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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.

December, 2020

Barrier Truth branching out

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th December, 2020

A selection of Barrier Truth staff have created a new in-house venture which is being called “Barrier Truth Design”. 

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Harness racing plans big season

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th December, 2020

Harness Racing is set to return to Broken Hill as meetings will officially kick off on Saturday, February 6.

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Cobalt project gains momentum

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th December, 2020

The Broken Hill Cobalt Project has begun constructing a demonstration plant on Kanandah Road, as they move into their first stage of development. 

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Wellbeing in the light

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th December, 2020

This year Western Landcare and Local Land Services partnered with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section) Mental Health Team to bring a wellbeing focus to this year’s Life and Light Photography competition. 

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Car razed

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th December, 2020

Another car has been stolen and set alight in the city and the latest victim, Cohen Chapman, is upset and frustrated.

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Tobias to captain again

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020

An SA Outbacks player in 2020, North Broken Hill’s Tobias Hack will lead Murray Districts Barrier (MDB) side at the 2021 South Australian Senior Country Cricket Championships, which will be held jointly in Adelaide and the Barossa Valley over the week, starting Sunday January 31. 

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FWLHD staff embrace Christmas decorating cheer

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020

Staff across the Far West LHD ramped up the Christmas cheer with this year’s Christmas Decoration Competition and really challenged the judging panel in choosing a winner!

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Welcome to the Far West

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020

Health professionals looking to work for the Far West Local Health District have a new exciting way to gain insight into the District with a new ‘Welcome to the Far West LHD’ video launched this week. 

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Mining company gets into the spirit of Christmas

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020

Tronox has generously donated a variety of bikes and other outdoor equipment for Lifeline’s annual Christmas toy hampers. 

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COVID tests won’t stop

Originally published: Saturday, 19th December, 2020

Testing and screening for COVID-19 will be maintained during the Christmas and New Year holiday period by the Far West Local Health District with some changes to the existing operations.

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GM cops serve from Ombudsman

Originally published: Saturday, 19th December, 2020

The NSW Ombudsman delivered a scathing review of decisions made by City Council and General Manager James Roncon in a report tabled in NSW parliament this week.

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A thing of beauty

Originally published: Saturday, 19th December, 2020

This time next week Christmas will have been and gone, but there is still time to do your last minute Christmas shopping.

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Young mining students make the grade

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th December, 2020

Nine school leavers have graduated from Robinson College after completing a pilot program in mining.

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Tyres dumped in scrub

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th December, 2020

People are being urged to keep an eye out for tyres dumped illegally in the bush.

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Church of the Hill

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th December, 2020

On Monday, it was the 140-year anniversary since the first meeting of the Church of Christ in Broken Hill.

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C’mon Southies, get motivated

Originally published: Saturday, 12th December, 2020

The South Football Club was forced to postpone their Annual General Meeting (AGM) last weekend due to a lack of numbers, 

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Scouts celebrate high achievers

Originally published: Saturday, 12th December, 2020

The Scout of the year awards for 3rd Broken Hill Sea Scouts were celebrated this week at their annual presentation night and Christmas celebration.

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Popular officer calls it a day

Originally published: Saturday, 12th December, 2020

After 37 years in the NSW Police Force, Inspector Malcolm Andrews has retired from his role at the Barrier Police District.

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Retired couple in cat rescue

Originally published: Saturday, 12th December, 2020

A compassionate retired Broken Hill couple have gone above and beyond to help address the city’s stray cat problem by establishing a cat rescue on their premises, funded from their own pockets.

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Fingerlings of hope

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th December, 2020

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian helped release 60,000 baby Murray Cod into the Darling River at Menindee this week.

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Lions, car dealer deliver for Vinnies

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th December, 2020

Sixty Christmas cakes have been donated to St Vincent de Pauls for locals in need to help spread the festive spirit.

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St Pat’s readies for 2021 meeting

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th December, 2020

St Pat’s will be racing in 2021 with the date for the race meet selected and the committee ready to do their part in ensuring its a success.

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Coburn Hotel open for business

Originally published: Saturday, 5th December, 2020

Coburn Hotel and the town of Cockburn, just 45 kms south of Broken Hill, has been thrown another lifeline with the arrival of an adventurous nomadic couple who are working their way around Australia.

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School gets into the spirit

Originally published: Saturday, 5th December, 2020

Alma Public School have stepped into the festive season by giving presents to Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast for local children in need, in lieu of the usual Ulysses Toy Run. 

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Well done, Mrs Butler

Originally published: Saturday, 5th December, 2020

Amelia Butler has won Senior Volunteer of the Year at the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

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BJ to lead Dogs

Originally published: Saturday, 5th December, 2020

The North Broken Hill Football Club have elected a veteran Bulldog to lead the club as senior coach for the 2021 season. 

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Meat draw pulls in community cash

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020

A group of local women began a “Workies Meat Draw” as a way to keep local people and business engaged throughout the COVID period - and it has generated more than $60,000 for the community.

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Wilcannia art honour

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020

Five students from Wilcannia Central School have had their artwork selected from among hundreds of entries for the NSW Schools Reconciliation Challenge. 

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Hall of fame bid

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020

A Regional Sporting Hall of Fame is currently in development thanks to Regional Development Australia Far West. 

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