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News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

June, 2015

Dodgy loos ‘must go’

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th June, 2015

After complaints about the amenities in parks in South Broken Hill, the mayor has inspected the parks and ovals in the city and declared them unsatisfactory.

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Buyers splash out in record night

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th June, 2015

A record breaking sale of 31 pieces of art sold on the opening night of the Lifeline Art Exhibition, including seven pieces during the auction.

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City answers call for help

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th June, 2015

Close to $15,000 has been raised for one local, thanks to a beanie fundraiser at the North Football Club.

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Students pull together

Originally published: Monday, 29th June, 2015

Broken Hill TAFE College students held a successful fundraiser for two local children.

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Mediation hope over school holiday break

Originally published: Monday, 29th June, 2015

The soccer competition was played with half of the teams missing at the weekend owing to a dispute which has split the Broken Hill Soccer Association.

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Bulldogs to ground Robins

Originally published: Saturday, 27th June, 2015

For the first time in many years North and West will meet in the match of the day at Jubilee Oval.

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Get your snaps in

Originally published: Saturday, 27th June, 2015

Corner Country photographer Ruth Sandow captured this spectacular shot of ‘Budgie Angels’, a fantastic image that could catch the eye of judges in a national photography competition.

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Eggs smashed in rampage

Originally published: Saturday, 27th June, 2015

Four dozen eggs and a spirit level were smashed in a violent incident for which a woman was jailed yesterday.

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Residents to foot the bill

Originally published: Saturday, 27th June, 2015

More than $100,000 in mining rates will be shifted onto residents within City Council’s budget for the coming financial year.

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Passing of Cath Bonnes “a great loss”

Originally published: Saturday, 27th June, 2015

Broken Hill has lost a champion of the deaf and hearing-impaired with the passing of Cath Bonnes AM, founder of the BH and District Hearing Resource Centre. 

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Soccer breakdown

Originally published: Saturday, 27th June, 2015

Both parties in the bitter soccer feud will now begin planning for the future after the competition split in half on Thursday night.

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Magnus comes back to earth

Originally published: Friday, 26th June, 2015

At the age of 28, Magnus Badger decided he wanted to fly for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Lorraine left shattered

Originally published: Thursday, 25th June, 2015

A woman is angry after her car window was smashed, leaving her without transport.

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Top riders on show

Originally published: Thursday, 25th June, 2015

Are you looking for some great entertainment for the whole family this Sunday?

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Chris’ milestone shared with Mum

Originally published: Thursday, 25th June, 2015

Most footballers would be happy to take centre stage when they reach 250 games, but North’s Chris Billings wants the spotlight on his Mum.

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Soccer dreams fading

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th June, 2015

Fourteen-year-old Savannah Morris envisages one day playing at the women’s world cup, but her dream may now be dashed because of ongoing trouble between the local soccer association and Football Federation SA.

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Get answers at TAFE open day

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th June, 2015

TAFE Western will be having an open day tomorrow to encourage locals to ask about courses.

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One for Honor

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th June, 2015

The West Football Club women’s team will be raising money this weekend for a teammate who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

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Pies, Roos break clear

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015

South and Central now sit tied for first on the Women’s football ladder after both sides recorded solid wins.

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Kiosk’s record donation

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015

The Broken Hill Hospital Kiosk has donated $188,000 to the local hospital, the highest single year donation by the volunteers.

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Tumbling lead price won’t stop profits: CBH

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015

Despite a retreating lead price CBH Resources remains confident a high-grade ore target it has in its sights will bring the Rasp mine into profitability.

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Water project a money pit

Originally published: Monday, 22nd June, 2015

Residents should abandon their hopes of seeing the city’s reservoirs desilted - unless they have half a billion dollars to spare.

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New health network ready to roll

Originally published: Monday, 22nd June, 2015

Key figures in the new Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNPHN) touched base with local health providers during a visit to the city last week.

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Portia powers on

Originally published: Monday, 22nd June, 2015

ANZ might think mining towns like Broken Hill are on a downer but one prominent local industry player begs to differ.

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Airport step closer to upgrade

Originally published: Saturday, 20th June, 2015

Broken Hill’s airport might be closer to scoring a $7 million upgrade needed if it wants to attract another air service to the city.

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Site secured for brine disposal

Originally published: Saturday, 20th June, 2015

A Perilya tailings dam appears to be the likely site to take the salty waste from reverse osmosis treatment of the city’s water.

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Search continues on motorbikes

Originally published: Saturday, 20th June, 2015

Cobar residents have rallied together on motorbikes to search for a young mother who disappeared earlier this week.

