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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.

June, 2019

New leader of the pack

Originally published: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

Robyn Miani is the Broken Hill Lions Club’s incoming President and she is looking forward to leading the club in continuing to assist the community. 

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Panthers have momentum

Originally published: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

Round seven of local soccer gets underway tomorrow with St Joes taking on Alma before West battle Celtic in a big day of A Grade action.

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Radfords come prepared

Originally published: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

The Radford family has kindly donated a shipping container to the 3rd Broken Hill Sea Scouts for their recyclables.

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Drumming up vital support

Originally published: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

A fundraiser to benefit those with a brain injury has raised over $5,000 and been used to purchase eight drums.

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Country copper loved his beat

Originally published: Friday, 28th June, 2019

After 31 years of service, Sergeant Paul Roberts is retiring and police from the Barrier Police District are making sure he gets a good send off.

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Thanks for your help

Originally published: Friday, 28th June, 2019

Australian Unity Broken Hill celebrated and thanked their tireless volunteers with a mid-year luncheon on Thursday. 

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Clown doctors spread cheer

Originally published: Friday, 28th June, 2019

The Broken Hill Hospital had a visit from two fun and friendly Clown Doctors yesterday as part of their regional tour.

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World Series

Originally published: Friday, 28th June, 2019

Jason Spencer will take part in one of the biggest events of the year when he competes in the World Series of Poker next week.

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Northies take it to the streets

Originally published: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

North Broken Hill Public School have again extended a loving hand to the community surrounding their school thought their Adopt a Block event. 

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Wild deserts

Originally published: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

A UNSW graduate has highlighted an ecological project that’s seeking to reintroduce certain mammals to the Sturt National Park 

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Union call for clarity

Originally published: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

USU MOTION: The General Manager to put out a public media release to clarify his statements in the council business papers and in the Barrier Daily Truth regarding both the waste services staff and the 10 to 12 staff that have left for performance reasons, and that he defend his employees in the public eye from the perception that has arisen. 

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Council fully supportive of staff

Originally published: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

Council wishes to clarify issues that have been raised as a result of the article “ICAC referral” (BDT, 24/6/2019).

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Palliative Care boost

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

Geneen Lynch Reyna has joined Specialist Palliative Care Services in the Far West as a Bereavement Counsellor.

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Rotary merger complete

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

Broken Hill Rotary Clubs have combined together to form one club after the 2019 changeover and merger dinner on Monday night.

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Uneven roads get painted

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

A spate of vandalism has seen Broken Hill’s bumps in the road targeted.

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Kiosk raises more dough

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

The Broken Hill Hospital Kiosk volunteers have again contributed a significant donation to the Broken Hill Hospital. 

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On the right track

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

Police and the Speedway Club are teaming up this weekend to help change the attitudes of illegal riders.

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And they’re off

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

The first Broken Hill to Adelaide and Broken Hill to Mildura coach services rolled out of the city yesterday as NSWTrainLink begins its six-month trial of the new bus routes. 

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Joeys on target

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

A couple of superb long-range strikes were the highlights of St Joes’ upset win over West on Sunday in round six of Broken Hill soccer.

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In the lucky country

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

Anthony Misage’s family was persecuted as they were of the Baha’i faith. Baha’is across Iran were discriminated against after Ayatollah Khomeini came to power during the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

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They think, therefore they’re Burkies

Originally published: Monday, 24th June, 2019

Burke Ward Public School clearly have their thinking caps on as they are a finalist in the Game Changers Challenge. 

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Bulldogs no match for Roos

Originally published: Monday, 24th June, 2019

Under the fine sun and before a big crowd at the Alma Oval, South and North went head to head on Saturday with the Roos coming out on top by 33 points. 

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Pies clipped by clinical Robins

Originally published: Monday, 24th June, 2019

It was a demolition job at the Jubilee Oval on Saturday as West thumped the Central Magpies by a whopping 146 points.

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Dave and Aaron’s big ride

Originally published: Monday, 24th June, 2019

Locals David Shoobridge and Aaron Darly raised over $12,000 for research into Type 1 diabetes during the Revolve24 endurance cycling challenge.

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Roos on the rebound

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

Off the back of a tough loss to West last weekend, South return home to face the Bulldogs at the Alma Oval today.

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West favourites on special weekend

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

The Robins will look to get their past player’s weekend off to a perfect start as they host bottom-placed Central at the Jubilee Oval today.

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Make or break soccer

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

Two very important, possibly season-defining clashes are on the card for Broken Hill soccer tomorrow with St Joes taking on West followed by Alma against Celtic in round six action.

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New lease of life

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

The old Mikado cafe in Oxide Street has been renovated and will be ready for its new tenants next week.

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Our brilliant year

Originally published: Friday, 21st June, 2019

Broken Hill’s Service NSW has had a big year with many awards, but the biggest was their manager receiving a Queen’s Birthday Honour.

