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Gateway Park is solar bright
Bendigo Weekly
Kangaroo Flat Gateway Park is shining bright as Greater Bendigo council trial the use of solar light bollards. Greater Bendigo council engineering and public space manager Brett Martini said seven new solar light bollards had been installed in the trial, to illuminate walking paths. “W..
03-Jul-2014
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Free school holiday fun
Bendigo Weekly
School children will be treated to free holiday fun in Hargreaves Mall next Wednesday. Children can glide down a giant slide, checkmate on a giant chess set, play laser tag and a huge Connect Four between 10.30am to 2.30pm. CBD Public Spaces activation officer Karen Cresswell said the free en..
03-Jul-2014
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Heathcote locals dump e-waste
Bendigo Weekly
Heathcote and district residents have a chance to throw away their old televisions and computers for free this month. Residents can turf their pre-loved e-waste at the Heathcote Landfill between July 12 and 20. Greater Bendigo council mayor Barry Lyons said it was a joint initiative with Futu..
03-Jul-2014
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Locals help to save lives
Bendigo Weekly
Local paramedics are giving free Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation lessons to locals in the Bendigo Marketplace today. Paramedics and clinical instructors are offering free, potentially life saving lessons to encourage people to act sooner. “When we look at the chain of survival there are t..
02-Jul-2014
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Botanic Gardens' funding bloom
Christine McGinn
The Bendigo Botanic Gardens has been given a $500,000 boost today to build its visionary contemporary gardens and event space. Victorian Premier Denis Napthine announced the funding towards the $3.9 million project today under the Regional Growth Fund. Dr Napthine said the gardens were a majo..
01-Jul-2014
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Royal Commission heads to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo residents are invited to learn more about the work of the Royal Commission at a community information forum on Wednesday, July 23. Royal Commissioner Justice Jennifer Coate will provide an overview of the work of the Royal Commission and answer questions from the community. Royal C..
01-Jul-2014
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Opposition queries Kids - Go For Your Life funding future
Anthony Radford
The Victorian opposition claims the fight against diseases such as type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity has been dealt a blow by the Baillieu government cutting millions of dollars from a successful program targeting healthy lifestyles in children. Shadow Minister for Health Promotion Danie..
19-Jul-2011
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Schools urged to respect every body
Anthony Radford
THE Federal Government has announced plans to provide every school in Australia with new information packs to help promote positive body image and create supportive school environments. Minister for Youth Peter Garrett said the ‘Respect Every Body’ posters and learning resources..
19-Jul-2011
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State wants tougher fire blight measures
Anthony Radford
The Victorian government has called on the federal government to adopt tougher measures to guard against the risk of the devastating disease fire blight before allowing New Zealand apples into Australia. Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh told a meeting of state and fed..
14-Jul-2011
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Nationals accuse government of double standards
Anthony Radford
THE Nationals claim double standards in quarantine arrangements threaten the viability of Victoria’s apple and pear industry. Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie has met industry representatives in Canberra to hear their concerns over Biosecurity Australia’s recent decision to a..
11-Jul-2011
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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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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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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Bendigo Weekly
By TOM O'CALLAGHAN THE problem with Middle Earth is that it is cruelly immersive. It is an all-engrossing, detailed world, yet too fleeting to spend enough time in. It’s a feeling that I despised when the Lord of the Rings trilogy first hit the screens and only recalled halfway th..
15-Jan-2013
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Summer in the Parks
Steve Kendall
Family friendly events in outdoor settings across the Bendigo region Cinema in the Parks Saturday Evenings in February 8.30pm 2nd ‘Parental Guidance’, Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk 9th ‘Wreck it Ralph’, Drive In, Elmore Field Days Site, Elmore 16t..
02-Jan-2013
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The ’maine event
Bendigo Weekly
Cosmo Jarvis has released his third album Think Bigger. The lead single Love This is gaining lots of radio airplay thanks to Triple J and lots of YouTube hits. He’s coming to The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine on Saturday, December 29, so you can see him for yourself. His music and films hav..
21-Dec-2012
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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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FC Bendigo is born
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Amateur Soccer League has announced the name of Bendigo’s newest elite sporting club, FC Bendigo. FC Bendigo has been chosen after careful consideration from local identities, businesses and marketing professionals, because of the need to differentiate from local Australian Ru..
26-Feb-2014
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Here and now
Joel Peterson
Forget the fact that the Bendigo Bank Spirit has won its past nine games against the Dandenong Rangers, and 12 of the past 14 clashes. Forget the fact that Bendigo has won its past five games, while Dandenong has lost its past three. To Bernie Harrower the past means nothing, it is all abo..
21-Feb-2014
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Another honour in busy week for Spirit star
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit centre Gabrielle Richards has capped off a stellar season, winning the WNBL's player of the week award in the last round of the regular season. Richards scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, notching up her ninth double-double of the season after being announced as a W..
18-Feb-2014
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All Star Spirit
Joel Peterson
A lot of hard work has culminated in an extremely successful past two years for Bendigo Spirit’s Gabrielle Richards, who was this week rewarded with her second consecutive WNBL All-Star selection. The 29-year-old averaged 13.5 points and 9.5 rebounds this season, leading the Spirit in th..
14-Feb-2014
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FFV announces NPL Structure
Bendigo Weekly
Football Federation Victoria has announced the structure for the 2014 National Premier Leagues Victoria Competition, with Bendigo Amateur Soccer league's team to compete in the NPL1 division. Bendigo's bid for a licence was confirmed last Friday, with BASL entering preparation mode for..
12-Feb-2014
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Lady Braves moving forward with Fadljevic
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Lady Braves have added promising young forward Rosie Fadljevic to the club's roster for the 2014 South East Australian Basketball League season. Fadljevic comes to the club from the Townsville Fire in the Women's National Basketball League, where she is averaging 2.2 points and 1..
12-Feb-2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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