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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, 2015

‘West face tough task’

Originally published: Saturday, 31st October, 2015

Any doubts about the legitimacy of Central’s prospects of making it four premierships on end this season quickly vaporised with a blistering display of batting against South last weekend. 

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MP ‘not doing enough’

Originally published: Saturday, 31st October, 2015

A Labor councillor has accused State MP Kevin Humphries of doing too little in response to looming cuts to the Indian Pacific.

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Pride and joys on display

Originally published: Saturday, 31st October, 2015

Motoring enthusiasts will gather at the Memorial Oval tomorrow for the Broken Hill Vintage Car Club’s popular biennial exhibition.

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TRUST UNDER FIRE

Originally published: Saturday, 31st October, 2015

Iconic Trades Hall building uninsured

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Ghouls paradise

Originally published: Saturday, 31st October, 2015

One local has been a busy little witch decorating her house for Halloween.

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Has Gonski gone west?

Originally published: Friday, 30th October, 2015

The needs-based funding model for Australian schools, born out of a 2011 review of schools funding by David Gonski, has indeed gone west. 

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‘Public behind’ SOV bid

Originally published: Friday, 30th October, 2015

A former Shorty O’Neil Village employee says she has received an overwhelming response from locals to the bid to reopen the site.

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Champs crowned

Originally published: Friday, 30th October, 2015

The Division One tennis season was put on hold on Wednesday night for the Men’s B-Grade Doubles Championships.

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Off and running

Originally published: Thursday, 29th October, 2015

Broken Hill Little Athletics will be back up and running tonight at Picton Oval.

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Trick or treaters put the call out

Originally published: Thursday, 29th October, 2015

Two local mums have started a Facebook page to let people know which houses are available for trick or treaters on Saturday for Halloween.

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Tribute flagged

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th October, 2015

The contribution of the late John Simons to Broken Hill could soon be immortalised at The Living Desert, provided the move wins Council approval.

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Students schooled on Shakespeare

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th October, 2015

Students at Railwaytown Public School are enjoying learning all about Shakespeare’s works thanks to a famous drama company.

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Kids Week comes to Town Square

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th October, 2015

Kids invaded the Town Square yesterday to play and read as part of NSW Children’s Week.

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Think animals this Howleween

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th October, 2015

If you’re looking for something different to do this Halloween, why not buy treats and toys for the animals at Broken Hill’s RSPCA?

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West bowl over Bulldogs

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th October, 2015

It was Sunday 20/20 games that saw the A-Grade BDCL season get underway with a double header at Jubilee Oval.

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Crying shame

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th October, 2015

Emotions ran high as a Menindee resident told a senate inquiry of the devastating impact the dying river is having on the tight-knit community.

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Lakes ‘need plan’

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th October, 2015

The chairman of a Senate Committee inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan agrees that the Menindee Lakes should have its own environmental watering plan.

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A moment to remember

Originally published: Monday, 26th October, 2015

Cindy Brander has had yet another successful year at the Silver City Cup with her horse taking out the main event of the day.

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Ready to raise Mo’ money

Originally published: Monday, 26th October, 2015

‘Movember’ is synonymous with hoards of blokes sporting well-groomed facial hair, but one local pub has decided women shouldn’t miss out on the fun.

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Thousands flock to Silver City Cup

Originally published: Monday, 26th October, 2015

The Silver City Racing Club has credited a well-behaved crowd and an excellent standard of racing for a fantastic day at the weekend.

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Soccer dispute spills over

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2015

The Broken Hill Soccer Association has cried foul after City Council removed all the hoses and taps from the grounds this week.

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20/20 action gets season underway

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2015

Cricket patrons were treated to a feast of fast and furious cricket action at the Jubilee Oval last weekend in the inaugural Super 8s competition.

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Heidi has high hopes

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2015

Heidi Smith will be hoping she can win some silverware today at the Silver City Cup race meeting with her two horses looking prime.

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Muddied waters: Uncertainty lingers over water supply

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2015

Confusion surrounding options for the city’s long-term water supply has reignited following obscure comments made by the NSW Water Minister in parliament this week.

