Calls continue for medical training
Sharon Kemp
THE proposed Murray Darling medical school would require a training facility to be built near the Bendigo Hospital, according to La Trobe University vice-chancellor John Dewar. Despite missing out on promises of funding in the lead-up to the federal election, proponents La Trobe..
03-Jun-2016
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Healthy future planned
Sharon Kemp
FUNDING will end for some of the City of Greater Bendigo’s community health initiatives on June 30 just as promising results were being delivered. Bendigo Health will take over management of the Healthy Together Bendigo program as of July 1 but some of the initiatives, including the Re..
03-Jun-2016
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Drug drivers on the rise
Sharon Kemp
A BENDIGO educator who provides drink and drug driving training in prisons said 50 per cent of program trainees were in the course for drug driving, and the number driving under the influence of methylamphetamine was on the rise. Mary Cuskelly, program facilitator for private sector service..
03-Jun-2016
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Bureau says rain is on the way
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’S unusually warm autumn will become a cool and wet winter, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The bureau’s latest El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) index confirmed the end of El Niño, with outlooks suggesting little chance of a return to El Ni&n..
03-Jun-2016
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Clean up opportunity missed
Sharon Kemp
A MEMBER of the Bendigo District Environment Council has described the transfer of a mining license to GBM Gold as missing the one opportunity to clean up Bendigo. Simon Perrin has defended the chairman of the Environmental Review Committee, City of Greater Bendigo councillor Peter Cox, who ..
03-Jun-2016
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Thumbs up for the stadium
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Stadium’s revamped $2.5 million netball precinct has won the stamp of approval from minister for sport John Eren during a visit to the complex this week. Deputy premier James Merlino was also in town on Wednesday to announce that Bendigo’s Garden Gully Hockey Complex ..
03-Jun-2016
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Residents have a say on transport
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’S proposed commuter rail service and new bus network will be shaped by the community in consultation sessions to be held over the next month. Labor members for Bendigo East and West, Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards, announced the consultation sessions for the Bendigo Metro Rail..
24-Apr-2015
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Call for CBD strategy
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s central business district needs a visionary long-term strategy, according to Whipstick ward councillor Lisa Ruffell. “Gone are the days when the CBD was the hub. We have Lansell Square which is fully loaded, Strathfieldsaye and Strath Hill/Village whic..
24-Apr-2015
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Ruffell set to leave council
Christine McGinn
Lisa Ruffell is planning to stand down from the City of Greater Bendigo council. The Whipstick ward councillor exclusively told the Weekly that she would not run at the November 2016 local government elections, but until then would continue to work for the community. “I have not lost..
17-Apr-2015
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Cyclone aid is at hand
Dianne Dempsey
Enterprising schoolgirl Zahlia Burrill-Grinton has decided to do as much as she can for the communities of Vanuatu who have been affected by the recent cyclone Pam. Having visited Vanuatu on holiday with her mum last October, Zahlia was upset and worried about the local people she had met over..
10-Apr-2015
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Focus on long term
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit chairman Greg Bickley is adamant the club will survive despite the coaching furore that has engulfed the organisation in recent weeks. The club’s board and head coach Bernie Harrower have been locked in a stalemate as to whether Harrower will coach next season, but the clu..
10-Apr-2015
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CVGT staff face change
Christine McGinn
A NEW federal government job employment service is expected to leave 40 local CVGT Australia workers without a job. The not-for-profit organisation has lost nine Victorian contracts to deliver the former federal government’s employment and jobseeking program, Job Services Australia (JSA)..
10-Apr-2015
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Victorian government suspends water trading
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has temporarily suspended some water allocation trade to protect next season’s allocations to Victorian water entitlement holders on the Murray system. Minister for Water Peter Walsh today announced an immediate suspension on water allocation trade from New South W..
13-Apr-2011
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Bendigo Wealth launched
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has announced the launch of Bendigo Wealth, a new wealth management division that will leverage off the bank’s high brand recognition and leading customer satisfaction ranking. Managing director Mike Hirst said as the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has grow..
