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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, 2012

Double demerits to deter bad driving

Originally published: Friday, 28th September, 2012

It's a heady mix - two Grand Finals on a long weekend.

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Guidelines for Council enough: Cuy

Originally published: Friday, 28th September, 2012

The NSW Auditor-General has said that the body overseeing councils does not have enough power, but Broken Hill's Mayor Wincen Cuy disagrees.

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Joeys eye greater glory

Originally published: Friday, 28th September, 2012

The St Joseph's soccer club will be backing up from last weekend's Grand Final triumph when they travel to Adelaide for the inaugural Association Club Challenge this weekend.

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Fire on mine lease

Originally published: Friday, 28th September, 2012

A scrub fire that broke out on Perilya's North Mine lease yesterday didn't appear to have been deliberately lit, fire crews said.

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Best foot forward

Originally published: Friday, 28th September, 2012

Today is National Walk to Work day and the staff at Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation will be putting their best foot forward.

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Deputy mayor selected

Originally published: Thursday, 27th September, 2012

Acting in a position of authority is nothing new for Councillor Darriea Turley.

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Police will pause to remember fallen comrades

Originally published: Thursday, 27th September, 2012

Police officers will pause to remember their fallen comrades on National Police Remembrance Day tomorrow.

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Locals meet cricket stars

Originally published: Thursday, 27th September, 2012

Broken Hill cricketers taking part in the 2012 Sister City Sporting Exchange at Bankstown in outer Sydney received an unexpected bonus yesterday when they met with Australian Test superstars Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and Brad Haddin.

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Locals embrace chance to get their hearing tested

Originally published: Thursday, 27th September, 2012

A bus that provides all of Australia with free hearing tests arrived in the city yesterday and received a great response.

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Fines for parents

Originally published: Thursday, 27th September, 2012

The State's pubs and clubs are trying to put the responsibility of underage drinking onto parents and children rather than licensed premises.

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Netball tyros star in Bankstown

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012

Broken Hill's junior netballers have made a winning debut at the 2012 Sister City Sporting Exchange at Bankstown in Sydney, showing the way for their more experienced teammates in the process.

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New art gallery to open in Menindee

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012

A new art gallery is set to open in the Menindee Tourist Information Centre.

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Sun sets on exhibition

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012

The sun has set on the Desert Equinox solar exhibition.

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Historical artwork restoration

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012

A one-off historical piece of art is being brought back to its former glory.

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Dementia awareness

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012

This week is Dementia Awareness Week and it gives everyone a chance to learn more about the disease.

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Joeys go back to back

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th September, 2012

St Joseph's Patrick Nash, who drove home a penalty shot in the 88th minute, provided the only score in another nail biting A Grade Grand Final between the Joeys and West.

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Stop hoarding and donate those clothes

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th September, 2012

Op shops are calling on Australians to stop hoarding and donate clothes in a bid to boost stock.

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Buy a lantern to help support cancer research

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th September, 2012

Everyone is being urged to buy a lantern to help "Light the Night".

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Topsy-turvy weather is city's normal

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th September, 2012

Topsy-turvy weather patterns and a mixed bag of temperatures have been the norm for Broken Hill this month.

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Ley: city needs better broadband

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th September, 2012

The Federal Opposition has launched a survey to determine which areas are most in need of improved broadband access.

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Swimmers make a splash

Originally published: Monday, 24th September, 2012

The Silver City Swim Club held their own at the recent Playford Aquatic Club meet, with the club's swimmers bringing home four medals and eclipsing a number of personal best times.

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Dog race rundown

Originally published: Monday, 24th September, 2012

The muzzles were off at the Silver City Show's inaugural dog races, as winning entrants were soon separated from those who proved to be all bark and no bite.

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Dog pack damaged, but artist's view on city not

Originally published: Monday, 24th September, 2012

Sydney artist Hamish Dunlop says an attack on his illuminated sculpture was in no way a reflection on Broken Hill.

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Principal criticised for teaching "wrong" native language

Originally published: Monday, 24th September, 2012

The spokeswoman for the Aboriginal community has criticised the Menindee Central School for allowing the native language to be taught without consultation with local Elders.

