FIRE SEASON TO IGNITE
Bendigo Weekly
The CFA is preparing locals for the Fire Danger Period to start this coming Monday. Greater Bendigo, Mt Alexander Shire and Central Goldfields Shire will start the period on 17 November at 1am. CFA District 2 Operations Steve Smith said vegetation is completely dry, and so far all indicators..
12-Nov-2014
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RALLY AIMS TO STOP ABC CUTS
Steve Kendall
A RALLY in Hargreaves Mall on Thursday, November 20 will call for public support for the ABC. Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will speak at the event, one of many being held in capital cities and regional centres across Australia to launch the Our stories Our Future Our ABC campaign. ..
12-Nov-2014
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DRUGS AND GUNS IN CAR
Christine McGinn
Police found two loaded firearms and a collection of drugs in a vehicle during a routine intercept in Bendigo on Thursday. Local officers inspected the vehicle and found about $50,000 worth of methampethamines, a large quantity of pills and the firearms on November 6 at 1.30am. A 21 year old ..
12-Nov-2014
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What's the Bendigo Buzz?
Bendigo Weekly
What's the Bendigo Buzz? It's news, but not as you know it. We give you a mixture of the odd, the sublime and the newsworthy, all presented in a new way. Enjoy by clicking here. (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/state-news/)..
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Weekend burns planned
Bendigo Weekly
Kangaroo Flat, Maiden Gully and Bendigo locals should brace to see smoke coming from planned burns this weekend. The Department of Environment and Primary Industries and Parks Victoria fire fighters will complete three fuel reduction burns west of Kangaroo Flat. DEPI Murray Goldfields distric..
17-Oct-2014
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Survey leads to action
Dianne Dempsey
The Wellsford Forest Conservation Alliance plan to use the results of a recent survey to demand a moratorium on a particular tree coup in the forest. The Alliance also intends to use the information to further lobby local MPs for a Wellsford National Park. Along with the WFCA, 15 students..
17-Oct-2014
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Saint statue unveiled
Bendigo Weekly
Introducing Bendigo’s newest tourist attraction. More than 800 people, including dignitaries from across Australia, came to Bendigo today to to unveil the country’s first saint and announce plans for Australia’s first faith-based precinct. The Aspire Cultural and Charitabl..
17-Oct-2014
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CITY PLANS FOR TRANSPORT FUTURE
Christine McGinn
Aspirations for Greater Bendigo city will come alive in a new report to be released today. A compact city with reliable public transport options and more bicycles and less cars, is at the heart of the Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy report. The ambitious GHD Consultants report..
17-Oct-2014
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Agents in the awards
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of Bendigo’s leading real estate firms has won a national accolade for its work with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Professionals’ annual awards night was held at the Melbourne Town Hall last weekend, with the Bendigo office winning the prestigious award in recognit..
17-Oct-2014
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Beetle takes pole position
Christine McGinn
Volkswagen enthusiasts flocked to Bendigo, to unveil the city’s newest tourism attraction, a vintage red 1974 VW Beetle. The monument went on show October 3, and has revved up more support for the city’s position as Australia’s Vee-Dub capital. More than 50 people from ..
16-Oct-2014
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Madder Lake: Mick Jagger goes missing
Ben Cameron
Australian progressive rock Madder Lake’s guitarist Brenden Mason remembers the heady days of the 1970s, of gold albums and hit singles, but still rues the lost opportunity to party with The Rolling Stones. Unfortunately, a knee injury from surfing stopped him from meetin..
14-Sep-2011
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Miss Country Girl is back
Bendigo Weekly
DUST off the tiaras ladies, Miss Country Girl Australia is back in Bendigo this weekend. The nation-wide model search will scan the rural and regional areas until a selection of national finalists are discovered to go to Sydney for the big final. With heats scheduled for this Saturday in..
13-Sep-2011
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Tonight Alive: from school act to stardom
Bendigo Weekly
Life is a series of moments strung together, and Tonight Alive’s Whakaio Taahi will never forget his strangest so far. In the US at the start of the year, recording the band's debut album with former Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World producer, Mark Trombino, things got a little wei..
13-Sep-2011
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The Vagrants: born to wander
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne band The Vagrants, led by guitarist and chief song-scribe, Steve Iorio, will hit Bendigo at just the right time this weekend. With a new number one single on the AirIt charts in their keeping (“Can’t Take Anymore”), and regular airplay both here, on English rock ..
13-Sep-2011
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Stars align for movie marathon
Anthony Radford
What’s the appeal with Jar Jar Binks? Was that a sneaker I just saw in space? And why did George Lucas decide to make Greedo shoot first? These are the big questions that will no doubt be discussed at what should be Bendigo’s biggest ever meeting of Star Wars diehards thi..
12-Sep-2011
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Evilution, Deprivation and Frankenbok
Anthony Radford
Bendigo’s Metal scene is powering into the local musical consciousness with flabbergasting haste; the Newmarket Hotel on Friday (August 9) being a potent case in point. The atmosphere inside the Newmarket was abuzz with impassioned Metal fans palpably excited at the pros..
12-Sep-2011
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Spirit star Griffin claims player of the week honours
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit star Kelsey Griffin's monster performance against Adelaide on Friday night has seen her claim WNBL player of the week honours for round eight. Griffin starred in the Spirit's back-to-back wins at the weekend, recording 29 points and 10 rebounds against the Lightning in an offe..
26-Nov-2013
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Spirit gears up for tough run
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower says his team must keep its head above water and keep winning games through a tough period of the draw, if it is to reach its regular season goal of a top-two finish in the WNBL. Bendigo heads to Brisbane on Sunday to play Logan, but will likely have to do ..
15-Nov-2013
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Alex hits out for third win
Joel Peterson
Alex Van der Heiden completed a hat-trick of titles last weekend, taking out his third consecutive Bendigo and District Table Tennis Association club championship crown. A field of 45 players lined up for the club championships across nine levels of competition, with A, B and C grade all fea..
15-Nov-2013
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Wilson to miss Thunder clash
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit and Australian Opals shooting guard Kelly Wilson is likely to miss the Spirit's clash with Logan Thunder on Sunday. Wilson missed Bendigo's 84-68 win over Canberra at the weekend due to a rib injury, and did not train last night. Spirit forward Elyse Penaluna, who also mis..
13-Nov-2013
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Griffin leads Spirit past Capitals
Bendigo Weekly
A franchise-record 20 rebounds from Kelsey Griffin has powered the Bendigo Spirit to a 84-68 win over Canberra at Bendigo Stadium today. Griffin pulled down eight offensive boards amongst the 20, and added 16 points in the Spirit's win, which sees them reclaim top spot on the WNBL table. ..
10-Nov-2013
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Harrower wary of Caps clash
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower has a simple motto when it comes to playing under-strength sides: Beware the wounded dog." It is a message he will be pushing to the Spirit in preparation for this Sunday’s clash with Canberra, who were hit with injuries to star big Abby Bishop a..
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