Kangaroo Flat development plan overturned
Bendigo Weekly
CONCERNS about drainage and losing a sense of place saw councillors overturn a motion to support development of a 34-lot Kangaroo Flat subdivision. In a move that effectively puts an end to building on the block, councillors on Wednesday night rescinded the earlier motion approving developme..
01-Jul-2016
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Council wastes vision
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s waste policy was flawed, expensive and excessive, councillor Peter Cox argued on Wednesday night. As councillors debated awarding two multi-million-dollar waste disposal contracts including a seven-year organics collection deal, officers came under fire fo..
01-Jul-2016
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Chesters ruffles feathers over 457 visa workers
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO MP Lisa Chesters has touched a nerve by warning local employers Labor would crack down on companies using temporary overseas workers. Ms Chesters, the federal member for Bendigo, said too many local jobs over the past three years had gone to temporary overseas workers on 457 visas, b..
01-Jul-2016
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Pollies gear up for election day
Sharon Kemp
ONE of these two women will be the next representative in the federal electorate of Bendigo if past voting trends are repeated this weekend. Labor’s Lisa Chesters has the advantage of experience – three years in the seat – albeit in opposition. But incumbency may not gu..
01-Jul-2016
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Marong still in play
Sharon Kemp
THE Marong farmers at the centre of the land acquisition fight for an industrial park have at least two years before the City of Greater Bendigo makes any move to compulsorily buy their land. The Carter family could be excused for thinking their decade-long battle with the council was over i..
01-Jul-2016
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Metro fail
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’S long-awaited $2 million Metro Rail network becomes a reality on Monday, but stage one of the project falls short of providing a reliable commuter service. The state government project delivers 14 weekday services at Epsom station, as well as an extra service from Eaglehawk..
24-Jun-2016
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A very good life
Dianne Dempsey
One of the cheery, uplifting themes of this year’s Bendigo Writers Festival is food and the art of good living. An exemplar of the good life is the amiable Matthew Evans who has been entertaining us on SBS with his Gourmet Farmer series. A former chef and food critic, Matthew retre..
03-Jul-2015
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Write on at the fringe festival
Bendigo Weekly
BACK for a second year, the Write on Fringe Festival has released its full program of literary events. The festival will run from August 6 to 8 in the Bendigo library coinciding with the Bendigo Writers Festival. Locals can try their hand at song writing or participate in readings or works..
03-Jul-2015
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Bendigo's youth shame as teen crime rate soars
MORE than 10 per cent of crime across Victoria committed by 15 to 17 year olds in 2009-10 was committed by Bendigo youth. That’s one of the key findings of a State Government report which paints a troubled picture of Bendigo’s at-risk youth. The Department of Education and Ea..
30-Jun-2015
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Walsh to announce funding for new sheep shed
VICTORIAN Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh is expected to announce $2 million in funding for Bendigo’s biggest shed this afternoon. Mr Walsh will visit the Bendigo Exhibition Centre at Prince of Wales Showgrounds. The government promised $2 million for a new exhibition space next t..
30-Jun-2015
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La Trobe looking to the future
Christine McGinn
VISIONARY plans for La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus were revealed this week. The campus will be transformed and renewed in the next 15 years with short, medium and long-term plans for development. MGS Architects’ June report found the university needed to develop key par..
26-Jun-2015
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Groups at odds over pool decision
Christine McGinn
Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise has won its battle for a 50-metre pool in the new aquatic centre on Browning Street. KFCE president Jack Lyons said the City of Greater Bendigo councillors’ decision to build a 50m pool was terrific. “We were not pushing for the demoliti..
26-Jun-2015
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New community fire refuges policy unveiled
Bendigo Weekly
Deputy Premier and Emergency Services Minister Peter Ryan has released the new community fire refuges policy, delivering on a key recommendation of the Bushfires Royal Commission. Mr Ryan said the Community Fire Refuges Policy provided the framework for identifying, establishing, managing an..
12-Oct-2011
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VCAL cuts 'short-sighted' - Hulls
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has been accused of disregarding advice from a Melbourne University academic warning against cuts to VCAL. Shadow Education Minister Rob Hulls said the academic’s report outlines the importance of VCAL course coordinators, which are the target of the Baillieu Gover..
12-Oct-2011
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Biofuels industry gets $500,000 boost
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has announced details of a $500,000 investment in the biofuels industry near Echuca. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development minister Peter Ryan and Member for Rodney Paul Weller joined government and industry representatives in Lower Moira to officially announ..
05-Oct-2011
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Government defends Fire Action Week timing
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has defended the timing of this year's Fire Action Week after coming in for criticism from the opposition. A spokesperson for Bushfire Response Minister Peter Ryan said the timing of Fire Action Week had been determined in conjunction with Victoria’s fire agencies ..
