V/LINE CHAOS HITS STUDENTS
Joel Peterson
THE continuing disruptions to V/Line train services are causing chaos for commuters and students alike, with the free travel on V/Line trains set to end on Monday. The state government announced on Thursday that free train travel would cease as of the first service on Monday, and..
04-Feb-2016
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MORE APARTMENTS SET FOR CBD
Laura Hurley
PLANS for a $2.8 million apartment block on McLaren Street have been lodged at the City of Greater Bendigo council. The plans detail a three-storey residential building which, if approved, will house 12 apartments. Construction of the apartment block would be on a ..
29-Jan-2016
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NBN PAIN
Laura Hurley
BENDIGO businesses have been hurt by the slow rollout of the NBN compared with other regional centres in Victoria, according to federal shadow minister for communications Jason Clare. He said businesses in Bendigo are disadvantaged compared to those in Ballarat, where many have a..
29-Jan-2016
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HANSON SET FOR FUNDRAISER
Peter Kennedy
ONE Nation party founder Pauline Hanson has hit out at those responsible for the forced cancellation of a planned fundraiser in support of lead senate candidate and Greater Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman. A disappointed Pauline Hanson yesterday told the Bendigo Weekly she..
29-Jan-2016
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MCCLURE AWARDED OAM
Bendigo Weekly
FORMER mayor, state MP and community stalwart Daryl McClure has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the Bendigo community. Mr McClure passed away in March 2015, and has been remembered as a tireless worker for Bendigo and its rich history. Mr McCl..
29-Jan-2016
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A NEW HIGH
Laura Hurley
HIGH Street is another step towards becoming a hub of high density developments and apartments following Wednesday night’s City of Greater Bendigo council meeting. Council backed plans to rejuvenate High Street Boulevard after it adopted Planning Scheme Amendment C218, which effectivel..
22-Jan-2016
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Second chance on buses
Joel Peterson
Local residents will get another chance to have their say on Bendigo’s proposed bus network after the initial Public Transport Victoria plan drew the ire of network commuters. An initial round of community consultations with PTV was held in December, with residents from across Bendigo la..
27-Feb-2015
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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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Newstead Live! 2012
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Newstead Live 2012 proved to be the very model of a community minded music festival. The township of Newstead makes for an idyllic, picturesque setting in which to enjoy some of the finest folk, world, blues and roots music you're likely to find anywhere over fo..
31-Jan-2012
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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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Hogan makes history
Joel Peterson
WHEN you listen to Chris Hogan talk about the Bendigo Braves, he speaks with passion and a genuine love for the club and what he describes as the family within it. No member of that Braves family means more to it than Hogan, and on Saturday that sentiment will be backed up by numbers. The..
15-May-2015
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Carol's call up
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
The Bendigo Football Netball League has unveiled former Netball Australia head of high performance Carol Cathcart as its new manager. The current Sandhurst A-Grade netball coach was unveiled as the AFL Central Victoria partnerships and BFNL manager this week. She takes over from former re..
15-May-2015
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South chasing a win
Joel Peterson
REWARD for effort is what South Bendigo will be chasing at the Queen Elizabeth Oval on Saturday, when the Bloods tackle Maryborough in round seven of the Bendigo Football Netball League season. Picked by many as wooden spooners for the second year in a row, South has been one of the league&rs..
15-May-2015
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BFNL appoints new manager
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Football Netball League has a new manager, with Carol Cathcart being appointed to the position today. Cathcart steps into the role of AFL Central Victoria partnerships and BFNL manager on May 25, replacing former AFL CV region operations manager Justin Abrams. She has a we..
12-May-2015
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All set for some funds
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Tennis Association is holding out hope it will receive funding for its proposed Nolan Street complex redevelopment despite being overlooked in the City of Greater Bendigo’s 2015/16 budget. The facility is in need of a makeover, with both its courts and clubhouse facilities re..
08-May-2015
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Spirit coach introduced
Joel Peterson
NEW Bendigo Spirit head coach Simon Pritchard says he will bring an up-tempo style to the team when he takes charge for the 2015/16 season. Pritchard was introduced at a press conference today, with the former Adelaide Lightning and Canberra assistant signing on for two seasons. He repla..
05-May-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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