PREMIER SIGNS OFF ON NDIS
Steve Kendall
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP met Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews at Parliament House in Canberra this week for the signing of a historic agreement. The bilateral agreement with the Federal Government is the first step of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (N..
18-Sep-2015
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HOLIDAY TRADE A FIZZER
Laura Hurley
Businesses around Bendigo could be feeling the pinch on October 2, following the decision by the state government to introduce a public holiday the Friday preceding the AFL grand final. Some retail, tourism and hospitality businesses have said they will shut their doors on the Friday, saying..
18-Sep-2015
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NURSES BACK RATIO CHANGE
Laura Hurley
Local nurses have welcomed a promise from the state government to introduce legislation to guarantee a minimum nurse-to-patient ratio as set out in current enterprise agreements. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews and health minister Jill Hennessy made the announcement last month, saying that ..
18-Sep-2015
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CALL FOR A SAFE HAVEN
Laura Hurley
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services has called on the City of Greater Bendigo to show its commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and opt in to the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) program. Councillors were to vote on whether to opt into the program at Wednesday night’s councill mee..
18-Sep-2015
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FAIR PLAY
Laura Hurley
Mayor Peter Cox has hit back at protesters who forced the unprecedented closure of Wednesday night’s City of Greater Bendigo council meeting, labelling their behaviour as “shocking” but also vowing to make changes. The meeting was closed and police forced to intervene after..
18-Sep-2015
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MISSING STRATHDALE TEEN FOUND
Bendigo Weekly
UPDATE: Police have located missing Strathdale woman, Stephanie Downie safe and well. Stephanie was located in Winchelsea around 7.30pm on Monday night by a member of the public after seeing media reports of her disappearance. Stephanie is expected to be re-united with her family later thi..
14-Sep-2015
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Saint statue unveiled
Bendigo Weekly
Introducing Bendigo’s newest tourist attraction. More than 800 people, including dignitaries from across Australia, came to Bendigo today to to unveil the country’s first saint and announce plans for Australia’s first faith-based precinct. The Aspire Cultural and Charitabl..
17-Oct-2014
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CITY PLANS FOR TRANSPORT FUTURE
Christine McGinn
Aspirations for Greater Bendigo city will come alive in a new report to be released today. A compact city with reliable public transport options and more bicycles and less cars, is at the heart of the Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy report. The ambitious GHD Consultants report..
17-Oct-2014
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Agents in the awards
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of Bendigo’s leading real estate firms has won a national accolade for its work with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Professionals’ annual awards night was held at the Melbourne Town Hall last weekend, with the Bendigo office winning the prestigious award in recognit..
17-Oct-2014
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Beetle takes pole position
Christine McGinn
Volkswagen enthusiasts flocked to Bendigo, to unveil the city’s newest tourism attraction, a vintage red 1974 VW Beetle. The monument went on show October 3, and has revved up more support for the city’s position as Australia’s Vee-Dub capital. More than 50 people from ..
16-Oct-2014
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Fitzgibbon fights for Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Joel Fitzgibbon put regional issues on the agenda in Bendigo today. Mr Fitzgibbon said Labor’s Country Caucus members would focus on issues affecting rural and regional communities. “The Country Caucus will make sure that the Party..
16-Oct-2014
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CHAPMAN NAMED AS CANDIDATE
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman has been named as the Australian Country Alliance's candidate in the Bendigo West electorate at the November state election. Ms Chapman has been described by the party as a "grass roots campaigner for the common good" and as not being "scared of takin..
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Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival lineup: first announcement
Bendigo Weekly
A few of the names locked in for the inaugural Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival (November 25, 26 & 27) so far... TJ (Talisa Jobe) Twelve Inch Clocks Alannah and Alicia Egan Tully S..
23-Sep-2011
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Whole new world of music goes live
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo live music scene continues its upward trajectory, thanks to some serious moving and shaking along Hargreaves Street. Last month, the Music Man Megastore relocated to the premises of the old Red Mosquito, while The Corner Venue will officially open on Octobe..
22-Sep-2011
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Playing in the Meadow
Bendigo Weekly
By Megan Spencer I relish meeting those with the courage to back themselves. Especially people determined to make it work in their home town when the odds could be stacked against them. Such can be the case in the arts and related areas, living in regional Australia. ..
22-Sep-2011
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Nathan Cavaleri: picking his own path
Ben Cameron
The emergence of Nathan Cavaleri as the people’s guitar prodigy during the early 1990s, is well known. First appearing on Hey Hey It’s Saturday like a junior Tommy Emmanuel, Cavaleri captured the country’s hearts first, then guitar legend BB King’s, who quickl..
22-Sep-2011
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Marc Leon: Bee Gees on the booze
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s Marc Leon (MTB, The Old Buzzard Medicine Show) has been in the music game for over 50 years. Not surprisingly, he’s a steam train of stories, and here’s a few more to add to his beauty last week, about how he supported the Kinks at a Perth po..
21-Sep-2011
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Jane Eyre
Bendigo Weekly
Comparison: it’s a great tool to use when shopping for breakfast cereal or weighing up mobile phone plans, but is it really valid when it comes to film? Gauging one movie against another is an imperfect science; judging two hours of on-screen action against a full-length novel ..
21-Sep-2011
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Diamonds set to welcome England
Joel Peterson
In a first for Bendigo, the city will host an international netball test in October when the Australian Diamonds host England at the Bendigo Stadium. The match will be held on October 19, and marks the first time regional Victoria has held an international netball match. Sport and Recreati..
20-Jun-2014
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Discipline key for FC Bendigo
Joel Peterson
Complacency will not be an issue for FC Bendigo as it chases consecutive wins in the NPL1 competition this Saturday night, according to coach Steve Martin. Bendigo takes on Brunswick City, who are last on the table with only one win and no draws as yet in the NPL’s inaugural season. ..
13-Jun-2014
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Braves build for season run
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Bank Braves face a critical clash with Canberra on Saturday as the team aims to build momentum heading into the second half of the season. The Braves sit fifth in the South East Australian Basketball league’s south conference with a 6-7 record. On the road this season the..
13-Jun-2014
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Netball test for Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo will host an international netball test in October. The Australian Diamonds will take on England at the Bendigo Stadium on October 19 to open their test series. The test will be first for regional Victoria. Sport and Recreation Minister and Nationals member for Northern Vict..
13-Jun-2014
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Opals return for Snell
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit recruit Belinda Snell will make a long-anticipated return to the Australian Opals fold this month when she joins a 20-player camp in Canberra on June 15. Snell and Marianna Tolo return for their first involvement in the Opals campaign to the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Wom..
13-Jun-2014
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Lachie’s in the spotlight
Bendigo Weekly
BASEBALL pitcher Lachie Jack is heading places. The 15-year-old has received an invitation from the Australian Baseball Federation to attend National Selection Camp at Palm Meadows on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Jack’s aim is to realise his goal of trialling and competing in the ..
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