Internet experience fails to satisfy
Sharon Kemp
A SURVEY commissioned by the government corporation responsible for rolling out the national broadband network claims Australians not connected to NBN are less satisfied with their internet experience than two years ago. The findings could be said to be self-serving but NBN has sent the repo..
28-Oct-2016
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India looks to Bendigo
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO hardly fits the mould of India’s powerhouse economy but the Consulate General of India Manika Jain believes regional Victoria has knowledge-based and design businesses from which India could benefit. As India becomes the market all the world watches and envies in the next two decad..
28-Oct-2016
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End of an era of Radius closes
Sharon Kemp
THE doors of Radius Disability Services’ Harcourt Street premises will close for the last time today, and at the Morley Johnson building on Monday, bringing to an end the care of 102 day service clients and the employment of more than 133 supported employees and 78 general staff. The a..
28-Oct-2016
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Radius clients face uncertain future
Sharon Kemp
CLIENTS of Radius Disability Services will have to wait weeks to learn the fate of the organisation that has, for some, been the place where they have spent most of their days for decades. The day after he signed the document that put the 62-year-old service provider in voluntary administrat..
21-Oct-2016
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Funding shores up water security
Sharon Kemp
IT was our wettest September on record, but Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville has announced $1.4 million in projects that will secure water in Bendigo. The environment was also a discussion topic on Wednesday at the Loddon Campaspe Regional Assembly held in Bendigo and attended by Ms Nev..
21-Oct-2016
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Beat the bite outdoors
Joel Peterson
A WET start to spring has mosquitoes buzzing around in huge numbers, and has prompted warnings from health authorities. Due to sodden ground and the ever-warming presence of spring, mosquitoes have had ample habitat for breeding and are in huge numbers. The City of Greater Bendigo counc..
21-Oct-2016
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Property Guide
Bendigo's guide to all good things
Bendigo Weekly
IT’S the pocket guide to all things retail and hospitality in Greater Bendigo and the surrounding region. It’s also the much anticipated 2016/17 Bendigo Dining and Shopping Guide, just released in time for Easter, school holidays and the hugely successful Marilyn Monroe exhibitio..
24-Mar-2016
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Corvettes paint the town red
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Easter Festival plays host to the 28th National Corvette Convention this weekend with plenty of US muscle cars on show. Corvettes of Melbourne and Vic Vettes have banded together to bring their special cars and members to the city for a Show and Shine on Saturday. But you ar..
24-Mar-2016
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Park music a hot start
Bendigo Weekly
EASTER celebrations will kick off tonight with a free music event in Rosalind Park from 6pm to 10pm featuring Perth band Tired Lion and supporting local bands. This free night of music in Rosalind Park is presented by the City of Greater Bendigo’s FReeZA youth events team, Mic Up Produ..
24-Mar-2016
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Jodie has her own moment
Dianne Dempsey
When the City of Greater Bendigo invited its citizens to recreate Marilyn Monroe’s famous pose from the Seven Year Itch, Jodie Wiegard couldn’t resist the opportunity. As production manager of clothing at the Morley Emporium, Jodie works in design and clothes production. &..
24-Mar-2016
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Top end selling well
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of Bendigo’s most historic homes has been sold. Lansellstowe, built by George Lansell for one of his sons in 1913, is a three-storey ornate mansion, located at 60 Barkly Terrace in one of the city’s most sought after areas. Tweed Sutherland First National managing directo..
18-Mar-2016
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Foo Dongs reunited after auction chase
Bendigo Weekly
It was with some excitement that the director of the Golden Dragon Museum Anita Jack found a rare Foo Dong, or lion dog, for sale in the Theodore Bruce auction catalogue last month. “I was reading their ad in The Age and nearly choked on my coffee,” she laughed. “I real..
18-Mar-2016
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Near miss
Bendigo Weekly
EMERGENCY services were called to Bendigo Airport this morning after smoke began bellowing from a light aircraft. The pilot conducted the air traffic control before safely descending to the runway. Paramedics checked the three occupants, who were cleared from injury...
19-May-2015
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Three-injured in crash
Bendigo Weekly
POLICE are investigating a crash in California Gully after three men were taken to hospital this morning. Officers were on routine patrol when they saw a car with no registration plates just before 3am. Bendigo police attempted to intercept the vehicle but the driver refused to pull over so t..
