Greenhouse gas up
Bendigo Weekly
The total greenhouse gas emissions of the City of Greater Bendigo have risen by 37 per cent over the past five years, according to a key report that provides an overview of all projects, programs and new initiatives undertaken or supported by the council during the last financial year. The ..
02-Dec-2016
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Warning over high grassfire risk
Bendigo Weekly
CENTRAL Victorians face a significant grassfire risk this summer as extensive spring growth continues to dry out, creating high fuel loads and dangerous conditions across the region. The state’s highest risk will be across western and central Victoria in both grass and bush areas. ..
02-Dec-2016
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Scar trees find new home
Bendigo Weekly
The story behind the two centuries-old Central Victorian scar trees that once stood proud at Ravenswood will unfold in coming weeks, but this week the magnificent 10 and 12-metre high markers were lifted into place at the site of their new home, Ulumbarra Theatre...
02-Dec-2016
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Sign of healthier times
Sharon Kemp
In an Australian first, three central Victorian supermarkets have verified that promoting healthier options in store will lead to more customers buying healthier food. The research, a collaboration between Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre, the Champions IGA chain and the ..
02-Dec-2016
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Bendigo shines at tourism awards
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo took out three major awards at the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards last week in Melbourne. The City of Greater Bendigo council won the Destination Marketing category while Masons of Bendigo won the Restaurant and Catering category and Bendigo Tramways won the category for Cultur..
01-Dec-2016
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The state of our health
Sharon Kemp
A HEALTH picture has emerged of Bendigo as a city that cycles more, thinks it’s okay to get occasionally drunk more, trusts its neighbours more and is involved in more organised sport than the average Victorian. A survey of Bendigo residents in 2015 allows VicHealth to pull together da..
25-Nov-2016
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A prize school
Bendigo Weekly
SPRING Gully Primary School has won a major prize aimed at supporting and promoting health in local schools as part of this year’s Bendigo Weekly/Prime 7 Sports Star of the Year Awards. The Bendigo Health-sponsored Healthy Schools awards are also a great way to showcase the steps being..
18-Mar-2016
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Time to remember
Bendigo Weekly
A SAD time in Australia’s history will be marked on Sunday, as Bendigo remembers those who died at Sandakan. The service at 11am honours all servicemen who either returned to their home country or lost their lives while prisoners of war at Sandakan and Kuching in North Borneo or on the..
11-Mar-2016
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Growth plan develops
Bendigo Weekly
The City of Greater Bendigo is working on an Urban Design Framework for the Strathfieldsaye Town Centre to guide future development as the town grows and doubles in population over the next few years. Council’s Trevor Budge said the UDF will establish the form and layout of the town c..
11-Mar-2016
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Rattle for food
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigonians are urged to dig deep this long weekend to support Foodshare’s Million Meals in March campaign, designed to raise awareness of chronic food poverty. Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will lead a team of tin rattlers raising money for Foodshare on Sunday and Monday. ..
11-Mar-2016
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Hatters ready for the relay
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s annual relay for life will kick off at La Trobe University’s athletics track in Flora Hill on Friday, April 15. The event celebrates cancer survivors and honours those lost to the disease while fundraising to support medical research and support services for those under..
11-Mar-2016
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Farmyard boost for Benetas residents
Bendigo Weekly
A hands-on animals initiative visited an Eaglehawk aged care home on Monday. Animals on the Move is a touring barnyard experience and has become a popular addition to the Benetas St Laurence Court Eaglehawk lifestyle calendar. The opportunity to spend time with animals up close, feeding ..
11-Mar-2016
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East Bendigo unit fire
Bendigo Weekly
An East Bendigo home has been ruined in a fire this morning. Police and CFA are currently investigating the cause of the fire. The incident occurred on Lloyd Street in a vacant home. No one was injured during the incident. ..
20-Feb-2015
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Fatal crash in Eaglehawk
Bendigo Weekly
AN 88-year-old woman died after being hit riding her mobility scooter on Monday afternoon. The woman was riding her scooter along High Street in Eaglehawk about 2.50pm. The woman started crossing Napier Street when a Ford sedan, turning right, hit the woman. The driver, a 71-year-old Ma..
17-Feb-2015
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Water police crackdown
Bendigo Weekly
WATERWAY users will be the target of a police crackdown to ensure compliance on safety regulations this weekend. The Victorian Water Police will be ensuring water safety, focused on broken down boats, unregistered vessels, search operations, and irresponsible driving. Police issued the warnin..
23-Jan-2015
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Police on the beat
Christine McGinn
POLICE are on the hunt for information about a robbery at the Long Gully Post Office on Saturday. A man wearing a balaclava entered the store, when they first opened, and fled with a quantity of cash. No weapon was sighted and no one was believed to be injured. A police spokesperson sai..
