Science for sale
Bendigo Weekly
The Discovery Science and Technology Centre has been clearing out all its dusty corners, ready to begin a fantastic new year. A lot of beautiful old science equipment plus odds and ends that have been found are going up for sale at Discovery on Saturday. “Many of the items had been don..
19-Feb-2016
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Church heads call for compassion
Dianne Dempsey
CHURCH leaders have called for the federal government to display more compassion in considering the future of refugees set to be returned to offshore detention after receiving medical treatment on Australia’s mainland. “Good laws should encompass compassion,” St..
19-Feb-2016
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Bank positive after profit
Bendigo Weekly
BANK heads say management approach has contributed to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank recording an after tax statutory profit of $208.7 million for the six months ending December 31 2015. Results unveiled by Australia’s fifth largest bank this week showed cash earnings were $223.7 million, ..
19-Feb-2016
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Chesters claims NBN ‘messed up’
Bendigo Weekly
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters yesterday said comments made by NBN Co management at this week’s Senate estimates confirmed the federal government had “really messed up” the roll out of the National Broadband Network. Ms Chesters said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbul..
12-Feb-2016
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Arsonist hunt heats up
Bendigo Weekly
POLICE have appealed for anyone with information regarding at least 11 suspicious fires in the Eaglehawk area to come forward. Since Australia Day, fires have been reported at the Future Employment Opportunities premises, St Liborius primary school, and in local grasslands and rubbish bins. ..
12-Feb-2016
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V/Line apologises over poor service
Joel Peterson
V/LINE has been forced to apologise to commuters for its performance during January, with the ongoing train saga engulfing the state government tipped to roll on. The Bendigo line has been one of the hardest hit by the ongoing maintenance issues with V/Line’s Vlocity fleet, with only 6..
12-Feb-2016
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Films come to life
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo will be brought to life hosting an internationally recognised animation festival. The Australian International Animation Festival 2014 travels across the country, showcasing the magic of colour and imagination. Local film-maker and animator Paul Fletcher with council, will host the fr..
05-Nov-2014
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Phoenix's double praise
Bendigo Weekly
Two innovative radio shows aired on Phoenix FM have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Awards. Volunteer presenter and radio producer Alan Boromeo was thrilled his nostalgic tales of the Murray, about the first river paddle steame..
04-Nov-2014
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LABOR'S ANIMAL FARM
Bendigo Weekly
A NEW agricultural hub will be built at Bendigo TAFE’s Charleston Road campus. Labor has promised to build stage one of Bendigo TAFE’s proposed Department of Environment and Animal Studies. The $7.8 million plan will enable Bendigo TAFE to expand its courses to include animal studi..
04-Nov-2014
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RSL SNUB CONTINUES
Anthony Radford
The Bendigo RSL has been hit with another funding rejection. The Bendigo Weekly reported on Monday the RSL had missed out on Centenary of ANZAC funding for a series of planned events (story below). Bendigo RSL secretary Paul Penno claimed this morning the organistion's "promised" State G..
03-Nov-2014
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Backing the Blues and Roots festival
Bendigo Weekly
You can add your backing to the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival. Lisa Chesters MP and Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival director Colin Thompson are banding together to highlight a particular need. They are teaming up to encouraging locals to make a donation to support the festival. &ldquo..
03-Nov-2014
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Epsom patronage derails
Christine McGinn
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan been quick to highlight the lack of patronage at the newly-built Epsom train station. The new Howard Street station runs an infrequent service with limited users commuting from the station. “We want to make sure we are putting the regular, reli..
03-Nov-2014
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Mantra: a hip hop education
Ben Cameron
FOR Rob Tremlett aka Mantra, language and words are not just integral to his work as one of Australian hip hop’s most cerebral performers, they’re “humanity’s finest achievement”. It wasn’t always the case. Although fiercely intelli..
26-Oct-2011
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Give Back to Peter Mac!
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo music lovers, this is a benefit gig you can't afford to miss. The Golden Vine will host the Give Back To Peter Mac! event next Saturday, November 5 from 4pm until late, to raise money for the Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre. ..
26-Oct-2011
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Husky: leading the folk resurgence
Ben Cameron
For Husky’s Gideon Preiss, their latest track Dark Sea off debut album Forever So, is all about dreams of the past. “That one really speaks to me... about childhood and forgotten dreams,” he says. “I really relate to that one a lot... it reall..
25-Oct-2011
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Cold Snap: Q and A with Joe Valenti
Bendigo Weekly
By now most Central Victorian musical connoisseurs should well aware of Rhythm and Blues sensations Cold Snap, who’s local popularity continues to soar thanks to their spectacularly energetic live show. For three years running Cold Snap have played to large and enthusiast..
25-Oct-2011
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Levi McGrath: not your average performer PART TWO
Bendigo Weekly
MARKEETA WADDINGTON continues her story on Bendigo's Levi McGrath, and his unforgettable Ugandan experience that inspired his latest album Children of War... Part Two McGrath’s most recent album, Children of War, was inspired by his visit to Uganda where..
24-Oct-2011
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Levi McGrath: not your average performer
Bendigo Weekly
MARKEETA WADDINGTON talks to a Bendigo musician with a truly unique story to tell... Part One. LEVI McGrath isn’t your usual singer/songwriter with a guitar and a good voice; his songs are designed to get you thinking. With the release of two albums..
24-Oct-2011
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Snell's stellar showing
Joel Peterson
A record-breaking performance from Belinda Snell led Bendigo Spirit to an 85-74 win over Sydney Uni tonight in round eight of the Women's National Basketball League. The game saw Bendigo's franchise record for points in a single game by an individual eclipsed, with the shooting display Snell..
05-Dec-2014
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Local rookies join Lions’ den
Bendigo Weekly
The Brisbane Lions’ list has been bolstered by a pair of Bendigo Pioneers rookies, with Jaden McGrath and Billy Evans both picked by the club during the AFL Draft process. McGrath was taken with pick number 73 in last week’s AFL National Draft, while Evans was snagged with pick fou..
05-Dec-2014
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Tournament a winner
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Tennis Association tasted success once again at the Tennis Australia Newcombe Medal night on Monday, taking out the inaugural award for Most Outstanding Australian Ranking Points Tournament. The award was presented to the BTA for its delivery of the McDonalds Bendigo Classic. The t..
28-Nov-2014
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In the frame for GreenEDGE
Joel Peterson
Jack Haig took a big step in his burgeoning cycling career last week, when it was announced that the 21-year-old Bendigo rider would join Orica GreenEDGE in 2016. Orica is Australia’s only UCI WorldTour team, and home to some of the country’s top talent including Simon Gerrans, Luk..
28-Nov-2014
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Only the best
Joel Peterson
To the outsider, it would seem that Kelsey Griffin saves her best basketball for when the Townsville Fire come to town. Griffin turned in another masterful performance in a WNBL classic last Saturday night, pouring in 24 points and pulling down nine rebounds as the Spirit defeated the Fire in ..
28-Nov-2014
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On par for top career
Joel Peterson
Even when he was at primary school, Lucas Herbert always wanted to play sport with the big kids. Last week, instead of the game being schoolyard cricket with the grade sixes, the golfing sensation was in the mix with the likes of Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy at the Australian Masters. Herb..
28-Nov-2014
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