19-May-2015
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Cars collide in Kennington
Bendigo Weekly
By BRIDGETTE BARRY-MURPHY Three cars collided on Sternberg Street in Kennington just after 4pm today. A Ford Falcon ute ran into the rear of a Holden Commodore pushing it into a van. The driver of the first vehicle, a van, is believed to have driven off. ..
11-May-2015
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Eaglehawk man blows 0.217
Christine McGinn
An Eaglehawk man was caught driving more than four times over the legal blood-alcohol limit last night. The 59-year old man was seen driving at 30 kilometres an hour on the 50km/h Victoria Street in Eaglehawk at 7.50pm. The man hesitated to take off when the lights changed from red to green, ..
05-May-2015
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Police call for witnesses
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses after a local man was hospitalised with a serious head injury. Antony James Woodward walked into the One Tree Hill Hotel on Retreat Road in Spring Gully on Friday April 10 about 2.45pm. Workers at the hotel, who know Anto..
20-Apr-2015
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Local man faces 12 charges
Bendigo Weekly
A 32-year-old Bendigo man will appear in court next month for possessing a handgun and other drug offences. A local police searched a vehicle parked in the Lake Weeroona carpark about 11.30pm on Tuesday night. Officers found an imitation hand gun made from a galvanised pipe with and capable o..
08-Apr-2015
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Moo music for the fans
Christine McGinn
THERE is nothing that entices Melburnians and locals to party in the “country” quite as much as Groovin the Moo. The all-day event brought some of the biggest names in international and local music together last Saturday. But for the 12 Melburnians that ventured up the Calder F..
08-May-2015
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Story of honour
Bendigo Weekly
Barely a week has passed since the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings and already the media has turned its attention to other tragic happenings throughout the world. So many times we listened to the words “Lest we forget”, and yet, we did forget. We forgot the indigenou..
01-May-2015
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Back with the blues
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival will present five exciting young acts to warm up the boardwalk at The Exchange tonight, on the eve of this year’s Bendigo edition of Groovin The Moo. The line-up consists of singer/songwriters in their teens and 20s and smashes the stereotype that B..
01-May-2015
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All star show for Doug
Steve Kendall
THE Doug Anthony All Stars have broken loose from their shackles and are on a gentlemans’ tour. They have sporadic gigs over the next few months including Bendigo’s Capital on May 15. Paul McDermott and Tim Ferguson join forces with their mentor, Paul “Flacko” Livin..
23-Apr-2015
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Ballet at the Capital
Bendigo Weekly
THE Moscow Ballet travels to Bendigo with its spectacular masterpiece and ballet’s most loved fairytale, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. The great success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet and the highly-acclaimed and respected Moscow Ballet La Classique was esta..
17-Apr-2015
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Ulumbarra concert for Augie March
Bendigo Weekly
Augie March is back from a six-year hiatus. The band has also quietly been creating a fifth studio album, Havens Dumb, in Hobart and Melbourne over the past three years. What’s more, the band plays the Ulumbarra Theatre next week. The band’s return to the live stage came..
10-Apr-2015
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Young Borough keeping things simple
Joel Peterson
IT isn’t often that you will hear a coach say that worrying less about results is a direct catalyst for getting them, but that has been the case for Eaglehawk and Luke Monaghan this year. Written off by many at the start of the Bendigo Football Netball League season, the Hawks endured ..
08-Sep-2016
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It’s time to be Brave
Joel Peterson
THE stakes may be higher but the preparation remains exactly the same for the Bendigo Braves ahead of Saturday night’s SEABL east conference final against Nunawading at Bendigo Stadium. The Braves won the right to host the game with a dominant performance against Brisbane two weeks ago..
02-Sep-2016
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Blazers sides battle on
Bendigo Weekly
FOUR of the five Central Vic Blazers sides will line up in finals this weekend in Hockey Victoria competitions. The Blazers’ Vic league two, women’s Vic league one, women’s Vic league one reserve and under-16 mixed pennant sides are all still in the finals. The men&rsqu..
