Napier due for upgrade
Sharon Kemp
NAPIER Street carries more than 20,000 vehicles a day and needs another lane in each direction, according to a public consultation report released this week. The report, handed down by member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan on Wednesday, highlighted traffic problems on the busy arterial road..
08-Apr-2016
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Misconduct finding revealed
Peter Kennedy
AN independent report on the conduct of Whipstick Ward councillor and former Greater Bendigo mayor, Peter Cox, has highlighted the breakdown in relationships between councillors, a lack of respect and trust, and a council hindered by its own actions. The report is contained in documents lodged w..
08-Apr-2016
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Trainer slams RSPCA
Bendigo Weekly
ENDIGO horse trainer Paul Banks has accused the RSPCA of preferring to spend money on roadside billboards opposing the racing industry than on buying resources for animal rescue. The shocking case of alleged animal cruelty involving the discovery of more than 20 dead horses at Bulla this wee..
08-Apr-2016
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Pipeline out of drought
Sharon Kemp
Communities in the Loddon Shire will be connected to the water grid through a $80 million commitment to extend the Wimmera Mallee pipeline. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced the project in Wedderburn yesterday, where farmers have been forced to cart water for three years. Mr And..
08-Apr-2016
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Grand plans for stadium
Joel Peterson
BRAND new concept drawings of the $20 million Bendigo Stadium redevelopment were released yesterday, as the long-awaited project begins to take shape. Work has started at the West Bendigo site, with new netball courts, a new 4000-seat showcourt and office spaces key aspects of the project. ..
01-Apr-2016
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New move on tips
Sharon Kemp
AS of today the City of Greater Bendigo will take over management of three recycling and waste transfer stations at Strathfieldsaye, Goornong and Heathcote. The move assures the future of all of the local recycling initiatives owned by Eaglehawk employment and training agency ..
01-Apr-2016
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Purcell backs jobactive scheme
Bendigo Weekly
Liberal candidate for Bendigo Megan Purcell has praised the jobactive program which she said has placed 1684 local residents into jobs. Ms Purcell said her number one priority was the creation of local jobs for Bendigo families. A year ago, the federal government confirmed it would ..
04-Mar-2016
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Visit to raise awareness
Bendigo Weekly
The founder of the School of St Jude in Tanzania, Gemma Sisia will be coming to Bendigo this month with a graduate student, Dorice Livingstone-Abel to raise the profile and money for the school. Gemma and Dorice are due in Bendigo on March 18 and will be speaking at the Old Church on the Hil..
04-Mar-2016
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Bendigo restoration is a W-Class act
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’S expertise will be on show in Melbourne following the restoration of two additional W-Class trams onto the tram network. Minister for public transport and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan, made the announcement at Bendigo Tramways yesterday as she farewelled the forth..
03-Mar-2016
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Showies must go on
Bendigo Weekly
EASTER revellers have won their battle to have carnival rides return to the 2016 Hazeldene’s Bendigo Easter Festival. As revealed by the Weekly on Monday, the return of the popular rides to the Tom Flood Sports Centre follows a one year absence in 2015 and a strong campaign from sup..
26-Feb-2016
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Culture festival on track for success
Dianne Dempsey
As the lyrics from the Paul Kelly/Kev Carmody song say, from little things big things grow, and this is very much the case of the Bendigo Festival of Cultures. What started in 2001 as a small group of locals celebrating their ethnicity has turned into one of Bendigo’s major festivals,..
26-Feb-2016
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Call for fountain funds
Bendigo Weekly
The grand scale of the Vahland Drinking Fountain has been revealed for the first time in 110 years as the campaign to restore the historically significant feature kicks into top gear. Greater Bendigo councillor Peter Cox said a large section of the 19th century fountain had been temporarily ..
26-Feb-2016
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Cars collide in Kennington
Bendigo Weekly
By BRIDGETTE BARRY-MURPHY Three cars collided on Sternberg Street in Kennington just after 4pm today. A Ford Falcon ute ran into the rear of a Holden Commodore pushing it into a van. The driver of the first vehicle, a van, is believed to have driven off. ..
