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Bushmasters sold to Japan
Bendigo Weekly
The Japanese Ministry of Defence has ordered four Bendigo-made Bushmaster vehicles for deployment with the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force. Thales Australia chief executive officer Chris Jenkins said he vehicles, all troop carrier variants, will be manufactured at the company’s facility ..
07-Apr-2014
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Bendigo's population boom
Christine McGinn
Bendigo has once again, secured its position as Victoria’s second largest regional centre. Australian Bureau of Statistics’ April data shows Greater Bendigo’s population has climbed to 105,332 to June 30, 2013. Bendigo has become home to about 1730 more people in the past ye..
07-Apr-2014
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Firies caught in a tight spot
Christine McGinn
Golden Square volunteer firefighters say they have plenty of empty government promises, but no room to move. Undersized and outdated, the station has reached its limits, desperate for space to house their vehicles. The station holds four trucks; two at the back and two parked in front. ..
05-Apr-2014
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Goldair plan fails to take off
Anthony Radford
Plans for Bendigo’s first commercial airline have been scrapped, adding fuel to the campaign to redevelop the city’s airport. Goldair launched with much fanfare in 2012, with plans to begin commercial flights to Melbourne in early 2013. Despite numerous announcements of imminen..
05-Apr-2014
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"We will not be influenced"
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council will not be influenced by public sentiment when it comes to making a decision on Bendigo's new mosque. Mayor Barry Lyons told Fiona Parker on ABC Radio this morning it was purely a planning issue. "Our council will be handling the mosque issue in a matter of weeks.," ..
04-Apr-2014
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Andrews condemns hospital cuts
Christine McGinn
Leader of the Opposition Daniel Andrews has slugged the Liberal government over claimed Bendigo hospital funding cuts. Members for Bendigo East and West, Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards joined Mr Andrews to condemn the government. Mr Andrews said Bendigo hospital was “fantastic”, ..
04-Apr-2014
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WILSON RE-SIGNS
Anthony Radford
The Bendigo Spirit has re-signed trusted guard Kelly Wilson for the 2011-12 WNBL season. Entering her third season with the club, Wilson has proved a mainstay in the Spirit’s lineup since joining the team before the 2008-09 campaign. Playing opposite star point-guard Kristi Harrower,..
24-Aug-2011
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Irish Banshees head to Bendigo
Anthony Radford
The Irish Banshees, Ireland's women’s football team, will visit Bendigo later this week. The Banshees are in Australias as part of the AFL’s International Cup, and have formed a sister club partnership with the Bendigo Thunder. As part of this relationship, the Banshees w..
23-Aug-2011
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Rocky road
Anthony Radford
Cross-country mountain biker Jack Haig is gunning for a top-20 place at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Switzerland. The 18-year-old made the 36-cyclist national team for the junior cross country event at the Swiss mountain location of Champery, and left last Saturday. Haig was info..
19-Aug-2011
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Finnigan re-signs with Bendigo Spirit
Anthony Radford
The Bendigo Spirit has re-signed veteran forward Jasmine Finnigan for the 2011/12 WNBL season. Finnigan played in all 24 games last year for the Spirit, averaging 3.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per contest in her fourth season with the team. The 184cm Perth native was thrust into the starti..
17-Aug-2011
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Swim coach coup for Bendigo
Anthony Radford
Bendigo will have its first full-time swim coach, with the appointment of state coach at Melbourne's Vicentre, Ash Wain. "Bendigo has never seen anything like this, it's a swimming revolution", Bendigo Hawks Aquatic president Carl Barkmeyer said today. "This has been a very long process,..
16-Aug-2011
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Matthew Elliott very happy in Bendigo: Geelong coach
Anthony Radford
Former Australian Test batsman turned Bendigo Cricket Club player Matthew Elliott is staying in Bendigo, according to the coach of a Geelong club rumoured to have poached him. Newton and Chilwell coach Brian Thomas said the club had spoken to Elliott recently, but the star left hander was st..
10-Aug-2011
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