Input sought from carers
Bendigo Weekly
THE call is out for feedback from carers of persons with a mental illness. Loddon Mallee Mental Health Carers Network’s Louise Payne said it is vital to have comprehensive information concerning the challenges carers face so advocacy for improvements can be made. “To help g..
14-Oct-2016
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Healthy park activity mapped out
Bendigo Weekly
A NEW orienteering-based challenge is giving locals a chance to get outside and explore Bendigo’s parks and forests, with some healthy competition along the way. The Park and Street Challenge is run by Bendigo Oreinteering Club and funded by VicHealth and sees maps distributed with loc..
14-Oct-2016
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Anger over vote card
Sharon Kemp
AN anti-mosque group faces investigation by the local government regulator after posting a how-to-vote card that asks voters to preference City of Greater Bendigo candidates it highlights as opposed to a mosque in Bendigo. The Bendigo Weekly understands police could also be called to i..
07-Oct-2016
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Big wet breaks rain records
Joel Peterson
A RECORD-BREAKING September of weather is in the books for Bendigo, with even more cold, wet weather expected during October. Last month was the wettest September and the second wettest month on record at the Bendigo Airport weather station, with 153.4 millimetres of rain dumped on the city...
07-Oct-2016
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Rain stops city works
Sharon Kemp
RAIN has delayed Bendigo’s big ticket projects by two months but the City of Greater Bendigo says the cost of delay will be borne by the responsible contractors. Some road works have also been delayed, including bridgeworks on Tannery Lane and irrigation works at Weeroona Oval. ..
07-Oct-2016
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Cash break a winner for tennis complex
Joel Peterson
FOLLOWING a five-year wait, the Bendigo Tennis Association can proceed with the full $6.5 million redevelopment of its Nolan Street complex. Work is expected to begin on the new clubrooms and showcourt precinct on November 2, almost 31 years to the day since the clubrooms were officially ope..
07-Oct-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..
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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..
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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. ..
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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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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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Massy Ferguson: playing for fruit
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Seattle based Americana/alt-country rock outfit Massy Ferguson was formed six years ago in somewhat humble circumstances, and with more hope than expectation as singer, bass player and co-founder Ethan Anderson explains. “Our guitarist Adam (Monda) and I met at..
18-Apr-2012
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Showcase hits the right note
Bendigo Weekly
And so it is on! The momentum built from the success of the 2011 debut of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is, without a doubt, on the ascendency as far as its popular appeal within the Bendigo community goes. The value placed in Bendigo playing host to its very own music fes..
17-Apr-2012
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City lands national events double
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will play host to two more national sporting events this year. After the Weekly last week revealed the region would host the Cycling Australia National Junior Road Championships in September, the City of Greater Bendigo announced it has secured two more national-level events this we..
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Kids up for clash
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Football League coach Brett Fitzpatrick hopes the enthusiasm of 12 interleague debutants proves infectious when his side makes the trek to Warragul for Saturday’s AFL Victoria Community Championships clash. Bendigo will again be captained by Jack Geary and while the list of pla..
19-May-2016
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Payne signs with Spirit
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit has added some scoring punch to its frontcourt signing Nadeen Payne for season 2016/17. Payne played for now-defunct South East Queensland last season, averaging 10.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game on 45 per cent shooting from the field and 35 per cent from three-point range..
18-May-2016
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BFNL squad's need for speed
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Football League interleague coach Brett Fitzpatrick believes he has the tools to deliver Bendigo a fourth straight win over the Gippsland League when the sides meet at Warragul next Saturday. Bendigo played Gippsland at the Queen Elizabeth Oval in 2010, 2012 and 2014, winning on all ..
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Winning run rolls on
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Braves continued their outstanding start to the SEABL season with a thumping win over Melbourne last Saturday night. In front of a vocal home crowd, the Braves took on the Andrew Gaze-coached Tigers and dished out a 31-point hiding to the visitors. The Braves had one of their..
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All set for Super 12s
Joel Peterson
CENTRAL and northern Victoria’s most talented tennis hot shots will put their skills to the test over a four week Davis Cup-style competition at the Bendigo Bank Tennis Complex. The Bendigo Tennis Association is running the Tennis Australia Super 12s competition over four weeks at the ..
13-May-2016
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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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Letters to the editor
Label no accident in climate debate The label “denier” is a loaded word. It has added weight because of the term “holocaust denier”. This is no accident; those on the pro-carbon tax team know that and use the term “climate change denier” or “skepti..
10-Jun-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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Pick of the week - Those who came after
Those Who Come After Elisabeth Holdsworth Picador Elisabeth Holdsworth came to Australia as a child, and worked most of her life in the public service. In 2007, her essay, “For Those Who Come After”, won the ABR-Calibre Prize. In that essay, she described the difficulty she had ..
31-Mar-2011
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Malouf finalist for 2011 Man Booker International Prize
Australia’s most distinguished writer, David Malouf, is on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. The list, announced by chair of judges Rick Gekoski Noterday, includes contoversial fantasy writer Philip Pullman, veteran American Philip Roth and Iindian s..
30-Mar-2011
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