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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, 2016

Leanne saves husband’s life

Originally published: Saturday, 30th July, 2016

A local nurse who has been recognised for her bravery has been at it again, this time saving someone much closer to home. 

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Time to enrol

Originally published: Saturday, 30th July, 2016

The deadline for voters to register for the upcoming local government election is only days away, and the returning officer is encouraging all locals to have their say. 

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‘Tough Robin’ hits milestone

Originally published: Saturday, 30th July, 2016

West’s Daniel Milne will play his 100th League game this afternoon against North at the Jubilee Oval.

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Bulldogs have strength

Originally published: Saturday, 30th July, 2016

The Robins battle the Bulldogs today in the first of three meetings over the next five weeks that should provide an indication of what to expect at finals time.

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High security

Originally published: Friday, 29th July, 2016

An armed prison guard will be stationed in the Broken Hill jail tower following an inmate’s bold escape earlier this year, as a union calls for a brand new prison to be built.

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Squigglers wanted

Originally published: Thursday, 28th July, 2016

Youngsters interested in chalking the world’s next masterpiece can add a new dimension to their artistic talents through a scholarship offered by the Broken Hill Art Exchange. 

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Police find cannabis on the road

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

Police are confident they will track down the people responsible for leaving over 6kg of cannabis lying in the street yesterday morning.

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Heel bigger and better

Originally published: Monday, 25th July, 2016

The Broken Heel festival promises to be even wilder this year, with over 20 acts  and an odd variety of events.

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Joey Mob hops in to help Vinnies

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

As junior members of the 3rd Broken Hill Sea Scouts recently discovered, being a scout isn’t all about camping out and tying knots.

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Algate slams Facebook attack

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd July, 2016


A councillor has said a social media attack on a mayoral candidate is in poor taste.

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Bulldogs looking for form

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

North travels to the Alma Oval today looking to arrest a form slump that has seen them lose their last four consecutive games.

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Viceregal honour

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

A local family overwhelmed by the support they have received from a service assisting children across the far west have received a surprise invitation. 

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Walking the talk

Originally published: Friday, 22nd July, 2016

A group of Broken Hill locals are on the cusp of reviving a much needed tourism service in the city.

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Special visitor for Potters Society

Originally published: Monday, 18th July, 2016

The Potters Society hosted one of the most prestigious female potters in Australia over the weekend.

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Soccer great hosts clinic

Originally published: Monday, 18th July, 2016

St Joe’s FC, in conjunction with Adelaide’s Eastern United, ran a week-long soccer clinic for Broken Hill’s juniors hosted by former Italian professional Diego Pellegrini.

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‘Gamble won’t pay’

Originally published: Monday, 18th July, 2016

A push by independent MPs for tighter restrictions on poker machines would have a huge impact on local businesses and one club manager says they would make no difference to problem gambling. 

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Poetry comp in motion

Originally published: Saturday, 16th July, 2016

The organiser of an upcoming poetry competition is calling on any aspiring writers to give it a crack. 

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WW1 tribute call

Originally published: Saturday, 16th July, 2016

A family member of two Broken Hill soldiers killed in World War One is calling for a memorial to be held to pay tribute to all the fallen locals. 

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Civic delay

Originally published: Saturday, 16th July, 2016

The demolition of the Civic Centre is almost finished but the redevelopment may take longer than expected.

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Captain big shot

Originally published: Saturday, 16th July, 2016

Local shooter Darryn Nicholls flies out tomorrow to captain the Australian five-man Open team in the Clay Target Shooting World Championships in Ireland next week.

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Must-win for Pies

Originally published: Saturday, 16th July, 2016

The Alma Oval host a mini final today when Central and West square off in a match that could prove to be the difference maker in the run to the finals.

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Cash boost for Landcare

Originally published: Friday, 15th July, 2016

Western Landcare NSW has unexpectedly received $55,000 to put towards their forum that will be held in the city in September.

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Umpire stands down

Originally published: Friday, 15th July, 2016

The local umpire at the centre of the case against North’s Quinton Beavan has parted ways with AFL Broken Hill.

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Isa saves her Teddy

Originally published: Friday, 15th July, 2016

Everyone loves a happy ending and that’s what has been given to one lucky horse and his kind-hearted owner. 

