Bendigo on early vote high
Sharon Kemp
THE electorate of Bendigo has one of the highest incidence of early polling in the nation, with more voters polling than any seat in Melbourne, potentially as a result of “impulse voting”. Seven days after prepolling opened, more than 7200 votes have been cast at only two polling..
24-Jun-2016
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Bendigo Thunder on fire
Joel Peterson
WHEN you’re undefeated and atop the ladder, slotting one of the most promising young key forwards going around is a luxury few teams can dream of. For the Bendigo Thunder, the addition of Bella Ayre proved just that. Ayre is as good a personification of the female football pathway ..
24-Jun-2016
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TAFE lockdown after gun scare
Sharon Kemp
A Bendigo TAFE student faces charges for firearm offences after wielding a replica handgun with his face covered while filming a for an assessment on Tuesday. Bendigo police yesterday were preparing to interview the students and the tafe was hosing down the incident which traumatised some st..
24-Jun-2016
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Worn track impacts sport
Peter Kennedy
ONE of Bendigo’s most prized sporting assets is in dire need of a major overhaul and could lose its international accreditation if urgent repair works are not completed soon. The La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Centre track was constructed in 2000, and the facility has hosted maj..
24-Jun-2016
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Coalition push for lake
Sharon Kemp
LAKE Eppalock would not need to be full but at 40 per cent capacity, and no lower than 40 per cent, to help businesses make a living from visitors to the central Victorian lake, according to Axedale Tavern owner Gary Van Wynen. Mr Van Wynen and Save Lake Eppalock group members met with envir..
24-Jun-2016
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CCTV draws public comment
Bendigo Weekly
LIBERAL candidate Megan Purcell has sought to make Hargreaves Mall a central character in her election platform, but this week the character threatened to take over the campaign. During a press conference to announce $245,000 of funding to upgrade closed circuit TV in the mall, Ms Purcell an..
24-Jun-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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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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Status quo for rates
The Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates on hold again. At the Board's monthly meeting earlier today,the Board agreed to leave the official cash rate at 4.75 per cent, which was the level reached when the RBA last raised rates on November 2 last year. In a statement r..
03-May-2011
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Government plans better flood response
Bendigo Weekly
The state government will spend $19.3 million over the next four years improving Victoria’s capacity to cope with floods. Water Minister Peter Walsh said funding would help repair flood warning networks damaged in the January floods, undertake more riverine flood mapping and develop a..
02-May-2011
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Telstra celebrates AFL win
TELSTRA says AFL fans and Telstra customers are the winners in the new agreement between the AFL and Telstra with all matches, from the first bounce to the final siren, available live to the Telstra T-Box and to mobile phones and tablets connected to the Telstra Next G® network from 2012. ..
28-Apr-2011
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Showcase hits the right note
Bendigo Weekly
And so it is on! The momentum built from the success of the 2011 debut of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is, without a doubt, on the ascendency as far as its popular appeal within the Bendigo community goes. The value placed in Bendigo playing host to its very own music fes..
17-Apr-2012
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Children Collide: farewell Ryan Caesar
Ben Cameron
Since 2008 Children Collide have proved again and again why they’re Australia’s most interesting and probably best rock band. And their gig on Friday night at The Corner Hotel was the very definition of pudding. Having nailed the intricate framework of riff rock with..
16-Apr-2012
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Banking on music
Ben Cameron
Specialising in “eclecticism”, a troupe of local musicians with a talent for numbers will be out to prove that bankers can be cool too this Saturday at The Rifle. The “thrown together” Bendigo Bank All Stars of Colin Thompson, Chris DeAraugo, Collin Brady, Andrew Watt..
12-Apr-2012
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Ballarat Ska Orchestra
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN The nine piece Ballarat Ska Orchestra was formed eight months ago and members of this ska-tastic troupe are drawn from the genre's most respected acts, including Melbourne institution Bomba. I recently had the opportunity to chat with the orchestra's Stella Savy who explaine..
12-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 13 to 19)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, April 13: Newmarket Hotel – Dirtbusters. From 9:00PM. $5. Basement Bar – Friday the 13th Horror Show featuring: Old World Sparrow, Zombie Superman & the Undead Villains, Brodie Roberts and Walters Sisters. From 9:00PM.Free. Bridge Hotel - Mez & Al..
