Compact city a health win
Sharon Kemp
URBAN design that encouraged walking or cycling reduced cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to Melbourne-led international research published in the medical journal, The Lancet. City of Greater Bendigo has adopted a compact city strategy with a plan for 10-minute neighbourh..
29-Sep-2016
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Health cost in focus
Sharon Kemp
MEDICARE is 30 years old, unwieldy and needed reform before restrictions and the rebate freeze halted bulk billing and made smaller regional medical clinics unviable, Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters heard this week. As Ms Chesters gathers evidence from local practitioners and patients to take to Ca..
29-Sep-2016
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A vision for the community
Dianne Dempsey
The Bendigo Islamic Community Centre will be the most open Islamic facility in Australia, if not the world, according to its architect. Speaking at Saturday night’s Community Thank you Dinner, architect Asher Greenwood said the East Bendigo facility will be one of a kind. “It..
29-Sep-2016
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Saved a soaking
Bendigo Weekly
FORECAST heavy rain that could have led to a new round of flooding across central and northern Victoria failed to eventuate this week, sparing the region from further hardship. Up to 40 millimetres of rain was expected to hit Bendigo and the surrounding areas on Tuesday night and into Wednes..
23-Sep-2016
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Green light for Telstra tower
Sharon Kemp
A 30-metre telecommunications tower will be built at Bendigo TAFE’s Charleston campus that Telstra claims will ensure Kennington North does not become mobile black spot. City of Greater Bendigo councillors on Wednesday night voted to allow Telstra to build the tower, saying it met exis..
23-Sep-2016
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Hoskin in council tilt
Sharon Kemp
THE woman who was a central figure in the fight against plans for Bendigo’s first mosque and in the unruly protest that led to a council meeting being abandoned in September 2015 says it was not disrespectful to sit in the mayoral chair and laugh after the meeting was closed down. Anti..
23-Sep-2016
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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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Funds in for Huntly crossing
Bendigo Weekly
HUNTLY residents have been given the green light for a pedestrian operated crossing on the traffic-ridden Midland Highway in this week’s state budget. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan announced $350,000 to fund a pedestrian operated crossing on the Midland Highway in Huntl..
07-May-2015
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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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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..
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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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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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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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Gold Fields: all still so surreal
Ben Cameron
Approaching their second successive Groovin the Moo slot, Ballarat’s Gold Fields hope to be a little better prepared this time round. To make it in time for their opening slot in 2011, the band drove overnight from Adelaide, only to discover 20 minutes before the show they’d arri..
24-Apr-2012
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Feel-good footy
Joel Peterson
THEY were very different wins, but the triumphs of Golden Square, Colbinabbin, Inglewood and the Bendigo Thunder last weekend were all hugely significant for local football. The Thunder’s victory was the most impressive, with 10 players new to the club running out for a side which lost..
06-May-2016
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Braves off to a flying start
Joel Peterson
DEFENCE has been the difference so far this season for the Bendigo Braves. The Braves have won their past five games since losing against Mount Gambier in their second match and are 6-1 through seven games, holding the mantle as the SEABL’s best defensive team. Bendigo’s&rsqu..
06-May-2016
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Spirit star says farewell
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard has described team captain Kelly Wilson's departure as a shock and a huge loss for the club. The club was informed of Wilson's intention to move on last night, and is now chasing an import guard to replace the two-time WNBL champion. "I was shocked, a..
05-May-2016
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Pioneers set for Sunday showdown
Joel Peterson
A MAJOR opportunity for a second win awaits the Bendigo Pioneers this weekend when they travel to Ballarat to take on North Ballarat Rebels on Sunday. Bendigo (1-3) heads to Eureka Stadium to meet the Rebels (also 1-3) after a narrow loss to Oakleigh under lights at the QEO last Friday. ..
29-Apr-2016
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Thunder rolls on
Joel Peterson
THEY may be without a coach and a president on the eve of the Victorian Women’s Football League season, but Bendigo Thunder star Emma Grant is confident her team will be ready to roll on Sunday when the side meets Port Melbourne in their season opener. The Thunder was thrown into turmo..
29-Apr-2016
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By George, it's tough
Joel Peterson
CAPTAINING a struggling young side is not a challenge that George Mcheileh expected when came to Bendigo, but it is one that he is taking in his stride. Thrust into the role in only his second season with the club, the 22-year-old has one of the toughest jobs going around. He has always ..
29-Apr-2016
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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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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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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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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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