11-May-2015
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Eaglehawk man blows 0.217
Christine McGinn
An Eaglehawk man was caught driving more than four times over the legal blood-alcohol limit last night. The 59-year old man was seen driving at 30 kilometres an hour on the 50km/h Victoria Street in Eaglehawk at 7.50pm. The man hesitated to take off when the lights changed from red to green, ..
05-May-2015
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Police call for witnesses
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses after a local man was hospitalised with a serious head injury. Antony James Woodward walked into the One Tree Hill Hotel on Retreat Road in Spring Gully on Friday April 10 about 2.45pm. Workers at the hotel, who know Anto..
20-Apr-2015
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Local man faces 12 charges
Bendigo Weekly
A 32-year-old Bendigo man will appear in court next month for possessing a handgun and other drug offences. A local police searched a vehicle parked in the Lake Weeroona carpark about 11.30pm on Tuesday night. Officers found an imitation hand gun made from a galvanised pipe with and capable o..
08-Apr-2015
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Kangaroo Flat unit burglary
Bendigo Weekly
A Kangaroo Flat unit, under construction, was burgled over the Labour Day long weekend. The unit, located on the corner of Short and Lansell streets, in a block of units had a large quantity of building supplies and tradesman’s equipment stolen between Friday afternoon and Sunday afterno..
10-Mar-2015
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White Hills alleged assault
Bendigo Weekly
A 19 year old man was allegedly assaulted in the early hours of Sunday in White Hills. Three Caucasian men, believed to be in their 20s, approached the man and had a short conversation with him. The men are believed to have punched the 19 year old before he fell to the ground and is believe..
02-Mar-2015
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Ballet at the Capital
Bendigo Weekly
THE Moscow Ballet travels to Bendigo with its spectacular masterpiece and ballet’s most loved fairytale, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. The great success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet and the highly-acclaimed and respected Moscow Ballet La Classique was esta..
17-Apr-2015
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Ulumbarra concert for Augie March
Bendigo Weekly
Augie March is back from a six-year hiatus. The band has also quietly been creating a fifth studio album, Havens Dumb, in Hobart and Melbourne over the past three years. What’s more, the band plays the Ulumbarra Theatre next week. The band’s return to the live stage came..
10-Apr-2015
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Ward off on new track
Sam Kane
Musician Pat Ward has added another accomplishment to his growing list of achievements, with the release of his debut EP, Moonlight. The 16-year-old spent parts of last year recording the EP. He said his new music tells stories of emotion, incorporating captivating phrases and diverse instrum..
10-Apr-2015
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Howlin’ Wolf
Christine McGinn
WHEN Wolfmother take to the stage in Bendigo next month, lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale will have his band with him. Stockdale, with his sidekicks – bassist and keyboard player Ian Peres and drummer Vin Steele – will play tracks from their latest album New Crown at Gr..
27-Mar-2015
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Jessica and the koto
Bendigo Weekly
WE are in for a musical treat next week, when Marta Pacek returns and The Jessica Stuart Few comes too. They’re co-headlining their first Australian tour together, Pacek teaming up with the Canadian Stuart. If you have never witnessed a Japanese traditional 13-stringed floor harp instru..
20-Mar-2015
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Kingswood rocks out
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne rockers Kingswood played a packed show at Bendigo’s Black Swan Hotel last night. The energetic four-piece, on their Microscopic Wars album tour, played to plenty of their central Victorian fans. The group enjoyed a monster 2014, enjoying their album’s su..
13-Mar-2015
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Finals in balance
Joel Peterson
THE equation is simple – for the Bendigo Spirit to make finals, the team must keep winning. The result, as the past two weeks have shown, does not come quite so easily. After being in the box seat for a finals spot only a matter of weeks ago, Bendigo now faces an uphill battle to make ..
12-Feb-2016
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BUCCS in the hunt
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO United appears poised to break into the Bendigo District Cricket Association top four after setting Kangaroo Flat 323 for victory on day two of their clash at N8Health Oval on Saturday. The Redbacks were in early trouble on day one after Adam Burns and Brent Hamblin struc..
12-Feb-2016
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Students fired up for triathlon
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO South East College students Jack Meade and Mitchell O’Neill are back at school and working hard, both in and out of class. The talented duo have been selected in the 13 to 14-year-old Victorian Schools Triathlon team to head to Hervey Bay from April 18 to 21, bas..
