AMICUS BIDS TO CLOSE GAP
Christine McGinn
A LEADING disability service provider has pipe dreams to build and develop affordable housing. Amicus Inc wants to transform its North Bendigo site into housing to help address the unmet local demand for people with a disability. Executive officer Ann-Marie Davis said there was a limited..
03-Jul-2015
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A BIG DEAL
Peter Kennedy
BENDIGO Bank chairman Robert Johanson has used this week’s 20th anniversary of the former building society becoming a bank to reflect on the organisation’s increasing importance to the local region. Mr Johanson said while this week’s anniversary marked the change from a ..
03-Jul-2015
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ICE ACTION FOR FAMILIES
Christine McGinn
A NEW family support program will be developed in the Loddon Mallee region as part of the national Ice Action Plan. Bendigo Community Health Services (BCHS) will receive $200,000 over the next four years from the state government to expand its support services for families affected by ice. ..
03-Jul-2015
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MOSQUE DELAY DISAPPOINTS COUNCIL
Bendigo Weekly
The City of Greater Bendigo is disappointed objectors to the mosque made a claim of bias against VCAT’s president and deputy president. Planning and Development director Prue Mansfield said it threatened to delay a decision on the proposed development. “This is a matter for V..
02-Jul-2015
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BUSHMASTERS GO DUTCH
Bendigo Weekly
TWELVE new Bendigo-made Bushmasters have gone into production to be sent to the Netherlands. The Ministry of Defence ordered the vehicles to strengthen their defence capacity. The Dutch customer purchased 86 Bushmasters between 2006 and 2009, and new order will be delivered by mid-2016...
01-Jul-2015
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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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New culture row erupts
Anthony Radford
Greater Bendigo councillor Helen Leach has come under fire for an email questioning the cultural traditions of some of the city’s newest citizens. After attending a citizenship ceremony earlier this month, Cr Leach sent an email to the eight other councillors. “At the citizenship..
27-Sep-2014
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Firies add heat over new station
Christine McGinn
Bendigo firefighters are again calling on the Country Fire Authority to build a new fire station, to stop putting local lives at risk. According to firies, the current Hargreaves Street facility is too small and too old to meet current demand. But the CFA has made some progress, since th..
27-Sep-2014
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'New suburb' steps forward
Bendigo Weekly
Another vital step has been taken to approving Bendigo's largest ever residential subdivision. Planing Minister Matthew Guy has approved the rezoning of 125 hectares of land on Edwards Road at Maiden Gully to residential. The decision paves the way for Birchgrove Properties to build 140..
26-Sep-2014
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Rates varied
Anthony Radford
More than half of Bendigo’s households received rates rises below the average this year. The Bendigo Weekly can reveal almost 56 per cent of Greater Bendigo’s 45,741 houses received rates rises of less than six per cent. More than 20 per cent of the city’s residents received..
26-Sep-2014
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Strange art in the park
Sam Kane
Children of all ages were delighted this week after a new art installation was launched at the Rosalind Park Conservatory. Strange Garden has been created by Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, and features plant-like structures made from cardboard. It also gives young people the opportunity to draw and a..
26-Sep-2014
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Lunch raises cash
Bendigo Weekly
This year’s Fashion for the Field Luncheon aims to raise much-needed funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Cancer In Kids Auxilliary. Run mostly by volunteers, CIKA formed in 1980 from the parents of three children who passed away due to cancerous tumours. CIKA president..
26-Sep-2014
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Jordie Lane, Wolfy & the Bat Cubs, Rowan Blackmore and more
Anthony Radford
On paper one couldn’t imagine a more diverse pairing than that of Wolfy & the Bat Cubs and their psychedelic high octane burn, along with Rowan Blackmore, Bendigo’s very own multi-instrumental world music maestro. But it sure worked a treat at Newmarket Hotel last Saturday (..
16-Aug-2011
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Stringybark McDowell
Anthony Radford
Stringybark McDowell, the former front-man for Muddy Puddles, certainly looked the part in waistcoat, top-hat and goggles. With his collection of string instruments, including the much-maligned banjo, he entertained a good midweek turnout at the Metro and Pug Mahones Irish Bar last night. ..
11-Aug-2011
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Shaun Kirk: a true one man band
Anthony Radford
Young bluesman Shaun Kirk is a true one-man band. With an array of pedal-powered percussion at his disposal, extraordinary guitar skills and potent harmonica, the absolute musical muscle that this lone young bluesman generates is that of three or four players. While it may have been a s..
10-Aug-2011
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Shaun Kirk: one man blues band
Anthony Radford
Young bluesman Shaun Kirk is a true one-man band. With an array of peddle powered percussion at his disposal, extraordinary guitar skills and potent harmonica, the absolute musical muscle that this lone young bluesman generates is that of three or four players. While it may have been a small..
10-Aug-2011
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City living: Karen Ward at VAC gallery
Anthony Radford
Karen Ward's show at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre includes a painting with a title that quotes Charles Baudelaire: "the city changes faster than the human heart". This beautiful but disturbing idea tells us something about the power of art, and its goal, to hold a moment, to ca..
10-Aug-2011
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Wolfy and the Bat Cubs
Anthony Radford
Life’s getting busy in the world of Wolfy & the Bat Cubs. They’re working hard at building a reputation as an exciting new force on the Melbourne pub scene, not forgetting to mention an EP set for release later in the year. With a vibe that harks back to the golden the ..
10-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 ..
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