cakes, dreamtime stories and dot painting.

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Taking control at AAMI

Originally published: Thursday, 19th July, 2012

When Margaret Paul decided to give football umpiring a go she never imagined it would take her to Adelaide’s AAMI Stadium.

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Record prizemoney for SC Races

Originally published: Thursday, 19th July, 2012

A massive 40 per cent increase in prizemoney has been announced for the 2012 Silver City Cup race meeting which is now just 100 days away.

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Colby’s work chosen for exhibition

Originally published: Thursday, 19th July, 2012

A past Broken Hill High School student’s artwork is among a select few to feature in a regional exhibition of student works.

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Aged care delay

Originally published: Thursday, 19th July, 2012

Nursing home proposal may no longer stand

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Walking to positively change lives

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th July, 2012

Autism Walk organiser Aimy Thorne says the 800km walk she is about to embark on was all about bringing about positive change to other people’s lives.

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City to trial CCTV

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th July, 2012

In an unusual move, City Council will trial CCTV security at AJ Keast Park in Gypsum Street, rather than the city’s crime hotspots.

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Detour ‘costing business’

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th July, 2012

The last two weeks have been a struggle for diner owner Tashia North.

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Parking concerns

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th July, 2012

Council denies plan to cut spaces

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Finals race heats up

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th July, 2012

After a two week break, the Under 18s are back under lights at the Jube tonight.

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Station to become solar plant

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th July, 2012

Property owner Geoff Luke’s 600 hectare station will be home to more than one million photovoltaic (PV) solar panels by 2015.

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Jobs ‘will be lost’

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th July, 2012

Unions NSW has predicted that over 160 jobs will be lost in the region during a dramatic State Government overhaul of the public sector.

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Painting brings some colour to Ella’s life

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th July, 2012

Painting changed Ella Stanley’s life in a big way five years ago.

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Outback towns ‘vulnerable’

Originally published: Monday, 16th July, 2012

Broken Hill will be non-existent within decades if it does not prepare for climate change now, according to new research.

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Roos jump ahead

Originally published: Monday, 16th July, 2012

In an entertaining game of football at Alma Oval ladder leaders South stayed a jump ahead of Central to win a high class encounter by 11 points.

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Wind issues aired

Originally published: Saturday, 14th July, 2012

Traffic, visual and noise issues were hot topics at the first public meeting of the proposed Silverton Wind Farm’s Community Consultative Committee (CCC).

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PJs and party time

Originally published: Saturday, 14th July, 2012

Pyjamas and parties were all the rage yesterday as children tried to wring the most out of their final day of school holidays.

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Winterise your house

Originally published: Saturday, 14th July, 2012

WASHINGTON - Winter brings a unique set of challenges for keeping the house warm and safe from the elements.

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A must for Magpies

Originally published: Saturday, 14th July, 2012

The table topping Roos play host to the fourth placed Magpies today at the Alma Oval.

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Teacher housing boost

Originally published: Friday, 13th July, 2012

New teacher housing in Sulphide Street will help attract teachers to the city, local State MP John Williams said during its opening yesterday.

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Rain halts Treadlers

Originally published: Friday, 13th July, 2012

Thunder, hail and the odd downpour has conspired against the Silver City Treadler’s charity bike ride.

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Men’s Indoor Bowls

Originally published: Friday, 13th July, 2012

Semi-Final:

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Broken Hill Gun Club INC June 2012 Monthly Shoot Results

Originally published: Friday, 13th July, 2012

Saturday the 9th of June was our monthly shoot, sorry for the write up being so late, but I also wanted to remind members that the Skeet Two Day shoot is on this weekend, that can be latter though. 

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Movie makers plot a course to BH

Originally published: Friday, 13th July, 2012

Film producers of a planned tele-movie are in Broken Hill location scouting.

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Young people bringing about reconciliation

Originally published: Thursday, 12th July, 2012

Young people are being seen as major players in reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

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Samantha to smash ‘em for six

Originally published: Thursday, 12th July, 2012

Broken Hill cricketer, Samantha Betts, has been selected in South Australia's women's cricket team, the Scorpions, for the upcoming
season.

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8ball by Alec Round 16

Originally published: Thursday, 12th July, 2012

Game of the Week was between the Muso’s Mugs and Northern 1. 

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Central FOOTBALL CLUB Round 11 (Cold Pies)

Originally published: Thursday, 12th July, 2012

LEAGUE:

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"Overcoming the daily grind" at CWCI evening

Originally published: Thursday, 12th July, 2012

The Silver City Christian Women Communicating Internationally (CWCI) recently hosted a Dessert and Coffee evening.

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Adelaide band to play in the city

Originally published: Thursday, 12th July, 2012

An Adelaide band will travel to the city this weekend to perform at the South Football Club’s Red and White Ball.

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Power restored

Originally published: Thursday, 12th July, 2012

Power has been restored to the townships of Wilcannia and White Cliffs and surrounding rural properties, after storm events cut the electricity supply on Tuesday. 

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“Exorbitant” expenditure questioned

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

KENNEDY AND ALGATE'S COUNCIL REPORT

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What dreams are made of

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

For many footballers, both young and old, playing on the hallowed turf of the Melbourne Cricket Ground is a dream that will never be realised.

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Pink power pulls in almost $2000

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

AFL Broken Hill has announced that its recent “Pink Footy Day” has raised $1916.50, which has been donated to the Breast Cancer Network of Australia (BCNA) in aid of breast cancer research and awareness. 

