PARK MAKES A SPLASH
Bendigo Weekly
Long Gully will make a golden splash with the grand opening of the gold rush themed Splash Park next Friday. Residents are encouraged to slip into their bathers and take a dip at the splash park on Cunneen Street from 3pm. City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox said the new Splash Park will ..
11-Dec-2014
No
1
No
BENDIGO'S FESTIVE CHEER
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo is getting in the festive spirit putting the final touches on its Christmas tree standing in Rosalind Park. The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree is a family orientated celebration, featuring music and dance performances from local community..
02-Dec-2014
No
0
No
ALLAN TAKES PORTFOLIOS
Christine McGinn
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan has been given two portfolios in the Victorian Government. Ms Allan was given the two portfolios, public transport and employment this morning as the government was sworn in. “I am very much looking forward to the next four years,” she sa..
02-Dec-2014
No
0
Yes
MISSING BENDIGO BOY
Bendigo Weekly
Local police are currently searching for a missing 14-year-old Strathfieldsaye boy. Brandon Norton, who has autism, was last seen 10pm on Sunday night at his home on Sullivans Road. Police has have described as Caucasian, 160cm tall, slim build with short brown hair. He was last seen wea..
24-Nov-2014
No
0
No
HAZELDENE'S BACKS FESTIVAL
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s iconic Easter Festival has a new major sponsor and logo for the next two years. Family-owned business Hazeldene’s have signed up as sponsors for 2015 and 2016. “Hazeldene’s are one of Bendigo’s iconic local companies who have been a strong supporter o..
24-Nov-2014
No
0
Yes
LIBS PROMISE YOUTH FUNDS
Bendigo Weekly
VULNERABLE youth will be given a new home with a $6 million injection if the Liberals are re-elected on November 29. The Kids Under Cover project will build 120 units and transport them to the family home or carer’s property of youth. Bendigo company Ortech Industries have been awarded ..
21-Nov-2014
No
0
No
Di Book
Second chance on buses
Joel Peterson
Local residents will get another chance to have their say on Bendigo’s proposed bus network after the initial Public Transport Victoria plan drew the ire of network commuters. An initial round of community consultations with PTV was held in December, with residents from across Bendigo la..
27-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Market of opportunity
Dianne Dempsey
When arriving at Melbourne International Airport from China in 2002, university student Jacky Zheng was naturally enough incredibly excited. “What would Melbourne look like?” he asked himself. “What would the university look like? The houses?” “The man who picked ..
27-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Fundraiser for Ethan
Dianne Dempsey
It’s hot and Ethan, 12, and Lochie, 10, are sheltering in the shade of a tree at Lake Weeroona with their mother Angela Taylor. We’ve come to talk about Ethan and the fundraiser Angela and her friend Carolyn O’Sullivan are organising. Ethan suffers from severe autism and mu..
21-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Pool play
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo is going back to the drawing board in a bid to convert plans for a state of the art aquatic facility at Kangaroo Flat to reality. The Bendigo Weekly understands a comprehensive business case analysis for both a 25 metre pool and the already adopted 50 metre option w..
21-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Festival fees force out traders
Christine McGinn
RETAILERS and food van operators say they are being priced out of the Bendigo Easter Festival with “exorbitant” fees. Traders, who requested to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, told the Weekly they would not operate at the festival due to increased costs and unforeseen condit..
20-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Penalty rates hit business
Christine McGinn
TRADERS say they will be hit hard by Easter Sunday public holiday penalty rates as they battle with an already difficult environment. The state government fulfilled its election commitment this week, making the religious holiday and AFL grand final day public holidays. Shamrock Hotel owner Ji..
20-Feb-2015
No
0
No
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
VIDEO
No
1
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
Police hunt stolen firearms
Bendigo Weekly
Firearms are also continuing to be stolen from properties across the region. Bendigo Police are asking locals to regularly check their firearms and make sure they are appropriately secured. A 0.22 caliber riffle was stolen from a Romsey property over the weekend. Inspector Michael Talbo..
30-Jul-2014
No
0
No
CBD arrest
Bendigo Weekly
Police have arrested a 17 year old male in possession of a weapon in the Bendigo CBD this morning. Police arrested a dark-haired man about 11.40am after a fight with a group of five men. Police spoke with other youths involved in the incident outside of Officeworks in Hargreaves M..
