MONEY OWING TO SHERIFF NOT FINE
Laura Hurley
BENDIGONIANS have racked up over $15 million worth of unpaid fines during the 2014-15 financial year, according to new statistics released by the sheriff’s office. The total amount owed by fine dodgers in outstanding warrants in the City of Greater Bendigo added up to $15,728,532. ..
08-Jan-2016
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OBJECTORS FOOT COURT BILL
Peter Kennedy
The Supreme Court has ordered opponents of plans for Bendigo’s first mosque to pay more than $50,000 in costs incurred by respondents to last month’s failed application for leave to appeal. The Court of Appeal rejected the application by Julie Hoskin and Kathleen Howard for leave..
08-Jan-2016
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NEW LOOK NATURE STRIPS
Laura Hurley
BENDIGO Sustainability Group has voiced its support of a plan being considered by the City of Greater Bendigo to allow residents to plant fruit and vegetable gardens on their nature strip. BSG president Chris Weir labelled the plan “a great idea for Bendigo” and said it would all..
08-Jan-2016
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SENATE BID
Peter Kennedy
CITY of Greater councillor Elise Chapman has been endorsed as a One Nation party candidate for the Senate at the federal election due later this year. Cr Chapman said yesterday she was both proud and excited to be standing as an endorsed candidate for the One Nation party. “I admir..
08-Jan-2016
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POLICE URGE NEW YEAR'S CAUTION
Laura Hurley
EMERGENCY services have issued a plea to New Year’s revellers to stay safe during tonight’s celebrations, with temperatures expected to spike in the high 30s today and tomorrow. Bendigo Police Sergeant Rosie Rowe said there would be an increased police presence on the road and st..
31-Dec-2015
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FEO SHOCK
Peter Kennedy
Eaglehawk employment and training agency Future Employment Opportunities Inc has been placed into voluntary administration. PKF Melbourne were appointed administrators of the locally based entity on December 21, after the firm was contacted by one of FEO’s board members days earlier. ..
31-Dec-2015
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Marist College opens
Bendigo Weekly
Marist College Bendigo will be officially opened and blessed at a ceremony beginning at 11.30am today. The first building of the Maiden Gully school accommodates Years 7 and 8 will be named the Montagne Centre, and will be opened by Brother Michael Green FMS, the National Director of Marist Sc..
27-Mar-2015
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City says farewell
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 430 people packed into Bendigo’s historic Town Hall on Monday afternoon to celebrate the extraordinary life and achievements of former mayor Daryl McClure. Mr McClure’s place in this city’s proud history is assured, thanks largely to his efforts to protect, preser..
27-Mar-2015
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Girton students survive fall
Bendigo Weekly
A MINIBUS of year nine Girton Grammar students have had a rocky start to their compulsory hike. The bus went down an embankment en route to their five-day camp in Falls Creek yesterday afternoon. Girton Grammar School headmaster Matthew Maruff said no one had been injured in the incident. ..
24-Mar-2015
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Domestic violence on the increase
Dianne Dempsey
She can hear the car pull up and rings the police but it is too late – he’s through the front door. She runs to the bathroom and locks the door but he’s kicking that in. Locks weren’t made for him. The four children know the drill by now. They’re under their b..
20-Mar-2015
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Road change on show
Bendigo Weekly
More than 200 people visited VicRoads in the Hargreaves Mall last Saturday to view the latest designs for the Ravenswood Interchange project. VicRoads Regional Director, Mal Kersting said the organisation was pleased with the level of interest shown by the community for the project. The Ra..
20-Mar-2015
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Bald and beautiful
Dianne Dempsey
Shaving off your long hair when you are a 15 year girl takes a bit of pluck. But Annabel Bradshaw, a sports loving year 10 student at Catholic College has pluck in spades. Annabel decided to do something very brave to help raise awareness for people battling the life threatening disease of leu..
19-Mar-2015
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Pokies campaign wins support
Mission Australia has thrown its support behind a campaign, jointly launched by Independent Tasmanian MP, Andrew Wilkie, and advocacy group, Get Up, to combat attempts to undermine the Federal Government’s planned poker machine reforms. Clubs Australia plans to spend $20 million on an ..
29-Mar-2011
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Developer hails new planning initiative
Bendigo Weekly
Multi-award winning developer Villawood Properties has applauded the state government’s new planning initiative for a new peri-urban unit. Planning Minister Matthew Guy recently announced the establishment of a unit within the Department of Planning and Community Development to help..
25-Mar-2011
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Flood aid package wins farmer support
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed additional support for victims of the Victorian floods announced by the State Government this week. VFF president Andrew Broad said the majority of these measures had been called for by the VFF in the Federation’s submission, regarding ..
24-Mar-2011
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Gibbons hits out over refugees
Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons MP, has joined a call for the nation’s political leaders to stop using the plight of some of the world’s most desperate people for political advantage. Mr Gibbons was responding to a plea from Judi Moylan, the Liberal MP for Pearce, to end the ..
