Gold windfall for new firm
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO gold miner GBM Gold has recovered 62 ounces of gold from its newly acquired Bendigo gold operations worth $110,000 at yesterday’s Australian dollar gold price. The company announced the project update last Friday and four days later raised $800,000 by issuing 80 million shares ..
08-Jul-2016
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Church plan for kindy
Sharon Kemp
THE Bendigo Baptist Church wants to establish a kindergarten and school on land it owns in Junortoun. In the nursery suburbs east of Bendigo, the church wants to build a new kindergarten that will take in 22 new students in 2018 with capacity to educate another 22. The church has applied..
08-Jul-2016
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Pre-polling figures hit a voting high
Bendigo Weekly
By Patrick Stafrace NEARLY one-third of Bendigo residents cast their vote before election day this year. Australian Electoral Commission figures show that pre-polling has increased by 50.7 per cent in the Bendigo electorate since the 2013 federal election, while across Australia, ..
08-Jul-2016
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Chesters to fight from opposition
Sharon Kemp
RETURNED Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters is ready to battle another federal election in the next 12 months should a re-run occur, but is more than happy to work in a House of Representatives balanced on a knife edge and reliant upon support from crossbenchers. As of yesterday, with counting continu..
08-Jul-2016
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Rain fails to fix shortfall
Joel Peterson
DESPITE two months of above average rainfall and June equalling one of Bendigo’s longest standing weather records, long-term rainfall deficiencies throughout central Victoria persist, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. June was the nation’s second wettest on record, whic..
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Home push for Lansell
Bendigo Weekly
COUNCIL voted on Wednesday night to allow Birchgrove Property to build more than 65 homes on land in Lansell Street. Councillor Elise Chapman said the development was innovative in its approach to creating smaller and more affordable homes. Cr Chapman has in the past voiced her support f..
01-Jul-2016
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A chance to speak
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
FEDERAL member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters says she is relishing the opportunity to engage with the Bendigo community as she enters the second half of her term as Bendigo’s first female federal MP. Ms Chesters has maintained a strong focus on early childhood learning, education reform, heal..
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Planned burns for Murray Goldfields
Bendigo Weekly
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have planned burns for the Murray Goldfields region next week. The planned burns will be carried out on Sunday and Mondya, weather conditions permitting, at three locations: Kotta Grassland (West Paddock): 90 hectare ecolo..
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Netball returns to Canterbury Park
Joel Peterson
EAGLEHAWK Football Netball Club will finally have use of its new netball courts at Canterbury Park this weekend, almost two months after their scheduled completion. The Weekly understands the courts had been deemed “unsafe”, due to fencing being too close to the court boundary an..
15-May-2015
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Roads funds to double
Christine McGinn
GREATER Bendigo’s roads and small businesses are set to the benefit from this year’s federal government 2015/16 budget. Local roads are expected to be upgraded and repaired as part of the additional $350 million in the Roads to Recovery program budget. Member for Bendigo Lisa Ches..
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Boost in budget
Bendigo Weekly
THE Housing Industry Association has welcomed this week’s federal budget release as a means to lift business and consumer confidence. In a statement released this week, the HIA said a key element of the budget is the $5.5 billion growing jobs and small business package. With a barra..
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Caring for kids
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
CATHOLIC College Bendigo students have created activity bags for children at Bendigo hospital as part of their community service class project. Charlton Bendigo Bank and Toyworld have both gotten behind the initiative by supplying toys, bags and colouring books. CCB Student Kelsey Waldron ..
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Nation mourns another death in Afghanistan
An Australian Commando serving with the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) has been killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strike during operations targeting insurgent networks. The Australian Commando killed in action was Sergeant Brett Wood. Two soldiers were als..
24-May-2011
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Government launches flood clean up jobs program
Bendigo Weekly
The state government is seeking more than 150 people to work on the $6.15 million Flood Employment Program. The one-year program will be delivered by Victoria’s catchment management authorities (CMA) in partnership with the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). ..
