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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.

May, 2018

Tourism funding injection

Originally published: Thursday, 31st May, 2018

The local tourism industry just been injected with substantial funds after the Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall travelled to the city yesterday.

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Research and a chat

Originally published: Thursday, 31st May, 2018

An author who plans to use Broken Hill as the setting for his next book will hold a discussion at the library this evening.

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$16.2m facility for our police

Originally published: Thursday, 31st May, 2018

A new $16.2 million police station will be built in for Broken Hill after the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian yesterday announced a string of upgrades for police stations across the State. 

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Diamond celebration

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th May, 2018

Bill Campbell giving his wife June flowers and a card for their 60th wedding anniversary which was on May 24.
The pair were married on May 24, 1958 in Mildura on a church in Deakin Avenue.
They raised three children, two girls and a boy and have a number of grandchildren.
The pair both live in St Anne’s Nursing Home, so Bill was able to give June flowers straight from the garden.
June had her hair done for the
occassion and the pair spent
the morning together yesterday.
June said she has enjoyed married life and raising their children.
“The children kept us busy,” she said.
Bill worked at the mine for 39 years at the South and Zinc mines and June worked at City Fashions.

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Riding Academy to host clinic

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th May, 2018

The Silver City Riding Academy is hosting a clinic for everyone interested in the 4BP training method.

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Plaza fills with smoke as deep fryer burns

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th May, 2018

Emergency services where in full swing yesterday morning after a deep fryer caught alight in Cafe Kona at the Westside Plaza.

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The Protestant Hall

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th May, 2018

THE land was obtained by the Protestant Hall Company from the Police Sub-Inspector Saunders for 274 pounds, for the building of a Protestant Hall.

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Screen unit for workers

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th May, 2018

A Lung Screen unit will be in the city today and will screen about 80 workers.

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Royal award for service

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th May, 2018

The heroic work of the Flying Doctor service in Africa has been honoured with a royal award in Spain.
A few weeks ago the BDT ran a story about Broken Hill’s ex-RFDS boss Captain Clyde Thomson and his adventures with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) medical teams that often have to fly into war zones and evacuate patients while coming under fire.
This body was established more than 60 years ago and its operations are based on those of Australia’s world famous Royal Flying Doctor Service that was founded by the Reverend John Flynn in 1928.
Now the AMREF has been named the recipient of a Princess of Asturias Award, which is one of the most prestigious prizes in Spain.
The honour was presented for AMREF’s having provided medical assistance to millions of people in Eastern Africa since 1957.
The 50,000-euro ($AU77,000) award is presented each year in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo by the foundation named after Spain’s Crown Princess Leonor.
In a separate honour, an AMREF project officer, Nice Nailatei, was named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2018 for her leading the campaign against female genital mutilation in Africa.
Clyde Thomson first became involved with AMREF in 1984 when its officers visited Broken Hill’s Flying Doctor base.
He developed a business plan for the African service and in 2011 was elected chairman of the AMREF Flying Doctors.
In 2014, after 40 years as the CEO of the Broken Hill base, he retired and moved to Sydney where he still works for the AMREF and visits its home base in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Train sold out

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th May, 2018

Tickets for the Silver City Stiletto train have sold out within four days, prompting elation from Broken Heel Festival organisers.

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Transfer station halfway there

Originally published: Monday, 28th May, 2018

The station will allow up to 12 vehicles to simultaneously dump waste directly into skip bins, which will then be emptied by a hook-lift truck directly into landfill.
Council said once in place, tip users won’t be able to dump rubbish at the tip face.
The original site of the project was deemed unsuitable and an extra $200,000 was tipped into the project to move it to solid ground.
“Earthworks at the original site uncovered some stability issues that had the potential to cause problems over the life of the facility,” a Council spokesman said.
“The project is now around 50 per cent complete, and Council is aiming to complete construction in the coming months.”

