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Candidates tangled in poles and wires issue

Thursday, 19th March, 2015

Independent candidate for Barwon, Rohan Boehm, and the Nationals’ Kevin Humphries crossed swords this week over the proposed sell-off of “poles and wires” to fund infrastructure projects.

Mr Boehm said that the privatisation would cause 1400 job losses from Essential Energy.

He said that the Essential Energy advisory group had told the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) that if the sale goes ahead country towns had the most to lose, with the job losses compounding the lack of maintenance and infrastructure that would already come with privatisation.

Adams in front

Monday, 13th May, 2013

Christine Adams has so far polled the most votes after Saturday’s City Council by-election, while Robin Sellick is a close second. Counting resumes today and the final winner could be decided on preferences. Christine Adams has so far polled the most votes after Saturday’s City Council by-election, while Robin Sellick is a close second. Counting resumes today and the final winner could be decided on preferences.

By Erica Visser

Former councillor Christine Adams is likely to win Saturday’s City Council by-election.
Six candidates ran in the election which offered just one councillor position.
It was called earlier this year after businessman John Groenendijk resigned due to ill health.
The first preference votes were counted on Saturday night, however the final result was not expected to be known until today or tomorrow.
Mrs Adams, a former councillor, had almost 24 per cent of the votes that had been counted by yesterday.
Robin Sellick was just 150 votes behind, with a figure of more than 22 per cent.
However, Mrs Adams is the second preference for the Labor team and is expected to gain many more votes on preferencing.
Labor’s Geoff Cullenward was coming in third yesterday with over 17 per cent of the counted votes.
Fourth was Tom Kennedy, with just over 13 per cent, followed by Anne Woods with 12.44 per cent.
Remaining candidate Trevor Cutjar had secured only 11 per cent of votes so far.
Mrs Adams said yesterday that she was “hopeful” about the results, but believed it was too premature to assume victory.
“I’m hopeful but I’m waiting for a definite result before I’ll comment,” she said.
Mrs Adams was a city councillor until September last year when she ran on Mr Groenendijk’s ticket but was unsuccessful.
Since then she has maintained her interest in Council, attending each of its monthly meetings as a member of the public.
Mr Sellick said yesterday that he was happy with the result regardless.
“I’m delighted that on Saturday more people voted for change than any other option,” he said.
“It’s a great sign for our future that change, which is always a contentious issue, is something that people of Broken Hill are eager to see.”

Win for Cuy

Wednesday, 12th September, 2012

Mayor Wincen Cuy at the Council Chambers yesterday. He has vowed to make the new council work. Mayor Wincen Cuy at the Council Chambers yesterday. He has vowed to make the new council work.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Wincen Cuy has vowed to make the new Council a workable one after securing a second term as Mayor.

The Electoral Commission yesterday said it could "unofficially confirm" that Mayor Cuy had rolled former mayor and state MP Peter Black in Saturday's election.

Preference counting finished yesterday and candidates now have 24 hours to challenge the result.

Cuy leads race

Monday, 10th September, 2012

Wincen Cuy Wincen Cuy

Incumbent ahead of Black in ballot for city's Mayor

By Kurtis J Eichler

Wincen Cuy appears set to win a second term as Mayor of Broken Hill.

Candidates questioned

Friday, 7th September, 2012

John Groenendijk John Groenendijk

In the lead-up to tomorrow's Council elections, the BDT has this week run interviews with the city's mayoral candidates.

The questions cover a range of topics and have been answered by Mayor Wincen Cuy, and councillors Darriea Turley and John Groenendijk.

The series finishes today with John Groenendijk.

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