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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.

February, 2018

Yarns from the lanes

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th February, 2018

Graeme Gibson is a man of many words and is back in Broken Hill to bring those words to life with the help of locals.

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BH in Sydney Mardi Gras

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th February, 2018

Broken Hill will be represented at Sydney’s Mardi Gras Festival this weekend, with a Broken Heel Festival float taking part in Saturday’s parade.

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Community has best ideas: Councillor

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th February, 2018

The best ideas for the BHP funding will come from the community, according to a city Councillor.

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BDT joins gift card promotion

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th February, 2018

The Barrier Daily Truth is the latest business to come on board for the Far West Gift Cards project.

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Fees wipe out liquor licences

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th February, 2018

For the first time in NSW, the number of bottle shops has outstripped the number of pubs in the state.

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Sweet Sunsets success

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th February, 2018

The Silverton Sunsets Festival has left a mark on the Far West with country music attendees and musicians very happy about the outcome of the event. 

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Bowlers’ day out

Originally published: Monday, 26th February, 2018

It was a bowler’s day at the Alma Oval on Saturday as 15 wickets fell for just 91 runs between North and West with the Bulldogs coming away with a five-wicket victory.

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Agfair 2018 looking good

Originally published: Monday, 26th February, 2018

The biennial Agfair is gearing up with organisers preparing the site for another event in May.

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Project in doubt

Originally published: Monday, 26th February, 2018

Council staff have canned the RSL’s idea to put a statue of a war hero in front of its building in Argent Street, and if councillors agree with them, the project could be scrapped.

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Good luck getting a lawyer

Originally published: Saturday, 24th February, 2018

Craig Brealey

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Police urge common sense

Originally published: Saturday, 24th February, 2018

Broken Hill Police Inspector Yvette Smith has reminded residents to plan ahead when attending major events in the coming months.

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Prize player Britt runs with the Roos

Originally published: Saturday, 24th February, 2018

A slice of luck saw local Britt Tangey afforded the chance to train with her favourite AFL club North Melbourne last week.

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Seniors awards

Originally published: Saturday, 24th February, 2018

The Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award is now open, celebrating the talents and contributions of NSW’s older citizens.

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Two-day workshop

Originally published: Friday, 23rd February, 2018

A two-day workshop with a specialist in autism has attracted interest from more than 150 people.

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Great weekend ahead

Originally published: Friday, 23rd February, 2018

The Silverton Hotel is bringing country music back to the country, as they say, with the inaugural Silverton Sunsets Music Festival. 

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Top competitor

Originally published: Friday, 23rd February, 2018

Last week saw the sad passing of Robert Schofield, a man who excelled in multiple sports and left an incredible mark on the Broken Hill community.

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Regional store of the year

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd February, 2018

Goodyear Autocare Broken Hill has won the Regional Store of the Year across South Australia, Northern territory and Western Australia. 

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Check out the Jatzies at the Musicians' Club

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd February, 2018

The Jatz Crackers will be performing in Broken Hill for the first time this weekend at the Musicians’ Club. 

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Kiosk lifts the bar

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd February, 2018

Broken Hill’s hospital kiosk is changing to a healthier menu for staff and visitors.

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Emergency services put to the test

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st February, 2018

Far West Emergency Services and the Broken Hill City Council banded together yesterday to test out an emergency scenario at the Broken Hill Airport.

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Donna’s in the pipeline

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st February, 2018

Local resident Donna Kennedy has become the Aboriginal Community Engagement co-ordinator for the Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline project.

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Alex wins women’s award

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st February, 2018

The 2018 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award winner has been announced, with Alex Thomas coming away the winner.

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Southies in licence bid

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th February, 2018

The South Football Club is applying for a seven-day-a-week liquor licence at their club house.

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Policies failing Aboriginal people

Originally published: Monday, 19th February, 2018

A local Aboriginal elder wants to develop programs to help Indigenous people close the gap.

