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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.

November, 2018

Engagement campaign welcome

Originally published: Saturday, 17th November, 2018

A push from the group 25in25 to consult the community about the entry signage project has been welcomed.

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My sign design

Originally published: Saturday, 17th November, 2018

Broken Hill is hard to paint with a single brush, giving good reasons as to why it’s taken three years for City Council to come up with a city welcome sign.

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Hapless Maggies face Roo machine

Originally published: Saturday, 17th November, 2018

Win-less after four games, Central will be desperate to get on the board when they tackle a resurgent South team in round five of Demo Club A Grade cricket action today.

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Imperial lake of death

Originally published: Saturday, 17th November, 2018

Hundreds of fish have perished in Imperial Lake, cutting loose plans to start up a junior fishing program by local fishers.

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Trip of a lifetime

Originally published: Saturday, 17th November, 2018

Best friends, teammates and now travel buddies, local girls Zianna Chesterfield and Ashlee McConnell are preparing to jet off to Barbados and the United States, to play netball with Wanderers Australia.

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Interest dwindles in the trades

Originally published: Friday, 16th November, 2018

Trades work apprentices are in hot demand at the moment with one such business, Top Gear Engineering, looking for an apprentice boilermaker and apprentice machinist.

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Brilliant career on show

Originally published: Friday, 16th November, 2018

An exhibition of some of Mervyn Bishop’s photos, the first Aboriginal press photographer in Australia, will be starting tonight at the Regional Art Gallery. 

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Mint condition

Originally published: Friday, 16th November, 2018

A volunteer at a Mildura charity has come across some pillowcases from a former big department store in Broken Hill.

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South picks new coaches

Originally published: Friday, 16th November, 2018

Long-time assistant Drew Mashford will be the head honcho after being named the South Football Club’s senior coach for 2019.

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Are you ready for some Rockin'

Originally published: Friday, 16th November, 2018

The Rockfest is ready and raring to go as 700 tickets have been sold with more sales expected in the final days.

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Fresh water in reservoirs

Originally published: Thursday, 15th November, 2018

Good water intakes at several reservoirs during Tuesday night’s and yesterday morning’s wild weather will mean, come December, water restrictions will only be at Level 1 instead of Level 3.

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Welcome sign push

Originally published: Thursday, 15th November, 2018

Any new signage developed to welcome tourists into Broken Hill should complement existing pieces that Silverton and Tibooburra offer, according to a local group.

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Join the political party

Originally published: Thursday, 15th November, 2018

Locals sure know how to be politically vocal, but the majority aren’t being heard in local branches judging by membership numbers.

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Art on Doors

Originally published: Thursday, 15th November, 2018

Four local artists have been awarded scholarships to go towards an Art on Doors project that is being undertaken at the Grand Guesthouse.

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All Aussie number 6

Originally published: Thursday, 15th November, 2018

Broken Hill football great Brett Morris has added yet another accolade to his glittering career with a sixth All Australian selection from the recent AFL masters carnival.

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Southies’ play park under way

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th November, 2018

The manufacturing of Patton Park’s new play equipment is underway.

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Betts joins elite group

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th November, 2018

Broken Hill cricket export Samantha Betts joined an elite club, despite the SA Scorpions’ large loss to the Queensland Fire on Sunday.

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Top science awards

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th November, 2018

Five year eleven students in the Broken Hill region were awarded a prestigious Victor Chang School Science award for excellence in the field of science. 

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Futsal on way

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th November, 2018

Futsal will once again be running in the Hill with the Broken Hill Soccer Association currently setting up an indoor court out at Memorial Oval’s Indoor Cricket Arena in the hopes of kick starting a season by winter 2019.

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Pub up for grabs

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th November, 2018

The Silverton Hotel is on the market after owners Peter and Patsy Price announced the pub sale yesterday.

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Dinner and awards

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th November, 2018

Lifeline Broken Hill operations will be having their annual Volunteers Dinner and Awards Night on November 30 as they look to celebrate those who’ve given up their time and made a big impact at either the Retail Shop, Tip Shop or Lifeline Connect near the Lifeline Centre.

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High drama in final

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th November, 2018

The final of the Silver City Bowling Association Pennant was played at the Zinc between the Minor Premier Zinc and North Blue on Saturday.

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$30m Wilcannia weir

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th November, 2018

The State and Federal Governments made a $30 million announcement for a weir in Wilcannia, but “without water a weir is worthless”, according to the Greens.

