Union claims denied
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of central Victoria’s largest employers has hit back at claims it had engaged in unlawful practices involving contractors and employees. In a statement released yesterday, management of Lockwood-based Hazeldene’s said the company was appalled at what is said was “con..
26-Feb-2016
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Leach puts hat in ring for council
Bendigo Weekly
EPPALOCK Ward councillor Helen Leach has confirmed she will contest this year’s City of Greater Bendigo council elections. Cr Leach was elected to council in October 2012 as one of three councillors representing Eppalock Ward. “I have gained enormous satisfaction from represe..
26-Feb-2016
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MP bids for defence jobs
Steve Kendall
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters says she will step in to secure more local manufacturing jobs in the wake of yesterday’s government Defence White Paper release. Ms Chesters has welcomed the federal governments’ continued commitment to the Bendigo manufactured Hawkei Ligh..
26-Feb-2016
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Waste back on agenda
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo will move one step closer to the introduction of a municipality-wide organics collection service at next week’s council meeting, with councillors set to debate how the new service will operate. Council wants to implement the organics collection service durin..
26-Feb-2016
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Marking 100 years
Steve Kendall
It is 100 years since military history was made in Bendigo with the formation of the 38th Battalion. The battalion was formed on March 1, 1916 at a camp on the Epsom Racecourse. The 38th Battalion’s involvement in the war in Europe was of special significance to the community and ..
26-Feb-2016
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Flack back for council bid
Bendigo Weekly
PROMINENT businessman, benefactor and community stalwart George Flack has thrown his hat into the ring for this year’s City of Greater Bendigo council elections. Mr Flack this week confirmed he would again be a candidate for election in the Eppalock Ward, having been narrowly defeated ..
19-Feb-2016
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Vision of the region
Bendigo Weekly
Participants in the 2015 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program were engaged in two days of activities recently as part of a Vision of the Region theme. Learning how to get their messages across via various forms of the media, participants were interested in the behind the scenes action at..
10-Apr-2015
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Low rates benefit buyers
Bendigo Weekly
Managing Director of DCK Robert Ketterer said that Tuesday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to maintain the current interest rate would have positive implications for buyers interested in the Bendigo housing market. The RBA announced it would be leaving the interest rates unc..
10-Apr-2015
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AT HOME WITH JACINTA
Dianne Dempsey
Early last December when Jacinta Allan and her husband Yorick Piper were driving down to parliament house there was a certain amount of tension in the air. “Yorick was driving and I was clutching the phone. Premier Daniels had told us he would allocating the portfolios that night and wo..
10-Apr-2015
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REIV support for RSL
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL real estate agents will be doing their bit to support returned service men and women during the month of April. All Real Estate Institute of Victoria branches in Bendigo have agreed to sell badges throughout April on behalf of the RSL, in this the ANZAC centenary year. Funds raised will..
02-Apr-2015
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City united
Christine McGinn
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s City Futures Directorate can never operate as a self-sufficient entity, according to a council-commissioned report. Councillors were divided on the need to separate parts of the directorate, which includes tourism, major events and economic development, into..
27-Mar-2015
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Adding colour to Ned Kelly
Dianne Dempsey
Whether you see Ned Kelly as our very own Robin Hood or dismiss him as a murdering thug, a visit to the Bendigo Art Gallery’s “Imagining Ned” will still provide an exciting and at times moving experience. The focus of the exhibition, Ned Kelly’s armour is among the most..
27-Mar-2015
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Victorian government suspends water trading
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has temporarily suspended some water allocation trade to protect next season’s allocations to Victorian water entitlement holders on the Murray system. Minister for Water Peter Walsh today announced an immediate suspension on water allocation trade from New South W..
13-Apr-2011
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Bendigo Wealth launched
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has announced the launch of Bendigo Wealth, a new wealth management division that will leverage off the bank’s high brand recognition and leading customer satisfaction ranking. Managing director Mike Hirst said as the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has grow..
