Misconduct finding revealed
Peter Kennedy
AN independent report on the conduct of Whipstick Ward councillor and former Greater Bendigo mayor, Peter Cox, has highlighted the breakdown in relationships between councillors, a lack of respect and trust, and a council hindered by its own actions. The report is contained in documents lodged w..
08-Apr-2016
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Trainer slams RSPCA
Bendigo Weekly
ENDIGO horse trainer Paul Banks has accused the RSPCA of preferring to spend money on roadside billboards opposing the racing industry than on buying resources for animal rescue. The shocking case of alleged animal cruelty involving the discovery of more than 20 dead horses at Bulla this wee..
08-Apr-2016
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Pipeline out of drought
Sharon Kemp
Communities in the Loddon Shire will be connected to the water grid through a $80 million commitment to extend the Wimmera Mallee pipeline. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced the project in Wedderburn yesterday, where farmers have been forced to cart water for three years. Mr And..
08-Apr-2016
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Grand plans for stadium
Joel Peterson
BRAND new concept drawings of the $20 million Bendigo Stadium redevelopment were released yesterday, as the long-awaited project begins to take shape. Work has started at the West Bendigo site, with new netball courts, a new 4000-seat showcourt and office spaces key aspects of the project. ..
01-Apr-2016
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New move on tips
Sharon Kemp
AS of today the City of Greater Bendigo will take over management of three recycling and waste transfer stations at Strathfieldsaye, Goornong and Heathcote. The move assures the future of all of the local recycling initiatives owned by Eaglehawk employment and training agency ..
01-Apr-2016
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Drum in bid for federal seat
Peter Kennedy
BENDIGO based National Party MP Damian Drum will quit the Victorian Upper House if he is successful in a bid for preselection to contest the prized federal seat of Murray. The Nationals want to wrest back the seat being vacated by the Liberal Party’s Sharman Stone, who last week confir..
01-Apr-2016
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Ping for a faster net
Bendigo Weekly
A GROUP pushing for the rollout of the NBN in the Loddon Mallee region wants locals to take an active role in promoting the need for high speed broadband in the community. iLoddon Mallee launched a new campaign this week as part of its ongoing advocacy, with chairman Bruce Winzar calling for l..
06-Mar-2015
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Money burden adds pressure
Peter Kennedy
IN part two of his extended interview with the Bendigo Weekly’s Peter Kennedy, City of Greater Bendigo CEO Craig Niemann explains more about some of the challenges the city faces, his views on the independent review and who should be responsible for fixing our groundwater problems. CIT..
06-Mar-2015
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Building on a new high
Bendigo Weekly
PH Property will auction a centrally located four bedroom home with residential zoning on Saturday from 11am. The home at 96 Hargreaves Street is set on 485 square metres with rear access, and is a classic 1970s custom built brick home with loads of living space, partial ensuite and could also..
06-Mar-2015
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Feelgood takes over La Trobe gym
Christine McGinn
FEELGOOD Fitness will open its third outlet after a La Trobe University’s student-run association was unable to financially manage its gym. The locally owned and operated 24/7 gym, Feelgood Fitness, will open its doors in Flora Hill at university’s Bendigo campus. La Trobe Univers..
06-Mar-2015
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Fit in some fitness
Bendigo Weekly
Rain, hail or shine, in 2015 there is no excuse not to participate in Bendigo’s Biggest Workout later this month at the Bendigo Stadium. Local fitness organisations It’s Her Gym and refind FITNESS are once again supporting the Bendigo Health Foundation to host this event for the se..
06-Mar-2015
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Locals help improve city
Bendigo Weekly
A RANDOM survey of 3000 locals will help to improve the City of Greater Bendigo’s service provision. The sample was chosen from a pool of 30,000 people who had contacted the council in the past 12 months. Chief Executive Officer Craig Niemann said the survey would help council to impr..
04-Mar-2015
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Current Issue

Adalai: Unfamiliar Places
Bendigo Weekly
Adalai – Unfamiliar Places Adalai’s first EP is a combination of eight tracks, which offer a welcome departure from the usual alternative rock riffs and chorus lines. Unlike many alternative rocker bands out there, Adalai successfully manages to get every song..
10-Feb-2012
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Tania Doko: forever the Bachelor Girl
Ben Cameron
For Australia’s one time Queen of Pop Tania Doko, it’s high time for a bit of good old fashioned self indulgence. After spending the past few years writing songs for others, like former pop matriarch Taylor Dane, she’s back to expressing what’s in her own heart. And s..
