CARE SCARE
Laura Hurley
A Bendigo councillor is preparing to launch a last ditch attempt to stave off changes to occasional childcare out of concern for working families and their jobs. As many as 28 occasional child- care spots could be lost in Bendigo with the council opting to transition the Bendigo Occasional C..
30-Oct-2015
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BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CITY
Bendigo Weekly
The financial year has “delivered in spades” when it comes to planning for Greater Bendigo’s future, according to mayor Peter Cox. The mayor and chief executive Craig Niemann presented council’s 2014/2015 Annual Report for at the Bendigo library yesterday. “..
30-Oct-2015
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USER PAYS CALL FOR PARKS
Bendigo Weekly
By Jude Bishop A COFFEE stall operator has called for the introduction of a fee system for commercial use of public spaces such as Lake Weeroona and Rosalind Park. Two of the city’s most popular tourist destinations, both locations are also highly popular among local boot camp..
30-Oct-2015
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FYFFE TIMES HIS MAYORAL RETURN
Peter Kennedy
At precisely 7.28pm, on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, in one of the most celebrated movie scenes of all time, the legendary movie characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown from the cultural phenomenon that is the Back to the Future franchise, arrive in the future. This week, on Wednesday, October ..
23-Oct-2015
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NBN DELAYS SLAMMED
Laura Hurley
MORE than 55,000 homes and businesses around Bendigo will receive the National Broadband Network in the next three years, however, advocacy groups don’t think it is fast enough. Towns and suburbs where construction on fixed-line broadband access won’t begin until 2017 includ..
23-Oct-2015
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SMALLER POOLS COST MOUNTS
Laura Hurley
ATTENDANCE at one of the City of Greater Bendigo’s swimming pools cost council more than $77 per person per visit last season. According to statistics presented to councillors at last week’s council meeting, the Raywood swimming pool received only 505 visitors during the 2014-15 ..
23-Oct-2015
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Casey plans sky fundraiser
Christine McGinn
SOARING to new heights, Casey Veal aims to spread her wings to raise funds for a playground to honour her late son’s memory. Ms Veal and her partner Jono Atkins, will take the plunge and skydive to raise funds towards a memorial playground for her son Zayden Veal-Whitting. Instead of si..
14-Feb-2015
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Council considers outdoor fitness
Bendigo Weekly
OUTDOOR fitness groups may be charged for commercial use of the City of Greater Bendigo land. Council is hosting two information sessions for locals to discuss the use of public open space including Rosalind Park, Lake Weeroona and the Bendigo Botanic Gardens. The city wants to strike a &ldq..
13-Feb-2015
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Conite home saved by its heritage
Christine McGinn
A FORMER housing commission house in Long Gully has again been saved to preserve its “heritage” values. An application to relocate the home on the property, subdivide the land and construct two new homes was rejected at week’s City of Greater Bendigo council meeting. Despite..
13-Feb-2015
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Into the night
Steve Kendall
It’s a long way from Bendigo to Belgium, but residents of the village of Linkhout will next weekend commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deaths of a Lancaster bomber crew, including former Bendigo boy, Sydney Swift. By Steve Kendall At 9.37pm on February 20, 1945 a Lancaster ..
13-Feb-2015
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Groundwater issue in focus
Christine McGinn
BENDIGO’s historical groundwater issue will be on the table at two community forums next week. Locals can have their say on the possible long-term solutions for managing the city’s rising groundwater from mine shafts. The state government, the City of Greater Bendigo and mining..
13-Feb-2015
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Day out for Scots
Bendigo Weekly
TARTANS will be swirling around Rosalind Park on Saturday when the city stages the annual free community event Scots Day Out. Celebrating Scottish culture and tradition through music and dance, SDO 2015 has attracted performers from three states as it continues to grow as a major event in ..
13-Feb-2015
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Gigfest Summer edition
Bendigo Weekly
BY MICK GRIFFIN What can one possibly say about Gigfest, other than to reiterate what most local music fans have known for ages? The twice yearly Gigfest events afford an opportunity to showcase some of the incredible live music talent that is so readily available for al..
