Campaigners rally for the yes vote
Sharon Kemp
MARRIAGE equality campaigners are calling for a protest rally at next Wednesday’s council meeting as the City of Greater Bendigo maintains its neutral position on the matter. Organisers of the survey supporting marriage equality want a sign the council will support its LGBTIQ residents..
15-Sep-2017
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Blooms add to city's colour
Bendigo Weekly
SPRING may not have been in the air yesterday, but it was certainly in Rosalind Park. The tulips have bloomed, adding a welcome splash of colour to the city ahead of warmer months to come...
15-Sep-2017
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Wellington plan booted
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO Stadium Limited’s bid to put 44 new pokies in its leased White Hills hotel has suffered a further blow with City of Greater Bendigo planning officers recommending councillors refuse the permit for redevelopment. The council relied on a report it tabled at its June meeting that ..
15-Sep-2017
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Traditional owners appoint manager
Sharon Kemp
THE traditional owners of six parks including the Greater Bendigo National Park have appointed a land manager and want to hear the views of community before forming a joint management plan. The Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board are holding an open house event focusing on the Gr..
15-Sep-2017
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Epsom growth on way
Sharon Kemp
A NEW gym, cafe, shops, office space and a car wash are set to accommodate the growing northern corridor of Bendigo if City of Greater Bendigo councillors vote for an expansion of the Epsom shopping centre. The development would complete the final form of the broader shopping precinct which ..
15-Sep-2017
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Water storage high as spills continue
Joel Peterson
CENTRAL Victorian water storages are likely to continue spilling in coming months after entering at the highest levels in years. Coliban Water’s three biggest reservoirs are full or close to, Upper Coliban and Lauriston reservoirs are already spilling, while Lauriston is only 2.5 per c..
15-Sep-2017
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Brighter look for Bath Lane
Bendigo Weekly
Work started this week on a bold new public art work that will bring both colour and life to the Bath Lane shopping precinct. The Bendigo Bank and City of Greater Bendigo council have engaged Daisylegs, a design team specialising in murals and custom wall graphics lead by Jamie Edwar..
04-May-2017
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Exhibition reveals the inside story
Bendigo Weekly
STUDENTS from Bendigo are being given an exciting opportunity to learn about skeletons and how the body works, as part of a free exhibition at Bendigo hospital. The display includes information on sports injury prevention, the evolution of joint replacement, developments in the treatment of ..
27-Apr-2017
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Shortfall claimed
Bendigo Weekly
DEPUTY opposition leader Tanya Plibersek was impressed with Bendigo Senior Secondary College’s facilities when she toured the school this week, making her all the more concerned about possible funding shortfalls. Ms Plibersek toured the Ulumbarra Theatre and the school’s trade tr..
20-Apr-2017
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Rotary show is picture perfect
Bendigo Weekly
THE Rotary Club of Bendigo will present the 2017 Easter Art Show in the stunning surrounds of the Bendigo Town Hall from tonight. For the 49th consecutive year, the club is proud to offer this iconic event to the people of Bendigo, with tonight’s official opening also marking the start..
13-Apr-2017
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Clarification re Bendigo Health
Bendigo Weekly
A report in last week’s edition of the Bendigo Weekly included reference to the Bendigo Health annual report from 2011/12 which stated that the governance and remuneration committee (a board sub-committee), had included just two independent directors during the 2011/12 financial year..
07-Apr-2017
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Developers launch Fortuna homes
Sharon Kemp
FORTUNA Villa Estate is the latest of Bendigo’s medium-density housing prospects, on the market as of tomorrow after two years in the planning and designed to appeal to homebuyers who want to live near a piece of gold-era history. The Bendigo consortium which bought the 2.8 hectares of..
07-Apr-2017
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Doctors strike a chord
Bendigo Weekly
A symphony orchestra made up of more than 80 doctors from around the country will perform its first ever Bendigo concert at Ulumbarra Theatre this Month. Event organiser and Bendigo-based orthopaedic surgical specialist, Travis Perera, said the event was a unique national assembly of talente..
30-Mar-2017
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Festival of cultures
Sharon Kemp
THE Bendigo Fesitval of Cultures has expanded from one day a year to more than a week of the multicultural events suggesting, as it states, diversity is becoming mainstream. Or at least interest in diversity has become the norm. The Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services drives the even..
23-Mar-2017
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Muslim workshop attracts protest
Sharon Kemp
The first community workshop offering a 90-minute insight into lives of local Muslims drew more than a dozen anti-mosque protestors in Bendigo, and after them and in smaller numbers, a group of young women advocating tolerance. On McCrae Street, opposite Bendigo TAFE, protestors claiming ..
