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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.

May, 2013

Kids kick off

Originally published: Friday, 31st May, 2013

Primary school kids from years 3 and 4 took a break from the classroom yesterday to enjoy a kick at a soccer gala day.

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Argent St a creek

Originally published: Friday, 31st May, 2013

Two fire hydrants in Argent Street pumped perhaps thousands of litres of water onto the asphalt yesterday while Essential Water crews worked down the road replacing a water main.

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A big morning for tasty treats

Originally published: Friday, 31st May, 2013

Locals were spoilt for choice yesterday as the city hosted two Biggest Morning Teas.

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Con artist fleeces pensioner

Originally published: Friday, 31st May, 2013

A woman who cares for her elderly husband has been left penniless by a phone scammer.

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HOT ROBINS

Originally published: Friday, 31st May, 2013

The West Under 18s are flying and on Wednesday night they defeated a gallant North team by 88 points.

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Beware of Sharks

Originally published: Thursday, 30th May, 2013

Broken Hill women’s football coach Dean Martin is expecting a much tougher contest when his side meets a more experienced Eyre Peninsula team on July 6 in Port Lincoln.

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Fun on wheels

Originally published: Thursday, 30th May, 2013

The Railwaytown Public School students had a “wheelie” good time yesterday.

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The face of an Angel has Dolly impressed

Originally published: Thursday, 30th May, 2013

Former local Angel Larkin has been given an opportunity that many girls her age could only dream about.

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Back to the ‘20s for Gatsby night

Originally published: Thursday, 30th May, 2013

Tickets are selling fast for “The Great Gatsby” film fundraiser on Saturday.

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Half a million for Lifeline

Originally published: Thursday, 30th May, 2013

Two local projects have won a combined total of $570,000 in the latest round of Regional Development Australia (RDA) funding.

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Nine Mile walk for sick boy

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2013

A family is aiming to raise the profile of a neurological disorder that is close to their hearts by inviting everyone to join them on a stroll through the bush this weekend.

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League tickled pink

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2013

The Football League enjoyed a good response when turned pink at last weekend’s round of games.

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Give a pet a home and make it a good one

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2013

RSPCA shelter manager Merridy Wall is reminding people that having a pet is a lifetime commitment.

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Trading up to prime position

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2013

Businesses in the CBD are playing musical chairs and retailers are happy to see the vacant stores being filled.

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Ex-BH doctor deregistered

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2013

The NSW Medical Tribunal has cancelled the registration of a former local doctor who was charged with indecently assaulting 12 boys.

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Top jobs get gong

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2013

Think a coat of maroon paint, brass doorknobs and a century's worth of history.

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Driver shaken after bricking

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2013

Two youths in hoodies bricked cars as they drove past in Railwaytown on Saturday, police said yesterday.

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Roos shake off feisty Robins

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2013

In what turned out to be a tough tussle South have stamped their finals’ credentials with a 42-point win over West.

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Dogs down game Magpies

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2013

North recorded a hard-fought 29-point win over a much-improved Central on Saturday.

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A canine sporting yellow signals caution

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2013

The Broken Hill Animal Welfare Group is looking to run a campaign to warn people to stay away from certain dogs on the lead.

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Southie stigma 'not justified'

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2013

The prejudice surrounding "the South" is almost as old as the city itself, but it needs to stop now, according to a Patton Street retailer.

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Far West bucks mental health study findings

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2013

Of the people with mental illness in country areas, up to half aren't seeking help, according to a new study, but that does not appear to be the case in this part of the world.

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Magpies battle losing streak

Originally published: Saturday, 25th May, 2013

As we enter round six all eyes will be on the Magpies today.

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Services put to test

Originally published: Saturday, 25th May, 2013

Emergency services attended a crash at the airport yesterday morning but no-one was injured and nor were they likely to be.

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Price rise ‘necessary’

Originally published: Saturday, 25th May, 2013

The cover price of the Barrier Daily Truth will rise on Saturday to offset increases in costs across the board.

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Tonky sees red

Originally published: Saturday, 25th May, 2013

As Robins’ supporters pack their thermos and don their beanies for the trip over the Hill, they will no doubt be wondering which West team will turn up at Alma Oval this afternoon.

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Shonk alert

Originally published: Saturday, 25th May, 2013

Blow-in builders ‘targeting city’

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Death of Aussie icon

Originally published: Friday, 24th May, 2013

The news that motor company Ford was pulling out of Australia did not surprise Broken Hill Car Club member, Barry Croft, but it still stung.

