Sign of healthier times
Sharon Kemp
In an Australian first, three central Victorian supermarkets have verified that promoting healthier options in store will lead to more customers buying healthier food. The research, a collaboration between Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre, the Champions IGA chain and the ..
02-Dec-2016
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Bendigo shines at tourism awards
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo took out three major awards at the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards last week in Melbourne. The City of Greater Bendigo council won the Destination Marketing category while Masons of Bendigo won the Restaurant and Catering category and Bendigo Tramways won the category for Cultur..
01-Dec-2016
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The state of our health
Sharon Kemp
A HEALTH picture has emerged of Bendigo as a city that cycles more, thinks it’s okay to get occasionally drunk more, trusts its neighbours more and is involved in more organised sport than the average Victorian. A survey of Bendigo residents in 2015 allows VicHealth to pull together da..
25-Nov-2016
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New timetable shows a boost for rail
Joel Peterson
A NEW timetable early next year will see 80 more V/Line services per week hit the state’s rails, but Public Transport minister Jacinta Allan is confident more trains doesn’t mean more delays. Ms Allan and Public Transport Victoria CEO Jeroen Weimar announced the changes this week..
25-Nov-2016
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Hospital gears up for shift
Sharon Kemp
CENTRAL Victoria’s largest and most expensive development project is technically complete and ahead of schedule, but Bendigo Health says it will use the next month to bed down the move across the road into the new $630 million Bendigo hospital. Patients and their families will ge..
25-Nov-2016
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Mines aim for change
Sharon Kemp
A fractious history may lead to councillors no longer chairing the environmental review committees that oversee remediation plans of mining companies operating in the region. At least one company, GBM Gold, owners of a licence over the Bendigo goldfield, has called for other nominations for ..
25-Nov-2016
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Reviver site ready for the long weekend
Bendigo Weekly
WITH the long weekend looming, the Marong Driver Reviver site is up and running. New research indicates 26 per cent of Victorian drivers are putting lives at risk by driving three and a half hours or more without taking a break, and the driver reviver aims to cut that risk. The site will..
10-Jun-2016
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Push on for women's sport
Joel Peterson
FEDERAL member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters is calling on the coalition to back Labor’s commitment to boost funding to the ABC, allowing it to reinstate its broadcasts of women’s sport including the Women’s National Basketball League. The ABC televised the league for decades b..
03-Jun-2016
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Net win for cricket
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Cricket Club has had a great result with funding for a training nets upgrade. Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards said the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund was giving communities all over Victoria the state-of-the-art sport and recreation facilities promised by the government. The ..
03-Jun-2016
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Grants win for a pet project
Bendigo Weekly
Community groups had a lift when CVGT Australia rewarded applicants of the 2016 community grants program. CVGT Australia Board chairman, Rosalie Lake said the company’s board takes great pride in its support of community projects through the community grants program. ”We do t..
03-Jun-2016
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VicRoads' shares road concern
Sharon Kemp
VicRoads has sympathised with the Kangaroo Flat tenant whose fenced yard has been crashed into four times in 14 years after cars have lost control on the Olympic Parade/Lockwood Road/Helm Street roundabout. Tenant Steve Boxall said he was concerned for the safety of his grandchildren playing..
03-Jun-2016
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Farmers have win from show
Bendigo Weekly
TWO Bendigo clubs are holding their annual Historic Vehicle Event to benefit farmers this weekend. The Veteran Vintage and Classic Club Bendigo and the Central Victorian Restoration Group have organised the historic vehicle display, doubling as a fundraiser, in June for the past seven years...
03-Jun-2016
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Revolving restaurants
Dianne Dempsey
There are moves afoot in the Bendigo hospitality industry with the recent sale of La Piazza Wine Bar and Restaurant. Renowned Bendigo restaurateur Carlo Barri has sold La Piazza to James Masters and Nick Clarke, saying that after working in hospitality for some 40 years he was “sick of..
22-Jan-2016
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Andrew Southall - Will these do, Mr Hockney?
Dianne Dempsey
When you get past a certain point, you start to accept the fact that you are aging, you throw your hands in the air; there is nothing you can do about it. “When I started doing these self-portraits I started to embrace my aging face and document it,” Andrew Southall said. S..