20-Mar-2017
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Alissa jumps into new role at Discovery
Bendigo Weekly
The Discovery Science and Technology Centre has a new science communicator. Alissa Van Soest has joined the team and her skills and abilities will help Discovery meet its key objective of inspiring scientific curiosity. The role also helps guide students onto a path towards science, tec..
16-Mar-2017
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Nine gears up for news service
Bendigo Weekly
FAMILIAR and fresh faces will combine in a new TV news service in Victoria. Nine Local News bulletins will hit the screens on March 14, as the national broadcaster steps back into local news following its alignment with Southern Cross Austereo. Well-known Bendigo journalist Sarah Lawren..
03-Mar-2017
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O Week a winner for new students
Bendigo Weekly
LA TROBE University had a packed week of events to see in the academic year and welcome its new students. Orientation Week was a chance for students to get to know the campus, their lecturers and each other ahead of hitting the books. Head of campus Rob Stephenson said with almost 60 pe..
23-Feb-2017
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Gem club meet a top day for rock fans
Bendigo Weekly
You can see the many facets of the Bendigo Gem Club at their open day on Saturday. The club’s Nathan Wingrave says he hoped the day, which runs from 10am to 2pm, would attract more members and help the community understand the services on offer. This includes faceting, casting, ca..
13-Apr-2017
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Golf game a winner
Bendigo Weekly
Business leaders throughout Bendigo and beyond will take the time to play golf today to transform the life of a child living with an autism spectrum disorder. Righteous Pups Australia’s Jo Baker said we live in a hustle-and-bustle age. “Most people feel like there is simply ..
06-Apr-2017
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Discover how the human body works
Bendigo Weekly
What’s the most complicated machine on earth? And here’s a hint – you are one of them. With their Fully Sick school holiday program, Discovery Science and Technology Centre will help you learn about your body, how illness affects us and how doctors can test our health. ..
30-Mar-2017
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Egg hunt makes a difference
Bendigo Weekly
Oden and Zander Goudie can’t wait to get among the fun and the sweet treats at the Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt at the Bendigo Easter Festival on Good Friday. They already have tickets – and you can get yours now before they sell out, and support the work to enable people wit..
23-Mar-2017
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Students ready for a gala Carnivale
Bendigo Weekly
Lightning Reef Primary School has entered the Eaglehawk Gala Parade on Saturday as part of the annual Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival. The school hasn’t entered the festival for several years but this year will have more than 90 students and 13 staff members participating in the co..
16-Mar-2017
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Bright spark in industry
Joel Peterson
Apprentice electrician Alecia Allaway is doing her bit for International Women’s Day. She’s making her mark in the industry and is now employed by Laser Electrical Bendigo. With her family’s support, 18-year-old Miss Allaway spent a week handing out resumes to local ele..
10-Mar-2017
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Meg Mac at the Capital
Joel Peterson
AFTER shooting to prominence with rave reviews, Meg Mac will tour later this year in support of her first album, Low Blows. She will bring the distinctive, booming vocals heard on the album, out today, to Bendigo on Sunday, September 10 when she plays the Capital Theatre. The former Trip..
13-Jul-2017
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Golden blues
Simon Wooldridge
Cameron James Henderson is one of 16 acts set to play at the Blues and Roots Winter Showcase at the Golden Vine on Sunday, July 16. Eight hours of music over two stages also sees Catfish Voodoo, Tasha Zappala, and Matt Katsis line up alongside local favourites Bill Barber, William Alexander..
13-Jul-2017
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Songbook in Bendigo
Steve Kendall
Beccy Cole and Adam Harvey have individually carved out their places at the forefront of Australian country music for almost two decades and each has a list of awards, top selling albums and plenty of fans. They are joining forces and coming to the Ulumbarra Theatre this month to perform a ..
07-Jul-2017
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Frenzal Rhomb to hit MusicMan
Simon Wooldridge
Frenzal Rhomb, out on the road promoting new album Hi-Vis High Tea, rock-up at Bendigo’s MusicMan on Thursday, July 27. A sedate, gentle, recital kind-of-evening seems unlikely. The new album, their ninth studio record in a 25-year career, clocks-in at a very punk rock 20 tracks i..
07-Jul-2017
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Dave O'Neil is comedy gold
Bendigo Weekly
Goldmines Comedy is back for July with Dave O’Neil as the headline act on Thursday. The night is being held from 8pm at the Goldmines Hotel, 49-57, Marong Road. Tickets are $10 on the door and for that you will be entertained by Melbourne and local comedians. O’Neil is A..
07-Jul-2017
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Isaiah has a homecoming
Bendigo Weekly
With a population of just more than 5000 people, Moama is hardly the kind of place you expect to find a superstar. Well, no one told Isaiah Firebrace that. In the past two years, the teen has transformed from a small town singer with big dreams, to one of Australia’s most successful ar..
