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$145,000 TOURISM PLAN
Christine McGinn
Bendigo tourism has stepped up, collaborating with local shires to develop a $145,000 Bendigo Tourism- Destination Management Plan. Central Goldfields, Mt Alexander, Loddon shires and Greater Bendigo council have teamed up to develop a strategy to encourage tourism in the region. Deputy Premi..
26-Aug-2014
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Eaglehawk Nth students dress up for book week
Bendigo Weekly
Parents across Bendigo did their best to cobble together costumes for Book Week in the past week or so. Some, however, went to extreme lengths. Eaglehawk North Primary School was one of the best in the city, with most of the school's 335 students putting on a fantastic show. Click on..
25-Aug-2014
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TOP TWO TAKE ICE CHALLENGE
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's two top citizens will join the latest social media craze on Tuesday. Greater Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons and chief executive officer Craig Niemann will take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease, by ..
25-Aug-2014
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'Pay up Libs'
Anthony Radford
OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten believes it is time for another Federal Government-funded infrastructure project for Bendigo. Construction of the Ulumbarra Theatre is nearing completion and support for the redevelopment of the city’s tennis courts and botanic gardens was lost when the go..
23-Aug-2014
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Welcome to Rosalind Car Park
Anthony Radford
QUESTIONS have arisen about whether or not approval for the construction of more than 200 car parks in Rosalind Park was given legitimately. Greater Bendigo council is currently creating 223 carparks on the lower end of Tom Flood, next to the childcare centre. The new car park was needed a..
23-Aug-2014
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Woolworths to open August 27
Bendigo Weekly
The suburb of Kennington continues to grow with the opening of a new Woolworths supermarket. Opening Wednesday, August 27, store manager Adam Hutton said the supermarket will provide the expanding community with an opportunity to access a range of services. “The new store provides o..
22-Aug-2014
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AMBULANCE BOARD SACKED
Anthony Radford
THE State Government has sacked and replaced the entire Ambulance Victoria board. Health Minister David Davis said the government was taking "decisive action to deal with the long-standing problems in Ambulance Victoria, to benefit both metropolitan and country Victoria". “The new A..
24-Aug-2011
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Carbon tax jobs confusion
Anthony Radford
LIBERAL Senator Michael Ronaldson says new economic modelling has confirmed that the federal government's carbon tax will cost more than 650 central Victorian jobs in the next four years. Senator Ronaldson said families in central Victoria would be among the first and hardest hit by the tax..
19-Aug-2011
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CBC awards announced
Anthony Radford
Big-name writers dominate the winners of this year's Children's Book Council Awards, announced today. Multiple award winner Sonya Hartnett won the Older Readers Book of the Year for The Midnight Zoo. Isobelle Carmody took out the Younger Readers award for The Red Wind. Freya Blackwood and Jan ..
19-Aug-2011
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Pedestrian deaths prompt police plea
Anthony Radford
POLICE have issued a plea to road users to look out after a spate of fatal pedestrian collisions on Victorian roads. In the month of August alone, there have been six collisions resulting in the death of seven pedestrians on our roads. In five of the six recent collisions, police believe t..
19-Aug-2011
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Lest We Forget: Baillieu marks Long Tan 45th anniversary
Anthony Radford
Premier Ted Baillieu has marked the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan today by laying a wreath and speaking at the Shrine of Remembrance to honour the Australian infantry soldiers who fought at Long Tan. “Today we honour the valour of the heroes of Long Tan, where 108 brave in..
18-Aug-2011
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Flood victims given more time to seek support
Anthony Radford
Flood affected primary producers and small businesses have been given an extra five months to apply for vital flood support. The State Government has announced an extension to the deadline for applications for concessional loans of up to $200,000 and $25,000 clean up and restoration gra..
18-Aug-2011
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Annabel Crabb is Canberra Confidential
Steve Kendall
AS Canberra celebrates its centenary ABC TV has sent Annabel Crabb in to find the hidden stories. Most people would think nothing much happens in Canberra, never has. But Annabel is set to change your mind. Annabel is a political journalist from way back, and has pounded the streets and..
05-Mar-2013
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Win tix to comedy show
Bendigo Weekly
Comedy returns to Bendigo this Thursday night, and the first Thursday of every month when the Hotel Shamrock hosts its new Comedy Club. Taking place in the Shamrock’s brand new Beer Garden, the show is set to showcase some of comedy’s best and brightest, plus some hand-picked up an..
