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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, 2013

Bush students hit the track

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st July, 2013

School of the Air students came in to town for a week of activities - starting with their athletics carnival.

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CBH in search of a new boss

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st July, 2013

CBH Resources says it hopes to find a replacement for Rasp Mine boss Tony Davis by December.

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It’s time to don the denim

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st July, 2013

The Sturt Club is one of many businesses in the city that will be fundraising for Jeans for Genes Day this Friday.

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Leukaemia village notes city’s support

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st July, 2013

A representative of the Leukaemia Foundation will be in the city tomorrow to talk about the $10 million village under construction in Adelaide.

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Ashes to ashes

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st July, 2013

Cremations are on the rise in Broken Hill as people look for cut-price funeral plans and “no frills” send-offs.

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Tri State Safaris toast of the town

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th July, 2013

Michael McCulkin says he feels humbled to have been honoured with an award for outstanding achievement in the tourist industry.

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Big name for pony club

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th July, 2013

The Broken Hill Pony Club is hosting a clinic by an internationally known teacher and trainer.

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Quality wigs free for cancer patients

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th July, 2013

Women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment will be able to use wigs now available from the hospital.

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Workers win back pay

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th July, 2013

Almost 50 current and former staff employed at the Democratic Club will receive back pay after settling a long-running wage dispute.

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Hospital scores a bullseye

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th July, 2013

More than three quarters of NSW hospitals have failed to meet a target for treating emergency patients within four hours, but Broken Hill Hospital was an outstanding exception. 

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Sussan stars in the kitchen

Originally published: Monday, 29th July, 2013

Federal MP Sussan Ley’s culinary skills will be judged by thousands tomorrow night when she stars on ABC1’s hugely successful TV show Kitchen Cabinet.

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Dogs run down Robins

Originally published: Monday, 29th July, 2013

North tightened their grip on the 2013 minor premiership with a hard fought 40-point win over the Robins on Saturday.

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An oldie but a goodie

Originally published: Monday, 29th July, 2013

The country’s oldest chocolate bar has also been labelled its favourite, following new market research.

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Expo opens up its doors

Originally published: Monday, 29th July, 2013

The Careers Expo for high school students is fast approaching and for the first time community members will be able to attend.

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Drivers to save money, says MP

Originally published: Monday, 29th July, 2013

State Member John Williams has promised that reforms to the government green slip scheme will cut costs for drivers.

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Ratios fine as they stand: MP

Originally published: Saturday, 27th July, 2013

State MP John Williams disagrees with the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association’s bid for more staff, saying “ratios are fine” as they stand.

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Kyaker’s 100 days river odyssey ends

Originally published: Saturday, 27th July, 2013

Alan Hywood’s five-month long kayak journey is finally over.

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Thumbs up for netball carnival

Originally published: Saturday, 27th July, 2013

This week’s NSW PSSA Netball Championships has been considered a success by the organisers.

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Roos to bounce back

Originally published: Saturday, 27th July, 2013

After a disappointing loss last week South will be seeking to expel their frustrations today on a Central side heading for the wooden spoon.

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Rest is best for West

Originally published: Saturday, 27th July, 2013

Today’s clash at League Headquarters will see the Bulldogs up against the Robins in what is expected to be another tight battle.

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Youth the future

Originally published: Friday, 26th July, 2013

Young people are key to the success of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, says its new Sydney marketing general manager.

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Who’s holding a trivia night tomorrow?

Originally published: Friday, 26th July, 2013

All the tidbits of knowledge stuck in your brain can now be put to good use at the Toy Library’s trivia fundraiser tomorrow night.

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Club has its claws out

Originally published: Friday, 26th July, 2013

The Broken Hill Mountain Bike Club hopes the Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine can help turn a movie fundraiser this weekend into a real howler.

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Bowler celebrates 50 years with beloved club

Originally published: Friday, 26th July, 2013

Frank Cetinich has celebrated his more than 50 years of playing for the Broken Hill Bowling Club.

