Organics rollout hits home
Sharon Kemp
THE environmental benefits of separating organic waste will be undeniable, according to the City of Greater Bendigo, and the gains could be calculable by Christmas. As the council prepares to begin its organics pick-up service on Monday, the manager of the project has described the city as b..
02-Sep-2016
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Culture plan opens another council rift
Sharon Kemp
THE issue of local multiculturalism continues to divide and infuriate City of Greater Bendigo councillors as two among them refuse to accept the city has a role in making new ethnically-diverse residents feel welcome. Councillors Helen Leach and Elise Chapman acknowledged during heated de..
02-Sep-2016
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Women show the way
Sharon Kemp
DON’T sweat the small stuff, have the courage to be kind, get involved if you see something that concerns you. These are messages three prominent Australian woman had for 145 Bendigo female secondary school students during the annual Women showing the Way forum. Nurse and West Aust..
02-Sep-2016
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Fresh take on water
Peter Kennedy
ONE of Victoria’s most respected strategic planners wants Greater Bendigo to embrace potable recycled water as a means of ensuring the city’s future water security. Greater Bendigo strategy manager Associate Professor Trevor Budge was made a member of the General Division of the ..
26-Aug-2016
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Top panel at refugee conference
Bendigo Weekly
THE Rural Australians for Refugees group will host a national refugee advocacy conference in Bendigo next weekend. The two day event, to be held on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, will bring together members of Rural Australians for Refugees groups from across Australia. ..
26-Aug-2016
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More hopefuls join the fray
Sharon Kemp
WITH less than month to go before nominations close, City of Greater Bendigo council candidates are preparing a profile summary they will include in postal voting packs to be distributed in early October. Voters must have voted and returned their ballots by Friday, October 21 for..
26-Aug-2016
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Strategy for homes
Bendigo Weekly
An eight-day hearing into a planning scheme amendment to allow for the implementation of the Greater Bendigo Residential Strategy began this week. The hearings are being conducted by an independent panel appointed by the planning minister, with 67 submissions to be considered, including 27 ..
24-Jul-2015
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Help out at the tree plant day
Joel Peterson
Members of the community are invited to come along and help plant 4000 native plants alongside the Bendigo Creek as part of National Tree Day. The City of Greater Bendigo is holding a community tree planting along the Bendigo Creek in White Hills to celebrate the 20th National Tree Day betw..
24-Jul-2015
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Shorten at the show
Steve Kendall
OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten was among thousands of visitors to the Australian Sheep and Wool show last weekend. Mr Shorten seemed to have forgotten the trials of recent weeks politically to spend time with his family. “It was great to spend the day in Bendigo at the Australian Sh..
24-Jul-2015
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Collection offers support to art
Dianne Dempsey
Once upon a time there were the Medicis, the Visconti, the Sforza, patrons of the arts who underwrote the Italian Renaissance. In contemporary Australia their equivalent is represented by individuals such as Arthur Guy, Harold Mitchell and on a regional level, Rod Fyffe. The uniqu..
17-Jul-2015
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Home starts on rebound
Bendigo Weekly
Latest figures confirm the number of new home starts rebounded in the March quarter of 2015. Housing Industry Association economist Geordan Murray said the strong result for the March 2015 quarter was the second highest level for any quarter on record. “This latest result was consiste..
17-Jul-2015
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Bendigo's bitter cold snap
Bendigo Weekly
Shivering while out and about in Bendigo yesterday? Chances are you weren't the only one. The city endured its coldest day in over 17 years yesterday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The bureau's Bendigo Airport site recorded a maximum temperature of 7.1 degrees at 11.12am yester..
15-Jul-2015
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Lucky escape after High St crash
Christine McGinn
A 22-year-old man has escaped injury after his car hit a tree in Golden Square this morning. The man's car hit the tree near the corner of Alder and High streets about 10.20am. One Bendigo Police unit, Country Fire Authority, Ambulance and State Emergency Service members attended the scene. ..
27-May-2014
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North Bendigo operation a "hoax"
Bendigo Weekly
UPDATE Police have confirmed a hoax phonecall sparked a police operation in North Bendigo on Monday night. Police were alerted to an alleged incident shortly before 5.30pm. A police spokesman said they were called to the area after a report a firearm had been discharged. Police c..
26-May-2014
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Ironbark car collision
Christine McGinn
Three females have been taken to hospital after two cars collided in Ironbark this afternoon. A 45 year old, a 15 year old and a 65 year old woman all sustained minor injuries including shock and chest injuries. The two vehicles collided on Eaglehawk and Marong roads, at the traffic lights, a..
26-May-2014
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Three car collison
Christine McGinn
One woman has been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a three car collision this morning. A white Honda Jazz, a learner driver in a Volkswagen Polo and a white Ford Territory were all travelling West on Myrtle Street when the collision occurred about 8.45am. The Honda and ..
