Hoskin in council tilt
Sharon Kemp
THE woman who was a central figure in the fight against plans for Bendigo’s first mosque and in the unruly protest that led to a council meeting being abandoned in September 2015 says it was not disrespectful to sit in the mayoral chair and laugh after the meeting was closed down. Anti..
23-Sep-2016
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32 up and running
Sharon Kemp
FIRST-time candidates Ian Dean and Damien Irving secured first and second positions on the ballot paper for the hotly contested Lockwood ward. Mr Dean, a former science teacher who was self employed from 1988 until retirement, said he would run on the platform of not increasing rates and red..
23-Sep-2016
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Candidates team up to win
Sharon Kemp
A LARGE field of candidates in next month’s City of Greater Bendigo elections has the potential to create voting blocs on the incoming council. As the council comes to the end of a tumultuous four-year term, many candidates have said they want to serve on a less divided cou..
23-Sep-2016
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Push for driver safety
Sharon Kemp
“I can’t justify a single death on our roads,” is the approach Bendigo Highway Patrol sergeant Mick McCrann takes to the job of policing central Victorian roads. The road toll in Bendigo so far is lower than it was year on year – four fatalities compared to six – ..
23-Sep-2016
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September record set to fall
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO has been drenched by its wettest month in almost seven years, and the Bureau of Meteorology says there is more rain on the way. To 9am yesterday, Bendigo Airport had recorded 108 millimetres of rain this month with widespread reports of local residents collecting more than that. ..
16-Sep-2016
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Institute work begins
Sharon Kemp
THE Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute as we know it closes today and will reopen when it is refurbished to near original condition, and boasts a state-of-the-art exhibition space at the back that will host touring exhibitions from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The next time the ..
16-Sep-2016
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Home starts on rebound
Bendigo Weekly
Latest figures confirm the number of new home starts rebounded in the March quarter of 2015. Housing Industry Association economist Geordan Murray said the strong result for the March 2015 quarter was the second highest level for any quarter on record. “This latest result was consiste..
17-Jul-2015
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Bendigo's bitter cold snap
Bendigo Weekly
Shivering while out and about in Bendigo yesterday? Chances are you weren't the only one. The city endured its coldest day in over 17 years yesterday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The bureau's Bendigo Airport site recorded a maximum temperature of 7.1 degrees at 11.12am yester..
15-Jul-2015
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Hazeldene's holds firm
Peter Kennedy
ONE of central Victoria’s largest private employers has rejected claims the company has an over-reliance on temporary work visa employees that is squeezing locals out of the workforce. Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm last month voluntarily presented at the public hearing of a Senate inqu..
10-Jul-2015
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Groundwater fix still in balance
Christine McGinn
AN interim solution to Bendigo’s toxic rising groundwater still remains unknown after missing the June 30 deadline. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has proposed five transition options to be used for the next two to three years. Three options include drawin..
10-Jul-2015
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Locals brainstorm housing solutions
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL disability service providers are working together to develop a long-term solution to Bendigo’s unmet affordable housing demand. More than 25 individuals and organisations met at Haven; Home, Safe today to share ideas and develop a road-map for appropriate disability housing option..
03-Jul-2015
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The right time to buy
Bendigo Weekly
FOR anyone wondering when is the right time to buy real estate – the answer is likely now. That’s the view of Tweed Sutherland First National’s Darryn O’Keefe, who says now is the best time in a number of years (for those who are in a position to do so) to purchase properti..
03-Jul-2015
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Car thefts warning
Christine McGinn
Motorists are being warned that thefts from vehicles are still occurring. Acting Sergeant Mark Bell said people were still not locking their cars, and were leaving valuables plainly in sight. Acting Sgt Bell reminded motorists to look before they leave to reduce all opportunistic thefts...
23-May-2014
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Flora Hill house fire
Christine McGinn
A Flora Hill home was damaged by this afternoon. Three Country Fire Authority units were called to the house fire, on the corner of Somerville Street and Raymond Avenue, at 2.40pm A CFA spokesperson said the fire started in the front room but the cause was unknown. The house has suf..
20-May-2014
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Bendigo rallies around fire victims - video
Bendigo Weekly
Locals are rallying to fundraise for the Trenfield family who lost their Ascot family home yesterday. Lucky to survive, the family of seven's home caught fire on Sunday morning which saw Country Fire Authority crews attend. Running for two weeks, the ..
18-May-2014
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Tougher mobile phone restrictions
Christine McGinn
Drivers caught using their mobile phone will face tougher penalties beginning today. Motorists who break the rules will be stung with a $433 fine and four demerit point loss. The new restrictions are up from the previous $289 fine and three demerit point loss. One t..