12-Apr-2012
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New theatre a game changer
Ben Cameron
The Capital Theatre director David Lloyd said the new theatre set to begin construction on the Bendigo Old Gaol site in November, would be a gamechanger for attracting bigger name musical acts to the area. “We (Bendigo) have always been in a great place geographically,” he said. ..
12-Apr-2012
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Murphy's milestone
Joel Peterson
ON the eve of his 200th division one game, Marong’s Richard Murphy says as long as he can still move he’ll keep playing the game he loves. Murphy chalks up the milestone in the Panthers’ Emu Valley Cricket Association clash with Golden Gully this weekend, further adding to ..
11-Dec-2015
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Stellar weekend has Spirit soaring
Bendigo Weekly
THEY are the WNBL’s in-form team, but the Bendigo Spirit are keeping things in check heading into a revenge clash with Melbourne on Saturday. Bendigo took two huge road wins in Queensland last weekend to improve to 11-5 on the season and move up to third on the ladder, riding a le..
11-Dec-2015
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Kelly makes it 300
Joel Peterson
To get to 300 games in any sport, you need a fair degree of luck along with countless hours of dedication and, of course, considerable skill. Bendigo Spirit guard Kelly Wilson has had plenty of good fortune in her career, especially in the form of the people she has shared her basketball jou..
11-Dec-2015
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Snell in top form
Joel Peterson
ON the eve of her 250th WNBL game, Belinda Snell proved she still has plenty left in the tank to push for selection in next year’s Rio Olympic squad. The Bendigo Spirit star turned in a vintage performance with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals in Bendigo’s ..
04-Dec-2015
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The young guns
Joel Peterson
HAVING won more games after five rounds than it did all of last season, it is clear that Sandhurst Cricket Club’s strategy to build through its youth is paying dividends. The Dragons had been stuck in the doldrums of the Bendigo District Cricket Association, recording only one finals a..
04-Dec-2015
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Change for the better
Joel Peterson
A STREAMLINED fixture with less split rounds is what Bendigo Football Netball League clubs were after and what they got when the league released its 2016 draw. The BFNL season, beginning on April 16, wraps up on Saturday, September 24, the last of four consecutive weeks of grand finals withi..
04-Dec-2015
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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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Lucky country still shines, despite our politicians
Anthony Radford
Having just returned from a 10 week holiday overseas with my wife Karen, I find that the same arguments are being raged by the Federal Government. The Gillard Government has lost its way and feeling the pressure of a hung parliament. It cannot make the major decisions without consensus from ..
13-Jul-2011
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Biting the bullet
Anthony Radford
THE City of Greater Bendigo council can now finally move on from a car parking controversy that began in the late 1980s, or can it? Questions have already been asked, and rightly so, about so much money – about $14 million – being spent on yet another CBD project. Against this, for t..
08-Jul-2011
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Facing the facts on change
Anthony Radford
JULIA Gillard is on a mission which many believe to be mission impossible, but just how she plans to lead Australia to becoming a carbon economy is about to be laid bare. The Prime Minister’s best efforts to convince the nation she has the plan to tackle climate change in a way that minimise..
08-Jul-2011
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Wedding memorable moment winner
Anthony Radford
Rosena and Ron McFadzean are this week's winners of The Puddler Restaurant and Bar $100 voucher for sharing their most memorable wedding moment with us. Married on January 31, 1976, Rosena recalls the look on her Scottish mother-in-law's face when the piper began to play. What was meant to be a..
07-Jul-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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Pick of the Week - The Arrival
The Arrival Shaun Tan Lothian, $39.99 In his gentle way, Shaun Tan has slowly but surely pushed out the boundary of what's possible in picture books. While his work is brilliant for children, it also delights grown-ups. He neither patronises young readers nor limits older readers. Tan wo..
15-Apr-2011
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Join the Bendigo Weekly Bookclub
Join the bookclub and we’ll send you a copy of Ben Elton’s High Society, his latest comic satire, or S.D. Gentill’s Chasing Odysseus, a retelling of the siege of Troy, particularly suitable for young adult readers. In association with Dymocks Bendigo, the Bookclub will keep you u..
15-Apr-2011
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This week's top ten - April15
1. Land of Painted Caves Bk6 Earth’s Children Jean M Auel 2. Sing You Home Jodi Picoult 3. Live Wire Harlan Coben 4. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 5. Those in Peril Wilbur Smith 6. Happiest Refugee Anh Do 7. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 8. Only Time Will Tell Jeffrey Arc..
14-Apr-2011
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