Fuzzard plans next move
Peter Kennedy
ANOTHER high ranking executive has departed the City of Greater Bendigo, following confirmation Presentation and Assets director Darren Fuzzard has accepted the position of chief executive officer at Mount Alexander Shire. His resignation is the fourth from the City of Greater Bendigo’..
10-Jun-2016
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Labor and Liberals claim NBN glory
Sharon Kemp
LOCAL interest in the federal election powered up this week when Liberal candidate Megan Purcell announced four fixed wire towers would provide broadband to outer-city residents as early as days before the poll. Ms Purcell and communications minister Mitch Fifield, who is also th..
03-Jun-2016
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Black spot funding promised
Bendigo Weekly
A Federal election commitment of $4.1 million from the Coalition to fix local road black spots throughout central Victoria has been welcomed by mayor Rod Fyffe. If the Coalition were re-elected $2.872m would be spent in Greater Bendigo. The Minister for Infrast..
03-Jun-2016
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Assange on the way
Peter Kennedy
Julian Assange will join the Bendigo Writers Festival in celebrating its fifth birthday in August when he appears in a live video link interview with La Trobe University academic professor Robert Manne. The controversial WikiLeaks founder remains a subject of much fascination around the worl..
03-Jun-2016
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Industry needs price change
Peter Kennedy
THE head of a local supermarket group has called for changes in the besieged dairy industry as a means of ensuring its future survival. Executive chairman of Champions IGA group Brendon Goddard is a former auditor and accountant, who also used to run a dairy farm of 270 cows. Mr Goddard ..
03-Jun-2016
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Calls continue for medical training
Sharon Kemp
THE proposed Murray Darling medical school would require a training facility to be built near the Bendigo Hospital, according to La Trobe University vice-chancellor John Dewar. Despite missing out on promises of funding in the lead-up to the federal election, proponents La Trobe..
03-Jun-2016
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Water still a worry
Christine McGinn
AN interim solution to Greater Bendigo’s rising groundwater problem is just days away. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards said the solution was to be finalised by the end of June. Ms Edwards met with both chairs of the government and engineering taskforce last Tuesday to discuss..
26-Jun-2015
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Chinese archway on hold
Dianne Dempsey
THE Bendigo Chinese Association must wait for a mid-year City of Greater Bendigo budget review to learn whether or when funds for a replacement archway will be provided. Council voted on Wednesday night to adopt the 2015/16 budget, and to refer consideration of three projects, including the C..
26-Jun-2015
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Two add names to the ring
Christine McGinn
TWO locals will run for the Eppalock ward in next year’s City of Greater Bendigo council election. Ezy Systems director Nick Cugura will put his hat in the ring, with a three-pronged mandate. “Increase jobs, reduce rates and consistently support the council planning departmen..
19-Jun-2015
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All change to save centre
Christine McGinn
THE DISCOVERY Science and Technology Centre’s committee of management will be restructured in the hope of becoming financially viable. Committee of management chair Katherine Legge said the current board lacked the necessary skill-set to effectively run the centre. “We are co..
19-Jun-2015
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Funding help for sport
Bendigo Weekly
SPORTING club volunteers have another chance to find out how to develop fundraising strategies. The City of Greater Bendigo’s final Game Plan Series workshop will be held on Tuesday at the Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve from 6pm to 8pm. The series has been targeted at sporting..
19-Jun-2015
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Right way to build
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has released a discussion paper on apartment design, aimed at involving the community in a discussion about what is appropriate and what is not. This is particularly important as Victoria’s population grows and medium density is no longer confined to the inner city..
19-Jun-2015
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VFF says levy the answer to fire services funding
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Farmers Federation wants fire services to be funded by a levy on building value. VFF president Andrew Broad said the VFF’s response to the State Government’s Fire Services Property Levy Options Paper outlines how a charge on building value is the fairest way to fun..
03-Oct-2011
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Opposition fury over bushfire map 'omissions'
Bendigo Weekly
The state opposition says regional Victorians living in fire-prone communities have been put at risk due to confusing and inconsistent maps issued by the Baillieu Government. Visiting California Gully Primary School with Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, Shadow Bushfire Response ministe..
02-Oct-2011
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Victorian government celebrates record fish restocking program
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Government is celebrating the release of a record more than two million native fish into Victorian lakes and rivers to improve inland angling opportunities for recreational fishers. Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh was at Lake Eildon today to help releas..
