Mulder temporarily stands aside
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO Hospital’s opening honeymoon finished abruptly this week, when the man who oversaw the $630 million project temporarily stood aside from his role under a veil of secrecy. Bendigo Health chief executive John Mulder, one of the city’s highest paid executives, notified staff..
10-Feb-2017
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Eye on the weather
Bendigo Weekly
AS the mercury soared into the 40s yesterday, plenty of locals cooled off at Bendigo pools. Lifeguards like Jaryd will be watching on, with the heat to continue into the weekend...
10-Feb-2017
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School review to balance distribution
Sharon Kemp
ZONING for junior secondary colleges in Bendigo could be enforced under the review of the Bendigo Education Plan after Australian Education Union members raised concerns with education minister James Merlino about equal distribution of resources. Mr Merlino has announced a review of the pla..
03-Feb-2017
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The first day
Bendigo Weekly
CAMP Hill Primary School teacher Melissa Gleisner told her class of prep students their alphabet sounds were so good, she thought they may have already gone to school. But yesterday was the very first day of their school journey, an exciting time for students such as Bendigo twins Otis..
03-Feb-2017
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Schools face funding dilemma
Sharon Kemp
AS students return to school, educators face another year of funding uncertainty ahead of the run-out at the end of 2017 of funding under the needs-based Gonski model. What will replace the model is anyone’s guess, but Bendigo Senior Secondary College principal Dale Pearce would like t..
03-Feb-2017
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Nanga Gnulle support grows
Sharon Kemp
CITY of Greater Bendigo councillors will decide if the former Nanga Gnulle conference centre and gardens are demolished to make way for a 15-lot subdivision after the proposal attracted 63 objections. A report on the application will be prepared for council to consider at an ordinary counci..
03-Feb-2017
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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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Kangaroo Flat unit burglary
Bendigo Weekly
A Kangaroo Flat unit, under construction, was burgled over the Labour Day long weekend. The unit, located on the corner of Short and Lansell streets, in a block of units had a large quantity of building supplies and tradesman’s equipment stolen between Friday afternoon and Sunday afterno..
10-Mar-2015
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White Hills alleged assault
Bendigo Weekly
A 19 year old man was allegedly assaulted in the early hours of Sunday in White Hills. Three Caucasian men, believed to be in their 20s, approached the man and had a short conversation with him. The men are believed to have punched the 19 year old before he fell to the ground and is believe..
02-Mar-2015
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Police hunt stolen items
Christine McGinn
A BACKPACK filled with $2500 worth of electronic goods was stolen from Bendigo Marketplace yesterday. A man was eating his lunch in the food court when he placed his backpack on the ground. The backpack had an iPad, laptop and a Samsung Galaxy X5 zipped inside. The incident occurred ..
20-Feb-2015
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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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Colleen's back in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO girl Colleen Hewett will perform her Black & White tour to her hometown this October. Legendary Ms Hewett will take to the Ulumbarra Theatre stage to share her chart-topping new album, Black and White. “I’m so excited to be going home,” she said. ..
17-Jul-2015
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The return of Cass
Bendigo Weekly
BY MAT CHURCHILL Performing a song with a plea to sober up at a pub named The Drunken Poet may not immediately endear you with patrons. But Cassie Ward and Bianca Maes, who form the talented duo Cass are discovering a rich vein of new opportunities and new fans since their move fr..
17-Jul-2015
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Clean sweep for Mary
Dianne Dempsey
Sitting in the audience of the matinee performance Mary Poppins last Saturday, I was as equally enchanted by the transfixed expressions of the children as with the actual production itself. Around me were hundreds of children (and adults) who for the first time had the experience of seein..
17-Jul-2015
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Floyd experienced
Nick Atyeo
Hundreds of appreciative music fans enjoyed an evening of familiar guitar riffs from the combined brilliance of Pink Floyd with Adelaide-based Experience Floyd, last Friday at Bendigo’s Capital Theatre. Experience Floyd’s eight musicians and three female backing vocalists kept t..
10-Jul-2015
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TV journo aims for top spot
Steve Kendall
IT’S easy to imagine the school-aged Sarah Lawrence pretending to be a TV journalist in front of the mirror. It has certainly been on her wish list since those days, and the dream has come true. After stints on iPTV and Prime7, Lawrence is one of three Bendigo-based journalists for..
03-Jul-2015
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Flick on to Star
Steve Kendall
WITH the flick of a switch an exuberant bundle of energy hits the air. Star FM’s presenter from 10am to 3pm weekdays is a lively enthusiastic woman who works to the mantra of “fake it until you make it”. This ensures, even on a rare down day Felicity Eva makes you believe she..
