Study warns about heart health
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGONIANS are at greater risk of heart disease than residents in most other municipalities in Victoria, and are in the top third of the most socially disadvantaged. The two realities are linked, according to community health professionals working to reverse the trend. It is reasonable..
26-Aug-2016
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Flower show continues to grow
Bendigo Weekly
There’s an old joke about how to propagate an emu bush: First, catch your emu. It comes from the common theory that the seeds of emu bushes – Eremophilas – must pass through an emu’s digestive tract before they will germinate. Whether true or not, the theory has b..
26-Aug-2016
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Non-compliance allegations "daunting": Chapman
Bendigo Weekly
EMBATTLED City of Greater Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman has described her potential disqualification over compliance with the Code of Conduct authorisation process as an unsettling and daunting experience. The Lockwood Ward councillor was inundated with messages from suppor..
19-Aug-2016
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Festival hits new high
Bendigo Weekly
After five years, Bendigo has built a writers festival that has a strong identity and a growing reputation. Bendigo Writers Festival arts director Rosemary Sorenson said organisers estimated seat numbers have increased by over 50 per cent with some 15,000 tickets sold this year. “T..
19-Aug-2016
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Volunteer fight not over
Sharon Kemp
SEDGEWICK Country Fire Authority captain Brendan Dreschler is tired of CFA volunteers being used as political footballs in the ongoing dispute with the state government over career firefighters’ pay deal. “We just want to get in and do our job,” Mr Dreschler said this week,..
19-Aug-2016
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Review drives council changes
Sharon Kemp
THE independent review continues to divide City of Greater Bendigo councillors because of its $2.3 million cost but chief executive Craig Niemann said this week it had delivered more than $4.3m in net savings in three years and made council business more efficient. But the review will not an..
19-Aug-2016
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Netball returns to Canterbury Park
Joel Peterson
EAGLEHAWK Football Netball Club will finally have use of its new netball courts at Canterbury Park this weekend, almost two months after their scheduled completion. The Weekly understands the courts had been deemed “unsafe”, due to fencing being too close to the court boundary an..
15-May-2015
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Roads funds to double
Christine McGinn
GREATER Bendigo’s roads and small businesses are set to the benefit from this year’s federal government 2015/16 budget. Local roads are expected to be upgraded and repaired as part of the additional $350 million in the Roads to Recovery program budget. Member for Bendigo Lisa Ches..
15-May-2015
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Boost in budget
Bendigo Weekly
THE Housing Industry Association has welcomed this week’s federal budget release as a means to lift business and consumer confidence. In a statement released this week, the HIA said a key element of the budget is the $5.5 billion growing jobs and small business package. With a barra..
15-May-2015
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Caring for kids
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
CATHOLIC College Bendigo students have created activity bags for children at Bendigo hospital as part of their community service class project. Charlton Bendigo Bank and Toyworld have both gotten behind the initiative by supplying toys, bags and colouring books. CCB Student Kelsey Waldron ..
15-May-2015
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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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Government launches flood clean up jobs program
Bendigo Weekly
The state government is seeking more than 150 people to work on the $6.15 million Flood Employment Program. The one-year program will be delivered by Victoria’s catchment management authorities (CMA) in partnership with the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). ..
23-May-2011
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More cash for flood recovery
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo is one of 10 flood affected councils to receive an additional $50,000 in flood recovery assistance funding. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister Peter Ryan made the announcement today in Charlton. Mr Ryan also said more than 100 communi..
20-May-2011
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Regional communities deluge grants program
MORE than 300 applications for projects seeking more than one billion dollars in federal funding have been lodged as part of the first round of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). Regional Australia minister Simon Crean said up to $100 million was available for Round One applicat..
19-May-2011
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First Home Owner Grant fraudsters face jail
Bendigo Weekly
The state government will introduce tough new penalties including a maximum 12 month jail term for individuals who submit fraudulent First Home Owner Grant applications. Treasurer Kim Wells said the government was committed to stamping out fraudulent claims for the grants which assist first ..
19-May-2011
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Bendigo conference explores homelessness
Bendigo Weekly
HOUSING Minister Wendy Lovell has opened the Family Reconciliation Mediation Program annual statewide conference in Bendigo, which will raise awareness of the impacts of trauma on young people who have experienced homelessness. One of the main aims of the conference is to prevent young peopl..
19-May-2011
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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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Trevor Crump mixes it with the best
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Enjoying a prolific musical career spanning four decades, British bass player Trevor Crump now resides in Australia and continues to build upon an incredible resume that now sees him in the band Forever Young; a band that boasts some of the country’s finest..
10-May-2012
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The Gig Guide (May 11-13)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday May 11 Newmarket Hotel – Forever Young with support from Zac Camm from 9pm. $10. Golden Vine Hotel – Made In China from 9pm. $5 Theatre Royal Castlemaine – James Morrison with support from Broderick Smith, Maggie Jackson, Ray Lindstrom Band and Judy Warren fr..