28-Sep-2011
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Women win frontline roles
Bendigo Weekly
The federal government has announced plans for women to serve on the front line of Australia's military forces. Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Science and Personnel Minister Warren Snowdon announced that the government had formally agreed to the removal of gender restrictions fro..
28-Sep-2011
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ABC gets into reality tv
Bendigo Weekly
The ABC has announced its first commission for a reality tv series. Do or Die, which ABC2 is calling a "factual" series, will be about "regular office workers" who are "ambushed and thrown into a survival adventure beyond their wildest dreams". Due to air in 2012, Do or Die will be produ..
27-Sep-2011
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Assange hits out at publisher
Bendigo Weekly
Julian Assange is in dispute with UK publisher Canongate over their decision to publish his "unauthorised autobiography" without his support. The book was written by well-known British writer Andrew O'Hagan, but is written as a first-person account based on many interviews with the Wikileaks..
23-Sep-2011
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Lowpoint – Take it or leave it
Bendigo Weekly
By RYAN GRANT ONE of Bendigo’s most popular pub rock band are about to kick off their EP launch for Take it or leave it. This Triple J Unearthed band with their blend of 80s metal and current hard rock they always put on a good show while playing their originals and a huge variet..
26-Oct-2012
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Intimacy from Lior
Steve Kendall
LIOR is no stranger to Bendigo and returns tomorrow night. After a period of writing and isolation Lior is out on the road for an intimate show at the Bendigo Bank theatre at the Capital. “I’m in the middle of writing my fourth album and there’s nothing more inspiring t..
26-Oct-2012
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Erik Parker uke master
Bendigo Weekly
By SARAH WALTERS Blond dreadlocks, a ukulele and a very big smile. This is Erik Parker. An up-and-coming soloist from Frankston, this quirky fellow will be visiting Bendigo and most certainly leave his audience with a feeling of delight. Erik has been playing music for most of his ..
16-Oct-2012
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Rubens at Star Bar
Steve Kendall
THREE brothers and a friend make up the Rubens, a band on the rise to all things great. With a gentle nudge up from Triple J, the band has come a long way from recording their first song in a bedroom. “I had no Idea what I was doing,” lead singer Sam said. “That&rsq..
12-Oct-2012
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Wreck and Ruin for Kasey and Shane
Steve Kendall
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholsen are missing out on Bendigo in their latest tour. I tried to make them feel guilty, but it was just a matter of fact. “We just couldn’t get a venue to tie in with the dates,” Kasey said. The Wreck and Ruin tour is on the back of the..
05-Oct-2012
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Cherrywood to Castlemaine
Steve Kendall
IT has been a busy year for Cherrywood. From a band that describes itself as a talented train wreck, you’d expect a noisy deal. This country/punk/bluegrass band has had a bunch of successful trips around Australia and is coming to Castlemaine on Saturday. The band’s Chris..
28-Sep-2012
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Gym backs the Thunder
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Thunder will be fighting fit when the Victorian Womens Football League season rolls around thanks to a new partnership announced this week. The Thunder have joined forces with local business It’s Her Gym, with the Mollison Street centre becoming the club’s new trainin..
05-Feb-2016
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Spirit star's injury blow
Bendigo Weekly
THE biggest test of the Bendigo Spirit’s season got significantly bigger this week, with Kelsey Griffin ruled out of Sunday’s round 16 clash with reigning champions Townsville Fire at Bendigo Stadium. Griffin suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter of Bendigo..
05-Feb-2016
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Spirit downed by Rangers
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit’s WNBL finals chances took a hit tonight with a 74-82 loss to Dandenong. The win gives the Rangers a critical season series advantage over the Spirit, having won two of the three clashes between the sides this season. Dandenong controlled the contest ..
30-Jan-2016
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Spirit at its best
Joel Peterson
Another week, another must-win game against a top opponent in the race to the Women’s National basketball league playoffs. It is a theme the Bendigo Spirit must get used to in the season’s final four rounds but one that seems to do little to faze the side, who are the best team i..
29-Jan-2016
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Hamilton lines up on tour
Joel Peterson
After several successful European tours Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is coming back to Australia, including Bendigo. Classical music the world over is the motto of the philharmonia. The group said it is irrelevant for their musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, ..
29-Jan-2016
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A name to watch
Joel Peterson
THE past few weeks have been among the busiest of Chris Hamilton’s life, but the 20-year-old Bendigo cyclist is taking it all in his stride. Hamilton started 2016 with a bang in Ballarat at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships, just as he did last year, and this week ..
