Leach puts hat in ring for council
Bendigo Weekly
EPPALOCK Ward councillor Helen Leach has confirmed she will contest this year’s City of Greater Bendigo council elections. Cr Leach was elected to council in October 2012 as one of three councillors representing Eppalock Ward. “I have gained enormous satisfaction from represe..
26-Feb-2016
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MP bids for defence jobs
Steve Kendall
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters says she will step in to secure more local manufacturing jobs in the wake of yesterday’s government Defence White Paper release. Ms Chesters has welcomed the federal governments’ continued commitment to the Bendigo manufactured Hawkei Ligh..
26-Feb-2016
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Waste back on agenda
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo will move one step closer to the introduction of a municipality-wide organics collection service at next week’s council meeting, with councillors set to debate how the new service will operate. Council wants to implement the organics collection service durin..
26-Feb-2016
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Marking 100 years
Steve Kendall
It is 100 years since military history was made in Bendigo with the formation of the 38th Battalion. The battalion was formed on March 1, 1916 at a camp on the Epsom Racecourse. The 38th Battalion’s involvement in the war in Europe was of special significance to the community and ..
26-Feb-2016
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Flack back for council bid
Bendigo Weekly
PROMINENT businessman, benefactor and community stalwart George Flack has thrown his hat into the ring for this year’s City of Greater Bendigo council elections. Mr Flack this week confirmed he would again be a candidate for election in the Eppalock Ward, having been narrowly defeated ..
19-Feb-2016
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Science for sale
Bendigo Weekly
The Discovery Science and Technology Centre has been clearing out all its dusty corners, ready to begin a fantastic new year. A lot of beautiful old science equipment plus odds and ends that have been found are going up for sale at Discovery on Saturday. “Many of the items had been don..
19-Feb-2016
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Wi-fi where?
Bendigo Weekly
The pilot roll-out of Bendigo's much-publicised free wi-fi network has begun, but it is only available in one spot. Arts Minister Heidi Victoria visited Bendigo yesterday to announced the beginning of the pilot program. While at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Ms Victoria released a map (below)..
29-Oct-2014
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CHILDCARE CUT: THE REACTION
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Early Learning Centre parents and staff are used to being in the news. Princess Diana visited the centre as part of her Royal visit in 1983. In 1994, the centre was moved to its current Park Rd site from further down in Rosalind Park. It straddled Bendigo Creek, near where th..
28-Oct-2014
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CARE CUTS COULD BE THE START
Bendigo Weekly
The closure of the Park Road childcare centre could be the start of a raft of cuts as Greater Bendigo council moves towards lower rates rises. The Bendigo Weekly revealed on Tuesday morning council will close the Bendigo Early Learning Centre in Rosalind Park in December, 2015 (story below)..
27-Oct-2014
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LABOR PROMISES TECH SCHOOLS
Christine McGinn
Bendigo could have its first Tech school if the Australian Labor Party is elected on November 29. Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has promised to build ten the Tech Schools across the state. Secondary students would be able to attend the school which would focus on local industries and gaini..
27-Oct-2014
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Kalydeco gives Amelia life
Christine McGinn
Amelia McCrohan has been given the gift of life, a drug to reduce the symptoms of her cystic fibrosis. Health Minister Peter Dutton has listed the potentially life-saving drug, Kalydeco, will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from December 1. The drug targets the underlyi..
27-Oct-2014
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Chairs sandwiched as trailer rolls in
Bendigo Weekly
Eaglehawk's busy lunch hour was disrupted when a runaway trailer slammed into the verandah of a popular bakery today. The tandem trailer became unhitched as it was driven along Eaglehawk Rd about 1.30pm. It slammed into the verandah of the Eaglehawk Hot Bake. Miraculously no one was ..
27-Oct-2014
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The Gig Guide (October 14 to 20)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, October 14 THE BRIDGE HOTEL The Mystery Betts from 7pm. Free THE CORNER VENUE Not Dead Yet from 8pm. THE NE..
14-Oct-2011
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Eater of the Sky
Ben Cameron
A young Bendigo band is starting to eat up the competition. At a battle of the bands event at Musicland in Fawker, Melbourne, last weekend, Eater of the Sky took out first place, earning themselves a place in the semis. “We came first in that heat by a fair amount..
14-Oct-2011
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To benefit the Kimberley
Ben Cameron
If you love music and want to do your bit in helping preserve our beautiful Australian landscape, head along to the Golden Vine next Saturday for “A Benefit for the Kimberley”. Organised by the La Trobe Environmental Action Forum (LEAF), the all ages event will be h..
14-Oct-2011
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Florence Welch: Ceremonials
Bendigo Weekly
By EMILY MCKAY from Universal Music Australia. Everyone has their rituals. When your brain gets too full of stuff and the internal pressure in your skull seems to be popping your eyes out of your head, and you need to vent. Some people go running or swi..
13-Oct-2011
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Jacob McGuffie: career continues to climb
Ben Cameron
Bendigo musician Jacob McGuffie has been mixing with some top shelf company of late. Bass player for Triple J favourites The Fearless Vampire Killers, who’s recent single Tell Them What You’re Trying To Say is getting high rotation, have supported The Mars Volta, Th..
12-Oct-2011
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Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville
Rosemary Sorensen
Kate Grenville’S Sarah Thornhill picks up the story of The Secret River family who settle on the banks of the Hawkesbury River with vision to prosper and make themselves respectable. But, as readers of The Secret River know, along the way these settlers did things they wo..
12-Oct-2011
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A NEW DAWN
Joel Peterson
Elyse Penaluna has been here before. After undergoing a knee reconstruction to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in 2011, the Spirit centre and former Australian Opal battled a long road back to the WNBL. Persistent injury issues while playing with Bulleen in the 2012/13 season ..
12-Dec-2014
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Snell's stellar showing
Joel Peterson
A record-breaking performance from Belinda Snell led Bendigo Spirit to an 85-74 win over Sydney Uni tonight in round eight of the Women's National Basketball League. The game saw Bendigo's franchise record for points in a single game by an individual eclipsed, with the shooting display Snell..
05-Dec-2014
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Local rookies join Lions’ den
Bendigo Weekly
The Brisbane Lions’ list has been bolstered by a pair of Bendigo Pioneers rookies, with Jaden McGrath and Billy Evans both picked by the club during the AFL Draft process. McGrath was taken with pick number 73 in last week’s AFL National Draft, while Evans was snagged with pick fou..
05-Dec-2014
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Tournament a winner
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Tennis Association tasted success once again at the Tennis Australia Newcombe Medal night on Monday, taking out the inaugural award for Most Outstanding Australian Ranking Points Tournament. The award was presented to the BTA for its delivery of the McDonalds Bendigo Classic. The t..
28-Nov-2014
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In the frame for GreenEDGE
Joel Peterson
Jack Haig took a big step in his burgeoning cycling career last week, when it was announced that the 21-year-old Bendigo rider would join Orica GreenEDGE in 2016. Orica is Australia’s only UCI WorldTour team, and home to some of the country’s top talent including Simon Gerrans, Luk..
28-Nov-2014
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Only the best
Joel Peterson
To the outsider, it would seem that Kelsey Griffin saves her best basketball for when the Townsville Fire come to town. Griffin turned in another masterful performance in a WNBL classic last Saturday night, pouring in 24 points and pulling down nine rebounds as the Spirit defeated the Fire in ..
28-Nov-2014
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