Labor backs Bendigo projects
Sharon Kemp
LABOR has committed $3.7 million in campaign pledges to two Bendigo projects with applications already submitted to the federal government’s National Stronger Regions Fund. Labor’s move represents a challenge to the Liberal Party to either match funding or offer support to o..
27-May-2016
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Horse cruelty prompts action
Bendigo Weekly
THE RSPCA will investigate its response to the shocking Bulla horse case in April when more than 22 horses were found dead and 23 more collected by transport trucks donated by Victorian horse trainers including Bendigo trainer Paul Banks and transported by his staff working voluntarily. At t..
27-May-2016
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Protests force forum move
Sharon Kemp
A UNIVERSITY of Melbourne study into anxieties about asylum seekers abandoned a focus group in Bendigo because of the anti-mosque protests in early October. The study used a focus group in Ballarat instead, which was considered far enough away not to be coloured by the protests. Regardle..
27-May-2016
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Planner aims to fix mall issue with short-let stores
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO’s central business district has won a champion as its retailers suffer from persistent criticism about lack of patronage. Traders and the candidates of both major political parties argued this week about the effect of anti-social behaviour on businesses in Hargreaves Mall. ..
20-May-2016
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Golf club plans to sell
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO Golf Club has warned it would not wait for the City of Greater Bendigo to rezone land north-west of Maiden Gully before it is sold to a developer. The club wants to build a championship golf course in Bendigo which it argues would draw major tourism dollars, but it needs to sell off the ..
20-May-2016
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Girton denies sexual discrimination
Bendigo Weekly
GIRTON Grammar headmaster Matthew Maruff has denied that the school discriminated against a former school captain Angus McCormack when the deputy headmaster allegedly asked him to leave a Foundation Day event because of the way he was dressed. Mr McCormack posted a picture on Facebook and as..
13-May-2016
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Cox welcomes budget
Bendigo Weekly
City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox has welcomed today’s state government's budget announcements. Cr Cox said the funding would aid the city’s plans for works and planning to begin on many projects across the city. The budget 2015/2016 reaffirms funding for the Greater Be..
05-May-2015
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RBA drops rates
Bendigo Weekly
INTEREST rates have been dropped to a historic two per cent today. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to two per cent, effective today. Monetary Policy Decision governor Glenn Stevens said the local economy was expanding at a moderate..
05-May-2015
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Bendigo's arts on show
Christine McGinn
BENDIGO has been donned regional Victoria’s artistic and cultural epicentre after a visit from the Creative Industries Minister Martin Foley. “The Bendigo Art Gallery is the best and the biggest gallery in regional Victoria,” Mr Foley said. He announced a $20 million regiona..
01-May-2015
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Langdon resigns
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health has written a new chapter with board chairman Michael Landgon resigning this week. Dr Langdon resigned from the Bendigo Health board due to personal reasons and is effective immediately. Dr Langdon said it had been an honour and a privilege to serve his local community in th..
01-May-2015
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Council must justify rates
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo will need to demonstrate it has the community’s support and that it is raising and spending ratepayer’s money responsibly if it is to win approval for raising rates at levels over and above CPI in years to come. The state government has implemented a cap..
01-May-2015
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Council's state budget hopes
Bendigo Weekly
The City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox has high hopes for the city's share in next Tuesday's state government budget. “This is really the first big opportunity for the new government to start honouring the commitments it made at the last election. The Council looks forwar..
01-May-2015
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State government to fund the GAP
Bendigo Weekly
The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) will receive $1 million in funding over the next four years as part of a Victorian government election commitment to the initiative that finds new homes for retired greyhounds. Announcing the funding at GAP’s headquarters in Seymour today, Racing M..
13-May-2011
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Budget promises more funding for disability
CHILDREN with a disability affecting their development will have access to intensive early intervention services through the $147 million Better Start for Children with Disability initiative announced in the Federal Budget. The announcement fulfills an election commitment which the governmen..
11-May-2011
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Community groups welcome red tape cuts
KEY community groups have welcomed a move towards getting rid of the massive red tape bogging down Australia’s not-for-profit sector. The federal government has announced the appointment of Australia’s first independent regulator to look after the nation’s huge not-fo..