26-May-2014
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$50,000 cash and firearms seized
Bendigo Weekly
A 22 year old man has been arrested after more than $50,000 in cash and firearms were seized yesterday. Bendigo Police executed a warrant at a 22 year old man's home in Moray Crescent, North Bendigo after 3pm. Senior Constable Melissa Seach said a number of firearms, pen pistol, drugs, ..
23-May-2014
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Man sought after thefts
Christine McGinn
Police are calling on locals to help identity a man. He entered Chemist Warehouse on Mitchell Street on April 14 and allegedly placed $512.64 worth of shaving products into a blue bag. Police said the man left the store without paying for the items. A staff member approached the man ..
23-May-2014
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Something was great
Bendigo Weekly
THE not-so-secret Something for Kate guerilla gig drew a solid mix of fans and media into the Bendigo Centre on Wednesday. Something for Kate performed in the dry, competing with the sound of the city and the rain. The four-piece played five tracks with snare, acoustic bass and guitar and the ci..
14-Jun-2013
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Sarah Blasko to play Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Sarah Blasko is playing the Capital, Bendigo on July 31. After spending time in Paris, supporting the release of her album and performing throughout Europe, she has returned to Australia for the tour. Accompanied by her long time band, Sarah will travel to regional Australia. She will also b..
06-Jun-2013
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A Break for Kate
Bendigo Weekly
THE Golden Vine plays host to special fundraiser on Saturday. The event has been arranged for a woman who received an injury, which will require a lengthy and expensive recovery and medical equipment. The event, A Break for Kate, will be held at The Golden Vine Hotel, from 12.30pm to 11pm..
29-May-2013
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Wolfmother plays the Golden Vine
Bendigo Weekly
Wolfmother made the trip to Bendigo last Friday to play the Golden Vine ..
28-May-2013
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A real taste of Ireland
Bendigo Weekly
Foster and Allen are returning to Bendigo next month Mick Foster and Tony Allen have been performing together for more than 30 years, and this will be their 17th trip to Australia. They have been performing their blend of easy listening and folk music all over the world and their record sa..
24-May-2013
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Three chords and the truth
Steve Kendall
Lee Kernaghan is one of Australia’s most prolific music artists with two million records sold. Add to that 28 Golden Guitars, 33 number one singles and you see the calibre of the man. Twenty years after the release of his first album, The Outback Club, Lee is back with his new release Be..
17-May-2013
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BBA reaches its Peak
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Stadium complex is getting a new look, and so are the stadium’s staff thanks to a partnership with Peak Sport Australia. The company has struck a deal with the Bendigo Basketball Association to be the uniform partner of the BBA, for Braves senior and junior teams, BBA staff..
27-May-2016
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Thunder shores up key roles
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Thunder has ended its search for a coach, with Cherie O’Neill to take the reins of the club. The club held an extraordinary meeting last night, attended by AFL Central Victoria’s Paul Hamilton among others, to resolve the uncertainty regarding its governance and coach..
26-May-2016
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Braves need to refocus
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Braves big man Matt Andronicos says the team needs to refocus after suffering a third defeat of the 2016 SEABL season yesterday. The Braves thumped a lowly Melbourne 88-69 on Saturday night before being beaten by Dandenong 87-91 yesterday in a high-intensity, physical contest. Be..
23-May-2016
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Heathcote hits the road
Bendigo Weekly
A YOUNG Heathcote District Football League side will travel to Ocean Grove on Saturday to take on Bellarine FL in its AFL Victoria Community Championships game. HDFL coach Rick Coburn has opted for youth, with eight players under 23 in the squad. Leitchville Gunbower’s Jackson McEw..
20-May-2016
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Guns commit to BFNL
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Football Netball League has finalised its open netball association championships squad. The championships will be held in Melbourne on June 26, with five clubs represented in the BFNL’s 10-player open squad. Sandhurst’s Betty Thomson medallist Heather Oliver is jo..
20-May-2016
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Red, blue and right?
Joel Peterson
GIPPSLAND League coach Steve Hazelman believes he finally has the squad to knock over Bendigo in interleague competition. Gippsland has lost to Bendigo in each of the three meetings between the leagues since 2010, but all of those games have been at the Queen Elizabeth Oval. This year, w..
20-May-2016
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Walkers aim to reclaim the night
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo residents will take to the streets marching in a Reclaim the Night celebration tonight. Spurred on by the recent murder and abduction in Melbourne of the ABC’s Jill Meagher, organiser Cara Jamieson said she was expecting a large crowd. “We are scared, because we know this cou..
25-Oct-2012
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Pastor makes progress
Rosemary Sorensen
WRITING a book about his time as an addict, a dealer, a criminal and a mental asylum inmate wasn’t easy for David Harris. But the man who is now a pastor at a Bendigo church went through the slow process to “prevent people making the choices I made, to save them the pain”. ..
