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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.

February, 2016

Police lockdown ends

Originally published: Monday, 29th February, 2016

The local police chief has urged the community to continue backing his officers while revealing information about a Patton Street raid last week.

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Live music treat

Originally published: Monday, 29th February, 2016

Rhythm, blues, soul and some rock made its way to the city on Saturday.

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West cruises into final

Originally published: Monday, 29th February, 2016

West Broken Hill Cricket Club will meet Central in this weekend’s A-Grade Grand Final after defeating North at Jubilee Oval on Saturday.

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Crawf to visit Hill

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2016

Auskickers will be given the experience of a lifetime with a Hawthorn legend set to journey to Broken Hill.

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Flow tipped to hit Menindee

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2016

A late summer flow is delivering some relief to communities along the parched Darling River and should even reach the Menindee Lakes.

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Renewed hope in wind

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2016

Energy giant AGL says it hopes new large-scale renewable energy projects like the Silverton Wind Farm will get underway within the next 12 to 24 months.

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Waiting for answers

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2016

A series of “bumbling” and “insulting” exchanges with Water Minister Niall Blair has prompted a City Council resolution to “doorknock” every relevant State and federal politician.

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New legal team on job

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2016

Broken Hill’s new Legal Aid team say they are looking forward to helping locals with their legal problems.

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Derby chance

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2016

A former local harness racing trainer is hoping to snag a victory in this Sunday’s NSW Derby in Menangle.

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Go ahead, make Dylan’s day

Originally published: Friday, 26th February, 2016

Thanks to a local swimming program young Dylan Evers, who used to be scared to swim, can hardly wait to jump in the pool.

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Hoopers rejoice

Originally published: Friday, 26th February, 2016

Broken Hill Basketball received another positive boost this week with the visit of a WNBL star.

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We want your designs

Originally published: Friday, 26th February, 2016

Organisers of the Fringe Festival are asking locals to put forward a design for their poster.

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New group forms amid water fight

Originally published: Thursday, 25th February, 2016

 The familiar cry of “united we stand” rang out last night as hundreds of locals readied for a fight with the government over water.

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‘Superman’ back behind bars

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th February, 2016

An escapee from the local jail who had been on the run for nine days has been caught.

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City to farewell champion of music

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th February, 2016

A woman with a hand in the local music scene for more than half a century is about to hit the road to live closer to family.

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Len’s on his way

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th February, 2016

The Broken Hill Harness Racing fraternity said farewell to a visiting veteran this week. 

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Very Y’s choice of gift

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016

The sweet melody of a piano playing in the hospital foyer has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Y Men’s Club of Broken Hill.

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United on move

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016

Having just missed out on finals in last year’s Outback Rugby League season, Broken Hill United is looking to go one step further in 2016.

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Sorry state

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016

Wilcannia local William Murray desperately hopes politicians will finally start to listen to concerns about the Darling River now that it’s an election year.

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Musos crunch time

Originally published: Saturday, 20th February, 2016

Creditors may hold the key to the Musicians’ Club’s survival beyond April, if a bid to secure additional finances to clear its million dollar debt fails.

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Basketball on hold in new recruit drive

Originally published: Saturday, 20th February, 2016

The upcoming season of basketball has been postponed for a week following a big fall in player numbers.

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Funny money circulates

Originally published: Saturday, 20th February, 2016

The brazen South counterfeiter has struck again, and now he may have the federal police after him.

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New recruits on job

Originally published: Saturday, 20th February, 2016

After a tumultuous few years, the hospital’s radiology department is now well staffed and better able to serve the city.

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End of the road for Roos?

Originally published: Saturday, 20th February, 2016

It has been a season of mixed emotions for the South Cricket Club.

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Myopia rapidly rising

Originally published: Friday, 19th February, 2016

A study has revealed that using electronic devices might contribute to more people being short-sighted.   

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Black belts continue journey

Originally published: Friday, 19th February, 2016

Outback Taekwondo held its last grading for 2015 in December with 45 students moving up a rank.

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Country rock a hit

Originally published: Friday, 19th February, 2016

After forming recently, country and rock band Southern Suns haven’t stopped.

