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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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Run For Dad goes from strength to strength
Bendigo Weekly
St John of God Allied Health staff are pulling on their runners to join the third annual Father’s Day Run for Dad. The Allied Health team is ramping up the competition, egging on other organisations to make a team, wear matching tops and try to beat them. The fundraising 6.8 kilome..
25-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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Brain injury has city focus
Christine McGinn
The dangers of alcohol-fuelled violence and assaults will be a hot topic next month. For the first time, Bendigo will host the Acquired Brain Injury National Conference, on August 11 and 12. The conference coincides with the National Brain Injury Awareness Week. Two out of every three p..
25-Jul-2014
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Bendigo on a statewide high
Christine McGinn
Greater Bendigo has topped the housing-price growth list for Victoria’s main regional cities. Latest Real Estate Institute of Victoria data revealed a 7.9 per cent jump in the city’s median house price in the year to the end of June. Greater Geelong recorded at 6.7 per cent jump, ..
25-Jul-2014
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TAFE'S $450,000 business case
Bendigo Weekly
The State Government has given $150,000 to Bendigo Kangan Institute’s McCrae Street campus business case and strategic plan. Member for Northern Victoria Damian Drum said the institute was contributing $300,000 to the project. “The Coalition Government is investing $64 million int..
25-Jul-2014
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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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Gough's knock-out
Choked by red; pummelled by blue and spear-tackled by yellow, I dropped to the canvas. “One two three – you’re out!”, screamed the ref. I was down for the count. Happily though, having not been this gob-smacked by colour since I stood in front of an Yves Klein Blue at the ..
08-Apr-2011
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Battle: Los Angeles
Battle: Los Angeles Director: Jonathan Liebesman Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan IF you had to pin Hollywood down as to what genre of film it does best it would have to be special effect-jammed action flicks and musicals. Battle: Los Angeles is definitely no..
07-Apr-2011
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Final venue still on hold
Joel Peterson
A Bendigo Spirit submission to Basketball Australia puts the ball in the governing body’s court as to whether the Spirit can host a potential WNBL Grand Final in Bendigo. With the possibility of having top spot on the ladder locked up by the end of the weekend, and already assured a to..
01-Feb-2013
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Stadium can hold 3000 - update
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit is confident Bendigo Stadium can hold the 3000 seats needed for a WNBL Preliminary Final and Grand Final. Spirit representatives met with Greater Bendigo council staff today, and believe reaching the 3000-seat requirement would cost $50,000. The Spirit claims council h..
25-Jan-2013
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PGA in his sights
Joel Peterson
Braiden Connor is undertaking a traineeship at Neangar Park Golf Course in Eaglehawk that sees him work 38 hours a week as he paves his way to try to make it onto the Australian PGA Tour. Add in the travelling for the 30 tournaments around Victoria that he will contest this year and you end ..
18-Jan-2013
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Team has the Spirit
Joel Peterson
It has been 19 years since Kristi Harrower won her first Women’s National Basketball League title with Adelaide Lightning, but she thinks her current Bendigo Spirit side is capable of delivering her a second title. In a game that was decided in overtime, 84-77, Harrower was in only her..
18-Jan-2013
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Spirit set to host home decider
Bendigo Weekly
In a major coup for the city, the Bendigo Stadium is in the running to host this year's Women's National Basketball League Grand Final. That is provided that the Bendigo Spirit keep up their current form and win the right to host the event. The Spirit currently sit top of the WNBL tabl..
15-Jan-2013
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Heat wave victors
Bendigo Weekly
In blistering 40-degree heat last Friday, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour peloton braved the conditions to complete stage one into Bendigo. Having ridden 147 kilometres from Sunbury, over Mount Macedon and One Tree Hill, a group of three riders were away from the main bunch as they rounded the corner o..
11-Jan-2013
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