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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.

February, 2021

‘Super’ Cooper’s goodbye

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2021

After servicing and selling bicycles locally for 25 years, Rickie Cooper has sold Town ‘N’ Country Bicycles.

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Magpies hungry for footy

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2021

The Central Football Club have taken to the field early for an intra-club game as part of their preseason training. 

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Big plans for chairman

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2021

Carpentaria Resources have appointed a new Executive Chairman who is determined to get the ball rolling again on the Hawsons Iron Project. Bryan Granzien became the new Executive Chairman, in December last year, after a board spill campaign saw him elected into the position. Mr Granzien said the board spill was led by the previous chairman in part with a large Chinese investor in the company that tried on four occasions to overthrow the board. 

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Mildura Health Fund expands to Broken Hill

Originally published: Saturday, 27th February, 2021

A unique partnership between two organisations will bring face-to-face private health services to the Broken Hill community.

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Building backlog

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th February, 2021

Staff losses and recruitment troubles at the Broken Hill City Council’s planning department has led to a backlog in construction certificate approvals. 

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Ivy realises her dream

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th February, 2021

Ivy Anderson’s dream of becoming an author has come true with her story book being printed thanks to her mother.

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Ramping up animal control

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th February, 2021

The problem of roaming cats and dogs needs to be address by Council, according to a local Councillor but it would come at a considerable cost.

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Feeling the love

Originally published: Saturday, 20th February, 2021

Love Our Community has created a Food and Family project in an effort to support the community.

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Support for local students

Originally published: Saturday, 20th February, 2021

Three students will be supported in their university studies this year  after being awarded Foundation Broken Hill Skillshare Education Grants. 

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Testing clinic to close

Originally published: Saturday, 20th February, 2021

Broken Hill’s COVID testing clinics will drop to just one location after continual low testing numbers. 

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Tell us a story

Originally published: Saturday, 20th February, 2021

A director and a cinematographer will be in the city next week and are looking for local stories to capture.

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Satellite monitors water flows

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th February, 2021

Partnering with the MDBA and Geoscience Australia, NRAR conducted the largest and most systematic monitoring effort in its history. 

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Grace follows her passion

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th February, 2021

LiveBetter has congratulated Grace Dowton after her massive achievement of attaining a Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

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Silver City quartet in round robin

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th February, 2021

The Broken Hill rink of lead Peter Merritt, Jeffery Rushworth, Brad Lane and skipper, Peter Gageler participated in the Men’s Round Robin Lawn Bowls Tournament.

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Window opens up kiosk

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th February, 2021

After a long eleven and a half months the Broken Hill Hospital Kiosk has reopened; much to the delight of hospital staff and community members alike. 

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Ready to listen

Originally published: Saturday, 13th February, 2021

Locals and activists in the region are feeling positive about a recent inquiry meeting into water infrastructure.

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Hotel will go on

Originally published: Saturday, 13th February, 2021

The Tibooburra Hotel has burnt down leaving only its sandstone shell after a fire broke out overnight around 11.30pm on Wednesday. 

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Selling out fast

Originally published: Saturday, 13th February, 2021

With four weeks until St Pats, two of the four ticketed sites have sold out with a number of people on a waiting list.

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Full to the brim

Originally published: Saturday, 13th February, 2021

Landcare Broken Hill has decided to more than double its nursery component at the Centre for Community in Beryl Street.

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Joy flows

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February, 2021

The Darling River is flowing and the Wilcannia Weir has precious water trickling across its rocks; which means for a very happy community in Wilcannia. 

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A Grade Tennis returns

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February, 2021

Broken Hill’s best tennis players will return to the court for the first time in 2021 as the Open A Grade Summer competition kicks off on Thursday night.

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New members invited

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February, 2021

St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) Broken Hill Cadet Division is opening its doors for new members to come along and join.

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Sandy to lead the Lizards

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February, 2021

It could only happen at a Shinglebacks AGM where the secretary announces to the meeting he is stepping down; only to be then elected president. 

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Sport precinct in motion

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2021

A $2 million sporting precinct will be developed thanks to funding from the Resources for Regions.

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Taking part in vaccine rollout

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2021

The Federal Government has invited community pharmacies across the country to take part in administering the COVID-19 vaccine over the coming months. 

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Red alert hits Lakes

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2021

A red alert warning for blue-green algae has been issued by Water NSW for the Lower Darling River.

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Opal fever hits town

Originally published: Saturday, 6th February, 2021

Opal fever has taken over and a small town in the region is playing its role.

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First meeting for Broken Hill Historical Society

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021

After an absence of 10 months because of COVID-19 the Broken Hill Historical Society is holding it’s first general meeting for the community and members.

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COVID cancels Agfair

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021

Concerns over future border closures has prompted the cancellation of Agfair this year.

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Race meet on track

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021

In a year like no other, the St Pats Races will go ahead in March as what will be a normal race meeting. 

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Silver City talent

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021

For the first time in over a decade, the Barrier District Cricket League have five players selected in the Murray District Barrier (MDB) zone team.

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