Gold windfall for new firm
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO gold miner GBM Gold has recovered 62 ounces of gold from its newly acquired Bendigo gold operations worth $110,000 at yesterday’s Australian dollar gold price. The company announced the project update last Friday and four days later raised $800,000 by issuing 80 million shares ..
08-Jul-2016
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Church plan for kindy
Sharon Kemp
THE Bendigo Baptist Church wants to establish a kindergarten and school on land it owns in Junortoun. In the nursery suburbs east of Bendigo, the church wants to build a new kindergarten that will take in 22 new students in 2018 with capacity to educate another 22. The church has applied..
08-Jul-2016
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Pre-polling figures hit a voting high
Bendigo Weekly
By Patrick Stafrace NEARLY one-third of Bendigo residents cast their vote before election day this year. Australian Electoral Commission figures show that pre-polling has increased by 50.7 per cent in the Bendigo electorate since the 2013 federal election, while across Australia, ..
08-Jul-2016
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Chesters to fight from opposition
Sharon Kemp
RETURNED Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters is ready to battle another federal election in the next 12 months should a re-run occur, but is more than happy to work in a House of Representatives balanced on a knife edge and reliant upon support from crossbenchers. As of yesterday, with counting continu..
08-Jul-2016
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Rain fails to fix shortfall
Joel Peterson
DESPITE two months of above average rainfall and June equalling one of Bendigo’s longest standing weather records, long-term rainfall deficiencies throughout central Victoria persist, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. June was the nation’s second wettest on record, whic..
07-Jul-2016
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Home push for Lansell
Bendigo Weekly
COUNCIL voted on Wednesday night to allow Birchgrove Property to build more than 65 homes on land in Lansell Street. Councillor Elise Chapman said the development was innovative in its approach to creating smaller and more affordable homes. Cr Chapman has in the past voiced her support f..
01-Jul-2016
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The right time to buy
Bendigo Weekly
FOR anyone wondering when is the right time to buy real estate – the answer is likely now. That’s the view of Tweed Sutherland First National’s Darryn O’Keefe, who says now is the best time in a number of years (for those who are in a position to do so) to purchase properti..
03-Jul-2015
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Bendigo Weekly reaches a milestone
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Weekly celebrates its 18th birthday this week. Managing editor Peter Kennedy paid tribute to the dedicated team that worked together to produce Bendigo’s most popular and most read newspaper each week, and to all those who have worked on the paper since its inception on July..
03-Jul-2015
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Galaxy swirls for young artist Troy
Dianne Dempsey
Shortlisted for this year’s Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, Troy Firebrace followed an intriguing pathway to find success. When he was at Shepparton High School, Troy had heaps of fun in class drawing designs that he would use as the basis of his tattoos. “The tattoos..
03-Jul-2015
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Dry July
Bendigo Weekly
Following unprecedented success in 2014, Bendigo Health has entered Dry July for the third year. Dry July is an online fundraising campaign which encourages participants to go booze free for the 31 days in July. The campaign raises funds for adults living with cancer and all funds raised for ..
03-Jul-2015
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Bendigo ups spend on mental health
Christine McGinn
BENDIGO Health has poured $77.6 million into its mental health services in the past two financial years, more than any other large regional health service provider. According to the state government’s 2014-15 health policy and funding guidelines, Bendigo Health Care Group spent a sixth o..
03-Jul-2015
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Glanville makes his mark at 80
Dianne Dempsey
The Weekly’s vibrant cartoonist Ian Glanville turns 80 this week and every Thursday we look forward to his visit when he brings in his latest copy. In what has been a varied and illustrious career, one particular moment stands out for Ian when in the mid 60s he was part of the pionee..
03-Jul-2015
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Flora Hill house fire
Christine McGinn
A Flora Hill home was damaged by this afternoon. Three Country Fire Authority units were called to the house fire, on the corner of Somerville Street and Raymond Avenue, at 2.40pm A CFA spokesperson said the fire started in the front room but the cause was unknown. The house has suf..
20-May-2014
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Bendigo rallies around fire victims - video
Bendigo Weekly
Locals are rallying to fundraise for the Trenfield family who lost their Ascot family home yesterday. Lucky to survive, the family of seven's home caught fire on Sunday morning which saw Country Fire Authority crews attend. Running for two weeks, the ..
18-May-2014
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Tougher mobile phone restrictions
Christine McGinn
Drivers caught using their mobile phone will face tougher penalties beginning today. Motorists who break the rules will be stung with a $433 fine and four demerit point loss. The new restrictions are up from the previous $289 fine and three demerit point loss. One t..
25-Nov-2013
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Government acts on sex abuse
Bendigo Weekly
A multi-disciplinary centre in Bendigo will "improve responses to sexual assualt". One of four centres announced in the Victorian Coalition Government's 2012-13 budget today, the Bendigo centre will include Victoria Police, child protection authorities, and specialised counselling services...