29-Jul-2014
No
1
Yes
Current Issue
Property Guide

Sunday Exchange
Bendigo Weekly
A featured act at this year’s Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Benny Walker, is playing one of the program’s key venues on Sunday. The Exchange at the Bendigo Centre, High Street plays host from noon until 3pm. This is a great chance to have an intimate audience with Ben..
13-Sep-2013
No
0
No
GTM 2014 date named
Bendigo Weekly
Groovin the Moo is back in Bendigo on Saturday, May 3. as before the event will run at the Prince Of Wales Showground, Holmes Rd, Bendigo. There’s plenty of Groovin’ the Moo dates for the planner. Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday, February 4, 2014 for around $100 with t..
09-Sep-2013
No
0
Yes
Meredith the Wild Child
Steve Kendall
MUSIC has been part of Mez Whittle’s life for years. The Bendigo-based singer-guitarist-songwriter has been penning songs for 22 years, and has just released an album to iTunes. There’s a CD to follow, and a vinyl planned. “Vinyl is the new cool,” Mez, who records ..
06-Sep-2013
No
0
Yes
Raising funds for Blues and Roots Festival
Bendigo Weekly
The volunteers behind Bendigo’s biggest music festival are hosting a fundraising trivia night on Thursday. Taking place at the Golden Vine Hotel, the night will pit metal heads against country lovers, old rockers against new wave hipsters, in an almighty trivia showdown. Quiz-goers w..
30-Aug-2013
No
0
No
Divas back on stage
Bendigo Weekly
Diva Demolition lead singer Kylie Cowling is excited to be coming home to Bendigo this Sunday to perform songs from the band’s debut album at the Newmarket Hotel. It rounds off a remarkable 12 months for bass player Kylie and guitarist Sherree Newton, who used to play together in all-fe..
30-Aug-2013
No
0
Yes
Welcome Fire from Wendy
Steve Kendall
FOR the past two years, Wendy Matthews has been working on her new album. The Welcome Fire is released today and Wendy said she was pleased to be able to take the time to do it properly. From her home base in the north coast of New South Wales where she lives with her dog, Wendy has been ..
22-Aug-2013
No
0
No
Harrower decision looms - SPIRIT TV
Joel Peterson
Speculation is mounting Bendigo's best ever sportsperson – basketballer Kristi Harrower – will play on again this season. The 39 year old point guard is expected to make her decision known this week. However, the Bendigo Weekly believes Harrower is leaning towards playing on..
08-Oct-2014
Update
No
0
Yes
Spring Shield to hit Bendigo
Joel Peterson
Australia's best female basketballers will battle for title of pre-season champions at Bendigo Stadium, this weekend when the Women's National Basketball league Spring Shield comes to Bendigo. A total of twelve games will be played across three days from Friday through to Sunday, with each o..
07-Oct-2014
No
0
Yes
She's back: Spirit TV with Kelsey Griffin
Bendigo Weekly
Just the thought of two-time WNBL Grand Final MVP Kelsey Griffin adding another dimension to her game should be enough to make other teams shudder. The 27-year-old Alaskan native has arrived back in town to prepare for her third season with the Bendigo Spirit. Towards the end of last year&rs..
02-Oct-2014
Yes
0
No
Spirit in the pink
Anthony Radford
The Bendigo Spirit will wear a totally pink uniform for their away games this season. The new strip is part of the two-time WNBL champion’s naming-sponsor deal with Australian Pork. Spirit chairman Greg Bickley said the new uniform was spectacular. “Yes, the away strip will ..
26-Sep-2014
No
0
No
Festival of bowling
Sam Kane
Calling all social bowlers – a little hint of Germany is on its way to Bendigo next month and you’re invited. Now’s the time to roll up your sleeves, get some mates together, and battle it out, in the South Bendigo Bowls Club Oktoberfest Social Night competition. Taking pl..
25-Sep-2014
No
0
No
Show your Spirit - video
Bendigo Weekly
If you think the past two WNBL seasons have been exciting, strap yourself in, because it’s almost on again. The Bendigo Spirit kicks off their campaign for a three-peat in three week’s time, and is calling on the community to help them along the way. The Spirit has opened up ..
