V/Line apologises over poor service
Joel Peterson
V/LINE has been forced to apologise to commuters for its performance during January, with the ongoing train saga engulfing the state government tipped to roll on. The Bendigo line has been one of the hardest hit by the ongoing maintenance issues with V/Line’s Vlocity fleet, with only 6..
12-Feb-2016
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Scots tartan adds colour
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s reputation as a major event destination is being embraced by Australia’s Scottish community with visitors from across the nation expected at tomorrow’s Scots Day Out in Rosalind Park. Dancers from Cairns will be among entrants in the Central Victorian Highland Dan..
12-Feb-2016
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Keech aims for submarine work
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO is in line for a jobs boost if a local manufacturer scores a components contract for Australia’s new submarines. Keech 3D produces complex training equipment, unmanned vehicles and end use plastic parts made from durable thermoplastic materials using 3D printing technology. ..
12-Feb-2016
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‘Grave fears’ for woman
Peter Kennedy
POLICE yesterday continued to hold grave fears for the safety of a Kangaroo Flat woman missing for more than three weeks. Samantha Kelly was last seen in the vicinity of the Kangaroo Flat shopping precinct on Wednesday, January 20, at about 3.20pm. There have been a number of unconfirme..
12-Feb-2016
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MEMORABILIA LOST IN CLUB ROOMS FIRE
Laura Hurley
CLUB rooms at Eaglehawk’s Albert Roy Reserve were gutted by fire early yesterday morning, causing an estimated $300,000 worth of damage with initial investigations treating the fire as suspicious. Four CFA crews from Eaglehawk, Bendigo and Golden Square attended the scene at 4.20am on ..
05-Feb-2016
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BIN WIN
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo council will use what it describes as the overwhelmingly positive findings of a major survey of households participating in the trial of an organics collection service to plan the introduction and implementation of a city-wide service in 2016/17. Presentation..
05-Feb-2016
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Feelgood takes over La Trobe gym
Christine McGinn
FEELGOOD Fitness will open its third outlet after a La Trobe University’s student-run association was unable to financially manage its gym. The locally owned and operated 24/7 gym, Feelgood Fitness, will open its doors in Flora Hill at university’s Bendigo campus. La Trobe Univers..
06-Mar-2015
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Fit in some fitness
Bendigo Weekly
Rain, hail or shine, in 2015 there is no excuse not to participate in Bendigo’s Biggest Workout later this month at the Bendigo Stadium. Local fitness organisations It’s Her Gym and refind FITNESS are once again supporting the Bendigo Health Foundation to host this event for the se..
06-Mar-2015
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Locals help improve city
Bendigo Weekly
A RANDOM survey of 3000 locals will help to improve the City of Greater Bendigo’s service provision. The sample was chosen from a pool of 30,000 people who had contacted the council in the past 12 months. Chief Executive Officer Craig Niemann said the survey would help council to impr..
04-Mar-2015
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Sign of the times
Christine McGinn
City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox will make comment about Lockwood ward councillor Elise Chapman's recent actions at tomorrow's general meeting. Cr Cox and Cr Chapman met this afternoon and have agreed not to make any public comment until the 6pm meeting at the Bendigo town hall...
27-Feb-2015
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School call for pool
Bendigo Weekly
FOUR Kangaroo Flat schools are pushing the City of Greater Bendigo to build the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic and Leisure and Wellbeing centre. Despite the City of Greater Bendigo previously listing it as their number one priority, council is reconsidering the need for the development. Kan..
27-Feb-2015
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Councillor says festival has faded
Christine McGinn
EPPALOCK ward councillor Helen Leach says after recent changes, the Bendigo Easter Festival has lost its way. “I am very disappointed in the direction it seems to be going, it seems to have lost its grunt,” she said. Despite attempting to resign from the Bendigo Easter Festival ad..
27-Feb-2015
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Class Clowns
Bendigo Weekly
Fancy yourself as a bit of a funny bugger? Then the 2012 Class Clowns Competition could be your ticket to tickling ribs. Bendigo teenagers in Years 9 12, or between the ages of 14 and 18, who like to be the centre of attention, can enter the nation-wide search for Australia’s funniest ..
02-Feb-2012
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Courtney Conway: courting success
Ben Cameron
Courtney Conway has a few little things on her mind, and some big things too. With a debut album in the works, and an April marriage to organise, it’s all happening for Bendigo's emerging country music star. But it was on a recent car trip to Tamworth for the 40th anniversary of th..
