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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.

September, 2017

Double the state average

Originally published: Saturday, 30th September, 2017

A report has revealed the waiting times for surgery in Broken Hill is almost twice the state average. 

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Make it pink, please

Originally published: Saturday, 30th September, 2017

Broken Hill’s pink ladies are at it again with the celebration of Pink October getting underway next week.

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Time to reflect

Originally published: Saturday, 30th September, 2017

National Police Remembrance Day was held at the Cathedral yesterday for local police and community members.

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Call for artists

Originally published: Friday, 29th September, 2017

The Willyama Art Society are putting the call out for interested artists who may want the chance to exhibit their work.

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Miners’ Memorial Service

Originally published: Thursday, 28th September, 2017

The annual Miners’ Memorial Service will be held on October 8 this year at 11am, atop the Line of Lode.

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Mastin to bring the X factor to Rockfest

Originally published: Thursday, 28th September, 2017

The Broken Hill Rockfest will have the X factor when it comes to the city in December.

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Jetta’s lambs shall not want

Originally published: Thursday, 28th September, 2017

Three-year-old Jetta Hall has a big responsibility, he has to help his mum and dad look after three little lambs.

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Proud Tigers

Originally published: Thursday, 28th September, 2017

In the lead-up to Saturday’s hotly anticipated AFL grand final, one Richmond fan is showing his colours proudly.

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Oscar’s ready

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th September, 2017

School holidays are finally underway much to the delight of children, perhaps not so much with parents.

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Time to celebrate

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th September, 2017

Kinchega, NSW’s first national park west of the Great Dividing Range, is set to host three celebratory events as it notches up half a century.

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Quadbike community safety event

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th September, 2017

Safe Work NSW has held a free community safety event in collaboration with the NSW Quadbike Safety Industry Action Group for farmers at the Aged Persons Rest Centre, to help promote safety around quadbikes in rural work.

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Train celebrates 80 years

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th September, 2017

The Silver City Comet is celebrating its 80th birthday in its final resting place at the Sulphide Street Railway Museum.

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Jesters victorious

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th September, 2017

It really was a weekend of success for the women of the St Joes Sporting Association - not only did the women playing soccer win the local competition, the local St Joes Jesters netball team stamped their authority on the Mildura Spring Netball Carnival.

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Joeys in thriller

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th September, 2017

The women’s grand final went down to the wire on Saturday, with St Joes defeating West in a penalty shootout.

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Riders surprise in motocross

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th September, 2017

Spectators were blown away at the Lachy Botten Memorial Ride with special guest rider Tye Simmonds and surprise guest 2017 Australian Off Road Championship Winner, Daniel Milner, entering at the last minute to participate in the event.

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We’re on a mission

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th September, 2017

There’s been hospitalisations and equipment failures but a group of adventurers are determined to reach their final destination, no matter the obstacles.

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Rotary scores as builders move in

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th September, 2017

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so the saying goes, and the Rotary Club of Broken Hill can certainly vouch for its veracity.   

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Appeal for witnesses to assault, robbery

Originally published: Monday, 25th September, 2017

Police are appealing for information following the assault and robbery of two people in Creedon Street.

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A good poor Bustard

Originally published: Monday, 25th September, 2017

Our Bustard, or Plain Turkey, is a very interesting bird.

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Swans back Robins

Originally published: Monday, 25th September, 2017

The West Football Club has received a grant of $1,000 for their juniors.

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St Joes too good

Originally published: Monday, 25th September, 2017

St Joes have capped off a superb season, by adding a grand final victory to their B Grade minor premiership. 

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Challenge gets underway

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd September, 2017

The 2017 Outback Challenge is set to go this weekend with drivers prepping their cars for what is already named by organ- isers the toughest year yet.

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Scouts fundraise for trip

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd September, 2017

The 3rd Broken Hill Sea Scouts have drawn their major raffle for the year. The Scout group started raising money at the start of the year to send their Venturer Unit to Brisbane for the Australian Venture in January 2018.

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Remembering the madness

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd September, 2017

The 22nd of September 2017 marks eight years to the day since Broken Hill experienced its worst dust storm since the 1960s, possibly the worst ever.

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Problems in the past

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd September, 2017

The new head of the health district says he isn’t interested in dwelling on issues surrounding the previous board and its chief executive.

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Challenge gets underway

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd September, 2017

The 2017 Outback Challenge is set to go this weekend with drivers prepping their cars for what is already named by organisers the toughest year yet. 

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Entries needed for festival

Originally published: Friday, 22nd September, 2017

Broken Hill’s inaugural Perfect Light Film Festival is now calling for entries.

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Show sparks fireworks

Originally published: Thursday, 21st September, 2017

The Far West Regional Talent Concert got under way last night in the Broken Hill High School hall, with students from schools in Broken Hill and Menindee taking part in the show.

