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News archive

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

July, 2015

A Musical journey

Originally published: Friday, 31st July, 2015

The Philharmonic Choir and special guests will present “Broadway to the Bahamas” at Theatre 44 this weekend.

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Gaara works on show

Originally published: Friday, 31st July, 2015

Gaara Arts is opening an exhibition tonight of more than 35 old and new works.

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Maari Ma support gets the job done

Originally published: Friday, 31st July, 2015

Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Corporation has helped the PCYC finish a drop-in room and buy more sporting equipment.

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Jason dives into project

Originally published: Thursday, 30th July, 2015

In the lead-up to the Max Potential Showcase, local young adults are busy working on their community projects.

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Council kicks in $5,000

Originally published: Thursday, 30th July, 2015

City Council will sponsor the Broken Heel Festival to the tune of $5,000 in the hope it can one day rival Parkes’s popular Elvis festival.

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Relay for change passes through

Originally published: Thursday, 30th July, 2015

The RECOGNISE relay will return to Broken Hill in early August, engaging locals in the movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution and remove racism from it.

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Art of control

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th July, 2015

The Japanese self-defence art of Aikido will soon be available to locals with the upcoming launch of The Martial Art Centre.

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Rare tomes fit for a lord

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th July, 2015

 Some very rare and special items were on display at the City Library yesterday.

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Preschool targeted yet again

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th July, 2015

Criminals have again targeted the South Community Centre, with the South’s library and preschool trashed.

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Mystery shaft

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2015

A headframe in an old mine photo supplied to the BDT earlier this week could be Marsh shaft, according to a former mine employee.

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Medicare freeze not hurting GPs: Ley

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2015

Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley has rejected claims that the indexation freeze on Medicare rebates is hurting country GP practices and their patients.

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Dogs to fire at Memorial

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2015

Last week Central had a pretty rough day. South ran riot on their home turf booting 162 points while holding the Magpies to a nasty looking zero.

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Future of tourism in our own hands

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2015

A new membership-based entity charged with driving visitation to Broken Hill and the region will live or die from the support it receives from the industry, the head of the region’s peak tourism body has warned.  

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Smiles and snags all round

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2015

Lifeline’s Stress Down Day was a huge success with over 200 sausage orders being placed.

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Metcalfe puts on a clinic

Originally published: Friday, 24th July, 2015

Supercross superstar Shane Metcalfe has been giving local riders of all ages the benefit of his Motocross knowledge.

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Inmates help stave off the cold

Originally published: Friday, 24th July, 2015

With temperatures dropping below zero, staff and inmates at Ivanhoe’s “Warikirri” Correctional Centre are doing their bit to keep the townsfolk warm.

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New beginnings

Originally published: Friday, 24th July, 2015

 The first day of the Silver City Football Association (SCFA) on July 19 was an overwhelming success. 

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New airstrip to help save lives

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd July, 2015

Landholders to the north who require urgent medical help can now expect to get it faster courtesy of a new all-weather airstrip.

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Early end for soccer

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd July, 2015

The Broken Hill Soccer Association will call an end to its 2015 season in two weeks’ time with Grand Finals scheduled for the end of the month.

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Never too late for NAIDOC fun

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd July, 2015

Sacred Heart Parish Primary students took part in belated NAIDOC celebrations yesterday by painting poles and boomerangs in Aboriginal colours, doing Aboriginal flag craft, playing Aboriginal games and making johnny cakes.

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Swimmers sensational in SA

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015

The Silver City Swim Club had a sensational showing at the 2015 South Australian State Short Course Championships in Adelaide.

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Negotiating the ‘minefield’

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015

Small councils faced with having to negotiate tricky planning agreements with mining companies are set to get some help. 

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Mitch named top apprentice

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015

Cheral Scott remembers fondly teaching her grandson Mitch the basics of baking when he was growing up in Broken Hill.

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Women’s footy heating up

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st July, 2015

It is becoming a tight battle for first spot on the Women’s football ladder.

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Stargazers unite

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st July, 2015

Broken Hill is one step closer to achieving a world record with more than 250 people putting their hands up for a stargazing event.

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Pink power to return

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st July, 2015

After an overwhelmingly successful Pink October last year, organisers are keen to get the ball rolling again.

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Reckless rider jailed

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st July, 2015

An unlicenced motorbike rider will spend 12 months in jail for speeding away from police several times in one night.

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Dark times ahead

Originally published: Monday, 20th July, 2015

Essential Energy has conceded its planned job cuts may result in residents and businesses waiting longer to have their power restored after blackouts.

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Salvos from the start

Originally published: Monday, 20th July, 2015

THE Salvation Army is celebrating its 150th anniversary of The Salvation Army worldwide.