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Hunt for truth

Originally published: Friday, 26th July, 2013

The Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) is to formally request that police investigate the conduct of three officers to see if they had committed any criminal offences against a young man in Broken Hill.

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Manager wasn’t herself

Originally published: Thursday, 25th July, 2013

Will the real Ann Rogers please stand up?

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Service will help house the elderly

Originally published: Thursday, 25th July, 2013

A new service aimed at helping elderly people who are homeless or at risk of being so officially opened in the city yesterday.

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College dangles carrot

Originally published: Thursday, 25th July, 2013

Robinson College is running life skills courses to encourage students to stay in school.

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Paramedics may get to refuse non-urgent patients

Originally published: Thursday, 25th July, 2013

Paramedics may soon be able to refuse people’s requests to be taken to hospital if their complaint is regarded as too trivial.

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Men ‘ignoring help’

Originally published: Thursday, 25th July, 2013

Young men in country areas are at a far higher risk of suicide than any other group, a new survey has found.

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Fishers back new Cod limit

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th July, 2013

The West Darling Fishing Club (WDFC) has used a review of fishing rules to call for greater protection of the Murray Cod.

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Relax, it’s Stress Down Day

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th July, 2013

On Friday everyone can take a load off their minds at Lifeline’s annual Stress Down Day.

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Strike will not put lives at risk: NSWNA

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th July, 2013

The nurses union has assured the public that patients’ lives would not be put at risk during a three-hour strike today.

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Crash course

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th July, 2013

The Broken Hill Roller Derby League is having a special training session conducted by a visiting coach this weekend.

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Mine rates appeal judgement reserved

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th July, 2013

It could be five months before the result of a State Government appeal against Perilya’s land valuation is announced.

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EAGLES LOWER SAINTS’ HALO

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2013

In what one old time Menindee resident described as the “best game in Menindee in 20 years”, the Menindee Wedgetailed Eagles defeated Broken Hill Saints, 37-32.

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More than 140 teams set to hit the courts

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2013

Young netballers from across the State will hit the courts today in Broken Hill for the annual NSW PSSA Championships.

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Roundabout road fix looms

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2013

The busy intersection of Oxide and Lane streets will be closed next week for a big repair job.

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Luncheon has the right ingredients

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2013

The South Australian Brewery and the Tydvil Hotel’s restaurant “1891” are teaming up to hold a charity luncheon on Friday.

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Call for action into construction insolvency

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2013

It is unacceptable for the State Government to ignore the collapse of public works contractors any longer, according to the BH Labor Party.

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SCC residents in ‘safe hands’

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2013

Southern Cross Care has reassured families that their loved ones are in safe hands as a critical lack of staff and training in aged care nationwide comes under the microscope.

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Dogs on top

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2013

A 19-point win over arch rivals South has given North a two-game break as ladder leaders and almost assured them of the minor premiership. 

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City nabs training docs

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2013

Four medical students will spend the next year in the city as part of their training at the University of Wollongong.

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Magnus’ flight path

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2013

It has been 85 years since Rev. John Flynn’s dream of creating the Royal Flying Doctor Service came true. As part of the anniversary celebrations, the BDT’s Kurtis J Eichler is profiling some of those who work at the Broken Hill base.

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Neighbours slam GP Super Clinic liquor licence bid

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2013

Patients at the planned GP Super Clinic will be able to grab a beer during their visit after it successfully applied for a liquor licence.

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Roos eye top spot

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2013

The match between North and South at the Alma Oval could determine the minor premiers for the 2013 football season.

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Valiant club to show off 60’s style

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2013

The city’s streets will get a dash of 60’s style next month during a visit from the R and S Chrysler Valiant Car Club of Victoria.

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Kids get hands-on for NAIDOC week

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2013

North Public School had week-long activities for a belated celebration of NAIDOC Week.

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Grave flood worry

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2013

Around 400 graves at the Broken Hill Cemetery are under water and now City Council faces the tough decision on whether to make a special exception for one family.

