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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PARK MAKES A SPLASH
Bendigo Weekly
Long Gully will make a golden splash with the grand opening of the gold rush themed Splash Park next Friday. Residents are encouraged to slip into their bathers and take a dip at the splash park on Cunneen Street from 3pm. City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox said the new Splash Park will ..
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15 hours of kinder confirmed
Bendigo Weekly
The Federal Government has committed to funding up to 15 hours of kindergarten next year. Federal Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley made the announcement today, putting to rest the minds of many Bendigo parents. The announcement means parents will not have to search for extra c..
05-Sep-2014
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Calder changes movements
Bendigo Weekly
Drivers are being warned traffic conditions on the Calder Highway, near Ravenswood, will change. VicRoads is advising motorists of upcoming changes as part of road works for the new Freeway Service Centre in Ravenswood. The two existing centre median openings, south and north of the serv..
05-Sep-2014
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Jumping over hurdles
Bendigo Weekly
Walking up that steep hill with my hand on my stomach, I said, “It’s just you and me.” I said it aloud to the baby growing inside me. At 16, I knew it was going to be a rough road, I decided I would do the best I could with what I had. I moved out of home at 17 with my ..
05-Sep-2014
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Scare-tactic program here
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo hospital will be part of a trial of a program aimed at giving young people a first-hand look at what can happen if they take drugs. Premier Denis Napthine will today announce the expansion of the PARTY program, aimed at teaching young Victorians about the traumatic consequences of ri..
05-Sep-2014
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Stadium cash promised - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
The Labor Party will fund the redevelopment of the Bendigo Stadium if elected in November. Victorian Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews made the announcement in Bendigo today. Mr Andrews will promise $5 million of funding for the $16.5m plan. With the stadium prepared to spend up to $1..
04-Sep-2014
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EDITORS DUMPED - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s two newspaper editors have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge. With an icy wind blowing across Bendigo’s Civic Gardens, Bendigo Advertiser editor Rod Case and Bendigo Weekly editor Anthony Radford did their bit for Motor Neurone Disease research. Thanks to the generosit..
04-Sep-2014
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The Ultimate Bee Gees
The Bee Gees are back in town this Friday at the All Seasons Hotel. Well, a pretty good imitation at least. Russell Davey aka Robin Gibb of the Ultimate Bee Gees has toured the nation and various countries like South Africa and Canada, in his four years paying tribute to the brothers Gibb. ..
29-Jun-2011
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'As good as any show I've been to'
Momentum is building and there is a genuine buzz around town after an estimated 300 people rocked up to the Gold Mines Hotel for the fourth Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival fundraiser. The festival coffers were definitely replenished and the good vibes are flowing, however festival dir..
29-Jun-2011
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Gold Fields' golden days
Bendigo Weekly
You can accomplish a lot in a year. And Ballarat band Gold Fields has done plenty. The five-piece, consisting mainly of school friends from St Patrick’s College, only came together in a musical sense this time last year. Since then they’ve gone on to support the likes of ..
28-Jun-2011
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Fundraiser four the best yet
With its three uniquely individual performance areas, the picturesque courtyard, historic cellar and stylish dining room, the elegant and historic Gold Mines Hotel made a perfect host venue for the fourth Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival Fundraiser. With 19 acts performing at the seve..
27-Jun-2011
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Bridesmaids
THERE is a bonus scene just before the credits in the American comedy Bridesmaids that is so shockingly gross that I involuntarily mentally blocked it and had to be reminded later as to its content. Like Quinton Tarantino and his use of over-the-top violence, some modern comedy experime..
27-Jun-2011
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The push you need
If you’re young and looking to break into the competitive music and event management industry, this event is too important to miss. The Push FReeZA Summit is coming to Bendigo on July 6, targetting creative and innovative youngsters between the age of 12 and 25. You will be treate..
24-Jun-2011
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Stevens leading the charge for Roos
Bendigo Weekly
Kangaroo Flat's replacement for outgoing coach Tyrone Downie has been announced this morning, with former assistant Jason Stevens being appointed as senior coach for the next two seasons. Stevens was Downie's senior assistant as well as the club's development officer this season, and has for..
18-Sep-2013
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Knox the last hurdle
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON The Bendigo Lady Braves’ outstanding season will come to a head this Sunday, when they fight for the team’s sixth SEABL championship against the allconquering Knox Raiders. There is no lack of familiarity between the two sides, with Knox featuring Bendigo Spirit star..
13-Sep-2013
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Support for footy
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Greater Bendigo councillors decided to support the Bendigo Football Club as a matter of policy at Wednesday night’s council meeting. The club made an approach to council asking for in principle support of its bid to stay alive in the VFL competition and relocate its home b..
13-Sep-2013
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Best in tennis head for the city
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo will host a tennis festival next month at the Bendigo Bank Tennis Complex bringing some of Australia’s best to the city. The Bendigo Tennis Association will host the two-week-long stretch of events, with the centrepiece of the fortnight the back-to-back William Loud Bendigo Int..
13-Sep-2013
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Council pitches in for surface
Bendigo Weekly
Hockey Central Victoria will receive $80,000 of funding for the replacement of its wet synthetic pitch, after a decision at Wednesday night’s Greater Bendigo council meeting. HCV is putting $240,000 towards the replacement of the pitch, which was bought in 2006 to be installed at the Ashley ..
13-Sep-2013
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O'Shea lands Garmin gig
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's Glenn O'Shea's incredible road back from the brink of his career has taken another turn in his favour, with the Bendigonian offered a UCI WorldTour "trainee" position on one of the world's leading cycling teams, Garmin-Sharp, from the end of August. The 24-year old track star is tr..
11-Sep-2013
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