Healthy future planned
Sharon Kemp
FUNDING will end for some of the City of Greater Bendigo’s community health initiatives on June 30 just as promising results were being delivered. Bendigo Health will take over management of the Healthy Together Bendigo program as of July 1 but some of the initiatives, including the Re..
03-Jun-2016
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Drug drivers on the rise
Sharon Kemp
A BENDIGO educator who provides drink and drug driving training in prisons said 50 per cent of program trainees were in the course for drug driving, and the number driving under the influence of methylamphetamine was on the rise. Mary Cuskelly, program facilitator for private sector service..
03-Jun-2016
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Bureau says rain is on the way
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’S unusually warm autumn will become a cool and wet winter, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The bureau’s latest El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) index confirmed the end of El Niño, with outlooks suggesting little chance of a return to El Ni&n..
03-Jun-2016
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Clean up opportunity missed
Sharon Kemp
A MEMBER of the Bendigo District Environment Council has described the transfer of a mining license to GBM Gold as missing the one opportunity to clean up Bendigo. Simon Perrin has defended the chairman of the Environmental Review Committee, City of Greater Bendigo councillor Peter Cox, who ..
03-Jun-2016
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Thumbs up for the stadium
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Stadium’s revamped $2.5 million netball precinct has won the stamp of approval from minister for sport John Eren during a visit to the complex this week. Deputy premier James Merlino was also in town on Wednesday to announce that Bendigo’s Garden Gully Hockey Complex ..
03-Jun-2016
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Julian Assange to join writers festival
Bendigo Weekly
Julian Assange is set to join Bendigo Weekly-backed Bendigo Writers Festival in celebrating its fifth birthday this year with a huge program across the weekend of August 12-14. Some of the highlights for 2016 include Julian Assange, live via videolink from London and will be interviewed by ..
01-Jun-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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Calling on young filmmakers
Bendigo Weekly
Lights, camera, action – the call is out for young up and coming animation and film makers to enter the 2012 City of Greater Bendigo Mic Up Productions Clips and Flicks Short Film Festival. City of Greater Bendigo Youth Participation Officer Rory White said all young film makers and an..
16-Feb-2012
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Roger Waters: The Wall live
Jake Schatz
If there is a band before my time that I desperately wish I could have seen, it would be Pink Floyd. So I was never going to miss an opportunity to see Roger Waters perform The Wall at Rod Laver Arena last week. With the hype, and more importantly the man behind the production,..
16-Feb-2012
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Bobby Rydell to hit Bendigo
Steve Kendall
WHEN Bobby Rydell steps on the stage of The Capital Theatre next month it will be as part of his 21st tour of Australia. His first was in 1960, and he already had a hit record under his belt, Kissin’ Time. Thirty-four US hits later and a string of favourites around the world, Bobby..
15-Feb-2012
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Custard return for Between the Bays
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Throughout much of the nineties, Custard were one of Australia’s most prominent and popular bands, with a loyal live following and hit songs by way of Apartment and Music is Crap. The band also released some of the definitive albums from that time with Wahooti..
15-Feb-2012
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Broken Stone Records: passionate hobbyists
Ben Cameron
LIVE performances will combine with live footage and stunning artwork, as music label Broken Stone Records hits Kyneton as part of a 10-day east coast show case tour. BSR co-owner Jonathon Miller said the roadshow had existed in different forms since BSR began operation back ..
14-Feb-2012
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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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All eyes on the prize
Joel Peterson
As remarkable as it would be, an undefeated season is the furthest thing from Lia Marrone’s mind. With her side not having lost a game this year, the Golden Square A-grade netball coach said this week her side’s focus is fixed on the main reward on Saturday – a 2015 p..
25-Sep-2015
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Dragons for revenge
Joel Peterson
A more relaxed approach at Sandhurst has the Dragons ready to go ahead of the club’s second straight grand final appearance against Strathfieldsaye. After a huge build up before last year’s grand final loss to the Storm, Sandhurst has been galvanised after a tough past month and ..
25-Sep-2015
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Storm front
Joel Peterson
Despite an undefeated season, Strathfieldsaye Storm coach Darryl Wilson has had more than his share of headaches at the selection table in 2015. The Storm have used 45 players this season due to injury and unavailability but have managed to record 19 wins from 19 games, extending the t..
25-Sep-2015
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Joy's road to Bendigo
Joel Peterson
Of all the ways to end up in Bendigo, a casual chat with someone in China seems one of the more unlikely. But for new Bendigo Spirit recruit Joy Burke, it was exactly the path she took. The former Arizona State University star arrived in Bendigo on Sunday night ahead of her first season ..
18-Sep-2015
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Gala day for junior footy teams
Joel Peterson
Footy fans flocked to Strathfieldsaye’s Flight Centre Park in their droves at the weekend for the Bendigo Junior Football League’s grand final gala. Massive crowds saw some of the best junior footballers in the region play in their season deciders across the two grounds at the ho..
18-Sep-2015
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Pick of the top performers
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Weekly sports journalist Joel Peterson runs the rule over each club’s leading contenders for the Bendigo Football Netball League’s top football and netball honours. Michelsen Medal Castlemaine, Justin Dorward: Tough onballer had a stellar season and is possibly t..
18-Sep-2015
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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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