Julian Assange to join writers festival
Bendigo Weekly
Julian Assange is set to join Bendigo Weekly-backed Bendigo Writers Festival in celebrating its fifth birthday this year with a huge program across the weekend of August 12-14. Some of the highlights for 2016 include Julian Assange, live via videolink from London and will be interviewed by ..
01-Jun-2016
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Cox defends mining review role
Sharon Kemp
A KEY Bendigo environmental review committee (ERC) is in disarray after former City of Greater Bendigo mayor and councillor Peter Cox was told an independent facilitator would be installed because meetings were dysfunctional and disrespectful. Tuesday’s stormy ERC meeting was the last ..
27-May-2016
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Call out for mall police
Sharon Kemp
SOLUTIONS for Hargreaves Mall have swung between dismantling it and giving police officers hand-held cameras to film incidents of anti-social behaviour. At the City of Greater Bendigo meeting on Wednesday night, councillor Lisa Ruffell represented mall traders scared and fed up w..
27-May-2016
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Faith in city's great future
Bendigo Weekly
By Margaret O’Rourke Chief Executive Officer Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation It is 2020 and I’m driving north into Bendigo along the High Street Boulevard. The Sacred Heart Cathedral with its established Aspire Precinct comes into view. I never tire of this glor..
27-May-2016
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Independent calls for change
Bendigo Weekly
INDEPENDENT candidate for the seat of Bendigo, Anita Donlon, has described the electorate as a train wreck in need of major change. Ms Donlon said that as Australia heads towards the July 2 election, all that voters were seeing was the “same old” from the major parties. &ldqu..
27-May-2016
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Mixed responses to drug problem
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO saw the polarising effect of the game-changing drug ice this week. Federal Liberal candidate Megan Purcell has committed to coordinating a community response of police, primary health providers, sporting groups, schools and business if she wins the July 2 election. In Bendigo to ..
27-May-2016
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Vision of the region
Bendigo Weekly
Participants in the 2015 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program were engaged in two days of activities recently as part of a Vision of the Region theme. Learning how to get their messages across via various forms of the media, participants were interested in the behind the scenes action at..
10-Apr-2015
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Low rates benefit buyers
Bendigo Weekly
Managing Director of DCK Robert Ketterer said that Tuesday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to maintain the current interest rate would have positive implications for buyers interested in the Bendigo housing market. The RBA announced it would be leaving the interest rates unc..
10-Apr-2015
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AT HOME WITH JACINTA
Dianne Dempsey
Early last December when Jacinta Allan and her husband Yorick Piper were driving down to parliament house there was a certain amount of tension in the air. “Yorick was driving and I was clutching the phone. Premier Daniels had told us he would allocating the portfolios that night and wo..
10-Apr-2015
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REIV support for RSL
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL real estate agents will be doing their bit to support returned service men and women during the month of April. All Real Estate Institute of Victoria branches in Bendigo have agreed to sell badges throughout April on behalf of the RSL, in this the ANZAC centenary year. Funds raised will..
02-Apr-2015
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City united
Christine McGinn
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s City Futures Directorate can never operate as a self-sufficient entity, according to a council-commissioned report. Councillors were divided on the need to separate parts of the directorate, which includes tourism, major events and economic development, into..
27-Mar-2015
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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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State government trials new level crossing warning system
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has conducted a trial of an innovative level crossing warning system to prevent collisions between trains and road vehicles, which has been hailed as an Australian first. Between 2001 and 2009, 120 people were killed and 172 injured in vehicle crashes involving collisio..
01-Apr-2011
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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 ..
29-Mar-2011
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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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Avoca Music Festival
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN The Avoca Music Festival held over the weekend of March 23 to 25 brought together a unique line-up of independent musical acts from fields as diverse as Gospel, Zydeco, Rock, Blues, Country and even Jug Band. Held at the Avoca Racecourse, the festival was a no frills..
27-Mar-2012
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Forever Young: Trevor Young's long journey back
Ben Cameron
Former Cold Chisel drummer and one time Coloured Ball, Trevor Young, is all about love, inspiration and keeping your life bullsh*t-proof; the kind of wisdom you’d expect from a well travelled muso, with almost 50 years in the music business behind him. “Love is the only thing th..
