IN THIS EDITION:
* Broken Hill is headed towards sweltering 40 degree weather for the rest of the week and the start of next week, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
* A new boat ramp for Wilcannia has been postponed due to uncertainty over the location of the town’s new $30 million weir.
* Taking a fishing boat into land stricken by drought and a wrecked river might seem a hopeless mission but that’s what one political candidate is doing for the New Year celebrations.
* Local teacher Thomas Ng will next year be participating in the Bell Shakespeare Regional Teacher Mentorship.