Julian Assange to join writers festival
Bendigo Weekly
Julian Assange is set to join Bendigo Weekly-backed Bendigo Writers Festival in celebrating its fifth birthday this year with a huge program across the weekend of August 12-14. Some of the highlights for 2016 include Julian Assange, live via videolink from London and will be interviewed by ..
01-Jun-2016
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Cox defends mining review role
Sharon Kemp
A KEY Bendigo environmental review committee (ERC) is in disarray after former City of Greater Bendigo mayor and councillor Peter Cox was told an independent facilitator would be installed because meetings were dysfunctional and disrespectful. Tuesday’s stormy ERC meeting was the last ..
27-May-2016
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Call out for mall police
Sharon Kemp
SOLUTIONS for Hargreaves Mall have swung between dismantling it and giving police officers hand-held cameras to film incidents of anti-social behaviour. At the City of Greater Bendigo meeting on Wednesday night, councillor Lisa Ruffell represented mall traders scared and fed up w..
27-May-2016
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Faith in city's great future
Bendigo Weekly
By Margaret O’Rourke Chief Executive Officer Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation It is 2020 and I’m driving north into Bendigo along the High Street Boulevard. The Sacred Heart Cathedral with its established Aspire Precinct comes into view. I never tire of this glor..
27-May-2016
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Independent calls for change
Bendigo Weekly
INDEPENDENT candidate for the seat of Bendigo, Anita Donlon, has described the electorate as a train wreck in need of major change. Ms Donlon said that as Australia heads towards the July 2 election, all that voters were seeing was the “same old” from the major parties. &ldqu..
27-May-2016
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Mixed responses to drug problem
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO saw the polarising effect of the game-changing drug ice this week. Federal Liberal candidate Megan Purcell has committed to coordinating a community response of police, primary health providers, sporting groups, schools and business if she wins the July 2 election. In Bendigo to ..
27-May-2016
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Cut price pet care
Bendigo Weekly
Discount dog and cat de-sexing vouchers will be available from the City of Greater Bendigo next week. There are 150 vouchers available for dogs and cats. A voucher will save a dog or cat owner $40 on the normal cost of having their pet de-sexed. The vouchers will be available on a firs..
19-Mar-2015
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Cultures on show
Dianne Dempsey
Whoever said Bendigo was dull? Representatives of a variety of cultures gathered together last week to give us a taste of the fun to come in the Bendigo Festival of Cultures. The launch will be on the lawn next to the Bendigo library on Monday, March 16 from noon to 2.30pm. The opening ceremo..
18-Mar-2015
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Lyons to have his say
Christine McGinn
City of Greater Bendigo former City of Greater Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons is free to vote on the proposed $30 million aquatic and leisure centre. Despite community concerns Cr Lyons faced a conflict of interest with his son Jack Lyons at the helm of the group lobbying for the centre, no conflic..
13-Mar-2015
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Townhouse potential
Bendigo Weekly
CR Martin has a prized inner city allotment in a fantastic location to auction on Saturday from 11am. Located at 8 Holt Street, Bendigo, the 316 square metre property is an ideal site for an inner city townhouse, and a place where the owners can walk to work, to cafes, to school or the lake. ..
13-Mar-2015
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Gojo to girton
Bendigo Weekly
FIFTEEN Japanese students and two teachers are spending two weeks in Bendigo. The Gojo Senior High School students and two teachers are visiting the city as part of Girton Grammar’s School exchange program. The students will attend classes at Girton Grammar while living with local host ..
13-Mar-2015
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Last chance for HACC input
Christine McGinn
COMMUNITY consultation about the future delivery of the City of Greater Bendigo’s Home and Community Care (HACC) program ends today. Council will make its final decision about the fate of the program at the March 25 general council meeting. Councillors will vote on the provisional decis..
13-Mar-2015
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Havana Brown: some positive spin
Ben Cameron
DJ Havana Brown isn’t kidding when she talks of her plans for total world domination. “I want to build myself as a prominent artist, worldwide,” she says. “I’m going with the flow, but I’ve got big major goals. “I’m nowhere near them ye..
07-Mar-2012
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Between the Wars
Bendigo Weekly
BY MICK GRIFFIN The inaugural Avoca Music Festival at the Avoca Racecourse to be held over the weekend of March 23 to 25 is set to be a multi genre feast of the finest in independent music. With a diverse array of acts set to appear throughout the weekend, the festival promises to be a treat..