03-Oct-2011
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Interest rates status quo - again
Bendigo Weekly
Home owners have been spared further financial pain, with the Reserve Bank board again agreeing to leave the official cash rate unchanged. At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4.75 per cent. Governor Glenn Stevens said conditions in global financia..
03-Oct-2011
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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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Anne of the airwaves
Steve Kendall
HOT on the heels of the Contribution to Indigenous Broadcasting Award, presenter Anne Conway is back on the air. The community broadcaster was back at the helm of the studio for her Monday program The Fur Children Show. Such diversity of programming is what gives Phoenix FM its strength..
29-Nov-2012
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Bringing the music home
Steve Kendall
THE Sacred Heart Cathedral will be alive with the sound of music on Sunday. Songs to Remember is a fundraiser for the Doxa School in Bendigo and Bendigo’s own Alana Conway has arranged the event and will perform. The show will also feature the talents of Mark Vincent and Robert Ga..
22-Nov-2012
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Date set for Groovin the Moo 2013
Bendigo Weekly
Grab your diaries and phones and book in May 4. Groovin the Moo is back in Bendigo. Sure to provide a day of memories, Groovin the Moo is a sell-out event every year, details to follow...
20-Nov-2012
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Blues on the rise
Bendigo Weekly
By MICK GRIFFIN The second Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival had everything in its favour. A superlative musical line-up, brilliant spring sunshine, a host of great venues, magnificent location and lots of smiling faces throughout four days of glorious musical euphoria. From the official Thu..
15-Nov-2012
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Beccy at the reins
Steve Kendall
BECCY COLE is one of the royalty of country music in Australia. However, there are certainly no airs and graces from this South Australian who kicked off as a backing singer in her mum’s band. She is coming to the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine on November 16, so that’s your b..
08-Nov-2012
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Blues and fire
Bendigo Weekly
Before they tour with international rock giants Nickelback, one of Australia’s hottest rock duos is set to wow local music fans at the second annual Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival next week. Alongside almost 100 unique acts over four massive days and nights, Mildura’s Jackson..
02-Nov-2012
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Bulls in control of ULCA decider
Joel Peterson
THE Bridgewater Bulls are closing in on the first cricket premiership in the local region, when they take a commanding advantage into the final day of the Upper Loddon Cricket Association grand final tomorrow. The reigning ULCA premiers built a huge lead against Wedderburn Band Cricket C..
11-Mar-2016
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Annette in top gear
Joel Peterson
WORLD track champion Annette Edmondson headlines an elite field of cyclists competing in the Bendigo International Madison carnival this weekend when she lines up in Saturday’s Innes Motors Women’s Madison. The 2015 world champ comes to Bendigo fresh off a courageous fifth in the..
11-Mar-2016
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Gully's grand hopes
Joel Peterson
AFTER an outstanding turnaround this season, Spring Gully is dreaming of grand final glory when it takes on United at JG Edwards Oval this weekend – and has an off-field culture shake up to thank for it. The Crows finished second last in the 2014/15 season but with some heady recruitin..
11-Mar-2016
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Tigers ready to roar
Joel Peterson
THE Emu Valley Cricket Association’s form side in the second half of the season, United will aim to take its second flag in three years in this weekend’s grand final. United claimed the top prize in 2013/14, and is well-placed to do so again after defeating Maiden Gully to sew up..
11-Mar-2016
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BDCA finals to kick off with a bang
Joel Peterson
REVENGE will be on the mind of Strathdale Maristians this weekend when the Bendigo District Cricket Association’s reigning premier meets White Hills in its semi final clash at All Seasons Oval. Last time they met, in the second last round of home and away matches, White Hills bested th..
11-Mar-2016
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Rumble on the rink
Joel Peterson
THE buildup to Sunday’s Bendigo Pennant Bowls division one grand final was thrown into chaos this week, following a controversial altercation during Bendigo’s win over Eaglehawk last Saturday. The last time the sides met in a grand final at Eaglehawk, Bendigo broke a 33-year long..
11-Mar-2016
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Tune in to festival
Bendigo Weekly
By Rosemary Sorensen it’s the written word that’s top of the list for the inaugural Bendigo Writers Festival, but there are strings attached. Dennis O’Keeffe will be strumming his guitar as he explains how Waltzing Matilda came into being. The Egan sisters, Alanna and Alicia,..
02-Aug-2012
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Riding out
Bendigo Weekly
FOUR local horse enthusiasts are preparing themselves for a very important ride. Leanne Taig, Judi Ludeman, Kylie Morrison and Kristy Arnold are gearing up to join the Horse Ride for Cancer next month. The ride will begin in Mildura on August 12 and end at Queensland’s Redland Bay..
