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News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

July, 2019

Off-road champs back in the Hill

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

The Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) will return to Broken Hill this year for senior and junior riders.

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A wonderful journey

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

Claire McCrae started singing when she was a young teenager in the late 1940s, bringing her vocal talents to the local Eisteddfod when it started up in 1970.

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Data ‘misleads’

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office has misled cotton growers and the public by making a “nonsense” claim that Murray Cod numbers were rising in the Lower Darling, according to the Australia Institute.

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Silverton to London

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

Landscape artist Warwick Fuller has returned to Silverton to capture more stunning outback scenes onto canvas.

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Firies climb for MND research

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

Local firefighters will later this year head to the big smoke to take part in the fifth annual Firies Climb for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). 

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Celtic shootout success

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

Celtic United came out on top in a high-scoring affair while West eked out an important win in round nine of the local soccer season on Sunday.

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Scouts in sea of green

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

Dozens of people turned up at the 3rd Broken Hill Sea Scouts’ hall on Sunday to help landscape the grounds for National Tree Day.

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Local tourist destinations pick up awards

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

Outback Astronomy and Eldee Station have taken out awards at the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards. 

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Dogs delight in important clash

Originally published: Monday, 29th July, 2019

In round 11 the North Bulldogs took the win against the top of the ladder West Robins in what could prove pivotal in deciding the race for minor premiers for the 2019 season. 

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Slow-starting Roos finish strong

Originally published: Monday, 29th July, 2019

South overcame a sluggish start on Saturday to defeat Central, recording their eighth win of the season and moving themselves to the top of the League ladder after 11 rounds.

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Old dogs, new tricks

Originally published: Monday, 29th July, 2019

On a day where the past players and officials of the North Football Club are celebrated, the club also honoured some of its current stars at their reunion on Sunday.

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Butchers of golf

Originally published: Monday, 29th July, 2019

A few property owners in close proximity to Tibooburra have come together to organise a family fun day in hope of lifting spirits and bringing people together. 

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100 up for stalwart

Originally published: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

The Central Football Club will celebrate their second-ever women’s 100-game player today when Tania Roberts and her Magpie teammates take on South at the Alma Oval.

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We’re off to see the Wizard

Originally published: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

There’s no place like the theatre, especially when it comes to a classic tale such is ‘The Wizard of Oz’, which will be presented at Theatre 44 over the next two weekends. 

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Johnson adds to illustrious record

Originally published: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

One of Broken Hill’s best and most enduring footballers will bring up yet another milestone this Saturday as Brett Johnson plays his 350th senior game for the North Football Club.

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Not welcome

Originally published: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

Boss Engineering’s ‘Broken Hill’ welcome sign has said goodbye after failing to provide a development application with City Council.

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Tough going

Originally published: Friday, 26th July, 2019

Regional Development Australia Far West’s Michael Williams has encouraged Hillites to support local businesses and buy locally following a recent survey which highlighted how businesses across the state have been doing it tough.

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Home-grown stars set to shine at cinema

Originally published: Friday, 26th July, 2019

Broken Hill will finally play host to the film Locusts as it makes its NSW debut at the Silver City Cinema.

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Robins swoop late

Originally published: Friday, 26th July, 2019

In the tightest finish of the under 18s season, West defeated South by just three points thanks to a Kingsley Hocking goal in the dying seconds of Wednesday night’s early clash. 

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Bulldogs in big win

Originally published: Friday, 26th July, 2019

North kept their under 18s season alive with a big 76-point win over Central in round 12 on Wednesday night.

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Shooters MP calls for water action

Originally published: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

Barwon MP Roy Butler has reiterated his calls for the state government to act decisively on water allocation and management following yesterday’s release of the National Resources Commission’s draft review into the Barwon-Darling Water Sharing Plan 2012.

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New shed for old cores

Originally published: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

A new storage shed at the E C Andrews Drillcore Facility will house what is known as ‘historical cores.’

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Roos and Robins dominate

Originally published: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

South picked up a big win in the reserves over North on Saturday in what was a successful Saturday for the Roos at the Alma Oval while West were dominant at the Jubilee Oval.

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Sun sets on festival

Originally published: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

Silverton Sunsets Festival has officially come to a close after organisers announced that it will not return in 2020.

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Greening the Hill

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

Volunteers have been supplied tree kits by Broken Hill Toyota to go towards planting trees at the Sea Scouts Hall.

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Side swipe

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

An elderly driver was trapped in his car for about an hour after he side-swiped a parked car in Bromide Street about 5pm yesterday.