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Youth sent to jail

Originally published: Saturday, 20th June, 2015

A series of minor crimes has caught up with a young man who was sent to jail yesterday.

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Jailed for fraud

Originally published: Saturday, 20th June, 2015

A woman who was once described as having trouble with the truth is back in jail for defrauding two hair salons and a motel.

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Tough contest

Originally published: Saturday, 20th June, 2015

It’s always been a relatively close affair when South and North have met this season and it’s shaping up to be tight again today.

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Stormwater hazards

Originally published: Friday, 19th June, 2015

Motorists driving through stormwater in the city’s streets were flooding local homes and potentially putting lives at risk, the State Emergency Service said yesterday.

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Mr Sol celebrates his 100th birthday

Originally published: Thursday, 18th June, 2015

Friends and family of Hurtle Keith Solomon will gather to honour an icon of the city’s North and a true gentleman this weekend as he celebrates his 100th birthday.

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Drivers roar into action

Originally published: Thursday, 18th June, 2015

If you hear the sound of distant thunder on Saturday afternoon, it might be the tumultuous weather or it may well be the Broken Hill Go-Karts.

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Claim doesn’t change ownership

Originally published: Thursday, 18th June, 2015

The Barkandji people’s native title claim stretches over 128,000 square kilometres but, as one of their leaders said, landholders have little to fear from it.

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Ashton wins scholarship

Originally published: Thursday, 18th June, 2015

A former Broken Hill student who is studying Occupational Therapy in Adelaide is this year’s David Bowler Memorial Award scholarship winner.

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Up against the best

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th June, 2015

Over the June long-weekend just passed, an Under 13s Broken Hill team took part in the 2015 South Australian Junior Soccer Association State Championship.

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Locals suffer from alcohol ban

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th June, 2015

Country people in NSW continue to suffer from Sydney-centric legislation, according to a visiting executive from the Australian Hoteliers Association (AHA).

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Bitter sweet but proud moment

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th June, 2015

The Barkandji Traditional Owners formed a corporation to manage their interests and its chairman, Gerald Quayle, was at the Civic Centre yesterday when the judge handed down her decision.

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River people rejoice as rights recognised

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th June, 2015

“Look, our country. We are the Barkandji people, old men, old women, yesterday, today and tomorrow on this ground, Broken Hill.” 

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Look, up in the sky

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th June, 2015

On most days you can find David McLeod working in the aisles of Foodland, but on the weekend he found himself plummeting back to earth from 14,000 feet.

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Tribute to the Australian way

Originally published: Monday, 15th June, 2015

What’s more Australian than being flat out like a lizard drinking, ear-bashing your neighbour and going outside to use the dunny.

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Shorty ‘safe’

Originally published: Monday, 15th June, 2015

Council has hit back at claims that units in Shorty O’Neil Village are a fire danger to occupants.

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Hope for Broken Earth revival

Originally published: Saturday, 13th June, 2015

Broken Earth Cafe could soon have a new lease on life with the State Government considering plans to upgrade the site.

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Sacred Heart celebrates

Originally published: Saturday, 13th June, 2015

Sacred Heart Parish Primary students marked their feast day yesterday with fun and giving.

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Heritage funding oversight

Originally published: Saturday, 13th June, 2015

Applicants who were knocked back for thousands of dollars in heritage grants due to a federal department’s “ridiculous misunderstanding” of the law, have been told to re-apply in the next round.

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North’s Tester in footy first

Originally published: Saturday, 13th June, 2015

North Football Club’s Tarnee Tester will become the first person in AFL Broken Hill women’s football to play 50 games today.

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A winter wonderland

Originally published: Saturday, 13th June, 2015

The organisers of the South Football Club’s Red and White Ball have received a great response with more than 300 tickets sold.

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Purcell hits 100

Originally published: Saturday, 13th June, 2015

At just twenty-two years of age, South’s Marc Purcell will play his 100th A-grade this afternoon when the Roos face West at the Jube.

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Broken Hill-inspired novel to be published

Originally published: Friday, 12th June, 2015

Author Fiona McArthur will be releasing her most recent novel, based loosely around Broken Hill, towards the end of this month.

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Ross Howse is pleased to see money for the preservation of the city’s mining heritage but wonders if it could be better spent.

Originally published: Friday, 12th June, 2015

A career miner has questioned the wisdom of spending thousands of dollars to save the South Mine’s No. 4 headframe.

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Ready for a night to remember

Originally published: Friday, 12th June, 2015

Six girls will make their debut at the South Football Club Debutante Ball this weekend.

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Health Minister slams Senate inquiry

Originally published: Friday, 12th June, 2015

Federal Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, has dismissed the Senate Select Committee on Health’s inquest as a “taxpayer-funded jaunt”.