10-Feb-2012
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The Gig Guide (February 10 to 16)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, February 10 THE BRIDGE Mez and Al from 7pm. Free MANCHESTER ARMS The Keepers of the Flame from 8pm. Free BASEMENT BAR Sarah Louise Langley with Paul D Solo from 10pm. N..
10-Feb-2012
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Grand Perceptor: terror rock specialists
Ben Cameron
Let’s get one thing clear: Grand Perceptor don’t do sweetness and light, so don’t even ask. Grand exponents in “terror rock”, GP’s vocalist Old World Sparrow, drummer Dean “Deano” Stanton and menace-on-the-bass Mick Fitt, you can safely accuse ..
10-Feb-2012
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Celtic Thunder hits Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON. Celtic Thunder perform in Australia for the first time later this month. And the Thunder's five soloists, George Donaldson, Ryan Kelly, Emmet Cahill, Keith Harkin and Neil Byrne will embark on their Australian tour fresh from a break after an intense tour of A..
09-Feb-2012
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Dave Faulkner: seeking songs and a scene
Ben Cameron
For the Hoodoo Gurus’ Dave Faulkner, crafting a hit tune is a lot like sketching or sculpting, and sometimes you need to follow your nose, and your instincts. But for arguably the band’s finest work, What’s My Scene? he had absolutely no idea what he was writing about. ..
08-Feb-2012
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Calivil marks 125 years
Joel Peterson
CALIVIL United Football Netball Club is gearing up for one of the biggest weekends in its history, when the club celebrates its 125th anniversary next Saturday. The Loddon Valley Football league side has been extremely successful over the journey, and will take on arch rivals Mitiamo in what..
10-Jul-2015
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Gala time for footy
Joel Peterson
COUNTRY Victoria’s best footballers will take their skills to the Queen Elizabeth Oval on Saturday when AFL Victoria Country takes on the Victorian Amateurs for the bi-annual Brian Molony Cup. Vic Country will take on the VAFA in three matches – with under-19s kicking..
09-Jul-2015
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Sun Devil has Bendigo Spirit
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit landed its first big recruit before the 2015/16 season, signing Arizona State University centre Joy Burke this week. The former Sun Devil joins the club on a one-year deal, having also played professionally in Denmark after leaving Tempe. Burke will give the Spir..
03-Jul-2015
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Tennis on the table
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will play host to another top-class table tennis event next year, at a location with a difference. The City of Greater Bendigo has added some drama to the sport, staging the 2016 ITTF Oceania Olympic qualifiers at Ulumbarra Theatre. The event will run at the same time as the 20..
03-Jul-2015
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Braves’ big boost
Joel Peterson
THE Champions IGA Bendigo Lady Braves’ playoff hopes have been given a huge lift – figuratively and literally – with Australian Opals centre Elyse Penaluna signing with the club this week. After a disappointing start to the season, Penaluna will play a crucial role as the Lad..
03-Jul-2015
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Racked and ready
Joel Peterson
AUSTRALIAN snooker star Neil Robertson is back in Bendigo determined not to let the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open title slip through his grasp again. Robertson’s campaign for an elusive victory in Bendigo begins on Tuesday, after two straight runner-up finishes to Marco Fu in 2013 a..
26-Jun-2015
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Clearing the way ahead
THERE’S been a lot of talk and online chatter this week about the draft Bendigo Road Transport Strategy and its likely impacts upon the community. In itself, that’s a good thing – the whole idea of releasing a draft strategy is for people to have the chance to have a say. And the..
15-Apr-2011
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Road rage
Road rage I must strongly object to the proposal of upgrading Gladstone Street from two to four lanes of traffic. This would dramatically increase the already heavy traffic through a long-standing Quarry Hill residential area. This includes the already very busy St Joseph’s Primary Schoo..
15-Apr-2011
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Glanville on the truck bypass route
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15-Apr-2011
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Glanville on the hospital board
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08-Apr-2011
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Letters to the editor
Fortuna future With Bendigo having a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a national attraction as a result of the sale of Fortuna, there will no doubt be a number of suggestions as to how best preserve and promote this heritage icon. The Villa Fortuna Action Group believes now is the time f..
08-Apr-2011
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Changing focus
WHEN it comes to Bendigo’s youth, St Luke’s CEO Dave Pugh knows what he is talking about. He knows what the real issues are and can see through the hysteria created by recent CBD incidents. When he says the problems are not a major concern and the community should be focussing on oth..
08-Apr-2011
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