Opinion

Grant to a good home
Bendigo Weekly
The announcement this week of a housing grant of almost $300,000 was welcomed by the not-for-profit organisation, Amicus. The grant will be used by Amicus to build a fully accessible, two-bedroom unit providing much-needed, affordable housing for people with a disability. ..
07-Dec-2017
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Drive to donate
Bendigo Weekly
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has launched her Christmas Donation Drive. This year, Ms Chesters is supporting the Uniting Care Bendigo Emergency Relief Assistant Centres in Kangaroo Flat and Forest Street. The Emergency Relief Assistant Centres assist several thousand local pe..
30-Nov-2017
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School in spotlight
Bendigo Weekly
THE past 12 months at Strathfieldsaye Primary School has exemplified the benefits of the Bendigo Health-backed Healthy Schools competition. Strathfieldsaye took second prize in the 2016/17 period, presented in conjunction with the Bendigo Sports Star of the Year awards. With the $1000 in..
23-Nov-2017
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Time to swap
Bendigo Weekly
THE National Swap Meet is back in Bendigo, marking 42 years of bits and bargains. This weekend will be a mass of all things car related, with enthusiasts and collectors looking for that all-important part. There is plenty to see and do with more than 1700 sites of auto, motorcycle engine..
17-Nov-2017
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Top spot for Phoenix presenter
Bendigo Weekly
Phoenix FM presenter Dawn Delaney hit a high note in broadcasting last week when her show was voted best new program. World Music Safari – Sounds From Other Lands is a weekly two-hour radio program presented each Sunday from 11am. The award was announced by the Community Broadc..
17-Nov-2017
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Wear your loudest shirt
Bendigo Weekly
The Australian Hearing Bus is out and about in Hargreaves Mall on Monday. It’s your big chance to wear your loudest and brightest clothes and have a free hearing check, what’s more the event supports deaf children. There will be a raffle competition and the Lions Club of Bend..
09-Nov-2017
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Service moved
Bendigo Weekly
There is a change to the location of the Bendigo Remembrance service. Due to the renovations under way at the Soldiers Memorial Institute on Pall Mall and the Bendigo Fountain adjacent to the Cenotaph, this year’s service will be held at the Bendigo District RSL Complex, 73-75 Hav..
02-Nov-2017
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The end of schooling
Bendigo Weekly
Hundreds of Bendigo students celebrated the end of 13 years of schooling this week at two major events hosted by Bendigo Senior Secondary College. On Wednesday students, staff and families gathered at the Ulumbarra Theatre to mark the end of students’ secondary school..
26-Oct-2017
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Water activities for wise students
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL school students learned about the importance of being water wise this week at a series of National Water Week activities. From health benefits to the creatures that live in water, all manners of subjects were covered by a range of organisations who know full well the importance of w..
19-Oct-2017
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Microchip your pet
Bendigo Weekly
LOST pets are easier to find if they have a microchip, and one Bendigo store is stepping up to help. PETstock is having a microchip blitz on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22. The initiative aims to keep pets out of pounds by offering affordable and accessible microchipping for ju..
12-Oct-2017
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The two-person family
Bendigo Weekly
By Grace Evans A sudden revelation is what led Bendigo’s Kathy Waddington to self publish her first book, Parent and Child. After months of collating ideas and having an introduction written, Ms Waddington found herself beginning the start of her very own single parenting guide. ..
05-Oct-2017
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Culture at kindy
Bendigo Weekly
To celebrate the many different varieties of cultures, and values, shared by the families at the South Bendigo Kindergarten, the children attending have been discussing indigenous culture. The kindergarten has been working on a beautiful mural featuring hand prints, family flags and the s..
27-Sep-2017
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Learning law
Bendigo Weekly
HER Honour Judge Patrick conducted four sessions with Bendigo Senior Secondary College legal studies students during her latest County Court circuit. Judge Patrick is one of 12 judges who take part in the Victoria Law Foundation’s law talks program. After addressing the students an..
21-Sep-2017
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Event aims to make changes
Bendigo Weekly
A free community event next week is offering a chance to hear from people who are actively involved in making a change and will provide an opportunity for others to have a go too. Outside the Square – Creating Our Future is taking place on Thursday. E..
14-Sep-2017
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Winning spell for school
Bendigo Weekly
EAGLEHAWK Secondary College’s year nine students have spelled out their intentions for literacy learning, winning a major competition. For the second year running, the school excelled at the Word Mania competition, run by online-based program Literacy Planet. The competition sees ..
07-Sep-2017
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Clinic a boost for kids
Bendigo Weekly
A REGULAR clinic forå local children with cerebral palsy has been established by Bendigo Health. This allows children to receive their botulinum neurotoxin treatment closer to home, and reduces the need to travel. The clinic is part of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Servi..
31-Aug-2017
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Secure the farm
Bendigo Weekly
A Farm Security Expo was held in Bendigo this week to explore proactive measures to improve security and safety. The expo at the Bendigo Stadium gave members of the farming community the chance to come together to discuss a range of issues which affect them. In the 12 months leading up ..
24-Aug-2017
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Volunteer to help the Red Cross
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Red Cross Emergency Service is on the lookout for volunteers and will be holding sessions next weekend. There are more than 7000 volunteers across Australia, supporting individuals and communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Local v..
17-Aug-2017
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Good start for Kalianna
Bendigo Weekly
THE redevelopment of Kalianna School is a step closer after a contractor for the $15.6 million project was confirmed this week. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards visited the school on Monday and announced that Colbrico Pty Ltd will carry out the construction of the project. The schoo..
10-Aug-2017
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Outlook forecasts dry end to winter
Bendigo Weekly
Sights like this are commonplace in late winter and spring, but those hoping for rain to help crops and gardens may not find relief in coming months. Bendigo recorded higher-than-average rainfall in July, but the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest outlook predicts below a..
03-Aug-2017
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