WATER BOSS PULLS PLUG
Bendigo Weekly
The man at the helm of the North Central Catchment Management Authority, Damian Wells, is moving up stream. The outgoing chief executive officer has accepted a new role as the Environment Protection Authority’s executive director. Mr Wells served as NCCMA’s CEO for more than six ..
06-Feb-2015
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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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VC HERO WOWS CROWD
Bendigo Weekly
Victoria Cross-winning hero Ben Roberts-Smith wowed the Bendigo business community during a luncheon on Tuesday. The former SAS soldier spoke at a Bendigo Business Council event, focusing on leadership and values. He revealed his amazing stories of his five Afghanistan tours, leaving the..
14-Oct-2014
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CATHEDRAL TREES TO GO
Bendigo Weekly
Five aging cypress are being removed to make way for uninterrupted views of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Three elm trees will also be removed from the forecourt to showcase the cathedral. A three metre statue honouring Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, will also be unveiled thi..
14-Oct-2014
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Libs call for Kalianna cash
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's two Liberal Party candidates have taken the extraordinary step to urge the State Government to fund an upgrade of Kaliana Special Development School. The Bendigo Weekly revealed in May the school was in dire need of either an upgrade or a rebuild (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/ne..
14-Oct-2014
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Hey, crate seat man
Bendigo Weekly
The rest of Bendigo might not like it, but Crateman certainly does. The ubiquitous Bendigo icon took time out this morning to sit on the city's most controversial piece of furniture. Since the Bendigo Weekly broke the story early last month that the seat cost ratepayers $30,000, (http://..
14-Oct-2014
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Bendigo's saintly tribute
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's newest tourist attraction is only days away from being revealed. A statue in tribute to Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, will be unveiled outside Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday. The event will mark two years since her canonisation. The statue is in recognition of..
13-Oct-2014
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Poverty in spotlight - video
Bendigo Weekly
Federal Shadow Payments and Disability Reform Minister Jenny Macklin visited Bendigo this week to urge locals to look out for one another. Ms Macklin visited the Bendigo Foodshare warehouse in Long Gully with Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters as part of Anti-Poverty Week. Ms Macklin urged..
13-Oct-2014
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Dan Rolls steps up
Anthony Radford
Bendigo musicians continue to star Under The Covers and this week’s feature artist is Dan Rolls from Ballarat, formerly of Bendigo. He heard about the segment while listening to local radio station, STAR FM “To get the opportunity to play live on Star FM I will be reaching e..
02-Sep-2011
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Gig Guide (September 2 to 8)
Anthony Radford
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, September 2 THE CAPITAL THEATRE “Buddy” The Concert from 8pm. $55 COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL Louis & The Jump Jivers from 7pm. Free THE METRO Appetite for Destruction from 1..
02-Sep-2011
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Battle of the BFL
Anthony Radford
QEO back in the floodlights as local teams clash in elimination final The Queen Elizabeth Oval will make its return as a major Saturday night drawcard when traditional rivals Sandhurst and South Bendigo clash in a BFL Elimination Final under lights tomorrow. The Bloods will need to bounce ..
02-Sep-2011
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Spin Doctors
Anthony Radford
Rueben Heenan and Brad Smit will spin tracks at mega summer dance festivals Stereosonic (December 3), and Summadayze (New Year’s Day) as DJ duo, Press Play. It’s a pretty big deal, with both festivals expected to draw well over 50,000 punters, although Heenan’s pretty chilled abo..
02-Sep-2011
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Sarah McKenzie to jazz up Queenscliff
Anthony Radford
Queenscliff Music Festival has amped up the festival heat even more this summer with a second round announcement of acts to add to the 2011 line up. The Queenscliff Music Festival takes place over the weekend of November 25, 26 and 27 showcasing the best in past, present and future Austr..
01-Sep-2011
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The Beards
Anthony Radford
It’s not often that I find myself ridiculously, insanely jealous of facial hair. In fact, it’s never. Except for last Friday at the Northcote Social Club. My feminine, naturally smooth and hairless face was definitely among the minority and, thank god, completely obscure..
01-Sep-2011
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Tour focus for Haig
Joel Peterson
Fresh off a season in which he exploded onto the Australian road cycling scene, Bendigo’s Jack Haig is preparing for bigger and better things in season 2014. Last year’s Subaru Australia National Road Series champion will make his UCI ProTour debut at next week’s Santos Tour ..
10-Jan-2014
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Haig sixth in time trial
Joel Peterson
UPDATE Jack Haig has finished sixth in a hotly contested Under-23 Men's individual time trial at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships at Burrumbeet. Haig, on a 28km course that did not play completely to his strengths, crossed the line in a time of 36:15.46, recording an ave..
08-Jan-2014
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Salisbery signs with Braves
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Bank Braves have completed their import signings for the 2014 South East Australian Basketball League season, with former Temple Owls standout Dustin Salisbery committing to the team. Salisbery has spent time in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers, and is..
07-Jan-2014
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Bendigo cycling stars set to shine at road nationals
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclists Zak Dempster, Peta Mullens and Chris Hamilton will take red-hot form into this weekend’s Cycling Australia National Road Championships in Ballarat. The trio turned in strong performances in the weekend's Michelton Wines Bay Criterium series. Dempster, coming ..
06-Jan-2014
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GET SET
Bendigo Weekly
Athletes are expected to flock to Bendigo in their hundreds over the next week, as the 2014 Oceania Masters Athletics Championships are held. More than 500 athletes will compete across the nine days of competition, beginning on Saturday, January 4 and continuing through until Sunday, January ..
03-Jan-2014
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Four make Opals
Joel Peterson
It is hard to imagine things could get better for Bendigo Spirit, currently atop the WNBL ladder and on a 12-game winning streak ahead of a vital clash against Dandenong. However, with the announcement on Wednesday that four Spirit players have been included in a 21-strong Australian Opal..
21-Dec-2013
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