09-May-2011
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Floods blamed for rise in local public housing wait lists
Bendigo Weekly
The state government says the statewide public housing waiting list has fallen for the second successive quarter since it came to power, easing the pain for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable families. Housing Minister Wendy Lovell said the total number of applications f..
05-May-2011
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Carbon price impact on the agenda
The climate change Land Sector Working Group has met to consider the opportunities that a carbon price would provide to farmers and landholders in rural and regional Australia. The working group also considered the impacts of carbon pricing on the land sector and on food processors. The ..
04-May-2011
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Budget wins VFF approval
Bendigo Weekly
Farmers have congratulated the Victorian Government on the delivery of its first Budget under tight fiscal conditions and particularly the prioritisation of election commitments. VFF President Andrew Broad said the Budget had delivered a number of important funding commitments for rur..
04-May-2011
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New competition for bedroom rock stars
Bendigo Weekly
Young unsigned musicians should get cracking on their original ditties as entries open for the 2012 Red Bull Bedroom Jam Australia competition Musos aged between 15 to 21 (bands, duos or soloists) are eligable to enter the online comp. Apply by uploading a video of yourself and your ban..
05-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 6 to 12)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday April 6: Gold Dust Lounge – Cold Snap. From 9PM. Free. Horvat's Wine Bar, Daylesford – Moodswing. From 9.00PM. Free. Saturday April 7: Palais Theatre, Hepburn Springs – Emmy Bryce & Kate Vigo with support Brendan Maclean. From 8:30PM. $15:00. ..
05-Apr-2012
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Music tickets too expensive say most Aussies
Bendigo Weekly
It probably won't surprise many but most Aussies think ticket prices are too steep, according to ticketing organisation, Eventbrite. A recent survey of 1000 Australians by Eventbrite has found that a little over half of Australians attended live music performances in the last 12 months, and ..
04-Apr-2012
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Jeff Raglus: Three Pairs for the price of one
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Multi-talented musician and visual artist Jeff Raglus is on a roll at present. An exhibition of his artwork opened on Saturday, March 30 in Daylesford (1 Camp street) which will run until April 23, and on the music front there is a new CD in the offering from Victor..
04-Apr-2012
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Hoodoo Gurus: rock dinosaurs
Ben Cameron
The Hoodoo Gurus don’t mind being perceived as rock dinosaurs. At least they’re still out and about, and in lead singer Dave Faulkner’s eyes, it’s not so much a criticism of the band, but a testament to three decades of durability in the most fickle of industr..
04-Apr-2012
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Emmy Bryce: an indie jewel
Bendigo Weekly
Emmy Bryce is shining very brightly as one of indie pop's prize jewels. A breath of fresh air, Bryce's cheerful brand of 90s influenced alt-pop is imbued with a joy that is earning her many admirers, a legion of fans and some serious attention. Bryce has joined forces with fellow indie ..
02-Apr-2012
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Spirit coach upbeat
Joel Peterson
LAST weekend wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Bendigo Spirit, but that doesn’t worry coach Simon Pritchard. The Spirit head west for a WNBL double header this weekend as the side tackles Perth and Adelaide. The team endured a trying weekend in round three, belted by Dandenon..
30-Oct-2015
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Cricket's bush bash
Joel Peterson
Victorian Premier Cricket will hit Bendigo this weekend, with two day-night games to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Oval as part of the league’s Bush Bash round. Bendigo held the first Premier Cricket regional clash in 1993 and 55 venues have followed suit, but this weekend marks a fir..
23-Oct-2015
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Support rolls in for tennis
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Tennis Association’s support for wheelchair athletes is “what you dream about” according to wheelchair tennis legend Danni Di Toro. The BTA is gearing up to host the Australian National Wheelchair Championships for the first time from Friday, November..
23-Oct-2015
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Debutant rides on high
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Spirit debutant Ashleigh ‘Splash’ Spencer, has made an immediate impression from limited opportunities during last weekend’s WNBL season opening away trip to Queensland. The Spirit went down to the highly fancied South East Queensland Stars 80 – 63, before stu..
