Rush for diversity plan
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo is desperate to rectify its status as the only large Victorian council without cultural and diversity inclusion guidelines. It has given residents only 19 days to comment on a draft plan that took a year to coordinate and write, and was first mentioned in 2013 and..
22-Jul-2016
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Waste a problem
Sharon Kemp
WASTE is becoming the flashpoint issue that could divide future City of Greater Bendigo councillors as the council introduces its organics pick up service and continues to grapple with increasing dumping costs and diminishing landfill. On Wednesday night, councillor Helen Leach attempted to ..
22-Jul-2016
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State government joins RSL funding
Bendigo Weekly
THE Soldiers’ Memorial Institute has received a final funding commitment from state, federal and local benefactors. The City of Greater Bendigo has welcomed a $1.5 million state government contribution towards the project, which follows a commitment of $1.7m from the federal governm..
22-Jul-2016
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Greyhound industry works to improve
Bendigo Weekly
THE Victorian greyhound racing community is united in reproach of a minority within the sport that has brought the industry into disrepute. In light of the recent decision by the New South Wales state government to outlaw greyhound racing, members and enthusiasts believe that the decisi..
21-Jul-2016
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Race dogs face cull
Bendigo Weekly
THE future looks bleak for greyhounds as animal welfare organisations and industry regulators in Victoria begin to address the repercussions of the New South Wales government’s verdict to outlaw the controversial sport. An industry task force lead by representatives from the NSW state ..
15-Jul-2016
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Nationals make new ground
Sharon Kemp
Amid the drama of the extended election campaign, Victorian Nationals are making some political ground with Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie in line for an elevated role in the Coalition government. The newly elected Nationals’ candidate in Murray Damian Drum is understood to be too ..
15-Jul-2016
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City united
Christine McGinn
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s City Futures Directorate can never operate as a self-sufficient entity, according to a council-commissioned report. Councillors were divided on the need to separate parts of the directorate, which includes tourism, major events and economic development, into..
27-Mar-2015
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Adding colour to Ned Kelly
Dianne Dempsey
Whether you see Ned Kelly as our very own Robin Hood or dismiss him as a murdering thug, a visit to the Bendigo Art Gallery’s “Imagining Ned” will still provide an exciting and at times moving experience. The focus of the exhibition, Ned Kelly’s armour is among the most..
27-Mar-2015
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Mikado magic
Bendigo Weekly
Japanese experience takes centre stage this weekend. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, was first performed at the Savoy Theatre in London in 1885, but now it’s in Bendigo. Having delighted audiences for more than a century, it has inevitably spawned a number of imitations and has..
27-Mar-2015
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A new study in animal care
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo TAFE is now running animal studies and veterinary nursing courses – the first time these courses have been offered in central Victoria. Bendigo TAFE will offer Certificate II and III in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. The courses have been positively rec..
27-Mar-2015
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Marist College opens
Bendigo Weekly
Marist College Bendigo will be officially opened and blessed at a ceremony beginning at 11.30am today. The first building of the Maiden Gully school accommodates Years 7 and 8 will be named the Montagne Centre, and will be opened by Brother Michael Green FMS, the National Director of Marist Sc..
27-Mar-2015
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City says farewell
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 430 people packed into Bendigo’s historic Town Hall on Monday afternoon to celebrate the extraordinary life and achievements of former mayor Daryl McClure. Mr McClure’s place in this city’s proud history is assured, thanks largely to his efforts to protect, preser..
27-Mar-2015
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Flood aid package wins farmer support
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed additional support for victims of the Victorian floods announced by the State Government this week. VFF president Andrew Broad said the majority of these measures had been called for by the VFF in the Federation’s submission, regarding ..
24-Mar-2011
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Gibbons hits out over refugees
Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons MP, has joined a call for the nation’s political leaders to stop using the plight of some of the world’s most desperate people for political advantage. Mr Gibbons was responding to a plea from Judi Moylan, the Liberal MP for Pearce, to end the ..
24-Mar-2011
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Bendigo Bank launches Cyclone Yasi appeal
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s philanthropic arm, Community Enterprise Foundation™ has launched the Cyclone Yasi Appeal. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Queensland State Manager, Noel Jessup said the bank was pleased to be able to launch the appeal to assist communities affected by ..
14-Feb-2011
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St Kilda great blasts club culture
ONE of St Kilda’s favourite sons used the backdrop of a fundraiser lunch in Bendigo to attack the culture of his former club. Neil Roberts played 169 games for the Saints between 1952-1962 during which time he won a Brownlow Medal and also captained his club. He was inducted into St Kild..
14-Feb-2011
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Emmy Bryce: an indie jewel
Bendigo Weekly
Emmy Bryce is shining very brightly as one of indie pop's prize jewels. A breath of fresh air, Bryce's cheerful brand of 90s influenced alt-pop is imbued with a joy that is earning her many admirers, a legion of fans and some serious attention. Bryce has joined forces with fellow indie ..