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It’s gonna be dog-gone cold

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2013

Say goodbye to the mild temperatures of the past few days, because the weekend is set to be chilly.

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Combat force

Originally published: Friday, 19th July, 2013

PCYC Combat Force Fitness is back by popular demand.

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Ratepayers unite

Originally published: Friday, 19th July, 2013

Bed and breakfast owner Hugh Gough is a man on a mission - but it’s not to destroy City Council, he says.

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Million-dollar bus out of the spotlight

Originally published: Friday, 19th July, 2013

Eleven months after it rolled into Broken Hill, the million-dollar bus from the “Priscilla: Queen of the Desert” stage show is still collecting dust at the Film Studio.

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Whitney shines in nationals

Originally published: Thursday, 18th July, 2013

A local youngster who competed in the National Basketball Championships has returned home with a bronze medal.

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Broadband film boost

Originally published: Thursday, 18th July, 2013

Super-fast broadband will be a game changer for the Broken Hill Film Studios, visiting politicians have been told.

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Donations needed to build the Rainbow brick road

Originally published: Thursday, 18th July, 2013

If past and present students of Rainbow Preschool would like to be forever remembered, then they may join the school’s paver fundraiser.

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Coalition promises cheap broadband by 2016

Originally published: Thursday, 18th July, 2013

Broken Hill will get fast broadband cheaper and before 2016 if the Coalition  wins the federal election, an opposition frontbencher has vowed.

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College seeks answers to phantom connection

Originally published: Thursday, 18th July, 2013

The Coalition has promised to investigate why Robinson College cannot get fast broadband internet despite a fibre cable being hooked up to the building.

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Perfect conditions

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th July, 2013

Near perfect conditions greeted the 21 riders who made the start line for the BHMTB Club’s event on Sunday, June 23 at the Golf Club (Rock Ridge & Vu Loop Circuit).

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‘Footpath junket’ draws criticism

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th July, 2013

An art gallery owner has criticised City Council for spending almost $20,000 on a footpath specialist who got his facts wrong.

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Drilling reveals high-grade copper

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th July, 2013

A mining company has found high-grade copper sitting in a hundred-year-old mine just outside the city.

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Expo to focus on volunteers

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th July, 2013

A volunteer working group is hosting an expo next month to attract more volunteers in the community and to showcase local groups.

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Exterminator cleans up

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th July, 2013

A pest exterminator who refused to obey an order by City Council to clean up his own backyard has complied, the Local Court was told yesterday.

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40 years of fine craft

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th July, 2013

An art and craft centre which started as a small hobby for a handful of women is now celebrating 40 years.

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Golfers must dig deep

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th July, 2013

Interstate golfers are poised to swoop on the Outback Open trophy as local players battle for fitness ahead of the marquee event.

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Repertory Society celebrates five decades of fun

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th July, 2013

Theatre 44 celebrated 50 years of entertaining locals over the weekend by putting on a show.

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Enter the shadow realm

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th July, 2013

ABC Open is inviting all to experience an overnight ‘silhouettes and shadows’ photography workshop at Eldee Station.

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Carbon tax demise helps miners breathe easier

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th July, 2013

Mining company Perilya has come out in support of the federal government’s planned Emission Trading Scheme after news the carbon tax is being given the chop.

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Museum master craftsman

Originally published: Monday, 15th July, 2013

When you meet Kevin “Bushy” White you are taken by his unabashed sheer love for our city, its people and mining heritage.

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June to ride through July

Originally published: Monday, 15th July, 2013

Cycling dynamo June Files and her 47 Silver City Bush Treadlers will saddle up for their annual two-week charity cycling ride next week.

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Elderly man left hanging

Originally published: Monday, 15th July, 2013

An elderly man in dire need of a kidney operation has been left in limbo after he was refused a hotel room in Adelaide.

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Vandals, thieves target numerous homes

Originally published: Monday, 15th July, 2013

Police were kept busy over the weekend with a number of offences reported.