23-Jan-2012
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The Gig Guide (January 20 to 26)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, January 20 GOLD DUST LOUNGE Old Buzzard Medicine Show from 9pm. Free BENDIGO FOLK CLUB Peggy Seeger from 6.30pm. BOTANICAL GARDENS Jazz in the Park featuring the Ben Gibbons Quinte..
20-Jan-2012
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Thompson finds his groove
Ben Cameron
LIKE most musicians, Colin Thompson is a dreamer. But thankfully, he’s also a doer. Until recent years, Thompson was best known around Bendigo music circles as the drum machine behind former local funk kings, Ethanol, before a little fledgling festival called the Bendigo Blues &..
20-Jan-2012
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Phil Jamieson: One happy grinner
Ben Cameron
PHIL Jamieson is just happy to be still in the thick of it. In the notoriously fickle world of music and relevance, his band Grinspoon have clocked up almost 17 years on the ol’ rock ‘n’ roll odometer. But amongst the Australian alt-rock staple..
20-Jan-2012
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The Lazys: anything but idle
Ben Cameron
Balls to the wall Aussie rockers The Lazys have fans in high places. Like one media baron by the name of Eddie McGuire, who’s an unabashed fan of The Lazys’ output, and was spotted in the crowd at a recent gig at Cherry Bar. “That was pretty crazy, he popped in after te..
19-Jan-2012
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Wolfy and the Bat Cubs: lovin' the 60s
Ben Cameron
Another Bendigo band is getting some big city love. And fans can get some serious jungle fever when Wolfy and the Bat Cubs of Josh Lobley (vocals), Brendan McCarthy (drums), Nadine Muller (bass), Alex McMillan (guitar) and Madeleine Ellis (organ) release their debut EP at the exotic love pit..
17-Jan-2012
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World class
Joel Peterson
Bendigonians had the chance to get up close and personal with one of the biggest prizes in world sport on Tuesday, when the ICC Cricket World Cup Tour came to the Queen Elizabeth Oval. Hundreds of people made their way to the ground to be part of the tour, that will have visited 65 locations b..
19-Dec-2014
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Gully on top
Joel Peterson
Golden Gully heads into day two of its Emu Valley Cricket Association clash with Maiden Gully in a dominant position, having claimed first innings points at Cal Gully Oval on Saturday. The Cobras skittled the visitors for 109, with Shane Rabbitt top-scoring with 33 as Brad Webster ripped throu..
19-Dec-2014
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Fired up for the Flames
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will look to take momentum into its upcoming Christmas break, when it faces the Sydney Uni Flames tonight at the Bendigo Stadium. Sydney has been one of the Women’s National Basketball League’s biggest improvers this season, but the Spirit got the better of the F..
19-Dec-2014
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A NEW DAWN
Joel Peterson
Elyse Penaluna has been here before. After undergoing a knee reconstruction to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in 2011, the Spirit centre and former Australian Opal battled a long road back to the WNBL. Persistent injury issues while playing with Bulleen in the 2012/13 season ..
12-Dec-2014
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Snell's stellar showing
Joel Peterson
A record-breaking performance from Belinda Snell led Bendigo Spirit to an 85-74 win over Sydney Uni tonight in round eight of the Women's National Basketball League. The game saw Bendigo's franchise record for points in a single game by an individual eclipsed, with the shooting display Snell..
05-Dec-2014
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Local rookies join Lions’ den
Bendigo Weekly
The Brisbane Lions’ list has been bolstered by a pair of Bendigo Pioneers rookies, with Jaden McGrath and Billy Evans both picked by the club during the AFL Draft process. McGrath was taken with pick number 73 in last week’s AFL National Draft, while Evans was snagged with pick fou..
05-Dec-2014
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Glanville on the bypass
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24-Mar-2011
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Letters to the editor
Train delays The Liberal-National Government has just passed 100 days in office and already local Liberal-National Government MP Damian Drum is selling out Central Victoria. Instead of standing up for Central Victorian train travellers and demanding the vital Regional Rail Link project is bui..
24-Mar-2011
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