Call for city airline
Sharon Kemp
REGIONAL airports without regular passenger flights are suffering financially and Australia’s airport lobby is calling for federal government funding to keep them operating. A report released by the Australian Airports Association (AAA) which shows 61 per cent of regional airpor..
21-Oct-2016
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Loud and proud
Bendigo Weekly
TODAY is the day to wear your loudest, most colourful shirt, and it’s for a good cause. Australian Hearing Bendigo is raising money for deaf children at their store at 62 Queen Street from 11.30am until 2pm today, and they will be wearing their brightest and best...
21-Oct-2016
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Year 12s wind up the school year
Bendigo Weekly
Hundreds of Bendigo students celebrated the end of schooling this week at events hosted around the city. On Wednesday evening students, staff and families of Bendigo Senior Secondary College gathered at the Ulumbarra Theatre to mark the end of students’ secondary school journey. T..
21-Oct-2016
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Bumper year for the culture club
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO residents should “watch this space” for the next big instalment at the Bendigo Art Gallery, and a regular critic wants back-to-back blockbusters to keep the city’s tills ringing. As the City of Greater Bendigo released the financial results of Bendigo&rs..
14-Oct-2016
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Candidate fires up over organics
Sharon Kemp
WHIPSTICK ward candidate Andrea Metcalf is threatening to go to the Local Government Ombudsman if the City of Greater Bendigo reinstates a charge for organics waste pick up to households that have not handed back a signed statutory declaration. But the council has refused to back down from t..
14-Oct-2016
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Age becomes an issue
Bendigo Weekly
EPPALOCK Ward candidate Brenton Johnson has taken an “edgier” approach to campaigning that has attracted criticism from older voters. The 27-year-old digital entrepreneur delivered how-to-vote cards that included a picture of two older men wearing party hats and beads with the ca..
14-Oct-2016
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Greater Bendigo gains sister city
Bendigo Weekly
THE CITY of Greater Bendigo council has formalised its relationship with Haimen Municipal People’s Government. Nine delegates from Haimen are visiting Bendigo today to sign an agreement to become a sister city relationship to Bendigo. The relationship was developed after former Mayor B..
22-May-2015
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Strategy on the move
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has confirmed community consultation on Victoria’s first ever long-term strategy for regional public transport will kick off in June. The Regional Network Development Plan will set out priorities for regional public transport services, infrastructure and investment ..
22-May-2015
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Top marks for Shannon
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
BENDIGO local Shannon Ryan has been recognised for her contribution to the community by winning the 2015 Ricci Marks Award. The 24-year-old youth worker receives the award in light of her work for the benefit of the Dja Dja Wurrung people and the Bendigo region. Blending her passions in..
22-May-2015
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Foodshare providing promise
Dianne Dempsey
While the Weekly has been profiling individual welfare and church agencies which provide meals and food to people in need, Foodshare is the central organisation which acts as a wholesale distributor to those agencies. Foodshare’s operations manager Ray Butler said a significant indicato..
22-May-2015
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Homes for local youth
Christine McGinn
AN INCREASING amount of local youth are in desperate need of a home, says a leading community agency. St Luke’s is calling for willing locals to house young people, aged 15 to 19, in their spare room to get them off the streets. The Board Provider Program helps young people find suitabl..
22-May-2015
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Boosting business
Dianne Dempsey
Founder and owner of the Business Referral Initiative (BRI), Paul Edmonds, says that his networking organisation is bringing a lot of business to Bendigo. Set up some 18 months ago, the BRI is a great way for business owners to get together, network and come to mutually profitable arrangement..
22-May-2015
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Opposition says bushfire response plan inept
Bendigo Weekly
The state opposition claims the government is yet to provide the community any further details on how it will honour its commitment to implement each and every one of the Bushfire Royal Commission Final Report recommendations. Shadow Bushfire Response Minister Jacinta Allan said while the g..
02-Jun-2011
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Feds claim Youth Allowance success
The Federal Government claims reforms to the student income support system have resulted in more rural and regional students receiving income support to attend university. Tertiary Education Minister Senator Chris Evans said the latest analysis by the Department of Education, Employment and..
