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War uniform boost
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s Australian Defence Apparel has changed a defence contract to allow for more manufacturing in Bendigo. The five-year contract for ADA to make defence uniforms announced last year saw only 60 per cent of the contract made at the McGoldrick Court factory. Member..
07-Oct-2014
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Fun for all at FunLoong
Bendigo Weekly
Roars of laughter will ring out across Hargreaves Mall to celebrate FunLoong Fun Day. Children and families are encouraged to jump on their bikes, scooters or walk to the October 18 event. The free festivities mark the start of Children’s Week with families able to start at two point..
07-Oct-2014
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Open home, open heart
Bendigo Weekly
In full bloom, HardHill will open its doors and garden to celebrate its 140th birthday with a good cause. Greater Bendigo councillor Peter Cox and his wife, Annette Wiles, will open their home to raise scholarship funds to send youth to school in Maubisse. “The Bendigo Maubisse Friendsh..
06-Oct-2014
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ANDREWS PLANS FUTURE JOBS
Bendigo Weekly
Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews today announced Labor’s plan to create 100,000 full time jobs in regional Victoria. Mr Andrews promised to create a $200 million Regional Jobs Fund to support job creation in Victoria. Manufacturing and processing plants are encouraged to upgrade t..
06-Oct-2014
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Hunger pain
Anthony Radford
MORE than 1600 Bendigo children are going to school every day without having had a meal. And more than 10 per cent of locals do not have enough food to last them a week. The figures paint a further disturbing picture of Bendigo’s poverty crisis. In response, Bendigo Foodshare has rec..
04-Oct-2014
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Traders back redevelopment
Anthony Radford
MITCHELL Street traders have congratulated Greater Bendigo council over its handling of the shopping strip’s redevelopment. Despite one claim the redevelopment was a negative for business, traders have been quick to notice the positives. Ruffell Family Jewellers owner Martin Ruffell ..
04-Oct-2014
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Bendigo rallies around fire victims - video
Bendigo Weekly
Locals are rallying to fundraise for the Trenfield family who lost their Ascot family home yesterday. Lucky to survive, the family of seven's home caught fire on Sunday morning which saw Country Fire Authority crews attend. Running for two weeks, the ..
18-May-2014
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Tougher mobile phone restrictions
Christine McGinn
Drivers caught using their mobile phone will face tougher penalties beginning today. Motorists who break the rules will be stung with a $433 fine and four demerit point loss. The new restrictions are up from the previous $289 fine and three demerit point loss. One t..
25-Nov-2013
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Government acts on sex abuse
Bendigo Weekly
A multi-disciplinary centre in Bendigo will "improve responses to sexual assualt". One of four centres announced in the Victorian Coalition Government's 2012-13 budget today, the Bendigo centre will include Victoria Police, child protection authorities, and specialised counselling services...
01-May-2012
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New Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police appointed
Bendigo Weekly
Premier Ted Baillieu and Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan today announced the appointment of Ken Lay as the new Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. “The Victorian Coalition Government through an independent selection panel conducted a broad sear..
13-Nov-2011
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Lifeline for carers
Anthony Radford
A BENDIGO family who cannot find respite for their severely autistic teenager have welcomed a State Government plan to fund new services. In October 2009, the Bendigo Weekly published an emotional letter from Carolyn and Mick O’Sullivan. The O’Sullivan family had just been t..
20-Oct-2011
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New community fire refuges policy unveiled
Bendigo Weekly
Deputy Premier and Emergency Services Minister Peter Ryan has released the new community fire refuges policy, delivering on a key recommendation of the Bushfires Royal Commission. Mr Ryan said the Community Fire Refuges Policy provided the framework for identifying, establishing, managing an..
12-Oct-2011
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EMPIRE Strikes Crown
Christine McGinn
Spiegelworld’s notorious fun house, EMPIRE has brought Melbourne to its feet with its unique theatrobatic blend of burlesque, circus and sexual comedy on opening night. The EMPIRE VIP opening night on March 20 saw Australian A-Listers and Spiegel enthusiasts celebrate its arrival follow..
21-Mar-2013
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New album from Egan twins
Steve Kendall
BENDIGO twins Alanna and Alicia Egan have put the final touches to their album Twinlines and have taken it on the road. It’s their third album of original folky/jazz/roots songs and they gave it a first airing at five performances at Port Fairy Folk Festival. The album has been re..
08-Mar-2013
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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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Lachie’s in the spotlight
Bendigo Weekly
BASEBALL pitcher Lachie Jack is heading places. The 15-year-old has received an invitation from the Australian Baseball Federation to attend National Selection Camp at Palm Meadows on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Jack’s aim is to realise his goal of trialling and competing in the ..
06-Jun-2014
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Targeting gold
Joel Peterson
La Trobe University Bendigo Education student Emma Cox will be honoured by university staff after being selected to represent Australia at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The 21-year-old will represent Australia in the country’s shooting squad. She will join a Commonwealth shoo..
30-May-2014
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Haig heading to Korea on a high
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's Jack Haig has continued his stellar start to the season, claiming victory in the Tour of Toowoomba today. After finishing on the podium in last week's Battle On The Border, Haig took out the five-stage race by 22 seconds. His Avanti Racing Team teammate Mark O'Brien, who is bas..
