Kangaroo Flat development plan overturned
Bendigo Weekly
CONCERNS about drainage and losing a sense of place saw councillors overturn a motion to support development of a 34-lot Kangaroo Flat subdivision. In a move that effectively puts an end to building on the block, councillors on Wednesday night rescinded the earlier motion approving developme..
01-Jul-2016
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Council wastes vision
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s waste policy was flawed, expensive and excessive, councillor Peter Cox argued on Wednesday night. As councillors debated awarding two multi-million-dollar waste disposal contracts including a seven-year organics collection deal, officers came under fire fo..
01-Jul-2016
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Chesters ruffles feathers over 457 visa workers
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO MP Lisa Chesters has touched a nerve by warning local employers Labor would crack down on companies using temporary overseas workers. Ms Chesters, the federal member for Bendigo, said too many local jobs over the past three years had gone to temporary overseas workers on 457 visas, b..
01-Jul-2016
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Pollies gear up for election day
Sharon Kemp
ONE of these two women will be the next representative in the federal electorate of Bendigo if past voting trends are repeated this weekend. Labor’s Lisa Chesters has the advantage of experience – three years in the seat – albeit in opposition. But incumbency may not gu..
01-Jul-2016
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Marong still in play
Sharon Kemp
THE Marong farmers at the centre of the land acquisition fight for an industrial park have at least two years before the City of Greater Bendigo makes any move to compulsorily buy their land. The Carter family could be excused for thinking their decade-long battle with the council was over i..
01-Jul-2016
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Metro fail
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’S long-awaited $2 million Metro Rail network becomes a reality on Monday, but stage one of the project falls short of providing a reliable commuter service. The state government project delivers 14 weekday services at Epsom station, as well as an extra service from Eaglehawk..
24-Jun-2016
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Mona's smiling on
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
Mona Benbow celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Wednesday. To mark the milestone, Ms Benbow was presented with a cricket bat, and had her photo added to the centennial wall. The loyal Geelong supporter said she was thrilled to see everyone at the presentation. &ldqu..
15-May-2015
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Federal funding to benefit local projects
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
The City of Greater Bendigo will be allocated $150,000 to put towards local infrastructure projects as part of the federal budget announcements. The grant is part of the new “Stronger Communities Fund” which involves the distribution of $45 million to all electorates in Australi..
12-May-2015
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Airport secures final $5m
Christine McGinn
THE Bendigo Airport is set to take flight with the missing $5 million in federal government funding announced in today’s 2015-16 budget. The City of Greater Bendigo applied for the funding towards the $15m airport upgrade through the federal government's application to the National Str..
12-May-2015
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Lift out of action
Bendigo Weekly
HARGREAVES Street multi-storey carpark users are being warned the lift will be out of service for upgrade works. The outdated lift will be out of service from May 18 to July 17 for upgrade works with control equipment and components updated. Works will improve the lift’s accessibility, ..
11-May-2015
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Tickled pink
Bendigo Weekly
Organisers are thrilled with the pink brigade of runners and walkers at the 2015 Mother's Day Classic this morning despite the damp start to the day. There were plenty of pink tutus, mumus, onsies and a few twosies on the track. 8km and 4 km runners can access results here (http://tomatotim..
10-May-2015
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Funds in for Huntly crossing
Bendigo Weekly
HUNTLY residents have been given the green light for a pedestrian operated crossing on the traffic-ridden Midland Highway in this week’s state budget. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan announced $350,000 to fund a pedestrian operated crossing on the Midland Highway in Huntl..
07-May-2015
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Fire Services Levy one step closer to abolition
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has taken another step towards the introduction of a fairer, more equitable system to fund fire services in Victoria. Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said a new property based levy would replace the Fire Services Levy (FSL), which should have been scrapped by the former ..
16-May-2011
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Funding announced for community halls
Bendigo Weekly
COMMUNITY halls are the centrepiece of a major new statewide arts program, Home is Where the Hall is, launched in Dunkeld over the weekend by Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu. Mr Baillieu said Home is Where the Hall is – a Regional Arts Victoria initiative – ..
16-May-2011
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More cash for flood recovery
Bendigo Weekly
Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan has announced an extra $40 million worth of initiatives to help regional communities and businesses recover from the 2010-2011 Victorian floods. Speaking at The Nationals State Conference in Shepparton on the weekend, Mr Ryan said ..
16-May-2011
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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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Ben Gibbons: juggling genres
Ben Cameron
They’re self described as “rambunctious, obnoxious, complete bastards” but don’t let that put you off; a Colonel Vipers Whipstick Band gig remains a sight to behold, even after 20 years. “We’ve been around forever,” band member Ben Gibbons admits, wi..