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Cross-country trek

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th September, 2017

Trucking a giraffe 4500km might seem like a tall order but a juvenile female named ‘Ellie’ appears to be taking it all in her substantial stride.

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Volunteers on a high

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th September, 2017

Broken Hill volunteers won big at the 2017 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards held at Thyme on Argent yesterday afternoon. 

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Museum in the semis

Originally published: Monday, 18th September, 2017

The hard work that is put into the Railway Museum should be acknowledged and thanks to the curator, it will be.

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A sporting life

Originally published: Saturday, 16th September, 2017

Long-time servant of Broken Hill basketball, Graeme Semmens, has stepped aside due to health issues but has no regrets about his time in the game.

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Finals click into gear

Originally published: Saturday, 16th September, 2017

We’re finally at the pointy end of Broken Hill’s 2017 soccer season and after treading water for a couple of weeks, it will be all go tomorrow when West and Celtic clash in the A Grade preliminary final.

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Margaret loves her BDT

Originally published: Saturday, 16th September, 2017

Local resident Margaret Lawn has been a loyal subscriber of the BDT for many years.

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YMCA countdown

Originally published: Friday, 15th September, 2017

In 14 days the YMCA in Chloride Street will close its doors to the public and move into two interim buildings to make way for a $4.59 million redevelopment, funded largely through the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Resources for Regions program.

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All welcome as RSL celebrates centenary

Originally published: Thursday, 14th September, 2017

 BH RSL president Des Kennedy is opening the doors of the local branch tomorrow to celebrate its 100th year in Broken Hill.

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Restoration of an old favourite

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th September, 2017

Work to revive the old Mt Gipps Hotel on the Sydney road is continuing, after it was purchased by tourism company Out of the Ordinary Outback earlier this year.

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Cookbook quest

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th September, 2017

Do you own this cookbook? Two Broken Hill women are on the search for anyone who owns a version of a recipe book, which was printed by the Broken Hill Primary School in the 1970s.

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Kind cut for cats

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th September, 2017

The RSPCA is expecting an influx of cats and kittens this spring.

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Climb for a good cause

Originally published: Monday, 11th September, 2017

Local firefighters Tom Seward and Cohen Turner will have calves of steel after committing to run the Sydney Tower Eye to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease.

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‘Release report’

Originally published: Saturday, 9th September, 2017

The NSW Govern-ment have again failed to release the findings from the Ken Matthews inquiry into water theft, much to Labor’s frustration. 

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Hopes high for South revival

Originally published: Saturday, 9th September, 2017

Patton Street has the potential to be revitalised with the availability of the South Pharmacy store, according local business owners.

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Vote ‘a disgrace’

Originally published: Saturday, 9th September, 2017

South resident Larry Angell is flying the Rainbow Flag high and proud over his house in protest for the gay marriage vote and to support the Broken Heel Festival.

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Silverton green thumb out-blooms competition

Originally published: Friday, 8th September, 2017

The annual Garden Competition is over for another year, and this year a garden in Silverton took out several prizes.

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Uniting helps spread message of inclusion

Originally published: Thursday, 7th September, 2017

Service provider Uniting says it is a champion of LGBTI inclusion and proud to be participating in the Broken Heel Festival over the weekend.

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Labor proposal garners support

Originally published: Thursday, 7th September, 2017

Broken Hill water activists say they would support the replacement of the Menindee pipeline as an alternative to the government’s proposed pipeline to the Murray.

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Struggle street

Originally published: Thursday, 7th September, 2017

The loss of the Patton Street pharmacy has hit the precinct hard with many retailers struggling.

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Council flags festival celebration

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th September, 2017

City Council’s decision to buy rainbow flags to help celebrate the Broken Heel Festival has added colour to the Town Hall Facade, Visitor’s Information Centre and the entrance to the administration office.

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Clean-up day targets city’s unkept graves

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th September, 2017

A special clean-up day is being organised for the cemetery this weekend.

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Civic Centre audit

Originally published: Monday, 4th September, 2017

The development of the Civic Centre has been bunny-hopping along but Council is aiming to cross a few more issues off the list.

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Inquiry gagged: Labor

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd September, 2017

Labor has slammed the NSW Government’s independent inquiry into allegations of water theft after it was revealed that several National Party members, including local MP Kevin Humphries, were not interviewed for the investigation. 

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Free wi-fi for a smarter city

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd September, 2017

Free wi-fi will soon be available in the city as council looks to build a smarter community. 

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Battle for top title

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd September, 2017

It all comes down to this as South takes on North to decide the 2017 League season in front of a raucous Jubilee Oval crowd at 3pm today.

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Upgrade to Theatre

Originally published: Friday, 1st September, 2017

Theatre 44 has become a safer place in which to watch live performances after a much-needed upgrade to a piece of ageing infrastructure.

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