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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.

September, 2013

Bikies coming back together

Originally published: Monday, 30th September, 2013

Over 100 motorcycle enthusiasts will be in the city next weekend for a reunion.

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Quilters rapt with latest exhibition

Originally published: Monday, 30th September, 2013

COLOURFUL quilts have attracted hundreds of people to the Trades Hall at the weekend for the Silver City Quilter’s bi-annual exhibition.

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Soap stars swap seaside for trackside

Originally published: Monday, 30th September, 2013

Soapie stars Demi Rhiannon and Nick Westaway are set to rub shoulders with racegoers at this year’s Silver City Cup.

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Watering hole dries up

Originally published: Monday, 30th September, 2013

Railwaytown has lost its last pub with the closure of the South Australian Hotel one year after it failed to sell at auction.

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Lead issue still weighing on city

Originally published: Monday, 30th September, 2013

Two decades after work to reverse the city’s lead dust problem started, a member of the BH Lead Reference group says “there’s still lots to do”.

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Vince does it tough in the outback

Originally published: Saturday, 28th September, 2013

Vince McCarthy is enduring what could only be described as a nightmare for many- riding solo for 4000km on push bike across harsh country.

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Motocross riders on show tomorrow

Originally published: Saturday, 28th September, 2013

After a successful event at the start of the month, the Broken Hill Speedway Club is hosting another Motocross this Sunday.

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‘Solly’ among State’s best

Originally published: Saturday, 28th September, 2013

North Broken Hill export Dean Solomon has been honoured with selection in the ACT and Southern NSW Team of the Century.

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Footy fans feel the love for Freo underdogs

Originally published: Saturday, 28th September, 2013

Stalwart Hawthorn supporter Tim Ferguson has been copping flak all week from staff at Toyota, including (right) Mason Smith.

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Scan time blowout

Originally published: Saturday, 28th September, 2013

Outraged patients who have had to wait up to 12 weeks for a scan at the local hospital are fearing for their health.

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Bush Treadlers chip in for RFDS

Originally published: Friday, 27th September, 2013

Captain Clyde Thomson has accepted one of his last cheques as boss of the RFDS South Eastern Section.

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Schools have mental health role

Originally published: Friday, 27th September, 2013

Schools should act as tools for picking up mental illness in young people early on, the visiting NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley said yesterday.

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Quilters show their wares

Originally published: Friday, 27th September, 2013

The Silver City Quilters exhibition at the Trades Hall promises something extra special this weekend.

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Leaders step up

Originally published: Friday, 27th September, 2013

More than 30 local community leaders have shown interest in becoming involved in a new ambassador program attached to the Broken Hill Community Foundation.

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Stress led to collapse: Connelly

Originally published: Friday, 27th September, 2013

A pest exterminator who hit the deck at a City Council meeting this week after suffering a possible heart attack says he’s still not “100 per cent.”

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Partnership terminated

Originally published: Thursday, 26th September, 2013

City Council last night voted to cut loose a contract with a local organics company it had worked with for the past two years.

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Morris back in top job

Originally published: Thursday, 26th September, 2013

The Central Football Club have appointed Brett Morris as their coach for the 2014 season. 

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Weather finally clears for Sister City games

Originally published: Thursday, 26th September, 2013

The 27th Sister City Sporting Exchange may have gotten off to a windy start, but the weather and eased and allowed kids to enjoy their sport.

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Cockburn post office to receive a facelift

Originally published: Thursday, 26th September, 2013

The Cockburn Progress Association has been given a $3000 grant to renovate its weather-beaten post office.

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CBH CUTS JOBS

Originally published: Thursday, 26th September, 2013

CBH Resources says it still has confidence in the Rasp mine ore body despite cutting production by a third and sacking 37 of its employees and 14 contractors yesterday.

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Commitment recognised

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013

Local police, from probationary constables to inspectors to retired volunteers, were recognised at a Barrier LAC awards ceremony yesterday.

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Kids to learn about the gift of giving

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013

Students are learning the importance of giving back to their community through a new initiative by the Silver City Quota club.