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North didn’t disappoint

Originally published: Monday, 20th July, 2015

North went into Saturday’s game against West with the weight of the world on their shoulders with the 1965 premiership side looking on and, with Codie Howard playing his 200th game, the expectations were high.

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Central kept scoreless

Originally published: Monday, 20th July, 2015

South returned to ripping form with an immaculate performance against combatant Central at Alma Oval on Saturday.

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Laughter and fun overall winner

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2015

A project representing a major innovation in connecting rural and remote communities and providing access to health information has won the 2015 Far West LHD Health Innovation Award. 

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Awards in excellence

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2015

The Far West Local Health District celebrated its staff that had excelled in customer service and had contributed to an exceptional level.

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Howard’s milestone

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2015

North A-Grade Co-Captain Codie Howard will hit a double tonne of games this weekend as he leads his side against West at Jubilee Oval.

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Roos celebrate two milestones

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2015

The South Football Club celebrates two big milestones today in Women’s and Men’s footy.

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Board eases fears

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2015

The board of the local health district has moved to allay public concerns about the performance of the health service in the wake of scathing criticism of its senior management.

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NAIDOC celebrations

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2015

Railwaytown school students have continued the recent NAIDOC celebrations with a big day of arts and crafts.

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West book finals place

Originally published: Friday, 17th July, 2015

After a two-week break over school holidays the Under 18s were back playing at Jubilee Oval on Wednesday night.

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Vital games for local rugby

Originally published: Friday, 17th July, 2015

Round 10 of the ORL will see the double header in Wilcannia and with finals spots up for grabs, every game from here on in will be vital.

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Last Cab comes home

Originally published: Friday, 17th July, 2015

The talent behind Last Cab To Darwin returned to the city yesterday for a special premiere screening of the film.

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Essential Energy job cuts could cause problems for local power supply

Originally published: Friday, 17th July, 2015

A union has warned that axing Essential Energy jobs in the region may result in longer power outages.

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Funding to help escape domestic violence

Originally published: Friday, 17th July, 2015

The NSW Government is providing $20,000 for transport subsidies to help women and children in far west escape domestic violence.

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Decline in bird population

Originally published: Thursday, 16th July, 2015

Some of Australia’s best-loved birds, including the kookaburra and magpie, are declining in some regions, according to a new report.

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Film an ‘unforgettable experience’

Originally published: Thursday, 16th July, 2015

Watching a man drive 3000km to commit suicide may sound like an unlikely way to spend an evening, but actor Michael Caton and director Jeremy Sims use this premise to deliver an unforgettable experience in the new film ‘Last Cab To Darwin’.

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Silver screen premiere

Originally published: Thursday, 16th July, 2015

Broken Hill’s high reputation as an film locale will be further enhanced with the release of ‘Last Cab To Darwin’.

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Riding school in the city

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th July, 2015

The Broken Hill Speedway/Motocross club will host the Yamaha Y-Aim Australian Institute of Motocross Riding School this weekend.

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Take it easy

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th July, 2015

Stress Down Day is on Friday, July 24 and Lifeline Broken Hill will be running a Facebook and Instagram hashtag competition to demonstrate the many ways you can stress down. 

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Open mic tonight

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th July, 2015

The good times and spontaneous entertainment of open mic night are set to return at the Palace Hotel this evening.

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Music for the masses

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th July, 2015

If you want to share your musical tastes and creativity with the city, then 2DryFM can help.

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Wind farm fears

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th July, 2015

A federal government order effectively preventing further public funding of wind farms is akin to Australia throwing “another weight in its saddle bag”, according to the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

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New fees could see pet owners pay

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th July, 2015

Pet owners grieving over the loss of their beloved dog or cat could now be hit with a fee to dispose of the dead animal.

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Rex agreement remains secret

Originally published: Monday, 13th July, 2015

An agreement between REX airlines and City Council will largely remain secret after a tribunal has ruled that it was not in the public interest to reveal it.

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Residents urged to be water wise

Originally published: Monday, 13th July, 2015

With water restrictions tipped to tighten in the next few months, Essential Water has issued a reminder to residents to follow bans already in place.

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Tribute to Silver City’s fallen miners

Originally published: Monday, 13th July, 2015

The anniversary of the death of two men whose bodies are still entombed in the line of lode will mark the start of an annual commemoration day for all those who lost their lives mining in Broken Hill.

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The answer is not blowing in the wind

Originally published: Monday, 13th July, 2015

The $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has been ordered to focus on new technologies instead of wind farms under a revised mandate drafted by the Abbott government.

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Solar farm heats up

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2015

The Broken Hill Solar Plant is on track with half of the plant’s modules installed.

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Footy club’s ball a real team effort

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2015

About 20 people have helped to turn the Civic Centre into a Winter Wonderland in just one day.

