Beat the bite outdoors
Joel Peterson
A WET start to spring has mosquitoes buzzing around in huge numbers, and has prompted warnings from health authorities. Due to sodden ground and the ever-warming presence of spring, mosquitoes have had ample habitat for breeding and are in huge numbers. The City of Greater Bendigo counc..
21-Oct-2016
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Call for city airline
Sharon Kemp
REGIONAL airports without regular passenger flights are suffering financially and Australia’s airport lobby is calling for federal government funding to keep them operating. A report released by the Australian Airports Association (AAA) which shows 61 per cent of regional airpor..
21-Oct-2016
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Loud and proud
Bendigo Weekly
TODAY is the day to wear your loudest, most colourful shirt, and it’s for a good cause. Australian Hearing Bendigo is raising money for deaf children at their store at 62 Queen Street from 11.30am until 2pm today, and they will be wearing their brightest and best...
21-Oct-2016
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Year 12s wind up the school year
Bendigo Weekly
Hundreds of Bendigo students celebrated the end of schooling this week at events hosted around the city. On Wednesday evening students, staff and families of Bendigo Senior Secondary College gathered at the Ulumbarra Theatre to mark the end of students’ secondary school journey. T..
21-Oct-2016
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Bumper year for the culture club
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO residents should “watch this space” for the next big instalment at the Bendigo Art Gallery, and a regular critic wants back-to-back blockbusters to keep the city’s tills ringing. As the City of Greater Bendigo released the financial results of Bendigo&rs..
14-Oct-2016
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Candidate fires up over organics
Sharon Kemp
WHIPSTICK ward candidate Andrea Metcalf is threatening to go to the Local Government Ombudsman if the City of Greater Bendigo reinstates a charge for organics waste pick up to households that have not handed back a signed statutory declaration. But the council has refused to back down from t..
14-Oct-2016
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Waste plan dumps business
Laura Hurley
The City of Greater Bendigo has acknowledged concerns a local green waste kerbside collection service would be run out of business with the eventual introduction of an organic waste collection service offered by council. The council announced last week it would roll out a trial organic waste..
14-Aug-2015
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Make a date with Arnie
Bendigo Weekly
THE stage is set for this year’s Blokes Biggest Lunch as it is heads to the Ulumbarra Theatre. What’s more, there’s a chance to dine out with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Event organiser Keith Sutherland said the support from the City of Greater Bendigo was also a big plus. ..
10-Aug-2015
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Pressure on for flood cash
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo has lashed out at a state government proposal to make local government responsible for urban flood mitigation infrastructure, such as levee banks. Speaking at this week’s ordinary meeting of council, Whipstick Ward councillor James Williams labelled the move..
10-Aug-2015
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Press on for print
Dianne Dempsey
One of Australia’s most eminent artists, La Trobe University adjunct professor John Wolseley is watching the fate of the printmaking studio at La Trobe, Bendigo with a keen eye. A master printmaker Mr Wolseley is well aware of the importance of the printmaking facilities to La Trobe&rs..
10-Aug-2015
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Family violence fix a top focus for Labor
Bendigo Weekly
Funding for family violence services was top of the agenda when Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC, joined Lisa Chesters and Chris Sedgman, acting executive officer of the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre for a tour of the Magistrates’ Courts in Bendigo yesterday. Ms Cheste..
31-Jul-2015
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Home starts still on a high
Bendigo Weekly
THE Housing Industry Association has released information pointing to a peak in new home starts, which it expects to remain at a very high level in 2015/16. HIA chief economist Harley Dale said it’s likely that new dwelling commencements peaked at a record level of 215,000 in the financi..
31-Jul-2015
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TRUCK TAKES WRONG TURN ON CALDER
Christine McGinn
A b-double truck has taken a wrong right turn onto the Calder Freeway this morning. The vehicle traveling on the Calder Alternative Highway, towards Melbourne, made an immediate right turn onto the northbound side. A police spokesperson said the truck had not crossed the highway before m..
05-Jun-2014
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Night shift with the police
Christine McGinn
Locals file into the city on Saturday night while our police members are out on the beat to protect the community. Our night starts about 9pm, a quick briefing and we are out on the road. Our first stop is the train station, checking on the newest recruits, Protective Services Officers. P..
31-May-2014
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Police hunt for man
Christine McGinn
Police are searching for a man after an attempted burglary on Houston Street last night. The man tried to enter via the backdoor, smashing the window in the door, a bid to break in. The man was unable to gain entry to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Flora Hill. Bendigo Police Sergea..
28-May-2014
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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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Welcome Fire from Wendy
Steve Kendall
FOR the past two years, Wendy Matthews has been working on her new album. The Welcome Fire is released today and Wendy said she was pleased to be able to take the time to do it properly. From her home base in the north coast of New South Wales where she lives with her dog, Wendy has been ..
22-Aug-2013
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Hailey on the move
Bendigo Weekly
Scores of Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival fans are set to be moved yet again with the famous Blues Tram taking a ‘soulful’ turn for its latest voyage on Saturday. On board will be the slightly foreign and the very familiar – emerging folk and blues songstress Hail..
16-Aug-2013
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Keeping a legend alive
Steve Kendall
IT’S a tough act to follow, but Max Pellicano is giving it a fair go. Elvis to the Max brings the stage image of Elvis Presley back to life, 36 years after his death. Elvis was, and is still, known as the King of rock and roll, sometimes just the King, and has music still has the sam..