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Police seize 12kg of drugs

Originally published: Friday, 24th May, 2013

A Queensland man allegedly caught with more than 12 kilograms of cannabis has been refused bail in the Local Court.

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Young Pies singing in the rain

Originally published: Friday, 24th May, 2013

It was Central who were singing the club song with gusto at 7.30 on Wednesday night after playing a superb four quarters of wet weather football to defeat North in the Under 18s.

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PINK BRIGADE

Originally published: Friday, 24th May, 2013

Spectators at tomorrow’s football games will be seeing pink.

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Lives at risk

Originally published: Friday, 24th May, 2013

An apparent act of sabotage to a bus that runs between the city and Menindee could have resulted in people being killed, according to the bus company.

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Road block

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd May, 2013

At a meeting last night, Council was to decide whether to let power company AGL build the road across 1.4 kilometres of the Willyama Common to join up with the Silverton Road, past Horsington Drive.

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Pub turned B and B is a star performer

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd May, 2013

The world’s largest travel website has bestowed an award on the Caledonian Bed and Breakfast.

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SA swim success for trio

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd May, 2013

Three young swimmers from the Silver City Swim Club performed well at the Swimming SA Junior Excellence Short Course Series Meet in Adelaide this month.

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It’s time to give a Gonski for kids

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd May, 2013

Today is Public Education Day and we can celebrate it with a degree of mixed feelings.

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TOP SHOT

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2013

Mr Nicholls scored 325 out of 325 to claim the title of Champion of Champions at the 2013 National Trap Championships held in Perth last month.

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RDA role links school students to businesses

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2013

Keira’s position involves handling traineeships for students in Year 11 and 12.

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Back on track

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2013

Carpentaria Exploration has optimistic plans to get on with aspects of its Hawsons Iron Project that are “not sexy, but necessary” and at the same time attract a large Asian partner by the end of the year.

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Gourmet footy in the valley

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st May, 2013

The Clare Valley gourmet weekend serves up many great tastes, and on Sunday the Shinglebacks dished up some gourmet football to win both games, against teams that play regular fortnightly footy.

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Smart cookies get help

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st May, 2013

If you’re a problem gambler, your fortune probably depends on getting help.

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Dick wants end to profit-at-all-cost

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st May, 2013

Entrepreneur Dick Smith addressed yesterday’s large crowd of mining delegates on a subject they would rather not have heard.

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New bypass plan for AGL

Originally published: Monday, 20th May, 2013

City Council is to consider allowing power company AGL to drive a bypass road through the city’s common for its proposed windfarm site at Silverton.

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Magpies grounded

Originally published: Monday, 20th May, 2013

While South walked away with the win the time for soul searching has arrived for the Magpies.

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Message to Rudi: You’re great

Originally published: Saturday, 18th May, 2013

Two South icons came face to face with an old enemy on Wednesday at a photo shoot for the upcoming Alma vs St Joes’ soccer match.

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Girls rule, ok

Originally published: Saturday, 18th May, 2013

A new all-girls team known as The Angels was recently formed by St Joes in the Under 12’s division after the club was flooded with new players.

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Super health link

Originally published: Saturday, 18th May, 2013

Dr Funmi Komolafe, who co-owns Outback Family Practice which is building the superclinic in Thomas Street, said the soon-to-be expanded practice and region’s major health care providers are “exploring ways” of working together.

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Primary school teacher lauded

Originally published: Friday, 17th May, 2013

The NSW Primary Schools Sports Association paid tribute to dedicated teacher and coach, Sharon Degoumois, at the recent State Basketball Carnival.

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Jube bounces back

Originally published: Friday, 17th May, 2013

After suffering from some technical difficulties, the Jubilee Oval will be back in action this weekend.

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VICS BACK WIND

Originally published: Friday, 17th May, 2013

AGL to shortlist Silverton tenders

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Album number two

Originally published: Friday, 17th May, 2013

Country singer Kate Osman will launch her second album at the White Cliffs Music Festival this weekend.

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Three key ingredients

Originally published: Friday, 17th May, 2013

Margaret Davey says three things made for a successful and long-lasting marriage.

