Rush for diversity plan
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo is desperate to rectify its status as the only large Victorian council without cultural and diversity inclusion guidelines. It has given residents only 19 days to comment on a draft plan that took a year to coordinate and write, and was first mentioned in 2013 and..
22-Jul-2016
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Waste a problem
Sharon Kemp
WASTE is becoming the flashpoint issue that could divide future City of Greater Bendigo councillors as the council introduces its organics pick up service and continues to grapple with increasing dumping costs and diminishing landfill. On Wednesday night, councillor Helen Leach attempted to ..
22-Jul-2016
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State government joins RSL funding
Bendigo Weekly
THE Soldiers’ Memorial Institute has received a final funding commitment from state, federal and local benefactors. The City of Greater Bendigo has welcomed a $1.5 million state government contribution towards the project, which follows a commitment of $1.7m from the federal governm..
22-Jul-2016
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Greyhound industry works to improve
Bendigo Weekly
THE Victorian greyhound racing community is united in reproach of a minority within the sport that has brought the industry into disrepute. In light of the recent decision by the New South Wales state government to outlaw greyhound racing, members and enthusiasts believe that the decisi..
21-Jul-2016
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Race dogs face cull
Bendigo Weekly
THE future looks bleak for greyhounds as animal welfare organisations and industry regulators in Victoria begin to address the repercussions of the New South Wales government’s verdict to outlaw the controversial sport. An industry task force lead by representatives from the NSW state ..
15-Jul-2016
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Nationals make new ground
Sharon Kemp
Amid the drama of the extended election campaign, Victorian Nationals are making some political ground with Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie in line for an elevated role in the Coalition government. The newly elected Nationals’ candidate in Murray Damian Drum is understood to be too ..
15-Jul-2016
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Last chance for HACC input
Christine McGinn
COMMUNITY consultation about the future delivery of the City of Greater Bendigo’s Home and Community Care (HACC) program ends today. Council will make its final decision about the fate of the program at the March 25 general council meeting. Councillors will vote on the provisional decis..
13-Mar-2015
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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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Dan Rolls earns Palais residency
Ben Cameron
Ballarat solo artist Dan Rolls has won himself a residency at The Palais. After playing a recent support slot with the Joe Black Trio at the iconic venue, it all came together pretty easily. “I was just having a drop of red with the owners a few weeks back and I suggested a residen..
07-Mar-2012
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The Bon Scotts: AC/DC free zone
Ben Cameron
It’s hard to believe a bloke who goes by the stage name of Robert Zimmerman, and fronts a tribute act called The Bon Scotts, but Damien Sutton is convinced they’re unique. “I think our music’s very original,” Sutton says. “It entertains us anyway, it ..
07-Mar-2012
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Soundwave 2012
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON Soundwave begins when you descend the escalator at the train station and the sea of black comes into full view. It really is a glorious sight. Everyone is there for the same reason and all are eager to get that first train out – even if that means bei..
07-Mar-2012
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Havana Brown: some positive spin
Ben Cameron
DJ Havana Brown isn’t kidding when she talks of her plans for total world domination. “I want to build myself as a prominent artist, worldwide,” she says. “I’m going with the flow, but I’ve got big major goals. “I’m nowhere near them ye..
07-Mar-2012
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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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Cyclists shining
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will be well represented this weekend in one of the country’s biggest cycling events, the 2016 Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. A host of local cyclists began their tune-up for the annual test on Mount Buninyong and surrounds at last weekend’s Mi..
08-Jan-2016
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Young guns ready for action
Joel Peterson
SOME of the region’s most talented junior basketballers were honing their craft this week as they prepare for a busy end to January. Fourteen junior Bendigo Braves were hard at work training for the upcoming Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup to be held in Albury next week and th..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit getting physical
Joel Peterson
PHYSICALITY will be key for the Bendigo Spirit on Saturday night when the club team battles its bogey side so far this season, the Melbourne Boomers, in an attempt to claw back ground on the WNBL top four. The Guy Molloy-coached Melbourne has taken victory in both of the matchups between the..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit counting on home court support
Joel Peterson
Follow @joelbpeterson (https://twitter.com/joelbpeterson) AS the Women's National Basketball League season heads towards the playoffs, the Bendigo Spirit is hopeful that hometown support can assist the club’s push towards a fourth straight finals appearance. Crowds in Bendigo have been..
05-Jan-2016
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Capital gains
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will look to secure a badly needed win in the run to finals tomorrow night when they host the University of Canberra Capitals at Bendigo Stadium. Bendigo endured a horror stretch heading into the Christmas break, dropping consecutive home games against Melbourne and Sydney..
31-Dec-2015
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Duo in Braves fold
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Bank Braves have secured two key players for the club’s 2016 South East Australian Basketball League campaign. Import guard Jeremy Kendle and centre Matt Andronicos will suit up for the Braves after being unveiled as the club’s two most recent signings last week. ..
31-Dec-2015
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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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Changing focus
WHEN it comes to Bendigo’s youth, St Luke’s CEO Dave Pugh knows what he is talking about. He knows what the real issues are and can see through the hysteria created by recent CBD incidents. When he says the problems are not a major concern and the community should be focussing on oth..
08-Apr-2011
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What’s in a number? A lot
IT’S very easy to throw numbers around like they mean as much or as little as you want them to, and to most people 5.1 per cent would not seem like a lot. But here’s a few examples of some of the 5.1 per centers that impact upon our lives. In Victoria, fruit and vegie prices rose an ..
08-Apr-2011
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