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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.

May, 2019

Central holds on

Originally published: Friday, 31st May, 2019

Central picked up their second victory of 2019 on Wednesday night, holding on for a thrilling eight-point win over North.

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City pound full to capacity

Originally published: Friday, 31st May, 2019

The dog pound has reached capacity as Broken Hill suffers from an influx of owners handing in unwanted pets.

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Miner bags Lotto million

Originally published: Friday, 31st May, 2019

A Broken Hill miner who bought a Lotto ticket from the South Newsagency has walked away a millionaire after discovering he had a winning division one ticket for Wednesday night’s draw.

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Roos end Robins run

Originally published: Friday, 31st May, 2019

South handed West their first loss of the season on Wednesday night, defeating them by 20 points in round six of the under 18s competition.

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Have you got your flu shot?

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

Local pharmacists are urging people to get their flu shot while they still can, with the country in the midst of one of its worst flu seasons.

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‘Mr T’ loses his bling

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

RRANA rescuers have captured “Mr T”, the kangaroo with a bin lid stuck around his neck, and removed it yesterday morning. 

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Silverlea needs tradies

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

Silverlea is looking for local tradespeople to volunteer their time to update their building as the local disability service prepares to launch a new long day-care venture. 

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A Team hunt for ‘Mr T’

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

Over the weekend, the local Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals (RRANA) were notified of a large male Euro kangaroo on the North side of town, with a metal bin lid stuck around its neck. 

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Going the distance

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

Megan Algate has taken part in an endurance event, finishing as the sixth best female and 29th overall out of almost 50 competitors.   

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Two in a row for Celtic

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

Celtic picked up a second straight win while St Joes upset West in round three of Broken Hill A Grade soccer.

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Jobs and business

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

Re-elected federal MP Mark Coulton has been appointed a minister in the new Coalition Government and he says that bringing jobs and business to country towns will be one of his main goals.

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JURY PROBE

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2019

A report is currently being prepared as part of an investigation into the conduct of jury members who helped convict a Broken Hill man of a sex crime.

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Training run for South

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2019

South were completely untroubled as they dispatched Central by a whopping 176 points at the Alma Oval on Saturday. 

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Miserly West strangle North

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2019

Another superb defensive display has led the Robins to their fourth win of the season as they defeated North by 44 points at the Jubilee Oval in Sydney.

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All on the table

Originally published: Monday, 27th May, 2019

Step up to the table with the Broken Hill Tabletop Gamers and help them celebrate International Tabletop Day this week.

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DRUG BUST: Magistrate grants $10,000 bail

Originally published: Saturday, 25th May, 2019

A 54-year-old man faces a string of serious charges after police found more than 4kg of cannabis, a modified semi-automatic rifle, three banana magazines and 20 live rounds of ammunition at his home.

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RFDS honour for Lynch

Originally published: Saturday, 25th May, 2019

A RFDS plane has been named after a former Broken Hill resident to honour his service to the organisation.

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Wiz closing in

Originally published: Saturday, 25th May, 2019

Anthony ‘Wizza’ Henderson is within three goals of the North Football Club’s all-time record following a bag of six in last Saturday’s win over South.

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Down to the wire

Originally published: Saturday, 25th May, 2019

The Open A Grade tennis summer competition wrapped up on Thursday night with the team of Nathan Crabb and Trewern Rowlands doing just enough to take the title.

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Roos survive Magpie scare

Originally published: Friday, 24th May, 2019

South held on for a hard-fought 27-point win over a brave Central side on Wednesday night in round five of the under 18s competition.

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RSL doors open

Originally published: Friday, 24th May, 2019

The RSL is looking to unify all ex-servicemen groups under one banner to attract more members and strengthen the local defence community.

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Can you lend a hand?

Originally published: Friday, 24th May, 2019

Volunteering is one of the best ways to make new friends, build relationships and learn new skills.

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BH priorities

Originally published: Friday, 24th May, 2019

Local state member Roy Butler has offered his two cents on the federal election result, congratulating re-elected member for Parkes Mark Coulton and wanting to discuss with him key issues such as water, aged care and quality of life in regional towns.

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Bulldog reserves lead from front

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

North cemented their place atop of the reserves ladder with a 13-point win over South last weekend while the South women picked up a second-consecutive victory to get their season back on track.

