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Black Saturday efforts honoured
Christine McGinn
Eighty-eight firefighters and emergency management were nationally recognised for their extraordinary service in the Black Saturday fire. National Emergency Medal recipients were honoured for their efforts in the 2009 bushfires at a ceremony at the All Seasons Quality Resort in Strathdale toda..
18-Jun-2014
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Mosque moves forward - video
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's first mosque is preparing for the second stage in its process, gathering the necessary funds to build the $3 million development. The Bendigo Islamic Association will now need to source adequate funding before the mosque can be built. "We are going through this process graduall..
18-Jun-2014
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ILLEGAL FIREARMS TARGETED
Christine McGinn
Police are on the hunt to remove all illegal firearms from circulation. The Australasian Operation Unification, targets the criminal use of firearms. Bendigo Police Senior Sergeant Troy Hargadon said the operation was targeted at the removal of illegal weapons from communities and promote..
17-Jun-2014
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Epsom tracks ahead- VIDEO
Christine McGinn
The multi-million dollar Epsom train station is on track with construction works officially underway. Transport Minister Terry Mulder visited Bendigo today to inspect the shovel ready site and said it was “really moving ahead”. “This is a great project. Any city that is buil..
17-Jun-2014
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Pedestrian killed in collision
Christine McGinn
A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in Williamson Street on Tuesday afternoon. The 64-year old Bendigo woman was crossing the road when a grey car pulled out of a parking space in the middle of the road. The Bendigo driver was turning right when the Commodore sedan hit the w..
17-Jun-2014
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Mosque 'will go to VCAT'
Christine McGinn
Greater Bendigo councillor James Williams is confident the proposed $3 million mosque will go to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Whipstick ward councillors James Williams, Peter Cox and Lisa Ruffell met with residents at their ordinary meeting last night. The counci..
17-Jun-2014
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PM's book awards announced
Anthony Radford
Alice Springs artist Rod Moss has won the non-fiction prize in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, announced this morning in Canberra. Moss's The Hard Light of Day is a ground-breaking description of the Aboriginal people of Alice Springs, and his yearning to understand their relationship with t..
08-Jul-2011
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Ambo cover halved
Anthony Radford
MEMBER for Northern Victoria Region Wendy Lovell has encouraged regional Victorians to purchase Ambulance Victoria memberships, following the July 1 implementation of the State Government’s 50 per cent membership fee reduction. “The Victorian Coalition Government has delivered on it..
05-Jul-2011
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Take A Break funding pledge welcomed
Anthony Radford
The Victorian government has welcomed an announcement by the Federal Coalition that it would reinstate funding for occasional care if it won government. The state government claims the Federal Government left the Take a Break occasional care program unviable when it removed its majorit..
01-Jul-2011
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Government confirms free recycling program for old TVs
Bendigo Weekly
Regional Victorians can dispose of their old televisions for free as part of a free recycling program announced today. Environment and Climate Change Minister Ryan Smith has announced a television recycling program for regional Victorians to prevent mountains of old televisions from being d..
29-Jun-2011
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Man held on attempted murder charge
Bendigo Weekly
A 36-year-old Alphington man has appeared before an out of sessions court charged with nine charges including attempted murder following an incident in Northcote Noterday afternoon. Leno Yammouni was charged with attempted murder, recklessly cause serious injury, intentionally cause serious inj..
24-Jun-2011
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Police seek St Kilda flasher
Bendigo Weekly
Police are investigating an indecent act and the stalking of three teenagers from St Kilda to Caulfield North early this week. Police believe three teenagers aged between 13 and 15-years-old got off a train at the intersection of Carlisle and Chapel streets at St Kilda on Sunday June 19. T..
24-Jun-2011
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Live Blues at El Gordo tonight
Bendigo Weekly
More great live blues music is coming to town tonight. Making their Bendigo debut, Castlemaine-based Appalachian-blues trio, The Sitting Ducks, will play live and acoustic in Chancery Lane, at El Gordo, as part of their weekly Blue Hour Friday. The band is filled with the energy, talent and..
14-Dec-2012
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The Rubens lay it down
Bendigo Weekly
By Jarvis Holt, YO Bendigo Indie rock band The Rubens have exploded on the music scene, receiving raving accolades. The three brothers and a mate formed their band in 2011. After gaining attention from Triple J Unearthed and placing 57th on Triple J’s Hottest 100 with the tr..