19-Jan-2015
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Kennington fatality
Bendigo Weekly
A man in his 20s died in a single-vehicle incident in Kennington this morning. Police officers believe the man was driving south-west on Townsend Street about 5.30am. A police spokesperson said the driver lost control of the Holden ute which left the road and crashed into a tree. Police..
16-Jan-2015
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Long Gully house fire
Bendigo Weekly
A Long Gully house caught fire early this morning. The Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit are investigating the incident on Energetic Street. The Arson Squad from Melbourne is expected to arrive later today. More to come...
06-Jan-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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Ward off on new track
Sam Kane
Musician Pat Ward has added another accomplishment to his growing list of achievements, with the release of his debut EP, Moonlight. The 16-year-old spent parts of last year recording the EP. He said his new music tells stories of emotion, incorporating captivating phrases and diverse instrum..
10-Apr-2015
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Howlin’ Wolf
Christine McGinn
WHEN Wolfmother take to the stage in Bendigo next month, lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale will have his band with him. Stockdale, with his sidekicks – bassist and keyboard player Ian Peres and drummer Vin Steele – will play tracks from their latest album New Crown at Gr..
27-Mar-2015
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Jessica and the koto
Bendigo Weekly
WE are in for a musical treat next week, when Marta Pacek returns and The Jessica Stuart Few comes too. They’re co-headlining their first Australian tour together, Pacek teaming up with the Canadian Stuart. If you have never witnessed a Japanese traditional 13-stringed floor harp instru..
20-Mar-2015
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Off-field change for Thunder
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Thunder has undergone yet another off-field shake-up, as the club prepares its assault for the 2017 Victorian Women’s Football League season. The Thunder is readying to field a second team in a lower grade next season, adding valuable depth and a development squad alongside..
07-Oct-2016
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Young Braves shine at nationals
Bendigo Weekly
A TEAM of Bendigo’s best under-14 basketballers came within a whisker of a national title on Saturday, when they lost a thrilling under-14 Club Championship grand final in Newcastle. The Bendigo U14 team won their way through to the final at the national titles, which were jointly host..
07-Oct-2016
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Spirit start with a difference
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit will debut three new starters when the team meets Adelaide in its WNBL season opener on Saturday night. Gabe Richards will not be a part of the starting five after a disjointed start to the preseason due to her netball commitments, while import Blake Dietrick will also come on..
06-Oct-2016
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Spirit sticking to process
Joel Peterson
PROCESS has been the buzzword of the Bendigo Spirit’s offseason, and that theme will continue as the team heads into its final preseason hitout on Friday. While the club has gone 2-0 heading into its final game before the start of the Women’s National Basketball League season, Be..
29-Sep-2016
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Square's grand return
Joel Peterson
AT three-quarter time last week, it looked as though Golden Square’s indifferent finals series was going to catch up with them and see the Bulldogs bundled out of finals. Square trailed Eaglehawk by 16 points going into the final term of their preliminary final clash, and the upstart B..
23-Sep-2016
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Rested Roos ready for grand final test
Joel Peterson
KANGAROO Flat will be out to stop Golden Square’s quest for back-to-back A-grade netball flags in it tracks when the sides meet in the showcase netball game on Saturday. The build up for both sides could not have been less similar, with Kangaroo Flat a picture of stability for the bett..
23-Sep-2016
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Harrowing stories from Royal Commission
Bendigo Weekly
The Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released the second volume of its Interim Report. Volume two deals with the personal stories of some of the victims who have had private sessions with the Commission. Here is one story (names have been chang..
28-Jul-2014
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Market moves on food waste
Anthony Radford
THE Bendigo Community Farmers Market will be hosting an initiative to cut food waste this Saturday. The idea is to share simple ways to help residents stop wasting food and in turn boost their family budget. Greater Bendigo council Waste Services manager Simon Clay said in 2010 a Sustainab..
11-Jul-2014
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Bosom Buddies are back
Steve Kendall
NOT content with raising $42,000, the Bosom Buddies are stepping up their game. The team of 14 walkers are setting off again next year on a 60 kilometre repeat in a bid to pull in more cash. They have some serious extra backing this year. “Brikkitta from D-Club has come on boar..
04-Jul-2014
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Bella goes to great lengths
Steve Kendall
A LONG Gully youngster is making a practical input for cancer care. Eight-year-old Bella Lightburn is cutting off her waist-length hair for Pantene’s beautiful lengths campaign. Her hair will be made into a wig for a cancer sufferer. Bella also will be raising money for Camp Qualit..
