Blogs

Fitness first
Bendigo Weekly
By Eric Hocking Owner of Performance Massage Bendigo Anyone who knows me knows I do not endorse The Biggest Loser. Why? Due to an unsustainable approach to fitness, exercise, food and a basic disregard for human psychology. 1. Contestants who are physically unconditioned..
15-Jan-2016
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Get moving, get healthy in 2016
Bendigo Weekly
By Liz Hamilton Executive Director of Healthy Communities and Continuing Care at Bendigo Health. 2016 has begun and so many of you will have resolved to be healthier this year; perhaps to exercise and lose weight. Each year the media rolls out stories about New Year’s resolution..
08-Jan-2016
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Councillor concerns
Bendigo Weekly
It’s great to see candidates coming forward for the 2016 local government elections. The major role of councillors is to develop a four year council plan and its annual budget, introduce new long term strategies and policy which will shape Greater Bendigo for many years ahead and to r..
31-Dec-2015
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20 years of Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Town planner Mark Bello from the USA reflects on how Bendigo has changed over the past 20 years. I’ve just had the opportunity to return to Bendigo after being away for almost 20 years. In 1995 I spent a year in Bendigo working as a town planner for the state of Victoria, in ..
18-Dec-2015
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Re: Hard Ball
Bendigo Weekly
By Cr Elise Chapman Re: Hard Ball, Bendigo Weekly, December 5, 2015 Natalie Hutchins, Minister for Local Government, refers to councillors “whose behaviour has not been in line with the Code of Conduct”, and states that “more transparency” is needed in such ..
11-Dec-2015
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On the brink of change for the better
Bendigo Weekly
By Karen Corr Make a Change Australia I write this in response to recent comments by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank chairman Robert Johanson where he expressed concern about the impact on business and the reputation of Bendigo following mosque protests. Sure, recent events are not good..
20-Nov-2015
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Myanmar's precious gift
Bendigo Weekly
By LISA CHESTERS Federal Member for Bendigo In Australia, some of us take the right to vote as an inconvenience. For the people of Myanmar, it is a precious gift. It was a real privilege last week to be one of three members of the Australian Parliament, along with Senators Dean S..
13-Nov-2015
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Out and about in Canada
Bendigo Weekly
Despite more of us leading an active retirement, and travelling more, we easily adopt a sedentary stance by looking instead of experiencing. The team at YourTrip believe that regardless of your stage of life, your lifestyle shouldn’t change just because you’re travelling. If you&..
15-May-2015
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This Bendigo life
Bendigo Weekly
By Karen Corr Chairman, Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance There is a lot of talk about Bendigo – a growing city, increasing population, the need for more housing, more infrastructure and opportunities for economic growth. These are all fine and needed of course, but the way it se..
26-Jul-2013
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Part of the party
Bendigo Weekly
By Bendigo’s Marika McMahon In some ways, now is not a great time to be an Australian in London. The Ashes is an embarrassment,there’s been far too much British success in cycling, there’s the rugby. On top of that, there’s having to endure what Londoners are ..
26-Jul-2013
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Istanbul, where east meets west
Bendigo Weekly
Turkey is a fascinating mosaic of ancient sites, bustling bazaars, aquamarine coastlines and quaint fishing villages, but my favourite place is the vibrant city of Istanbul. Straddling the Bosphourus Strait, Istanbul is a fusion of half Europe and half Asia where modern meets old. It..
17-Jul-2013
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Lucky country still shines, despite our politicians
Anthony Radford
Having just returned from a 10 week holiday overseas with my wife Karen, I find that the same arguments are being raged by the Federal Government. The Gillard Government has lost its way and feeling the pressure of a hung parliament. It cannot make the major decisions without consensus from ..
13-Jul-2011
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The Pedalling Padre
Greetings all. "Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." ~ Mother Teresa "A bend in the road is not the end..
17-May-2011
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