A THUMPING WIN - SPIRIT TV
Bendigo Weekly
The Australian Pork Bendigo Spirit have had a busy start to the WNBL season. After dropping the first game by three points against the Townsville Fire, they fought back to beat the University of Canberra Capitals 67-60 in their first home game. That match also saw the unfurling to the Sp..
01-Nov-2014
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‘Don’t ignore roads’
Anthony Radford
Bendigo East Liberal Party candidate Greg Bickley has attacked Greater Bendigo council’s Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy. ITLUS does not recommend any new or duplicated roads, unlike the strategy it replaced, the Bendigo Road Transport Strategy. Instead, ITLUS pushes for a..
01-Nov-2014
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CBD's lucky 13 - interactive map
Christine McGinn
Up to 13 multi-storey residential and commercial buildings are planned to rise in Bendigo’s CBD. Developers are embracing the city’s residential boom with proposed plans, lodged plans and enquiries underway. Local developer Scott Jackman has two four-storey multi-million dollar de..
31-Oct-2014
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Motorcyclist injured in crash
Christine McGinn
A motorcyclist has come off his red bike, after a collision with a car in Strathdale this afternoon. The incident occurred near the corner of McIvor Road and Pratts Park Road about 2pm. Ambulance are currently treating the man at the scene. Police and the CFA are also at..
31-Oct-2014
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Metro rail plan - video
Anthony Radford
A LABOR state government will kick start plans for Australia’s first regional suburban train network in Bendigo. Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews announced plans to create the Bendigo Metro Rail system while visiting the city yesterday. The Bendigo Weekly revealed in July, Greater ..
31-Oct-2014
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Wi-fi where?
Bendigo Weekly
The pilot roll-out of Bendigo's much-publicised free wi-fi network has begun, but it is only available in one spot. Arts Minister Heidi Victoria visited Bendigo yesterday to announced the beginning of the pilot program. While at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Ms Victoria released a map (below)..
29-Oct-2014
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Amelia’s healthy boost
Christine McGinn
BLUE balloons hang on Amelia McCrohan’s Goornong home, adorned with the sign: “We got Kalydeco”. Amelia has been given the gift of life, a drug to reduce the symptoms of her cystic fibrosis. Health Minister Peter Dutton will list the potentially life-saving drug on the Ph..
01-Nov-2014
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Forest review denied
Dianne Dempsey
Members of the Wellsford Forest Conservation Alliance gathered in the forest on Thursday to protest a recent decision of Environment and Climate Change Minister Ryan Smith. Mr Smith has denied a request for a review of the environmental, economic and social values of the Wellsford Forest by th..
31-Oct-2014
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Certainty for Sandhurst
Bendigo Weekly
Sandhurst residents and staff have been given certainty about their new community-based service providers. Melba Support Services and Karden Disability Support Foundation will collaboratively run the centres for Bendigo’s Sandhurst Residential Services’ residents. The organisation..
31-Oct-2014
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Are you suffering withdrawals?
Bendigo Weekly
Are you suffering withdrawals from Bendigo’s most-read newspaper today? Due to production issues outside our control, your Bendigo Weekly may take a little longer than usual to get to your house or your newsagent. Don’t fret too much, as it should be in your letterbox later today..
31-Oct-2014
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The inner city dream
Bendigo Weekly
INNER city living continues to emerge as an attractive option for Bendigo residents looking to enjoy the best of both worlds. In recent times, several major residential developments have commenced marketing and/or construction at key locations throughout inner-city Bendigo as more residents em..
31-Oct-2014
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FULL STEAM AHEAD - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has announced a Labor state government will take the next step in setting up a suburban train network in Bendigo. Mr Andrews announced plans to create the Bendigo Metro Rail system while visiting the city today. The Bendigo Weekly revealed in July Greater..
30-Oct-2014
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Clicking the cracking
Christine McGinn
Bendigo has been hit with thunderstorms and lightning overnight. The lighting first struck about 11.30pm on Sunday night, cracking down on homes across the municipality. Local photographer, Xavier White caught the natural incident on camera. The striking photograph was taken at Lake..