07-Mar-2012
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Lana Del Ray: Born to Die
Steve Kendall
CD REVIEW: Born To Die by Lana Del Ray IS she happy? It’s a fair question after leaping into this CD. Born To Die has been around for a month or so and I have struggled not to read a review for fear of being tainted. As soon as it was here, it had the ..
05-Mar-2012
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Alter Bridge/Steel Panther
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON Sydney and Melbourne were the only cities lucky enough to host an Alter Bridge / Steel Panther sideshow, as part of the Soundwave tour. As a result many fans flew in from around Australia to see the show at The Palace on Wednesday, February 29, including a ..
05-Mar-2012
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Madison Violet: Canadian slice of Americana
Ben Cameron
The last time Madison Violet’s Brenley MacEachern played the Burke & Wills Winery in Mia Mia a few years ago, they were a smash. Not just with local listeners, but the wildlife. Early one morning, MacEachern and touring buddy Kristina Olsen had been driving from Mia Mia to Bendigo ..
29-Feb-2012
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Luke Owens plans big for Bendigo's homeless
Ben Cameron
Planet Earth had We Are The World in 1985, and now a couple of local musicians are planning something similar. Talented musicians Luke Owens, Craig Morley and Dave Turpie are planning to gather a troupe of Bendigo musicians to write and record a Christmas track, and hopefully raise $100,000 ..
23-Feb-2012
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Spirit 'flat' in loss
Joel Peterson
With two weeks to go until the start of the WNBL season, the Bendigo Spirit spending time apart would seem to be the last thing coach Simon Pritchard would want. But he says that will be the exact thing his team needs as it leads into a hectic start to the 2015/16 season. Pritchard said ..
01-Oct-2015
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Griffin a spirited star
Joel Peterson
Kelsey Griffin has thought of Bendigo as home almost ever since she played her first season with the Bendigo Spirit. After another stellar WNBL season that saw her crowned the league’s defensive player of the year, Griffin was voted the Bendigo Weekly/Prime 7-backed Sports Star of the ..
25-Sep-2015
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Storm rolls into grand final debut
Joel Peterson
Another year, another first for the Strathfieldsaye Storm. Most of the club’s history-making achievements in its short lifespan have come on the football field, but in 2015 the club’s netball program took a quantum leap forward. The club’s A-grade side will compete in i..
25-Sep-2015
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All eyes on the prize
Joel Peterson
As remarkable as it would be, an undefeated season is the furthest thing from Lia Marrone’s mind. With her side not having lost a game this year, the Golden Square A-grade netball coach said this week her side’s focus is fixed on the main reward on Saturday – a 2015 p..
25-Sep-2015
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Dragons for revenge
Joel Peterson
A more relaxed approach at Sandhurst has the Dragons ready to go ahead of the club’s second straight grand final appearance against Strathfieldsaye. After a huge build up before last year’s grand final loss to the Storm, Sandhurst has been galvanised after a tough past month and ..
25-Sep-2015
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Storm front
Joel Peterson
Despite an undefeated season, Strathfieldsaye Storm coach Darryl Wilson has had more than his share of headaches at the selection table in 2015. The Storm have used 45 players this season due to injury and unavailability but have managed to record 19 wins from 19 games, extending the t..
25-Sep-2015
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Glanville on the budget
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12-May-2011
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Budget football time
IF November’s state election was anything to go by, next week’s state budget should be a doozy for Bendigo, but don’t expect too much. There are a number of projects earmarked in the city for funding, with the Bendigo hospital leading the way. Anything short of $15 million f..
29-Apr-2011
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Apco keeps fuel prices in line
The BP outlet in Condon Street, Kennington is another one who at times puts its fuel prices up a couple of days prior to a weekend then brings it back by the end of the weekend. If it was not for Apco service stations in Bendigo, we would be paying higher fuel prices. Well done Apco. The gove..
29-Apr-2011
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On the right road for safety
LAST weekend I took some time off to travel back to my parents’ place in northern New South Wales for their 50th wedding anniversary. It was, by any measure, a great weekend, save for the broken windscreen we copped on the long drive home. Driving along the highway travelling north towards..
21-Apr-2011
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Fuelling a good time
THERE is something special about Bendigo at Easter. While some choose this weekend as a good opportunity to go somewhere else, many will stay behind and enjoy what the city has to offer. And there is so much to offer. If you can’t find something cheap, fun and worthwhile to do this weekend..
21-Apr-2011
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Glanville on Easter /ANZAC Day
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21-Apr-2011
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