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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.

April, 2018

Roos run over Dogs

Originally published: Monday, 30th April, 2018

A tight first quarter gave way to a proper belting as South opened their 2018 season with a huge 92-point win over North on Saturday at the Jubilee Oval.

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Roos unite for a mate

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2018

The South Football Club is holding a special fundraiser for Corey McKenzie and his family.

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Grand final replay

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2018

Round one of the AFL Broken Hill season concludes today as North hosts South at the Jubilee Oval in a rematch of last year’s grand final.

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Dynamic duo in State team

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2018

Eliza Cumming and Melisa Keenan have continued the great showing for Broken Hill footballers on a representative front having both earned selection in the Under 18s NSW/ACT’s team to take on Tasmania in June. 

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BH lad set for debut

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2018

Broken Hill export Kobe Mutch will make his AFL debut for Essendon on Sunday. 

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Fire house finally gets demo job

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2018

The burnt remains of a house on Mercury Street is finally undergoing demolition after months of asbestos and debris issues for neighbours.

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Old dog, new tricks

Originally published: Saturday, 28th April, 2018

Robert Hickey has returned to his old club to coach the seniors in 2018.

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Pipeline to take out sign

Originally published: Friday, 27th April, 2018

Broken Hill’s welcome sign on the Wentworth Road is in the path of the Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline.

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Flag pinched from Memorial

Originally published: Friday, 27th April, 2018

After an impressive ANZAC Day service on Wednesday, local RSL members were disappointed to find the Australian Flag had been stolen from one of the memorials.

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PCYC feels the love

Originally published: Friday, 27th April, 2018

The PCYC has been showered with support from the local community after the centre was broken into a few days before the school holidays started.

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Old gems up for grabs

Originally published: Thursday, 26th April, 2018

Broken Hill Real Estate will be holding a clearance auction this weekend and are encouraging people to come along to snatch up a bargain.

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Magpies reserves get the job done

Originally published: Thursday, 26th April, 2018

 

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Pottery fair this weekend

Originally published: Thursday, 26th April, 2018

The Mother’s Day Pottery and Craft Fair is on again this weekend, April 28 and 29. 

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We’re here for the Far West

Originally published: Thursday, 26th April, 2018

The Far West Proud initiative now has a website to attract more interest in the region.

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Flying the flag

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th April, 2018

Workers at the Silverton Windfarm have shown their respects by flying Australian military and ANZAC flags on cranes and construction fences.

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WWI dog tag mystery

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th April, 2018

Over the last five years local Mark Pascoe has been trying to track down the family of an ex-solider, after realising he had been holding onto his World War One dog tag since 1975.

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Government gives Hawsons project huge boost

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th April, 2018

The region has received a significant boost as Broken Hill’s next major mine was announced as having Major Project status.

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Champion combo

Originally published: Monday, 23rd April, 2018

Kristy Andrews and her horse ‘Annlee Just Wait’ competed extremely well at the Australian Quarter Horse Association National Championships Show earlier this month. 

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We’ve got the best

Originally published: Monday, 23rd April, 2018

Perilya’s mine workers are in safe hands thanks to a recent win by their Emergency Response Team.

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3000 jobs lost

Originally published: Monday, 23rd April, 2018

Job numbers are down across Western NSW, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Kirsti leads the way

Originally published: Saturday, 21st April, 2018

A local woman has been recognised as an Australian GLBTIQ Trailblazer during the Commonwealth Games.

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Actors unite to bring history to life

Originally published: Saturday, 21st April, 2018

A popular local tourist production, United We Stand, will be playing for locals as part of the Broken Hill Heritage Festival at the Trades Hall this Tuesday.

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Lightning time

Originally published: Saturday, 21st April, 2018

Broken Hill’s footballers will finally get to strap on the boots today as they enjoy their first competitive hit out for 2018 in the Lightning Cup.

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Artist leaves lasting legacy in Silver City

Originally published: Saturday, 21st April, 2018

Artist Geoff De Main is leaving behind one final gift for the Silver City before he pulls up roots and moves away.

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Imperial passion lives on

Originally published: Friday, 20th April, 2018

There are no plans to reopen Imperial Lake or return it to its former glory, but a passion for the lake remains in the Silver City.

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ANZAC service

Originally published: Friday, 20th April, 2018

The LiveBetter Disability Service hosted their first ANZAC Day memorial service at the Railway Town WWI monument outside of the West Football Club.

