Screen a big win for racing
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government will help fund a giant screen at the Bendigo racecourse which will provide racegoers with uninterrupted views of all the on-course action. Racing minister Martin Pakula visited Bendigo Racecourse yesterday to confirm more than $160,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry ..
18-Aug-2017
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Trust a cash plus for bank
Joel Peterson
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing director Mike Hirst says a profit increase of more than four per cent is due to solid levels of customer trust and improved efficiency. The bank announced a $418.3 million cash profit on Monday, up 4.2 per cent on the previous financial year. It led to shar..
18-Aug-2017
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Change for Wellsford
Sharon Kemp
FIREWOOD harvesting in the Wellsford State Forest may be banned after the City of Greater Bendigo advocated that the land be changed to a national park. The 15-year battle to conserve Wellsford forest, extending north-east of Bendigo from the outskirts of its suburbs, will be influenced by t..
18-Aug-2017
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True blue push for awareness
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’S Hargreaves Mall turned a shade of blue yesterday to raise awareness of prostate cancer and this year’s Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch community fundraiser. Coinciding with the 100-day countdown to the lunch with special guest Danny Green, a group of cancer survivors and a su..
18-Aug-2017
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Bendigo Health sacks Mulder
Sharon Kemp
IN a stunning development in Bendigo Health’s investigation of John Mulder, chairman Bob Cameron and fellow directors yesterday sacked the chief executive without declaring the grounds for his dismissal. The move left room for Mr Mulder to reiterate his position that he had done nothin..
11-Aug-2017
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More cash for dragon
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’S four community enterprises have teamed up to back the wider community campaign in support of the Sun Loong 750 campaign for a new Chinese dragon. Strathfieldsaye Community Enterprise chair Catherine Wilby yesterday said the Bendigo and Northern District, Strathfieldsaye, Kang..
11-Aug-2017
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Grants win for a pet project
Bendigo Weekly
Community groups had a lift when CVGT Australia rewarded applicants of the 2016 community grants program. CVGT Australia Board chairman, Rosalie Lake said the company’s board takes great pride in its support of community projects through the community grants program. ”We do t..
03-Jun-2016
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VicRoads' shares road concern
Sharon Kemp
VicRoads has sympathised with the Kangaroo Flat tenant whose fenced yard has been crashed into four times in 14 years after cars have lost control on the Olympic Parade/Lockwood Road/Helm Street roundabout. Tenant Steve Boxall said he was concerned for the safety of his grandchildren playing..
03-Jun-2016
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Farmers have win from show
Bendigo Weekly
TWO Bendigo clubs are holding their annual Historic Vehicle Event to benefit farmers this weekend. The Veteran Vintage and Classic Club Bendigo and the Central Victorian Restoration Group have organised the historic vehicle display, doubling as a fundraiser, in June for the past seven years...
03-Jun-2016
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Crash fear repeated
Bendigo Weekly
IS this the most car battered property in Bendigo? Four cars in 14 years have crashed into this Kangaroo Flat yard while attempting to navigate the Olympic Parade, Lockwood Road and Helm Street roundabout and tenant Steve Boxall wants protection before someone gets hurt. Early on Wednesd..
27-May-2016
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Refurbished St Paul's open
Bendigo Weekly
After seven long years St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Myers Street, is open for worship and welcome. More than $2.5 million dollars, including a grant of $750,000 from the state government, have allowed for major restoration and refurbishment. Dean of the cathedral, the Very ..
27-May-2016
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Extra colour at festival
Bendigo Weekly
While the annual the Festival of Light held at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is a rich swirl of colours, motion and people, visitors are invited to keep their eyes open for the unique peace flags created by the school children of central Victoria. Inspired by Miami artist JL Vasile..
27-May-2016
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Healthy result for Claudia
Bendigo Weekly
GIRTON Grammar Bendigo alumni Claudia Crawford is hoping to begin her journey to saving lives next year. The recent graduate received an impressive ATAR score of 99.35, which she hopes will secure her a place studying medicine next year. “I exceeded my expectations, which was reall..
18-Dec-2015
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Wait is over for ATAR scores
Laura Hurley
THOUSANDS of students from around Bendigo ended the long wait for their VCE results on Monday morning, when they received their ATAR scores. More than 49,000 students from across Victoria completed VCE and VCAL in 2015, with secondary schools across the Bendigo region happy with their studen..
