SMALLER HOMES NEEDED
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of regional Australia’s most respected planning experts says housing affordability is an issue in Bendigo, and it’s likely to pose more problems in the years ahead. Trevor Budge AM, is the City Strategy manager for the City of Greater Bendigo, and has presided on planning pane..
26-Jun-2015
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POOL PARTY
Christine McGinn
DIVISIONS among City of Greater Bendigo councillors once again surfaced this week over the Kangaroo Flat 50-metre pool debate. Five councillors voted in favour of a recommendation for a 50m pool at the proposed Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre. Councillors Ba..
26-Jun-2015
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COUNCIL TO REDUCE RATES
Christine McGinn
The rate rise increase is set to drop to 4.75 per cent in the 2015/16 final City of Greater Bendigo budget. Councillors will vote at this week’s council meeting to reduce rates to 4.75 per cent, the first time in the city’s history rates have been changed between draft and fina..
22-Jun-2015
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MP FEARS PENSION CUTS
Christine McGinn
HUNDREDS of locals will have their part-pensions cut under new federal government changes says Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters. Ms Chesters said about 330,000 low income pensioners in Australia will have their pensions cut including 90,0000 who will lose it entirely. “..
19-Jun-2015
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THUMBS DOWN FOR COUNCIL
Peter Kennedy
COMMUNITY perceptions of the City of Greater Bendigo have fallen over the past 12 months, according to the annual Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey results released yesterday. Chief executive officer Craig Niemann said the results were a mixed bag, however the overall performance..
19-Jun-2015
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LONG GAME
Christine McGinn
THE state government has stared down the City of Greater Bendigo over plans to fund a 50-metre indoor pool as part of the 2015/16 council budget due to be adopted next week. Uncertainty about the size of the pool, to be included as part of the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbe..
19-Jun-2015
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Mandy - IGA
Hey, crate seat man
Bendigo Weekly
The rest of Bendigo might not like it, but Crateman certainly does. The ubiquitous Bendigo icon took time out this morning to sit on the city's most controversial piece of furniture. Since the Bendigo Weekly broke the story early last month that the seat cost ratepayers $30,000, (http://..
14-Oct-2014
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Bendigo's saintly tribute
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's newest tourist attraction is only days away from being revealed. A statue in tribute to Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, will be unveiled outside Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday. The event will mark two years since her canonisation. The statue is in recognition of..
13-Oct-2014
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Poverty in spotlight - video
Bendigo Weekly
Federal Shadow Payments and Disability Reform Minister Jenny Macklin visited Bendigo this week to urge locals to look out for one another. Ms Macklin visited the Bendigo Foodshare warehouse in Long Gully with Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters as part of Anti-Poverty Week. Ms Macklin urged..
13-Oct-2014
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Fight on for mayoral vote
Anthony Radford
GREATER Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons is attempting to become the first councillor in more than 20 years to serve consecutive terms in the top job. The Bendigo Weekly can reveal Cr Lyons will throw his hat back into the ring again when councillors vote to elect a mayor next month. Cr Lyons wil..
11-Oct-2014
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Bucket in the Borough
Christine McGinn
COLONEL Sanders is set to move into Eaglehawk, building a $1.4 million restaurant. Plans for a single-storey KFC on a former motor repair and garage site on High Street have been lodged with Greater Bendigo council. About 100 patrons will be able to dine at the 374-square-metre fast-food c..
11-Oct-2014
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Water price doubles
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO’S water prices have increased by 125 per cent in the past 10 years. A household using 165 kilolitres of water in the 2005-06 financial year paid $546. In 2014-15, a Bendigo household using the same amount of water will pay $1229. The cost of water in those bills rose from $15..
11-Oct-2014
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Current Issue
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Soundhole: the whole truth
Ben Cameron
A greatest hits album usually comes at the end of a career, not at the beginning. But Bendigo’s Soundhole like to do things a little differently.Look no further than their first release Greatest*ts for proof. Recorded in December of last, and early this year, the LP is a st..
15-Sep-2011
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Girton Grammar's young composers
Bendigo Weekly
The Young Composers Concert, featuring compositions from talented students at Girton Grammar School, is on Thursday, September 22 at The Capital. The concert, involving the compositional debut of nine young composers who have written works as part of the VCE Music Style and Compo..
15-Sep-2011
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Shaun Kirk: national tour looms
Ben Cameron
Stomp box, tambourine, high hat, cymbal, kick and snare drum. Victoria and Tasmania Debut Blues Artist of the Year, Shaun Kirk, can play them all, and all with his feet. And will do at The Metro Wednesday night (September 21). The talented Melbourne performer, who first picked up..
14-Sep-2011
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Pegz: a building block of Australian hip hop
Ben Cameron
The urban language of hip hop inspired Tirren Staaf aka Pegz to turn his life around. Years ago he left home at age 14, floating from gang to gang, until the traditionally Afro-American sound paved the way for an Australian life much extraordinary. “Who would have known all..
14-Sep-2011
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Lucie Thorne at Guildford Hall
Bendigo Weekly
Australian songsmith Lucie Thorne will perform at the Guildford Hall on Friday, September 30 as part of a national tour to celebrate the release of her new album, Bonfires In Silver City. Most of these songs were written while on the road, over the past two years of almost co..
14-Sep-2011
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Madder Lake: Mick Jagger goes missing
Ben Cameron
Australian progressive rock Madder Lake’s guitarist Brenden Mason remembers the heady days of the 1970s, of gold albums and hit singles, but still rues the lost opportunity to party with The Rolling Stones. Unfortunately, a knee injury from surfing stopped him from meetin..
14-Sep-2011
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Lady Braves sign US import
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Lady Braves are excited to announce the signing of American LaSondra Barrett for the 2014 SEABL season. The 188cm forward brings with her an exciting basketball resume having spent four years at perennial US college powerhouse Louisiana State University, being drafted No. 10 in t..
20-Mar-2014
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Thunder to feature in interleague double-header
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Thunder and Bendigo Football Netball league will join forces this season to put on a Queen Elizabeth Oval double-header, when the BFNL takes on Gippsland League on Saturday, May 24. AFL Central Victoria region operations manager Justin Abrams today confirmed the move, which will ..
19-Mar-2014
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Bunton ready for big season with lady Braves
Joel Peterson
Champions IGA Bendigo Lady Braves recruit Alex Bunton says she is hoping to take her game to another level with her new side. The 195cm centre averaged 8.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game with the Canberra Capitals in the recently completed WNBL season, and will line up for the Lady Braves ..
18-Mar-2014
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Spirit MVP to stay on three-year deal
Bendigo Weekly
In her two seasons with the Bendigo Spirit, Kelsey Griffin has won two WNBL championships, two grand final MVP awards and added her first club MVP to her CV last night. The accolades may not stop there,however, after it was announced the 26-year-old has signed a three-year deal to remain wit..
15-Mar-2014
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Three on the menu
Joel Peterson
Five days removed from his side’s second consecutive Women’s National Basketball League championship, Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower is already dreaming of a third title. The Spirit recorded a 94-83 victory over Townsville in a game that will go down as an all-time classic, ..
14-Mar-2014
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FC Playing strip released
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s newest elite sporting club, FC Bendigo, will don the traditional Bendigo colours of blue and gold in their first season in the new National Premier League. The club this week revealed it would play its home games in a predominantly gold uniform, with a blue and white stripe. Th..
13-Mar-2014
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