13-Dec-2012
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From sorrow something grows
Bendigo Weekly
Catherine Shields big photographic work is, she says, about the role of photography and how we record our lives. But beneath that surface, it's also about despair and hurt, disappointment and heartbreak, all the turmoil that follows the wrench of loss. Deeply personal, Ms Shields work is..
07-Dec-2012
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Anne of the airwaves
Steve Kendall
HOT on the heels of the Contribution to Indigenous Broadcasting Award, presenter Anne Conway is back on the air. The community broadcaster was back at the helm of the studio for her Monday program The Fur Children Show. Such diversity of programming is what gives Phoenix FM its strength..
29-Nov-2012
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Bringing the music home
Steve Kendall
THE Sacred Heart Cathedral will be alive with the sound of music on Sunday. Songs to Remember is a fundraiser for the Doxa School in Bendigo and Bendigo’s own Alana Conway has arranged the event and will perform. The show will also feature the talents of Mark Vincent and Robert Ga..
22-Nov-2012
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Date set for Groovin the Moo 2013
Bendigo Weekly
Grab your diaries and phones and book in May 4. Groovin the Moo is back in Bendigo. Sure to provide a day of memories, Groovin the Moo is a sell-out event every year, details to follow...
20-Nov-2012
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Spirit suffers injury blow
Bendigo Weekly
Another big game from Kelsey Griffin has led Bendigo Spirit to its 20th win of the WNBL season over the Dandenong Rangers in Dandenong tonight, 85-67. Bendigo cruised to the 18-point win on the back of Griffin, who socred 20 points and added 8 rebounds. Her former University of Nebraska ..
08-Feb-2014
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Bumper day out for the tour - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo enjoyed a bumper day during stage two of the 2014 Jayco Herald Sun Tour on Friday, with two top-12 finishes as Orica GreenEDGE's Simon Clarke took stage honours and the leader's yellow jersey. Clarke outsprinted Cannondale's Cameron Wurf and Bendigonian Jack Haig, after the trio put in ..
07-Feb-2014
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Bendigo lands big soccer boost
Joel Peterson
Elite level soccer in Bendigo has received a boost today, with confirmation that the city has been granted a licence to field a team in the newly-established National Premier Leagues Victoria competition. Bendigo Amateur Soccer League's bid was selected from 38 applicants, and is one of four..
07-Feb-2014
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Tour hits Bendigo
Joel Peterson
Some of Australia’s best cyclists will roll into Bendigo today, when stage two of the 2014 Jayco Herald Sun Tour comes to town. The 165 kilometre second stage, the longest of the tour’s four, will wind its way from Ballarat, through Daylesford, Fryerstown and over the top of Mount ..
07-Feb-2014
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King back with her court
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Lady Braves have re-signed forward Lauren King for the upcoming 2014 SEABL season. King returns to the Lady Braves after playing a key part in helping the team win the 2013 East Conference title where she was the team’s third leading scorer and second leading rebounder, averag..
06-Feb-2014
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Kelsey's a legend in the US
Joel Peterson
Individual accolades are not as important to Bendigo Spirit’s Kelsey Griffin as team success, but on Thursday she was honoured in a way that was different to any trophy or medallion. Griffin made a trip to her alma mater at the University of Nebraska this week, to have her number 23 jers..
31-Jan-2014
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Rodders head for Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
HUNDREDS of car enthusiasts will again descend on Bendigo in the coming weeks. Centre State Rodders will hold their annual swap meet at Lord’s Raceway on January 20. The one-day event began in 1992 and features more than 300 sites, as well as a show and shine of more than 200 cars..
03-Jan-2013
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Community invited to Christmas lunch
Bendigo Weekly
There’s a new team behind the annual Town Hall Christmas lunch this year, and they want Bendigonians to know, it’s still on and still guaranteed to be brilliant. “It’s been taken over by the community,” Salvation Army community support services team leader Sharo..
21-Dec-2012
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Digital memories
Bendigo Weekly
At Christmas, we especially remember those who are missing. In March this year Bendigo lawyer MARIKA McMAHON’s daughter, Thomasina, was born with a complex cardiac condition. Thomasina died in October, aged only seven months. This week, Marika wrote a blog about what grief is like in t..
21-Dec-2012
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Money helps a cause
Bendigo Weekly
THE money raised from Bendigo’s Bloke’s Biggest Lunch was handed over to charities this week. More than $75,000 was raised at the event, which saw about 420 blokes step out and step up for prostate cancer research. The money was split between the Prostate Foundation of Austr..
