'PAY UP LIBS'
Anthony Radford
OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten believes it is time for another Federal Government-funded infrastructure project for Bendigo. Construction of the Ulumbarra Theatre is nearing completion and support for the redevelopment of the city’s tennis courts and botanic gardens was lost when the go..
23-Aug-2014
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Welcome to Rosalind Car Park
Anthony Radford
QUESTIONS have arisen about whether or not approval for the construction of more than 200 car parks in Rosalind Park was given legitimately. Greater Bendigo council is currently creating 223 carparks on the lower end of Tom Flood, next to the childcare centre. The new car park was needed a..
23-Aug-2014
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Addicts turn to self help
Dianne Dempsey
A group of people who had been in the Skills for Life program run by Bendigo Community Health Services have been devastated since their program finished. Aimed at helping clients who suffer from mental health and substance abuse, the program was based on a group therapy model with the assis..
22-Aug-2014
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Bill gets our message - video
Anthony Radford
The message from Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten while in Bendigo on Wednesday was simple: "I get it". Speaking at his first community forum as Labor leader, he spent more than an hour listening to questions, concerns and suggestions from locals at La Trobe University's Visual Arts Ce..
20-Aug-2014
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Plibersek coming to town
Bendigo Weekly
Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek is set to hit Bendigo next month to talk with locals. The meet and greet will kick off at GPO on Pall Mall at 12.45pm on September 15. Ms Plibersek will chat to locals and listen to their thoughts about the government, policy and their loca..
19-Aug-2014
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Courthouse safety 'inadequate'
Christine McGinn
Bendigo court house has a “grossly inadequate security system” according to local leading solicitors. A man aged 18, escaped police custody after attending the Bendigo Magistrates Court in relation to an assault on Wednesday. The man apparently fled from the court house into the B..
15-Aug-2014
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Woolworths to open August 27
Bendigo Weekly
The suburb of Kennington continues to grow with the opening of a new Woolworths supermarket. Opening Wednesday, August 27, store manager Adam Hutton said the supermarket will provide the expanding community with an opportunity to access a range of services. “The new store provides o..
22-Aug-2014
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Geared up for growth
Bendigo Weekly
The Real Estate Institute of Australia has highlighted the importance of negative gearing to the Australian property market, claiming its removal could be detrimental to all property owners. REIA chief executive Amanda Lynch said the federal Treasury was pushing for the removal of negative g..
22-Aug-2014
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Shorten attacks education cuts - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
By JASMIN BRADSHAW Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten visited La Trobe University Bendigo today to speak to students about funding cuts, and higher education increases. Accompanied by Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Senator, Kim Carr and Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, hun..
20-Aug-2014
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Overweight urged to Live Lighter
Christine McGinn
Bendigo launched a shock obesity campaign, Live Lighter, locally this morning, to encourage locals to make healthier food choices. The campaign features images of grabbable gut and toxic fat as a result of poor eating habits and exercise routines. The Weekly revealed in May that Bendigo ..
20-Aug-2014
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Calder designs unveiled
Bendigo Weekly
The unveiling of the design for the Ravenswood interchange between the Calder Highway and Calder Alternate Highway is another significant milestone in process to fix one of Victoria’s most notorious black spots. Liberal candidate for Bendigo West Michael Langdon, together with Liberal c..
19-Aug-2014
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Splashing out for awareness - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
By Bonny Burrows Five Bendigo Bank employees have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge. Employees Vicki Pearce, Tim Rodda, Rob Herbert, Ben Gribble and Hayden McDonnell took the challenge to raise awareness for Motor Neuron Disease. The social media phenomenon involves dumping a bucket of ..
19-Aug-2014
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Light of way
Bendigo Weekly
We've seen a lot of odd things at the Bendigo Weekly over the years, but this one is up there. Weekly photographer Andrew Perryman was out and about this week when he came across this obstacle on Condon St at Strathdale. While all of the other streetlights along the road have been realig..
28-Jul-2014
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Roo wouldn't believe it
Bendigo Weekly
A loyal Bendigo Weekly reader had an interesting drive to work this morning. Driving through Mosquito Creek, the reader, whose name is, aptly, Miles, came across a kangaroo. Now that is not unusual for the area, or the region. According to AAMI, Bendigo drivers have submitted more cl..
17-Jul-2014
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Comments from those fighting back
Bendigo Weekly
Locals have hit back at media coverage painting Bendigo in a bad light as a result of Wednesday night's mosque meeting. Local resident Damian Wells had enough, and started a petition to fight back. Below are just some of the comments from petitioners who put their name to the cause. ..
20-Jun-2014
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More parking you won't believe
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's fascination with poor car parking continues. One of our most popular Bendigo Buzz segments this year has been highlighting some of our city's worst parkers. We continue that this week. Our Bendigo Weekly readers and staff have been on the lookout for those taking shortcuts ..
