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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.

June, 2013

Plenty up for grabs

Originally published: Saturday, 29th June, 2013

Today when North and South enter the Jubilee Oval there will be much more than the premiership points at stake.
As we enter the second half of the season this contest could well shape the future path these sides will travel. After today’s game there will be eight remaining and if North win they will go three games clear of South with the minor premiership in sight.

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Teenager jailed

Originally published: Saturday, 29th June, 2013

A teenager has been sent to jail for hitting another man with a bar stool.
Ty Alexander Farnham, 19, was sentenced in the Local Court yesterday for recklessly wounding the man at the Alma Hotel on April 7 last year.
Police allege Mr Farnham threw the bar stool at the man, causing a cut 10cm long across his victim’s forehead before fleeing the scene.

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Farewell Mr Dasey

Originally published: Saturday, 29th June, 2013

After over 35 years on the job, Broken Hill High School teacher Barry Dasey has earned the right to catch up on some reading, home renovations and an overseas trip.
And that’s just what the well-liked history and geography teacher intends to do after he officially retired at the end of term two, which finished yesterday.

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Robins in with a red hot chance

Originally published: Saturday, 29th June, 2013

West will never get a better chance to cement a finals place in 2013 than today at the Memorial Oval.
To have two Broken Hill representativve players back, plus a former LJ Medallist on the same day that Central lose five quality players - including playing Coach Justin Heath - points to what should be a easy day for the Robins.

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Netballers on the big stage

Originally published: Saturday, 29th June, 2013

Six Broken Hill netballers are about to compete in one of the largest female sporting events in the southern hemisphere.
The girls will travel to Lidcombe NSW this weekend to play in the 45th netball NSW State Age Championships.
The BH Netball Association is fielding a 15 and under Division Four team at the Championships, starting today and concluding on Monday.

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Jube Dog show

Originally published: Friday, 28th June, 2013

Lachlan Tiziani showcased his talent on Wednesday night with a superb eight-goal performance against South who had no answers to his evasive skills and long-range kicking.

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Sheep die, man hurt in crashes

Originally published: Friday, 28th June, 2013

Emergency services were kept busy with three serious crashes in the Far West yesterday - the worst resulting the deaths of more than 700 sheep.

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Workforce problem needs ‘fresh look’

Originally published: Friday, 28th June, 2013

An inaugural meeting of health care services has pointed out a need for a local workforce instead of fly-in, fly-out workers.

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Council perks stripped back

Originally published: Friday, 28th June, 2013

City Council has cut back its Councillor Support Policy in a bid to tighten its belt, but many of the stripped entitlements weren’t being used.

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Crown’s new road offer

Originally published: Friday, 28th June, 2013

Crown Lands has promised to help pay to repair the rough Line of Lode road if City Council agrees to take on the responsibility of maintaining it.

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Centre of attention

Originally published: Thursday, 27th June, 2013

Mayor Wincen Cuy says the new Coles shopping centre should help keep people in town rather than going to Mildura to shop.

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First house for Lifestyle Village

Originally published: Thursday, 27th June, 2013

The first of the Broken Hill Lifestyle Village houses appeared on the old Excelsior Oval yesterday.

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Appeal nets bags of help

Originally published: Thursday, 27th June, 2013

Sacred Heart students have once again shown their generosity by donating to the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal.

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Gillard reign over as Rudd re-elected leader

Originally published: Thursday, 27th June, 2013

Returning Kevin Rudd as PM saves the party from electoral wipe-out and shores up support for Labor in its historical heartland of Broken Hill, party elder Peter Black says.

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Long haul

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th June, 2013

Country airlines have a guarantee from the Federal Government that they can use Sydney Airport for the next three years, but a local councillor says that is not long enough.

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Knockout night

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th June, 2013

Tonight the West Soccer Club meets St Joes in the Knockout Cup finals.

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Tex’s guernsey gift

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th June, 2013

Injured Adelaide Crow, Taylor Walker, has given a Broken Hill campaign to raise money for disadvantaged people in the Caribbean a kick along.

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A real taste of the bush

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th June, 2013

American students will be touring the region, thanks to a program designed to give the real rural experience.

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‘Dog attacks not that bad’

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th June, 2013

City Council says it won’t employ more animal control officers to reduce dog attacks because it hasn’t reached a crisis point.

