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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, 2016

Women gather and share

Originally published: Monday, 31st October, 2016

Nearly 300 women converged on Broken Hill over the weekend for the Rural Women’s Gathering.

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Police seek no-show basher

Originally published: Saturday, 29th October, 2016

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who failed to appear in court and was yesterday convicted of bashing his partner in their Cornish Street home.

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Funding key to DV

Originally published: Saturday, 29th October, 2016

Domestic violence was again brought into the spotlight yesterday, with shadow minister Jenny Aitchison holding a roundtable discussion to hear the concerns of local services.

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Central have wood on South but in T20, you never know

Originally published: Saturday, 29th October, 2016

The final round of the Barrier District Cricket League T20s gets underway at 12.30pm today with Central taking on South at the Alma Oval. 

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North looks tested against West

Originally published: Saturday, 29th October, 2016

West is already assured of a spot in Sunday’s T20 final but will be looking to stay unbeaten when they meet North in today’s second game at the Alma Oval.

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Gold in pink and blue

Originally published: Friday, 28th October, 2016

Two dump trucks at the Portia gold mine across the border in South Australia have been painted pink and blue in support of two cancer-focused charities.

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Council’s books show $6 million improvement

Originally published: Thursday, 27th October, 2016

City Council’s finances have shown a $6 million turnaround since the last financial year.

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Inquiry hears concerns about river, lakes

Originally published: Thursday, 27th October, 2016

The important questions about Broken Hill, Menindee Lakes and the Darling River were put to the first public hearing of a parliamentary inquiry examining water supply for country NSW which was held in the city yesterday.

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Exercise keeps young minds sharp

Originally published: Thursday, 27th October, 2016

Year 12 Willyama HSC students Shannon Graham (left) and Claire Pascoe are just two of many local students taking part in an offer of free fitness.

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Drivers walk from mighty crash

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th October, 2016

Two men escaped unscathed after their cars collided in spectacular fashion at an intersection yesterday afternoon.

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A voice found in tragedy gives inspiration to all

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th October, 2016

Domestic violence advocate and former Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, is in Broken Hill to shine a light on an issue that is very close to home. 

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There’s no stopping our Anika

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th October, 2016

The NSW Young Australian of the Year Awards will this year feature a local finalist who’s excited about representing Broken Hill.

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Civic Centre not ready for ball

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th October, 2016

The Breast Cancer Support Group have been in a mad rush to secure a new location for their fundraiser this weekend after finding out that the Civic Centre was unable to provide certain facilities.

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Black Sorrows ready to rock Hill

Originally published: Monday, 24th October, 2016

Black Sorrows singer Joe Camilleri has fond memories of Broken Hill, particularly about how hot it can get.

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Top cop sticks with the Hill

Originally published: Monday, 24th October, 2016

Local police might be losing their colleague and friend, Detective Chief Inspector Mick Stoltenberg, but he is not leaving Broken Hill even though staying means a great hell of a lot of travelling.

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A great day’s racing

Originally published: Monday, 24th October, 2016

Visiting trainers dominated the day but Barry Murray won one for the locals at a great running of the Silver City Cup race meeting on Saturday.

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Trainer’s triple treat

Originally published: Monday, 24th October, 2016

Visiting Swan Hill trainer Nathan Hobson is sure to be back again after winning three of the five races that he had runners in at Saturday’s Silver City Cup meeting.

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Bowling must be tight for South to beat West

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd October, 2016

Because of the Silver City Cup race meeting today, round 2 of the Barrier District Cricket League T20 competition will take place tomorrow at the Alma Oval with West taking on South at 12:30pm.

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Central to bounce back

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd October, 2016

In the second of Sunday’s games, North clash with a Central team desperate to make up for a below-par performance last week.

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Winner back for more

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd October, 2016

Swan Hill trainer Nathan Hobson is back in town for today’s Silver City Cup, bringing with him six horses including Alpha Auriga who won the Outback Cup at the St Pats race meeting earlier this year.

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Lachy rides again

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd October, 2016

The family of a motorbike rider killed in an accident two years ago didn’t realise the local community loved their brother as much as they did until his funeral.

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$30m health move

Originally published: Saturday, 15th October, 2016

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has unveiled design plans for a $30 million redevelopment of the Broken Hill Health Service. 

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Top teams get season underway with T20 bash

Originally published: Saturday, 15th October, 2016

The Broken Hill cricket season hits off today with a double header of Twenty20 games at the Alma Oval and first up is Central taking on West at 12:30pm.

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Chinese ex-pats warn of gruesome trade

Originally published: Saturday, 15th October, 2016

Broken Hill was visited by a group of Falun Gong practitioners yesterday on their travels across the State to protest against forced human organ harvesting in China.

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‘Living museum’ experts reveals plans for city

Originally published: Saturday, 15th October, 2016

Broken Hill’s historical scene is getting an energy boost, as ‘living museum specialist’ Rachel Vincent joins the team.

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Jenny calls time on a life in basketball

Originally published: Friday, 14th October, 2016

Jenny Powell’s involvement with Broken Hill basketball has come to an end after 50 years as a player, coach, volunteer and board member.

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One down, and plenty to go

Originally published: Friday, 14th October, 2016

More than 70,000 students across the State started their Higher School Certificate exams yesterday, which will be conducted over the next three weeks.

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Water brings life and joy

Originally published: Thursday, 13th October, 2016

Locals rushed to see water released into the dry bed of Lake Menindee for the first time in three years yesterday.

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Soprano schools kids for show

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th October, 2016

More than 40 school students are taking part in a week-long music workshop that will culminate with a performance on Friday, courtesy of “Short Black Opera”.

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Mayor joins ambos’ fight

Originally published: Saturday, 8th October, 2016

Mayor Darriea Turley yesterday met with local paramedics to hear their concerns about the NSW government’s proposal to severely reduce their death and disability protection and has called for the public to show their support.

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Youth Council gets its voice

Originally published: Saturday, 8th October, 2016

The Broken Hill Youth Council is set to be revived, as a new generation of young leaders prepares to breathe new life into the group. 

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One happy Dog

Originally published: Saturday, 8th October, 2016

Former Footscray and West Robins’ player Alan Hunter was on hand to see the Western Bulldogs win just their second ever premiership, and first since 1954, when they beat the Sydney Swans in the Grand Final last weekend.

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Treats to fund trip

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th October, 2016

High schooler Kelsey Graham will have to brush up on her German as she prepares for a school exchange to the city of Rosenheim.

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ANZ bankies reunite

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th October, 2016

ANZ Bank staff - some dating back to the 1960s - gathered in the Silver City on the weekend for a reunion.

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Big event still on

Originally published: Saturday, 1st October, 2016

Despite the recent poor weather the Tibooburra Gymkhana is set to go ahead as scheduled, with organisers expecting a great weekend. 

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Jordan scoops soccer awards

Originally published: Saturday, 1st October, 2016


West Panthers’ junior Jordan Cox really cleaned up at the soccer awards at last weekend’s grand finals.

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South Aussies suffer

Originally published: Saturday, 1st October, 2016

Flood and destruction on road to Adelaide

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