20-Jun-2014
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Bendigo's most dangerous intersections
Bendigo Weekly
These are Bendigo's busiest and most dangerous intersections. About 172,500 cars, trucks and buses past through these intersections each weekday. That equates to more than 45 million weekday vehicle movements each year. Over the pat five years, there has been 55 casualty accide..
19-May-2014
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44 of Bendigo's best tatts
Bendigo Weekly
Here is more proof Bendigo is home to some very talented artists. While their work may not ever hang in the art gallery, it will probably be seen by more people than will ever walk through the doors of the city's cultural hub. Bendigo's tattooists are a very talented bunch. Bel..
09-May-2014
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Ravenswood South collision
Christine McGinn
Two cars have collided at the Ravenswood Rest Stop this afternoon. Three police units and ambulance are attending to the Ravenswood South incident. Traffic is still flowing in either direction of the Calder Freeway. More to come...
14-Aug-2014
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Arrested in the city's bowels
Christine McGinn
An 18 year old man, who faced the Bendigo Magistrates' Court today in relation to an assault, allegedly ran from police custody into the bowels of the CBD. Police said the man allegedly ran from the court house into the Bendigo Creek and a sewer pipe.. Police arrested and hand-cuffed th..
13-Aug-2014
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100 cannabis plants seized
Christine McGinn
One hundred cannabis plants have been seized after a raid on a Flora Hill home this morning. The Central Victorian Response Unit raided a Somerville Street home at 8.40am. Sergant Mick Peckham said they raided the "crop house" "Each room in the interior of the house was set up to grow..
13-Aug-2014
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Police on Bull
Bendigo Weekly
Police are attending to an incident in Bull Street this afternoon. Two men, who were believed to be drunk, were seen causing a disruption at midday. One man is speaking with police while the other, is believed to have left the scene. Police are attending to the incident and a Greater Be..
13-Aug-2014
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ANOTHER CAR INTO A SHOP
Bendigo Weekly
Another elderly driver has driven into a Bendigo shop on High Street this morning. An 83 year old Kangaroo Flat woman accidentally reversed her Toyota Camry into the Australia Post shop in Kangaroo Flat at 11.35am. Bendigo Police Sergeant Mick McCrann said the driver then panicked, and drove o..
08-Aug-2014
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CAR COLLIDES WITH TREE - VIDEO
Christine McGinn
A woman was taken to hospital after a car collided with a tree on Specimen Hill Road on Tuesday about 10.50am. The passenger, in her 20s, was taken to Bendigo hospital in a stable condition. Two young females were in the vehicle at the time. A witness said o..
05-Aug-2014
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Jo Jo and Lucie all set for the church
Steve Kendall
THE Bendigo Blues and Roots team is firing up for summer, but in the meantime continues to run concerts in the lead up. This Sunday there’s an opportunity to enjoy the incredible vocals, musicianship and song-writing of two of Australia’s best, Jojo Smith and Lucie Thorne. &ldq..
21-Aug-2014
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Ella calls for a song
Steve Kendall
Aria award winner and former front of Killing Heidi Ella Hooper is putting her name and judging talents behind The Melbourne Music Bank, a competition for regional music acts. The competition encourages musicians and bands from Victoria to enter. Entrants must submit an original song that ..
15-Aug-2014
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Killick takes stage
Christine McGinn
Cracking a joke or 12, stand-up comedian Bev Killick will take to the stage this September. With two decades of live performance up her sleeve, Bev will take her brash and bold humour to the Shamrock Hotel on September 4. Known for her work on Kath and Kim, Fat Pizza and even “Busting O..
14-Aug-2014
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A night to remember
Bendigo Weekly
SISTERS Doll are three brothers who aim to possess their audience with the power of live performance. They are at the Music Man Bendigo on August 16 with Path of Destruction, so be ready for some noise. Sisters Doll kick-started in 2010 jamming in their back shed with a passion, love and d..
08-Aug-2014
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Many strings to her bow
Steve Kendall
VIOLINIST Stephanie Eldridge now calls Bendigo home. But her passion for accessible music performance and education has enabled her to travel all across Australia. She performs nationally and teaches strings at seven schools across Bendigo and Melbourne, and is an educator with the philan..
01-Aug-2014
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Vance Joy dreams away
Bendigo Weekly
Triple J hottest 100's 2014 winner Vance Joy is set to release his new album on September 5. For his only Australian performance before the end of the year, Vance Joy will launch the album, Dream Your Life Away, in Melbourne. In recent weeks, Vance Joy released Mess Is Mine, the lead s..
