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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.

August, 2019

Seafood soiree for flying doc

Originally published: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

A painted aeroplane propeller by Howard Steer is one of many items going up for auction during two huge fundraising dinners next month to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Door’s open on Patton

Originally published: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

Christos Niarros announced this month that he would be leaving the South Newsagency in early October, regardless of whether his business sold or not.

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Heartless thieves

Originally published: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

collection of cherubs with the letters L, O, V and E, solar light cherubs, a vase with flowers, angels with special verses written on them, and a praying angel with a silver chain and heart were just some of the items the family had bought and used to decorate Alex’s gravesite. 

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Leading ladies now life members

Originally published: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

Coral Ford and Olwyn Reynolds were awarded Life Memberships of the RFDS Women’s Auxiliary yesterday.

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Kangaroos charge

Originally published: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

South ran away with a relatively easy win over North in the Under 18 preliminary final on Wednesday night with the Roos’ Adam Slattery finishing with four majors.

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Lab meat plan riles graziers

Originally published: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

The Pastoralists’ Association of West Darling has called on the state government to reintroduce the commercial harvesting of Euro kangaroos so that not only can farmers properly deal with a major concern but also benefit economically from it.

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Acting EPA chair visits

Originally published: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

The new Acting Chair of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Carolyn Walsh, was in Broken Hill yesterday to meet Broken Hill Environmental Lead Program staff and hear about the work of the program and other local issues.

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Spectacular crash

Originally published: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

Two cars collided about 1.30pm yesterday at the intersection of Argent Street and Menindee Road.

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Quiet achiever

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

A quiet achiever, a hard worker and a loving family man are words that have been used to describe Eugene Odgers over the years.

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St Joes celebrate colourful history

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

St Joes Soccer Club will be having a heritage-themed weekend on Saturday and Sunday, as they look to highlight the club’s history for past and present players.

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OUR HEROES

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

Fire and Rescue New South Wales’ aim and mission is to do as their slogan reads and be prepared for anything.

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Algate House handover

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

The Salvation Army officially handed over Algate House to Dubbo-based disability service provider Westhaven yesterday morning.

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Healthy and cheaper

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

Healthy food is a cheaper alternative to help cut spending after a Far West LHD Dietetic study compared affordability over six years.

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Drought funds projects complete

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

Far West projects under the federal government’s drought communities fund have been completed.

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Govt poll provides different flavour

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

A week after the BDT invited readers to tell us what they thought about the quality of the water from the new pipeline, the NSW government has released one of its own.

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Nick grabs Under 18 Player of Year award

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

Nick Schofield has been named the BDT Far West Proud Under 18s Player of the Year after a consistent season for the Robins. 

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Spirited Sunday of Soccer

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

It was a tight, well-fought battle in the early soccer game on Sunday with West and St Joes drawing 1-1, while Celtic beat a spirited Alma side 3-1 in the late game. 

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Local tavern a royal deal

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

The owner of the Old Royal, Steve Sliwka, has offered up several different options for the community to buy the tavern off him and keep it operating.

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Health for the Hill

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

Getting more health professionals to the region was a concern for Broken Hill,  the Federal Shadow Minister for Health said yesterday on a visit to the city.

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Lifeline loves art

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

Budding and experienced artists are being invited to enter a charity art exhibition that helps save lives.

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Blue star lads

Originally published: Monday, 19th August, 2019

The value of a PCYC program designed to pass on life skills for kids has been highlighted by three boys at the local PCYC.

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Doggies win wrestle

Originally published: Monday, 19th August, 2019

The Bulldogs emerged victors after a scrappy game with West at the Jubilee Oval on Saturday.

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Onward wild beauties

Originally published: Monday, 19th August, 2019

After years of going it alone, horse training clinics provided by 4BP Horses for the not-for-profit Brumbies 4 Recovery will now be funded by the state government.

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Baker of perfection

Originally published: Monday, 19th August, 2019

Fresh bread is on the rise in Broken Hill as the new Sufi Bakery prepares for its official opening.

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Westie hits 100-mark

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

Cilla Mahoney will run onto the field for the 100th time in the red and black today, the second woman to do so for the club.

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Daffodil show of support

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

Broken Hill residents are encouraged to support Daffodil Day next week.

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Care in the home

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

A local home care package service welcomed their first client earlier this week, who they hope is the first of many.

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Anger mounts over pipeline business case

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

Household water bills could rise by $2000 a year to pay for the Wentworth pipeline and Broken Hill people must not suffer it, Mayor Darriea Turley said yesterday.

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Bulldog stars return

Originally published: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

West will be looking to secure the victory against North today after a big win over Central last week.

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Outraged, but not surprised

Originally published: Friday, 16th August, 2019

The release of the Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline business case has been met with anger and frustration from Menindee locals, with many not surprised by its key revelations.

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Brutal truth revealed in business case

Originally published: Friday, 16th August, 2019

The cotton industry wanted the water in the Menindee Lakes and the NSW Government gave it to them, according to information contained in the business case for the Broken Hill pipeline. 

