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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.

April, 2017

Test for Pies

Originally published: Saturday, 29th April, 2017

With their first win last week and South missing a couple of big names, Central will be hopeful of a much more competitive effort against them compared to round one.

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Guide dog bias still out there, says local

Originally published: Saturday, 29th April, 2017

For International Guide Dog Day one local is advocating for greater awareness of guide dog access rights.

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Leaders back change

Originally published: Saturday, 29th April, 2017

Local political leaders have had their say on the recent changes to the citizenship regulations.

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Baking raises dough

Originally published: Friday, 28th April, 2017

Life Without Barriers held a successful cake stall for Autism Awareness month yesterday.

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130 years of health

Originally published: Thursday, 27th April, 2017

One hundred and thirty years of continual health service by hospitals within Broken Hill and District will be celebrated on Sunday, May 7 at the Broken Hill Hospital Museum within the Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum Complex.

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Special Anzac Day visitors

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th April, 2017

A group dedicated to the Anzac memory made the trip to Broken Hill just in time for Anzac Day commemorations - and they came bearing a gift.

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Back him or lose, warns councillor

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th April, 2017

A Broken Hill councillor has stressed the importance of council having a positive relationship with Kevin Humphries, after the Barwon MP turned down council’s invitation to attend tonight’s council meeting. 

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Station kid to China gig

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th April, 2017

As a teen, Jason Hannigan never saw himself travelling the world, but fast forward a decade or two and that’s exactly what he’s doing.

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TRUE BLUE

Originally published: Monday, 24th April, 2017

You would be hard-pressed to find a bloke as true as Des Kennedy.

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Cracking contest

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd April, 2017

The Jubilee Oval will be rocking today as last year’s grand finalists face off for the first time in 2017.

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Hungry for the win

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd April, 2017

After a week’s rest for Easter, Central and West return to the field today both hungry to notch up their first wins for the season.

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NBN in sight

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd April, 2017

The NBN rollout is underway in Broken Hill, with some property and infrastructure inspections already taking place.

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Sweet treats for mum

Originally published: Friday, 21st April, 2017

There will be plenty of sweet treats and pretty things for mum at this year’s Mothers’ Day Stall, and some new items available for the first time.

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Blessings take off

Originally published: Thursday, 20th April, 2017

The initiative to deliver little blessings around town has turned into something much bigger after a donation bin was set up.

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Closure “standard procedure”

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th April, 2017

City Council yesterday defended the closure of the mini-pound over the Easter break, saying it was normal practice to shut during holidays.

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Students make a mark

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th April, 2017

Two University of Sydney students are on a mission to improve the oral health of aged-care residents in Broken Hill, and they have their eyes firmly on getting a dental chair at a local aged-care facility into operation.

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Bush doof needs home

Originally published: Friday, 14th April, 2017

The Silverton Bush Doof has been cancelled after event organisers said they didn’t receive police support for the event.

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Try it, you’ll love it

Originally published: Friday, 14th April, 2017

Alma women’s soccer player and board member has made a call to all those interested in the game to come along and give it a go.

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Merger improves prospects for massive mine

Originally published: Thursday, 13th April, 2017

A massive iron ore project that could provide a huge boost to the local economy took a step closer to reality yesterday with the announcement of a fast track plan.

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Hail Dane the Great

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th April, 2017

The magic is set to return to the city this Easter when Dane the Great Magician will work his trick at the Musicians’ Club and the South Library.

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Worry over loose iron

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th April, 2017

The residents of Rowe Street have raised concerns about safety after a building company dumped building materials on the footpath. 

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Nick to return to East Timor

Originally published: Monday, 10th April, 2017

Ex-serviceman Nick Brown spent two tours in East Timor, and now that he’s completed his service he’s looking to go back with the ‘Timor Awakening’ program.

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Roos belt Robins

Originally published: Monday, 10th April, 2017

The final score did not truly reflect the competitiveness of Saturday’s clash between South and West at the Alma Oval, which saw the Roos run out 97-point winners.

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Youth think tank

Originally published: Saturday, 8th April, 2017

A lack of entertainment and activities is causing some young people to turn to drugs and alcohol, according to the Broken Hill Youth Council.

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Roos look sharp

Originally published: Saturday, 8th April, 2017

After a poor start last week, West will need a massive turnaround in form if they are to challenge South who were big winners in round one.

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Art for Keith

Originally published: Saturday, 8th April, 2017

An art charity auction for a local teenager will be held tomorrow at the Old Royal Hotel.

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Remains return home

Originally published: Friday, 7th April, 2017

The ancestral remains of 10 Barkindji people were re-buried in Kinchega National Park on Tuesday in the largest repatriation in the park’s history.

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Taking the next step

Originally published: Thursday, 6th April, 2017

Eric Degoumois would like nothing more than a job working on cars or motorcycles but he also loves taking photographs. If Eric could combine all three then he would be a very happy young man indeed.

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City turns it on for filmmakers

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th April, 2017

Filming of the Wake in Fright remake is nearly halfway done, and the producers say working in Broken Hill has been an absolute pleasure.

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Chargers deliver

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th April, 2017

Danika Rowland’s March Charge has come to an end, and she’s proud to say she’s been able to donate nearly $2000 to a local cancer network.

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Len pursues passion

Originally published: Monday, 3rd April, 2017

A former Broken Hill boy has returned to the Silver City to pursue his dream of having his own art gallery.

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“Gunman” pleads guilty

Originally published: Saturday, 1st April, 2017

A drunk man who told staff at the hospital that he had a gun and would shoot them all if they did not admit him has pleaded guilty.  

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“Gunman” pleads guilty

Originally published: Saturday, 1st April, 2017

A drunk man who told staff at the hospital that he had a gun and would shoot them all if they did not admit him has pleaded guilty.  

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Big can replaces bottle

Originally published: Saturday, 1st April, 2017

The TV crew currently remaking the 1971 film Wake in Fright are shipping a gigantic beer can into the city this morning.

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Big clash kicks off season

Originally published: Saturday, 1st April, 2017

Last year’s premiers North begin their title defence today at the Jubilee Oval against a West team determined to avenge their 71-point loss in last year’s preliminary final.

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