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Florist turns actor for a day

Originally published: Thursday, 18th February, 2016

Wild Bunch Florist’s Belinda Philpott is now appearing in an insurance ad on TV.

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Couple bids tearooms fond farewell

Originally published: Thursday, 18th February, 2016

At 5pm today, Brian and Margaret Edwards will say goodbye to the Silverton Tearooms which they have been running for 12 years.

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Young talent on show

Originally published: Thursday, 18th February, 2016

Three Outback Rugby League juniors have been away representing the Far West Academy of Sport.

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Cops run ring around punters

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th February, 2016

Punters should be better catered for at next month’s St Pat’s races, with organisers looking to cut down on foot traffic in the betting ring and make it more identifiable.

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Umpire shortage crisis

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th February, 2016

The shortage of AFL umpires coming into this season is alarming, says umpires co-ordinator Shane Chapman.

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Struggling families suffer voucher shortage

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th February, 2016

The number of vouchers to help struggling families with back-to-school expenses has been halved this year.

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Plan to preserve fish

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th February, 2016

The state fisheries authority says it “strongly supports” a project to allow fish to swim past Menindee’s Main Weir.

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Hospital services expanded

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th February, 2016

Services have been expanded at the local hospital to take pressure off the emergency department while speeding up treatment for patients and their discharge home.

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Pies pre-season change up

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th February, 2016

The Central Football Club Women’s team is looking to continue their magical premiership streak and feel their new pre-season training could give them the advantage in 2016.

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‘Superman’ still at large

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th February, 2016

Numerous reported sightings of a missing inmate in Broken Hill yesterday were not enough to lead police to his hiding spot.

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Police hunt ‘Superman’ fugitive

Originally published: Monday, 15th February, 2016

Police last night scoured the city for an inmate who escaped from the Broken Hill jail yesterday afternoon.

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Vella sinks South

Originally published: Monday, 15th February, 2016

South’s aspirations to play finals cricket are in tatters after going down to North in a tough battle at The Jube.

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Great food, right price

Originally published: Monday, 15th February, 2016

Dietitians are throwing their support behind the people of Broken Hill to help them eat better to feel better.

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Final call for business

Originally published: Saturday, 13th February, 2016

A long-standing debt collection agency will close its doors later this month, along with its sister shop, a gourmet food outlet that sells hot sauces, spices and money pots.

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Class of ‘66

Originally published: Saturday, 13th February, 2016

Former classmates Judy Bevan, Joan Casey and Cheryl Meuret can barely believe 50 years has passed since their first day at Broken Hill High School.

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Make or break game

Originally published: Saturday, 13th February, 2016

Today’s absorbing clash between North and South at the Jubilee Oval looks certain to decide who will take their place against West in the BDCL Semi Final in two weeks time.

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West keen to make an impact

Originally published: Saturday, 13th February, 2016

With the minor premiership sown up, Central will be keen to try and get some much-needed batting practice for their middle and lower order batsmen in their game against West at the Alma Oval today.

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Council management ‘needs review’

Originally published: Saturday, 13th February, 2016

Two more City Council staff with years of experience resigned this week.

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Bomb scare at local school

Originally published: Friday, 12th February, 2016

The wave of bomb threats plaguing schools across the country appears to have finally made its way to Broken Hill.

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Tester goes West

Originally published: Friday, 12th February, 2016

One of Broken Hill’s top women’s football players has made a big switch ahead of the 2016 season.

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Volunteers to be replaced by paid positions

Originally published: Friday, 12th February, 2016

Volunteer trainers at the local St John Ambulance have been told their services are no longer required.

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Trying to stay afloat

Originally published: Thursday, 11th February, 2016

One local retailer says business is so slow in the main street that he’s been forced to drastically cut prices just to keep his head above water.

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Junior tennis gets underway

Originally published: Thursday, 11th February, 2016

Junior Tennis is about to get underway again on Saturday night.

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Cotton’s the killer

Originally published: Thursday, 11th February, 2016

Bill Riley will soon be 82 and he still feels guilty about the time when he was young and he helped to clear land that has now been invaded by cotton.