22-Jan-2016
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Liacos looks to the future
Peter Kennedy
STAN Liacos is a graduate from the Peter Seamer and John McLean school of leadership. He commands and gets loyalty, and his staff has always wanted to go that extra mile for him, possibly because they believe in Stan, and possibly because he makes them believe in themselves. When Liacos..
22-Jan-2016
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Ultimate frisbee catching on
Bendigo Weekly
THE inaugural season of Victorian Ultimate Frisbee is drawing to a close, with the final two rounds to be played at the Epsom Huntly reserve this Saturday, January 16, from 11am. Described as a cross between American football and netball, the non-contact sport prioritises fun as much as ski..
15-Jan-2016
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Green bikes benefit all
Bendigo Weekly
Ben Shue and Kieran Moroni sat down for a coffee on Ride to Work Day for a chat about cycling. They were thinking about all the bikes sitting under people’s houses and in sheds or about to go to the tip, what they could do with these bikes and how to get more people out cycling. As..
15-Jan-2016
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Historical aim
Laura Hurley
THE Bendigo Clay Target Club will celebrate a massive milestone on Australia Day, with the club’s 160th anniversary sure to hit its target. After he conducted research on the history of gun clubs around Bendigo, president Glenn Woodhatch said the club held a strong claim to..
15-Jan-2016
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Four Lions back Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
The rise and rise of Bendigo-based alt country outfit Four Lions matches the city’s growing reputation as a music hub. “Bendigo, I think, could be the Seattle of Victoria,” says songwriter and front man Shann Lions. “I would love Four Lions to be a band our town..
11-Mar-2016
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Jack will be Groovin with the kids
Joel Peterson
LOCAL band Jack And The Kids will feature alongside some of music’s biggest names at this year’s Groovin The Moo concert in Bendigo. The four-piece indie outfit was this week announced as the winners of the Triple J Unearthed competition for the sold out Bendigo leg of the festiv..
11-Mar-2016
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It’s an outright lie
Bendigo Weekly
Alawishus Jones and his rag-tag rhythm section, The Outright Lies, are launching their first CD together as a band this weekend. It’s an EP of original songs that will give more than a little hint of what’s to come on their forthcoming album when its released later this year or e..
03-Mar-2016
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Showcase sets the scene for blues festival
Simon Wooldridge
There’s a very big Sunday in store at the Rifle Brigade Hotel this weekend with the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival’s first Showcase event of the year. The Festival, now in its sixth year, just keeps growing. Starting at noon, 16 acts will grace two stages over eight hou..
26-Feb-2016
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John Grossman Project
Simon Wooldridge
Wander the streets of Bendigo’s CBD regularly and sooner or later you’ll run into John Grossman. Rock up to the Taphouse, Golden Vine or one of many other local venues and sooner or later you’ll see the impassive Grossman on stage, caressing sweet sounds out of one of his ..
19-Feb-2016
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Midweek Blues at the weekend
Simon Wooldridge
Midweek Blues, a five-piece Bendigo outfit, is starting to build some serious momentum on the local live scene. Hailing from various corners of Victoria but now all settled in Bendigo, Mick Sheahan, Jayd Ingles, John Northfield, Steve Osborne and Paul Robins have comfortably transitioned fr..
12-Feb-2016
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Spirit hit the road for tough double
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard is adamant his team can reverse a worrying trend of losing close games when it heads into a brutal away double-header this weekend. The Spirit play Dandenong on Friday night before heading to Townsville on Sunday, which is difficult in itself. Compo..
28-Oct-2016
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Change on the horizon
Bendigo Weekly
IT may not brought the sweeping instant change many expected, but Paul Hamilton believes that the implementation of the AFL Central Victoria commission has brought many a positive for local football. Hamilton departs the organisation in his position of region general manager today after three-a..
28-Oct-2016
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Raider claims Bendigo Cup
Bendigo Weekly
THE powerful Godolphin stable has produced the first international runner to win the $300,000 Jayco Bendigo Cup, with Francis Of Assisi saluting in the 2016 edition of the Group Three cup today. The six-year-old displayed a memorable turn of foot rounding the final bend in its Australi..
