Greg Bickley has nominated to be the Liberal Party candidate for the state seat of Bendigo East. The Bendigo Weekly understands Mr Bickley, who narrowly lost to Labor's Lisa Chesters at last year's federal election, lodged his preselection application this morning. It is unclear at this ..
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Drum joins Cabinet
Christine McGinn
Member for Northern Victoria Region Damian Drum has been promoted to the Victorian Cabinet. Mr Drum will become the Minister for Sport and Recreation and Veterans’ Affairs, acquiring the portfolios from colleague Hugh Delahunty. The Lowan MP Mr Delahunty decided to step down last month,..
13-Mar-2014
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Ruffell to appeal
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo councillor Lisa Ruffell will appeal a funding of misconduct against her. The Bendigo Weekly revealed last month an independent Code of Conduct panel delivered a finding of misconduct in Cr Ruffell for her handling of a complaint against Crs Helen Leach and Elise Chapman by di..
13-Mar-2014
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High times mark gallery expansion
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’S much-loved Chinese Lion Dancers will kick off a day of celebrations next Saturday for the opening of the $8.5 million expansion of Bendigo Art Gallery. The dancers’ colourful (and noisy) blessing to the new wing will be the first in a day-long program of activities des..
12-Mar-2014
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Pool plan permit lodged
Bendigo Weekly
A planning permit application has been lodged today for the proposed new Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre in Browning Street Kangaroo Flat. Members of the Community Reference Group for the project and mayor Barry Lyons were on hand at the site of the new complex to c..
12-Mar-2014
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Walk Bendigo architect is back
Bendigo Weekly
The man behind the doomed Walk Bendigo project wasback in town yesterday. English sustainable transport and urban design guru Rodney Tolley meg with Greater Bendigo staff and school children to discuss “the benefits of walking, cycling and good public transport options”. Dr ..
11-Mar-2014
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Amicus complaint revealed
Bendigo Weekly
The full details of the Amicus complaint against two Greater Bendigo councillors has been revealed. Amicus executive officer Ann-Maree Davis wrote to then-mayor Lisa Ruffell on March 19 to complain about the alleged actions of councillors Helen Leach and Elise Chapman during an event the pre..
11-Mar-2014
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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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Biofuels industry gets $500,000 boost
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has announced details of a $500,000 investment in the biofuels industry near Echuca. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development minister Peter Ryan and Member for Rodney Paul Weller joined government and industry representatives in Lower Moira to officially announ..
05-Oct-2011
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Government defends Fire Action Week timing
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has defended the timing of this year's Fire Action Week after coming in for criticism from the opposition. A spokesperson for Bushfire Response Minister Peter Ryan said the timing of Fire Action Week had been determined in conjunction with Victoria’s fire agencies ..
03-Oct-2011
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Interest rates status quo - again
Bendigo Weekly
Home owners have been spared further financial pain, with the Reserve Bank board again agreeing to leave the official cash rate unchanged. At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4.75 per cent. Governor Glenn Stevens said conditions in global financia..
03-Oct-2011
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VFF says levy the answer to fire services funding
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Farmers Federation wants fire services to be funded by a levy on building value. VFF president Andrew Broad said the VFF’s response to the State Government’s Fire Services Property Levy Options Paper outlines how a charge on building value is the fairest way to fun..
03-Oct-2011
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Opposition fury over bushfire map 'omissions'
Bendigo Weekly
The state opposition says regional Victorians living in fire-prone communities have been put at risk due to confusing and inconsistent maps issued by the Baillieu Government. Visiting California Gully Primary School with Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, Shadow Bushfire Response ministe..
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Rubens at Star Bar
Steve Kendall
THREE brothers and a friend make up the Rubens, a band on the rise to all things great. With a gentle nudge up from Triple J, the band has come a long way from recording their first song in a bedroom. “I had no Idea what I was doing,” lead singer Sam said. “That&rsq..
12-Oct-2012
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Wreck and Ruin for Kasey and Shane
Steve Kendall
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholsen are missing out on Bendigo in their latest tour. I tried to make them feel guilty, but it was just a matter of fact. “We just couldn’t get a venue to tie in with the dates,” Kasey said. The Wreck and Ruin tour is on the back of the..
