Foxtel falters in TV battle
Sharon Kemp
MONTHS of waiting in Bendigo to be connected to Foxtel suggest the cable giant is failing to keep up with demand as it moves to compete with streaming services offered by the likes of Netflix. A Foxtel spokesman said the company had not prepared for an increase in demand for the company&rsqu..
15-Apr-2016
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Push for new hub
Bendigo Weekly
CONSTRUCTION of the Strathfieldsaye early learning centre will get underway in September. City of Greater Bendigo acting community wellbeing director Pat Jess said the centre was in the final stages of design. The state government has allocated $650,000 towards stage one of the project. ..
15-Apr-2016
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Safety first at meet
Sharon Kemp
Police were called when a single protester tested new security measures imposed by the City of Greater Bendigo on Wednesday night. A security guard stopped the man, who was holding a placard with an anti-mosque message, from entering the council chambers at the Town Hall. The guard called th..
15-Apr-2016
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Kangan gets funds to expand services
Sharon Kemp
FUNDING of $2.8 million will enable vocational training college Bendigo Kangan Institute to expand services to disadvantaged students including young mothers. Victorian training and skills minister Steve Herbert opened the institute’s new $1 million skills and jobs centre yesterday, at..
08-Apr-2016
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Battle over school cash
Sharon Kemp
Education has become the latest battleground for Bendigo candidates ahead of this year’s Federal election with Labor MP Lisa Chesters accusing the federal Liberal government of turning its back on regional schools by refusing to honour the next two years of funding outlined in the Gonski ..
08-Apr-2016
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Napier due for upgrade
Sharon Kemp
NAPIER Street carries more than 20,000 vehicles a day and needs another lane in each direction, according to a public consultation report released this week. The report, handed down by member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan on Wednesday, highlighted traffic problems on the busy arterial road..
08-Apr-2016
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Weragoda admits drink driving
Christine McGinn
UPDATE The City of Greater Bendigo council accepted Cr Mark Weragoda’s “unreserved apology” at a meeting last night. “Council last night met and has accepted Cr Mark Weragoda’s unreserved apology for drunk driving and initially denying his actions,” Ma..
11-Mar-2015
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News now: Fairfax axes jobs
Bendigo Weekly
UP to 20 editorial positions are expected to be axed from Fairfax Media’s regional masthead, the Bendigo Advertiser. The media organisation announced its proposed plans to “revitalise its newsrooms in regional Victoria”. Up to 80 full-time equivalent positions could be c..
11-Mar-2015
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Chapman referred to panel
Bendigo Weekly
Elise Chapman's conduct has been referred to a Councillor Conduct Panel. Mayor Peter Cox's statement appears below. Statement from Mayor Cr Peter Cox Friday March 6, 2015 On behalf of residents who have complained about an inappropriate tweet sent by Cr Elise Chapman, Mayor ..
07-Mar-2015
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Pressures add strain to food budget
Dianne Dempsey
“We see grandparents who don’t go to see their grandchildren at Christmas because they can’t afford to buy them gifts,” Mrs Jenny Elvey, of Bendigo Family and Financial Services says. “We never know what sort of problems will walk in the door. Clients could have l..
07-Mar-2015
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Students call for action
Christine McGinn
LA TROBE University physical education and outdoor education students are frustrated at the lack of organisation and staffing in their first week back. Third year student Ellen said there was a significant lack of support and staff to teach students. “There is no one to go to find ou..
06-Mar-2015
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Tennis club fears change to court
Christine McGinn
KENNINGTON Social Tennis Club (KSTC) says it will have to close once South Bendigo Football and Netball Club takes over its courts. President Simon Perrin said there was no future for the tennis club as netball “elitism” had taken priority, leaving the club with only one dedicated ..
06-Mar-2015
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Current Issue

Calling on young filmmakers
Bendigo Weekly
Lights, camera, action – the call is out for young up and coming animation and film makers to enter the 2012 City of Greater Bendigo Mic Up Productions Clips and Flicks Short Film Festival. City of Greater Bendigo Youth Participation Officer Rory White said all young film makers and an..
16-Feb-2012
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Roger Waters: The Wall live
Jake Schatz
If there is a band before my time that I desperately wish I could have seen, it would be Pink Floyd. So I was never going to miss an opportunity to see Roger Waters perform The Wall at Rod Laver Arena last week. With the hype, and more importantly the man behind the production,..