27-Jul-2012
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Health for men
Bendigo Weekly
Men should have regular health checks, but they are well-known for finding any excuse not to go to see their doctor. Regular medical check-ups help you stay healthy and may pick up early warning signs of disease or illness. Heart disease, diabetes and some cancers can often be picked up in the..
28-Jun-2012
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Take the plunge with a check up
Steve Kendall
LAST week I wrote a column in the Weekly about heading off for the prostate exam. It was light-hearted for the sake of the column, but in reality it’s something all men should be aware of. The Better Health Channel tells us around 25 per cent of men aged 55 years and over have a prostatic ..
28-Jun-2012
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Patient steps to recovery
Bendigo Weekly
SUE Nerlekar was fit and active before she had breast cancer. So when she found she couldn’t walk more than a few steps after she had completed her cancer treatment in late 2010, she wondered if she would ever walk “like I used to before”. “I felt depressed that I could ..
22-Jun-2012
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Coat drive adds warmth
Bendigo Weekly
How many coats do you have in the wardrobe that don’t fit, are last season or perhaps just not your style anymore? And how many of them will stay in your wardrobe all winter? Those extra coats, jackets and blankets that you have just lying around your home could be a big help to s..
15-Jun-2012
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Peter has a top crop
Beware the triffid pumpkin, it could take over your backyard. Eaglehawk gardener Peter Tharle was given one pumpkin seed by a friend last year, planted it, and the result was a crop of giants. “I’ve never seen them like this,” Peter said. “Someone told me it&r..
06-May-2011
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Market support to continue
Funding for the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association will continue, with the state government allocating $2million over the next four years in this week’s budget. While this is a 50 per cent cut on the first grant made four years ago, the Association has welcomed the announceme..
05-May-2011
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It’s spudtacular
WHEN the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Trentham was badly damaged by fire six years ago, it was more than the local drinking hole that took the hit. “The whole town died off,” shop-owner Jacinta Carboon says. “It became a sleepy hollow.” Spud to the rescue. A couple of locals dec..
29-Apr-2011
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Market matters
BY Rosemary Sorensen The Victorian Farmers Markets Association should go regional, if it is to remain relevant, according to one Goldfields market organiser. “If they are going to grow into a professional association, they have to have regional branches,” Castlemaine Farmers Marke..
08-Apr-2011
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Markets’ future on the agenda
Farmers’ markets across Victoria, which have benefitted from start-up funding, will continue to be boosted if recommendations to the State Government are accepted. Before the election at the end of last year, a government committee inquiry into farmers markets recommended the continuation of..
30-Mar-2011
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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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Now is the time for poet
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO poet Tru Dowling says it feels a little strange finally to see her poems gathered in a classy chapbook, her name on the cover, the poems sitting firm and final on the white page. But it was always going to happen. “I feel like I can’t not write poetry,” Tru says. &ldquo..
08-Dec-2011
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Top history books named
Bendigo Weekly
A history of a historian and a book about bad war deeds have split the money in this year's Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History. A Three-cornered Life: The Historian WK Hancock by Jim Davidson and Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War by Peter Stanley each ..
07-Dec-2011
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REFRAIN POETRY FILE: Memoirs of a Consenting Victim
Bendigo Weekly
Memoirs Of A Consenting Victim by Tru Dowling This is the time she aches for breaks given rules for bidden for the time it tick tick tick tick ticks ticks ticked him off the list the gist was to recognize realign the white lies, blow flies of his owl brown e..
06-Dec-2011
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Bookclub news Dec 2
Bendigo Weekly
Where do you go after Harry Potter? Daniel Radcliffe showed he is serious about developing his career as an actor by playing in a small-budget film made in Australia and based on the novel by Michael Noonan. Now, apparently, at 22 Radcliffe is preparing to take on a role that is as different fro..
02-Dec-2011
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Calling all readers!
Rosemary Sorensen
IS there anybody out there? A couple of weeks back a newcomer to Bendigo contacted us at the Weekly because she has heard about our Bookclub. She had moved from another Australian city, where she had been a member of a different kind of bookclub, the reading group kind which meets regularly at a..
25-Nov-2011
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Book Club Pick of the Week: Ship Kings
Rosemary Sorensen
Ship Kings Andrew McGahan Allen and Unwin, $22.99 A SEA shanty with a mythical whirlpool at its heart. Miles Franklin-award winning author, Andrew McGahan, has continued on his merry way, working through every genre known to readers, by embarking on a four-book fantasy series. The Coming ..
18-Nov-2011
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