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City selected for class case study

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2013

A historian who believes education and chosen professions can affect class structure, is in the city for research.

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City breaks drought

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2013

The River versus City rugby match was very successful with the City side winning for the first time in the history of the match.

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Marathon effort to help children

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2013

When primary school teacher Pip Heyward visited the slums of Nairobi in Eastern Africa, she knew she had to do something to help.

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Council reacts to latest dog attack

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2013

Brutal dog attacks aren’t scaring animal owners into being more responsible for their pets, City Council’s Animal Control Officer says.

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Council defends decision

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2013

City Council has defended its decision to allow energy company AGL use of its Willyama Common for heavy vehicles.

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New patch for Parkinson’s sufferers

Originally published: Monday, 24th June, 2013

Parkinson’s Disease sufferers now have greater options in managing their condition after a new patch treatment was added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

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3D artwork showcases outback

Originally published: Monday, 24th June, 2013

Samuel James drew on his time in the Broken Hill desert to create his latest 3D imagery exhibition.

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Roos grab win

Originally published: Monday, 24th June, 2013

South have returned to the winner’s list with an impressive 25 point victory over the Robins on saturday.

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Jobs must go

Originally published: Monday, 24th June, 2013

City Council has admitted that job cuts are inevitable over the next 12 months and one councillor has his target set on office staff and management.

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Jobs to be axed – legal service

Originally published: Monday, 24th June, 2013

Court jobs in Broken Hill will be on the chopping block following cuts to the justice department’s budget last week, the Aboriginal Legal Service says.

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A classic in the making

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd June, 2013

Today’s contest between South and West at the Jubilee Oval has the makings of the game of the year.

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200 up for Chad

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd June, 2013

Chad Ryan would love a win in his 200th game for West today.

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Little creatures

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd June, 2013

Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals (RRANA) is in need of more foster carers.

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BH film a Sydney hit

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd June, 2013

By Kurtis J Eichler

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Jesters hold court

Originally published: Friday, 21st June, 2013

In icy conditions Jesters defeated old rivals West Robins Black by 5 goals to win the A grade Netball Grand final on Tuesday night.

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Push for train’s return

Originally published: Friday, 21st June, 2013

Mildura Mayor Glenn Milne says he’s open to discussions with Broken Hill City Council about a plan to resurrect the old Vinelander rail service.

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Monster fundraiser

Originally published: Friday, 21st June, 2013

Young adults may fondly remember the 2001 hit Monsters Inc., and now the kids of today can get acquainted with those same loveable characters.

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Windfarm road gets go ahead

Originally published: Friday, 21st June, 2013

Energy company AGL has been given the okay to use the city’s Willyama Common for a shortcut to Silverton Road for its windfarm project, much to the dismay of one city councillor.

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Water subsidy ‘safe’

Originally published: Friday, 21st June, 2013

State MP John Williams says the State Government won’t dump a $1.8 million a year subsidy to Essential Energy for delivering water to Broken Hill.

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Ex-Crow takes kids under his wing

Originally published: Thursday, 20th June, 2013

More than 100 children turned up yesterday for a special training session by AFL legend Darren Jarman.

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Childhood obesity a lingering problem

Originally published: Thursday, 20th June, 2013

Obesity among children has remained fairly steady but more can be done with the help of fitness programs, according to health professionals.

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Nikita MacMurray, Beth-anne Rogers and Catherine Bransdon will eat your brains if you don’t attend their movie fundraiser.

Originally published: Thursday, 20th June, 2013

Willyama High School Year 12 students are going out of their brains trying to raise money for their formal.

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Budget greeted with little public disquiet

Originally published: Thursday, 20th June, 2013

The 50 or so residents who attended yesterday’s City Council budget meeting were generally well behaved, according to interim general manager Greg Wright.

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Water cost could rise

Originally published: Thursday, 20th June, 2013

NSW Treasury won’t say if it will keep offsetting the supply of water to Broken Hill until the conclusion of an Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal review.

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Rotary gift puts ambos on the road

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th June, 2013

After extensive fundraising the St John Ambulance Association has succeeded in a first - a fully-equipped mobile first aid ambulance. 

