Major boost for leisure centre
Sharon Kemp
THE $1 million community contribution to the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic and Wellbeing Centre has reached the halfway mark after the Kangaroo Flat Sports Club chipped in $100,000. The donation will give the sports club the right to put its name to the centre’s 50-metre pool. Th..
16-Sep-2016
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Rail woes roll on
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO train passengers were again left frustrated by the state’s worst levels of punctuality among V/Line’s main commuter services last month. According to Public Transport Victoria performance data, punctuality on the Bendigo line was just 86.5 per cent, a dip of nearly four p..
16-Sep-2016
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Eppalock surges to 75 per cent
Peter Kennedy
WATER levels at Lake Eppalock soared more than 20 per cent in 24 hours at the height of this week’s spring downpour, raising concerns the storage could spill if another significant rain event occurs in the catchment in coming weeks. Storage levels rose on the back of record September r..
16-Sep-2016
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Pool operators caught off guard
Sharon Kemp
VOLUNTEERS operating the Golden Square swimming pool may again fight to keep the Maple Street facility open despite the City of Greater Bendigo’s three-year plan to close it. In what amounts to a communication breakdown between council and the pool’s management committee, presid..
09-Sep-2016
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Dummies shown red card
Sharon Kemp
LAST minute changes that will disallow how-to-vote cards in ballot packs hope to stop dummy candidates, but critics say it will benefit incumbent councillors who already have a profile and candidates with the most to spend on advertising. In Greater Bendigo, there is already a field of 11 ca..
09-Sep-2016
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Council loses key figures
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo is reeling from the imminent exit of two key figures in the council’s recent history, planning and development director Prue Mansfield and long-serving councillor Rod Campbell. Councillors were notified at Wednesday night’s regular forum that Ms Mansfi..
09-Sep-2016
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Langdon resigns
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health has written a new chapter with board chairman Michael Landgon resigning this week. Dr Langdon resigned from the Bendigo Health board due to personal reasons and is effective immediately. Dr Langdon said it had been an honour and a privilege to serve his local community in th..
01-May-2015
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Council must justify rates
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo will need to demonstrate it has the community’s support and that it is raising and spending ratepayer’s money responsibly if it is to win approval for raising rates at levels over and above CPI in years to come. The state government has implemented a cap..
01-May-2015
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Council's state budget hopes
Bendigo Weekly
The City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox has high hopes for the city's share in next Tuesday's state government budget. “This is really the first big opportunity for the new government to start honouring the commitments it made at the last election. The Council looks forwar..
01-May-2015
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Chesters secures defence coup
Bendigo Weekly
JAPANESE Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defence Kenji Harada has given Bendigo his seal of military manufacturing approval this week. Mr Harada visited the Bendigo Thales factory on Thursday to explore the premises and see first-hand how the Bushmasters were made. Member for Bendigo Lisa Ches..
01-May-2015
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Scary moments for Bendigo pair
Christine McGinn
A BENDIGO couple have survived one of the worst earthquakes in Nepal’s history. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the tiny nation last Saturday, causing catastrophic damage. Bendigo-based labourer Jim Watson and local graduate paramedic Kayla Bennett were in Asia as part of their fi..
01-May-2015
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Chicken firm cracks big time
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO-based Hazeldene’s will launch a new national poultry line in Coles next week. The local company’s private label products will be on the shelves on Wednesday in five Australian states. Managing Director John Hazeldene said it was a “momentous occasion” for the ..
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Telstra celebrates AFL win
TELSTRA says AFL fans and Telstra customers are the winners in the new agreement between the AFL and Telstra with all matches, from the first bounce to the final siren, available live to the Telstra T-Box and to mobile phones and tablets connected to the Telstra Next G® network from 2012. ..
28-Apr-2011
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Inflation fears for family budgets
FEDERAL government data released this week shows that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6 per cent in the March quarter. The increase is up from 0.4 per cent in the December quarter, and shows the impact of the summer’s floods and Cyclone Yasi. Of more concern, however, is hea..
