NEW VISION FOR THE REGIONS
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has unveiled “a new vision for our regions” which it says will change the way government works with regional Victoria. The government says the Regional Statement document will give regional communities a stronger voice in government decision-making by directi..
20-Nov-2015
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ROAD RAGE
Peter Kennedy
The owner of one of central Victoria’s most historic properties has hit out at VicRoads over the planned removal of more than 1800 trees to allow the development of a new roundabout and interchange at Ravenswood. Corey Scoble bought the historic Ravenswood homestead three months ..
20-Nov-2015
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PLAN NOW FOR FINAL CARE
Laura Hurley
A LOCAL hospice nurse has called for earlier end of life planning for terminally ill patients. Inpatient nurse Patricia Schajermann said many patients and their families often put off discussing end of life care until it is too late. “If people are linked into palliative care earli..
20-Nov-2015
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CLIMATE CHANGE THE HOT TOPIC
Bendigo Weekly
CAMPAIGNERS for social justice and climate change will join forces next Friday in a march aimed at promoting a better, safer and fairer future for communities across the globe. Caritas Australia and the Bendigo Sustainability Group plan to make Bendigo one of thousands of cities across the w..
20-Nov-2015
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DISCIPLINED BANKING
Peter Kennedy
AN ONGOING disciplined approach to margin, cost management and balance sheet growth has been reflected in Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s 13.1 percent increase in cash earnings. Managing director, Mike Hirst told this week’s annual general meeting that while competition and subdued ..
13-Nov-2015
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YOUNG IN JOBS SHORTFALL
Laura Hurley
YOUNG people are facing an increasingly tough labour market following the global financial crisis, a new report released by the Brotherhood of St Laurence has revealed. Based on labour market figures taken from the Australian Bureau of Statistics since 2008, the report found the ..
13-Nov-2015
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Bendigo skills push
Bendigo Weekly
A new State Coalition Government skills initiative is aiming to help Bendigo capitalise on employment opportunities in growing industries. Higher Education and Skills Minister Nick Wakeling announced the Bendigo Skills Inititative at the Bendigo Kangan Institute today. “The Coalition G..
21-Oct-2014
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Is Walk Bendigo back?
Bendigo Weekly
New plans to give pedestrians the right-of-way on the city's busiest street are eerily similar to the failed Walk Bendigo plan. Walk Bendigo, a plan to make significant CBD streets shared zones, was ditched in 2010 after significant community anger. Greater Bendigo council's Integrated T..
20-Oct-2014
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Costello's thankyou tour
Bendigo Weekly
World Vision chief executive Tim Costello will come to Bendigo next Friday night to give thanks for local support to the organisation. Bendio is the fourth destination on Mr Costello’s tour across regional Victoria. “We have many long term supporters in country Victoria so the tou..
20-Oct-2014
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Policy sets agenda
Christine McGinn
Greater Bendigo council will consider a number of big policy items at this Wednesday’s meeting. Councillors will vote on the fate of the proposed Marong Business Park to rezone it from farming to a comprehensive development zone. The councillors have been recommended to ask for Planning..
20-Oct-2014
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Anti-duck shooters attack Allan
Christine McGinn
Coalition Against Duck Shooting campaign director Laurie Levy says the Victorian Labor Party supports animal cruelty. “Animal cruelty cannot be accepted in this day and day. It is to Labor, they still accept it in Victoria,” Mr Levy said. “They are extremely backward and don..
20-Oct-2014
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FIRIES HIT 'FIERCE' BLAZE HARD
Bendigo Weekly
Hard work from CFA and Department of Environment and Primary Industries crews quickly controlled a bushfire north of Bendigo today. The five-hectare fire in the Whipstick Forest was reported just after 1pm, with a column of dark smoke clear from across Bendigo. "The fire was located ea..
19-Oct-2014
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Gotye: making magic
Ben Cameron
Who needs Kimbra when you’ve got a collective voice of hundreds, just dying to step up and fill the breach? It’s a rhetorical question, and anybody who witnessed Gotye’s sublime set at The Forum on Saturday night knows the answer. Basically, you ..
02-Oct-2011
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The Gig Guide (September 30 to October 6)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, September 30 GOLD DUST LOUNGE Chris Meek from 6pm. Free THE METRO Fluid from 10.30pm. Free TH..
30-Sep-2011
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Levi McGrath stars at the Fringe
Bendigo Weekly
By Markeeta Waddington Bendigo singer and songwriter Levi McGrath will showcase songs from his latest album, Children of War, at Melbourne Fringe Festival Saturday night. This year marks the first time Mr. McGrath has featured at the Fring..
30-Sep-2011
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Fringe Benefits
Steve Kendall
JODIE J HILL is asking you to dress up, cough up and cut loose at her charity luncheon at the Elphinstone Hotel; you get to meet ABC radio’s Fiona Parker too. It’s all part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and is set to raise funds for the Otis Foundation. ..
29-Sep-2011
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Crafty Art
Bendigo Weekly
By Megan Spencer HANGING By a Thread occupies a curious space between craft and art; the work isn’t quite practical or functional enough to qualify as craft, and certainly isn’t overtly didactic, political or formal enough to be pegged easily as art. It’s smack da..
29-Sep-2011
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Eskimo Joe's Tony Bourke: "The tour is going wicked-sticks"
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s own Eskimo Joe, keyboardist Tony Bourke continues his wild ride with one of Australia’s best loved bands. “Things have really heated up with eskies,” he told b.entertained before two major gigs tonight. In late July, Bourke play..
29-Sep-2011
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SPIRIT SCORES NAMING SPONSOR
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Spirit has a new naming sponsor, with Australian Pork jumping on board with the back-to-back WNBL champions. The company was this week announced as the new naming rights sponsor of the Spirit, to be known as the Australian Pork Bendigo Spirit in season 2014/15. Sp..
03-Sep-2014
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Bikers are ready to share
Joel Peterson
As a lead up to its annual six hour event, the Bendigo Mountain Bike Club is hosting a come and try day’ on Sunday. Club members will be taking interested riders on a guided tour of the course between 10am and noon at Cavagnas Road, Sedgwick. The Bendigo Cycles-backed three and six-..
29-Aug-2014
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Campaign tune-up
Joel Peterson
Some of Australia’s best football talent will come to Bendigo on Tuesday night when FC Bendigo hosts A-League club Melbourne City at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve. The match will serve as a tune-up for City’s inaugural A-League campaign after being incorporated under the ownersh..
29-Aug-2014
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Geary's international challenge
Joel Peterson
Golden Square's Jack Geary has played in five consecutive grand finals with Golden Square, but this November he will face a whole new challenge. The Bulldogs gun has been selected in a Victorian Football League squad to take on Ireland in a warm-up match to November's International Rules gam..
26-Aug-2014
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Vixens add former Sandhurst star
Joel Peterson
Bendigo netballer Chloe Watson has been selected in the Melbourne Vixens 12-player squad for the 2015 ANZ Championship season. The defending series champions announced their team today, including the 20-year-old former Sandhurst defender and her Victorian Flames teammate Emily Mannix. Wa..
26-Aug-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 ..
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