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Crowds down, but Show must go on

Originally published: Monday, 24th September, 2012

Attendance levels were down at the weekend's Silver City Show, but Secretary John Ralph remained optimistic about the future of the 123-year-old event.

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Dealing with dive bombers

Originally published: Friday, 21st September, 2012

Zip up your cable ties and glue on your fake eyes - it's magpie swooping season.

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"Red tape" keeps Jake out of work

Originally published: Friday, 21st September, 2012

When 26-year-old Jake Langley slipped while baking pastries at work, he could never have predicted the struggle that would unfold.

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Take the time to cut the flab

Originally published: Friday, 21st September, 2012

Girth Hour will address a weighty issue next month - people's expanding waist lines.

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Look at moi, everyone!

Originally published: Friday, 21st September, 2012

Sharon Strzelecki is known for her fondness of netball, indoor cricket, golf and even shot put, but next weekend the much-loved 'Kath and Kim' character will be lending a hand to Softball in Broken Hill.

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New show rides make a splash

Originally published: Friday, 21st September, 2012

The owner of one of Australia's newest rides, the Aqua Ball, expects it to be a big attraction at the Silver City Show this weekend.

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All aboard for a free hearing test

Originally published: Thursday, 20th September, 2012

A bus which provides free hearing checks for seniors will come to Broken Hill for the first time next week.

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Vaccine the only way to stop parvo

Originally published: Thursday, 20th September, 2012

Seven dogs have been diagnosed with parvo virus over the past fortnight, according to the RSPCA.

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Teeing up for a big week

Originally published: Thursday, 20th September, 2012

The Broken Hill Veterans Golf Club is gearing up for the annual Silver City Classic, a week-long golf feast of three competitions played over four days.

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TV host can't get enough of outback

Originally published: Thursday, 20th September, 2012

Far Western NSW has been given another push as a tourism destination by a travel television show hosted by former Test cricketer Mike Whitney.

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New world opens up to artist

Originally published: Thursday, 20th September, 2012

Up until recently, a fear of flying had kept artist Jim Paterson in Australia.

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Off to a flying start

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th September, 2012

A decision by Marie Ferguson to become involved in a full season of pigeon racing for the first time has quickly paid dividends with a win in the prestigious derby and a third over the weekend.

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Super Clinic could be a handy ally: doctor

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th September, 2012

The new GP Super Clinic will help the hospital if it attracts more doctors to the city, according to the chairman of the Far West Local Health District.

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Home pool rules 'a good idea'

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th September, 2012

All backyard pools will require registration and regular inspections under a government safety crackdown, and that's no bad thing , according to one local woman who saved her toddler son from drowning.

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Triple treat for St Joes

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th September, 2012

St Josephs has claimed victory in all three junior Grand Finals played over the weekend, winning the under 14, under 12 and Colts divisions.

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Alcohol abuse fails the kids

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th September, 2012

Many children are not being properly cared for due to alcohol abuse by their parents, says the Salvation Army.

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Big brown too close for comfort

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th September, 2012

A deadly snake was found near a clubhouse for children yesterday.

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Clinic countdown

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th September, 2012

Construction of the city's long-awaited $7 million GP Super Clinic will begin next month.

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MPs lend support to legal centre

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th September, 2012

The city's State and Federal MPs have pledged to try and secure more funding for the Far West Community Legal Centre (FWCLC).

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Don the guernsey for a good cause

Originally published: Monday, 17th September, 2012

September is the month to "show your true colours" and join in the fight against cancer.

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Look out for creepy crawlies

Originally published: Monday, 17th September, 2012

Spring is here and that means more time spent outdoors enjoying the sunshine and springtime blooms.

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NAIDOC Ball a first

Originally published: Monday, 17th September, 2012

Next month, for the first time ever, a NAIDOC Ball will be held in Broken Hill.

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Netballers look the part

Originally published: Monday, 17th September, 2012

Three Broken Hill teams who will this week travel to Bankstown for the Sister City Sporting Exchange will be competing in brand new uniforms after a donation from a local business.

