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TAFE "TAKEOVER": CHESTERS
Bendigo Weekly
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has entered the Bendigo TAFE merger debate, calling it a "takeover". The Bendigo Weekly revealed on Friday that Bendigo TAFE was negotiating a merger with Kangan Institute. Ms Chesters will address the federal Standing Committee on Education ..
14-Apr-2014
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Beyond the limit
Christine McGinn
BENDIGO’s mental health system is in crisis, unable to cope with increasing demand, recent statistics have revealed. Health and Community Services Union state secretary Lloyd Williams said Bendigo hospital will be unable to meet demand even after its $630 million upgrade. “For ..
12-Apr-2014
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On track for a better life
Christine McGinn
TRANSFORMED Dylan Whelan, has turned his life around with the help of a local support program. A heroin-addict and dealer, Mr Whelan struggled with substance abuse for a decade spending up to $1000 on the drug each day. Strangers saved Mr Whelan twice after he overdosed on the addictive d..
12-Apr-2014
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Mosque decision based on planning
Christine McGinn
GREATER Bendigo council has vowed to consider the mosque proposal on planning grounds, not personal beliefs. About three quarters of the 132 objections have opposed the mosque on anti-Muslim grounds. “Approval for an Islamic mosque in Bendigo would be approval to dismantle Australian..
12-Apr-2014
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Chapman's transparency call
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman is calling for council to open up its books to the public about the Amicus controversy. A complaint was made against Cr Chapman and Cr Helen Leach in March last year following a public event in Hargreaves Mall. (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/ru..
11-Apr-2014
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Human remains found
Bendigo Weekly
Police found human remains in the Wellsford Forest yesterday. The Homicide Squad Detectives and Search and Rescue units found the partial remains of 46-year old Kerang man, William Stevenson. ''Police have located what is believed to be human remains following a search in bushland i..
11-Apr-2014
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Making a splash
By BEN CAMERON There must be something in the water at the Waller household, as three swimming siblings dominated the Junior Country Swimming Championships in Melbourne on Sunday. Representing the Bendigo East Swimming Club, Sophie took home three gold, brother Jacob two (including a nati..
15-Apr-2011
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Girton Grammar students hit the mark
TWO Girton Grammar School students have been selected in the Australian Women’s Volleyball Development Squad to tour Thailand later this month. Laura Roberts (Year 12) and Year 11’s Lauren McKenzie will compete in the Thailand Junior National Volleyball Championships in Bangkok from l..
15-Apr-2011
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First win for Thunder
Women’s football team Bendigo Thunder recorded its first win in its first season within the VWFL North West Conference on the weekend. Taking on the Melton Centrals, the Thunder came out convincingly, leading the Centrals 4.1. 25 to 1.0.6 at the first change. The pattern continued through..
15-Apr-2011
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Pontoon adds new depth to boating on Lake Weeroona
STATE Minister for Regional Cities Denis Napthine last week helped open the newly completed launching deck at Lake Weeroona. Dr Napthine said the State Government provided $70,000 in funding, which was matched by the City of Greater Bendigo, to build the new facility. “The Baillieu Gove..
15-Apr-2011
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Riding in Oppy’s shadow
A small item in a weekly cycling bulletin a few months ago, caught the attention of a very keen regular cyclist open to expanding his experience of road cycling and endurance events. Alan Walker, an experienced Audax rider who has been in some of the great Audax events across the globe, had put f..
15-Apr-2011
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Riding in Oppy’s shadow
A small item in a weekly cycling bulletin a few months ago, caught the attention of a very keen regular cyclist open to expanding his experience of road cycling and endurance events. Alan Walker, an experienced Audax rider who has been in some of the great Audax events across the globe, had put f..
15-Apr-2011
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