11-Apr-2011
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Regional Growth Fund passes first test
Bendigo Weekly
Communities in regional and rural Victoria will soon have access to a $1 billion fund that supports growth and encourages development, following the passage of the Regional Growth Fund Act through the Victorian Parliament last night. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister..
08-Apr-2011
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Government moves to close flood insurance loopholes
People should know exactly what is, and what is not, covered under their insurance policies, according to a new consultation paper announced today at a public meeting in Ipswich by Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten. "It seems like a simple proposition. If you have an insurance policy, you sho..
06-Apr-2011
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RATES ON HOLD
CENTRAL Victorian home owners can breathe easy - at least for the time being, after today's Reserve Bank decision to leave interest rates on hold. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens' statement follows: At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4...
05-Apr-2011
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Regional Rail Link gets green light
Bendigo Weekly
The Regional Rail Link project will go ahead, although politicians continue to bicker about who is responsible for ensuring the dedicated track is built. Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the project had been placed under a review due a shortfall in funding which he said was ..
05-Apr-2011
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Emmy Bryce: an indie jewel
Bendigo Weekly
Emmy Bryce is shining very brightly as one of indie pop's prize jewels. A breath of fresh air, Bryce's cheerful brand of 90s influenced alt-pop is imbued with a joy that is earning her many admirers, a legion of fans and some serious attention. Bryce has joined forces with fellow indie ..
02-Apr-2012
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King of the North: hard yards pay off
Ben Cameron
It’s not every day your side project manages to earn a Cold Chisel support, but that’s the pulling power of Melbourne’s Andrew Higgs. When he’s not fronting his main gig, the Andrew Higgs Band, there's his other, lesser known outfit, King of the North, who are startin..
02-Apr-2012
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Grand Perceptor make Groovin the Moo bill
Ben Cameron
Bendigo's terror rock specialists Grand Perceptor will be gracing the Groovin the Moo stage in 2012 after Triple J named them as one of the local bands to represent the region at this year's festival. They follow in the footsteps of The Bride Stripped Back who played GTM last year, alongside..
29-Mar-2012
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Luke Million: a tribute to Arnold
Ben Cameron
It was only made for “a bit of fun” but Luke Million’s Arnold has brought tongue-in-cheek disco back to the masses. Adelaide's Million aka Luke Godson says the song evolved into a tribute to the Austrian Oak, who’s been a big part of his life. “It was really..
29-Mar-2012
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Bendigo Folk Club helps put Mick Thomas on the right path
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo Folk Club has done it’s little bit to clear a new path for music legend Mick Thomas. Thomas played an intimate gig under the Queen Elizabeth Oval grandstand late in 2010, to around 80 people, but it left a lasting impression. “It’s probably the most importan..
28-Mar-2012
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Giving the gift of music
Ben Cameron
A brave Elmore woman has honoured her late husband by giving the gift of music. A few weeks ago the Bendigo Weekly reported Eileen Burke’s desire to donate her late husband Roy’s drum kit to a worthy home. And after receiving a stack of requests for the drums, Eileen has fina..
28-Mar-2012
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Cricket's bush bash
Joel Peterson
Victorian Premier Cricket will hit Bendigo this weekend, with two day-night games to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Oval as part of the league’s Bush Bash round. Bendigo held the first Premier Cricket regional clash in 1993 and 55 venues have followed suit, but this weekend marks a fir..
23-Oct-2015
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Support rolls in for tennis
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Tennis Association’s support for wheelchair athletes is “what you dream about” according to wheelchair tennis legend Danni Di Toro. The BTA is gearing up to host the Australian National Wheelchair Championships for the first time from Friday, November..
23-Oct-2015
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Debutant rides on high
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Spirit debutant Ashleigh ‘Splash’ Spencer, has made an immediate impression from limited opportunities during last weekend’s WNBL season opening away trip to Queensland. The Spirit went down to the highly fancied South East Queensland Stars 80 – 63, before stu..