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Outback experience for Brits

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2015

The show aims to celebrate the best of Britain but the stars of the BBC comedy ‘The Last Leg’ are now seeing what the outback has to offer.

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Locks for love

Originally published: Friday, 23rd October, 2015

Desley Edwards has had long, flowing locks her whole life, but tonight she will make a drastic change for some very special causes.

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Mini-fete for the kids

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd October, 2015

There will be plenty of fun and bargains at the Toy Library’s car boot sale and mini-fete next week.

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Help bring Joanne home

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st October, 2015

The heartbroken family of a local woman who died suddenly at a Sydney hospital last week is desperately trying to raise enough money to bring her body home.

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New blood needed for festival

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th October, 2015

Planning is underway for the 2016 Broken Hill Fringe festival but new blood is needed or the city could lose the event.  

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Inmates help out

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th October, 2015

The racecourse is ready to host the Silver City Cup thanks to a power of work undertaken by local inmates.

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Soil key to riches, says BH geologist

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th October, 2015

A local geoscientist believes a new exploration technique he’s developed could lead to the discovery of more Broken Hill-type deposits in the district and beyond.

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Clinics to focus on children

Originally published: Monday, 19th October, 2015

North Broken Hill Public School celebrated its 125th anniversary last week with many former students and teachers returning to the school.

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Clinics to focus on children

Originally published: Monday, 19th October, 2015

Once or twice a year the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s South Eastern Section (RFDS SE) flies in and out of remote locations, ensuring specialist health services reach some of the State’s most isolated communities.

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Super 8s success

Originally published: Monday, 19th October, 2015

The 2015/16 cricket season kicked off in entertaining fashion over the weekend.

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Ron needs your help

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2015

Former mayor Ron Page is looking to distribute a number of local petitions but he needs your help to write them.

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Talent on show

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2015

A team of young women will showcase Broken Hill’s soccer talent in Adelaide this afternoon in an exciting curtain-raiser.

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Mad Max Sprints in Silverton

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2015

On Tuesday November 10, the Mundi Mundi Plains outside Silverton will feel the roar of the 2015 Aussie Muscle Car Run.

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Padre’s hoping to stay in air

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2015

The past six months has marked a turbulent time for flying padre David Shrimpton but now he’s hoping for clear skies ahead.

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More service pain

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2015

The future of the region’s Rural Financial Counsellor Service (RFCS) is under a cloud.

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Dog fight prompts snake warning

Originally published: Friday, 16th October, 2015

Locals are being reminded to keep their pets safe during snake season.

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We’re on the list

Originally published: Friday, 16th October, 2015

After years of being overlooked Broken Hill is finally set to get faster broadband courtesy of the National Broadband Network.

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Bush race goes the distance

Originally published: Thursday, 15th October, 2015

The 70th Nanua Picnic Races and Gymkhana is on Friday, October 16 and Saturday October 17, at the Kimberley Station Racecourse, 140km south of Broken Hill. 

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Show for young and old

Originally published: Thursday, 15th October, 2015

Songs from 10 different well-known fairytales will be presented in full costume at Theatre 44 this weekend.

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Residents get their pink on for charity

Originally published: Thursday, 15th October, 2015

Aruma Lodge held a Pink Ribbon afternoon tea for residents, family and friends.

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BH wins thriller

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th October, 2015

Melbourne Grammar has been given a lesson in cricket by the local boys while learning about the outback during a tour through the region.

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Parvovirus strikes

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th October, 2015

The deadly parvovirus has spiked in Broken Hill, overflowing the local animal shelter with sick dogs.

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Outstanding work

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th October, 2015

Local volunteer Eleanor Blows has been recognised as the Far West Volunteer of the Year in an awards ceremony yesterday.

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Every little bit helps

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th October, 2015

One of Quota Club of Broken Hill’s major fundraisers - the annual 10 Cent Auction - will be held at the Civic Centre on Friday.

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Sun shines on plant

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th October, 2015

Broken Hill and NSW are leading the country when it comes to embracing renewable energy according to leaders in the industry.