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Migrants to solve population decline

Originally published: Monday, 28th May, 2018

A handful of rural towns across Australia have found a solution to population decline and workforce shortages by attracting migrants to work and live.
The development of migration projects in regional areas has caused the Regional Australia Institute to encourage the rest of the country to get on board.
RAI CEO Jack Archer said regional migration projects scattered across Australia are paying huge dividends for the towns involved, with some small towns increasing their population by up to 15 percent.
“In many cases, these migration strategies have been locally-led, but carried out in isolation,” Mr Archer said.
“Now we need to connect the dots and help other rural towns capitalise on the opportunities migrant settlement programs can deliver.”
During last week at Parliament House in Canberra, the RAI hosted the More Migrants for Small Towns event to showcase the success of towns including Nhill, Pyramid Hill, Mingoola, Biloela, Dalwallinu, Hamilton, Rupanyup, and Nobby.
The RAI’s policy paper addresses the resources required for regional assessments, support for new arrivals, employment tools, as well as a ‘local toolkit’ to help communities successfully welcome new migrants into their towns.
The RAI says that if regional Australia could welcome an additional 2,000-3,000 migrants per year, this would put a stop to population decline - in most rural areas.
Broken Hill wasn’t considered for the initiative and also doesn’t have a skills shortage but actually has an unemployment rate of nine per cent.
But Michael Williams, Director of Regional Development for RDA Far West, said there are areas in Broken Hill where migrants could be used to fill gaps.
“There are still a lot of employers that complain they can’t get the staff they need,” he said.
“There are areas of skill shortage, but that’s not across the board.
“There are areas that could be specifically targeted.”
Mr Williams said the idea to attract migrants to the city ran along the same lines as their Far West Proud initiative.
“We just have to look at the target market.
“The whole campaign of Far West Proud is to get people to reconsider their options and move to Broken Hill.”
Mr Williams said if the population was to increase by 10,000 people it would have a flow-on effect.
“People often say you can’t build the population until you have jobs to go for.
“But if 10,000 people came in tomorrow, it would create jobs.
“Businesses everywhere would have to put more people on to deal with the influx.
“There would be a need for infrastructure. Bringing people here creates jobs as well.”
Mr Williams said it wasn’t just about jobs but the lifestyle that could be offered.
“Lifestyle, safety and security are just as important as job availability.
“We also need to be more supportive to the people that are already here.
“You often hear about people in health and education that love working in the region.
“But their partner might be home with the kids or doesn’t have a job and are pushing to move again.
“We need to help those people and encourage them to stay.”
Mr Williams said the 25 in 25 initiative being run by Sampson’s owner Peter Nash worked in well with Far West Proud.
“I love Peter’s tagline, it’s something we can tie in with Far West Proud.”
First National’s principal Zeta Bennett said the announcement of the migrant initiative meant developing a group in the city that could work together to attract people to town.
“We’re obviously looking at ways to stimulate Broken Hill and offering a lifestyle comes with that.
“It’s important to factor in what comes first, the jobs or having people move here.
“That’s why we need a combined approach from everyone in the community.
“That’s where 25 in 25 has been positive.
“It’s about stopping all the negativity and putting a positive spin on encouraging people to visit or relocate.
“It’s really a two-pronged approach.”
Ms Bennett said the announcement of stores closing isn’t positive but it can mean good things for other businesses.
“Big W is not a good story, it is really sad and I wish it wasn’t happening.
“But this means it’s time for businesses to diversify or try and offer a different range of things.
“There are lots of opportunities for everyone.”
Ms Bennett said it was important to discuss it as a community.
“It’s not about blaming people and being negative but getting up and doing something.
“Imagine what we could do if we all work together.
“Broken Hill was founded on migrants, it’s part of our nationality and background.
“It’s a natural extension of our town.
“I think when people come from a challenging background, they want to make a difference and that is a value that holds appeal.”

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Kube solves dog problem

Originally published: Monday, 28th May, 2018

Council ranger Geoff Creed with Scooby the dog in a K9Kube.
Scooby isn’t a stray, but he just helped the BDT to demonstrate the K9Kube which councils across the state are raving about.
Broken Hill’s rangers have been enjoying the upgrade to their trucks for about three years.
The Australian-made hydraulic transport cages help rangers load animals at ground level, reducing the need to lift heavy dogs.
“(It also helps) prevent dog bites from savage dogs when trying to get them into a cage,” ranger Geoff Creed said.
PICTURE: Emily Roberts

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Trees face chop

Originally published: Monday, 28th May, 2018

The city’s beleaguered Civic Centre is now being damaged by the trees in front of it, according to City Council staff.

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City Council Qantas bid

Originally published: Saturday, 26th May, 2018

City Council has submitted an expression of interest to Qantas for its new regional pilot academy to be located in Broken Hill.

