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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.

July, 2018

Councillors query mine truck route proposal

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st July, 2018

A request from Perilya to modify a North Mine haulage route has been deferred because its proposal is not clear.

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Firies ready to climb for cash

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st July, 2018

Local firefighters, Tom Seward and Zel Nejaim, are doing their bit to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in the annual Firefighters Climb for MND.  

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Hawsons aim for next year

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st July, 2018

The company proposing to develop the giant Hawsons iron ore deposit near Broken Hill said yesterday that if everything went to plan work could begin by the end of next year.

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Yabbies in grand final

Originally published: Tuesday, 31st July, 2018

Menindee Yabbies have continued their massive 12-month turn-around by becoming the first team to qualify for the 2018 Musicians Club Outback Rugby League grand final. 

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Life in the Silver City

Originally published: Monday, 30th July, 2018

Helga Oladottir didn’t know what to expect when she came to Australia on a student exchange.

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Support to name road after Pro Hart

Originally published: Monday, 30th July, 2018

The move to honour one of Broken Hill’s favourite sons could soon be a reality due to a positive community response.

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Bulldogs fend off Magpie strike

Originally published: Monday, 30th July, 2018

A dominant third term by the Bulldogs saw them come out on top on Saturday by 35 points against Central in a fiercely contested match.

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Roos skip up gear

Originally published: Monday, 30th July, 2018

In Marcus O’Brien’s 200th League game, the South Roos defeated a brave West Robins by 94 points at the Alma Oval on Saturday. 

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O’Brien hits 200

Originally published: Saturday, 28th July, 2018

The milestones continue over the hill with Marcus O’Brien playing his 200th League game for the Roos today against the Robins.

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Law of the jungle

Originally published: Saturday, 28th July, 2018

In March 2013, the new Orange Spot dared to be different by painting their facade bright green.

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Fighting for the river

Originally published: Saturday, 28th July, 2018

What is land without water? That’s what Aboriginal Elder Badger Bates had to say on the current water crisis in the region.

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Conduct ‘breach’

Originally published: Saturday, 28th July, 2018

It is believed there is a Code of Conduct allegation against one of the local Councillor’s for statements made on Facebook.

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We’re not bullies

Originally published: Saturday, 28th July, 2018

Councillors have hit back at fellow Councillor Tom Kennedy who claimed he was being bullied and harassed during City Council meetings.

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Dogs over the Pies

Originally published: Saturday, 28th July, 2018

In an early preview of this season’s preliminary final, Central head to the Jubilee Oval to face off against North who found some form last weekend.

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Roos on a roll

Originally published: Saturday, 28th July, 2018

South will celebrate Marcus O’Brien’s 200th League game today when they host West at the Alma Oval.

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Councillor ‘bullied’

Originally published: Friday, 27th July, 2018

One Councillor felt he was being “harassed” during the monthly Council meeting when asking questions about the Civic Centre.

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Holistic approach fights the flab

Originally published: Friday, 27th July, 2018

A weight management clinic at the Superclinic is creating a holistic approach to health with the culmination of a doctor, dietitian, personal trainer and physiotherapist.

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First to hit 100

Originally published: Friday, 27th July, 2018

Broken Hill’s women’s AFL competition reaches another milestone this weekend as Britt Tangey and Shelby Raven become the first players to reach 100 games.

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Time ripe to learn how to fly

Originally published: Friday, 27th July, 2018

As commercial airlines poach experienced pilots because of a world shortage, it has sparked a demand for a new generation of budding pilots to emerge.

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The riding Scotsman

Originally published: Thursday, 26th July, 2018

A fifty-year-old Scotsman by the name of Maurice McDonald has just passed through Broken Hill, one of the stops on his solo motorbike journey around the world.

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Mural whitewashed

Originally published: Thursday, 26th July, 2018

Despite an alternative being offered by Councillor Tom Kennedy, councillors voted against allowing the mural on Nachiappan’s Surgery to remain.

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Shooters line up Nationals

Originally published: Thursday, 26th July, 2018

The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has fired a few shots at The Nationals as MLC Robert Brown and Barwon candidate Roy Butler travelled into town.

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Pro Hart Street support

Originally published: Thursday, 26th July, 2018

An expert of the city’s street names has offered a couple of suggestions on how Broken Hill can honour the late Pro Hart.

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String section needs a boost

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th July, 2018

The Broken Hill Civic Orchestra is searching for violinists to join their ensemble. 

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Esther’s beautiful world

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th July, 2018

ONE of great creativity and adventure, Esther La Rovere is intrigued by the people and world around her.

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Mystery puppy returns

Originally published: Wednesday, 25th July, 2018

A lucky break has seen 11-year-old Elle be adopted into a new home after she went missing five years ago.

