V/Line looks into collision
Bendigo Weekly
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into a collision between a train and four-wheel-drive at Big Hill that saw services to Bendigo dramatically affected over the past two days. A V/Line VLocity train headed toward Epsom collided with the abandoned car on Wednesday afternoon, causing massive servic..
17-Feb-2017
No
0
No
High spirits following stadium deal
Joel Peterson
AFTER years of uncertainty, the future of the Bendigo Spirit, and national level sport in Bendigo, is finally secure. Related: Coach calls for WNBL cap (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/coach-calls-for-wnbl-cap) The Spirit and Bendigo Stadium Limited yesterday announced an agreeme..
17-Feb-2017
No
0
Yes
Council collects on missing votes
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo stands to collect up for $860,000 in fines from residents who failed to vote in the 2016 local government elections. The Victorian Electoral Commisson has delivered failure to vote letters to 11,022 residents who were registered to vote in the October 2016 electio..
10-Feb-2017
No
0
No
Pokies support needed
Sharon Kemp
FEWER dollars made it into Bendigo poker machines in the lead up to Christmas, but welfare agency Anglicare Victoria’s gambler’s help service has enjoyed no decrease in the number of people seeking its counsel. And Anglicare acting regional director Tom Hadkiss said he was concer..
10-Feb-2017
No
0
No
Housing shortage hits new high
Sharon Kemp
THE Salvation Army has reported a 10 per cent rise in people accessing its services in Bendigo citing a lack of affordable housing as the chief cause of increasing need. The Salvos are at the front line of emergency relief, dispensing food, clothing and help to pay bills to people who are in..
10-Feb-2017
No
0
No
Preparation the key to bushfire threat
Sharon Kemp
CENTRAL Victorians will have to get better at bushfire preparation because we can expect more conditions conducive to extreme bushfires, according to a Tasmanian fire ecology scientist. On the eighth anniversary of the Black Saturday fires this week, research published by University of Tasma..
10-Feb-2017
No
0
No
Property Guide
NBN technology takes golden leap
Bendigo Weekly
IN a huge turnaround of recent timeline predictions, Bendigo is heading into the NBN future with the help of some old technology. The former poppet heads of Bendigo’s golden past will become the bases for masts and equipment for the National Broadband Network, finally bringing high spe..
01-Apr-2016
No
1
No
Sue puts her feet up
Bendigo Weekly
CARER Sue Gray is finally calling it a day. She has been working in family day care in Eaglehawk for 31 years and estimates she has looked after up to 60 children in her time. Before Family Day Care, Sue worked in the catering department at Bendigo’s St John of God Hospital for 28 ..
01-Apr-2016
No
0
No
Focus on nurses for Mother's Day Classic
Bendigo Weekly
NURSES have the opportunity to swap their scrubs for pink wigs and shirts at the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic, Australia’s largest breast cancer fundraiser, on Sunday, May 8. On Mother’s Day, more than 100,000 Australians will walk or run to help fund breast cance..
01-Apr-2016
No
0
No
Door open for input
Bendigo Weekly
The City of Greater Bendigo wants input from the community as part of the development of a new township planning document for Marong. The Marong Township Structure Plan will help guide future land rezoning and the development of road networks, open space and facilities. It will also form the..
01-Apr-2016
No
0
No
Uniting Church returns to auction
Sharon Kemp
The on-again, off-again auction of Golden Square’s historic Uniting Church is back on again, scheduled for the end of April, this time as a stand-along building separate from the adjoining manse that sold last year. But the 163-year-old church continues to attract controversy over its ..
31-Mar-2016
No
0
No
For the environment
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 100 people attended last Friday’s Bendigo Sustainability Awards to acknowledge local champions of the environment and community. Guest speaker Phillip Johnson wowed the audience with images of his garden designs, including his Best in Show garden at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Sh..
24-Mar-2016
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
Current Issue
Mandy - IGA

Colleen comes home
Bendigo Weekly
In art, in film and, especially in music, you want to be moved. Once in a while, you hear a voice strike so deeply into your heart and mind, that you are transported to another world. A world of feeling and memory and imagination. Colleen Hewett’s voice does that. It may sound..
28-Aug-2015
No
0
No
Blues tram returns
Bendigo Weekly
This Saturday at 2pm the Blues Tram will roll again. On board and playing to please will be Luke Watt and Cass. Make the most of your Saturday afternoon in picturesque Bendigo by riding the rails on a vintage tram while incredibly talented and engaging musicians entertain you. Watt ..
21-Aug-2015
No
0
No
Tales of the high life
Steve Kendall
Michael Veitch’s life-long obsession with the aircraft of World War II led him to conclude that every single person who flew, or flew in them, has at least one extraordinary story to tell. With most of these veterans at least in their 80s, he knew that it was a matter of urgency to find ..