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Opportunity on flipside

Originally published: Saturday, 26th May, 2018

Selina LaRovere-Nagas, owner of Globe Home Timber and Hardware Broken Hill, is disappointed with the closure of Big W but is encouraging the community to remain positive.

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Expect Doggies to bite

Originally published: Saturday, 26th May, 2018

West broke through for a great win last round against Central to keep their season well and truly alive while North will be keen to win consecutive games for the first time since 2016. 

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Pies face tough test

Originally published: Saturday, 26th May, 2018

Football finally returns to the Alma Oval this weekend as South hosts Central in round five of the AFL Broken Hill season.

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Nelson hits 200

Originally published: Saturday, 26th May, 2018

It’s a huge game for a huge man today as West ruckman Matt Nelson play’s his 200th League game against North at the Jubilee Oval.

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Southies on song

Originally published: Friday, 25th May, 2018

South produced a fantastic performance without a number of key players to thump Central by over 10 goals in round five of the Under 18s on Wednesday night.
Despite missing Tyler McKenzie, plus injured pair Connor Washbrook and Thomson Fleming, South dominated the first quarter with 11 inside fifty entries to four as Jye Smith, Taz Wood and Kalum McKenzie dominated.
First gamer Cody Norris booted the first of South’s five first-quarter goals. Harry Campbell kicked Central’s first late in the quarter to have the Magpies trailing by 23 points at the first change.
Central improved in the second term and matched South with two goals apiece until Jye Smith booted back to back goals from fifty to stretch South’s lead to 40 points at half-time.
Both sides went inside forward fifty eight times but South found scoring much easier with seven scores from their eight entries.
Despite having less possession, Central had just 12 tackles in the first half but came out firing at the start of the second. They had six tackles in the first three minutes of the third term as their intensity lifted.
That translated to a winning quarter with two goals - including a great soccer goal from Hamish Inglis - to South’s one but the margin at three-quarter time was still 34 points.
After a poor third term, South clicked back into gear to finish with a five-goal to none last quarter as Central ran out of puff. After 13 tackles in the third term, Central managed only seven in the last.
In the end it was South by 62 points and given the players they had out, coach Darren Smith will be very proud of his charges.
Jye Smith was fantastic with four goals while Jordan Rowlands booted three. Kalum and Lachlan McKenzie made up for their brother Tyler’s absence while Taz Wood was also very good.
Harry Campbell never gave up for the Pies, often starting in the middle before shifting to defence but would also run forward when Central could string some possessions together. He was their best along with Flynn Murray and Cooper Oates, the latter playing his best game for 2018.
The Roos dominated the inside fifties with 37 to 25 and while they won the clearances, Central were better in the centre-clearances 14 to 10 as they often had their best players in the middle for each ball-up such as Campbell, Josh Hanford and Austyn Page. Central also laid more tackles with 32 to 29.
Central take on North next week as they search for their first win this season. South meets West in what shapes up to be a great contest between two in-form sides.

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Funding shortfall for program

Originally published: Friday, 25th May, 2018

A program created in the city to help people suffering from loneliness has received a great response, but requires more funding.
Funded by NSW Health, the Connections program was started by Mission Australia, the Far West Local Health District and GROW to link socially isolated people to community activities after hours when there are very few services open.
While the program has been a huge success since it started in August, Mission Australia Broken Hill is calling for long-term funding for the new Connections program which is successfully addressing loneliness experienced by people in the local community.
The new Connections program has been providing after hours support for more than 70 people since August 2017.
It is a unique service delivered by Mission Australia Peer Workers with lived experience of mental ill health.
The five most frequent Connections attenders have spent 65 per cent less time in acute mental health inpatient units than they did in the six months before the service opened.
These same five people have also spent a lot less time in the Emergency Department (ED), with a reduction in ED presentations of approximately 80 per cent.
“Broken Hill is quite a geographically isolated community and there are many residents who are experiencing loneliness, social isolation and mental illness,” Mission Australia Program Manager, Jenna Bottrell, said.
“Some have found themselves coming to the local hospital for support because they have nowhere else to go at night or on the weekend and no real social network to reach out to. 
“We started the Connections program because there was a real need for support for people who were lonely or experiencing mental illness.”
Jenna said they have received positive feedback on the program which includes activities like arts and crafts, Tai Chi, cooking, gallery tours, Silverton outings and every second Sunday there is a luncheon.
“We would love to see long-term funding for the Connections program so that we can continue to assist people who need that extra support in the evening and on weekends.”
Contact the Connections team at Mission Australia on 8084 3700 or 0436 658 343 or pop into the office at 146 Chloride Street to find out more and get involved.