04-Mar-2013
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Journey of happiness
Steve Kendall
THE road to discovery is opening up for Genevieve Chadwick, with part of the journey bringing her to Bendigo tomorrow night. Like so many of her craft she spent her youth singing in front of the mirror, but finally made the decision to go full time about three and a half years ago. &ldquo..
15-Feb-2013
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Clubfeet at Star Bar
Bendigo Weekly
Clubfeet are all set to play Star Bar on Friday on the back of their Heirs and Graces Australian album tour. It’s part of an eight-date tour. It’s is shaping up to be Clubfeet’s breakthrough year. Hailing from Melbourne (via Cape Town), the band originally made a name t..
04-Feb-2013
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May the Fourth be with Moo
Bendigo Weekly
The 2013 Groovin The Moo line up has been revealed for May 4 in Bendigo. The 2013 edition of the festival will feature sets from the likes of Tame Impala, Flume, Tegan and Sara, The Kooks, Example, The Temper Trap and Midnight Juggernauts. Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, LA's The Bronx and They..
29-Jan-2013
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Abreact on the road
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO band Abreact are mid-way through their launch tour and are at the Newmarket on Saturday. Entities was released in December and the band said sales had been better than expected. The tour runs until late February and takes in Melbourne, Frankston, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and P..
22-Jan-2013
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Game on home turf
Joel Peterson
FC Bendigo may be still looking for its first National Premier Leagues Victoria senior win, but it took its first points last Saturday when it hosted Moreland Zebras at the Tom Flood Sports Centre. About 1000 people, including a particularly passionate group of fans under the Frank McCaig St..
11-Apr-2014
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Braves ready for Ballarat battle
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Bank Braves coach Ben Harvey has guaranteed his side will be ready to play tonight when it takes on Ballarat in round four of the South East Australian Basketball League. The Braves suffered a disappointing 91-88 defeat at the hands of Frankston last Saturday, despite shooting nearly..
09-Apr-2014
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Storm the benchmark, says Carter
Joel Peterson
Golden Square coach Nick Carter says Strathfieldsaye is the benchmark side in the Bendigo Football League in season 2014. Last year's grand final sides did battle on Sunday, with the Storm exacting revenge on Square with a 33-point victory behind five goals from star recruit Stephen Milne. ..
08-Apr-2014
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LaSondra all set to suit up
Joel Peterson
A 2-0 record through two games is an exciting way to start any season, irrespective of sport or level of competition. For star Champions IGA Bendigo Lady Braves import LaSondra Barrett it may be even more so, given she is yet to suit up for the undefeated side. The 24-year-old American a..
04-Apr-2014
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Storm lose guns for grand final re-match
Joel Peterson
Strathfieldsaye Storm will be without at least four key players on Sunday for its season opening grand final rematch against Golden Square at Flight Centre Park. The Storm will go into the game without goalsneak Lachlan Sharp, captain Shannon Geary, full back Leigh Prior and full forward Sam..
03-Apr-2014
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Bendigo’s strong start
Bendigo Weekly
Both the Bendigo Bank Braves and Champions IGA Lady Braves scored wins over Brisbane to open the SEABL season last weekend. Dustin Salisbery led the Braves to a thrilling one-point win, while Alex Bunton was the Lady Braves’ best in a comfortable win against the Lady Spartans. Both si..
28-Mar-2014
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Pool playground sunk
Bendigo Weekly
A playground at the Bendigo Aquatic Centre has been decommissioned for safety reasons and will be removed. Community Wellbeing director Pauline Gordon said safety issues were reported to the council this week. “Fortunately no one was injured, but it will cost several thousand dollar..
18-Jan-2013
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Home for the future
Rosemary Sorensen
The shortage of one-bedroom accommodation in Bendigo is most likely to impact on older people, according to a housing support service. “We are encouraging people who live in housing where they are not guaranteed affordable rent to plan ahead for retirement,” manager of Housing fo..
11-Jan-2013
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Pet fund boost
Bendigo Weekly
THE future looks brighter for unwanted pets. Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services have been awarded a $50,000 grant via the Animal Welfare Fund, the first round of grants announced this year. “We are so delighted to have our work recognised in animal welfare,” BAWCS..
11-Jan-2013
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Food ministry in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO will get a taste of international chef Jamie Oliver tomorrow. Greater Bendigo council and Bendigo Community Health Services will celebrate by hosting their Community Day to welcome Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen to town. The Community Day will run from 9am to noon in Bull ..
