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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.

February, 2019

Blistering Bulldogs go from last to finals

Originally published: Thursday, 28th February, 2019

There were sensational scenes at the Zinc Oval as North pulled off a miraculous win in the final round of the Credit Union B Grade cricket on Saturday.

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Funeral home goes to local buyer

Originally published: Thursday, 28th February, 2019

The Fred J Potter and Son building sold for $270,000 at auction yesterday.

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Local nurses show initiative

Originally published: Thursday, 28th February, 2019

Nurses Chanelle Lawn and Brooke Hermansson have developed a tool to make it easier for aged care staff to check residents’ oral health.

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Pipeline finished but battle goes on

Originally published: Thursday, 28th February, 2019

Nationals and Labor have escalated their conflict over the costings of the Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline and the management of water problems.

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MURRAY FLOWS

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

The Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline was officially turned on yesterday by Deputy Premier John Barilaro, local MP Kevin Humphries, Nationals’ Barwon candidate Andrew Schier and WaterNSW CEO David Harris.

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Game for Judd sets record for golf club

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

Over the weekend the West Football Club held two very successful fundraisers for player Judd Carpenter who is battling leukaemia. 

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Service expo for seniors

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

The Far West HACC Seniors Lounge held a mini expo yesterday. 

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Hurt and unwanted Angel finds love

Originally published: Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

After being hit by a car a few weeks ago and her owner being unwilling to collect her from the pound, Angel has now found a new home and family. 

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Goat depot boon for graziers

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

A new goat depot has just opened near Broken Hill, making it much easier for graziers to offload small stocks of the animals.

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Passion for fashion

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

You may know her name or more so for her style, as Colleen Gates has been attending the St Patricks Race Meeting and competing in the Fashions on the Field for the past 25 years. 

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League’s shock loss

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

Broken Hill will no longer have teams playing in the Outback Rugby League competition.

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Can’t wait to ride

Originally published: Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

NSW TrainLink received a “phenomenal” response to their information sessions on trial coach services from Broken Hill to Mildura and Adelaide.

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Shire wants Menindee MDBA representative

Originally published: Monday, 25th February, 2019

The Central Darling Shire Manager, Greg Hill, has added two points to the Menindee Regional Tourist Association’s five-point plan to improve the town and boost tourism.

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Mining suspended

Originally published: Monday, 25th February, 2019

AusGold Mining Group has been ordered to suspend all operations at its Good Friday Gold Mine near Tibooburra after the Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator found several problems on site.

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Revitalised Roos in a thriller

Originally published: Monday, 25th February, 2019

The South Cricket Club has capped off their best regular A Grade season in over two decades with a thrilling one-wicket win over Central on Saturday.

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Tournament turn up a rising star of tennis

Originally published: Monday, 25th February, 2019

Broken Hill’s players had a mixed weekend at the Red Cliffs Lawn Tennis tournament but one young player provided a huge highlight.

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Semi-final preview

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd February, 2019

South and Central will get one last look at each other today before they meet in the semi-final next weekend and both will be eager to take something into that must-win match.

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Fine support

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd February, 2019

A famous winery on the Murrumbidgee River is backing local efforts to save the Darling River. 

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Artist depicts river’s plight

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd February, 2019

Local budding artist Gail Braidie has been selected to show her sculptures depicting the destruction of the Darling River.

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Pride on the line for West

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd February, 2019

For one side this game is the end of a long and tough season while for the other it’s their final outing before the grand final.

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On record

Originally published: Friday, 22nd February, 2019

Historian Karen Coote is back in the city and has started undertaking the preservation of the Barrier Daily Truth archives and the Trades Hall archives.

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Vale Don Price

Originally published: Friday, 22nd February, 2019

Broken Hill football and sport in general lost one of its most iconic figures this past week as Don Price passed away, aged 71.

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Gallery’s FRESHbark program

Originally published: Friday, 22nd February, 2019

Three young Indigenous artists from the Far West have just finished a year-long program run by the Regional Art Gallery and Maari Ma that’s helped develop their artistic skills and seen them engage in workshops with experienced artists.

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Old boys have another crack

Originally published: Friday, 22nd February, 2019

Broken Hill United will once again send a team to compete in the NRL Masters National Carnival in Runaway Bay next month.

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Candidate reiterates party’s river stance

Originally published: Thursday, 21st February, 2019

The Nationals candidate for Barwon Andrew Schier has reiterated a party line that drought and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder are the main causes for a dry Darling River, and the draining of Menindee Lakes, respectively.

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Clearing out the shelter

Originally published: Thursday, 21st February, 2019

The Broken Hill RSPCA is holding a ‘Clear the Shelter’ weekend from Friday February 22 until Sunday February 24.