25-Sep-2014
Exclusive
Yes
0
No
Opening the door on mental illness
Bendigo Weekly
She thought she could cope, and kept her depression a secret until the day it overwhelmed her. Now, Bendigo’s Cassandra Neave knows how important it is to ask for help. I wasn’t one to share my feelings and for weeks I was writing this in my head. I’m not a writer but I n..
19-Jul-2013
No
0
No
Early starters ready for Tan
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo youngsters were a step ahead this week, taking part in Shaun Tan-themed workshops at the Bendigo Art Gallery. In the lead-up to a ground-breaking exhibition which will open next month in association with Bendigo Writers Festival, children created shadow art and their own landscapes i..
12-Jul-2013
No
0
Yes
Trivia night helps out
Bendigo Weekly
Four Bendigo businesses have joined forces again for Sydney’s City to Surf fun run to raise money for Make-A-Wish Australia. Vantage Fuels, Bendigo Hire, Education Plus and Central Victorian Office Supplies’ staff are taking part in their third City to Surf. This year’s..
12-Jul-2013
No
0
No
BRIT waves the NAIDOC flag
Dianne Dempsey
NAIDOC week has a very busy calendar but one event which is always important to members of the Koori community is the flag raising ceremony and breakfast held at the BRIT Koori Unit each year. Past and present students, alongside family and friends were welcomed by BRIT Koori Liaison Offi..
09-Jul-2013
No
0
No
Rights of asylum seekers in focus
Bendigo Weekly
By Nicola Dunnicliff-Wells THE only way Australia can deter boat people is to make the prospect of coming here worse than facing the Taliban. Who does that make us, as a people? This was a question posed by human rights lawyer Julian Burnside at a packed forum in Bendigo last week. ..
05-Jul-2013
No
0
No
Hairspray – back to 1962
Bendigo Weekly
IT’S 1962, the 1950s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion – to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance programme, The Corny Collins Show and, overnight, is transforme..
04-Jul-2013
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
Fishy business
Bendigo Weekly
Fresh fish. We know it is good for us, and we happily order it at restaurants, but how often do we actually cook our own from scratch? Many cooks are reluctant or scared to cook fresh fish at home. Excuses range from the smell, the price, the bones, too many varieties to choose from, it has a hea..
13-Jun-2013
No
0
No
Pick of the week - BOOTCAMP
Bendigo Weekly
By Rosemary Sorensen Stacey Logan returned briefly to Bendigo earlier this month, to let people know about her books. Now in her 30s, the former Camp Hill Primary and Catholic College student has been beavering away at writing since leaving school. She admits her first efforts were “of v..
18-Apr-2013
No
0
No
A bold failure
Bendigo Weekly
The Childhood of Jesus JM Coetzee Text, $34.95 Fables can work, if they have humanity within them, not just signposts to morality. Whether or not JM Coetzee’s latest novel, The Childhood of Jesus, works for you will depend on your willingness to go along with the absurdity ..
11-Apr-2013
No
0
No
Books in the picture
Bendigo Weekly
Glenda Millard’s Lightning Jack, illustrated by Patricia Mullins, is on the shortlist for picture books at this year’s Children’s Book Council Book of the Year awards. The Bendigo writer talked about the book at last year’s Bendigo Writers Festival, and took young students ..
11-Apr-2013
No
0
No
Pick of the week; Life After Life
Bendigo Weekly
Life After Life Kate Atkinson Doubleday, $32.95 It will very much depend on what kind of reader you are, and why you read books, whether you rate Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. She is one of those writers who defies definitions. When the discussion about the novel comes up ag..
04-Apr-2013
No
0
No
Pick of the week - Into the woods
Bendigo Weekly
Into the Woods Anna Krien Black Inc, $19.95 Melbourne writer, Anna Krien, hit the ground running with her first book, Into the Woods. She went to Tasmania, gonzo-style, and immersed herself in the people and politics behind the battle for old-growth forests in Tasmania. The resulting b..
22-Mar-2013
No
0
No
On the longlist
Anthony Radford
Once upon a time, there were shortlists, a bit of a gap, then a winner was announced. Now, no self-respecting prize does without a longlist; so ubiquitous are they, some prizes, such as the new Stella prize for women writers, do without a shortlist altogether. This week, the British equivalent o..
14-Mar-2013
No
0
No
TLPB-Android
tafe week 2