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Doggies charge into finals

Originally published: Friday, 16th August, 2019

North had a massive win over an undermanned Central side in the last minor round of the Under 18 season to progress to the Preliminary Final next week. 

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Robins overpower Roos

Originally published: Friday, 16th August, 2019

The top two teams in the Under 18s competition battled it out in what has been described as a finals-like encounter, when West and South went head to head. 

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Film comes home

Originally published: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

The Silver City Cinema will be screening Locusts tonight, having come full circle after a tour of international film festivals.

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It’s tap and go at Hospital Kiosk

Originally published: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

The Hospital Kiosk has just installed PayWay and is expecting plenty of  customers to use it.

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Water issues on Senator’s agenda

Originally published: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

Nationals’ Senator for NSW, Perin Davey, was in the city yesterday to discuss, among other things, water issues and whether a royal commission should inquire into the Murray Darling-Basin’s management.

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Silverlea’s helping hands

Originally published: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

Broken Hill Rotary have extended a helping hand to struggling Silverlea Early Childhood Services. 

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Silver City to farewell favourite bus driver

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

George Coomblas was many things; a farmer, a mathematician, a businessman, he was generous and had a great sense humour.

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Officers join the Far West

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

Two police officers have stepped into new roles within the NSW Police Force in the Far West region. 

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50 years: Thank you for the music

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

For 50 years talented singers, performers and musicians have been able to put on a show, thanks to the Eisteddfod.

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Mine worker killed

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

A 47-year-old worker has been killed at Snapper Mine after a bulldozer and a light vehicle collided. 

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One metre ‘not enough’

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

Graziers are upset after learning the new Wilcannia Weir will only be a metre higher than one already there. 

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The first annual Eisteddfod 1970

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

The first Eisteddfod was held at the Civic Centre on September 15 to 20 in 1970.

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Ride for Sick Kids trivia

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

Is your head full of random and otherwise useless facts? Then the Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia Ride for Sick Kids Trivia Night is an ideal place for you. 

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West blow Alma away

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

West handed an under-manned Alma an absolute belting while St Joes picked up a tough win later in the day in freezing conditions on Sunday in A Grade soccer.

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The power of film

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

As electricity prices continue to rise, small businesses in Broken Hill are struggling.

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Andrew kicking goals

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

Broken Hill-born Andrew Anderson has been making waves in the country’s youth futsal setup as well as his local soccer club.

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Maggies celebrate

Originally published: Monday, 12th August, 2019

Central’s past and current players and officials gathered at the Magpie clubrooms on Sunday as the club held their annual reunion function, headlined by guest speaker Barry Hall.

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Desert classic gains traction

Originally published: Monday, 12th August, 2019

Organisers of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championships are hoping the Broken Hill leg continues to grow in stature.

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Training run for Kangaroos

Originally published: Monday, 12th August, 2019

A young and inexperienced Bulldogs team was no match for the defending premiers on Saturday as South ran away with a 75-point win in cold and windy conditions at the Jubilee Oval.

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Magpies improve, but Robins just too good

Originally published: Monday, 12th August, 2019

An improved Central side impressed on their past players weekend but it was West who walked away with a comfortable win by 52 points at the Memorial Oval on Saturday. 

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Raar Raar raring to go at markets

Originally published: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

The Community Markets are on again today with a wide variety of stalls to suit everyone’s tastes. 

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Katrina’s run to help beat heart disease

Originally published: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

Former Hillite Katrina Umback is on a mission to raise awareness of heart disease and is drawing inspiration from her late husband Scott Umback

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Chalk up and get ready

Originally published: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

The best eight-ball players from Sunraysia, the Riverland and Broken Hill will converge this weekend for the 25th Tri-City Carnival.

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Daughter’s dash into the past

Originally published: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

In 1956, a young Broken Hill athlete, Joan Stratford, had the chance to compete in the Olympics but her appendix burst. 

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Not one drop

Originally published: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

A Royal Commission would not put any water in the rivers, the NSW Deputy Premier said yesterday after he was accused of breaking an election promise to support such an inquiry.

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West’s windy win

Originally published: Friday, 9th August, 2019

West absorbed some early pressure by the Bulldogs before running away to a dominant 75-point win on a wet and windy Wednesday night at the Jubilee Oval.

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Clinical South dismantle Pies

Originally published: Friday, 9th August, 2019

A four-goal best-on-ground performance from Harry Butcher led South to a huge 92-point win over Central on Wednesday night in round 14 of the Under 18s season.

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Bush pilot remembered

Originally published: Friday, 9th August, 2019

James Howie Debney was one of the last great bush pilots to navigate the sky above the Far West. 

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Far West a priority

Originally published: Friday, 9th August, 2019

Issues concerning Aboriginal children are being further highlighted as AbSec and Kutanya take a stronger role in the Far West.

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Central, South women take points

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

Both the Central and South women’s sides scored important wins last Saturday but it was West and North who enjoyed the better of the lower grade games in round 12.

