Restoring the past
Bendigo Weekly
TWO iconic Bendigo buildings will undergo conservation work following a state government grant. There will be extensive conservation works at the mortuary chapel at Bendigo Cemetery and urgent works at Bendigo Trades Hall. The repairs are possible due to the Living Heritage Grants Progr..
24-Mar-2017
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MP calls for end to rebate freeze
Sharon Kemp
ONLY four general practitioner clinics in Bendigo bulk bill every patient including non-concession patients, Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters told federal parliament this week. Responding to a bill that will amend the pharmaceutical benefits scheme, Ms Chesters told the House of Representatives that..
24-Mar-2017
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Mayor says call police on beggars
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO mayor Margaret O’Rourke has implored people to ring police and report anyone who asks for money on the street. Cr O’Rourke told the public gallery at Wednesday night’s council meeting she believed many people ignored begging. She said Victoria Police had told h..
17-Mar-2017
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Borough leads on inclusion
Bendigo Weekly
Ten Eaglehawk businesses have signed up to improve their accessibility for people with a disability as part of the Inclusive Towns project. It helps business improve their communication, physical environment and awareness of disability among staff. As part of the project, officers visit..
17-Mar-2017
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Forum fires up for smart city future
Bendigo Weekly
A SMART cities forum on Wednesday set about rallying innovators to advance Bendigo’s intelligent infrastructure. The half-day Intelligent Communities 2017 forum was designed to align with the federal government’s focus on initiatives through its Smart Cities Plan, and focused on..
17-Mar-2017
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Times hit by crash
Bendigo Weekly
ANOTHER month of substandard performance results is a reminder of the network-wide impact of incidents such as the train that collided with an abandoned four-wheel-drive at Kangaroo Flat last month, according to V/Line. V/Line again failed to meet performance targets on the Bendigo line, des..
17-Mar-2017
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Raising funds for Kangaroo Flat centre
Bendigo Weekly
THE fundraising partnership of Bendigo Community Health Services and Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise is set to benefit residents and businesses wishing to donate to the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic and Wellbeing Centre. The legal status of the BCHS means the donations will be tax ded..
22-Apr-2016
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Windfall for Kalianna five years on
Sharon Kemp
More than $4 million to start rebuilding the run-down facilities of Kalianna Special School in North Bendigo is the next step in a two-year, parent-driven campaign to make the school a centre of excellence. On Monday, Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards told the Kalianna community in the school&rs..
22-Apr-2016
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Walk the walk for guide dogs group
Bendigo Weekly
A walk at Lake Weeroona on Sunday is fundraising to fetch funds for furry heroes. Bendigo residents together with Guide Dogs Victoria will host an event for local dogs and their owners to raise much needed funds for the organisation and celebrate life-changing guide dog partnerships across t..
15-Apr-2016
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Chris fights back
Joel Peterson
TWO weeks after he was knocked off his bike on a training ride, Chris Hamilton is working towards regaining the form that led his meteoric rise at the start of 2016. The 20-year-old cyclist couldn’t help but win at the start of the year, earning a Bendigo Sports Star of the Year nomina..
15-Apr-2016
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Museum growth plan
Dianne Dempsey
THE Bendigo Chinese Association has launched its latest strategic plan which calls for the development of a new building to house its ever-growing collection. Bendigo Chinese Association museum president Charles Lougoon was joined by Bendigo Chinese Association executive member Doug Lougoon ..
15-Apr-2016
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Hucker top of the list
Bendigo Weekly
FOLLOWING the biggest win of his young cycling career, Robbie Hucker’s Tour of Taiwan triumph secured him the Bendigo Weekly/Prime7 Sports Star of the Year award for March. Hucker made the switch from Drapac Professional Cycling to the Avanti IsoWhey Sports team in the summer, and the ..
15-Apr-2016
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New look for hall
Bendigo Weekly
Stage one conservation works worth around $295,000 are well under way at the Bendigo Town Hall and remain on track to be completed by January next year. These works include the restoration of the balcony and portico roof, flagpole replacement and associated structural repairs, bird proofing ..
13-Nov-2015
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Cycling passion
Bendigo Weekly
Chris McShane is passionate about bicycles and cycling. His early years were spent on an isolated farm in Tasmania, where he enjoyed watching the bush mechanics fixing and making things with minimal tools and resources. His first bike was a 24 inch, single speed freewheel with a hub br..
