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Toxic water worry
Anthony Radford
TOXIC water could start bubbling to the surface across Bendigo within months if nothing is done to halt its rise. When Unity Mining stopped operations at its Kangaroo Flat mine in 2012, toxic groundwater it previously pumped out began rising in the city’s abandoned mine shafts. The w..
15-Nov-2014
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Bendigo's white Christmas
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo is bracing itself for a white Christmas. An ice rink will be built at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds from the end of this month. It will open from November 29 to January 26, giving locals a chance to experience what the Northern Hemisphere does this time of year. The rink, w..
14-Nov-2014
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City clamps down on car sales
Bendigo Weekly
As the Southern hemisphere’s biggest Swap Meet pulls into Bendigo this weekend, locals are reminded it is illegal to sell cars on council land. Greater Bendigo council is warning locals it is illegal to sell vehicles on roads, road reserves and nature strips. The State Government legis..
14-Nov-2014
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Families in need top agenda
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s disadvantaged families and children will be put on the election agenda today. The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare will launch their 2014 Election Statement in Bendigo with St Luke’s help. The statement highlights the increasing need to tackle the rate o..
14-Nov-2014
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Golfers drive charity cause
Bendigo Weekly
Keen golfers will take to the course to support Bendigo Health Foundation and Bendigo Golf Club’s annual golf day. Locals can swing their clubs at the 2014 Golf Day on November 28 at the Bendigo Golf Club. Participants will be able to join from 9am with a cooked breakfast and buffet lun..
14-Nov-2014
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Richer than we think
Bendigo Weekly
In the lead up to next year’s Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services Festival, The Bendigo Weekly is running a series of profiles highlighting the diverse backgrounds and amazing stories of Bendigo’s immigrant population. Edith Muñoz Mexico City It&rsquo..
14-Nov-2014
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Crash closes highway - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
A motor home crashed near Goornong on Tuesday afternoon, closing the Midland Highway. No one was trapped in the accident, which occurred just before 3pm. The accident occurred about two kilometres north of the Bendigo-Murchinson Road intersection. The road was reopened in both..
08-Jul-2014
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Flora Hill knife drama
Bendigo Weekly
A woman was taken into police custody and interviewed after being found with a knife. Bendigo Police picked up the woman on Edwards Rd in Flora Hill about 3.45pm today. The blonde woman was carrying the knife as she walked towards the ambulance station. Bendigo Police have ..
07-Jul-2014
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Local rescued from Mt Bogong
Bendigo Weekly
A North Bendigo man is one of two people who were rescued from Victoria’s highest mountain One man remains at Mount Beauty hospital and the other has been released. Police spent the night searching for the 35 year old North Bendigo man and a 33 year old Box Hill man after the bushwal..
06-Jul-2014
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Police called to investigate - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
A navy Toyota Corolla and another vehicle collided in Maiden Gully this morning. The vehicles collided on the corner of Calder Highway and Smith Road just before 9am. Two people were involved in the incident and have minor injuries. Police and ambulance officers attended the incide..
27-Jun-2014
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Arson squad investigate fire
Christine McGinn
Arson Chemists will be arriving from Melbourne to investigate a suspicious fire on Lucan Street last night. The fire was in the rear shed of the vacant property about 11pm. Bendigo Police Crime Investigation Unit are currently investigating the incident and the property is marked as a cri..
19-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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Something was great
Bendigo Weekly
THE not-so-secret Something for Kate guerilla gig drew a solid mix of fans and media into the Bendigo Centre on Wednesday. Something for Kate performed in the dry, competing with the sound of the city and the rain. The four-piece played five tracks with snare, acoustic bass and guitar and the ci..
14-Jun-2013
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Sarah Blasko to play Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Sarah Blasko is playing the Capital, Bendigo on July 31. After spending time in Paris, supporting the release of her album and performing throughout Europe, she has returned to Australia for the tour. Accompanied by her long time band, Sarah will travel to regional Australia. She will also b..
06-Jun-2013
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A Break for Kate
Bendigo Weekly
THE Golden Vine plays host to special fundraiser on Saturday. The event has been arranged for a woman who received an injury, which will require a lengthy and expensive recovery and medical equipment. The event, A Break for Kate, will be held at The Golden Vine Hotel, from 12.30pm to 11pm..