13-Jun-2014
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Heads up on foxes
Christine McGinn
HUNTERS have recorded a milestone, bringing in more than 40,000 fox scalps to the local Epsom collection station. Greater Bendigo and surrounds’ hunters have fired up to participate in the State Government’s bounty scheme to reduce numbers of wild foxes. More than 1100 fox scal..
06-Jun-2014
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Cubby house a community effort
Bendigo Weekly
The children of the Golden Square Kindergarten celebrated the opening of their new purpose-built cubby house recently, with the help of a special guest. The building of the cubby was made possible thanks to a grant from the Kangaroo Flat and District Community Enterprise and sponsorship from..
23-May-2014
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Bank's new director - video
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO and Adelaide Bank has announced the appointment of former Ericsson chief executive officer Jacqueline Hey to its Board of Directors. Ms Hey was previously CEO of Ericsson in the UK and in Australia. She worked with Ericsson for more than 20 years in finance, marketing, sales and l..
06-Jul-2011
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Making sense of business
Life-changing was how the graduates described the Grow Your Business program. “Finding the support for local business, and to be given the chance to survive is a gift,” Sharon Carlson of twenty 2, a cafe in Williamson Street, said. “It gave us a chance to complete a bus..
06-May-2011
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Cooking, kids and TV
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo community’s love affair with food is about to extend to the younger members with a local cooking competition currently being filmed and set to air on Bendigo IPTV in July. The competition is funded by School Focussed Youth Service, a Department of Education and Early Childhood De..
06-Jun-2013
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Giant pumpkin chainsaw massacre
Bendigo Weekly
Several Atlantic Giant pumpkins have been awaiting their fate in the front window of Bush’s Produce Store in Williamson Street since being entered in Bendigo’s Biggest Pumpkin Competition back in April. Held in conjunction with the Bendigo All Breed’s Goat and Chrysanthemum Show,..
30-May-2013
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Smashing pumpkins
Bendigo Weekly
Growing competition-worthy giant pumpkins is becoming a lucrative affair, if you can withstand the fickle nature of the hobby. If you can grow a vegetable garden, you have the skill to grow a prize-winning pumpkin. With the right preparation and strategy and a bit of good luck, next year you migh..
23-May-2013
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Bread and wine
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16-May-2013
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The art of chocolate
Vicki Harrington
Transforming chocolate into edible art is Sue Schrieber’s passion. A passion she has taken to another level with the opening of her own small business, Choclartiste. When she’s not tempering chocolate in her compact studio, Sue is a lab technician at La Trobe Bendigo’s School ..
09-May-2013
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Dig in at the Trentham Spudfest
Bendigo Weekly
Excitement is building in Trentham in the lead up to the annual Great Trentham Spudfest to be held on Saturday, May 18. Once again the spudlight will shine on Trentham with a festival full of fun, food and music. Quarry Street Reserve will be transformed into “Spud Hub” with hot potato..
02-May-2013
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Living with the problem
Bendigo Weekly
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought By David Adam Picador, $32.99 This is not intended as a self-help book,” states David Adam, regarding his exploration of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, The Man Who Couldn’t Stop. Adam has..
09-May-2014
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New discoveries
Vanessa Hughes
To the Goldfields! by Rachel Tonkin Walker Books $16.95 It’s October 1, 1852 when nine-year-old James, his mother and siblings set out from Melbourne to join James’ father at the Forest Reach goldfields. After days slogging through thick bush, sticking with a group of other..
02-May-2014
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Lions led by donkeys
Steve Kendall
It has often been said about World War I that it was a case of lions led by donkeys. The bravest of the brave sent against impossible odds by generals away from the front. With the hindsight of history it seems to be in so many cases quite correct. The books written today use that hindsigh..
24-Apr-2014
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Book review
Vanessa Hughes
The Winter Bride by Anne Gracie Penguin Australia, $24.99 For readers who love Jane Austen but have harboured a secret desire for a little more kissing and a tad more scandal, Australian author Anne Gracie’s The Winter Bride will provide all those unfulfilled needs. This delicious..
11-Apr-2014
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Review
Vanessa Hughes
Cassandra Kerry Greenwood Delphic Women Trilogy: Book 2 Clan Destine Press RRP $27 A distinct departure from her well-known Phryne Fisher novels, Cassandra is Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s second book in her Delphic Women series. A re-imagining of the events leading up to ..
04-Apr-2014
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A modern classic
Bendigo Weekly
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout $19.95 Simon and Schuster, London Set in a small coastal town in Maine, on the eastern seaboard of the US, Olive Kitteridge is the story of Olive and her family and their community. She is already in middle-age when we meet her, and none too happ..
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