02-Aug-2013
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Country mix at the club
Bendigo Weekly
COUNTRY music fans have good reason to celebrate in Bendigo as a Taste of Tamworth comes to town. The show, featuring Travis Sinclair, Carter & Carter and Jayne Denham is all set for the The Bendigo Club on August 4. Travis Sinclair was born into a trucking family in the Albury area and has ..
26-Jul-2013
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Prior engagement
Bendigo Weekly
By STEVE KENDALL THIRTY years is a long time in any industry, but Marina Prior has taken it in her stride. She been named as one of Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century and is coming to Bendigo in November. Marina has been singing since she was a child, and first picked up a g..
26-Jul-2013
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Cavalia rides into Melbourne
Christine McGinn
Cavalia took reign in Melbourne last night as more than 2000 spectators watched the dynamic and unrivalled performance straddled between equestrian showmanship and aerobatic performance. Cavalia’s opening night in Melbourne under the grand White Big Top, 10-storey high- boasting a 50 met..
25-Jul-2013
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City strikes
Joel Peterson
AFTER four consecutive matches undefeated in a season-best run of form, Bendigo City tackle their nearest National Premier Leagues Victoria rival on Saturday in an attempt to continue their newfound momentum. City scored a 4-2 win over Nunawading City last weekend at home as both clubs celeb..
01-Jul-2016
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International squash tournament a return ace
Joel Peterson
THE biggest event on the Bendigo Squash Club’s calendar returns to Barnard Street this month when the Bendigo International Squash Championships are held from July 29 to 31. The three-day event will see players within the world’s top 100 hit out in Bendigo, as well as providing d..
01-Jul-2016
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Kobe's big move pays dividends
Joel Peterson
IN the last three years, football has taken Kobe Mutch everywhere from South Africa to Florida and even to the hallowed turf of the MCG on grand final day. Even with all the glitz and glamour of Florida and the theatre of AFL grand final day, his most important journey may have been one of t..
24-Jun-2016
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BTA serves up award winning event
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Tennis Association’s award-winning Bendigo Bank Winter Junior and Australian Money Tournament kicks off on Monday. The joint event is the BTA’s biggest of the year and will see 385 participants in action at the Nolan Street courts from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July ..
24-Jun-2016
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Stars line up for association titles
Joel Peterson
KANGAROO Flat’s Karly Elvey will lead the Bendigo Football Netball League in this weekend’s Netball Victoria Association Championships in Melbourne on Sunday. Bendigo finished third in the corresponding event last year and takes a balanced squad to the State Netball and Hockey Ce..
23-Jun-2016
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Academy sides building strength
Bendigo Weekly
AFL Central Victoria academy players have been busy picking up tips from some top coaches ahead of a busy schedule of matches over the coming weeks. The Bendigo Junior Football League’s interleague sides take on Ballarat this Saturday for the annual Goldfields Trophy at Str..
17-Jun-2016
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Charity win for open gardens
Bendigo Weekly
TWO stunning Bendigo gardens will be on display this weekend to raise money for charity. The Zonta Club of Bendigo’s Open Gardens program this year includes properties at 1 Barkly Terrace East and Bishop’s Court, 40 Forest Street. The gardens will open on Sunday, November 4, from 1pm..
01-Nov-2012
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Fun at the festival
Bendigo Weekly
Eaglehawk’S Cultural and Community Festival is on next Saturday and aims to engage people from diverse cultural backgrounds and build a greater awareness. The free event is at the Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk. “You can experience the traditional dress, dance and music of different ..
25-Oct-2012
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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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When life gives you lemons
Lemons trees are laden with fruit at this time of the year. If you are fortunate to have your own tree, or have generous family or friends with one, you are probably wondering what to do with the produce. There are abundant recipes using lemons but my all time favourite is the Lemon Meringue Pi..
17-Jun-2011
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Time to cook
Even for the “kitchen-savvy”, some of those tasks tv chefs make look so easy need a little more time in the real world. “It’s amazing how long it takes to cut up vegetables for a stir-fry,” Michele Curtis says. “For me, food is all about enjoyment and this inc..
10-Jun-2011
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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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Pick of the week: Hale and Hardy
Bendigo Weekly
There are funny, sad, troubling, heartening stories in Paul Carter’s book about a country doctor working in Central Victoria. And nearly all of them are true. Why not all of them are absolutely true, and why, indeed, the book is about a doctor named Hale and not Dr Carter himself, are ..
11-Apr-2012
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The Golden Hat
Rosemary Sorensen
We all know how lovely and talented Kate Winslet is. But how about her friend Margret Dagmar Ericsdottir? She is the founder of Icelandic film production company, Frontier Filmworks, the producer of a documentary The Sunshine Boy, mother of Erik, Unnar and Keli, the latter of whom has nonverbal au..
30-Mar-2012
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Pick of the week - Horrible Man
Rosemary Sorensen
When Leonie Wallace set out to write a book about unsolved murders in Portland, she thought she would be writing a kind of murder mystery, a whodunnit. But as she researched what happened that day 20 years ago, she realised that what she was writing about was the people whose lives were changed th..
23-Mar-2012
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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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