19-Oct-2012
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BENDIGO COMMITTEE TALKS BEGIN
Bendigo Weekly
Plans to create a Committee for Bendigo will take a step ahead this week with the visit of Committee for Geelong Plans to create a Committee for Bendigo will take a step ahead next month (not this week, as previously reported) with the visit of Committee for Geelong representatives. Foundin..
15-Oct-2012
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Library rebuild starts with a crash
Bendigo Weekly
The front of the "old" library building was demolished on Tuesday, in preparation for the major $8million upgrade of the 30-year-old building. The area between the library and the Town Hall has been fenced off for several weeks, since the services were moved into the temporary site on Pall M..
10-Oct-2012
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By golly Miss Molly
Steve Kendall
Molly Conroy was born in the year the Titanic sailed and sank. She was three when the ANZAC legend was born and six when the armistice was signed in 1918. She is a living treasure, and celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday at Sunrise Supported Living in Strathdale. Molly has seen t..
05-Oct-2012
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Game on for space
Rosemary Sorensen
The first phase in developing Eaglehawk’s open spaces will be a $900,000 Play Space that incorporates swings, hammocks and stencil art. City of Greater Bendigo council has released the draft concept plans as part of the response to the Precinct Master Plan. A survey to residents, which rec..
27-Sep-2012
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What's for dinner?
Recipe books - otherwise known as books for cooks - have been around for centuries; from The Complete Housewife of 1742 to the journals left by our mothers and grandmothers and more recently, big glossy digests written by celebrity chefs and some movie and sporting stars. Bookshop shelves are ..
10-Jun-2011
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Local film's online safety message wins support
A new film portraying some of the challenges faced by young people in relation to easily-accessible pornography made quite an impact at its launch last week in Bendigo. Educational short film Impression That You Get was made by Jamie Roberts from Cornerstore Media Productions in partnership ..
06-Jun-2011
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Seduction by Tastebuds
A Spanish fiesta at Warrenmang vineyard and resort Sunday June 12, 1 pm (Long weekend) With celebrity guest chef Peter Ford assisted by the fantastic Warrenmang team Tickets $130 per person including cocktail party, fabulous degustation menu, genuine sangria and matching vintage Warrenmang..
06-Jun-2011
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Yabby dabba do
Do you share my fond memories of spending Saturdays yabbying with your family? The fun was usually accompanied by squeals of both delight and pain as the kids either snared one or got nipped on the finger in the process. Yabbies are a delicious substitute for prawns or scallops (see the reci..
06-Jun-2011
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Enjoy a wine and a bite
They now call Heathcote their “new place of belonging”. Some of the best dishes evolve by serendipity. When Henni and Andreas Greiving chose the Heathcote region to establish their Domaine Asmara vineyard and restaurant, the idea of yabbies was far from their thoughts. But a lit..
03-Jun-2011
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Show time
Bendigo, it’s time to share a little of our good life with the city. Apples, olives, cheeses, chutneys: all the good things Bendigonians are fortunate enough to get locally from their Food Fossickers network of growers and providers will be on display next week at the Good Food and Wine Show..
27-May-2011
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Gideon is office bound
Rosemary Sorensen
After a solid season, with plenty of runs on the board and more than his fair share of time at the writing crease, Gideon Haigh is looking forward to the off-season. When autumn heralds the end of cricket, he is able to turn his busy mind to other topics. First up, he’ll be out and about t..
16-Mar-2012
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Book news
Rosemary Sorensen
The Indie Awards were set up by Independent Booksellers, to recognise the books they most enjoyed selling during the year. It’s a nice idea that puts the personal back into bookselling, working against the mass-market mentality that turns books into “product”. This year’..
15-Mar-2012
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Book club news
Bendigo Weekly
Friends of Bendigo Library will hold their annual general meeting this week. City of Greater Bendigo Organisation Support director Marg Allan will be guest speaker, to talk about the plans for Bendigo Library’s redevelopment. The library is gearing up for a temporary move, while the building..
08-Mar-2012
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Pick of the week - Currawalli Street
Rosemary Sorensen
Currawalli Street Christopher Morgan Allen and Unwin, $27.99 Christopher Morgan is a relatively new author, who turned to writing by happenstance. Diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1996, he says the “only thing improved by the tumour was my imagination”. He wrote The Is..
02-Mar-2012
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Creating your own world of reading
Rosemary Sorensen
When Henk Kraima (pictured) set up an organisation in 1986, to do something about the alarming drop in booksales and reading in the Netherlands, he was asked in interviews, “So, how do you intend to go about it?”. “I had no idea,” he told an audience in Bendigo this week. ..
24-Feb-2012
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Kids’ fest inspires creativity
Rosemary Sorensen
When Lisa D’Onofrio rolled up her sleeves and threw herself into organising a Children’s Literature Festival in Castlemaine, she hoped for a decent turn-up. It had taken all her persuasive powers, a bucket-load of patience, truck-loads of time and an enormous pile of energy to make it ..
16-Feb-2012
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