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Battle of the robots

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February, 2016

A handful of Willyama’s sharpest minds will pit their creative skills against teams from across Australia in a robotics competition next month.

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Brothers make a splash

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February, 2016

Silver City Swim Club brothers Talon and Jobe Zammit-Harvey made a big impression at the Jamestown Open Swimming Carnival on Sunday.

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Delicious treat

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February, 2016

Locals enjoyed a morning of flipping fun at the Broken Hill Hospital yesterday as the Broken Hill Y’s Men cooked up stacks of pancakes.

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Hospital welcomes medical officers

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

The Far West Local Health District has welcomed 14 junior medical officers to the workforce this year.

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Time to preserve for the future

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

The time is ripe to build a fish ladder at Menindee Lakes to help restock the river when it flows again, says the president of the local fishing club.

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Bogus coins fall flat

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

An innovative counterfeiter has managed to get one past the unsuspecting folk at Pepe’s Milk Bar in Patton Street.

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Workers out of a job

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

Workers at the Endeavour Mine in Cobar learnt yesterday that most of them will be laid off.

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Don’t believe everything you read

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

Social media has become a breeding ground for false rumours about the local water supply.

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Community ignored

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

An alderman says the majority of ratepayers are strongly opposed to Council’s multi-million dollar “parklet” project.

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Len’s endeavour

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

A New South Wales trots trainer is visiting the city as part of remarkable feat he plans to accomplish.

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Neve looks to the stars

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

Local student Neve Robins is Australia’s female representative at this year’s United Space School in America.

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St John Cadets seek new blood

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

The St John Ambulance Cadet Division is opening its doors to new members.

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Entertaining contest

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

After last weekend’s washout local cricketers will be keen to get a full day’s play in today.

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MDB falls short

Originally published: Friday, 5th February, 2016

Reigning Senior SACA Country Cup champions South East proved too good for the Murray Districts-Barrier (MDB) side in the 2016 Grand Final played at Railways Oval yesterday. 

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Herald Sun price skyrockets

Originally published: Friday, 5th February, 2016

Local Herald Sun readers will need to dig deeper into their pockets if they want a copy from Monday.

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Day of firsts for Cullen twins

Originally published: Friday, 5th February, 2016

Twins Charli and Darcey Cullen celebrated a lot of firsts yesterday.

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Reporter goes looking for love

Originally published: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

If you saw local Channel 7 reporter Tom Johnson twice on television last night, you weren’t imagining it.

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Civic Centre plans unveiled

Originally published: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

The upgrade of the Civic Centre has moved a step closer with City Council yesterday releasing details of the redesign of the 1970s building. 

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Dolan eyes three-peat

Originally published: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

Footy pre-season is well and truly underway for all four clubs and at South they’re gearing up for a premiership hat-trick.

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Jack scores win in Gawler

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

Young greyhound trainer Jack Trengove has picked up a winner interstate.

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Chamber in crisis

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

The Chamber of Commerce is in crisis mode and is looking for support from their members.

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Cheers to 125 years of the Tyddie

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

It wasn’t until Monday night that it dawned on the Tydvil Hotel’s co-owner, Jo Casey, that the popular watering hole was due to celebrate its 125 birthday this year.

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A giant contribution

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016

Junior football ambassador Dale Tonkin has called it quits after years of work for AFL NSW/ACT.

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Fight for funding to continue

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016

Heritage grant applicants who were last year rejected for thousands of dollars due to a “ridiculous misunderstanding” have not let the setback dissuade them from trying again.

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New school year just days away

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016

Local children are preparing to head back to school this week.

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Help at hand for homeless

Originally published: Monday, 1st February, 2016

Over 120 young people in Broken Hill who were homeless or at risk of homelessness were assisted by Mission Australia in 2015.

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Work of Art

Originally published: Monday, 1st February, 2016

Trainer Kasey Hocking tamed the bad-mannered Majestic Art and drove him home for a stunning win in race two at the Rocky Baker Memorial Paceway on Saturday night.

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Legends of art

Originally published: Monday, 1st February, 2016

After a fortnight of painstaking work, artist John Hinton’s latest mural is all but complete.

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