All talk and no action, says MP
Sharon Kemp
IN a year in which federal parliament sat only 13 out of 22 weeks, federal Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters laments that rhetoric, not policy, filled most of government sitting time. The July election, in which Ms Chesters won back the seat of Bendigo with an increased majority, disrupted parliament..
22-Dec-2016
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Merry Christmas from the Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Weekly
The big day is nearly here, and across the world children and adults are looking forward to opening their Christmas presents this weekend. Bendigo youngsters Caris and Amy had a sneak peak at their gifts this week and seemed pleased with what they saw. Max the blue heeler has different t..
22-Dec-2016
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Housing future uncertain
Sharon Kemp
MORE than 90 permanent residents at Central City Caravan Park face a housing dilemma, with the park slated to close in just over a year. A Bendigo Weekly survey of caravan parks in Bendigo shows only two – Bendigo Park Lane Holiday Park and Golden Nugget Tourist Park – offer per..
22-Dec-2016
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Minister caps rates
Bendigo Weekly
THE next rates notice from the City of Greater Bendigo council should be no more complicated than a two per cent rise. Local government minister Natalie Hutchins has set the cap for 2017-18 financial year rates at the increase in the consumer price index. That increase was two per cent. ..
22-Dec-2016
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Mental health at risk
Sharon Kemp
THE peak body representing psychiatrists believes rural patients and the mental health professionals themselves are at risk if more services do not become available in rural and regional Australia. The concerns of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists come as the fede..
21-Dec-2016
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Business as usual after estates sales
Sharon Kemp
THERE should be no repercussions for the Sandhurst Diocese as a result of the sale of Sandhurst Trustees’ estates business, according to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank chief executive Mike Hirst. Sandhurst Trustees manages the historic Backhaus estate that includes key buildings in Mitchell..
21-Dec-2016
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Extra time
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL agents are taking advantage of the long weekend by offering more properties for inspection on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s AFL grand final. The complete list of homes open for inspection over the weekend, and into next week, is available on pages 4-5 of the Property Guide. ..
01-Oct-2015
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Daniher’s drive backs health cure
Steve Kendall
BENDIGO takes centre stage this month as part of Daniher’s Drive. The Daniher’s Drive initiative will include 50 teams taking part in a drive around Victoria, including many of ex footballer Neale Daniher’s family and his past football teammates and players. This will t..
01-Oct-2015
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Bus hub nears
Bendigo Weekly
The council is a step closer to building its highly anticipated undercover bus commuter hub featuring real-time timetabling at the southern end of the Hargreaves Mall. The project is a partnership between the City of Greater Bendigo, which is managing it, and the state government, which is f..
18-Sep-2015
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Auction pick of the best
Bendigo Weekly
THE Professionals will auction the approximately 557 square metre allotment at 48a Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully from 11am Saturday. The property is billed as being ideal for future townhouse development (STCA), and is in an excellent location. PH Property has a three bedroom, one bathroom..
18-Sep-2015
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Springing in to sales
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL agents have wasted no time in launching into what’s expected to be a busy spring selling season for property in the Bendigo region. Six auctions are scheduled for this weekend, including a three-bedroom cream brick home set on half an acre at 110 Lockwood Road, Kangaroo Flat (Twe..
04-Sep-2015
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Push on for free buses
Joel Peterson
A free public transport zone in Bendigo’s CBD could give access to Bendigo Hospital, shopping precincts and tourist destinations under the City of Greater Bendigo’s Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy. ITLUS recommends the city continue previous discussions with Public Tra..
28-Aug-2015
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Arson squad investigate fire
Christine McGinn
Arson Chemists will be arriving from Melbourne to investigate a suspicious fire on Lucan Street last night. The fire was in the rear shed of the vacant property about 11pm. Bendigo Police Crime Investigation Unit are currently investigating the incident and the property is marked as a cri..
19-Jun-2014
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ILLEGAL FIREARMS TARGETED
Christine McGinn
Police are on the hunt to remove all illegal firearms from circulation. The Australasian Operation Unification, targets the criminal use of firearms. Bendigo Police Senior Sergeant Troy Hargadon said the operation was targeted at the removal of illegal weapons from communities and promote..
17-Jun-2014
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Police ask for help
Christine McGinn
Bendigo Police are eager to speak to a number of people following incidents earlier this year. Eyewatch Bendigo Police Service Area’s facebook page is calling on locals to help identify the following people to assist them in their enquiries. Leading Senior Constable Sally Dunl..
16-Jun-2014
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Car collides with tree
Christine McGinn
A person has collided their vehicle with a tree on the Northern Highway on Thursday afternoon. The single-vehicle incident occurred about 4.15pm in Toolleen. An ambulance vehicle is at the scene with a MICA vehicle and a medical helicopter en route. Police are also attending to the inci..
12-Jun-2014
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Two knives and a gun
Christine McGinn
An imitation firearm and two knives were found on Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle in Eaglehawk. Three men, aged in their 20s, were parked on the side of Sailors Gully Road about 4.30pm when a passer-by noticed a weapon. Police were called to the area about 430pm and conducted a drive-by of t..