13-Nov-2015
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Fayre go in Malmsbury
Bendigo Weekly
Malmsbury is gearing up for its annual village Fayre, which promises to be a fun-filled day for all the family. Located in the picturesque botanic gardens and adjacent town hall there will be plenty of live music and roving entertainment on Sunday, November 15 along with lots of hands-on ch..
13-Nov-2015
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Eureka Climb a tall order for Jo
Bendigo Weekly
The race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building is on again. More than 2500 climbers are set to climb to the Eureka Skydeck on Sunday, November 15 to raise money for charities Whitelion and Interplast. Local resident Jo Rose, along with many others, will be entering again thi..
06-Nov-2015
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Minibeasts move in to Discovery
Laura Hurley
CREEPY crawly critters could soon be coming to the Discovery Centre, with the centre waiting for the go ahead for a $13,000 Stronger Communities Grant application submitted to the federal government. Discovery staff were joined by federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters this wee..
05-Nov-2015
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Fresh talent on show
Bendigo Weekly
For many the blues genre conjures up images of world-weary bluesmen with beaten guitars and a hard-luck story to tell. But at the 2015 Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival a new crop of fresh talent are taking up the touch and proving youth is no barrier to producing the fervent lyrics and..
30-Oct-2015
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Newstead plays host to a live music festival
Bendigo Weekly
Remember to pencil in the Newstead Live Music Festival in January, to hear a variety of Australian and international artists for four days of concerts and workshops in historic Newstead. Festival goers will have a choice of six stages, two cafes, two hotels and the Trobadour wine tent to ch..
18-Dec-2015
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Party at the Bridge
Bendigo Weekly
THE Xmas Ale Street Party is a three-day free event and kicks at noon today at the Bridge Hotel. The venue is ideally situated for this hot weekend with plenty of shade as well as tents and marquees. “The highlight of the weekend will be the music which kicks off at 5.30pm on Frid..
18-Dec-2015
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Nashville comes to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
One of Australia’s finest bluegrass guitarists, Bendigo’s own Jacob McGuffie, will bring the sweet sounds of Nashville to one of the city’s premier music venues tonight. McGuffie, who has also emerged as a member of the multi award winning (Golden Guitar) Davidson Brothers ..
11-Dec-2015
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Dancing queens rejoice
Nick Atyeo
Time to find the knee-high boots, and jump-suits for the long awaited return of Abbamania when the Ultimate ABBA Show presents Dancing Queen 40th Anniversary Tour, which will thrill young and old audiences alike. Originally released in August 1976, the lead single Dancing Queen was on ABBA&..
27-Nov-2015
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Blasko tours with new album
Joel Peterson
SARAH Blasko is bringing her new album, Eternal Return, to Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre next April. Blasko has become a force on the Australian music scene, her honest lyrics and refreshing melodies earning her plenty of fans. Her latest album is a contrast from previous efforts, th..
20-Nov-2015
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Festival a huge hit
Bendigo Weekly
The 2015 Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival attracted record numbers of music lovers to venues all over Bendigo last weekend, and generated over $2 million for the local economy. An estimated 15,000 people packed bars, parks, halls, roof tops, laneways, balconies and cafes for the four-d..
13-Nov-2015
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Local riders in the thick of the action
Joel Peterson
CENTRAL Victorian aces Robbie Hucker, Lachlan Norris and Peta Mullens were among the local hopes that made strong starts to their 2017 campaigns last weekend with strong displays at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. Hucker and Norris finished eighth and ninth in ..
13-Jan-2017
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Teams roll up for Country Week
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will be abuzz with cricket next week as the annual Bendigo Country Week tournament is held at grounds across the region. Sides from the Murray Valley, Northern Districts, Gisborne and District, Ferntree Gully and District, Goulburn Murray and Emu Valley associations will battle it ou..
13-Jan-2017
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Aiming for glory
Joel Peterson
A LOCAL contingent of nine riders will chase national glory at this week’s Cycling Australia National Road Championships in Ballarat. The action started on Wednesday night with former national champions Peta Mullens and Chris Hamilton in action in the women’s and men’s crit..
