Councillors set new fiscal direction
Sharon Kemp
DON’T expect another big-spending year from the City of Greater Bendigo.That was the signal sent by councillors this week when they rejected a joint-use community building with the Epsom Primary School that would have cost ratepayers $405,000. In a clear sign of a changing of the counc..
16-Dec-2016
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Athletics tracks in the running
Sharon Kemp
LOCAL athletes could have two athletic tracks in Bendigo within five years after the City of Greater Bendigo council voted this week to buy out La Trobe University at the existing Flora Hill facility and consider plans for another. It would be a case of from famine to feast for Bendigo Athle..
16-Dec-2016
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Police reveal rise in crime
Bendigo Weekly
CRIME in Bendigo surged by more than 22 per cent in the year to September 30, according to statistics released by Victoria Police yesterday. Figures compiled from the police LEAP database show that the number of offences recorded in Bendigo rose 22.7 per cent, while in the past four years th..
16-Dec-2016
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Bright nights for Christmas
Bendigo Weekly
THE Deacon family are yuletide artists after decorating for 21 years. Creating this year’s Christmas vision in Harpin Street, Strathdale took a week to complete but will bring cheer to every person who passes...
16-Dec-2016
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Stat dec dumped
Sharon Kemp
RESIDENTS will no longer have to sign a statutory declaration to be exempt from the organics collection service in what amounts to an early win for a new City of Greater Bendigo councillor. Whipstick ward councillor Andrea Metcalf campaigned for council elections on a platform of changing..
16-Dec-2016
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Appeal launched with $1m
Sharon Kemp
AN appeal that will buy the most modern health technology for the new Bendigo Hospital has launched with more than $1 million already in the bank. And in an historic synergy, the first donor to the appeal was also the first to donate to Bendigo’s first hospital when it was built 160 ye..
09-Dec-2016
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Grave matter in Eaglehawk
Dianne Dempsey
Local historian Bev Hanson believes the womenfolk of Eaglehawk have been insulted. As a volunteer of 23 years of Remembrance Parks Central Victoria Mrs Hanson cannot understand the logic of naming an area at the Eaglehawk cemetery in honour of Anne Caudle, a woman who has no connection wit..
27-May-2016
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Nude food scheme a hit at school
Bendigo Weekly
LITTER can mar a beautiful and environmentally-conscious school such as St Francis of the Fields in Strathfieldsaye, so students were encouraged to pack nude, or unprocessed, food for lunch, the type of food that isn’t wrapped. To show students the school was serious, it removed the bi..
20-May-2016
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National focus on reading for youngsters
Bendigo Weekly
Young families will be joining in the fun of National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday. The same book will be read to children across Australia at the same time. This year’s selected book is I Got this Hat by Kate and Jol Temple, a playful picture book about hats of all shapes..
20-May-2016
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Paint with purpose
Bendigo Weekly
ARTIST Bridget Keena looks forward to the opportunity to take her paintings out of the studio and hang them for viewing. “It is not always easy to show my larger works,” she said. Ms Keena will have a big wall at her disposal at Dudley House next weekend during a joint Zonta ..
20-May-2016
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Rosie embraces the role of crusader
Dianne Dempsey
Rosie Batty is famous for all the wrong reasons. No performer or politician, she is the mother of a murdered child. Her beautiful boy, 11-year-old Luke, was murdered by his father in February 2014. Luke was having at hit at the nets after cricket practice with his dad when dad tur..
20-May-2016
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Shaft a water option
Sharon Kemp
A cement cap on a 150-year-old mine shaft at Specimen Hill was dug up this week to see if the workings will support equipment to pump contaminated groundwater rising under Bendigo at a rate of 30 centimetres a day. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning wants to use the Spec..
20-May-2016
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A nice surprise
Bendigo Weekly
THE sky is the limit for Catholic College Bendigo graduate Anna Gallagher. After receiving her ATAR score earlier this week, Anna said she was pleasantly surprised by her results but said she would defer studying next year to consider her options. “I got an ATAR of 95.9 – I w..
18-Dec-2015
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Healthy result for Claudia
Bendigo Weekly
GIRTON Grammar Bendigo alumni Claudia Crawford is hoping to begin her journey to saving lives next year. The recent graduate received an impressive ATAR score of 99.35, which she hopes will secure her a place studying medicine next year. “I exceeded my expectations, which was reall..