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Deadly Blues launch

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

A new campaign encouraging Indigenous community members to talk to their local GP and get their 715 health check was officially launched at Maari Ma yesterday.

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Molly and the Grey Wolf

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

Molly Molloy has become the recipient of a prestigious Scout award putting her in the top ten per cent of her level.

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Albo in the box seat

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

Anthony Albanese is likely to take the Labor leadership after main contender Chris Bowen pulled out of the race yesterday.

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Round of applause for our volunteers

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

Yesterday afternoon, volunteers from all sectors were celebrated with the annual Volunteer Awards.

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ORL trial games

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

More players on the field and more fun was the sentiment after last Saturday’s Outback Rugby League pair of trials between Menindee Yabbies and Wilcannia Wimpaatja at Burke Oval, Wilcannia.

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Workshops and a show

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

Local dancers will have the chance to take part in a workshop with Melbourne’s finest ballet dancers.

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Grants for deserving local organisations

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

Four local organisations have shared in $10,000 thanks to the Rural and Remote Autism Network’s mini grants.

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Drink drivers are done

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

Low range drink drivers will now have their licences suspended immediately.

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River, faith lost in election: Ayoub

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

Labor’s losing the election was a tragedy for the Darling River and the future of serious political debate in this country, said its candidate for the local seat of Parkes, Jack Ayoub.

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Celtic in a shootout

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

Celtic picked up their first A Grade win of the season on Sunday after a quality back and forth clash with St Joes.

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Small Business Friendly Council

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

City Council has made the move to become more ‘Small Business Friendly’ after attending a conference last week.

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Doggies end streak

Originally published: Monday, 20th May, 2019

The North Bulldogs kick started their 2019 season with a comprehensive 40-point win over South at the Jubilee Oval, handing the reining premiers their first loss in two years.

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Robins swoop Magpies

Originally published: Monday, 20th May, 2019

West dominated Central by a whopping 87 points on Saturday at the Memorial Oval to regain top spot on the League ladder.

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Landcare first for Broken Hill

Originally published: Monday, 20th May, 2019

For the first time ever the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference will be held in the Far West.

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Red Shield appeals for volunteers

Originally published: Monday, 20th May, 2019

The Salvation Army is in desperate need of volunteers for the Red Shield Appeal after a quiet year.

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Daunting task for North

Originally published: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

North will be hoping to do what no side has done in the last 32 rounds and defeat South when the sides meet today at the Jubilee Oval.

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West to strike back

Originally published: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

West head to the Memorial Oval for the first time in 2019 and will be eager to bounce back from a tough loss last week when they face the bottom-placed Magpies today.

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Water security on MP’s agenda

Originally published: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

Local State MP Roy Butler has put out the call for temporary water measures and wants to see more done for long-term water security.

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Rob calls on world to investigate Darling River

Originally published: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

The state of the Darling River has prompted a local grazier to invite the World Health Organisation and the United Nations to visit the river and investigate the “Third World conditions” under which people now live.

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Festival has Menindee buzzing

Originally published: Friday, 17th May, 2019

The “Dancing on the Darling” music festival is fast approaching and it has Menindee buzzing.

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Anika’s got the style

Originally published: Friday, 17th May, 2019

Young local farmer Anika Molesworth has added another award to her list but this time the accolade comes from a fashion magazine.

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Roos back to best

Originally published: Friday, 17th May, 2019

A stellar first half led South to a massive win over North in round four of the AFL Broken Hill under 18s competition on Wednesday night.

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Young Robins run rampant

Originally published: Friday, 17th May, 2019

West maintained their unbeaten run with an easy 71-point victory over Central in their under 18s match at the Jubilee Oval on Wednesday night.

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Kate on tele good timing for river

Originally published: Thursday, 16th May, 2019

Politicians might not want to know about the Darling River but ordinary people and the next generation certainly do, says Kate McBride who was the subject of last week’s “Australian Story” on the ABC.

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Dogs on show

Originally published: Thursday, 16th May, 2019

The Dogs ’n Dust Show has received almost 400 entries as the event quickly approaches.

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Catholic Church claims convent

Originally published: Thursday, 16th May, 2019

The old convent is coming back to the Catholic Church.

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Greens candidate withdraws over massacre comment

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

The cascade of federal election candidates being forced to stand down has hit the local electorate.

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Fresh water flows over Tipla Weir

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

Tilpa has been greeted with fresh water from Easter rain that has started to flow over the local weir. 

