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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Directory connects 3556 locals
Bendigo Weekly
Locals living in the 3556 postcode have a new method of communication, a business and community directory. Whipstick ward councillor Peter Cox will launch the directory this Thursday at Eaglehawk’s Let’s Get Saucy. Business & Community Network 3556 president Maureen Hosking sa..
09-Sep-2014
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POLICE TO BLITZ BENDIGO
Christine McGinn
Victoria Police’s largest four-month Mega Blitz on speed, drunk and drug drivers is set to hit Bendigo. Police will saturate our roads to combat speed, drug and alcohol, fatigue and driver distractions in a bid to reduce the state’s road toll. Mobile speed cameras, radar guns, boo..
09-Sep-2014
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POVERTY BY THE NUMBERS
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo families take home up to $250 less than the rest of the country. Figures supplied by the Federal Parliamentary Library continue to highlight the depth of Bendigo poverty. The median weekly income for families in the Bendigo electorate, before tax, is $1252. The median Australian ..
09-Sep-2014
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Women change it up
Christine McGinn
Female sports players and teams will be able to bid for their share in Labor’s $10 million change rooms upgrade program, if elected in November. Women will be able to stop sharing the men’s change rooms, avoiding the urinals and hosting hygiene facilities. Member for Bendigo West..
08-Sep-2014
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Worker hits gas pipe
Bendigo Weekly
A contract worker, in a new North Bendigo housing estate, broke a gas pipe on Monday afternoon. Twelve Country Fire Authority officers attended to the Ashton Street incident about 1pm. A CFA spokesperson said contractors had been putting trees on the nature strip when an employee clip..
08-Sep-2014
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In touch with TAFE prize
Bendigo Weekly
Nursing student Bridget Gleeson won an iPad mini for just attending Bendigo TAFE’s open day last month. The TAFE ran competitions and offers to draw a crowd and build enthusiasm among potential students to join the campus. With a big grin, Ms Gleeson collected her prize on Monday mornin..
08-Sep-2014
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The Gig Guide
Anthony Radford
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, July 8 THE BRIDGE The Mystery Betts from 9pm. Free THE NEWMARKET HOTEL Blair and Stevensons Rocket from 9pm. $5 THE METRO Xerox from 10pm. Free THE BASEMENT BAR ..
08-Jul-2011
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Saved by design
Anthony Radford
Until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn’t heard of graphic interior design. Bianka Loria put me out of my misery (she got a mention a couple of weeks ago, an organiser of the upcoming Analogue 2 Digital art competition). We met randomly in Chancery Lane, as she was photographing for her blo..
08-Jul-2011
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Simply the best
Anthony Radford
Rebecca O’Connor is Simply The Best, as Tina Turner sang, and it is not just the critics giving her rave reviews… she’s even been praised by Tina herself. “Rebecca is so good, she’s scary,” Tina said. “If I had her energy, I would still be touring toda..
08-Jul-2011
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Miami Horror
Anthony Radford
LITTLE wonder it was called Illumination. Through the success of Miami Horror’s debut album proper, Horror conceiver Ben Plant has learnt to embrace others at the coal face of creativity. Up until after the success of EP Bravado, which announced Plant as not only a remixing gun fo..
07-Jul-2011
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Patrick Robinson does it for uke
Anthony Radford
A multi skilled teenager will bring his self-taught “uke” talents to the public for the first time this Saturday. Described as a prodigy, 16-year-old Patrick Robinson first began playing music very young, including piano from the tender age of just seven. “Then I didn&..
07-Jul-2011
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Made in China
Anthony Radford
SIX years ago Made in China were rocking out AC/DC covers in the Flora Hill Secondary College canteen area. A lot has changed. “There’s definitely a lot more hair now,” guitarist Alex McMillan said. Long hair definitely helps with the headbanging, but it is the b..
06-Jul-2011
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Tour return
Joel Peterson
The Jayco Herald Sun Tour will return to Bendigo early next year, when the longest stage of the 61st edition of the race finishes in Bendigo on Friday, February 7. The race starts with a twilight prologue in the Melbourne CBD before the first stage takes riders on a challenging journey from Ge..
29-Nov-2013
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Bendigo CBD to host tour stage finish
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo will again host the finish of a Jayco Herald Sun Tour stage, when the 2014 race comes to town on Friday, February 7 next year. In the 61st edition of the historic race, the 165km second stage will start in Ballarat, before winding its way to Bendigo for the finish on the CBD streets...
26-Nov-2013
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Spirit star Griffin claims player of the week honours
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit star Kelsey Griffin's monster performance against Adelaide on Friday night has seen her claim WNBL player of the week honours for round eight. Griffin starred in the Spirit's back-to-back wins at the weekend, recording 29 points and 10 rebounds against the Lightning in an offe..
26-Nov-2013
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Spirit gears up for tough run
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower says his team must keep its head above water and keep winning games through a tough period of the draw, if it is to reach its regular season goal of a top-two finish in the WNBL. Bendigo heads to Brisbane on Sunday to play Logan, but will likely have to do ..
15-Nov-2013
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Alex hits out for third win
Joel Peterson
Alex Van der Heiden completed a hat-trick of titles last weekend, taking out his third consecutive Bendigo and District Table Tennis Association club championship crown. A field of 45 players lined up for the club championships across nine levels of competition, with A, B and C grade all fea..
15-Nov-2013
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Wilson to miss Thunder clash
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit and Australian Opals shooting guard Kelly Wilson is likely to miss the Spirit's clash with Logan Thunder on Sunday. Wilson missed Bendigo's 84-68 win over Canberra at the weekend due to a rib injury, and did not train last night. Spirit forward Elyse Penaluna, who also mis..
13-Nov-2013
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