18-Dec-2015
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Wait is over for ATAR scores
Laura Hurley
THOUSANDS of students from around Bendigo ended the long wait for their VCE results on Monday morning, when they received their ATAR scores. More than 49,000 students from across Victoria completed VCE and VCAL in 2015, with secondary schools across the Bendigo region happy with their studen..
18-Dec-2015
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Sarah finds a balance
Bendigo Weekly
IN the dark hours of a cold German morning, Bendigo Senior Secondary College’s dux Sarah Seery received her ATAR score. Receiving an ATAR score of 98.4, Sarah was in contact with her family via Skype to share the good news, and still awake at 2.30am local time to answer questions from ..
17-Dec-2015
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Trees grow funds for CFA
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL nursery Rodilesa Plant Supplies are selling live Christmas trees to raise money for the Junortoun CFA, following the success of last year’s fundraiser for local footballer Nathan Jennings. The nursery, which has already sold 135 trees in the first week of the sale, wants to conti..
11-Dec-2015
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Pedders lap up the win
Bendigo Weekly
SAVE the last dance – the Million Airs Dance Band will be putting down their instruments after 20 years on Saturday. Band members Terry Carr, Gerald Kavanagh and Beth Dobell have been at the Spring Gully Hall on a Saturday night once a month for the past 18 years, and have become a fix..
11-Dec-2015
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A big night in store MusicMan
Bendigo Weekly
MusicMan in Hargreaves Street tonight sees a welcome return for indie-rock trio Kerr’s Cur who form an impressive five-band lineup which includes Midweek Blues and heavy rocking MusicMan regulars Stone Djoser. Kerr’s Cur are a fairly recent addition to the Bendigo music scene, fo..
08-Jan-2016
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Bendigo set to rock
Bendigo Weekly
2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for music in Bendigo with international artists, Cat Power, Jason Isbell and Sarah Blasko all set to visit the region. Georgia-born singer/songwriter Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) will be the first to perform in Bendigo at the Capital Theatre on Fe..
31-Dec-2015
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Newstead plays host to a live music festival
Bendigo Weekly
Remember to pencil in the Newstead Live Music Festival in January, to hear a variety of Australian and international artists for four days of concerts and workshops in historic Newstead. Festival goers will have a choice of six stages, two cafes, two hotels and the Trobadour wine tent to ch..
18-Dec-2015
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Party at the Bridge
Bendigo Weekly
THE Xmas Ale Street Party is a three-day free event and kicks at noon today at the Bridge Hotel. The venue is ideally situated for this hot weekend with plenty of shade as well as tents and marquees. “The highlight of the weekend will be the music which kicks off at 5.30pm on Frid..
18-Dec-2015
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Nashville comes to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
One of Australia’s finest bluegrass guitarists, Bendigo’s own Jacob McGuffie, will bring the sweet sounds of Nashville to one of the city’s premier music venues tonight. McGuffie, who has also emerged as a member of the multi award winning (Golden Guitar) Davidson Brothers ..
11-Dec-2015
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Dancing queens rejoice
Nick Atyeo
Time to find the knee-high boots, and jump-suits for the long awaited return of Abbamania when the Ultimate ABBA Show presents Dancing Queen 40th Anniversary Tour, which will thrill young and old audiences alike. Originally released in August 1976, the lead single Dancing Queen was on ABBA&..
27-Nov-2015
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Spirit turn pink for rivalry clash
Joel Peterson
THEY are in red-hot form, and the Bendigo Spirit will sport new pink jerseys this weekend in support of the OTIS Foundation when they tackle arch-rivals Townsville at Bendigo Stadium. Bendigo has won its last three games, including a win over Townsville in Queensland, and sits atop the ta..
11-Nov-2016
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Building on footy growth
Joel Peterson
WOMEN’S football in Victoria will have a vastly different look next year, after AFL Victoria announced it would decentralise its operations of the Victorian Women’s Football League and set up community women’s competitions across the state. It comes almost a week after th..
11-Nov-2016
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Spirit back on track ahead of Caps clash
Joel Peterson
IT has been hard to gauge just where the Bendigo Spirit is at in the opening weeks of the Women’s National Basketball League season, but if last weekend is any indication they may be the competition’s team to beat. Bendigo had just about as good a weekend as you could hope for in t..
