Education under review
Sharon Kemp
THE Bendigo Education Plan will be reviewed this year and a new plan set for the next decade of public secondary education as enrolment figures show the model has swung out of balance with one junior secondary college almost three times the size of any of the other three colleges. At the ..
26-Jan-2017
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$1 million reward for information about 49-year-old Bendigo case
Sharon Kemp
POLICE believe someone in Bendigo has information about the disappearance of two teenagers in California Gully 49 years ago. Up to $1 million is being offered for information about Maureen Braddy, who was 16, and her 17-year-old friend Allan Whyte who were last seen leaving a YMCA dance in M..
23-Jan-2017
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New warning from Crime Stoppers
Sharon Kemp
THE heat can create opportunities of the worse kind, according to Crime Stoppers. Residents are being advised to report unsafe behaviour that could lead to a fire being lit. They are also asked to be on the look out for any suspicious solicitation by tradespeople. Crime Stoppers Vict..
20-Jan-2017
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Anxiety over debt errors
Sharon Kemp
ROBERT is still demoralised by the six weeks he spent correcting debt collectors about a $2500 Centrelink debt he was told before Christmas he owed. He said he had almost come to the end of the paperwork after discovering himself the error was due to a name change of a former employer. ..
20-Jan-2017
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Volunteers are citizen winners
Sam Kane
VOLUNTEER Garth Keech and refugee activist Khayshie Tilak Ramesh have this week been named as Bendigo’s Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year for 2017 – a call neither were expecting from mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke. “It was pretty stunning... I was a little bit sho..
20-Jan-2017
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No easy fix for caravan park land
Sharon Kemp
THE question of what will replace the Central City Caravan Park after more than 90 permanent residents are kicked out has become more urgent with the revelation three quarters of the land is subject to flooding and is zoned for special tourism use. North Central Catchment Management Autho..
20-Jan-2017
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MOPPED UP
Laura Hurley
PRESSURE caused by Bendigo’s rising groundwater troubles has been eased, with the state government throwing the city a lifeline. Water minister Lisa Neville yesterday announced rising groundwater will now be pumped to storage in the New Chum mine, “buying time” for the gove..
01-Oct-2015
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WEAR YELLOW TO SHOW YOU CARE
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo residents have been urged to turn out in force tomorrow for a colourful celebration of diversity and unity. The Believe in Bendigo picnic event will be held in the Civic Gardens adjacent to the Town Hall from 11.30am to 4pm, tomorrow, Friday, October 2. Organisers hope the AF..
01-Oct-2015
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Great wall walk
Dianne Dempsey
In September 2013 at the age of 36, Karlee Thorpe’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. She said her family and friends gave her the strength to get through a bilateral mastectomy, followed by 14 months of intensive treatment includin..
01-Oct-2015
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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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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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An Avent to attend
Steve Kendall
THE elegantly named Ma Petite has an equally beautiful real name. Indiana Avent was born in Melbourne but raised in Castlemaine, so every return is like a homecoming. Avent said she didn’t appreciate it much as a child but sees it now for what it is. “An artistic town with a gr..
21-Feb-2014
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Boy, bear, Bendigo
Christine McGinn
BOY and Bear will embark on a 30-day regional Australia tour after playing sold out shows in the UK and a Europe and US tour. Bassist David Symes said it was an exciting time for the band, especially off the back of a two month Oz tour. “We are really excited to jump overseas and ta..
21-Feb-2014
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Presley is in the building
Bendigo Weekly
Memphis-born Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, has announced the she’ll be performing in Bendigo with her five-piece band. This is the first time she has toured Australia in eight years. The tour – which Presley will be taking around the world – comes off the back of her l..
07-Feb-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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Square's grand return
Joel Peterson
AT three-quarter time last week, it looked as though Golden Square’s indifferent finals series was going to catch up with them and see the Bulldogs bundled out of finals. Square trailed Eaglehawk by 16 points going into the final term of their preliminary final clash, and the upstart B..
23-Sep-2016
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Rested Roos ready for grand final test
Joel Peterson
KANGAROO Flat will be out to stop Golden Square’s quest for back-to-back A-grade netball flags in it tracks when the sides meet in the showcase netball game on Saturday. The build up for both sides could not have been less similar, with Kangaroo Flat a picture of stability for the bett..
23-Sep-2016
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Set for a classic
Bendigo Weekly
THE stars will line up when the Bendigo District Cycling Club holds its annual Rob Vernon Memorial on Sunday. Recent Tour of the Great South Coast winner Sam Crome, Tour of Taiwan champion Robbie Hucker, Jason Lea, national under-23 champion Chris Hamilton and National Road Series winner Joe..
23-Sep-2016
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Spirit impress in opener
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard expects new recruit Blake Dietrick to fit in with his side seamlessly as the Spirit head into their second preseason match tomorrow. The Spirit takes on 2015/16 finallist Dandenong in Werribee, the first of two games against the Rangers before the start o..
23-Sep-2016
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The best of the best in 2016
Joel Peterson
GOLDEN Square co-captain Jack Geary leads the way in the Bendigo Weekly's Bendigo Football League 2016 Team of the Year. The Bulldogs lead the way with six players in the side, ahead of grand final combatants Sandhurst with four. Eaglehawk coach Luke Monaghan was named coach of the year ..
22-Sep-2016
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Thunder on cusp of perfect season
Joel Peterson
ON the eve of the Victorian Women’s Football League season it was bordering on unforseeable that the Bendigo Thunder would make it this far. They had just lost their coach and president before even playing a game and had made the step up to the VWFL’s Premier Division. The gr..
16-Sep-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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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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Maldon marvels
The locals have the advantage over the rest of us, when Maldon’s bi-annual food and wine festival rolls around once more. Clutching their souvenir tasting glass, they can wander from stall to stall, sampling a warming shiraz here, a lusty cabernet there, dribbling sauce on a sausage along th..
30-Jun-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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