Satisfaction survey slams council
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo has suffered its worst community satisfaction results in five years. It’s a fall chief executive Craig Niemann has blamed on high profile public rancour, including the anti-mosque protests, that plagued the council last year. The survey, completed for a..
10-Jun-2016
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CFA firm under pressure
Sharon Kemp
THE impasse between the state government and the CFA over firefighter pay negotiations continued yesterday as Victorian MPs continued to pressure the CFA board to agree to a deal. And in Bendigo, federal Labor incumbent Lisa Chesters has defended herself against social media claims she is i..
10-Jun-2016
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Bendigo refugee group leads forum
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO, the location of anti-mosque protests and a lower than average overseas-born population, is becoming ground zero for the regional refugee advocacy movement. In a duplication of events following the Tampa affair in 2001, regional groups angered at the major parties’ treatment of..
10-Jun-2016
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Hawkei kicks off new bid
Steve Kendall
THALES is putting itself front and centre in a bid to secure a new Australian Defence Force contract, and it has backing. In the same week the first Hawkei went into production at the site, the firm is vying for the lucrative Land 400 Phase 2 contract with their prototype vehicle the LAV (CR..
10-Jun-2016
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Firm to pay workers
Steve Kendall
AN Epsom-based mining services company is repaying more than $2 million to workers who were short-changed over four years. Deepcore Australia Pty Ltd underpaid 205 employees a total of $2.09m for work they performed at mines in regional Victoria and Queensland between 2010 and 2014. The ..
10-Jun-2016
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Jobs cut as Keech hit by mining tumble
Sharon Kemp
Twenty-FOUR jobs have been cut by Keech Australia as the award winning Bendigo-based steel castings manufacturer suffers from the downturn in the mining industry. Chief executive Herbert Hermens yesterday said manufacturing was under strain in Australia “and particularly for companies ..
10-Jun-2016
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Weragoda admits drink driving
Christine McGinn
UPDATE The City of Greater Bendigo council accepted Cr Mark Weragoda’s “unreserved apology” at a meeting last night. “Council last night met and has accepted Cr Mark Weragoda’s unreserved apology for drunk driving and initially denying his actions,” Ma..
11-Mar-2015
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News now: Fairfax axes jobs
Bendigo Weekly
UP to 20 editorial positions are expected to be axed from Fairfax Media’s regional masthead, the Bendigo Advertiser. The media organisation announced its proposed plans to “revitalise its newsrooms in regional Victoria”. Up to 80 full-time equivalent positions could be c..
11-Mar-2015
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Chapman referred to panel
Bendigo Weekly
Elise Chapman's conduct has been referred to a Councillor Conduct Panel. Mayor Peter Cox's statement appears below. Statement from Mayor Cr Peter Cox Friday March 6, 2015 On behalf of residents who have complained about an inappropriate tweet sent by Cr Elise Chapman, Mayor ..
07-Mar-2015
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Pressures add strain to food budget
Dianne Dempsey
“We see grandparents who don’t go to see their grandchildren at Christmas because they can’t afford to buy them gifts,” Mrs Jenny Elvey, of Bendigo Family and Financial Services says. “We never know what sort of problems will walk in the door. Clients could have l..
07-Mar-2015
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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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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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Steve Lane and the Autocrats: making fruit salad
Ben Cameron
It was probably never in the original plan but Steve Lane and the Autocrats have broadened their musical palate to the world of children’s entertainment. Well, kind of. Signed to the ABC’s music label, Lane was asked to contribute The Wiggles’ hit Fruit Salad, to their tri..
22-Feb-2012
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Cricket's bush bash
Joel Peterson
Victorian Premier Cricket will hit Bendigo this weekend, with two day-night games to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Oval as part of the league’s Bush Bash round. Bendigo held the first Premier Cricket regional clash in 1993 and 55 venues have followed suit, but this weekend marks a fir..
23-Oct-2015
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Support rolls in for tennis
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Tennis Association’s support for wheelchair athletes is “what you dream about” according to wheelchair tennis legend Danni Di Toro. The BTA is gearing up to host the Australian National Wheelchair Championships for the first time from Friday, November..
23-Oct-2015
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Debutant rides on high
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Spirit debutant Ashleigh ‘Splash’ Spencer, has made an immediate impression from limited opportunities during last weekend’s WNBL season opening away trip to Queensland. The Spirit went down to the highly fancied South East Queensland Stars 80 – 63, before stu..
16-Oct-2015
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It’s tee time
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Golf Club’s Annual Spring Tournament will tee off next week which will see a fantastic week of golf action. The tournament will start on Monday with a Ladies 4BBB which will see the week cater for everyone. Tuesday will see the ladies again play with a 18 hole stroke event befo..
16-Oct-2015
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A new look Spirit
Joel Peterson
Amid an offseason of change for the Bendigo Spirit, one thing has not wavered. The club has embraced a new coach, new players and a new off-court vision, but has lost no desire to win a third Women’s National Basketball League championship. In previous years you could pencil the Sp..
09-Oct-2015
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Team steps up training
Joel Peterson
A La Trobe University researcher is embracing world leading player-tracking technology in a bid to help the Bendigo Spirit gain a competitive edge. The Spirit’s season starts today, but exercise and sports physiology PhD candidate Craig Staunton was recently appointed as the team&rsquo..
09-Oct-2015
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Getting in on the act
Don’t get too excited just yet, we were told this week as City of Greater Bendigo council unveiled the proposal for a 1000-seat theatre. With funding still to be secured at state and federal level, there’s a chance the state-of-the-art facility won’t go ahead. But if it does ..
15-Apr-2011
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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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