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Pat Leonard’s life of service

Originally published: Monday, 12th November, 2018

Over 70 years volunteering is an amazing feat, but to stay with one organisation shows true dedication to the community and those in need.

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Roads under repair

Originally published: Monday, 12th November, 2018

Road repairs will begin this week to fix roads impacted by the Broken Hill to Wentworth pipeline.

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Cracking ton

Originally published: Monday, 12th November, 2018

Not since the great Raymond Johns was dominating bowling attacks has South had an A Grade centurion, but that changed on Saturday as Sheldon Hall crashed an unbeaten 104 to lead the Roos to victory over West at the Zinc Oval.

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Hero statue unveiled

Originally published: Monday, 12th November, 2018

A statue of Roy Inwood, the only Hillite to have received a Victoria Cross during World War One, was publicly unveiled by the RSL after yesterday’s Remembrance Day Service.

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100 years since end of Great War

Originally published: Monday, 12th November, 2018

A poignant Remembrance Day service marking the 100th anniversary of Armistice was delivered yesterday as locals came out on a hot and sunny day to pay their respects to those lost.

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Police catch bolter

Originally published: Saturday, 10th November, 2018

A prisoner who escaped from the Local Court has been captured after a week at large.

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Grandfather’s war

Originally published: Saturday, 10th November, 2018

Artist Peter Osborn said reading his grandfather’s wartime diaries had opened up a whole new side of the man that he held close to his heart.

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Top Dogs face Maggies

Originally published: Saturday, 10th November, 2018

The undefeated Bulldogs take on the winless Magpies today in round four of the Demo Club A Grade cricket competition at the Jubilee Oval.

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Wild storm brings gifts

Originally published: Saturday, 10th November, 2018

A literal ‘shit storm’ hit White Cliffs this week when strong winds blew kangaroo poo throughout the town.

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South takes on West

Originally published: Saturday, 10th November, 2018

West picked up their first win last weekend while South were handed their first loss and today the two sides will battle it out at the Zinc Oval in round four of the Demo Club A Grade competition.

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A Grade tennis doubles champs

Originally published: Saturday, 10th November, 2018

Thursday night saw Broken Hill’s best tennis players step onto the court for the 2018 A Grade doubles championships with the heavy favourites Patrick Reincke and Ross Casey taking out the title.

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Milestone appeal

Originally published: Friday, 9th November, 2018

The BDT’s Christmas Appeal has reached 30 years and continued to be popular  with donations coming in before the tree had been set up.

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Wilcannia’s Owen Whyman stands for election

Originally published: Friday, 9th November, 2018

The shocking state of the Darling River was what drove Owen Whyman from Wilcannia to stand as an independent for next year’s NSW election.

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New Magpie in nest

Originally published: Friday, 9th November, 2018

The Central Football Club elected a new president at their recent annual general meeting with Jonah Smith set to take on the role for 2019.

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Rule changes approved

Originally published: Friday, 9th November, 2018

Eight of a possible nine rule changes and adjustments have been approved by AFL NSW/ACT and will be implemented across all of their managed and affiliated competitions - including AFL Broken Hill - in 2019.

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Tarissa’s hard work recognised

Originally published: Friday, 9th November, 2018

Maari Ma’s Tarissa Staker has come home from Sydney as 2018 NSW Youth Worker of the Year. 

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Law of the land

Originally published: Thursday, 8th November, 2018

The law was a key part of the campaign to save the Darling River from “industrial scale” irrigation, according to a man who has spent years documenting the devastation.

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Medication management easier

Originally published: Thursday, 8th November, 2018

An online system that makes it much easier for doctors and other hospital staff to manage patients’ medications will soon roll out at Broken Hill Hospital.

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Abandoned car collected

Originally published: Thursday, 8th November, 2018

A freight train hit an abandoned car on Tuesday evening.

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Wild, wild weather

Originally published: Thursday, 8th November, 2018

Violent weather swept across the Far West on Tuesday afternoon and night with dust storms, lightning strikes and flooding rain closing several roads. 

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Labor vows to kill Menindee Project

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th November, 2018

The Menindee Lakes Project was a “dog” and a Labor government would stop it, the NSW Shadow Water Minister said yesterday.

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Royal search begins

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th November, 2018

The Quota Club has begun their royal quest to find a 2018 Pageant Princess. 