25-Nov-2013
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Government acts on sex abuse
Bendigo Weekly
A multi-disciplinary centre in Bendigo will "improve responses to sexual assualt". One of four centres announced in the Victorian Coalition Government's 2012-13 budget today, the Bendigo centre will include Victoria Police, child protection authorities, and specialised counselling services...
01-May-2012
BUDGET UPDATED
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New Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police appointed
Bendigo Weekly
Premier Ted Baillieu and Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan today announced the appointment of Ken Lay as the new Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. “The Victorian Coalition Government through an independent selection panel conducted a broad sear..
13-Nov-2011
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Awakening King Kong
Christine McGinn
King Kong is a theatrical production of colliding creativity; majestic puppetry and a dismissible storyline. Weighing over one tonne, King Kong, is the creative vision of developers, Global Creatures, defying the rules of puppetry. Armed with 10 on-stage puppeteers and 15 industrial serv..
18-Jun-2013
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Something was great
Bendigo Weekly
THE not-so-secret Something for Kate guerilla gig drew a solid mix of fans and media into the Bendigo Centre on Wednesday. Something for Kate performed in the dry, competing with the sound of the city and the rain. The four-piece played five tracks with snare, acoustic bass and guitar and the ci..
14-Jun-2013
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Sarah Blasko to play Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Sarah Blasko is playing the Capital, Bendigo on July 31. After spending time in Paris, supporting the release of her album and performing throughout Europe, she has returned to Australia for the tour. Accompanied by her long time band, Sarah will travel to regional Australia. She will also b..
06-Jun-2013
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A Break for Kate
Bendigo Weekly
THE Golden Vine plays host to special fundraiser on Saturday. The event has been arranged for a woman who received an injury, which will require a lengthy and expensive recovery and medical equipment. The event, A Break for Kate, will be held at The Golden Vine Hotel, from 12.30pm to 11pm..
29-May-2013
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Wolfmother plays the Golden Vine
Bendigo Weekly
Wolfmother made the trip to Bendigo last Friday to play the Golden Vine ..
28-May-2013
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A real taste of Ireland
Bendigo Weekly
Foster and Allen are returning to Bendigo next month Mick Foster and Tony Allen have been performing together for more than 30 years, and this will be their 17th trip to Australia. They have been performing their blend of easy listening and folk music all over the world and their record sa..
24-May-2013
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Spirit sign Canadian international
Bendigo Weekly
Canadian international Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe is the latest recruit for the Bendigo Spirit ahead of the club’s 2016/17 WNBL campaign. The 25-year-old Canadian was confirmed as the club’s latest signing this morning, and adds a defensive presence in the frontcourt alongside recent s..
31-May-2016
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Stadium set for grand prix
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Stadium is gearing up to host a weekend of world class volleyball, when the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix hits town on Friday. The 2016 edition of the annual series begins this week, with Bendigo hosting the pool B3 round between Australia, Columbia, Cuba and Croatia. The comp..
31-May-2016
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O'Neill to lead Thunder
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Thunder has ended its search for a coach, with Cherie O’Neill to permanently take the reins of the undefeated Victorian Women’s Football League club. As revealed by the Weekly yesterday, the club held what it called an “extraordinary meeting” on Wednesday ..
27-May-2016
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Big day for top umps
Joel Peterson
TIME flies when you’re having fun, and for 999 games as an umpire Dean Goodridge has done just that. The Bendigo Umpires Association whistleblower takes to Canterbury Park this Saturday for game 1000, having umpired with a raft of leagues after taking it up in Melbourne’s eastern..
27-May-2016
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Around and around we go
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Football Netball League’s interleague merry-go-round is set to roll on in 2017, after a fourth straight win over Gippsland on Saturday led to another likely meeting with Ballarat next year. The Bendigo side of 23 played some sparkling football, and the enthusiasm of the you..
27-May-2016
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BBA reaches its Peak
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Stadium complex is getting a new look, and so are the stadium’s staff thanks to a partnership with Peak Sport Australia. The company has struck a deal with the Bendigo Basketball Association to be the uniform partner of the BBA, for Braves senior and junior teams, BBA staff..
27-May-2016
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Lizzie lends a hand to save orangutans
Steve Kendall
IT is a long way to the Sumatran rainforest, but a Bendigo student has helped bring it a lot closer. Camp Hill Primary School Year 4 student Lizzie Monteith found out all about the plight of orangutans during a trip to Bali. After a day spent with some of the red-haired great apes Lizzi..
13-Sep-2012
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Plan to make Bendigo new music centre
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo can build on its musical traditions, according to a composer who is planning an audacious new festival for the city. "Bendigo is a perfect location and an incredibly musical city," David Chisholm said this week. "I've moved here to tell people we do have the capacity, and sometim..
