Science for sale
Bendigo Weekly
The Discovery Science and Technology Centre has been clearing out all its dusty corners, ready to begin a fantastic new year. A lot of beautiful old science equipment plus odds and ends that have been found are going up for sale at Discovery on Saturday. “Many of the items had been don..
19-Feb-2016
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Church heads call for compassion
Dianne Dempsey
CHURCH leaders have called for the federal government to display more compassion in considering the future of refugees set to be returned to offshore detention after receiving medical treatment on Australia’s mainland. “Good laws should encompass compassion,” St..
19-Feb-2016
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Bank positive after profit
Bendigo Weekly
BANK heads say management approach has contributed to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank recording an after tax statutory profit of $208.7 million for the six months ending December 31 2015. Results unveiled by Australia’s fifth largest bank this week showed cash earnings were $223.7 million, ..
19-Feb-2016
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Chesters claims NBN ‘messed up’
Bendigo Weekly
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters yesterday said comments made by NBN Co management at this week’s Senate estimates confirmed the federal government had “really messed up” the roll out of the National Broadband Network. Ms Chesters said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbul..
12-Feb-2016
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Arsonist hunt heats up
Bendigo Weekly
POLICE have appealed for anyone with information regarding at least 11 suspicious fires in the Eaglehawk area to come forward. Since Australia Day, fires have been reported at the Future Employment Opportunities premises, St Liborius primary school, and in local grasslands and rubbish bins. ..
12-Feb-2016
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V/Line apologises over poor service
Joel Peterson
V/LINE has been forced to apologise to commuters for its performance during January, with the ongoing train saga engulfing the state government tipped to roll on. The Bendigo line has been one of the hardest hit by the ongoing maintenance issues with V/Line’s Vlocity fleet, with only 6..
12-Feb-2016
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Mikado magic
Bendigo Weekly
Japanese experience takes centre stage this weekend. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, was first performed at the Savoy Theatre in London in 1885, but now it’s in Bendigo. Having delighted audiences for more than a century, it has inevitably spawned a number of imitations and has..
27-Mar-2015
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A new study in animal care
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo TAFE is now running animal studies and veterinary nursing courses – the first time these courses have been offered in central Victoria. Bendigo TAFE will offer Certificate II and III in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. The courses have been positively rec..
27-Mar-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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State government trials new level crossing warning system
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has conducted a trial of an innovative level crossing warning system to prevent collisions between trains and road vehicles, which has been hailed as an Australian first. Between 2001 and 2009, 120 people were killed and 172 injured in vehicle crashes involving collisio..
01-Apr-2011
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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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Harry James Angus: from The Cat Empire to GWS
Ben Cameron
The phone has been ringing off the hook for The Cat Empire's Harry James Angus. Ever since fledgling AFL club Greater Western Sydney's new theme song- which he wrote- was released, a large section of the media has been ringing up to say Hello, Hello. “That’s all I&rs..
20-Feb-2012
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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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Hoppers headline HDFL
Bendigo Weekly
COLBINABBIN Football Netball Club will celebrate its centenary year in style this weekend, when the Grasshoppers play host to Elmore at MJ Morgan Reserve. After a disappointing loss to Huntly last weekend, the Hoppers will be out to bounce back against the Bloods this weekend. The club&r..
05-Jun-2015
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Culture on show
Joel Peterson
THE Wirama Shield will be up for grabs this Monday, when Strathfieldsaye hosts South Bendigo at Flight Centre Park in round nine of the Bendigo Football Netball League season. The Wirama Shield was intituted by the BFNL last season to recognise indigenous culture, and was taken out by Sandhur..
05-Jun-2015
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Derby stars roll up to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
ROLLER Derby action hit Bendigo Stadium for the first time last weekend, when the Dragon City Derby Dolls hosted round three of the Statewide Stampede competition. Eight teams converged on the stadium for the action packed day of competition, that saw four action packed bouts held. Bendi..
05-Jun-2015
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Bendigo roads host tour
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’s best cyclists will compete in this weekend’s Bendigo District Cycling Club gruelling three-day tour. Following on from the club championships held last weekend, the tour will see 35 riders contest the A-grade tour, with 29 in B-grade and 19 in C-grade. Former Austra..
05-Jun-2015
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Tony's star turn
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Braves coach Ben Harvey says gun off-season recruit Tony Lewis is a big reason he believes his side can deliver a SEABL title this season. The Braves head to the mid-season break this weekend with a 5-5 win-loss record after defeating Dandenong on Sunday by five points. Winners o..
05-Jun-2015
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City returns to winning form
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO City made a much welcomed return to the winners list on the road last weekend, getting the better of Kingston City in National Premier Leagues Victoria action. The side has won just one of its past seven games going into the match, but came away with a much-needed 2-0 win. Riley ..
29-May-2015
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Glanville on the QEO
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02-Jun-2011
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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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A footy deal for netball, too
EARLIER this month, the AFL heralded a new $1.25 billion deal for the game’s broadcast rights, a deal that set in motion a string of claims and demands from players eager to secure a bigger slice of the pie. No one should deny players, who are more akin to modern day warriors than athletes, ..
26-May-2011
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Low point in broadcasting
THANKS for coming Neil. Bendigo gained very little from this week’s whistle-stop tour by high profile journalist Neil Mitchell. But we could end up losing a lot. Mr Mitchell broadcast his top rating 3AW program live from the Hargreaves Mall in the Bendigo CBD, a place he has described as..
20-May-2011
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