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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.

October, 2013

Club invites more to join in free fun

Originally published: Thursday, 31st October, 2013

The PCYC is looking to attract more young people to their “Free Stylin’ Friday” night activities.

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Clisby earns his spot

Originally published: Thursday, 31st October, 2013

After a stellar debut season for the Melbourne Demons, Broken Hill player Mitch Clisby has been elevated to the club’s senior list for 2014.

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Fundraising on the menu

Originally published: Thursday, 31st October, 2013

This morning a Pink Breakfast will be served to raise money and help women fighting cancer. 

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Service with a snarl

Originally published: Thursday, 31st October, 2013

Alma Public School students need to beware when going to the canteen - it has been taken over by ghosts, ghouls and witches.

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Pipe dreams

Originally published: Thursday, 31st October, 2013

City Council will try to convince the State Government to divert $1 million in funding for its canned heavy bypass road to another project, however it cannot agree on which.

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They’re a happy lot in the local lock-up

Originally published: Thursday, 31st October, 2013

Inmates at the BH jail may be guilty of many things, but it seems whinging isn’t one of them.

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Gig delivered the goods for hospital

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th October, 2013

More than $6,000 was raised for the hospital at a music concert last Friday night.

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New recruit has passion for footy

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th October, 2013

The Broken Hill Football League has a new player on board.

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Plaudits flow for the HeArt

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th October, 2013

When emergency doctor Tim Duncan made a short film using local Aboriginal people he never dreamed he would soon be sharing the red carpet with actor Tom Hanks in London.

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Council critical of planned price hike

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th October, 2013

Essential Energy’s plan to hike up water costs will have a “dramatic impact” on the city, City Council has told the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

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Council to go on rego drive

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th October, 2013

City Council is holding a door knock in the last couple of weeks in November that is sure to get tails wagging.

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National honours beckon

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th October, 2013

After first strapping on her skates right here in Broken Hill, Regan Birrell is on the cusp of selection in the Team Australia women’s roller derby side.

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Women to the rescue

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th October, 2013

Three Packsaddle women are demonstrating the essence of community spirit, serving as not only the backbone of their local NSW Ambulance Volunteers and Community First Responders team, but the SES and NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Rehab unit open to all

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th October, 2013

The public is being invited to have a look around the Broken Hill Health Service’s new Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Unit on Friday.

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Too cruel

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th October, 2013

In a hare-raising tale, four rabbits have been saved after being ditched at the garbage dump in a cardboard beer box at the weekend.

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Trash dump hunt

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th October, 2013

City Council employees yesterday cleaned up a giant load of garbage that was left strewn across the end of Morish Street.

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Kids come first for BH motorists

Originally published: Monday, 28th October, 2013

It appears that most local parents are doing the right thing when it comes to properly restraining their most precious cargo.

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Oblique perspective a new take on city

Originally published: Monday, 28th October, 2013

Broken Hill’s buildings are the subject of one of two new exhibitions that have just opened at the TAFE Library.

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Veteran volunteer earns just reward

Originally published: Monday, 28th October, 2013

The tireless work of local volunteers was rewarded last week at the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award Regional Ceremony in Bathurst.

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Fortune shines on Silver City Cup

Originally published: Monday, 28th October, 2013

The success of the 2013 Silver City Cup showed the event was continuing to go from strength to strength, according to Club President Dave Gallagher.

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CITY OWED $1.7M

Originally published: Monday, 28th October, 2013

City Council faces a void of around $1.7 million in unpaid rates, with many residents unable or unwilling to make payments.

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Pot of gold for Irish dancer

Originally published: Monday, 28th October, 2013

Local Irish dancer, Mahaila Denton, has competed in her first ever competition - and come away with four gold medals.

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Last drinks for Trinders

Originally published: Saturday, 26th October, 2013

It’s been 13 years since David and Maryanne Trinder bought a rundown Oxide Street building with dreams of turning it into a big city-style, upmarket hotel and bar.

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Proud about town

Originally published: Saturday, 26th October, 2013

It turns out that Broken Hill has some pretty neat projects, with several coming in as finalists in this year’s Tidy Towns Awards.

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Kiwi horse firms as cup favourite

Originally published: Saturday, 26th October, 2013

Cable Bay appears to be the horse to beat for the 2013 Silver City Cup, after the New Zealander was listed as short-priced favourite for the race.