22-Jan-2016
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Fresh offerings from supermarket
Bendigo Weekly
SUPERMARKETS are making the news of late, and Coles’ McIvor Road store is no exception. The store unveiled its new market-style layout this week, following extensive renovations that have brought 10 new jobs with it. Coles McIvor Road manager Dennis Klemke said staff can now come i..
08-Jun-2012
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Go to TOWN and lose some weight
Bendigo Weekly
LAST month members of the Bendigo Take Off Weight Naturally club travelled to Melbourne State Awards and came home real winners as the biggest losers. The club achieved the Aggregate Shield for the biggest weight loss per member in their zone. Each year, TOWN recognises and celebrates the effo..
08-Jun-2012
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Schools step out for health
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO schools are joining more than 400 others around Australia set to Run Around Australia for Let’s Live Better. Eaglehawk North Primary School are already in the action, with a variety of projects on the go. Their healthy living initiatives include fresh fruit every Tues..
01-Jun-2012
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Telstra signs up Radius workers
Bendigo Weekly
Radius Disability Services and Telstra have signed a contract for the maintenance and management of 174 of Telstra’s exchange towers. Radius Environmental Services’ supported employees will manage the contract works, including cleaning inside the exchange equipment and general ma..
25-May-2012
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Art helps out
Bendigo Weekly
Two exquisite paintings of wrens sold immediately on the opening night of St John of God's Art Show fundraiser. The water-colours, sold as a pair, are by Bendigo artist Gail Taverner, who has worked tirelessly for three decades. Also quick to go was a magnificent big tree by Col Brown, w..
16-May-2012
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Bendigo Mother's Day Classic 4km run results
Bendigo Weekly
4km results 2012 No Name indicates a blank wrist tag Sophie Hawken 15.12 Kim Stevens 15.14 Leigh Browell 15.18 Matthew Heislers 15.21 Chris Horsfall 16.05 Teleah Hayes 16.06 No Name 16.06 Phillip Brown 16.16 Jack Baker 16.38 Jordan Boal 16.42 Lachl..
15-May-2012
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Peckish for alpaca?
You know the joke about a zebra being a horse designed by a committee; well an alpaca may well be a camel designed by an aesthete. Or a goat (apologies to Brenda and Paul at Capricorn Cottage) designed by a hygienist. Here is a list – admittedly supplied by someone who breeds these extraordi..
24-Mar-2011
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True brew
With Rosemary Sorenson Science is good, says brewer Chris Haren, but knowing how to tinker with the machinery is much better. Once a boilermaker, with stints in various other trades, Haren has now landed his dream job. He is brewing beer at the Tooborac Hotel, on the Northern Highway south..
23-Mar-2011
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Pick of the week: The Drop
Rosemary Sorensen
The Drop Michael Connelly Allen & Unwin, $32.95 You know you’re in good hands with a new Michael Connelly, the Florida-based crime writer, author of a couple of dozen novels, one a year since he started in 1992. His new one, The Drop, is another Harry Bo..
10-Nov-2011
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REFRAIN: poetry file "Cicadas" by Ross Donlon
Bendigo Weekly
Cicadas They came to us from far away their older selves left like suitcases by the door. we crunched them as we trod to school or crushed the shells to crystal when summer broke above the small backyards and ..
08-Nov-2011
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Kaz Cooke in Bendigo
Rosemary Sorensen
Browsing in one of her favourite bookshops – Book Now in Bendigo – Kaz Cooke became absorbed by descriptions in old “ladies’ encyclopedias” about the complicated treatments for various ailments. “So many of them finished with, ‘the patient will..
03-Nov-2011
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Book Club news
Rosemary Sorensen
Who would make the perfect Heathcliff? If you were given the task of casting the role of the rough romantic in Emily Bronte’s classic 1847 novel, Wuthering Heights, could you do better than Laurence Olivier from the 1939 film? A new adaptation of Wuthering Heights, directed by Andrea Arnol..
28-Oct-2011
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Booker novel a real winner
Bendigo Weekly
The talk before the announcement of this year’s Man Booker Prize, was all about whether the judges were dumbing down the most prestigious literary award in the world. Even with the announcement on Wednesday that the $77,000 prize goes this year to Julian Barnes for The Sense of an End..
21-Oct-2011
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Pick of the week: Little Refugee
Bendigo Weekly
The Little Refugee Anh Do and Suzanne Do Allen & Unwin, $24.99 It was Anh Do’s personality, his optimism and humour, that made his autobiography, Australia’s Happiest Refugee, such a popular book. Turning it into a book for kids might seem a bit opportunistic, an..
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