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City’s finest to reunite

Originally published: Thursday, 14th July, 2016

Former local police officers have already begun telling tales of the good old days ahead of a reunion next year.

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City celebrates newest Aussies

Originally published: Thursday, 14th July, 2016

A citizenship ceremony was held yesterday afternoon to celebrate seven Broken Hill locals officially becoming Australian citizens.

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We can’t wait

Originally published: Thursday, 14th July, 2016

Roaring engines, squealing tyres, and the smell of burning rubber are a delight to the senses of most car enthusiasts, and they’ll soon be able to indulge themselves thanks to the Broken Hill Hot Rod Club.

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Young Magpies have no fear

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th July, 2016

The Central Football Club’s juniors ‘ain’t afraid of no ghosts’. 

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Neve flies flag for Silver City

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th July, 2016

Local student Neve Robins has a busy few weeks ahead of her.

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Dogs take on SA

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th July, 2016

Three rising Bulldogs stars - Tylor McInness, Ethan Slater and Tom Ragenovich - have returned home, fresh from the rigours of representative footy.

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Shinglebacks in fine form

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th July, 2016

The old boys of Broken Hill football took to the field after Saturday’s double header at the Jube and recorded a 32-point win over the visiting South Australian team.

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Touch of class

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th July, 2016

The BreastScreen service at the hospital has received a personalised touch thanks to a donation by the Silver City Quilters.

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Man on a mission

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th July, 2016

Local ex-serviceman Antony Zahra has spoken of his history-making journey to Papua New Guinea that saw him become the first person to complete the grueling Kokoda Track on crutches.

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Westley leads Roos to victory

Originally published: Monday, 11th July, 2016

South recorded their 11th win of the season with a hard fought 48-point win over a improved Central side on Saturday. The Roos set the win with a six-goal to one third term lead by their skipper Michael Westley.

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Show us vision

Originally published: Monday, 11th July, 2016

Labor needs to articulate its vision for the Parkes electorate if it wants to win it, according to a candidate for the seat in the last election.

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Four of the best

Originally published: Monday, 11th July, 2016

The nominations for the Regional Tourism Awards have been announced and four local businesses have scored themselves nominations.

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Regional tourism boost

Originally published: Saturday, 9th July, 2016

An announcement that the NSW Government will invest $43m in regional tourism is set to provide a boost to Broken Hill and businesses.

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Special performance

Originally published: Saturday, 9th July, 2016

Talented indigenous musician Corey Paulson provided Aruma Lodge residents with a special NAIDOC Week performance yesterday by showcasing his skills with the didgeridoo.

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Local MP opposes greyhound ban

Originally published: Saturday, 9th July, 2016

Local MP Kevin Humphries has said Mike Baird’s banning of greyhound racing needs to be revisited.

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Hope fading

Originally published: Saturday, 9th July, 2016

Hopes of finding missing woman Christine Young alive appear to be fading fast, with police now preparing a report for the coroner.

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Nationals rejoice

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th July, 2016

Local National Party members are celebrating a federal election result that now sees Broken Hill firmly back in the grip of the party.  

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Informal votes down

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th July, 2016

Broken Hill voters cast almost half the number of informal votes at the 2016 federal election compared to the previous one.

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Scholarships for budding students

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th July, 2016

For many years the mining companies, in conjunction with the Aero Club of Broken Hill, provided flying scholarships on an annual basis to assist local aviation enthusiasts obtain their pilot license.

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Nats by mile

Originally published: Monday, 4th July, 2016

Nationals MP Mark Coulton comfortably retained the seat of Parkes on Saturday night, despite a strong Labor vote in the city of Broken Hill.

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Lawyer questions code charges

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd July, 2016

A lawyer who worked for the Attorney General’s Department in Canberra has questioned the validity of Code of Conduct charges laid against local councillor Peter Black.

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Cupcakes feed the need

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd July, 2016

A big month of cupcake sales has led to a sweet cash donation for the hospital’s oncology unit.

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Parntu back in fold

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd July, 2016

The Lamb Oval hosts three games today in the Outback Rugby League. Parntu vs. Geebungs, Saints vs Eagles and United take on the Yabbies to finish off the day.

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South star joins club

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd July, 2016

South Football Club star Jordan Johns brings up his 100th league game this weekend against West.

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