05-Oct-2012
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Cherrywood to Castlemaine
Steve Kendall
IT has been a busy year for Cherrywood. From a band that describes itself as a talented train wreck, you’d expect a noisy deal. This country/punk/bluegrass band has had a bunch of successful trips around Australia and is coming to Castlemaine on Saturday. The band’s Chris..
28-Sep-2012
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Pond at the Corner
Emily Smith
There is a little know law in the world which states that any gig that somehow involves bright green novelty frisbees is a good gig. Therefore, it follows that Pond at The Corner in Melbourne on Sunday was a good gig. The psychedelic pop/rock band from Perth were blistering on Sunday ni..
26-Sep-2012
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Tram treat with blues
Steve Kendall
Music fans can get on board an exciting new outlet for enjoying the tunes during the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival: the Blues Tram. Two of Bendigo’s best attractions – its historic trams and fabulous local music talent – will combine from tomorrow with Talisa Job..
21-Sep-2012
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Double treat for ska
Steve Kendall
SKA fans, get ready to skank. NYC Toasters are on their way to The Palais at Hepburn Springs tonight, with support from local band The Resignators. There’s original ska music, and then there was Two Tone from the UK, but the Toasters were certainly in the third wave. What&rsquo..
14-Sep-2012
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Roos bounding into 150th year
Joel Peterson
Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club is headed into its 150th year with optimism, with a number of new signings and a new logo announced today. The Roos, last year's wooden spooners in the Bendigo Football League, are set to hop up the ladder in 2014, with a number of players committing to th..
08-Nov-2013
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Powerhouse
Joel Peterson
After travelling to Dandenong last year and defeating the reigning champion Dandenong Rangers, Bernie Harrower knew his side could win the 2012-13 WNBL championship. After taking down the Rangers last Thursday, Harrower’s reaction was not quite the same. However the potential this ..
08-Nov-2013
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Griffin a Husker for life
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit star Kelsey Griffin's brilliant college career will be recognised early next year when her alma mater, the University of Nebraska, retires her number 23 playing jersey. Griffin starred for the Huskers before being taken with the third pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, becoming one ..
07-Nov-2013
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Runs held back
Bendigo Weekly
BOWLERS dominated day one of Round Three of the Emu Valley Cricket Association on Saturday, with only two teams posting more than 200. Golden Gully’s good start to the season looked to stall against Spring Gully at One Tree Hill Oval, when they were skittled for 122. Led by Damien Dunlop (..
01-Nov-2013
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Gold team in good position for 2014
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Gold’s list is starting to take shape ahead of its 2014 campaign, but coach Aussie Jones is hoping for more signings to roll as the club heads towards the pre-season. The Gold this week announced de-listed GWS forward Joe Redfern would join the club, joining former Gold Coast rookie ..
01-Nov-2013
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Tennis a winner
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Bendigo Tennis Association executive officer Leon Retallick has described the Bendigo Festival of Tennis, including the back-to-back $50,000 WM Loud Bendigo International tournaments, as a success. Australian Casey Dellacqua took out the first of the Pro Tour tournaments, defeat..
01-Nov-2013
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Always read the label
Bendigo Weekly
You could be trying your best to lose weight and eat more healthily, but if you are not reading food labels, you could be wasting your efforts. This message was really brought home to the Bendigo’s Biggest Winner participants who took part in supermarket tours this week. Led by Bendigo Com..
02-Nov-2012
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Charity win for open gardens
Bendigo Weekly
TWO stunning Bendigo gardens will be on display this weekend to raise money for charity. The Zonta Club of Bendigo’s Open Gardens program this year includes properties at 1 Barkly Terrace East and Bishop’s Court, 40 Forest Street. The gardens will open on Sunday, November 4, from 1pm..
01-Nov-2012
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Fun at the festival
Bendigo Weekly
Eaglehawk’S Cultural and Community Festival is on next Saturday and aims to engage people from diverse cultural backgrounds and build a greater awareness. The free event is at the Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk. “You can experience the traditional dress, dance and music of different ..
25-Oct-2012
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Walkers aim to reclaim the night
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo residents will take to the streets marching in a Reclaim the Night celebration tonight. Spurred on by the recent murder and abduction in Melbourne of the ABC’s Jill Meagher, organiser Cara Jamieson said she was expecting a large crowd. “We are scared, because we know this cou..
