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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Marist College opens
Bendigo Weekly
Marist College Bendigo will be officially opened and blessed at a ceremony beginning at 11.30am today. The first building of the Maiden Gully school accommodates Years 7 and 8 will be named the Montagne Centre, and will be opened by Brother Michael Green FMS, the National Director of Marist Sc..
27-Mar-2015
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City says farewell
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 430 people packed into Bendigo’s historic Town Hall on Monday afternoon to celebrate the extraordinary life and achievements of former mayor Daryl McClure. Mr McClure’s place in this city’s proud history is assured, thanks largely to his efforts to protect, preser..
27-Mar-2015
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Girton students survive fall
Bendigo Weekly
A MINIBUS of year nine Girton Grammar students have had a rocky start to their compulsory hike. The bus went down an embankment en route to their five-day camp in Falls Creek yesterday afternoon. Girton Grammar School headmaster Matthew Maruff said no one had been injured in the incident. ..
24-Mar-2015
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Domestic violence on the increase
Dianne Dempsey
She can hear the car pull up and rings the police but it is too late – he’s through the front door. She runs to the bathroom and locks the door but he’s kicking that in. Locks weren’t made for him. The four children know the drill by now. They’re under their b..
20-Mar-2015
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Road change on show
Bendigo Weekly
More than 200 people visited VicRoads in the Hargreaves Mall last Saturday to view the latest designs for the Ravenswood Interchange project. VicRoads Regional Director, Mal Kersting said the organisation was pleased with the level of interest shown by the community for the project. The Ra..
20-Mar-2015
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Bald and beautiful
Dianne Dempsey
Shaving off your long hair when you are a 15 year girl takes a bit of pluck. But Annabel Bradshaw, a sports loving year 10 student at Catholic College has pluck in spades. Annabel decided to do something very brave to help raise awareness for people battling the life threatening disease of leu..
19-Mar-2015
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The Gig Guide (March 16-22)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday March 16: Newmarket Hotel – Toaster, Bone Dry, Poison Fish (9PM. $5) Gold Dust Lounge – Min & Colin Band (9PM Free) Theatre Royal, Castlemaine – Eric Bibb & Steffan Astner (8PM. $55) Pugg Mahones – Sonic (11PM. Free) Saturday Mar..
15-Mar-2012
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Mutemath's soul search
Ben Cameron
While Mutemath’s Darren King was raised on “eccentric Christian” beliefs, and enjoys a solid relationship with the big man upstairs, he says he’s no preacher. “I don’t go to church, but I still pray,” he says. “I feel frustrated with myself..
15-Mar-2012
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San Cisco: a life less awkward
Ben Cameron
Australian music in 2011 was all about domestic spats. While the uber anti-ballad Somebody That I Used to Know was added to just about every playlist bar Classic FM, its little brother, the more bubble gum pop sparring of Awkward by Fremantle‘s San Cisco, had an equally effecti..
13-Mar-2012
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Dan Rolls earns Palais residency
Ben Cameron
Ballarat solo artist Dan Rolls has won himself a residency at The Palais. After playing a recent support slot with the Joe Black Trio at the iconic venue, it all came together pretty easily. “I was just having a drop of red with the owners a few weeks back and I suggested a residen..
07-Mar-2012
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The Bon Scotts: AC/DC free zone
Ben Cameron
It’s hard to believe a bloke who goes by the stage name of Robert Zimmerman, and fronts a tribute act called The Bon Scotts, but Damien Sutton is convinced they’re unique. “I think our music’s very original,” Sutton says. “It entertains us anyway, it ..
07-Mar-2012
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Soundwave 2012
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON Soundwave begins when you descend the escalator at the train station and the sea of black comes into full view. It really is a glorious sight. Everyone is there for the same reason and all are eager to get that first train out – even if that means bei..
07-Mar-2012
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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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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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Letters to the editor
Theatre project a winner I write in support of the development of the Sandhurst Theatre project at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. I amsupportive of the proposal because it exemplifies the very best of a school and community partnership. This is what governments dream of. I understand t..
20-May-2011
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Progress on go slow
THERE is a saying that goes something like this: The wheels of progress tuen slowly. Never has that been as true as in the two stories covered on page one and three of today’s Bendigo Weekly. The much-needed refurbishment of the Bendigo Courts, and the solution to the Mitchell Street bus c..
19-May-2011
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The Pedalling Padre
Greetings all. "Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." ~ Mother Teresa "A bend in the road is not the end..
17-May-2011
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Arts Centre dangers
Arts Centre dangers In 1989 the Baulkham Hills Council on the outskirts of Sydney opened The Hills Centre in Castle Hill, a 1550-seat multi-purpose performing arts centre. In July 2009, just 10 years later, council’s general manager, Mr D. Walker, announced that council “could no..
13-May-2011
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Time to champion Bendigo
THE death of the Bendigo Traders Association marketing levy should be cause for alarm – not celebration. One only has to look at what our neighbours and rivals in Ballarat are doing to unite and promote their city to see why we need to do more to help ourselves. Ballarat has successfully c..
13-May-2011
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Slices of the pie
THE battle for dwindling government funding is one most councils and community groups face almost every day. Whether it be federal and state governments shifting costs onto councils, or non-profit groups pushing for urgent upgrades of facilities, there is only so much in the funding pie. The Cit..
13-May-2011
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