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Oldsen wins gold and state spot

Originally published: Thursday, 16th May, 2013

Year 12 Willyama High School student Ellysia Oldsen has been selected in the NSW All Schools State Swimming Team to compete at the School Sport Australia National Swimming Championships in September.

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Archers go under cover

Originally published: Thursday, 16th May, 2013

It’s long been the home of bocce but the Italo International Club building is now hosting another sport - one that also relies on accuracy.

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Tempting treats on offer

Originally published: Thursday, 16th May, 2013

The Guilty Pleasurez Hairdressing Salon is inviting everyone to their Biggest Morning Tea today.

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Heavy-hitters line up

Originally published: Thursday, 16th May, 2013

The Resources and Energy Symposium has some very big names as guest speakers next week.

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Motorcyclist cops 350 hours

Originally published: Thursday, 16th May, 2013

A young motorcyclist involved in a high-speed chase has been punished with a long community service order.

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Wildlife loves the city life

Originally published: Thursday, 16th May, 2013

Food and water stations could be set up on the city’s outskirts to reduce the number of emus and kangaroos coming into town, according to a BH man.

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Travelling Lizards look to boost ranks

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2013

The Shinglebacks will travel to Mintaro this weekend for two games of football.

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City backs Adams

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2013

Christine Adams has been voted back to City Council.

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Live meat exports on agenda

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2013

Animal welfare benefited from Australia’s involvement in the live meat export trade, according to National Farmers’ Federation CEO, Matt Linnegar.

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More options for students

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2013

Students looking to finish their education outside of school are being invited to enrol in the Alesco Learning Centre.

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Robins on a roll

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2013

West tackle Central in the early game tonight at 5.45 at the Memorial Oval, keen to continue their undefeated start to the season.

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Club saddles up for big day

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2013

By Emily Roberts

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Great support

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

By Emily Roberts

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League back with a bang

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

The Outback Rugby League season started in the district last weekend and was deemed a success by its president, Dave Gallagher.
“I think the popularity is rising, it showed through a fairly good crowd at every location,” Mr Gallagher said.
The Geebungs went up against the Saints only to draw 24 points each.
Kerry King, Jeffrey Webster, Rickie Whyman and Clint Squire each scored a try for the Geebungs. Willy Webster scored three goals and Robert Young scored one goal.
For the Saints, Mitch McKenny and Matt Kiddle had two tries a piece.
Matt Kiddle then followed up with another two goals with Ash Tucker also scoring two goals.
The Menindee Wedge-Tail Eagles proved too good for the Parntu Warriors winning 56 to 28.
Menindee tries went to Daryl Morris (2), Colin Clark (2), Clint Ferguson, Jason Johnson, Shaun Kemp, Lawrence Philp, Ricky Waters and Cameron Philp.
Curtis Smith went above and beyond with seven goals and one goal went to Daryl Morris.
Colin Whyman, Moe Hokai, Brady Hall, Darren Whyman and Barry Hunter scored tries for the Parntu Warriors and Colin Whyman scored four goals.
The last game was the Wilcannia Boomerangs against the Menindee Yabbies. Wilcannia Boomerangs came away with the win, scoring 54 to 18.
“I think it is excellent, every part of the Broken Hill region, including Menindee and Wilcannia offered a game of rugby,” Mr Gallagher said.
“It goes back to the days when they had it regularly.”
Mr Gallagher said he was impressed by the number of players.
“There were enough to field six sides, it was also good for the juniors,” he said.
“We could tell the crowd enjoyed the greatest game of all.”
Mr Gallagher said he hoped the support would continue into the season.

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Recruiters eye Giants

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

By Darrin Manuel

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Vandal attack ‘atrocious’

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

By Erica Visser

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Burton bids farewell

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

By Kurtis J Eichler

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Reg restores piece of Aussie history

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

By Andrew Robertson

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Lionel loves it

Originally published: Monday, 13th May, 2013

The BHFL best and fairest medal is named after him, and so are the BHFL meeting rooms, but there’s more to living legend Lionel Johnston than just football, writes Paul Armstrong

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TRIUMPHANT

Originally published: Monday, 13th May, 2013

By Darrin Manuel

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Fuel thefts ‘coincidence’

Originally published: Monday, 13th May, 2013

Two incidents where petrol was stolen from the Woolworths Petrol Station within half an hour on Friday appear to be unrelated.
According to police, a driver drove off without paying after pumping $45 worth of fuel.
Shortly after, another driver allegedly stole $78 worth from the same station.
The cars were not caught out by CCTV cameras because of the angle they were parked, police said.
A spokesman said that the description of the cars is “extremely vague” and police are not hopeful for witnesses as it was “very busy and people usually mind their own business.”
The spokesman said that while it was unusual for two thefts in such a short space of time, the incidents appeared to be unrelated.
“We don’t usually have a lot of petrol theft here, it is usually more of the accidental type where people forget to pay.
“It’s something that happens more in the capital cities.”
Anyone who takes fuel without paying faces a $250 infringement notice on the spot.
The person could also be charged with stealing.

