Park resident heads for VCAT
Sharon Kemp
TONY Pumpa is vowing to stay on at his home at the Central City Caravan Park despite a 12-month notice to vacate, and is taking the landowner and the caravan park owner to VCAT. The retired safety consultant has lived at the park for more than 16 years and claims he has neither a fixed no..
20-Jan-2017
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Aspire to kick off precinct plan
Bendigo Weekly
SUPPORTERS of the proposed $15 million Aspire Precinct to be established at the foot of Bendigo’s iconic Sacred Heart Cathedral have vowed to forge ahead, despite the project failing so far to secure federal government funding. Planning works are almost complete, with preliminary works..
13-Jan-2017
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Bendigo trains least punctual
Joel Peterson
V/LINE hopes to continue to improve punctuality on the Bendigo line after figures released this week showed the punctuality of Bendigo line services in 2016 was well below the 92 per cent target and the worst of V/Line’s three main regional commuter lines. Just 83.4 per cent of service..
13-Jan-2017
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NBN starts to roll out
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 3700 homes and businesses in urban areas of Bendigo can now connect to the NBN as work on Australia’s biggest infrastructure project continues to roll out across the city.NBN Victorian spokesman Michael Moore said work to connect a further 33,000 remaining premises was un..
13-Jan-2017
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When time stood still
Dianne Dempsey
Bendigo citizens who have wished that time could stand still had their dream come true on Monday when the former Bendigo Post Office clock stopped. For more than 24 hours the time was 5.10 and we were given an extra day of life. But the man in charge of time in Bendigo, Stephen Young, cl..
13-Jan-2017
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Junior doctors start next stage of their career
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health has welcomed 40 new junior doctors, who start their 12-month internship by going through orientation this week. Chief medical officer Humsha Naidoo said that it was great to see so many medical graduates opting to further their training here in Bendigo. “Working a..
13-Jan-2017
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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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Walk for Parkinson's
Laura Hurley
Put on your walking shoes – a local Parkinson’s peer support group is hosting a Walk in the Park around Lake Weeroona on Sunday August 30. It will be the group’s inaugural Walk in the Park event in Bendigo, and members are hopeful a good crowd in their first year. Gr..
21-Aug-2015
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Go ahead for airport upgrade
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo hopes work on a major $15 million redevelopment of the Bendigo airport will start later this year, after state planning minister Richard Wynne yesterday gave the green light for works to proceed. Bendigo Airport Advisory Committee chair, councillor James Williams ..
14-Aug-2015
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VACANT LAND IN SIGHTS
Peter Kennedy
The City of Greater Bendigo has identified three key vacant parcels of land as potential medium density housing meccas. The Residential Strategy recognises land at Chum Street opposite Fortuna, the former Coliban Water depot in Golden Square and surplus land owned by La Trobe University on O..
14-Aug-2015
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Murder charge
Bendigo Weekly
A man has been charged with murder after the death of a Raywood man on Tuesday night. Police have recovered a firearm believed to be involved in the incident. Police were called to a property on Bridgewater-Raywood Rd just after 7pm after an alleged altercation. Maxwell John Pain was..
10-Jun-2014
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Woman injured in accident
Christine McGinn
A woman was taken to hospital this morning after a single vehicle accident on Crusoe Road. The woman was taken to Bendigo Hospital with a right-arm injury but no other people were injured in the incident. The black four-wheel drive was traveling from Lockwood South to Kangaroo Flat ab..
10-Jun-2014
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Ravenswood hotel blaze
Bendigo Weekly
Investigations are underway to find the cause of last night's fire at the former Junction Hotel in Ravenswood. About 18 fire crews, including specialist equipment vehicles, attacked the fire, with reports the roof has collapsed. North-bound traffic on the Calder Freeway was ..
09-Jun-2014
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Agents robbed
Bendigo Weekly
Three Bendigo real estate agencies were broken into overnight. Thieves broke into Doug Lougoon for Real Estate at 37 Will St, McKean McGregor Real State at 5 Wills St and Mawby Property at 105 Mitchell St. Police said cash was stolen during the burglaries and they believe the robberies a..
06-Jun-2014
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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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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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Four day blues
Bendigo Weekly
Thousands of people packed the city’s live music venues last weekend to celebrate the four-day blues extravaganza that is Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. Festival director Colin Thompson said crowds had enjoyed 250-plus performances from more than 100 acts, at 20 different venu..
15-Nov-2013
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Hailey sings the blues
Steve Kendall
WRAPPED in overcoat and scarf, singer Hailey Calvert showed her Brisbane roots as she sang the blues. WA-born of Victorian family, she made the trip from Queensland to feature in some sets at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival. Around 400 people were in Rosalind Park on Saturday aftern..
11-Nov-2013
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Ladies got the blues
Bendigo Weekly
A bevy of beautiful female voices will be front and centre at a special showcase as part of this weekend’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. “Ladies got the Blues” will be held at the Rifle Brigade Hotel on Sunday, November 10, featuring an all-star line-up of local a..
08-Nov-2013
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Three lead Michelsen race
Joel Peterson
THREE clear favourites lead the way heading into Sunday’s Bendigo Football Netball League Michelsen Medal count at the Bendigo Club. Sandhurst’s Kristan Height, Golden Square skipper Jack Geary and Strathfieldsaye running machine Kallen Geary are the three leading contenders to t..