06-Jan-2017
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Big year ahead in local sport
Joel Peterson
With the new year come plenty of resolutions, and while most have to do with calories, gym memberships or plans for a Romanian rock climbing holiday, there are several local sports clubs for which 2017 is an important year. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the clubs and organis..
06-Jan-2017
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Vital stretch looms for Spirit
Joel Peterson
A WELL-TIMED midseason break has Bendigo Spirit fresh and ready heading into what looms as the most important three-week stretch of its Women’s National Basketball League season. Bendigo travels to Perth for a clash with the Lynx on Saturday night after a two-week break over the Christ..
06-Jan-2017
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Titles up for grabs
Joel Peterson
A TEAM of six Bendigo paddlers will hit the water in Eildon next week for the Southern Cup and Australian Wildwater Championships. The Southern Cup begins at Eildon on December 27, with Bendigo’s Maddie Batters and Imogen Douglass leading chances after taking out sprint rapid titles at..
22-Dec-2016
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Prepare for a classic
Bendigo Weekly
The Mother’s Day Classic is now just eight weeks away, so it’s time to brush off those runners because it’s going to be a great event for the whole family to get involved in. There will be fun, fitness and family time while supporting a great cause in raising funds for br..
20-Mar-2015
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Top awards for equine nurses
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo vet nurse Clare Wheatley has earned two major awards at the Wangaratta GoTAFE Animal Studies graduation ceremony. Bendigo Equine Hospital vet and practice co-owner Sarah Jalim said the equine hospital had two nurses graduate on the night with their Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursi..
13-Mar-2015
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Opinion
Bendigo Weekly
By LISA CHESTERS Federal Member for Bendigo Respect is a word that can only be demonstrated by one’s behaviour. This is behaviour we teach children from an early age: respect each other as you wish to be respected yourself. I believe it is why some many of us have been left angr..
06-Mar-2015
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Pop in to be part of Mary's show
Steve Kendall
MAGICAL people are wanted to perform in the new Ulumbarra Theatre in a new production of Mary Poppins. The Bendigo Theatre Company (BTC) is looking for Mary, Bert, Jane and Michael, as well as more than 30 further cast members and ensemble players. Auditions are being held on Friday, March 2..
06-Mar-2015
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Dianne Dempsey
“Perhaps someday the poor will find it in their hearts to forgive you. For it is more blessed to give than to receive, and it is also a lot easier.” St Vincent de Paul It is Tuesday morning and the money has run out. In fact it ran out last week, but what is more urgent now is tha..
27-Feb-2015
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Farewell to state's first woman priest
Dianne Dempsey
That the Anglican Church now allows women to become priests is a well known fact; but what is a lesser known fact is that the first woman to become a priest in Victoria hailed from Bendigo and was an Old Girtonian. The Reverend Elizabeth Alfred passed away earlier this month on February 2, ju..
20-Feb-2015
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Jobs go at Sleep City
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO'S Sleep City and Everyday Living store at the Rocklea Homemaker Centre at Kangaroo Flat has closed its doors and six staff have been made redundant. Administrators of the store's parent company Furniture and Bedding Concepts, PwC announced the closure as p[art pf the ongoing wind-do..
16-Apr-2012
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NBN means business
Bendigo Weekly
THE announcement of the National Broadband Network was greeted almost universally with relief and optimism around the city. Over the next few weeks, the Bendigo Weekly will look at the reactions across the city’s big and small business, education and health sectors to find out what it means ..
05-Apr-2012
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Bank introduces IT cadetship
Bendigo Weekly
FIVE Information Technology enthusiasts have embarked on the first day of a five-year cadetship, which will see them study at La Trobe University while working at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. The cadets are part of a wider program which has offered a further four cadets places at Bendigo IT, Integr..
21-Mar-2012
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Bendigo Bank comfortable despite downturn
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has announced a six-montlhy result that "should provide comfort" to customers, despite a 66 per cent downturn in net profit. The Half Year Report for the six months ending December 31, 2011, shows an after tax statutory profit of $57.9 million, down from $..
20-Feb-2012
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Tom follows in the family tradition
Bendigo Weekly
TOM Maher has spent most of his life dealing with land in one form or another – now he is selling it. Using all the experience and qualifications, Mr Maher has opened his own agency – Maher Real Estate. “I have the expertise and contacts for residential and rural land, includin..
