Gem show set to shine
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Gem Club’s annual expo is set in stone and is included in a circuit that attracts travelling visitors every year. “That is why we will never be able to change the date,” said club president John Carey, referring to the second weekend in September. This weekend&r..
09-Sep-2016
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Lunch with an AFL legend
Bendigo Weekly
PROMINENT AFL identity Kevin Sheedy has been named the headline act for the 2016 Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch, to be held on Friday, November 18 at Ulumbarra Theatre. Event organiser Keith Sutherland said planning for this year’s Bendigo Weekly-backed event was well advanced, with ..
09-Sep-2016
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Work shuts Bendigo line
Bendigo Weekly
V/LINE will wait until after AFL finals and third term school holidays to commence four weeks of rail work that will close the Bendigo line. Public transport minister Jacinta Allan said buses would operate in place of trains from October 4 to 30. She advised commuters to add an hour to t..
09-Sep-2016
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Epsom school plans on hold
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo has put on hold Epsom Primary School plans to build a new $5.7 million new school, advanced designs for which students have already seen. Councillors agreed on Wednesday night to investigate whether the 135-year-old red brick building that forms the entrance to th..
02-Sep-2016
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High fire risk for Central Victoria
Bendigo Weekly
CENTRAL Victoria will once again be at increased risk of grassfire this season, with late spring drying offering the potential to escalate bushfire behaviour in forested areas in late summer. The region is among those at the highest risk level, in both grass and bush areas. The Souther..
02-Sep-2016
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Organics rollout hits home
Sharon Kemp
THE environmental benefits of separating organic waste will be undeniable, according to the City of Greater Bendigo, and the gains could be calculable by Christmas. As the council prepares to begin its organics pick-up service on Monday, the manager of the project has described the city as b..
02-Sep-2016
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Caring for kids
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
CATHOLIC College Bendigo students have created activity bags for children at Bendigo hospital as part of their community service class project. Charlton Bendigo Bank and Toyworld have both gotten behind the initiative by supplying toys, bags and colouring books. CCB Student Kelsey Waldron ..
15-May-2015
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Mona's smiling on
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
Mona Benbow celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Wednesday. To mark the milestone, Ms Benbow was presented with a cricket bat, and had her photo added to the centennial wall. The loyal Geelong supporter said she was thrilled to see everyone at the presentation. &ldqu..
15-May-2015
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Federal funding to benefit local projects
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
The City of Greater Bendigo will be allocated $150,000 to put towards local infrastructure projects as part of the federal budget announcements. The grant is part of the new “Stronger Communities Fund” which involves the distribution of $45 million to all electorates in Australi..
12-May-2015
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Airport secures final $5m
Christine McGinn
THE Bendigo Airport is set to take flight with the missing $5 million in federal government funding announced in today’s 2015-16 budget. The City of Greater Bendigo applied for the funding towards the $15m airport upgrade through the federal government's application to the National Str..
12-May-2015
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Lift out of action
Bendigo Weekly
HARGREAVES Street multi-storey carpark users are being warned the lift will be out of service for upgrade works. The outdated lift will be out of service from May 18 to July 17 for upgrade works with control equipment and components updated. Works will improve the lift’s accessibility, ..
11-May-2015
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Tickled pink
Bendigo Weekly
Organisers are thrilled with the pink brigade of runners and walkers at the 2015 Mother's Day Classic this morning despite the damp start to the day. There were plenty of pink tutus, mumus, onsies and a few twosies on the track. 8km and 4 km runners can access results here (http://tomatotim..
10-May-2015
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Funding announced for community halls
Bendigo Weekly
COMMUNITY halls are the centrepiece of a major new statewide arts program, Home is Where the Hall is, launched in Dunkeld over the weekend by Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu. Mr Baillieu said Home is Where the Hall is – a Regional Arts Victoria initiative – ..
16-May-2011
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More cash for flood recovery
Bendigo Weekly
Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan has announced an extra $40 million worth of initiatives to help regional communities and businesses recover from the 2010-2011 Victorian floods. Speaking at The Nationals State Conference in Shepparton on the weekend, Mr Ryan said ..
16-May-2011
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State government to fund the GAP
Bendigo Weekly
The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) will receive $1 million in funding over the next four years as part of a Victorian government election commitment to the initiative that finds new homes for retired greyhounds. Announcing the funding at GAP’s headquarters in Seymour today, Racing M..
13-May-2011
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Budget promises more funding for disability
CHILDREN with a disability affecting their development will have access to intensive early intervention services through the $147 million Better Start for Children with Disability initiative announced in the Federal Budget. The announcement fulfills an election commitment which the governmen..
11-May-2011
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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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Groovin the Moo 2012
Ben Cameron
Despite the abundance of hip hop and dance, Groovin the Moo remains an indie-fest at heart, so it’s probably no surprise Matt Corby owned Bendigo’s own big day out. For a few minutes at least, anyway. Corby’s performance of uber hit Brother was right up there as far as fest..
07-May-2012
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Grand Perceptor's grand perceptions
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s Grand Perceptor of Mick Fitt, Deano Stanton and Sparrow were keen to opine back stage after delivering their debut set at Groovin the Moo. BEN CAMERON spoke to the local terror rock officianados near the VIP dunnies, for an informative and entertaining chat. BEN: So h..
07-May-2012
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Xavier Michelides: the X factor
Ben Cameron
STAND-up comedy is meant to be one of the toughest gigs in town, but award-winning funnyman Xavier Michelides doesn’t buy into the idea. “Firefighters have hard jobs, they walk into buildings that are on fire,” the Melbourne comic says, deadpan. “Scientists, the..
