MISSING STRATHDALE TEEN FOUND
Bendigo Weekly
UPDATE: Police have located missing Strathdale woman, Stephanie Downie safe and well. Stephanie was located in Winchelsea around 7.30pm on Monday night by a member of the public after seeing media reports of her disappearance. Stephanie is expected to be re-united with her family later thi..
14-Sep-2015
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INQUEST HELD FOR PATIYA
Peter Kennedy
A Victorian coroner has recommended all councils develop a computer-based inventory and maintenance program of trees that they are responsible for as part of his finding into the death of a four-year-old Bendigo girl killed by a falling tree limb late in 2013. Coroner Phillip Byrne released ..
11-Sep-2015
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POOL CALL
Laura Hurley
The City of Greater Bendigo has called for expressions of interest from management organisations to partner with council in the delivery and management of the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre. The call follows a meeting between councillors and the Kangaroo Flat Com..
11-Sep-2015
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STABBING IN CALIFORNIA GULLY
Bendigo Weekly
UPDATE: It is expected the 30-year-old woman will be airlifted to a Melbourne hospital for treatment to her injuries. Major Crime Scene officers are heading to the property to process the scene. Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident which remai..
11-Sep-2015
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GOLDEN DAY FOR SPORTS STAR
Peter Kennedy
Australia's longest running regional sports award, the Bendigo Sports Star, has a new team member, following confirmation the Bendigo Weekly has joined forces with Prime Television to back the event. The announcement signals the dawn of a new era for the iconic awards program, which has cele..
11-Sep-2015
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FUNDS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
Laura Hurley
State Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards is urging local schools to apply for funding to build more inclusive facilities for special needs students. A new $10 million Inclusive Schools fund was announced by the state government on Tuesday, and Ms Edwards said it was an opportunity for loc..
11-Sep-2015
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LABOR PROMISES TECH SCHOOLS
Christine McGinn
Bendigo could have its first Tech school if the Australian Labor Party is elected on November 29. Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has promised to build ten the Tech Schools across the state. Secondary students would be able to attend the school which would focus on local industries and gaini..
27-Oct-2014
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Kalydeco gives Amelia life
Christine McGinn
Amelia McCrohan has been given the gift of life, a drug to reduce the symptoms of her cystic fibrosis. Health Minister Peter Dutton has listed the potentially life-saving drug, Kalydeco, will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from December 1. The drug targets the underlyi..
27-Oct-2014
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Chairs sandwiched as trailer rolls in
Bendigo Weekly
Eaglehawk's busy lunch hour was disrupted when a runaway trailer slammed into the verandah of a popular bakery today. The tandem trailer became unhitched as it was driven along Eaglehawk Rd about 1.30pm. It slammed into the verandah of the Eaglehawk Hot Bake. Miraculously no one was ..
27-Oct-2014
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Cup eve gamblers' support
Bendigo Weekly
A new breed of Gambler's Help services will be offered and launched in Bendigo on Tuesday, the day before the Bendigo Cup. The launch, “Many ways to get help”, will showcase a new gambling support service model available to the community especially, with culturally diverse servic..
27-Oct-2014
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Zak's coasting along
Bendigo Weekly
After a hectic European season, cycling ace Zak Dempster is back home enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation – to a degree. The 27-year-old Castlemaine native enjoyed a number of career highlights in 2014, including riding in the world’s biggest race, the Tour de France...
25-Oct-2014
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Go-ahead for CBD infill
Christine McGinn
BENDIGO’S plans for a compact, defined urban growth boundary were adopted at this week’s Greater Bendigo council meeting. Medium-density housing and in-fill is set to rise in the CBD after council adopted revised plans for its Residential Strategy on Wednesday. The strategy aim..
25-Oct-2014
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Deni Ute Muster review
Jake Schatz
Gumboot sales were through the roof as the 18,000 Deni Ute Muster attendees flocked to the event undeterred, with some camping outside the gate for more than a week, preparing to soak up all the delights that the event had to offer. It was wet, muddy and freezing cold, but wit..
11-Oct-2011
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The Panics: great expectations
Ben Cameron
THE weight of expectation after a big hit can sometimes suffocate. But post Cruel Guards, The Panics’ Jae Laffer sees only opportunity: to continue to move other people’s emotions, rather than meet their expectations. “I’ve never been bothered with ou..
10-Oct-2011
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Forest Flaw: a beautifully flawed creative space
Ben Cameron
If cute n’ kooky is your thing, you’ll love Forest Flaw, an art exhibition with a difference, from a truly unique mind. Bendigo artist Robyn Helbard’s hand-stitched creatures from the “other forest’, a place which until now has lurked..
10-Oct-2011
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Evilution, Desecrator and Frankenbok
Bendigo Weekly
By Mick Griffin The Newmarket Hotel and the mighty metal comrades of Bendigo’s own Evilution continue to up the ante when it comes to bringing the very best of Oz Metal to Bendigo. Friday night (October 7) was a triple feast of pure metal madness. Evilu..
10-Oct-2011
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Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival lineup: second announcement
Bendigo Weekly
SECOND ROUND: Jim Pattinson Lee Rosser with Tim O’Connor Jackson Firebird Deano Stanton Jacob McGuffie Bones Blackwood Andy Garlick Dale Lindrea (aka The Lon..
09-Oct-2011
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Georgia Fair: "we balance each other out"
Ben Cameron
Have guitar, will travel. While some musicians prefer the sanctuary of the studio, Georgia Fair’s Jordan Wilson lives to tour. “The reason I love music is purely for freedom,” Wilson says. “I don’t like to be tied down. It&rsq..
07-Oct-2011
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Captain fantastic
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Bank Braves captain Chris Hogan can only remember going to one Braves game when he was growing up playing junior basketball in Braves colours. He was around 16 at the time, and one thing stood out to him above all else: the play of Braves legend David Flint. Since his playing day..
11-Jul-2014
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Spirit signing blitz continues
Joel Peterson
One of the rising stars of Australian Women's basketball is back in Bendigo Spirit colours for two more years. Sunbury's Sara Blicavs has re-signed with the team for the 2014/15 and 15/16 Women's National Basketball League seasons. Blicavs has a wealth of international experience at only..
08-Jul-2014
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Dempster misses out on tour top 10 in London
Joel Peterson
Zak Dempster's encouraging Tour de France start has continued, with the Bendigonian finishing 11th in the third stage of the biggest cycling race in the world overnight. Stage three saw riders travel 155km from Cambridge to London, after the race started in Yorkshire on Saturday. A two-m..
08-Jul-2014
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BFL stars make representative squad
Joel Peterson
Four Bendigo Football League players remain in contention to line up in the AFL Victoria Community Cup this Saturday. Gisborne ruckman Tom Waters, in-form Eaglehawk on-baller Brodie Filo, Golden Square centre half-back Jonathon Coe and teammate Jack Geary have been picked in a preliminary AF..
07-Jul-2014
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A top sport spot
Joel Peterson
ABOUT 500 cross-triathletes will flock to Bendigo in December for the 2014 Australian Cross Triathlon Championships and MultiSport Festival. Held at Crusoe Reservoir on December 13 and 14, the championships will be the first of four major state and national championships to take place over the ne..
04-Jul-2014
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Touchdown in Bendigo
Joel Peterson
Bendigo landed yet another major sports event last week, with the announcement that Tom Flood Sports Centre will hold the 2014 Gridiron Victoria Vic Bowl on August 30. The Vic Bowl decides the division one and two champions of the Gridiron Victoria season, with both games to be played on the..
27-Jun-2014
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