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Couple’s golden milestone

Originally published: Friday, 25th May, 2018

It’s an open house for David and Lyn Farquharson today, as they celebrate their golden anniversary.

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Water store critical

Originally published: Thursday, 24th May, 2018

Graziers in the Far West are praying for rain as the ongoing drought takes more and more water out of property dams.
Mt Gipps Station owner Kim Cramp said one of their two dams used for general household needs and stock water was sitting at three feet deep, while the other was virtually empty.
“It’s getting desperate, we just need some rain,” said Ms Cramp.
“We bought this place in 2006 and that tank never went dry until 2014, and it’s been dry twice since,” she said.
“From 2006 and 2009, even though it was drought then, we always managed to be under a heavy shower or something.”
Ms Cramp said over 2010 and 2011, Mt Gipps experienced a very wet period which filled up all their property tanks and even the surrounding swamp lands constantly for 12 months.
But the weather hasn’t yet swung back in favour of graziers.
“We just haven’t had a heavy rain,” she said. “We’ve had little showers and that, but never heavy enough to run water in the last few years.
“Our knees are nearly worn out from praying.”
Ms Cramp said even though Mt Gipps has been hit pretty hard with water shortages, other graziers were under worse conditions.
“Everyone’s in the same situation, I think there’s so many more people probably worse off than we are,” she said.
“Some of them haven’t got any water at all in their house tank and are carting water.
“That’s just so they can have a bath and wash their clothes.”
Mt Gipps is fortunate due to bore water supplies compared to other stations that have none or are too salty for agricultural use.
“You could almost drink most of our bore water, we must be just in a good area,” said Ms Cramp.
“I got a brother who lives between Wilcannia and Ivanhoe and they just have water saltier than the sea in their bores.”
“Needless to say they’ve sunk a few bores but they’ve never used them because it’s just too salty.”
Wildlife such as kangaroos and emus have been looking very poor, according to Ms Cramp. They are constantly looking for water and grazing lands.
“Wherever there’s a little bit of water, there’s hundreds of kangaroos in the evening hanging around the water just for a drink,” she said.
“They’re all pretty desperate for a drink and feed.”
Graziers under such conditions are now just focusing on the intense task of keeping their stock healthy and at a good weight for sale, according to Ms Cramp.
They’ve seen a major influx in trucks travelling through Corona Road on their station, where properties are selling off large quantities of stock.
“We have just seen stock truck after stock truck going out of this area for around six or seven months,” said Ms Cramp.
“Cattle and sheep have been trucked out of here every day I’d say.”
“Once people have gotten rid of their stock, then I guess they’ll just have to probably sit tight and wait for the rain.”
“Then they’ll madly buy sheep back if they can.”

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We have the technology

Originally published: Thursday, 24th May, 2018

During the week, members of the public were treated to a demonstration of the 3D printer owned by the City Library.
The demonstration was run by the Library’s Fiona Murray who said the printer will soon be available for people to utilise.
“The printer will be available for people to submit printing jobs,” she said.
“They can do their own creation or find a creation that has already been made.
“They can bring it into the library and we will assess if it can be made and how long it will take.
“The cost of the printing will be reliant on how long it takes to do.”
Last year it was announced that Council was awarded $200,000 through the Public Library Infrastructure Grant scheme, and used the money to buy new technology for the library including 14 new computers, wireless printing, the 3D printer, and a self-service loan and return system.

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Locals will cover retail gap: Wren

Originally published: Thursday, 24th May, 2018

Businessman John Wren says he’s “disgusted” about the closure of Big W, but he believes Broken Hill businesses will easily fill the gap left by the department store.

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Infuse your senses

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018

Life is a cabaret! At least it will be at the Regional Art Gallery on Saturday.

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Blizzard of Oz

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018

A collaborative project exploring the culture of Broken Hill and Australia will be on exhibition tonight at the Grand Guesthouse.

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Infuse your senses

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018

Life is a cabaret! At least it will be at the Regional Art Gallery on Saturday.

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Vacant house catches fire

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018

A house on Kaolin Street was left unsalvageable after a fire tore through it on Sunday night.

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Speak up now

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018

The hospital is marking National Palliative Care Week this week with a large canvas for public interaction.

