SMALLER POOLS COST MOUNTS
Laura Hurley
ATTENDANCE at one of the City of Greater Bendigo’s swimming pools cost council more than $77 per person per visit last season. According to statistics presented to councillors at last week’s council meeting, the Raywood swimming pool received only 505 visitors during the 2014-15 ..
23-Oct-2015
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EL NINO STRENGTH GROWS
Joel Peterson
The Bureau of Meteorology believes it is better placed to manage a potential serious drought event, as El Niño continues to strengthen over south-eastern Australia. The 2015 El Niño is the strongest seen since 1997 according to the bureau, and the rapidly strengthening positive..
23-Oct-2015
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BLOKES LUNCH SUCCESS LOOMS
Bendigo Weekly
The new Bendigo Weekly Blokes Biggest Ever Lunch to be held at Ulumbarra Theatre on Friday, November 27 is almost sold out. Event spokesman Keith Sutherland said many sponsors were already on board to help back the event, which raises valuable funds for prostate cancer research. They in..
23-Oct-2015
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DOOR OPEN FOR REFUGEES
Laura Hurley
City of Greater Bendigo council has opted into a refugee visa program, despite vocal objection from councillor Helen Leach. The Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) is eligible for asylum seekers who arrived in Australia before July 2013, and requires visa holders to secure work or study in reg..
16-Oct-2015
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COP THAT
Peter Kennedy
Ongoing protest actions and legal objections to a permit granted by the City of Greater Bendigo to allow construction of the city’s first mosque, have cost Bendigo ratepayers more than $150,000, with costs continuing to climb. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information show that c..
16-Oct-2015
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FORMER MAYORS CHASE ROLE
Peter Kennedy
Two former mayors are locked in battle to determine who will lead the City of Greater Bendigo into the 2016 council elections. The Bendigo Weekly understands Lockwood Ward councillors Rod Fyffe and Barry Lyons head the nominations for the mayoral role, with Eppalock Ward councillor Mark Wera..
16-Oct-2015
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Eyes on the prize
Bendigo Weekly
This year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival will have one very special act, when the winner of the Lazenby Young Blues Guitarist Award takes to the stage. The inaugural award, set up in memory of Bendigo musician, business leader and youth campaigner Phil Lazenby, will be hotly ..
24-Oct-2014
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Human rights top agenda
Bendigo Weekly
Human rights will be the talk of the town at an upcoming forum in Bendigo. Greater Bendigo council will host a human rights forum on November 11 at the Bendigo Town Hall. ABC Central Victoria’s Jonathan Ridnell will host the free event running from 1.15 to 3.15pm. Australian Race ..
23-Oct-2014
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Man charged with shooting deaths
Bendigo Weekly
The 63-year old Wedderburn man, Ian Francis Jamieson, has been charged with three counts of murder following the triple-fatality. Three people, from the same family, are dead after a four-hour siege near Wedderburn on Wednesday night. The two men and one woman were found dead on adjoini..
22-Oct-2014
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STUDENTS SHARE CYBER-SAFETY
Bendigo Weekly
Weeroona College students have made a video to stamp out cyber-bullying and increase cyber safety. Post (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=699391283477629) by Bendigo Basketball Competition (https://www.facebook.com/bendigobasketball). The film aims to educate teenagers ab..
22-Oct-2014
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New mayor surprise
Bendigo Weekly
In a surprise result, Whipstick Ward councillor Peter Cox has been named Greater Bendigo's next mayor. Cr Cox was elected on Wednesday night behind closed doors. Cr Cox previously said he would not run for the job (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/roar-power-1?A=SearchResult&Sear..
22-Oct-2014
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Hospital's gastro outbreak
Bendigo Weekly
A gastro outbreak has hit Bendigo hospital’s medical unit. Locals are being asked to avoid coming to the unit “unless absolutely necessary”. “Bendigo Health has confirmed it is currently managing a gastro outbreak at the Medical Unit at Bendigo Health,” a Ben..
22-Oct-2014
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The Gig Guide (October 7 to 13)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, October 7 THE BRIDGE HOTEL Soul Child from 7pm. Free THE CORNER VENUE Rock Monster, JR Baker, Blackbird and Terry Springfield from 8pm. THE NEWMARKET HOTEL Frankenbok with Evilution and Sinate fr..
07-Oct-2011
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Facing community
Bendigo Weekly
By Megan Spencer When Hugh Waller begins talking about Bend Arts, the new arts group he started in Bendigo only weeks ago, his answer to my first question startles me... “How many members does the group have?” I ask, pen poised. “One h..
07-Oct-2011
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Lior: ageing gracefully
Bendigo Weekly
By Kyle Heaslip Midway through his two month By Request tour of Australia, ARIA nominated artist Lior takes the time to chat with b.entertained about his career, performing live, and combining his passion for travel and music KYLE: 2005 saw you burst..
06-Oct-2011
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Sal Kimber and the Rollin' Wheel
Ben Cameron
Good genes and a love of fried food, has helped turn Sal Kimber into one of the country’s most exciting singer-songwriters. Based in Coburg, Kimber has been a regular feature on the city’s live music scene for the past five years, but her love for crafting a tune st..
06-Oct-2011
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Tatt's all folks
Ben Cameron
These are the last days of Rose Tattoo. After 35 albeit interrupted years of rocking as hard as anybody, Angry Anderson knows the end is nigh for The Tatts. “These are the last days,” he says. “That’s why it’s not overly dramatic..
06-Oct-2011
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Dan strikes a Major Chord
Bendigo Weekly
By Sparrow Major Chord is the creation of Dan Flynn, a support worker based in Melbourne. He comes up with chords on a guitar then spends the next two days writing lyrics in his head, mostly while driving or doing the dishes. “At ..
05-Oct-2011
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World class Haig
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist Jack Haig’s European caåçmpaign with the Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy team got off to a bang last week with a second place finish in the Tour of Alsace. Haig also claimed the best young rider’s jersey in the six-stage UCI 2.2 rated event, finishing si..
08-Aug-2014
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FC Bendigo to host A-League club
Joel Peterson
In a massive boost for soccer in Bendigo, FC Bendigo will host A-League club Melbourne City in a pre-season friendly next month. The game will be player at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve on Tuesday, September 2, just over three weeks out from the start of the A-League season. FC Bendigo..
06-Aug-2014
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BFNL's mental health goal
Joel Peterson
Mental health within football clubs will be highlighted this week when the Bendigo Football Netball League holds its first Footy 4 Life round. The round's showcase game sees Kangaroo Flat clash with the competition's form side, Strathfieldsaye, at Beck Legal Oval. Footy 4 Life is a found..
06-Aug-2014
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Marking 150 years
Joel Peterson
The rich history of the Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club will be on show this weekend, as the club celebrates its 150th anniversary. Originally known as Yankee Boot Flat, named after the footwear of the miners in the area, the Roos have enjoyed limited success since entering the BFL as is cur..
01-Aug-2014
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Stadium to host schools futsal titles
Joel Peterson
Hundreds of fleet-footed Futsal players will head to Bendigo in late September for the 2014 Australian Schools Futsal Championships. The indoor soccer tournament will be held in both Bendigo and Ballarat from September 28 - August 3, with age groups from under-10 to under-19 boys and girls c..
30-Jul-2014
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Opals guard remains with Spirit
Bendigo Weekly
Australian Opals guard Kelly Wilson has reaffirmed her loyalty to Bendigo Bank Spirit's quest for a third WNBL title, signing on with the team for two more seasons. The dependable Wilson is a former league rookie of the year and has broken through into the Opals team off the back of her stel..
29-Jul-2014
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