Farewell the old, bring in the new
Sharon Kemp
A WEEK after they were elected, the new mix of City of Greater Bendigo councillors including seven first timers, seem to be getting along famously. They hugged and congratulated each other after being officially installed as representatives of the three municipal wards making up ..
11-Nov-2016
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Tractor factor a pull for show
Bendigo Weekly
The swap meet is on this weekend with a special focus that has real pulling power. It’s 60 years since two major tractor manufacturers merged to become Massey Ferguson, so tractors are very much to the fore. There are more than 1700 sites and the event attracts mo..
11-Nov-2016
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End of the road for caravan park
Sharon Kemp
More than 90 residents, most elderly and supported, will lose their homes after the Melbourne owner of land occupied by the City Central Caravan Park asked the leaseholders to close their business and remove all buildings, cabins and vans by March 2018. Christine and John Norman ..
11-Nov-2016
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Road work accelerates - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
MAJOR highway infrastructure will be lifted into place today, as construction continues on the Ravenswood Interchange The six 60-tonne beams form part of a bridge that will take Bendigo-bound traffic across Bullock Creek in work that has had bipartisan support at state and federal level. ..
04-Nov-2016
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Tech school a step closer
Bendigo Weekly
Two significant milestones in the development of Bendigo’s Tech School have paved the way for success. The Bendigo Tech School Strategic Charter has been assigned and Vincent Chrisp has been appointed to design the high-tech learning centre. The signing establishes the Bendigo Tech..
04-Nov-2016
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Candidates line up for mayoral role
Sharon Kemp
NEW councillors will choose between change and experience when they vote to elect the next City of Greater Bendigo mayor on November 15. James Williams, one of only two councillors re-elected, has nominated for the role, and Bendigo’s most recent mayor Rod Fyffe says he is again consid..
04-Nov-2016
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Strategy for homes
Bendigo Weekly
An eight-day hearing into a planning scheme amendment to allow for the implementation of the Greater Bendigo Residential Strategy began this week. The hearings are being conducted by an independent panel appointed by the planning minister, with 67 submissions to be considered, including 27 ..
24-Jul-2015
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Help out at the tree plant day
Joel Peterson
Members of the community are invited to come along and help plant 4000 native plants alongside the Bendigo Creek as part of National Tree Day. The City of Greater Bendigo is holding a community tree planting along the Bendigo Creek in White Hills to celebrate the 20th National Tree Day betw..
24-Jul-2015
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Shorten at the show
Steve Kendall
OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten was among thousands of visitors to the Australian Sheep and Wool show last weekend. Mr Shorten seemed to have forgotten the trials of recent weeks politically to spend time with his family. “It was great to spend the day in Bendigo at the Australian Sh..
24-Jul-2015
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Collection offers support to art
Dianne Dempsey
Once upon a time there were the Medicis, the Visconti, the Sforza, patrons of the arts who underwrote the Italian Renaissance. In contemporary Australia their equivalent is represented by individuals such as Arthur Guy, Harold Mitchell and on a regional level, Rod Fyffe. The uniqu..
17-Jul-2015
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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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Ironbark car collision
Christine McGinn
Three females have been taken to hospital after two cars collided in Ironbark this afternoon. A 45 year old, a 15 year old and a 65 year old woman all sustained minor injuries including shock and chest injuries. The two vehicles collided on Eaglehawk and Marong roads, at the traffic lights, a..
26-May-2014
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Three car collison
Christine McGinn
One woman has been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a three car collision this morning. A white Honda Jazz, a learner driver in a Volkswagen Polo and a white Ford Territory were all travelling West on Myrtle Street when the collision occurred about 8.45am. The Honda and ..
26-May-2014
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$50,000 cash and firearms seized
Bendigo Weekly
A 22 year old man has been arrested after more than $50,000 in cash and firearms were seized yesterday. Bendigo Police executed a warrant at a 22 year old man's home in Moray Crescent, North Bendigo after 3pm. Senior Constable Melissa Seach said a number of firearms, pen pistol, drugs, ..
23-May-2014
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Man sought after thefts
Christine McGinn
Police are calling on locals to help identity a man. He entered Chemist Warehouse on Mitchell Street on April 14 and allegedly placed $512.64 worth of shaving products into a blue bag. Police said the man left the store without paying for the items. A staff member approached the man ..
23-May-2014
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Metal Mosh arrest
Christine McGinn
A Kangaroo Flat man, aged 31, was this week arrested for an burglary at Metal Mosh. A large amount of property including a safe and cash were taken from the commercial business in April. The man has been bailed to appear at the Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on July 12. Police were..
23-May-2014
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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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Hailey on the move
Bendigo Weekly
Scores of Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival fans are set to be moved yet again with the famous Blues Tram taking a ‘soulful’ turn for its latest voyage on Saturday. On board will be the slightly foreign and the very familiar – emerging folk and blues songstress Hail..
16-Aug-2013
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Keeping a legend alive
Steve Kendall
IT’S a tough act to follow, but Max Pellicano is giving it a fair go. Elvis to the Max brings the stage image of Elvis Presley back to life, 36 years after his death. Elvis was, and is still, known as the King of rock and roll, sometimes just the King, and has music still has the sam..
02-Aug-2013
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Country mix at the club
Bendigo Weekly
COUNTRY music fans have good reason to celebrate in Bendigo as a Taste of Tamworth comes to town. The show, featuring Travis Sinclair, Carter & Carter and Jayne Denham is all set for the The Bendigo Club on August 4. Travis Sinclair was born into a trucking family in the Albury area and has ..