03-May-2012
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Spyndrift cast a spell
Bendigo Weekly
Spyndrift's Yellow Brick Road tour is paved with gold… musical gold! There are very few acts on the live circuit that can match Spyndrift in terms of their unique, highly visual performance style, musicianship, energy and out-and-out groove. Bendigo's Newmarket Hotel on Saturday a..
30-Apr-2012
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Spyndrift: naughty and exotic
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN “Fabulously naughty, exotic and noisy Spyndrift is more than just a band, it’s a visual feast being served hot to the Goldfields this April and May.” So states the sensational Spyndrift on their newly launched website, with dates in Bendigo..
30-Apr-2012
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Hermitude's club conscience
Ben Cameron
Hermitude’s Angus Stuart doesn’t just craft future beats, he hears voices. Whether he’s in the studio, or side of the dance floor (more on that later), they’re always there. “Sometimes it’s really good, (a voice) saying, ‘I wonder what people wil..
30-Apr-2012
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Dogs lead netball charge
Joel Peterson
AFTER an undefeated season saw it take out the 2015 BFNL A-grade netball premiership, Golden Square is looking over its shoulder at a long line of contenders this season. Despite going unbeaten, Square had plenty of competitive outings last year, and coach Lia Marrone and her Bulldogs can ex..
15-Apr-2016
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BFNL race wide open
Joel Peterson
WHAT is shaping up as an exceptionally tight Bendigo Football Netball League season kicks off this weekend with a standalone grand final rematch and two battles of finals hopefuls highlighting round one. Sandhurst gets its chance for grand final revenge at Flight Centre Park on Sunday aftern..
15-Apr-2016
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Storm still the ones to beat
Joel Peterson
THIS season in the Bendigo Football Netball League’s senior football competition promises to be as close as any in recent memory. After the league saw undefeated champions in both senior football and A-grade netball last year, the flag race in both competitions is wide open in season 2..
15-Apr-2016
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Jess shines on debut
Joel Peterson
JESS Rennie never expected to even hit the court in her Bendigo Lady Braves debut, let alone play a major role in a thrilling win over Ballarat. However when she was given her chance to impress by Lady Braves coach Jonathan Goodman last Friday night, that is exactly what the sharpshooting 15..
08-Apr-2016
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Finals aim locked in
Joel Peterson
FINALS hopefuls Marong and Newbridge will go toe-to-toe in round one of the Loddon Valley Football Netball League this weekend at Riverside Oval. The Panthers and Maroons have both undergone some serious changes ahead of 2016, including Damian Lock taking the reins at Malone Park. Matt D..
08-Apr-2016
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Tough start for Pios
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Pioneers’ 2016 campaign began last Saturday and Bendigo Weekly sports journalist Joel Peterson went behind the scenes to take in a game day with the club TEN minutes before the first bounce of the season, there is a nervous quietness in the Bendigo Pioneers&rsquo..
07-Apr-2016
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Blueprint for success
Anthony Radford
An Eaglehawk initiative aims to put the corner shop back on the map If the Hub can pull off their plans to create an up-to-date equivalent of the good old-fashioned corner grocery store in their Eaglehawk premises, it may become a blueprint for similar enterprises across the state. “We&..
22-Jul-2011
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Vale Don Dungey
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO has farewelled one of its best-known businessmen, and one of life’s gentlemen. Don Dungey passed away last Sunday, aged 93. Don’s business was real estate, joining the family business – LL Dungey and Sons – at 17. He went on to help create one of the city’..
22-Jul-2011
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Wedding memorable moments, week four winner
Anthony Radford
Congratulations to this week’s winner of The Puddler restaurant and bar $100 voucher, Lorraine McMahon. Lorraine recalls her new husband Dan chivalrously leapt out of the car when they arrived at the honeymoon motel to open the door for his new bride and slipped and landed flat on his back ..
21-Jul-2011
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Bendigo to change name to Bendimo during November
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO will be re-named Bendimo for the month of November, to raise awareness of men’s health. As part of the popular Movember fundraising campaign, www.bendigoweekly.com.au believes the City of Greater Bendigo has given the go ahead to the Bendigo Prostate Support Group plan. Bef..
21-Jul-2011
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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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Vogels goes digital
The Vogels prize for an unpublished novelist under 35 is going digital. Tonight, this year's winner of the prize, administered by Allen & Unwin, will be announced by Tim Winton and made available immediately as an ebook. The prize has introduced writers such as Winton, Kate Grenville a..
27-Apr-2011
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Austen in Bendigo
Jane Austen fans and devotees of the Regency era happily got more than they bargained for when they attended the booked-out performance “Getting Dressed with Jane” at the Goldfields Library on April 19. Actor Lise Rodgers shared some of Jane Austen’s love ..
26-Apr-2011
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Man Booker honours Beryl
Is the Man Booker Prize now trying too hard, reducing the impact of the best-novel announcement with all the "extra" prizes they keep adding? Or is it a good thing they keep using their strength to improve the reputations of writers and encourage people to go beyond the publisher-pushe..
26-Apr-2011
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Vic ups the prize pool
The Victorian government has added a new overall $100,000 prize to the Premier's Literary Awards, making it the largest prize for a writer in Australia. Claiming that the awards now have a "clearer and more equitable structure", Premier Ted Baillieu announced today (April 21) that five categor..
21-Apr-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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