Health board appoints independent investigator
Sharon Kemp
THE board of Bendigo Health has appointed an independent investigator to examine the conduct of chief executive John Mulder. The board’s own composition may be subject to change after the release of recommendations of a ministerial board advisory council set up after the report into ba..
31-Mar-2017
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Doing it for Kath
Bendigo Weekly
As organisers gear up for another Mother’s Day Classic, one of Bendigo’s most successful teams is preparing to take to the track without its namesake. For the past four years, Team Kath has taken out awards for highest fundraising, but sadly this year it will be without its inspi..
31-Mar-2017
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College faces audit
Sharon Kemp
THE Department of Education and Training is conducting a full financial audit of Bendigo South East College, according to a letter obtained by the Bendigo Weekly. A department spokesperson yesterday confirmed acting principal Dale Pearce, on loan from Bendigo Senior Secondary, would continue..
31-Mar-2017
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Plan for traffic flow fix
Sharon Kemp
THE five-way roundabout at Williamson Street is failing during morning peak hour traffic and will be in need of traffic lights or a major route modification in the near future. The City of Greater Bendigo has earmarked the intersection which is the convergence of Williamson, Sternberg, Towns..
31-Mar-2017
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Dragon funding raised by MP
Bendigo Weekly
FEDERAL Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has spoken in parliament about the Bendigo Chinese Association’s campaign for a new dragon to replace an ageing Sun Loong. Speaking in the final week of parliament before Easter and the federal budget, Ms Chesters this week said while many Aust..
31-Mar-2017
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Great gain for stupa - VIDEO
Sharon Kemp
A STATE government funding commitment for the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion at Myers Flat will take the 15 year-long project close to completion in time for the 2018 installation of the Jade Buddha. At the Great Stupa to announce the $2.5 million in funding yesterday, regional developm..
24-Mar-2017
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A walk in the park
Bendigo Weekly
A REPORT recommending in-principle support for establishing two new dog parks in Bendigo was considered by the City of Greater Bendigo Council this week. The draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2016-2020 notes that exercising dogs is vital for their health, stating, “increasing the ..
27-Nov-2015
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Site set for tech
Bendigo Weekly
A GROUP working on a plan to establish a multi-million dollar technical school in Bendigo is expected to reveal details of the preferred site within weeks. Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards said students in Bendigo would have access to the state-of-the-art school when the centre opens by 2018. ..
27-Nov-2015
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Spotlight on arson
Bendigo Weekly
BUSHFIRE arson has come under the spotlight again after Crime Stoppers launched an awareness campaign earlier this week to stamp out deliberately lit fires around Bendigo. The summer outlook for the 2015-16 bushfire season indicates a significantly increased risk of fire activity across the ..
27-Nov-2015
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Prime time
Bendigo Weekly
AGENTS Tweed Sutherland First National report a parcel of prime residential land with significant development opportunity was passed in at auction this week. Principal Craig Tweed put the large 7.4 hectare site at 2 Alder Street, Golden Square under the hammer on Wednesday in the searing hea..
20-Nov-2015
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Community groups fear GST hike
Laura Hurley
POTENTIAL changes to the GST could impact the way that not-for-profit organisations deliver services, according to local community leaders. The changes currently being discussed by the federal government include an increase of GST to 15 per cent, with the coalition refusing to rule out ex..
20-Nov-2015
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In at the deep end
Laura Hurley
SHE may have only been in the job for five weeks, but the City of Greater Bendigo council’s new organisation support director Kerryn Ellis has been thrown straight into the thick of things. With rates capping set to begin on July 1 next year, and property revaluations upcoming in ..
20-Nov-2015
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Ravenswood South collision
Christine McGinn
Two cars have collided at the Ravenswood Rest Stop this afternoon. Three police units and ambulance are attending to the Ravenswood South incident. Traffic is still flowing in either direction of the Calder Freeway. More to come...
14-Aug-2014
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Arrested in the city's bowels
Christine McGinn
An 18 year old man, who faced the Bendigo Magistrates' Court today in relation to an assault, allegedly ran from police custody into the bowels of the CBD. Police said the man allegedly ran from the court house into the Bendigo Creek and a sewer pipe.. Police arrested and hand-cuffed th..
13-Aug-2014
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100 cannabis plants seized
Christine McGinn
One hundred cannabis plants have been seized after a raid on a Flora Hill home this morning. The Central Victorian Response Unit raided a Somerville Street home at 8.40am. Sergant Mick Peckham said they raided the "crop house" "Each room in the interior of the house was set up to grow..
13-Aug-2014
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Police on Bull
Bendigo Weekly
Police are attending to an incident in Bull Street this afternoon. Two men, who were believed to be drunk, were seen causing a disruption at midday. One man is speaking with police while the other, is believed to have left the scene. Police are attending to the incident and a Greater Be..
13-Aug-2014
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ANOTHER CAR INTO A SHOP
Bendigo Weekly
Another elderly driver has driven into a Bendigo shop on High Street this morning. An 83 year old Kangaroo Flat woman accidentally reversed her Toyota Camry into the Australia Post shop in Kangaroo Flat at 11.35am. Bendigo Police Sergeant Mick McCrann said the driver then panicked, and drove o..
