A PASSION PASSED ON
Dianne Dempsey
Over the years while lying on John Gault’s examination table, many patients have been distracted by the latest picture attached to his ceiling. Dr Gault’s rooms are resplendent with art work which he has been collecting for the past 50 years. Whereever you look there are exquisit..
06-Mar-2015
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Chapman says sorry
Christine McGinn
PROCEDURAL red tape has stalled councillor Elise Chapman’s attempt to make a statement about a controversial twitter incident. The written statement, prepared with assistance from mayor Peter Cox, includes an apology, an explanation and information about the incident which included a twe..
06-Mar-2015
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COUNCIL FACES TOUGH CALLS
Peter Kennedy
CITY of Greater Bendigo chief executive officer Craig Niemann has spoken out about the challenges the organisation faces as it wrestles with the expected impacts of a state government cap on rates and the loss of indexation on Federal Assistance Grants, balanced against plans for a $30 million i..
28-Feb-2015
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HAWKEI STILL ON LIST
Christine McGinn
ON his first trip to Bendigo, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen said regional manufacturers were pivotal to a strong national economy. “Regional Australia knows the importance of confidence in the economy, of strong economic growth to give youth people opportunities in life and through our re..
20-Feb-2015
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Bank profit tops $227m
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (BEN), Australia’s fifth largest bank, today announced an after-tax statutory profit of $227.3 million for the six months ending December 31, 2014. Underlying cash earnings were $217.9 million, a 10.9 per cent increase on the prior half year result1. Cash ..
16-Feb-2015
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Mayor calls for health choice on pool
Bendigo Weekly
MAYOR Peter Cox has weighed into the pool debate taking a swipe at senior public health administrators. He said they could be adding to the public debate around healthy living rather than polarising points of view on whether the proposed Aquatic and Well Being Centre should proceed or not. ..
16-Feb-2015
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Walk the blues away
Dianne Dempsey
A group of dedicated fund raisers will hit the track this weekend to raise money for people with autism. Six autism ambassadors will complete a 24-hour walk to raise money to supply iOS devices such as iPhones, iPods and iPads for people with autism, on May 23 and 24. Communication tools ..
22-May-2015
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New top man for NCCMA
Bendigo Weekly
BRAD Drust has stepped into a new role as chief executive officer at North Central Catchment Management Authority. Mr Drust takes over from former CEO Damian Wells who left in February. Mr Drust started at NCCMA in 2013 and has been a member of the executive team since 2007 – most ..
22-May-2015
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Bidding for a cause
Bendigo Weekly
RAISING the stakes, the CASSIA Breast Cancer Support Group are hosting an auction tomorrow for cancer research. Hoping to raise $12,000, the ladies in pink are determined to beat last year’s fundraising efforts for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. The team of breast-cancer survivo..
22-May-2015
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City sets tone for regional future
Christine McGinn
THE CITY of Greater Bendigo has shone as the major player in a new visionary blueprint for the Loddon Mallee region. According to the Loddon Mallee Regional Strategic Plan 2015-2018, the city boasts the highest number of jobs, population and economic wealth across the region. Greater Bendigo..
22-May-2015
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Team China students ready to fly
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL primary school students are jetting off to China as part of an overseas learning experience. The Team China Bendigo program will involve 48 students and a combination of 20 teachers and principals travelling to China for nine days. Violet Street Primary School principal Mandy Costello ..
22-May-2015
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New life for archway
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
WORK to restore the Memorial Arch of Triumph has begun as part of the ANZAC Centenary celebrations. The $35,000 project is being undertaken with a grant from the state government through “Restoring Community War Memorials” grants program and funding from the City of Greater Bendig..
22-May-2015
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100 cannabis plants seized
Christine McGinn
One hundred cannabis plants have been seized after a raid on a Flora Hill home this morning. The Central Victorian Response Unit raided a Somerville Street home at 8.40am. Sergant Mick Peckham said they raided the "crop house" "Each room in the interior of the house was set up to grow..
13-Aug-2014
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Police on Bull
Bendigo Weekly
Police are attending to an incident in Bull Street this afternoon. Two men, who were believed to be drunk, were seen causing a disruption at midday. One man is speaking with police while the other, is believed to have left the scene. Police are attending to the incident and a Greater Be..
13-Aug-2014
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ANOTHER CAR INTO A SHOP
Bendigo Weekly
Another elderly driver has driven into a Bendigo shop on High Street this morning. An 83 year old Kangaroo Flat woman accidentally reversed her Toyota Camry into the Australia Post shop in Kangaroo Flat at 11.35am. Bendigo Police Sergeant Mick McCrann said the driver then panicked, and drove o..
08-Aug-2014
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CAR COLLIDES WITH TREE - VIDEO
Christine McGinn
A woman was taken to hospital after a car collided with a tree on Specimen Hill Road on Tuesday about 10.50am. The passenger, in her 20s, was taken to Bendigo hospital in a stable condition. Two young females were in the vehicle at the time. A witness said o..
