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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.

January, 2018

Injury opens door

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

Zac Williams’ achilles injury may just pave the way for former local Isaac Cumming’s AFL debut in season 2018.

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Disease spreads

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

The mystery illness that has been killing off the kangaroos in western NSW appears to also be affecting other animals such as feral goats, cattle, sheep and even crows.

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Great start to school

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

An idea to hand make library bags for under privileged local students has turned into something more.

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Hot and dry but records not broken

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th January, 2018

It’s been a dry, hot January but the forecast is looking up with a drop in temperature from today.

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City loses a pioneer

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th January, 2018

Broken Hill lost a cherished daughter and educational pioneer earlier this month.

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New vet in district

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th January, 2018

Dr Felicity Wills has been employed by the Western Local Land Services as a District Veterinarian for Broken Hill. 

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Get Grinspoon

Originally published: Monday, 29th January, 2018

After posting to Facebook that iconic Australian rock band Grinspoon has been everywhere but Broken Hill from an interview with the Gladstone Observer, the BDT saw a positive response from locals on potentially bringing them to the Hill.

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Cade’s wish comes true

Originally published: Monday, 29th January, 2018

The Webb family might just believe in the power of wishes now, following the events of the last year.

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Family ties to the Hill

Originally published: Monday, 29th January, 2018

A Sydney politician whose father was born in Broken Hill said he was excited to visit the city his dad had remembered fondly.

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Citizen of the Year

Originally published: Saturday, 27th January, 2018

A valuable asset in the community, Robynne Sanderson has now been recognised for her tireless efforts to help those around her.

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Community’s second wind

Originally published: Thursday, 25th January, 2018

Following Tuesday’s Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee, it looks like things are picking up for the Silverton community, with AGL’s Community Enhancement Program making progress. 

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Minister tours city

Originally published: Thursday, 25th January, 2018

Broken Hill was visited by the newly-appointed Minister for Rural Health on Wednesday, and she loved the city.

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Oh, what a show!

Originally published: Thursday, 25th January, 2018

The Mwangaza Children’s Choir put on a wonderful performance at St Anne’s Nursing Home on Wednesday afternoon.

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TAFE Open Day

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th January, 2018

Locals flocked to TAFE yesterday as the annual Open Day was held with teachers from all faculties ready to greet potential students.

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There goes our hero

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

Local Josephine Peter will be heading to Coolamon tomorrow to represent Broken Hill as an Australia Day Ambassador.

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Heat still on

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

Scorching temperatures have baked much of NSW again but the mercury is not expected to drop to average January temperatures for at least a week.

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Old medicine man

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

Local pharmacist Hany Aita had a patient return two bottles of sleeping capsules from the mid-1960s.

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Another type of first aid

Originally published: Monday, 22nd January, 2018

Marie Kelly is the Far West Local Health District, Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) Coordinator, and she works with communities to improve mental health and wellbeing.

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Job well done

Originally published: Monday, 22nd January, 2018

After nearly 40 years on the job Michael Harris said it’s about time to sit back and relax.

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New CEO on board

Originally published: Saturday, 20th January, 2018

Southern Cross Care has welcomed a new CEO to take the reins this week.

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Manhunt continues

Originally published: Friday, 19th January, 2018

A bandit who robbed the North post office on Wednesday remained at large yesterday as police renewed calls for the public to come forward with information.

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St Pat’s fashion in foreground

Originally published: Friday, 19th January, 2018

Local artist Amanda Johnson has designed the St Pat’s poster with a focus on the fashions that are such a big part of the race day.

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Nutty movie does the job for Magpies

Originally published: Friday, 19th January, 2018

The Central Broken Hill Football Club juniors are getting prepared for the  football season with their first fundraiser of the year getting underway tomorrow.

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Faithful friends

Originally published: Thursday, 18th January, 2018

RSPCA NSW is a non-government organisation that is almost entirely reliant on the good willed and like-minded members of the community.