29-Jun-2017
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Hockey sticking around
Bendigo Weekly
TRANS-Tasman rivalry will hit Bendigo in November when international hockey makes its return to the city. The national men’s team, the Kookaburras, will play New Zealand in two International Festival of Hockey tests on November 5 and 6, while the Hockeyroos will also be in town to play..
01-Sep-2017
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Storm rolls into finals
Bendigo Weekly
THE scintillating recent form of Strathfieldsaye has the Storm primed to break its duck against Golden Square when the sides square off in Saturday’s night’s Bendigo Football Netball League qualifying final. Since losing to Eaglehawk in round 12, the Storm has won each of its six..
01-Sep-2017
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Braves have title drive
Joel Peterson
CONFERENCE finals haven’t been kind to the Bendigo Lady Braves in recent years, but they have the chance to change all that tomorrow night. Bendigo hosts Launceston in the South East Australian Basketball League’s south conference semi final, with a SEABL grand final spot on the ..
25-Aug-2017
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Thunder's chance for redemption
Joel Peterson
THE fire from last year’s grand final defeat still burns for the Bendigo Thunder, who are keen to make amends in this weekend’s Northern Football League women’s grand final. Not only are they trying to avenge last year’s grand final loss, but also a loss from a fortni..
25-Aug-2017
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Lining up for finals
Bendigo Weekly
THE dust has all but settled in the Bendigo Football Netball League finals race, with the finals combatants in both senior football and A-grade netball set in stone ahead of this weekend’s final round. Reigning premier Sandhurst is guaranteed to feature in an elimination final in senio..
25-Aug-2017
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Juniors ready for action
Bendigo Weekly
JUNIOR footballers across the region are gearing up for finals the Bendigo Junior Football League’s finals series. Finals for all grades of football will be held across four grounds this weekend, with the under-16 semi final between Sandhurst Marist Dockers and Sandhurst at the QEO fro..
25-Aug-2017
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Firefighters have winning ways
Bendigo Weekly
Two Bendigo firefighters have won gold at the 2017 Police and Emergency Services Games in Melbourne. Forest Fire Management Victoria district support officer Beth Miley and CFA firefighter Tegan Bubb competed in the Crossfit Women’s Pairs event last week. “Crossfit is a hi..
06-Apr-2017
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No hands creativity
Bendigo Weekly
Since 2002 CreateAbility has given people with disabilities the opportunity to express themselves on the meaningful platform art provides. From humble beginnings, CreateAbility has emerged as an integral part of the lives of those who participate to a Bendigo arts company exporting art pro..
30-Mar-2017
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Relay for Life on to a winner
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Relay for Life steps out again this weekend, and the fundraising is already off to a good start. The event runs from this evening until Saturday afternoon. Relay For Life’s Ayden Shaw said the committee has done a remarkable job for the 18th relay. “The supp..
23-Mar-2017
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School top at health
Bendigo Weekly
SPECIMEN Hill Primary School’s win in the Bendigo Health-backed Healthiest Schools award makes its motto, “our children’s future in the very best of hands”, all the more fitting. A range of health promotion activities and a focus on families, not just students, saw..
16-Mar-2017
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Growing on success
Bendigo Weekly
GROWING interest and two especially talented local gardeners are helping Long Gully’s community garden thrive. The garden has been tucked away in Energetic Street for 14 years, and run in conjunction with the Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre. Recent times have seen the project go f..
02-Mar-2017
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Riding for a good cause
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL real estate agent Paul Dalton plans to ride his bike for 24 hours around the Tom Flood Sports Centre velodrome next weekend in support of the McGrath Foundation Mr Dalton will be raising money to fund McGrath breast care nurses in communities right across Australia and increase breast ..
24-Feb-2017
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Trustees branch out
Bendigo Weekly
MELBOURNE-BASED Equity Trustees acquired its first regional trustee portfolio last week when the regulator finalised the $5 million purchase of Sandhurst Trustees’ estates business from Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. And Equity can see more business in Victoria’s central region given..
06-Apr-2017
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Colour on the menu
Bendigo Weekly
MR DIMPLES and Hackney Hockney have more than interesting names in common, they are both featured mural artists at a burger restaurant. Boris Murgers in View Street has some pretty impressive wall art, and its main wall has some David Hockney-inspired work by Hackney. “I was born ..
30-Mar-2017
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Trivia night a winner
Bendigo Weekly
One of the most fun and rewarding quiz nights of the year will be held on Good Friday in aid of the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. Bendigo Real Estate staff are selling tickets for this year’s quiz night which includes a charity auction to be conducted by BRE principal, Damien..