02-Sep-2016
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Hamilton signs with Giant
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’S Chris Hamilton has translated a brilliant 2016 season into a three-year professional deal with World Tour cycling team Giant-Alpecin for 2017. Hamilton won the national under-23 championship in January before going on to perform strongly at the Tour Down Under and Herald Sun ..
02-Sep-2016
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Bombers flying high
Bendigo Weekly
LEITCHVILLE Gunbower will seek grand final revenge on Saturday when it meets North Bendigo the 2016 Heathcote District Football League grand final at Huntly. The first decider in the central Victorian region is a replay of last year’s decider that saw an inaccurate Bombers outfit outcl..
02-Sep-2016
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BFNL finals kick off
Bendigo Weekly
FOUR mouth-watering matchups across senior football and A-grade netball start what is set to be a bumper Bendigo Football Netball League finals series at the Queen Elizabeth Oval this weekend. Saturday night sees Golden Square play Strathfieldsaye in the senior football qualifying final, whi..
02-Sep-2016
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POVERTY ON THE RISE
Christine McGinn
People living in poverty should be heard not blamed says a local community leader. Saint Vincent De Paul Society Bendigo regional council president Tony Spurling said instead of blaming people from their poverty, we should listen and learn how to help them. “If we are to reverse the tre..
14-Oct-2014
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Support a cause
Sam Kane
THE Poppet Head’s been covered, Lake Weeroona’s been plastered, and the QEO transformed. What’s the next well known landmark to receive a make-over? Local women are hoping to cover both inside and outside of one of Bendigo’s most recognisable features – and they n..
03-Oct-2014
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Dilemma for caring mother
Dianne Dempsey
They sit at the dining table together, comrades in arms. Worn out warriors of a hard life. David Lyon is 52. His mother Joan Lyon 83. Mrs Lyon is very ill and very worried. David was born with an intellectual disability and needs constant care. “When David was 39 he became physical..
24-Sep-2014
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Blokes ready for lunch
Steve Kendall
Planning for this year’s Blokes Biggest Ever Lunch is well on the way with more than 250 tickets sold. Organiser Keith Sutherland said the event goes from strength to strength. “Our special guest is Jason McCartney who is a Bali bombing survivor and ex North Melbourne and Colli..
12-Sep-2014
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Fete a great day
Bendigo Weekly
Gumboots will be flung, lobbed and chucked far and wide in a throwing competition as part of the fun activities taking place at St Therese’s Primary School fete this Sunday. Principal Matthew Mann said the fete is the most important fundraising event on the school calendar and a great..
14-Aug-2014
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Family seeks hero recognition
Steve Kendall
THE quiet back road of Gaskell Street, Eaglehawk has a story behind it. It’s named after William Gaskell from Eaglehawk, an Australian soldier who earned the Military Medal during an action in New Guinea in November 1942. His niece Jenny Gaskell thinks he deserves a bit more recogn..
08-Aug-2014
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Unity Mining books $5.3 million loss
Anthony Radford
UNITY Mining has announced a loss of more than $5.3 million for the year ended June 30. In a statement released this morning, the company said it had recorded a gross profit of $9.0 million from revenue of $80.5 million, and that the net loss of $5.3 million included $5.1M of non..
26-Aug-2011
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Committee for Bendigo - throwing down the gauntlet
Anthony Radford
LAST week’s column on the consideration or otherwise of the need to establish a Committee for Bendigo drew a strong response from readers, and while not all our feedback was positive, it was all welcome. Confirmation the board of Coliban Water has discussed the need for an advocacy gro..
26-Aug-2011
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Property plus
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO Property Plus is really going places. Husband and wife team Nathan and Jane Diss started up the real estate business about 14 months ago, and are going from strength to strength. While residential real estate is their bread and butter, the company is moving into property management and w..
26-Aug-2011
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Energy assessments help small business cut costs
Anthony Radford
CENTRAL Victorian businesses have been encouraged to take control of their energy bills as part of a pilot program offering energy assessments launched in Bendigo today. The Central Victorian Solar City initiative aims to help businesses better manage and control their rising energy costs as pa..
22-Aug-2011
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Bendigo Bank profit soars
Anthony Radford
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has announced an after tax profit of $342.1 million for the 12-months ending 30 June 2011, a rise of more than 41 per cent on the previous year. Cash earnings were $336.2m, representing cash earnings per share of 92.3 cents, an increase of 10.8 per cent on the prio..