10-May-2012
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The Getaway Plan return to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
The Getaway Plan will return to Bendigo on Friday, June 1 to perform at the Park Road Hall in the Tom Flood Sports precinct, supported by Melbourne rockers Redcoats and Sydney based group, Glass Towers. Mic Up Productions member Jamila Rothacker said MUP are excited to bring the bands to..
10-May-2012
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Groovin the Moo 2012
Ben Cameron
Despite the abundance of hip hop and dance, Groovin the Moo remains an indie-fest at heart, so it’s probably no surprise Matt Corby owned Bendigo’s own big day out. For a few minutes at least, anyway. Corby’s performance of uber hit Brother was right up there as far as fest..
07-May-2012
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Grand Perceptor's grand perceptions
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s Grand Perceptor of Mick Fitt, Deano Stanton and Sparrow were keen to opine back stage after delivering their debut set at Groovin the Moo. BEN CAMERON spoke to the local terror rock officianados near the VIP dunnies, for an informative and entertaining chat. BEN: So h..
07-May-2012
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Xavier Michelides: the X factor
Ben Cameron
STAND-up comedy is meant to be one of the toughest gigs in town, but award-winning funnyman Xavier Michelides doesn’t buy into the idea. “Firefighters have hard jobs, they walk into buildings that are on fire,” the Melbourne comic says, deadpan. “Scientists, the..
03-May-2012
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Bulls in control of ULCA decider
Joel Peterson
THE Bridgewater Bulls are closing in on the first cricket premiership in the local region, when they take a commanding advantage into the final day of the Upper Loddon Cricket Association grand final tomorrow. The reigning ULCA premiers built a huge lead against Wedderburn Band Cricket C..
11-Mar-2016
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Annette in top gear
Joel Peterson
WORLD track champion Annette Edmondson headlines an elite field of cyclists competing in the Bendigo International Madison carnival this weekend when she lines up in Saturday’s Innes Motors Women’s Madison. The 2015 world champ comes to Bendigo fresh off a courageous fifth in the..
11-Mar-2016
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Gully's grand hopes
Joel Peterson
AFTER an outstanding turnaround this season, Spring Gully is dreaming of grand final glory when it takes on United at JG Edwards Oval this weekend – and has an off-field culture shake up to thank for it. The Crows finished second last in the 2014/15 season but with some heady recruitin..
11-Mar-2016
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Tigers ready to roar
Joel Peterson
THE Emu Valley Cricket Association’s form side in the second half of the season, United will aim to take its second flag in three years in this weekend’s grand final. United claimed the top prize in 2013/14, and is well-placed to do so again after defeating Maiden Gully to sew up..
11-Mar-2016
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BDCA finals to kick off with a bang
Joel Peterson
REVENGE will be on the mind of Strathdale Maristians this weekend when the Bendigo District Cricket Association’s reigning premier meets White Hills in its semi final clash at All Seasons Oval. Last time they met, in the second last round of home and away matches, White Hills bested th..
11-Mar-2016
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Rumble on the rink
Joel Peterson
THE buildup to Sunday’s Bendigo Pennant Bowls division one grand final was thrown into chaos this week, following a controversial altercation during Bendigo’s win over Eaglehawk last Saturday. The last time the sides met in a grand final at Eaglehawk, Bendigo broke a 33-year long..
11-Mar-2016
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White Wedding winners
Anthony Radford
The winners of the five double passes to The White Wedding exhibition are; Sarah Hickman, Kangaroo Flat Sophie Nicholson, Kangaroo Flat Simone Heritage, White Hills Ernest Jenkins, Strathfieldsaye Margaret Dunne, Cohuna If the number of entries in our competition are any indication..
03-Aug-2011
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Smallest cuts hurt the most
Anthony Radford
Our public libraries are an unlikely battleground for an emerging conflict, but that’s exactly what they have become after a State Government decision to slash its funding of library services across the state by 1.35 per cent. And while the exact amount of the extra burden does not seem lik..
29-Jul-2011
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Glanville on the wedding dress exhibition
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29-Jul-2011
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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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Barry wins business book award
The unauthorised biography of James Packer, Who Wants to be a Billionaire?, by journalist Paul Barry, has won the $30,000 Blake Dawson Business Literature prize. The book details, in particular, the life of James Packer following the death of his father Kerry. The judges called it "lively and v..
06-May-2011
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This week's top ten
Top Ten Dead Reckoning Bk11 Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Land of Painted Caves Bk6 Earth’s Children by Jean M Auel Happiest Refugee by Anh Do Jamie&rs..
06-May-2011
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Review: Cupcake by Charise Meride
Cupcake Author / Illustrator: Charise Mericle Harper Disney / Hyperion (Scholastic Australia), $24.99 Suggested Readership: 4 – 6 years The shaping of self-concept is presented with heart by Charise Mericle in her book, Cupcake - A Journey to Special. A new ..
06-May-2011
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Pick of the week
Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks (HarperCollins) Geraldine Brooks has long been interested in fleshing out the bones of history. Moving from reporting to a kind of reportage, her first books were about the lives of the people she interviewed in her role as a foreign correspondent, and ..
06-May-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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