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Broncos unstoppable at Tri-State carnival

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th June, 2013

Elyscia Mackiewicz and her Broken Hill Gold teammates led the way at the recent Tri-State Basketball Tournament, coasting through undefeated.

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Car ploughs into yard

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th June, 2013

An out of control car demolished the brick fence of a house in Galena Street yesterday afternoon.

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Clean-up order man calls foul

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th June, 2013

A pest exterminator ordered by City Council to clean up his property says he’s being unfairly treated because he refuses to pay rates, the Local Court heard yesterday.

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Rate burden shift a necessity: Mayor

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th June, 2013

More than 140 public submissions on City Council’s draft operational plan had brought nothing new to the table, according to Mayor Wincen Cuy.

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Outstanding achievement

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th June, 2013

A Maari Ma Health worker has received his third award in a week.

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Greener pastures

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th June, 2013

A young golf champion is leaving the city to pursue her career.

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Alternative school needs more students

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th June, 2013

Robinson College’s manager says the new Learning Centre it is developing is a good opportunity for local students but that enrolments were needed.

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Miners called home for North anniversary

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th June, 2013

It has been 20 years since the North Mine closed its gates and to mark the occasion a big reunion is being held in October.

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One MP for seat as big as Germany

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th June, 2013

The seat of Murray-Darling will be dumped in a proposed boundary shake-up ahead of the next State election.

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West downs North by three goals

Originally published: Monday, 17th June, 2013

The Robins recorded an impressive 19-point win over League leaders North on Saturday at League Headquarters. 

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Chalk one up for respect

Originally published: Monday, 17th June, 2013

An unusual and colourful event was held on Saturday in the town square.  

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Lions join Vinnies as winter bites

Originally published: Monday, 17th June, 2013

More people than ever before are seeking help from St Vincent de Paul and the Lions Club of Broken Hill has come to the fore to offer assistance.

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Pet mauled by savage stray

Originally published: Monday, 17th June, 2013

A woman whose dog was recently attacked wants more done about stray dogs.

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Super savings lost

Originally published: Monday, 17th June, 2013

Workers and retirees living in Broken Hill are being encouraged to look into their superannuation after it was discovered that over $71 million worth of super has been lost in the area.

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Special guest Ronald McDonald

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2013

Juniors at the Auskick were treated to a visit by special guest Ronald McDonald yesterday afternoon.

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Nugget returns

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2013

By CED

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First female GM eyes challenges

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2013

By Darrin Manuel

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Fever to take hold

Originally published: Thursday, 13th June, 2013

Men and women of Broken Hill be prepared to have your socks rocked off with “Aussie Fever” at the Night Train this weekend.

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Master’s event a hit

Originally published: Thursday, 13th June, 2013

A big weekend of baseball happened over the long weekend with teams all vying for the Miner’s Trophy.

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Health’s the topic

Originally published: Thursday, 13th June, 2013

The library is holding a talk on men’s health, in an attempt to promote its collection of health books.

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Bucketing

Originally published: Thursday, 13th June, 2013

Almost a year’s worth of rain has fallen in two-days at an outback station north of Broken Hill, giving it enough water for 18 months.

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Manager told gangs took money: court

Originally published: Thursday, 13th June, 2013

The former manager of the White Cliffs post office told the Local Court yesterday that it was years before she suspected that an employee was stealing money from her bank accounts.

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BH basks in event success

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th June, 2013

A Regional Indoor Bowls Carnival held in the city at the weekend has been hailed a success by its games master.

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AFL gets behind room renovation

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th June, 2013

The local AFL is getting behind a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Adelaide.

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Miner Fred could remain under foot

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th June, 2013

A chalk drawing completed for the St Barbara’s Festival could become a permanent feature in the town square.

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Police brace for arrival of banned synthetic drugs

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th June, 2013

Police have warned locals against experimenting with synthetic drugs after the recent death of a Sydney teenager.

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BH ladies win pairs and create history

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th June, 2013

For the first time in the 33-year history of the Barrier Ranges Pairs, it was won by a ladies team ... and a Broken Hill ladies team at that.

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Stars to come out and play

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2013

Willyama High School’s brightest musical stars will take to the stage for their biggest annual concert this month.

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Residents recognised

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2013

Singer June Marie Bennett, whose service to music has spanned more than half a century, was one of three Broken Hill women to be awarded Queen’s Birthday accolades yesterday.