26-Jun-2015
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Coaches to receive tips from the best
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL football and netball coaches will have a chance to learn from some of the best in the business later this month at a conference conducted by AFL Central Victoria and La Trobe University. Carlton assistant Dale Amos will lead a group of Blues coaches at the event, while Melbourne ..
11-Nov-2016
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Gerrans heads top crit field
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of Australia’s premier road cyclists, Orica BikeExchange’s Simon Gerrans, will line up in Harcourt on Friday night as part of a star-studded local field for the 2016 Maap Tour de Bress Criterium. Gerrans is a former Tour de France yellow jersey wearer and stage winner, ..
11-Nov-2016
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Spirit turn pink for rivalry clash
Joel Peterson
THEY are in red-hot form, and the Bendigo Spirit will sport new pink jerseys this weekend in support of the OTIS Foundation when they tackle arch-rivals Townsville at Bendigo Stadium. Bendigo has won its last three games, including a win over Townsville in Queensland, and sits atop the ta..
11-Nov-2016
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Building on footy growth
Joel Peterson
WOMEN’S football in Victoria will have a vastly different look next year, after AFL Victoria announced it would decentralise its operations of the Victorian Women’s Football League and set up community women’s competitions across the state. It comes almost a week after th..
11-Nov-2016
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Spirit back on track ahead of Caps clash
Joel Peterson
IT has been hard to gauge just where the Bendigo Spirit is at in the opening weeks of the Women’s National Basketball League season, but if last weekend is any indication they may be the competition’s team to beat. Bendigo had just about as good a weekend as you could hope for in t..
04-Nov-2016
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Big tests for top trio
Bendigo Weekly
THEY have been long touted as the competition’s up-and-coming sides and Bendigo, Sandhurst and Kangaroo Flat are living up to the hype after two weeks of Bendigo District Cricket Association action. All three sides recorded impressive wins to move to 2-0 after two rounds of action, the ..
04-Nov-2016
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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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Festival has a way with words
Bendigo Weekly
Next week, the Calder has a new name – it’s the Way with Words. Writers and readers from near and far will be heading to Bendigo, to take part in the third annual Bendigo Writers Festival, and The Capital is busy with last-minute preparations. Kirsten Krauth is one of the C..
01-Aug-2014
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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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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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Blooming support for CFA
Anthony Radford
A new firestar rose has bloomed to support the CFA in honour of those involved with Black Saturday. Due to the success of Firestar Rose, Firestar Phoenix was created as part of the series with the symbol of hope and renewal. The rose is named after the mythical bird phoenix t..
19-Jul-2011
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Kevin Gibbins Field to open this weekend
Anthony Radford
Bendigo residents have been invited to attend this weekend's opening of a world class soccer pitch dedicated to the memory of former councillor, Kevin Gibbins. Mr Gibbins was a former Councillor for North West Plains who passed away suddenly on April 9, 2010. Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr ..
13-Jul-2011
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DEFENCE COMPANY SOLD
Anthony Radford
ONE of Bendigo's most well-known and successful companies has been sold to overseas interests. Australian Defence Apparel, which has a manufacturing plant in East Bendigo, has been making clothes and uniforms for police, emergency services and Australia's Defence Force for 99 years. The co..
11-Jul-2011
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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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Olé olé
Bendigo Weekly
It has been 12 months in the making and it is almost here – Bendigo’s newest dining experience. Putting the finishing touches on their new venture, Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant, owners Gary and Ann-Maree Davis are counting the days to the opening of their new eatery. They..
27-Jun-2013
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Take it slow
Bendigo Weekly
How often do you enjoy an extended meal with family and friends? In the spirit of a very slow and traditional Italian feast, Castlemaine’s Public INN will host the second annual Lungo Pranzo, literally, long lunch on Sunday, June 30 from noon. Event creator, restaurant owner and father of ..
20-Jun-2013
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Fishy business
Bendigo Weekly
Fresh fish. We know it is good for us, and we happily order it at restaurants, but how often do we actually cook our own from scratch? Many cooks are reluctant or scared to cook fresh fish at home. Excuses range from the smell, the price, the bones, too many varieties to choose from, it has a hea..
13-Jun-2013
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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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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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The return of a gift
Vanessa Hughes
Craven by Melanie Casey Pantera Press $29.99 Australian crime writer Melanie Casey has followed up her debut novel, Hindsight, with Craven, the second in what promises to be an ongoing supernatural crime series featuring reluctant psychic Cass Lehman. Cass’ psychic gift enables..
30-May-2014
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Book a spot for the festival
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's big, friendly winter get-together for writers and readers will launch next month, with highlights from the August 8 to 10 weekend to be announced on June 2. “We’re very close now to finalising what is another unashamedly inviting program,” Bendigo Writers Festival..
23-May-2014
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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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