Rush for diversity plan
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo is desperate to rectify its status as the only large Victorian council without cultural and diversity inclusion guidelines. It has given residents only 19 days to comment on a draft plan that took a year to coordinate and write, and was first mentioned in 2013 and..
22-Jul-2016
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Waste a problem
Sharon Kemp
WASTE is becoming the flashpoint issue that could divide future City of Greater Bendigo councillors as the council introduces its organics pick up service and continues to grapple with increasing dumping costs and diminishing landfill. On Wednesday night, councillor Helen Leach attempted to ..
22-Jul-2016
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State government joins RSL funding
Bendigo Weekly
THE Soldiers’ Memorial Institute has received a final funding commitment from state, federal and local benefactors. The City of Greater Bendigo has welcomed a $1.5 million state government contribution towards the project, which follows a commitment of $1.7m from the federal governm..
22-Jul-2016
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Greyhound industry works to improve
Bendigo Weekly
THE Victorian greyhound racing community is united in reproach of a minority within the sport that has brought the industry into disrepute. In light of the recent decision by the New South Wales state government to outlaw greyhound racing, members and enthusiasts believe that the decisi..
21-Jul-2016
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Race dogs face cull
Bendigo Weekly
THE future looks bleak for greyhounds as animal welfare organisations and industry regulators in Victoria begin to address the repercussions of the New South Wales government’s verdict to outlaw the controversial sport. An industry task force lead by representatives from the NSW state ..
15-Jul-2016
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Nationals make new ground
Sharon Kemp
Amid the drama of the extended election campaign, Victorian Nationals are making some political ground with Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie in line for an elevated role in the Coalition government. The newly elected Nationals’ candidate in Murray Damian Drum is understood to be too ..
15-Jul-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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Community groups welcome red tape cuts
KEY community groups have welcomed a move towards getting rid of the massive red tape bogging down Australia’s not-for-profit sector. The federal government has announced the appointment of Australia’s first independent regulator to look after the nation’s huge not-fo..
09-May-2011
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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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The Gig Guide (April 20 to 26)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, April 20 The Old Hepburn Hotel – The Special Guests plus the Smart Alecs from 9pm. $5 Newmarket Hotel – Stevenson`s Rocket, El Montez and Armed Korean from 9pm. $5. Horvat’s Wine Bar Daylesford – Jennie Brown & Jude Russell ..
19-Apr-2012
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Blister Transistor bust out
Ben Cameron
The Blister Transistor are glad to be out into the light after recording a four track demo in a local primary school. “We’ve had a few months behind closed doors,” Mark Chatterton says. Sadly, the band have parted ways with bass player, Mark’s brother Leroy, who ..
19-Apr-2012
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Big Scary: a peaceful Vacation
Ben Cameron
Big Scary lead singer Tom Iansek’s neighbours clearly don’t know how good they’ve got it. His band may have earned almost nation-wide approval with their debut album Vacation, but not from the folks next door, it seems. “We try to play at my share house and within..
19-Apr-2012
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Tim Guy's wanderlust
Bendigo Weekly
Tim Guy’s light-hearted brand of roots-based pop and inspired instrumentation has established him as a live favourite on stages throughout the many places he has called home (Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Spain) in a career spanning nearly 20 years. In support of his f..
19-Apr-2012
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Massy Ferguson: playing for fruit
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Seattle based Americana/alt-country rock outfit Massy Ferguson was formed six years ago in somewhat humble circumstances, and with more hope than expectation as singer, bass player and co-founder Ethan Anderson explains. “Our guitarist Adam (Monda) and I met at..
18-Apr-2012
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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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Hamilton lines up on tour
Joel Peterson
After several successful European tours Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is coming back to Australia, including Bendigo. Classical music the world over is the motto of the philharmonia. The group said it is irrelevant for their musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, ..
29-Jan-2016
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A name to watch
Joel Peterson
THE past few weeks have been among the busiest of Chris Hamilton’s life, but the 20-year-old Bendigo cyclist is taking it all in his stride. Hamilton started 2016 with a bang in Ballarat at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships, just as he did last year, and this week ..
22-Jan-2016
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Harrington to the limit
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Bank Spirit star Kerryn Harrington knows a thing or two about pushing her body to the extreme. The talented 24-year-old leaves everything on the court each week, harassing in defence and stretching every muscle she has to gain a fast break in attack, and while Harrington is having a ..
22-Jan-2016
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In-form Griffin shows true spirit
Bendigo Weekly
When Bendigo Bank Spirit coach Simon Pritchard started the 2015/2016 Women’s National Basketball League season, he wasn’t sure what star forward Kelsey Griffin would offer him. The two-time Wattle Valley WNBL Grand Final MVP injured her hip in the first game of the WNBA season, a..
15-Jan-2016
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Thrilling clashes in BDCA
Joel Peterson
GOLDEN Square got its Bendigo District Cricket Association campaign back on track with a thumping win over Eaglehawk in their one-day round eight clash. The Borough won the toss and elected to bat on what looked to be a fair deck at Wade Street, but that was about where the good fortune ende..
15-Jan-2016
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Lapthorne calls it a day
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist and former Australian road race champion Darren Lapthorne has called time on a glittering career on the eve of the race he brilliantly won in 2007. Lapthorne, 32, announced his retirement last week, saying he would like to stay involved in the sport. A longtime member of ..
08-Jan-2016
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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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Walkout: Opinion piece by Anthony Radford
WHAT happened at Monday night’s City of Greater Bendigo council meeting was a crisis on, just like the controversial project it was debating, many levels. Firstly, and obviously, internally. Eaglehawk Ward councillor Peter Cox’s decision to walk out of the meeting before a vote o..
27-Jun-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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