Sign of healthier times
Sharon Kemp
In an Australian first, three central Victorian supermarkets have verified that promoting healthier options in store will lead to more customers buying healthier food. The research, a collaboration between Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre, the Champions IGA chain and the ..
02-Dec-2016
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Bendigo shines at tourism awards
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo took out three major awards at the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards last week in Melbourne. The City of Greater Bendigo council won the Destination Marketing category while Masons of Bendigo won the Restaurant and Catering category and Bendigo Tramways won the category for Cultur..
01-Dec-2016
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The state of our health
Sharon Kemp
A HEALTH picture has emerged of Bendigo as a city that cycles more, thinks it’s okay to get occasionally drunk more, trusts its neighbours more and is involved in more organised sport than the average Victorian. A survey of Bendigo residents in 2015 allows VicHealth to pull together da..
25-Nov-2016
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New timetable shows a boost for rail
Joel Peterson
A NEW timetable early next year will see 80 more V/Line services per week hit the state’s rails, but Public Transport minister Jacinta Allan is confident more trains doesn’t mean more delays. Ms Allan and Public Transport Victoria CEO Jeroen Weimar announced the changes this week..
25-Nov-2016
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Hospital gears up for shift
Sharon Kemp
CENTRAL Victoria’s largest and most expensive development project is technically complete and ahead of schedule, but Bendigo Health says it will use the next month to bed down the move across the road into the new $630 million Bendigo hospital. Patients and their families will ge..
25-Nov-2016
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Mines aim for change
Sharon Kemp
A fractious history may lead to councillors no longer chairing the environmental review committees that oversee remediation plans of mining companies operating in the region. At least one company, GBM Gold, owners of a licence over the Bendigo goldfield, has called for other nominations for ..
25-Nov-2016
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CWA converges on city
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 800 women from across Victoria are in Bendigo this week as part of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria state conference. The theme of this year’s conference, which began in Bendigo on Wednesday, is Community Connectedness and Creativity. An ecumenical servic..
29-May-2015
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City Futures receives council support
Peter Kennedy
MORE than 93 per cent of submissions lodged over whether the City of Greater Bendigo’s City Futures directorate should be retained, have backed the status quo. Councillors voted this week to support the directorate in its present format, in response to a key recommendation raised in the..
29-May-2015
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Bus plan arrives on time
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’s proposed bus network has undergone an overhaul, as the second round of community consultation sessions are conducted. PTV’s original plan, released in November last year, featured 13 routes with all the current Bendigo bus route numbers changed. The number of route..
29-May-2015
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Mary's bid to fly high
Dianne Dempsey
There have been many stunts Cr Rod Fyffe has performed over the years. In the name of a good cause he’s dressed up as a Smurf, as a particularly scary Easter Bunny and even worn his undies on the outside of his pants, but hitching a ride in a crane is probably a first. On this occasion ..
29-May-2015
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Emergency plan for floodwater
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Local wines on show
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
More than 100 international wine buyers and journalists were treated to the best of Bendigo’s wine region this week. As an initiative by the Bendigo Winegrowers Association and the Victorian government, the event aimed to raise the profile of the region’s wineries. Representatives..
29-May-2015
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Expert panel to consider role of local government
The Federal Government has appointed former Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court, the Honourable James Spigelman AC, to lead an expert panel on recognition of local government in the Australian Constitution. Today’s announcement coincided with Minister for Regional Australia Simon Cr..
22-Jun-2011
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Baillieu unveils $750k for bushfire recovery projects
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has allocated $750,000 towards a new two-year grants program to strengthen leadership and resilience in bushfire-affected communities. Speaking at a thank you reception for Community Recovery Committees (CRCs) in Melbourne, Premier Ted Baillieu and Deputy Premier and Min..
21-Jun-2011
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Government holds more carbon price talks
The Federal Government has held further discussions with members of the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee. The Government says it is is continuing to work hard to introduce a carbon price, which will be one of the most significant economic and environmental reforms undertaken ..
21-Jun-2011
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More support for flood affected businesses
Bendigo Weekly
Businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations recovering from flooding can now apply for a low-interest concessional loan and grant package of up to $650,000 over 10 years. Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said the Commonwealth Government had agreed to a ..
21-Jun-2011
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Fair Work Australia changes to favour students
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has welcomed Fair Work Australia's decision to vary the General Retail Industry Award 2010 to allow for greater flexibility in minimum shifts for student casuals. Employment and Industrial Relations Minister Richard Dalla-Riva said the ruling would allow for a one-and-a..
20-Jun-2011
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Over and out: Simon Overland quits Victoria Police
Bendigo Weekly
POLICE Minister Peter Ryan has issued a statement in the wake of Commissioner Simon Overland's dramatic resignation today. Mr Ryan says he was provided with a copy of the Victorian Ombudsman's report on the investigation into Victoria Police Crime Statistics on Tuesday, which he carefully..
16-Jun-2011
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Current Issue
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Country stars in from USA
Steve Kendall
IMITATION is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers should be rapt. The Kings of Country come to Bendigo on October 12, three singers from the United States who play the parts, and sing as these three musical gems. The rea..
07-Sep-2012
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Classics on stage
Steve Kendall
INTERNATIONAL classical guitarist Karin Schaupp says regional Australian audiences are especially wonderful. That’s high praise indeed, for Karin has travelled and performed far and wide. Karin and Katie Noonan come to Bendigo on September 19 for a dual concert showcasing their tal..