01-May-2012
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New Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police appointed
Bendigo Weekly
Premier Ted Baillieu and Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan today announced the appointment of Ken Lay as the new Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. “The Victorian Coalition Government through an independent selection panel conducted a broad sear..
13-Nov-2011
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Lifeline for carers
Anthony Radford
A BENDIGO family who cannot find respite for their severely autistic teenager have welcomed a State Government plan to fund new services. In October 2009, the Bendigo Weekly published an emotional letter from Carolyn and Mick O’Sullivan. The O’Sullivan family had just been t..
20-Oct-2011
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Bendigo Weekly
By TOM O'CALLAGHAN THE problem with Middle Earth is that it is cruelly immersive. It is an all-engrossing, detailed world, yet too fleeting to spend enough time in. It’s a feeling that I despised when the Lord of the Rings trilogy first hit the screens and only recalled halfway th..
15-Jan-2013
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Summer in the Parks
Steve Kendall
Family friendly events in outdoor settings across the Bendigo region Cinema in the Parks Saturday Evenings in February 8.30pm 2nd ‘Parental Guidance’, Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk 9th ‘Wreck it Ralph’, Drive In, Elmore Field Days Site, Elmore 16t..
02-Jan-2013
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The ’maine event
Bendigo Weekly
Cosmo Jarvis has released his third album Think Bigger. The lead single Love This is gaining lots of radio airplay thanks to Triple J and lots of YouTube hits. He’s coming to The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine on Saturday, December 29, so you can see him for yourself. His music and films hav..
21-Dec-2012
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Live Blues at El Gordo tonight
Bendigo Weekly
More great live blues music is coming to town tonight. Making their Bendigo debut, Castlemaine-based Appalachian-blues trio, The Sitting Ducks, will play live and acoustic in Chancery Lane, at El Gordo, as part of their weekly Blue Hour Friday. The band is filled with the energy, talent and..
14-Dec-2012
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The Rubens lay it down
Bendigo Weekly
By Jarvis Holt, YO Bendigo Indie rock band The Rubens have exploded on the music scene, receiving raving accolades. The three brothers and a mate formed their band in 2011. After gaining attention from Triple J Unearthed and placing 57th on Triple J’s Hottest 100 with the tr..
13-Dec-2012
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From sorrow something grows
Bendigo Weekly
Catherine Shields big photographic work is, she says, about the role of photography and how we record our lives. But beneath that surface, it's also about despair and hurt, disappointment and heartbreak, all the turmoil that follows the wrench of loss. Deeply personal, Ms Shields work is..
07-Dec-2012
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Bendigo serves up top action
Joel Peterson
OLYMPIC spots will be up for grabs tomorrow with some of the best table tennis players in the country converging on Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre. The ITTF Oceania Championships are being held in the city once again, and doubles as an Olympic qualifying tournament. The event also dre..
24-Mar-2016
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Pioneers forge ahead
Joel Peterson
A DIFFERENT approach to the preseason and an improved list has the Bendigo Pioneers ready to win in 2016, according to coach Brett Henderson. The club begins its 2016 campaign on Saturday at Shepparton’s Deakin Reserve against Murray Bushrangers, a side coming off a 12-win season last ..
24-Mar-2016
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Finals vital for Flat
Joel Peterson
AS the club embarks on its first practice match of 2016, Kangaroo Flat senior coach Jason Stevens believes the club needs to make the jump into the Bendigo Football Netball League finals. The Roos have promised plenty with big recruiting splashes in each of the last two years after a wooden ..
18-Mar-2016
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Hawks soar into final
Joel Peterson
COMING off a dominant semi final win over Bendigo United, Eaglehawk enters this weekend’s BDCA grand final full of confidence. The Borough demolished the Redbacks last week at Canterbury Park, making 355 before rolling the visitors for just 82. Having added openers Andrew Smith and..
18-Mar-2016
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Suns rise to the occasion
Joel Peterson
HEADING into the club’s fifth grand final in six years, Strathdale Maristians’ dynastic ways are showing no signs of abating just yet. The Suns will endeavour to claim back-to-back flags when they tackle Eaglehawk this weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Oval in the 2015/16 Bendigo Di..
18-Mar-2016
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East set for big one
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO East’s quest for back-to-back Bendigo Pennant Bowls titles goes on the line on Sunday, when the Magpies come up against Bendigo in the division one grand final. Bendigo East has remained atop the table for the better part of the season, taking all before them, and enjoyed a wee..
11-Mar-2016
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Continuing the valuable legacy
Steve Kendall
LEGACY Week starts on Sunday, so now is the time to support the valuable work the organisation does. Legacy supports widows and dependents of deceased ex-service veterans, and now is you chance to help them by buying a Legacy badge. The badges are available in a variety of values, but no..
31-Aug-2012
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Art work with no barriers on show
Bendigo Weekly
MAHATMA Gandhi said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” That has inspired three Girton Grammar students to put on an art exhibition aimed at raising awareness of issues that need changing. The Be the Change exhibition is on at Dudley House until Sunday. I..