08-Aug-2014
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CAR COLLIDES WITH TREE - VIDEO
Christine McGinn
A woman was taken to hospital after a car collided with a tree on Specimen Hill Road on Tuesday about 10.50am. The passenger, in her 20s, was taken to Bendigo hospital in a stable condition. Two young females were in the vehicle at the time. A witness said o..
05-Aug-2014
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Bec is golden
Bendigo Weekly
Bec Laughton is at the Golden Vine tonight. Bec is an extraordinary talent and she and her band will be putting on an explosive show for any and all Bendigonians who come out for it. Bec Laughton has been working her way into the hearts and earholes of soul, R&B and pop lovers for a ..
04-Jul-2014
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Play time
Steve Kendall
IT is a good bet you’ll see Justine Clarke everywhere you look over the next few weeks. Season two of the ABC’s Time of Our Lives premieres on June 26 at 8.30pm, and Justine brings her children’s show I am a... to the Capital Theatre on July 5 at 11am. Justine actively c..
20-Jun-2014
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Skip at the ’maine event
Steve Kendall
THE LOST HEART SIRENS play Castlemaine tonight, and as a double treat Steve Lane and the Autocrats are playing too. Albert Skipper, Skip, is frontman for the Sirens. In many guises, Skip continues to make music, be it as solo artist Bert, or with a band. With his work now on iTunes this pr..
12-Jun-2014
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Time to shout
Bendigo Weekly
HERE is one for the rock and rollers. Now is your chance to relive the glory days of the swinging 60s as the Capital marks the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Australia’s Johnny O’Keefe and his massive hit Shout. The single was released in 1964 and continues to be an anthem tod..
06-Jun-2014
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Hughes is Pointless
Christine McGinn
BACK on the stand-up comedy circuit, Dave Hughes is taking the stage in Bendigo. Stand-up comedian Hughesy has come back from a television and radio hiatus, to the world of stand-up with a desire to get out of meetings. “I was doing radio and TV every day so that’s at least f..
30-May-2014
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Bliss charms Bendigo
Christine McGinn
Pulling up on stage in a green machine, Bliss N Eso took the crowd on a roller-coaster all-stops set. Crowds hailed the Australian duo MC Bliss and MC Eso as they belted out lyrics from their #1 ARIA album, Circus Under the Stars, and old favourite album, Flying Colours. The Sydney-sider..
24-May-2014
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Braves reload for title defence
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Braves are gearing up for the South East Australian Basketball League title defence with the signing of two pieces for the 2017 season, but could be without at least three championship players. Matt Andronicos returns at the starting centre position, while the club has signed Ade..
09-Dec-2016
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QEO to host country clash
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’S Queen Elizabeth Oval will host AFL football next year when Essendon and Geelong meet on March 12 as part of the AFL’s rebranded JLT Community Series. The QEO missed out on a preseason fixture last year, but will next year host the second last game of the AFL’s pre..
08-Dec-2016
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Spirit up for Rangers showdown
Joel Peterson
DESPITE not having lost to Dandenong at home since 2010, Bendigo Spirit coach Simon Pritchard doesn’t think his side completely has the measure of the Rangers as the WNBL’s top two sides get set to renew their rivalry on Sunday. Both games between the Spirit and Rangers thi..
02-Dec-2016
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Dragons flying in BDCA
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO District Cricket Association ladder leader Sandhurst will not be going into its clash with bottom side Huntly North Epsom expecting anything other than a good run for its money, according to captain-coach Craig Howard. After a bright start last season, Sandhurst has again raced..
02-Dec-2016
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Sedgwick rams home early season form
Bendigo Weekly
SEDGWICK’S Rick Ladson is confident that the red hot form of his side can continue as the Rams head their final game before the Christmas break against West Bendigo. The Rams have quietly made an undefeated start to the season, but turned up the noise with a blistering batting pe..
02-Dec-2016
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Hockey test series proves a big hit
Joel Peterson
AUSTRALIA may only have drawn its two-test international hockey series with India in Bendigo, but the Kookaburras are hoping they are back in town before long. Bumper crowds at the Garden Gully Hockey Complex were treated to a first-class spectacle between two of the best sides in the ..
02-Dec-2016
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Ribbon for a cause
Steve Kendall
Seven years ago Bendigo business owner Lisa Smith was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in both ovaries. “I am one of the fortunate one in three to survive this silent deadly killer,” she said. Only by chance though – it was detected early during a pregnancy ultrasound in ..
08-Feb-2013
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Jessica out of the box
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health has named this year’s Kelly Weire Memorial winner. The award commemorates the achievements of the late Kelly Weire, who died in a plane crash in Papua New Guinea in August, 2009. Kelly was an occupational therapist who embraced every opportunity with passion and de..
