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News archive

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

November, 2019

Silverton Gaol 130 years

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

The Silverton Goal celebrated its 130th anniversary on the weekend with a ceremonial cake-cutting, barbecue and activities for children.

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Silverton Gaol 130 years

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

The Silverton Goal celebrated its 130th anniversary on the weekend with a ceremonial cake-cutting, barbecue and activities for children.

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Scorchers debut

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

After finally getting her first opportunity with the Perth Scorchers women’s side in WBBL/05 last Sunday at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide, Sam Betts and her teammates enjoyed a seven-run win in a highly entertaining game against the Sydney Thunder.

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No-one wins in sign saga

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

A Mayoral Minute to bridge the divide between community and Councillors has left a local artist and graphic designer disappointed.

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Residents ignored: Kennedy

Originally published: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

One Councillor has expressed his desire to run for mayor at the next election to ensure the community has a voice.

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Artist happy with one sign

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

When Joe Scerri found that he had won the Gateway Signage competition, he was very excited.

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Lest we forget

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

The sun shone yesterday as the Remembrance Day service was held at the Cenotaph.

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Smiling Dan has day out

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

North’s Dan ter Braak put on a magnificent display with the bat and ball on Sunday, helping the Bulldogs crush the Robins in the local cricket competition at the Alma Oval.

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Signs galvanise local community

Originally published: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

It looks set to be standing room only during today’s Extraordinary Meeting of City Council.

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Local sporting talent highlighted

Originally published: Monday, 11th November, 2019

Ben Grossi has taken out the 2019 Sportsperson of the Year in a back-to-back win after last year’s efforts.

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Help feed the farmers’ animals

Originally published: Monday, 11th November, 2019

Passionate about animals and keen to help farmers as the season of goodwill approaches, Cheryl Backhouse has started a campaign to feed the farmers’ working dogs and other animals this Christmas. 

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Directory encourages Hillites to shop local

Originally published: Monday, 11th November, 2019

A Broken Hill business directory has been developed to help encourage residents to shop locally.

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Record dry times across country

Originally published: Monday, 11th November, 2019

The latest Monthly Drought Statement from the Bureau of Meteorology has revealed that southern Australia has had its driest October on record.

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Dick won’t forget and can’t forgive

Originally published: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

Dick Arnold says he will never forget the day he and his friend, Rob McBride, jumped into the pea-green remains of the Darling River and held up big, old  Murray Cod that had suffocated.

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Cause of death clear on the lower Darling

Originally published: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

In December last year Senator Rex Patrick visited Weir 32 where 300 megalitres was flowing per day. When he returned the following month the flow was 90 ML. 

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Marketing not signs

Originally published: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

Changing the entry signs to the city wouldn’t encourage more tourism, but investing in marketing would, according to a local businessman.

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Graziers concerned over drought plan

Originally published: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

The President of the Pastoralists’ Association of West Darling (PAWD) has expressed concern about the federal government’s interest-free loans for graziers, as well as the state government’s sacking of the NSW Drought Coordinator.

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High attendance for sport awards

Originally published: Friday, 8th November, 2019

The popularity of last year’s sports awards has seen a boost in nominations.

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Confusion after NSW drought boss sacked

Originally published: Friday, 8th November, 2019

The sacking of the state’s Drought Coordinator, Jock Laurie, has been slammed by local MP Roy Butler and the Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Jenny Aitchison.

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Councillors call emergency sign meeting

Originally published: Friday, 8th November, 2019

A decision to accept new signage for the entrances to Broken Hill will need to be seriously considered by Councillors.

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Public push for goodbye to town welcome signs

Originally published: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

A push for City Council to reconsider the designs of the Broken Hill welcome signs has gathered pace with support growing for five different designs by local Deanna Spicer. 

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Lack of snakes in town

Originally published: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

While local snake catchers have had a number of calls about snake sightings, overall there have been fewer.

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Local puts on Cup day display

Originally published: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

Of the 81,000 people who packed Flemington on Melbourne Cup day, one local has made himself known to the nation’s news media. 

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Big break for local blackball players

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

Six locals will be travelling to Cyprus tonight to take part in an international blackball competition that begins this weekend.

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Fresh rains won’t reach Menindee

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

A temporary pumping restriction on flows in the Barwon-Darling river system has begun but it’s expected that the water will not reach Menindee, although the biggest dam on Toorale Station has been breached.

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Gaol celebrates 130 years

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

The Silverton Gaol is celebrating its 130th year on Sunday, but it almost didn’t make it after it was advertised for public auction in the 1960s.

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Darling River maths should be easy; Barr

Originally published: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

It would be fairly easy to calculate how much water the Darling River needed to keep it flowing and towns alive, according to Clayton Barr, the NSW Shadow Minister for Water.

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A sight for dry eyes

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

Everyone in the Far West is smiling after the weekend’s rain, the best in almost 12 months.

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Best dressed and dressings

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

The race that stops a nation also creates some great functions and atmosphere in clubs around Australia, and Broken Hill is no exception. 

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BHHS picnic day for child studies

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

Broken Hill High School’s Year 10 Child Studies classes are getting set for their Picnic Day to implement their lessons. 

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Wilcannia radio wins national award

Originally published: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

Wilcannia River Radio 103.1FM has won the Tony Staley Award for Excellence in Community Broadcasting. 

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Gift of rain and films

Originally published: Monday, 4th November, 2019

The weather turned around just in time to produce a beautiful experience for attendees at the Perfect Light Film Festival. 

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Finalists announced

Originally published: Monday, 4th November, 2019

The finalists for the 2019 Far West NSW Excellence in Business Awards have been announced.

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High Tea tops up funds

Originally published: Monday, 4th November, 2019

Residents and locals from Shorty O’Neill Village raised up $4,000 after a successful high tea for Pink October. 

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Donations flood in

Originally published: Monday, 4th November, 2019

Four tonnes of pet food is expected to come to the city and beyond to help graziers feed their pets and working dogs.

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Two thumbs up for Barefoot Bowls

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

Barefoot Bowls has begun at the North Broken Hill Bowling Club as a way of enticing more young people to the game.

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Kids filmmaking skill on display

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

The Film by the Far West Festival is back again for a second year, coming to Broken Hill and the Silver City Cinema, with three local schools involved. 

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Coins to become family heirloom

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

Theresa Bugeja is one of the lucky winners of the Great Aussie Coin Hunt giveaways.

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Local film finalists in festival

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

Finalists Annette Herd and Jason King will be premiering their short film ‘Flawed’ at the Perfect Light Film Festival. 

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Get to know the greyhounds

Originally published: Friday, 1st November, 2019

The first greyhound night meeting of the year will kick off with an open afternoon for all locals to come along and join in on the action.

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Focus on film

Originally published: Friday, 1st November, 2019

The Perfect Light Film Festival opens tonight with a free screening and a special giveaway.

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Colourful weekend

Originally published: Friday, 1st November, 2019

Ronald McDonald House Charities’ fifth annual Colour Run is on this weekend, so  if you want to get colourful for a good cause, Sturt Park is the place to be on Sunday. 

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