12-Jun-2014
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Hospital staff assault
Christine McGinn
A Bendigo hospital staff member was assaulted this morning on the Havlin Street campus. A 20 year girl is believed to have conducted a minor assault against the staff member at the site's carpark, home to the Youth Physiatric Unit. Bendigo Police Acting Sergeant Shannon Joyce said police were..
11-Jun-2014
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Fast track fame
Steve Kendall
SINGER Laura Stitt huddled into the corner at her parents’ house for best phone reception, and revealed all about her rise to fame as part of Uncle Jed. From Byron Bay gigs to network television is a big step, but through four performances the band won through on Australia’s Got Ta..
07-Feb-2014
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A look at Lennon
Bendigo Weekly
In 1992, John Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta took to the small stage at the Tilbury Hotel, Woolloomooloo, Sydney with their debut production of Looking Through A Glass Onion. What was an initially a one week booking quickly sold out and extended into a six week, sell out season. After a ma..
10-Jan-2014
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Jess and Nathaniel
Bendigo Weekly
Jessica Mauboy is set to embark on her first Australian National headline tour. To The End Of The Earth includes Bendigo Stadium on January 22. With two million sales in Australia thanks to 14 consecutive chart smash singles, three hit albums and numerous awards including an ACCTA Award ..
03-Jan-2014
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Musos in the making
Nick Atyeo
The top end of Mitchell Street will be definitely rocking with young and aspiring musicians during Muso’s Stuff summer school program next month. Now in their third year, these popular programs provide an ideal opportunity for music students to further their talents with guitar, bass or dru..
19-Dec-2013
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Annie and Bern
Steve Kendall
Annie and Bern are channelling the wit and romance of 1960s Britain. That’s a big call for the Melbourne-based duo, but they seem to be able to pull it off. Annie is Ann-Maree McKee who placed an ad in Beat magazine 12 years ago. Enter Bern, the guitarist, and through a variety of..
29-Nov-2013
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Showcase at the Golden Vine
Steve Kendall
An eight-hour extravaganza across two stages, the Rock in the Vines showcase will highlight local talent at the Golden Vine Hotel on Sunday. Bendigo’s own John Lingard, who made it to the grand final of the Telstra Road to Discovery in Tamworth in January is one of those performing. ..
22-Nov-2013
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Titles to call Bendigo home
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO has secured another major sporting event with the Bendigo Stadium to host the 2017 Basketball Australia Under-20 and Ivor Burge National Championships in February. The announcement was made at half time of the Bendigo Braves’ semi final win over Brisbane on Saturday night. ..
26-Aug-2016
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Canoeing program makes a splash
Bendigo Weekly
CANOEING national champions Imogen Douglass and Baydn Murphy will lead a nine-strong Bendigo team into this weekend’s Victorian Schools Championships at Warrandyte. Students from all over Victoria will flock to the upper reaches of the Yarra River to contest a host of events over the t..
25-Aug-2016
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Thunder finals ready
Bendigo Weekly
THEIR opponents have been creeping ever closer as the season has gone on, but some recent close calls have the Bendigo Thunder primed for the 2016 finals campaign. The Thunder completed an unbeaten home and away campaign last weekend but again had to withstand a stern test from one of its Vi..
25-Aug-2016
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Playoff battle begins
Joel Peterson
ONE side is a raging title favourite, the other an underdog that had to scrap just to make the postseason. But when the Bendigo Braves and Lady Braves play their opening South East Australian Basketball League playoff matches on Saturday night, the mission for both will be the same – ..
19-Aug-2016
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Junior comps reach fever pitch
Bendigo Weekly
THE region’s top junior footballers are following their senior counterparts and gearing up for finals as the Bendigo Junior Football League season heads into its last round of home and away matches this weekend. Several finals races are up for grabs heading into the final weekend of th..
19-Aug-2016
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Crome shines in tour
Joel Peterson
SAM Crome continued yet another standout season for the Avanti IsoWhey Sports team, taking out the Tour of the Great South Coast. Crome took the overall title after Sunday’s sixth and final stage in Portland, claiming victory by 11 seconds over Ben Hill of the Lakes Oil team. &ldqu..
19-Aug-2016
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Relay for Life gets a head start
Bendigo Weekly
Spoil’s Skye Anderson and Emily Strauch really got into the spirit of relay recently at Lansell Square with the launch of the 2013 Bendigo Relay for Life. Stores were invited to help raise public awareness by “painting the town purple” in decorating their shop fronts in the offic..
29-Nov-2012
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Gifts aplenty, but room for more
Bendigo Weekly
Donations are flowing in for the Haven and Bendigo Weekly Christmas appeal. The Haven Sent appeal encourages locals to donate presents and non-perishable food to Haven clients to make their Christmas that little bit special. Weekly editor Anthony Radford said Christmas was a tough time ..
22-Nov-2012
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Combined force
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Health Foundation and Blue Ribbon Foundation have combined for the 2012 Poyser Motors Golf Day. All funds raised from the annual event will go towards the Blue Ribbon Foundation to buy a piece of equipment for Bendigo Health’s Intensive Care Unit. The Victoria Police B..
