Month: December 2021

Former local up for major prize

Former local up for major prize

Country music star Raechel Whitchurch says her time in Broken Hill has played an instrumental part in her career that has now led to prestigious award nominations. After her debut album Finally Clear went number one on the ARIA Australian Country Album charts, the Broken Hill-born singer/songwriter is now in contention to win two Golden Guitars.

Discover your future

Discover your future Emerson Chesterfield Left Ellie Sutton Right

Connecting school students to a more diverse view of career pathways is the focus of a group of Broken Hill High students who participated in ABC Heywire’s Youth ideas summit earlier this year. Emerson Chesterfield and Ellie Sutton who are now working with Country University Centre (CUC) say that it has been a positive experience to watch their ideas develop and grow in front of them.

Aussies in command

Aussies in command Steve Smith acknowldges the crowd after getting to 50

The 2021-22 Ashes test series looks to be developing into a home team domination, after a second successive win by the Australian’s, taking a 2-0 lead into the Boxing Day test in Melbourne, this Sunday. The Adelaide Oval Test event had its drama’s from the outset, with new captain Patrick Cummins sidelined, after he was ruled out due to being deemed a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person.

Government given best recommendations on Floodplain Harvesting

Government given best recommendations on Floodplain Harvesting DJI_0995_Moment-2

A NSW Upper house committee report calling for further investigation into the impacts floodplain harvesting has warned that over licensing has contributed to environmental, cultural, economic and social impacts to the Darling-Baaka River, Menindee lakes and the Lower Darling towns. The Upper house Inquiry was established to inquire into the government’s management of floodplain harvesting, with the intention to provide better monitoring and metering of Floodplain harvesting in accordance with the Water Management Act 2000 and the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The NSW Government has recently made several attempts to regulate and license floodplain harvesting, with an announcement expected in the next few days. The upper house inquiry published Report of the committee’s inquiry on Wednesday in which representatives from