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Art of the world

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

Blake Griffiths, the Regional Art Gallery’s Programs Officer, is about to head off to one of the most prestigious visual arts exhibitions in the world.

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Purrrfect subject

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

Firefighter Cohen Turner has been selected to appear in the 2020 Australian Firefighters Calendar.

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Silver City’s the ‘perfect place’

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

Broken Hill is getting a slice of the space industry with the construction of a new nine-metre high satellite antennae. 

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Re-greening Sunset Strip

Originally published: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

Sunset Strip has just started the long process of re-greening following the recent turning on of their new underground bore.

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Aussie fave

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

The Broken Heel Festival has been named Australia’s favourite by travel company Wotif.

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McKenzie takes his chances

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

A member the GWS Academy, South Broken Hill footballer Tyler McKenzie is endeavouring to make every post a winner in his journey in the code.

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A leading part

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

Marilyn Harris has played a huge role in the local Eisteddfod over the years, first as a singer and then as a vocal coordinator and secretary.

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Help players hit Fiji

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

Alma Soccer Club’s Emma Sullivan (left), Heaven Celotto and Tayla Hoystead will be hosting a movie fundraiser on Thursday with the screening of ‘After’ at the Silver City Cinema.

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Burkies up for Challenge

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

Burke Ward students (from left) Skylar Chapman, Alekz Muttoch, Gabriella Foster, Ebony Lithgow, Charlie Turley and Cal Shepherd flew out of the city yesterday morning for Sydney where they will play in the finals of the Game Changers Challenge. 

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Youth mental health in spotlight

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

With concern growing about mental health in young people, Mission Australia is  urging local 15 to 19- year-olds to speak up by by participating in this year’s Youth Survey.

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Riding for mental health

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

The NSW State Black Dog Ride made a stopover in Broken Hill yesterday. 

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Panthers and Joeys pick up the points

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

West picked up a hard-fought win over Celtic before St Joes blew away Alma later in the day in round 10 of the Broken Hill soccer season.

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A classical talent

Originally published: Monday, 5th August, 2019

Dianne's introduction to singing and the Eisteddfod started out as a way to develop her voice and get better at performing in the church choir.

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Roos celebrate legends of game

Originally published: Monday, 5th August, 2019

After a hard-fought win against West the day before, the South Football Club enjoyed themselves at their Past Players and Officials function on Sunday.

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Health awards

Originally published: Monday, 5th August, 2019

The Far West LHD Health Innovations Awards were held on Friday with the major accolade going to a project aimed at ensuring all NSW residents, their families and carers have access to the best possible end of life and palliative care.

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Drovers Run ready to roll

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

The most ambitious Drover’s Run Outback Adventure will begin in Broken Hill tomorrow morning.

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Bush library booked in

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

A ‘take a book, leave a book’ initiative has just been set by the Lacey family at Pine View station, 180km north of Broken Hill.

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North-West to 100 games

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

West’s Rachael Wheatley will join the 100-game club later today when she runs out against South at the Alma Oval.

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Roo bounces into century club

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

South’s Kacee Milnes will line up for her 100th game today when her Roos take on West in a marquee women’s matchup at the Alma Oval.

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Share the diginity

Originally published: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

BDT’s Samantha Ragenovich has become the volunteer representative for the “Share The Dignity” campaign and has organised two collection points for the fundraiser.

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Hay truck crash

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

A hay truck heading east on the Barrier Highway rolled about 15km from Broken Hill near the Outback Resort yesterday.

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South given massive fright

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

The Bulldogs almost came away with the upset of the season on Wednesday night but fell just short as the Roos hung on for a narrow win in round 13 at the Jubilee Oval.

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West colts charge

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

A dominant second half led the Robins to their 12th win of the under 18s season as they cruised past Central by 74 points on Wednesday night.

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Top spot for HQ

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

Broken Hill police are excited to be pushing forward with the new station project, after City Council approved a block of land for sale.

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River’s end is nigh

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

The apparent indifference of politicians to the imminent death of the Darling River and the future of everyone who lives along it was shocking, a member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Community Committee said yesterday.

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Job well done

Originally published: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

Next Wednesday will be the launch of Aged Care Employee Day - a day for the entire aged care workforce.

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South and North big winners

Originally published: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

It was a clean sweep for South at the Alma Oval on Saturday, headlined by a seven-goal haul by Melisa Keenan in the women’s game, while North also picked up a big reserves win over the Robins.

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South agency up for grabs

Originally published: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

After a fantastic 17-year run, Christos Niarros will be saying goodbye to the South Newsagency in Patton Street.

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Outback post open

Originally published: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

The Milparinka Heritage Precinct will be open for a little longer this tourist season, with Corner Country Outback Australia managing to find some extra volunteers that’ll keep it open towards the end of October.

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It’s that time again

Originally published: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

Breastfeeding Week runs from August 1 to 7 each year and encourages breastfeeding and improving the health of babies around the world.

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