14-Aug-2015
No
0
No
Bank on your music success
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne Music Bank is calling on Bendigo musicians and bands to submit an original song for a chance to win the ultimate kick-starter pack for a career in music. This is a chance for local musos to break into the music industry. The winner will receive a toolkit for success, comprisi..
07-Aug-2015
No
0
No
Bands set to battle
Bendigo Weekly
It’s time to plug in your amplifier and switch on the microphone – the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands competition is back for 2015. The event takes place today at St Andrew’s Hall in Myers Street, Bendigo. Ten local acts have registered for the annual event, which ..
31-Jul-2015
No
0
No
David Bowie uncovered
Bendigo Weekly
David Bowie is forever changing and always ahead of his time. After deciding to do a school project on him, I soon discovered that I was fascinated by both Bowie’s music and his image – something that never stayed the same. Being 15, I am often questioned about this fascination..
24-Jul-2015
Yes
0
Yes
Kelsey reflects on milestone
Joel Peterson
GIVEN all of Kelsey Griffin’s unprecedented success with the Bendigo Spirit, it is easy to forget that she arrived almost by accident. Griffin suits up for her 100th WNBL game tonight in Perth, but no one could have imagined she would become the long-term face of the club when sh..
18-Nov-2016
No
0
Yes
Rangas lead the way against Cobras
Bendigo Weekly
MANDURANG is in the box seat to claim a win over Golden Gully as round four of Emu Valley cricket heads into its second day. Mandurang turned in a trademark performance with the bat on day one, making 246 against an in-form Cobras bowling lineup. Openers Matt Giri and Phil Be..
18-Nov-2016
No
0
No
Roos bound into top spot
Joel Peterson
KANGAROO Flat’s early Bendigo District Cricket Association form has surprised plenty, but not skipper Brent Hamblin. Perennial slow starters, the Roos have bolted out of the blocks to be undefeated after their opening three games. Their latest win came away from home a..
18-Nov-2016
No
0
No
Locals score top footy awards
Joel Peterson
WHILE she wasn’t even the coach of the Bendigo Thunder at the start of the season, Cherie O’Neill ended it as the best coach of women’s football in the state after winning AFL Victoria’s female coach of the year award last week. The Thunder coach was joined on t..
18-Nov-2016
No
0
No
Spirit out to limit Lynx
Joel Peterson
THE Women’s National Basketball League’s top two sides will do battle tonight when Perth hosts the Bendigo Spirit in round seven of the 2016/17 competition. The Lynx are the only team that the Spirit has not faced yet, and sit outright top of the ladder after crushing Adela..
18-Nov-2016
No
0
No
Tayla hits the top flight
Joel Peterson
SHE is no stranger to making breakthroughs with the ball, but for seven months Tayla Vlaeminck had to keep the biggest breakthrough in her promising cricket career a secret. As she walked out of her year 12 chemistry exam on Tuesday and checked her phone, she quickly discovered the sec..
11-Nov-2016
No
0
Yes
It’s a celebration
Bendigo Weekly
LATE October usually results in a few odd-looking characters around Bendigo streets, as local Year 12 students celebrate the end of their studies. This year was no exception, with Bendigo Senior Secondary College and Catholic College Bendigo celebrating the end of the regular school year in st..
24-Oct-2014
No
0
No
ATKINSON MAKES HONOUR ROLL
Bendigo Weekly
Aboriginal elder and Vietnam veteran Graham Atkinson will be recognised for his inclusion on the Indigenous Honour Roll tonight. Greater Bendigo council will honour Mr Atkinson at a ceremony tonight at 6.30pm. Mr Atkinson has been inducted for his active involvement in community and for assi..
22-Oct-2014
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
2
No
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
No
0
Yes
Bendigo law firms to merge
Anthony Radford
In the classic progression of blending old with new, Michelle O‟Sullivan Law will merge with Cohen Johanson Douglas from Monday. Both Michelle O‟Sullivan and Dennis Johanson said they were looking forward to the merger and the support it will offer to both themselves and their clients ..
26-Aug-2011
No
0
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
No
0
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
No
1
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
12.17
No
0
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
No
0
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
10.10am
No
0
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
Arts grant a festival plus
Bendigo Weekly
The Australia Council for the Arts has given the Bendigo Writers Festival a $10,000 seal of approval. The festival was awarded funding in the recent literature funding round to help with the costs of bringing writers to the three-day event. “This is an enormous boost for such a new f..
25-Jul-2014
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
No
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
Yes
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
No
0
No
Property Guide