Study warns about heart health
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGONIANS are at greater risk of heart disease than residents in most other municipalities in Victoria, and are in the top third of the most socially disadvantaged. The two realities are linked, according to community health professionals working to reverse the trend. It is reasonable..
26-Aug-2016
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Flower show continues to grow
Bendigo Weekly
There’s an old joke about how to propagate an emu bush: First, catch your emu. It comes from the common theory that the seeds of emu bushes – Eremophilas – must pass through an emu’s digestive tract before they will germinate. Whether true or not, the theory has b..
26-Aug-2016
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Non-compliance allegations "daunting": Chapman
Bendigo Weekly
EMBATTLED City of Greater Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman has described her potential disqualification over compliance with the Code of Conduct authorisation process as an unsettling and daunting experience. The Lockwood Ward councillor was inundated with messages from suppor..
19-Aug-2016
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Festival hits new high
Bendigo Weekly
After five years, Bendigo has built a writers festival that has a strong identity and a growing reputation. Bendigo Writers Festival arts director Rosemary Sorenson said organisers estimated seat numbers have increased by over 50 per cent with some 15,000 tickets sold this year. “T..
19-Aug-2016
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Volunteer fight not over
Sharon Kemp
SEDGEWICK Country Fire Authority captain Brendan Dreschler is tired of CFA volunteers being used as political footballs in the ongoing dispute with the state government over career firefighters’ pay deal. “We just want to get in and do our job,” Mr Dreschler said this week,..
19-Aug-2016
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Review drives council changes
Sharon Kemp
THE independent review continues to divide City of Greater Bendigo councillors because of its $2.3 million cost but chief executive Craig Niemann said this week it had delivered more than $4.3m in net savings in three years and made council business more efficient. But the review will not an..
19-Aug-2016
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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
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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
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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
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Bald and beautiful
Dianne Dempsey
Shaving off your long hair when you are a 15 year girl takes a bit of pluck. But Annabel Bradshaw, a sports loving year 10 student at Catholic College has pluck in spades. Annabel decided to do something very brave to help raise awareness for people battling the life threatening disease of leu..
19-Mar-2015
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Cut price pet care
Bendigo Weekly
Discount dog and cat de-sexing vouchers will be available from the City of Greater Bendigo next week. There are 150 vouchers available for dogs and cats. A voucher will save a dog or cat owner $40 on the normal cost of having their pet de-sexed. The vouchers will be available on a firs..
19-Mar-2015
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Cultures on show
Dianne Dempsey
Whoever said Bendigo was dull? Representatives of a variety of cultures gathered together last week to give us a taste of the fun to come in the Bendigo Festival of Cultures. The launch will be on the lawn next to the Bendigo library on Monday, March 16 from noon to 2.30pm. The opening ceremo..
18-Mar-2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Mutemath's odd soul
Ben Cameron
Mutemath drummer Darren King (far right) is happy he’s not trying to “out-Jesus Jesus” any more. “I felt like that as a kid, I really tried, I tried really hard to be a good boy,” he says. “I’ve grown up since that young version of me who thought..
23-Mar-2012
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Rumble on the rink
Joel Peterson
THE buildup to Sunday’s Bendigo Pennant Bowls division one grand final was thrown into chaos this week, following a controversial altercation during Bendigo’s win over Eaglehawk last Saturday. The last time the sides met in a grand final at Eaglehawk, Bendigo broke a 33-year long..
11-Mar-2016
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Probert ruled out for year
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Braves have been dealt a blow on the eve of the South East Australian Basketball League season, with point guard Kevin Probert ruled out for the year. Probert is understood to be battling mental health issues and will take a six-month leave of absence from the Braves program. ..
09-Mar-2016
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Braves set for a start
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Braves recruit Damian Johnson is no stranger to silverware, but he is determined to lead his new club to an elusive South East Australian Basketball League title. Johnson and fellow import Jeremy Kendle, along with big man Matt Andronicos, arrived in Bendigo last week to begin their..
04-Mar-2016
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Braves set for a start
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Braves recruit Damian Johnson is no stranger to silverware, but he is determined to lead his new club to an elusive South East Australian Basketball League title. Johnson and fellow import Jeremy Kendle, along with big man Matt Andronicos, arrived in Bendigo last week to begin their..
04-Mar-2016
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Braves recruits make their mark
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Braves recruit Damian Johnson is no stranger to silverware, but he is determined to lead his new club to an elusive South East Australian Basketball League title. Johnson and fellow import Jeremy Kendle, along with big man Matt Andronicos, arrived in Bendigo last w..
04-Mar-2016
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Big names roll in
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will become the epicentre of Australian cycling over the next fortnight, as the 2016 UCI Oceania Championships and Bendigo International Madison events bring top cyclists to the city. The Oceania Championships got under way yesterday with the time trials at Emu Creek, with the under-..
04-Mar-2016
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Glanville on the budget
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12-May-2011
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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
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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
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On the right road for safety
LAST weekend I took some time off to travel back to my parents’ place in northern New South Wales for their 50th wedding anniversary. It was, by any measure, a great weekend, save for the broken windscreen we copped on the long drive home. Driving along the highway travelling north towards..
21-Apr-2011
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Fuelling a good time
THERE is something special about Bendigo at Easter. While some choose this weekend as a good opportunity to go somewhere else, many will stay behind and enjoy what the city has to offer. And there is so much to offer. If you can’t find something cheap, fun and worthwhile to do this weekend..
21-Apr-2011
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Glanville on Easter /ANZAC Day
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21-Apr-2011
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