23-May-2011
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More cash for flood recovery
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo is one of 10 flood affected councils to receive an additional $50,000 in flood recovery assistance funding. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister Peter Ryan made the announcement today in Charlton. Mr Ryan also said more than 100 communi..
20-May-2011
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Regional communities deluge grants program
MORE than 300 applications for projects seeking more than one billion dollars in federal funding have been lodged as part of the first round of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). Regional Australia minister Simon Crean said up to $100 million was available for Round One applicat..
19-May-2011
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First Home Owner Grant fraudsters face jail
Bendigo Weekly
The state government will introduce tough new penalties including a maximum 12 month jail term for individuals who submit fraudulent First Home Owner Grant applications. Treasurer Kim Wells said the government was committed to stamping out fraudulent claims for the grants which assist first ..
19-May-2011
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Bendigo conference explores homelessness
Bendigo Weekly
HOUSING Minister Wendy Lovell has opened the Family Reconciliation Mediation Program annual statewide conference in Bendigo, which will raise awareness of the impacts of trauma on young people who have experienced homelessness. One of the main aims of the conference is to prevent young peopl..
19-May-2011
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Spyndrift cast a spell
Bendigo Weekly
Spyndrift's Yellow Brick Road tour is paved with gold… musical gold! There are very few acts on the live circuit that can match Spyndrift in terms of their unique, highly visual performance style, musicianship, energy and out-and-out groove. Bendigo's Newmarket Hotel on Saturday a..
30-Apr-2012
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Spyndrift: naughty and exotic
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN “Fabulously naughty, exotic and noisy Spyndrift is more than just a band, it’s a visual feast being served hot to the Goldfields this April and May.” So states the sensational Spyndrift on their newly launched website, with dates in Bendigo..
30-Apr-2012
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Hermitude's club conscience
Ben Cameron
Hermitude’s Angus Stuart doesn’t just craft future beats, he hears voices. Whether he’s in the studio, or side of the dance floor (more on that later), they’re always there. “Sometimes it’s really good, (a voice) saying, ‘I wonder what people wil..
30-Apr-2012
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Gold Fields: all still so surreal
Ben Cameron
Approaching their second successive Groovin the Moo slot, Ballarat’s Gold Fields hope to be a little better prepared this time round. To make it in time for their opening slot in 2011, the band drove overnight from Adelaide, only to discover 20 minutes before the show they’d arri..
24-Apr-2012
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Mortal Kombout with Bellusira
Ben Cameron
Ink May 26 in your diaries local derby fans as Mortal Kombout! has been declared at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre. It’s a double header bout, starting with a mixed league demo featuring skaters from seven leagues across Victoria, for the Scorpions and Suz Zeros clash. Then Bend..
23-Apr-2012
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Berlin Postmark: rock n roll reunion
Ben Cameron
Bendigo remains the centre point for a group of musicians who have reunited for charity, after two decades apart. Steve Saxton, Mik Weir, Paul Van Emmerik and Anthony Murphy played together in various Bendigo-based bands from 1989 to 1992, and in 2012, they’ve reunited, as the latest l..
19-Apr-2012
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In-form Griffin shows true spirit
Bendigo Weekly
When Bendigo Bank Spirit coach Simon Pritchard started the 2015/2016 Women’s National Basketball League season, he wasn’t sure what star forward Kelsey Griffin would offer him. The two-time Wattle Valley WNBL Grand Final MVP injured her hip in the first game of the WNBA season, a..
15-Jan-2016
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Thrilling clashes in BDCA
Joel Peterson
GOLDEN Square got its Bendigo District Cricket Association campaign back on track with a thumping win over Eaglehawk in their one-day round eight clash. The Borough won the toss and elected to bat on what looked to be a fair deck at Wade Street, but that was about where the good fortune ende..
15-Jan-2016
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Lapthorne calls it a day
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist and former Australian road race champion Darren Lapthorne has called time on a glittering career on the eve of the race he brilliantly won in 2007. Lapthorne, 32, announced his retirement last week, saying he would like to stay involved in the sport. A longtime member of ..
