Greg Bickley has nominated to be the Liberal Party candidate for the state seat of Bendigo East. The Bendigo Weekly understands Mr Bickley, who narrowly lost to Labor's Lisa Chesters at last year's federal election, lodged his preselection application this morning. It is unclear at this ..
Skye’s the limit for Easter fun
Steve Kendall
Bendigo Young Citizen of the Year Skye Kinder knows eggsactly what makes her Easter fun. To find out what other fun things are on in Bendigo during Easter, continue reading. SOMETHING FOR ALL Every year Bendigo comes up trumps for Easter, and this year is no exception. If you&..
17-Apr-2014
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PROJECTS STEAM AHEAD
Christine McGinn
COUNCIL decided on a number of important planning and development proposals at last night’s meeting. A multi-million dollar Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-Operative community service centre has been given the green-light. Councillors unanimously approved the plans for a five dwellin..
17-Apr-2014
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TENNIS FUNDING CALL
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Tennis Association is calling on both the Federal and State Governments to provide financial support to its proposed Nolan Street complex redevelopment. The BTA was set to receive $5.2million in funding for the project under the Regional Development Australia Fund, before the fun..
15-Apr-2014
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CBD EXTENDS TO BRIDGE ST
Bendigo Weekly
Bridge St will become two lane and will include apartment buildings up to five-storeys high under a plan to go before Greater Bendigo council on Wednesday night. Council will consider the Draft Hospital Precinct Structure Plan for public comment. The plan calls for the extension of the C..
14-Apr-2014
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TAFE "TAKEOVER": CHESTERS
Bendigo Weekly
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has entered the Bendigo TAFE merger debate, calling it a "takeover". The Bendigo Weekly revealed on Friday that Bendigo TAFE was negotiating a merger with Kangan Institute. Ms Chesters will address the federal Standing Committee on Education ..
14-Apr-2014
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What's the Bendigo Buzz?
Bendigo Weekly
What's the Bendigo Buzz? It's news, but not as you know it. We give you a mixture of the odd, the sublime and the newsworthy, all presented in a new way. Enjoy by clicking here. (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/state-news/)..
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Merger causes row
Anthony Radford
THE battle lines over the future of Bendigo TAFE have been drawn. The Bendigo Weekly revealed on Friday that Bendigo TAFE was negotiating a merger with Kangan Institute. That story saw political and community leaders begin to take sides. Labor’s three local parliamentarians attacke..
18-Apr-2014
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Bid to clear names
Anthony Radford
GREATER Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman is calling for council to open up its books to the public about the Amicus controversy. A complaint was made against Cr Chapman and Cr Helen Leach in March last year following a public event in Hargreaves Mall. An independent panel handed down a fin..
17-Apr-2014
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Golden key for sale
Christine McGinn
IN the heart of Bendigo’s CBD, the commercial “Golden Key” building is up for sale. The 20th Century, red brick property cornering Hargreaves and Mitchell streets will go to auction on May 2 at 11am onsite. The property will go under the hammer for the first time in 50 ye..
17-Apr-2014
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Medicare reduces hours
Bendigo Weekly
Medicare services at Bendigo’s one-stop shop will stop on Saturday mornings as of May 10. The extra-hours will be cut due to a decrease in demand for weekend services. Department of Human Services general manager Hank Jongen said Bendigo was one of the last remaining Medicare sites stil..
16-Apr-2014
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Wrongdoers in focus
Bendigo Weekly
Police are trialling an Australian first long-range camera to detect irresponsible drivers this Easter weekend. The Ranger is a long-lens, portable camera able to detect distracted motorists up to 700 metres away. Police will be able to catch and fine drivers not wearing seat-belts, using mob..
16-Apr-2014
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Singing from the same song sheet
Anthony Radford
ANALYSIS We at the Bendigo Weekly are pretty sure copying and plagiarism are frowned upon at Bendigo TAFE. It was with more than a hint of irony, perhaps with a large gasp of frustration, we read the responses of our local Labor MPs (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/allan-fights-taf..
15-Apr-2014
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Smile: Bendigo selfies
Bendigo Weekly
Selfies are everywhere, and Bendigo is no exception. Below is a collection of Bendigo selfies posted on Instagram. Its not just the young, but the middle-aged are also getting in on the act. Mirrors, restaurants and cars seem to be the most popular spots for locals to whip out their..
17-Apr-2014
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14 more parking failures
Bendigo Weekly
We have had so many requests for more of these, we had to oblige. Here is the latest installment of Bendigo parking attempts you will not believe. Keep sending them in. 1. It says 'no standing' not 'no parking 2. Yeah, but the lines are only advisory, righ..