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Legal struggle looms

Originally published: Monday, 17th September, 2012

A centre which provides free legal help to some of the district's most disadvantaged people needs more reliable funding or its services could be lost.

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Funding cuts fair: Williams

Originally published: Friday, 14th September, 2012

Local State MP John Williams has defended the State Government's plan to slash $1.7 billion out of the education system.

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Daniel finally found

Originally published: Friday, 14th September, 2012

Human remains found near Silverton earlier this year are those of missing Bendigo man Daniel Rosewall.

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Striking out stroke

Originally published: Friday, 14th September, 2012

It's National Stroke week and the local support is holding a fundraising day at Centro Westside today.

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Whetting appetite for skills

Originally published: Friday, 14th September, 2012

Yesterday NOVA opened its doors to the community as part of its Outlet Open Day.

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Old foes meet again

Originally published: Friday, 14th September, 2012

Familiar foes, St Josephs and Celtic, will meet twice tonight, in the title deciding matches for the Colts and under 14 soccer grades at the O'Neill Park Soccer Complex.

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Start your engines

Originally published: Thursday, 13th September, 2012

The Barrier Sporting Car Club will on Sunday stage another of its events designed to attract newcomers to the sport.

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Call for help fell on deaf ears: St John

Originally published: Thursday, 13th September, 2012

At the start of the year, St John Ambulance was looking for community support so they could buy a fourwheel drive vehicle.

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Young refs stepping up

Originally published: Thursday, 13th September, 2012

The players in this week's junior soccer Grand Finals will be pleased to be involved in the last game of the year, as will two referees who have had a breakout season with the whistle.

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Teacher hits the road for students

Originally published: Thursday, 13th September, 2012

A school teacher is walking to Menindee to raise money for a scholarship for Aboriginal students which will be named in honour of two great cricketers.

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Recognise the signs

Originally published: Thursday, 13th September, 2012

Lifeline says that it has answered the largest number of calls ever in a 12-month period.

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Black on the attack

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th September, 2012

Failed bid blamed on Labor, media

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Legend of art scene hailed

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th September, 2012

Broken Hill arts pioneer Joyce Condon, whose painting and teaching career spanned fifty years, has died aged 95.

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Countdown to the Cup

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th September, 2012

The Silver City Cup Committee has finalised its $50,000 race program, as the countdown continues towards the event on Saturday, October 27.

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Season to herald start of Mini Trots

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th September, 2012

The trotting fraternity are set to welcome some younger members to their ranks this season as Mini Trots prepares to take off in Broken Hill.

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Win for Cuy

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th September, 2012

Wincen Cuy has vowed to make the new Council a workable one after securing a second term as Mayor.

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Fun run to test students' mettle

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th September, 2012

At a time when the young are seen as having a sedentary lifestyle, a group of students are challenging the stereotype, as they finalise their preparations for this Sunday's City to Bay Fun Run in Adelaide.

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Gathering nears for settlement progeny

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th September, 2012

A commemoration and get together is being held at the end of the month for descendants of the old Tintinallogy settlement.

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Locals smash swim times

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th September, 2012

Three Broken Hill swimmers have come away from the 12 years and under South Australian State Short Course Swimming Championships with a bronze medal, six top 10 placings and 16 personal best times between them.

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'Priscilla' lands in Broken Hill

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th September, 2012

The $1 million bus used in the stage adaptation of the award winning movie 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' has arrived in Broken Hill.

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Mental health facility on time

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th September, 2012

Construction of new mental health and rehabilitation units at the hospital is progressing well, with both projects on schedule.

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Jail 'inevitable' for ram raider

Originally published: Monday, 10th September, 2012

A young man has been sentenced to three years and six months' jail for a "ram raid" that caused tens of thousands of dollars' worth of damage to two Broken Hill businesses.

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Maari Ma's big tick

Originally published: Monday, 10th September, 2012

Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation has obtaining organisational accreditation through the Quality Improvement Council (QIC).

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Final gift to city

Originally published: Monday, 10th September, 2012

It may have been City Council General Manager Frank Zaknich's first ever shower opening but the GM did it in style, unveiling the Regional Aquatic Centre's new $30,000 asset.

