MARIST'S FIELD OF DREAMS
Christine McGinn
GRAND plans for Marist College Bendigo’s second stage of development showcase a new multi-purpose community building and sporting facilities. Proposed plans at the City of Greater Bendigo seek to develop a multi-use building and sporting facilities worth $5 million. Under stage two of t..
15-May-2015
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TEACHER SUSPENDED DUE TO CHARGES
Christine McGinn
A STRATHFIELDSAYE Primary School teacher has been suspended from duty after being charged on summons over alleged criminal offences. Parents contacted the Bendigo Weekly to express their deep concern about the contents of a letter they received from the school this week. Principal Ben Joh..
15-May-2015
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DROUGHT FEARS RAISED
Joel Peterson
CENTRAL Victoria is facing its first El Nino weather pattern since 2010, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The bureau’s El Nino Southern Oscillation confirmed this week that El Nino thresholds had been exceeded in the tropical Pacific Ocean. El Nino is generally associated wit..
15-May-2015
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POOL PLEA
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo has been urged to reconsider its preference for a 25-metre pool as the centrepiece of the Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellness Centre planned for Kangaroo Flat. In a submission prepared in response to the draft 2015/16 council budget, the Kangaroo Flat Community Ent..
15-May-2015
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ROOS CAUSING CALDER CHAOS
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
Kangaroos are increasingly becoming a problem for motorists on the Calder Freeway. Last year 6000 animals were recorded as being hit by vehicles in Victoria, a significant increase from the 4647 animals recorded the year before. Wildlife Victoria chief executive officer Karen Masson says th..
15-May-2015
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AQUATIC CENTRE'S BUSINESS CASE REVEALED
Bendigo Weekly
Two alternative Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre business case summaries have been revealed only days before the end of the draft budget 2015-16 submissions. The city released a summary analysis of the business costings for the operation of both the 50 metre pool an..
12-May-2015
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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 ..
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Current Issue

Joel English: new EP on the way
Bendigo Weekly
He blew them away at the fourth Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival fundraiser down in the cellar at Goldmines back in July, and now Joel English is back at The Basement Bar, to wow them all over again this Saturday night. English also enjoyed equally good vibes after his appearan..
16-Sep-2011
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Gig Guide (September 16 to 22)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, September 16 GOLDEN VINE The Vagrants with Soundhole from 8.30pm. Free COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL Open Mic from 7pm. Free THE METRO Steel Crazy from 10.30pm. Free THE BA..
16-Sep-2011
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Madder Lake: royal run-in
Ben Cameron
It’s a unique claim to fame, but Madder Lake are partially remembered for keeping English rock royalty out of this country, for many years. It was at the Sunbury Music Festival in the early 1970s, where the Aussie prog rockers were following Queen on stage, and Lake guitarist Brenden ..
16-Sep-2011
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The Jezabels: the Prisoner is out.
Ben Cameron
THE Jezabels are happy to be out of the pressure cooker. In the final days of putting the finishing touches to their first full length album, Prisoner, drummer Nik Kaloper began to feel like the walls were closing in himself: over June and July, the band spent 21 consecutive 14-hour ..
15-Sep-2011
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Sandpit Heroes
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo band Sandpit Heroes performed live on Star FM, as part of its Monday morning Under The Covers segment, last month. Sandpit Heroes vocalist Abe Lethlean said their overall the performance went well. “It was tough getting my vocals warmed up that early in the morning,..
15-Sep-2011
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Soundhole: the whole truth
Ben Cameron
A greatest hits album usually comes at the end of a career, not at the beginning. But Bendigo’s Soundhole like to do things a little differently.Look no further than their first release Greatest*ts for proof. Recorded in December of last, and early this year, the LP is a st..
15-Sep-2011
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Big-game Griffin takes it in her stride
Joel Peterson
She has earned a label as Bendigo’s Spirit’s big-game player, and Kelsey Griffin plans to use the pressure of another WNBL grand final as motivation in today's clash against Townsville Fire. Griffin delivered a masterful performance in this season’s second semi-final again..
07-Mar-2014
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Familiar path to final
Joel Peterson
Haven’t we been here before? The WNBL grand final is in town, the Bendigo Spirit are playing the Townsville Fire, and you could be forgiven for thinking it is 2013 all over again. One person knows that is not the case all too well. That person is Bernie Harrower. The Bendigo Bank S..
07-Mar-2014
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History made before Bendigo battle
Bendigo Weekly
Townsville Fire star Suzy Batkovic has won her third straight Women’s National Basketball League most valuable player award, the league announced today. Bendigo Spirit stars Kelsey Griffin and Gabe Richards tied for fifth and sixth in the voting, respectively. Batkovic joins Lauren..
06-Mar-2014
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Richards ready to roll
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit all-star Gabe Richards says the team's preparation to this year's WNBL grand final has been different to last year, but in a good way. With the Spirit earning the week off, as the side did in 2013, it has allowed the players time to freshen up and rest any niggling injuries. ..
05-Mar-2014
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Fevola to play in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Kangaroo Flat has pulled off a massive coup by announcing that former Coleman Medal winner Brendan Fevola will play for the Roos in their Bendigo Football League Good Friday clash with reigning premier Golden Square. The night match is sure to attract a huge crowd to Beck Legal Oval with the R..
05-Mar-2014
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Only 200 tickets left
Bendigo Weekly
It is Shrove Tuesday, so it is no surprise tickets to this Sunday's WNBL grand final at the Bendigo Stadium are selling like hotcakes. There are only around 200 general admission tickets left to the game after they went on sale this morning. There were lines outside the Bendigo Stadium o..
04-Mar-2014
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