Top Coliban job open
Sharon Kemp
COLIBAN Water managing director Jeff Rigby will have to reapply for his position if he wishes to stay on with the water authority. This is his fifth year in the role and Mr Rigby brought Coliban’s financial result into the black for the first time in more than a decade last year thanks..
15-Jul-2016
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Marong hotel plans growth
Sharon Kemp
OWNERS of the Marong Family Hotel have applied to build a 15-room two-storey motel with six ground-level retail spaces next to the hotel based on demand from customers over their nine-year ownership. Robyn and Ross Lougoon hope to have started constuction within 12 months but are awaiting co..
15-Jul-2016
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Site work begins at Aspinall Street subdivision
Sharon Kemp
TREE felling started on an Aspinall Street housing development this week as the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst prepares the ground for the first stage of its Golden Square subdivison, 29 lots of which will be on sale by the end of the year. As construction equipment tore through t..
15-Jul-2016
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Drone airspace rules to be relaxed
Sharon Kemp
THE state government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars protecting flight paths for Air Ambulance Victoria but will have to rely on the common sense of drone owners not to fly in the airspace and disrupt emergency medical transport. There is evidence drone operators are unaware of th..
15-Jul-2016
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Flag raised for NAIDOC week
Bendigo Weekly
IT was telling that there was a surge in the numbers who attended the flag raising ceremony that marked the start of NAIDOC week this year in its 16th year in Bendigo. It told Aunty Georgie Jackson, whose late husband was a Dja Dja Wurrung man, that the gap is closing between indigneous and ..
08-Jul-2016
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Gold windfall for new firm
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO gold miner GBM Gold has recovered 62 ounces of gold from its newly acquired Bendigo gold operations worth $110,000 at yesterday’s Australian dollar gold price. The company announced the project update last Friday and four days later raised $800,000 by issuing 80 million shares ..
08-Jul-2016
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Chesters secures defence coup
Bendigo Weekly
JAPANESE Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defence Kenji Harada has given Bendigo his seal of military manufacturing approval this week. Mr Harada visited the Bendigo Thales factory on Thursday to explore the premises and see first-hand how the Bushmasters were made. Member for Bendigo Lisa Ches..
01-May-2015
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Scary moments for Bendigo pair
Christine McGinn
A BENDIGO couple have survived one of the worst earthquakes in Nepal’s history. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the tiny nation last Saturday, causing catastrophic damage. Bendigo-based labourer Jim Watson and local graduate paramedic Kayla Bennett were in Asia as part of their fi..
01-May-2015
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Chicken firm cracks big time
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO-based Hazeldene’s will launch a new national poultry line in Coles next week. The local company’s private label products will be on the shelves on Wednesday in five Australian states. Managing Director John Hazeldene said it was a “momentous occasion” for the ..
29-Apr-2015
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Kinders push for 15 hours
Bendigo Weekly
By CHRISTINE McGINN Kindergarten fees could double if the federal government stops funding 15 hours of kinder says a local expert. Loddon Mallee Preschool Association chief executive Phil Hocking said the federal government needed to commit funds for the additional five hours beyond 201..
24-Apr-2015
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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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Telstra celebrates AFL win
TELSTRA says AFL fans and Telstra customers are the winners in the new agreement between the AFL and Telstra with all matches, from the first bounce to the final siren, available live to the Telstra T-Box and to mobile phones and tablets connected to the Telstra Next G® network from 2012. ..
28-Apr-2011
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Inflation fears for family budgets
FEDERAL government data released this week shows that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6 per cent in the March quarter. The increase is up from 0.4 per cent in the December quarter, and shows the impact of the summer’s floods and Cyclone Yasi. Of more concern, however, is hea..
28-Apr-2011
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State finances in the spotlight
Bendigo Weekly
THE Baillieu government has given its strongest warning yet that Victorians should prepare themselves for a tough State Budget. Treasurer Kim Wells is due to hand down his first Budget next Tuesday, and today he released the interim report of the Independent Review of State Finances, which ..
27-Apr-2011
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$21 million in flood aid for Lower Loddon
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has announced a voluntary acquisition package it says will help irrigators on the Lower Loddon floodplain recover and protect the region from future flooding. Water, Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh announced the $12 million voluntary buyback schem..
27-Apr-2011
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Suspended sentences axed from May 1
Bendigo Weekly
Suspended sentences for serious crimes will be abolished in Victoria from May 1. Attorney-General Robert Clark said the Governor had set 1 May as the date for the commencement of the relevant provisions, following the passage by Parliament of the Sentencing Further Amendment Act 2011. ..
20-Apr-2011
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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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Children Collide: farewell Ryan Caesar
Ben Cameron
Since 2008 Children Collide have proved again and again why they’re Australia’s most interesting and probably best rock band. And their gig on Friday night at The Corner Hotel was the very definition of pudding. Having nailed the intricate framework of riff rock with..