27-Oct-2014
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Soliciting seat selfies
Bendigo Weekly
It may not be popular, but one local Bendigonian is trying to make sure the city's new $30,000 seat becomes even more famous. The Bendigo Weekly revealed three weeks ago Greater Bendigo council had spent $30,000 on a new seat for the corner of Mitchell and Hargreaves streets. (http://www.ben..
29-Sep-2014
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Chooka keys his way - video
Bendigo Weekly
Putting on a show, Chooka Parker isn’t a stranger to the bright lights. Australia's Got Talent finalist and pianist, Chooka, was busking in Hargreaves Mall this afternoon purely “for the love of music”. “There has been quite a few people around giving me applause and s..
10-Sep-2014
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Kate DeAraugo loses 60kg
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo girl and Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo has battled the bulge and shed almost half her body weight. Tipping the scales at 125 kilograms, her heaviest, Ms DeAraugo has dropped 60 kilograms with the help of a gastric sleeve. Seventy-five per cent of her stomach was cut out d..
09-Sep-2014
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34 fun pics of the Lady Braves
Bendigo Weekly
The Lady Braves are, arguably, one of Bendigo's best sporting teams. As far as consistency goes, the Lady Braves deliver year in, year out. And this season is no different. The team plays in yet another conference final on Saturday night, this time against Hobart. ..
05-Sep-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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Motorcyclist injured in crash
Christine McGinn
A motorcyclist has come off his red bike, after a collision with a car in Strathdale this afternoon. The incident occurred near the corner of McIvor Road and Pratts Park Road about 2pm. Ambulance are currently treating the man at the scene. Police and the CFA are also at..
31-Oct-2014
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Chairs sandwiched as trailer rolls in
Bendigo Weekly
Eaglehawk's busy lunch hour was disrupted when a runaway trailer slammed into the verandah of a popular bakery today. The tandem trailer became unhitched as it was driven along Eaglehawk Rd about 1.30pm. It slammed into the verandah of the Eaglehawk Hot Bake. Miraculously no one was ..
27-Oct-2014
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Offender on the loose
Bendigo Weekly
An alleged armed robber attempted to hold up an employee at an East Bendigo post office this morning. The male offender was wearing a black hoodie when he entered the Sandhurst Post Office at 10am. The offender demanded cash from the male attended before he fled the McIvor Road store wit..
25-Oct-2014
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Cars collide in CBD
Christine McGinn
A woman has been taken to hospital with facial injuries after a three-car collision today. The incident occurred at the High and Don streets intersection about 2.30pm. Three police units, ambulance and CFA officers responded to the incident. An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson sa..
22-Oct-2014
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Man injured in Ironbark
Bendigo Weekly
A man in his 30s, has suffered a leg injury after an incident in Ironbark this afternoon. The man has been taken to Bendigo hospital after ambulance officers attended to him on the scene. Five police cars attended the incident at Happy Vally Road, just before 5pm. ..
20-Oct-2014
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Officer caught over the limit
Bendigo Weekly
An off-duty police officer was caught drink- driving this morning. The leading senior constable recorded a 0.052 blood alcohol level after a routine intercept in Bendigo this morning. The male officer was intercepted in Marks Street about 3.30am. The officer was issued a penalty notice..
20-Oct-2014
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Blues and Roots Festival program
Bendigo Weekly
Line up and program here (http://www.bendigobluesandroots.com.au/lineup.php) Australian Blues legend Chris Wilson is coming to Bendigo as part of this year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. The multi-instrumentalist – who has been a part of some of Austra..
02-Oct-2014
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Take a journey
Christine McGinn
EARNESTLY confessing his life’s travels, Steve Smyth is making international tracks and is heading straight to Bendigo. Off the back of a new album, Exits, Smyth will embark on a national tour, stopping in Bendigo on October 3. Woven with a chilling honesty and an electrified sense o..
26-Sep-2014
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Showcase for the festival
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Blues and Roots final Artist Showcase and Fundraiser event for 2014 promises to be a top day for all the family. It’s all set to take place at The Big Hill Vineyard on September 21. Festival director Colin Thompson said brilliant artists are volunteering their time and..
12-Sep-2014
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Messages from beyond
Christine McGinn
BRINGING messages of love and healing, internationally renowned spirit medium Charmaine Wilson has the answers. Touring nationally, Ms Wilson is packing her bags to share messages from loved ones to help those left behind through their suffering. In a one show only event, the Mystical Mess..