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400,000 reasons to smile

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013

The RSPCA has undergone renovations thanks to a generous donation of $400,000 from a former foundation member.

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Bulk bill breakthrough for bush patients

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013

A new primary healthcare clinic that will bulk bill bush patients of the RFDS could eventually be open to the general public.

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Holiday park fears allayed at meeting

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th September, 2013

A handful of concerned residents met with City Council yesterday afternoon at the corner of Doe and Morgan streets.

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Give Vic the nod

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th September, 2013

The wife of late racing steward and jockey Vic McComiskey has backed calls for him to be inducted into the Silver City Cup’s ‘Wall of Fame.’

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Picnic train ready to roll

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th September, 2013

Don’t forget the Penrose Park Picnic Train these school holidays.

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Day on the pitch proves a hit

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th September, 2013

The cricket season may still be a few weeks off, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of primary school students who took to the pitch for the Broken Hill PSSA Gala Day.

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Support needed for Lions

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th September, 2013

Centro Westside won’t say whether a move is on the cards for the struggling Lion’s Car Christmas raffle stall after news it was falling short on last year’s figures.

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TRIPLE TREAT

Originally published: Monday, 23rd September, 2013

St Josephs A-grade men’s soccer team have gone back to back to back, claiming their third consecutive premiership under the guidance of the legendary George Callegher and tactical maestro Grant Smith.

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Jim’s back in saddle

Originally published: Monday, 23rd September, 2013

Pensioner Jim Baird was left house-bound after thieves stole his second-hand gopher earlier this month.

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Drastic measures

Originally published: Monday, 23rd September, 2013

If it wasn’t for the smiles on kids’ faces after picking out a new bike for their birthday, Ricky Cooper would have shut up shop ages ago.

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Life’s dandy on the Strip

Originally published: Monday, 23rd September, 2013

Fifty-six projects have been completed at Sunset Strip in the past two years, according to the outgoing president of the Strip’s progress association, Dennis Standley.

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Website failing to attract tourists

Originally published: Monday, 23rd September, 2013

There has been a dramatic reduction in online accommodation bookings since City Council launched a new website late last year.

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Joeys have score to settle

Originally published: Saturday, 21st September, 2013

A re-match of last year’s grandfinal will play out today between women’s West and St Joseph teams.

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Rivalry renewed

Originally published: Saturday, 21st September, 2013

Soccer rivalry will be at the fore today when St Joseph’s and West face off for the grand final.

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Thief wins appeal

Originally published: Saturday, 21st September, 2013

A nurse convicted of stealing almost $20,000 worth of jewellery and cash from patients and colleagues over a seven-year period has had her sentence cut.

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What are you looking at, rubberneck?

Originally published: Saturday, 21st September, 2013

If you heard that a giraffe went down the main street of Broken Hill, it wasn’t just a tall story. Staff from Perth Zoo were transporting the animal by road to Dubbo Zoo.

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‘Park jobs safe’

Originally published: Saturday, 21st September, 2013

City Council has reassured the public that no jobs would be lost as the result of the possibel salso of the Broken Hill Tourist Park.

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Puppets, Romans and outer space - workshops have it all

Originally published: Friday, 20th September, 2013

Kids will be spoilt for choice these school holidays with the Regional Art Gallery and Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum running a host of activities.

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Locals hit the Vics

Originally published: Friday, 20th September, 2013

Taekwondo novices put their training into practice when they took on interstate competition over the weekend.

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Beer? No fear! Make mine a wine

Originally published: Friday, 20th September, 2013

A national trend has seen drinkers ditching their stubbies in favour of a wine glass.

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Keep up to date with crime

Originally published: Friday, 20th September, 2013

Broken Hill Police have received a grant to produce a calendar that will provide the public with crime prevention information.

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BIC slams park sale

Originally published: Friday, 20th September, 2013

The Barrier Industrial Council has called the likely sale of the Rakow Street caravan park “a recipe for disaster”.

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Playtime as school hosts wedding

Originally published: Thursday, 19th September, 2013

It was a little unconventional but every bit a fairytale wedding.