04-Nov-2016
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Big tests for top trio
Bendigo Weekly
THEY have been long touted as the competition’s up-and-coming sides and Bendigo, Sandhurst and Kangaroo Flat are living up to the hype after two weeks of Bendigo District Cricket Association action. All three sides recorded impressive wins to move to 2-0 after two rounds of action, the ..
04-Nov-2016
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Upset brewing in EVCA
Bendigo Weekly
WEST Bendigo is a chance of producing a major upset when it heads into day two of its Emu Valley Cricket Association clash with United tomorrow. The Redbacks were tipped by many to struggle again after finishing bottom last season and were thumped by Mandurang last round, but are just three..
03-Nov-2016
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Ozaki on song as event heats up
Joel Peterson
THE stage was set for a dream first round matchup for organisers and fans alike, but the highly-anticipated duel between number one seed Risa Ozaki and comeback kid Ash Barty did not eventuate at the Bendigo International Pro Tour tournament on Wednesday. Barty drew herself to face the top seed ..
28-Oct-2016
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Future bright for Campaspe
Bendigo Weekly
IN 1964, winter and spring were comparatively wet seasons along the Campaspe River, with almost 660 millimetres of rain falling at Lauriston, well above the winter and spring average of 474mm. Downstream, Redesdale recorded 489mm, also much higher than the seasonal average of 333mm. In ..
16-Oct-2015
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Auslan on demand
Bendigo Weekly
By JUDE BISHOP The Victorian Auslan Training Consortium will supply regional students with a new video conference training program later this month. Certificate II in Auslan will be delivered by Melbourne Polytechnic, part of the training consortium. The consortium’s co..
01-Oct-2015
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Golf day aims for good times
Bendigo Weekly
Catholic College Bendigo’s annual golf day is approaching. The day is teed up for October 11 at the Bendigo Golf Club in Epsom. The school’s Brydie Davies said it’s a day to share in food, friends and some competitive fun. “Bring along family and friends an..
18-Sep-2015
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The road to recovery
Bendigo Weekly
On April 6, 2008, Massie Knight and his family’s worlds changed forever. The loving, energetic and stubborn father was revived three times after a single motorcycle accident. Massie lost control of his motorbike at 100 kilometres per hour, hit a roadside culvert, became airborne..
07-Aug-2015
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Pathways to the future
Bendigo Weekly
By Robert Stephenson Head of Campus, La Trobe University, Bendigo As a community, there are many things that we need to do to ensure that our region continues to develop and to remain economically and culturally vibrant. Increasing aspiration and participation in higher education is vital..
27-Jul-2015
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Reflections of life in Australia's golden age
Bendigo Weekly
One of this year’s guests is the eminent historian, Graeme Davison, whose latest book marks a distinct departure from his much praised histories such as The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne and Car Wars. After responding to a growing itch to explore his own family history, he has c..
10-Jul-2015
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Waste wood has a colourful future
Steve Kendall
WHAT is big and red and eats pallets? The answer comes in the form of a mighty beast called Rotochopper. The machine has a few uses, but the main one being employed at Epsom Sand and Soil is turning industrial wood waste into mulch. Epsom Sand and Soil takes receipt of pallets from local b..
21-Feb-2014
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Bank head bemoans inequity
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing director Mike Hirst has told investors Australia’s financial sector is an uneven playing field. Speaking at the company’s Anual General Meeting in Bendigo this week, Mr Hirst welcomed the Federal Government’s financial services inquiry. Mr Hir..
01-Nov-2013
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Training for a digital future
Christine McGinn
More than 500 local businesses will take advantage of the $285,000 digital boost to better communicate with the community. iBendigo Loddon Mallee Group, launched this week, promised to deliver 50 training courses and 180 one-on-one digital training sessions across the next two years. iBendigo ch..
27-Sep-2013
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Craft in store
Bendigo Weekly
A company that was once part of Bendigo's retail mix is returning to its roots, with the imminent opening of a new store in Kangaroo Flat. Lincraft craft shop will open its doors in the Rocklea Homemaker Centre on High Street on July 29. Marketing manager Jeff Croft says for people who r..
