SMALLER HOMES NEEDED
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of regional Australia’s most respected planning experts says housing affordability is an issue in Bendigo, and it’s likely to pose more problems in the years ahead. Trevor Budge AM, is the City Strategy manager for the City of Greater Bendigo, and has presided on planning pane..
26-Jun-2015
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POOL PARTY
Christine McGinn
DIVISIONS among City of Greater Bendigo councillors once again surfaced this week over the Kangaroo Flat 50-metre pool debate. Five councillors voted in favour of a recommendation for a 50m pool at the proposed Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre. Councillors Ba..
26-Jun-2015
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COUNCIL TO REDUCE RATES
Christine McGinn
The rate rise increase is set to drop to 4.75 per cent in the 2015/16 final City of Greater Bendigo budget. Councillors will vote at this week’s council meeting to reduce rates to 4.75 per cent, the first time in the city’s history rates have been changed between draft and fina..
22-Jun-2015
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MP FEARS PENSION CUTS
Christine McGinn
HUNDREDS of locals will have their part-pensions cut under new federal government changes says Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters. Ms Chesters said about 330,000 low income pensioners in Australia will have their pensions cut including 90,0000 who will lose it entirely. “..
19-Jun-2015
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THUMBS DOWN FOR COUNCIL
Peter Kennedy
COMMUNITY perceptions of the City of Greater Bendigo have fallen over the past 12 months, according to the annual Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey results released yesterday. Chief executive officer Craig Niemann said the results were a mixed bag, however the overall performance..
19-Jun-2015
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LONG GAME
Christine McGinn
THE state government has stared down the City of Greater Bendigo over plans to fund a 50-metre indoor pool as part of the 2015/16 council budget due to be adopted next week. Uncertainty about the size of the pool, to be included as part of the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbe..
19-Jun-2015
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Spring Gully unites for $100,000
Bendigo Weekly
Spring Gully United Soccer Club will kick goals today with $100,000 being announced to upgrade and extend the pavillion. The tired Spring Gully Recreation Reserve pavillion was awarded funding under the State Government’s Community Facility Funding Program. “With demand for lo..
24-Oct-2014
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KALIANNA CASH
Anthony Radford
EDUCATION has taken a front-row seat in the Bendigo state election race, with the State Government promising $4.8 million to redevelop Kalianna Special School, if re-elected. The Bendigo Weekly revealed in May the school was desperate for funds to fix its rundown buildings. The school is run..
24-Oct-2014
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Eyes on the prize
Bendigo Weekly
This year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival will have one very special act, when the winner of the Lazenby Young Blues Guitarist Award takes to the stage. The inaugural award, set up in memory of Bendigo musician, business leader and youth campaigner Phil Lazenby, will be hotly ..
24-Oct-2014
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Human rights top agenda
Bendigo Weekly
Human rights will be the talk of the town at an upcoming forum in Bendigo. Greater Bendigo council will host a human rights forum on November 11 at the Bendigo Town Hall. ABC Central Victoria’s Jonathan Ridnell will host the free event running from 1.15 to 3.15pm. Australian Race ..
23-Oct-2014
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Man charged with shooting deaths
Bendigo Weekly
The 63-year old Wedderburn man, Ian Francis Jamieson, has been charged with three counts of murder following the triple-fatality. Three people, from the same family, are dead after a four-hour siege near Wedderburn on Wednesday night. The two men and one woman were found dead on adjoini..
22-Oct-2014
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STUDENTS SHARE CYBER-SAFETY
Bendigo Weekly
Weeroona College students have made a video to stamp out cyber-bullying and increase cyber safety. Post (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=699391283477629) by Bendigo Basketball Competition (https://www.facebook.com/bendigobasketball). The film aims to educate teenagers ab..
22-Oct-2014
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Levi McGrath stars at the Fringe
Bendigo Weekly
By Markeeta Waddington Bendigo singer and songwriter Levi McGrath will showcase songs from his latest album, Children of War, at Melbourne Fringe Festival Saturday night. This year marks the first time Mr. McGrath has featured at the Fring..
30-Sep-2011
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Fringe Benefits
Steve Kendall
JODIE J HILL is asking you to dress up, cough up and cut loose at her charity luncheon at the Elphinstone Hotel; you get to meet ABC radio’s Fiona Parker too. It’s all part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and is set to raise funds for the Otis Foundation. ..
29-Sep-2011
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Crafty Art
Bendigo Weekly
By Megan Spencer HANGING By a Thread occupies a curious space between craft and art; the work isn’t quite practical or functional enough to qualify as craft, and certainly isn’t overtly didactic, political or formal enough to be pegged easily as art. It’s smack da..
29-Sep-2011
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Eskimo Joe's Tony Bourke: "The tour is going wicked-sticks"
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s own Eskimo Joe, keyboardist Tony Bourke continues his wild ride with one of Australia’s best loved bands. “Things have really heated up with eskies,” he told b.entertained before two major gigs tonight. In late July, Bourke play..
29-Sep-2011
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Suzi Quatro: "I'm not easy to imitate"
Ben Cameron
She might be pushing 62, but you can’t keep Detroit’s Suzi Quatro out of the limelight. And with a brand new single under her belt, Spotlight, the leather-clad Queen of rock is returning to Bendigo once again. Bendigo has a special place in Quatro’s ..
28-Sep-2011
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Arj Barker back in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
By JAYDEN EDWARDS Arj Barker has toured our great wide country enough to be declared an honorary Aussie. After a stellar run of sold out shows at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and fresh from his first ever regional New Zeal..
27-Sep-2011
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Training in the USA
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit stars Gabe Richards and Kelly Wilson ventured to the USA on Wednesday, as part of a 12-player Australian Opals training camp. Joining the Spirit duo was Bendigo Lady Braves centre Alex Bunton, the 193cm 20-year-old also included in the squad of stars headed stateside in preparat..
02-May-2014
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BFNL names bumper interleague squad
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Football Netball League has named a 73-strong interleague squad ahead of the side's first training session tomorrow night. The Rick Ladson-led BFNL team will train under lights at Dower Park as the first session in preparation for the May 24 clash at the Queen Elizabeth Oval agai..
29-Apr-2014
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Australia on top
Bendigo Weekly
Australia completed a clean sweep of singles titles at this week’s ITTF Oceania Cup and Championships, with three-time defending champion William Henzell and Jian Fang Lay taking out the men’s and women’s gold, respectively. Henzell, the top seed, beat third seed and compat..
24-Apr-2014
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Busy on the field
Joel Peterson
The Easter weekend always sees Bendigo active, but this year the Bendigo Football Netball League is more abuzz than ever with a massive round of games slated across the weekend. Good Friday football has been put in full swing by the BFNL, with Kyneton hosting Gisborne and Maryborough travellin..
16-Apr-2014
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Tennis funding call
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Tennis Association is calling on both the Federal and State Governments to provide financial support to its proposed Nolan Street complex redevelopment. The BTA was set to receive $5.2million in funding for the project under the Regional Development Australia Fund, before the fun..
15-Apr-2014
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Thunder all set to earn respect
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Thunder coach Russell Jeffrey says his side is out to earn respect in its first season in the Victorian Women’s Football League’s premier division. The Thunder have won back-to-back flags, including going through last season undefeated, in the competition’s Nor..
11-Apr-2014
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