27-Mar-2012
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Bluejuice: crazy good therapy
Ben Cameron
Music’s not about the fame and the fans for Bluejuice’s Jake Stone, it runs a little deeper than that. It’s all about therapy, for a bloke who needs to express his own shortcomings publicly, while dressed in a full length canary yellow body suit, if possible. “I&r..
26-Mar-2012
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Mutemath's odd soul
Ben Cameron
Mutemath drummer Darren King (far right) is happy he’s not trying to “out-Jesus Jesus” any more. “I felt like that as a kid, I really tried, I tried really hard to be a good boy,” he says. “I’ve grown up since that young version of me who thought..
23-Mar-2012
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The Gig Guide (March 23-29)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, March 23 Newmarket Hotel – Bye Bye Jack from 9PM. Free. Basement Bar – Mike Elrington from 9PM. Free. Gold Dust Lounge – Old Buzzard Medicine Show from 9PM. Free. Saturday, March 24 Basement Bar – Bones B..
22-Mar-2012
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Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival teaser show
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is back for 2012 with its first little showcase/teaser show locked in for Saturday, April 14 from midday at The Rifle. The line up so far looks like this: Liam Thorpe TJ (Talisa Jobe) Aaron Wales ..
19-Mar-2012
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Dellavadova in star run
Bendigo Weekly
Basketball star Matthew Dellavedova has capped a sensational basketball season with the Cleveland Cavaliers by being named the Bendigo Weekly Prime 7 backed Sports Star of the Month for June. Maryborough born Dellavedova is a former Bendigo Braves player who during the American NBA season he..
09-Oct-2015
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Rider on the edge
Joel Peterson
Jack Haig’s strong 2015 season continued last week when he was the top Australian finisher in the mens under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in Virginia. The Bendigo cycling ace finished 13th in a bumper field, with the race taken out by Frenchman Kevin Ledanois ahead of It..
01-Oct-2015
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BBA scores sponsor
Joel Peterson
With record team entries for the upcoming summer season, now is a good time to be involved with the Bendigo Basketball Association. Along with over 430 teams, local business Interact Us has jumped on board, becoming the association’s new domestic competitions sponsor for two years. ..
01-Oct-2015
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Spirit 'flat' in loss
Joel Peterson
With two weeks to go until the start of the WNBL season, the Bendigo Spirit spending time apart would seem to be the last thing coach Simon Pritchard would want. But he says that will be the exact thing his team needs as it leads into a hectic start to the 2015/16 season. Pritchard said ..
01-Oct-2015
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Griffin a spirited star
Joel Peterson
Kelsey Griffin has thought of Bendigo as home almost ever since she played her first season with the Bendigo Spirit. After another stellar WNBL season that saw her crowned the league’s defensive player of the year, Griffin was voted the Bendigo Weekly/Prime 7-backed Sports Star of the ..
25-Sep-2015
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Storm rolls into grand final debut
Joel Peterson
Another year, another first for the Strathfieldsaye Storm. Most of the club’s history-making achievements in its short lifespan have come on the football field, but in 2015 the club’s netball program took a quantum leap forward. The club’s A-grade side will compete in i..
25-Sep-2015
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Program’s net worth
We marvel at how quickly young people pick up new technology and run with it, accessing information that was, in the past, locked away and only available to those in the know. The downside of the information revolution is that this access is not always monitored. Along with new ways to bully an..
03-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Indecision costs history How much do we value our golden history and our treasured heritage? How long have we waited for a decision on a suitable permanent place for the homeless Bendigo Historical Society, guardians of our historical artifacts now shamefully housed in shipping containers? Many..
03-Jun-2011
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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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Book Pick of the Week; Alpha Monsters
I couldn’t be prouder right now of our great friend Crikey – you can call him Chris Kennett – as this weekend his very first children’s story Alpha Monsters is being launched. Chris is actually a great poet but only those of us who are lucky enough to be on his Christmas c..
25-Mar-2011
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