10-Jan-2013
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History buff marks time
Rosemary Sorensen
A photograph of Myers Flat in 1867 and the Hotel Shamrock as it looked in the 1860s are included in the historic Bendigo wall calendar created for the third year by history buff David Mulqueen. But for the cover of this year’s edition, he chose a much more recent photograph: Allan Done..
03-Jan-2013
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Rodders head for Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
HUNDREDS of car enthusiasts will again descend on Bendigo in the coming weeks. Centre State Rodders will hold their annual swap meet at Lord’s Raceway on January 20. The one-day event began in 1992 and features more than 300 sites, as well as a show and shine of more than 200 cars..
03-Jan-2013
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Spilling the beans
Anthony Radford
Few businesses can boast they have outgrown their premises in just 18 months, but Bendigo’s Brewhouse is the exception. The semi-industrial area of Eve Court was an unusual place for a coffee roasting business and cafe but when owner Corey Scobie opened the Brewhouse in early 2012, his previ..
15-Mar-2013
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Journey of discovery
Bendigo Weekly
I had the pleasure of a date night a couple of weekends ago…with our 11 year old daughter. As part of the awesome Summer in the Parks series, we headed over to the Outdoor Cinema screening of Life of Pi, but allowed ourselves time to indulge in some glorious food as well. We’d h..
07-Mar-2013
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Juggling a winning team
Bendigo Weekly
Applying for a position at Bendigo Wholefoods could feel a bit like signing up for a circus act. The ability to juggle more than one piece of fruit, spin more than one plate, clean not lean and count beans is an advantage but not mandatory. Proprietor Darren Murphy looks for keen foodies to join..
28-Feb-2013
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Family serves up a winner
Bendigo Weekly
The name Ciancio is synonomous with food in Bendigo. Good, Italian food. Three generations of Ciancios have been dishing it up to Bendigonians for more than 40 years. Pino Ciancio and his brother, Tony, came to Australia from Italy with their parents as young boys in the early 60s and moved to ..
21-Feb-2013
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Munch time
Bendigo Weekly
Food lovers will tuck into some unique gastronomic events as part of Bendigo’s regional contribution to the 2013 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on the weekend of March 15 and 16. On Saturday March 16, three of Bendigo’s spectacular heritage buildings will ask patrons ..
14-Feb-2013
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A festival of finer foods
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and district will be treated to a weekend of fine wine and food prepared by the best local chefs and winemakers as part of this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The 2013 festival theme returns to the source – earth – with a celebration of getting y..
08-Feb-2013
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Pick of the week - Sweet Tooth
Rosemary Sorensen
Here’s a short, sharp response to Ian McEwan’s new novel: wow. This is writing that is so clever and accomplished, it makes much else seem incompetent. Sweet Tooth isn’t that novel you will fall totally in love with and cherish. It’s too smart and wry for that. But it is qu..
01-Nov-2012
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Pick of the week - Captains of the community
Rosemary Sorensen
THERE will be people in Bendigo who remember Peter Clutterbuck’s name. He taught at Comet Hill for a couple of years around 1970, then in Castlemaine, before returning to Swan HIll, where he was raised and finally retired, at the end of his long teaching career. These were small schools, ..
25-Oct-2012
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Pastor makes progress
Rosemary Sorensen
WRITING a book about his time as an addict, a dealer, a criminal and a mental asylum inmate wasn’t easy for David Harris. But the man who is now a pastor at a Bendigo church went through the slow process to “prevent people making the choices I made, to save them the pain”. ..
19-Oct-2012
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Day trip
Bendigo Weekly
By Mary Pomfret feminist, essayist and fiction writer Virginia Woolf was considered by many to be one of the most important and innovative modernist writers of her era. She was born in London in 1882. She died at 59 in 1941, when she filled her coat pockets with rocks and walked out into the ..
18-Oct-2012
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Back to the book
Bendigo Weekly
Ramona Koval has been such a part of the literary firmament that her silence last year when the ABC did some “schedule changes” came as something of a shock. But all is not lost. Kavol is back with us again and in the milieu she so loves – the written word. By the Boo..
11-Oct-2012
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Pick of the week - NW
Bendigo Weekly
NW Zadie Smith Penguin, $29.99 You might pick up a Zadie Smith book with a little thought, “this will be good for me”. She is terribly clever, and also a brilliant stylist, but in her earlier novels (White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty), you knew you couldn’t..
04-Oct-2012
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