VCAT APPROVES MOSQUE PLANS
Peter Kennedy
GREATER Bendigo mayor Peter Cox has appealed for greater respect and understanding after an independent panel yesterday announced it had approved plans for Bendigo’s first mosque, to be built on a site at East Bendigo. Welcoming the announcement, Cr Cox called on those who ..
07-Aug-2015
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MONEY IN THE BANK
Bendigo Weekly
The 2015 Bendigo Bank Fun Run will be held Sunday, November 1, with the addition of a new five-kilometre circuit and a half marathon. This year’s event will include a five-kilometre walk, along with five, 10 and 15-kilometre fun runs as well as the 21km half marathon. Bendigo Healt..
07-Aug-2015
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ORGANIC CHANGE FOR WASTE
Laura Hurley
The City of Greater Bendigo will trial a fortnightly organic waste kerbside collection service for 2800 households in Kennington, Strathdale, East Bendigo and North Bendigo from September 10. The trial service will work in conjunction with fortnightly waste collection services throughout the a..
07-Aug-2015
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FAMILY VIOLENCE SHAME
Dianne Dempsey
Bendigo has been strongly represented in the number of formal submissions put to the current Royal Commission into Family Violence. Submissions have been sent by Loddon Campaspe Women’s Health, the Centre Against Sexual Assault and the Loddon Campaspe Integrated Family Violence Consor..
31-Jul-2015
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NEW VIEW FOR BRIDGE STREET
Peter Kennedy
The City of Greater Bendigo wants public comment on a planning scheme amendment that seeks to implement the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan. Planning and Development director Prue Mansfield said under the proposed plan, Bridge Street could become an extension of the city centre and a destinat..
31-Jul-2015
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Jogger's family issues statement
Bendigo Weekly
The family of the student missing for 24 hours this week has issued a statement As parents, it was indescribable relief on hearing that our daughter had been located alive and was being well cared for in Bendigo hospital. Having closely monitored the search ef..
30-Jul-2015
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Religious arrests in CBD
Bendigo Weekly
Nine religious leaders expect to be charged after being arrested in dramatic scenes in Hargreaves Mall today. The leaders were handcuffed and placed in divvy vans after refusing to leave Senator Bridget McKenzie's office today's while protesting against the Federal Government's asylum seeker..
21-Oct-2014
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When Borough vikings mobbed Gough
Bendigo Weekly
While Australia mourns the loss of Gough Whitlam, Bendigo will long remember his influence on the city. Despite Labor's David Kennedy being the only Labor MP to lose his seat in the 1972 election, thanks mostly to the local catholic bishop, Bendigo has fond memories of the Whitlam year. ..
21-Oct-2014
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BSSC upgrade promised
Bendigo Weekly
The Labor Party has promised a $6 million upgrade of Bendigo Senior Secondary College if elected. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Bendigo West Maree Edwards made the announcement at the school this morning. The plan involves removing the school’s remaining portables and re..
21-Oct-2014
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Bendigo skills push
Bendigo Weekly
A new State Coalition Government skills initiative is aiming to help Bendigo capitalise on employment opportunities in growing industries. Higher Education and Skills Minister Nick Wakeling announced the Bendigo Skills Inititative at the Bendigo Kangan Institute today. “The Coalition G..
21-Oct-2014
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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..
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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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Arj Barker back in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
By JAYDEN EDWARDS Arj Barker has toured our great wide country enough to be declared an honorary Aussie. After a stellar run of sold out shows at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and fresh from his first ever regional New Zeal..
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Parklife plusses and minuses
Ben Cameron
Parklife 2011 was a mixed bag. Musically, there were no major names on board like last year – unless Duck Sauce is your kind of headliner- just a nice even spread of middle tier (profile-wise) talent. But sadly, Saturday’s event at Sidney Myer Music Bowl was soured a bit..
26-Sep-2011
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Madder Lake: still got it
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN While Madder Lake may not have achieved the frenzied media attention or the record breaking album sales of many Mushroom label mates of the '70s, Skyhooks in particular, there can be no denying this great band's legendary status, nor the respect they hold to this..
26-Sep-2011
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The Bride Stripped Back: "we weren't all on the same page"
Ben Cameron
The Bride Stripped Back, has been greatly stripped back. With news the Bendigo band have been locked in to play the Echuca Riverboats Festival, alongside Colin Hay, Vika and Linda, Mark Seymour and Lanie Lane early next year, only singer Natalie Edith and cellist Lauren Jenning..
23-Sep-2011
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Opeth: Scandinavia's finest
Jake Schatz
One of the most inspiring and influential bands in the world of heavy music, Opeth, have helped set the precedent for melodic metal since their early '90s formation. Renowned for music that finds beauty with melancholy and despair, the Swedish metal maestros are..
23-Sep-2011
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The Gig Guide (September 23 to 30)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, September 23 OLD HEPBURN HOTEL Taylor Sheridan from 8.30pm. Free GOLDEN VINE Antisocial Commentary with Natalie Korinfski and Dan Rolls from..
23-Sep-2011
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Midfield the key in interleague clash
Joel Peterson
Saturday’s interleague clash with Gippsland looms large for Bendigo Football League interleague coach Rick Ladson, but the match is all part of a plan to return the BFL to the top of the WorkSafe Country Championship rankings. Bendigo and Gippsland currently sit seventh and eighth resp..
23-May-2014
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Geary to lead blue and gold
Joel Peterson
Golden Square's Jack Geary will lead the Bendigo Football League into battle this weekend when it takes on Gippsland in the AFL Victoria Country WorkSafe Country Championships clash with Gippsland at the QEO. Geary has been named captain of the Rick Ladson-coached squad, and has multiple in..
19-May-2014
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New goal on horizon for Haig
Bendigo Weekly
The Battle On The Border was where Jack Haig recorded the first win of his successful Subaru Australia National Road Series campaign last year, but in 2014 he returns with a different long term goal. Instead of chasing back-to-back NRS wins, Haig is using the race as a lead in to this year&rsq..
16-May-2014
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Royal victory for top flight Dragons
Joel Peterson
His side recorded its first Gridiron Victoria division one win at the weekend, but Bendigo Dragons coach Robert Hunter is not getting carried away two weeks into the season. The Dragons took down the Melbourne Uni Royals 24-6 at the weekend, after going down to Croydon in week one of the seaso..
16-May-2014
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BFNL squad down to 36
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Football Netball League has today announced a reduced squad of 36 players for the penultimate interleague training session this Wednesday at My Jet Oval. The squad was last week reduced to 53 from the initial list of 73, and has been further reduced before training this week. ..
12-May-2014
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Basketball on a winner
Bendigo Weekly
An outstanding year for basketball in Bendigo was recognised recently, with the Bendigo Basketball Association collecting several major awards at the Basketball Victoria awards night. The association won the award for Basketball Victoria Country’s Best Large Association, while the BBA Re..
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