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Energy giant to discuss issues

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

AGL said it was pleased with the make-up of its Silverton Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee (CCC).

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AGL backs wind

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

Silverton project ‘still a priority’

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Fruit thief armed

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

A Warren Street resident had a knife pulled on him after confronting a man for stealing his mandarins.

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Best July drop since ‘96

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th July, 2012

Broken Hill turned into a rain-soaked oasis after it recorded its largest July downpour in 16 years this week.

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Vandalism on the decrease: police

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th July, 2012

Cases of malicious damage and vandalism are dropping, according to police.

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Well travelled Bug on the fundraising trail

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th July, 2012

Broken Hill was invaded by a Bug this week - the four wheeled variety.

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Service takes off

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th July, 2012

The first flight linking Broken Hill to close neighbour Mildura took off from the city yesterday morning, amid calls for local residents to patronise the new service.

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Great battle expected

Originally published: Saturday, 7th July, 2012

League Leaders South will face the third placed Robins today at league headquarters in what promises to be very interesting contest.

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Local teen to plan a mission to Mars

Originally published: Saturday, 7th July, 2012

It’s not every day you get to plan a mission to Mars but that’s exactly what Broken Hill teenager Rhiannan Potter has ahead of her.

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Motorbike rider seriously hurt

Originally published: Saturday, 7th July, 2012

A motorbike rider was seriously injured after colliding with a car on Thursday afternoon.

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Pricey power bills

Originally published: Saturday, 7th July, 2012

BH residents ‘spend more than average’

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Silence over stoush

Originally published: Saturday, 7th July, 2012

Golf Course owner yet to respond to mediation

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History making bus driver

Originally published: Friday, 6th July, 2012

Tony Rigney had an idea he would be working around buses one day, but didn't know he was about to make history when he approached Murton's Bus company.

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Targeting assault, violence

Originally published: Friday, 6th July, 2012

The local domestic violence committee held a stall at Centro Westside yesterday to raise awareness about sexual assaults and violence in relationships.

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Health service staff celebrate graduation

Originally published: Friday, 6th July, 2012

The local health district yesterday celebrated the graduation of a number of staff who have gained nationally recognised qualifications.

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Youngsters enjoy eye-opening journeys

Originally published: Friday, 6th July, 2012

Last Christmas, Sasha Cox embarked on a journey many her age could only dream of.

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Female tryouts prove popular

Originally published: Thursday, 5th July, 2012

The first training run has been held for Broken Hill's combined side of female footballers who will play Port Lincoln in an AFL curtain raiser next month.

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Ideas for building sought

Originally published: Thursday, 5th July, 2012

City Council says it would be open to suggestions for the century old Town Hall facade in Argent Street and adjacent carpark.

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Forest a star attraction

Originally published: Thursday, 5th July, 2012

Broken Hill is already reaping the benefits from the impromptu life-sized LEGO Forest installation at the Living Desert, according to City Council.

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Sunset Strip residents overcome some concerns

Originally published: Thursday, 5th July, 2012

Sunset Strip residents have overcome some of their concerns with the Central Darling Shire after a successful meeting between the two yesterday.

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Olympic fever grips the PCYC

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th July, 2012

Olympic fever has gripped the PCYC which is dedicating its entire school holiday program to the 2012 Games.

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From the Outback to the Redbacks

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th July, 2012

Local cricketers Curtis Jelbert and Tobias Hack will be out to impress in Jamestown today at a clinic run by the South Australian Redbacks cricket team.

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MP criticises film prospectus negativity

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th July, 2012

Local MP John Williams has criticised recent negativity surrounding the Broken Hill Film Studio's $100,000 prospectus.

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Train museum vandalised

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th July, 2012

A Broken Hill councillor says more solutions are needed to address the issue of young children wandering the streets after an attack at
the Sulphide Street Railway and Historical Museum.

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Aged care funding cuts

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th July, 2012

Cuts to aged care funding will be detrimental to local providers and inevitably result in job losses, according to Southern Cross Care CEO Allan Carter.

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SNOOKER MASTERS TOURNAMENT

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd July, 2012

The League recently held their Masters tournament where eight invited players play a round robin best of three frames with the top four ranked players to play off in a finals series.

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Local NAIDOC Week celebrations begin

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd July, 2012

The start of the NAIDOC Week began with an outdoor flag raising ceremony and morning tea yesterday.

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Human remains found

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd July, 2012

May be linked to man’s 2010 disappearance.

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West eye finals frame

Originally published: Monday, 2nd July, 2012

By Ben Sheffield

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Library may shut on Sundays

Originally published: Monday, 2nd July, 2012

City Council will consider closing the City Library on Sundays in a bid to cut costs.

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Beware of e-mail scammers

Originally published: Monday, 2nd July, 2012

Internet scammers are using Barrier Daily Truth email addresses in a bid to snatch personal details.

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Spending "too much"

Originally published: Monday, 2nd July, 2012

A councillor has criticised a decision to spend almost $100,000 on a "glossy brochure" in the hope of attracting investors to the city.

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Lego Forest in Silver City

Originally published: Monday, 2nd July, 2012

Broken Hill will wake up this morning to a magical surprise, a lifesized LEGO® Forest rising from the red soil to create a colourful contrast against the vibrant landscape.

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Energy giant to discuss issues

Originally published: Saturday, 30th June, 2012

AGL said it was pleased with the make-up of its Silverton Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee (CCC).

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