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Capital tribute for Pro Hart

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th July, 2018

Canberra has joined the growing list of Australian cities to immortalise Broken Hill’s most famous son, Keven Charles ‘Pro’ Hart, by naming a street after him.

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Boomers on top

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th July, 2018

Wilcannia Boomerangs were forced to earn the 2018 Musicians Club Outback Rugby League minor premiership after a titanic struggle against cross-town rivals Parntu Warriors at Burke Oval, Wilcannia on Saturday. 

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Career high

Originally published: Tuesday, 24th July, 2018

Former local Lani Cockrem has been made partner of service firm, Deloitte, where she began working over 15 years ago.

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Kangas jump Pies

Originally published: Monday, 23rd July, 2018

Like so often against the South Roos, Central were competitive early on before being blown away after halftime in their clash with the defending premiers at the Memorial Oval on Saturday.

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Wayward Dogs still too good

Originally published: Monday, 23rd July, 2018

Just 14 goals from a whopping 39 scoring shots were enough for North who proved too strong for a gallant West side on Saturday at the Jubilee Oval.

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Speaking out for my Dad

Originally published: Monday, 23rd July, 2018

When it comes to mental illness, there isn’t always a clear sign, which is why it is important to speak out.

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Royal Commission hears damning testimony

Originally published: Saturday, 21st July, 2018

The former NSW Water Commissioner for the Office of Water believes the proposed pipeline is not the best way to guarantee Broken Hill’s water security.

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Good luck Lee

Originally published: Saturday, 21st July, 2018

Tae Kwon Do master Lee Hermansson is encouraging more people to come along and try out the martial art.

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Dogs to bounce

Originally published: Saturday, 21st July, 2018

Following a week from hell in which their senior coach and assistant coach were suspended with interim coach Nathan Pearce taking over for the remainder of 2018, the Robins head back to the Jubilee Oval to face North on a big weekend for the Bulldogs.

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Pies face reality check

Originally published: Saturday, 21st July, 2018

Coming off a big win for club legend Justin Heath’s 300th game last week, Central host the unbeaten South Roos at the Memorial Oval today.

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Robins bolstered by coach talent

Originally published: Saturday, 21st July, 2018

Nathan Pearce will take on the West senior coaching role for the remainder of the 2018 season following the suspension of Phil Bell and assistant Liam Smith during the week.

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New doctor at large

Originally published: Friday, 20th July, 2018

Haematology services are now available at Broken Hill Hospital with visiting specialist Dr Jir Ping Boey conducting monthly clinics.

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No pain, your gain

Originally published: Friday, 20th July, 2018

A new program has begun in Broken Hill to support patients with persistent non-cancer pain.

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Call for girl power

Originally published: Friday, 20th July, 2018

With less than one week left before the start of AFL Broken Hill’s junior girl’s competition, the four clubs are putting out another call for any interested players.

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Animal group in dispute with pound

Originally published: Friday, 20th July, 2018

A highly-successful animal rescue group has ceased operations because of a dispute with the local pound.

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Shrek the Musical

Originally published: Thursday, 19th July, 2018

Willyama High School and Theatre 44 have come together to produce an all new stage production, Shrek the Musical. 

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Lord brings Ford back from dead

Originally published: Wednesday, 18th July, 2018

Whilst cars started to slowly roll into the big picture at the start of the 20th century, automotive icon Henry Ford took the industry into fifth gear with the Ford Model T.

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Keep away from our little mates

Originally published: Tuesday, 17th July, 2018

A wildlife rescue group has reminded residents it’s an offence to interfere with kangaroos after a shocking discovery in South Broken Hill last week.

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Daring neighbour receives high praise

Originally published: Monday, 16th July, 2018

The son of an elderly man whose house burnt down on Saturday morning has praised the actions of a neighbour who rushed inside the burning building to check if anyone was inside.

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Guilty, but free to play

Originally published: Saturday, 14th July, 2018

South captain and star player Marc Purcell was found guilty on Thursday night but is free to play in today’s clash with North after being let off with a caution.

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Fatal crash in blackspot

Originally published: Saturday, 14th July, 2018

A witness to a fatal accident on the Menindee Road last week could not immediately get mobile reception to alert emergency services.

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I just love the game

Originally published: Saturday, 14th July, 2018

Justin Heath, 35, has long been one of Broken Hill’s best players, possessing a booming right boot that rarely misses a target and is still regularly among Central’s best players. 

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Third party ban ‘may not work’

Originally published: Saturday, 14th July, 2018

Problem gamblers must first recognise they have a problem before they can be helped, a local club manager said.

