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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Glanville makes his mark at 80
Dianne Dempsey
The Weekly’s vibrant cartoonist Ian Glanville turns 80 this week and every Thursday we look forward to his visit when he brings in his latest copy. In what has been a varied and illustrious career, one particular moment stands out for Ian when in the mid 60s he was part of the pionee..
03-Jul-2015
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A very good life
Dianne Dempsey
One of the cheery, uplifting themes of this year’s Bendigo Writers Festival is food and the art of good living. An exemplar of the good life is the amiable Matthew Evans who has been entertaining us on SBS with his Gourmet Farmer series. A former chef and food critic, Matthew retre..
03-Jul-2015
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Write on at the fringe festival
Bendigo Weekly
BACK for a second year, the Write on Fringe Festival has released its full program of literary events. The festival will run from August 6 to 8 in the Bendigo library coinciding with the Bendigo Writers Festival. Locals can try their hand at song writing or participate in readings or works..
03-Jul-2015
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Bendigo's youth shame as teen crime rate soars
MORE than 10 per cent of crime across Victoria committed by 15 to 17 year olds in 2009-10 was committed by Bendigo youth. That’s one of the key findings of a State Government report which paints a troubled picture of Bendigo’s at-risk youth. The Department of Education and Ea..
30-Jun-2015
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Walsh to announce funding for new sheep shed
VICTORIAN Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh is expected to announce $2 million in funding for Bendigo’s biggest shed this afternoon. Mr Walsh will visit the Bendigo Exhibition Centre at Prince of Wales Showgrounds. The government promised $2 million for a new exhibition space next t..
30-Jun-2015
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La Trobe looking to the future
Christine McGinn
VISIONARY plans for La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus were revealed this week. The campus will be transformed and renewed in the next 15 years with short, medium and long-term plans for development. MGS Architects’ June report found the university needed to develop key par..
26-Jun-2015
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Biofuels industry gets $500,000 boost
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has announced details of a $500,000 investment in the biofuels industry near Echuca. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development minister Peter Ryan and Member for Rodney Paul Weller joined government and industry representatives in Lower Moira to officially announ..
05-Oct-2011
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Government defends Fire Action Week timing
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has defended the timing of this year's Fire Action Week after coming in for criticism from the opposition. A spokesperson for Bushfire Response Minister Peter Ryan said the timing of Fire Action Week had been determined in conjunction with Victoria’s fire agencies ..
03-Oct-2011
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Interest rates status quo - again
Bendigo Weekly
Home owners have been spared further financial pain, with the Reserve Bank board again agreeing to leave the official cash rate unchanged. At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4.75 per cent. Governor Glenn Stevens said conditions in global financia..
03-Oct-2011
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VFF says levy the answer to fire services funding
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Farmers Federation wants fire services to be funded by a levy on building value. VFF president Andrew Broad said the VFF’s response to the State Government’s Fire Services Property Levy Options Paper outlines how a charge on building value is the fairest way to fun..
03-Oct-2011
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Opposition fury over bushfire map 'omissions'
Bendigo Weekly
The state opposition says regional Victorians living in fire-prone communities have been put at risk due to confusing and inconsistent maps issued by the Baillieu Government. Visiting California Gully Primary School with Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, Shadow Bushfire Response ministe..
02-Oct-2011
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Victorian government celebrates record fish restocking program
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Government is celebrating the release of a record more than two million native fish into Victorian lakes and rivers to improve inland angling opportunities for recreational fishers. Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh was at Lake Eildon today to help releas..
28-Sep-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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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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Thunder tackles new challenge
Joel Peterson
UNDEFEATED and atop the Victorian Women’s Football league table, then Bendigo Thunder have had even more reason to smile this week in the build up to yet another first for the club. Tomorrow night the Thunder will run out onto the Queen Elizabeth Oval under lights for the first time ag..
08-Jul-2016
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Guns back for Pios
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Pioneers will welcome back several key players ahead of a clash with TAC Cup ladder leaders Geelong Falcons at the QEO on Sunday. Vic Country representatives Joe Atley, Cooper Jones and Braidon Blake will all come back into the fold for Sunday’s game, as will Riley Saunder..