11-Apr-2011
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Regional Growth Fund passes first test
Bendigo Weekly
Communities in regional and rural Victoria will soon have access to a $1 billion fund that supports growth and encourages development, following the passage of the Regional Growth Fund Act through the Victorian Parliament last night. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister..
08-Apr-2011
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Government moves to close flood insurance loopholes
People should know exactly what is, and what is not, covered under their insurance policies, according to a new consultation paper announced today at a public meeting in Ipswich by Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten. "It seems like a simple proposition. If you have an insurance policy, you sho..
06-Apr-2011
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RATES ON HOLD
CENTRAL Victorian home owners can breathe easy - at least for the time being, after today's Reserve Bank decision to leave interest rates on hold. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens' statement follows: At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4...
05-Apr-2011
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Regional Rail Link gets green light
Bendigo Weekly
The Regional Rail Link project will go ahead, although politicians continue to bicker about who is responsible for ensuring the dedicated track is built. Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the project had been placed under a review due a shortfall in funding which he said was ..
05-Apr-2011
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Madison Violet: Canadian slice of Americana
Ben Cameron
The last time Madison Violet’s Brenley MacEachern played the Burke & Wills Winery in Mia Mia a few years ago, they were a smash. Not just with local listeners, but the wildlife. Early one morning, MacEachern and touring buddy Kristina Olsen had been driving from Mia Mia to Bendigo ..
29-Feb-2012
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Luke Owens plans big for Bendigo's homeless
Ben Cameron
Planet Earth had We Are The World in 1985, and now a couple of local musicians are planning something similar. Talented musicians Luke Owens, Craig Morley and Dave Turpie are planning to gather a troupe of Bendigo musicians to write and record a Christmas track, and hopefully raise $100,000 ..
23-Feb-2012
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Steve Lane and the Autocrats: making fruit salad
Ben Cameron
It was probably never in the original plan but Steve Lane and the Autocrats have broadened their musical palate to the world of children’s entertainment. Well, kind of. Signed to the ABC’s music label, Lane was asked to contribute The Wiggles’ hit Fruit Salad, to their tri..
22-Feb-2012
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Echuca Riverboats Festival
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN In only its first year, the Echuca Riverboats Festival over the weekend (February 17-19) is already shaping up to be a major event on many a musical calendar. The stage site was idyllic, nestled in amongst mighty gum trees on the banks of the Murray River. ..
21-Feb-2012
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Eric Bibb: a universal language
Ben Cameron
American blues maestro Eric Bibb just had an epiphany. “I recently came back from a trip in Mali... where I recorded with a wonderful musician, Habib Koite,” Bibb says. “It was an epiphany, something of a homecoming. “I don’t want to over-dramatise but ..
20-Feb-2012
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Harry James Angus: Little Stories
Ben Cameron
Songwriters are usually meant to write about what they know. But The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus treads a slightly different path. A little ditty to be found on his solo album, Little Stories, among other tales about buried bones and sentimental capitalists, is The Batsmen, a satiri..
20-Feb-2012
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Storming for ten
Joel Peterson
DESPITE being undefeated as the club turns into the second half of the season, the big tests don’t stop coming for the Strathfieldsaye Storm. After grinding out a win over a determined South Bendigo on Monday, the Storm ventures into the second half of the Bendigo Football League season..
12-Jun-2015
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Bendigo players are top of the table
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO District Table Tennis Association enjoyed a successful weekend at the recent Victorian Country Table Tennis Championships at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Competing over the long weekend, the BDTTA’s D3-grade team of Isaac, Xavier and Paul Green and Alex O’Shea took..
12-Jun-2015
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Pioneers aim to change run
Joel Peterson
TRANSLATING improvement into wins is key for the Bendigo Pioneers over the second half of the season, after the TAC Cup team went into the mid-year bye in inconsistent form. The Pioneers have played brilliant football in patches but, as is the case with most young sides, have struggled to app..
