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Huntly bus row ramps up
Steve Kendall
HUNTLY residents aim to put a stop to bus route changes in their area. Public Transport Victoria has rolled out the proposed changes and the consultation period has closed, but that has not stopped the residents planning action. Next Thursday, concerned bus users are encouraged to attend a..
23-Jan-2015
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Build starts hit a high
Bendigo Weekly
BUILDING activity figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics this month show that more dwellings were started in the September quarter than in any quarter since records began in the mid-1980s. The Housing Industry Association (HIA), said the figures show that detached dwelling c..
23-Jan-2015
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Row over water
Christine McGinn
Unity Mining has denied responsibility for the groundwater issues rising across the city. Managing director Andrew McIlwain said the company’s mining activities had not created the groundwater issue. “We recognise the issue, we are taking a part in addressing and trying to resolve..
10-Jan-2015
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Cash boost for Kangan
Christine McGinn
Bendigo Kangan Institute has been identified as the first institution to share in the state government’s advanced $20 million of its $320m emergency TAFE fund. Training and Skills Minister Steve Herbert visited the McCrae Street campus yesterday to announce it was the first of seven orga..
09-Jan-2015
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Aquatic centre still afloat
Christine McGinn
FORMER Mayor Barry Lyons is confident the city’s $30 million aquatic and leisure centre will not sink. City of Greater Bendigo councillor Lyons said the city could “comfortably” fund $12 million with outside parties sourcing the remaining $3 million. “There are quit..
09-Jan-2015
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Heatwaves on the way
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO experienced its warmest ever average temperature and broke a multitude of records in what was a historic 2014 for weather. In a year that was Australia’s third warmest on record, Bendigo shattered multiple records including record average maximum, and minimum temperatures, the wa..
09-Jan-2015
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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
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Police seek a very Hungry Jack
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Police are calling on locals to help identify the man pictured below. The Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit wants to speak with the man, believed to be able to help their investigation into a theft from a motor car. The theft and use of credit cards stolen from the vehicle occurred..
26-Jul-2014
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Eaglehawk fire death
Bendigo Weekly
A man has died at a house in Eaglehawk tonight. Bendigo Police detectives have described the death as not suspicious, but the Homicide Squad has been called as a precaution. Police are yet to confirm the circumstances of the death but it is believed there was bonfire at t..
18-Jul-2014
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CAR HITS HOUSE - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
A 25 year old male crashed a car through a fence in Quarry Hill yesterday. A white Holden Commodore crashed through the front fence and hit the brick Harkness St house about 2pm. Police searched for the man in relation to the incident in the nearby area. The man was taken into custody i..
14-Jul-2014
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Man dies in crash
Bendigo Weekly
A 33-year old Cranbourne North man has died in a car crash at Myola this morning. Leading Senior Constable Paul Turner said police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash. “Investigators believe that the car was traveling north on the Northern Highway around 6.4..
10-Jul-2014
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Two cars collide in Golden Square
Bendigo Weekly
Two cars collided in Golden Square this afternoon. The incident occurred on Marong and Happy Valley roads about 4.45pm. Bendigo Police Sergeant Jason Burke said it was a minor car crash but one vehicle was leaking fuel. Both drivers were treated and assessed for shock at the sc..
09-Jul-2014
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Hailey on the move
Bendigo Weekly
Scores of Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival fans are set to be moved yet again with the famous Blues Tram taking a ‘soulful’ turn for its latest voyage on Saturday. On board will be the slightly foreign and the very familiar – emerging folk and blues songstress Hail..
16-Aug-2013
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Keeping a legend alive
Steve Kendall
IT’S a tough act to follow, but Max Pellicano is giving it a fair go. Elvis to the Max brings the stage image of Elvis Presley back to life, 36 years after his death. Elvis was, and is still, known as the King of rock and roll, sometimes just the King, and has music still has the sam..
02-Aug-2013
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Country mix at the club
Bendigo Weekly
COUNTRY music fans have good reason to celebrate in Bendigo as a Taste of Tamworth comes to town. The show, featuring Travis Sinclair, Carter & Carter and Jayne Denham is all set for the The Bendigo Club on August 4. Travis Sinclair was born into a trucking family in the Albury area and has ..
26-Jul-2013
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Prior engagement
Bendigo Weekly
By STEVE KENDALL THIRTY years is a long time in any industry, but Marina Prior has taken it in her stride. She been named as one of Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century and is coming to Bendigo in November. Marina has been singing since she was a child, and first picked up a g..
26-Jul-2013
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Cavalia rides into Melbourne
Christine McGinn
Cavalia took reign in Melbourne last night as more than 2000 spectators watched the dynamic and unrivalled performance straddled between equestrian showmanship and aerobatic performance. Cavalia’s opening night in Melbourne under the grand White Big Top, 10-storey high- boasting a 50 met..