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Roads a prickly issue

Originally published: Monday, 15th July, 2013

Broken Hill’s cracks in footpaths, speedy traffic lights and three-cornered jacks were all noted as dangerous with a new specialist report.  

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Attack leads man to change his life: court

Originally published: Saturday, 13th July, 2013

A man who beat his son, leaving him permanently disfigured, had shown deep remorse and was changing his ways, the Local Court heard yesterday.

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Cameras make for safer city: police

Originally published: Saturday, 13th July, 2013

A recent violent attack in which a young man was beaten unconscious could have been prevented if CCTV cameras had been installed in Broken Hill’s hot spots, according to police.

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Movie maker invites auditions

Originally published: Saturday, 13th July, 2013

An ex-local is holding a talent quest next month to find someone to be a part of her movie and a music video.

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City’s economy winded

Originally published: Saturday, 13th July, 2013

A Sydney economist says AGL’s shelving of its $500 million Silverton Wind Farm project could be bad news for Broken Hill.

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Roos to rout Robins

Originally published: Saturday, 13th July, 2013

The depth of West’s playing stocks will go under the microscope today when they face South at the Alma Oval.

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Good food’s easy on the pocket

Originally published: Friday, 12th July, 2013

Local research into the affordability of a healthy diet has found that it can cost less than the average person’s expenditure on food.

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Wind farm stalled, not canned: Mayor

Originally published: Friday, 12th July, 2013

Mayor Wincen Cuy says he is confident AGL’s deferred $500 million wind farm at Silverton will at some stage go ahead.

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Stars break Old Cues

Originally published: Friday, 12th July, 2013

The clash of Round 16 was between the Old Cues and the Stars and with every game “ladder defining”, this one didn’t disappoint.

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Magic of mosaics

Originally published: Friday, 12th July, 2013

It’s been around since 3000 BC and it’s still popular today, as local children have found out.

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Savage dog danger

Originally published: Friday, 12th July, 2013

In the latest in a string of dog attacks, the owner of two dogs that mauled a pet cat to death this week has been ordered to keep them in check or face a heavy fine.

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Crash blocks Adelaide road

Originally published: Thursday, 11th July, 2013

The Barrier Highway was closed yesterday morning after a crash involving a semi-trailer and a Roads and Maritime truck about six kilometres west of Broken Hill.
The Dubbo man driving the RMS truck was doing a u-turn when the front of the semi-trailer collided with the side of the vehicle, pushing it down the road, police said.
The semi-trailer driver, a woman from Forrest Lake in Queensland, was treated for shock and minor injuries but refused to be taken to hospital.
The man from Dubbo escaped unharmed but was issued with a fine.
Both vehicles were damaged enough to be towed away.
“It was extremely lucky that no one was killed or injured this morning,” said Barrier LAC crime manager Mick Stoltenberg.
“I can tell you when police and emergency services arrived it was obvious two vehicles had collided and there was a mess on the road.”
Glare was a factor in the accident, which happened about 7.15am, DI Stoltenberg said.
Police blocked off the road into South Australia until about 11am.

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Gone with the wind?

Originally published: Thursday, 11th July, 2013

Energy giant AGL’s proposed $500 million Silverton Wind Farm project has been mothballed, with the company saying it will review the project next year.

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Hat-trick for Hawke

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th July, 2013

Milton Hawke and Peter Pipworth have continued their dominance over the State indoor bowling scene, with a big win at the SA State Men’s Pairs tournament in Adelaide.

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Marathon man

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th July, 2013

Broken Hill’s own Marathon Man - Daniel Farrugia - is mad on running long distances.

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Now a book’s a click away

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th July, 2013

More than 2,000 electronic books will now be available at the library for people read at home.

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Wrong choice means a year on the bike

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th July, 2013

A man caught by police drink-driving after a night at the Bocce Club has lost his driver’s licence.

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Operation lifesaver

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th July, 2013

The city’s sweetheart Zali Dowling has been given a second lease on life and her parents credit it all to the generosity of local residents.

