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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, 2016

Lego days on the way

Originally published: Thursday, 30th June, 2016

The city library has lots of activities to keep the kids warm and busy these winter school holidays.

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Tom’s final salute

Originally published: Thursday, 30th June, 2016

A 30-year veteran of the local mining industry received a grand gesture from the Defence Force yesterday, when a Wing Commander from the Royal Australian Air Force paid his respects.

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Bill takes reins again

Originally published: Thursday, 30th June, 2016

Bill Graham is the new president of the Lions Club.

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Bomber crew honoured after miracle escape

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th June, 2016

In the summer of 1944 the French city of Boulogne was set to become a fortress for Nazi Germany, and ex-local Don Wills was among those chosen to break the resistance.

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Still time to snag a sausage

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th June, 2016

Locals will have the chance to enjoy a nice, warm morning tea on Thursday while also raising money for the Cancer Council.

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Cold weather keeps pre-poll voters away

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th June, 2016

Silver City voters in the federal election have been slow out of the blocks with only 1,500 casting their vote during the first week of pre-polling.

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Charity cashes in

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th June, 2016

Lifeline Broken Hill had a big weekend when several charity events injected much-needed funds into the organisation.

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Sophie’s ticket to ride

Originally published: Monday, 27th June, 2016

Local clubs have pooled their funds to help a girl attend a leadership conference in America.

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Robins roar

Originally published: Monday, 27th June, 2016

West have put themselves in the box seat for a finals berth after recording a 15 point win over Central at the Jubilee Oval on Saturday.

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Mary’s second term

Originally published: Monday, 27th June, 2016

Mary Jinks has been reinstated as Quota International of Broken Hill’s president and hopes to take all the knowledge she learnt from last year, into this year.

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Midwives shine in health awards

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

The Broken Hill Midwifery Group Practice has been recognised for their good work.

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Potters get down to earth

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

The Potter’s Society has received an award for an exhibition piece made through cow pat firing.

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Jasmine on the world stage

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

Ex-local basketball player Jasmine Simmons competed on the world stage over the last couple of nights for Australia in the FIBA Women’s Under 17 Women’s World Championships.

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Roos out for revenge

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

Three rounds on from North’s upset win over South at the Jube, the Bulldogs head down south today for the much-anticipated rematch. 

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Job losses on hold

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

Business owner Steve Radford says he has “sacked no people” from Basin Sands Logistics (BSL) or any other of his companies.

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Art Prize draws huge crowd

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

Queensland’s Anita West has bested an impressive field of entrants to claim the 2016 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize.

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The Sapphires to sparkle in NAIDOC week

Originally published: Friday, 24th June, 2016

NAIDOC Week celebrations will kick off next month with a bit of glitz and glamour.

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Boomers unstoppable

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st June, 2016

Round 6 saw the Boomerangs continue on their winning ways while a forfeit gave Broken Hill United a valuable two competition points.

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Fears over parvovirus

Originally published: Monday, 20th June, 2016

Parvovirus seems to be rife in the city, and one local wants City Council to put up signs at dog parks to warn people about it.

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Pipeline announcement sparks split views

Originally published: Saturday, 18th June, 2016

As the dust settles from the Premier’s whirlwind visit to announce the city’s new water pipeline, many in the Far West have been left with a sense of despair.

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Brits’ outback pitstop

Originally published: Saturday, 18th June, 2016

An around-the-world ticket for two friends from the United Kingdom has landed them in Broken Hill with plans to stay on.

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Protesters block bridge

Originally published: Saturday, 18th June, 2016

A group of Wilcannia residents will continue their peaceful blockade of the town’s main bridge today and tomorrow to highlight “mismanagement” of Darling River.

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Umpire marks 150 games

Originally published: Saturday, 18th June, 2016

Ashley Honan became interested in umpiring after watching a game at the Jubilee in 2005, and after seeing the boundary umpires he thought, “I could do that”.

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Crucial clash for Robins

Originally published: Saturday, 18th June, 2016

As we enter the second half of the season, the Robins and the Bulldogs face off today at League Headquarters in an important clash for the Robins. 

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Mayor applauds Baird’s $500m water announcement

Originally published: Friday, 17th June, 2016

Broken Hill’s decades-long reliance on the Darling River for water is set to end after the state government yesterday announced it would build a new pipeline to the Murray. 

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Big ticket

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th June, 2016

Magnetite Mines needs about $4 billion to get a massive iron ore project near Yunta into production, the company’s chairman told locals during a briefing session at the weekend.

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Station man gives home to brumbies set for slaughter

Originally published: Saturday, 11th June, 2016

An outback property east of Broken Hill is offering to take on wild horses from the Snowy Mountains to prevent them from being killed.

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The Member for Barwon’s a hard man to catch

Originally published: Saturday, 11th June, 2016

An elusive Kevin Humphries has refused to answer questions on what allegedly missing water surveys could mean for the validity of his social experiment.

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Veteran takes on desert

Originally published: Saturday, 11th June, 2016

Motocross rider Keith Stanford is no stranger to the rugged and treacherous terrain that marks the 460 kilometre Finke Desert Race.

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Labor candidate is number one

Originally published: Saturday, 11th June, 2016

She’s scored pole position on the ballot paper and now Kate Steward is hoping for the same outcome on polling day.

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Junior soccer talks

Originally published: Saturday, 11th June, 2016

The Broken Hill Soccer Association held a special meeting that highlighted areas that needed to be addressed if the association is to continue its affiliation with both the South Australian Junior Soccer Association and the Football Federation of South Australia.