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Future bright for Prescott sisters

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

Sisters Brady and Moana Prescott have graduated from the University of NSW.

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Big 10 for White Cliffs Music Festival

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

The White Cliffs Music Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend.

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BDT Biggest Morning Tea

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

The Barrier Daily Truth is again hosting a Biggest Morning Tea and organiser Cherie Carroll is inviting everyone to help out with a contribution of baked goods.  

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Yabbies too strong

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

Menindee Yabbies showed the benefit of their hard work in the pre-season as both of its sides powered to dominant wins in the Musicians’ Club Outback Rugby League (ORL) Senior Men’s 7-a-side tournament at Lamb Oval on Sunday.

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Beauty in the eroded object

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

An exhibition exploring the natural beauty of erosion and the way time and change affects our environment is currently on display at the Regional Art Gallery.

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Joes, Panthers start off on the right foot

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

Local soccer got underway on Sunday with St Joes and West picking up comfortable round one wins.

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North lift for Howard

Originally published: Monday, 13th May, 2019

The Bulldogs celebrated their player-coach Codie Howard’s 250th League game with a huge win almost as impressive as the man himself. 

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Roos prevail in scrappy affair

Originally published: Monday, 13th May, 2019

South recorded their 32nd consecutive win on Saturday at the Jubilee Oval but it wasn’t without a fight against a tough Robins outfit.

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Value in the household object

Originally published: Monday, 13th May, 2019

Braidwood artist Naomi Royds is chatting to locals about their personal and emotional connection to certain household objects as part her research into her next body of work.

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Vendor calls shots on ‘Watergate’ deal

Originally published: Monday, 13th May, 2019

The company that sold water licences to the Federal Government for $80 million did all of the calculations itself and the government was happy to go along with it, according to a new investigation of the deal. 

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250 for Howie

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2019

North’s Codie Howard adds to his already illustrious resume today when he lines up for game number 250 against Central at the Memorial Oval.

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Gillespie tons up

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2019

A week after celebrating their first 100-game women’s player, the South Football Club has a second as Sarah Gillespie joins the centurions club.

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Drought assistance tops list

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2019

Outgoing Country Women’s Association NSW State President, Annette Turner, has spoken about their concerns with drought assistance. 

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Graziers raise concerns

Originally published: Saturday, 11th May, 2019

The Pastoralists Association of West Darling yesterday informed the new Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW, Adam Marshall, of their frustration with getting drought assistance and dealing with kangaroos.

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Local greats honoured

Originally published: Friday, 10th May, 2019

Two Broken Hill football legends have been named in the greatest NSW team of all time at a function in Sydney yesterday.

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King reigns supreme

Originally published: Friday, 10th May, 2019

Central Under 18s opened their 2019 account with an upset win over North on Wednesday night by 15 points thanks to four goals by a returning Sinele King.

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Robins soar over Roos

Originally published: Friday, 10th May, 2019

The Robins are the only undefeated team remaining in the Under 18s competition after holding on for a hard-fought nine-point win against South on Wednesday night.

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Independent candidate throws hat in the ring

Originally published: Friday, 10th May, 2019

Independent candidate for Parkes, Will Lander, has been camping under the stars on his election campaign tour of the Far West. 

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March against Melanoma

Originally published: Thursday, 9th May, 2019

Former local Tony Bosch, who’s fighting stage four melanoma, is encouraging everybody to help support ‘Jay’s Longest Melanoma March’.

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Gun Club aiming for big turnout

Originally published: Thursday, 9th May, 2019

The Broken Hill Gun Club will host a two-day shooting event as a revamped West Darling Championships are held over this coming weekend.

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Songs for our mothers

Originally published: Thursday, 9th May, 2019

The Broken Hill Philharmonic Choir’s next concert is a special one for mum.

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Bread cart’s fresh look

Originally published: Thursday, 9th May, 2019

The old Forner’s Bakery bread cart has been fully restored and waiting to be put on display at the Silverton Gaol. 

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Lifeline working closely together

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

Two representatives of the Central West Lifeline were in the city last week to meet Broken Hill Lifeline about what experiences each could pass on and how they could work more closely together.

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South left in the dark

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

They might be the most successful AFL Broken Hill club over the past decade but the South Football Club’s training conditions leave a lot to be desired.