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Cinema lift work begins

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018

Work has started to install a chairlift at the Silver City Cinema.

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Find yourself in a library

Originally published: Monday, 21st May, 2018

When did you last find yourself in a library? Maybe it was as an inquisitive toddler, eager for a story. Maybe it was last week at the public library to scan and email a document. Or maybe you were last in a school library, furtively checking out the human biology books, ducking the librarian. Don't lie - we all did it!

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New police inspector

Originally published: Monday, 21st May, 2018

Wilcannia now has a new Police Inspector after Inspector Tony Moodie has travelled over from the east to fill the role.

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Dilemma for gyrocopter pilots

Originally published: Monday, 21st May, 2018

Gyrocopter pilots are making money in the Far West without proper accreditation, but no one in Australia can deliver the training to get it, pastoralists heard on Friday.

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Truck blaze

Originally published: Saturday, 19th May, 2018

Residents of Burke and Creedon streets were awoken just before midnight on Thursday night by the sound of an explosion.

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BH princesses in waiting

Originally published: Saturday, 19th May, 2018

It’s already been given the title, ‘Wedding of the Year’ and it hasn’t even happened yet.

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Crunch time for Robins

Originally published: Saturday, 19th May, 2018

Despite it being only round four, today’s clash with Central at the Memorial Oval could be season-defining for West’s League side in 2018. 

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North needs lift

Originally published: Saturday, 19th May, 2018

North were embarrassed by South in round one by almost 100 points and will be keen to respond when they host the Roos today at the Jubilee Oval.

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ORL hits Menindee

Originally published: Saturday, 19th May, 2018

The Outback Rugby League ventures back up the Menindee Road to Burke and Wills Oval for round three today that sees a Wilcannia derby open the day.

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Giants pick up four more Broken Hillites

Originally published: Friday, 18th May, 2018

Broken Hill will continue to flex their junior representative football muscles this weekend with four players playing for the GWS Giants underage teams.

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South win thriller

Originally published: Friday, 18th May, 2018

The second game of Wednesday night’s under 18s between North and South was an absolute classic with South remaining undefeated in 2018 by the skin of their teeth.

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Autistic adults need more help, says expert

Originally published: Friday, 18th May, 2018

Researchers are calling for urgent training of psychiatrists on the diagnosis and management of autism in adults, who are at greater risk of suicide.

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Flying doctor hits 90 years

Originally published: Friday, 18th May, 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service celebrated their 90th Anniversary over some hot snags yesterday in the Town Square.

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Tight tussles in NZ v BH encounter

Originally published: Thursday, 17th May, 2018

A group of New Zealander Tennis players took on the locals this week, as part of a tour before the Berri Teams Carnival.

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It’s on at White Cliffs

Originally published: Thursday, 17th May, 2018

White Cliffs will come to life this weekend as singers and tourists pour into the town for its ninth annual music festival.

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$20m allocated for joint deal

Originally published: Thursday, 17th May, 2018

A funding package was announced for a Joint Organisation initiative yesterday, but City Council will need to weigh up all the options before joining.

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Far west to gain festival exposure

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th May, 2018

A film which was shot in Broken Hill has been selected for this year’s program in the Sydney Film Festival.

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Cat suffers in house fire

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th May, 2018

Residents have banded together to raise some money for a cat burnt in a house fire last week.

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Help the BDT have a big one

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th May, 2018

If you can’t find any staff at the BDT today, it’s because we are all busy getting ready to host a big morning tea.

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Two flows in system

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th May, 2018

WaterNSW has released more flows into the Barwon-Darling river systems.

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Apprentice mechanics back in pole position

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th May, 2018

Earlier this year TAFE made the decision to return automotive training to the Broken Hill college after the courses were axed in 2016 due to insufficient numbers. 

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Follow the way of Mick

Originally published: Monday, 14th May, 2018

Five years ago Mick Miller had a close call with throat and neck cancer. Now he is travelling around in a blue Beetle to provide support for fellow survivors.

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Kelsie makes space program

Originally published: Monday, 14th May, 2018

Broken Hill High School is ready to launch student Kelsie Mitchell to America, after she has been selected to attend the NASA United Space School this year.

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Fire razes house in Duff Street

Originally published: Saturday, 12th May, 2018

A fire razed a house in Duff Street on Thursday night, causing major damage to the property.

