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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.

August, 2013

Unbeatable

Originally published: Friday, 30th August, 2013

The Robins have created the perfect storm. They have iced the perfect season by winning the U/18 grand final by a whopping 127 points.

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Ex-pollie brings skills to RFDS

Originally published: Friday, 30th August, 2013

The new chairman of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Amanda Vanstone, says a visit to the Broken Hill base could be on the cards.

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Starry night outshines competition

Originally published: Friday, 30th August, 2013

A dreamlike landscape shot of the Menindee Lakes under a starry night sky has won a photographer top honours at a prestigious nature photography contest.

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Too big to save

Originally published: Friday, 30th August, 2013

Morbidly obese people are being denied surgery at the Broken Hill Hospital than ever before because doctors don’t want to see them die on the operating table.

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Village a burden on city: Council

Originally published: Friday, 30th August, 2013

Staff and residents will have to wait until the middle of next year to know the future of Shorty O’Neil Village.

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Bombers’ fans remain true

Originally published: Thursday, 29th August, 2013

Alan Tucker is as passionate an Essendon Bombers’ supporter as they come.

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High school rock

Originally published: Thursday, 29th August, 2013

Broken Hill High School students are promising something special at their Evening Performance next week.

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Sydney singer digs country gigs

Originally published: Thursday, 29th August, 2013

Sydney singer-songwriter Wes Carr will be revealing his “Roadtrip Confessions” at Club Legion this weekend.

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Rider walks away from car crash

Originally published: Thursday, 29th August, 2013

A car and a motorbike collided yesterday afternoon when a 31-year-old female driver failed to give way and turned in front of the oncoming bike, according to police.

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Money for city renters to go bush

Originally published: Thursday, 29th August, 2013

The State Government believes revisions to its failed regional relocation grant scheme will cause city dwellers to “seriously consider” a move to Broken Hill.

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City set to adopt crime plan

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th August, 2013

A new City Council crime prevention plan is about to go on display following a spate of vandalism, theft and assaults.

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Poll shows it’s no walkover

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th August, 2013

Labor holds a narrow lead over the Liberals in Broken Hill, with an exit poll showing support for both parties almost neck and neck.

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Electric chairs welcome

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th August, 2013

The Democratic Club has donated two electric patient chairs worth over $4,300 to the local Health Service.

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Deaf workers denied hearing aids

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th August, 2013

Hundreds of local people who require hearing aids will be forced to fork out thousands of dollars due to NSW Government cuts to compensation.

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Airline interest “pie in the sky”

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th August, 2013

No major airlines are considering setting up in Broken Hill, despite one councillor’s persistence.

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Golf Scramble a smash hit

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th August, 2013

The annual Holden Scramble hosted at the Golf and Country Club at the weekend was a huge success.

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State success

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th August, 2013

The Silver City Swim Club has just returned from its most successful state championship meet ever.

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Park setting perfect for civic honour

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th August, 2013

The late councillor Jamie Mitchell was yesterday honoured with the unveiling of a plaque bearing his name.

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Early voters rush to poll

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th August, 2013

Pre-polling in Broken Hill has been busy on the first day of voting for the federal election yesterday.

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SOUTH ON EDGE

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th August, 2013

 wave of criminal activity is rattling the normally laid-back South, with residents questioning their safety in the wake of another brazen robbery.

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Changes ahead for Lifeline shop

Originally published: Monday, 26th August, 2013

Whether it’s due to Macklemore and Lewis or the revival of the vintage boutique look, thrift shops are in the midst of a popularity boom.

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Pro gets rose nod

Originally published: Monday, 26th August, 2013

One of the country’s best rose breeders says he’s created a rose that he’ll name in honour of Pro Hart.

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Getting old pals back together

Originally published: Monday, 26th August, 2013

A reunion is being held for students who attended their first year at Broken Hill High School in 1966.

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Roos show Robins how

Originally published: Monday, 26th August, 2013

The Roos travelled over the hill on Saturday and gave the Robins a football lesson at League Headquarters.

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Pensioner rebate rise ruled out as rates soar

Originally published: Monday, 26th August, 2013

 The NSW government has ruled out increasing the $250 concession pensioners receive on their rates until the State’s finances reach a “sustainable level”.

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City to host global youth conference

Originally published: Friday, 23rd August, 2013

A three-day Global Youth Leadership congress is being held in the city next month.

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A wacky and wonderful week

Originally published: Friday, 23rd August, 2013

It’s not often you get a Ninja Turtle, a spider and a dancing mouse all in the same room but that’s what happened at Alma Public School yesterday.