25-Jul-2013
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Harlots on stage with plenty of soul
Bendigo Weekly
THE Harlots are a mix of pop and garage. The Harlots sting like the new wave and burn like soul. Swelling dance floors and stage tents with their sultry brand of ego‐rock since late 2010, the Melbourne sextet draws on the diverse musical inspirations of its members to produce an urbane, siniste..
18-Jul-2013
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Spirit stars on top of the world
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit's Belinda Snell and Tessa Lavey have both been named in the final 12-player Australian Opals squad for this month's FIBA World Championships in Turkey. The squad was announced by coach Brendan Joyce today, with Lavey the biggest surprise inclusion of the team. The 21-year-..
10-Sep-2014
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Pork forks out
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit this week announced a new naming rights sponsor, with Australian Pork jumping on board with the back-to-back WNBL champions. The company was this week announced as the new naming rights sponsor of the Spirit, to be known as the Australian Pork Bendigo Spirit in season 2014-1..
05-Sep-2014
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Melbourne City shines under Bendigo lights
Bendigo Weekly
In front of around 2000 fans at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve, A-League side Melbourne City took a 4-0 win in a pre-season exhibition match against FC Bendigo last night. It was a spirited performance from the hosts, who conceded two goals in the game's final 10 minutes despite a strong ef..
03-Sep-2014
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SPIRIT SCORES NAMING SPONSOR
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Spirit has a new naming sponsor, with Australian Pork jumping on board with the back-to-back WNBL champions. The company was this week announced as the new naming rights sponsor of the Spirit, to be known as the Australian Pork Bendigo Spirit in season 2014/15. Sp..
03-Sep-2014
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Bikers are ready to share
Joel Peterson
As a lead up to its annual six hour event, the Bendigo Mountain Bike Club is hosting a come and try day’ on Sunday. Club members will be taking interested riders on a guided tour of the course between 10am and noon at Cavagnas Road, Sedgwick. The Bendigo Cycles-backed three and six-..
29-Aug-2014
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Campaign tune-up
Joel Peterson
Some of Australia’s best football talent will come to Bendigo on Tuesday night when FC Bendigo hosts A-League club Melbourne City at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve. The match will serve as a tune-up for City’s inaugural A-League campaign after being incorporated under the ownersh..
29-Aug-2014
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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
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Fundraisers leap into burpee mode on Sunday
Bendigo Weekly
A FITNESS firm has rounded up some others in the industry to raise funds for charity this Sunday Burpees Just Cause will take place from 11.30am at Crossfit Anarchy, 2a Thistle Street, Bendigo. One of the directors of The Human Mechanics, Leigh Taylor, has a son Jet who was diagnosed with..
21-Jun-2013
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Health boss calls for us to shape up
Anthony Radford
Bendigo Health chief executive officer John Mulder has issued a call to arms to improve the health of locals. Mr Mulder has called on locals to change their poor lifestyle habits, and asked the region’s other health services to join him. “As I walk among the community I live ..
18-Jun-2013
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Maxine has the Grey Wolf badge
Bendigo Weekly
CUB Scout Maxine Campbell has reached a high in the organisation. This month she was awarded her Grey Wolf Badge, the highest reward possible. The 10-year-old has previously earned her bronze, silver and gold boomerang badges, but the Wolf Badge tops the lot. The 1st Maiden Gully Cub Scouts ha..
14-Jun-2013
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Take a break on the SES
Bendigo Weekly
WITH the message “Stop, Revive, Survive”, the SES is aiming to cut the holiday road toll. SES Marong, along with the local Lions Club, are operating driver reviver again for the Queen’s Birthday weekend at the Marong unit, 16 Calder Alternative Highway Marong. All the tea and ..
07-Jun-2013
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Heathcote on show
Bendigo Weekly
The Heathcote Wine Region is renowned as one of the best Shiraz growing regions in Australia. As well as premium Australian Shiraz, the famous ancient red Cambrian soils of Heathcote produce outstanding examples of sangiovese, tempranillo, petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and in white wine..
30-May-2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cooking, kids and TV
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo community’s love affair with food is about to extend to the younger members with a local cooking competition currently being filmed and set to air on Bendigo IPTV in July. The competition is funded by School Focussed Youth Service, a Department of Education and Early Childhood De..
06-Jun-2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Power of voice
Dianne Dempsey
Floundering by Romy Ash Text, $35 Tom and his older brother Jordy are virtually kidnapped after school by Loretta, their no-good, smokin’, drinkin’, drug-taking mum. It’s been 12 months since Loretta has left the boys in their grandmother’s care and she&rsqu..
07-Mar-2013
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