05-Aug-2014
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Long Gully crime scene
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives were called up to investigate an alleged sexual assault on Sunday night. Sergeant Mick McCrann said police responded to an alleged sexual assault at 7pm on Sunday night on Cuneen Street. He said t..
04-Aug-2014
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Charge over road rage incident
Bendigo Weekly
A MAN aged 30 has been charged on summons after allegedly bashing a man after a road rage incident on Wednesday. The male victim sufffered head, arm and leg injuries after an alleged assault on Holdsworth Road about 2.40pm. The man in his 20s, was taken to Bendigo hospital in a “serious..
30-Jul-2014
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Presley is in the building
Bendigo Weekly
Memphis-born Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, has announced the she’ll be performing in Bendigo with her five-piece band. This is the first time she has toured Australia in eight years. The tour – which Presley will be taking around the world – comes off the back of her l..
07-Feb-2014
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Fast track fame
Steve Kendall
SINGER Laura Stitt huddled into the corner at her parents’ house for best phone reception, and revealed all about her rise to fame as part of Uncle Jed. From Byron Bay gigs to network television is a big step, but through four performances the band won through on Australia’s Got Ta..
07-Feb-2014
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A look at Lennon
Bendigo Weekly
In 1992, John Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta took to the small stage at the Tilbury Hotel, Woolloomooloo, Sydney with their debut production of Looking Through A Glass Onion. What was an initially a one week booking quickly sold out and extended into a six week, sell out season. After a ma..
10-Jan-2014
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Jess and Nathaniel
Bendigo Weekly
Jessica Mauboy is set to embark on her first Australian National headline tour. To The End Of The Earth includes Bendigo Stadium on January 22. With two million sales in Australia thanks to 14 consecutive chart smash singles, three hit albums and numerous awards including an ACCTA Award ..
03-Jan-2014
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Musos in the making
Nick Atyeo
The top end of Mitchell Street will be definitely rocking with young and aspiring musicians during Muso’s Stuff summer school program next month. Now in their third year, these popular programs provide an ideal opportunity for music students to further their talents with guitar, bass or dru..
19-Dec-2013
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Annie and Bern
Steve Kendall
Annie and Bern are channelling the wit and romance of 1960s Britain. That’s a big call for the Melbourne-based duo, but they seem to be able to pull it off. Annie is Ann-Maree McKee who placed an ad in Beat magazine 12 years ago. Enter Bern, the guitarist, and through a variety of..
29-Nov-2013
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A NEW DAWN
Joel Peterson
Elyse Penaluna has been here before. After undergoing a knee reconstruction to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in 2011, the Spirit centre and former Australian Opal battled a long road back to the WNBL. Persistent injury issues while playing with Bulleen in the 2012/13 season ..
12-Dec-2014
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Snell's stellar showing
Joel Peterson
A record-breaking performance from Belinda Snell led Bendigo Spirit to an 85-74 win over Sydney Uni tonight in round eight of the Women's National Basketball League. The game saw Bendigo's franchise record for points in a single game by an individual eclipsed, with the shooting display Snell..
05-Dec-2014
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Local rookies join Lions’ den
Bendigo Weekly
The Brisbane Lions’ list has been bolstered by a pair of Bendigo Pioneers rookies, with Jaden McGrath and Billy Evans both picked by the club during the AFL Draft process. McGrath was taken with pick number 73 in last week’s AFL National Draft, while Evans was snagged with pick fou..
05-Dec-2014
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Tournament a winner
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Tennis Association tasted success once again at the Tennis Australia Newcombe Medal night on Monday, taking out the inaugural award for Most Outstanding Australian Ranking Points Tournament. The award was presented to the BTA for its delivery of the McDonalds Bendigo Classic. The t..
28-Nov-2014
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In the frame for GreenEDGE
Joel Peterson
Jack Haig took a big step in his burgeoning cycling career last week, when it was announced that the 21-year-old Bendigo rider would join Orica GreenEDGE in 2016. Orica is Australia’s only UCI WorldTour team, and home to some of the country’s top talent including Simon Gerrans, Luk..
28-Nov-2014
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Only the best
Joel Peterson
To the outsider, it would seem that Kelsey Griffin saves her best basketball for when the Townsville Fire come to town. Griffin turned in another masterful performance in a WNBL classic last Saturday night, pouring in 24 points and pulling down nine rebounds as the Spirit defeated the Fire in ..
28-Nov-2014
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Wholefoods for weight loss
Bendigo Weekly
Wholefoods are foods in their natural state, un-tampered with and unprocessed. These foods are nutrient dense, and provide the body with all the nutrition it needs. They include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and fresh organic meats and eggs. When you eat a ..
04-Oct-2013
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Mark of 20 years
Bendigo Weekly
Twenty years on and the success of a Salvation Army employment and training program has been marked at a gathering. The program’s focus was on developing strengths in young people while working practically with computers and in woodwork. In 1993, the newly-named Shout Employment ..