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250 for ‘Bongo’

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2015

Central midfielder Justin Heath will notch up a remarkable milestone today at Memorial Oval when his side plays host to West.

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Still time to stop the flu

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2015

There has been a jump in locals with flu-like symptoms and everyone is being reminded that it is not too late to get your flu shot.

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Straight to the top

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2015

He’s spent 25 years trying to get the State government to listen to his concerns about the Darling River and the Menindee Lakes but now Ron Page has decided it’s time to go federal.

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Shelby to make Magpie history

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2015

Justin Heath won’t be the only milestone gamer at the Memorial Oval today - Shelby Raven also has a big day ahead of her.

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Rocky’s perfect shot

Originally published: Friday, 10th July, 2015

A Hole in One is something any person who has picked up a golf club has thought about.

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Fancy a foxie or two?

Originally published: Friday, 10th July, 2015

The RSPCA is encouraging people to get on board National Desexing Month and also help them find homes for an influx of animals.

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Senator suspicious of hospital ‘gag-order’

Originally published: Friday, 10th July, 2015

NSW Senator Deborah O’Neill has questioned whether the current turmoil surrounding the local hospital was behind a decision to ban all staff from attending the recent Senate Inquiry into Health.

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Prospects good for an inside job

Originally published: Thursday, 9th July, 2015

The local Correctional Services ran a recruitment drive at Westside Plaza yesterday.

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Jack of all trades bows out with bingo

Originally published: Thursday, 9th July, 2015

After 26 years at the Democratic Club there’s only one job that Peter Hynes hasn’t mastered.

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Down but not out

Originally published: Thursday, 9th July, 2015

Crippled company Bobos Engineering finally lost its fight for survival yesterday as its equipment was liquidated at auction.

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Tour agents see a place of us in USA

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th July, 2015

A group of visiting travel agents have soaked up the sights to help promote Broken Hill and district.

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Wesley’s first female minister feels blessed

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th July, 2015

The Wesley Uniting Church will welcome a new minister to the fold on Sunday.

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Firies pull 24-hour shifts

Originally published: Monday, 6th July, 2015

Working around the clock would not sound much chop to most people but Broken Hill’s firefighters reckon it’s the best.

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Respect for the reserves

Originally published: Monday, 6th July, 2015

The Reserve Forces had a “proud past steeped in history” and were “integral” to the prosperity of all Australians, Padre Ross Mawby told a small gathering at a commemoration service yesterday.

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Rotarians rally for community

Originally published: Monday, 6th July, 2015

The Rotary Club of Broken Hill South honoured one of its longtime supporters on Saturday night.

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Still spreading the good word

Originally published: Saturday, 4th July, 2015

The task of doing God’s work extends well beyond the walls of the church, and few people know that better than former local Laurie Robertson.

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More alarms needed

Originally published: Saturday, 4th July, 2015

A local service that helps women escape domestic violence needs more SOS devices to alert police to a threat.

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Boon for mums

Originally published: Saturday, 4th July, 2015

The local hospital has launched a new maternity service to ensure continuity of care.

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Prisoners get skilled-up

Originally published: Saturday, 4th July, 2015

A small group of Broken Hill Correctional Centre inmates completed a Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operation and none of them missed so much as a day’s lesson.

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Central out to break lengthy losing streak

Originally published: Saturday, 4th July, 2015

Today at Memorial Oval, Central will attempt to break a four-game losing streak when they take on North.

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Cheers to that

Originally published: Friday, 3rd July, 2015

Glasses being raised at a hotel is hardly news but when it is the staff bending the arm you know something’s up.

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Exhibition offers glimpse of region’s art talent

Originally published: Friday, 3rd July, 2015

An exhibition of Aboriginal art from around the district is going on display to celebrate Aboriginal art and culture during 2015 NAIDOC week.

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Colourful message worked

Originally published: Friday, 3rd July, 2015

A day to raise awareness of child sexual assault and domestic violence was a success, according to local organisers.

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Work on Number 4 to get underway

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd July, 2015

Work to save the old Number 4 headframe at Rasp Mine should get underway next week.

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Kristy shows some bottle

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd July, 2015

One local lady has taken it upon herself to stay on the wagon this month for a whole 31 days.

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Lions up to the challenge

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd July, 2015

The Broken Hill Lions Club has a new president.

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Shout it out

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st July, 2015

The Broken Hill Domestic Violence Committee will be holding an awareness day at Westside Plaza tomorrow.

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Parks staff prepare for bushfire call-up

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st July, 2015

National Parks and Wildlife Service staff are now prepared for bushfire season after undergoing winch training in chilly conditions yesterday.

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Reluctant Joe calls time on his passion

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st July, 2015

After 42 years of being in private business, Broken Hill metal fabricator Joe Bailey has had his last day.

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