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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BUSINESS BACKS CITY EXPANSION
Peter Kennedy
THE Bendigo Business Council has backed calls for the city to play a greater role in addressing the complex issue of housing affordability. BBC chief executive officer Leah Sertori said Bendigo is a thriving, diverse regional city which now has the population base to support medium and large ..
19-Jun-2015
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Fun for all at FunLoong
Bendigo Weekly
Roars of laughter will ring out across Hargreaves Mall to celebrate FunLoong Fun Day. Children and families are encouraged to jump on their bikes, scooters or walk to the October 18 event. The free festivities mark the start of Children’s Week with families able to start at two point..
07-Oct-2014
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Open home, open heart
Bendigo Weekly
In full bloom, HardHill will open its doors and garden to celebrate its 140th birthday with a good cause. Greater Bendigo councillor Peter Cox and his wife, Annette Wiles, will open their home to raise scholarship funds to send youth to school in Maubisse. “The Bendigo Maubisse Friendsh..
06-Oct-2014
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ANDREWS PLANS FUTURE JOBS
Bendigo Weekly
Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews today announced Labor’s plan to create 100,000 full time jobs in regional Victoria. Mr Andrews promised to create a $200 million Regional Jobs Fund to support job creation in Victoria. Manufacturing and processing plants are encouraged to upgrade t..
06-Oct-2014
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Hunger pain
Anthony Radford
MORE than 1600 Bendigo children are going to school every day without having had a meal. And more than 10 per cent of locals do not have enough food to last them a week. The figures paint a further disturbing picture of Bendigo’s poverty crisis. In response, Bendigo Foodshare has rec..
04-Oct-2014
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Traders back redevelopment
Anthony Radford
MITCHELL Street traders have congratulated Greater Bendigo council over its handling of the shopping strip’s redevelopment. Despite one claim the redevelopment was a negative for business, traders have been quick to notice the positives. Ruffell Family Jewellers owner Martin Ruffell ..
04-Oct-2014
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Bendigo back online
Bendigo Weekly
UPDATE: Communications are back online after Telstra workers worked through the night to repair a damaged cable at Epsom. A civil contractor cut through the cable at noon on Friday, cutting causing landline, mobile and internet connections. Services were restored at 4.30am Saturday. ..
03-Oct-2014
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Property Guide

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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Familiar path to final
Joel Peterson
Haven’t we been here before? The WNBL grand final is in town, the Bendigo Spirit are playing the Townsville Fire, and you could be forgiven for thinking it is 2013 all over again. One person knows that is not the case all too well. That person is Bernie Harrower. The Bendigo Bank S..
07-Mar-2014
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History made before Bendigo battle
Bendigo Weekly
Townsville Fire star Suzy Batkovic has won her third straight Women’s National Basketball League most valuable player award, the league announced today. Bendigo Spirit stars Kelsey Griffin and Gabe Richards tied for fifth and sixth in the voting, respectively. Batkovic joins Lauren..
06-Mar-2014
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Richards ready to roll
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit all-star Gabe Richards says the team's preparation to this year's WNBL grand final has been different to last year, but in a good way. With the Spirit earning the week off, as the side did in 2013, it has allowed the players time to freshen up and rest any niggling injuries. ..
05-Mar-2014
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Fevola to play in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Kangaroo Flat has pulled off a massive coup by announcing that former Coleman Medal winner Brendan Fevola will play for the Roos in their Bendigo Football League Good Friday clash with reigning premier Golden Square. The night match is sure to attract a huge crowd to Beck Legal Oval with the R..
05-Mar-2014
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Only 200 tickets left
Bendigo Weekly
It is Shrove Tuesday, so it is no surprise tickets to this Sunday's WNBL grand final at the Bendigo Stadium are selling like hotcakes. There are only around 200 general admission tickets left to the game after they went on sale this morning. There were lines outside the Bendigo Stadium o..
04-Mar-2014
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Lady Braves further strengthened with Perera signing
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Lady Braves have signed Bendigo Spirit guard Chantella Perera for the 2014 SEABL season. Perera joins the club after playing with Kilsyth Cobras for multiple seasons, having averaged close to 14 points and five rebounds in 2013, and 18 points per game in the 2012 season. She ..
04-Mar-2014
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