17-Feb-2012
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The Bendigo hikes rates
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Bank has lifted its residential variable home loan interest rate by a whopping .15 per cent, higher than ANZ of Wesptac, a week before it unveils its interim profit announcement. The ANZ and Westpac were chastised for lifting their rates .1 and .06 percentage points in the past f..
13-Feb-2012
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Culinary questions
Bendigo Weekly
Our first food related questions answered by chef Sonia Anthony. Send your questions to foodfossickers@bendigoweekly.com.au Q: What is the best way to get the crackling on pork crisp and crunchy? A: The key is to remove any excess liquid/moisture with a paper towel. Use sea salt flak..
24-Oct-2013
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Mexican Craving
Vicki Harrington
MasterChef 2012 finalist Ben Milbourne put his love of Mexican cooking to the test during his time on the cooking show and has now taken it to another level with his book Mexican Craving due for release next week. With his modern twist on the traditional food, easy-to-follow directions and plenty ..
24-Oct-2013
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Unhealthy health foods
Bendigo Weekly
Dr Megan Kruger, chiropractor with n8 health, looks at some of the worst food offenders . . . You might be surprised to learn your favorite go-to healthy snack is doing you more harm than good. With so many foods now being marketed as health foods it can be difficult to know which are and whi..
24-Oct-2013
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Food Fossickers Calendar of events
Vicki Harrington
We kick this section off this week with details of the annual 100 Mile Regional Producers seasonal event presented by Public Inn, Castlemaine. The former lunch event has a new twist on the emerging paddock-to-plate concept and will see participating regional artisan food and beverage producers pre..
17-Oct-2013
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Food Fossickers back in season
Vicki Harrington
Food Fossickers is a member-based network of passionate food industry individuals and businesses united in their passion for seeing delicious, nutritious, great quality and seasonal, local food on local plates. Food Fossickers is an incorporated association with big dreams to help achieve their vi..
17-Oct-2013
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Gluten off the menu
Bendigo Weekly
A SOLD out crowd poured into Bendigo to talk all things gluten-free on Sunday. Bendigo hosted Coeliac Victoria’s annual regional conference, drawing a crowd from across the region, to discover the health benefits of a gluten-free lifestyle. Coeliac disease affects one in 70 Australians. ..
10-Oct-2013
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Kindling a future for a paper book
Julie Proudfoot
Has all the talk about e-books superseding paper books died down now? I think it has. I’m a big fan of e-books, I bought my first e-reader in 1998. It was 40 millimetres thick, and too heavy to hold. I’d drop it on my face every five minutes. I think I’ve permanentl..
16-Jan-2015
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Weaving the story
Sam Kane
When only three-years old Maggie Jackson and her family set sail from Ireland for Australia. She says in her charming book she knew even then they would be encountering an unknown lifestyle. A Woven Cloth of Life tells the rich story of family, and the love which can be created through..
09-Jan-2015
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Short stories shine light
Dianne Dempsey
To the surprise and delight of the many people involved in the inaugural Quality Living Options Short Story Prize 2014, the winner was local visual artist, Pauline Mathrick. Her story, Room with a View was a stand out for the judges. Names were not attached to the 47 entries stories whic..
10-Dec-2014
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The Church with a Chimney
Dianne Dempsey
The value of local history, and implied that of the local historian, is often underestimated. A knowledge of our ancestors and they work they did is intrinsically important to us. This local history impacts upon us in terms of public and private buildings, public and private services and mo..
28-Nov-2014
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Courage in time of war
Dianne Dempsey
Nancy Wake Peter Fitzsimons HarperCollins (2001) War is in the air, at least in terms of civic events and publications. The books are coming out thick and fast regarding the anniversary of the Anzacs. While plenty of focus is on the men who fought, apart from the nursing fraternity,..
21-Nov-2014
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The First Lot
Dianne Dempsey
The First Lot 7th Battalion. The first men of the Bendigo district to volunteer for service in the First World War Larna Malone. We had driven the Turks back three miles and had followed them up, when ‘I stopped one’. I was lying behind a small bush when I got hit in the sid..
14-Nov-2014
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