31-Jul-2014
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GOLDEN SUNSET
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Gold coach Aussie Jones says the club’s final game against Collingwood was a cause for celebration. The Gold went down to the AFL powerhouse by 46 points in its last ever VFL game. The side not contesting the 2015 VFL season. Jones said this week it was a week of mixed ..
22-Aug-2014
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Ready to bounce
Joel Peterson
After copping a 103-point drubbing at the hands of Newbridge last week, Marong senior coach Gorey Gregg believes his side can bounce back when it meets the Maroons again in Sunday’s Loddon Valley Football League elimination final. Marong could only manage two goals in last week’s c..
22-Aug-2014
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Spirit signs fan favourite
Bendigo Weekly
She has never been the flashiest player, but Jane Chalmers knows how to put a smile on the faces of Bendigo Spirit fans. The high-energy 31-year-old point guard has played with the Spirit in every season since the club’s inception into the Women’s National Basketball Leag..
20-Aug-2014
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Stringer in tip-top form
Joel Peterson
Western Bulldogs young gun Jake Stringer credits a stint in the VFL as well as time spent in the backline as major players in the form that earned him the round 20 AFL Rising Star nomination. The former Bendigo Pioneer, taken at pick five in the 2012 AFL Draft, has been in a rich vein of form ..
15-Aug-2014
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Thunder looks to the bigger picture
Joel Peterson
As the club comes to the end of an undoubtedly difficult 2014 season, Bendigo Thunder coach Russell Jeffrey says the team’s results this year are irrelevant in terms of its future. The Thunder is anchored at the bottom of the Victorian Women’s Football League premier division table..
15-Aug-2014
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Drum gives sporting grants - VIDEO
Christine McGinn
Sporting clubs will be kicking goals with a new State Government sporting organisation grants program. Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum launched the government’s $1 million Local Facilities for Local Clubs Program today. Mr Drum visited Woodbury Bowling Club in Strathdale t..
15-Aug-2014
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Fete a great day
Bendigo Weekly
Gumboots will be flung, lobbed and chucked far and wide in a throwing competition as part of the fun activities taking place at St Therese’s Primary School fete this Sunday. Principal Matthew Mann said the fete is the most important fundraising event on the school calendar and a great..
14-Aug-2014
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Family seeks hero recognition
Steve Kendall
THE quiet back road of Gaskell Street, Eaglehawk has a story behind it. It’s named after William Gaskell from Eaglehawk, an Australian soldier who earned the Military Medal during an action in New Guinea in November 1942. His niece Jenny Gaskell thinks he deserves a bit more recogn..
08-Aug-2014
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Festival has a way with words
Bendigo Weekly
Next week, the Calder has a new name – it’s the Way with Words. Writers and readers from near and far will be heading to Bendigo, to take part in the third annual Bendigo Writers Festival, and The Capital is busy with last-minute preparations. Kirsten Krauth is one of the C..
01-Aug-2014
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Harrowing stories from Royal Commission
Bendigo Weekly
The Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released the second volume of its Interim Report. Volume two deals with the personal stories of some of the victims who have had private sessions with the Commission. Here is one story (names have been chang..
28-Jul-2014
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Market moves on food waste
Anthony Radford
THE Bendigo Community Farmers Market will be hosting an initiative to cut food waste this Saturday. The idea is to share simple ways to help residents stop wasting food and in turn boost their family budget. Greater Bendigo council Waste Services manager Simon Clay said in 2010 a Sustainab..
11-Jul-2014
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Bosom Buddies are back
Steve Kendall
NOT content with raising $42,000, the Bosom Buddies are stepping up their game. The team of 14 walkers are setting off again next year on a 60 kilometre repeat in a bid to pull in more cash. They have some serious extra backing this year. “Brikkitta from D-Club has come on boar..
04-Jul-2014
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Woolworths to open August 27
Bendigo Weekly
The suburb of Kennington continues to grow with the opening of a new Woolworths supermarket. Opening Wednesday, August 27, store manager Adam Hutton said the supermarket will provide the expanding community with an opportunity to access a range of services. “The new store provides o..
22-Aug-2014
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Printing the future for Keech
Christine McGinn
Keech Australia has launched a new subsidiary company, with unparallelled 3D advanced manufacturing technology in the region. Keech 3D Advanced Manufacturing is leading the pack in regional Victoria, with the region’s largest 3D format printer. The local company was launched today, show..
03-Jul-2014
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Stewarts' partner is your partner
Bendigo Weekly
Stewarts has announced their new suite of services thanks to a new relationship with Partners Wealth Group. The latest in the practise’s innovative take on business services for the Bendigo region, the PWG relationship means Stewarts can now offer investment management and wealth creatio..