07-Sep-2012
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Continuing the valuable legacy
Steve Kendall
LEGACY Week starts on Sunday, so now is the time to support the valuable work the organisation does. Legacy supports widows and dependents of deceased ex-service veterans, and now is you chance to help them by buying a Legacy badge. The badges are available in a variety of values, but no..
31-Aug-2012
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Art work with no barriers on show
Bendigo Weekly
MAHATMA Gandhi said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” That has inspired three Girton Grammar students to put on an art exhibition aimed at raising awareness of issues that need changing. The Be the Change exhibition is on at Dudley House until Sunday. I..
31-Aug-2012
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Telstra Foundation commits $8 million to partnership with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Bendigo Weekly
The Hon. Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister of Australia, today launched an $8million, multi-year partnership between the Telstra Foundation and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation to develop and deliver eSmart Libraries across Australia – one of the most significant community cybersafety ..
27-Aug-2012
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Heart of the matter
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO businesses are coming together later this month to show support and raise money for HeartKids. HeartKids is an organisation that provides support for families with a Heart Child (congenital or acquired) and provides research grants and builds awareness in communities. Bendigo ..
17-Aug-2012
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BABIES: A VERY SPECIAL WORLD FOOD EVENT
To coincide with our screening of Babies, the Star Cinema invites you to a global culinary feast. Enjoy a set three-course menu prepared by the team from Bendigo Wholefoods. The slow-cooked global feast will feature food from local producers including Erindale Farm and the Good Loaf. ..
19-May-2011
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Nuts in season
Last week's Weekly highlighted a new industry in the region, walnut growing. Related to the pecan, the walnut is thought to have originated in China or Persia -- the Persians are said to have used them as currency. Walnuts grow on trees and have a green outer husk, which splits open to reveal..
18-May-2011
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Food allergy is no longer the odd one out!
New research into food allergy in Australia has alarmingly revealed that 1 in every 10 children is now food allergic. This year during Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) May 16th – 21st Anaphylaxis Australia aims to reach those who don’t have food allergies. “We want ..
18-May-2011
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Farmers Markets correction
Our report announcing the funding of Victorian Farmers Markets Association for a further four years said the $2million over four years allocated in this year's budget is a 50 per cent decrease on the inaugural funding. This is not correct. VFMA's Sarah Robins says the market funding is good ne..
13-May-2011
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Beefing up beef
While National Beef caters mostly for those in the know, organisers are hoping it may develop into Bendigo’s major food event. “We have mostly commercial and industry people, not just the tyre-kickers,” secretary Rod Bowles said. “But because it’s free admittance, a..
13-May-2011
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The giant pumpkin seed giveaway
Update: Peter's pumpkin seeds are almost dried and ready to send out so watch your mailboxes. And watch this website for details of a Giant Pumpkin growing competition being planned for autumn 2012. We have been inundated with requests for pumpkin seeds following our story about Eag..
13-May-2011
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Little doses of Dickens
Rosemary Sorensen
On February 7, 200 years ago, Charles John Huffam Dickens was born. To celebrate this event, Bendigo Library (5.30pm, phone 5449 2781) is hosting a kind of Little Dickens; dramatised readings from a half-dozen of the novels by Castlemaine actors Bev Geldard and Michael Treloar. Bev say..
02-Feb-2012
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Pick of the week - There but for the
Rosemary Sorensen
This is one of those books you have to go back to the beginning to read, once you’ve finished it. The first short chapter is very weird, so it’s important not to let it put you off. But once you’re in to this rather black comedy, it’s both enjoyable and thought-provoki..
26-Jan-2012
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Pick of the week - A visit from the Goon Squad
Rosemary Sorensen
Jennifer Egan A Visit from the Goon Squad Constable and Robinson, $19.99 THE way writers such as Jennifer Egan go about their novels may just be a reason that the paper book will not be entirely replaced by the ebook. While you can whip through Egan’s fast, funny, bol..
20-Jan-2012
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Pick of the week
Bendigo Weekly
Keeper Of The Light Diane Chamberlain Harlequin, $29.99 Don’t be fooled that this is your average love story. Dr Olivia Simon is a dedicated doctor with experience in a large and busy hospital. She has been persuaded to come to a smaller town by her husband, Pau..
12-Jan-2012
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Pick of the week: The Seamstress
Bendigo Weekly
The Seamstress Maria Duenas Picador, $32.99 If you’re a reader who likes a touch of history with your fiction, this epic novel, set in Madrid, Morocco and Lisbon will be right up your alley. It’s 1935 in Madrid when we first meet Sira Quiroga, a young seamstress raised by her si..
06-Jan-2012
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Season for a read
Rosemary Sorensen
Troubling as the arrival of ebooks is for books and publishing, there has never been a better time for reading. Where once people who live in the country had only a fraction of the access city people have to both new publications and old, now, we are linked in to libraries, bookshops and publisher..
16-Dec-2011
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