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Dogged victory

Originally published: Monday, 10th September, 2012

Bulldogs snatch win as South coach calls it quits

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Cuy leads race

Originally published: Monday, 10th September, 2012

Incumbent ahead of Black in ballot for city's Mayor

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Candidates questioned

Originally published: Friday, 7th September, 2012

In the lead-up to tomorrow's Council elections, the BDT has this week run interviews with the city's mayoral candidates.

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Fairytale finish for Farquhar

Originally published: Friday, 7th September, 2012

South B-grade icon, Anthony Farquhar, will play his 350th and final game in this weekend's B grade Grand Final against North.

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Work of retired police recognised

Originally published: Friday, 7th September, 2012

Retired police were celebrated yesterday when the Barrier Local Area Command held the inaugural Retired Police Day.

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Ultimate Father’s Day gift

Originally published: Friday, 7th September, 2012

Father's Day presents don't get much better than this.

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Candidate's wife hit by a taxi

Originally published: Friday, 7th September, 2012

An election candidate's wife was hit by a taxi outside the Oxide Street pre-poll office yesterday afternoon.

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Triple treat for Kelly

Originally published: Thursday, 6th September, 2012

Jayden Kelly has created Broken Hill football history by becoming the first player to win the Lionel Johnston Medal three years in a row.

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Candidates questioned

Originally published: Thursday, 6th September, 2012

In the lead-up to Saturday's Council elections, the BDT is running interviews with the city's mayoral candidates over the next few days.

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Seasoned stuntman

Originally published: Thursday, 6th September, 2012

Dennis Williams was a humble truck driver until he doubled for Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2.

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A brush with fame

Originally published: Thursday, 6th September, 2012

Vernon Wells made a name for himself as Mad Max 2's villainous Wes.

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Lego cost was money well spent: Council

Originally published: Thursday, 6th September, 2012

City Council says the $10,000 it paid to keep the Lego Forest installation at the Living Desert for 10 days in July was money well spent.

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Mayoral candidates questioned

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th September, 2012

In the lead-up to Saturday's Council elections, the BDT is running interviews with the city's mayoral candidates over the next few days.

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Corey humbled by medal honour

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th September, 2012

Jan Corey says she is very humbled to have the medal for the best and fairest women's AFL player named in her honour.

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Voters beat the rush

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th September, 2012

Around 3,500 people are expected to cast their vote before the official City Council election day on Saturday.

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Outsourcing idea "significantly flawed"

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th September, 2012

Jobs could be axed and money wasted if City Council outsourced management of facilities, a councillor has claimed.

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Man helped steal vehicle used to run over Ferrier

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th September, 2012

A man has pleaded guilty to helping steal a vehicle which was used to run over and kill a 62-year-old man in Buronga two years ago.

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Fire victim looking for a fresh start

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th September, 2012

After losing everything in a blaze that tore through her home last week, Cindy Burke's life isn't getting easier.

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Man with a plan

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th September, 2012

Outsourcing management of the Civic Centre and the Airport could be the secret to City Council's financial success, according to mayoral contender John Groenendijk.

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Life in the fast lane

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th September, 2012

Andrew Gosling is slowly becoming a household name in the world of motorsports, and not because he drives a race car.

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Shopping centre closer

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th September, 2012

Construction of the city's new shopping centre site could begin within days.

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Vandalism attack 'not unexpected'

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th September, 2012

A vandal attack which resulted in more than $5000 worth of damage to an art display was not unexpected, according to an organiser of the project.

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Peter Black 'deluded': MP

Originally published: Monday, 3rd September, 2012

Williams takes swipe at Black

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Then there were two

Originally published: Monday, 3rd September, 2012

North to meet South once again

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Supercars hit the road

Originally published: Monday, 3rd September, 2012

Forget the Batmobile - twenty exotic, amped up supercars charged into Broken Hill at the weekend.

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Planned burn off success

Originally published: Monday, 3rd September, 2012

Four hazard reduction burns have just been completed in Sturt National Park near Tibooburra.

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RFDS flying high

Originally published: Monday, 3rd September, 2012

The RFDS' South Eastern Section saw more patients last year and had more people use its specialist clinics, a new report says.

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