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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Shock spurred illness
Christine McGinn
GROWING up in a country town, Ella*, 18, felt isolated and didn’t know who to talk to. Her younger brother was diagnosed with cancer and she began living life in shock, as a means to cope with her feelings. “Being in a small rural town, mental health is not really spoken abou..
02-Oct-2014
Mental Health Week – October 5 to 11
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ELMORE RSL TO CLOSE
Bendigo Weekly
ELMORE is set to lose an institution with the closure of the RSL. In a letter to members from vice president Bill Cox, it’s made clear the small number of members make it difficult to run from day to day. “At the moment we can’t even pay the light bill,” Mr Cox said..
02-Oct-2014
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Dower Park on display
Bendigo Weekly
Locals are urged to have their say on the draft Dower Park Recreation Reserve master plan in Kangaroo Flat. Mayor Barry Lyons said it was an important community facility and residents could view the plans until November 7. “This is a really great opportunity for residents to shape th..
02-Oct-2014
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Basketball stadium plans score support
Bendigo Weekly
The staged Bendigo Stadium Master Plan was accepted at last night’s council meeting, an initial step for future development. Under the master plan, stage one includes the development of three show courts and amenities, an the upgrade of the 12 existing noutdoor netball courts. Spectato..
02-Oct-2014
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Helping stay in the right headspace
Christine McGinn
Local youth are standing up for their peers experiencing and overcoming mental health issues. Bendigo’s Headspace Youth Reference Group is leading community events, and rewriting community attitudes to mental health. YRG chair Hannah Arnold said mental health issues were serious medi..
02-Oct-2014
Mental Health Week – October 5 to 11
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Signage policy goes up
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council will ask the State Government to approve their signage and advertising policy. Councillors voted in favour of the policy which will guide the location, scale and type of advertising across the city. “The policy gives the advertising industry and the business c..
02-Oct-2014
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DJ Steve Tonkin off to Ibiza
Anthony Radford
Bendigo can now lay claim to one of the state’s best emerging DJs. On Friday night, Steve “Tonky” Tonkin won The Search DJ Competition Round One Final at Wah Wah Lounge in Melbourne. Competing against 70 of the state’s best track spinners, Tonkin won a return trip..
22-Aug-2011
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Bones Blackwood: the year my voice broke
Anthony Radford
Hadyn Drew, aka Bones Blackwood, has become pretty much an adopted Bendigonian. Through a series of bar rattlin’, mind blowin’, booty shakin’ shows around the city’s bars and pubs, a stack of local music lovers have developed a thing for the man simply known as &ldquo..
22-Aug-2011
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Bonjah: Leaving home
Anthony Radford
Leaving home can be an awkward transition, but for Kiwi soulsters Bonjah, it’s been the making of the band. The Apra nominated five piece left Tauranga, New Zealand in 2006, for the great unknown. But with their second album, Go Go Chaos, just released, and tracks “Something..
22-Aug-2011
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Tex Perkins: The honeymoon is far from over
Anthony Radford
While Tex Perkins has been busy playing The Man in Black in recent years, a lot of music fans want to know one thing: what’s the latest with The Cruel Sea. Is the honeymoon over? Absolutely not says Perkins. They just play a lot less these days. “We’re reluctant t..
19-Aug-2011
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Gig Guide (August 19 to 25)
Anthony Radford
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, August 19 THE PALAIS Owl Eyes from 8pm. $20 COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL Open Mic from 7pm. Free THE METRO Sonic from 10.30pm. Free GOLDEN VINE HOTEL The Lost Boys fro..
19-Aug-2011
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A new Phrase
Anthony Radford
THIS year has seen the Australian hip-hop music scene flourish, with the like of Drapht and Bliss N Eso topping the ARIA Charts. Last Friday, one of the genre’s premier talents, Phrase, released his third album Babylon. Kyle Heaslip had the chance to catch up with him and chat about ..
19-Aug-2011
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GET SET
Bendigo Weekly
Athletes are expected to flock to Bendigo in their hundreds over the next week, as the 2014 Oceania Masters Athletics Championships are held. More than 500 athletes will compete across the nine days of competition, beginning on Saturday, January 4 and continuing through until Sunday, January ..
03-Jan-2014
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Four make Opals
Joel Peterson
It is hard to imagine things could get better for Bendigo Spirit, currently atop the WNBL ladder and on a 12-game winning streak ahead of a vital clash against Dandenong. However, with the announcement on Wednesday that four Spirit players have been included in a 21-strong Australian Opal..
21-Dec-2013
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Braves sign man mountain
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Bank Braves have signed American centre Zack Atkinson as one of their imports for the coming season. Atkinson is 206cm tall and joins the Braves after a stint in Taiwan. He also played for Waikato in New Zealand, and played for the University of California - Irvine, in the NC..
20-Dec-2013
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"The time is now" for Maryborough
Bendigo Weekly
Maryborough Football Club president Mick Reid says the club wants to know whether the town will support a club in the Bendigo Football Netball League, as the Magpies face challenges ahead of the 2014 season. Having lost a number of senior players in the off-season along with 2013 coach Jeff ..
18-Dec-2013
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Spirit stars set for Opals camp
Joel Peterson
It is hard to imagine things could get better for Bendigo Spirit, currently atop the WNBL and on a 12-game win streak. However, with the announcement this morning that four Spirit players have been included in a 21-strong Australian Opals squad to train in Canberra next month, that's exactl..
18-Dec-2013
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Braves headed south
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Bank Braves and Lady Braves are headed south in the 2014 South East Australian Basketball League, with the two Bendigo-based sides moved to the league's South conference. The men's side has played 21 seasons in the South since the team's formation in 1985 and will return to its t..
16-Dec-2013
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