08-Jan-2016
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Cyclists shining
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will be well represented this weekend in one of the country’s biggest cycling events, the 2016 Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. A host of local cyclists began their tune-up for the annual test on Mount Buninyong and surrounds at last weekend’s Mi..
08-Jan-2016
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Young guns ready for action
Joel Peterson
SOME of the region’s most talented junior basketballers were honing their craft this week as they prepare for a busy end to January. Fourteen junior Bendigo Braves were hard at work training for the upcoming Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup to be held in Albury next week and th..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit getting physical
Joel Peterson
PHYSICALITY will be key for the Bendigo Spirit on Saturday night when the club team battles its bogey side so far this season, the Melbourne Boomers, in an attempt to claw back ground on the WNBL top four. The Guy Molloy-coached Melbourne has taken victory in both of the matchups between the..
08-Jan-2016
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GO FOR IT
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO’S expert on the city’s historic buildings has welcomed the proposal to resurrect the Beehive Store in Pall Mall. “It would be a major contribution to our city,” Mike Butcher said this week, following the Bendigo Weekly’s report that developer Mark Coffey is in..
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Putting lacrosse on the Bendigo map
Anthony Radford
Just because it’s a game with a French-sounding name invented by North American Indians does not mean we should miss out, according to passionate lacrosse player, Chris Thompson. “What I love about lacrosse is that there’s a spot and a way to play for everyone,” the C..
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Lowpoint achieve a high
Anthony Radford
While it may have been billed as a battle, the Bendigo heat of the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands, held at McGillivray hall on Friday (August 5), was in fact a magnificent example of the camaraderie that exists amongst the Bendigo regions younger musicians and music fans. The atmosph..
08-Aug-2011
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White Wedding winners
Anthony Radford
The winners of the five double passes to The White Wedding exhibition are; Sarah Hickman, Kangaroo Flat Sophie Nicholson, Kangaroo Flat Simone Heritage, White Hills Ernest Jenkins, Strathfieldsaye Margaret Dunne, Cohuna If the number of entries in our competition are any indication..
03-Aug-2011
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Smallest cuts hurt the most
Anthony Radford
Our public libraries are an unlikely battleground for an emerging conflict, but that’s exactly what they have become after a State Government decision to slash its funding of library services across the state by 1.35 per cent. And while the exact amount of the extra burden does not seem lik..
29-Jul-2011
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Glanville on the wedding dress exhibition
Anthony Radford
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29-Jul-2011
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Weekly top ten May 13
Weekly Top Ten May 13 1. Dead Reckoning Bk11 Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris 2. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 3. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult 4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 5. Sixth Man by David Baldacci 6. CSIRO & Baker IDID Diabetes Diet and Life..
13-May-2011
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Pick of the week,Other People’s Money
Other People’s Money Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury, $32.99 Why a new novel by Justin Cartwright is not heralded with the same fanfare as happens when Martin Amis or Joanna Trollope, say, release a new one is puzzling. His books are funny, sharp, incredibly entertaining and ruthlessl..
12-May-2011
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Barry wins business book award
The unauthorised biography of James Packer, Who Wants to be a Billionaire?, by journalist Paul Barry, has won the $30,000 Blake Dawson Business Literature prize. The book details, in particular, the life of James Packer following the death of his father Kerry. The judges called it "lively and v..
06-May-2011
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This week's top ten
Top Ten Dead Reckoning Bk11 Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Land of Painted Caves Bk6 Earth’s Children by Jean M Auel Happiest Refugee by Anh Do Jamie&rs..
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Review: Cupcake by Charise Meride
Cupcake Author / Illustrator: Charise Mericle Harper Disney / Hyperion (Scholastic Australia), $24.99 Suggested Readership: 4 – 6 years The shaping of self-concept is presented with heart by Charise Mericle in her book, Cupcake - A Journey to Special. A new ..
06-May-2011
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Pick of the week
Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks (HarperCollins) Geraldine Brooks has long been interested in fleshing out the bones of history. Moving from reporting to a kind of reportage, her first books were about the lives of the people she interviewed in her role as a foreign correspondent, and ..
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