18-Dec-2015
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Sarah finds a balance
Bendigo Weekly
IN the dark hours of a cold German morning, Bendigo Senior Secondary College’s dux Sarah Seery received her ATAR score. Receiving an ATAR score of 98.4, Sarah was in contact with her family via Skype to share the good news, and still awake at 2.30am local time to answer questions from ..
17-Dec-2015
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Trees grow funds for CFA
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL nursery Rodilesa Plant Supplies are selling live Christmas trees to raise money for the Junortoun CFA, following the success of last year’s fundraiser for local footballer Nathan Jennings. The nursery, which has already sold 135 trees in the first week of the sale, wants to conti..
11-Dec-2015
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Pedders lap up the win
Bendigo Weekly
SAVE the last dance – the Million Airs Dance Band will be putting down their instruments after 20 years on Saturday. Band members Terry Carr, Gerald Kavanagh and Beth Dobell have been at the Spring Gully Hall on a Saturday night once a month for the past 18 years, and have become a fix..
11-Dec-2015
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Share your story
Bendigo Weekly
The year is drawing to a close. The team of Bendigo Bike Life writers have shared diverse stories, their passions and those of others they have met on the road. Thank you to the readers of the Bike Life column as you all have a story of your own and just from reading the articles we share a..
11-Dec-2015
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Hughsey's on the road
Bendigo Weekly
COMEDIAN Dave Hughes says he knows the joys of growing up in country Victoria and it helps when playing to regional audiences. Hughesy certainly gets his easy-going humour from his Warnambool origins, and is returning to Bendigo on August 27 with his new show Sweet at the Ulumbarra Theatre. ..
30-Jun-2016
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Dami’s road from Eurovison to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
By Natasha MacFarlane THERE has been no slowing down for Dami Im since her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in May. Dami’s hugely successful performance of her song Sound of Silence came in at number two in the final point score tally, pushing her even further into the E..
24-Jun-2016
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Vote 1 for Kerr’s Cur
Simon Wooldridge
ELECTION day, Saturday, July, 2 is just about the perfect day for local indie band Kerr’s Cur to showcase tracks from their forthcoming debut album, Vote 1, Kerr’s Cur, at Bendigo’s Musicman. “We’re very excited about playing on Election Day. It’s like t..
24-Jun-2016
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Slam time a musical hit
Simon Wooldridge
Music Slam #7 at Musicman was absolutely pumping with hundreds of alternative music fans over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. I caught 15 of the 90 bands on two of the three days. Cameron Holmes and the Blues Dudes kicked off my Friday evening with their distinctive brand of he..
17-Jun-2016
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Step out for a night with Giselle
Bendigo Weekly
The Australian Ballet Regional Tour will perform Giselle at the Ulumbarra Theatre in July. Giselle has enthralled audiences since its creation in 1841, with its heartbreaking love story, famous mad scene, sea of ghostly white tutus and impressive display of ballet technique. The lead role ..
03-Jun-2016
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Dead Lurkers at the slam
Simon Wooldridge
The phrase highly original gets bandied around quite a bit – sometimes without much justification. Sometimes though, it’s spot-on. In the case of Bendigo alternative outfit Dead Lurkers it’s very much the latter. Elements of punk, psychobilly, alt-garage-indie and rock and r..
03-Jun-2016
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Legend lends a hand
Joel Peterson
AFL games record holder Brent Harvey says the rapid rise of women’s football is as big a change as he has seen in his time in the game. The North Melbourne champion was in Bendigo this week at a Toyota Good For Footy event held in conjunction with the Bendigo Thunder’s training s..
07-Jul-2017
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Making a run at history
Bendigo Weekly
SOME of Australia’s best greyhounds will be out to deny Aston Bolero a piece of history when the field jumps in tonight’s 425-metre group two Bendigo Cup. The Seona Thompson-trained Aston Bolero will line up in an attempt to be the first competitor in the race’s 60-year his..
07-Jul-2017
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BFNL trio earn rep honours
Joel Peterson
FOR the second straight season, Golden Square star Jack Geary has enhanced his reputation as one of the best footballers at community level in the state. Geary will captain Victoria Country in their clash with the Victorian Amateur Football Association on Saturday, playing alongside Sandhurs..
