FEO SHOCK
Peter Kennedy
Eaglehawk employment and training agency Future Employment Opportunities Inc has been placed into voluntary administration. PKF Melbourne were appointed administrators of the locally based entity on December 21, after the firm was contacted by one of FEO’s board members days earlier. ..
31-Dec-2015
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ICE USE IMPACTS REGIONS
Bendigo Weekly
REGIONAL communities are still feeling the “insidious” effect of the ice, according to Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie. After allocating $300 million of the next four years over a range of measures to try and curb ice use throughout Australia, Ms McKenzie said now was the time..
31-Dec-2015
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HOT START TO THE NEW YEAR
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO is set to swelter to start the New Year, after the city’s driest year since 2006 drew to a close today. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a return to average rainfall for the remainder of summer and into March, but not before a hot spell this weekend. Bendigo’s..
31-Dec-2015
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FIRM BACKING FOR MOSQUE AS COURT OVERTURNS APPEAL
Laura Hurley
COMMUNITY leaders have welcomed a decision by the Supreme Court of Victoria to uphold the approval of a planned mosque in East Bendigo. The ruling was handed down by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, which upheld by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s (VCAT) decision to bac..
18-Dec-2015
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HARD LINE ON COUNCILLORS
Laura Hurley
BENDIGO councillors want to see the onus put on the state government to sack wayward councillors. In a submission to the review of the Local Government Act, the City of Greater Bendigo has implored the state government to give the minister for local government the power to dismiss individual..
18-Dec-2015
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METRO RAIL READY TO ROLL
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO commuters scored another win last week, when the state government revealed the first stage of the Bendigo Metro Rail Project that will be rolled out next year. The metro rail service will initially feature seven weekday services originating at Epsom, every Bendigo line train stopping..
18-Dec-2015
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Property Guide
Market of opportunity
Dianne Dempsey
When arriving at Melbourne International Airport from China in 2002, university student Jacky Zheng was naturally enough incredibly excited. “What would Melbourne look like?” he asked himself. “What would the university look like? The houses?” “The man who picked ..
27-Feb-2015
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Fundraiser for Ethan
Dianne Dempsey
It’s hot and Ethan, 12, and Lochie, 10, are sheltering in the shade of a tree at Lake Weeroona with their mother Angela Taylor. We’ve come to talk about Ethan and the fundraiser Angela and her friend Carolyn O’Sullivan are organising. Ethan suffers from severe autism and mu..
21-Feb-2015
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Pool play
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo is going back to the drawing board in a bid to convert plans for a state of the art aquatic facility at Kangaroo Flat to reality. The Bendigo Weekly understands a comprehensive business case analysis for both a 25 metre pool and the already adopted 50 metre option w..
21-Feb-2015
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Festival fees force out traders
Christine McGinn
RETAILERS and food van operators say they are being priced out of the Bendigo Easter Festival with “exorbitant” fees. Traders, who requested to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, told the Weekly they would not operate at the festival due to increased costs and unforeseen condit..
20-Feb-2015
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Penalty rates hit business
Christine McGinn
TRADERS say they will be hit hard by Easter Sunday public holiday penalty rates as they battle with an already difficult environment. The state government fulfilled its election commitment this week, making the religious holiday and AFL grand final day public holidays. Shamrock Hotel owner Ji..
20-Feb-2015
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Boom time for auctions
Bendigo Weekly
THERE are auctions aplenty over the coming week, as local agents continue their build up from the traditional Christmas break. DCK Real Estate has a solid cream brick veneer home at 13 Maple Street, Golden Square to auction from 12pm today, Friday February 20. In a great position just a block ..
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The Gig Guide (January 27 to February 2)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, January 27 THE BASEMENT BAR The Well Hungarians from 9pm. Free HAPPY JACK RESERVE, LOCKWOOD SOUTH The Old Buzzard Medicine Show with Urban Creatures from 7pm. THE GOLDEN VINE The ..
27-Jan-2012
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Neil Wilkinson: biting the bullet
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo music invasion continues, as a move to Melbourne four years ago starts to pay dividends for Neil Wilkinson. The guitarist relished the ultimate homecoming last April when his brooding, psych-rock band Redcoats played Groovin The Moo. And less than a year later, they’ve crac..