13-Dec-2012
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Telstra supports kinder
Bendigo Weekly
THE skills and talents of children at Bendigo’s Dr Harry Little Preschool will be further developed and enhanced following a grant from Telstra’s Kids Fund program. The $1200 grant will allow the kinder to repair and maintain building façade and restabilise its sandpit. ..
13-Dec-2012
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Give that they may glow
Bendigo Weekly
DONATIONS are continuing to pour in for the Haven and Bendigo Weekly Christmas appeal. The Haven Sent appeal encourages locals to donate presents of non-perishable food to Haven clients to make their Christmas that little bit special. Weekly editor Anthony Radford said Christmas was a tough ..
06-Dec-2012
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Ingredients for health
Vicki Harrington
Jamie’s Ministry of Food mobile kitchen is coming. It will be welcomed at a free community Day hosted by the Greater Bendigo council and Bendigo Community Health Services on Saturday, January 12 from 9am to 12pm in Bull Street, next to the Conservatory. Council Community Wellbeing..
03-Jan-2013
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Learning the basics at the Ministry
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo is gearing up for the arrival of Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen which rolls into town on Friday, January 11. The kitchen will be located at the Conservatory carpark, Bull Street from January 11 to 17 before relocating to the Long Gully recreation reserve, Cunneen Street, Lon..
21-Dec-2012
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The taste of Christmas
Vicki Harrington
Food is a big part of Christmas tradition all over the world so it makes perfect sense to include it in the gift-giving ritual as well. The choices are vast, from kitchen gadgets to edible produce and living plants, and who doesn’t enjoy receiving a gift of homemade cooking. Bendi..
13-Dec-2012
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Christmas shop at market
Vicki Harrington
The final Bendigo Community Farmers’ Market for 2012 promises to be a jam-packed affair with some new producers and many seasonal regulars returning. First timers Nanette and Bill Martin of Tatalia Cherries will be introducing their cherry jam, cherry chutney and best of a..
06-Dec-2012
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Keeping up with tradition
Vicki Harrington
Tradition is still very much in vogue at De Mill Fine Foods in Hargreaves Street. From supporting a local soup kitchen to baking Christmas fare, chef Liz Skipper believes in keeping old traditions alive. The cafe produces old-fashioned Devonshire teas, muffins, cakes and slices fresh da..
29-Nov-2012
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Flavours of the month
Vicki Harrington
Bendigo ice cream maker Steve Virtue is amazed when local people tell him, after eight years, they still haven’t found his shop. Shame on them, they are missing one of Bendigo’s best food providores. The family business has been found and visited by the likes of Giaan Roone..
22-Nov-2012
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Winton makes the hall of fame
Bendigo Weekly
Wouldn’t be surprised if they put up a statue of Tim Winton over in Western Australia pretty soon. Only problem is, the author of Cloudstreet and Breath, as well as the kids’ series Lockie Leonard, does sometimes annoy the powers-that-be by getting in the way of tourist developments on..
20-Sep-2012
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Pick of the week - Missing out
Bendigo Weekly
Missing Out Adam Phillips Penguin, $45.00 The simple reading of Othello is that, driven mad by jealousy, the Moor destroys first Desdemona then himself. Poor thing. But nothing in Shakespeare is that simplistic. In his brilliant new book, psychoanalyst Adam Phillips suggests tha..
13-Sep-2012
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Living on the land
Rosemary Sorensen
Red Dirt Diary 3: Blue’s News Katrina Nannestad HarperCollins, $14.99 Katrina Nannestad reckons children deserve to know what it’s like to live in the country. “Farming families and rural communities are a vital part of our Australian identity,” the Bendi..
06-Sep-2012
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Books in favour
Bendigo Weekly
The Global Learning Centre, otherwise known as the library, at Crusoe College in Kangaroo Flat is living up to its name of being globally inclusive by creating the first ever Parent Community Book Club. The club is believed to be the first of its kind in any public secondary school in Victoria an..
23-Aug-2012
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Scintillae 2012 Published by Bendigo TAFE
Bendigo Weekly
There is a big gatheirng of writers in Scintillae 2012, published to coincide with the inaugural Bendigo Writers Festival this month. Twenty short stories, almosty 40 poems, and, surprisingly, 16 other pieces, which the editors call either creative non-fiction or academic non-fiction. Speaking ..
23-Aug-2012
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City shows its spirit
Rosemary Sorensen
WITH the banners in place down View Street, and the well-prepared staff at The Capital all ready to go, the first session of the inaugural Bendigo Writers Festival was just minutes away. At last, the moment had arrived. All those months of deliberations, discussions, plotting and plannin..
17-Aug-2012
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