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Stakes Are Raised

Friday, 17th March, 2017

Last year’s push bike giveaway which will again take place tonight with 24 bikes on offer. PICTURE: Supplied Last year’s push bike giveaway which will again take place tonight with 24 bikes on offer. PICTURE: Supplied

Broken Hill’s harness racing season comes to a thrilling conclusion tonight with the carnival of cups held on the eve of the St Pat’s race day.

The traditional meet kicks off one of Broken Hill’s biggest social weekends of the year and will crown the town’s driver, trainer and horse of the season plus the running of the Rocky Baker Memorial Pace.

As well as the racing spectators will be able to enjoy a jumping castle, pony rides, face painting and a merry-go-round all free of charge. The harness racing club will also give away $3,500 worth of vouchers donated by local businesses and 24 kids push bikes donated by Carbine Chemicals with entry forms available at the gate or the entry table.

City loses out

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

Broken Hill and the Far West have missed out after it was announced more than 2000 public houses will be built in NSW. 

The addition of 2200 properties was announced by the Government last year as part of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund, and last week the contracts were awarded to five providers - Compass Housing, Baptistcare, St Vincent de Paul, Uniting and SGCH. 

Compass Housing is the only one that services Broken Hill. It will provide 600 extra properties across NSW but none here.

Magpies mangle North

Monday, 9th November, 2015

Central’s Jon Carrett looks to chalk up a few more runs while North’s Anthony Tidball watches on as wicketkeeper. Carrett top scored in the Magpies’ demolition of the Bulldogs on Saturday. PICTURE: Patrick Reincke Central’s Jon Carrett looks to chalk up a few more runs while North’s Anthony Tidball watches on as wicketkeeper. Carrett top scored in the Magpies’ demolition of the Bulldogs on Saturday. PICTURE: Patrick Reincke

Central had no problem dispatching an undermanned North on the weekend to the tune of 158 runs.

Jon Carrett led the Central batting innings with his 75 to set a very tough target for North.

But things didn’t start well for Central with Cam Wells dismissed by Tom Davey for three in the second over.

Keep it local, says Chamber

Monday, 9th November, 2015

Shops along Argent Street, Broken Hill. Shops along Argent Street, Broken Hill.

The Chamber of Commerce is urging residents to shop locally in the lead-up to Christmas, saying that for every $100 spent in the Silver City, $58 returns to the local economy.

Executive officer Tatjana Zelenkova said spending locally has a range of economic benefits.

“A number of studies show that spending your money locally has substantial economic benefits,” she said.

Sun set to shine

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015

Jett Xavier Jackson Gabelloni Jett Xavier Jackson Gabelloni

The prolonged winter weather may finally be at an end with the onset of a string of sunny days. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the temperature should remain in the low 20s over the next week. One local who stepped outside to enjoy the fine conditions was Jett Xavier Jackson Gabelloni. The three-year-old is shown with the pretty flowers growing outside his grandmother’s house yesterday afternoon.

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