Sport and recreation are cash winners
Sharon Kemp
RECREATION and sport in the City of Greater Bendigo will get a major boost in the current budget year. * $1 million to the Bendigo Tennis Centre to construct a pavillion. * $2.7 million to a Strathfieldsaye community hub which will include a kinder with 132 four-year-old and 66 thr..
06-May-2016
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Cash splash for city
Sharon Kemp
IF cranes are a sign of a city’s economic health, Bendigo residents can expect an exciting skyline this year. The big ticket items in the City of Greater Bendigo 2016-17 budget include the $31 million Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic and Wellbeing Centre at Kangaroo Flat, the $16 million..
06-May-2016
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Capital works a Bendigo boom
Sharon Kemp
FOUR multi-million-dollar projects have handed the City of Greater Bendigo a feast in capital works this year but residents can expect lean times ahead thanks to a cap on increasing rates. On Wedneday night, the council agreed to invite public comment on a 2016-17 budget that boasts record s..
06-May-2016
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Marilyn goes pink for breast cancer research
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of the world’s most iconic and enduring personalities has gone pink to show her support for breast cancer awareness and this weekend’s Mother’s Day Classic. The towering eight metre sculpture of Marilyn Monroe will continue to show her support for such a worthy cause un..
06-May-2016
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Deputy leader wants NBN in Bendigo
Sharon Kemp
REGIONAL unemployment and National Broadband Network connection are looming as the local issues Labor will try to push to centre stage in the upcoming 2016 election. In Bendigo to attend a fundraising dinner for incumbent MP Lisa Chesters, deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek said NBN wo..
06-May-2016
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Living within our means
Sharon Kemp
THE federal budget relies on central Victorians looking at the national economic picture rather than their own comfort. Treasurer Scott Morrison’s first budget, released just before an election, at first sight fails to hand out sweeteners for votes, and Liberal candidate for Bendigo Me..
06-May-2016
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Ruffell set to leave council
Christine McGinn
Lisa Ruffell is planning to stand down from the City of Greater Bendigo council. The Whipstick ward councillor exclusively told the Weekly that she would not run at the November 2016 local government elections, but until then would continue to work for the community. “I have not lost..
17-Apr-2015
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Cyclone aid is at hand
Dianne Dempsey
Enterprising schoolgirl Zahlia Burrill-Grinton has decided to do as much as she can for the communities of Vanuatu who have been affected by the recent cyclone Pam. Having visited Vanuatu on holiday with her mum last October, Zahlia was upset and worried about the local people she had met over..
10-Apr-2015
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Focus on long term
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit chairman Greg Bickley is adamant the club will survive despite the coaching furore that has engulfed the organisation in recent weeks. The club’s board and head coach Bernie Harrower have been locked in a stalemate as to whether Harrower will coach next season, but the clu..
10-Apr-2015
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CVGT staff face change
Christine McGinn
A NEW federal government job employment service is expected to leave 40 local CVGT Australia workers without a job. The not-for-profit organisation has lost nine Victorian contracts to deliver the former federal government’s employment and jobseeking program, Job Services Australia (JSA)..
10-Apr-2015
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Vision of the region
Bendigo Weekly
Participants in the 2015 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program were engaged in two days of activities recently as part of a Vision of the Region theme. Learning how to get their messages across via various forms of the media, participants were interested in the behind the scenes action at..
10-Apr-2015
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Low rates benefit buyers
Bendigo Weekly
Managing Director of DCK Robert Ketterer said that Tuesday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to maintain the current interest rate would have positive implications for buyers interested in the Bendigo housing market. The RBA announced it would be leaving the interest rates unc..
10-Apr-2015
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Suspended sentences axed from May 1
Bendigo Weekly
Suspended sentences for serious crimes will be abolished in Victoria from May 1. Attorney-General Robert Clark said the Governor had set 1 May as the date for the commencement of the relevant provisions, following the passage by Parliament of the Sentencing Further Amendment Act 2011. ..
