AUSTRALIA'S FIRST SAINT BROKEN
Christine McGinn
Sacred Heart Cathedral’s statue of Australia’s first saint Mary MacKillop was damaged over the weekend. The right hand glass pane, about 2 centimetres thick has been smashed with an “implement”. Sergeant Damian Keegan said the statue was damaged some time between 3.30p..
15-Dec-2014
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TOP OF THE CLASS
Bendigo Weekly
Year 12 Girton Grammar student and School Captain, Thomas Duke, has achieved an ATAR score of 99.95 giving him the highest ATAR Score possible in the VCE. Headmaster of Girton Grammar School in Bendigo, Matthew Maruff, said that the overall VCE results for the school were excellent and..
15-Dec-2014
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STUDENTS' RESULTS REVEALED
Bendigo Weekly
Year 12 students will receive their Victorian Certificate of Education and ATAR scores this morning. Students have been able to access their 2014 results since 7am this morning. With mixed emotions, students will be able to log onto the resultsandatar.vic.edu.au with their VCAA student number..
15-Dec-2014
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UNSAFE CHINESE ARCHWAY
Bendigo Weekly
THE ornate archway to the Dai Gum San Chinese Precinct is riddled with structural issues. The City of Greater Bendigo inspected the structure, off McCrae Street, and deemed it unsafe. Director of Planning and Development Prue Mansfield said the archway was unsafe and would be fenced off t..
12-Dec-2014
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NEW PUSH FOR AIRPORT
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo has announced a renewed push for the $5 million in federal funding it desperately wants to fund the $15m redevelopment of the city’s airport. The council and state government have both committed $5m towards the project, with high hopes the federal government..
12-Dec-2014
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PERCEPTION KEY TO CITY FUTURE
Christine McGinn
BENDIGO’S first mosque has been left off the religious tourism draw-card list in the City of Greater Bendigo’s latest report. COGB’s Economic Development Strategy 2014-2020 emphasises the grandeur of the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Goldfie..
12-Dec-2014
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Council dig deeps for Mitchell St
Christine McGinn
After Mitchell Street’s $3.8 million upgrade, ratepayers are baffled about what has taken a year. Under the road, Greater Bendigo council ripped up 750 metres of old and damaged drainage pipes and 41 drainage pits. Council replaced the pipes with 1.3 kilometres of new storm water pipe, ..
18-Sep-2014
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VIETNAM SECURES ADA JOB
Christine McGinn
Australian Defence Apparel chief executive officer Matt Graham has confirmed part of Australia’s military protective equipment will be made in Vietnam, not Bendigo. The Weekly revealed last month, the uniforms would be made offshore. (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/defence-work-may..
18-Sep-2014
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Build the car park: BSSC
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Senior Secondary College has called for a car park to be built under the city’s lawn tennis courts in Rosalind Park. As part of its submission to the park’s masterplan process, the BSSC council believes more provision should be made for parking. “No provision is..
17-Sep-2014
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Bendigo shows manufacturing strength
Christine McGinn
Bendigo's manufacturing sector is struggling to compete on a global scale according to the Australian Industry Group. Ai Group regional manager Jim Dannock said most businesses, except a few strong players, were strangled by global competition. “Manufacturing in Bendigo is fragile;..
17-Sep-2014
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Council falls short
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council failed 10 of its own 12 performance measures for 2013-14. The council’s annual Performance Statement was tabled at last week’s ordinary meeting. It lists the council’s strategic indicators and activities and targets in those areas. Council fa..
16-Sep-2014
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Deadly Yakka upskills Aboriginals
Christine McGinn
Employment program, Deadly Yakka, will improve training and work-skills for local Aboriginal people. Matchworks launched its initiative on Monday, to address a gap in employment skills for the Aboriginal community. Dja Dja Wurrung clans Aboriginal Corporation deputy chair Trent Nelson said it..
