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Signage policy goes up
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council will ask the State Government to approve their signage and advertising policy. Councillors voted in favour of the policy which will guide the location, scale and type of advertising across the city. “The policy gives the advertising industry and the business c..
02-Oct-2014
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Locals want car spaces
Bendigo Weekly
Locals are saying they want to keep the car park in their comments to the draft Rosalind Park Recreation Reserve Precinct Master Plan. Strategy Manager Trevor Budge said most submissions called for increased parking in the park or nearby. About two-thirds of the 80 submissions, wanted to..
02-Oct-2014
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One-stop drug help shop
Bendigo Weekly
Drug and alcohol patients will have one new gateway into AOD treatment and mental health community support services. Mental health minister Mary Wooldridge said Australian Community Support Organisation would be Bendigo’s new port-of-call. Ms Wooldridge said ACSO would crucial support f..
30-Sep-2014
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SES called to help
Bendigo Weekly
The State Emergency Services has been called to pull fallen trees off local roads after strong local winds. A tree blocked one lane on Marong Road about 1pm with another tree blocking Merindah Road in Lockwood this afternoon. Powerlines were a hazard at the Lockwood incident with SES called t..
30-Sep-2014
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MAN KILLED IN CALDER CRASH
Bendigo Weekly
Police have confirmed the man killed in an accident near Lockwood South on Tuesday was aged 25 and from Werribee. Police Acting Senior Sergeant Bruce Simpson said the man was driving his ute south along the Calder Alternate Highway when he drifted across the road into the path of an oncomin..
30-Sep-2014
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HITTING ICE THROUGH SPORT
Bendigo Weekly
More than 980 regional sporting clubs will be given a boost to tackle illicit drug use, especially ice. The State Government announced in Bendigo on Tuesday the expansion of the community-based Good Sports program to educate regional communities about ice. Under the program, young people..
29-Sep-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
BUDGET UPDATED
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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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VCAL cuts 'short-sighted' - Hulls
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has been accused of disregarding advice from a Melbourne University academic warning against cuts to VCAL. Shadow Education Minister Rob Hulls said the academic’s report outlines the importance of VCAL course coordinators, which are the target of the Baillieu Gover..
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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Robertson heads snooker field
Bendigo Weekly
Crowd favourite and 2013 finalist Neil Robertson will again headline a star-studded field for this year’s Australian Goldfields Snooker Open, which starts next month. The world ranking tournament, first staged in 2011, will run from June 30 to July 6 at Bendigo Stadium. This year ..
23-May-2014
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Midfield the key in interleague clash
Joel Peterson
Saturday’s interleague clash with Gippsland looms large for Bendigo Football League interleague coach Rick Ladson, but the match is all part of a plan to return the BFL to the top of the WorkSafe Country Championship rankings. Bendigo and Gippsland currently sit seventh and eighth resp..
23-May-2014
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Geary to lead blue and gold
Joel Peterson
Golden Square's Jack Geary will lead the Bendigo Football League into battle this weekend when it takes on Gippsland in the AFL Victoria Country WorkSafe Country Championships clash with Gippsland at the QEO. Geary has been named captain of the Rick Ladson-coached squad, and has multiple in..
19-May-2014
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New goal on horizon for Haig
Bendigo Weekly
The Battle On The Border was where Jack Haig recorded the first win of his successful Subaru Australia National Road Series campaign last year, but in 2014 he returns with a different long term goal. Instead of chasing back-to-back NRS wins, Haig is using the race as a lead in to this year&rsq..
16-May-2014
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Royal victory for top flight Dragons
Joel Peterson
His side recorded its first Gridiron Victoria division one win at the weekend, but Bendigo Dragons coach Robert Hunter is not getting carried away two weeks into the season. The Dragons took down the Melbourne Uni Royals 24-6 at the weekend, after going down to Croydon in week one of the seaso..
16-May-2014
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BFNL squad down to 36
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Football Netball League has today announced a reduced squad of 36 players for the penultimate interleague training session this Wednesday at My Jet Oval. The squad was last week reduced to 53 from the initial list of 73, and has been further reduced before training this week. ..
12-May-2014
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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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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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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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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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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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