Autumn rainfall on the horizon
Joel Peterson
LOCAL farmers, and perhaps the odd gardener or two, may see a glimmer of hope when they next look skyward hoping for rain. After 12 of the past 13 months delivered less than average rainfall in Bendigo, the bureau of meteorology is forecasting a La Niña weather system could develop i..
22-Apr-2016
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2020: Pressure builds for next council
Peter Kennedy
IN exactly six months or 183 days’ time, Greater Bendigo will have a new group of councillors to represent the residents and ratepayers of this city for the next four years. Suffice to say, and from a long way back, interest in these elections is already at elevated levels. There ..
22-Apr-2016
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A Big Give for the community
Bendigo Weekly
A BENDIGO group is bringing a new 24-hour community giving day to the city in September. The Community Foundation for Central Victoria (CFCV) is a not for profit organisation which strengthens communities by enabling people to give where they live. “Big Give is a 24 hour online ..
22-Apr-2016
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Legal call for more aid
Bendigo Weekly
Victoria Legal Aid has called for extra investment in legal aid in the Bendigo area as it faces increased demand for its services. The VLA said that across Victoria, tens of thousands of people were missing out on the help they need, and that people in rural and regional Victoria face &l..
22-Apr-2016
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One step closer for Kangaroo Flat aquatic centre
Sharon Kemp
Where there was dust yesterday, Kangaroo Flat schoolchildren are hoping there will be water in 18 months time. They raised dust in a celebratory dance at the Browning Street site that is graded and ready to be handed over to the construction company that will build the $31 million Great..
22-Apr-2016
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Curves stall commuters
Joel Peterson
The $3.65 billion Regional Rail Link project’s curves are the main cause of the V/Line wheel wear saga which has caused major headaches for commuters across the state in recent months. A Monash Institute of Rail Technology report into the ongoing V/Line wheel wear saga was ..
22-Apr-2016
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Fit in some fitness
Bendigo Weekly
Rain, hail or shine, in 2015 there is no excuse not to participate in Bendigo’s Biggest Workout later this month at the Bendigo Stadium. Local fitness organisations It’s Her Gym and refind FITNESS are once again supporting the Bendigo Health Foundation to host this event for the se..
06-Mar-2015
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Locals help improve city
Bendigo Weekly
A RANDOM survey of 3000 locals will help to improve the City of Greater Bendigo’s service provision. The sample was chosen from a pool of 30,000 people who had contacted the council in the past 12 months. Chief Executive Officer Craig Niemann said the survey would help council to impr..
04-Mar-2015
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Sign of the times
Christine McGinn
City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox will make comment about Lockwood ward councillor Elise Chapman's recent actions at tomorrow's general meeting. Cr Cox and Cr Chapman met this afternoon and have agreed not to make any public comment until the 6pm meeting at the Bendigo town hall...
27-Feb-2015
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School call for pool
Bendigo Weekly
FOUR Kangaroo Flat schools are pushing the City of Greater Bendigo to build the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic and Leisure and Wellbeing centre. Despite the City of Greater Bendigo previously listing it as their number one priority, council is reconsidering the need for the development. Kan..
27-Feb-2015
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Councillor says festival has faded
Christine McGinn
EPPALOCK ward councillor Helen Leach says after recent changes, the Bendigo Easter Festival has lost its way. “I am very disappointed in the direction it seems to be going, it seems to have lost its grunt,” she said. Despite attempting to resign from the Bendigo Easter Festival ad..
27-Feb-2015
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Second chance on buses
Joel Peterson
Local residents will get another chance to have their say on Bendigo’s proposed bus network after the initial Public Transport Victoria plan drew the ire of network commuters. An initial round of community consultations with PTV was held in December, with residents from across Bendigo la..
27-Feb-2015
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Heaven The Axe: takin' the long handle
Ben Cameron
A MEETING on the streets of Wagga Wagga proved to be the catalyst for the formation of hard rockers Heaven The Axe. Bombshell lead singer Phoebe Pinnock was spotted by the man she would eventually marry, Steve Watts (of Manticore fame), who had been entertaining the idea of a female-..
14-Feb-2012
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Adalai: Unfamiliar Places
Bendigo Weekly
Adalai – Unfamiliar Places Adalai’s first EP is a combination of eight tracks, which offer a welcome departure from the usual alternative rock riffs and chorus lines. Unlike many alternative rocker bands out there, Adalai successfully manages to get every song..
