Major opposition parties cry foul on Budget
Sharon Kemp
The 2016 federal budget leaves smokers, schools, the Bendigo Tennis Association, the RSL Memorial Hall and Aspire Foundation with cause to consider their future. Bendigo’s unemployed youth and more than 2000 small businesses, on the other hand, can look forward to a boost, the latter t..
06-May-2016
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Chapman quits race
Sharon Kemp
ELISE Chapman has cited health reasons for stepping down this week as One Nation’s senate candidate in Bendigo for the 2016 Federal election. Ms Chapman, a City of Greater Bendigo councillor, in part blamed the council for her poor health. She declined to talk about the specific na..
29-Apr-2016
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View from the top of town
Sharon Kemp
There is more than meets the eye when you are building residential apartments in Bendigo, but it is all about the eye when you get to the top. The residential and commercial building project at 111 Mitchell Street has a rare perspective of unobstructed views west from the top of Mitchell St ..
29-Apr-2016
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More Federal cash for schools
Sharon Kemp
FEDERAL member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters wants to see funding for Bendigo schools and community services returned to this year’s Budget, and certainty returned to the process of National Stronger Regions funding. Ms Chesters said she had been told by Bendigo organisations that had acti..
29-Apr-2016
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Splash out for groundwater
Bendigo Weekly
More than $14 million to pump groundwater from under Bendigo will give certainty to one of the city’s iconic tourist attractions and investigate a permanent fix. The Central Deborah Gold Mine has been pumping groundwater containing salts and trace metals since modern mining ceased near..
29-Apr-2016
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Transport growth on agenda
Sharon Kemp
THE Victorian government has directed money at fixing or expanding transport services making it easier for central Victorian industry and residents to travel locally and to Melbourne. The 2016-17 Victorian State Budget released this week suggests Premier Daniel Andrews has listened to reg..
29-Apr-2016
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Students call for action
Christine McGinn
LA TROBE University physical education and outdoor education students are frustrated at the lack of organisation and staffing in their first week back. Third year student Ellen said there was a significant lack of support and staff to teach students. “There is no one to go to find ou..
06-Mar-2015
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Tennis club fears change to court
Christine McGinn
KENNINGTON Social Tennis Club (KSTC) says it will have to close once South Bendigo Football and Netball Club takes over its courts. President Simon Perrin said there was no future for the tennis club as netball “elitism” had taken priority, leaving the club with only one dedicated ..
06-Mar-2015
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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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Tracey Roberts: a unique vision
Ben Cameron
Melbourne artist Tracey Roberts has a unique view into the realm of art and music. She has “multi-colour synesthesia”, which allows her to see colours, shapes and images when she hears music. Both a visual artist and a singer-songwriter-pianist, it's no surprise her artwork a..
16-Feb-2012
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Calling on young filmmakers
Bendigo Weekly
Lights, camera, action – the call is out for young up and coming animation and film makers to enter the 2012 City of Greater Bendigo Mic Up Productions Clips and Flicks Short Film Festival. City of Greater Bendigo Youth Participation Officer Rory White said all young film makers and an..
16-Feb-2012
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Roger Waters: The Wall live
Jake Schatz
If there is a band before my time that I desperately wish I could have seen, it would be Pink Floyd. So I was never going to miss an opportunity to see Roger Waters perform The Wall at Rod Laver Arena last week. With the hype, and more importantly the man behind the production,..
16-Feb-2012
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Bobby Rydell to hit Bendigo
Steve Kendall
WHEN Bobby Rydell steps on the stage of The Capital Theatre next month it will be as part of his 21st tour of Australia. His first was in 1960, and he already had a hit record under his belt, Kissin’ Time. Thirty-four US hits later and a string of favourites around the world, Bobby..
15-Feb-2012
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Custard return for Between the Bays
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Throughout much of the nineties, Custard were one of Australia’s most prominent and popular bands, with a loyal live following and hit songs by way of Apartment and Music is Crap. The band also released some of the definitive albums from that time with Wahooti..
15-Feb-2012
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Broken Stone Records: passionate hobbyists
Ben Cameron
LIVE performances will combine with live footage and stunning artwork, as music label Broken Stone Records hits Kyneton as part of a 10-day east coast show case tour. BSR co-owner Jonathon Miller said the roadshow had existed in different forms since BSR began operation back ..
14-Feb-2012
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Dragons on notice
Joel Peterson
SANDHURST senior coach Brett Fitzpatrick has put the onus on his players to straighten up their act – literally – as the Dragons head into a tough lead-up to the 2015 Bendigo Football Netball League finals series. Sandhurst prevailed over Gisborne two weeks ago in a scrappy af..
21-Aug-2015
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Teams dig deep for finals berth
Joel Peterson
A POTENTIAL grand final preview is on offer in the final round of the Heathcote District Football League season this weekend, when the undefeated Leitchville-Gunbower hosts second-placed North Bendigo at Leitchville. Both sides are coming off huge victories, the Bombers smashing White Hills ..
14-Aug-2015
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Aiming for the best
Joel Peterson
Be the best you can be. That is the aim of new Bendigo Pioneers talent manager Steve Sharp when he talks about the Pioneers’ program. Four months into his role with the club, Sharp and coach Brett Henderson are the linchpins in a Pioneers organisation that has some big ideas about ..
14-Aug-2015
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Braves in top form
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Bank Braves and Champions IGA Lady Braves have hit flying form at exactly the right time of the South East Australian Basketball League season. The Ben Harvey-coached Braves have taken the spoils in their last four contests, while the Lady Braves have won their last six straight ..
07-Aug-2015
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Back in the team
Joel Peterson
SEVEN years after she last played for her hometown Women’s National Basketball League club, Kerryn Harrington is gearing up to play for the Bendigo Spirit this season knowing she is finally getting the best out of herself. Dogged by injuries throughout her young career, the 23-year-old h..
31-Jul-2015
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Adamson out as Tigers coach
Joel Peterson
The Kyneton Tigers and senior football coach Mark Adamson have parted ways on the eve of a possible first finals campaign for the club since 2003. The club announced the decision via a statement on its website tonight, saying Adamson had not met the standards required to be a leader. Lu..
28-Jul-2015
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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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What’s in a number? A lot
IT’S very easy to throw numbers around like they mean as much or as little as you want them to, and to most people 5.1 per cent would not seem like a lot. But here’s a few examples of some of the 5.1 per centers that impact upon our lives. In Victoria, fruit and vegie prices rose an ..
08-Apr-2011
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