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Of hat and heels

Originally published: Monday, 19th February, 2018

A fabulous field of ladies lived the high life on Saturday, and dug deep to raise money as part of the lead-up to the St Pats Races in March.

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RSL digs in over war hero statue

Originally published: Monday, 19th February, 2018

President of the Broken Hill RSL branch, Des Kennedy, says if Council insists they move the location of their proposed statue, they’ll scrap the plan altogether.

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Not guilty of murder

Originally published: Saturday, 17th February, 2018

The jury in the trial of Jonda Rhani Stephen was yesterday directed to find her not guilty of murder. 

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Alma School Breakfast Club

Originally published: Saturday, 17th February, 2018

Alma Public School has started off the year on a healthy note, with a breakfast club proving successful at bringing students to school on time and giving them the best start to the day.

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Church set to restore grand windows

Originally published: Saturday, 17th February, 2018

The Broken Hill Wesley Uniting Church has received a $10,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Community War Memorial Fund to repair two historic stained glass windows. 

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Pies eye spot in GF

Originally published: Saturday, 17th February, 2018

Central can lock up top spot and yet another A Grade cricket grand final berth with a win today but it won’t be easy against second-place North at the Alma Oval.

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Small win for region

Originally published: Friday, 16th February, 2018

The move to disallow changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan has been seen as a small win for advocates in the region.

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Bree’s Power play

Originally published: Friday, 16th February, 2018

Former local Bree Turley has scored her dream job at the Port Adelaide Football Club, becoming a physio for the AFL club.

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Are you ready to claim prize?

Originally published: Friday, 16th February, 2018

Entries for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize are now open.

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Celtic kicks off with trials

Originally published: Thursday, 15th February, 2018

Teams from the Nichols Point Soccer Club in Sunraysia traveled to Broken Hill last weekend for two preseason friendly games against local club Celtic FC.

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Ready to lead

Originally published: Thursday, 15th February, 2018

The West Football Club have elected their new leaders for 2018 with star player Liam King set to lead the club.

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We want a refund

Originally published: Thursday, 15th February, 2018

More than two months have passed since NSW’s container deposit scheme was rolled out, with more than 80 million containers refunded state-wide.

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Latest health recruits

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th February, 2018

The Broken Hill Health Service has just graduated their 2017 cohort and now welcome 10 new students into their 2018 school-based apprentice and traineeship program.

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Open for business

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th February, 2018

The countdown to the St Pats Races is now on.

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Brooks Street crash

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th February, 2018

A white Mitsubishi Triton ute smashed into another ute parked in Brooks Street about 7.30 last night, just after negotiating a chicane designed to slow down local traffic.

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Safety a top priority

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th February, 2018

The South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award winner will be announced next week, with one of the finalists living just a few hours away from Broken Hill.

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Nationals tilt

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th February, 2018

Local driver Kasey Staker will head to Adelaide tomorrow to compete in the annual Australian Street Stock Championships.

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Sea Scouts hit

Originally published: Monday, 12th February, 2018

A campaign to raise money to send a Broken Hill Sea Scout troop to the 2019 Australian Jamboree has been dealt a huge blow.

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Saturn discovery

Originally published: Monday, 12th February, 2018

Broken Hill astronomer Trevor Barry has had his work included in an international science journal, thanks to his tireless efforts examining the planet Saturn.

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Your call, Brendon

Originally published: Monday, 12th February, 2018

Saturday night’s harness meeting was a special occasion as Brendon Martin made his official debut as a race caller.

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Lifeline ambassadors

Originally published: Saturday, 10th February, 2018

A local artist and a farmer have become the ambassadors for Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast.

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Education grants

Originally published: Saturday, 10th February, 2018

Stephanie Warhurst and Airlie Barraclough are the recipients of the 2018 Skillshare Education Grant.

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Thrilling victory

Originally published: Saturday, 10th February, 2018

Murray Districts-Barrier (MDB) finished their SACA Senior Country Cup carnival with a nail-biting win over Eyre Peninsula (EP) on Thursday. 