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Save the date

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

Big wheels are turning to strengthen the ties of a fledgling mining operation with the Silver City and wider outback community.

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Uncovering the home of the richest lode

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

The significance of Broken Hill’s ore body is being highlighted this week as part of a three-day event exploring the Curnamona Province, the terrain in which it resides.

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STADIUM RENOS ON THE WAY

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

Broken Hill Basketball Association President Jarred Philpott is excited for the new renovations of the basketball stadium that will get underway soon. 

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Mark to finish on a Winen

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

Mark Winen has worked his last day and is looking forward to a relaxing retirement. 

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EMPTY WORDS

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

The ABC and Australia Institute researchers have dismissed a letter written by scientists denouncing the 4 Corners ‘Cash Splash’ program, likening it to the Bankers’ Association dismissing a banking royal commission.

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Beating the bush

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

With the country currently going through one of its worst ever droughts, producers are having to find new ways in order to get by. And for Broken Hill producer Michael Anderson, droving sheep in Charleville, Queensland, has helped keep his operation alive.

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Roos hang on by slim margin

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

South were able to hang on against a fast-finishing North to win by just five points on a windy Saturday afternoon at the Alma Oval.

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Robins dominate Pies

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

Under a bright sun at the Jubilee Oval, Central faced off against West on Saturday and the Robins took control after quarter-time to win by 128 points. 

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Missing man found after bush crash

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

A man reported missing last week has been found after spending three days and nights in the scrub near Tibooburra.

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Bayden’s a Global Star

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

Just two-and-a-half years in the industry and Bayden Quinn is ticking all the right boxes for what it means to be a successful travel agent

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$2.4m upgrade for airport

Originally published: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro was in the city over the weekend to announce, amongst other things, $2.4m in funding for the Broken Hill Airport.

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History for Honson

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

Gaylee Honson will play her 100th game today, and in doing so will become the first women’s player to play 100 games for the West Football Club.

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A musical journey

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

The music and instruments may have changed over the years but the local Eisteddfod’s showcase of talent and musical prowess has not.

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Flying socks for the bushies

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

Charity group GIVIT has donated 25 wind socks to rural properties so they can update their airstrips for mail runs and medical emergencies.

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Police search

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

Police aircraft will scour bushland north of Broken Hill today after a Victorian man was reported missing in the outback.

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BH boys in GF thriller

Originally published: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

Winning the grand final by the smallest of possible margins, both North Broken Hill Bulldog Sam Macillef and Central Magpie Nick Devoy have become North Adelaide premiership players. 

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Knell tons up

Originally published: Friday, 19th July, 2019

One of the stars of AFL Broken Hill’s women’s competition will play her 100th game tomorrow when Phoebe Knell takes to the field against Central at the Jubilee Oval.

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June’s on the road, again

Originally published: Friday, 19th July, 2019

June Files OAM will be undertaking her 23rd annual bike ride with the Silver City Treadlers to raise money for the RFDS.

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Smart drinking

Originally published: Friday, 19th July, 2019

‘Drink smart, not hard’ is the message being spread by 101 Tokens founder Benny Wallington as he holds talks in Broken Hill.

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North park playground

Originally published: Friday, 19th July, 2019

The Broken Hill School of the Air P&C Association are pushing for new play equipment in Queen Elizabeth Park.

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Eisteddfod Profile Piece 2

Originally published: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

As an eight-year-old child, it was quite daunting, but thrilling, for Alison play on a big black Steinway piano.

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Multiple contenders for Open

Originally published: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

Some of Broken Hill’s best golfers will take to the course this weekend for the Epiroc BHGCC Outback Open.

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Reserves dwindle, miner sheds jobs

Originally published: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

CBH Resources has announced it will be cutting their workforce at their Cobar mine site, but says it will not impact Broken Hill employees.

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Young leaders on the job

Originally published: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

Local youth are in need of a new skate park and the YMCA Young Leaders have pushed to see that happen.

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Tough times for Pies

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

Central has struggled throughout 2019 and are yet to post a win following the departure of a host of players prior to the season.

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Celic hunts for senior players

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

Celtic United A-Grade has shown they can match all comers again this season but must have a full squad to go to the next level. 

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On the lamb

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

The increase of lamb prices hasn’t stopped locals from getting their fix as lamb remains a popular Broken Hill dish.

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Speculation rife

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

Speculation around the Broken Hill pipeline business case will continue unless the full document is released, Barwon MP Roy Butler said yesterday.

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Civic Centre thriving

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

It’s been 12 months since the reopening of the Civic Centre with it once again becoming the premier location to host an event.

