Budget impacts on city
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO will compete for funding earmarked for Australian regional centres in a suite of federal budget initiatives aim at shoring up the broader rural voting base for the government. But the big ticket $8.4 billion Inland Rail project that Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce wants us t..
12-May-2017
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Supermarket leads world in health study
Sharon Kemp
Australian-first research into the effects of the promotion of healthy food in supermarkets will be conducted in Bendigo and is likely to have international impact, according to lead researcher Adrian Cameron. With a $550,000 grant from the National Health and Medical Research Counci..
12-May-2017
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Think pink on Sunday
Staff Reporter
BENDIGO Marketplace has turned pink in support of breast cancer research and this weekend’s Mother’s Day Classic fun run event. Retail outlets throughout the complex were encouraged to show their support for breast cancer research this week, with shop windows a se..
12-May-2017
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Stories to improve literacy
Sharon Kemp
IT is as simple as it gets: you want a child to read, give her a library. In Bendigo in the year since it was launched, 260 families have started a library thanks to a program called Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Organisers hope to reach more families through the separate Lit..
11-May-2017
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Persistence pays off for Kalianna
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO West MP Maree Edwards gets mentioned a lot in connection to funding for Kalianna Special School, $10.1 million from this state budget which makes up the final amount that will complete a much-needed upgrade for the Nolan Street campus. After announcing the funding to an assembly of c..
05-May-2017
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Sports clubs ramp up child protection
Sharon Kemp
LOCAL junior football clubs are starting the season placing unprecedented checks on child safety. This includes limiting off-field contact between adults and players aged younger than 18, appointing a child safety officer and asking new coaches why they want to be involved in junio..
05-May-2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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Stringybark blues
Bendigo Weekly
Stringybark McDowell, covered in tats and dreadlocks and his trademark tophat, is travelling far from home for gigs these days. Formerly based in Geelong, McDowell’s now living way out in South Australia’s Riverland area. “There are no gigs out where I am because people..
06-Nov-2015
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Paper Kites on high
Joel Peterson
Following on from the successes of their second album twelvefour, Melbourne band The Paper Kites played Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal last Thursday. The group’s laid-back vibes meshed perfectly with the intimate setting, with lead singer Sam Bentley’s heartfelt lyrics soaked ..
30-Oct-2015
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[title of show] hits the stage
Bendigo Weekly
Agroup of young Bendigo performers have taken to social media to help raise funds to bring the musical [title of show] to Bendigo in November. Through online Pozible and sponsorshop campaigns, actors Joel McDonald, Alicia Barker, Jason McMurray and Melissa Harrington are raising money to cov..
23-Oct-2015
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Augie Marches on tour
Laura Hurley
SUN, surf and songs will be the order of the day at Queenscliff Music Festival, which runs from November 27 to 29. Boasting an impressive lineup including Angus and Julia Stone, the Hoodoo Gurus and Something For Kate’s Paul Dempsey, Augie March’s lead guitarist Adam Donovan said..
16-Oct-2015
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BB's inspiration
Bendigo Weekly
When BB King died in his Las Vegas home in May, the music world lost a legend. Now with the help of some of the festival’s best‐loved artists, the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival will celebrate King’s life and music with an exclusive tribute concert at The Shamrock Hotel&r..
09-Oct-2015
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British India tours
Joel Peterson
There is no doubt that British India has come a long way since releasing Guillotine in 2007. The band’s first album was brash and bold, and subsequent releases followed a similar theme as the Melbourne band showed all the exuberance of youth in its music. So when the band’s l..
01-Oct-2015
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City faces coaching search amid relegation fight
Joel Peterson
THE instability that has been the hallmark of Bendigo City FC has again reared its head as the club scrambles to avoid relegation from the National Premier Leagues Victoria competition. Srecko Baresic Nikic, appointed late last year as City’s 2017 coach, tendered his resignation on Mon..
07-Mar-2017
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BFNL recruits in focus
Joel Peterson
WITH the 2017 season a little over a month away, the player movement for Bendigo Football league clubs is picking up at a rapid rate of knots. Last season’s defending premier Sandhurst was dealt a blow this week, with young premiership defender James Coghlan filing a clearance to join ..
03-Mar-2017
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Youth girls season kicks off
Joel Peterson
A YOUNG side will take to the park this weekend when the Bendigo Pioneers youth girls side plays Murray Bushrangers at Punt Road Oval in the opening game of the inaugural TAC Cup girls competition. Last year saw the Bendigo Pioneers youth girls academy play in the competition’s precurs..
03-Mar-2017
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Final tune up for Roos
Joel Peterson
THERE is plenty to play for when the final round of the Bendigo District Cricket Association season begins on Saturday. The top four sides can’t be displaced but the order in which they will head into finals remains in flux. Kangaroo Flat heads into the round atop the table, ahead ..
03-Mar-2017
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Last out for year after injury blow
Bendigo Weekly
AFTER making a promising start to her AFL Women’s career, Sarah Last will be forced to sit out the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in last weekend’s loss to Adelaide. The former Bendigo Thunder defender had played across half back in all o..
24-Feb-2017
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Griffin adds fourth MVP
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Spirit star Kelsey Griffin has won her fourth straight club Most Valuable Player award after a standout 2016/17 season. The club held its presentation night on Wednesday, with three major awards handed out. Griffin ranked 10th in the league in scoring (15 points per game) and eig..
24-Feb-2017
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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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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
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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
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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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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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Bread and wine
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16-May-2013
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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
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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
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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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