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Labor president attends hearing

Originally published: Thursday, 11th June, 2015

Labor president Jenny McAllister was relishing the chance to hear from workers in one of the party’s traditional strongholds during a visit to the city yesterday.

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Opera singer to raise the roof

Originally published: Thursday, 11th June, 2015

Tomorrow night you can go back in time and listen to songs sung at the piano by one of Australia’s leading recitalist, Brad Cooper.

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Health district under fire

Originally published: Thursday, 11th June, 2015

What is there to hide in Broken Hill?”

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‘Cuddle Cot’ donated to maternity unit

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

The Broken Hill Maternity Unit has received a heartfelt donation to help mothers cope with the grief of stillbirth.

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Hospital GM resigns after one year in role

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

The BH hospital general manager has resigned from her role.

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RFDS Ball is back

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

Last year’s Royal Flying Doctor Service Ball was the biggest in memory and organisers are hoping for the same success this year.

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Man faces court over scissors stabbing

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

A man who stabbed another man multiple times with a pair of scissors during a fight, puncturing both his lungs, later told police he would slit the man’s throat when released, the Local Court heard yesterday.

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Miners prove masters

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th June, 2015

The Broken Hill Miners tasted success at the weekend as they defeated sides from Mount Gambier and Adelaide to win the 2015 Masters Baseball Carnival.

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Silver City stars

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th June, 2015

Australia’s newest TV show, Australian Geographic Adventures, will feature its Broken Hill episode next month.

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Playing it safe

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th June, 2015

A talk on beneficial exercise is open to all locals next week.

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Hospital steps up heart disease fight

Originally published: Monday, 8th June, 2015

Locals have taken part in the Go Red for Women Day with a five kilometre walk that had hearts pumping.

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Poker Race entries open

Originally published: Saturday, 6th June, 2015

To ride in a bike race 33 kilometres long you need good legs but to win the prize all you need is a strong hand.

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Tough year for renewable energy

Originally published: Saturday, 6th June, 2015

Investment in large-scale renewable energy such as wind and solar power fell by 88 per cent last year due to uncertainty surrounding the Renewable Energy Target, according to the Clean Energy Council.

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Headframe saved

Originally published: Saturday, 6th June, 2015

The South Mine headframe has been saved from demolition for now after the federal government yesterday announced $120,000 towards stabilising the 103-year-old structure.

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Tip thief refused bail

Originally published: Saturday, 6th June, 2015

Alfresco’s staff were dismayed this week when a thief grabbed the tip jar from the front counter and took off.

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Please explain

Originally published: Saturday, 6th June, 2015

Why were water solutions ignored?

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Broken Hill High in do or die

Originally published: Thursday, 4th June, 2015

Tomorrow at 9:15am, the boisterous boys of Broken Hill High School will take to the soccer pitch to compete in a must-win game.

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Zone law hampers family business

Originally published: Thursday, 4th June, 2015

A local funeral operator is hoping to cut through red tape and establish a new business in the city’s west after 18 months of delays.

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Fiji focus of specs drive

Originally published: Thursday, 4th June, 2015

A local couple have been busy collecting old spectacles to donate them to villagers in Fiji.

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Adam right on track

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015

Broken Hill’s own Adam Slattery is taking the go-karting world by storm as he continues to perform well interstate.

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Firies faced added danger

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015

Firefighters who doused a fire in Railwaytown on Monday night have to send their gear away for decontamination.

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Brian wowed by original Bowser

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015

Brian Symonds has always had a keen interest in all things automotive, and now he has a rare piece of motoring history to call his very own.

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Cash for shooters to hit safety target

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2015

Shooting clubs in the city have received a welcome financial boost with the state government allocating $44,920 in funding to the region.

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United outlast the Saints in derby

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2015

The much anticipated Outback Rugby League derby between Broken Hill United and Saints RLFC took place on the weekend with United the victor.

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The Living Museum

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2015

The late John Reid’s concept of the city being a “living museum” is alive and well with last night’s celebration of the Heritage Awards.

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Toni is going places

Originally published: Monday, 1st June, 2015

Broken Hill High school student Toni Maher has been selected as the recipient 2015 Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge Scholarship.

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Roos run riot

Originally published: Monday, 1st June, 2015

The South Football Club made Phil Neal’s 400th game unforgettable when they hammered Central at the Alma Oval on Saturday.

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Drop in knockers hits Red Shield

Originally published: Monday, 1st June, 2015

A downturn in the number of volunteers for the Red Shield Appeal has hit the bottom line of the charity collection.

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