Rod sets up for Easter Festival
Bendigo Weekly
WITH a weekend of fun ahead in Bendigo, Easter Festival Advisory Committee Chair Rod Fyffe decided to start early on the festivities. With a touch of make up and the best in Easter Bunny fare, Cr Fyffe hopped into the conservatory for a nibble on a chocolate treat...
02-Apr-2015
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SHORTFALL HITS BENDIGO TRUST
Christine McGinn
THE Bendigo Trust is struggling to improve the city’s historic tourist attractions with its financial operations in the red. For the past nine years, the trust has faced declining financial operating performance forcing the City of Greater Bendigo to dip into its pockets. Council com..
02-Apr-2015
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HARD LINE ON VIOLENCE
Dianne Dempsey
A SPECIAL squad of six police officers are dedicated to stopping family violence. While they work hand in hand with other agencies in central Victoria such as the Centre for Non Violence and the Department of Human Services, the Central Victoria Family Violence Team is basically working ..
27-Mar-2015
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POKIE GAMBLE PAYS OFF
Christine McGinn
Twenty additional poker machines will be slotted into Golden Square’s Foundry Hotel complex to fund a redevelopment of the venue. City of Greater Bendigo councillors have approved plans for the introduction of the Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs), to pave the way for 15 serviced apartme..
27-Mar-2015
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COUNCILLORS IN SPOTLIGHT
Christine McGinn
A PETITION has called for yet another independent review into the City of Greater Bendigo council’s conduct. Julie Hoskin approached the councillor’s table twice this week to hand Cr Helen Leach the petition calling for an investigation into their handling of eight matters. The pe..
27-Mar-2015
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A LIFE WELL LIVED
Peter Kennedy
A thanksgiving service to honour the outstanding life of one of Bendigo’s most respected leaders will be held in the Bendigo Town Hall on Monday from 2pm. Daryl McClure passed away on the weekend, aged 68. The former councillor, mayor, state politician and proud community advoc..
20-Mar-2015
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Battling violence
Dianne Dempsey
A three day conference was held in Bendigo this week to tackle the issue of domestic violence. Violence Prevention – It’s Everybody’s Business was organised by Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and funded by the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program. ..
09-Oct-2014
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Students welcome McAuley Wing
Bendigo Weekly
St Monica’s Primary School students have celebrated the opening of the school’s final $1.4 million development stage. Patron senator for Bendigo Michael Ronaldson opened the new McAuley Wing this morning with Bishop Les Tomlinson also giving his blessings. “The Go..
09-Oct-2014
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LA TROBE CUTS 70 FULL-TIME JOBS
Christine McGinn
About 70 equivalent full-time positions will be cut at Bendigo’s La Trobe University campus under restructure plans. The university confirmed to staff today that they would continue the restructure which will see up to 350 jobs lost across all campuses. Despite continued Fair Work Comm..
09-Oct-2014
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CROWD QUEUES FOR GILLARD
Dianne Dempsey
A queue of hundreds of Julia Gillard fans lined up at the Bendigo Market Place today to have the former Prime Minister autograph her recently published memoir, My Story. Due to start signing at midday in the Big W store, Ms Gillard was 15 minutes late but the delay just added to the tension an..
09-Oct-2014
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No room at Long Gully's rose
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council is urging the Rose of Australia’s owner to register the premises as a rooming house for emergency accommodation, not a hotel. The Long Gully premises have been providing emergency accommodation but council says it isnot currently registered as such, under the Publi..
09-Oct-2014
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Raffle raises Jaxon's dream
Bendigo Weekly
Ten year old, terminally ill, Jaxon Cooper has one wish, to see the bright lights of New York City. Armed with tickets to see the New York Knicks shoot from the three-point line, a local woman is fundraising $18,000 to fly the family overseas. Organiser Simonne Rayner wants to send Jaxon to s..
