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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.

August, 2017

Artist does some soul searching

Originally published: Thursday, 31st August, 2017

Broken Hill’s latest artist in residence is using his time in the city to scout out faces for his next exhibition.

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Stellar season for Walker

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th August, 2017

One of the Adelaide Crows’ eight nominations for All Australian selection is North Broken Hill’s Taylor Walker.

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Kelly’s energy a blessing

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th August, 2017

Raising a family, running a business, working part time, and organising charitable endeavours might seem like too much for one person, but for Kelly Finch it’s all in a day’s work.

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Donation from the heart

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th August, 2017

A mother has made a heartfelt donation to the medical unit that helped save her daughter’s life. 

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Drug trial opens

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th August, 2017

The District Court trial of a man charged with dealing drugs has heard how the manager of a motel became suspicious when he noticed a guest’s car coming and going in the early morning hours.

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Welcomed into the fold

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th August, 2017

The Barrier LAC has welcomed two new constables to the ranks this week.

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Fire destroys house

Originally published: Monday, 28th August, 2017

A second abandoned house has been destroyed by fire in the space of weeks, with firefighters called to a spectacular Patton Street blaze in the early hours of Saturday.

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Kind roofers handy with the woodwork

Originally published: Sunday, 27th August, 2017

Students at the Broken Hill Tutorial Centre will be able to sit more comfortably thanks to a generous gift from two roofers.

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Our roads owed

Originally published: Saturday, 26th August, 2017


The NRMA has revealed that the Far West is facing a $60 million infrastructure backlog when it comes regional roads.

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Financial setback

Originally published: Saturday, 26th August, 2017


The sale of two assets has seen City Council take a $10 million hit to its bottom line, according to its annual financial statements.

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Vandals in rifle club’s sights

Originally published: Friday, 25th August, 2017


Members of the South Broken Hill Rifle Club are at their wits end, thanks to people driving through their property and making a mess of their gates and fences.

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Eisteddfod glory for Emily

Originally published: Thursday, 24th August, 2017

A last-minute decision to enter into the 2017 Eisteddfod turned out to be the right one for a young local singer.

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Milkbar king finds niche

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017

Jason King may not have been born a local, but after more than a decade living in the Silver City he’s become a familiar face around town and at Bell’s Milk Bar out south.

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Explore our “Regen”

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017

Celebratory activities for the inaugural Albert Morris Ecology Award kicked off yesterday at the Regional Art Gallery and will continue throughout the week.

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Hand-painted history

Originally published: Monday, 21st August, 2017

In 1920, Albert Morris, a metallurgist on the mine and an amateur botanist, founded the Barrier Field Naturalists’ Club.

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Headspace open

Originally published: Saturday, 19th August, 2017


The Broken Hill Headspace service was officially launched yesterday to provide a vital service to the city’s youth. 

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Fine machines on show

Originally published: Saturday, 19th August, 2017

A 1955 BSA Goldstar (pictured left) and a 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Bob - just two of the bikes that’ll be on display at a Show and Shine tomorrow at the Memorial Oval.

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Mistreated dog finds a friend

Originally published: Friday, 18th August, 2017

The mistreatment of an elderly dog has a silver lining after a Good Samaritan rescued him during the week.

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Vote ‘about freedom’

Originally published: Thursday, 17th August, 2017

The postal vote survey for same-sex marriage is a slap in the face, according to a local couple, but they want residents to take it seriously.

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Hear this: magic day awaits

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th August, 2017

 Chris Rawlins is “pumped”: He is about to hear sounds after decades of hearing difficulties.

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Trip of a lifetime

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th August, 2017

Willyama High School students have their hearts set on a trip to Japan, and they’re hoping a pie drive will help get them there.

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Youngsters give Vinnies a hand

Originally published: Monday, 14th August, 2017

Sacred Heart Primary has pulled together to lend a helping hand to those in need this winter.

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Court allows AusGold to access land for latest project

Originally published: Saturday, 12th August, 2017

The owners of Mount Poole station near Tibooburra have been ordered to allow a Chinese-backed miner back onto its land so it can access a gold mine.

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Projects look for boost

Originally published: Saturday, 12th August, 2017

Three projects in Broken Hill could soon receive a boost, as council looks to submit applications for upgrades across the city. 

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Science stars shine

Originally published: Saturday, 12th August, 2017

Two of Broken Hill’s brightest have been selected for the National Youth Science Forum held in January next year.

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Willyama show class

Originally published: Friday, 11th August, 2017

After over 1000kms travelled, the Western School’s AFL Knock Out final was played and won by Willyama High School.

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Accident-prone

Originally published: Thursday, 10th August, 2017

Local police and fire fighters were kept busy yesterday with a roll over and a collison in two separate accidents.

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Far West LHD Innovation Awards

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th August, 2017

The Far West LHD announced the winners of its annual Innovation Awards, celebrating staff that had created innovative programs or excelled at their work. The winning projects will also be entered in the NSW Health Awards to be held later in the year. 

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Serenity now for Cinema

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th August, 2017

Local artist Karrie Lannstrom has donated one of her pieces to the auction aimed at raising money to install a lift in the Silver City Cinema. The painting, “Sturt Pea Serenity”, was inspired by another local artist, May Harding. Mrs Lannstrom is now putting the call out for anyone who is able to frame the artwork before she donates it to the worthy cause. 

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A story or two to tell

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th August, 2017

Broken Hill has yet another honoured citizen who makes their home here, with local historian Jenny Camilleri the latest to be awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her service to community history.

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City mourns stalwart

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th August, 2017

The local football and cricket community is mourning the passing of one of the city’s sporting greats, Lionel Johnston.

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Aquifer option ‘being ignored’

Originally published: Monday, 7th August, 2017

Abundant, high-quality groundwater at Menindee could provide Broken Hill with the supply it needs at a fraction of the cost of the Murray pipeline, according to experts.

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Screening ‘not viable’

Originally published: Monday, 7th August, 2017

Regional Express says most regional cities and towns would not have an airport if small airlines were forced to introduce costly screening measures.

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Roos school Magpies

Originally published: Monday, 7th August, 2017

Thoughts of Central’s resounding win last weekend were quickly forgotten as South gave them a footballing lesson at the Alma Oval on Saturday to the tune of 119 points.

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North pull off the win

Originally published: Monday, 7th August, 2017

North had to dig deep on the weekend to overcome a young and spirited West side.

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Belinda’s on a mission

Originally published: Friday, 4th August, 2017

Wherever she goes in her purple bus, Belinda Adams attracts plenty of attention, and that’s exactly how she likes it. 

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Squads to roam hotspots

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd August, 2017

Roaming police squads will soon be used to fight crime waves in country towns, the state’s top regional cop said yesterday.

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Life members inducted

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017

The Broken Hill Town Employees’ Union has celebrated its centenary meeting and induction of two life members.

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Auction for lift

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st August, 2017

A local artist is organising an art auction to help raise money to install an elevator in the Silver City Cinema.

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