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Rally cars rock the Hill

Originally published: Thursday, 19th September, 2013

Cars in a rally raising money to change children’s lives roared into town yesterday afternoon.

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Sign up day for young cricketers

Originally published: Thursday, 19th September, 2013

Organisers of junior cricket in town will soon have a much better idea on the numbers that will be participating in this season’s Primary School competitions and Under 14 and Under 16 Competitions.

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Nashos regroup for a special day

Originally published: Thursday, 19th September, 2013

It was a time to relax and reflect at the Legion Club yesterday as Broken Hill’s National Serviceman’s Association sub-branch celebrated its 20th anniversary.

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Caravan park sale

Originally published: Thursday, 19th September, 2013

City Council could issue a tender to sell the Broken Hill Tourist Park in Rakow Street if a recommendation is adopted at its monthly meeting next week.

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New York calling

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th September, 2013

A local woman will travel to New York next year to spend two weeks debating policies for the rights of women at the United Nations.

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BHHS dominates school footy showdown

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th September, 2013

Broken Hill High School have smashed cross-town rivals Willyama in the schools’ annual senior football matches.

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Family first for Garner

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th September, 2013

Local AFL Competition Management Committee chairman Rod Garner is taking a step back from the position to focus on his family.

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A little lippy can do wonders

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th September, 2013

Barrier Daily Truth’s female employees are taking part in a fun and fabulous way of raising the profile of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer on Friday.

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Council to vote on holiday park

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th September, 2013

A proposed holiday park and lifestyle village may soon be one step closer to being built if City Council votes to approve its Development Application next week.

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Technology - a pain or a window to the world?

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th September, 2013

A recent study says children are developing more back pain because of sitting for long periods, but a doctor from the Australia Medical Association says the study is “rubbish”.

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Sights set on prehistoric past

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th September, 2013

The Silver City Archers recently welcomed the arrival of their latest exotic 3D target - a replica Velociraptor dinosaur.

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Lifeline ready to take on tip store

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th September, 2013

Lifeline has thanked its volunteers and the community for their support as the reopening of the second hand store at the rubbish tip draws nearer.

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Moving pictures from our past

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th September, 2013

The city library is showing rare film footage of the Broken Hill region to celebrate History Week this week.

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Wife beaters “no boxers”

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th September, 2013

Men who bashed their wives never seemed to take on the “Muhammad Alis of this world”, a District Court judge has told the lawyer of a man seeking to have his sentence cut.

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Top meeting wins plaudits

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2013

In a first for Broken Hill Harness Racing, the club has been nominated for a Carnival of Cups award.

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What to do after HSC

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2013

An information night is being held tonight to inform parents of what options are available to their children after Year 12.

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Car rally for children’s ward

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2013

A new charity is running a car rally and has chosen to help the BH Hospital’s paediatric ward with the money it raises from the race.

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Yummy fundraiser

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2013

A children’s day care centre will hold cake stalls all this week to help a couple whose house was destroyed by fire.

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Hospital leads the way

Originally published: Monday, 16th September, 2013

A new health report gives top marks to the Broken Hill Hospital.

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CBH shake-up shock

Originally published: Saturday, 14th September, 2013

Revelations that CBH Resources is moving to scale back production at its Rasp mine were met with both shock and expectation yesterday.

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Bike beauties

Originally published: Saturday, 14th September, 2013

Five-year-old Kiarne Sutton loves his bikes and he knows where to find them. Kiarne, who wants his dad to buy him a Harley, was in heaven at the Broken Hill Veteran, Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Show yesterday.

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Bush fire season already blazing

Originally published: Saturday, 14th September, 2013

There is a real potential for bush fires this fire season, with a large area of NSW already classed as a high risk.

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Busiest yet to come

Originally published: Saturday, 14th September, 2013

Rain and cold might have put a dampener on the opening of the Silver City Show on Thursday night but the crowds are expected to come in droves today.

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Too good to be true

Originally published: Saturday, 14th September, 2013

Crooks are trying to swindle thousands of dollars from the bank accounts of pensioners in Broken Hill by posing as Australian Taxation Office employees.