02-Apr-2012
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King of the North: hard yards pay off
Ben Cameron
It’s not every day your side project manages to earn a Cold Chisel support, but that’s the pulling power of Melbourne’s Andrew Higgs. When he’s not fronting his main gig, the Andrew Higgs Band, there's his other, lesser known outfit, King of the North, who are startin..
02-Apr-2012
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Grand Perceptor make Groovin the Moo bill
Ben Cameron
Bendigo's terror rock specialists Grand Perceptor will be gracing the Groovin the Moo stage in 2012 after Triple J named them as one of the local bands to represent the region at this year's festival. They follow in the footsteps of The Bride Stripped Back who played GTM last year, alongside..
29-Mar-2012
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Luke Million: a tribute to Arnold
Ben Cameron
It was only made for “a bit of fun” but Luke Million’s Arnold has brought tongue-in-cheek disco back to the masses. Adelaide's Million aka Luke Godson says the song evolved into a tribute to the Austrian Oak, who’s been a big part of his life. “It was really..
29-Mar-2012
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Bendigo Folk Club helps put Mick Thomas on the right path
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo Folk Club has done it’s little bit to clear a new path for music legend Mick Thomas. Thomas played an intimate gig under the Queen Elizabeth Oval grandstand late in 2010, to around 80 people, but it left a lasting impression. “It’s probably the most importan..
28-Mar-2012
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Giving the gift of music
Ben Cameron
A brave Elmore woman has honoured her late husband by giving the gift of music. A few weeks ago the Bendigo Weekly reported Eileen Burke’s desire to donate her late husband Roy’s drum kit to a worthy home. And after receiving a stack of requests for the drums, Eileen has fina..
28-Mar-2012
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Spirit getting physical
Joel Peterson
PHYSICALITY will be key for the Bendigo Spirit on Saturday night when the club team battles its bogey side so far this season, the Melbourne Boomers, in an attempt to claw back ground on the WNBL top four. The Guy Molloy-coached Melbourne has taken victory in both of the matchups between the..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit counting on home court support
Joel Peterson
Follow @joelbpeterson (https://twitter.com/joelbpeterson) AS the Women's National Basketball League season heads towards the playoffs, the Bendigo Spirit is hopeful that hometown support can assist the club’s push towards a fourth straight finals appearance. Crowds in Bendigo have been..
05-Jan-2016
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Capital gains
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will look to secure a badly needed win in the run to finals tomorrow night when they host the University of Canberra Capitals at Bendigo Stadium. Bendigo endured a horror stretch heading into the Christmas break, dropping consecutive home games against Melbourne and Sydney..
31-Dec-2015
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Duo in Braves fold
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Bank Braves have secured two key players for the club’s 2016 South East Australian Basketball League campaign. Import guard Jeremy Kendle and centre Matt Andronicos will suit up for the Braves after being unveiled as the club’s two most recent signings last week. ..
31-Dec-2015
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Bendigo to host Oceania's best
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will play host to a massive two-week cycling festival in March, with the 2016 Oceania Road Championships set to add to the excitement of the Bendigo International Madison. Cycling Australia and the Oceania Cycling Federation recently made the announcement that Bendigo would host the ..
31-Dec-2015
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Call for action
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit star Kelsey Griffin is confident that she and her teammates will bounce back from a shock home loss to Melbourne when they tackle Sydney in a vital game on tonight. The Spirit fell to their second defeat at the hands of the Boomers in Bendigo last Saturday, going down 65-70 in..
18-Dec-2015
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A footy deal for netball, too
EARLIER this month, the AFL heralded a new $1.25 billion deal for the game’s broadcast rights, a deal that set in motion a string of claims and demands from players eager to secure a bigger slice of the pie. No one should deny players, who are more akin to modern day warriors than athletes, ..
26-May-2011
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Low point in broadcasting
THANKS for coming Neil. Bendigo gained very little from this week’s whistle-stop tour by high profile journalist Neil Mitchell. But we could end up losing a lot. Mr Mitchell broadcast his top rating 3AW program live from the Hargreaves Mall in the Bendigo CBD, a place he has described as..
20-May-2011
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Glanville on the courthouse
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20-May-2011
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Letters to the editor
Theatre project a winner I write in support of the development of the Sandhurst Theatre project at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. I amsupportive of the proposal because it exemplifies the very best of a school and community partnership. This is what governments dream of. I understand t..
20-May-2011
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Progress on go slow
THERE is a saying that goes something like this: The wheels of progress tuen slowly. Never has that been as true as in the two stories covered on page one and three of today’s Bendigo Weekly. The much-needed refurbishment of the Bendigo Courts, and the solution to the Mitchell Street bus c..
19-May-2011
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The Pedalling Padre
Greetings all. "Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." ~ Mother Teresa "A bend in the road is not the end..
17-May-2011
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