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Another Giant rises

Originally published: Saturday, 12th May, 2018

While one former Bulldog makes his AFL debut today, a current North Football Club superstar will line up for the GWS Giants reserves in their NEAFL clash with the Sydney Swans reserves.

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Life in the African air

Originally published: Saturday, 12th May, 2018

The life of a flying doctor and crew in Australia is regarded around the world as one of the most exciting and romantic jobs you could hope for but for real derring-do adventure, you can’t beat Africa, as a former RFDS boss in Broken Hill has discovered.

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Contest at Memorial

Originally published: Saturday, 12th May, 2018

An early season blockbuster sees North travel to the Memorial today to face Central with both sides missing some key personnel but eager to establish themselves in the competition.

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Robins brace for Roos

Originally published: Saturday, 12th May, 2018

Both West and South celebrate milestones today as Riley Schorn and Liam King play their 100th games as they do battle at the Jubilee Oval. 

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Aged care nurses join ratio campaign

Originally published: Friday, 11th May, 2018

Local aged care nurses will join the fight tomorrow to ensure that nursing ratios are introduced across Australia.

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Lovin’ life in the slow lane

Originally published: Friday, 11th May, 2018

Jenny and Chris Pye along with their dog Pippa are travelling Australia in their 1966 tractor towing a homemade, colourful gypsy wagon while fundraising along the way.

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One Giant leap

Originally published: Friday, 11th May, 2018

Broken Hill’s Isaac Cumming will make his long-awaited AFL debut this weekend when the GWS Giants host the West Coast Eagles at Spotless Stadium in Sydney.

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Murray’s classical act

Originally published: Thursday, 10th May, 2018

For 15 months Murray Mandel has been touring Australia performing classical guitar music to raise money for Lifeline, and he’s only just getting started. 

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Almost 300 get shots

Originally published: Thursday, 10th May, 2018

The Far West Local Health District’s flu vaccination community clinic yesterday was a great success.

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Diamond couple

Originally published: Thursday, 10th May, 2018

It’s 60 years to the day since John and Marlene met, square dancing at the Palais.

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Warm reception

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th May, 2018

Broken Hill Police held their first Coffee with a Cop event yesterday morning, to help build up community relationships between locals and officers.

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They are a delight

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th May, 2018

Thousands of little buns pretty in pink are coming out of the oven for Bakers Delight’s annual Pink Bun campaign.

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Three decades on job

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th May, 2018

After 31 years with the NSW Fire Brigades, Greg Hardy has hung up his boots for the last time.

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Woman flees crash, taken to hospital

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

A woman has been taken to hospital under the Mental Health Act following a car collision in Lane Street yesterday.

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Free flu shots

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

Free flu vaccinations will be available tomorrow at the Aged Persons Centre as part of the Far West Local Health District’s campaign to encourage the community to get vaccinated this winter.

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Hero plumber just doing ‘fair share’

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

Humble tradie Luke Robinson who helped rescue a truck driver trapped in a burning b-double said yesterday he was just doing his “fair share”.

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Silver City working man

Originally published: Monday, 7th May, 2018

More than 100 years after a horse-pulled lorry driver lost his life on the Line of Lode, some of his grandchildren have met for the first time thanks to the city’s Miners’ Memorial, writes Michael Murphy.

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Something for Mum

Originally published: Monday, 7th May, 2018

The Broken Hill Cake Decorators and Friends Mother’s Day Stall opens in the Town Hall Facade this week. 

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Plumber pulls truckie from burning wreck

Originally published: Monday, 7th May, 2018

Emergency services personnel yesterday praised the actions of a plumber who pulled a truck driver from a burning wreck on Friday afternoon.

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Grand opening

Originally published: Saturday, 5th May, 2018

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro cut the ribbon yesterday to officially open the Country Universities Centre in Broken Hill. 

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Danger ahead

Originally published: Friday, 4th May, 2018

The clouds of dust raised by the construction of the pipeline had made the Wentworth road dangerous for motorists, according to a Broken Hill man who says the work is being rushed. 

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Another day, another reform

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd May, 2018

Businessman David Gonski has put out a call to action after his most recent review of the Australian school system.

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Speak up now

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018

A prominent local advocate for the Darling River would like people to contact senators and urge them to oppose an attempt to take more water from the Darling and Murray rivers.

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Preschool’s new image

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

The children at Happy Day Preschool are now enjoying new logos on all their uniforms after the school decided to update them.

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