20-Apr-2011
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Victorian government suspends water trading
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has temporarily suspended some water allocation trade to protect next season’s allocations to Victorian water entitlement holders on the Murray system. Minister for Water Peter Walsh today announced an immediate suspension on water allocation trade from New South W..
13-Apr-2011
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Bendigo Wealth launched
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has announced the launch of Bendigo Wealth, a new wealth management division that will leverage off the bank’s high brand recognition and leading customer satisfaction ranking. Managing director Mike Hirst said as the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has grow..
11-Apr-2011
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Regional Growth Fund passes first test
Bendigo Weekly
Communities in regional and rural Victoria will soon have access to a $1 billion fund that supports growth and encourages development, following the passage of the Regional Growth Fund Act through the Victorian Parliament last night. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister..
08-Apr-2011
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Government moves to close flood insurance loopholes
People should know exactly what is, and what is not, covered under their insurance policies, according to a new consultation paper announced today at a public meeting in Ipswich by Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten. "It seems like a simple proposition. If you have an insurance policy, you sho..
06-Apr-2011
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RATES ON HOLD
CENTRAL Victorian home owners can breathe easy - at least for the time being, after today's Reserve Bank decision to leave interest rates on hold. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens' statement follows: At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4...
05-Apr-2011
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Current Issue

Forever Young: Trevor Young's long journey back
Ben Cameron
Former Cold Chisel drummer and one time Coloured Ball, Trevor Young, is all about love, inspiration and keeping your life bullsh*t-proof; the kind of wisdom you’d expect from a well travelled muso, with almost 50 years in the music business behind him. “Love is the only thing th..
27-Mar-2012
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Bluejuice: crazy good therapy
Ben Cameron
Music’s not about the fame and the fans for Bluejuice’s Jake Stone, it runs a little deeper than that. It’s all about therapy, for a bloke who needs to express his own shortcomings publicly, while dressed in a full length canary yellow body suit, if possible. “I&r..
26-Mar-2012
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Mutemath's odd soul
Ben Cameron
Mutemath drummer Darren King (far right) is happy he’s not trying to “out-Jesus Jesus” any more. “I felt like that as a kid, I really tried, I tried really hard to be a good boy,” he says. “I’ve grown up since that young version of me who thought..
23-Mar-2012
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The Gig Guide (March 23-29)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, March 23 Newmarket Hotel – Bye Bye Jack from 9PM. Free. Basement Bar – Mike Elrington from 9PM. Free. Gold Dust Lounge – Old Buzzard Medicine Show from 9PM. Free. Saturday, March 24 Basement Bar – Bones B..
22-Mar-2012
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Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival teaser show
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is back for 2012 with its first little showcase/teaser show locked in for Saturday, April 14 from midday at The Rifle. The line up so far looks like this: Liam Thorpe TJ (Talisa Jobe) Aaron Wales ..
19-Mar-2012
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The Gig Guide (March 16-22)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday March 16: Newmarket Hotel – Toaster, Bone Dry, Poison Fish (9PM. $5) Gold Dust Lounge – Min & Colin Band (9PM Free) Theatre Royal, Castlemaine – Eric Bibb & Steffan Astner (8PM. $55) Pugg Mahones – Sonic (11PM. Free) Saturday Mar..
15-Mar-2012
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Storm rolls into grand final debut
Joel Peterson
Another year, another first for the Strathfieldsaye Storm. Most of the club’s history-making achievements in its short lifespan have come on the football field, but in 2015 the club’s netball program took a quantum leap forward. The club’s A-grade side will compete in i..
25-Sep-2015
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All eyes on the prize
Joel Peterson
As remarkable as it would be, an undefeated season is the furthest thing from Lia Marrone’s mind. With her side not having lost a game this year, the Golden Square A-grade netball coach said this week her side’s focus is fixed on the main reward on Saturday – a 2015 p..
25-Sep-2015
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Dragons for revenge
Joel Peterson
A more relaxed approach at Sandhurst has the Dragons ready to go ahead of the club’s second straight grand final appearance against Strathfieldsaye. After a huge build up before last year’s grand final loss to the Storm, Sandhurst has been galvanised after a tough past month and ..