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More rely on Vinnies volunteers

Originally published: Monday, 13th May, 2013

It may be National Volunteer Week, however for the volunteers at St Vincent de Paul, it is a week like any other.
The Argent Street centre has about 64 volunteers working to help the ever-growing list of needy locals.
Vinnies’ Regional Manager, Pam Sky, said the centre had seen a recent spike in residents requesting help to make ends meet.
“We’ve been very, very busy, we’ve had so many new clients it’s been unreal. You wonder where it will all end.
“People just don’t have enough money, rent is just going up and up - rent and food seem to be the main things. They just can’t survive fortnight to fortnight.”
The St Vincent de Paul Society’s 30,000 members and volunteers work hard to help people in need and combat social injustice across Australia.
Internationally, the society operates in 130 countries and has over 950,000 members.
The Broken Hill Vinnies Centre volunteers are assigned various tasks, including the collecting and sorting of preloved donations, working at the shopfront and many other tasks.
The organisation also has a number of ‘Conference Members’ who interview clients and decide on the most effective method of support.
People who are being assisted by conference members are often provided with food, clothing and household items as well as assistance with bills.
Conference members also visit hospitals, homes and other premises to provide friendship and support to the sick and/or lonely.
The Vinnies Centre in Broken Hill is also a valuable resource for people on low incomes, enabling them to buy quality clothing and other household items at an affordable price.
Centre customers also include people looking for fashionable items and all bargain hunters looking to make their dollar go a little further.
The profit from the sale of stock from the Vinnies Centre is used to provide the resources and support to people in need.
The Broken Hill Vinnies volunteers are always looking for more volunteers to assist them in this work. Even just a couple of hours a week is a great help.
They point out that volunteering is a mutually beneficial experience and there is a special sense of satisfaction you get from helping others and learning new skills.
If you are interested in volunteering please call 08 8087 5813 or visit the Vinnies website www.vinnies.org.au  .

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Adams in front

Originally published: Monday, 13th May, 2013

By Erica Visser

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Hospital delivers better birth room

Originally published: Sunday, 12th May, 2013

The Maternity Unit has renovated a birthing room to make it more comfortable and welcoming.

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Legal Centre wins federal funding

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2013

By Erica Visser

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Gunmen pepper roos with pellets

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2013

Kangaroos in western NSW appear to have become the target of illegal shooters armed with shotguns.

