$5.7M SCHOOL PRIZE FOR EPSOM
Bendigo Weekly
Epsom Primary School will be given a $5.7 million modernisation boost under a Liberal government promise. Liberal candidate for Bendigo East Greg Bickley has committed funding to develop the school and give it 21st Century teaching spaces. “This $5.7 million election commitment will..
18-Nov-2014
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FIRE SEASON TO IGNITE
Bendigo Weekly
The CFA is preparing locals for the Fire Danger Period to start this coming Monday. Greater Bendigo, Mt Alexander Shire and Central Goldfields Shire will start the period on 17 November at 1am. CFA District 2 Operations Steve Smith said vegetation is completely dry, and so far all indicators..
12-Nov-2014
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RALLY AIMS TO STOP ABC CUTS
Steve Kendall
A RALLY in Hargreaves Mall on Thursday, November 20 will call for public support for the ABC. Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will speak at the event, one of many being held in capital cities and regional centres across Australia to launch the Our stories Our Future Our ABC campaign. ..
12-Nov-2014
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DRUGS AND GUNS IN CAR
Christine McGinn
Police found two loaded firearms and a collection of drugs in a vehicle during a routine intercept in Bendigo on Thursday. Local officers inspected the vehicle and found about $50,000 worth of methampethamines, a large quantity of pills and the firearms on November 6 at 1.30am. A 21 year old ..
12-Nov-2014
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What's the Bendigo Buzz?
Bendigo Weekly
What's the Bendigo Buzz? It's news, but not as you know it. We give you a mixture of the odd, the sublime and the newsworthy, all presented in a new way. Enjoy by clicking here. (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/state-news/)..
28-Feb-2014
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Circus with the wow factor
Bendigo Weekly
By ASHLEY TARLETON Family fun is a given at the Great Moscow Circus which is currently in Bendigo. It has been 12 years since the show last came to town and it is set to be bigger, bolder and brighter than ever. “By golly have we got the wow-factor,” circus general manager..
14-Aug-2014
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EVOLUTION CLOSES DOORS
Christine McGinn
Evolution Sports and Fitness Centre will close its doors. Bendigo Student Association has confirmed it will shut the gym next year after not being found financially viable. BSA members, students, staff and gym members were notified on Tuesday the gym would cease its operations next year. ..
14-Aug-2014
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Mosque objector withdraws
Christine McGinn
An objector to the Bendigo’s first mosque will withdraw his submission at the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal. East Bendigo resident and next-door neighbour to the mosque, Peter Vanderfenn, decided to withdraw his objection to traffic after being given VicRoad documentation ab..
14-Aug-2014
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$100,000 wellness boost
Bendigo Weekly
The Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise has promised $100,000 towards the new wellbeing and swimming complex in Kangaroo Flat. KFCE will give the funds to assist in the development of the $30 million Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing complex in Browning Street. Chair Alan Be..
14-Aug-2014
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Misconduct deal made
Bendigo Weekly
Three Greater Bendigo councillors have reached a settlement over a misconduct finding. The Bendigo Weekly revealed in February an independent State Government Code of Conduct Panel delivered a finding of misconduct against Cr Lisa Ruffell over her handling of a complaint against councillors..
13-Aug-2014
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Girton's new heights
Bendigo Weekly
Girton Grammar has soared to new heights with a $13 million multipurpose building. The Naunton Family four-storey building was officially unveiled this week after two years of planning and construction. Headmaster Matthew Maruff said the building was not only an asset to the school but..
13-Aug-2014
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This is a mythbusting tale for musical technophobes. Computers are not to be feared. Just ask Aussie hip hopper Pez aka Perry Chapman. Success was forged through self belief, but brokered through email. In the weeks following the completion of his debut LP A Mind Of My Own, he shot, some..
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Ash Grunwald
Australian blues maestro Ash Grunwald likes to feel his way around a tune. When he’s in what musicians and sportspeople call “the zone”, songs are discovered, not written. “When I go into the studio I always feel like I have one song... ready to go,” he sa..
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Gypsy and the Cat
From my perch on the third tier of The Palace Theatre, I could see everything – the crazed excitement, the uncontrollable grins and the absolutely infatuated, chest-clasping girls. Apparently, Gypsy and the Cat are kind of a big deal. I mean, don’t get me wrong, my pre-&..
20-May-2011
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Urban Creatures provide Grunwald support
It’s another groovy sign the Bendigo music scene is on the up and up. Late last week, funky folk and jazz duo Urban Creatures were named as the support slot for three of Australian music’s true icons: blues maestro Ash Grunwald, and former Black Sorrows singing siblings, Vika and..
20-May-2011
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GIGFEST
Giggity giggity, Gigfest is back. The winter version of the popular local festival is on Saturday, June 11 at the Newmarket Hotel from midday. Festival co-ordinator Don Webb is still putting the finishing touches to the 19-band line up, but he can confirm Lee Rosser, Grand Perceptor, The Bride ..
20-May-2011
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TINKER
For a taste of ethereal and raw folk, check out Melbourne band Tinker and the Poles this weekend. A two-piece harmony group combining folk, jazz, country, gospel and “whatever else comes their way”, will launch their debut CD in Bendigo. The girls, who have enjoyed airplay on Melbou..
20-May-2011
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Adamson leads Tigers into brave new era
Joel Peterson
Kyneton Football Netball Club has this morning announced its new senior football coach, with Bendigo Gold assistant coach Mark Adamson accepting the job until the end of the 2015 season. Adamson last coached in the Bendigo Football League in 2009, when he led Golden Square to the first of it..
08-Jul-2013
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Aussie stars hit top spot
Joel Peterson
Australian table tennis stars William Henzell and Miao Miao reigned supreme at Bendigo Stadium on Tuesday night, when they took out the 2013 K-Sports ITTF Oceania Cup men’s and women’s titles, respectively. Henzell scored his fifth crown in emphatic fashion, defeating compatriot Da..
05-Jul-2013
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Harvey extends Braves contract
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Braves coach Ben Harvey has extended his contract with the club through the 2014 season, the club announced this morning. Harvey is in his fourth season at the helm of the club, and is enjoying what could be his most successful campaign yet. The Braves have set a club-record winn..
03-Jul-2013
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Aussies rule the table
Joel Peterson
Australian William Henzell scored his fifth K-Sports ITTF Oceania Cup title in emphatic fashion at Bendigo Stadium last night, defeating compatriot David Powell in five sets. Henzell took the first 15-13 and the second 11-7, before Powell took the third 11-7 to wrestle some momentum back in his..
03-Jul-2013
OUR TABLE TENNIS CHAMPS
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Bulldog young gun to captain Vic Country
Joel Peterson
Golden Square star Hamish Morcom will captain the AFL Victoria Country Under-19 side this weekend, in its battle against the Victorian Amateur Football League's under-19 side at Elsternwick Park. Morcom was named to the side last year as a vice-captain, and has been named captain of the Dami..
01-Jul-2013
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Basketball star shares
Joel Peterson
Ben Hunt describes his basketball career as “a bit of a rollercoaster at times”, but the former Perth Wildcat had plenty to teach Bendigo Senior Secondary College students when he returned to his former school this week. Hunt completed his VCE over three years at BSSC before headi..
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