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Council budget dissent
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council's 2014-15 budget will face significant dissent this week. The draft budget will be put before council on Wednesday night for final approval. The budget will recommend a six per cent rates rise, with a capital expenditure of just $26.79 million of its $93.3m rates ..
27-Jul-2014
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ROSI FUTURE
Anthony Radford
Rosalind Park is being returned to the public in a dramatic change of policy direction and tradition. The draft Rosalind Park Masterplan, to be unveiled in the coming weeks, recommends ridding the park of most of its car spaces and creating a series of stunning new lawns and gardens. It propo..
26-Jul-2014
EXCLUSIVE
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A journey across faiths
Christine McGinn
A deep purple hijab frames the face of Concepción Ollivier, a Bendigo Muslim woman. For many people she is an anomaly. A Catholic who converted to Islam. A Catholic who is now affectionately known as Aneesa by her Muslim family and friends. With her is her friend Kimberly Amatullah. K..
26-Jul-2014
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'We don't have influence'
Christine McGinn
Most locals do not feel they have any ability to influence Greater Bendigo council decisions, according to a new report. Council’s Wellbeing Survey revealed 82 per cent of residents said they did not have the ability to influence council’s decisions. The 2014 report found 48 per ..
26-Jul-2014
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Listening to voice of pain
Dianne Dempsey
It was cold on Wednesday night, and raining. But a determined group of men and women were steadily making their way into the Bendigo Town Hall to attend the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Abuse. This was essentially an information forum, rather than a hearing, and ..
26-Jul-2014
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Full steam ahead for rail
Anthony Radford
The man who led the campaign to reopen the Kangaroo Flat railway station believes Bendigo could have its own suburban rail network by Christmas. The Bendigo Weekly revealed last week plans were being put in place for the city to have its own intra-urban train network within a decade. However,..
26-Jul-2014
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National Youth Week 2011 Freeza Music Event Friday April 8 6pm to 10pm at McGilvray Hall, B.R.I.T campus, McCrae Street, Bendigo. Featuring Low Point, My Best Friend Boom, Blackbird, Eddie Amiet and The Tides, Tom Snowdon (lead singer of the Escape). An all ages fully supervised drug an..
08-Apr-2011
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FREEZA
Five regional bands will battle it out tonight at the Freeza music event at McGillivray Hall at B.R.I.T tonight from 6pm. Here’s a snapshot of each band... LOWPOINT: Lowpoint is Dylan Kinder (vocals), Steven Hammler (guitar), Jarrod Hocking (drums) and Jack Herbert (bass). Self des..
08-Apr-2011
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MOOVIN UP
Groovin The Moo could have an even bigger local representation next year, promoter Steve Halpin said earlier this week. Speaking to the Bendigo Weekly on Thursday at the venue for GTM, Bendigo Showgrounds, Mr Halpin said increasing the number of local bands from four, was a possibility. &ldq..
08-Apr-2011
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The Holidays
The Holidays love perpetual motion. Like any force of nature, their strength has come from forward momentum. So for the indie pop quartet from Sydney to be locked down in album production mode for 18 months, life was horribly stagnant. Yet strangely creative. “We’re not the kind ..
08-Apr-2011
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That dramatic century
An opportunity to visit a huge archive of American photography led to the landmark exhibition about to open in Bendigo Two weeks spent in one of the most important photography archives in the world was a dream come true for Bendigo Art Gallery curator Tansy Curtin. “To be given the chan..
08-Apr-2011
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Master of None
Jake Schatz Local rock maestros Master Of None are gearing up for the launch of their first single ,The Living, tonight at The Golden Vine Hotel. The five piece is busily preparing the release of their debut EP Caught Behind and are excited to be playing the single launch here in Bendigo. ..
08-Apr-2011
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Camino commits to Lady Braves
Joel Peterson
Reigning SEABL Most Valuable Player Renae Camino has signed a letter of intent and will play with the Bendigo Lady Braves in the 2013 season. Camino becomes the second player to commit to the team for the 2013 season after centre Elyse Penaluna signed on last week. The 26-year old from..
12-Dec-2012
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Redeveloped oval unplayable
Joel Peterson
Just over two years after having nearly half-a-million dollars spent on redeveloping it, a Bendigo oval was rendered useless at the weekend. The oval at California Gully Recreation Reserve was deemed unplayable on Saturday, forcing the Emu Valley Cricket Association to abandon day one of a..
10-Dec-2012
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Good get for Lady Braves
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Lady Braves have signed Australian international, Elyse Penaluna, for the 2013 season. New head coach Jonathan Goodman said the signing of the 193cm 24-year-old gives the team a great start as they assemble their personnel for next season. "Elyse is a quality big who has had nume..
07-Dec-2012
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Top two on show
Joel Peterson
Top spot on the WNBL ladder is on the line tomorrow night when the Bendigo Spirit plays reigning premiers Dandenong Rangers at the Bendigo Stadium. The Spirit’s equation is simple: win, and it stays atop the ladder, a game and a half clear of Dandenong. Lose, and for the first t..
07-Dec-2012
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Support is driven home
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Health Foundation and Blue Ribbon Foundation have combined for the 2012 Poyser Motors Golf Day. All funds raised from the annual event will go towards the Blue Ribbon Foundation to purchase a piece of equipment for Bendigo Health’s Intensive Care Unit. The Victoria Police B..
06-Dec-2012
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Competition hots up
Joel Peterson
Maiden Gully took out the Blue Ball Day Challenge match against Axe Creek in round five of Emu Valley Cricket Association action, a round that also saw a side emerge clearly on top of the table. At Longlea Recreation Reserve a century for Paul Martin paved the way for Maiden Gully’s s..
06-Dec-2012
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