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Northies celebrate 125 years

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th October, 2015

North Primary School celebrated 125 years with a school assembly to launch the week’s activities.

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Moto magic

Originally published: Monday, 12th October, 2015

Despite torrential rain washing out Saturday night, the Lachy Botten Memorial Weekend was a huge success.

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Long Labour weekend for local mothers

Originally published: Monday, 12th October, 2015

The recent Labour Day weekend took on a new meaning for the midwives of the Broken Hill hospital.

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13 years lost

Originally published: Monday, 12th October, 2015

Thirteen years ago “George” the Maltese cross was taken from his home and neglected, and now he’s hoping that someone will love him in his twilight years.

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Workers’ pay docked as dispute escalates

Originally published: Saturday, 10th October, 2015

Maintenance workers at Essential Water could walk off the job indefinitely with the union blaming management’s “bombastic attitude” towards the lengthy dispute.

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Snakes on the move

Originally published: Saturday, 10th October, 2015

Residents are warned to be on the lookout for snakes and spiders as the warmer weather arrives.

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Riders gear up for top weekend

Originally published: Saturday, 10th October, 2015

The biggest motocross event to be held in the city for over 10 years will be staged at the BH Speedway Club this weekend.

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Utes burnt out

Originally published: Saturday, 10th October, 2015

Two utes were stolen and left burnt out at opposite ends of the city in the early hours of yesterday morning. 

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Big summer

Originally published: Friday, 9th October, 2015

Broken Hill teenage export Samantha Betts is poised for her biggest season yet in the Australian Women Cricket League (WNCL).

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Still time to get on board

Originally published: Friday, 9th October, 2015

There is still time to nominate for this weekend’s Outback Emus Golf Day.

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We remember

Originally published: Friday, 9th October, 2015

An inaugural commemoration at the Miners Memorial was yesterday branded a success, sparking talks of a bigger and better event next year. 

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Hospital employs general manager

Originally published: Thursday, 8th October, 2015

Broken Hill hospital has a new general manager following the resignation of Jane Corcoran in June.

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Hospital warns about gastro

Originally published: Thursday, 8th October, 2015

The local hospital has warned about viral gastroenteritis outbreaks on the rise in childcare centres and aged care facilities.

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Long-term options unveiled as Blair meets the locals

Originally published: Thursday, 8th October, 2015

Recycled sewerage or bore water could complement a surface supply under long-term options put forward by Water Minister Niall Blair yesterday.

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Mining link to NAPLAN

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th October, 2015

Children living closest to Broken Hill’s mining operations were performing worse at school than those in cleaner parts of the city. 

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Demo reveals $5m upgrade

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th October, 2015

Up to 20 new jobs will be created under a $5 million expansion planned by the Demo Club.

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Fire rescue

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th October, 2015

A teenage boy who was inside his family’s home as it was being engulfed by flames managed to escape with his life yesterday after passersby raised the alarm.

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BHSA Summer Comp heats up

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th October, 2015

Soccer in the summer is about to get up and running with the Broken Hill Soccer Association organising a “Super 7s” summer competition.

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Man stabbed

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th October, 2015

Police were last night investigating the death of a 57-year-old man who was allegedly stabbed at a Chloride Street house, near the Broken Hill hospital.

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Iconic National Park set for expansion

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2015

Mutawintji is set to expand after a deal was struck between the NSW Government and the board of the Aboriginal-owned National Park.

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Motor keeps Magpies cool

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2015

The Central Football Club is enjoying lower power bills with the addition of a new cool room motor donated by The Democratic Club.

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Of quilts and cakes

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2015

Quilts galore will be on show at Trades Hall over the weekend and there will be no shortage of homemade cakes either.

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Teenager missing

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2015

Police yesterday appealed for public help to find a Broken Hill teenager who went missing in Sydney this week.

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Bob’s ride follows death of cousin

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2015

One Sydney man is using a push bike to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease following the death of his cousin and the diagnoses of good mate.

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What a pain

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd October, 2015

Medicines containing codeine could soon become prescription-only but the plan hasn’t won the support of Outback Pharmacies.

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