Bendigo asked to Walk for Willo
Steve Kendall
TRACY WILSON and his family are fighting an uphill battle, and they’re not giving up. But they are asking for help. The Walk for Willo kicks off tonight at Rosalind Park to turn a fun time for the family into a fundraiser. Mr Wilson, or “Willo”, has been fighting ca..
18-Mar-2016
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Aspire has faith in funds
Bendigo Weekly
The Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation has submitted its application for $5 million from the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF). The funding would be used to secure the Faith on the Goldfields Interpretive Centre and Aspire Precinct adjacent to the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Aspir..
18-Mar-2016
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Star turn to end violence
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo has signed up to become a WEAVE 100 community and has weaved 10,000 stars through a working group of the Safe Community Forum. Following a launch on Wednesday, stars made by the Bendigo community are now on display in the foyer of the Bendigo Bank, Charing Cross and will stay for two..
11-Mar-2016
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Nationals MP calls for rail cash
Bendigo Weekly
Nationals MP Damian Drum wants the state government to use part of the proceeds of the sale of the Port of Melbourne to provide new trains and services for the Bendigo line. The Nationals refused to pass a bill to lease the Port of Melbourne until the government agreed to return at least 10 ..
11-Mar-2016
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Warm spell shatters records
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’s record-breaking March hot spell came to an end yesterday, after the city recorded eight days in a row above 30 degrees. The eight-day run included a new March maximum temperature record set on Sunday, before it was exceeded again on both Monday and Tuesday. The previous r..
11-Mar-2016
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No real gain on trains
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO rail commuters have again been left high and dry after the state government announced an updated V/Line timetable this week. The service plan the government introduced while in crisis mode during February – as maintenance issues threatened its entire VLocity train fleet –..
11-Mar-2016
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Adding colour to Ned Kelly
Dianne Dempsey
Whether you see Ned Kelly as our very own Robin Hood or dismiss him as a murdering thug, a visit to the Bendigo Art Gallery’s “Imagining Ned” will still provide an exciting and at times moving experience. The focus of the exhibition, Ned Kelly’s armour is among the most..
27-Mar-2015
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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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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 ..
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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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St Kilda great blasts club culture
ONE of St Kilda’s favourite sons used the backdrop of a fundraiser lunch in Bendigo to attack the culture of his former club. Neil Roberts played 169 games for the Saints between 1952-1962 during which time he won a Brownlow Medal and also captained his club. He was inducted into St Kild..
14-Feb-2011
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Harry James Angus: Little Stories
Ben Cameron
Songwriters are usually meant to write about what they know. But The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus treads a slightly different path. A little ditty to be found on his solo album, Little Stories, among other tales about buried bones and sentimental capitalists, is The Batsmen, a satiri..
20-Feb-2012
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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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Tennis on the table
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will play host to another top-class table tennis event next year, at a location with a difference. The City of Greater Bendigo has added some drama to the sport, staging the 2016 ITTF Oceania Olympic qualifiers at Ulumbarra Theatre. The event will run at the same time as the 20..
03-Jul-2015
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Braves’ big boost
Joel Peterson
THE Champions IGA Bendigo Lady Braves’ playoff hopes have been given a huge lift – figuratively and literally – with Australian Opals centre Elyse Penaluna signing with the club this week. After a disappointing start to the season, Penaluna will play a crucial role as the Lad..
03-Jul-2015
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Racked and ready
Joel Peterson
AUSTRALIAN snooker star Neil Robertson is back in Bendigo determined not to let the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open title slip through his grasp again. Robertson’s campaign for an elusive victory in Bendigo begins on Tuesday, after two straight runner-up finishes to Marco Fu in 2013 a..
26-Jun-2015
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Tennis set up
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Tennis Association has netted a record number of entrants for its upcoming winter junior and senior tournaments. The Bendigo Bank winter junior and senior Australian money tournament will be held from June 29 to July 3, with seven different categories up for grabs from the new und..
19-Jun-2015
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Zak gears up for Tour
Joel Peterson
HE made history last year with an impressive Tour de France debut, and Zak Dempster is aiming to repeat the dose when the world’s biggest race is held next month. Dempster was named in an extended squad of 13 for the race, which will be cut back to nine by his Bora-Argon 18 team next wee..
19-Jun-2015
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City's calamitous collapse
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO City has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in its clash with Melbourne City tonight, going down 2-3 in a wild finish at Epsom Huntly Reserve. In a second half that had more twists and turns than the average theme park rollercoaster, Bendigo led 2-1 after 87 minutes and looked ..
16-Jun-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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