08-Aug-2011
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Rural Bank and Australia Post propose joint venture
Anthony Radford
Banking in rural and regional Australia has been given a boost by a new proposal by Australia Post and Rural Bank to join forces and distribute banking services via regional and rural post offices. Rural Bank is owned by the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. Australia Post and Rura..
02-Aug-2011
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Cooks and Kids make gnocchi
Bendigo Weekly
Making beetroot gnocchi with Sonia of Masons Bendigo After we put on our aprons we listened to Sonia from Masons for our first instructions. The first instruction was easily done but when it came to squeezing the potatoes through the rice squeezer we had some difficulty. It was fun when w..
09-Aug-2013
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Cooking up history
Bendigo Weekly
The Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union Cookbook is the oldest book of its kind still in production in Victoria and will have its 114th yearly edition published later this year. With more than 500,000 copies printed since 1904, it was generally the first cookbook young Australian women use..
08-Aug-2013
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Cafe culture still flourishing
Bendigo Weekly
IN May the Weekly reported Bendigo’s coffee shops and cafes were bursting at the seams and obviously the trend is continuing. Elisha Jeffery opened her cafe, Percy and Percy, eight months ago and is amazed at the outcome. “I’m overwhelmed,” she said. “I opened the..
01-Aug-2013
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Double winners
Bendigo Weekly
The Boardwalk Bendigo is justifiably proud of two of their young staff. Nathan Mitchell, sous chef, and Darcy Hamilton, second year apprentice, recently competed in the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Awards Victorian state final in Melbourne and came home with the silver medal. The award is dedi..
25-Jul-2013
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Food, fibre and fashion
Bendigo Weekly
This weekend will a big one for farming, fibre, food and fashion with the 136th annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show incorporating the Festival of Lamb and Women in Wool. The action kicks off at the Bendigo Exhibition centre today and the first food event each day is a live Youth Challenge Cook o..
18-Jul-2013
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Cheers for new Bendigo brewery
Vicki Harrington
Bendigo’s burgeoning food and produce scene welcomed another newcomer this week with the launch of Brookes Beer. Melburnians Doug Brooke and partner Melissa Church specifically chose Bendigo for their new venture. “We were looking for a place to set up our brewery and discovere..
05-Jul-2013
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The future of writing makes a top topic
Bendigo Weekly
THE future of writing takes centre stage at this year’s Bendigo Writers Festival, with everything from freedom of speech to how to create a blog on the August 8 to 10 program. A heavyweight lineup of experienced journalists take part in the headline session, Not Drowning, Adapting, whi..
18-Jul-2014
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Flags waving to herald a gathering of writers
Bendigo Weekly
THE flags went up at the top of View Street this week, in preparation for the third Bendigo Writers Festival across the weekend of August 8 to 10. The banners feature the festival’s new look, with a bright and bold identity to match the busy, lively program. Designed by Bendigo&rsquo..
11-Jul-2014
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Support the team
Bendigo Weekly
They are the first people many writers and guests get to see, their friendly efficiency the epitome of the kind of event Bendigo Writers Festival aims to be. The small army of volunteers who help make the festival run smoothly is gearing up again to prepare for the August 8 to 10 weekend. ..
04-Jul-2014
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World of work
Dianne Dempsey
Jeanette Purkis will be launching her new book The Wonderful World of Work in Bendigo, this Saturday, June 21. She will also be presenting a talk on autism and employment for the community from the perspective of someone living with autism. Jeanette Purkis is also the author of Findin..
20-Jun-2014
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Early sessions booked out
Bendigo Weekly
THIS year’s Bendigo Writers Festival Schools Day program is looking like a winner with some sessions already booked out. Teachers have responded enthusiastically to the early release of the Friday, August 8 program, Texts Mark the Spot, which includes popular writers such as Andrew McGah..
13-Jun-2014
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Book festival delivers
Bendigo Weekly
TWO of Australia’s most admired and controversial writers will be headline guests at this year’s Bendigo Writers Festival. Blanche d’Alpuget is the Friday, August 8 evening keynote speaker, and will talk about her eventful life, her marriage to former Prime Minister Bob Haw..
30-May-2014
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