07-Jul-2017
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Thunder maintains winning form
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Thunder’s unbeaten run in the Northern Women’s Football League continued last weekend with a dominant display against VU Western Spurs. Billed as a top of the table clash played out on the Queen Elizabeth Oval, the Thunder stamped its authority on th..
29-Jun-2017
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Tough time for Braves
Peter Kennedy
BENDIGO Braves coach Ben Harvey has called on his players to treat every game like it’s their last one, as the team battles inconsistency and injuries in a frustrating 2017 South East Australian Basketball League season. The Braves are fourth on the South Conference ladder, but a disap..
29-Jun-2017
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Victory in the desert
Peter Kennedy
THE harsh central Australian desert provided a stunning backdrop to competitors in the gruelling Finke Desert race staged earlier this month near Alice Springs. The iconic off-road, multi-terrain two day event draws more than 600 starters from across Australia each year, for the annual race ..
29-Jun-2017
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The road to recovery
Bendigo Weekly
On April 6, 2008, Massie Knight and his family’s worlds changed forever. The loving, energetic and stubborn father was revived three times after a single motorcycle accident. Massie lost control of his motorbike at 100 kilometres per hour, hit a roadside culvert, became airborne..
07-Aug-2015
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Pathways to the future
Bendigo Weekly
By Robert Stephenson Head of Campus, La Trobe University, Bendigo As a community, there are many things that we need to do to ensure that our region continues to develop and to remain economically and culturally vibrant. Increasing aspiration and participation in higher education is vital..
27-Jul-2015
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Reflections of life in Australia's golden age
Bendigo Weekly
One of this year’s guests is the eminent historian, Graeme Davison, whose latest book marks a distinct departure from his much praised histories such as The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne and Car Wars. After responding to a growing itch to explore his own family history, he has c..
10-Jul-2015
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Bright future
Christine McGinn
A HIDDEN gem in the heart of Bendigo has been revealed in plans to transform an unused space into a modern, outdoor bar. The local joint venture, Handle Bar, will tap into the vacant courtyard behind Get Naked Espresso Bar on Mitchell Street, and create a grassroots outdoor bar. ..
03-Jul-2015
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End of an era for Drew
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of Bendigo’s most respected and popular real estate agents has announced his retirement from an industry he has been part of for more than 39 years. Dungey Carter Ketterer director Drew Cahill joined the former Billings Cahill firm, based on View Point back in May 1976 before the busines..
26-Jun-2015
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School backs Discovery
Christine McGinn
GRADE three and four students at Quarry Hill Primary School have put pen to paper to save the Discovery Centre open. Colourful signs and handwritten messages addressed to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan are hanging on the walls of the school to keep the Discovery Centre. Grade four..
19-Jun-2015
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Craft in store
Bendigo Weekly
A company that was once part of Bendigo's retail mix is returning to its roots, with the imminent opening of a new store in Kangaroo Flat. Lincraft craft shop will open its doors in the Rocklea Homemaker Centre on High Street on July 29. Marketing manager Jeff Croft says for people who r..
12-Jul-2013
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Coliban Water overhauls structure
Bendigo Weekly
Uncertainty continues for staff at Coliban Water, as the company restructures. The operations and maintenance contract, which was held for ten years by Campaspe Asset Management Services, will be taken over by Lend Lease from July 1. A spokesperson for Coliban Water said a "transition a..
25-Jun-2013
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Call for airport funds
Bendigo Weekly
The newly-appointed members of the Bendigo Airport Advisory Committee are calling on local candidates to pledge their support for the new $15 million, 1,600-metre long, 30-metre wide runway development in the lead up to the September federal election. Greater Bendigo council recently appoin..
06-Jun-2013
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Budget 2013 - all the details
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council has delivered a responsible draft budget that balances the need for growth against the need for efficiency. The budget includes a six per cent rates rise, $59.9million of capital works, $15.3m for drainage and the cutting in half of the municipal charge. Here is every..
05-Jun-2013
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Airport growth continues
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s new $1.5 million state-of-the-art aviation facility was officially opened today with the new MyJet headquarters to secure jobs and stimulate further investment at Bendigo Airport. Premier and Minister for Regional Cities Denis Napthine joined MyJet Managing Director Chris Ric..