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Super experience in BH

Originally published: Thursday, 21st February, 2019

The GP Superclinic and four medical students on placement there have shown the value of coming out to Broken Hill for work experience.

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New nurses in good numbers

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th February, 2019

A record number of registered nurses have embarked on the next step of their careers at the Far West Local Health District.

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Bowl up barefoot

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th February, 2019

Kick off your shoes, warm up the shoulder and get ready to bowl for a good cause next month at the North Bowling Club. 

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Partners in life and work

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th February, 2019

Lorelei and Colin Roberts have been together for almost 65 years but tomorrow  they will have been married for an impressive 60 years. 

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‘River not hard to fix’

Originally published: Wednesday, 20th February, 2019

A local water action group said yesterday’s report from the Australian Academy of Science stated most of what they had been saying for close to 15 years.

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Floodplain plan condemned

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th February, 2019

The NSW Government’s strategy to measure the taking of floodwaters by irrigators is no more sophisticated than a dipstick.

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Red Cliffs tradition

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th February, 2019

A host of local tennis players will take part in the annual Red Cliffs Lawn Tennis Club tournament this weekend.

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Funeral boss jailed

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th February, 2019

A former director of a local funeral home was yesterday sentenced to four years’ jail, with a non-parole period of two years, for 32 cases of fraud.

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Too much water taken by irrigators: Report

Originally published: Tuesday, 19th February, 2019

Scientists have found that drought and the over-extraction of water by irrigators led to the death of millions of fish in the Darling River.

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Game on in Barwon

Originally published: Monday, 18th February, 2019

Newspaper editors in the north of the Barwon electorate say the Nationals are facing a tough contest in the upcoming NSW Election.

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Dominant dogs secure minor premiership

Originally published: Monday, 18th February, 2019

North have booked their place in the 2018/19 Demo Club A Grade Grand Final following a dominant seven-wicket win over second-placed South on Saturday.

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Hey musos, are you on the list?

Originally published: Monday, 18th February, 2019

Xanthe Edgecumbe is hoping to put together a musicians’ directory website to help her fellow musos find places to perform.

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Fun part of city’s history

Originally published: Monday, 18th February, 2019

Roll up, roll up! The John Bros Joyland exhibition is about to open. 

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Heavy win books finals spot

Originally published: Monday, 18th February, 2019

Central crushed West on Saturday by 149 runs to book their finals spot in round 14 of the Demo Club A Grade cricket competition. 

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YMCA well underway

Originally published: Saturday, 16th February, 2019

The YMCA Integrated Wellness Centre was officially opened yesterday after seeing a 220 per cent uplift in just one month.

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“Clown” jibe doesn’t raise a laugh

Originally published: Saturday, 16th February, 2019

An election postcard distributed this week by the National Party promises that they will “stand up to protect your water and not let it be stolen by town clowns”.

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West’s season on the line

Originally published: Saturday, 16th February, 2019

It’s do or die for the Robins today as they look to keep their final hopes alive when they take on Central in round 14 of the Demo Club A Grade competition.

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A test of South’s mettle

Originally published: Saturday, 16th February, 2019

In what could be a preview of this year’s A Grade decider, North take on South at the Alma in a top of the table clash.

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Aboriginal council acts on river crisis

Originally published: Friday, 15th February, 2019

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council has called a statewide Day of Action next month to drive change for towns on the Murray-Darling system.

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Dig deep for Judd

Originally published: Friday, 15th February, 2019

Two fundraising events will take place next weekend to help local Judd Carpenter in his ongoing cancer treatment.

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Back into the swing

Originally published: Friday, 15th February, 2019

Junior cricket in Broken Hill is back underway after the school holiday break with Stage 3 beginning earlier in the week while Stage 1 and Cricket Blast resumes tonight.

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History-making night for firefighters

Originally published: Friday, 15th February, 2019

Local fire fighters have celebrated the appointment of Broken Hill’s first female Deputy Captain.

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Flying start for St Pat’s

Originally published: Friday, 15th February, 2019

The St Pat’s Office has officially opened as race day quickly approaches.

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Locals dive in to save fish

Originally published: Thursday, 14th February, 2019

Menindee locals, anticipating the cutting of flows to the lower Darling River, have united to put in an aerator at Weir 32.

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Apron display raising funds

Originally published: Thursday, 14th February, 2019

The Apron Project is coming to Broken Hill as part of its NSW Roadshow, with 100 original art aprons on display. 

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Nine enough for Roos

Originally published: Thursday, 14th February, 2019

South picked up a hard-fought 12-run win over North in Saturday’s B Grade clash despite having just nine players, while the Warriors cemented top spot with victory against the Magpies.

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Picnic Train happy on tracks

Originally published: Thursday, 14th February, 2019

Organisers of the Penrose Park Picnic Train say they are very happy with their location, thank you very much.