24-Mar-2011
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Bendigo Bank launches Cyclone Yasi appeal
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s philanthropic arm, Community Enterprise Foundation™ has launched the Cyclone Yasi Appeal. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Queensland State Manager, Noel Jessup said the bank was pleased to be able to launch the appeal to assist communities affected by ..
14-Feb-2011
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St Kilda great blasts club culture
ONE of St Kilda’s favourite sons used the backdrop of a fundraiser lunch in Bendigo to attack the culture of his former club. Neil Roberts played 169 games for the Saints between 1952-1962 during which time he won a Brownlow Medal and also captained his club. He was inducted into St Kild..
14-Feb-2011
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The Gig Guide (February 17 to 23)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, February 17 THE CORNER VENUE Heaven the Axe with Abreact and Artilah from 8pm. $10 BENDIGO FOLK CLUB The Beez from 8pm. HIBERNIAN HOTEL Chris Morley from 8.30pm. Free T..
17-Feb-2012
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Tracey Roberts: a unique vision
Ben Cameron
Melbourne artist Tracey Roberts has a unique view into the realm of art and music. She has “multi-colour synesthesia”, which allows her to see colours, shapes and images when she hears music. Both a visual artist and a singer-songwriter-pianist, it's no surprise her artwork a..
16-Feb-2012
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Calling on young filmmakers
Bendigo Weekly
Lights, camera, action – the call is out for young up and coming animation and film makers to enter the 2012 City of Greater Bendigo Mic Up Productions Clips and Flicks Short Film Festival. City of Greater Bendigo Youth Participation Officer Rory White said all young film makers and an..
16-Feb-2012
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Roger Waters: The Wall live
Jake Schatz
If there is a band before my time that I desperately wish I could have seen, it would be Pink Floyd. So I was never going to miss an opportunity to see Roger Waters perform The Wall at Rod Laver Arena last week. With the hype, and more importantly the man behind the production,..
16-Feb-2012
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Bobby Rydell to hit Bendigo
Steve Kendall
WHEN Bobby Rydell steps on the stage of The Capital Theatre next month it will be as part of his 21st tour of Australia. His first was in 1960, and he already had a hit record under his belt, Kissin’ Time. Thirty-four US hits later and a string of favourites around the world, Bobby..
15-Feb-2012
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Custard return for Between the Bays
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Throughout much of the nineties, Custard were one of Australia’s most prominent and popular bands, with a loyal live following and hit songs by way of Apartment and Music is Crap. The band also released some of the definitive albums from that time with Wahooti..
15-Feb-2012
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Hogan makes history
Joel Peterson
WHEN you listen to Chris Hogan talk about the Bendigo Braves, he speaks with passion and a genuine love for the club and what he describes as the family within it. No member of that Braves family means more to it than Hogan, and on Saturday that sentiment will be backed up by numbers. The..
15-May-2015
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Carol's call up
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
The Bendigo Football Netball League has unveiled former Netball Australia head of high performance Carol Cathcart as its new manager. The current Sandhurst A-Grade netball coach was unveiled as the AFL Central Victoria partnerships and BFNL manager this week. She takes over from former re..
15-May-2015
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South chasing a win
Joel Peterson
REWARD for effort is what South Bendigo will be chasing at the Queen Elizabeth Oval on Saturday, when the Bloods tackle Maryborough in round seven of the Bendigo Football Netball League season. Picked by many as wooden spooners for the second year in a row, South has been one of the league&rs..
15-May-2015
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BFNL appoints new manager
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Football Netball League has a new manager, with Carol Cathcart being appointed to the position today. Cathcart steps into the role of AFL Central Victoria partnerships and BFNL manager on May 25, replacing former AFL CV region operations manager Justin Abrams. She has a we..
12-May-2015
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All set for some funds
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Tennis Association is holding out hope it will receive funding for its proposed Nolan Street complex redevelopment despite being overlooked in the City of Greater Bendigo’s 2015/16 budget. The facility is in need of a makeover, with both its courts and clubhouse facilities re..
08-May-2015
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Spirit coach introduced
Joel Peterson
NEW Bendigo Spirit head coach Simon Pritchard says he will bring an up-tempo style to the team when he takes charge for the 2015/16 season. Pritchard was introduced at a press conference today, with the former Adelaide Lightning and Canberra assistant signing on for two seasons. He repla..
05-May-2015
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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
12.17
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Glanville on the QEO
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02-Jun-2011
2.26
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Glanville on the rate hike
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27-May-2011
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Letters to the editor May 27
Fortuna will be an attraction, too WE read with interest about the ‘Piazza spectacular’ (Bendigo Weekly, May 20) which is planned to be a future tourism draw in the parkland development at Sacred Heart Cathedral. In that article there is recognition of the value of religious tourism..
27-May-2011
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Budget on target
CITY of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe and his Merry Men (and woman) have delivered a new kind of budget, that has both positives and negatives. The above reference to Robin Hood touches on council’s new way of paying for the projects that are needed, and there are two positives in this. ..
26-May-2011
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25-Mar-2011
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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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