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Premiere showcases local talent

Thursday, 29th May, 2014

“No Place for Weak” cast and crew (from left) Jason King, Markos Garcia, Andrew Spencer and Hannah Illingworth. “No Place for Weak” cast and crew (from left) Jason King, Markos Garcia, Andrew Spencer and Hannah Illingworth.

By Nick Gibbs


A young director’s dream of producing a short film with a small budget and featuring an almost exclusively local cast and crew will be realised on Friday night.


Markos Garcia, aka Augusto Mak, will premiere “No Place for Weak” at the Palace Hotel, a venue synonymous with Australian film.

Matt claims ANZAC medal

Thursday, 29th May, 2014

West’s Matt Nelson was awarded with the 2014 ANZAC Day medal.  PICTURE: Ethan James West’s Matt Nelson was awarded with the 2014 ANZAC Day medal. PICTURE: Ethan James

By Ethan James


What do the three AFL ANZAC Day medallists have in common?


It’s a question that may stump even the most ardent Broken Hill trivia buffs.

Driving residents crazy

Monday, 21st October, 2013

The car that was pushed onto the curb by a speeding car that lost control in Mica Street. The car that was pushed onto the curb by a speeding car that lost control in Mica Street.

Complaints of hoon driving isn’t a surprise to local police, as many drivers don’t follow the road rules.

Locals are getting fed up with hoon drivers, according to Barrier Local Area Command, crime manager Mick Stoltenberg.

DI Stoltenberg said some drivers in Broken Hill don’t respect the road rules.

Hijole! Fun in Mexico

Tuesday, 15th January, 2013

(From left) Ella Knowles, Hayden Coombes, Courtney Coombes, Zayden Harvey and Noah Nelson making pinatas at the PCYC. (From left) Ella Knowles, Hayden Coombes, Courtney Coombes, Zayden Harvey and Noah Nelson making pinatas at the PCYC.

The PCYC school holiday program is in Mexico, its second stop on its “around the world tour”.

Children’s Activities officers, Kandie Dart and Mel Lukoschek, are running the tour and last week the kids went to India and enjoyed Indian cuisine and painted a mural of the famous Taj Mahal.

Yesterday they experienced Mexican culture by making pinatas and also heard a talk about Mexico.

“We explored Mexico with a discussion about the food they eat, the animals they have, population and currency,” Ms Lukoschek said

Cupboard bare

Monday, 14th January, 2013

Council may knock back funding requests

By Kurtis J Eichler

Cash-strapped City Council could withdraw its sponsorship of this year’s St Pat’s races because its budget is exhausted.

As Council faces the prospect of having to repay almost $7 million in overpaid rates to mining company Perilya, it is planning severe cuts to spending, with recommendations to decline requests for financial support from community organisations.

Broken Hill’s largest race meeting, held on March 16, was given $10,000 by Council last year to put towards marketing costs.

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