12-Jul-2013
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Coliban Water overhauls structure
Bendigo Weekly
Uncertainty continues for staff at Coliban Water, as the company restructures. The operations and maintenance contract, which was held for ten years by Campaspe Asset Management Services, will be taken over by Lend Lease from July 1. A spokesperson for Coliban Water said a "transition a..
25-Jun-2013
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Call for airport funds
Bendigo Weekly
The newly-appointed members of the Bendigo Airport Advisory Committee are calling on local candidates to pledge their support for the new $15 million, 1,600-metre long, 30-metre wide runway development in the lead up to the September federal election. Greater Bendigo council recently appoin..
06-Jun-2013
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Spoilt for choice
Marika McMahon
I am a bit embarrassed to admit that when driving home along Williamson Street the other night I realised that it is now over a year since I last went to The Woodhouse. On a cold and dark May evening, there was a warm glow emanating from there, perfect weather for one of Paul Pitcher&rsquo..
16-May-2014
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Books for your mum
Marika McMahon
Hopefully by the time you are reading this, if you are in charge of any gift buying for Mother’s Day, you have it well and truly sorted. If not, there’s lots of easy gift ideas in the foodie world. Nothing is easier than a gift voucher from one of our great eateries. Another..
09-May-2014
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Meal appeal pasta
Marika McMahon
Food Fossickers is all about highlighting great local food producers, retailers and restaurants. In doing this, I hope you haven’t thought that our wonderful local food is something to be kept for a special occasion. Local produce is great for everyday meals as well. As well as e..
02-May-2014
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To dunk or not to dunk
Marika McMahon
HOPEFULLY you and your family were some of the thousands who were out and about in the glorious weather during the Bendigo Easter Festival. There were a few food highlights as part of the festival too. The restaurants were pumping and the food stalls in Sidney Myer Place were full of great ..
24-Apr-2014
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Perfect buns
Marika McMahon
Last week we talked about hot cross buns.This year I have taken it up a notch though, I’m intent on perfecting my own homebaked hot cross buns. In years gone past when I’ve attempted this, it has led to groans from the family and an Easter spent cleaning up flour from every nook a..
17-Apr-2014
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Fruity goodness time
Marika McMahon
I t’S the time of year when a woman’s thoughts turn to…the spicy fruity goodness of hot cross buns. Since New Year’s Day those six packs have sat in the supermarkets willing me to take them home, heated them up and smother them in butter. I have stood firm this ye..
11-Apr-2014
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Hidden lives of Afghans
Bendigo Weekly
What would drive a mother to willingly dress her newborn baby girl in masculine clothing and assign her a boy’s name? Why would parents choose to begin disguising their six-year-old daughter as a son? And what would motivate a pubescent teenager to pray that god grant her a flat chest..
11-Sep-2015
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True tales from the air crew
Bendigo Weekly
If ever there was a “boys’ own adventure” story for men of all ages, Heroes of the Skies by comedian, newspaper columnist ,TV host and aircraft enthusiast Michael Veitch is it. Veitch’s compilation is the result of detailed and intimate interviews with 20 previously u..
04-Sep-2015
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Polished tale from the past
Bendigo Weekly
World traveller and TV presenter Adam Ford’s life is anything but shabby, contrary to his memoir’s cheeky play on words. In his autobiography English-born Ford revisits his earliest schoolboy encounter with the field of science that would one day become both his livelihood and hi..
28-Aug-2015
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Delicious diary delights
Bendigo Weekly
Given that stories of expats settling in rural France are a dime a dozen in the English-speaking world, is there really room for yet another “I-moved-to-Provence-and-kept-a-diary” memoir? When said book is as well-written, revealing and informative as this one, the answer is unreserv..
21-Aug-2015
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Success story
Bendigo Weekly
Organisers have hailed last weekend’s Bendigo Writers Festival an outstanding success with record crowds taking part in the three-day event based in the city’s arts precinct. More than 6100 people flocked to the fourth BWF, including about 2500 students who took part in the annua..
14-Aug-2015
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Exploring Africa the tough way
Bendigo Weekly
There’s a reason even the most adventurous expeditioners don’t usually attempt to walk the length of the world’s longest river – in fact, there are multiple reasons, all exceedingly sound, as army-officer-turned-explorer Levison Wood knew when he fixed his sights on doing..
14-Aug-2015
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