19-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 20 to 26)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, April 20 The Old Hepburn Hotel – The Special Guests plus the Smart Alecs from 9pm. $5 Newmarket Hotel – Stevenson`s Rocket, El Montez and Armed Korean from 9pm. $5. Horvat’s Wine Bar Daylesford – Jennie Brown & Jude Russell ..
19-Apr-2012
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Blister Transistor bust out
Ben Cameron
The Blister Transistor are glad to be out into the light after recording a four track demo in a local primary school. “We’ve had a few months behind closed doors,” Mark Chatterton says. Sadly, the band have parted ways with bass player, Mark’s brother Leroy, who ..
19-Apr-2012
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Big Scary: a peaceful Vacation
Ben Cameron
Big Scary lead singer Tom Iansek’s neighbours clearly don’t know how good they’ve got it. His band may have earned almost nation-wide approval with their debut album Vacation, but not from the folks next door, it seems. “We try to play at my share house and within..
19-Apr-2012
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Tim Guy's wanderlust
Bendigo Weekly
Tim Guy’s light-hearted brand of roots-based pop and inspired instrumentation has established him as a live favourite on stages throughout the many places he has called home (Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Spain) in a career spanning nearly 20 years. In support of his f..
19-Apr-2012
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Massy Ferguson: playing for fruit
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Seattle based Americana/alt-country rock outfit Massy Ferguson was formed six years ago in somewhat humble circumstances, and with more hope than expectation as singer, bass player and co-founder Ethan Anderson explains. “Our guitarist Adam (Monda) and I met at..
18-Apr-2012
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Spirit counting on home court support
Joel Peterson
Follow @joelbpeterson (https://twitter.com/joelbpeterson) AS the Women's National Basketball League season heads towards the playoffs, the Bendigo Spirit is hopeful that hometown support can assist the club’s push towards a fourth straight finals appearance. Crowds in Bendigo have been..
05-Jan-2016
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Capital gains
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will look to secure a badly needed win in the run to finals tomorrow night when they host the University of Canberra Capitals at Bendigo Stadium. Bendigo endured a horror stretch heading into the Christmas break, dropping consecutive home games against Melbourne and Sydney..
31-Dec-2015
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Duo in Braves fold
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Bank Braves have secured two key players for the club’s 2016 South East Australian Basketball League campaign. Import guard Jeremy Kendle and centre Matt Andronicos will suit up for the Braves after being unveiled as the club’s two most recent signings last week. ..
31-Dec-2015
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Bendigo to host Oceania's best
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will play host to a massive two-week cycling festival in March, with the 2016 Oceania Road Championships set to add to the excitement of the Bendigo International Madison. Cycling Australia and the Oceania Cycling Federation recently made the announcement that Bendigo would host the ..
31-Dec-2015
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Call for action
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit star Kelsey Griffin is confident that she and her teammates will bounce back from a shock home loss to Melbourne when they tackle Sydney in a vital game on tonight. The Spirit fell to their second defeat at the hands of the Boomers in Bendigo last Saturday, going down 65-70 in..
18-Dec-2015
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Probert signs back with the Braves
Joel Peterson
KEVIN Probert is set to crack a major milestone in season 2016 with the Bendigo Bank Braves, after the club announced this week he would return to the fold for another SEABL campaign. Probert has played 239 SEABL games in Braves colours and will break through the 250 game barrier in season 2..
18-Dec-2015
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Double booking turns into a win
Anthony Radford
Our wedding-day photo competition comes to a close today, but there are more opportunities for Bendigo Weekly readers to win, with the opening of the White Wedding Dress exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery. The many entries in our Win a Second Honeymoon Competition indicates weddings have change..
29-Jul-2011
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Free talk at the library on Friday
Anthony Radford
Prominent Bendigo artist John Wolseley and writer Barry Hill will be at the Bendigo Library, this Friday July 29, from 5pm, for a free talk about their new book, Lines for Birds. Birds, trees, the way a lizard moves through leaf litter, the formation of clouds – and how all these things are ..
25-Jul-2011
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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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The value of a good book is priceless
THE grand book, with gold lettering and heavy paper, is not always the collectable people imagine. “Those with high expectations sometimes have to be let down gently,” bookseller Trefor John says. “A book that reeks of importance is not always so, and something can be unassumi..
29-Apr-2011
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Tassie takes the Vogels
A story that focuses on the violence of settler society in 19th century Australia has won the revamped Vogel's Literary Award. Tasmanian-based Rohan Wilson's novel The Roving Party was announced last night as the winner, and simultaneously released by Allen & Unwin as a paperback and in e-..
28-Apr-2011
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Vogels goes digital
The Vogels prize for an unpublished novelist under 35 is going digital. Tonight, this year's winner of the prize, administered by Allen & Unwin, will be announced by Tim Winton and made available immediately as an ebook. The prize has introduced writers such as Winton, Kate Grenville a..
27-Apr-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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