16-Apr-2012
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Banking on music
Ben Cameron
Specialising in “eclecticism”, a troupe of local musicians with a talent for numbers will be out to prove that bankers can be cool too this Saturday at The Rifle. The “thrown together” Bendigo Bank All Stars of Colin Thompson, Chris DeAraugo, Collin Brady, Andrew Watt..
12-Apr-2012
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Ballarat Ska Orchestra
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN The nine piece Ballarat Ska Orchestra was formed eight months ago and members of this ska-tastic troupe are drawn from the genre's most respected acts, including Melbourne institution Bomba. I recently had the opportunity to chat with the orchestra's Stella Savy who explaine..
12-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 13 to 19)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, April 13: Newmarket Hotel – Dirtbusters. From 9:00PM. $5. Basement Bar – Friday the 13th Horror Show featuring: Old World Sparrow, Zombie Superman & the Undead Villains, Brodie Roberts and Walters Sisters. From 9:00PM.Free. Bridge Hotel - Mez & Al..
12-Apr-2012
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New theatre a game changer
Ben Cameron
The Capital Theatre director David Lloyd said the new theatre set to begin construction on the Bendigo Old Gaol site in November, would be a gamechanger for attracting bigger name musical acts to the area. “We (Bendigo) have always been in a great place geographically,” he said. ..
12-Apr-2012
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Forever Young produce the c word
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN At the heart of any great band is that one elusive factor…chemistry! You can have your craft down pat and boast experience galore, but remove that vital C word and well... I’m sure we’ve all attended a few of those going-through-the motions-g..
10-Apr-2012
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Cyclists shining
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will be well represented this weekend in one of the country’s biggest cycling events, the 2016 Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. A host of local cyclists began their tune-up for the annual test on Mount Buninyong and surrounds at last weekend’s Mi..
08-Jan-2016
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Young guns ready for action
Joel Peterson
SOME of the region’s most talented junior basketballers were honing their craft this week as they prepare for a busy end to January. Fourteen junior Bendigo Braves were hard at work training for the upcoming Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup to be held in Albury next week and th..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit getting physical
Joel Peterson
PHYSICALITY will be key for the Bendigo Spirit on Saturday night when the club team battles its bogey side so far this season, the Melbourne Boomers, in an attempt to claw back ground on the WNBL top four. The Guy Molloy-coached Melbourne has taken victory in both of the matchups between the..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit counting on home court support
Joel Peterson
Follow @joelbpeterson (https://twitter.com/joelbpeterson) AS the Women's National Basketball League season heads towards the playoffs, the Bendigo Spirit is hopeful that hometown support can assist the club’s push towards a fourth straight finals appearance. Crowds in Bendigo have been..
05-Jan-2016
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Capital gains
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will look to secure a badly needed win in the run to finals tomorrow night when they host the University of Canberra Capitals at Bendigo Stadium. Bendigo endured a horror stretch heading into the Christmas break, dropping consecutive home games against Melbourne and Sydney..
31-Dec-2015
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Duo in Braves fold
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Bank Braves have secured two key players for the club’s 2016 South East Australian Basketball League campaign. Import guard Jeremy Kendle and centre Matt Andronicos will suit up for the Braves after being unveiled as the club’s two most recent signings last week. ..
31-Dec-2015
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Kinder commotion
THE State Government has confirmed what Bendigo preschools have been warning for months – there will not be enough places for four-year-olds within two years if a reform to increase the hours of attendance begins in 2013. The Federal Government wants to increase the hours of preschool..
24-Jun-2011
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We’re planning ahead
IN the years after the Goldrush, Bendigo was a terrible place to live. Central Victoria, and the entire state, could not cope with the large population growth. There were obvious infrastructure shortfalls, such as housing, health, water, sewerage and services. However, there was also major soc..
17-Jun-2011
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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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2011 Barbara Jefferis Award
A novel about “women’s experience beyond official documents” has won this year’s $35,000 Barbara Jefferis Award. G. L. Osborne’s Come Inside was chosen from a shortlist of five to receive the award for a book that depicts women in a positive way. Osborne’s nov..
12-Apr-2011
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Chinese Ancestral Shrines in Victoria
A NEW booklet about Chinese ancestral shrines sheds light on the rituals of people who played a vital role in Bendigo’s history. Chinese Ancestral Shrines in Victoria Carol Holsworth Published by the Friends of the Bendigo Cemeteries Inc. Printed by the Bendigo Uniting Care Print S..
08-Apr-2011
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Pick of the week: Chasing Odysseus
Chasing Odysseus S.D. Gentill Pantera Press, $19.95 “So much depends on which side of the wall you stand,” S.D. Gentill (aka Sulari Gentill) says about her first young adult novel, Chasing Odysseus. It’s a slightly different take on the idea of “point of view&rdqu..
08-Apr-2011
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This week's top 10
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..
07-Apr-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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