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Drag scene fascinates French

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th February, 2019

A Franco-German documentary crew has travelled to Broken Hill to examine the inspiration behind “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”. 

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Outback draws interest

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th February, 2019

When Amber Pesendorfer had to decide in what town to do her internship; she jumped at the chance to head to outback Australia.

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Big day for North Bowls

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th February, 2019

The North Bowls Club will unveil their new Irish turf bowling green to the public on Friday and everyone is invited to come and join in for a few rounds at 10.30am.

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Greens’ solar plan for a million homes

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th February, 2019

With the state election fast approaching, the NSW Greens have launched an ambitious solar plan which seeks in the next four years to get at least one million extra households either installing solar panels or being part of community renewable energy schemes.

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Graziers to get ‘into the face’ of Nationals

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th February, 2019

The owners of Tolarno Station are hitting the road to let people in the big cities know what caused the ecological catastrophe on the Darling River.

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Brides of Heritage Week

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th February, 2019

The Broken Hill Country Women’s Association will be running a bridal-dress-themed high-tea event during this year’s Heritage Week

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Suspicious blaze

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th February, 2019

A ferocious car fire in South Broken Hill on Sunday night may have been deliberately lit.

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Rep team struggles

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th February, 2019

Murray Districts-Barrier couldn’t keep their early form going in last week’s SACA Senior Country Cup, losing their final three games to finish with one win and three losses.

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Betts captains women’s team

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th February, 2019

Broken Hill’s Samantha Betts played a small part in creating SACA country cricket history last week. 

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NASA’s latest recruit

Originally published: Monday, 11th February, 2019

Isabella Ball is blasting off to America after the University Department of Rural Health selected her for the NASA United Space School.

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Bulldogs bite back

Originally published: Monday, 11th February, 2019

Fifties from Tobias Hack and Codie Howard, as well as six wickets by Jordan Vella, led North to a dominant win over West in their round 13 Demo Club A Grade clash on Saturday.

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Bowlers do it again for South

Originally published: Monday, 11th February, 2019

Another superb effort with the ball has guided South to their eighth win of the season as they defeated Central by 65 runs at the Alma Oval on Saturday.

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Mane attraction

Originally published: Monday, 11th February, 2019

A former Hillite who runs horse training clinics at Belarabon Station east of Broken Hill has just started up Indigenous suicide awareness clinics.

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Inquiry visits Menindee

Originally published: Monday, 11th February, 2019

The chairman of an inquiry into the death of millions of fish in the Darling River says it has no power to recommend to the federal government that it hold a royal commission.

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NSW Health ignores BH unionists: BIC

Originally published: Saturday, 9th February, 2019

Barrier Industrial Council members employed by the health service are taking industrial action because of a dispute over pay.

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‘Clunk’ drops into town

Originally published: Saturday, 9th February, 2019

A Mad Max One extra and a documentary crew have joined up at this year’s Silverton Collective, as they look to explore the film series’ culture and its personal connection to the extra who played ‘Clunk’ in the original film.

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Cod survive trip

Originally published: Saturday, 9th February, 2019

All 20 of the big Murray cod pulled from the Darling River near Menindee on Thursday have survived a truck trip across the state and are doing fine.

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In-form sides to face off

Originally published: Saturday, 9th February, 2019

In what could well be an early preview of the semi-final, South battle Central at the Alma Oval today having both scored wins last round.

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Dogs to bounce back

Originally published: Saturday, 9th February, 2019

After suffering defeat for the first time in over a year last weekend, North will be eager to bounce back quickly when they take on West at the Jubilee Oval today.

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River decisions ‘not the wisest’

Originally published: Friday, 8th February, 2019

After seven years and $8 billion spent on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, in the Darling River yesterday Murray Cod were being pulled from the water, put in a truck and driven across the state to try and save their lives.

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Humungus doco

Originally published: Friday, 8th February, 2019

A documentary exploring the life of a diehard Mad Max fan and cosplayer of the ‘Lord Humungus’ character will be making its premiere at the Silver City Cinema on Saturday night.

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Let the BDT do it

Originally published: Friday, 8th February, 2019

The Shadow Water Minister is calling on the BDT to host the “great debate” between himself and Niall Blair.

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Sport stars line-up for Hill

Originally published: Friday, 8th February, 2019

Boxing and soccer are on the agenda for the 2019 Impact Sports Weekend to be held in Broken Hill next month.

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Now you see it, now you don’t

Originally published: Friday, 8th February, 2019

Businessman Peter Riddell says politicians have been ignoring solutions to the blue-green algae crisis killing fish across the state.

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Westside Plaza in retail struggle

Originally published: Thursday, 7th February, 2019

Two more businesses are closing while the Sentinel Property Group negotiates for more retailers to fill the Westside Plaza.