31-May-2013
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Day zero for hospital - video
Anthony Radford
“TODAY is day zero.” With those words, Health Minister David Davis begins the biggest construction project in Bendigo’s history. Mr Davis announced this morning that the State Government has officially signed the contracts with the Exemplar Consortium, including developers Lend..
31-May-2013
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High time for high tea
Dianne Dempsey
Imagine this: champagne, delicious sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and coffee. The grand tradition of Sunday High Tea is being revitalised by the Borough Club and is proving to be exceedingly popular with people who enjoy an opportunity to sit back and soak up some luxury. “High Tea is ..
04-Apr-2014
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Call me crackers
Marika McMahon
S ometimes you forget what great food businesses are in our own backyard, one that is worth remembering is Michel’s fine biscuits from Castlemaine. I could remind you of what a great business and employer they are; what a lovely person Michel is; what a great promoter of Central Victoria..
28-Mar-2014
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A golden opportunity awaits
Bendigo Weekly
GOLDEN GULLY 45 Golden Gully Road CR Martin Real Estate Melissa Thatcher 5440 7000/0408 298 873 Price $330,000 From CR Martin Real Estate comes the opportunity to buy a sizeable property in a surprise location. On Golden Gully Road the property is zoned for low-density living ..
21-Mar-2014
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Mad hatters unite
Marika McMahon
A touch of crispness in the air and rolling grey skies overhead failed to dampen the enthusiasm of a sell out crowd at Bendigo’s final event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Food Fossickers Mad Hatters picnic. The rejuvenated Botanic Gardens was the perfect spot for this showcas..
17-Mar-2014
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Mad as a hatter
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s Masons, The Woodhouse and The Brougham Arms will be joined by Castlemaine’s Public INN and Heathcote’s The Willow Room to compete for your patronage at the Bendigo Botanic Gardens this Sunday. The dishes are only $8 and don’t worry there will be a spirited amo..
14-Mar-2014
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Mussel mania
Marika McMahon
Whatever your weekend has in store, you need to make sure you kick off Saturday with a visit to the Bendigo Community Farmers Market. The footprint of the market is expanding this week, so there will be a few additional stalls for us to explore, including a mussel seller. So often I hear..
07-Mar-2014
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Delicious diary delights
Bendigo Weekly
Given that stories of expats settling in rural France are a dime a dozen in the English-speaking world, is there really room for yet another “I-moved-to-Provence-and-kept-a-diary” memoir? When said book is as well-written, revealing and informative as this one, the answer is unreserv..
21-Aug-2015
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Success story
Bendigo Weekly
Organisers have hailed last weekend’s Bendigo Writers Festival an outstanding success with record crowds taking part in the three-day event based in the city’s arts precinct. More than 6100 people flocked to the fourth BWF, including about 2500 students who took part in the annua..
14-Aug-2015
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Exploring Africa the tough way
Bendigo Weekly
There’s a reason even the most adventurous expeditioners don’t usually attempt to walk the length of the world’s longest river – in fact, there are multiple reasons, all exceedingly sound, as army-officer-turned-explorer Levison Wood knew when he fixed his sights on doing..
14-Aug-2015
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Text marks the spot
Bendigo Weekly
What do John Marsden, Alice Pung, Hazel Edwards and one fat wombat have in common? They’re all on the program for Text Marks the Spot, the free schools day as part of the Bendigo Writers Festival. La Trobe University creative writing lecturer Sue Gillett said the event was an oppor..
04-Aug-2015
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Book a date for festival
Bendigo Weekly
ORGANISERS of the 2015 Bendigo Writers Festival have built on the experiences of previous festivals in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to ensure this year’s event is better still. Feedback from previous festivals has highlighted areas where an already great festival can become even better, with n..
31-Jul-2015
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A MEMOIR OF SHY TIMES
Dianne Dempsey
Musician, broadcaster, journalist and teacher Sian Prior has hit the road. After spending the past four years working on her memoir Shy, and turning 50, she has given herself three months long service leave and with the aid of a campervan she’s currently a free-agent. The memoir, writt..
24-Jul-2015
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