29-May-2013
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Wolfmother plays the Golden Vine
Bendigo Weekly
Wolfmother made the trip to Bendigo last Friday to play the Golden Vine ..
28-May-2013
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A real taste of Ireland
Bendigo Weekly
Foster and Allen are returning to Bendigo next month Mick Foster and Tony Allen have been performing together for more than 30 years, and this will be their 17th trip to Australia. They have been performing their blend of easy listening and folk music all over the world and their record sa..
24-May-2013
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Three chords and the truth
Steve Kendall
Lee Kernaghan is one of Australia’s most prolific music artists with two million records sold. Add to that 28 Golden Guitars, 33 number one singles and you see the calibre of the man. Twenty years after the release of his first album, The Outback Club, Lee is back with his new release Be..
17-May-2013
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O'SHEA WINS GOLD
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo cyclist Glenn O’Shea has won gold at the Commonwealth Games. O’Shea was part of the Australian pursuit team that defeated England. O’Shea spoke to Channel 10 after the win. “Its pretty special,” he said. “We all grew up watching the Com..
25-Jul-2014
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Spirit re-sign exciting young guard
Joel Peterson
Week by week, Bendigo Bank Spirit’s quest for a third consecutive Women’s National Basketball League championship continues to build momentum. After announcing the re-signing of young point guard Tessa Lavey last week, the club announced today it has secured t..
23-Jul-2014
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Lavey to make debut Opals tour
Joel Peterson
It is fair to say Bendigo Spirit point guard Tessa Lavey has had an enjoyable last seven days. A week after re-signing with the Bendigo Spirit for two years, Lavey was today announced in the Australian Opals team that will tour Japan from tomorrow. Despite struggling to get court time be..
21-Jul-2014
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Lavey back on the team
Joel Peterson
Another piece of the Bendigo Bank Spirit puzzle has fallen into place for season 2014-15, with rising star Tessa Lavey re-committing to the club this week for the next two years. Lavey, currently playing with the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence, came to the club last season after s..
18-Jul-2014
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Multicultural round kicks off
Bendigo Weekly
AFL Central Victoria’s multicultural round activities kicked off today, with a football and netball clinic for school students at North Bendigo Recreation reserve. Primary and secondary school children from across Bendigo picked up the skills of AFL today from former Port Adelaide and ..
17-Jul-2014
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Captain fantastic
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Bank Braves captain Chris Hogan can only remember going to one Braves game when he was growing up playing junior basketball in Braves colours. He was around 16 at the time, and one thing stood out to him above all else: the play of Braves legend David Flint. Since his playing day..
11-Jul-2014
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Vigilance pays off
Bendigo Weekly
By VICKI HARRINGTON Breast cancer is not discriminatory and not just an issue for older women. Kathryn Wright is proof breast cancer can occur at any age and vigilance does pay off. A week before Christmas last year, Kathryn and husband Michael were about to depart on a dream holiday to J..
04-Apr-2013
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Five years in the pink
Vicki Harrington
It’s time to register for the fifth Bendigo Mother’s Day Classic to be held on Sunday, May 12 at Strathdale Park, Reservoir Road, Strathdale. Online registrations are already open at www.mothersdayclassic.com.au – choose the Bendigo event from the regional drop-down list. ..
27-Mar-2013
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Fundraiser a winner
Anthony Radford
AN auction to raise funds for an injured man has raised $300,000. The fantastic sum was raised with the help of Tweed Sutherland First National property manager Tamara Cox whose friend had an accident. Last October Bendigo resident Nick Woods fell while mountain biking with his fiance Bec McClea..
15-Mar-2013
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The crew behind the dragon
Bendigo Weekly
Cutting the edge of a dragon is a tricky business. “We’ve spent many hours of overtime,” manufacturing manager at Kattle Gear Nick Vowles said. “This kind of work is a lot harder than making cattle yards.” Mr Vowles and his workers Clinton Smith and Mark..