05-Feb-2016
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Gym backs the Thunder
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Thunder will be fighting fit when the Victorian Womens Football League season rolls around thanks to a new partnership announced this week. The Thunder have joined forces with local business It’s Her Gym, with the Mollison Street centre becoming the club’s new trainin..
05-Feb-2016
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Spirit star's injury blow
Bendigo Weekly
THE biggest test of the Bendigo Spirit’s season got significantly bigger this week, with Kelsey Griffin ruled out of Sunday’s round 16 clash with reigning champions Townsville Fire at Bendigo Stadium. Griffin suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter of Bendigo..
05-Feb-2016
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Spirit downed by Rangers
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit’s WNBL finals chances took a hit tonight with a 74-82 loss to Dandenong. The win gives the Rangers a critical season series advantage over the Spirit, having won two of the three clashes between the sides this season. Dandenong controlled the contest ..
30-Jan-2016
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Sisters in on the act
Bendigo Weekly
STUDENTS from Bendigo South East Secondary College were in an ugly mood for their production this week, but their version of Cinderella had a happy ending. Months of hard work came to fruition for more than 100 Bendigo South East Secondary College students and staff this week, with the debu..
21-Nov-2014
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Sustainabilty group holds forum
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Sustainability Group’s climate election forum on Tuesday evening at St Paul’s hall attracted a audience keen to hear presentations from the Liberal, Labor, Greens and Sex Party candidates. The need for climate action was explained by James Wight of Precariousclimate...
12-Nov-2014
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Ron’s back for lunch
Steve Kendall
WITH the dust barely settled on last year’s Blokes Biggest Ever Lunch it’s back, and so is Ron Iddles. Mr Iddles was guest speaker last year, and a controversial talk on his role as a police homicide sergeant drew national media attention. Organiser Keith Sutherland has invited..
31-Oct-2014
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It’s a celebration
Bendigo Weekly
LATE October usually results in a few odd-looking characters around Bendigo streets, as local Year 12 students celebrate the end of their studies. This year was no exception, with Bendigo Senior Secondary College and Catholic College Bendigo celebrating the end of the regular school year in st..
24-Oct-2014
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ATKINSON MAKES HONOUR ROLL
Bendigo Weekly
Aboriginal elder and Vietnam veteran Graham Atkinson will be recognised for his inclusion on the Indigenous Honour Roll tonight. Greater Bendigo council will honour Mr Atkinson at a ceremony tonight at 6.30pm. Mr Atkinson has been inducted for his active involvement in community and for assi..
22-Oct-2014
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POVERTY ON THE RISE
Christine McGinn
People living in poverty should be heard not blamed says a local community leader. Saint Vincent De Paul Society Bendigo regional council president Tony Spurling said instead of blaming people from their poverty, we should listen and learn how to help them. “If we are to reverse the tre..
14-Oct-2014
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Electric car man is well switched on
Rosemary Sorensen
When his electric car business in New South Wales kept coming up against political speed-humps, Ross Blade looked south. His battles to make the Blade Electron Australia’s home-grown car for the future continue, but the Castlemaine-based teacher-turned-innovator is determined n..
22-Sep-2011
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Fairfax Media books $401 million loss
Anthony Radford
Fairfax Media Limited has reported a loss of $400.9 million for the past financial year. The company says the result represents a decrease of 1.8 per cent on last year and is ''slightly above market consensus''. Shares in Fairfax Media, publishers of the Bendigo Advertiser, surged..
26-Aug-2011
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Bendigo law firms to merge
Anthony Radford
In the classic progression of blending old with new, Michelle O‟Sullivan Law will merge with Cohen Johanson Douglas from Monday. Both Michelle O‟Sullivan and Dennis Johanson said they were looking forward to the merger and the support it will offer to both themselves and their clients ..
26-Aug-2011
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Unity Mining books $5.3 million loss
Anthony Radford
UNITY Mining has announced a loss of more than $5.3 million for the year ended June 30. In a statement released this morning, the company said it had recorded a gross profit of $9.0 million from revenue of $80.5 million, and that the net loss of $5.3 million included $5.1M of non..