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Bureau releases Silver City crime hotspots

Originally published: Friday, 20th April, 2018

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research has released heats maps of thefts and break-ins in Broken Hill. 

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Barrier Liquor Accord introduces all-venue bans

Originally published: Thursday, 19th April, 2018

Problem patrons could be banned from all venues in Broken Hill following a recent decision by the Barrier Liquor Accord.

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Sharing Otto’s story

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th April, 2018

* Alison Wayman is City Council’s Archives Officer. She wrote this article to help promote International Day for Monuments and Sites, on April 18. This year’s theme is Heritage for Generations.

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We need a hand

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th April, 2018

The restoration of one of the city’s oldest houses has hit a bump in the road.

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Services rally for Youth Week

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th April, 2018

A fun day at Sturt Park will be held tomorrow to promote Youth Week.

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Volunteers needed

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th April, 2018

A new program has begun at the Far West Local Health District to help attract more volunteers to palliative care. 

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The fight is on

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th April, 2018

It’s time to speak with your vote. 

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Story behind Broken Hill’s Town Hall Facade

Originally published: Monday, 16th April, 2018

City Council’s plan to build a new library on the back of the Town Hall Facade was a good idea, according to one of the people who helped save the architectural treasure from demolition more than 40 years ago.

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Tony’s a man on a mission

Originally published: Saturday, 14th April, 2018

The death march along the Thai-Burma Railway is a harrowing journey for anyone, but for Antony Zahra he won’t let the pain slow him down.

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Poetry and picture exhibit

Originally published: Saturday, 14th April, 2018

The Gaara Arts group are opening a multi-faceted exhibit tonight featuring more than a dozen local artists.

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Umpire crisis

Originally published: Saturday, 14th April, 2018

Umpires past and present along with club umpires from last season are being encouraged to come along this Monday night to discuss the shortage facing AFL Broken Hill for season 2018.

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Footy stars back from series

Originally published: Saturday, 14th April, 2018

Melisa Keenan and Eliza Cumming competed in the Youth Girls Northern Academy Series in Coffs Harbour last weekend.

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YMCA has got you covered

Originally published: Friday, 13th April, 2018

With the school holidays upon us, the YMCA is again providing relief with its Autumn Vacation Care at Burke Ward Public School.

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Accommodation in big demand

Originally published: Thursday, 12th April, 2018

Accommodation is in high demand as the city’s tourism season gets underway,

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PCYC hit

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th April, 2018

The staff at the PCYC have been left heartbroken and devastated after they were targetted in a break-in overnight on Monday.

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Wild horse record

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th April, 2018

A family saving wild horses from slaughter has broken a world record in training Western Australian brumbies.

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Slow down

Originally published: Monday, 9th April, 2018

Drivers in NSW will soon have to slow down to 40km/h when passing emergency service vehicles with flashing lights.

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Local footy stars showcase talent

Originally published: Saturday, 7th April, 2018

Local AFL W stars Melisa Keenan and Eliza Cumming have been selected to play for the GWS Giants in the Youth Girls Northern Academy Series held in Coffs Harbour this weekend.

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Hot topics at special seminar

Originally published: Saturday, 7th April, 2018

Far West land owners are invited to take part in a special agriculture seminar next month to discuss the future of the region.

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House first, then magistrate

Originally published: Saturday, 7th April, 2018

A new resident magistrate will be appointed to the Broken Hill Local Court but no-one knows when.

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Feedback wanted for Skate Park

Originally published: Saturday, 7th April, 2018

Broken Hill City Council is seeking public opinion on its plans to build a new skate park in Sturt Park. 

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Hunt on for jailbreaker

Originally published: Friday, 6th April, 2018

Police are searching for a 24-year-old jail inmate who escaped from the Broken Hill Correctional Centre yesterday with two other prisoners.

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Permanent jobs on the horizon

Originally published: Thursday, 5th April, 2018

The Silverton Wind Farm will provide permanent jobs for 10 people once construction has finished.

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Giants arise

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th April, 2018

Yesterday AGL opened the roads to the Silverton Wind Farm site for a special progress update.

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Striking garden wins top prize

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018

Not only is Doug Torpy a gardening great, he has now been crowned this year’s Yellow and White Pages front cover model.

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