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Touching send-off for Sam

Originally published: Thursday, 18th January, 2018

A young man who led a major fundraising campaign for the Silver City Cinema was yesterday remembered at a beautiful memorial service at Joe Keenan Lookout.

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Post office robbed

Originally published: Thursday, 18th January, 2018

Police were yesterday hunting a bandit who robbed the North post office about 11.45am.

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Sydney Oz Day show for Broken Heelers

Originally published: Thursday, 18th January, 2018

Performers at this year’s Broken Heel Festival will be making their own trip across the desert to take part in the Sydney Australia Day celebrations at Circular Quay.

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Jo’s up to challenge

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th January, 2018

She’s been a fixture in the health service and on various sporting fields for more than a decade, and Jo Lenton says she doesn’t plan on giving it up anytime soon.

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EPA investigating ‘dust haze’

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th January, 2018

The NSW Environmental Protection Authority is investigating reports of a large dust haze coming from Perilya’s southern skimp dumps. 

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Ready for school

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th January, 2018

With the commencement of the 2018 school year fast approaching, it is important that both students and their parents are informed and prepared to begin the new year of education.

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Fish dead as lake levels drop

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th January, 2018

A large amount of fish have been found dead, floating in what water remains in the Menindee Lakes.

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Healthy pace

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th January, 2018

Things are happening quickly at the site for the new community health centre on Crystal Street.

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Vandal ‘baffles’ owner

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th January, 2018

bizarre incident at the back of a Mercury Street property has left a young couple baffled.

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Magic finish at trots

Originally published: Monday, 15th January, 2018

It was a windy night on Saturday as the Broken Hill Harness Club paid tribute to former servants of the club who have passed away. 

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South scores first win

Originally published: Monday, 15th January, 2018

South 9 for 74 (A. Sucking 22, P. Nicholas 17; J. Vella 5-2, T. Davey 2-11) defeated North 62 (A. Suckling 3-15, J. Massaro 2-5, M. Singh 2-6, A. Page 2-13) by 12 runs

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Robins fly home

Originally published: Monday, 15th January, 2018

West 2 for 64 (M. Everuss 23*; D. O’Mally 1-9) defeated Central 7 for 63 (D. Pettitt 15; P. Attard 2-7, C. Stenhouse 2-19) by eight wickets

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Our Aussie Day ambassador

Originally published: Monday, 15th January, 2018

Broken Hill’s Australia Day Ambassador this year is one of the brightest young representatives of the nation’s thriving Indian community. 

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Tradie lands really cool job

Originally published: Monday, 15th January, 2018

While everyone back home had been sweating through a heatwave, Broken Hill’s Shane Mann is cooling right down as an expedition mechanic at Casey Station in Antarctica. 

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Punters give a toss

Originally published: Monday, 15th January, 2018

It’s a new year, but the old game is still playing on Friday nights at the Palace.

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Firebugs blamed for scrub blaze

Originally published: Saturday, 13th January, 2018

A raging scrub fire in Mica Street near the Joe Keenan Lookout yesterday might have been deliberately lit.

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Local talent for Country SA

Originally published: Saturday, 13th January, 2018

Six talented local basketballers will hit Albury this weekend after being selected to represent South Australia Country at the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup.

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One last time

Originally published: Saturday, 13th January, 2018

As the Broken Hill Church of Christ gets ready to finish their time at the Old Convent, they are throwing open the doors for a final supper and tour.

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Tower plans building

Originally published: Friday, 12th January, 2018

With construction of a new mobile tower set to begin in McCulloch Street in a few weeks, Telstra has resubmitted a proposal for another tower on Rocky Hill.

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Pressler makes a splash

Originally published: Friday, 12th January, 2018

Last weekend the Broken Hill Aquatic Swimming Club and the YMCA Aquatic Centre hosted the SA Country Swimming Championships and the locals put up a fantastic showing over the four days.

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Gone too soon

Originally published: Friday, 12th January, 2018

A young man whose brief stint in the city last year sparked a massive fundraising campaign for the Silver City Cinema has died suddenly in Adelaide.