11-Apr-2014
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7 photos that make you pine for the past
Bendigo Weekly
Sins of the our fathers – Part 1 It's not unusual to look back on our lives and regret things we have done. When it's about entire communities, the regrets can be devastating. While we have a lot to thank those who walked the streets of our city in the past for, there was a..
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Local places as you have never seen them
Bendigo Weekly
We have some great places in Bendigo, many of them worth photographing. However, you have never seen them photographed like this before. Bendigo Buzz photographer Andrew Perryman has taken pics of some of our great buildings and given them the panorama treatment. Essentially, they ar..
28-Mar-2014
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Bus stops that shoud be in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Council is putting new bus stops in Mitchell St, and the place is a mess. We reckon all the noise, dust and delays should produce something special. What do you think of these ideas for us stops, in Mitchell St and all over the city? 1. This one would stop vandalism. ..
18-Mar-2014
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Politics 101: Cameras are everywhere
Bendigo Weekly
Media outlets take lots of photos and footage of politicians. Most of it you never get to see. Some of it is great entertainment. As a lesson to future politicians, we present the "cameras pick up everything" collection. Enjoy. We thought we would start with..
14-Mar-2014
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Family runs for Mother’s Day Classic
Bendigo Weekly
THE Hams Family of Strathfieldsaye is out in force for the Mother’s Day Classic on May 11. Dad Steve, mum Joanne and children Laura, Owen and Leo will be out in pink for the cause. Steve and the children will be making the run, but Joanne will be taking a walk instead. “We have..
17-Apr-2014
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Relay for a cure
Nick Atyeo
The annual Bendigo Relay for Life gets under way at 5.45pm today, at the La Trobe University Athletics Complex in Flora Hill. Organisers are expecting more than 1000 entrants, some who will relay through the night until the closing ceremony tomorrow at 3pm. The 2014 relay is not just abou..
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Ready to relay
Nick Atyeo
Captain of Fernwood Fitness’ team, Sheree McCormick, is expecting a surge of interest from Fernwood members for the annual Bendigo Relay for Life on April 4 and 5. “Fernwood has fielded a team for the past seven or eight years and members usually sign up at the last minute,&rdquo..
28-Mar-2014
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Starz join the relay
Nick Atyeo
MORE than 50 teams have registered for the 2014 Bendigo Relay for Life. The annual relay, held at the start of April, is already a regular event for established teams. The organisers are always looking for new teams to help raise funds for the Victorian Cancer Council. Stars for Suzie is h..
06-Mar-2014
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Relay time is back
Nick Atyeo
The La Trobe University Athletics Complex in Flora Hill will once again be a hive of community activity for the annual Cancer Council’s Bendigo Relay for Life, which raised more than $153,000 last year. This year’s relay is being held on April 4 and 5 at the La Trobe Athletics C..
21-Feb-2014
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Victory in drug battle
Christine McGinn
AMELIA McCrohan is one leap closer to having a potentially life-saving drug. For Christmas, Amelia asked Santa for Kalydeco, a potentially life-saving drug that targets the underlying causes of cystic fibrosis. The Pharmaceutical Benefit Advisory Committee approved the $300,000 a year d..
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Mud, blood and beer
Steve Kendall
The Bad Shepherds are back. Adrian Edmondson’s folk-punk outfit returns to Australia to celebrate the release of their third album, Mud Blood and Beer. After the 2013 tour, Adrian (Vyv from the Young Ones/Bottom/Bad News), along with old comrade Troy Donockley and new recruit Terl Bry..
11-Apr-2014
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Justine time
Bendigo Weekly
MULITI-talented Justine Clarke, award-winning actress and children’s entertainer, will set out on her latest Australian tour, heading to regional Victoria in the July school holidays. Inspired by the song I Am A... taken from the album I Like To Sing, the show will encourage young audi..
04-Apr-2014
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Everything but the tuba
Bendigo Weekly
Nothing to Win Nothing to Lose is the debut album from alternative folk country duo anchor & the butterfly. The duo will be launching the album next Friday at the Goldmines Hotel. Taking almost three years to complete singer songwriter Bridget Robertson and guitarist Lance Hillier rec..
28-Mar-2014
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Reyne rolls into the theatre
Steve Kendall
WHEN James Reyne kicked off with Australian Crawl in the late 1970s he had no idea he would still be performing in the next century. Now 13 solo albums on, this veteran of the industry is on tour, including the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine. “At first I didn’t think what I&rsquo..