28-Apr-2011
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State finances in the spotlight
Bendigo Weekly
THE Baillieu government has given its strongest warning yet that Victorians should prepare themselves for a tough State Budget. Treasurer Kim Wells is due to hand down his first Budget next Tuesday, and today he released the interim report of the Independent Review of State Finances, which ..
27-Apr-2011
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$21 million in flood aid for Lower Loddon
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has announced a voluntary acquisition package it says will help irrigators on the Lower Loddon floodplain recover and protect the region from future flooding. Water, Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh announced the $12 million voluntary buyback schem..
27-Apr-2011
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Suspended sentences axed from May 1
Bendigo Weekly
Suspended sentences for serious crimes will be abolished in Victoria from May 1. Attorney-General Robert Clark said the Governor had set 1 May as the date for the commencement of the relevant provisions, following the passage by Parliament of the Sentencing Further Amendment Act 2011. ..
20-Apr-2011
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Victorian government suspends water trading
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has temporarily suspended some water allocation trade to protect next season’s allocations to Victorian water entitlement holders on the Murray system. Minister for Water Peter Walsh today announced an immediate suspension on water allocation trade from New South W..
13-Apr-2011
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Berlin Postmark: rock n roll reunion
Ben Cameron
Bendigo remains the centre point for a group of musicians who have reunited for charity, after two decades apart. Steve Saxton, Mik Weir, Paul Van Emmerik and Anthony Murphy played together in various Bendigo-based bands from 1989 to 1992, and in 2012, they’ve reunited, as the latest l..
19-Apr-2012
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Ben Gibbons: juggling genres
Ben Cameron
They’re self described as “rambunctious, obnoxious, complete bastards” but don’t let that put you off; a Colonel Vipers Whipstick Band gig remains a sight to behold, even after 20 years. “We’ve been around forever,” band member Ben Gibbons admits, wi..
19-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 20 to 26)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, April 20 The Old Hepburn Hotel – The Special Guests plus the Smart Alecs from 9pm. $5 Newmarket Hotel – Stevenson`s Rocket, El Montez and Armed Korean from 9pm. $5. Horvat’s Wine Bar Daylesford – Jennie Brown & Jude Russell ..
19-Apr-2012
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Blister Transistor bust out
Ben Cameron
The Blister Transistor are glad to be out into the light after recording a four track demo in a local primary school. “We’ve had a few months behind closed doors,” Mark Chatterton says. Sadly, the band have parted ways with bass player, Mark’s brother Leroy, who ..
19-Apr-2012
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Big Scary: a peaceful Vacation
Ben Cameron
Big Scary lead singer Tom Iansek’s neighbours clearly don’t know how good they’ve got it. His band may have earned almost nation-wide approval with their debut album Vacation, but not from the folks next door, it seems. “We try to play at my share house and within..
19-Apr-2012
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Tim Guy's wanderlust
Bendigo Weekly
Tim Guy’s light-hearted brand of roots-based pop and inspired instrumentation has established him as a live favourite on stages throughout the many places he has called home (Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Spain) in a career spanning nearly 20 years. In support of his f..
19-Apr-2012
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Dogs lead netball charge
Joel Peterson
AFTER an undefeated season saw it take out the 2015 BFNL A-grade netball premiership, Golden Square is looking over its shoulder at a long line of contenders this season. Despite going unbeaten, Square had plenty of competitive outings last year, and coach Lia Marrone and her Bulldogs can ex..
15-Apr-2016
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BFNL race wide open
Joel Peterson
WHAT is shaping up as an exceptionally tight Bendigo Football Netball League season kicks off this weekend with a standalone grand final rematch and two battles of finals hopefuls highlighting round one. Sandhurst gets its chance for grand final revenge at Flight Centre Park on Sunday aftern..
15-Apr-2016
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Storm still the ones to beat
Joel Peterson
THIS season in the Bendigo Football Netball League’s senior football competition promises to be as close as any in recent memory. After the league saw undefeated champions in both senior football and A-grade netball last year, the flag race in both competitions is wide open in season 2..