26-Aug-2011
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Committee for Bendigo - throwing down the gauntlet
Anthony Radford
LAST week’s column on the consideration or otherwise of the need to establish a Committee for Bendigo drew a strong response from readers, and while not all our feedback was positive, it was all welcome. Confirmation the board of Coliban Water has discussed the need for an advocacy gro..
26-Aug-2011
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Property plus
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO Property Plus is really going places. Husband and wife team Nathan and Jane Diss started up the real estate business about 14 months ago, and are going from strength to strength. While residential real estate is their bread and butter, the company is moving into property management and w..
26-Aug-2011
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Paddock to the plate
Bendigo Weekly
St Francis in the Fields school’s environmental sustainability program continues to expand in droves with their pig population going from just two sows a year ago to reaching double figures this year. “Our students work with all of our farm animals as daily feeders and cleaning out th..
16-Aug-2013
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Cooks and the kids
Bendigo Weekly
Our local schools’ love affair with food continues with the sixth episode of Cooks and Kids set to air next Wednesday night on Bendigo IPTV. In this final episode, the winning teams from each heat come together to compete for the title of winners for 2013. Students from Lightning Reef Prim..
15-Aug-2013
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Cooks and Kids make gnocchi
Bendigo Weekly
Making beetroot gnocchi with Sonia of Masons Bendigo After we put on our aprons we listened to Sonia from Masons for our first instructions. The first instruction was easily done but when it came to squeezing the potatoes through the rice squeezer we had some difficulty. It was fun when w..
09-Aug-2013
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Cooking up history
Bendigo Weekly
The Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union Cookbook is the oldest book of its kind still in production in Victoria and will have its 114th yearly edition published later this year. With more than 500,000 copies printed since 1904, it was generally the first cookbook young Australian women use..
08-Aug-2013
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Cafe culture still flourishing
Bendigo Weekly
IN May the Weekly reported Bendigo’s coffee shops and cafes were bursting at the seams and obviously the trend is continuing. Elisha Jeffery opened her cafe, Percy and Percy, eight months ago and is amazed at the outcome. “I’m overwhelmed,” she said. “I opened the..
01-Aug-2013
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Double winners
Bendigo Weekly
The Boardwalk Bendigo is justifiably proud of two of their young staff. Nathan Mitchell, sous chef, and Darcy Hamilton, second year apprentice, recently competed in the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Awards Victorian state final in Melbourne and came home with the silver medal. The award is dedi..
25-Jul-2013
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Book sales indicate a top writers festival
Bendigo Weekly
ONE fair indication of a successful writers festival is that the books go flying out the door. For Harry Hart and his staff from Dymocks who were set up in the Capital Theatre last weekend, those books had wings. “Our sales were up by 40 per cent from last year’s festival,” ..
15-Aug-2014
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Festival has a way with words
Bendigo Weekly
Next week, the Calder has a new name – it’s the Way with Words. Writers and readers from near and far will be heading to Bendigo, to take part in the third annual Bendigo Writers Festival, and The Capital is busy with last-minute preparations. Kirsten Krauth is one of the C..
01-Aug-2014
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Electrifying from the first page
Dianne Dempsey
The Neighbour By Julie Proudfoot Xoum Publishing Bendigo writer Julie Proudfoot’s debut novel won the Seizure literary journal’s Viva La Novella Prize earlier this year. And it is quickly apparent why the novel has distinguished itself. The Neighbour is assured, co..
28-Jul-2014
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Arts grant a festival plus
Bendigo Weekly
The Australia Council for the Arts has given the Bendigo Writers Festival a $10,000 seal of approval. The festival was awarded funding in the recent literature funding round to help with the costs of bringing writers to the three-day event. “This is an enormous boost for such a new f..
25-Jul-2014
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The future of writing makes a top topic
Bendigo Weekly
THE future of writing takes centre stage at this year’s Bendigo Writers Festival, with everything from freedom of speech to how to create a blog on the August 8 to 10 program. A heavyweight lineup of experienced journalists take part in the headline session, Not Drowning, Adapting, whi..
18-Jul-2014
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Flags waving to herald a gathering of writers
Bendigo Weekly
THE flags went up at the top of View Street this week, in preparation for the third Bendigo Writers Festival across the weekend of August 8 to 10. The banners feature the festival’s new look, with a bright and bold identity to match the busy, lively program. Designed by Bendigo&rsquo..
11-Jul-2014
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