10-Feb-2012
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Tania Doko: forever the Bachelor Girl
Ben Cameron
For Australia’s one time Queen of Pop Tania Doko, it’s high time for a bit of good old fashioned self indulgence. After spending the past few years writing songs for others, like former pop matriarch Taylor Dane, she’s back to expressing what’s in her own heart. And s..
10-Feb-2012
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The Gig Guide (February 10 to 16)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, February 10 THE BRIDGE Mez and Al from 7pm. Free MANCHESTER ARMS The Keepers of the Flame from 8pm. Free BASEMENT BAR Sarah Louise Langley with Paul D Solo from 10pm. N..
10-Feb-2012
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Grand Perceptor: terror rock specialists
Ben Cameron
Let’s get one thing clear: Grand Perceptor don’t do sweetness and light, so don’t even ask. Grand exponents in “terror rock”, GP’s vocalist Old World Sparrow, drummer Dean “Deano” Stanton and menace-on-the-bass Mick Fitt, you can safely accuse ..
10-Feb-2012
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Celtic Thunder hits Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON. Celtic Thunder perform in Australia for the first time later this month. And the Thunder's five soloists, George Donaldson, Ryan Kelly, Emmet Cahill, Keith Harkin and Neil Byrne will embark on their Australian tour fresh from a break after an intense tour of A..
09-Feb-2012
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Hillies in finals push
Joel Peterson
WHITE HILLS coach Shaun Makepeace is sick of his side being simply competitive. Sitting comfortably inside the Heathcote District Football League’s top five, Makepeace laid down the challenge to the Demons this week saying close enough is not good enough. The Demons will get a chan..
24-Jul-2015
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Sore end to tour
Joel Peterson
ZAK Dempster is determined not to let his Tour de France define his 2015 season, after he was forced to withdraw from his second participation in the great race last week. Dempster tells the Weekly in an exclusive column (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/zak-adds-perspective-to-tour-exit..
24-Jul-2015
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Zak adds perspective to tour exit
Bendigo Weekly
I like to think I have the perspective to understand that sport is only sport in the end. In the grand scheme of things the result doesn’t actually matter. I’ve come to understand that although winning races is what I dream of, I used to link it pretty closely to whether I was co..
24-Jul-2015
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Join the family
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Spirit fans have had a pre-season win, with the club unveiling heavily reduced membership packages this week ahead of the 2015/16 season. Reductions of at least $50 are on offer across the range of memberships the club offers. The new membership packages are about getting as many..
23-Jul-2015
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Serious intent
Joel Peterson
HE may be a self-confessed joker off the court, but when he hits the hardwood Tony Lewis is as intense and serious as they come. It is that intensity that not only won him the South East Australian Basketball League Most Valuable Player award last season, but has seen him become the driving fo..
17-Jul-2015
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Calivil marks 125 years
Joel Peterson
CALIVIL United Football Netball Club is gearing up for one of the biggest weekends in its history, when the club celebrates its 125th anniversary next Saturday. The Loddon Valley Football league side has been extremely successful over the journey, and will take on arch rivals Mitiamo in what..
10-Jul-2015
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Electoral reform is needed
The present Victorian Electoral Commission enquiry to determine the number of City of Greater Bendigo councillors and wards is well intended. Unfortunately, this review will do little for the ratepayers of this fair city. The role of councillors will not change. Part-time councillors with goo..
01-Apr-2011
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Honesty needed
WHAT’S in a number? Plenty it seems, especially when it comes to law and order, a pressure point with voters and politicians alike, especially in the lead up to a state election. This week, the State Government announced details of the first round of allocations of the extra 1600 police it p..
31-Mar-2011
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Ponting should be punted
RICKY Ponting finally stood down as captain of the Australian cricket team this week, but the timing of his announcement has cost him some of the applause and acknowledgement he deserved. He averages just over 53 with the bat in test cricket, a monumental achievement in any era, but has not enjoye..
31-Mar-2011
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Glanville on the Mall fracas
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31-Mar-2011
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No time to waste
WHAT to do with the amount of heavy vehicles coming through Charing Cross and Bendigo’s CBD has been an issue that has plagued city leaders for decades. For more than 30 years councils, roads authorities and politicians have tried to come up with a solution. Three decades ago they had a pr..
24-Mar-2011
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More to online fight video
THE tell-tale grainy images of a video shot on a mobile phone of two boys brawling have gone around the world this past week, and media outlets have rushed to tell the story behind the story this whole sad and sorry saga has been. But there’s one element of this terrible situation that troub..
24-Mar-2011
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