Rod sets up for Easter Festival
Bendigo Weekly
WITH a weekend of fun ahead in Bendigo, Easter Festival Advisory Committee Chair Rod Fyffe decided to start early on the festivities. With a touch of make up and the best in Easter Bunny fare, Cr Fyffe hopped into the conservatory for a nibble on a chocolate treat...
02-Apr-2015
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SHORTFALL HITS BENDIGO TRUST
Christine McGinn
THE Bendigo Trust is struggling to improve the city’s historic tourist attractions with its financial operations in the red. For the past nine years, the trust has faced declining financial operating performance forcing the City of Greater Bendigo to dip into its pockets. Council com..
02-Apr-2015
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HARD LINE ON VIOLENCE
Dianne Dempsey
A SPECIAL squad of six police officers are dedicated to stopping family violence. While they work hand in hand with other agencies in central Victoria such as the Centre for Non Violence and the Department of Human Services, the Central Victoria Family Violence Team is basically working ..
27-Mar-2015
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POKIE GAMBLE PAYS OFF
Christine McGinn
Twenty additional poker machines will be slotted into Golden Square’s Foundry Hotel complex to fund a redevelopment of the venue. City of Greater Bendigo councillors have approved plans for the introduction of the Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs), to pave the way for 15 serviced apartme..
27-Mar-2015
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COUNCILLORS IN SPOTLIGHT
Christine McGinn
A PETITION has called for yet another independent review into the City of Greater Bendigo council’s conduct. Julie Hoskin approached the councillor’s table twice this week to hand Cr Helen Leach the petition calling for an investigation into their handling of eight matters. The pe..
27-Mar-2015
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A LIFE WELL LIVED
Peter Kennedy
A thanksgiving service to honour the outstanding life of one of Bendigo’s most respected leaders will be held in the Bendigo Town Hall on Monday from 2pm. Daryl McClure passed away on the weekend, aged 68. The former councillor, mayor, state politician and proud community advoc..
20-Mar-2015
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Marong ambush claims
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council has again been accused of ambushing local residents about the planned Marong Business park. Council voted to rezone the affected land on the Calder Highway at Wednesday night's meeting. However, last-minute changes to council’s plans have left neighbours fac..
22-Oct-2014
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Petition calls for rates cap
Christine McGinn
About 550 ratepayers have signed a petition against Greater Bendigo council’s rate hike to six per cent, each year, for the next two years. Ratepayers are furious at council for the rates rise increase deemed excessive and crippling to many local people. The petition requests councillor..
21-Oct-2014
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More planned burns today
Bendigo Weekly
Eaglehawk and Jackass flat residents are being warned to expect smoke with burns planned for today. The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and CFA said four burns would take place, weather permitting; Eaglehawk– Lester St: 21.5 hectare fuel reduction burn, 1..
21-Oct-2014
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Religious arrests in CBD
Bendigo Weekly
Nine religious leaders expect to be charged after being arrested in dramatic scenes in Hargreaves Mall today. The leaders were handcuffed and placed in divvy vans after refusing to leave Senator Bridget McKenzie's office today's while protesting against the Federal Government's asylum seeker..
21-Oct-2014
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When Borough vikings mobbed Gough
Bendigo Weekly
While Australia mourns the loss of Gough Whitlam, Bendigo will long remember his influence on the city. Despite Labor's David Kennedy being the only Labor MP to lose his seat in the 1972 election, thanks mostly to the local catholic bishop, Bendigo has fond memories of the Whitlam year. ..
21-Oct-2014
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BSSC upgrade promised
Bendigo Weekly
The Labor Party has promised a $6 million upgrade of Bendigo Senior Secondary College if elected. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Bendigo West Maree Edwards made the announcement at the school this morning. The plan involves removing the school’s remaining portables and re..
21-Oct-2014
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Northeast Party House: from the lounge to major stage
Ben Cameron
This party is north-bound. North-east to be exact, and that’s just the way they like it. Melbourne’s Northeast Party House, a six piece psychedelic dance rock outfit started off with a lounge room jam session, before graduating to warehouse parties early la..
19-Sep-2011
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Ben Jackson: all ahead of him
Bendigo Weekly
With a fan base that boasts Australian Rock & Roll royalty in the form of Russell Morris and Daddy Cool`s Wayne Duncan, not to mention internationally renowned musicians such as Cindy Wilson of the B52's and former Sheryl Crow guitarist and co-writer Todd Wolfe, Melbourne based music..
19-Sep-2011
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Deni Ute Muster
Jake Schatz
No event screams "Australia" quite like the Deni Ute Muster, and the 2011 edition is just around the corner. Part of the Deniliquin "Play On The Plains Festival", the iconic muster has become an annual haven for revheads and music lovers all around the country. It is the larges..
16-Sep-2011
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Marc Leon and The Kinks: almost a killer set
Ben Cameron
Back in the early 1970s, evergreen Bendigo musician Marc Leon (MTB and The Old Buzzard Medicine Show) was on an Australian tour with a band called Graduate. Graduate were going great guns, so it wasn’t unusual for them to score gigs with visiting international acts. ..
16-Sep-2011
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Joel English: new EP on the way
Bendigo Weekly
He blew them away at the fourth Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival fundraiser down in the cellar at Goldmines back in July, and now Joel English is back at The Basement Bar, to wow them all over again this Saturday night. English also enjoyed equally good vibes after his appearan..
16-Sep-2011
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Gig Guide (September 16 to 22)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, September 16 GOLDEN VINE The Vagrants with Soundhole from 8.30pm. Free COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL Open Mic from 7pm. Free THE METRO Steel Crazy from 10.30pm. Free THE BA..
16-Sep-2011
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Keeping it calm
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower admits he is not sure who the Bendigo Spirit will face next Sunday, after the Spirit clinched a second consecutive home WNBL grand final. Bendigo dominated the second half against Dandenong to claim a nine-point win at the Bendigo Stadium last Sunday, with the ..
28-Feb-2014
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Martin to lead FC Bendigo charge
Bendigo Weekly
Former Sunshine George Cross captain Steve Martin will coach FC Bendigo in its inaugural National Premier Leagues Victoria season. Originally from Bendigo, Martin has over 15 years experience playing at the highest levels of soccer in Victoria, and also played for Carlton in the former Natio..
27-Feb-2014
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Gold for O'Shea in Columbia
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo track ace Glenn O’Shea became a three-time world champion today, when he and his Australian teammates took gold in the team pursuit at the UCI Track World Championships in Columbia. Racing on the Cali velodrome, the Australian lineup of O’Shea, Alex Edmondson, Mitchell Mu..
27-Feb-2014
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FC Bendigo is born
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Amateur Soccer League has announced the name of Bendigo’s newest elite sporting club, FC Bendigo. FC Bendigo has been chosen after careful consideration from local identities, businesses and marketing professionals, because of the need to differentiate from local Australian Ru..
26-Feb-2014
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Here and now
Joel Peterson
Forget the fact that the Bendigo Bank Spirit has won its past nine games against the Dandenong Rangers, and 12 of the past 14 clashes. Forget the fact that Bendigo has won its past five games, while Dandenong has lost its past three. To Bernie Harrower the past means nothing, it is all abo..
21-Feb-2014
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Another honour in busy week for Spirit star
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit centre Gabrielle Richards has capped off a stellar season, winning the WNBL's player of the week award in the last round of the regular season. Richards scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, notching up her ninth double-double of the season after being announced as a W..
18-Feb-2014
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