08-May-2014
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Upgrade for internet
Bendigo Weekly
Many residents and businesses in Bendigo can now experience faster internet speeds on their ADSL service following infrastructure upgrades in the local area. For many of Bendigo’s local residents and businesses, the internet boost will give access to ser..
02-May-2014
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Waste wood has a colourful future
Steve Kendall
WHAT is big and red and eats pallets? The answer comes in the form of a mighty beast called Rotochopper. The machine has a few uses, but the main one being employed at Epsom Sand and Soil is turning industrial wood waste into mulch. Epsom Sand and Soil takes receipt of pallets from local b..
21-Feb-2014
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Bank head bemoans inequity
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing director Mike Hirst has told investors Australia’s financial sector is an uneven playing field. Speaking at the company’s Anual General Meeting in Bendigo this week, Mr Hirst welcomed the Federal Government’s financial services inquiry. Mr Hir..
01-Nov-2013
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Hop out for beer food
Marika McMahon
The ever changing landscape of Bendigo food world continues to evolve. There’s a few new places and a few new events. Did you drive along Pall Mall last Saturday and think there was some hipster convention in town? Sure there were a lot of beards, a lot of crochet beanies but they we..
22-Aug-2014
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Demand prompts new restaurant
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s Mexican Kitchen Restaurant opened a new diner, Mexi, in Strath Hill shopping centre on Monday. “We had to open a new store because of the high demand for it,” co-owner Bill Sherman said. Mexi is slightly different to the Mexican Kitchen Restaurant and is regar..
15-Aug-2014
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Something to salivate about
Bendigo Weekly
Trying out craft beers can be a hard call, but somebody has got to do it. Bendigo on the Hop will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 11am to 6pm. It’s a movable feast which is being hosted by 10 venues around the CBD. As well as local and national beers you can taste local produce and music...
08-Aug-2014
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Vegie bags offers a taste of variety
Marika McMahon
There were some exciting fruit and veg moments at our house this week as I tried two other fruit and veg methods new to me – the Peppergreen Farm weekly fruit and veg bag as well as an avocado subscription. Peppergreen Farm in Thunder Street North Bendigo is Bendigo Access Employment&..
01-Aug-2014
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Le tour de Bendigo
Marika McMahon
With our nights dominated by the beautiful vistas of France, I present Le Tour de Bendigo. First stop: Café Roubaix in Queen St – adjacent to the cycle shop. Of course, with a name like that it promises great things for both the cycling and French fan. Decorated with all sorts o..
25-Jul-2014
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Festival of the Lamb
Marika McMahon
This weekend will see a migration of driz-a-bones and RM Williams to Bendigo for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the Bendigo Showgrounds. I love sheep. Childhood years spent helping Pa out on the farm with the occasional hand-rearing of a pet lamb meant I was indoctrinated early int..
18-Jul-2014
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A Bendigo tale
Bendigo Weekly
Girls in our Town is the first novel from author Dianne Dempsey. Ms Dempsey launched her debut novel at the 2014 Bendigo Writers Festival a very apt venue with the story based in Bendigo. Ms Dempsey knows her way around the literary world having worked as a freelance journalist, scriptwriter..
22-Aug-2014
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Book sales indicate a top writers festival
Bendigo Weekly
ONE fair indication of a successful writers festival is that the books go flying out the door. For Harry Hart and his staff from Dymocks who were set up in the Capital Theatre last weekend, those books had wings. “Our sales were up by 40 per cent from last year’s festival,” ..
15-Aug-2014
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Festival has a way with words
Bendigo Weekly
Next week, the Calder has a new name – it’s the Way with Words. Writers and readers from near and far will be heading to Bendigo, to take part in the third annual Bendigo Writers Festival, and The Capital is busy with last-minute preparations. Kirsten Krauth is one of the C..
01-Aug-2014
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Electrifying from the first page
Dianne Dempsey
The Neighbour By Julie Proudfoot Xoum Publishing Bendigo writer Julie Proudfoot’s debut novel won the Seizure literary journal’s Viva La Novella Prize earlier this year. And it is quickly apparent why the novel has distinguished itself. The Neighbour is assured, co..
28-Jul-2014
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Arts grant a festival plus
Bendigo Weekly
The Australia Council for the Arts has given the Bendigo Writers Festival a $10,000 seal of approval. The festival was awarded funding in the recent literature funding round to help with the costs of bringing writers to the three-day event. “This is an enormous boost for such a new f..
25-Jul-2014
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The future of writing makes a top topic
Bendigo Weekly
THE future of writing takes centre stage at this year’s Bendigo Writers Festival, with everything from freedom of speech to how to create a blog on the August 8 to 10 program. A heavyweight lineup of experienced journalists take part in the headline session, Not Drowning, Adapting, whi..
18-Jul-2014
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