16-Sep-2016
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Huge junior grand final weekend
Bendigo Weekly
SANDHURST Marist Dockers and Kangaroo Flat will meet in a showcase game for junior football when the Bendigo Junior Football League’s under-16 seniors grand final is held at the QEO on Saturday morning. The game sees the best two sides all year clashing in the decider, which will lead ..
16-Sep-2016
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Spirit preseason gearing up
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Spirit’s preseason kicks off in earnest this weekend when the club plays the first of its practice matches against Melbourne in Ballarat. Import signing Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe arrived in Bendigo on Sunday, with the club only waiting on point guard Blake Dietrick to arrive fro..
16-Sep-2016
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Fitting end to season
Bendigo Weekly
By joel peterson AFTER dominating the South East Australian Basketball League all year, the Bendigo Braves broke through for an elusive national title last weekend. It was a fitting end to a dream season for the Braves, who not only won the biggest team prize in the country but dominate..
16-Sep-2016
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Young Hawks show no fear
Bendigo Weekly
EAGLEHAWK will not be scared of two-time reigning premier Strathfieldsaye when the sides meet in Sunday’s Bendigo Football Netball League do-or-die semi final. The Hawks have the equal second best record of any team since making the turn in round 10, going 8-2 over their games since th..
09-Sep-2016
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Bridgey's chance to make history
Joel Peterson
BRIDGEWATER will attempt to make Loddon Valley Football Netball League history on Saturday when it meets Mitiamo in the 2016 grand final. The Mean Machine are aiming for a record seventh straight premiership and again face the Superoos in a rematch of last year’s decider. Mitiamo w..
09-Sep-2016
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Painting Bendigo purple
Bendigo Weekly
So far the Bendigo Relay for Life has raised more than $2.5 million in its short history with another $183,000 raised earlier this year. But with your help they can make the 2013 Bendigo Relay for Life the best yet. Come on down and help paint the Town Purple with the help of Bendigo Relay f..
08-Nov-2012
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Parkin in for lunch
Bendigo Weekly
FORMER AFL coach David Parkin, a passionate supporter of prostate cancer fundraising, has been announced as another special guest for Bendigo’s Bloke’s Biggest Lunch on November 16. Parkin will join Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson and ex Carlton star Peter Bosustow at the lunch...
02-Nov-2012
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Always read the label
Bendigo Weekly
You could be trying your best to lose weight and eat more healthily, but if you are not reading food labels, you could be wasting your efforts. This message was really brought home to the Bendigo’s Biggest Winner participants who took part in supermarket tours this week. Led by Bendigo Com..
02-Nov-2012
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Charity win for open gardens
Bendigo Weekly
TWO stunning Bendigo gardens will be on display this weekend to raise money for charity. The Zonta Club of Bendigo’s Open Gardens program this year includes properties at 1 Barkly Terrace East and Bishop’s Court, 40 Forest Street. The gardens will open on Sunday, November 4, from 1pm..
01-Nov-2012
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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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Make mine mInestrone
Anthony Radford
Minestrone, Vicki Harrington discovers, is Italian for big soup, which is most apt for this hearty vegetable soup with its addition of pasta or rice. Online at food fossickers this week, you will find Vicki's recipe for a minestrone served with pesto. "You can use purchased pesto, ..
27-Jun-2011
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Shanks, but no shanks
BENDIGO’S big agricultural shows are dragging their heels on opportunities to team up with the rapidly-growing food and wine events of the region. “We would love to be involved with the Sheep Show in Bendigo,” Flynns Wines and Heathcotean Bistro administrator Helen Bethune said t..
17-Jun-2011
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When life gives you lemons
Lemons trees are laden with fruit at this time of the year. If you are fortunate to have your own tree, or have generous family or friends with one, you are probably wondering what to do with the produce. There are abundant recipes using lemons but my all time favourite is the Lemon Meringue Pi..
17-Jun-2011
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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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Footy fan takes out Vogel's
Bendigo Weekly
A Melbourne teacher who grew up barracking for Collingwood but wrote a novel where the protagonist adores Hawthorn has won the Vogel's Literary Award. Paul D Carter's novel Eleven Seasons is published today by Allen & Unwin. Set in the 1980s and 90s, it is about a teenage..
27-Apr-2012
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Pool of support
Rosemary Sorensen
Long-time Bendigonians will know what a near thing it was. The now much-used and admired Kennington Reservoir was almost lost forever when, in the summer of 1977-78, it was so dry, plans were put forward to fill it in. “With my encouragement, some local citizens put together a committee to..
27-Apr-2012
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Pick of the week - Loong: Bendigo's Golden Dragon
Rosemary Sorensen
Loong: Bendigo’s Golden Dragon Leigh McKinnon Published by The Golden Dragon Museum, $25 In 1904, a visitor to Bendigo’s Easter Procession wrote a letter in praise of Loong, the Imperial Dragon which is the pride of the Golden Dragon Museum. “What a marvel of..
19-Apr-2012
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Yarnspinner has last word
Rosemary Sorensen
Ken proves he’s top of his game The way to tell a story, says Ken Jones, is to embellish it. “People like to hear about their local place, so you put in a little bit extra, and keep expanding the bits that people respond to,” he says. Ken is now officially not just ..
13-Apr-2012
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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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