22-Nov-2012
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A day in the garden
Bendigo Weekly
By ANTHONY RADFORD THERE are gardens and there are gardens, and then there is the Gadsden-Brown’s property. Terri Gadsden-Brown is opening her vast Strathfieldsaye garden to the public on Sunday to raise money for breast cancer research. The property, at 6 Clarendon Close, features s..
15-Nov-2012
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Stop the hotspots
Bendigo Weekly
By Rosemary Sorensen Now is the time to say “never again” to bushfire disasters in Bendigo, according to long-time sustainability campaigner Alan Windust. In the wake of concerns about how to manage the toxic sands at the West Bendigo Regional Park, Mr Windust has renewed his..
09-Nov-2012
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Bras on way
Bendigo Weekly
LAKE Weeroona was a bigger tourist attraction than normal last week. About 3,000 bras were strung out around the lake as the final act of Octobra. The Octobra event allowed locals to donate much-needed bras for women in Tonga. Organiser Jacinta McIvor said the donated bras were now on their wa..
08-Nov-2012
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Bendigo's Dispensary Enoteca shortlisted for award
Anthony Radford
Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards nominees announced In the lead up to the 2012 Restaurant Guide Awards, Australian Gourmet Traveller has named the finalists in 7 major competition categories: New Restaurant of the Year, Wine List of the Year, Sommelier of the Year, Maître d&rsquo..
02-Aug-2011
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Not just garnish
Anthony Radford
Visiting George Bobins at his herb farm in East Bendigo, is like Christmas morning – there are so many little surprises waiting under the tree. Who would imagine that there is a thriving business on the edge of Bendigo which specialises in supplying garnish to restaurants? If you love your..
22-Jul-2011
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Go herbal
Anthony Radford
Rosemary Sorensen's Food Fossickers article this week unearths one of Bendigo's best kept secrets; B&B Basil, a local company tucked away in East Bendigo. This small business supplies the herbal garnish for the majority of Bendigo's restuarants and is about to start supplying their fresh herb..
22-Jul-2011
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Don't mess with the moussaka
Anthony Radford
We continue our cultural lamb theme this week with the Bendigo Festival of Lamb as part of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show to be held on July 15 -17 at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Rd Bendigo. This week's recipe is a classic Greek dish, Moussaka. Moussaka is an eggplant or p..
15-Jul-2011
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Bean there...
Anthony Radford
The story about how Oliver Budack comes to be serving the most exquisitely blended coffee from a charming little cafe in Bendigo’s Chancery Lane deserves at least a novel. The haiku version goes like this: German man who loves Spanish cuisine goes to Papua New Guinea as an alternative, moves..
15-Jul-2011
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Lamb with culture
Anthony Radford
You can take Australian lamb around the world, without leaving your kitchen. The Festival of Lamb, now in its second year as part of the Sheep Show, has asked some of Bendigo’s “culinary stars” to help out with signature recipes. Food Fossickers’ Darren Murphy from Bendi..
08-Jul-2011
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Pick of the week - Sailors Gully and Myers Flat
Bendigo Weekly
Pick of the week - Sailors Gully and Myers Flat Noelene Wild if a pretty old church and the famous Allies Hotel is all you know about Sailors Gully and Myers Flat, Noelene Wild has set out to change that. The long-time Eaglehawk resident has turned her fossicking skills to that part o..
08-Jun-2012
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The chance to rant
Rosemary Sorensen
IF you have courage, and are willing to have a go at telling stories to strangers, this may be just the chance for you. Ranters Theatre is coming to Bendigo next Saturday, June 9, to conduct a free workshop about acting techniques for storytelling. Starting with the question, “What do I be..
01-Jun-2012
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Marsden inspires with words
Bendigo Weekly
Superstar writer John Marsden was battling a sore throat when he turned up at Maiden Gully Primary School on Wednesday. By the time he had finished talking to 100 students about how to take their grade from D to B+ just by paying attention to the nouns and verbs, everyone, including the 61-year..
23-May-2012
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Book your spot at the festival
Bendigo Weekly
Now is the time to get involved with our own Writers Festival (for readers). Later this month, partners City of Greater Bendigo and La Trobe University Bendigo campus will fire the starting pistol, officially launching the inaugural Bendigo Writers Festival. They will also put out the call for ..
18-May-2012
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Meet the wild things
Bendigo Weekly
This week, Maurice Sendak died. Has any other writer-illustrator had as much impact on children’s publishing? The magic brilliance of Where the Wild Things Are made it possible to embed danger and fear within picture books while at the same time putting hope, courage and faith in humanity..
10-May-2012
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PIck of the week - The Marriage Plot
Rosemary Sorensen
The Marriage Plot Jeffrey Eugenides HarperCollins, $29.99 When Jeffrey Eugenides wrote The Virgin Suicides in 1993, it shocked many people. It wasn’t just that the topic was so out-there (about the death of five sisters). It was also the way he chose to write it, using the f..
03-May-2012
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