25-May-2014
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Snell likes Team Spirit
Bendigo Weekly
Having grown up in country Victoria, the opportunity to play for a regional Victorian Women’s National Basketball League team was too much for Belinda Snell to pass up. The three-time Olympic medallist and 2006 world championship player will suit up for the Spirit during the next two s..
23-May-2014
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Junior FC Bendigo teams make waves
Joel Peterson
Despite FC Bendigo’s seniors and under-20 sides going down at the weekend, the club’s junior sides are continuing to excel in their first season of National Premier Leagues Victoria competition. Playing in the NPL West division, Bendigo fields under-12 through under-18 sides, wit..
23-May-2014
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Stars flock to the ball game
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Basketball Association’s new Bendigo Women’s Championship league competition started with a bang on Tuesday night, with two closely-contested games to kick the inaugural season off. A host of big names took to the courts on Tuesday night at the Bendigo Stadium, including ..
23-May-2014
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Ribbon for a cause
Steve Kendall
Seven years ago Bendigo business owner Lisa Smith was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in both ovaries. “I am one of the fortunate one in three to survive this silent deadly killer,” she said. Only by chance though – it was detected early during a pregnancy ultrasound in ..
08-Feb-2013
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Jessica out of the box
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health has named this year’s Kelly Weire Memorial winner. The award commemorates the achievements of the late Kelly Weire, who died in a plane crash in Papua New Guinea in August, 2009. Kelly was an occupational therapist who embraced every opportunity with passion and de..
08-Feb-2013
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Day at the races set to be a winne
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of the biggest race days on the Bendigo calendar will be held tomorrow and, as usual, it will be a popular family affair. The Marong Cup will be held at the Bendigo Jockey Club, with gates opening at 11am. The Marong Cup is not just about the horses, with a spectacular family day also the hi..
07-Feb-2013
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In honour of Ivan
Bendigo Weekly
Next month sees the start of a series of concerts at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. The memorial concerts are in honour of Father Ivan Page who died last year. Father Ivan had a great love of the arts, history and music, and concerts in his honour are an considered an excellent way to remembe..
01-Feb-2013
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Heritage shines through her
Bendigo Weekly
Floss Ah Dore’s long life has much of Bendigo’s history as its backdrop. Born in Maiden Gully on January 29, 1913, Mrs Ah Dore will turn 100 this week, witness to a century of extraordinary change. Educated at California Gully State School and a member of that suburb’s ..
25-Jan-2013
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Bishop digs new start
Bendigo Weekly
WORK began this week on the rebuilding of the Anglican church in Kangaroo Flat, destroyed in an arson attack in December 2008. Bishop Andrew Curnow was on hand to turn the sod as the building started, with the new $1.8 million St Mary’s church expected to be completed by the middle of th..
25-Jan-2013
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Flour power
Vicki Harrington
The expanding foodie precinct in Bath Lane is about to welcome another newcomer, – a bakery with a difference. The New Freedom Gluten-Free Bakery is on track to open later this month after a major facelift to the former tile shop on the corner of Short Street and Bath Lane. It wil..
18-Apr-2013
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Life’s a cakewalk for Julie-Anne
Bendigo Weekly
Late last month, Bendigo’s growing reputation as a foodie haven was given a boost with the opening of Cakewalk, a specialist cake shop offering custom designed and decorated cakes or cupcakes and hot and cold drinks. Excited owner Julie-Anne Valentine gave us an insight into the sweet life. ..
11-Apr-2013
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Picnic in the park
Bendigo Weekly
Autumn is the perfect time for a picnic and where better to enjoy an outdoor feast than in Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park. To coincide with the park’s transition to it’s colorful best, the Bendigo Community Farmer’s Market committee is planning a picnic to celebrate the ..
04-Apr-2013
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Bakers have hot buns
Bendigo Weekly
Easter without hot cross buns is like Christmas without turkey. And these days you can practically have them with your left-over Christmas turkey as they appear on the supermarket shelves earlier every year. Not surprising then, that Australians consume about 70 million of them every Easter. ..
21-Mar-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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Man is an island
Bendigo Weekly
Montebello, Robert Drewe Penguin, $29.99 Robert Drewe was a schoolboy in 1956 when the British detonated their third and largest atomic bomb off the west coast of Australia. Because the award-winning journalist-turned-novelist is “islomaniacal” – a lover of islands &nd..
22-Nov-2012
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How to write a best seller
Bendigo Weekly
The Secret Keeper Kate Morton Allen & Urwin, $35 A highly respected and well known book publisher once told me that people always underestimate how difficult it is to write popular fiction. To illustrate her point she said that over her many years in publishing there has been ..
15-Nov-2012
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Pick of the week
Bendigo Weekly
You Aren’t What You Eat Steven Poole Scribe, $19.95 Whenever you turn on the television there’s inevitably a cooking show featuring a celebrity cook swishing food around in a pan, adding a dash of wine and chopping up herbs in a flurry. At the same time they talk to us (I d..
08-Nov-2012
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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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