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Accused had ‘gaping hole’ near her eye

Originally published: Saturday, 10th February, 2018

A woman accused of murdering her partner remained in jail for almost a week without medical attention despite shocking injuries to her face, the Supreme Court heard yesterday.

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Project moves along

Originally published: Friday, 9th February, 2018

The Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline project is in its preliminary stages after starting four weeks ago.

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Be safe around our schools

Originally published: Friday, 9th February, 2018

School zone speed limits are back with the 2018 school year now underway.

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Sergeant moves on

Originally published: Friday, 9th February, 2018

Broken Hill will be saying goodbye to Sergeant Kerri Lane as she soon departs to continue her police service in Penrith.

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Fire Bucket back at Musos

Originally published: Thursday, 8th February, 2018

Popular local band, ‘Fire Bucket’ is performing at the Broken Hill Musicians Club this Saturday Night. 

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Let’s do it

Originally published: Thursday, 8th February, 2018

A local woman believes it’s time to take some ideas from other cities to brighten up Broken Hill.

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65 years married

Originally published: Thursday, 8th February, 2018

Evelyn and Graham Keirle celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary yesterday with a surprise afternoon tea.

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Space adventure

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th February, 2018

Kelsie Mitchell is this year’s Australian Female Ambassador for the United Space School Program. 

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PLEA IGNORED

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th February, 2018

A petition signed by more than  13,000 people to stop the pipeline failed to draw the attention of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian yesterday.

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Return of the Gipps

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th February, 2018

A caravan park at the historic Mt Gipps Hotel will open in April as a revamp of the outback pub moves steadily along.

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Junior doctors on board

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th February, 2018

A new group of Junior Medical Officers has entered the local health workforce this year, one of them a Broken Hillite who has returned home.

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School defines outlook

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th February, 2018

Willyama High School, as of the 2018 school year, will have a new official logo. 

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Supreme Court trial

Originally published: Monday, 5th February, 2018

A Broken Hill woman is scheduled to stand trial in the Supreme Court this week over the stabbing death of 57-year-old man more than two years ago.

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Scouting awards

Originally published: Monday, 5th February, 2018

The Third Broken Hill Sea Scout’s Joey, Cub and Scout of the Year have been announced.

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Barrier beat widens

Originally published: Monday, 5th February, 2018

A new Barrier Police District will cover an extra 200,000 square kilometres when restructure plans are finalised next month.

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South pub plans

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd February, 2018

The Alma Hotel is getting some life back into its walls as South Broken Hill’s newest resident Scott Smith renovates the old pub, with intentions to feature a new restaurant. 

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Health Centre takes shape

Originally published: Friday, 2nd February, 2018

The new Community Health Centre is underway with the base structure of the building in place.

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Expert to visit

Originally published: Friday, 2nd February, 2018

Renowned autism expert Tony Attwood will be in the city at the end of the month to host a number of seminars.

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Red Cliffs bound

Originally published: Friday, 2nd February, 2018

A number of Broken Hill’s best tennis players will head to Red Cliffs this weekend to take part in the annual Australia Day long weekend tournament that was pushed back because of the heat.

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Magazine splash inspires artwork

Originally published: Friday, 2nd February, 2018

Artist Andrea Jenkins developed an exhibition on the city and its surroundings after reading about the city and the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

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Inspector ready for new role

Originally published: Thursday, 1st February, 2018

Broken Hill welcomes Inspector Yvette Smith who is now transitioning from her command in the Central Darling Shire into the Silver City.

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Drug change today

Originally published: Thursday, 1st February, 2018

As of today, codeine products will no longer be available over-the-counter as the government moves to curb problems with addiction.

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World title shot

Originally published: Thursday, 1st February, 2018

Broken Hill boxer Darrell North is gearing up for the biggest fight of his boxing career when he challenges for the Masters Boxing World Title in Queensland next week.

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