Rates hike hits home
Sharon Kemp
RATEPAYERS have cried foul at increases in rates they say do not align with a corresponding increase in services. Bendigo ratepayers interviewed this week by the Bendigo Weekly said their rates had risen by more than 20 per cent in the first year of state government-imposed rate cap at 2.5 p..
05-Aug-2016
No
0
No
One week to wait for Bendigo Writers Festival
Dianne Dempsey
Kerry O’Brien is filled with respect for the ABC’s recent Four Corners program which broke the story on the horrors of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. O’Brien said the program highlighted the value of investigative journalism in our country. “I sent the repor..
04-Aug-2016
No
0
Yes
Search on for top staff
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s search for two new directors to form part of a new look executive has gone national. The organisation is seeking a Presentation and Assets director and another for the Strategy and Growth portfolio, via an advertising process that started last weekend. ..
29-Jul-2016
No
0
No
Good news on water levels
Joel Peterson
WATER storages in central Victoria are on the up and are expected to continue to rise with above average rainfall predicted through until the end of September. Bendigo had recorded 86.4 millimetres of rain this month at the time of going to print, the city’s wettest month since June 20..
29-Jul-2016
No
0
No
Clean up in pipeline
Sharon Kemp
COLIBAN Water will soon call for tenders from companies to collect and dispose of arsenic and metals-laced sludge that it is the waste product of Bendigo’s groundwater, and to start pipeline construction. The water authority this week started the process of public consultation featurin..
29-Jul-2016
No
0
No
New push for tourism boost
Sharon Kemp
DESPITE the profile of some of Victoria’s regional attractions, the challenge remains to get international and interstate visitors to travel outside Melbourne, and to spend money there. But the newly appointed chief executive of Visit Victoria, Peter Bingeman, said one of his first pri..
29-Jul-2016
No
0
No
Mandy - IGA
A new study in animal care
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo TAFE is now running animal studies and veterinary nursing courses – the first time these courses have been offered in central Victoria. Bendigo TAFE will offer Certificate II and III in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. The courses have been positively rec..
27-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Marist College opens
Bendigo Weekly
Marist College Bendigo will be officially opened and blessed at a ceremony beginning at 11.30am today. The first building of the Maiden Gully school accommodates Years 7 and 8 will be named the Montagne Centre, and will be opened by Brother Michael Green FMS, the National Director of Marist Sc..
27-Mar-2015
No
0
No
City says farewell
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 430 people packed into Bendigo’s historic Town Hall on Monday afternoon to celebrate the extraordinary life and achievements of former mayor Daryl McClure. Mr McClure’s place in this city’s proud history is assured, thanks largely to his efforts to protect, preser..
27-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Girton students survive fall
Bendigo Weekly
A MINIBUS of year nine Girton Grammar students have had a rocky start to their compulsory hike. The bus went down an embankment en route to their five-day camp in Falls Creek yesterday afternoon. Girton Grammar School headmaster Matthew Maruff said no one had been injured in the incident. ..
24-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Domestic violence on the increase
Dianne Dempsey
She can hear the car pull up and rings the police but it is too late – he’s through the front door. She runs to the bathroom and locks the door but he’s kicking that in. Locks weren’t made for him. The four children know the drill by now. They’re under their b..
20-Mar-2015
Yes
0
Yes
Road change on show
Bendigo Weekly
More than 200 people visited VicRoads in the Hargreaves Mall last Saturday to view the latest designs for the Ravenswood Interchange project. VicRoads Regional Director, Mal Kersting said the organisation was pleased with the level of interest shown by the community for the project. The Ra..
20-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Current Issue
Bgo Cycling Classic banner

Luke Million: a tribute to Arnold
Ben Cameron
It was only made for “a bit of fun” but Luke Million’s Arnold has brought tongue-in-cheek disco back to the masses. Adelaide's Million aka Luke Godson says the song evolved into a tribute to the Austrian Oak, who’s been a big part of his life. “It was really..
29-Mar-2012
3.15pm
No
0
No
Bendigo Folk Club helps put Mick Thomas on the right path
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo Folk Club has done it’s little bit to clear a new path for music legend Mick Thomas. Thomas played an intimate gig under the Queen Elizabeth Oval grandstand late in 2010, to around 80 people, but it left a lasting impression. “It’s probably the most importan..