26-Oct-2016
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Bendigo International Pro Tour hits off
Joel Peterson
NUMBER one seed Risa Ozaki will play Australia's Ash Barty in the marquee opening round matchup of this week's Bendigo International Pro Tour tournament at the Bendigo Tennis Complex. Barty was the guest player representative at the draw held today, and drew her own name out first, meaning h..
24-Oct-2016
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Spirit slump to second straight loss
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Spirit have blown a double-digit lead for the second time in as many games, losing to Melbourne 71-67 at the State Basketball Centre this afternoon. Bendigo jumped out to an early lead after a dominant second term, leading by as many as 17 points before the Boomers storme..
23-Oct-2016
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BDCA set for action
Bendigo Weekly
STRATHDALE Maristians again enter the Bendigo District Cricket Association season as the team to beat but will face a grand final rematch against Eaglehawk to start their premiership defence. After round one was twice postponed, round two will get the season under way this weekend with the H..
21-Oct-2016
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Deer Prudence a winner
Bendigo Weekly
In leaps and bounds, folk duo Deer Prudence, a.k.a Mariah McCarthy and Georgia Delves are starting to make a name for themselves. The duo, who first started writing songs together during their music classes at Catholic College Bendigo, have since gone on to study in Melbourne at Collarts wh..
04-Dec-2015
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White ribbons show support for cause
Bendigo Weekly
MORE THAN 800 people marched in solidarity against family and domestic violence in Bendigo on Wednesday. The day marked White Ribbon Day, with school students, the army, emergency services and community groups all participating in the march. Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters took ..
27-Nov-2015
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Students step up learning
Bendigo Weekly
ABOUT 900 new year 11 students were welcomed at Bendigo Senior Secondary College on Wednesday for their first day of orientation and the launch of the Step Up program. During the orientation day the students were introduced to the college where they will start study in 2016. Students we..
27-Nov-2015
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No worries
Bendigo Weekly
Each day people of all ages have to deal with what local author Tanya Balcke depicts as a purple monster which sometimes sits on your shoulder – worry. Her children’s book, I Have a Worry addresses the issue of anxiety or “worry” in young people and aims to make sens..
27-Nov-2015
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Lila wins a new car
Bendigo Weekly
To celebrate the recent opening of Lansell Square, the centre invited shoppers to enter the “Drive away in a brand new car” campaign. It was the chance to win either a Nissan Micra ST or a Holden Barina Spark, thanks to Poyser Motor Group. To participate in the campaign, Lans..
20-Nov-2015
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Business scoops the hot prize
Bendigo Weekly
QUALITY coffee in Bendigo has received recognition again this year, with Custom Coffees winning two medals at the Golden Bean Awards. This year marks the fourth running that the business has won in the decaffeinated latte category with their fairtrade organic cascadia decaf. The medals..
20-Nov-2015
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ASIC moves on land bank schemes
Bendigo Weekly
ASIC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against companies associated with Jamie McIntyre and the 21st Century Group in relation to their promotion and sale of interests to investors in five land banking schemes, including one on the outskirts of Bendigo. ASIC alleges..
10-Aug-2015
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Bendigo Bank profit soars
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has announced an after tax statutory profit of $423.9 million for the 12 months ending June 30. Underlying cash earnings at Australia's fifth largest bank were $432.4 million, a 13.1 percent increase on the prior corresponding period. Managing Director Mike Hi..
10-Aug-2015
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Schaller adds boom
Bendigo Weekly
THE Schaller Studio is celebrating its first birthday and tourism appeal within the Greater Bendigo community. Designed as the Art Series Hotel Group’s first property outside of Melbourne, the Schaller features the largest collection of works by Australian namesake Mark Schaller. Mor..
26-Jun-2015
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New leaf on the Vine
Bendigo Weekly
A transformation of Bendigo’s popular Golden Vine Hotel is well under way with a new management structure providing a new lease of life. “I’m excited that Mick Coates, an experienced musician, is at the helm at the Golden Vine,” Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival..
13-Mar-2015
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Amy’s tree change
Bendigo Weekly
In December last year Amy Moylan made the tree change from Melbourne to Bendigo to take up her new role as hotel manager at The Schaller Studio. Since leaving the city with her fiancé and two dogs she has not looked back, with the thriving art and culinary scene captivating her. ..
