BENDIGO'S FESTIVE CHEER
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo is getting in the festive spirit putting the final touches on its Christmas tree standing in Rosalind Park. The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree is a family orientated celebration, featuring music and dance performances from local community..
02-Dec-2014
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ALLAN TAKES PORTFOLIOS
Christine McGinn
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan has been given two portfolios in the Victorian Government. Ms Allan was given the two portfolios, public transport and employment this morning as the government was sworn in. “I am very much looking forward to the next four years,” she sa..
02-Dec-2014
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MISSING BENDIGO BOY
Bendigo Weekly
Local police are currently searching for a missing 14-year-old Strathfieldsaye boy. Brandon Norton, who has autism, was last seen 10pm on Sunday night at his home on Sullivans Road. Police has have described as Caucasian, 160cm tall, slim build with short brown hair. He was last seen wea..
24-Nov-2014
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HAZELDENE'S BACKS FESTIVAL
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s iconic Easter Festival has a new major sponsor and logo for the next two years. Family-owned business Hazeldene’s have signed up as sponsors for 2015 and 2016. “Hazeldene’s are one of Bendigo’s iconic local companies who have been a strong supporter o..
24-Nov-2014
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LIBS PROMISE YOUTH FUNDS
Bendigo Weekly
VULNERABLE youth will be given a new home with a $6 million injection if the Liberals are re-elected on November 29. The Kids Under Cover project will build 120 units and transport them to the family home or carer’s property of youth. Bendigo company Ortech Industries have been awarded ..
21-Nov-2014
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HOSPITAL HEALTH BOOST
Bendigo Weekly
St John of God will undertake a $40.7 million redevelopment with Greater Bendigo council approving plans. Planning and development director Prue Mansfield said the four storey redevelopment was necessary to meet local health care demands. “With our net population growing by 1,100 persons..
18-Nov-2014
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Bucket in the Borough
Christine McGinn
COLONEL Sanders is set to move into Eaglehawk, building a $1.4 million restaurant. Plans for a single-storey KFC on a former motor repair and garage site on High Street have been lodged with Greater Bendigo council. About 100 patrons will be able to dine at the 374-square-metre fast-food c..
11-Oct-2014
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Water price doubles
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO’S water prices have increased by 125 per cent in the past 10 years. A household using 165 kilolitres of water in the 2005-06 financial year paid $546. In 2014-15, a Bendigo household using the same amount of water will pay $1229. The cost of water in those bills rose from $15..
11-Oct-2014
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Our war history on an app
Christine McGinn
Victorians will be able to share in their state’s war history in a new app entwining our history and heritage. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Damian Drum will today announce the new smart phone and tablet app, Victorian War Heritage Trails. The app is designed to honour the servic..
10-Oct-2014
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Job figure fight
Christine McGinn
Bendigo's local Labor members will host a summit to reduce youth unemployment figures. According the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ figures, youth unemployment in the Bendigo area was 30.9 per cent for September. However, the youth unemployment rate average for the year to August is 1..
10-Oct-2014
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Cash plus for netball - VIDEO
Christine McGinn
South Bendigo Football Netball Club received a $100,000 boost to upgrade their netball and tennis courts today. Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum will announce the funding this morning at the Harry Trott Oval in Kennington. Mr Drum said funding was from the Community Facility Fund..
10-Oct-2014
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Headspace boost
Anthony Radford
THE State Government has given Headspace Bendigo $350,000 for a new expanded home. Mental Health Minister Mary Wooldridge will make the announcement today. Ms Wooldridge said the new site, the former Prouds Hi Fi in Pall Mall, means Headspace Bendigo’s partners, including Bendigo Com..
10-Oct-2014
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Joel English shines under the covers
Anthony Radford
Bendigo DJs Al Shield and Alex DeAraugo are discovering what local music lovers have known for some time: Bendigo is home to some amazing artists. The boys from the Star FM Breakfast Show have introduced a new segment called “Under The Covers”: a chance for local musicians every..
31-Aug-2011
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Old Buzzards and The Old Fella join forces
Anthony Radford
Australia’s Got Talent finalist The Old Fella will be in Bendigo next month for a major fire fundraiser. Brought together by the Bushfire Action Group at the Exhibition Centre at the Bendigo Showgrounds, the event will raise money for flood affected communities. The Old Fella will ..
31-Aug-2011
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Pegz Bendigo bound
Anthony Radford
Aussie hip hop visionary and artist Pegz is coming to Bendigo. Supported by local artists The Average Joes and DSP, Pegz will perform at the Music Man Megastore Function Centre, at their new home on the corner of Hargreaves and Williamson Streets, on Friday September 23. The all ages sho..
31-Aug-2011
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New location, same rockin' result
Anthony Radford
With the upcoming Bendigoat Metal Fest at the Newmarket Hotel in October, and with a fine array of Metal, Punk and Hard Rock acts performing, visiting and forming in the region, those with a delicate disposition better brace themselves: Things look like getting very loud in old Bendigo town. ..
29-Aug-2011
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Lisa Miller: road trip essentials
Anthony Radford
The car tape lives on. In a world where CDs have become almost old-hat, it’s nice to know one talented Australian performer has not forgotten its intrinsic legacy, for any self respecting road trip. For nationally acclaimed Lisa Miller, Car Tape 2 is the long awaited sequel to its ..
26-Aug-2011
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Mike Elrington: from Dire Straits to Bendigo blues
Anthony Radford
Mike Elrington is luckily a talented recording artist. Fortunate because one day many years ago in South Central Los Angeles, a bunch of his own CDs probably saved his life. But more on that later. For the man known for his blistering guitar work, gut-wrenching pipes and inventive w..
26-Aug-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..
08-Nov-2013
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