Art Series Opening Offer
Cut rates back
Christine McGinn
The majority of Greater Bendigo councillors have vowed to slash future rates rises. Locals have suffered through rates rises of six per cent for the past two years, and council is planning to do the same for the next three. In response to the Bendigo Weekly’s sustained anti-poverty..
27-Sep-2014
No
0
No
New culture row erupts
Anthony Radford
Greater Bendigo councillor Helen Leach has come under fire for an email questioning the cultural traditions of some of the city’s newest citizens. After attending a citizenship ceremony earlier this month, Cr Leach sent an email to the eight other councillors. “At the citizenship..
27-Sep-2014
No
8
No
Firies add heat over new station
Christine McGinn
Bendigo firefighters are again calling on the Country Fire Authority to build a new fire station, to stop putting local lives at risk. According to firies, the current Hargreaves Street facility is too small and too old to meet current demand. But the CFA has made some progress, since th..
27-Sep-2014
No
1
No
'New suburb' steps forward
Bendigo Weekly
Another vital step has been taken to approving Bendigo's largest ever residential subdivision. Planing Minister Matthew Guy has approved the rezoning of 125 hectares of land on Edwards Road at Maiden Gully to residential. The decision paves the way for Birchgrove Properties to build 140..
26-Sep-2014
BREAKING NEWS
No
0
No
Rates varied
Anthony Radford
More than half of Bendigo’s households received rates rises below the average this year. The Bendigo Weekly can reveal almost 56 per cent of Greater Bendigo’s 45,741 houses received rates rises of less than six per cent. More than 20 per cent of the city’s residents received..
26-Sep-2014
No
1
No
Strange art in the park
Sam Kane
Children of all ages were delighted this week after a new art installation was launched at the Rosalind Park Conservatory. Strange Garden has been created by Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, and features plant-like structures made from cardboard. It also gives young people the opportunity to draw and a..
26-Sep-2014
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
3.25pm
No
2
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
Current Issue
New Property guide

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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
Yes
Basketball on a winner
Bendigo Weekly
An outstanding year for basketball in Bendigo was recognised recently, with the Bendigo Basketball Association collecting several major awards at the Basketball Victoria awards night. The association won the award for Basketball Victoria Country’s Best Large Association, while the BBA Re..
09-May-2014
No
0
Yes
Bendigo's cricket coup
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo will host the Australian Country Cricket Championships next year. Cricket Australia officials and Greater Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons made the announcement at the QEO at 11.30. Bendigo beat a number of other regional Australian cities for the right to host the event from January 5..
08-May-2014
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
1
Yes
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
No
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
No
1
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
No
TLPB-Android
Coles