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NAIDOC round

Originally published: Friday, 13th July, 2018

NAIDOC week celebrations continue tomorrow with AFL Broken Hill’s Indigenous round.

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Civic Centre building passes inspection

Originally published: Thursday, 12th July, 2018

The Civic Centre is open for business after the announcement the building has received its Certificate of Occupancy.

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We’ve got you covered

Originally published: Wednesday, 11th July, 2018

Don’t worry Southies, a new player’s in town to meet your pizza delivery needs after a major takeaway outlet decided to stop deliveries south of Jamieson Street.

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YMCA funds boost

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th July, 2018

The local YMCA is set to receive another funds injection of more than $370,000 into their new Wellness Centre.

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And the winner is ...

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th July, 2018

The boys are back in action, with the school holidays having just begun, and the skate park has become a hive of activity once again.

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Win for Pooncarie

Originally published: Tuesday, 10th July, 2018

The town of Pooncarie is abuzz after the announcement that their public school would finally reopen next year.

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Proud union history laid out

Originally published: Monday, 9th July, 2018

The co-editor of a book about Broken Hill’s legendary union leader and MP, Percy Brookfield, has written a novel which also features the Silver City and its proud union history.

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Gearing up for another epic journey

Originally published: Monday, 9th July, 2018

Shitbox Rally, the national charity event where teams of two tackle Australia’s dustiest outback roads in cars worth less than $1k (aka shitboxes) to raise money for Cancer Council, has announced its 2019 dates.

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Rotary changes chiefs, donates yearly taking

Originally published: Monday, 9th July, 2018

Incoming South Rotary president Brian Slater used his induction speech on Saturday night to pay tribute to past and present members who inspired him to do better.

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Plaza chief drops into city

Originally published: Saturday, 7th July, 2018

The reason for Mr Ebert’s visit to Broken Hill was a regular “check-in”.

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C’mon you Westies

Originally published: Saturday, 7th July, 2018

West Football Club have narrowly avoided disaster and will play today’s League game against South at the Alma Oval albeit with the bare minimum of players.

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Badger’s latest for our Sister

Originally published: Saturday, 7th July, 2018

Local artist Badger Bates has returned from Sydney after sculpting a piece of work for an arts centre.

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Never say never

Originally published: Saturday, 7th July, 2018

Vlatko, a multiple-time premiership player for the Roos, made his comeback to football this season after a number of years out of the game. 

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Brave new girl

Originally published: Friday, 6th July, 2018

One brave young local girl yesterday afternoon chopped off her Rapunzel-like hair to donate it to others in need. 

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Massive night planned

Originally published: Thursday, 5th July, 2018

Are you looking for a show with some baubles? Then Priscilla’s Christmas in July is for you.

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Festival of Art

Originally published: Thursday, 5th July, 2018

The 2018 White Cliffs Underground Art Festival is on this weekend.

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Emu disaster

Originally published: Thursday, 5th July, 2018

A “stuff-up” in the planning of the pipeline to Broken Hill had caused the death of scores of emus on the Silver City Highway, according to a local grazier.  

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Good year in the pool

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th July, 2018

The Regional Aquatic Centre has experienced its largest number of attendances since the YMCA took over management.

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Time to celebrate

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th July, 2018

It’s that time of year again with the NAIDOC Week celebrations kicking off from Sunday with a free screening of the Rabbit Proof Fence.

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Dawn warms to the Hill

Originally published: Wednesday, 4th July, 2018

Despite not being born in Broken Hill, Dawn Mawby has spent a majority of her life here and definitely has the Broken Hill spirit. 

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Three designs for play

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018

The famous rocket could soon return to one of the city’s parks, albeit in a more modern form.

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Wool price ‘godsend’ for Far West graziers

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018

Graziers in the Far West have finally struck some luck as wool prices have hit more than $20 a kilogram.

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We can help

Originally published: Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018

Broken Hill is rallying behind the family which lost a father and two sons, killed by fumes in a backyard shed.

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Open for business

Originally published: Monday, 2nd July, 2018

The beautiful new Broken Hill Community Health Centre opens for business today.

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Old beauty restored

Originally published: Monday, 2nd July, 2018

SENIOR Paintings Conservator from the Grimwade Centre at the University of Melbourne, Cushla Hill, presented on Friday evening at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery a 45-minute talk on the arduous restorative process of the gallery’s most prized artwork - Vae Victis! the Sack of Morocco by the Almohades.

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Phebe’s on right path

Originally published: Monday, 2nd July, 2018

Phebe Whitelaw received the Executive Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence through Charles Sturt University.

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Roos overrun Pies

Originally published: Monday, 2nd July, 2018

After a sluggish start, South clicked into gear and stormed home in the second half to thump Central by 68 points at the Jubilee Oval on Saturday.

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