Refit for National Hotel
Sharon Kemp
THE National Hotel in Golden Square will demolish part of its building, revamp an outdoor area and move an entrance to the Violet Street facade in a bid to transform its layout. But the application drew objections from some neighbours that were supported by three City of Greater Bendigo counci..
18-Nov-2016
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Park owners from Altona
Sharon Kemp
TITLE searches have revealed four hectares of land in Golden Square to be vacated by City Central Caravan Park is owned by two Altona-based businesswomen. The Bendigo Weekly has found the land was bought in the early 1990s by Joseph Lococo and inherited by his daughters Melissa Jacobson and ..
18-Nov-2016
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Heritage remains a city attraction
Peter Kennedy
ONE of Bendigo’s biggest tourism players is celebrating a dramatic turnaround in its fortunes, and believes there are even better times ahead. Bendigo Heritage Attractions will today unveil its annual results for the 2015/16 financial year at an annual general meeting to be held at the..
18-Nov-2016
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Chapman appeal looms
Sharon Kemp
DEPUTY mayor-elect Rod Fyffe has played down the impact on new councillors of a civil court case that continues to draw attention to previous acrimony in the City of Greater Bendigo council. Former councillor Elise Chapman wants to introduce into an appeal being heard in the Victorian Civil ..
11-Nov-2016
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Thumbs up for NDIS
Sharon Kemp
THERE will be teething problems with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance System and it may take 10 years to get it right, but a La Trobe University academic says it will work in the end. Professor Christine Bigby is a leading researcher in the field of intellectual disability. ..
11-Nov-2016
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Bendigo a multicultural winner
Sharon Kemp
THE Victorian Multicultural Commission wants to hold up Bendigo as an example of how to respond to disruptive outside influences. Commission chair Helen Kapalos spoke to local leaders on Wednesday night while offering reassurance about the events unfolding in the US election. The former ..
11-Nov-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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CAR AND TRUCK COLLIDE - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
A car and truck collided in Strathfieldsaye this afternoon. A medium sized truck and a smaller sedan collided on the Tannery Lane and Guys Hill Road intersection about 12.20pm. Three ambulance units, State Emergency Service, police and Country Fire Authority members a..
05-Jun-2014
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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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Sunday Exchange
Bendigo Weekly
A featured act at this year’s Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Benny Walker, is playing one of the program’s key venues on Sunday. The Exchange at the Bendigo Centre, High Street plays host from noon until 3pm. This is a great chance to have an intimate audience with Ben..
13-Sep-2013
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GTM 2014 date named
Bendigo Weekly
Groovin the Moo is back in Bendigo on Saturday, May 3. as before the event will run at the Prince Of Wales Showground, Holmes Rd, Bendigo. There’s plenty of Groovin’ the Moo dates for the planner. Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday, February 4, 2014 for around $100 with t..
09-Sep-2013
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Meredith the Wild Child
Steve Kendall
MUSIC has been part of Mez Whittle’s life for years. The Bendigo-based singer-guitarist-songwriter has been penning songs for 22 years, and has just released an album to iTunes. There’s a CD to follow, and a vinyl planned. “Vinyl is the new cool,” Mez, who records ..
06-Sep-2013
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Raising funds for Blues and Roots Festival
Bendigo Weekly
The volunteers behind Bendigo’s biggest music festival are hosting a fundraising trivia night on Thursday. Taking place at the Golden Vine Hotel, the night will pit metal heads against country lovers, old rockers against new wave hipsters, in an almighty trivia showdown. Quiz-goers w..
30-Aug-2013
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Divas back on stage
Bendigo Weekly
Diva Demolition lead singer Kylie Cowling is excited to be coming home to Bendigo this Sunday to perform songs from the band’s debut album at the Newmarket Hotel. It rounds off a remarkable 12 months for bass player Kylie and guitarist Sherree Newton, who used to play together in all-fe..
30-Aug-2013
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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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Woolley fires at worlds
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO clay target shooters Laura Woolley and Emma Cox are the region’s newest world champions after brilliant performances at last week’s International Clay Target Shooting Federation world championships in Ireland. Shooting in the DTL (down the line) discipline, Woolley, a 201..
29-Jul-2016
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Title focus locked in
Joel Peterson
ONE side is flying on top of the pops and the other is fighting for its finals life, but the last month of the South East Australian Basketball League will prove vital for both the Bendigo Braves and Lady Braves. The Braves are the SEABL’s best team and sit on top of the east conferenc..
22-Jul-2016
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Scorpion scoring spree
Bendigo Weekly
EPSOM’s domination of the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League women’s championship continued with a 19-1 thrashing of Golden City at Epsom Huntly Reserve last Sunday. The Scorpions dominated from the outset, their pace and control on the ball dominant features of their game. Alishi..
22-Jul-2016
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Squash event to hit town
Joel Peterson
WORLD number 91 Jessica Turnbull will lead a large Australian contingent into next week’s Bendigo International Open squash tournament. The Bendigo Squash Club’s Barnard Street courts will host the tournament, starting Thursday, for the second year in a row. The draw’s ..
22-Jul-2016
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Tigers star ruled out of key clash
Joel Peterson
KYNETON'S much-improved depth will be tested over coming weeks with star forward Ben Weightman to miss at least a fortnight due to a hamstring injury. Weightman was injured early in the second quarter of Kyneton's round 12 129-point demolition job of Maryborough after kicking 5.1 and collect..
20-Jul-2016
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Roos out for revenge
Bendigo Weekly
YET another top-of-the-table clash takes place this weekend in local football when Mitiamo meets Loddon Valley Football League powerhouse Bridgewater on Saturday. Mitiamo withstood a fierce charge from Calivil United last weekend to run out winners by three points in a clash of second versus..
15-Jul-2016
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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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By golly Miss Molly
Steve Kendall
Molly Conroy was born in the year the Titanic sailed and sank. She was three when the ANZAC legend was born and six when the armistice was signed in 1918. She is a living treasure, and celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday at Sunrise Supported Living in Strathdale. Molly has seen t..
05-Oct-2012
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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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Enjoy a wine and a bite
They now call Heathcote their “new place of belonging”. Some of the best dishes evolve by serendipity. When Henni and Andreas Greiving chose the Heathcote region to establish their Domaine Asmara vineyard and restaurant, the idea of yabbies was far from their thoughts. But a lit..
03-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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