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GAME OF MOANS
Christine McGinn
ONE is all about power games, intrigue, wars and battles; the other one is a television series. Greater Bendigo council has deteriorated into a drama rivalling HBO’s Game of Thrones. It all came to a head on Wednesday night, when three councillors – Peter Cox, Elise Chapman a..
02-Aug-2014
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PROBLEM PARKING
Anthony Radford
ENVIRONMENT Minister Ryan Smith has refused to take a position on whether or not more car parking should creep into Rosalind Park. Work has begin on building 69 new spaces on land at the Tom Flood Sports Centre, as part of the planning permit for the Ulumbarra Theatre. When asked if that..
02-Aug-2014
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Budget has thumbs up
Christine McGinn
GREATER Bendigo council approved the 2014-15 budget at this week’s council meeting. Councillors were divided over rates rises and the need to increase and continue services within the community. Mayor Barry Lyons took the lead, noting the budget would deliver $151.5 million for com..
01-Aug-2014
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The luminosity of art
Dianne Dempsey
There is an overwhelming humanity on display in the Bendigo Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece. That cold marble can evoke a strong emotional response is the intrigue at the heart of the exhibition. Part of the reason for this emotional response is t..
01-Aug-2014
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MORE MACCA'S ON MENU
Christine McGinn
THE golden arches are set to rise in California Gully. Fast food giant McDonald’s will open a $1 million, 24 hour, seven-days-a-week store on Eaglehawk Road, next to Fitzpatrick’s Home Hardware. Greater Bendigo councillors this week approved the 110-square-metre store. Cr P..
01-Aug-2014
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Commercial site for sale
Bendigo Weekly
PH Property will auction the commercial premises at 66 Belle Vue Road, Golden Square from midday today. The high profile site enjoys an Industrial 1 zoning and includes 950 square metres, of which 275 square metres is factory space, and 75 square metres is office accommodation. The propert..
01-Aug-2014
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Coca Cola Amatil announces job losses at SPC Ardmona
Anthony Radford
COCA-Cola Amatil has announced plans to close the SPC Ardmona factory at Mooroopna. After a comprehensive review of its SPC Ardmona business, CCA says it will retain two of its three manufacturing facilities in the Goulburn Valley, with production of SPC Ardmona’s premium package..
09-Aug-2011
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Panel appointed for local government review
Anthony Radford
The Federal Government has appointed the members of an independent expert panel to work on the recognition of local government in the Australian Constitution. Led by former Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court, the Honourable James Spigelman AC QC, the panel members include representatives..
09-Aug-2011
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Premier event missed
Anthony Radford
WHILE it is difficult to keep family politics out of weddings, professional politics rarely gets a look in. That wasn’t the case during this week’s official world premiere of The White Wedding Dress Exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Despite the significance of the event to Bendi..
05-Aug-2011
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Backflip on library funding
Anthony Radford
The State government has responded to pressure from local councils, including the City of Greater Bendigo, and reversed a decision to cut funding to libraries. Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell announced Noterday an additional $6.5 million over the next three years and a further $100,000..
04-Aug-2011
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Basin plan delay a mixed blessing
Anthony Radford
Victorian irrigators have responded to the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) announcement of a further delay of the release date for the proposed Basin Plan. VFF Water Council chairman Richard Anderson said while another delay in releasing the proposed plan may prolong th..
03-Aug-2011
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State government takes aim at rabbits
Anthony Radford
The state government wants landholders to be vigilant in the fight against rabbits, as seasonal conditions lead to fears of an explosion in numbers this spring. Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said rabbits cost Victorian agriculture $31.4 million each year. &ldqu..
03-Aug-2011
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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
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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
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May the Fourth be with Moo
Bendigo Weekly
The 2013 Groovin The Moo line up has been revealed for May 4 in Bendigo. The 2013 edition of the festival will feature sets from the likes of Tame Impala, Flume, Tegan and Sara, The Kooks, Example, The Temper Trap and Midnight Juggernauts. Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, LA's The Bronx and They..
29-Jan-2013
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Abreact on the road
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO band Abreact are mid-way through their launch tour and are at the Newmarket on Saturday. Entities was released in December and the band said sales had been better than expected. The tour runs until late February and takes in Melbourne, Frankston, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and P..
22-Jan-2013
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Bluegrass and blues in the park
Bendigo Weekly
The Music in the Parks series continues with an evening of Blues and Bluegrass at Happy Jack’s Reserve, Lockwood South tonight. Traditional Bluegrass band Bluestone Junction and old-school bluesman Alawishus Jones will be performing in the beautiful bushland reserve. Greater Bendig..
18-Jan-2013
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Blues Tram is back for Australia Day
Bendigo Weekly
The Blues Tram returns on Saturday January 26. The Australia Day Blues Tram features veteran Australia bluesman Dave Diprose and raw emerging talent Andrew Higgs. The day kicks off at 1.30pm, and features craft beer, local wine and soft drinks. The tram will roll through the streets of the ci..
15-Jan-2013
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Three on the menu
Joel Peterson
Five days removed from his side’s second consecutive Women’s National Basketball League championship, Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower is already dreaming of a third title. The Spirit recorded a 94-83 victory over Townsville in a game that will go down as an all-time classic, ..