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Prized piece of history

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

Kevin ‘Bushy’ White handed over one of his mineral artworks to 10-year-old Ben Miller at his gallery yesterday after Ben won a Heritage Festival art competition.

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Coalition pledges $3.5m for cultural centre

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

Wilcannia’s new Baaka Cultural Centre has been secured after the Coalition Government yesterday pledged $3.5 million for the project. 

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Federal funding for $5m fish hatchery

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

The federal government has committed $5 million to a native fish hatchery at Menindee and said they’ll be working with the locals and state government to get it delivered.

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Fast train just the ticket

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

The people of Peterborough are calling for the return of the passenger train between Adelaide and Broken Hill.

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Come and shop with us

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

Aruma Lodge is holding a Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop on Friday and everyone is invited. 

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Record breakers

Originally published: Monday, 6th May, 2019

South made it a record-breaking 31 consecutive League wins with a 77-point victory over Central on Saturday at the Memorial Oval. 

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Westies two from two

Originally published: Monday, 6th May, 2019

West maintained their spot on top of the AFL Broken Hill League ladder after a convincing 39-point win over North on Saturday at the Jubilee Oval.

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Anzac medal for Mel

Originally published: Monday, 6th May, 2019

The Broken Hill Netball Association held its annual Anzac Round last Tuesday night to honour those who served and died in war. 

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Polio info session

Originally published: Monday, 6th May, 2019

A free information session for polio survivors, along with their families and carers, will take place at the GP Superclinic on May 16.

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Art gallery gains new specialist

Originally published: Saturday, 4th May, 2019

City Council’s efforts to digitise the city’s extensive art collection has received a welcome boost with conservation specialist Emily Kelleher joining the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery team for three months.

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Flying high

Originally published: Saturday, 4th May, 2019

Broken Hill High School student Maggie Tavian will be jetting off to the US in a few months for a Global Young Leaders Conference.

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A Bulldog turned Robin

Originally published: Saturday, 4th May, 2019

The local football community was turned on its head late last year when news broke that David Ruddock and Chris Jones here heading to West as their coaches for 2019.

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Heidi’s hundred

Originally published: Saturday, 4th May, 2019

The South Football Club will celebrate their first women’s footballer to play 100 games today when Heidi Drenkhahn lines up against Central at the Memorial Oval.

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Rural Aid hay rolls into town

Originally published: Friday, 3rd May, 2019

A convoy of Rural Aid trucks pulled into the city yesterday to deliver much-needed hay to drought-stricken graziers.

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Art prize made to challenge

Originally published: Friday, 3rd May, 2019

West Darling Arts have a new art prize and have set a challenge for artists in the Far West. 

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South Roos run away with game

Originally published: Friday, 3rd May, 2019

Six goals from Jordan Rowlands and five from Connor Washbrook led South to a thumping 120-point win over Central on a windy Wednesday night at the Jubilee Oval in round two of the under 18s.

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Robins soar

Originally published: Friday, 3rd May, 2019

Set up by dominant first and third quarters, West ran away with an easy 53-point win over North on Wednesday night in round two of the Under 18 competition.

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Threading funds for Silverlea

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd May, 2019

The Silver City Quilters have used their skills to help Silverlea after hearing about their funding cuts. 

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Rotary clubs merge

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd May, 2019

The Broken Hill Rotary Club and South Broken Hill Rotary Club are merging with the aim of attracting more members and the younger generation.

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Volunteers recognised

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd May, 2019

A special morning tea celebrating the work of volunteers for the Far West Local Health District took place at the hospital yesterday.

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Barrier Rangers hike to 50 years

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd May, 2019

The Barrier Rangers are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a lot of long walks and people have come from near and far for the occasion.

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Old Barrier Miner found in tree

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

You never know where your newspaper will lob, as Kay Purtill found out after having trees removed from the front of her house in Mercury Street.

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Visitor Centre troubles Councillor

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

City Council’s decision to not swap the police station with the Visitor Information Centre still has one councillor concerned about the VIC moving to the new Cultural Hub.

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Butler vows to avoid budget cuts

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

Local state MP Roy Butler has vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to prevent spending cuts in the electorate after it was revealed the NSW Government’s budget surplus was much lower than previously stated.

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Midwives celebrate

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

Tomorrow the Broken Hill Maternity Unit will celebrate International Midwives Day with a team-building workshop - and cake.

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