25-Sep-2015
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Storm front
Joel Peterson
Despite an undefeated season, Strathfieldsaye Storm coach Darryl Wilson has had more than his share of headaches at the selection table in 2015. The Storm have used 45 players this season due to injury and unavailability but have managed to record 19 wins from 19 games, extending the t..
25-Sep-2015
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Joy's road to Bendigo
Joel Peterson
Of all the ways to end up in Bendigo, a casual chat with someone in China seems one of the more unlikely. But for new Bendigo Spirit recruit Joy Burke, it was exactly the path she took. The former Arizona State University star arrived in Bendigo on Sunday night ahead of her first season ..
18-Sep-2015
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Gala day for junior footy teams
Joel Peterson
Footy fans flocked to Strathfieldsaye’s Flight Centre Park in their droves at the weekend for the Bendigo Junior Football League’s grand final gala. Massive crowds saw some of the best junior footballers in the region play in their season deciders across the two grounds at the ho..
18-Sep-2015
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We’re planning ahead
IN the years after the Goldrush, Bendigo was a terrible place to live. Central Victoria, and the entire state, could not cope with the large population growth. There were obvious infrastructure shortfalls, such as housing, health, water, sewerage and services. However, there was also major soc..
17-Jun-2011
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There’s still life in the book
LABOR Senator and Small Business Minister Nick Sherry has had a week he’d probably rather forget following his extraordinary gaffe about the number of small bookshops that would exist in Australia in five years time. In case you missed it, Senator Sherry reckons there will be none. And he&rs..
17-Jun-2011
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Space for praise
As a region, we have a proud history of successful innovation. From Gillies Pies to the Sunshine Harvester. In time, hopefully we can add the Bendigo Chill Out Space to that list of great ideas. The BCOS has been in operation since late last year, but on Saturday night, the Bendigo Weekly thr..
10-Jun-2011
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Welfare issue not to be taken lightly
‘’I’d rather go broke than see cattle treated that way.’’ Ten simple words from one northern Australian farmer entangled in one of the biggest scandals to envelop Australian agriculture for years. As I drove home from work the other night listening to the radio, I c..
10-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the big white wedding
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10-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Label no accident in climate debate The label “denier” is a loaded word. It has added weight because of the term “holocaust denier”. This is no accident; those on the pro-carbon tax team know that and use the term “climate change denier” or “skepti..
10-Jun-2011
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This week's top 10
1. Sing You Home Jodi Picoult 2. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 3. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk 2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers 1 SBS 7. Letters & Numbers 3 SBS..
07-Apr-2011
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Books will not die
Books will not die; they will just become more or less expensive, according to writer Joshua Kim. In this week’s Inside Higher Ed, Kim writes that, in the future, "Books made of paper will need to be either really beautiful and offer a superior tactile experience, or they will need to..
04-Apr-2011
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This week's top ten
1. Sing You Home Jodi Picoult 2. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 3. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk 2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers 1 SBS 7. Letters & Numbers 3 SBS 8. Only T..
01-Apr-2011
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Pick of the week - Those who came after
Those Who Come After Elisabeth Holdsworth Picador Elisabeth Holdsworth came to Australia as a child, and worked most of her life in the public service. In 2007, her essay, “For Those Who Come After”, won the ABR-Calibre Prize. In that essay, she described the difficulty she had ..
31-Mar-2011
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Malouf finalist for 2011 Man Booker International Prize
Australia’s most distinguished writer, David Malouf, is on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. The list, announced by chair of judges Rick Gekoski Noterday, includes contoversial fantasy writer Philip Pullman, veteran American Philip Roth and Iindian s..
30-Mar-2011
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Shaun Tan wins international award
Australia’s most celebrated children’s book illustrator/writer Shaun Tan has added one of the world’s most lucrative prizes to his list of awards. Tan will receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, worth approximately $760,000, in Sweden at the end of May. The judges ca..
29-Mar-2011
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