08-Jul-2016
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Patient steps to recovery
Bendigo Weekly
SUE Nerlekar was fit and active before she had breast cancer. So when she found she couldn’t walk more than a few steps after she had completed her cancer treatment in late 2010, she wondered if she would ever walk “like I used to before”. “I felt depressed that I could ..
22-Jun-2012
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Coat drive adds warmth
Bendigo Weekly
How many coats do you have in the wardrobe that don’t fit, are last season or perhaps just not your style anymore? And how many of them will stay in your wardrobe all winter? Those extra coats, jackets and blankets that you have just lying around your home could be a big help to s..
15-Jun-2012
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Fresh offerings from supermarket
Bendigo Weekly
SUPERMARKETS are making the news of late, and Coles’ McIvor Road store is no exception. The store unveiled its new market-style layout this week, following extensive renovations that have brought 10 new jobs with it. Coles McIvor Road manager Dennis Klemke said staff can now come i..
08-Jun-2012
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Go to TOWN and lose some weight
Bendigo Weekly
LAST month members of the Bendigo Take Off Weight Naturally club travelled to Melbourne State Awards and came home real winners as the biggest losers. The club achieved the Aggregate Shield for the biggest weight loss per member in their zone. Each year, TOWN recognises and celebrates the effo..
08-Jun-2012
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Schools step out for health
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO schools are joining more than 400 others around Australia set to Run Around Australia for Let’s Live Better. Eaglehawk North Primary School are already in the action, with a variety of projects on the go. Their healthy living initiatives include fresh fruit every Tues..
01-Jun-2012
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Telstra signs up Radius workers
Bendigo Weekly
Radius Disability Services and Telstra have signed a contract for the maintenance and management of 174 of Telstra’s exchange towers. Radius Environmental Services’ supported employees will manage the contract works, including cleaning inside the exchange equipment and general ma..
25-May-2012
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Peckish for alpaca?
You know the joke about a zebra being a horse designed by a committee; well an alpaca may well be a camel designed by an aesthete. Or a goat (apologies to Brenda and Paul at Capricorn Cottage) designed by a hygienist. Here is a list – admittedly supplied by someone who breeds these extraordi..
24-Mar-2011
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True brew
With Rosemary Sorenson Science is good, says brewer Chris Haren, but knowing how to tinker with the machinery is much better. Once a boilermaker, with stints in various other trades, Haren has now landed his dream job. He is brewing beer at the Tooborac Hotel, on the Northern Highway south..
23-Mar-2011
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Bookclub news Dec 2
Bendigo Weekly
Where do you go after Harry Potter? Daniel Radcliffe showed he is serious about developing his career as an actor by playing in a small-budget film made in Australia and based on the novel by Michael Noonan. Now, apparently, at 22 Radcliffe is preparing to take on a role that is as different fro..
02-Dec-2011
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Calling all readers!
Rosemary Sorensen
IS there anybody out there? A couple of weeks back a newcomer to Bendigo contacted us at the Weekly because she has heard about our Bookclub. She had moved from another Australian city, where she had been a member of a different kind of bookclub, the reading group kind which meets regularly at a..
25-Nov-2011
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Book Club Pick of the Week: Ship Kings
Rosemary Sorensen
Ship Kings Andrew McGahan Allen and Unwin, $22.99 A SEA shanty with a mythical whirlpool at its heart. Miles Franklin-award winning author, Andrew McGahan, has continued on his merry way, working through every genre known to readers, by embarking on a four-book fantasy series. The Coming ..
18-Nov-2011
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Pick of the week: The Drop
Rosemary Sorensen
The Drop Michael Connelly Allen & Unwin, $32.95 You know you’re in good hands with a new Michael Connelly, the Florida-based crime writer, author of a couple of dozen novels, one a year since he started in 1992. His new one, The Drop, is another Harry Bo..
10-Nov-2011
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REFRAIN: poetry file "Cicadas" by Ross Donlon
Bendigo Weekly
Cicadas They came to us from far away their older selves left like suitcases by the door. we crunched them as we trod to school or crushed the shells to crystal when summer broke above the small backyards and ..
08-Nov-2011
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Kaz Cooke in Bendigo
Rosemary Sorensen
Browsing in one of her favourite bookshops – Book Now in Bendigo – Kaz Cooke became absorbed by descriptions in old “ladies’ encyclopedias” about the complicated treatments for various ailments. “So many of them finished with, ‘the patient will..
03-Nov-2011
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