31-Aug-2012
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Telstra Foundation commits $8 million to partnership with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Bendigo Weekly
The Hon. Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister of Australia, today launched an $8million, multi-year partnership between the Telstra Foundation and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation to develop and deliver eSmart Libraries across Australia – one of the most significant community cybersafety ..
27-Aug-2012
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Heart of the matter
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO businesses are coming together later this month to show support and raise money for HeartKids. HeartKids is an organisation that provides support for families with a Heart Child (congenital or acquired) and provides research grants and builds awareness in communities. Bendigo ..
17-Aug-2012
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Applause for the truth
Bendigo Weekly
Last weekend I had the honour of being part of the first ever Bendigo Writers Festival and interviewing award-winning author and former political advisor, Don Watson. As an academic historian, Watson wrote three books about Australian history before accepting an offer to become Paul Keating’..
16-Aug-2012
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Get fit for free
Bendigo Weekly
EXERCISE is going to play an important role in helping Bendigo’s Biggest Winner participants lose weight and become more healthy. That is why Lifestyle Fitness is offering three months free gym membership to any participants who have not used the gym in Bath Lane before. Owner Brikitta Dan..
09-Aug-2012
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Nuts in season
Last week's Weekly highlighted a new industry in the region, walnut growing. Related to the pecan, the walnut is thought to have originated in China or Persia -- the Persians are said to have used them as currency. Walnuts grow on trees and have a green outer husk, which splits open to reveal..
18-May-2011
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Food allergy is no longer the odd one out!
New research into food allergy in Australia has alarmingly revealed that 1 in every 10 children is now food allergic. This year during Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) May 16th – 21st Anaphylaxis Australia aims to reach those who don’t have food allergies. “We want ..
18-May-2011
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Farmers Markets correction
Our report announcing the funding of Victorian Farmers Markets Association for a further four years said the $2million over four years allocated in this year's budget is a 50 per cent decrease on the inaugural funding. This is not correct. VFMA's Sarah Robins says the market funding is good ne..
13-May-2011
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Beefing up beef
While National Beef caters mostly for those in the know, organisers are hoping it may develop into Bendigo’s major food event. “We have mostly commercial and industry people, not just the tyre-kickers,” secretary Rod Bowles said. “But because it’s free admittance, a..
13-May-2011
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The giant pumpkin seed giveaway
Update: Peter's pumpkin seeds are almost dried and ready to send out so watch your mailboxes. And watch this website for details of a Giant Pumpkin growing competition being planned for autumn 2012. We have been inundated with requests for pumpkin seeds following our story about Eag..
13-May-2011
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Nut result for Bendigo
Slowly, steadily, deliciously, a new industry is establishing itself in central Victoria, with huge potential. “We are focussing on the domestic market first,” Strathfieldsaye walnut grower Colin Jack said. “But there is also a great opportunity for exporting to the Japanese an..
12-May-2011
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Pick of the week - There but for the
Rosemary Sorensen
This is one of those books you have to go back to the beginning to read, once you’ve finished it. The first short chapter is very weird, so it’s important not to let it put you off. But once you’re in to this rather black comedy, it’s both enjoyable and thought-provoki..
26-Jan-2012
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Pick of the week - A visit from the Goon Squad
Rosemary Sorensen
Jennifer Egan A Visit from the Goon Squad Constable and Robinson, $19.99 THE way writers such as Jennifer Egan go about their novels may just be a reason that the paper book will not be entirely replaced by the ebook. While you can whip through Egan’s fast, funny, bol..
20-Jan-2012
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Pick of the week
Bendigo Weekly
Keeper Of The Light Diane Chamberlain Harlequin, $29.99 Don’t be fooled that this is your average love story. Dr Olivia Simon is a dedicated doctor with experience in a large and busy hospital. She has been persuaded to come to a smaller town by her husband, Pau..
12-Jan-2012
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Pick of the week: The Seamstress
Bendigo Weekly
The Seamstress Maria Duenas Picador, $32.99 If you’re a reader who likes a touch of history with your fiction, this epic novel, set in Madrid, Morocco and Lisbon will be right up your alley. It’s 1935 in Madrid when we first meet Sira Quiroga, a young seamstress raised by her si..
06-Jan-2012
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Season for a read
Rosemary Sorensen
Troubling as the arrival of ebooks is for books and publishing, there has never been a better time for reading. Where once people who live in the country had only a fraction of the access city people have to both new publications and old, now, we are linked in to libraries, bookshops and publisher..
16-Dec-2011
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Best books
Bendigo Weekly
We asked Bendigo Weekly bookclubbers to send us the titles of books they have enjoyed this year. Most are new, some are classics... Ape House by Sara Gruen: the follow-up to Water for Elephants, about a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab The Art of Fielding by Chad Har..
08-Dec-2011
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