16-Oct-2015
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It’s tee time
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Golf Club’s Annual Spring Tournament will tee off next week which will see a fantastic week of golf action. The tournament will start on Monday with a Ladies 4BBB which will see the week cater for everyone. Tuesday will see the ladies again play with a 18 hole stroke event befo..
16-Oct-2015
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A new look Spirit
Joel Peterson
Amid an offseason of change for the Bendigo Spirit, one thing has not wavered. The club has embraced a new coach, new players and a new off-court vision, but has lost no desire to win a third Women’s National Basketball League championship. In previous years you could pencil the Sp..
09-Oct-2015
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Biggest Winner returns
Anthony Radford
The Biggest Winner is back. The weight loss challenge organised by St John of God Hospital, with a $1000 first prize, caught the imagination of Bendigo people last year. More than 100 people lost a combined 281.6 kilogram, reduced their blood pressure and dropped a total of 821.4 centimetres off a..
22-Jul-2011
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Blueprint for success
Anthony Radford
An Eaglehawk initiative aims to put the corner shop back on the map If the Hub can pull off their plans to create an up-to-date equivalent of the good old-fashioned corner grocery store in their Eaglehawk premises, it may become a blueprint for similar enterprises across the state. “We&..
22-Jul-2011
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Vale Don Dungey
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO has farewelled one of its best-known businessmen, and one of life’s gentlemen. Don Dungey passed away last Sunday, aged 93. Don’s business was real estate, joining the family business – LL Dungey and Sons – at 17. He went on to help create one of the city’..
22-Jul-2011
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Wedding memorable moments, week four winner
Anthony Radford
Congratulations to this week’s winner of The Puddler restaurant and bar $100 voucher, Lorraine McMahon. Lorraine recalls her new husband Dan chivalrously leapt out of the car when they arrived at the honeymoon motel to open the door for his new bride and slipped and landed flat on his back ..
21-Jul-2011
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Bendigo to change name to Bendimo during November
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO will be re-named Bendimo for the month of November, to raise awareness of men’s health. As part of the popular Movember fundraising campaign, www.bendigoweekly.com.au believes the City of Greater Bendigo has given the go ahead to the Bendigo Prostate Support Group plan. Bef..
21-Jul-2011
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Slideshow: Australian Sheep and Wool Show and Festival of Lamb, Bendigo
Anthony Radford
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19-Jul-2011
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Austen in Bendigo
Jane Austen fans and devotees of the Regency era happily got more than they bargained for when they attended the booked-out performance “Getting Dressed with Jane” at the Goldfields Library on April 19. Actor Lise Rodgers shared some of Jane Austen’s love ..
26-Apr-2011
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Man Booker honours Beryl
Is the Man Booker Prize now trying too hard, reducing the impact of the best-novel announcement with all the "extra" prizes they keep adding? Or is it a good thing they keep using their strength to improve the reputations of writers and encourage people to go beyond the publisher-pushe..
26-Apr-2011
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Vic ups the prize pool
The Victorian government has added a new overall $100,000 prize to the Premier's Literary Awards, making it the largest prize for a writer in Australia. Claiming that the awards now have a "clearer and more equitable structure", Premier Ted Baillieu announced today (April 21) that five categor..
21-Apr-2011
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On the Road goes on the screen
Hot on the heels of the new movie based on Jack Kerouac's classic beat-generation novel, On the Road (released at the end of the year), another movie based on his Big Sur is in production. Made by the same team behind the Che Guevara movie, the On the Road film has a smallish budget ($25milion)..
21-Apr-2011
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Pick of the Week Pozieres
Pozieres Scott Bennett Scribe, $36.95 While the experience of first-time author Scott Bennett is crucially important to the way this book was written, what is also wonderful is that the man can write. So often, someone’s interest in history is not enough to create a good book, but in ..
21-Apr-2011
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It’s down to three for Miles
For the first time, the Miles Franklin shortlist has only three books on it. They are Bereft by Chris Womersley (Scribe), That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (Picador) and When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald (Random). The three women on the longlist of nine announced last month (Honey Brown for The Goo..
21-Apr-2011
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