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Mural up for grabs

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th November, 2018

The contentious mural in Crystal Lane will have to be painted over by January 29, but people are being invited buy a piece of the finished work before it goes.

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Children at risk

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th November, 2018

The number of children considered at Risk of Significant Harm (ROSH) by NSW Family and Community Services has not been publicly available on a district-by-district basis for nearly a year.

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Gym closure a “win” for ‘Y’

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th November, 2018

The bar has been lifted after the YMCA accepted a merger with ESTR Personal Training Studios. 

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Attack leaves store deflated

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th November, 2018

The Bridgestone tyre business was hit by a vandal in the early hours of on Sunday.

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Literary bent to library mocktails

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th November, 2018

The Broken Hill Library will be hosting a fun and informative afternoon of activities tomorrow centred on the effects of alcohol and the damage it can cause. 

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One stop for all

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th November, 2018

The Broken Hill Health Service now has one reception desk for all outpatients seeking services.

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Tennis championships

Originally published: Monday, 5th November, 2018

Tonight will see Broken Hill’s best tennis players square off for the 2018 Men’s singles championships in what should be the most competitive edition in a number of years.

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One home saved, another burns

Originally published: Monday, 5th November, 2018

A train blocked South firefighters en route to a raging fire in Crystal Street on Saturday, forcing the Central station officer at the scene to divert all his crew into saving one house over another.

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Parkrun celebrates milestone

Originally published: Monday, 5th November, 2018

Broken Hill park runners have clocked up so many kilometres in the past year they could have ran all the way to Africa.

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BH lead levels remain unsafe

Originally published: Monday, 5th November, 2018

The results of a University of Macquarie analysis of levels of lead exposure in Broken Hill have just been released and they don’t make for pleasant reading.

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BH FIRES UP

Originally published: Monday, 5th November, 2018

Hundreds of people answered the call and marched on Saturday to save the Darling River and Menindee Lakes.

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Menindee Lakes Plan ‘illegal’

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd November, 2018

The Menindee Lakes Project is illegal because it cannot be done without damaging the river, the lakes and the natural environment, the SA Royal Commission has been told.

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We are not alone: River fight

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd November, 2018

A Queensland irrigator is coming to today’s protest rally with a message - we are not alone in the battle for the Darling River.

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Property owners left in the lurch

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd November, 2018

A property owner hanging on with the bare minimum of water wants to know why more provisions weren’t put in place for stations along the Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline.

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They’re stopping at Wilcannia again

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd November, 2018

The Millward family has just clocked 1000 days of cross-country travel and arrived in Broken Hill.

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Time to take a stand

Originally published: Friday, 2nd November, 2018

Everyone who cares about the Darling River and the Menindee Lakes should join Saturday’s protest rally and bring their children because they are who we are fighting for, says the Darling River Action Group.

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Prisoner bolts

Originally published: Friday, 2nd November, 2018

A prisoner caught everyone by surprise yesterday when he jumped the dock and bolted from the Local Court.

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Read all about it

Originally published: Friday, 2nd November, 2018

Newsxtra Newsagency at the Broken Hill Village celebrated its official grand opening yesterday.

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Chalk it up to experience, son

Originally published: Friday, 2nd November, 2018

The fourth annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Colour Run will take place in Sturt Park this Sunday. 

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Art for Don’s room

Originally published: Friday, 2nd November, 2018

Marg King is the BDT’s winner of the Breast Cancer raffle, which saw her win a mineral artwork created by Laurie Pace.

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Champion night

Originally published: Thursday, 1st November, 2018

The PCYC Night of Champions had all the right ingredients - a packed hall, Rocky-Balboa tunes blaring from the speakers, a proven champion and a plucky underdog, a buzzing crowd anticipating what was to come.

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Unsocial media: Breach probe costs $8,400

Originally published: Thursday, 1st November, 2018

A councillor has received a reprimand after breaching a Code of Conduct matter in terms of social media usage.

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South pub sale

Originally published: Thursday, 1st November, 2018

The Alma Hotel will go up for auction this month.

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Society to stay put

Originally published: Thursday, 1st November, 2018

Council have agreed to develop a new lease agreement with the West Darling Machinery Preservation Society for their property in Crystal Street.

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Robbie shows his style

Originally published: Thursday, 1st November, 2018

Sculptor and photographer Robbie Rowlands is holding an exhibition at the West Darling Machinery Preservation Society on Friday evening.

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