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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.

December, 2016

Don’t let pets go out with a bang

Originally published: Saturday, 31st December, 2016

Pet owners are being advised that the best way to look after your four-legged loved ones is to stay home.

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Water usage down since restrictions lift

Originally published: Saturday, 31st December, 2016

Since lifting water restrictions, Essential Water have found that the district has used less water than this time last year.

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Dogs exceeding expectations

Originally published: Saturday, 31st December, 2016

What started as a rebuilding year for the young Bulldogs has quickly turned into one of contention after consecutive wins against last year’s premiers.

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New year, new battle

Originally published: Saturday, 31st December, 2016

Full lakes won’t alleviate undercurrent of concern

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Celebrate safely

Originally published: Friday, 30th December, 2016

New Year’s Eve revellers are being encouraged to end 2016 on a good note and not in a police cell.

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Hit to history

Originally published: Thursday, 29th December, 2016

The Sulphide Street Railway and Historical Museum has suffered a setback after vandals broke in and damaged a few of the trains on display over the Christmas break.

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Burnout pad project revving up

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th December, 2016

Hold your horses, petrol heads, you have a little longer to wait before you can lay rubber.

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Santa stops for a little roadhouse refreshment

Originally published: Saturday, 24th December, 2016

Santa was spotted having a break at Little Topar Roadhouse yesterday. 

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Plenty to see and do this Christmas break

Originally published: Saturday, 24th December, 2016


The various attractions in Broken Hill and Silverton will be closed on Christmas Day, but for those able to resist the allure of leftover Christmas pudding there will be plenty available to do and see on the following days.

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Coldies for a hot day

Originally published: Saturday, 24th December, 2016

Beer, beer and more beer is flying out of the fridges at the Black Lion Inn.

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We’re having a crackling Christmas

Originally published: Saturday, 24th December, 2016

Roast pork looks set to adorn most tables for Christmas Day tomorrow, according to a local butcher.

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Silverton wind farm approved

Originally published: Saturday, 24th December, 2016


The Silverton Wind Farm looks closer to being a reality after AGL received approval to go ahead with construction.

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Happy Birthday, sir

Originally published: Friday, 23rd December, 2016

When Max Stewart turned 100 in 2012, he told family and friends that he would live to 104-and-a-half.

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Keeping littlies close at hand

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd December, 2016

YMCA has renewed its focus on ensuring children aged five years and under are actively supervised at the pool these school holidays.

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Happy wrappers here to help you

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st December, 2016

Christmas is a joyful time of year, but sometimes wrapping lots of presents can just be a hassle. Luckily there is a solution.

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A nice new car for Christmas

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th December, 2016

 The Spangler’s didn’t come out of the hail storm unscathed, but after losing one of their cars they finally had some luck.

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Air finale under stars

Originally published: Saturday, 17th December, 2016


Tonight is the Open Air Cinema and Awards Night for the Desert Equinox and it will feature a film called ‘Star Stories of the Dreaming’.

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Jail over kitchen attack

Originally published: Saturday, 17th December, 2016

A man with a long history of committing violence offences has been sent to jail for bashing a fellow resident at a block of flats.

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Jolly time tipped

Originally published: Saturday, 17th December, 2016


The second harness racing meeting of the season will be an extra special one, with Santa making an appearance for the children.

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Our shining lights

Originally published: Saturday, 17th December, 2016


The Gear and Thomas families 
are the big winners in the Democratic Club and BDT Lighting Up Christmas Competition.

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Beyond 2030

Originally published: Friday, 16th December, 2016

Mining company Perilya is confident the same “opportunities” that have extended the life of the Southern Operations time and again will also be realised at the North Mine.

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Disgrace

Originally published: Thursday, 15th December, 2016

About 100 roses and at least one name plaque at the Miners’ Memorial were vandalised on Tuesday night, to the shock of most of the town.

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Sneaky smash wrecks Christmas

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th December, 2016

A family won’t be able to enjoy a planned holiday in Adelaide for Christmas after a driver crashed into their car in the early hours of yesterday morning before fleeing the scene.

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We need voice

Originally published: Monday, 12th December, 2016

A Labor senator has labelled Broken Hill as under-represented at a state and federal level and is calling for both governments to take more of an interest. 

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History at stake

Originally published: Saturday, 10th December, 2016

If a building of great significance to the history of mining in Broken Hill is allowed to be destroyed then a dangerous precedent will be set for the city’s heritage, says prominent local businessman Gary Radford.

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North to cause upset

Originally published: Saturday, 10th December, 2016

Sunday cricket continues tomorrow as West take on North at the Alma with both teams coming off hard-fought wins last weekend.

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Roos search for a win

Originally published: Saturday, 10th December, 2016

South and Central clash today at the Alma Oval with the Roos still searching for their maiden win in 2016/17, but a strong Central side will not make it any easier.

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$3m upgrade

Originally published: Friday, 9th December, 2016

The Broken Hill Community Credit Union has been transformed and modernized, all for the benefit of its members. 

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Coulton’s local office open

Originally published: Thursday, 8th December, 2016

Federal MP Mark Coulton has opened up an office in Broken Hill, giving locals greater access to the politician. 

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Big year for local art

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th December, 2016

The West Darling Arts had its biggest year this year with 260 artists involved  in different types of projects all throughout the region.

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Local wetlands could house African animals

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th December, 2016

Broken Hill could play host to a Hollywood celebrity’s plan to create a sanctuary for endangered African animals - including elephants and rhinoceroses - on Australian soil. 

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Tight win for West

Originally published: Monday, 5th December, 2016

Two separate batting collapses from Central has given West a thrilling seven-run win in yesterday’s clash at the Alma Oval.

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Have a back-up plan

Originally published: Monday, 5th December, 2016

Heading into the festive season the pubs and clubs of Broken Hill are fighting drink driving by encouraging locals to have a plan b.

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How cool was that

Originally published: Monday, 5th December, 2016

Santa had a jolly time at this year’s Christmas Pageant - he had something special under his red suit.

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Magistrate deplores domestic violence ‘scourge’

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd December, 2016

Men who beat their wives or threatened to kill them in front of their children must go to jail and realise that they would keep being sent there if they did it again, a magistrate told the Local Court yesterday.

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Enough’s enough

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd December, 2016

The Silver City Cinema is calling for the community’s support to help identify a group of kids who have been harassing customers. 

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Roos ripe for win

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd December, 2016

Local cricket resumes today after bye for the Adelaide Test match with South taking on North at the Alma Oval.

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Heavy hitters

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd December, 2016

Broken Hill’s cricket heavyweights do battle tomorrow at the Alma Oval as Central play West in a top of the table clash. 

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Headspace finds home

Originally published: Friday, 2nd December, 2016

The Far West headspace youth mental health initiative is a step closer with a two-year lease being signed to operate from a prominent location in Broken Hill with plans to open by February.

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Ambassador has the WOW factor

Originally published: Thursday, 1st December, 2016

 A local woman has had one word on her lips since Saturday - ‘Wow’ - after she was named the Ambassador for the Far West Region.

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