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Tracy to put on some tunes

Originally published: Friday, 13th September, 2013

The Southern Cross will be hosting Outburst Entertainment featuring local singer Tracy Peduto this Saturday night.

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Revved up rally

Originally published: Friday, 13th September, 2013

An exciting and popular car rally will be held on Sunday with events to test skilled drivers.

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Pudding preparations full steam ahead

Originally published: Friday, 13th September, 2013

They are the delectable Christmas treats best enjoyed with a dollop of cream and a drizzle of custard - and locals are being told to get their orders in now.

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Help strike out stroke

Originally published: Friday, 13th September, 2013

Graham Kellond was in the worst possible place when he suffered his stroke 13 years ago.

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Axe to fall

Originally published: Friday, 13th September, 2013

CBH Resources appears set to announce job cuts at its Rasp mine later this month in a bid to drag the loss-making operation into the black.

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Strippers’ viewing deck to be launched soon

Originally published: Thursday, 12th September, 2013

The ribbon will finally be cut on a viewing platform at the lakeside village of Sunset Strip later this month.

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Broncos recruit

Originally published: Thursday, 12th September, 2013

The Broken Hill Broncos Combined Basketball season is here again and this weekend the association is holding a recruiting day.

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Hot pursuit ends in handcuffs

Originally published: Thursday, 12th September, 2013

A young man who allegedly led police on a short pursuit before crashing and abandoning his car will be charged with eight offences.

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South Mine 24hr closure “essential”

Originally published: Thursday, 12th September, 2013

PERILYA boss David Hume says yesterday’s closure of the South Mine due to maintenance was not a “wasted day.”

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Judge lashes wife bashers

Originally published: Thursday, 12th September, 2013

Society no longer tolerated the “cowards” who bashed their wives and was “sick and tired” of them reoffending, a District Court judge said this week.

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Fire devastates young family

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

A young couple who faced a horrible tragedy over the weekend, would like to thank the city for their support.

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Biker Logan scores two trophies

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

Local motorbike rider Logan Coombe has come home with a couple of trophies after competing in state finals over the weekend.

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Asbestos pits safe: Telstra

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

Telstra says its pits pose no risk to public safety despite the fact a number of them contain asbestos.

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Thieves taunt couple twice in fortnight

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

A pensioner has been left stunned after brazen thieves stole his second-hand gopher from under his nose over the weekend.

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Fire fear

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

A woman has told a District Court jury how she grabbed her daughter and ran from a house after a man came to the front door, threw petrol at her and set it alight.

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Lifeline upgrades to online shopping

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th September, 2013

The city’s Lifeline has become the first in Australia to develop an online shopping website.

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Hospital gets a gig

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th September, 2013

A singer twice nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) will next month present a concert to raise money for the hospital.

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Former Olympian helps local kids get active

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th September, 2013

Former Olympic and Commonwealth Games athlete Pat Scammell spent a large chunk of his youth trying to get the most out of his body.

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Airport crime common

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th September, 2013

Theft and vandalism at the local airport is painting an embarrassing picture of the city to visitors.

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Bar stool assault culprit may avoid lock up

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th September, 2013

A young man who was sentenced to jail for throwing a bar stool that hit another man in the head might be allowed to serve his time in the community.

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DON’T CELEBRATE YET: BLACK

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2013

PETER Black has called Labor’s result against Sussan Ley “better than we feared” - but has warned party faithful about popping the champagne cork too soon.

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Last stop a Labor hot spot

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2013

Sex appeal, trust and money management - those were the burning issues swaying voters across Broken Hill on polling day.

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Silverton bride finally uncovered

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2013

Many years ago Broken Hill artist Bernard Jeffery was looking for a subject to illustrate when he remembered his grandmother’s story of “the most romantic wedding ever celebrated in Silverton”.

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Three in a row

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2013

The Bulldogs have won the 2013 Premiership with a runaway 42 point win over South on Saturday.

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Ley clinches easy win in the safe seat of Farrer

Originally published: Monday, 9th September, 2013

Sussan Ley has retained Farrer in a landslide election victory and stolen a surprise win in the Labor heartland of Broken Hill.