08-Feb-2013
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Day at the races set to be a winne
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of the biggest race days on the Bendigo calendar will be held tomorrow and, as usual, it will be a popular family affair. The Marong Cup will be held at the Bendigo Jockey Club, with gates opening at 11am. The Marong Cup is not just about the horses, with a spectacular family day also the hi..
07-Feb-2013
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In honour of Ivan
Bendigo Weekly
Next month sees the start of a series of concerts at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. The memorial concerts are in honour of Father Ivan Page who died last year. Father Ivan had a great love of the arts, history and music, and concerts in his honour are an considered an excellent way to remembe..
01-Feb-2013
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Heritage shines through her
Bendigo Weekly
Floss Ah Dore’s long life has much of Bendigo’s history as its backdrop. Born in Maiden Gully on January 29, 1913, Mrs Ah Dore will turn 100 this week, witness to a century of extraordinary change. Educated at California Gully State School and a member of that suburb’s ..
25-Jan-2013
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Bishop digs new start
Bendigo Weekly
WORK began this week on the rebuilding of the Anglican church in Kangaroo Flat, destroyed in an arson attack in December 2008. Bishop Andrew Curnow was on hand to turn the sod as the building started, with the new $1.8 million St Mary’s church expected to be completed by the middle of th..
25-Jan-2013
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New faces and places
Vicki Harrington
The new year welcomes some new places to eat and be seen in Bendigo while other eateries are celebrating new chefs and menus. One of the newbies is The Groove Train at the Mitchell Street entrance to the Bendigo Marketplace. Open since early December, they were kept busy over the Christmas break..
06-Jan-2012
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Leftovers back on the lunch menu
Vicki Harrington
Christmas lunch has been slaved over, served and savoured and now many of us have leftovers languishing in the fridge. The ham and turkey that was so scrumptious at the feast starts to lose its appeal after a couple of days on the menu. Here’s a quick and easy recipe from www.taste.com..
29-Dec-2011
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A real growing concern
Vicki Harrington
One Bendigo business is doing something about getting the healthy living, healthy eating message out to our younger citizens. Bendigo Wholefoods organised a Go and Grow poster competition among local primary schools to coincide with the onset of spring. Eight schools took part creating a mammoth..
14-Dec-2011
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Get your goat
Bendigo Weekly
This week the Bendigo Community Farmer’s Market welcomes a new stall holder in The Australian Meat Goat Company. Echuca Boer Goat Breeders Ian and Ruth Turpin are renowned in national and state showings for their Camboer Stud champions and have decided to branch out into the domestic goat m..
08-Dec-2011
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Red letter day
Vicki Harrington
A monster annual Christmas sale to be held at Mandurang Valley Wines on Sunday will see a wide range of goods on offer. Baked Christmas cakes and puddings, panforte and shortbread. Preserves of jams, jellies, sauces and chutneys. There will be all types of plants; kitchen garden herbs, vegetables..
01-Dec-2011
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In full bloom
Vicki Harrington
Don’t worry about decking your halls with boughs of holly this festive season, it’s another of those traditions not relevant in our part of the world. For a wonderful alternative, put a vase of gorgeous peonies on your hall table, I guarantee your guests will be gushing with comments. ..
24-Nov-2011
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Back to the book
Bendigo Weekly
Ramona Koval has been such a part of the literary firmament that her silence last year when the ABC did some “schedule changes” came as something of a shock. But all is not lost. Kavol is back with us again and in the milieu she so loves – the written word. By the Boo..
11-Oct-2012
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Pick of the week - NW
Bendigo Weekly
NW Zadie Smith Penguin, $29.99 You might pick up a Zadie Smith book with a little thought, “this will be good for me”. She is terribly clever, and also a brilliant stylist, but in her earlier novels (White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty), you knew you couldn’t..
04-Oct-2012
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Library settles
Rosemary Sorensen
if you’ve been looking for the chute to return your books to Bendigo Library, it’s not there – yet. Installing the returns chute is just one of the many tasks that have confronted manager Vivien Newton and her staff as they bed in the temporary library in the old Advertiser build..
27-Sep-2012
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Winton makes the hall of fame
Bendigo Weekly
Wouldn’t be surprised if they put up a statue of Tim Winton over in Western Australia pretty soon. Only problem is, the author of Cloudstreet and Breath, as well as the kids’ series Lockie Leonard, does sometimes annoy the powers-that-be by getting in the way of tourist developments on..
20-Sep-2012
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Pick of the week - Missing out
Bendigo Weekly
Missing Out Adam Phillips Penguin, $45.00 The simple reading of Othello is that, driven mad by jealousy, the Moor destroys first Desdemona then himself. Poor thing. But nothing in Shakespeare is that simplistic. In his brilliant new book, psychoanalyst Adam Phillips suggests tha..
13-Sep-2012
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Living on the land
Rosemary Sorensen
Red Dirt Diary 3: Blue’s News Katrina Nannestad HarperCollins, $14.99 Katrina Nannestad reckons children deserve to know what it’s like to live in the country. “Farming families and rural communities are a vital part of our Australian identity,” the Bendi..
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