21-Mar-2014
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Lovelies on sass road
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Folk Club plays host to some Canadian sass next Friday. The Good Lovelies made their first visit to Australia two years ago and as they moved around the country their reputation grew and went before them. By the end of the tour they were filling festival tents, concert halls a..
21-Mar-2014
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Hip hop Bliss is back
Christine McGinn
BLISS N ESO are hitting up Bendigo, in a sold-out national tour set to take stage in May this year. The three piece Australian hip-hop band will show their lyrical genius and musical stylings to live outdoor shows in their headline tour across April to May. Riding the wave of success, Blis..
14-Mar-2014
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Busy on the field
Joel Peterson
The Easter weekend always sees Bendigo active, but this year the Bendigo Football Netball League is more abuzz than ever with a massive round of games slated across the weekend. Good Friday football has been put in full swing by the BFNL, with Kyneton hosting Gisborne and Maryborough travellin..
16-Apr-2014
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TENNIS FUNDING CALL
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Tennis Association is calling on both the Federal and State Governments to provide financial support to its proposed Nolan Street complex redevelopment. The BTA was set to receive $5.2million in funding for the project under the Regional Development Australia Fund, before the fun..
15-Apr-2014
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Thunder all set to earn respect
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Thunder coach Russell Jeffrey says his side is out to earn respect in its first season in the Victorian Women’s Football League’s premier division. The Thunder have won back-to-back flags, including going through last season undefeated, in the competition’s Nor..
11-Apr-2014
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Badminton’s back for season
Joel Peterson
ANYONE who has played badminton at any level knows how fun, addictive and good for you it is. It has been classed as one of the fastest court games in the world, yet anyone at any level can play and learn it. The Eaglehawk and Bendigo Badminton Association’s winter pennant season beg..
11-Apr-2014
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Return of Oceania
Joel Peterson
Some of the world’s best table tennis players will return to the Bendigo Stadium this month, from April 16 to 21, for the ITTF Oceania Cup and Championships. It is the second consecutive year the Oceania Cup has been held at the stadium, and again acts as a qualifying event for the 2014 ..
11-Apr-2014
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Game on home turf
Joel Peterson
FC Bendigo may be still looking for its first National Premier Leagues Victoria senior win, but it took its first points last Saturday when it hosted Moreland Zebras at the Tom Flood Sports Centre. About 1000 people, including a particularly passionate group of fans under the Frank McCaig St..
11-Apr-2014
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Technology on the move
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo locals are embracing the great outdoors, according to new research revealed by Telstra. The inaugural Telstra Wearable Tech Index showed Bendigo locals are lovers of fresh air when getting fit, with 45 per cent saying they prefer to head outdoors to exercise, rather than the gym. T..
11-Apr-2014
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In the running for Mother’s Day Classic
Steve Kendall
THERE is a mighty big team gearing up for this year’s Mother’s Day Classic from DCK Real Estate. Measuring in at about 40, the team will make a big impact in their pink bandanas and positive approach. The Mother’s Day Classic is having its sixth outing in Bendigo with DCK..
11-Apr-2014
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Star needs help
Dianne Dempsey
One of Bendigo’s favourite institutions is fighting for its life as it faces a financial crisis imposed upon it by new technology. So far the not-for-profit Star Cinema has been running on fairly basic equipment, the smell of an oily rag and the generous support of the many volunteers wh..
04-Apr-2014
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Bendigo to Barossa
Bendigo Weekly
A DOZEN Bendigo businessmen will begin a cycling tour from Bendigo to the Barossa Valley in South Australia next month, to raise funds for St Luke’s Anglicare. Local cycling enthusiast and businessman Stephen Iser, who made the connection between his private recreational past-time and ..
24-Mar-2014
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Helping at a classic
Bendigo Weekly
ORGANISERS are gearing up for the annual Mother’s Day Classic fun run and walk to be held on Sunday, May 11. Based at the Beischer Park in Strathdale, Bendigo’s Mother’s Day Classic is a major fundraiser for breast cancer research, with all money raised going to the National ..
20-Mar-2014
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Black Dog Rides and SPAN walks
Steve Kendall
TWO events this weekend aim to reduce the number of suicides. The Suicide Prevention Awareness Network is marching again on Sunday with the aim of highlighting the problem with suicide. It’s also an event designed to allow those touched by suicide to remember loved ones, friends work..
17-Mar-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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Training for a digital future
Christine McGinn
More than 500 local businesses will take advantage of the $285,000 digital boost to better communicate with the community. iBendigo Loddon Mallee Group, launched this week, promised to deliver 50 training courses and 180 one-on-one digital training sessions across the next two years. iBendigo ch..
