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Cuts prune gardens growth plan
Christine McGinn
BENDIGO’s Botanic Gardens master-plan project has lost its $1 million bloom after government funding cuts. Friends of the Botanic Gardens president Jane Cleary said the funding was needed to expand the gardens for the community. “We would really love the funding. The gardens ar..
01-Mar-2014
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Council holds back report
Anthony Radford
Greater Bendigo council will not make the results of a Code of Conduct Panel hearing into former mayor Lisa Ruffell public until days after next week’s council meeting. Instead of releasing the investigation’s findings with the agenda on Monday morning, council will wait until the ..
01-Mar-2014
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We're here to stay: La Trobe
Bendigo Weekly
La Trobe University has reiterated its commitment to the growth of the Bendigo campus, despite announcing 350 jobs cuts across the entire organisation. As part of La Trobe’s future Ready strategy, Vice-Chancellor John Dewar has identified 350 full-time-equivalent university-wide job ..
28-Feb-2014
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Pure Genius and Ambition
Christine McGinn
One of the finest art exhibitions is calling Bendigo home showcasing “the long 19th Century”. Genius and Ambition has made its first departure from the Royal Academy of Arts to Australia, more importantly our city. Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan said the exhibition pro..
28-Feb-2014
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Writers unite for festival
Bendigo Weekly
In an arrangement that is going to boost the Bendigo Writers Festival and all those people who love and support it, there has been a formalisation of the partnership between Greater Bendigo and La Trobe University. In essence, the university and the city, the two major supporters of the first ..
27-Feb-2014
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Charity funds stolen
Christine McGinn
Charity money has, again, been stolen from the Scared Heart Cathedral. A locked security box inside the church for offerings was forcibly opened on Tuesday between 4pm and 6.30pm. Bendigo Police Sergeant Matt Lewis said the locked had been “popped open” with a screwdriver or simil..
27-Feb-2014
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Celebrities head for Heathcote
Olympian and sporting great, Raelene Boyle, will join the NAB Bendigo Business and Banking Centre at the Heathcote Golf Club for their annual Ovarian Cancer Research Charity Golf Day on Friday March 25. Boyle achieved just about everything there was to achieve on the athletics track an..
25-Mar-2011
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Sports goss
Well done the community who supported the Newbridge Football Club at their major fundraiser on Friday night. The Bendigo Bank chipped in $20,000 and the function raised another $36,000 to make it a huge night for the footy club which has been hit hard by the recent floods. Priority for the money rai..
25-Mar-2011
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Rating our stars
Terry Wallace is full of praise for our up and coming locals By BEN CAMERON Two-time AFL coach turned commentator Terry Wallace has backed two former Bendigo footballers to have breakout AFL seasons this year. The man known within football circles as Plough, said former Bendigo Pioneer ..
24-Mar-2011
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Girls on a roll
Bendigo’s latest representative team is the Chicko Rollers from the Dragon City Derby Dolls League and already they are making their mark on the competitive circuit. Roller Derby began in Chicago in 1935 and the first Roller derby bout was an endurance race, but the game was changed to..
24-Mar-2011
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Decker’s final salute
WHEN is the right age to retire from a sport you love and have spent the past 30 years of your life working courageously at? At the age of 38, Tim Decker has reached the turning point from being a competitive cyclist, after an amazing career for a rider whose heart was often bigger than his abili..
24-Mar-2011
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Ashby chases more glory in New Zealand
The sailing career of Bendigo yachtsman Glenn Ashby continues to blossom. The high profile sportsman has ventured through the classes of club champion to state, national and world champion and ventured to the Olympics. But the challenges of greater success are firmly on the horizon. ..
23-Mar-2011
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