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Tester in AFLW clubs’ sights

Originally published: Friday, 21st June, 2019

Former local Tarnee Tester’s dream of playing in the AFLW has taken a step in the right direction with both Fremantle and West Coast taking note of her form this season.

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Youngsters have ball

Originally published: Friday, 21st June, 2019

School students shook off the winter blues with a clinic last Friday at the Picton Oval as part of AFL Broken Hill’s drive to increase the numbers in junior football.

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Distillery plan for Silver City

Originally published: Friday, 21st June, 2019

The Mildura-based gin brand Fossey’s is planning to open a new distillery in Broken Hill in partnership with the Tydvil Hotel, with the boutique setup intended to be adjoined to the Tydvil building. 

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Super effort

Originally published: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

Local off-road racers Nick Jackson and Lauren Johnson enjoyed a fantastic result at the Finke Desert Race, finishing third in their class and 20th overall.

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Gallery celebrates big 115

Originally published: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

The Regional Art Gallery will celebrate its 115th anniversary with a special event on July 6 that includes champagne at the door, a three-course meal and a discussion about the gallery’s conservation work from paintings conservator Emily Kelleher.

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Fish numbers ‘reasonable’

Originally published: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

Native fish are being found in “reasonable numbers” just below Weir 32 where millions of them perished in December and January, according to the Department of Fisheries. 

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Bound for Spain

Originally published: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

Two local soccer players, P’haige Hocking and Caitlin Lee, are hoping to go to Spain in November as part of the Christian Football Australia National Academy’s (CFANA) Women’s Soccer Team.

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41 in art finals

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

Artworks are starting to roll into the Regional Art Gallery after 41 finalists were announced for the 2019 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize. 

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Save the station

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

A Facebook group has been formed in an effort to save and restore the 1919 Broken Hill Railway Station Precinct.

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Mates doing OK

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

The How’z Ya Mate campaign was a great experience for athlete Gordon Allan who enjoyed his time in Broken Hill.

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Raising money for Maggie

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

The South Football Club will be hosting a game of Housie/Bingo to help raise money for one of their players, Maggie Tavian.

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Panthers pounce on Goats

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

West stamped their authority on the A Grade soccer competition on Sunday with an easy win, while nothing could separate Celtic and St Joes later in the day.

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Pharmacy interns in the Outback

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

For young health professionals, the value of coming out to country areas and gaining unique learning experiences has been highlighted by the local Outback Pharmacies. 

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City Councils combine for conference

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

City Council is attending the Local Government National General Assembly this week where recycling, waste and climate change are set to dominate discussions.

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Life lived for others

Originally published: Monday, 17th June, 2019

Pat Leonard had a deep sense of justice that played into everything he did in life, from his work as a union leader to helping the man in the street, say those who remember him from the Trades Hall.

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Have a bash

Originally published: Monday, 17th June, 2019

Broken Hill local Peter Halpin is gearing up for the outback adventure of a lifetime, as he prepares to travel more than 1,300 kilometres and 15 hours to volunteer at Australia’s most remote music festival - the Birdsville Big Red Bash in Queensland’s Simpson Desert.

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Genuine contenders

Originally published: Monday, 17th June, 2019

The West Robins stamped themselves as a genuine premiership chance and broke a game clear atop the League ladder after holding on for a thrilling four-point win over South on Saturday.

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11 for Kelly

Originally published: Monday, 17th June, 2019

While the storm clouds closed in around the Memorial Oval on Saturday, North star Jayden Kelly closed in on a huge 11-goal haul as the Bulldogs won by 97 points. 

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Mates check in

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

Three elite Australian athletes are in the city this weekend to speak to sportspeople about their experiences and the importance of mental health.

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Globe reduces waste

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

Globe Home Timber and Hardware has begun to do their part in reducing waste and landfill. 

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Maggies need to dig deep

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

Having gone win-less from their first five games, Central need drastic improvement if they’re to keep their 2019 season alive at home today against the Bulldogs.

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Classy contest awaits Jubilee

Originally published: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

After a two-week break, local footy returns today with a blockbuster top-of-the-table clash between West and South at the Jubilee Oval.

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Star may drop into cinema

Originally published: Friday, 14th June, 2019

This Sunday the local Anglican Church is hosting a special event movie fundraiser at the Silver City Cinema. 

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One metre from the heater

Originally published: Friday, 14th June, 2019

Local firefighters are encouraging the community to take strategic measures in preventing house fires with their Home Fire Safety Campaign. 

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Medal winner made in BH

Originally published: Friday, 14th June, 2019

A “woggy” kid, the daughter of immigrant labourers and a student at the Broken Hill High School in the 1960s is now a member of the Order of Australia.

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Lasting union

Originally published: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

Sandra and Barry Ellis are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today; which is extra special because their wedding was the first in the new Railwaytown Church.

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Minister meets City Council

Originally published: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

Airport upgrades and the NDIS were major issues during talks between Minister for Regional Services Mark Coulton and Broken Hill City Council yesterday.