16-Sep-2014
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The Gig Guide (July 22 to July 27)
Anthony Radford
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, July 22 THE BRIDGE The Mystery Betts from 7pm. Free OLD HEPBURN HOTEL Heartbeat from 8.30pm. Free THE NEWMARKET HOTEL Mick Ahearn and Rex from 9pm. $5 THE METRO ..
22-Jul-2011
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Closure in Moscow
Anthony Radford
First of all I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the great team at The Push and Mic Up Productions for continually giving Bendigo youth a chance to see some of Australia’s most aspiring artists without having to make the trip to Melbourne. In the past few years they have been..
21-Jul-2011
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Fenella Wagener: a personal story
Anthony Radford
With a new album, and a new gig at the Herald Sun, budding journalist and singer Fenella Wagener’s world is beginning to seriously open up. “I’m loving it, everything is finally falling into place,” she says. It’s been just over a year since she left Bendigo..
21-Jul-2011
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Sarah McLeod: "Totally extreme"
Anthony Radford
Sarah McLeod’s musical taste is not eclectic, "all over the shop" would be more accurate. And she knows it. “Oh yeah, you should hear what’s on my hard drive,” she laughs. “I’ve got all sorts of stuff. It’s totally extreme. “When..
19-Jul-2011
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Singer Remy Juliana wins over Clare Bowditch
Anthony Radford
Young Bendigo performer Remy Juliana can now call national acclaimed Clare Bowditch a fan of her work. On July 13 the 17-year-old shared the stage with Bowditch during her Ballarat concert, after the youngster won a competition which allowed local performers to submit a clip of their talents..
18-Jul-2011
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Downunda Thunda Radio Independent Music Showcase
Anthony Radford
Thunder of a musical variety will hit Bendigo next weekend. The Downunda Thunda Radio Independent Music Showcase, held on July 30 and 31 at the Golden Vine, will feature a number of local and visiting acts, raising funds for the Victorian Flood Relief Appeal. Acts include The Bride Strip..
18-Jul-2011
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Coach positive
Joel Peterson
NEWLY-APPOINTED Spring Gully Cricket Club coach Damien Dunlop says the club is excited about the upcoming Emu Valley Cricket Association season despite being in a transitional phase. After finishing seventh last season, the Crows have appointed Dunlop – who has formerly worked for the Englan..
27-Sep-2013
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Harrower to play on
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo basketball icon Kristi Harrower has announced she will suit up for a 16th season in the Women’s National Basketball League with Bendigo Spirit. Harrower led the Spirit to the club’s first WNBL championship last season, averaging 15.4 points and over 6.4 assists per game to..
25-Sep-2013
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Selwood second in Brownlow
Joel Peterson
Bendigo's Joel Selwood has come runner-up in the 2013 Brownlow Medal tonight, going down to Gold Coast's Gary Ablett Jr. by one vote. Geelong star Selwood polled a total of 27 votes, but a three vote effort in the Suns' round 23 win over GWS saw Ablett take out his second medal, one vote ahe..
23-Sep-2013
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Spirit's China tune up
Bendigo Weekly
After competing in the WNBL Spring Shield at the weekend, Bendigo Spirit's preparation of its title defence steps up another gear this Friday night, when the defending champions host the Chinese National team at Bendigo Stadium. The exhibition match, tipping off at 7pm on Friday, will ..
23-Sep-2013
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Bulldogs win fifth straight
Bendigo Weekly
A stunning third quarter set Golden Square up for their fifth straight Bendigo Football Netball League seniors premiership on Saturday. Before a packed Queen Elizabeth Oval, the six-goal-to-three third term set up the Bulldogs' 21-point win over the Strathfieldsaye Storm. Led by best af..
21-Sep-2013
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Harrower decision in days
Anthony Radford
Bendigo basketball legend Kristi Harrower will make her mind up within days whether or not she will play on in the WNBL this season. Harrower announced on Twitter this morning she will play with the Bendigo Spirit this weekend in the pre-season tournament. The former Opal said she would ..
20-Sep-2013
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