27-Jan-2012
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Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes
Ben Cameron
Clairy Browne wears her heart on her sultry sleeve. “I’m definitely a woman of heartbreak,” Browne admits, the leading lady of nine piece the Bangin’ Rackettes, whose rich layers of northern soul, jump blues, doo-wop, ska and gospel, are winning a “shit tonne o..
26-Jan-2012
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Ange Takats: story behind the songs
Bendigo Weekly
It’s not every day that you find yourself surrounded by gun-wielding soldiers with your undies around your ankles during a drug bust in the hills of northern Thailand … but that’s exactly what happened when Sunshine Coast songwriter Ange Takats took up a job as a foreign corre..
26-Jan-2012
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Stonefield: serious girl power
Ben Cameron
Forget those overhyped warblers, the Spice Girls. When it comes to genuine girl power, Stonefield are a four piece force of nature. Ever since winning Triple J’s Unearthed High competition in 2010, the rocking sister act from Darraweit Guim have stormed the Australian indie music scene..
26-Jan-2012
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Vika Bull: veteran's nerves
Ben Cameron
Despite 25 years in the music business, singing in front of her family still makes Vika Bull a little weak at the knees. “You do get nervous (performing) in front of your family,” she says. "They’re usually our worst gigs. “It’s really stup..
25-Jan-2012
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Braves mark 30 years
Joel Peterson
A BOLSTERED Bendigo Bank Braves side is looking to celebrate the club’s 30th anniversary this season in the best way possible, by claiming an elusive South East Australian Basketball League title. The Braves missed the playoffs last season for the first time since 2004 and faced uncerta..
10-Apr-2015
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In for the high jump
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO YMCA divers will head to the Australian Age Championships next week full of confidence after being backed by federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters this week. Chesters came out to support the team during a training session at the Bendigo Aquatic Centre on Monday before they head to..
02-Apr-2015
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Ball in Bernie’s court
Joel Peterson
AFTER weeks of feuding off field, the Bendigo Spirit this week announced that Bernie Harrower will more than likely coach the team in the 2015/16 Women’s National Basketball League season. Harrower was out of contract at the end of the 2014/15 season, but last week exercised a one yea..
02-Apr-2015
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Unbeaten run for champions
Joel Peterson
Mandurang completed an undefeated Emu Valley Cricket Association season on Sunday, claiming the 2014/15 premiership in a thrilling finish against Sedgwick. With Sedgwick’s Matt Dwyer on 98 not out and the Rams at 6/162 chasing 188, the Rams looked like they would get home to claim a maid..
27-Mar-2015
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Pioneers ramp up
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Pioneers coach Brett Henderson wants his side to be more competitive in season 2015, as the club embarks on its TAC Cup season opener this weekend. The Pioneers take on Murray Bushrangers at Benalla in Henderson’s first game in charge of the club. Off-field the team is also emba..
27-Mar-2015
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Mandurang, Maristians crowned local cricket premiers
Joel Peterson
A truly remarkable day in Bendigo cricket has seen Mandurang and Strathdale Maristians crowned premiers in the Emu Valley and Bendigo District Cricket Associations, respectively. At Spring Gully Oval, Mandurang completed an undefeated season defeating Sedgwick to win the 2014/15 Emu Valley C..
22-Mar-2015
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Ponting should be punted
RICKY Ponting finally stood down as captain of the Australian cricket team this week, but the timing of his announcement has cost him some of the applause and acknowledgement he deserved. He averages just over 53 with the bat in test cricket, a monumental achievement in any era, but has not enjoye..
31-Mar-2011
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Glanville on the Mall fracas
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31-Mar-2011
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No time to waste
WHAT to do with the amount of heavy vehicles coming through Charing Cross and Bendigo’s CBD has been an issue that has plagued city leaders for decades. For more than 30 years councils, roads authorities and politicians have tried to come up with a solution. Three decades ago they had a pr..
24-Mar-2011
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More to online fight video
THE tell-tale grainy images of a video shot on a mobile phone of two boys brawling have gone around the world this past week, and media outlets have rushed to tell the story behind the story this whole sad and sorry saga has been. But there’s one element of this terrible situation that troub..
24-Mar-2011
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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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