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Smith’s gems

Originally published: Saturday, 26th October, 2013

Heidi Smith is set to continue five generations of family history when she brings her two runners to the Silver City Cup meeting today.

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AGL holds breath for wind deal

Originally published: Saturday, 26th October, 2013

The proposed Silverton wind farm remains AGL’s top project despite being delayed, the energy company said yesterday.

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South trash

Originally published: Saturday, 26th October, 2013

Evidence points to dirty Northie

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Complaints cost council

Originally published: Friday, 25th October, 2013

City Council has spent more than $6000 on Code of Conduct complaints this year.

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Rooftop rescue

Originally published: Friday, 25th October, 2013

After suffering the sounds of cats on his tin roof, Alwyn Bressanelli will finally be able to get some peace and quiet.

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ROAD KILL

Originally published: Friday, 25th October, 2013

Doubt surrounds plan to divert cash elsewhere

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Cup beckons

Originally published: Friday, 25th October, 2013

The times and fields have been confirmed for tomorrow’s Silver City Cup races with 45 horses set to take to the track for the six-race meeting.

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Extra training on offer at Summer Academy

Originally published: Thursday, 24th October, 2013

The Broken Hill Soccer Association is starting a Summer Academy to help give extra training to players.

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Goats toast their stars

Originally published: Thursday, 24th October, 2013

Young Bailey Miller might need to invest in a larger trophy cabinet after claiming six awards at the Alma Soccer Club’s annual presentation on Saturday night.

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We want our CCTV, says City Council

Originally published: Thursday, 24th October, 2013

Council wants to put CCTV cameras around Sturt Park but will have to wait until its grant has been reviewed.

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What’s all this fun about?

Originally published: Thursday, 24th October, 2013

Playing in the park is what children do, but yesterday there was something special going on.

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Police seize stolen card

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd October, 2013

A motorist who was pulled over for a random breath test on Monday night was found with a stolen credit card on her, police said yesterday.

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Big day for grandparents

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd October, 2013

Grandparents Day is on Sunday, giving people a chance to spoil older members of their family.

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School cash bonus

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd October, 2013

Local schools will benefit to the tune of over $1 million next year courtesy of a new funding model that targets disadvantaged students.

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Betts makes mark

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013

Having debuted last summer, Broken Hill pace bowler Samantha Betts is an important part of the next generation of South Australian Scorpions  cricketers in the Women’s National Cricket League.

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Barnden blitz

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013

Mildura youngster Sam Barnden stormed to victory at the weekend in the annual Poker Race.

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Coolers conk out as mercury rises

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013

The warm temperatures may be a welcome change around the city, but for a number of businesses broken air conditioners have come at the wrong time.

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Say hello to my little friend

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013

As if people needed more reminding that it’s snake season, a Crystal Street resident has been greeted by one on his front verandah.

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Crime time

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013

An Aboriginal group fears crime rates in Menindee will rise following the closure of a youth centre that kept children “off the street”.

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Celebrate children

Originally published: Monday, 21st October, 2013

There will be lots of fun and entertaining activities around the city this week for National Children’s Week.

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On display for all

Originally published: Monday, 21st October, 2013

A host of memorabilia and vintage aircraft was on display at the Broken Hill airport over the weekend, giving visitors the chance to take it all in.

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Paull leads team to victory

Originally published: Monday, 21st October, 2013

An inspired spell of bowling from Central captain Jarred Paull helped his side to a convincing seven wicket victory over North on Saturday.

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Driving residents crazy

Originally published: Monday, 21st October, 2013

Complaints of hoon driving isn’t a surprise to local police, as many drivers don’t follow the road rules.

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Chilling out in the square

Originally published: Saturday, 19th October, 2013

Community service organisations took a load off and “stressed less” yesterday to host a special event in the Town Square.

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Iron giant looks overseas for a partner

Originally published: Saturday, 19th October, 2013

A giant iron project with the potential to spark the “rebirth of mining” in Broken Hill will be downsized in a bid to attract a major development partner, possibly from overseas.

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AFL ladies rejuvenate softball

Originally published: Saturday, 19th October, 2013

“The season is split up into two parts and last year we made it through to Christmas but in the second half we were kind of the only team showing up to games so we had to call it off,” Tigers player Leonie Channing said.

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Final loss still stings

Originally published: Saturday, 19th October, 2013

West opening batsmen Matthew Handberg says the club still carries some hurt following their shock loss in the A Grade cricket final in March.

