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Bendigo is going up
Christine McGinn
Greater Bendigo council will consider a number of large planning and development proposals at this week’s council meeting. Councillors will be recommended to approve a 22-room motel in Kangaroo Flat. The High Street subdivision features a two-storey building home to 14 one-bedroom apart..
14-Apr-2014
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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
FIRST FOR NEWS
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Meggi shows true grit
Ben Cameron
With spirits low, an aching body and well over a hundred laps of Tom Flood Sports Centre left to ride, most people would have packed it in. But adolescent health crusader (Megan) Meggi Anderson is made of tougher stuff than most. With the support of family, some inspirational music over the PA s..
27-Oct-2011
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On and upwards
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo Cup has gone up a level in class, according to Bendigo Jockey Club chief executive officer Ian Hart. After another well attended meeting, Hart believes the cup has been re-energised since becoming a Melbourne Cup qualifier event. He hopes this will ensure it becomes an even bigger draw..
26-Oct-2011
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Spirit shown in tough win
Ben Cameron
Bendigo Spirit’s season is back on track after a stirring12-point win against reigning WNBL premiers the Bulleen Boomers. Rising star Tess Magden had a big say in the game, collecting a near career-high 25 points in the character building 93-81 victory last weekend. ..
21-Oct-2011
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Biggest and best yet
Ben Cameron
With two well-known international horses running on the day, Bendigo Jockey Club chief executive officer Ian Hart believes Wednesday’s Bendigo Cup could be the biggest and best attended in its long history. The $200,000 cup has attracted horses from big name stables, s..
21-Oct-2011
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Matt gives back
Eddie Barkla
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” At the age of 10, Matt Wallace was set for 10 years of Motocross racing before starting a successful cycling career which has spanned 18 years, and now continues in a..
20-Oct-2011
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Liam's on the move
Bendigo Weekly
EAGLEHAWK’S Liam Andrews is a boy going places, fast. The eight-year-old was last week crowned Australian champion at the 2011 Honda Australian Junior MX Championship in South Australia. Liam won all five races to secure the ideal 125 points and the 50cc 7-to-u..
13-Oct-2011
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