31-Aug-2012
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Showcase for blues
Bendigo Weekly
Next month is one of the last chances for music fans to enjoy a hefty sample of what they can experience at the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival in November. The third BB&RMF showcase for 2012 comes to the Newmarket Hotel on Sunday, September 2. It’ll feature a slightly..
24-Aug-2012
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Rubens on the road
Emily Smith
The Rubens Album Launch Ding Dong Lounge So, I’m pretty sure I’ve ruined my only chance with the Rubens. Having only started playing together last year, the Sydney boys are very quickly making a name for themselves. Heavy rotation on Triple J after being unearthed ..
17-Aug-2012
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Rave reviews for Bendigo's first writers festival - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Writers Festival won hearts and minds across the weekend, attracting double the anticipated audiences. The booked-out school's day on Friday was followed by the opening Keynote address by David Marr, which packed out The Capital Theatre. More than 1700 tickets were sold, with ..
13-Aug-2012
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Life and other absurdities
Bendigo Weekly
By STEVE KENDALL COMEDIAN Harley Breen’s act is about life. Every happening has a potential for a laugh, that’s a lot of material. Brisbanite-turned-Melburnian Harley is on stage in Bendigo on August 25 at The Capital. He said his act is universal, and as it’s about his lif..
09-Aug-2012
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Roos out for revenge
Bendigo Weekly
YET another top-of-the-table clash takes place this weekend in local football when Mitiamo meets Loddon Valley Football League powerhouse Bridgewater on Saturday. Mitiamo withstood a fierce charge from Calivil United last weekend to run out winners by three points in a clash of second versus..
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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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Letters to the editor November 11 2011
Bendigo Weekly
Safety first I WOULD like to echo the sentiments of Vivien Newton (Bendigo Library manager) and Carolyn Macvean (Goldfields Library Corporation CEO) about the safety of library users (Bendigo Weekly, November 4). I have visited the Bendigo Library about two to three time..
10-Nov-2011
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WHAT'S ON IN BENDIGO AND DISTRICT
Anthony Radford
What's on (http://www.dipity.com/bgowkly/Food-Fossickers_1/) on Dipity (http://www.dipity.com/)...
31-Oct-2011
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Every button counts
Bendigo Weekly
When he started the button project, designer Cris de Faust counted each one, admiring their form and colour. Several thousand buttons later, his fingers smarting from all the glue, he is a little over them. Nevertheless Cris is very pleased to have his idea chosen from those submitted by..
21-Oct-2011
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Letters to the editor (October 21)
Bendigo Weekly
Level playing field needed for speed cameras While watching A Current Affair the other night it was interesting to hear Victoria Police state they allow a tolerance of plus three kilometres per hour on a mobile speed camera and plus 2kp/h on a fixed speed camera. ..
20-Oct-2011
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Lack of respect on show
Peter Kennedy
What constitutes a failure? Is having a go worth some sort of recognition or has our society morphed into a ‘winner takes all’ situation where losers outnumber winners? These are the questions I’ve been asking, and asked, after some recent media reports that i..
20-Oct-2011
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EASTER CUT BACK
Anthony Radford
CITY of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe has confirmed next year's Bendigo Easter Festival will be held over three days, to cut costs. The change means the main parade will be held on Easter Sunday, which would mean most marching and brass bands, a feature of the parade, may not be able to at..
19-Oct-2011
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Overflow June 24
Tom Keneally has been set in stone, sort of. The author of Schindler's Ark and a host of novels and histories has donated his library to the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts - 2500 books on all kinds of topics - and the endowment has been acknowledged with the naming of the room in which the referenc..
24-Jun-2011
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Top Ten June 24
Dymocks Bendigo Local Top Ten 1. Passion by Lauren Kate 2. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 3. Jamie's 30-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver 4. The Bourne Dominion by Eric Van Lustbader 5. Mud Sweat and Tears by Bear Brylls 6. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett 7. Water For Elephants by Sara ..
24-Jun-2011
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Like a copy of Jackaroo?
Jackaroo by Michael Thornton, this week's Book Club Pick of the Week, is a story about not only life on a cattle farm - the tough times and the good - but also a memoir about one man's growth out of uncertainty and self-doubt towards confidence. It's also an insider's view into Nareen, the property ..
24-Jun-2011
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PIck of the week, Jackaroo
Jackaroo Michael Thornton Penguin, $29.95 As Michael Thornton drew close to the day when his book was to be published, he was astounded that his was the first. “I kept wondering if someone would beat me to the mark,” Thornton said before the launch of Jackaroo last evening i..
24-Jun-2011
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Overflow: book news June 17
THE END OF THE BOOKSHOP Even though the federal government set a whole year aside for the Barry Jones-led inquiry into the impact of digital publishing on the Australian industry… Even though their public lending right agency has not yet put e-books on their discussion agenda… ..
16-Jun-2011
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Pick of the week: The Roving Party
The Roving Party Rohan Wilson Allen & Unwin, $27.99 IT has been a fair while since something as memorable as Kate Grenville’s Lilian’s Story (1984) or Andrew McGahan’s Praise (1991) came out of the Vogel’s Award. It’s almost as if The Hand That Signed t..
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