28-Mar-2012
Yes
0
No
Giving the gift of music
Ben Cameron
A brave Elmore woman has honoured her late husband by giving the gift of music. A few weeks ago the Bendigo Weekly reported Eileen Burke’s desire to donate her late husband Roy’s drum kit to a worthy home. And after receiving a stack of requests for the drums, Eileen has fina..
28-Mar-2012
12.10pm
Yes
0
No
Avoca Music Festival
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN The Avoca Music Festival held over the weekend of March 23 to 25 brought together a unique line-up of independent musical acts from fields as diverse as Gospel, Zydeco, Rock, Blues, Country and even Jug Band. Held at the Avoca Racecourse, the festival was a no frills..
27-Mar-2012
3.45PM
No
0
No
Forever Young: Trevor Young's long journey back
Ben Cameron
Former Cold Chisel drummer and one time Coloured Ball, Trevor Young, is all about love, inspiration and keeping your life bullsh*t-proof; the kind of wisdom you’d expect from a well travelled muso, with almost 50 years in the music business behind him. “Love is the only thing th..
27-Mar-2012
2.45pm
Yes
0
No
Bluejuice: crazy good therapy
Ben Cameron
Music’s not about the fame and the fans for Bluejuice’s Jake Stone, it runs a little deeper than that. It’s all about therapy, for a bloke who needs to express his own shortcomings publicly, while dressed in a full length canary yellow body suit, if possible. “I&r..
26-Mar-2012
3.50pm
Yes
0
No
BUCCS in the hunt
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO United appears poised to break into the Bendigo District Cricket Association top four after setting Kangaroo Flat 323 for victory on day two of their clash at N8Health Oval on Saturday. The Redbacks were in early trouble on day one after Adam Burns and Brent Hamblin struc..
12-Feb-2016
No
0
No
Students fired up for triathlon
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO South East College students Jack Meade and Mitchell O’Neill are back at school and working hard, both in and out of class. The talented duo have been selected in the 13 to 14-year-old Victorian Schools Triathlon team to head to Hervey Bay from April 18 to 21, bas..
05-Feb-2016
No
0
No
Gym backs the Thunder
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Thunder will be fighting fit when the Victorian Womens Football League season rolls around thanks to a new partnership announced this week. The Thunder have joined forces with local business It’s Her Gym, with the Mollison Street centre becoming the club’s new trainin..
05-Feb-2016
No
0
No
Spirit star's injury blow
Bendigo Weekly
THE biggest test of the Bendigo Spirit’s season got significantly bigger this week, with Kelsey Griffin ruled out of Sunday’s round 16 clash with reigning champions Townsville Fire at Bendigo Stadium. Griffin suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter of Bendigo..
05-Feb-2016
No
0
No
Spirit downed by Rangers
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit’s WNBL finals chances took a hit tonight with a 74-82 loss to Dandenong. The win gives the Rangers a critical season series advantage over the Spirit, having won two of the three clashes between the sides this season. Dandenong controlled the contest ..
30-Jan-2016
No
0
Yes
Spirit at its best
Joel Peterson
Another week, another must-win game against a top opponent in the race to the Women’s National basketball league playoffs. It is a theme the Bendigo Spirit must get used to in the season’s final four rounds but one that seems to do little to faze the side, who are the best team i..
29-Jan-2016
No
0
No
Arts Centre dangers
Arts Centre dangers In 1989 the Baulkham Hills Council on the outskirts of Sydney opened The Hills Centre in Castle Hill, a 1550-seat multi-purpose performing arts centre. In July 2009, just 10 years later, council’s general manager, Mr D. Walker, announced that council “could no..
13-May-2011
3.54
No
0
Time to champion Bendigo
THE death of the Bendigo Traders Association marketing levy should be cause for alarm – not celebration. One only has to look at what our neighbours and rivals in Ballarat are doing to unite and promote their city to see why we need to do more to help ourselves. Ballarat has successfully c..
13-May-2011
2.59
No
0
Slices of the pie
THE battle for dwindling government funding is one most councils and community groups face almost every day. Whether it be federal and state governments shifting costs onto councils, or non-profit groups pushing for urgent upgrades of facilities, there is only so much in the funding pie. The Cit..
13-May-2011
2.57
No
1
Glanville on the budget
..
12-May-2011
3.55
No
0
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
3.50
No
0
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
11.19
No
1
Property Guide