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Diabetes in the Hill

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

National Diabetes Week kicked off yesterday, revealing that around 500,000 Australians are living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

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Patton Park reopened

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

Patton Park will host the official opening since undergoing a $700,000 refurbishment.

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Paull collects championship honour

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

The Northern Zone team, featuring 16 local female footballers, took the Country Football Championships by storm over the weekend.

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Platinum marriage built on support

Originally published: Monday, 15th July, 2019

Trust and support have helped Melva and Keith Smith reach their 70th wedding anniversary.

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Northern exposure

Originally published: Monday, 15th July, 2019

At the 2019 South Australian country football championships, the Northern zone sides both in the men’s and women’s competition performed strongly on Saturday. 

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Yabbies finish on top after Cobar crossover

Originally published: Monday, 15th July, 2019

Menindee Yabbies have finished as the Musicians Club Outback Rugby League Official Matches ladder leader after some exciting contests at Saturday’s Far West Cobar Crossover at Tom Knight Memorial Oval, Cobar.

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Collectors: A rock story

Originally published: Monday, 15th July, 2019

Rocks were ready to roll as the Broken Hill Mineral Club held their mineral extravaganza at the Civic Centre.

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Dogs not out of it

Originally published: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

North were slow to get out of the gates in 2019 under new playing-coach Codie Howard but have strung some nice results together over the last month and a half to establish themselves as contenders.

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Club managers meet

Originally published: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

Broken Hill will see an influx of ClubsNSW managers over the weekend as the Musicians Club hosts the AGM.

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Pet rego discount permanent

Originally published: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

In 2016, the NSW Government introduced half-price pet registration fees for animals adopted from pounds or shelters and that discount has now been made permanently available, with the local RSPCA fully supporting the movement. 

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Caravan flips

Originally published: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

A couple rolled their car and caravan yesterday morning after losing control when overtaking another vehicle.

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Community shows love and respect

Originally published: Friday, 12th July, 2019

Emotions were high, but the level of respect was higher at the special acknowledgement ceremony for Maureen O’Donnell, as an acknowledgment plaque was unveiled for her dedication to the Aboriginal community.

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Flying high out west

Originally published: Friday, 12th July, 2019

Following just two wins in the previous two seasons, West have climbed up the League ladder in stunning fashion in 2019 with six wins, two losses and a draw. 

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Firies hit the hub

Originally published: Friday, 12th July, 2019

Firefighters will be holding fire safety talks at the 123 Community Hub in Creedon Street today.

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Return unused pain meds

Originally published: Friday, 12th July, 2019

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is urging Australians to return unused prescription pain relief medicines to their local pharmacy, with nearly 150 people hospitalised every day as a result of the adverse effects of opioid pain medicines.

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We love the drama

Originally published: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

This year marks seventy-five years of the Broken Hill Repertory Society and to commemorate the occasion Marilyn Harris has complied a book of history from Broken Hill’s theatre over the years. 

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Johns seals Roo victory

Originally published: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

Five goals from Dylan Johns helped South run over the top of West in the reserves last Saturday while the North women scored their second win of 2019.

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Small business payroll upgrade

Originally published: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is encouraging businesses with staff numbers less than 20 to switch over to ‘Single Touch Payroll’ (STP), an online payroll system.

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Beer still cold out South

Originally published: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

The pub scene is still going strong in South Broken Hill despite the closure of the once prosperous Alma Hotel.

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Christine bridges gap in new role

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

Christine Awege is joining the local police ranks as their new Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer.

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Hill dominates Northern squad

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

Sixteen members of the 24-woman Northern Zone squad for the 2019 South Australian Country Football Championships come out of the prosperous Broken Hill women’s football league, which is one of the longest running women’s competitions in rural areas.

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Many hands make mural

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

Residents came together at the 123 Community Hub to celebrate NAIDOC Day and add to a new mural artwork.

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NSW Health proposal unanimously rejected

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

A move by NSW Health to bypass a local industrial agreement and strip workers of long-held benefits was met with outrage last night.

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Joeys too good

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

West just edged out Alma while St Joes will go into the break full of confidence following a big win over Celtic in round eight of local soccer on Sunday. 

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Shinglebacks to strut their stuff

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

The Shinglebacks will be back on the Jubilee Oval to defend the title against the visiting Croweaters on Saturday, July 20.  

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Majesty of minerals

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

By Callum Marshall

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In demand

Originally published: Monday, 8th July, 2019

The Catholic Church in Broken Hill was run off his feet last month because of a spike in funerals and baptisms.