08-Oct-2014
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Sarah McKenzie to jazz up Queenscliff
Anthony Radford
Queenscliff Music Festival has amped up the festival heat even more this summer with a second round announcement of acts to add to the 2011 line up. The Queenscliff Music Festival takes place over the weekend of November 25, 26 and 27 showcasing the best in past, present and future Austr..
01-Sep-2011
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The Beards
Anthony Radford
It’s not often that I find myself ridiculously, insanely jealous of facial hair. In fact, it’s never. Except for last Friday at the Northcote Social Club. My feminine, naturally smooth and hairless face was definitely among the minority and, thank god, completely obscure..
01-Sep-2011
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Bendigo's Wonderland
Anthony Radford
Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming musical group, Wonderland. These alternative rockers from Bendigo channel the sounds of bands like New Empire, Emarosa, Versa Emerge, The Wedding and Anberlin and are sure to appeal to all Gen Ys. Wonderland is relatively new to the scene ha..
01-Sep-2011
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Joel English shines under the covers
Anthony Radford
Bendigo DJs Al Shield and Alex DeAraugo are discovering what local music lovers have known for some time: Bendigo is home to some amazing artists. The boys from the Star FM Breakfast Show have introduced a new segment called “Under The Covers”: a chance for local musicians every..
31-Aug-2011
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Old Buzzards and The Old Fella join forces
Anthony Radford
Australia’s Got Talent finalist The Old Fella will be in Bendigo next month for a major fire fundraiser. Brought together by the Bushfire Action Group at the Exhibition Centre at the Bendigo Showgrounds, the event will raise money for flood affected communities. The Old Fella will ..
31-Aug-2011
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Pegz Bendigo bound
Anthony Radford
Aussie hip hop visionary and artist Pegz is coming to Bendigo. Supported by local artists The Average Joes and DSP, Pegz will perform at the Music Man Megastore Function Centre, at their new home on the corner of Hargreaves and Williamson Streets, on Friday September 23. The all ages sho..
31-Aug-2011
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Lady Braves sign another gun
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Lady Braves have announced the signing of 196cm centre Alex Bunton for the 2014 SEABL season. A 20-year-old Canberra native, Bunton comes to the Braves after spending two seasons with the WNBL’s Canberra Capitals, posting career highs of more than nine points and seven rebound..
30-Jan-2014
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Griffin's legacy is sky high
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit forward will receive one of the highest honours afforded to a basketball player, when she has her jersey retired at the University of Nebraska tomorrow. Griffin will be honoured in a ceremony before Nebraska take on the University of Michigan at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln...
29-Jan-2014
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Bickley gets in the Spirit
Joel Peterson
New Bendigo Spirit chairman Greg Bickley says it is a “great honour” to be elected to the position. Bickley was elected at tonight’s Spirit board meeting, and says he is looking forward to taking on the new challenge. The former Liberal candidate for the federal seat of B..
28-Jan-2014
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Blicavs brilliance leads to player of the week honour
Bendigo Weekly
An amazing performance off the bench from Bendigo Spirit forward Sara Blicavs against Townsville has seen her claim Women's National Basketball League player of the week honours for round 16. Blicavs scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting in Bendigo's 21-point win over the Fire in a season-hi..
28-Jan-2014
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Haig's stellar run continues
Joel Peterson
It has been a whirlwind past 12 months for Bendigo cyclist Jack Haig, and the 20-year-old's fledgling career received another boost at the weekend. Riding in his UCI WorldTour debut at the Santos Tour Down Under, Haig claimed the Cycle Instead best young rider's white jersey, for the best pl..
28-Jan-2014
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Roos' recruits continue to roll in
Joel Peterson
Kangaroo Flat Football Club has locked in another recruit ahead of its 150th year, with former East Fremantle backman James Saville committing to the club. Saville played 15 games with the Sharks' West Australian Football League reserves side last year, averaging 14 disposals and over three ..
28-Jan-2014
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