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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.

July, 2017

House catches fire

Originally published: Monday, 31st July, 2017

Firefighters were last night battling a house fire in Wills Street next to Theatre 44.

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$500 million to reach the Murray but; Who pays? Won’t say

Originally published: Saturday, 29th July, 2017

The state government has rejected calls to scrap or delay construction of the Murray River pipeline, saying there is “no doubt whatsoever” it remains the best solution to the city’s water problem.

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Burkies chip in for little mate

Originally published: Saturday, 29th July, 2017

They look after their own at the Burke Ward Public School.

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Last start winners meet

Originally published: Saturday, 29th July, 2017

Celtic takes on St Joes while West battle Alma in round 10 of the Broken Hill Soccer Association’s senior competition tomorrow.

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Water activists cheer council

Originally published: Friday, 28th July, 2017

City Council has won backing for its stand against the building of the Murray pipeline and to have those responsible for allegedly draining the Lower Darling called to account.

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Hopes rising for cinema elevator

Originally published: Thursday, 27th July, 2017

A campaign to raise money for an elevator for the Silver City Cinema has raised more than $1,500 in 24 hours.  

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Bushy’s a miner of art

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th July, 2017

When asked if he’s an A-grader, Bushy White will first explain the meaning behind the phrase - apparently it started in the 50s to designate who was local and who was not, to determine who got first pick of jobs.

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Fines apply for unsafe mess

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th July, 2017

City Council is warning businesses and roofing contractors that they can be fined for blocking footpaths or roads with building materials and skip bins.

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See us, pull over: police

Originally published: Monday, 24th July, 2017

If an emergency vehicle is behind you on the road, flashing its lights or sounding its siren, it has long been the custom to pull over to the side of the road.

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100 years

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd July, 2017

The Broken Hill Town Employees’ Union is about to turn 100 years old.

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100 games for Saint Barber

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd July, 2017

The Saints’ Mick Barber will play his 100th game this weekend when his team takes on local rivals Broken Hill United in the final round of the Outback Rugby League season.

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Cross-country for NF

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd July, 2017

A local couple and their mates will be undertaking a gruelling 50 kilometre cross-country bike ride to raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis.

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Youngsters have say on YMCA development

Originally published: Friday, 21st July, 2017

For the development of the new YMCA Hub, people have said they would like it to offer after-school activities.

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Pink ladies need a hand

Originally published: Thursday, 20th July, 2017

Volunteers were very busy on Saturday putting together over 200 rosettes for Pink October, and that’s just the beginning.

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Brendan branches out

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th July, 2017

Anyone who’s spent time at the Palace has probably met Brendan Barlow, either behind the bar or bedecked in sequins as he hosts Drag Bingo.

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Santa’s heading North

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th July, 2017

He’s making a list, checking it twice; he’s going to find out who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is coming to the kennel this weekend.

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Earthly art event a natural success

Originally published: Monday, 17th July, 2017

A grassroots art exhibition that used the Silver City as a backdrop was hailed an “enormous success” by organisers at an awards presentation yesterday at Bushy White’s Mineral Art Gallery.

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On the road again

Originally published: Saturday, 15th July, 2017

The Silver City Treadlers, a cycle team founded by Broken Hill local June Files OAM, are preparing to saddle up for the 21st year straight. 

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Wagon prize

Originally published: Saturday, 15th July, 2017

A food wagon driven by Charlie Milne for Sir Sidney Kidman has made a journey to its final resting place at the Sulphide Street Railway Museum.

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Golf’s welcome return

Originally published: Saturday, 15th July, 2017

The Wilcannia Golf Club will soon be back on the map after the NSW Government committed to help rebuild the town’s disused nine-hole course.

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Awareness ‘growing’

Originally published: Friday, 14th July, 2017

Awareness surrounding domestic violence and child sexual assault is growing, according to the local organisers of Purple Ribbon Day.

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Revamped Y to be child-safe centre

Originally published: Thursday, 13th July, 2017

The YMCA will soon ask local children and young people for ideas about how to develop its new integrated wellness centre.

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Access all areas

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th July, 2017

A South Australian university student is casting a critical eye over the city to help take the term “accessible outback” to whole other level.

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Star gazers form a line

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

Broken Hillites will be able to check out the finer details of distant planets when a mobile astronomical observatory rolls into town next month.

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Cobra stands out

Originally published: Monday, 10th July, 2017

ROGER Crawford has been a car nut since “year dot” and while a long line of cars have entered his life, only one remains.

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Civic Centre remains closed

Originally published: Saturday, 8th July, 2017

The troubled Civic Centre will remain closed until September as a report into its unauthorised use by council is due to be handed to the NSW Ombudsman next week.

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Mural captures history

Originally published: Saturday, 8th July, 2017

An artist being recognised nationally and internationally for her murals and street art has come to Broken Hill to ply her trade.

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Changing of the guard

Originally published: Saturday, 8th July, 2017

When roofing contractor Dave O’Meara Googled ‘Broken Hill barbers’ before coming to the city for work, he was distraught to read that the city’s only barber had decided to hang up his scissors.

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Historical coup for city

Originally published: Friday, 7th July, 2017

In a major coup for the city, a house believed to be the city’s oldest is on the road to restoration now it is in the hands of the Broken Hill Historical Society.

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Festival proving popular

Originally published: Thursday, 6th July, 2017

Tickets are selling fast for this year’s Rockfest with almost half of the marquees sold even though the show is five months away.

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Budget bungle over library

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th July, 2017

Mayor Darriea Turley has denied plans to upgrade the library have been dealt a blow after it was revealed City Council is not in line to receive almost $1 million in state government funding.

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Smiles all round

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th July, 2017

Council had an overwhelming number of applicants for their community assistance grants which saw them give over $120,000.

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Far West lures artist

Originally published: Monday, 3rd July, 2017

An interstate artist who admits to having a 35-year love affair with the Silver City is ready to go steady.

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Hope for new Alesco

Originally published: Saturday, 1st July, 2017

The CEO of Robinson College said they may look to open an alternative school in coming years.

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‘Dogs have too much bite

Originally published: Saturday, 1st July, 2017

 North make their first trip to Memorial Oval in some time as Central look to get their season back on track against the reigning premiers.

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