05-Sep-2014
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Caring notes
Bendigo Weekly
A classical concert will be held to raise awareness and funds for the Fight Cancer Foundation. The Fight Cancer Fundraiser Concert brings together classical musicians from around Bendigo, for an afternoon performance of classical music. Event organiser, Pamela Jackson, said the concert engag..
29-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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Emu Creek fight back to win
Bendigo Weekly
Centuries to Simon Marwood and Daniel Chamberlain capped off a dominant display with the bat for Emu Creek, who staged a remarkable fightback to easily beat Axe Creek in round two of the Emu Valley Cricket Association season. Heading into the day’s play at 3/8, the visitors fell to 4/2..
01-Nov-2014
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It’s two out of two
Joel Peterson
The Ken Keys-trained Bring Something won a blistering 2014 edition of the Jayco Bendigo Cup. The last start Caulfield winner, ridden by Luke Nolen, was too good for the field of nine, with Massiyn runner-up for the second consecutive year. Gun hoop Kerrin McEvoy headed the field at the 140..
31-Oct-2014
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BLOCKBUSTER
Joel Peterson
One of Australian sport’s biggest rivalries will come to the Queen Elizabeth Oval next year, when Carlton and Collingwood clash in a pre-season game on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The match will be part of the NAB Challenge, the AFL’s annual pre-season tournament. The last time AFL f..
31-Oct-2014
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Netball titles come to town
Bendigo Weekly
Netball Victoria has announced the 2015 Netball Victoria State Titles will take place in Bendigo to mark 30 years of competition history. With Greater Bendigo council, representative teams will travel across Victoria to meet for the tournament on October 10 and 11 at the Golden City Netball As..
30-Oct-2014
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BRING SOMETHING TAKES CUP HOME
Bendigo Weekly
The Ken Keys-trained Bring Something won a blistering 2014 edition of the Jayco Bendigo Cup today. The last start Caulfield winner, ridden by Luke Nolen, was too good for the field of nine, with Massiyn runner-up for the second consecutive year. Gun hoop Kerrin McEvoy headed ..
29-Oct-2014
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QEO BLOCKBUSTER
Joel Peterson
One of Australian sport’s biggest rivalries will come to the Queen Elizabeth Oval next year, when Carlton and Collingwood do battle in a pre-season game on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The match will be part of the NAB Challenge, the AFL’s annual pre-season tournament. It is slated ..
28-Oct-2014
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Ron’s back for lunch
Steve Kendall
WITH the dust barely settled on last year’s Blokes Biggest Ever Lunch it’s back, and so is Ron Iddles. Mr Iddles was guest speaker last year, and a controversial talk on his role as a police homicide sergeant drew national media attention. Organiser Keith Sutherland has invited..
31-Oct-2014
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It’s a celebration
Bendigo Weekly
LATE October usually results in a few odd-looking characters around Bendigo streets, as local Year 12 students celebrate the end of their studies. This year was no exception, with Bendigo Senior Secondary College and Catholic College Bendigo celebrating the end of the regular school year in st..
24-Oct-2014
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ATKINSON MAKES HONOUR ROLL
Bendigo Weekly
Aboriginal elder and Vietnam veteran Graham Atkinson will be recognised for his inclusion on the Indigenous Honour Roll tonight. Greater Bendigo council will honour Mr Atkinson at a ceremony tonight at 6.30pm. Mr Atkinson has been inducted for his active involvement in community and for assi..
22-Oct-2014
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POVERTY ON THE RISE
Christine McGinn
People living in poverty should be heard not blamed says a local community leader. Saint Vincent De Paul Society Bendigo regional council president Tony Spurling said instead of blaming people from their poverty, we should listen and learn how to help them. “If we are to reverse the tre..
14-Oct-2014
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Support a cause
Sam Kane
THE Poppet Head’s been covered, Lake Weeroona’s been plastered, and the QEO transformed. What’s the next well known landmark to receive a make-over? Local women are hoping to cover both inside and outside of one of Bendigo’s most recognisable features – and they n..