12-Jun-2015
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Bendigo scoops titles
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Volleyball association capped off a bumper weekend hosting the Victorian Country Championships with local sides taking out the men’s and women’s division one titles. Teams from across the state made the journey to Bendigo Stadium over the long weekend to contest the titles..
12-Jun-2015
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City takes strain
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO City enters one of the toughest stretches on its schedule this weekend, as it embarks on a three-game run in the space of eight days. City takes on Murray United on Saturday at Epsom Huntly Reserve before hosting Melbourne City on Tuesday night, then facing up to play Bulleen next Sa..
12-Jun-2015
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Storm withstands South test
Joel Peterson
STRATHFIELDAYE Storm has reached the half way point of the 2015 Bendigo Football League season undefeated, after a gritty 34-point win over South Bendigo today. The win was anything but pretty for the Storm as South’s pressure forced them into plenty of mistakes in blustery condi..
08-Jun-2015
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Welfare issue not to be taken lightly
‘’I’d rather go broke than see cattle treated that way.’’ Ten simple words from one northern Australian farmer entangled in one of the biggest scandals to envelop Australian agriculture for years. As I drove home from work the other night listening to the radio, I c..
10-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the big white wedding
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10-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Label no accident in climate debate The label “denier” is a loaded word. It has added weight because of the term “holocaust denier”. This is no accident; those on the pro-carbon tax team know that and use the term “climate change denier” or “skepti..
10-Jun-2011
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Changing the political climate
Carbon, or more precisely, whether or not we should have a tax on carbon, is one of the central issues of our time. True believers of the carbon economy say without it, we are doomed to fail both the environment and the generations to come. The detractors say we risk untold damage to our economy..
03-Jun-2011
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Program’s net worth
We marvel at how quickly young people pick up new technology and run with it, accessing information that was, in the past, locked away and only available to those in the know. The downside of the information revolution is that this access is not always monitored. Along with new ways to bully an..
03-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Indecision costs history How much do we value our golden history and our treasured heritage? How long have we waited for a decision on a suitable permanent place for the homeless Bendigo Historical Society, guardians of our historical artifacts now shamefully housed in shipping containers? Many..
03-Jun-2011
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This week's top ten
1. Sing You Home Jodi Picoult 2. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 3. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk 2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers 1 SBS 7. Letters & Numbers 3 SBS 8. Only T..
01-Apr-2011
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Pick of the week - Those who came after
Those Who Come After Elisabeth Holdsworth Picador Elisabeth Holdsworth came to Australia as a child, and worked most of her life in the public service. In 2007, her essay, “For Those Who Come After”, won the ABR-Calibre Prize. In that essay, she described the difficulty she had ..
31-Mar-2011
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Malouf finalist for 2011 Man Booker International Prize
Australia’s most distinguished writer, David Malouf, is on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. The list, announced by chair of judges Rick Gekoski Noterday, includes contoversial fantasy writer Philip Pullman, veteran American Philip Roth and Iindian s..
30-Mar-2011
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Shaun Tan wins international award
Australia’s most celebrated children’s book illustrator/writer Shaun Tan has added one of the world’s most lucrative prizes to his list of awards. Tan will receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, worth approximately $760,000, in Sweden at the end of May. The judges ca..
29-Mar-2011
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This week's top 10
1. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 2. Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 3. Saturday Big Tent Wedding Pary Alexander McCall-Smith 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers SBS 7. Daughters-in-Law Joanna Tro..
25-Mar-2011
5.27
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Book Pick of the Week; Alpha Monsters
I couldn’t be prouder right now of our great friend Crikey – you can call him Chris Kennett – as this weekend his very first children’s story Alpha Monsters is being launched. Chris is actually a great poet but only those of us who are lucky enough to be on his Christmas c..
25-Mar-2011
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