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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.

November, 2016

New home found

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th November, 2016

The memorabilia from the iconic era of the Johns Brothers has found a new home and will soon be on display for all to see. 

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Sunlight, camera, action!

Originally published: Saturday, 26th November, 2016

Broken Hill is set to play host to a world first when it comes to the film industry, with a short film festival to put the city under the solar spotlight.

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Joelene, Youth of the Year(s)

Originally published: Saturday, 26th November, 2016

Joelene Galea has been awarded the Broken Hill Lions Youth of the Year for the second consecutive year.

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Portia gold mining could last a decade

Originally published: Saturday, 26th November, 2016

Mining company Havilah and Consolidated Mining and Civil (CMC) have agreed on terms to extend the life of the Portia Gold Mine, which they say could be operating for the next 10 years. 

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All the Disney classics in one big performance

Originally published: Thursday, 24th November, 2016

A wonderful afternoon of entertainment for young and old is assured this Sunday when the Broken Hill Philharmonic Society presents its third and final concert of the year “Wish Upon A Star - Songs from Disney productions old and new”.

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Rockfest night of wonder for Cal

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016

One Broken Hill family wants an act of kindness to be known, after Broken Hill Toyota provided VIP tickets for them and their son to go to Rockfest on the weekend.

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Richard knows his hardware

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016

Broken Hill’s Richard Norris has won a HASA Hardware Industry Young Person of the Year Award.

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Deep neck gash

Originally published: Monday, 21st November, 2016

Police were yesterday piecing together what happened to a man who was left with a deep neck wound after a row with his former partner.

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Strong batting needed

Originally published: Saturday, 19th November, 2016

Great bowling performances highlighted North and West’s wins last week as they ripped through South and Central respectively and today could rely on which team’s batsmen are able to get on top.

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Central and South both looking for the win

Originally published: Saturday, 19th November, 2016

Central and South suffered disappointing losses last week and will be keen to turn that around when they clash today at the Alma Oval.

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Our big loss

Originally published: Saturday, 19th November, 2016

The Far West is losing thousands and thousands of dollars in grants each year because no one is dedicated to coordinate and write funding applications.

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Volunteers band together

Originally published: Friday, 18th November, 2016

Carers with a local volunteer group have been inundated with animals, especially birds, injured during Friday’s hail storm.

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Artist paints land of wonder

Originally published: Thursday, 17th November, 2016

For an artist who paints “intermittently”, Pennie Pomroy has certainly created an impressive array of works for her largest ever solo exhibition.

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Memorial for our diggers

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th November, 2016

A street seat dedicated to those who served their country has been unveiled in front of the RSL sub-branch office in Argent Street.

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Teenagers raise alarm

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th November, 2016

Eighty-year-old Patricia Pitt managed to escape the wrath of Friday night’s ice storm, but she did find herself fighting a fierce house fire in her nightie on Saturday night.

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Magpies tough

Originally published: Saturday, 12th November, 2016

Both North and Central sides recovered from batting collapses to win last weekend and they face each other today at the Alma Oval. 

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West look too good for Roos

Originally published: Saturday, 12th November, 2016

Tomorrow’s match at the Alma sees West take on South after both sides let their chances of victory slip last weekend.

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Freak hail storm wreaks havoc

Originally published: Saturday, 12th November, 2016

Broken Hill residents were last night counting the cost after a fierce ice storm lashed the city about 6.30pm. 

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Mr Roberts, your house has arrived

Originally published: Friday, 11th November, 2016

Traffic came to a stop yesterday morning in central Broken Hill as a three-bedroom house was slowly driven to Warnock Street.

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Exhibit shows off talents and riches

Originally published: Thursday, 10th November, 2016

The Threads of Our Community touring exhibit will come to brief halt in the Old Town Facade on Argent Street this Friday.

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Students to learn from best chefs

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th November, 2016

Seven Aboriginal TAFE students from Wilcannia will be travelling across the country later this month to join celebrity chef Mark Olive at the West Australian food festival Kambarang.

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Harnessing gift

Originally published: Monday, 7th November, 2016

An innovative robotics program could set people with autism in the Silver City on a path to meaningful employment.

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Farewell Aunty

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2016

Aunty Elaine, mum, Ms E, or just E. These are a few of the nicknames that Elaine Davis has picked up from working at the Black Lion Inn for over three decades.

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Expect a tight contest

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2016

South will take on North tomorrow at the Alma Oval in what should be an enthralling clash between two sides desperate to kick-start their season.

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Grand final replay

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2016

After three weeks of T20 action, Broken Hill cricket settles into one day mode with a rematch of last Sunday’s T20 final between West and Central at the Alma Oval today.

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Sampsons goes social

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2016

In an effort to stay “one step ahead”, Sampsons shoe store have increased their online presence, which is attracting many sales from away.

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Shelter full of puppies

Originally published: Saturday, 5th November, 2016

Last but not least is a saying that captures the essence of three little puppies at the RSCPA.

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What’s behind the door?

Originally published: Friday, 4th November, 2016

Have you ever wanted to see what goes on inside a Masonic lodge? Well, now is your chance with an open day being held tomorrow.

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Shock dump find

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd November, 2016

A woman was at the city’s tip when she heard a plaintive cry amongst the rubbish. 

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Meet our Tough Mudders

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd November, 2016

The SRC Committee at Willyama High School is busy arranging a ‘Summer Survival’ fete with some fun challenges and obstacles.

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Search continues for missing woman

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st November, 2016

Police yesterday renewed efforts in the investigation of a Broken Hill woman who went missing six months ago.

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