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‘Parklets’ parked

Originally published: Thursday, 11th January, 2018

The plan to put ‘parklets’ at certain points in Argent Street is now on indefinite hold, it seems.

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Blood moon rising

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th January, 2018

Broken Hill can expect a visual spectacle when the moon turns a deep red, just before the Lunar Eclipse later this month. 

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Gym pulls crowd for first session

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th January, 2018

It’s been around since the 1990s, but its first appearance at a local gym received a huge response and pulled more than 100 participants.

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Xanthe’s living the dream

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th January, 2018

It was her dream to come back to the Silver City and start her own music school, and over the past several years Xanthe Edgecumbe has been able to make that dream come true.

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Mine set to expand

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th January, 2018

Mineral sands company, Cristal Mining, has won state government approval to expand its lease at the Gingko mine near Pooncarie.

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Kids’ creations would’ve saved Humpty Dumpty

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th January, 2018

Kids have hit off the New Year testing their skills with some fun and challenging holiday activities at the City Library.

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Roofers lift market

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th January, 2018

The property market in Broken Hill has been doing well over the last 12 months, according to a real estate agent.

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Surgeon ran the good race

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th January, 2018

The first president of the St Patrick’s Race Club, Dr Gordon James Ormandy, has died in Adelaide at the age of 86. 

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Preserving our history

Originally published: Monday, 8th January, 2018

A plan to ensure historic buildings and other relics at the North Mine survive the resumption of mining there has been welcomed by the city’s heritage adviser.

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Boom and bust

Originally published: Saturday, 6th January, 2018

Allowing the biggest cotton growers on the upper Darling River to take as much water as they like has been defended by the NSW Government which says they need it to get through drought.

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Foul play ruled out

Originally published: Saturday, 6th January, 2018

A 51-year-old man died yesterday after sustaining a serious brain injury from a suspected fall at his house. 

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Keep holiday boredom at bay

Originally published: Saturday, 6th January, 2018

There’s still a month of holidays left for schoolkids, but there’s plenty of ways to keep them occupied. 

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Beer tax ‘bad idea’

Originally published: Saturday, 6th January, 2018

An anti-alcohol group wants the government to tax beer at higher levels in the next budget but publicans are unsurprisingly unhappy with the proposal. 

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Softballing duo step up to plate

Originally published: Friday, 5th January, 2018

Local softballers Sheldon Hall and Laurie Peters will jet off next week to the ACT as they link up with their South Australian teammates for the national titles.

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Andrew bids BDT farewell

Originally published: Friday, 5th January, 2018

After more than 20 years with the BDT, senior journalist Andrew Robertson will work his last shift today. 

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Police investigate alleged incident

Originally published: Friday, 5th January, 2018

Police are investigating an incident that they say occurred at a house on the corner of Beryl and Iodide streets earlier this week. 

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Guns galore

Originally published: Friday, 5th January, 2018

More than 100 unregistered guns have been uncovered at a rural property in Cobar.

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Man’s best friend?

Originally published: Thursday, 4th January, 2018

The dingo is iconic to the Australian landscape, yet the animal is seen as a pest by farmers and as a vicious wild dog by the majority of the public. 

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New childcare option

Originally published: Thursday, 4th January, 2018

Parents will have another option for child care when the YMCA launches its new Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC) service next week.

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Deadly dog attack

Originally published: Thursday, 4th January, 2018

A dog attack that killed a pony and injured a horse in the early hours of yesterday morning has left a Brown Street family reeling.

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Stitched with generosity

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018

The Silver City Quilters have given $500 to the Silver City Cinema to aid with ensuring the construction of a disabled access chair lift. 

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New year, new you

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018

With the New Year underway it might be time to hit the gym, and the best way to stick to a New Year’s resolution is to do it with friends.

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Clean getaway

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018

A Mildura business owner claims his laundromat has been robbed twice in six months - by the same Broken Hill man - and there is little he can do to stop it happening again.

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What a cracker

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018

New Year’s Eve in the town square was an outstanding success, with a receptive crowd enjoying a quality event for the whole family.

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