24-Mar-2017
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Tender out for design
Bendigo Weekly
THE first step in the design process for the new-look Bendigo and Eaglehawk railway stations has been completed. The projects, worth a combined $15.8 million, have gone out to tender. Upgrades to Bendigo station will include lifts and an improved overpass between platforms one and two t..
16-Mar-2017
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Bold for change
Bendigo Weekly
Celebrations to mark International Women’s Day will continue today in Bendigo. On Wednesday, the actual day of recognition, it was at breakfast at Women’s Health Loddon Mallee in Mundy Street that women and men shared stories about the achievements of Bendigo women. Executive..
10-Mar-2017
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Shop fix from retail doctor
Sharon Kemp
RETAIL doctor Brian Walker won’t formulate a complete cure for Bendigo’s inner city retail ailments, but he has some prescriptions for traders. Create a retail environment that encapsulates the uniqueness of Bendigo, he advises, and do it as a team. Think about shopping precin..
02-Mar-2017
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Radio winners
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL radio station Bendigo’s Fresh FM has added another award to its impressive sporting history, taking out the Women’s National Basketball League award for Best Radio Coverage. The station has covered the Spirit since its inception into the league, and broadcast all of the clu..
23-Mar-2017
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Bollywood in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Ever wanted to see real live Bollywood dance in action? Here’s your opportunity. The Singh Sisters are bringing Bollywood dance to Bendigo Library in celebration of Cultural Diversity Week. The Singh Sisters have travelled around the world performing Bollywood dance, which..
16-Mar-2017
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Tourism the focus of new guide
Bendigo Weekly
THIS year’s Bendigo and Heathcote Region Official Visitor Guides were launched on Monday. City of Greater Bendigo council’s tourism manager Kathryn Mackenzie said the two handy sized guides are a fantastic resource designed to showcase the best local attractions, shopping and din..
02-Mar-2017
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Goods galore at the recycle store
Bendigo Weekly
SAVINGS in fees and care for the environment motivate people to use the Eaglehawk Recycle Shop’s recovery centre rather than the Eaglehawk landfill. The centre, which has been operating for 23 years at the entrance of the landfill, also provides jobs and a cheap location for second ha..
23-Feb-2017
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No comical event
Bendigo Weekly
The next Bendigo Record Comic and Toy Fair is coming up on March 12. The event will be at the Bendigo Expo Centre, at the Bendigo Showgrounds and promises to be a mix for fans of the comic world. Organiser Peter Pascoe said attendees attempted a world record at the last event for the..
16-Feb-2017
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Club lights up a new home
Bendigo Weekly
TECHNOLOGY is all around us, but have you ever wondered just how it works? Well, the Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club is giving you the chance to find out, and the club has a brand new location stocked full of technological marvels. From electronic dice to solar-powered creepy..
09-Feb-2017
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Road No Good
Rosalea Ryan
When a well-travelled, energetic young middle-class New Zealander arrives in Luganville, Vanuatu, she sees immediately that it’s more than merely her street – the literally named Road No Good – that’s in need of improvement. Deployed to the country’s sec..
13-Apr-2017
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Recreation gone wrong
Rosalea Ryan
It has all the makings of a leisurely couple of weeks of sightseeing by day and sipping wine around a campfire at dusk – either that or a tension-filled nightmare in which four 30-somethings snap and snarl at each other as the ceaseless forced proximity sets tempers alight. When two co..
06-Apr-2017
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Questions asked
Dianne Dempsey
Marlene Gunn’s memoir is an elegy and a cry of pain for the death of her beautiful son Billy Gunn. Billy was handsome, smart, a Bendigo boy originally from Mildura, and he died at just 32 years old in 2001. More pertinently, her book is also an investigation into the circumstance..
30-Mar-2017
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Family torn apart
Rosalea Ryan
Berlin, 1939: With her blue eyes, blonde hair and smooth creamy skin, Hannah Rosenthal is the physical epitome of all that is truly German – in every way but one. Hannah’s parents, Max and Alma, are German Jews. Even as an image of Hannah circulates on the cover of a Nazi propaga..
23-Mar-2017
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Supportive sisterhood
Rosalea Ryan
Three women, one sadness: an apparently terminal prognosis delivered to an ovarian cancer patient whose mother died years earlier of the same disease. When 40-year-old Alice is first told of her condition she is paralysed by shock, unable to contemplate the effect her likely death will have ..
16-Mar-2017
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Three-way tussle
Rosalea Ryan
IN the midst of a tug-of-war for possession, a portrait goes missing, spirited away in the heat of a bitter custody battle between the subject’s husband and her painter-turned-lover in 1970s Frankfurt. The situation is complex: enchanting Irene Adler is the wife of powerful industriali..
02-Mar-2017
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