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Max fans unite

Originally published: Thursday, 7th February, 2019

The 2019 Mad Max Silverton Collective will be kicking off on Friday with diehard fans once more arriving in the Far West for a series of themed events and activities. 

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Proposal thumbs down

Originally published: Thursday, 7th February, 2019

The idea proposed by City Council to relocate the Broken Hill Police Station to the current Tourist Information Centre has been strongly opposed by local tourism operator, John Hart.

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Joliffe sinks South

Originally published: Thursday, 7th February, 2019

A blistering century by Central’s Josh Joliffe and an all-round performance by West’s Lachie Harvey led their respective teams to victories last weekend in B Grade cricket. 

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NSW Labor’s $1m tourism pledge

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

A State Labor Government has pledged $1 million to help towns recover from the damage caused to their tourism trade by the mass fish kill catastrophe.

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Senator tells different story about river usage

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

Cotton farms are working the Macquarie River hard despite a claim that it has “zero” allocation for irrigation, says South Australian Senator, Rex Patrick.

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Rego night for new sport in Hill

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

Registration for Broken Hill Futsal will be taking place tonight with the inaugural 10-week season kicking off on Monday, February 11.

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BH lads’ finals chance

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

Despite a loss to Yorke Peninsula yesterday, the Murray Districts Barrier  (MDB)  side are able to make the finals tomorrow, as long as the South East side beats the boys from the Yorke Peninsula today.

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Aldi just looking at moment

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

For quite some time now Broken Hillites have speculated about popular chain supermarket ALDI setting up shop in town.

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Senator proposes cotton export ban

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th February, 2019

A Senator has warned the government that his proposal to ban the export of cotton was no election stunt but an attempt to have it finally address the catastrophe on the Darling River.

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We’re not Russia

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th February, 2019

The Federal Water Minister tore out of the box yesterday to rip into a proposal to ban cotton exports, and immediately got lost.

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Foundation handover

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th February, 2019

Prue Sulicich has been appointed to the role of Foundation Broken Hill Executive Officer.

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City Councillor backs Shooters candidate

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th February, 2019

A local City Councillor has thrown his support behind NSW Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Barwon candidate Roy Butler.

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Georgie’s helping hand

Originally published: Monday, 4th February, 2019

Willyama High graduate Georgie Kuerschner has won this year’s Broken Hill Lions Club Scholarship.

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Explorers’ delight

Originally published: Monday, 4th February, 2019

Exploration company Impact Minerals has been buoyed by positive rock chip samples and in-house research showing good mineralisation prospects at their Rockwell-Little Broken Hill prospect.

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DROP THE DUD DEAL

Originally published: Monday, 4th February, 2019

Environmental groups are ramping up pressure on state and federal governments to scrap a deal that puts money before the health of the Murray-Darling river system.

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Robins wings clipped by rampaging Roos

Originally published: Monday, 4th February, 2019

South’s most complete team performance so far this season led them to a huge win over West on Saturday at the Alma Oval in scorching hot conditions.

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Time to act

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd February, 2019

The findings against the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and governments, state and federal, were very welcome but something had to come of them, a Darling River landholder said yesterday.

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You beauty! Aura makes the finals

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd February, 2019

Aura Clinic and Spa has been selected as finalists at the 2019 Face and Body Conference Awards in the Gold Coast.

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That was a hot one

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd February, 2019

A new climate summary from the Bureau of Meteorology has highlighted that January 2019 was the hottest month on record in Australia.

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Youngsters back in West line-up

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd February, 2019

After going down to North in what was a T20 final before Australia Day, South will be keen to get back on the winners list when they take on West today at the Alma Oval.

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Bulldogs unstoppable

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd February, 2019

Fresh from claiming the T20 title, North will be looking to continue their unbeaten run when they take on Central today at the Jubilee Oval.

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Teen’s outstanding effort

Originally published: Friday, 1st February, 2019

A 14-year-old from Warragul, Victoria has displayed incredible selflessness by organising and delivering water to drought-affected residents in White Cliffs. 

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Far West wild one

Originally published: Friday, 1st February, 2019

Broken Hill and the surrounding region was treated to some wild weather Wednesday afternoon and night as heavy winds, lightning and rain battered the Far West.

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SA Commissioner blasts river management

Originally published: Friday, 1st February, 2019

The Menindee Lakes Project should not proceed and the “unlawful” and “indefensible” actions of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority raised serious doubts about whether it could fulfill its duty to save the river system.

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Rep footy back on the table

Originally published: Friday, 1st February, 2019

Representative football could return this season but only with full commitment from all parties, says AFL Broken Hill chairman Andrew Schmidt.

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MP targets Cubbie

Originally published: Friday, 1st February, 2019

An independent Mildura MP claims Cubbie Station comments about water are “misleading”.

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