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Silver City Stiletto drags in attendees

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

It’s full steam ahead for the Broken Heel Festival.

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Adventurer tells all of hearty tales

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

Adventurer and author Jeremy Scott will be telling his inspiring life story at a special event at the City Library tomorrow.

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Fine lines

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

You’ve got know when to put down your brush, says award-winning artist Ann Mitchell, whose dog sometimes has to remind her it’s time to go to bed. 

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Help us have a ball

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

Shoes, gowns jewellery and more - the Compass Housing team are after donations for this year’s NAIDOC Ball. 

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Art of found objects

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

Local artist Clinton Cyril Voss has had considerable success in competitions and exhibitions in Broken Hill in the last year or two. 

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Fridge fitting fails, clears gym

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

Gym-goers had their workout disrupted yesterday due to a refrigerant fitting failure at the YMCA Integrated Wellness Centre.

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House prices add up

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

Australia’s housing affordability is the best it has been since 2016 with property in some cities and regions the most attainable.

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Artists share their knowledge

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

The Broken Hill Art Exchange is hosting workshops over two consecutive Saturdays, starting today, with two visiting artists. 

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Woolies promise no staff losses

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

A shop employees’ union says it would be “surprised and disappointed” if anyone lost their job at the local Woolworths supermarket.

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West to remember 49ers

Originally published: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

The West Football Club will celebrate the 1949 A Grade premiership team at their past players and officials reunion next month.

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Vale Kerri Baker

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2019

Every October, locals will be able to remember Kerri Baker who pushed, with the help of a group of like-minded women, to have a whole month to raise awareness for Breast Cancer

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Roos too strong

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2019

In the late game South controlled the contest from the opening bounce to the final siren as their stars shone against a very young North team.

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Electronic check-in

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2019

The Outpatient Services Reception at the Broken Hill Health Service now has an electronic check-in kiosk to make it easier for people to attend their appointments.

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Better than Buckley’s

Originally published: Friday, 7th June, 2019

One lucky local will have the chance to spend a day on a film set thanks to a fundraiser for brain injury awareness.

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60-year union

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

Val and Neall Campbell have reached their diamond anniversary after many joy-filled years together. 

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Communication not the best, says vet

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

The current operator of the Broken Hill pound expects to see some changes once City Council take over, some that may hinder getting pets home to their owners.

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Winning the war on cigs

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

The Far West has been butting out bad habits as smoking rates continued to slowly fall since 2002, according to the FWLHD.

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Remote mining plan

Originally published: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

A mining company currently drilling just over the South Australian border hopes to set up a “remote operating centre” in Broken Hill once production begins, possibly in the second half of 2022.

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Diamond couple

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

Helen and Colin Adams will celebrate a diamond jubilee together as their marriage reaches a 60-year milestone.

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$2 million bus upgrade

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

Buslink will now be known as CDC Broken Hill after a company takeover, which has included the arrival of four new buses worth $2 million.

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Gun crackdown

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

Operation Amour is underway as NSW Police crackdown on firearm theft and illegal firearms.

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Goal bonanza

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

Last weekend saw a day of huge wins and losses on the field for Round 4 of Broken Hill soccer.

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Trades Hall gets roof restoration

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

The repair and restoration of the Trades Hall’s main roof have begun after a long wait.

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Boys did us proud: Hickey

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

Broken Hill may have fallen short of a famous victory on Saturday but coach Robert Hickey was full of praise for his players after the game.

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Expecting parents seek help

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

A young local couple expecting their first child have found out he has a rare congenital heart defect that will require emergency surgery.

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Senior rugby comp slumps as another team withdraws

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

A likely but disappointing prospect has become a sad reality with official notification yesterday that only two clubs will compete in the Musicians’ Club Outback Rugby League competition this season.

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Great game without a winner

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

Broken Hill and Far North went hammer and tong for all four quarters on Saturday in their inter-league clash but nothing could separate them when the final siren rang.

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It’s an honour to play for BH

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

He might have a number of representative games to his name but it’s always an honour and privilege to pull on the blue and gold guernsey of Broken Hill, according to Marc Purcell.

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Bats of the Hill

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

Most people are unaware of the bats of Broken Hill, says a local rescue group, which has just released one of our little friends back into the wild.

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To Macca’s with love

Originally published: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

Eldee Station has again donated funds to the Ronald McDonald House in Adelaide for local children when they are required to travel due to illness. 

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Miners Cup returns

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

Broken Hill coach Robert Hickey has finalised his side for the upcoming representative clash against Far North today.

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‘Still a lot of work to do’

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

A gathering was held yesterday to recognise National Reconciliation Week and the work being conducted in Broken Hill.

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Four up, four down

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

It was another heated Council meeting on Wednesday night as the timing of certain motions came under significant debate.

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It aint heavy, it’s a Chevy

Originally published: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

A vintage treasure made its way into the city this week for a bit of love and care.

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