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Union men stand by their women

Originally published: Friday, 18th October, 2013

Some of the toughest union workers in Australia have joined a growing campaign to stop violence against women.

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Colts under lights

Originally published: Friday, 18th October, 2013

Dwindling player numbers have forced the Barrier District Cricket League to restructure the format of their junior cricket competition.

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Reaching the sky

Originally published: Friday, 18th October, 2013

The Broken Hill Airport will host a double birthday celebration for two local aviation institutions this weekend.

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Health care hit

Originally published: Friday, 18th October, 2013

A recommended increase in GP fees could be enough to stop people from seeing their doctor, according to the State’s pensioners association.

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Thomas to lead Roos

Originally published: Thursday, 17th October, 2013

A baker by trade, Craig Thomas will be hoping he can find the recipe for success on the AFL field in 2014.

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TV host savours Silver City

Originally published: Thursday, 17th October, 2013

A TV travel show sampled a taste of Broken Hill at Bell’s Milk Bar yesterday.

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Hard drug scourge

Originally published: Thursday, 17th October, 2013

John Williams has laid the city’s drug problem before Parliament, saying Broken Hill was facing a “drug epidemic”.

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Crash driver’s grief

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th October, 2013

A man who crashed his car on the Silverton Road had tried to kill himself following the death of his month-old son, the Local Court has been told.

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Rally drivers love a mystery

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th October, 2013

James Freeman founded the Box Rallies after both his parents passed away from cancer and, to date, they have raised more than $3 million.

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Big cash at bowls

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th October, 2013

The North Bowling Club is holding a tournament for beginners with a prize of  $1000.

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Junior Giants step up

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th October, 2013

A handful of junior Giants got a taste of the big time recently at the 2013 NSW Joss Zone Football Championships in Albury.

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Water damage

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th October, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce (CoC) has warned that more than half the city’s businesses could be seriously threatened if there is a jump in water and sewerage costs.

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Your help would suit Tess

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th October, 2013

A former local is fundraising for her daughter who has Cerebral Palsy and needs a special suit for her posture.

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Potosi looks the goods

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th October, 2013

Perilya’s Potosi mine has not yet entered the formal production phase but already it is doing better than forecast.

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Youngsters ready to tackle best in state

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th October, 2013

Four local boys will be travelling to Sydney to compete in the NSW State Relay Championships.

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North miners reunite and reminisce

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th October, 2013

The 20th reunion of the North Mine closure was a wonderful success, according to organisers.

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Beware Telstra trap

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th October, 2013

It will take an injury to force Telstra to fix the dozens of damaged service pit lids that are littering our footpaths, one of the telco’s former employees has warned.

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Emus flock to fairway

Originally published: Monday, 14th October, 2013

Windy conditions didn’t deter a large field from flocking to the annual Outback Emus Charity Golf Day.

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Wells destroys West

Originally published: Monday, 14th October, 2013

A blistering half century from Cam Wells helped Central to a relatively comfortable six wicket win over West in the opening 20/20 fixture of the cricket season.

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Squeeze on GPs

Originally published: Monday, 14th October, 2013

A local GP has taken a swipe at plans by the RFDS to open a primary healthcare clinic, likening it to another federally-funded Superclinic that established practices will have to compete against.

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Testing time for senior students

Originally published: Monday, 14th October, 2013

Students will sit down this morning to start their Higher School Certificate exams.

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Men are from Mars- especially Adam

Originally published: Saturday, 12th October, 2013

Visitors to our green and pleasant city often remark that the parts of it, especially the Line of Lode and the bush, look like the Moon.

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Ransomware

Originally published: Saturday, 12th October, 2013

A computer virus called “Crypto Locker” has been winding through computers in the city and holding people to ransom.

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Cracking opener

Originally published: Saturday, 12th October, 2013

The new Barrier District Cricket League’s 2013/14 season of cricket kicks off today at the Alma and Zinc ovals with both A and B Grades confronted with the shortened version of modern cricket, 20/20 cricket.

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Paull’s pitch perfect

Originally published: Saturday, 12th October, 2013

There’s more to creating a cricket pitch than meets the eye, as local curator Jarrod Paull can tell you.

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Don’t go mad

Originally published: Friday, 11th October, 2013

Service stations hit with fuel panic

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It’s on for young not old

Originally published: Friday, 11th October, 2013

With the school term back underway, “Milo In 2 Cricket” will resume at Norm Fox Oval tonight.