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Freak accident flips caravan

Originally published: Friday, 23rd August, 2013

A Melbourne couple are lucky to be alive after a freak accident flipped their caravan on the Menindee Road yesterday.

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Preschool cuts unaffordable

Originally published: Friday, 23rd August, 2013

Average families will not be able to afford to send their three-year-old children to pre-school if the NSW Government presses ahead with plans to cut funding, according to the pre-schools in Broken Hill.

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Fast train priority for Farrer

Originally published: Friday, 23rd August, 2013

A Bullet Train for Australia party candidate for Farrer at the looming federal election says high-speed rail will transform the way Broken Hill people travel.

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Reilly shows off horse

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2013

Local Reilly Blight will be participating in the Royal Adelaide Show horse competition.

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Junior 8-ball champs

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2013

Zac Everuss and Luke Hall recently took out the junior 8-ball championships.

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A couple of things at Book Week

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2013

Railwaytown Public School went all out to dress up for Book Week yesterday.

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Businesses feel rate rise

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2013

Shop owners at Centro Westside are set to feel the impact of City Council’s latest rates redistribution.

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Anxiety gives away $30k cannabis stash

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2013

A Queensland motorist who was pulled over by police on the Adelaide road was shaking so violently that they suspected something was up.

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Cafe workers ripped off

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2013

As local eateries are about to be audited, it has emerged thousands of dollars in unpaid wages were recovered for cafe and restaurant workers last financial year. 

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Bikies ride for depression

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th August, 2013

As a paramedic and a family man in Sydney, Paul Riley saw the horrors of suicide first hand.

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RSPCA fundraiser goes purr-fectly

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th August, 2013

The RSPCA’s Annual Cupcake Day was a “barking” success.

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All the way

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th August, 2013

Geoff Olholm and Gordon Trigg have continued their silver streak in Broken Hill last weekend, winning their second Silver City 1000 cross country rally.

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Black Lion gets a makeover

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th August, 2013

The Black Lion Inn’s facade has been stripped as part the restoration of the old 123-year-old pub.

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Cash may attract child caseworkers

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th August, 2013

The State Government is considering offering more pay to child protection caseworkers in the bush to help overcome staff shortages.

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North minor premiers

Originally published: Monday, 19th August, 2013

North’s have claimed the 2013 minor premiership after registering a comfortable 88 point victory over a disappointing West side in blustery conditions on Saturday.

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Buttrose visits Broken Hill

Originally published: Monday, 19th August, 2013

Legendary journalist and Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose will touch down in the city this week.

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Warm toes keep the blood flowing

Originally published: Monday, 19th August, 2013

People with diabetes or circulation problems need to keep a close eye on the blood flow in their feet during the last few weeks of winter, according to experts.

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Cigarette retailers are compliant

Originally published: Monday, 19th August, 2013

Compared to other parts of NSW, Broken Hill’s cigarette retailers appear to be a law-abiding lot, according to the health service.

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Chasing talent

Originally published: Monday, 19th August, 2013

Local musician Georgie Blore has won a talent quest which will see her contribute to a music soundtrack.

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Dogs to secure top spot

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2013

The penultimate round of local football today will see the Bulldogs taking on the Robins at League Headquarters in a contest the Bulldogs just have to win if they are to officially claim the 2013 minor premiership.

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Roos to bound into finals

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2013

As the Central players lace their boots up this afternoon they will have at least one positive thought going around in their heads: They only have two games left.

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Central ladies join fight against breast cancer

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2013

The Central Football Club’s women’s team is hosting a “pink” day today for the McGrath Foundation.

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Teachers march for Gonski reforms

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2013

Nearly 30 school teachers marched on Federal MP Sussan Ley’s office yesterday to demand that she explain why she would support plans to strip $39 million of school funding from her electorate.

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Back to square one

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2013

The Supreme Court yesterday overturned a ruling that would have made City Council pay $7 million to Perilya.

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Don’t miss the Gonski bus

Originally published: Friday, 16th August, 2013

Shoppers may notice a strange green van at the Town Square in Argent Street today at 11am. 

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Last chance to save softball

Originally published: Friday, 16th August, 2013

The Broken Hill Softball Association is making one last effort to get the sport up and running this year.

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Stenhouse hits 300

Originally published: Friday, 16th August, 2013

Central Football Club stalwart Shane Stenhouse will celebrate a combined 300 senior and reserve grade games tomorrow.

