NEW PUSH FOR ROAD SAFETY
Laura Hurley
MAIDEN Gully residents fear there will be a fatality before there are any significant safety changes made to the notorious intersection at Edwards Road and the Calder Highway. Scores of anxious residents gathered at the intersection on Wednesday to voice their concerns following a numbe..
04-Dec-2015
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BUS CHANGES MAPPED OUT
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO bus commuters will see the benefits of a new network early next year, after a long-awaited revamp was handed down this week. The Weekly revealed last week that the announcement was imminent, and on Wednesday members for Bendigo East and West, Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards, fronted ..
04-Dec-2015
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NAME GAME
Peter Kennedy
THE Bendigo Trust has unveiled a new look and a new name as part of a push to put a more vibrant and contemporary face to the heritage assets it supports and maintains on behalf of the community. Born out of the grass roots defiance of plans to remove the city’s iconic trams from ..
27-Nov-2015
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BUS PLAN GATHERS SPEED
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’s new bus network is finally on the way after more than a year of waiting for local commuters. The original plan was released in late November, 2014, and a spokesperson for public transport minister Jacinta Allan said this week that the plan will be made public “in the ne..
27-Nov-2015
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MP CALLS FOR SERCO JOBS
Bendigo Weekly
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters wants prime minister Malcolm Turnbull to revise the federal government’s plan to axe 50 local jobs, after Mr Turnbull this week told Parliament that he wanted “more jobs for Bendigo”. The prime minister made the comment w..
27-Nov-2015
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ANZAC LINK FOR HAWKEI
Laura Hurley
FORMER deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer would like to see the Bendigo manufactured Hawkei renamed the Hawkei-Hamel if the military vehicles are sold to the United States defence forces. Visiting Bendigo earlier this week to preview the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, Mr Fischer specul..
27-Nov-2015
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Certainty for Sandhurst
Bendigo Weekly
Sandhurst residents and staff have been given certainty about their new community-based service providers. Melba Support Services and Karden Disability Support Foundation will collaboratively run the centres for Bendigo’s Sandhurst Residential Services’ residents. The organisation..
31-Oct-2014
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Are you suffering withdrawals?
Bendigo Weekly
Are you suffering withdrawals from Bendigo’s most-read newspaper today? Due to production issues outside our control, your Bendigo Weekly may take a little longer than usual to get to your house or your newsagent. Don’t fret too much, as it should be in your letterbox later today..
31-Oct-2014
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Metro rail plan - video
Anthony Radford
A LABOR state government will kick start plans for Australia’s first regional suburban train network in Bendigo. Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews announced plans to create the Bendigo Metro Rail system while visiting the city yesterday. The Bendigo Weekly revealed in July, Greater ..
31-Oct-2014
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The inner city dream
Bendigo Weekly
INNER city living continues to emerge as an attractive option for Bendigo residents looking to enjoy the best of both worlds. In recent times, several major residential developments have commenced marketing and/or construction at key locations throughout inner-city Bendigo as more residents em..
31-Oct-2014
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FULL STEAM AHEAD - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has announced a Labor state government will take the next step in setting up a suburban train network in Bendigo. Mr Andrews announced plans to create the Bendigo Metro Rail system while visiting the city today. The Bendigo Weekly revealed in July Greater..
30-Oct-2014
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Inside our new court
Bendigo Weekly
Victorian Attorney General Robert Clark has marked the end of construction of Bendigo's new $9.2 million justice centre. The centre, which was expected to be ready by December, 2013, is in the former Bull St police station. It will house 70 Justice Department staff, relocated from three ..
30-Oct-2014
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Gene and Donna Fisk
Ben Cameron
THE father and daughter combination of Gene and Donna Fisk has been likened to the talented Kernagan, Dusty and Chambers families. And for Donna, performing a duet with her father has proven to be both a buzz, and a gentle reminder that time slips away too fast. ..
19-Oct-2011
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Sarah Howells talks Bendigo blues and roots
Ben Cameron
Triple J’s Sarah Howells has become synonymous with Australian blues and roots music, as host of the station’s Thursday night show, Roots And All. She’s also become a bit of a fan of the Bendigo Blues & Music Festival in recent days, after taking a squiz a..
18-Oct-2011
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Rose Tattoo's last stand
Bendigo Weekly
By Nuhtaya Johnson. Rose Tattoo played to an enthusiastic Bendigo crowd on Saturday (October 15) and The Corner Venue’s primary entertainment booker Anita Donlon said punters witnessed history at the show. “Rose Tattoo were the first band to play on ..
18-Oct-2011
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Anglesea Festival delivers the goods
Bendigo Weekly
By Mick Griffin Only in its second year, the Anglesea Festival looks set to become a bright and permanent feature of the Australian festival scene, with all conceivable musical tastes being catered for over the three days in a perfectly idyllic setting. This festival is a re..
17-Oct-2011
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Mantra: reason for rhyme
Ben Cameron
Australian hip hop has become a force in it’s own right, but pure lovers of the overall art form would never forget its American roots, says skip hop's rising star Mantra. “People like to separate Aussie hip hop from other countries, which is fine,&rdq..
16-Oct-2011
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The Panics at the Theatre Royal
Bendigo Weekly
By Nuhtaya Johnson The Panics' Rain On The Humming Wire tour reached Castlemaine on Wednesday night (October 12), and although the theatre was quite small in size, the sound qualities were in no way hindered. New Zealand band Avalanche City appeared first and their set r..
14-Oct-2011
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STRATH STORMS HOME
Bendigo Weekly
Too much firepower up forward has led Strathfieldsaye to its first Bendigo Football Netball League senior football premiership. The Storm kicked 12 goals to four in the second half, to run out winners 20.18.138 to Sandhurst 12.11.83. Storm's dynamic forward duo of Sam Mildren and Steven ..
20-Sep-2014
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The big decider
Joel Peterson
Grand final redemption is the goal for Strathfieldsaye Storm this weekend, when the 2013 runners-up take on Sandhurst in Saturday’s Bendigo Football Netball League senior football decider. The Storm and Dragons have been the two best sides in 2014, and one of the two has sat on top of ..
19-Sep-2014
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Golden finish planned
Joel Peterson
Golden Square is aiming for a fairytale finish to its sensational finals run, when it takes on Kangaroo Flat in Saturday’s BFNL A-Grade netball grand final. The Bulldogs won through from an elimination final to get to the decider, upsetting reigning premiers Gisborne and third-placed K..
18-Sep-2014
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Calisthenics team steps into town
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo will put on a show, hosting six Calisthenics Victorian State Championship competitions next year. The competition spans across four days and will be held in the city’s brand new Ulumbarra Theatre. Greater Bendigo council have joint forces with Calisthenics Victorian help support..
18-Sep-2014
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Tennis served $2.4m boost
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Tennis Complex has secured $2.4 million towards its redevelopment. Today’s announcement, aids the $5.2m redevelopment for a showcourt and a new Community and Event Operations Centre. Sport and Recreation Minister Damian Drum will pledge the funding, to further encourage Bendi..
18-Sep-2014
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Lady Braves miss out
Joel Peterson
According to Bendigo Lady Braves coach Jonathan Goodman, it was the one that got away, a three-point loss on a shot within the last two seconds of overtime, that denied his side a shot at an SEABL title. One-time Bendigo Spirit recruit Kathleen Scheer provided the dagger, that saw Hobart throu..
12-Sep-2014
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