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Clubs behind program’s success

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2013

A number of local clubs have received the 2013 Community Spirit Ambassador of the Year award for their contribution to a youth leadership program.

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Doctor backs cola ban

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2013

A prominent doctor has slammed the Broken Hill Hospital for the sale of sugary soft drinks saying it should be “setting an example”.

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Rolling good time

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2013

The organisers of the relaunched Wilcannia Field Day have heralded it a roaring success, saying it could become an annual event.

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Negligent

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2013

 

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West Darling pair selected in NSW combined team

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2013

Local Jayden White and former local Kobe Mutch have reached the pinnacle of school football after being selected in the NSW Combined High Schools team.

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River group hits a snag

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2013

The Darling River Action Group could be dead in the water due to a lack of community support.

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One snip, and the pastries are gone

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2013

Pies and pasties have been thrown out the window at one primary school, in the aim of staying lean and green.

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Fair go

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2013

Transgender footballer Kirsti Miller has vowed to take legal action against the AFL for failing to protect her after she was allegedly vilified on field.

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Drivers nabbed

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2013

A Queensland man charged with drink driving in Broken Hill hasn’t had a licence since 1992, police allege.

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Would you vote for this man?

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2013

Former local Brent Staker is in the top 50, most eligible men for Cleo’s Bachelor of the Year.

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Wonder bid

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2013

Broken Hill’s own Sculpture Symposium could be named as the eighth wonder of the ‘virtual’ world.

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Finals time

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2013


By Emily Roberts

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Gay ‘sin’ slur

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2013

The Christian Democratic Party’s federal NSW senate candidate has likened homosexuality to nymphomania, saying they are the “same grades of sin.”

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Ballroom blitz

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2013

Lovers of ballroom dancing get the chance to strut their stuff when the Prostate Cancer Support Group hosts its Gala Ball weekend.

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Laughing his way to Silver City

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2013

Brazen Melbourne comic David Quirk says his first visit to Broken Hill could provide him with some entertaining material for his stand up show.

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Labor faithful remain confident despite polls

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2013

Die-hard Labor backers are keeping their chins up despite new polls pointing to an almost certain electoral wipe-out for the Gillard Government at September’s election.

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Rising star

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2013

Ashleigh Camilleri will join eight other talented young harness racing drivers as they gather for the Rising Stars series.

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Pro movie

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2013

The link between art and elitism was once broken with the flick of one man’s paintbrush.

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Rate shift to cause ‘hardship’

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2013

Outspoken former councillor Tom Kennedy is taking Broken Hill City Council to task over its controversial rate shifting plans.

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Nurse rewarded for commitment

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2013

Palliative Care nurse Sue Netherwood has been lauded for her outstanding contribution to palliative care.

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Morning tea for Robyn

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2013

The Broken Hill Library is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea in memory of an employee.

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Help out those who help out

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2013

The YMCA is running an Appeal to help raise funds to start up new programs.

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Stakes are high in battle of the best

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2013

The Combined High School AFL matches are kicking off in the city today.

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Starving kids turn to crime

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2013

Hungry burglars are being urged to turn to charities not crime if they are struggling for food.

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Paddle boat’s epic journey not over yet

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2013

Rex Ellis began his epic journey in his paddle boat The Dromedary in June last year, when the South Australian took a left at the Murray River and headed up the Darling towards Pooncarie.

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One step ahead

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2013

Cold and wet conditions greeted the first day of winter on Saturday as both South and North prepared to do battle in their round seven clash at the Alma Oval.

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Canteen open for business

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2013

The remodelled Jubilee Oval canteen was officially opened on Saturday.

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Solar mission

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2013

A “pipe dream” of some White Cliffs’ locals to bring the town’s pioneering solar power station back to life has been given a boost.

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Anger over paltry deal

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2013

Sub-contractors left out of pocket by the hospital’s rehabilitation unit project could receive just a fraction of what they are owned.

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Pressure game

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2013

By Balldock

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Stroke help right here, right now

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2013

By Emily Roberts

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Sneak snapper jailed

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2013

A man who filmed a 14-year-old girl in a shop’s changeroom before assaulting her police officer mother has been sentenced to 18 months’ jail.

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