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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.

January, 2017

Basketball bounces back

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st January, 2017

A change in time and attitude has led to an end of year revival for basketball in Broken Hill and it is set to resume later this week.

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UNTIDY TOWN

Originally published: Monday, 30th January, 2017

The condition of the streets and parks around Broken Hill has come under fire, with one resident saying City Council needs to lift its game.

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A touchy subject

Originally published: Saturday, 28th January, 2017

The Civic Centre has re-opened after an asbestos scare at the start of the week but it has been difficult to open a line of communication about the project.

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Local aces set for tournament

Originally published: Saturday, 28th January, 2017

Broken Hill’s best tennis players will compete in the annual Australia Day Weekend tennis tournament today at the Red Cliffs Lawn Tennis Club.

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Bold new plans for Patton Park

Originally published: Saturday, 28th January, 2017

Patton Park looks set for an upgrade as City Council prepares to make an application for a considerable amount of funding. 

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Cheryl’s the best

Originally published: Friday, 27th January, 2017

Long-time volunteer and hard worker, Cheryl Meuret has been added to the list of locals who can call them- selves Citizen of the Year.

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Time to celebrate

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th January, 2017

Australia Day in Broken Hill will be jam-packed full of activities.

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Artwork to stop a riot

Originally published: Monday, 23rd January, 2017

Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler are all likely to make an appearance in one of the first events to grace the newly-refurbished Civic Centre next month.

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Helping hand

Originally published: Saturday, 21st January, 2017

A mentally-ill homeless man has been ordered to accept treatment after he broke a door of a shop in Argent Street on Christmas Day.

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Employees won’t be fooled

Originally published: Saturday, 21st January, 2017

Employees are being warned not to ‘chuck a sickie’ and turn the Australia Day celebrations into a long weekend. 

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South eye tough win

Originally published: Saturday, 21st January, 2017

South’s search for their first win of the season doesn’t get any easier today as they take on first-placed West this afternoon at the Alma Oval.

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Wind farm sold

Originally published: Friday, 20th January, 2017

The sale of the proposed Silverton wind farm has been finalised, with electricity company AGL Energy selling the project to the Powering Australia Renewables Fund.

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Prevent flare-ups on Aussie Day

Originally published: Thursday, 19th January, 2017

A charred chop is part and parcel of any barbecue but you really don’t want that fire anywhere but under your hotplate. 

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Five-star initiative

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th January, 2017

The first round of results for the “Scores On Doors” initiative are in and they highlight some impressive achievements by local businesses. 

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In high demand

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th January, 2017

A run of yabbies in the Darling River dried up net stocks in the Silver City just before Christmas, but a local business now has a stack in store.

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Pub revival

Originally published: Monday, 16th January, 2017

The long dormant Mt Gipps pub is set to be revived by a Sydney-based investor who has already built quite the portfolio in the Far West.

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The murder that wasn’t

Originally published: Friday, 13th January, 2017

JULY 8, 1905, was a bitterly cold Saturday night and a gusty wind blew down Blende Street with rain drifting over the city.

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Things hotting up in the bush

Originally published: Thursday, 12th January, 2017

The mercury is expected to soar over the next few days, before dropping down to relatively cooler temperatures from Saturday.

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Cooler weather just the ticket

Originally published: Thursday, 12th January, 2017

Children enjoyed a much cooler ride on the Picnic Train yesterday as the temperature finally dropped to the mid-30s.

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Cooler weather just the ticket

Originally published: Thursday, 12th January, 2017

Children enjoyed a much cooler ride on the Picnic Train yesterday as the temperature finally dropped to the mid-30s.

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YMCA set for $4.6m upgrade

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th January, 2017

Government funding secures project

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Exhibit explores soldiers’ plight

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th January, 2017

A new exhibit displaying the contributions of Australia’s indigenous soldiers during wartime will be open to the public this Thursday night at the Geocentre.

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History set to go under the hammer

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th January, 2017

Buyers have a chance to get their hands on some real history, as Silverton residents John and Joan Bennett hold a clearing sale before they move to Broken Hill, at their recently sold property.

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Minister stands aside

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th January, 2017

Sussan Ley maintains she’s done nothing wrong despite stepping aside as health minister pending an investigation into her use of taxpayer-funded travel.

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City in the dark as pipeline looms

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th January, 2017

It seems time may be running out for those wanting to put a stop to the contentious pipeline, as construction is set to get underway in April. 

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A croc or what?

Originally published: Saturday, 7th January, 2017

Some are calling it a croc, but social media is abuzz with claims of a crocodile sighting at the Menindee Lakes.

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Trots gone to the dogs

Originally published: Saturday, 7th January, 2017

The first harness race meet for the new year will be held on Saturday night and will honour the 2016 Broken Hill AFL premiers, the North Bulldogs.

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Resurrect Delprat’s

Originally published: Saturday, 7th January, 2017

Drop the parklets, says historian

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Community rallies as police charge one

Originally published: Friday, 6th January, 2017

The cleanup has begun for Playtime Preschool following devastating vandalism attacks, and staff have been left speechless by the support they have received from the public. 

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Security talks

Originally published: Thursday, 5th January, 2017

Council and several Patton Street businesses have spoken out following the two cases of vandalism which caused significant damage to Playtime Preschool. 

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Judicial appointment

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th January, 2017

Local figure Simon Molesworth has another title to add to the list, after being appointed as an acting judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW for 2017.

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Destruction continues at popular preschool

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th January, 2017

Playtime Preschool has been attacked by vandals for the second time in less than 48 hours.

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Popular preschool hit again

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017

A director of a local pre-school will renew calls to improve security at a building leased from City Council after suffering a fourth destructive break-in in two years.

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