02-Feb-2012
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Davidson Brothers win third Golden Guitar
Ben Cameron
Bluegrass maestros The Davidson Brothers can now be mentioned in the same breath as legends Keith Urban and Tommy Emmanuel. The Bendigo boys of Hamish and Lachy won their third Golden Guitar at the Tamworth Music Festival recently, equally the records of both Urban and Emmanuel in the album ..
02-Feb-2012
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Groovin the Moo news: heavier than 2011
Ben Cameron
Details are still very sketchy but GTM head honcho Steve Halpin said: * Like last year, three Bendigo bands will have the chance to get on the bill. Triple J's Unearthed has all the details. * GTM 2012 will have a heavier sound than last year, with "two key heavy acts" locked in. * ..
01-Feb-2012
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Spicks and Specks: A final farewell
Bendigo Weekly
The Spicks and Specks team announced that their TV show would end last year. However their final goodbye was said this year, when their national Spicks and Speck-Tacular stage show returned to their hometown of Melbourne. The Plenary (Melbourne Convent..
31-Jan-2012
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Big Day Out hits the big 2-0
Ben Cameron
Can you believe the Big Day Out is now 20 years old? Yep, 1992 is now officially old school. While ticket prices have inevitably skyrocketed, and the styles of music have diversified since the grunge and rock heavy debut line up of Nirvana, Cosmic Pyschos, You Am I and the Beasts of Bourbon,..
31-Jan-2012
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Blue, Gold and battle ready
Bendigo Weekly
INTERLEAGUE action will also be at Bendigo’s Queen Elizabeth Oval on Saturday, with a double-header of quality football and netball lined up. The Heathcote District Football League will tackle the Central Murray, and Loddon Valley Takes on Alberton in the two senior clashes to be played..
22-May-2015
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Snooker stars returning
Joel Peterson
THE world’s top snooker players will descend on Bendigo once more next month for the 2015 Australian Snooker Goldfields Open. The tournament, in Bendigo for the fifth year, will feature 11 of the world’s top 15 ranked players and runs from June 29 to July 5 at Bendigo Stadium. The..
22-May-2015
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Snell sets sights on Rio
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
BENDIGO Spirit’s Belinda Snell is gearing up for a third Olympics campaign. This week the veteran took off with the Australian Opals squad on a European tour which will shape selection for the 2016 Rio Olympics. A third of the 18-player Opals squad was on the Spirit roster last season, ..
22-May-2015
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Miners fighting for a win
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Fighting Miners will aim for consecutive wins for the first time this season on Saturday when the side takes on Melbourne Chargers at Prahran. The Miners have started the season with three wins and two losses, but their form has been remarkably inconsistent. The three wins th..
22-May-2015
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Spirit to the fore
Joel Peterson
IT has been a week of mixed fortunes for the Bendigo Spirit, as the club’s off-season finally swings into gear. The club announced the re-signing of Heather Oliver and the re-affirmation of Kelsey Griffin’s commitment to the program, but is also bracing for the departure Sara Bli..
22-May-2015
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City's consistency test
Joel Peterson
CONSISTENCY is the key to success for Bendigo City FC’s senior team according to coach Greg Thomas. The side has been up and down in its results within the Victorian National Premier Leagues competition this year, scoring dominant wins against Brunswick City and Sunshine George Cross bu..
15-May-2015
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Glanville on the hospital board
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08-Apr-2011
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Letters to the editor
Fortuna future With Bendigo having a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a national attraction as a result of the sale of Fortuna, there will no doubt be a number of suggestions as to how best preserve and promote this heritage icon. The Villa Fortuna Action Group believes now is the time f..
08-Apr-2011
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Changing focus
WHEN it comes to Bendigo’s youth, St Luke’s CEO Dave Pugh knows what he is talking about. He knows what the real issues are and can see through the hysteria created by recent CBD incidents. When he says the problems are not a major concern and the community should be focussing on oth..
08-Apr-2011
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What’s in a number? A lot
IT’S very easy to throw numbers around like they mean as much or as little as you want them to, and to most people 5.1 per cent would not seem like a lot. But here’s a few examples of some of the 5.1 per centers that impact upon our lives. In Victoria, fruit and vegie prices rose an ..
08-Apr-2011
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Electoral reform is needed
The present Victorian Electoral Commission enquiry to determine the number of City of Greater Bendigo councillors and wards is well intended. Unfortunately, this review will do little for the ratepayers of this fair city. The role of councillors will not change. Part-time councillors with goo..
01-Apr-2011
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Honesty needed
WHAT’S in a number? Plenty it seems, especially when it comes to law and order, a pressure point with voters and politicians alike, especially in the lead up to a state election. This week, the State Government announced details of the first round of allocations of the extra 1600 police it p..
31-Mar-2011
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