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Bulldogs back our boys

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2013

By Darrin Manuel
The Broken Hill combined team has turned to SANFL giant Central Districts in its quest to bring home the Miners Cup.
Coach David Ruddock handed his players over to Bulldogs officials yesterday for a final training session at Playford Alive Oval in Elizabeth ahead of today’s clash with Far North at AAMI Stadium.
The players were put through their paces by Jeff Brown, who coaches the Bulldogs reserves and also handles some of the country’s elite young talent as head coach of the SA Under 20 team.
Ruddock said Central Districts’ offer to train the players and allow them to use their facilities had furthered the club’s relationship with Broken Hill.
“They’ve been very good to Broken Hill football, especially with our younger kids and providing equipment, and we’re very appreciative,” he said.
The players did some light running before setting up for some skills work and drills focusing on quick ball movement.
“The training was good. We’ve been training very, very well for the past few weeks actually,” said Ruddock.
“The bus ride was OK, but this was a good chance to get out and stretch our legs and get out any travel soreness.
“The players looked sharp, and it was great to have Jeff take them. He’s really lifted the team and I’m sure they’ll take a lot of it.”
Brown offered some local knowledge on how to approach the game, and implored the players to keep AAMI’s Stadium’s wide spaces in mind.
He stressed the importance of blocking the opponent’s run, and even being willing to be caught holding the ball if it results in a stoppage and prevents the opposition from running away with the ball.
“To play on Footy Park is a big event, and footy will be finishing up there soon so they will be one of the last teams to play there,” he said
“But there’s a lot of space at the ground which the players have to consider. It’s also good to use the corridor rather than going around the boundary.”
Brown wished the players well in their match, and said he had enjoyed the opportunity to work with them.
“It’s been great, they’re all keen as mustard. I think you know exactly what you’re going to get from them.
“It’s going to be a very quick game and I really hope the players do well and represent their city well.”
The only hurdle to returning home victorious will be the Far North squad, and Ruddock said he expects a physical contest early.
“It’s the same as usual. We’ve got a smaller side and they will come out with a big side and try and hit us hard early,” he said.
“We’ve just got to stay with them in the first quarter then maybe run away with it as the game goes on - we have a side capable of doing that.”
There could also be more than just Miners Cup glory on the line for the team’s younger players, with Central Districts Development Manager, Scott Stephens, suggesting players could further their careers with a good showing.
“A lot of players don’t get the opportunity to play on Football Park - even at SANFL level you only get a run out there in the finals,” said Stephens
“A few of the young blokes could even get an opportunity with league clubs. There’ll be clubs here having a look so you never know what could happen.”
The game will begin at 10.05am today and will be played as a curtain raiser to the AFL clash between Richmond and Port Adelaide.

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Changing the law

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2013

By Andrew Robertson

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Hospital to thank many volunteers

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2013

The contribution volunteers make to the health service and their community will be recognised by the Far West Local Health District during National Volunteer Week next week.
The theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week is Thanks A Million.
To celebrate this theme, every volunteer for the health district will be presented with a commemorative ‘Thanks A Million’ lapel pin.
“We want to show our appreciation and express thanks to all our volunteers, for the vital role they play in assisting to provide a better level of care to our patients,” said Chief Executive of the health district, Stuart Riley.

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Great response to competition

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2013

Local woman Susan Adams has got lucky in the BDT Mother’s Day competition.
Almost one thousand people entered the competition, which boasted a Howard Steer painting as first prize.
Second prize was a Barossa outdoor mirror, third was a $100 Sampsons gift voucher and fourth; a Gloria Jeans voucher.
BDT Advertising Manager Peter Keenan said that there was an overwhelming response to the competition.
“I was delighted with the response and I appreciate those business people offering their quality prizes and Howard Steer contributing the painting,” he said.

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A winning union

Originally published: Friday, 10th May, 2013

The cream of Broken Hill’s football talent will be out to balance the ledger when they confront the Far North League at Football Park tomorrow.

This clash has been an annual event in Adelaide since its conception in 2008, with Far North winning three matches, while Broken Hill has two wins on the board.

With both centres relying heavily on the Mining Industry as their major employers, the AFL suggested the two teams play for the Miners Cup.

The South Australian side is backed by the world’s largest mining company, BHP, while the local team has been well supported by Broken Hill based organisations.

“Our major overall sponsor is the Credit Union and they have been fantastic,” said AFL Chairman Peter Nash.

“When it comes to our combined side we have been fortunate that over the past three years the CFMEU have stood by us with both financial and moral support which is fantastic.”

This year additional union support has come in the form of the Barrier Industrial Council.

“I have wanted to back this event for years,” said BIC President Danny O’Connor. 

“Over the last few years I have been in Adelaide for this weekend and to see our players on Football Park before an AFL game representing their city is fantastic.”

Mr O’Connor said the union movement

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Council flags big job cuts

Originally published: Friday, 10th May, 2013

By Erica Visser

City Council jobs will be on the chopping block following a major review of services, interim gen- eral manager Greg Wright says.

Mr Wright said that it was a reality that Council staff had to be cut back considerably, however he said it was too early to say which departments would be reduced in size.

During a discussion on the newly-adopted draft budget, Mr Wright told the BDT that Council needed to either increase revenue or make cuts where possible in order to survive.

“It’s a bit like having a champagne taste on a beer budget,” he said.

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Little nanny goat saved from death pit

Originally published: Friday, 10th May, 2013

By Andrew Robertson

A baby goat that was tossed into the “meat hole” at the rubbish tip owes its survival to luck and a local veterinary surgeon.

BHVeterinary Clinic’s Guillaume Tabuteau was at the dump with one

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Mental health survey a first for the city

Originally published: Thursday, 9th May, 2013

The Broken Hill Hospital's mental health team is seeking feedback from the public about the services that they provide.