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An American view on art

Originally published: Friday, 16th August, 2013

The Broken Hill Art Exchange is hosting two workshops today to help artists promote their work.

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South shocked by brazen robbery

Originally published: Friday, 16th August, 2013

A brazen hold up at a drive through bottle shop in Patton Street has rocked Broken Hill’s South, with residents and businesses saying they no longer feel safe.

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Riders ready to roll

Originally published: Thursday, 15th August, 2013


By Emily Roberts

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Guides go green

Originally published: Thursday, 15th August, 2013

The youthful enthusiasm of the Girl Guides and a good turnout of other volunteers helped make the planting of trees in Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday a thoroughly enjoyable occasion, according to City Council.

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Daffodil Day

Originally published: Thursday, 15th August, 2013

The staff at Outback Family Practice are having a Daffodil Day.

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Bus may be moved to its spiritual home

Originally published: Thursday, 15th August, 2013

The bus used in the disco drag musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert could be moved to the Palace Hotel if it is given the green light by City Council.

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Rates hike could cripple businesses

Originally published: Thursday, 15th August, 2013

Business property owners are warning that a plan by City Council to slash its reliance on mine rate revenue will close businesses and drive investors away.

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Get your bake on for the RSPCA

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2013

The RSPCA’s Annual Cupcake Day is being held on Monday and organisers are looking to raise some dough.

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Season over for Clisby

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2013

Melbourne footballer and former local Mitch Clisby has accepted a three-match penalty and will not challenge an engaging in rough conduct charge.

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Facelift for Woolies

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2013

Woolworths will change where it keeps the fruit and veg - but don’t worry, it’s for the greater good.

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Don’t suffer in silence

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2013

Fear could be the reason why so many Broken Hill Parkinson’s disease sufferers aren’t seeking support in their battle with the illness, an advocate says.

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Assault on policewoman draws suspended sentence

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2013

A drunk man who was barred from a hotel abused police when they told him to leave and injured a policewoman as the officers struggled to control him, the Local Court heard yesterday.

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Rally revs up

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2013

The Silver City 1000 rally continues to grow with even more teams signing on for this weekend’s event.

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Fire warning

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2013

A house fire over the weekend has prompted the fire brigade to issue a safety warning.

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Kids crunch the numbers

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2013

Local high school students joined thousands of students Australia-wide to compete in the Australian Mathematics Competition.

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Wet weather not a worry

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2013

The rain in the early hours of yesterday morning has cleared and we probably won’t see any more until the weekend.

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HOME INVASION

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2013

Three men forced their way into a house in South Broken Hill on Sunday night in what police described yesterday as a “serious” matter.

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Robins overrun Magpies

Originally published: Monday, 12th August, 2013

The Robins scored a hard fought 59 point victory on Saturday over a Central side that simply ran out of legs.

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Burke Ward gets own app

Originally published: Monday, 12th August, 2013

Burke Ward Public School has stepped into the new technology age with their own “app”.

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Fire destroys home

Originally published: Monday, 12th August, 2013

Police are treating a fire which destroyed a vacant house at the weekend as deliberate.

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Unite to stop stroke

Originally published: Monday, 12th August, 2013

Local community groups and individuals are being asked to get involved and unite to stop stroke this National Stroke Week.

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Chasing funds for brain injuries

Originally published: Monday, 12th August, 2013

A production company run by a former local has joined forces with Synapse, a charity that helps people living with acquired brain injuries.

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Asylum seekers for BH?

Originally published: Saturday, 10th August, 2013

Federal MP Sussan Ley has promised to look into the idea of housing asylum seekers in Broken Hill if the public and City Council support it.

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Magpies must show some fight

Originally published: Saturday, 10th August, 2013

In the final battle of the birds at League headquarters today both sides have something to prove.

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Planting the seed for a greener city

Originally published: Friday, 9th August, 2013

Just for a change, why not turn off the TV on Sunday morning, get out in the sun and plant a tree?

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Garden seeks carers

Originally published: Friday, 9th August, 2013

The Riddiford Arboretum committee is putting out a call for more members.

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Celebration day calls for a drink

Originally published: Friday, 9th August, 2013

World Breastfeeding Week ended yesterday with a “celebration day” at the TAFE playhouse.

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Hospital ‘no place for poll’

Originally published: Friday, 9th August, 2013

City Council has asked the federal government to take the hospital off the list of local polling sites for next month’s federal election.

