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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.

February, 2017

Eye-opening lesson for students

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

Health staff who regularly treat the horrendous injuries suffered by risk-taking teenagers gave local students an important lesson yesterday.

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How to pull a prize in the great weeding showdown

Originally published: Monday, 27th February, 2017

On Saturday City Council announced its Clean Up Broken Hill Weeding competition in the BDT. 

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Land title battle

Originally published: Saturday, 25th February, 2017

A Broken Hill family has been fighting a seven-year battle to prove that they are the rightful owners of a block of land, as the situation becomes more and more frustrating. 

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Release the truth

Originally published: Saturday, 25th February, 2017

Questions are being raised once again about the management of the Menindee Lakes with claims the authorities are not being open about how much water is really being released.

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Pitch battle

Originally published: Saturday, 25th February, 2017

Broken Hill’s A Grade cricket finals get underway today with defending premiers Central starting as favourites against an unpredictable North side. 

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Larger trucks ‘concern’

Originally published: Friday, 24th February, 2017

Concerned Argent Street residents and business owners are worried about bigger Perilya trucks passing through a busy intersection and have asked City Council for more time to object to the proposal.

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City inspires Grace to keep on writing

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd February, 2017

A Broken Hill author who has been writing about our history for more than a decade is getting ready to release her second book, with plans for a third already underway.

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City set for a growth spurt: report

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017

A study by Regional Development Australia Far West shows that Broken Hill could be set to experience a period of growth over the next five to 10 years. 

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Call goes out to land carers

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

Landholders, land management groups and environmental initiatives are invited to submit their entry for the 2017 Western Local Landcare Awards.

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Big prize for prestigious art competition

Originally published: Monday, 20th February, 2017

Entries will soon be open for the region’s most prestigious art competition, The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize. 

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North pride on the line

Originally published: Saturday, 18th February, 2017

In the last game of the regular season North do battle with ladder leaders West tomorrow at the Alma Oval.

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Hammer horror

Originally published: Saturday, 18th February, 2017

The man allegedly responsible for the sickening claw hammer attack on a woman on Wednesday night had been under a court order to stay away from her.

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If you can fix them, why not fly them?

Originally published: Saturday, 18th February, 2017

It was a very special day for a student pilot in Broken Hill last week and a local family that had helped him reach the sky.

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Off to uni with a solid foundation

Originally published: Thursday, 16th February, 2017

Three young local women will have an easier start to university thanks to Foundation Broken Hill.

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The cafe’s in your kitchen

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th February, 2017

Recent research has found that young people were prone to cafe-hopping but local dietitians believe healthy home-cooked meals can be just as trendy.

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More power to kids, say Port

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th February, 2017

Spinach is what AFL players eat to get big and strong, according to one little fellow at the North Public School.

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Public opinion sought on route deregulation

Originally published: Monday, 13th February, 2017

Deregulation of the Broken Hill to Sydney air route could soon become a reality, paving the way for another airline to offer to provide the service.

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More jobs lost

Originally published: Saturday, 11th February, 2017

A union has condemned Essential Energy’s decision to shut its accounts department in Broken Hill with the loss of nine jobs.

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Workers brave infernal conditions

Originally published: Saturday, 11th February, 2017

If you ever wanted to see contractors on a hot tin roof, this week was the week.

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Sidecars get shaking

Originally published: Saturday, 11th February, 2017

Top sidecar action is set to shake Mildura’s Olympic Park Speedway tonight when the 2017 Mallee Bearings Mildura Sidecar Masters is conducted.

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Escape the heat

Originally published: Friday, 10th February, 2017

Broken Hill is still in the midst of a heat wave and there is a good chance that records will be broken. 

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Plan for the region’s future

Originally published: Thursday, 9th February, 2017

Locals vented their frustration at the management of the Darling River, lack of affordable transport and cuts to education to visiting state government representatives yesterday.

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Preschool back on track

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th February, 2017

Playtime Preschool will reopen its doors today, little more than a month after young vandals caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the centre in South Broken Hill.

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Health hub tour

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th February, 2017

A crowd gathered at the Broken Hill Health Service yesterday to witness a 3D ‘fly through’ of the new community health centre which is to be built in Crystal Street. 

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Needle danger

Originally published: Monday, 6th February, 2017

A local worker was disgusted to find syringes strewn all over the road yesterday morning, and he was frustrated he couldn’t get any help to clean it up.

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Plenty of change in Jo’s time

Originally published: Saturday, 4th February, 2017

Jo Hayes has seen the ANZ bank go through a lot of changes and after 30 years she’s decided to make a change too.

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Another classic battle in store

Originally published: Saturday, 4th February, 2017

One and two on the table lock up in their final match against each other before the finals as West takes on old foe Central tomorrow at the Alma Oval.

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Connections important

Originally published: Saturday, 4th February, 2017

A new progam is being launched to help people who struggle with mental illness connect with each other and the community.

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Family escape blaze

Originally published: Friday, 3rd February, 2017

A fire that erupted quickly yesterday morning severely damaged a family’s home in Gypsum Street.

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Women’s cricket is go

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd February, 2017

The Barrier District Cricket League is pushing for two women’s matches to act as curtain raisers for the annual ‘Pink Stumps’ round of cricket in just over two weeks.

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Project still on budget, if not time

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st February, 2017

The architect and building manager of the Civic Centre redevelopment have addressed the recent asbestos incident, saying the situation is under control. 

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