08-Mar-2013
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Fever for the festival
Bendigo Weekly
By CHRISTINE McGINN Bendigo will go mad celebrating the Madhatter’s Tea Party at this year’s 42nd annual celebration of the Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival. The community is encouraged to join in the festival fun between March 13 and 24 with activites for young and old inspired..
22-Feb-2013
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Thinking caps on to fire up the dragon
Bendigo Weekly
GREATER Bendigo council needs your help to name the new Red Dragon that will soon roar into Hargreaves Mall. Last year, children across the municipality voted to install the Red Dragon Play Space in the mall and now the giant dragon needs a name. The Name the Dragon competition opened this week ..
14-Feb-2013
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Giant pumpkin chainsaw massacre
Bendigo Weekly
Several Atlantic Giant pumpkins have been awaiting their fate in the front window of Bush’s Produce Store in Williamson Street since being entered in Bendigo’s Biggest Pumpkin Competition back in April. Held in conjunction with the Bendigo All Breed’s Goat and Chrysanthemum Show,..
30-May-2013
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Smashing pumpkins
Bendigo Weekly
Growing competition-worthy giant pumpkins is becoming a lucrative affair, if you can withstand the fickle nature of the hobby. If you can grow a vegetable garden, you have the skill to grow a prize-winning pumpkin. With the right preparation and strategy and a bit of good luck, next year you migh..
23-May-2013
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Bread and wine
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16-May-2013
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The art of chocolate
Vicki Harrington
Transforming chocolate into edible art is Sue Schrieber’s passion. A passion she has taken to another level with the opening of her own small business, Choclartiste. When she’s not tempering chocolate in her compact studio, Sue is a lab technician at La Trobe Bendigo’s School ..
09-May-2013
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Dig in at the Trentham Spudfest
Bendigo Weekly
Excitement is building in Trentham in the lead up to the annual Great Trentham Spudfest to be held on Saturday, May 18. Once again the spudlight will shine on Trentham with a festival full of fun, food and music. Quarry Street Reserve will be transformed into “Spud Hub” with hot potato..
02-May-2013
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Do Mother’s Day a little differently
Bendigo Weekly
Today’s mums probably don’t consider fluffy slippers and flannelette PJs appropriate or “cool” gifts on their special day anymore. So why not consider some less traditional ways to warm her heart, and feet. Start with an early morning walk (or run, if she’s up for it)..
25-Apr-2013
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The Good Soldier
Bendigo Weekly
If and when we get to see the BBC’s Parade’s End here, this will probably be the first time many Australian readers have come across Ford Madox Ford. Parade’s End was a trilogy, based on Madox Ford’s life, particularly the period he spent living with Australian artist Stell..
14-Feb-2013
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A book of her own
Bendigo Weekly
It was a series of coincidences that brought Mary Pomfret to Bendigo. But once here, she found her writing voice. Ms Pomfret will launch her first book this month, a small collection of linked prose pieces called Writing in Virginia’s Shadow. Published by a little innovative company call..
08-Feb-2013
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Learning to love Don
Rosemary Sorensen
Graeme Simsion has pulled off a tricky challenge in his first novel. First - the author. According to his publisher, Text, he's a computer programmer who founded a consulting business in 1982, which he sold in 1999. He is also a wine importer and an antique dealer, and was, until recentl..
01-Feb-2013
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This history a must-read
Rosemary Sorensen
1835 James Boyce Black Inc, $44.95 When Malcolm Turnbull reviewed James Boyce’s brilliant book, 1835, he completed his summary like this: “When governments say, doing the right thing is ‘too hard’, what they are really saying is that it is more lucrative, o..
01-Feb-2013
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Pick of the summer
Bendigo Weekly
By Dianne Dempsey Something new, something old, something borrowed, something blue: my summer reading Something new: The Dinner Herman Koch Text, $29.99 This is the first time the popular Dutch writer, Herman Koch, has been published in Australia and you can quickly..
10-Jan-2013
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Pick of the week - Eucalypts
Bendigo Weekly
Eucalypts John Wrigley and Murray Fagg Allen and Unwin, $39.99 IF it’s all just gum trees to you, this book is not going to set your heart racing. But if you find yourself entranced by the way bark shreds off tree trunks to reveal creamy tender patterns beneath, or deli..
21-Dec-2012
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