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AFL 9s for the big boys

Originally published: Friday, 11th October, 2013

In a correction to information in Thursday’s AFL 9s story, the sport’s target audience is adults and older high school students as opposed to juniors as indicated in the accompanying photo.

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South master bows out

Originally published: Friday, 11th October, 2013

Local AFL legend Peter Johns is taking off the coach’s hat for possibly the final time.

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Motoring party deal extends Palmer’s reach

Originally published: Friday, 11th October, 2013

Clive Palmer has warned the federal government to negotiate or face “a very cold winter” after securing a powerful four-vote bloc in the Senate through an alliance with micro-party senator-elect Ricky Muir.

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Medals for local Lizards

Originally published: Thursday, 10th October, 2013

Three Shinglebacks who played for SA last week in the National Carnival in Darwin have returned home with premiers medals.
Garry Sandy, Peter Nash and Jimmy Hinton all played in the SA 50s team that won all three games in Division 2.

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Syringe spike

Originally published: Thursday, 10th October, 2013



Hard drugs appear to have gained a foothold in the Far West, causing an explosion in Hepatitis C cases and a massive spike in the demand for clean syringes.

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Unique exhibitions to open Friday

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2013

Two most unusual and fascinating exhibitions open at the Regional Art Gallery on Friday night.

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SA mining boom to help city

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2013

Broken Hill is expected to benefit from a South Australian mining boom that could see the creation of 35,000 new jobs over the next 16 years.

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Poker race challenge

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2013

The city’s sporting clubs are invited to take their rivalries to a new level at the 15th annual Poker Race on October 20.

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Slow weekend for police

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2013

Police are very pleased there were no fatal vehicles accidents in the region over the long weekend.

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It’s war! Lifeline muscles in new fundraiser

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2013

Lifeline staff have been practicing for war and want others to join in.

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Larger than life

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th October, 2013

Well-loved champ loses his battle with cancer

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Funds now available for YMCA disability swimming lessons

Originally published: Saturday, 5th October, 2013

Dylan Evers was once fearful of the water, now he gets excited even before going to the pool.

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Big guns take aim

Originally published: Saturday, 5th October, 2013

In an 8-ball grand final show-stopper the Hitmen will be looking to knock off the Militia.

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Heart patient hits out at rehab block

Originally published: Saturday, 5th October, 2013

A woman who had triple bypass heart surgery in July is still waiting for vital rehabilitation because the local health service is not running it at the moment.

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That time again

Originally published: Saturday, 5th October, 2013

Weekend workers, churchgoers and Wallabies fans - here’s an important reminder for you all.

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City misses out on Jolie’s flick

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2013

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie will not film part of her new movie Unbroken in Broken Hill despite scouting for locations in regional NSW.

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Jewish group in first visit

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2013

In a first, the CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies will be in the city next month to bridge the gap in rural areas.

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National quoits titles

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2013

Looking for something a little unusual to watch while enjoying a beer over the weekend, sports fans? The Sturt Club may have the answer.

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Charity begins at tee-off

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2013

Mark Twain once said 'golf is a good walk spoiled' - but he wasn't playing in the Outback Emus Charity Golf Day.

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March morphs into a festival

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2013

A festival aimed at celebrating social justice issues will run over a four-month period.

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Judgement to impact on Aboriginal sentencing

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd October, 2013

In a landmark judgement that could impact on Aboriginal sentencing and imprisonment, the High Court has ruled Aboriginal disadvantage does not diminish over time.

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Numbers game

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st October, 2013

Video games could be used to entice children into the Sister City Bankstown Sporting Exchange as it battles against declining participation.

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Thank you for the music

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st October, 2013

As GB Records owner Gary Bowden prepares to shut up shop, he’s taken a parting swipe at the major retailer looking to make a mark on Broken Hill’s retail scene.

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Room proves a winner for home’s residents

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st October, 2013

Harold Williams Home has a dental chair, equipment and regular visits by hygienist staff - it has been described as “unusual but tremendous”.

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Motorists ignore spill dangers: firefighters

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st October, 2013

The local Fire Brigade and City Council were quick on the scene of a mysterious oil spill yesterday.

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It’s bin a wild day of weather

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st October, 2013

Wheelie bins copped a hiding yesterday as fierce gusts of winds howled through Broken Hill leaving a trail of mess in its path.

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