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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, 2020

RDA floats bold reservoir plan

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2020

RDA Far West has developed a bold concept document to repurpose Umberumberka Reservoir to better cater for the community needs and provide another attraction for the growing number of visitors to the region.

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Mat reveals highs and lows

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2020

Mat Garrick, Broken Hill’s Big Brother star, said the experience was a crazy ride and one of the best things he had ever done.

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ORL: All systems go

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2020

The 2020 Outback Rugby League competition is finally getting underway tomorrow, after some delays thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ameliah wings her way to childhood dream

Originally published: Saturday, 25th July, 2020

The Far West Region’s very own Flying Vet is living her childhood dream of taking care of animals and flying an aeroplane.

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Christmas in Patton Street

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

Santa will be paying visit to Patton Street as a part of Broken Hill Vintage Grocer’s Christmas in July celebration.

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Vinnie’s building revamp

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

The St Vinnie’s building is about to be refurbished to give people needing help the privacy and dignity they deserve, says Leo Woodman, the President of the Wilcannia-Forbes Central Council of St Vincent de Paul Society.

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League season nears

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

Outback Rugby League is on schedule to start their season after the delay due to COVID-19. 

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Race meeting postponed

Originally published: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

The annual Silver City Cup has been postponed, another event affected by the global pandemic.

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Two-car smash in city’s west

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2020

Police were last night continuing to investigate a spectacular crash at the intersection of Bismuth and Mercury Streets yesterday afternoon.

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Furry friends boost morale

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2020

A Broken Hill photographer has used her skills to capture the ‘furry friends’ of businesses around town in an effort to boost morale.

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Corner store opens up

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2020

Financially stranded since March, the Cameron Corner Store is now allowed to serve travellers after the NSW/QLD border opened yesterday.

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‘Outback Experience’ open

Originally published: Saturday, 11th July, 2020

Almost ten weeks after closing its doors to the public due to COVID-19, the Royal Flying Doctor Outback Experience in Broken Hill has reopened.

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Playtime bus a huge hit

Originally published: Saturday, 4th July, 2020

Playtime Preschool welcomed NSW MP Paul Toole after he visited to view the preschool’s new government grant-funded bus service.

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‘Forgotten corner’ connected at last

Originally published: Saturday, 4th July, 2020

The official opening for the long-awaited completion of the sealing of the Silver City Highway between Broken Hill and Tibooburra (Tibooburra Road) was held on Wednesday night.

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Magical milestone for respected Elder

Originally published: Saturday, 4th July, 2020

Today marks the 85th birthday of Ngiyeempaa Elder Dr Beryl Carmichael of Menindee, a lifelong campaigner for the rights of Aboriginal people and the restoration of the Darling River.

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Credit Union chief retires

Originally published: Saturday, 4th July, 2020

After 37 years at the Broken Hill Community Credit Union, Andrew Pellizzer has retired from the role of General Manager.

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