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Hospital staff scrub up well

Originally published: Thursday, 9th May, 2013

There was a mixture of hygiene and hijinks at the hospital this week as staff donned bright pink outfits to celebrate International Hand Hygiene Day.

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Never too old to learn

Originally published: Thursday, 9th May, 2013

The Regional Aquatic Centre is now offering adult learn to swim lessons as part of the YMCA's nationally-recognised AquaSafe program.

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Mob confronts councillors

Originally published: Thursday, 9th May, 2013

An angry mob led by a byelection candidate descended on several City Councillors yesterday as they left the Council Chambers following a budget meeting.

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Flowers for mum

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th May, 2013

Mother's Day is fast approaching and the Broken Hill Floral Art Club has a great solution for any lastminute shoppers.

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Singing master coup for city

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th May, 2013

Professional and amateur singers alike are invited to attend a session with a famous Sydney voice teacher this weekend.

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Top nurses honoured

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th May, 2013

Susan Thomas' hard work and dedication to the hospital has been recognised by her peers after she was named Nurse of the Year.

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Blockbuster at the Jubilee

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th May, 2013

West and North clash tonight at the Jubilee Oval at 5.45pm in the Under 18s and what a cracker of a game it should be.

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Council deficit prompts warning of cuts to come

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th May, 2013

City Council has budgeted for a $7.6 million deficit for next financial year.

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Pink bun fight

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th May, 2013

Breast cancer survivor Kerri Baker has joined forces with Bakers Delight in its Pink Bun campaign.

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Light up the greens

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th May, 2013

If you fancy a swing in the dark to shed some light on an important issue, pencil in this weekend.

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Student dentists help kids keep pearly whites

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th May, 2013

Child tooth decay is common in the city but two oral health students are trying to reverse the problem.

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Childcare centre not tempted to enter funding "lottery"

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th May, 2013

Federal Member Sussan Ley has joined in the backlash against the Federal Government over a $300 million grant for childcare workers, which local providers will probably not see.

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Crash driver drunk: police

Originally published: Monday, 6th May, 2013

Police will charge a 20-year-old man with driving offences after they found him passed out a block away from a damaged car on Saturday night.

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Arch rivals turn it on

Originally published: Monday, 6th May, 2013

North has claimed top spot on the ladder with a hard-fought 12-point win over the Roos on Saturday.

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Right royal restoration

Originally published: Monday, 6th May, 2013

It took thousands of hours of restoration and a lot of public help, but a city treasure has been returned to its former glory.

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Local nurses join statewide campaign

Originally published: Monday, 6th May, 2013

Local nurses are campaigning for better care for hospital patients.

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All clear on the fairway

Originally published: Monday, 6th May, 2013

An air of optimism swept over the Broken Hill Golf and Country Club yesterday when members were told of a deal to secure the club's future.

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Heat puts paid to a Mother’s Day ritual

Originally published: Friday, 3rd May, 2013

The tradition of a bouquet of chrysanthemums from Picton Plants will go by the wayside this year after hot weather ruined this year's crop.

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Land valuations report released

Originally published: Friday, 3rd May, 2013

A State Government inquiry into land valuations which looked at City Council's $6.9 million debt to Perilya has recommended the Valuer-General's office be abolished.

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City's fringe set to grow

Originally published: Friday, 3rd May, 2013

The development of the Broken Hill Fringe Festival is moving fast, with the project officer setting up base at the South Library.

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Coomealla cruises

Originally published: Friday, 3rd May, 2013

Coomealla outmuscled local school football teams in the first round of the Swan Shield competition at the Jubilee Oval yesterday.

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Homes can harbour tiny winter guests

Originally published: Friday, 3rd May, 2013

Bats will soon be looking for a warm place to hide for the winter, and National Parks and Wildlife have released tips to ensure the winged critters don't choose your home.

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Roos answer call

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd May, 2013

The scoreboard may have been ugly, but for the first time this season South's under 18 players and their coaches had something to smile about.

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Hit up pensioners: report

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd May, 2013

Pensioners may have to pay City Council more in rates if the State Government acts on a recommendation to scrap a $250 concession.

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Potters craft a market

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd May, 2013

The Potters Society is holding a craft market this weekend, just in time for Mother's Day.

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