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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.

August, 2020

Foundation Broken Hill moves to new location

Originally published: Saturday, 29th August, 2020

Foundation Broken Hill has reached an important benchmark in its 21st year and is operating from an office that is owned by the not for profit organisation.

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Pink success

Originally published: Saturday, 29th August, 2020

A fundraiser to help combat breast cancer was a huge success last week.

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Week off for seniors

Originally published: Saturday, 29th August, 2020

The Outback Rugby League has pressed pause on the Senior Men’s Premiership season for this weekend after the incident in Round 5 which saw a player allegedly punch and knock out a referee.

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Fay awarded Life Membership

Originally published: Saturday, 29th August, 2020

Fay Barraclough has been awarded with Life Membership for her 22 years of service to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Broken Hill Women’s Auxiliary. 

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Dig deep for Legacy

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th August, 2020

Broken Hill Legacy Secretary Treasurer Mark Winen with their Legacy badges corporate boxes which will be placed in local businesses around town for the badges to be sold. 

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Blaze destroys roof

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th August, 2020

Fire and Rescue crews from the Broken Hill and Broken Hill South fire stations were called to a blaze at a home in McGowen Street on Saturday night about 8.45pm.

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Pandemic hits all sorts

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th August, 2020

Many group sports have been largely affected by COVID-19 but so have those individual ones, such as equestrian.

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Tex joins 200 club

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th August, 2020

Broken Hill Football royalty Taylor “Tex” Walker, in one of the toughest seasons in the Adelaide Crows’ history, scrambled to his 200th AFL game milestone, achieving the feat in the Sunday, August 23, Indigenous round 13 game on Adelaide Oval against the Geelong Cats.

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Murray-Darling Basin grant set to strengthen Menindee

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd August, 2020

Menindee Central School will receive a major funding boost from the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program, with the awarding of a grant to promote Baarka student artworks and stimulate student career opportunities.

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Pablo loves the paper

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd August, 2020

Parrots are really clever and if you didn’t know that already, here’s the proof.

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Southies back in business

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd August, 2020

The Roos are open for business after the COVID-19 shutdown period and they’re keen to keep things rolling as per (almost) normal. 

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We’re for Tex

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd August, 2020

The boy from Broken Hill who became captain of the team he barracked for as a kid plays his 200th game for the Adelaide Crows on Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Oval. 

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Purple patch

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th August, 2020

Former Broken Hillite Tarnee Tester will pull on the purple guernsey for the 2021 AFLW season, after Fremantle picked her up as a free agent. 

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Officer honour in paver project

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th August, 2020

Police reunion group Back to Barrier is already making plans to install personalised pavers for officers and staff who’ve worked at the Broken Hill Station over the decades.

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Mad Max museum boosted

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th August, 2020

The Mad Max Museum at Silverton is set to attract even more visitors through its doors with the acquisition of the Interceptor and the Snake Truck from the Mad Max 2 movie set.

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Wild dog tracking from outer space

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th August, 2020

Western Local Land Services is preparing for its wild-dog aerial baiting program, which will this year include a collaring program that will trace by satellite the roaming habits of wild dogs and pigs.

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Air power proposal to back up supply

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2020

Broken Hill has the sun and the wind generating electricity and soon it might have air and water to ensure a constant supply and no more power blackouts.

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Vale Vittorio ‘Vic’ Zanette

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2020

Vittorio John Zanette, ‘Vic’ was the third child born to Luigi and Olga Zanette and the first to be born on Australian soil after Luigi, arriving in 1951, followed by Olga in 1953, immigrated from Italy and settled in Broken Hill.

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Thieves clean out hairdressing salon

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2020

A local hairdresser has been significantly placed out of pocket after a burglar stole $11,000 of hair products from her salon.

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Border controls hinder projects

Originally published: Saturday, 15th August, 2020

The Gypsum Street reconstruction project and others are proving problematic for City Council in the face of unavoidable delays due to tighter border controls around COVID-19.

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AFLBH drops festival bid

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th August, 2020

AFL Broken Hill has decided not to proceed with their proposed September Festival of Football, because of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

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Lewis takes aim against odds

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th August, 2020

Having Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is not an enviable position to be in, but despite years of excruciating pain and a nauseating and frightening medication regime, a young local man has faced his ordeal with dignity and come out a champion.

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Dogs to open the kennell

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th August, 2020

The North Broken Hill Football club is opening their doors this weekend for their Bulldog members, and while it’s been a task-and-a-half, they can’t wait to get together.

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Professor collects lakes evidence

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th August, 2020

Residents in the district are being asked to have their say about the Menindee Lakes system in a bid to create a plan to help prolong the life of the river.

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Vale John Watts

Originally published: Saturday, 8th August, 2020

Dedicated City Council worker and union man, John Watts, passed away at his home last Saturday.

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Sky’s the limit for TV show

Originally published: Saturday, 8th August, 2020

Cameras officially began rolling last week for the new RFDS TV show based in Broken Hill and around the Far West.

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Glimpse of the Future

Originally published: Saturday, 8th August, 2020

Local football talent Adam Slattery will take to the field in Sydney this afternoon after he was selected in the GWS Giants Academy Future Teams side. 

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Hospital visitors cover up

Originally published: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

Visitors and patients to the hospital will be required to supply and wear their own masks.

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Huge win for juniors

Originally published: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

Victories were split between all three communities when rugby league returned to the Far West with round one of the 2020 Musicians Club Outback Rugby League last Sunday (26 July) at Lamb Oval, Broken Hill. 

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Sports in $1m light boost

Originally published: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

Two of Broken Hill’s ovals are set to light up thanks to drought funding from the Federal Government.

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Top firies climb another rung

Originally published: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

Craig Burke and Clayton Spencer have ranked up to Leading Firefighters after a long haul of strenuous testing and practical exams.

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