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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BENDIGO COMMITTEE TALKS BEGIN
Bendigo Weekly
Plans to create a Committee for Bendigo will take a step ahead this week with the visit of Committee for Geelong Plans to create a Committee for Bendigo will take a step ahead next month (not this week, as previously reported) with the visit of Committee for Geelong representatives. Foundin..
15-Oct-2012
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Celebration time
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Club will celebrate its 100th birthday on Saturday, October 13 with a gala dinner at the Park Street premises. Originally based in Bull Street, the club relocated to Strathdale in the 1970s where the 3000 members are relishing recent improvements and additions to the Park Street prop..
04-Oct-2012
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Macarons on the menu
Vicki Harrington
For a great school holiday activity why not get the kids into the kitchen for a cooking day? Cupcake decorating is a great way to make a mess in the kitchen while keeping the kids entertained for hours. There are many great products on the market these days for both kids and adults which make th..
27-Sep-2012
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Bress is best
Bendigo Weekly
The warmer weather has encouraged the vine buds to burst at Bress Wine, Cider and Produce in Harcourt. The apple and pear trees have new leaves and everything is looking productive, making it a great time for a visit. Located at 3894 Old Calder Highway, Bress have a well-deserved reputation for pr..
20-Sep-2012
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Warming things up at the Tavern
Bendigo Weekly
The restaurant at Bradie’s Tavern in Strathfieldsaye has been transformed since new chef Trevena Taylor arrived in June this year. A versatile chef who can turn his hand to practically any style of cooking, Trev hails from Castlemaine where he previously cooked at the Railway and Bridge Hote..
20-Sep-2012
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Food on the move
Bendigo Weekly
Where better to enjoy a tasty meal or snack after a workout than in your friendly gym? Fit Republic in Abel Street incorporates the Star Cafe where Chilean-born chef Alexis Carrasco dishes up breakfast for early birds and great lunches and coffee for the latte set. You can even..
13-Sep-2012
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Big cheese in town
Bendigo Weekly
Do you know the difference between hard soft, unripened or blue cheese? Do you know your pizza cheese from pasta cheese? Respected international cheese judge and educator, Russell Smith will join local cheesemakers from Lochelian and Boosey Creek Cheese and chef Josh Pearson at Saturday..
06-Sep-2012
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Deep and meaningful in the mine
Rosemary Sorensen
ONLY one of the writers asked if they wanted to be involved in the world-first reading event in the Central Deborah Gold Mine said no. That writer said, very politely, her ancestors were Welsh miners and she’s got a deep-seated fear of being underground. The rest of them – Ma..
13-Jul-2012
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Shades of Grey
Rosemary Sorensen
THIS year’s big-selling book, Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James, is proving what we all know: we love to be involved in a popular event, and it’s fun to get caught up in something that sweeps the world. With the internet, that kind of mass-involvement is so easy. Although there i..
13-Jul-2012
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Kitted out for the festival
Rosemary Sorensen
What’s black and white and read all over? The Telstra-backed volunteer skivvies arrived this week, the next step towards the inaugural Bendigo Writers Festival which takes place at The Capital and surrounds in View Street on August 10,11 and 12. Nick Papaz of Telstra Business Centr..
06-Jul-2012
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Five things you need to know about: Bendigo Writers Festival
Rosemary Sorensen
It’s out at last. You will find the full program for the inaugural Bendigo Writers Festival in your Bendigo Weekly today, and it’s online at the festival website too. If you have never been to a writers festival, and wonder just what to expect when you rock up to View Street in August,..
29-Jun-2012
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Pick of the week - Sailors Gully and Myers Flat
Bendigo Weekly
Pick of the week - Sailors Gully and Myers Flat Noelene Wild if a pretty old church and the famous Allies Hotel is all you know about Sailors Gully and Myers Flat, Noelene Wild has set out to change that. The long-time Eaglehawk resident has turned her fossicking skills to that part o..
08-Jun-2012
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The chance to rant
Rosemary Sorensen
IF you have courage, and are willing to have a go at telling stories to strangers, this may be just the chance for you. Ranters Theatre is coming to Bendigo next Saturday, June 9, to conduct a free workshop about acting techniques for storytelling. Starting with the question, “What do I be..
01-Jun-2012
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