16-Feb-2012
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Bobby Rydell to hit Bendigo
Steve Kendall
WHEN Bobby Rydell steps on the stage of The Capital Theatre next month it will be as part of his 21st tour of Australia. His first was in 1960, and he already had a hit record under his belt, Kissin’ Time. Thirty-four US hits later and a string of favourites around the world, Bobby..
15-Feb-2012
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Custard return for Between the Bays
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Throughout much of the nineties, Custard were one of Australia’s most prominent and popular bands, with a loyal live following and hit songs by way of Apartment and Music is Crap. The band also released some of the definitive albums from that time with Wahooti..
15-Feb-2012
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Broken Stone Records: passionate hobbyists
Ben Cameron
LIVE performances will combine with live footage and stunning artwork, as music label Broken Stone Records hits Kyneton as part of a 10-day east coast show case tour. BSR co-owner Jonathon Miller said the roadshow had existed in different forms since BSR began operation back ..
14-Feb-2012
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Heaven The Axe: takin' the long handle
Ben Cameron
A MEETING on the streets of Wagga Wagga proved to be the catalyst for the formation of hard rockers Heaven The Axe. Bombshell lead singer Phoebe Pinnock was spotted by the man she would eventually marry, Steve Watts (of Manticore fame), who had been entertaining the idea of a female-..
14-Feb-2012
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Adamson out as Tigers coach
Joel Peterson
The Kyneton Tigers and senior football coach Mark Adamson have parted ways on the eve of a possible first finals campaign for the club since 2003. The club announced the decision via a statement on its website tonight, saying Adamson had not met the standards required to be a leader. Lu..
28-Jul-2015
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Hillies in finals push
Joel Peterson
WHITE HILLS coach Shaun Makepeace is sick of his side being simply competitive. Sitting comfortably inside the Heathcote District Football League’s top five, Makepeace laid down the challenge to the Demons this week saying close enough is not good enough. The Demons will get a chan..
24-Jul-2015
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Sore end to tour
Joel Peterson
ZAK Dempster is determined not to let his Tour de France define his 2015 season, after he was forced to withdraw from his second participation in the great race last week. Dempster tells the Weekly in an exclusive column (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/zak-adds-perspective-to-tour-exit..
24-Jul-2015
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Zak adds perspective to tour exit
Bendigo Weekly
I like to think I have the perspective to understand that sport is only sport in the end. In the grand scheme of things the result doesn’t actually matter. I’ve come to understand that although winning races is what I dream of, I used to link it pretty closely to whether I was co..
24-Jul-2015
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Join the family
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Spirit fans have had a pre-season win, with the club unveiling heavily reduced membership packages this week ahead of the 2015/16 season. Reductions of at least $50 are on offer across the range of memberships the club offers. The new membership packages are about getting as many..
23-Jul-2015
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Serious intent
Joel Peterson
HE may be a self-confessed joker off the court, but when he hits the hardwood Tony Lewis is as intense and serious as they come. It is that intensity that not only won him the South East Australian Basketball League Most Valuable Player award last season, but has seen him become the driving fo..
17-Jul-2015
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Apco keeps fuel prices in line
The BP outlet in Condon Street, Kennington is another one who at times puts its fuel prices up a couple of days prior to a weekend then brings it back by the end of the weekend. If it was not for Apco service stations in Bendigo, we would be paying higher fuel prices. Well done Apco. The gove..
29-Apr-2011
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On the right road for safety
LAST weekend I took some time off to travel back to my parents’ place in northern New South Wales for their 50th wedding anniversary. It was, by any measure, a great weekend, save for the broken windscreen we copped on the long drive home. Driving along the highway travelling north towards..
21-Apr-2011
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Fuelling a good time
THERE is something special about Bendigo at Easter. While some choose this weekend as a good opportunity to go somewhere else, many will stay behind and enjoy what the city has to offer. And there is so much to offer. If you can’t find something cheap, fun and worthwhile to do this weekend..
21-Apr-2011
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Glanville on Easter /ANZAC Day
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21-Apr-2011
12.28
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What’s in a name?
THE City of Greater Bendigo council is now thinking of registering our parks, ovals and sporting venues with VicNames, which is highly desirable for safety reasons should an emergency occur. If you look back at some of the name changes this council has made since the introduction of the Geographic..
21-Apr-2011
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Getting in on the act
Don’t get too excited just yet, we were told this week as City of Greater Bendigo council unveiled the proposal for a 1000-seat theatre. With funding still to be secured at state and federal level, there’s a chance the state-of-the-art facility won’t go ahead. But if it does ..
15-Apr-2011
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