27-Sep-2013
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Back the winners
Bendigo Weekly
TWELVE couples are planning to be best at the Glass Slipper Ball, and it’s all in a good cause. What’s more the Bendigo Weekly is putting its might behind two teams. Ken and Sharon Marchingo and Keith and Karen Sutherland are strutting their stuff and one pair is sure to take the pri..
20-Sep-2013
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Operation Chill in action
Christine McGinn
Victoria Police’s Operation Chill is in full force today as 25 additional State Highway Patrol vehicles arrive to reduce road trauma. Marked and unmarked cars from Melbourne are assisting in the Thursday to Sunday road-user sting across September. Operation Chill is und..
13-Sep-2013
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Amicus marks a milestone
Bendigo Weekly
By CHRISTINE McGINN LEADING local disability service Amicus Group will celebrate its 25th birthday on October 8 as part of Senior’s Week. Dance performances, zumba, a free barbecue, healthy living information and cake will mark the local organisation’s milestone. Amicus cares fo..
13-Sep-2013
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Last chance to sign up
Bendigo Weekly
Will women take the prize again? Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last chance to register and weigh-in for Bendigo’s Biggest Winner. By registering, you gain 12 weeks of special offers from Bendigo businesses, support to lose weight and eat well, and the chance to win $1000 first prize for..
12-Sep-2013
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Cafe culture still flourishing
Bendigo Weekly
IN May the Weekly reported Bendigo’s coffee shops and cafes were bursting at the seams and obviously the trend is continuing. Elisha Jeffery opened her cafe, Percy and Percy, eight months ago and is amazed at the outcome. “I’m overwhelmed,” she said. “I opened the..
01-Aug-2013
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Double winners
Bendigo Weekly
The Boardwalk Bendigo is justifiably proud of two of their young staff. Nathan Mitchell, sous chef, and Darcy Hamilton, second year apprentice, recently competed in the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Awards Victorian state final in Melbourne and came home with the silver medal. The award is dedi..
25-Jul-2013
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Food, fibre and fashion
Bendigo Weekly
This weekend will a big one for farming, fibre, food and fashion with the 136th annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show incorporating the Festival of Lamb and Women in Wool. The action kicks off at the Bendigo Exhibition centre today and the first food event each day is a live Youth Challenge Cook o..
18-Jul-2013
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Cheers for new Bendigo brewery
Vicki Harrington
Bendigo’s burgeoning food and produce scene welcomed another newcomer this week with the launch of Brookes Beer. Melburnians Doug Brooke and partner Melissa Church specifically chose Bendigo for their new venture. “We were looking for a place to set up our brewery and discovere..
05-Jul-2013
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Olé olé
Bendigo Weekly
It has been 12 months in the making and it is almost here – Bendigo’s newest dining experience. Putting the finishing touches on their new venture, Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant, owners Gary and Ann-Maree Davis are counting the days to the opening of their new eatery. They..
27-Jun-2013
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Take it slow
Bendigo Weekly
How often do you enjoy an extended meal with family and friends? In the spirit of a very slow and traditional Italian feast, Castlemaine’s Public INN will host the second annual Lungo Pranzo, literally, long lunch on Sunday, June 30 from noon. Event creator, restaurant owner and father of ..
20-Jun-2013
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Pick of the week
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Writers Festival website is now live, with the very first information about what’s on the program, August 9-11. Bendigo Weekly, in collaboration with The Capital, is running an earlybird registration incentive: sign up for the update email and you will get first information about ti..
23-May-2013
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Poet aims for Ireland
Bendigo Weekly
Local poet and community radio show host James WF Roberts hopes to be off to Ireland in August, to attend a Poetry Festival in county Cork. He says the invitation to attend the Fermoy festival is “luck and sheer determination”. Over the past six years, he has worked tirelessly at Ph..
23-May-2013
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Book your weekend
Rosemary Sorensen
OUR first Bendigo Writers Festival surprised everyone, with the generosity of the writers and the enthusiasm of our audiences. An initiative of the Greater Bendigo council, in partnership with La Trobe University Bendigo, it was a busy three days of discussions and events, that made it very ..
17-May-2013
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Women lead way
Bendigo Weekly
In the Miles Franklin Literary Award has not only announced an all-woman shortlist, they are also running a “Miles of Reading Challenge” for tweet-reviews of those novels. To be announced on June 19, the $60,000 prize was set up from the estate of Stella Ma..
09-May-2013
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Tattoo time
Bendigo Weekly
Newstead starts the winter, and Bendigo brings it to an end. While the announcement is imminent of who is coming to The Capital in August for Bendigo Writers Festival, this weekend Newstead Short Story Tattoo has a packed program on offer. Director Neil Boyack explains this three-day event as..
02-May-2013
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A winding path to Leunig
Bendigo Weekly
One of Michael Leunig’s favourite quotes is by the influential child psychologist Donald Winnicott, who said artists are torn by an “inherent dilemma”. They have, Winnicott said, an “urgent need to communicate and the still more urgent need not to be found”. Despite..
26-Apr-2013
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