School review to balance distribution
Sharon Kemp
ZONING for junior secondary colleges in Bendigo could be enforced under the review of the Bendigo Education Plan after Australian Education Union members raised concerns with education minister James Merlino about equal distribution of resources. Mr Merlino has announced a review of the pla..
03-Feb-2017
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The first day
Bendigo Weekly
CAMP Hill Primary School teacher Melissa Gleisner told her class of prep students their alphabet sounds were so good, she thought they may have already gone to school. But yesterday was the very first day of their school journey, an exciting time for students such as Bendigo twins Otis..
03-Feb-2017
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Schools face funding dilemma
Sharon Kemp
AS students return to school, educators face another year of funding uncertainty ahead of the run-out at the end of 2017 of funding under the needs-based Gonski model. What will replace the model is anyone’s guess, but Bendigo Senior Secondary College principal Dale Pearce would like t..
03-Feb-2017
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Nanga Gnulle support grows
Sharon Kemp
CITY of Greater Bendigo councillors will decide if the former Nanga Gnulle conference centre and gardens are demolished to make way for a 15-lot subdivision after the proposal attracted 63 objections. A report on the application will be prepared for council to consider at an ordinary counci..
03-Feb-2017
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Arts program for 2018
Sharon Kemp
CENTRAL Victoria will host the state’s first year-long program of arts and culture in 2018 with a $1 million budget and the promise of commissions for new art to come. Bendigo MPs Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards announced the program, yet to be decided, at the Capital Theatre on Wednes..
03-Feb-2017
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Ibis will be moved on in April
Sharon Kemp
The ibis that are breeding on two islands at Lake Weeroona will not be moved on until April. The City of Greater Bendigo believes the birds, which are protected by the Wildlife Act, will not have finished breeding until then. Residents and visitors to Lake Weeroona have complained about ..
03-Feb-2017
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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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Bendigo Weekly reaches a milestone
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Weekly celebrates its 18th birthday this week. Managing editor Peter Kennedy paid tribute to the dedicated team that worked together to produce Bendigo’s most popular and most read newspaper each week, and to all those who have worked on the paper since its inception on July..
03-Jul-2015
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Galaxy swirls for young artist Troy
Dianne Dempsey
Shortlisted for this year’s Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, Troy Firebrace followed an intriguing pathway to find success. When he was at Shepparton High School, Troy had heaps of fun in class drawing designs that he would use as the basis of his tattoos. “The tattoos..
03-Jul-2015
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Dry July
Bendigo Weekly
Following unprecedented success in 2014, Bendigo Health has entered Dry July for the third year. Dry July is an online fundraising campaign which encourages participants to go booze free for the 31 days in July. The campaign raises funds for adults living with cancer and all funds raised for ..
03-Jul-2015
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Bendigo ups spend on mental health
Christine McGinn
BENDIGO Health has poured $77.6 million into its mental health services in the past two financial years, more than any other large regional health service provider. According to the state government’s 2014-15 health policy and funding guidelines, Bendigo Health Care Group spent a sixth o..
03-Jul-2015
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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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New community fire refuges policy unveiled
Bendigo Weekly
Deputy Premier and Emergency Services Minister Peter Ryan has released the new community fire refuges policy, delivering on a key recommendation of the Bushfires Royal Commission. Mr Ryan said the Community Fire Refuges Policy provided the framework for identifying, establishing, managing an..
12-Oct-2011
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VCAL cuts 'short-sighted' - Hulls
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has been accused of disregarding advice from a Melbourne University academic warning against cuts to VCAL. Shadow Education Minister Rob Hulls said the academic’s report outlines the importance of VCAL course coordinators, which are the target of the Baillieu Gover..
12-Oct-2011
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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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Rocking for radio
Bendigo Weekly
By PAULA HUBERT Eight of Bendigo’s best rock bands will share the stage in support of a local community radio station’s first rock event. Phoenix FM’s fundraiser this Sunday at the Newmarket Hotel will include performances from Path of Destruction, Rabid Zulu, Lowpoint, Made..
18-Jul-2013
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Melody sings about life
Steve Kendall
THERE is another bright sparkle in the music scene by the name of Melody Pool. This 21-year-old from Kurri Kurri in NSW has spent the past few years working primarily as a supporting musician on her local circuit. She used crowd-funding to get her to Nashville and to record and produce he..
12-Jul-2013
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Geoff sings the blues
Bendigo Weekly
Following on from his sold out Blues Tram performance of last weekend, Geoff Achison, Australia’s patron saint of the Blues, is set to perform a rare free-entry show, in the recently refurbished beer-garden of the Hotel Shamrock. Geoff will be the headline act at this year’s Bend..
04-Jul-2013
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Blasko out of hiding
Steve Kendall
SARAH BLASKO spends a lot of time in quiet, solo reflection.Self-imposed and productive, this singer says she has become comfortable with the situation. That’s not to say Sarah does not enjoy the limelight and is touring regional Australia on the back of a European and metropolitan Austr..
28-Jun-2013
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Josh back on the tram
Bendigo Weekly
The next Blues tram takes off on Saturday, June 29, with Geoff Achison and Josh Owen playing. The Blues Tram is now into its second year of running. Such is the success of the event they have to use a bigger tram. Organiser Julius Portai is confident the event will grow. “Perf..
21-Jun-2013
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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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Spirit sticking to process
Joel Peterson
PROCESS has been the buzzword of the Bendigo Spirit’s offseason, and that theme will continue as the team heads into its final preseason hitout on Friday. While the club has gone 2-0 heading into its final game before the start of the Women’s National Basketball League season, Be..
29-Sep-2016
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Square's grand return
Joel Peterson
AT three-quarter time last week, it looked as though Golden Square’s indifferent finals series was going to catch up with them and see the Bulldogs bundled out of finals. Square trailed Eaglehawk by 16 points going into the final term of their preliminary final clash, and the upstart B..
23-Sep-2016
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Rested Roos ready for grand final test
Joel Peterson
KANGAROO Flat will be out to stop Golden Square’s quest for back-to-back A-grade netball flags in it tracks when the sides meet in the showcase netball game on Saturday. The build up for both sides could not have been less similar, with Kangaroo Flat a picture of stability for the bett..
23-Sep-2016
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Set for a classic
Bendigo Weekly
THE stars will line up when the Bendigo District Cycling Club holds its annual Rob Vernon Memorial on Sunday. Recent Tour of the Great South Coast winner Sam Crome, Tour of Taiwan champion Robbie Hucker, Jason Lea, national under-23 champion Chris Hamilton and National Road Series winner Joe..
23-Sep-2016
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Spirit impress in opener
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard expects new recruit Blake Dietrick to fit in with his side seamlessly as the Spirit head into their second preseason match tomorrow. The Spirit takes on 2015/16 finallist Dandenong in Werribee, the first of two games against the Rangers before the start o..
23-Sep-2016
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The best of the best in 2016
Joel Peterson
GOLDEN Square co-captain Jack Geary leads the way in the Bendigo Weekly's Bendigo Football League 2016 Team of the Year. The Bulldogs lead the way with six players in the side, ahead of grand final combatants Sandhurst with four. Eaglehawk coach Luke Monaghan was named coach of the year ..
22-Sep-2016
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Take the plunge with a check up
Steve Kendall
LAST week I wrote a column in the Weekly about heading off for the prostate exam. It was light-hearted for the sake of the column, but in reality it’s something all men should be aware of. The Better Health Channel tells us around 25 per cent of men aged 55 years and over have a prostatic ..
28-Jun-2012
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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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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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