MAYOR CALLS FOR SHUFFLE
Christine McGinn
CITY of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox has called for the current powers and position of the chief executive officer to be reviewed. Cr Cox said the position of CEO held too much power, leaving the councillors’ ability to influence decisions severely limited. “The CEO can empl..
30-Jan-2015
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REBUILDING
Dianne Dempsey
When Paul Gray’s wife Kerri, affectionately known as Kez, died on March 11, 2011 from breast cancer, she was 38. The tragedy was even more poignant as she left behind her two much loved children, Emily who was then 11 and Darcy, eight. While Mr Gray was heart broken, before his wif..
30-Jan-2015
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Boost for child health
Bendigo Weekly
GREATER Bendigo councillors approved a child health medical centre in North Bendigo at this week’s council meeting. The heritage-significant home on the 2913 square metre Anderson Street site will be extended for use for the Central Victorian Child Health centre. The centre will oper..
23-Jan-2015
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PROUD AND HAPPY
Dianne Dempsey
When Bhupinder Singh became an Australian citizen last year he was proud and filled with happiness. “My family and our friends all went out to dinner to celebrate with me that night,” he said. “I first came to Australia in 2007 and have been studying and working here eve..
23-Jan-2015
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FAIR SHARE
Christine McGinn
IN an historic arrangement, Marist College Bendigo (MCB) has joined forces with the City of Greater Bendigo to develop $8 million worth of shared facilities. Under a six-year funding agreement the two will equally share the cost of the recreation and community facilities. Plans reveal a ..
23-Jan-2015
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Uni places in demand
Christine McGinn
MORE than 1500 undergraduate students have been offered a place to study at La Trobe University Bendigo. First round offers, released on Monday, proved the university’s rural health school’s offerings to be the most popular. Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and dentistry sa..
23-Jan-2015
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Is Walk Bendigo back?
Bendigo Weekly
New plans to give pedestrians the right-of-way on the city's busiest street are eerily similar to the failed Walk Bendigo plan. Walk Bendigo, a plan to make significant CBD streets shared zones, was ditched in 2010 after significant community anger. Greater Bendigo council's Integrated T..
20-Oct-2014
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Costello's thankyou tour
Bendigo Weekly
World Vision chief executive Tim Costello will come to Bendigo next Friday night to give thanks for local support to the organisation. Bendio is the fourth destination on Mr Costello’s tour across regional Victoria. “We have many long term supporters in country Victoria so the tou..
20-Oct-2014
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Policy sets agenda
Christine McGinn
Greater Bendigo council will consider a number of big policy items at this Wednesday’s meeting. Councillors will vote on the fate of the proposed Marong Business Park to rezone it from farming to a comprehensive development zone. The councillors have been recommended to ask for Planning..
20-Oct-2014
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Anti-duck shooters attack Allan
Christine McGinn
Coalition Against Duck Shooting campaign director Laurie Levy says the Victorian Labor Party supports animal cruelty. “Animal cruelty cannot be accepted in this day and day. It is to Labor, they still accept it in Victoria,” Mr Levy said. “They are extremely backward and don..
20-Oct-2014
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FIRIES HIT 'FIERCE' BLAZE HARD
Bendigo Weekly
Hard work from CFA and Department of Environment and Primary Industries crews quickly controlled a bushfire north of Bendigo today. The five-hectare fire in the Whipstick Forest was reported just after 1pm, with a column of dark smoke clear from across Bendigo. "The fire was located ea..
19-Oct-2014
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Epsom Aldi planned
Christine McGinn
A $10 million expansion is planned for Epsom Village. Plans lodged with Greater Bendigo council will see an Aldi supermarket, a smaller retailer and childcare centre built on the site. Facing the internal carpark, the 1590-square-metre Aldi will open its doors from 8.30am to 8pm weekdays, ..
18-Oct-2014
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The Jezabels: the Prisoner is out.
Ben Cameron
THE Jezabels are happy to be out of the pressure cooker. In the final days of putting the finishing touches to their first full length album, Prisoner, drummer Nik Kaloper began to feel like the walls were closing in himself: over June and July, the band spent 21 consecutive 14-hour ..
15-Sep-2011
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Sandpit Heroes
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo band Sandpit Heroes performed live on Star FM, as part of its Monday morning Under The Covers segment, last month. Sandpit Heroes vocalist Abe Lethlean said their overall the performance went well. “It was tough getting my vocals warmed up that early in the morning,..
15-Sep-2011
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Soundhole: the whole truth
Ben Cameron
A greatest hits album usually comes at the end of a career, not at the beginning. But Bendigo’s Soundhole like to do things a little differently.Look no further than their first release Greatest*ts for proof. Recorded in December of last, and early this year, the LP is a st..
15-Sep-2011
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Girton Grammar's young composers
Bendigo Weekly
The Young Composers Concert, featuring compositions from talented students at Girton Grammar School, is on Thursday, September 22 at The Capital. The concert, involving the compositional debut of nine young composers who have written works as part of the VCE Music Style and Compo..
15-Sep-2011
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Shaun Kirk: national tour looms
Ben Cameron
Stomp box, tambourine, high hat, cymbal, kick and snare drum. Victoria and Tasmania Debut Blues Artist of the Year, Shaun Kirk, can play them all, and all with his feet. And will do at The Metro Wednesday night (September 21). The talented Melbourne performer, who first picked up..
14-Sep-2011
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Pegz: a building block of Australian hip hop
Ben Cameron
The urban language of hip hop inspired Tirren Staaf aka Pegz to turn his life around. Years ago he left home at age 14, floating from gang to gang, until the traditionally Afro-American sound paved the way for an Australian life much extraordinary. “Who would have known all..
14-Sep-2011
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Blicavs brilliance leads to player of the week honour
Bendigo Weekly
An amazing performance off the bench from Bendigo Spirit forward Sara Blicavs against Townsville has seen her claim Women's National Basketball League player of the week honours for round 16. Blicavs scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting in Bendigo's 21-point win over the Fire in a season-hi..
28-Jan-2014
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Haig's stellar run continues
Joel Peterson
It has been a whirlwind past 12 months for Bendigo cyclist Jack Haig, and the 20-year-old's fledgling career received another boost at the weekend. Riding in his UCI WorldTour debut at the Santos Tour Down Under, Haig claimed the Cycle Instead best young rider's white jersey, for the best pl..
28-Jan-2014
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Roos' recruits continue to roll in
Joel Peterson
Kangaroo Flat Football Club has locked in another recruit ahead of its 150th year, with former East Fremantle backman James Saville committing to the club. Saville played 15 games with the Sharks' West Australian Football League reserves side last year, averaging 14 disposals and over three ..
28-Jan-2014
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A tough stretch
Joel Peterson
Rebounding from a home loss is not something the Bendigo Spirit has had to do since November of last year, but Bernie Harrower is determined to ensure his team rebounds from being soundly beaten by Townsville last Saturday. After getting out to an early lead it was evident the Fire had come to..
24-Jan-2014
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Spirit streak ends - video
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit suffered only its second loss of the 2013/14 WNBL season and has its 16-game win streak snapped on Saturday, going down to Townsville 81-70 at the Bendigo Stadium. Townsville led at every change and used a dominant third quarter to catapult it to the win, outscoring Bendigo 25-8 ..
20-Jan-2014
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Quench the Fire
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower believes his team has never been better equipped to stop two-time reigning Women’s National Basketball League Most Valuable Player Suzy Batkovic, ahead of the Spirit’s clash against Townsville on Saturday. Batkovic has been in red-hot form rec..
17-Jan-2014
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