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Mining stronghold

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th July, 2013

Broken Hill is in a good position to withstand any downturn in the mining industry because of its mineral diversity, the NSW Minerals Council chief executive says.

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New tourism guide hits the streets

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th July, 2013

 

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Back by popular demand

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2013

A local breast feeding support group has started up again after four years.

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Art bonanza

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2013

Tonight will be big for art lovers in Broken Hill with quality exhibitions opening across town.

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Bush doctor fund block

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2013

Medical graduates “desperate to work in the bush” are unable to because they can not get postgraduate positions, according to a university professor who has called for funding to fix the problem.

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Silver City Cup gets sprint injection

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2013

The Silver City Cup will undergo a minor makeover ahead of its 2013 meeting in October.

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Energy workers in jobs stoush

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2013

A union has warned that Essential Energy was planning mass redundancies in NSW regional areas, but the company has called the claims dishonest.

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Duo in music and life

Originally published: Thursday, 4th July, 2013

Married musical couple Iwan and Andrea Soedardi will be coming to the city this weekend to perform at Club Legion.

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Touch of fun

Originally published: Thursday, 4th July, 2013

Local National Rugby League staff hosted a touch football day at Lamb Oval yesterday to continue the celebrations of NAIDOC Week.

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Stars to shine for 44’s 50th

Originally published: Thursday, 4th July, 2013

Theatre 44 and the Broken Hill Repertory Society have influenced many lives and next weekend they will be celebrating 50 years.

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Get real

Originally published: Thursday, 4th July, 2013

Angry real estate agents have slammed a magazine article that depicts Broken Hill as an investor’s nightmare.

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Gonski vans hit road

Originally published: Thursday, 4th July, 2013

Public school teachers across NSW have a “very important” job to do during the coming weeks, the teachers union has alerted.

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Ex-local makes history

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013

Ex-local Natalie Thomas has made football history after playing in the first AFL sanctioned women’s match at the MCG on Saturday during Women’s Round.

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Roadhouse needs jolt

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013

The owner of a multi-million dollar roadhouse project says that interested parties have been more reluctant to sign up than he had hoped.

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Men and their sheds

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013

As part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations and to promote the Indigenous men’s group; an open day is being held today.

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Youth urged to join the Darke side

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013

New Lions Club of Broken Hill president Warren Darke says young people are the key to reversing the worrying trend of dwindling membership.

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Sock it to them

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013

Students in Broken Hill will be rejoicing that school holidays have started and the YMCA has lots of activities to keep up with them.

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Talent search begins

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013

As part of its talent search the South Australian Cricket Association will be conducting the Les Favell Talent Identification programs across regional South Australia, including Broken Hill during July and August.

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Learning about country

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013

Traditional Aboriginal knowledge came alive on the big screen in Broken Hill last month with the launch of the Through our Eyes - Baarkindji DVD.

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Journo gets off booze

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013

Journalist Erica Visser is going a whole month without the aid of Dutch courage - all in the name of cancer sufferers.

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Mother shaken after internet threats

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013

The last thing Maryanne Pearce expected on the hunt for a rental property was for death threats to come her way.

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Legal centre cash kicks in

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013

The Far West Community Legal Centre resumed its full-time service yesterday courtesy of the federal government.

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Vinnies notches up 40 years

Originally published: Monday, 1st July, 2013

A dinner was held over the weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of St Vincent de Paul's meal service.

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A new chapter

Originally published: Monday, 1st July, 2013

City Council will ask the Patton Village to run the struggling South Library.

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Kirsti’s story goes global

Originally published: Monday, 1st July, 2013

Transgender woman Kirsti Miller has struck up big magazine and television deals after the story of her alleged vilification by the local AFL branch went international.

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Elderly woman injured in party brawl

Originally published: Monday, 1st July, 2013

An elderly woman is in with serious head injuries she sustained while trying to break up a drunken brawl yesterday morning.

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Mayor rallies voters

Originally published: Monday, 1st July, 2013

City Council could lose grant money if the local government referendum isn’t voted in at the federal election.

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