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Survey a stunt: Labor

Originally published: Friday, 10th June, 2016

Today is the last chance for residents to have their say on the city’s future water supply, despite hundreds of people reportedly missing out on surveys from the local State MP.

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First solo show exhibits a bit of fun in the bush

Originally published: Friday, 10th June, 2016

A large Mambo-inspired painting of a echidna eating a dripping ice block atop the Line of Lode is one of a dozen artworks to feature in an upcoming local exhibition.

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Roo girls and boys unite for cancer support night

Originally published: Friday, 10th June, 2016

The South Football Club is hosting a Fighters and Survivors night to help raise money for Prostate and Breast Cancer.

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Robins over fighting ‘Pies

Originally published: Friday, 10th June, 2016

A tight affair greeted spectators in the second game of Under-18 football on Wednesday night when West prevailing by just 15 points.

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‘River comes first’

Originally published: Thursday, 9th June, 2016

When it comes to competing priorities for water, the Greens will always be “barracking for the river”, says Matt Parmeter.

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Bushwalk with a difference

Originally published: Thursday, 9th June, 2016

A BH police officer who took part in a walk for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder last year is now organising a local walk for suicide prevention.

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Vets up for a swing

Originally published: Thursday, 9th June, 2016

The ‘old boys’ of Broken Hill baseball are travelling down to Adelaide this weekend for the annual Masters Baseball competition.

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Zinc rise a ray of light

Originally published: Thursday, 9th June, 2016

CBH Resources is viewing the commodities market with cautious optimism after zinc prices climbed to a 10-month high late last week.

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Bringing the young into League

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

Last week Broken Hill hosted its leg of the Community Youth Forums run in a partnership between Country Rugby League, Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council, National Rugby League, NSW Office of Sport, Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly, Outback Rugby League and Barwon Darling Rugby League.

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‘Queen city of the West’

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

Wilcannia hasn’t always enjoyed the best reputation in recent decades, but one local family can remember when the river town was regarded as one of the most beautiful on the Darling.

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Animals are number onesie with the kids

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

The children at Happy Day Preschool dressed in their wildest “onesies” yesterday to help one of their teachers raise money.

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Working adventure in Tanzania

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

Local midwife Chelsea Anderson had an “eye-opening experience” while volunteering at a health centre in Africa.

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Fields yield possible wealth

Originally published: Saturday, 4th June, 2016

The old tin fields around Euriowie could yet yield more wealth, but this time from a mineral much in demand in the modern world. 

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Community supports local cop

Originally published: Saturday, 4th June, 2016

A fundraising campaign for a local police officer battling cancer is likely to top $15,000, according to one of his colleagues.

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North will power on

Originally published: Saturday, 4th June, 2016

The North Bulldogs travel to the Alma Oval today to take on Central. North, after a last start win, are now just four points off ladder leaders South while Central sit last on percentage only. 

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Reservoirs need work: Radford

Originally published: Saturday, 4th June, 2016

Recent water discussion has centred around bores and pipelines to Menindee, but local businessman Gary Radford would like to see some work closer to home.

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Hard-hitting action

Originally published: Saturday, 4th June, 2016

The Round 4 triple header saw some terrific rugby league at the Lamb Oval and this week the ORL heads to Burke Oval in Wilcannia for another three games of hard-hitting action.

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Winter Appeal receives welcome donation

Originally published: Friday, 3rd June, 2016

Ever more locals are doing it tough, according to St Vincent De Paul, and for many, things will only get worse when the winter chill sets in.

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Focus on sale of village: Algate

Originally published: Friday, 3rd June, 2016

A local councillor says it will be an “absolute crying shame” if City Council could not attract a seven figure sum for the defunct Shorty O’Neil Village.

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Far West spokesman wants politicians to start listening

Originally published: Friday, 3rd June, 2016

Politicians are behaving like “dictators” instead of servants of the people who have elected them to office, according to Far West firebrand Ron Page, who has called on the NSW premier to visit the region.

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Umpires put through their paces

Originally published: Friday, 3rd June, 2016

Broken Hill Football League umpires were under assessment from the AFL Umpires Association’s Troy Mavroudis last week. 

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West show strength

Originally published: Friday, 3rd June, 2016

With a forfeit in the late game, Wednesday night became a one-match card and the Robins prevailed over South in an entertaining game by just seven points.

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Village auction draws no bids

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd June, 2016

An auction for the Shorty O’Neil Village failed to attract a bid but City Council hadn’t given up hope that the asset would sell for more than $1 million.

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Grade football roundup

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2016

Central’s Women’s side was the shining light for the Magpies on a tough day at the Alma Oval, thumping West by 82 points. 

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Dedication pays for SC swimmers

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2016

Swimmers and coaches from the Silver City Swim Club are training and competing  even as winter approaches, and reaping the rewards for their efforts.

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Local lads impress in victory over VFL

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2016

The 2016 State game between the SANFL and the VFL was a quality affair in which Broken Hill exports Lachlan McGregor and Mitchell Clisby further enhanced their credentials. 

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Helping hand

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2016

The YWCA has given $250 to a local girl to help her get to a Leadership Conference in the US.

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Reform input welcomed

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2016

Broken Hill and other Far West councils should consider themselves fortunate for the input they have been allowed to have into planned structural reform, according to Mayor Wincen Cuy.

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‘Head in the sand’

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2016

Local MP Kevin Humphries has refused to comment on the makeshift fourth option for securing the city’s supply because, he said, did not promote the “best outcome” for the city.

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Big mine firing ‘within limits’

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st May, 2016

An underground mine firing last month that drew a complaint from a Central resident was not above the allowable limits, according to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).  

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