03-Oct-2014
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Dilemma for caring mother
Dianne Dempsey
They sit at the dining table together, comrades in arms. Worn out warriors of a hard life. David Lyon is 52. His mother Joan Lyon 83. Mrs Lyon is very ill and very worried. David was born with an intellectual disability and needs constant care. “When David was 39 he became physical..
24-Sep-2014
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Imagine opening a winner
Steve Kendall
VILLAWOOD’S Imagine estate opening in Strathfieldsaye last weekend was a real community offering. Apart from the open homes on view, the 2000 people who attended munched through 70 kilograms of sausages 30kg of onions and 70 loaves of bread. Villawood’s marketing manager Jenn..
16-Oct-2014
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Woolworths hits the right spot
Bendigo Weekly
It’s been a mere two weeks since its opening, but Woolworths Kennington is already a hit with locals. Twenty thousand customers have passed through the doors since August 27, and store manager Adam Hutton said customer response has been good. “A lot of customers have come throu..
05-Sep-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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Season of mangoes
Marika McMahon
Well it has happened. One of my favourite events of the year, this week I have had my first mango of the season. Yes, I paid a small fortune for it. Yes it was a bit tart around the edges but it was a great taste of things to come. I love mangoes. They are annoying with that stone that see..
24-Oct-2014
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Pelmeni pick up
Marika McMahon
So, busy term four is upon us, won’t be long now until the calendar fills with end of year events and “we must catch up before Christmas”. It already looks like there are many weeks with more than a few nights out. Time then to unleash a secret weapon of feeding the tro..
10-Oct-2014
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Spring is in the air
Marika McMahon
There seems to have been a very quick transition from bare tree to blossom to luscious green leaves on the tree outside my window. Like that, the warmer days are upon us – what a great time to think about all that warm weather Food Fossicking you can do around Bendigo. A great way t..
03-Oct-2014
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A challenge
Marika McMahon
There’s a thing doing the rounds of facebook at the moment where people are nominated not to pour ice over their head, but rather to nominate the 10 books that have influenced them the most. Of course, my mind turned to food and I started thinking about the cookbooks that influenced me the m..
26-Sep-2014
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Time for a picnic
Bendigo Weekly
Local produce champions Food Fossickers is once again bringing together the restaurants and food producers from Central Victoria to create a unique regional feast, this time at the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival. Food Fossickers will present a regional picnic hamper which is available for..
19-Sep-2014
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Good food shouldn’t be seen as a luxury
Marika McMahon
The pleasure of a night out at one of the quality restaurants in Bendigo is an investment – an investment in experiencing new flavours, new techniques, new ingredients. An investment in spending time with family and friends. An investment in taking time out of busy times to be toget..
12-Sep-2014
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Book review
Bendigo Weekly
Cooper Bartholomew Is Dead Rebecca James Allen and Unwin $19.99 Cooper Bartholomew falls to his death from a cliff, and in the opening scene, he tells us from beyond the grave, “I never imagined I would die like this”. When Cooper’s girlfriend, Libby, is tol..
31-Oct-2014
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A love of rural romance
Dianne Dempsey
Tours by authors are not uncommon but when the writer lives four hours south-east of Perth, then you have to be impressed by the distance travelled. Visiting Dymocks bookstore in Bendigo last week and the Bendigo Weekly office, Fiona Palmer, along with her publicist from Penguin, was clearly ..
24-Oct-2014
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Gallipoli Eyewitness
Bendigo Weekly
Review by WAYNE PROUDFOOT Gallipoli Eyewitness The diaries and photographs of Lieutenant Gerald Moore Gibson by Robert Gibson and Steve Kendall “The whole earth is ploughed by the exploding shells and the holes are filled with water, and if ..
26-Sep-2014
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The troubles revisited
Dianne Dempsey
As far as publishing goes, local writers are increasingly doing it for themselves. Against the Wind by James O’Brien is in part a memoir set in Dublin and England and an historical record of the troubles. O’Brien’s long held view is that it was necessary to remove the gun from..
19-Sep-2014
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Murder by the book
Bendigo Weekly
What Came Before By Anna George Viking $29.99 When Dave and Elle meet, an instant and dynamic romance begins. They both revel in what Elle describes as Limerence – the euphoria of romantic attraction – and dream of long term plans. But Elle is a romantic comedy script wr..
12-Sep-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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