27-Sep-2013
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Craft in store
Bendigo Weekly
A company that was once part of Bendigo's retail mix is returning to its roots, with the imminent opening of a new store in Kangaroo Flat. Lincraft craft shop will open its doors in the Rocklea Homemaker Centre on High Street on July 29. Marketing manager Jeff Croft says for people who r..
12-Jul-2013
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Coliban Water overhauls structure
Bendigo Weekly
Uncertainty continues for staff at Coliban Water, as the company restructures. The operations and maintenance contract, which was held for ten years by Campaspe Asset Management Services, will be taken over by Lend Lease from July 1. A spokesperson for Coliban Water said a "transition a..
25-Jun-2013
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Call for airport funds
Bendigo Weekly
The newly-appointed members of the Bendigo Airport Advisory Committee are calling on local candidates to pledge their support for the new $15 million, 1,600-metre long, 30-metre wide runway development in the lead up to the September federal election. Greater Bendigo council recently appoin..
06-Jun-2013
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Perfect buns
Marika McMahon
Last week we talked about hot cross buns.This year I have taken it up a notch though, I’m intent on perfecting my own homebaked hot cross buns. In years gone past when I’ve attempted this, it has led to groans from the family and an Easter spent cleaning up flour from every nook a..
17-Apr-2014
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Fruity goodness time
Marika McMahon
I t’S the time of year when a woman’s thoughts turn to…the spicy fruity goodness of hot cross buns. Since New Year’s Day those six packs have sat in the supermarkets willing me to take them home, heated them up and smother them in butter. I have stood firm this ye..
11-Apr-2014
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Free cooking classes
Bendigo Weekly
Take a cooking class at this Saturday's Bendigo Community Farmers Market. Paul Pitcher, executive chef and owner of Bendigo restaurant The Woodhouse, is the demonstration chef this month and will be showing market attendees how to cook some of the local produce and smoke their own foods. U..
10-Apr-2014
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High time for high tea
Dianne Dempsey
Imagine this: champagne, delicious sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and coffee. The grand tradition of Sunday High Tea is being revitalised by the Borough Club and is proving to be exceedingly popular with people who enjoy an opportunity to sit back and soak up some luxury. “High Tea is ..
04-Apr-2014
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Call me crackers
Marika McMahon
S ometimes you forget what great food businesses are in our own backyard, one that is worth remembering is Michel’s fine biscuits from Castlemaine. I could remind you of what a great business and employer they are; what a lovely person Michel is; what a great promoter of Central Victoria..
28-Mar-2014
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Mad hatters unite
Marika McMahon
A touch of crispness in the air and rolling grey skies overhead failed to dampen the enthusiasm of a sell out crowd at Bendigo’s final event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Food Fossickers Mad Hatters picnic. The rejuvenated Botanic Gardens was the perfect spot for this showcas..
17-Mar-2014
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Book review
Vanessa Hughes
The Winter Bride by Anne Gracie Penguin Australia, $24.99 For readers who love Jane Austen but have harboured a secret desire for a little more kissing and a tad more scandal, Australian author Anne Gracie’s The Winter Bride will provide all those unfulfilled needs. This delicious..
11-Apr-2014
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Review
Vanessa Hughes
Cassandra Kerry Greenwood Delphic Women Trilogy: Book 2 Clan Destine Press RRP $27 A distinct departure from her well-known Phryne Fisher novels, Cassandra is Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s second book in her Delphic Women series. A re-imagining of the events leading up to ..
04-Apr-2014
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A modern classic
Bendigo Weekly
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout $19.95 Simon and Schuster, London Set in a small coastal town in Maine, on the eastern seaboard of the US, Olive Kitteridge is the story of Olive and her family and their community. She is already in middle-age when we meet her, and none too happ..
27-Mar-2014
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Book Review
Vanessa Hughes
Set amid the 1964-1985 Brazilian military dictatorship and its aftermath, Brazilian author Edgard Telles Ribeiro’s award winning political thriller His Own Man explores one man’s all encompassing ambition during one of the most disturbing periods in his country’s history. Mar..
14-Mar-2014
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Youngsters have the first look at festival
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’S youngest readers will be the first to get a glimpse of what’s in store for this year’s Bendigo Writers Festival. Teachers at schools across the city will receive notices next week announcing two award-winning writers who will take part in Schools Day on Friday, Augu..
07-Mar-2014
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Salon survival
Dianne Dempsey
The stereotypical book club consists of a group of women of a very certain age who meet on a regular basis. They usually read The Broken Shore by Peter Temple, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak over a glass of wine and some cheese. When my friend and I d..
28-Feb-2014
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