FYFFE LEAVES ART GALLERY BOARD
Christine McGinn
AVID Bendigo Art Gallery supporter councillor Rod Fyffe has stood down from his duties as the board’s community representative. City of Greater Bendigo Cr Fyffe found that his appointment on the art gallery board conflicted with his ability to participate or vote on council matters rela..
10-Apr-2015
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PUSH IS ON FOR AGED CARE SUPPORT
Christine McGinn
A LOCAL aged care advocate is pushing for a one-stop aged care service information centre in Bendigo. Leading Aged Services Australia volunteer of the year Ruth Hosking said the city needs an impartial centre to help clients navigate the system and its available services. “There is a s..
10-Apr-2015
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POLICE PRAISE DRIVERS
Christine McGinn
POLICE have praised motorists for their safe driving on central Victoria’s roads this Easter long-weekend. Bendigo Police Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant Mark Edwards said Operation Crossroads had been successful across the region. “The number one thing is that no one died, this is..
07-Apr-2015
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Harrower era over
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit's Harrower era is officially over. Bernie Harrower, who has coached the club for its first eight years in the Women's National Basketball League, will not coach the team next season. The club released a statement this afternoon saying that Harrower had rejected an offe..
02-Apr-2015
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BACK ONLINE
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 31,000 homes in Greater Bendigo have been reinstated to the National Broadband Network rollout plan after being dropped from the list two years ago. iLoddon Mallee Chairman Bruce Winzar yesterday welcomed NBN Co’s announcement of NBN connection construction works from late 201..
02-Apr-2015
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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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Word spreads on healthy eating
Sam Kane
Bendigo residents will soon be able to learn how to plan and cook healthy meals, after a community kitchen program was introduced today. Community members will be given the opportunity to learn about the importance of healthy eating, with the project starting in November, and running through ..
23-Sep-2014
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Mental health under pressure
Bendigo Weekly
Cracks are showing in Bendigo’s mental health services according to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards. The Community Visitors Report tabled in Parliament last week, found mental health patients were suffering due to unresolved issues in services. “People with a mental illness,..
22-Sep-2014
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Mosque heads to VCAT
Christine McGinn
An application against Bendigo’s first mosque will be heard at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in December. Julie Hoskin, on behalf of a group application, will put a case forward against the development of the mosque. The hearing will be held on December 1 and is expect..
22-Sep-2014
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McClure sacked
Anthony Radford
FORMER mayor Daryl McClure has been sacked from the Rosalind Park Reference Group for giving the park masterplan to the Bendigo Weekly. Mr McClure has been a strong advocate for, and protector of, the park, for his entire public life. The former state member of parliament acknowledges he ..
20-Sep-2014
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CFA searches for new shed
Christine McGinn
THE Country Fire Authority is scoping out a new site for the Golden Square brigade, to be bought this financial year. Two blocks of at least 5000 square metres are being considered in Golden Square for the CFA to build a purpose-built facility. Station captain Paul Davis met with CFA officia..
20-Sep-2014
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'La Trobe staff under perform'
Christine McGinn
The National Tertiary Education Union has slammed La Trobe University for its restructure. The NTEU claims the university’s vice chancellor John Dewar said a tight budget forced jobs cuts and the organisational restructure. According to the NTEU, staff and students were told a third of ..
19-Sep-2014
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The eyes have it
Anthony Radford
Brooke Addamo aka Owl Eyes might be young, have big dreams and wield a prodigious talent, but she’s also unsually patient. After a slightly stuttered beginning to her career, Addamo enjoyed her breakout year in 2010. Today, her enviable voice has been all over radio, either through vo..
05-Aug-2011
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Flare Magazine: accepting inspiration now
Anthony Radford
If you're a young creative, Flare Magazine wants you on board. The mag’s brand spanking new website (www.flareflareflare.com) is up and running, and the eagerly awaited third edition is set for release in October. All that’s needed now is your involvement. To coincide wit..
04-Aug-2011
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A rocking tribute to Broden Leigh Ford
Anthony Radford
Bendigo bands and music lovers will come together this Saturday night to honour the life of Broden Leigh Ford, who was killed in a freak motorcycle accident just over a year ago. To celebrate his life, his 21st birthday, and also highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation, his mot..
04-Aug-2011
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Bendigo Chorale's Russian influence
Anthony Radford
The vocal prowess of the Bendigo Chorale will be directed by their new leader, established Russian conductor, Elena Varshavskaya this month. Along with guests soprano Brenda Kinsella and Laura Hanson on trumpet, Elena, skilled in Russian choir singing, Scandinavian music culture and c..
03-Aug-2011
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Rockin' for Tyson
Anthony Radford
Tyson Schreiber is a brave nine-year-old, battling a disease that has been with him since birth, although not diagnosed until he was five years of age. Slow growing persistent tumours on the brain are robbing Tyson of the joyful rights of a happy, safe and healthy childhood. Outwardly ..
03-Aug-2011
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Smokin' Black Aces
Anthony Radford
Classic riff hardy Rock & Roll is alive and thriving as was borne witness at the Newmarket Hotel last Friday night. Manic, whose alternative hard rock/metal was seemingly at odds with the classic hard rock grooves of the evening's other bands, tore through a killer set. Punchy, melodic ..
03-Aug-2011
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Gold to extend its reach
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Gold will play home games in Swan Hill and Echuca in the 2014 VFL season, extending the club's reach into Northern Victoria. The fixture for 2014 was officially released today, with the Gold also hosting standalone clubs on five different occasions throughout the season. The Gold..
10-Dec-2013
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Spirit tested by Boomers, win 11th straight
Joel Peterson
It was anything but easy, but the Bendigo Spirit were able to hold on for the team's 11th straight win against Melbourne Boomers at the State Basketball centre in Melbourne today. The 60-55 win came after Bendigo led by as many as 15 points in the last quarter, before the Boomers staged a fu..
07-Dec-2013
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Heat is on for Griffin
Joel Peterson
For the first 26 years of her life, Kelsey Griffin has woken up on Christmas morning, looked outside, and seen snow. This year that will certainly not be the case, as she spends the holiday away from the United States for the first time. It will also be her first Christmas without her fami..
06-Dec-2013
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NET LOSS: FUNDING AXED
Bendigo Weekly
More than $6 million in planned Federal Government funding has been stripped from Bendigo. Deputy Prime Minister Warren Trusshas announced the government will not fund $6.2 million worth of infrastructure developments for the city. During the federal election, the previous government an..
04-Dec-2013
COUNCIL NOT HAPPY
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Positive Penaluna
Bendigo Weekly
As Elyse Penaluna gets ready for training with her Bendigo Spirit teammates, she smiles, laughs, and paints a much more positive picture than the last two years of her career would lend themselves to. The Spirit recruit has navigated a long road back from injury after tearing the ..
03-Dec-2013
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Spirit stars double up in league award - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
A week after Kelsey Griffin took out the round eight award, Bendigo Spirit captain Kristi Harrower has been named the Women's National Basketball League player for round nine. After lifting her side to a record 10th straight win over Adelaide on Saturday, Harrower was awarded the honour toda..
03-Dec-2013
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