01-Jun-2011
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Victorian bushfire progress plan tabled
Bendigo Weekly
A report detailing the Victorian Government’s progress and plans to implement all 67 Bushfires Royal Commission recommendations has been tabled in State Parliament. Deputy Premier and Minister for Bushfire Response Peter Ryan said the Bushfires Implementation Plan outlined the e..
31-May-2011
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Government hails Rail Freight Support Package
Bendigo Weekly
The state government is hailing the $5 million Rail Freight Support Package, which will continue in 2011/12, as a big win for rural residents. Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said residents would see fewer large trucks on single lane each-way roads such as parts of the Calder, Goulbu..
31-May-2011
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Residents urged to support FloodSafe Week
Bendigo Weekly
Four months after the biggest floods in almost a century, the state government is urgng Victorians to learn more about protecting themselves against the threat of future floods as part of FloodSafe Week, organised by the Victorian State Emergency Service’s (SES). Deputy Premier ..
30-May-2011
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Jayco founder Gerry Ryan wins manufacturing honour
Bendigo Weekly
A Former Bendigo resident has been honoured as part of this year's Victorian manufacturing awards. Jayco-founder Gerry Ryan OAM was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the state’s manufacturing sector, when he was named as a new member to the Honour Roll for the Victorian M..
27-May-2011
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Blues & Roots Showcase
Bendigo Weekly
Former Screaming Jets and The Angels guitarist Jimi Hocking will feature in the second annual Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival in November (8-11). Hocking, aka ‘‘Jimi The Human’’, will join some of Australia’s best Blues & Roots artists for the fou..
12-Jul-2012
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Myf... and all things nice
Steve Kendall
MYF WARHURST is the woman you want at your parties. Her laugh will make you laugh, she has a good time, and she knows a lot about music. This veteran of Spicks and Specks is on the telly at the moment with her series Nice, which takes a look at, and tries to relive the pleasing things of..
06-Jul-2012
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Lucie’s on the road again
Steve Kendall
Lucie Thorne grew up in northern Tasmania, the daughter of a poet father and music-loving mother. Like so many of her craft, Lucie and her sister entertained the family with “absurdly elaborate shows”. After relocating to Melbourne for several years, Lucie is now based in the tiny l..
29-Jun-2012
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A life's work at the writers festival
Bendigo Weekly
for 35 years, Craig Smith has been illustrating picture books. Now, for the first time, he is going to unleash himself and his art to create a grand collage of his lifetime’s work. “It will be the original artwork, on five or six panels, showing some early sketches and some f..
22-Jun-2012
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Familiar with fame
Rosemary Sorensen
Greta Bradman’s grandfather might have been Australia’s best ever cricketer, but her father was a jazz musician. “I used to come to Bendigo as a kid with my dad,” the soprano says. “There was such a strong live jazz culture here, and that’s what I remember ..
14-Jun-2012
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What's On
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, June 8 John Flanagan and the Begin Agains The Palais, Hepburn Springs. $50 dinner and show, 6.30pm, $15 pre-sale show only 8.30pm. Liz Stringer album release: Lyonville Hall, Lyonville, 8pm $15 www.trybooking.com/BHKB. With special guest Van Walker. Mel Stockx El Gordo Cafe an..
08-Jun-2012
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Spirit sign Canadian international
Bendigo Weekly
Canadian international Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe is the latest recruit for the Bendigo Spirit ahead of the club’s 2016/17 WNBL campaign. The 25-year-old Canadian was confirmed as the club’s latest signing this morning, and adds a defensive presence in the frontcourt alongside recent s..
31-May-2016
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Stadium set for grand prix
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Stadium is gearing up to host a weekend of world class volleyball, when the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix hits town on Friday. The 2016 edition of the annual series begins this week, with Bendigo hosting the pool B3 round between Australia, Columbia, Cuba and Croatia. The comp..
31-May-2016
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O'Neill to lead Thunder
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Thunder has ended its search for a coach, with Cherie O’Neill to permanently take the reins of the undefeated Victorian Women’s Football League club. As revealed by the Weekly yesterday, the club held what it called an “extraordinary meeting” on Wednesday ..
27-May-2016
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Big day for top umps
Joel Peterson
TIME flies when you’re having fun, and for 999 games as an umpire Dean Goodridge has done just that. The Bendigo Umpires Association whistleblower takes to Canterbury Park this Saturday for game 1000, having umpired with a raft of leagues after taking it up in Melbourne’s eastern..