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Thriller over the hill

Originally published: Monday, 8th July, 2019

It was a game that was billed as the match of the season and it certainly lived up to the hype as South and West finished in a draw on Saturday at the Alma Oval.

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Menacing Bulldogs maul Magpies

Originally published: Monday, 8th July, 2019

Under the bright sun at the Jubilee Oval, North belted Central by a whopping 176 points thanks to a dozen goals by Curtis Jelbert. 

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Silver City beauty

Originally published: Monday, 8th July, 2019

One of the most instantly recognisable buildings in the Silver City will undergo a half a million dollar facelift next year.

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Big month ahead

Originally published: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

Michael Boland, CEO Club General Manager, said yesterday, that in preparation for their 100-year celebrations, they have planned a busy August.

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Signs job still in progress

Originally published: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

Corten steel is off the table for the new Broken Hill welcome signs with local steel fabricators yet to be contacted about the job.

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Confident Dogs go for two straight

Originally published: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

Off the back of a thrilling win over West last weekend, North take on a Central team desperate for a win today at the Jubilee Oval.

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Battle for the top

Originally published: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

It’s a huge day at the Alma Oval today as South and West clash in a top-of-the-ladder blockbuster.

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Is Don. Is good

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2019

Don Mudie’s love of opera and balladry has seen him deliver some fantastic aria performances in the local Eisteddfod over the years.

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Westies on board

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2019

The West Football Club will turn out in their brand new Indigenous guernseys this weekend as part of AFL Broken Hill’s Indigenous round celebrations.

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Southies smash fourteen Pies

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2019

South overcame a sluggish start to defeat Central by 94 points on Wednesday night thanks to four goals each to Adam McInnes and Connor Washbrook.

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Robins belt Bulldogs

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2019

It was all one-way traffic in the early game of Under 18s football on Wednesday night as West thumped an under-strength North by 105 points at the Jubilee Oval.

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Hey James, drop and give me 3,128

Originally published: Friday, 5th July, 2019

James Morley is ready to pump out 3,128 push-ups over 21 days to raise money for mental health.

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Essential Energy swings jobs axe

Originally published: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

Broken Hill will be impacted by the announcement of job cuts within Essential Energy, but the final number is not yet known.

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Glimpse of our best future

Originally published: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

YMCA’s Young Leaders will be hosting a movie fundraiser tomorrow for everyone to enjoy.

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Junior tennis champs camp

Originally published: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

Parents looking for a way to keep their kids active and entertained these school holidays can head down to the O’Neil Park tennis courts for a series of tennis clinics.

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LOCKDOWN

Originally published: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

Southern Cross Care facilities are in lockdown to prevent the spread of cold and flu, with families and visitors urged to stay away.

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Goats fight for draw

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

Alma and St Joes couldn’t be separated after 90 minutes of play on Sunday and it was the same story later in the day between West and Celtic.

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He can dance

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

Danny Golding, a former Broken Hillite and well known dancer, is back in the Silver City and hosting a night of casual dance classes.

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Quota Club elects new executive

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

Quota International of Broken Hill held its changeover dinner and 45th birthday celebrations at the Astra Hotel.

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Thank you, Mrs Lord

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

After more than five decades as a hospital visitor, volunteer Pam Lord will take a step back to enjoy time with her husband.

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Tarrant in Flying Boomerangs squad

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

Tarrant Lihou has been chosen to play AFL amongst 25 other talented Indigenous players in the 2019 Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs. 

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Roy’s Broken Hill office a go

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

Barwon MP Roy Butler welcomed new staff to his Broken Hill Electorate Office yesterday. 

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Medical cannabis trials for vets welcomed by local

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

Clinical trials investigating the impact medical cannabis has on army veterans suffering PTSD could pave the way for positive change.

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Park runners back on track

Originally published: Monday, 1st July, 2019

City Council has given the Broken Hill Parkrun permission to use the racecourse and surrounding areas for their runs.

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South cook the Pies

Originally published: Monday, 1st July, 2019

On a very windy Saturday at the Alma Oval, South beat a tired Central by 142-points in a brutal display of football. 

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Tribute to John

Originally published: Monday, 1st July, 2019

The Broken Hill Italo International Club was handed over to Southern Cross Care yesterday, with the local aged care service announcing they’d name their new facility the John De Franceschi Aged Care Centre. 

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Dogs by a point

Originally published: Monday, 1st July, 2019

North reminded the rest of the competition that they are still very much in the hunt for the 2019 flag by holding off West in a thriller on Saturday. 

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