Sport and recreation are cash winners
Sharon Kemp
RECREATION and sport in the City of Greater Bendigo will get a major boost in the current budget year. * $1 million to the Bendigo Tennis Centre to construct a pavillion. * $2.7 million to a Strathfieldsaye community hub which will include a kinder with 132 four-year-old and 66 thr..
06-May-2016
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Cash splash for city
Sharon Kemp
IF cranes are a sign of a city’s economic health, Bendigo residents can expect an exciting skyline this year. The big ticket items in the City of Greater Bendigo 2016-17 budget include the $31 million Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic and Wellbeing Centre at Kangaroo Flat, the $16 million..
06-May-2016
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Capital works a Bendigo boom
Sharon Kemp
FOUR multi-million-dollar projects have handed the City of Greater Bendigo a feast in capital works this year but residents can expect lean times ahead thanks to a cap on increasing rates. On Wedneday night, the council agreed to invite public comment on a 2016-17 budget that boasts record s..
06-May-2016
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Marilyn goes pink for breast cancer research
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of the world’s most iconic and enduring personalities has gone pink to show her support for breast cancer awareness and this weekend’s Mother’s Day Classic. The towering eight metre sculpture of Marilyn Monroe will continue to show her support for such a worthy cause un..
06-May-2016
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Deputy leader wants NBN in Bendigo
Sharon Kemp
REGIONAL unemployment and National Broadband Network connection are looming as the local issues Labor will try to push to centre stage in the upcoming 2016 election. In Bendigo to attend a fundraising dinner for incumbent MP Lisa Chesters, deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek said NBN wo..
06-May-2016
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Living within our means
Sharon Kemp
THE federal budget relies on central Victorians looking at the national economic picture rather than their own comfort. Treasurer Scott Morrison’s first budget, released just before an election, at first sight fails to hand out sweeteners for votes, and Liberal candidate for Bendigo Me..
06-May-2016
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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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Market of opportunity
Dianne Dempsey
When arriving at Melbourne International Airport from China in 2002, university student Jacky Zheng was naturally enough incredibly excited. “What would Melbourne look like?” he asked himself. “What would the university look like? The houses?” “The man who picked ..
27-Feb-2015
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Fundraiser for Ethan
Dianne Dempsey
It’s hot and Ethan, 12, and Lochie, 10, are sheltering in the shade of a tree at Lake Weeroona with their mother Angela Taylor. We’ve come to talk about Ethan and the fundraiser Angela and her friend Carolyn O’Sullivan are organising. Ethan suffers from severe autism and mu..
21-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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Feast of football
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO is set for a three-day football gala this weekend, with VFL action returning to the Queen Elizabeth Oval on Friday night preceding a huge weekend of local games. Footscray and Essendon will square off in the state league’s showcase game on Friday night, with both sides vying fo..
21-Aug-2015
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Braves ready for finals action
Joel Peterson
THE 2015 South East Australian Basketball League season has been all about preparation for the Bendigo Braves. During a pre-season boot camp in Torquay, players and coaches were up in the early hours of the morning, slogging it out through gruelling tasks to prepare for the long slog that is..
21-Aug-2015
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Spirit out on the road
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit will start yet another Women’s National Basketball League campaign with a Queensland road double when the 2015/16 season gets under way on October 9. The Spirit plays the newly-formed South East Queensland at Logan in the season opener on Friday, October 9, before headin..
21-Aug-2015
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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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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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Glanville on the bypass
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24-Mar-2011
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Letters to the editor
Train delays The Liberal-National Government has just passed 100 days in office and already local Liberal-National Government MP Damian Drum is selling out Central Victoria. Instead of standing up for Central Victorian train travellers and demanding the vital Regional Rail Link project is bui..
24-Mar-2011
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