Bendigo Beat

Algae a dog threat
Bendigo Weekly
Water quality monitoring has detected high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at Harcourt Park, the council’s off-lead dog park in Crook Street. Blue-green algae occurs naturally and can be dangerous to animals. Characteristic signs of swallowing water containing high le..
19-Jan-2018
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Water castle ideal draw to mall
Dianne Dempsey
The Hargreaves Mall was overflowing on Tuesday with children, parents and tourists who took advantage of the warm weather and a free water jumping castle, courtesy of the City of Greater Bendigo. Children lined up in their bathers, while their parents stood at the ready with the towels. ..
11-Jan-2018
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Application sought
Bendigo Weekly
The Zonta Club of Bendigo is inviting applications from central Victorian females who have recently completed Year 12, and who will be enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics degree in 2018. The Bendigo Club’s Ann Horrocks STEM scholarship is valued at $750 per ..
04-Jan-2018
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Bendigo takes the challenge
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO police have come out tops across the state in the Movember challenge. The team of 21, named Bendigo Hot Fuzz, pulled in $7050 part of a state total of $27,858. Team captain, Sergeant Tony Kekich, said Hot Fuzz was one of seven Victoria Police teams throughout the state, with a to..
20-Dec-2017
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Katherine takes a final bow
Joel Peterson
THE leader of the community campaign to save Bendigo’s Discovery Science and Technology Centre, Katherine Legge, has stepped down after 17 years of involvement with the education facility. Dr Legge has twice been the leader of the centre’s board, with which she has been i..
14-Dec-2017
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Itching for an open day
Bendigo Weekly
Itchy Palms Gardens in Mandurang is having an open day this weekend. The property is owned by Paul and Judy Sens and the name Itchy Palms was derived from Judy’s love of palm trees and kurrajongs with their itchy seed pods. The now 2.4-hectare property was bought i..
14-Dec-2017
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The sound of the season
Bendigo Weekly
CANTERBURY Park will come alive with the sound of Christmas this weekend as the Eaglehawk community hosts its annual carols event. The event is run by the Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival and is held in the gardens each year. Organisers are looking forward to a bumper e..
07-Dec-2017
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Videos on track for reading win
Bendigo Weekly
A series of educational videos supporting adults to encourage a love of reading in their children has been produced as part of the 2017 Bendigo Writers Festival. The five videos feature story-teller Narelle Stone and are designed to give parents confidence to read to their children and insp..
30-Nov-2017
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One stop for two services
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’s health and legal services are blazing a trail in regional Victoria, creating a partnership that allows vulnerable residents to access help for both challenges in one place. In opening the new headquarters of Bendigo Community Health Services and Arc Justice this week, the ser..
23-Nov-2017
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Quilty set for Bendigo
Peter Kennedy
Bendigo Art Gallery will host the acclaimed Another Day in Paradise exhibition of artworks by Bali Nine member Muyuran Sukumaran and leading Australian artists Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Megan Cope, Jagath Dheerasekara, Khaled Sabsabi, and Matthew Sleeth in July 2018. The exhibition responds ..
17-Nov-2017
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Students have driving ambition
Bendigo Weekly
SIXTEEN Eaglehawk Secondary College students have had a hands-on experience in the motor industry as part of the Smith Family’s Work Inspiration Program. The aim of the Bendigo program was to encourage more females to think about entering non-traditional jobs through a two-day workshop..
17-Nov-2017
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Beating addiction
Sharon Kemp
RECOVERING from drug or alcohol addiction is as tough as it gets but worth every sober minute. The rolling positive impact is felt for generations of Australians to come, according to the leader and recent graduates of a Bendigo rehab program. Three graduates of Transformations, the Conn..
10-Nov-2017
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Time to order the dragon
Sharon Kemp
GOLDEN Dragon Museum’s bid to raise $750,000 has ended like a firecracker, suddenly and with an element of surprise. Independent senator Derryn Hinch and Liberal colleague Jane Hume visited the museum yesterday and committed $250,000 from the federal government. The donation took t..
02-Nov-2017
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Artist's work a reminder of country
Dianne Dempsey
Black Soil is the first solo exhibition of artist Arkeria Rose Armstrong. But while she has been thrilled with the response to her Dudley House exhibition, the 28-year-old already hit the high spots when she was invited to create a solo exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Gallery in Rotterdam. ..
26-Oct-2017
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Art adds a bright new look to YMCA House
Bendigo Weekly
A unique piece of indigenous public art was unveiled last Thursday on the exterior of YMCA House in Lyttleton Terrace. A smoking ceremony and welcome to country by the Dja Dja Wurrung took place as part of the unveiling. The mural created by artist Troy Firebrace also features designs fr..
19-Oct-2017
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150 years at Violet Street
Bendigo Weekly
THERE have been plenty of students pass through Violet Street Primary School, 150 years’ worth in fact. The school is celebrating with an open afternoon on Saturday, October 21. The event will run from 1pm until 5pm. It all kick off with the opening ceremony, followed by a welc..
12-Oct-2017
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City to host polio meet
Bendigo Weekly
Polio survivors will gather in Bendigo to address the importance of mental health, as part of Polio Day 2017. The event on October 21 will be held in Bendigo for the first time in more than 10 years and will be hosted by Polio Network Victoria and supported by the City of Greater Bendigo. ..
05-Oct-2017
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Back in business
Sam Kane
FIVE years on from near permanent closure and decommissioning, the Golden Square pool is continuing to defy the odds, with its volunteers this week making last minute improvements ahead of their November 18 opening. The pool, which has seen more than 52,000 patrons enter since its 2013 grand..
27-Sep-2017
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Photos from a new viewpoint
Bendigo Weekly
LOOKING through the eyes of a person with autism is an opportunity worth seeing. A Bendigo Autistic Advocacy and Support Service photographic exhibition at Dudley House opening tomorrow and running for two weeks is a gallery of the images that fascinate the city’s autistic community. ..
21-Sep-2017
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Mutual assistant a foodshare win
Sharon Kemp
JULIE Clarke is happier to accept emergency food supplies when she know she can return the help. The Long Gully resident will sign up to be a part of a pilot emergency food program getting under way on October 11 that will ask food recipients to run the program. Ms Clarke believes it wil..
15-Sep-2017
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