13-Feb-2015
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Sundays fun days at Schaller
Bendigo Weekly
A free barbecue will be one part of Open Studio Sundays at the Schaller Studio. The community event is the brainchild of hotel manager Amy Moylan and will be held every Sunday from January 11 until February 22. Ms Moylan was keen to find the very best local food offering to be included ..
09-Jan-2015
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Fresh pickings
Marika McMahon
There is much excitement in the air out Kennington way with the opening this week of the new Woolworths and accompanying retail shops. It has been much talked about on the sidelines at soccer and basketball as families plot a new place to shop in Bendigo. On Sunday afternoon we had a stick..
29-Aug-2014
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Hop out for beer food
Marika McMahon
The ever changing landscape of Bendigo food world continues to evolve. There’s a few new places and a few new events. Did you drive along Pall Mall last Saturday and think there was some hipster convention in town? Sure there were a lot of beards, a lot of crochet beanies but they we..
22-Aug-2014
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Demand prompts new restaurant
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s Mexican Kitchen Restaurant opened a new diner, Mexi, in Strath Hill shopping centre on Monday. “We had to open a new store because of the high demand for it,” co-owner Bill Sherman said. Mexi is slightly different to the Mexican Kitchen Restaurant and is regar..
15-Aug-2014
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Something to salivate about
Bendigo Weekly
Trying out craft beers can be a hard call, but somebody has got to do it. Bendigo on the Hop will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 11am to 6pm. It’s a movable feast which is being hosted by 10 venues around the CBD. As well as local and national beers you can taste local produce and music...
08-Aug-2014
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Vegie bags offers a taste of variety
Marika McMahon
There were some exciting fruit and veg moments at our house this week as I tried two other fruit and veg methods new to me – the Peppergreen Farm weekly fruit and veg bag as well as an avocado subscription. Peppergreen Farm in Thunder Street North Bendigo is Bendigo Access Employment&..
01-Aug-2014
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Le tour de Bendigo
Marika McMahon
With our nights dominated by the beautiful vistas of France, I present Le Tour de Bendigo. First stop: Café Roubaix in Queen St – adjacent to the cycle shop. Of course, with a name like that it promises great things for both the cycling and French fan. Decorated with all sorts o..
25-Jul-2014
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Reaching his goal
Bendigo Weekly
Growing up in Sydney, Tim Cahill had one aim in life: to play professional soccer. At the time he imagined that would be, at best, with one of the country’s top domestic sides. The four-year-old with tears streaming down his cheeks as he lined up for his first game could not have imagi..
04-Dec-2015
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Stories from the 'front
Rosalea Ryan
POINT a police detective turned investigative journalist in the direction of Australia’s docklands and the material unearthed is likely to make for a juicy – if not entirely family-friendly – dossier. That’s precisely what Duncan McNab has produced in Waterfront, a th..
27-Nov-2015
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Magda's reckoning
Bendigo Weekly
Magda Szubanski says the experience of being a subject of the popular television series, Who Do You Think You Are, spurred her on to write her memoir. “I had already begun to write this story but that experience changed my life,” she said. “The experience of Who Do You..
20-Nov-2015
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Life of the cattlemen
Rosalea Ryan
FEW things are more iconic in the true sense of the word than south-east Australia’s high-country cattlemen. Whether the occasion is a local cultural celebration or the opening ceremony of the 2000 Olympics, if a “typical” Australian character is needed, horse riders dresse..
20-Nov-2015
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Family ties in knots
Rosalea Ryan
FAMILIAL rivalry has for many years been a best-selling theme built on bad blood and outlandish behaviour in the cattle country of the south-western United States. Look no further than the Colbys and Carringtons of Dynasty and the Ewings and Barnes of Dallas for examples of scheming and dece..
13-Nov-2015
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Sweet treats
Rosalea Ryan
THE average Australian might not be able to break bread with Canberra politicians in the style of Annabel Crabb but, thanks to journalist and foodie Crabb’s new publishing collaboration, anyone can enjoy the sweet treats that star in her ABC TV interview series Kitchen Cabinet. For Spe..
06-Nov-2015
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