Liberals counterclaim on NBN
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO residents will wait longer for high speed broadband under Labor’s rollout plans announced yesterday, according to Liberal candidate Megan Purcell. Ms Purcell said Labor’s National Broadband Network plan to roll out fibre-to-the-premises meant Bendigo’s households wo..
17-Jun-2016
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Housing project approved
Bendigo Weekly
CITY of Greater Bendigo councillors have approved development of a 2.7 hectare parcel of land in Kangaroo Flat which would provide 34 small blocks. The land is close to Lansell Square but contains remnant bushland and a wetland that is home to wildlife including echnidas according to three l..
17-Jun-2016
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Major projects move on
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO’s two biggest recreation projects, the $21 million Bendigo Stadium upgrade and the $31m Kangaroo Flat aquatic centre, look set to be delivered simultaneously at the end of next year. But as it awarded the contracts to build the projects Wednesday night, the City of Greater Ben..
17-Jun-2016
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New promise on NBN
Bendigo Weekly
LABOR has powered up its NBN commitment with a promise to prioritise Bendigo in the broadband roll out if it wins next month’s federal election. The NBN remains one of the key issues of the election campaign, with the major parties quick to highlight kinks in each other’s policie..
17-Jun-2016
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Game over
Bendigo Weekly
THE High Court has given its approval to plans to build a mosque in East Bendigo. In a brief ruling handed down on Wednesday, the High Court declined to hear an appeal from opponents of the proposed mosque development, bringing an end to three years of legal arguments, debate and controversy..
17-Jun-2016
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Bishop draws a battle line
Sharon Kemp
FOREIGN affairs minister Julie Bishop is the highest profile politician to visit Bendigo so far and the first to use attack politics in an election campaign that has thus far lacked any major local funding announcements. During a visit to the central business district, Ms Bishop chided Labor..
17-Jun-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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Mutemath's soul search
Ben Cameron
While Mutemath’s Darren King was raised on “eccentric Christian” beliefs, and enjoys a solid relationship with the big man upstairs, he says he’s no preacher. “I don’t go to church, but I still pray,” he says. “I feel frustrated with myself..
15-Mar-2012
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San Cisco: a life less awkward
Ben Cameron
Australian music in 2011 was all about domestic spats. While the uber anti-ballad Somebody That I Used to Know was added to just about every playlist bar Classic FM, its little brother, the more bubble gum pop sparring of Awkward by Fremantle‘s San Cisco, had an equally effecti..
13-Mar-2012
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Dan Rolls earns Palais residency
Ben Cameron
Ballarat solo artist Dan Rolls has won himself a residency at The Palais. After playing a recent support slot with the Joe Black Trio at the iconic venue, it all came together pretty easily. “I was just having a drop of red with the owners a few weeks back and I suggested a residen..
07-Mar-2012
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The Bon Scotts: AC/DC free zone
Ben Cameron
It’s hard to believe a bloke who goes by the stage name of Robert Zimmerman, and fronts a tribute act called The Bon Scotts, but Damien Sutton is convinced they’re unique. “I think our music’s very original,” Sutton says. “It entertains us anyway, it ..
07-Mar-2012
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Soundwave 2012
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON Soundwave begins when you descend the escalator at the train station and the sea of black comes into full view. It really is a glorious sight. Everyone is there for the same reason and all are eager to get that first train out – even if that means bei..
07-Mar-2012
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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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Jack's back
Joel Peterson
FOLLOWING a hectic European campaign, Bendigo cyclist Jack Haig is back in town and looking forward to relaxing – for a little while, at least. Despite the cycling season proper finishing in September, Haig got back into Australia on Sunday after a short break in Spain. He endured ..
13-Nov-2015
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Coach aims for change
Joel Peterson
GRITTY wins have become a Bendigo Spirit trademark over recent WNBL seasons, but it is a trait that coach Simon Pritchard wishes his side could do without. Bendigo defeated top-of-the-table South East Queensland last Saturday to improve to 5-3 on the season, a win that went part way to makin..
13-Nov-2015
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Molly makes her mark
Joel Peterson
WHILE balancing her budding basketball career and architecture studies, Molly Mathews is hoping her debut WNBL season provides her with the blueprint for a long and successful career in the league. The 19-year-old was hand picked by coach Simon Pritchard before the start of the Bendigo Spiri..
06-Nov-2015
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Ben's title push
Joel Peterson
HE has done everything but coach a national title-winning side with the Bendigo Braves, but that isn’t stopping Ben Harvey from returning to the club for another title tilt. Harvey signed on for a seventh South East Australian Basketball League season as the Braves’ coach this we..
06-Nov-2015
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Gai's cup win
Joel Peterson
WHILE Gai Waterhouse’s win with The Offer in Wednesday’s $300,000 Jayco Bendigo Cup is far from her biggest moment in racing, you would hardly have known it. As she made her way to the mounting yard post-race, Waterhouse was positively beaming, giving connections the thumbs up an..
30-Oct-2015
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Spirit coach upbeat
Joel Peterson
LAST weekend wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Bendigo Spirit, but that doesn’t worry coach Simon Pritchard. The Spirit head west for a WNBL double header this weekend as the side tackles Perth and Adelaide. The team endured a trying weekend in round three, belted by Dandenon..
30-Oct-2015
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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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What’s in a name?
THE City of Greater Bendigo council is now thinking of registering our parks, ovals and sporting venues with VicNames, which is highly desirable for safety reasons should an emergency occur. If you look back at some of the name changes this council has made since the introduction of the Geographic..
21-Apr-2011
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