16-Oct-2015
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It’s tee time
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Golf Club’s Annual Spring Tournament will tee off next week which will see a fantastic week of golf action. The tournament will start on Monday with a Ladies 4BBB which will see the week cater for everyone. Tuesday will see the ladies again play with a 18 hole stroke event befo..
16-Oct-2015
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A new look Spirit
Joel Peterson
Amid an offseason of change for the Bendigo Spirit, one thing has not wavered. The club has embraced a new coach, new players and a new off-court vision, but has lost no desire to win a third Women’s National Basketball League championship. In previous years you could pencil the Sp..
09-Oct-2015
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Team steps up training
Joel Peterson
A La Trobe University researcher is embracing world leading player-tracking technology in a bid to help the Bendigo Spirit gain a competitive edge. The Spirit’s season starts today, but exercise and sports physiology PhD candidate Craig Staunton was recently appointed as the team&rsquo..
09-Oct-2015
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There’s still life in the book
LABOR Senator and Small Business Minister Nick Sherry has had a week he’d probably rather forget following his extraordinary gaffe about the number of small bookshops that would exist in Australia in five years time. In case you missed it, Senator Sherry reckons there will be none. And he&rs..
17-Jun-2011
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Space for praise
As a region, we have a proud history of successful innovation. From Gillies Pies to the Sunshine Harvester. In time, hopefully we can add the Bendigo Chill Out Space to that list of great ideas. The BCOS has been in operation since late last year, but on Saturday night, the Bendigo Weekly thr..
10-Jun-2011
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Welfare issue not to be taken lightly
‘’I’d rather go broke than see cattle treated that way.’’ Ten simple words from one northern Australian farmer entangled in one of the biggest scandals to envelop Australian agriculture for years. As I drove home from work the other night listening to the radio, I c..
10-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the big white wedding
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10-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Label no accident in climate debate The label “denier” is a loaded word. It has added weight because of the term “holocaust denier”. This is no accident; those on the pro-carbon tax team know that and use the term “climate change denier” or “skepti..
10-Jun-2011
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Changing the political climate
Carbon, or more precisely, whether or not we should have a tax on carbon, is one of the central issues of our time. True believers of the carbon economy say without it, we are doomed to fail both the environment and the generations to come. The detractors say we risk untold damage to our economy..
03-Jun-2011
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Books will not die
Books will not die; they will just become more or less expensive, according to writer Joshua Kim. In this week’s Inside Higher Ed, Kim writes that, in the future, "Books made of paper will need to be either really beautiful and offer a superior tactile experience, or they will need to..
04-Apr-2011
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This week's top ten
1. Sing You Home Jodi Picoult 2. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 3. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk 2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers 1 SBS 7. Letters & Numbers 3 SBS 8. Only T..
01-Apr-2011
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Pick of the week - Those who came after
Those Who Come After Elisabeth Holdsworth Picador Elisabeth Holdsworth came to Australia as a child, and worked most of her life in the public service. In 2007, her essay, “For Those Who Come After”, won the ABR-Calibre Prize. In that essay, she described the difficulty she had ..
31-Mar-2011
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Malouf finalist for 2011 Man Booker International Prize
Australia’s most distinguished writer, David Malouf, is on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. The list, announced by chair of judges Rick Gekoski Noterday, includes contoversial fantasy writer Philip Pullman, veteran American Philip Roth and Iindian s..
30-Mar-2011
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Shaun Tan wins international award
Australia’s most celebrated children’s book illustrator/writer Shaun Tan has added one of the world’s most lucrative prizes to his list of awards. Tan will receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, worth approximately $760,000, in Sweden at the end of May. The judges ca..
29-Mar-2011
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This week's top 10
1. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 2. Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 3. Saturday Big Tent Wedding Pary Alexander McCall-Smith 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers SBS 7. Daughters-in-Law Joanna Tro..
25-Mar-2011
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