Council budget dissent
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council's 2014-15 budget will face significant dissent this week. The draft budget will be put before council on Wednesday night for final approval. The budget will recommend a six per cent rates rise, with a capital expenditure of just $26.79 million of its $93.3m rates ..
27-Jul-2014
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ROSI FUTURE
Anthony Radford
Rosalind Park is being returned to the public in a dramatic change of policy direction and tradition. The draft Rosalind Park Masterplan, to be unveiled in the coming weeks, recommends ridding the park of most of its car spaces and creating a series of stunning new lawns and gardens. It propo..
26-Jul-2014
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A journey across faiths
Christine McGinn
A deep purple hijab frames the face of Concepción Ollivier, a Bendigo Muslim woman. For many people she is an anomaly. A Catholic who converted to Islam. A Catholic who is now affectionately known as Aneesa by her Muslim family and friends. With her is her friend Kimberly Amatullah. K..
26-Jul-2014
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'We don't have influence'
Christine McGinn
Most locals do not feel they have any ability to influence Greater Bendigo council decisions, according to a new report. Council’s Wellbeing Survey revealed 82 per cent of residents said they did not have the ability to influence council’s decisions. The 2014 report found 48 per ..
26-Jul-2014
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Listening to voice of pain
Dianne Dempsey
It was cold on Wednesday night, and raining. But a determined group of men and women were steadily making their way into the Bendigo Town Hall to attend the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Abuse. This was essentially an information forum, rather than a hearing, and ..
26-Jul-2014
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Full steam ahead for rail
Anthony Radford
The man who led the campaign to reopen the Kangaroo Flat railway station believes Bendigo could have its own suburban rail network by Christmas. The Bendigo Weekly revealed last week plans were being put in place for the city to have its own intra-urban train network within a decade. However,..
26-Jul-2014
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Movie: Hall Pass (MA) Starring: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis THE majority of the romantic comedy Hall Pass follows the Hollywood formula of its genre that has worked and not worked for countless of similar movies. However, the only factor that makes this predominantly unexciting project diff..
24-Mar-2011
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Alive and kicking
Bendigo, brace yourself. The Sydney pop-punk whirlwind known as Tonight Alive will be ripping through our fine city next Wednesday, Feb 16 Armed with youth, great musicianship and more energy than cyclone Yasi, Bendigo is in for a real treat. Attracting almost viral hype with only one EP..
15-Feb-2011
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Bendigo Gold boss resigns
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Gold chairman Peter Lodewijks has stepped down. Lodewijks has cited a new career opportunity as his reason for his departure from the VFL club, and will be replaced by local businessman Tim Dickson. Lodewijks said the decision to resign from the Board had been a difficult one. ..
11-Jul-2012
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Kouta backs Ratten's Blues
Bendigo Weekly
CARLTON AFL legend Anthony Koutoufides has described recent criticism of embattled coach Brett Ratten “part of the natural coaching cycle”. Before an appearance in Bendigo today, the 278-game Blues champion and two-time best and fairest winner spoke in defence of his 1995 premier..
11-Jul-2012
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Two locals in VCFL squad
Bendigo Weekly
TWO Bendigo footballers will this weekend show their wares as a part of the VCFL under 19 representative side. Eaglehawk’s Riley McIvor and Golden Square’s Hamish Morcom have been selected to the 24 man team to take on the VAFA U19 side this Sunday at Melbourne’s Elsternwick ..
10-Jul-2012
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Geary a Saint until 2015
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo footballer Jarryn Geary has elected to stay a St Kilda Saint for two more years. The 24 year-old has put pen to paper on a contract with the AFL club, his new deal extending to the end of the 2014 season. Geary, who was drafted from the Bendigo Pio..
09-Jul-2012
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BRAVES DUMP IMPORT
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Braves have released guard Daniel Horton from his contract with the club. Horton had been a standout performer in the SEABL averaging a Braves team high 19.6 points per game , fourassists and 3.5 rebounds per game. Braves coach Ben Harvey said there was no doubt that Horton w..
05-Jul-2012
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Toby rides high
Bendigo Weekly
With a trip to the USA in his sights, rodeo star Toby Collins is heading in the right direction as he goes from strength to strength in the saddle By JOEL PETERSON You’d think horses might be a bit kinder to Toby Collins. He works with them for a living, but has to stop them ..
29-Jun-2012
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