15-Apr-2016
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Jess shines on debut
Joel Peterson
JESS Rennie never expected to even hit the court in her Bendigo Lady Braves debut, let alone play a major role in a thrilling win over Ballarat. However when she was given her chance to impress by Lady Braves coach Jonathan Goodman last Friday night, that is exactly what the sharpshooting 15..
08-Apr-2016
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Finals aim locked in
Joel Peterson
FINALS hopefuls Marong and Newbridge will go toe-to-toe in round one of the Loddon Valley Football Netball League this weekend at Riverside Oval. The Panthers and Maroons have both undergone some serious changes ahead of 2016, including Damian Lock taking the reins at Malone Park. Matt D..
08-Apr-2016
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Tough start for Pios
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Pioneers’ 2016 campaign began last Saturday and Bendigo Weekly sports journalist Joel Peterson went behind the scenes to take in a game day with the club TEN minutes before the first bounce of the season, there is a nervous quietness in the Bendigo Pioneers&rsquo..
07-Apr-2016
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Kinder commotion
THE State Government has confirmed what Bendigo preschools have been warning for months – there will not be enough places for four-year-olds within two years if a reform to increase the hours of attendance begins in 2013. The Federal Government wants to increase the hours of preschool..
24-Jun-2011
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We’re planning ahead
IN the years after the Goldrush, Bendigo was a terrible place to live. Central Victoria, and the entire state, could not cope with the large population growth. There were obvious infrastructure shortfalls, such as housing, health, water, sewerage and services. However, there was also major soc..
17-Jun-2011
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There’s still life in the book
LABOR Senator and Small Business Minister Nick Sherry has had a week he’d probably rather forget following his extraordinary gaffe about the number of small bookshops that would exist in Australia in five years time. In case you missed it, Senator Sherry reckons there will be none. And he&rs..
17-Jun-2011
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Space for praise
As a region, we have a proud history of successful innovation. From Gillies Pies to the Sunshine Harvester. In time, hopefully we can add the Bendigo Chill Out Space to that list of great ideas. The BCOS has been in operation since late last year, but on Saturday night, the Bendigo Weekly thr..
10-Jun-2011
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Welfare issue not to be taken lightly
‘’I’d rather go broke than see cattle treated that way.’’ Ten simple words from one northern Australian farmer entangled in one of the biggest scandals to envelop Australian agriculture for years. As I drove home from work the other night listening to the radio, I c..
10-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the big white wedding
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10-Jun-2011
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2011 Barbara Jefferis Award
A novel about “women’s experience beyond official documents” has won this year’s $35,000 Barbara Jefferis Award. G. L. Osborne’s Come Inside was chosen from a shortlist of five to receive the award for a book that depicts women in a positive way. Osborne’s nov..
12-Apr-2011
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Chinese Ancestral Shrines in Victoria
A NEW booklet about Chinese ancestral shrines sheds light on the rituals of people who played a vital role in Bendigo’s history. Chinese Ancestral Shrines in Victoria Carol Holsworth Published by the Friends of the Bendigo Cemeteries Inc. Printed by the Bendigo Uniting Care Print S..
08-Apr-2011
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Pick of the week: Chasing Odysseus
Chasing Odysseus S.D. Gentill Pantera Press, $19.95 “So much depends on which side of the wall you stand,” S.D. Gentill (aka Sulari Gentill) says about her first young adult novel, Chasing Odysseus. It’s a slightly different take on the idea of “point of view&rdqu..
08-Apr-2011
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This week's top 10
1. Sing You Home Jodi Picoult 2. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 3. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk 2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers 1 SBS 7. Letters & Numbers 3 SBS..
07-Apr-2011
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Books will not die
Books will not die; they will just become more or less expensive, according to writer Joshua Kim. In this week’s Inside Higher Ed, Kim writes that, in the future, "Books made of paper will need to be either really beautiful and offer a superior tactile experience, or they will need to..
04-Apr-2011
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This week's top ten
1. Sing You Home Jodi Picoult 2. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 3. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk 2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers 1 SBS 7. Letters & Numbers 3 SBS 8. Only T..
01-Apr-2011
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