27-May-2016
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Around and around we go
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Football Netball League’s interleague merry-go-round is set to roll on in 2017, after a fourth straight win over Gippsland on Saturday led to another likely meeting with Ballarat next year. The Bendigo side of 23 played some sparkling football, and the enthusiasm of the you..
27-May-2016
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BBA reaches its Peak
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Stadium complex is getting a new look, and so are the stadium’s staff thanks to a partnership with Peak Sport Australia. The company has struck a deal with the Bendigo Basketball Association to be the uniform partner of the BBA, for Braves senior and junior teams, BBA staff..
27-May-2016
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Letters to the Editor (October 7)
Bendigo Weekly
Defending the indefensible It is fairly predictable, considering the Herald Sun’s dominance in the tabloid market, that there have been a number of opinion page letter writers and commentators who have leapt to the defence of its infamous mouthpiece, Andrew Bolt, after Justice Mo..
05-Oct-2011
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Plan for kids' market in the mall
Bendigo Weekly
A Bendigo chef is hoping to capitalise on the city’s “child-friendly” status by putting a kids’ market into the ailing mall. “We think it could be a viable option, and something we’ve been trying to get up and running,” Brendan Tuddenham said this we..
30-Sep-2011
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Portrait of a soldier
Rosemary Sorensen
What began as a way to kill a bit of time grew into a vocation for the man behind the Military Museum. Above the door leading from the Military Museum’s entry hall down a short corridor to where World War 1 memorabilia from the prized Grinton collection is now housed in display..
29-Sep-2011
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snakes - leave them alone!
Bendigo Weekly
There’s a simple rule for identifying snakes in the Bendigo region, says reptile expert Simon Watharow. “Don’t try to go by its colour because most people muck it up anyway,” the author of a new book Living with Snakes and other Reptiles said this week. “All..
23-Sep-2011
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Town Hall costs cause problems
Rosemary Sorensen
Town Hall busy but community groups concerned about bookings BENDIGO Town Hall is hopping with events, attendances and revenue all well up in the past year. There are concerns, however, that the change in management has made the city’s most prestigious venue less-accessible to community grou..
19-Sep-2011
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Wounded country
Anthony Radford
When Bendigo’s Mike Amor left the district nearly two decades ago to pursue a career in journalism, he never dreamt of a day like this. Amid the rubble, dust, smoke and screams of Ground Zero, just hours after two passenger planes had slammed into the World Trade Centre, Amor noticed a pair ..
09-Sep-2011
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Jane Austen: the enduring appeal
What is it about the Regency era and Jane Austen’s excellent novels which holds such continued and in fact increasing fascination for 21st century readers? Is it that we yearn for a more simple time? Was it simpler? What about the American, French, and Industrial Revolutions, the Age o..
03-Jun-2011
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Overflow: book news June 3
Here's an interesting idea: a company in the UK is hoping "booklovers" will be willing to back books before they are written, committing money to ideas put up on a website. "Unbound" want to be a new style of publishing company, offering books before they are published and, i..
03-Jun-2011
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Pick of the week: A Decline in Prophets
A Decline in Prophets Sulari Gentill Pantera Press, $29.99 Reviewed by Brenda Stevens-Chambers I have lost count of the recent publications of around 350 pages where I have wanted to do some serious pruning. However, it was with some relief that I zoomed through A Decline in Prophets, ..
03-Jun-2011
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Top Ten June 3
Top Ten June 3 1. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 3. CSIRO & Baker IDID Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle by Peter Clifton 4. Jamie's 30-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver 5. Dead Reckoning Bk11 Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris ..
02-Jun-2011
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Overflow: this week's book news
Songwriter Paul Kelly has made the shortlist of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, for his memoir, How to Make Gravy. He is up against four other books, including a study of sociologist Claude Levi-Strauss by Patrick Wilcken, Delia Falconer's Sydney, artist Rod Moss's uncompromising look at ..
27-May-2011
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Pick of the Week May 27: Star Jumps
Star Jumps Lorraine Marwood Walker Books, $15.95 Lorraine Marwood’s award-winning narrative poem, Star Jumps, was born out of her own experience on a dairy farm north of Bendigo; a family’s response to debilitating drought. The story starts with Keely, Ruby (the narrator) and..
27-May-2011
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