26-Jul-2013
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Prior engagement
Bendigo Weekly
By STEVE KENDALL THIRTY years is a long time in any industry, but Marina Prior has taken it in her stride. She been named as one of Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century and is coming to Bendigo in November. Marina has been singing since she was a child, and first picked up a g..
26-Jul-2013
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Cavalia rides into Melbourne
Christine McGinn
Cavalia took reign in Melbourne last night as more than 2000 spectators watched the dynamic and unrivalled performance straddled between equestrian showmanship and aerobatic performance. Cavalia’s opening night in Melbourne under the grand White Big Top, 10-storey high- boasting a 50 met..
25-Jul-2013
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Harlots on stage with plenty of soul
Bendigo Weekly
THE Harlots are a mix of pop and garage. The Harlots sting like the new wave and burn like soul. Swelling dance floors and stage tents with their sultry brand of ego‐rock since late 2010, the Melbourne sextet draws on the diverse musical inspirations of its members to produce an urbane, siniste..
18-Jul-2013
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Finals fight heats up
Bendigo Weekly
WHILE the top five race looks all but settled in the Bendigo Football Netball League’s senior football competition, it is very much alive in an outstanding A-grade netball season. One game separates top side Sandhurst and third-placed Golden Square and the mix is just as tight after th..
15-Jul-2016
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Hawks ready to swoop
Joel Peterson
HUNTLY coach Jamie Hogan is confident his side can stand up to the Heathcote District Football League’s biggest test when the Hawks host Leitchville-Gunbower on Saturday. Both sides are big ground specialists – with Leitchville, Gunbower and Huntly the three biggest grounds in th..
15-Jul-2016
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Winning start for Boomers
Bendigo Weekly
MATTHEW Dellavedova’s preparations for the Rio Olympics took a strange detour this week when he sat out the first game of the Australian Boomers farewell tour against the PAC-12 All Stars due to insurance issues. His clearance to play had not been approved and Dellavedova found himself..
15-Jul-2016
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Rio calls for Lavey
Joel Peterson
FORMER Bendigo Spirit point guard Tessa Lavey will make her Olympic debut next month after being selected in the Australian Opals team for the upcoming games. The Perth Lynx captain, who led her side to a WNBL finals berth last season, was one of 12 players picked in the squad that raised ey..
15-Jul-2016
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Shooting for title glory
Joel Peterson
JEREMY Kendle is eyeing a SEABL title and is letting his blistering form do all the talking. The Bendigo Braves’ star import guard was this week named South East Australian Basketball League men’s player of the week after outstanding performances in back-to-back wins last weekend..
08-Jul-2016
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Square stars get Vic Country call-up
Bendigo Weekly
GOLDEN Square will be without three key players in its top-of-the-table clash with Strathfieldsaye this week with Tom Toma, Chris Ryan and Jack Geary set to represent Vic Country against Vic Metro at Mernda’s Waterview Reserve. The trio impressed in interleague competition for Bendi..
08-Jul-2016
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Game on for space
Rosemary Sorensen
The first phase in developing Eaglehawk’s open spaces will be a $900,000 Play Space that incorporates swings, hammocks and stencil art. City of Greater Bendigo council has released the draft concept plans as part of the response to the Precinct Master Plan. A survey to residents, which rec..
27-Sep-2012
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Smack the snack
Bendigo Weekly
Snacking can be where the whole family, or the staff room, falls down when it comes to eating more healthily. If you struggle with the temptation of unhealthy snacks such as chocolate, chips, lollies and soft drinks at work, when out at the shops or when you get home, some preparation can help yo..
21-Sep-2012
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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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Show time
Bendigo, it’s time to share a little of our good life with the city. Apples, olives, cheeses, chutneys: all the good things Bendigonians are fortunate enough to get locally from their Food Fossickers network of growers and providers will be on display next week at the Good Food and Wine Show..
27-May-2011
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Local apples on show
The Bendigo Food Fossickers group are off to the 2011Good Food and Wine Show in Melbourne on June 3 to 5 to highlight some of the wonderful food and produce from our district. Among the exhibitors will be Chaplins Orchards from Harcourt. The Chaplins are one of only 21 orchardists left in the Har..
25-May-2011
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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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Pick of the week - Currawalli Street
Rosemary Sorensen
Currawalli Street Christopher Morgan Allen and Unwin, $27.99 Christopher Morgan is a relatively new author, who turned to writing by happenstance. Diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1996, he says the “only thing improved by the tumour was my imagination”. He wrote The Is..
02-Mar-2012
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Creating your own world of reading
Rosemary Sorensen
When Henk Kraima (pictured) set up an organisation in 1986, to do something about the alarming drop in booksales and reading in the Netherlands, he was asked in interviews, “So, how do you intend to go about it?”. “I had no idea,” he told an audience in Bendigo this week. ..
24-Feb-2012
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Kids’ fest inspires creativity
Rosemary Sorensen
When Lisa D’Onofrio rolled up her sleeves and threw herself into organising a Children’s Literature Festival in Castlemaine, she hoped for a decent turn-up. It had taken all her persuasive powers, a bucket-load of patience, truck-loads of time and an enormous pile of energy to make it ..
16-Feb-2012
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More dirt from a local author
Rosemary Sorensen
Huntly author Katrina Nannestad thinks of herself as a “closet writer”, not much given to chatting while she’s actually in the process of story-making. Talking to the children who read her books, however, is something she loves to do. “I’m really private when I&rsqu..
10-Feb-2012
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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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