14-Mar-2014
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FC Playing strip released
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s newest elite sporting club, FC Bendigo, will don the traditional Bendigo colours of blue and gold in their first season in the new National Premier League. The club this week revealed it would play its home games in a predominantly gold uniform, with a blue and white stripe. Th..
13-Mar-2014
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Signing with FC Bendigo a Breeze for Matt
Bendigo Weekly
FC Bendigo has announced several key signings ahead of the club's first National Premier Leagues Victoria game against Avondale Heights on Sunday. Matt Breeze, Trent Waterson, George Slefendorfas, and Sebastian Mattei have committed to the club, Bendigo Amateur Soccer League operations manag..
12-Mar-2014
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Bendigo goes back-to-back
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Bank Spirit has claimed a second consecutive WNBL title, defeating Townsville Fire 94 to 83 at the Bendigo Stadium this afternoon. Kelsey Griffin led the way for Bendigo with 28 points and 15 rebounds, claiming her second MVP in as many years. Kristi Harrower was again brilli..
07-Mar-2014
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Big-game Griffin takes it in her stride
Joel Peterson
She has earned a label as Bendigo’s Spirit’s big-game player, and Kelsey Griffin plans to use the pressure of another WNBL grand final as motivation in today's clash against Townsville Fire. Griffin delivered a masterful performance in this season’s second semi-final again..
07-Mar-2014
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Familiar path to final
Joel Peterson
Haven’t we been here before? The WNBL grand final is in town, the Bendigo Spirit are playing the Townsville Fire, and you could be forgiven for thinking it is 2013 all over again. One person knows that is not the case all too well. That person is Bernie Harrower. The Bendigo Bank S..
07-Mar-2014
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Home for the future
Rosemary Sorensen
The shortage of one-bedroom accommodation in Bendigo is most likely to impact on older people, according to a housing support service. “We are encouraging people who live in housing where they are not guaranteed affordable rent to plan ahead for retirement,” manager of Housing fo..
11-Jan-2013
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Pet fund boost
Bendigo Weekly
THE future looks brighter for unwanted pets. Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services have been awarded a $50,000 grant via the Animal Welfare Fund, the first round of grants announced this year. “We are so delighted to have our work recognised in animal welfare,” BAWCS..
11-Jan-2013
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Food ministry in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO will get a taste of international chef Jamie Oliver tomorrow. Greater Bendigo council and Bendigo Community Health Services will celebrate by hosting their Community Day to welcome Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen to town. The Community Day will run from 9am to noon in Bull ..
10-Jan-2013
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History buff marks time
Rosemary Sorensen
A photograph of Myers Flat in 1867 and the Hotel Shamrock as it looked in the 1860s are included in the historic Bendigo wall calendar created for the third year by history buff David Mulqueen. But for the cover of this year’s edition, he chose a much more recent photograph: Allan Done..
03-Jan-2013
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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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Family serves up a winner
Bendigo Weekly
The name Ciancio is synonomous with food in Bendigo. Good, Italian food. Three generations of Ciancios have been dishing it up to Bendigonians for more than 40 years. Pino Ciancio and his brother, Tony, came to Australia from Italy with their parents as young boys in the early 60s and moved to ..
21-Feb-2013
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Munch time
Bendigo Weekly
Food lovers will tuck into some unique gastronomic events as part of Bendigo’s regional contribution to the 2013 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on the weekend of March 15 and 16. On Saturday March 16, three of Bendigo’s spectacular heritage buildings will ask patrons ..
14-Feb-2013
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A festival of finer foods
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and district will be treated to a weekend of fine wine and food prepared by the best local chefs and winemakers as part of this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The 2013 festival theme returns to the source – earth – with a celebration of getting y..
08-Feb-2013
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You too can cook - VIDEO
Steve Kendall
Chicken breasts in posh ham was on the menu this week at Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen. The kitchen is up and running, delivering cooking courses to Bendigo residents. The program is built on Jamie’s beliefs about cooking and the associated impact on healthy living...
25-Jan-2013
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Margaret led the way
Vicki Harrington
Margaret Fulton has a lot to answer for – in the nicest possible way. She is credited with changing the way Australians eat and cook. The doyenne of Australian cooking published her first cookbook, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook, in 1968 and sold more than 1.5 million copies with a..
18-Jan-2013
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Old grocers in a new shop
Vicki Harrington
Elisha Jeffrey has always dreamed of owning her own coffee shop and has spent the best part of the past 15 years planning her cafe. She even completed primary teacher training as a backup, only in case the dream cafe took longer than anticipated. Her passion for food and 10 years worki..
10-Jan-2013
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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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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
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Back to the book
Bendigo Weekly
Ramona Koval has been such a part of the literary firmament that her silence last year when the ABC did some “schedule changes” came as something of a shock. But all is not lost. Kavol is back with us again and in the milieu she so loves – the written word. By the Boo..
11-Oct-2012
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Pick of the week - NW
Bendigo Weekly
NW Zadie Smith Penguin, $29.99 You might pick up a Zadie Smith book with a little thought, “this will be good for me”. She is terribly clever, and also a brilliant stylist, but in her earlier novels (White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty), you knew you couldn’t..
04-Oct-2012
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Library settles
Rosemary Sorensen
if you’ve been looking for the chute to return your books to Bendigo Library, it’s not there – yet. Installing the returns chute is just one of the many tasks that have confronted manager Vivien Newton and her staff as they bed in the temporary library in the old Advertiser build..
27-Sep-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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