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GRAND FINALS SINCE 1990

Originally published: Saturday, 7th September, 2013

Since 1990, South and North have met on the last day on 12 occasions, with the Roos holding a seven to five advantage.
Over that period we have witnessed some thrillers.

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Game on

Originally published: Saturday, 7th September, 2013

D-Day has arrived - the time of the season when all the questions are answered, a time for individuals to stand up and take up the challenge, a time when individual sacrifices benefit the team because there is no tomorrow.

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Ley on message with finish line in sight

Originally published: Saturday, 7th September, 2013

Sussan Ley is hoping to emerge from the shadows of opposition and into the spotlight of federal government tonight.

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A Dogs day out or will Roos jump for joy?

Originally published: Saturday, 7th September, 2013

South Football Club stalwart Dave McLeod had a couple of Dogs in his shop yesterday.

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A lifetime of sporting service

Originally published: Friday, 6th September, 2013

Harry was born in 1927 to John and May Ransome who also had daughters Eileen, Coral and Vina. As a young lad he was always busy and very active.

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Bargains galore as Lifeline moves shop

Originally published: Friday, 6th September, 2013

Lifeline is looking to clear its entire Mercury Street workshop as it prepares to move to its new home at the tip.

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Balloons carry message

Originally published: Friday, 6th September, 2013

At midday yesterday, dozens of white balloons were released into the sky in recognition of National Child Protection Week.

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Workers to walk

Originally published: Friday, 6th September, 2013

Broken Hill faces an exodus of aged care workers if the Coalition wins government, according to unions who say weaker regulation of nursing homes will lead to lower pay.

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Walk out of shadows

Originally published: Friday, 6th September, 2013

Lifeline has put out a call for people to “walk out of the shadows” on Suicide Prevention Day.

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Motocross for kids

Originally published: Thursday, 5th September, 2013

The Broken Hill Speedway Club is hosting Motocross events this weekend with a “kickstart” for kids on Saturday and a club day on Sunday.

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Double delight

Originally published: Thursday, 5th September, 2013

North’s Heath Caldwell has won the 2013 Lionel Johnston Medal in a frantic count held in front of a large audience last night.

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Colossal LEGO feat

Originally published: Thursday, 5th September, 2013

The world’s first Lego Colosseum will be unveiled tomorrow to Broken Hill’s young and young at heart.

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Lock, stock and barrel

Originally published: Thursday, 5th September, 2013

Perilya’s major shareholder has offered to buy out the entire company.

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Busker’s free sax music to the ears

Originally published: Thursday, 5th September, 2013

When 85-year-old Bill Finney’s wife hears the sound of his saxophone, it brings tears to her eyes.

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MINISTER ALL EARS

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013

A controversial decision to cut hearing aid compensation to thousands of pensioners will be reviewed by the NSW Government.

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New system go

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013

Cristal Mining yesterday unveiled a $13 million transport system in the first stage of a major investment plan.

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Maurie’s last stand

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013

Maurie Hetherton will be hanging up the whistle and putting away his rule book this Saturday.

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Behind enemy lines

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell entered enemy territory yesterday as he wandered the grand corridors of a secluded Trades Hall.

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NDIS event Friday

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013

This Friday Life Without Barriers will be holding an event to show support for the NDIS.

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Rare wheels go on show

Originally published: Monday, 2nd September, 2013

Local motorcycle enthusiasts will get a rare treat when over 100 two- wheeled relics dating back to the 1920s go on display next week.

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South into grand final

Originally published: Monday, 2nd September, 2013

 

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Parties see red over Greens

Originally published: Monday, 2nd September, 2013

Katter’s Australian Party and the Liberal Party traded blows yesterday about who least likes the Greens.

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End the big party dominance: Katter

Originally published: Monday, 2nd September, 2013

The man with the biggest hat in politics moseyed on up to town square yesterday afternoon and fired at the heart of the ALP.

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Learners, start your engines

Originally published: Monday, 2nd September, 2013

Local learning drivers could have 20 hours wiped off their driving log book if they com- plete a driving course that is being offered in the city for the first time this weekend.

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