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Flu still a threat to health

Originally published: Friday, 9th August, 2013

The weather might be warming up but the flu is still in the air, according to NSW Health.

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Corey’s bright outlook

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2013

After receiving treatment in Germany, cancer sufferer Corey Hawes is feeling positive and hopeful.

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Nation ‘needs saving’

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2013

Families and businesses are battling soaring living costs and real estate agent-turned federal political hopeful Ken Trewin says he’s the man to help.

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Milton’s master class

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2013

The steady hand of Milton Hawke has delivered another indoor bowls title to the city.

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Fears as jobs get the chop

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2013

Public services jobs are on the chopping block but no one cares because the State Government had “demonised” the workers, according to their union.

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Careers Expo pulls a crowd

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2013

Yesterday’s Careers Expo has been hailed a massive success by organisers.

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‘Big Jack’ back to tell a few tales

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th August, 2013

Political veteran and controversial businessman John Elliott drew applause and roars of laughter at the South clubrooms last weekend.

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All that jazz and more

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th August, 2013

Anyone looking for some quality entertainment this weekend should take advantage of a new cabaret.

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Boost your bone health

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th August, 2013

Eight out of 10 Australians aren’t getting enough calcium, according to a local dietitian.

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Gifts on the money

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th August, 2013

Mayor Wincen Cuy showed his softer side yesterday when he met the cuddly animals his pay rise-turned donation will help look after.

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Be a good sport - give footy a go

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th August, 2013

An Aussie Rules “come and try day” is being held this afternoon at Picton Oval as part of a community project.

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Time called on council

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th August, 2013

A district council fighting for the rights of schools in the region has disbanded because of a lack of interest.

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By jingo, he’s Top Dog!

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th August, 2013

North’s past and current players paid tribute to one of the club’s most popular volunteers yesterday as Denis Watts was named Top Dog for 2013.

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Dealer driven to despair

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th August, 2013

A weekend vandalism attack could force Broken Hill Toyota to invest in CCTV and a security fence.

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Vitols family walk the walk

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th August, 2013

Sydney’s famous City2Surf is no walk in the park but local doctor Phillip Vitols and his father, Richard, are quite the regulars.

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Dog attack victim slams late review

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th August, 2013

The victim of a brutal dog attack says it shouldn’t have taken the death of child to force a review of dangerous dog regulations.

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At 23, Tamara our youngest Rotarian

Originally published: Monday, 5th August, 2013

The average age of members is 60 plus, but that did not stop 23-year-old Tamara Cuffe from joining the Rotary Club of Broken Hill South.

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South taking it week at a time

Originally published: Monday, 5th August, 2013

South coach Peter Johns said the side is just thinking “week to week” after pummelling West by 68-points at Alma Oval on Saturday.

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Working towards employment

Originally published: Monday, 5th August, 2013

A program designed to help young people with a disability to successfully gain employment has expanded this year.

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BUSTED

Originally published: Monday, 5th August, 2013

Broken Hill police have seized up to $30,000 worth of the highly addictive drug methamphetamine in a raid on a house last week.

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Car dealer faces big bill for callous act of vandalism

Originally published: Monday, 5th August, 2013

Broken Hill Toyota is faced with a clean up bill set to be in the thousands after vandals smashed through its showroom at the weekend.

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‘BJ’ joins elite club

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd August, 2013

This afternoon Brett Johnson will write his name into football folklore.

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Bulldogs to fire up for past players

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd August, 2013

North host Central today at League Headquarters in what is a special day for the Bulldogs and their dynamic centreman, Brett Johnson.

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Rose muncher just acting the goat

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd August, 2013

A man and his goat have locked horns with Council workers over a rose-eating incident.

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‘Give us a break’

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd August, 2013

Council pay rise row a beat-up: Mayor

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Defiant Black hits back

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2013

Peter Black says ratepayers don’t care about councillors and the mayor getting a pay rise because they have already given up on City Council as a “dead loss.”

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Schools sing to a packed hall

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2013

The Barrier Schools Choral Festival was held before an exceptionally large audience yesterday at the Civic Centre.

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Rugby team show their support for women’s health

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2013

This weekend, the two Menindee Rugby League teams will be raising awareness for women’s health.

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Interim GM offers some parting advice

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2013

Much of the financial problems at City Council could be put down to Broken Hill’s “she’ll be right” attitude, according to departing interim GM Greg Wright.

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Gun louts kill roos

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2013

Kangaroos are being shot from moving cars along the Menindee Road and left for dead, police said yesterday .

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