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Time to spread cheer
Bendigo Weekly
IT will be a tough Christmas for some Bendigo families, according to federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters, who cites a 75-year high in inequality and the highest ever recorded underemployment in Australia. Ms Chesters has called on Bendigonians to help support local families this Christm..
16-Dec-2016
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Looking ahead
Bendigo Weekly
GRADE six students from seven Catholic schools across the Bendigo region took part in a leadership day on Friday. The forum held at Catholic College Bendigo challenged students to develop a greater leadership role both at school and in life. Three hundred students from St Peter’s,..
17-Jun-2016
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Uni has a special plan
Bendigo Weekly
In an Australian first La Trobe University has partnered with Bendigo based specialist school Kalianna to establish a research centre and teaching school focused on the educative needs of children with disabilities. La Trobe vice-chancellor John Dewar and Kalianna principal Peter Bush met on..
20-May-2016
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Pauline says farewell
Peter Kennedy
ONE of Greater Bendigo’s most popular and respected leaders leaves her role as community wellbeing director today, confident the city is headed in the right direction. Pauline Gordon has taken on a new role as general manager community and leisure at Nillumbik Shire Council, in M..
13-May-2016
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School precinct kicks off
Bendigo Weekly
Construction on the Marist Community Recreation Precinct pavilion in Maiden Gully has begun. A senior oval was constructed last year and will soon be ready for use. A junior oval and car park were constructed two years ago and are already in use. The $8 million project includes a comm..
06-May-2016
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Honour for McClure
Bendigo Weekly
The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria, hosted the Order of Australia Investiture at Government House last Friday to honour 99 outstanding Victorians for their contribution and service to the community. Among those honoured was the late Daryl McClure, who passed away in Marc..
22-Apr-2016
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For service to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Central Victorian police, including a large contingent of Bendigo officers, were celebrated this week for long service characterised by ethical and diligent conduct. At Bendigo’s Capital Theatre, four officers were awarded medals for service of more than 40 years and another six for m..
01-Apr-2016
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riding success
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO mountain bike aces Peta Mullens, Tasman Nankervis and Chris Hamilton have returned from the National Mountain Bike Championships in Bright with a swag of silverware. Mullens came home with silver from the women’s crocc-country event, while Nankervis and Hamilton finished second..
24-Mar-2016
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Ayrton's drive to win
Joel Peterson
BEING named after a Formula One legend, you would assume that Ayrton Filippi would be pretty quick behind the wheel. That he most certainly is, and the eight-year-old is making big steps in his dream to race alongside the best. Ayrton started racing go karts about 12 months ago, and rece..
24-Mar-2016
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Art for show and sale
Bendigo Weekly
THE revamped Bendigo Town Hall will play host to one of the Bendigo Easter Festival’s most popular attractions – the Rotary Club of Bendigo’s annual art exhibition and sales event, from tonight. This year marks the 48th Easter art exhibition for Rotary, with more than 700 e..
24-Mar-2016
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Braves set for a start
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Braves recruit Damian Johnson is no stranger to silverware, but he is determined to lead his new club to an elusive South East Australian Basketball League title. Johnson and fellow import Jeremy Kendle, along with big man Matt Andronicos, arrived in Bendigo last week to begin their..
04-Mar-2016
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Ticket sales on a high
Laura Hurley
A SIGNIFICANT increase in ticket sales to major events in Bendigo has come as welcome news to the majority of Greater Bendigo councillors. Council’s capital venues and events facilities experienced a 37 per cent leap in ticket sales in the 2014/15 financial year compared to the previou..
06-Nov-2015
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Helping hand to find a job
Dianne Dempsey
Feeling the effects of unemployment after he first moved to Bendigo, Neil Gemmill reached out to other people in a similar situation and soon realised he wasn’t alone. More than 50 people gathered together at the inaugural meeting of Willing Older Workers. As a result of the meet..
30-Oct-2015
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Spirit of Anzac
Laura Hurley
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience will arrive in Bendigo late next month, giving residents and local communities the opportunity to visit the commemorative exhibition. Featuring more than 200 artefacts from the War Memorial in Canberra, exhibition executive director Alison Creagh said..
16-Oct-2015
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Young gun takes title
Bendigo Weekly
A Young Bendigo agent took first place at the Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition on Monday. McKean McGregor’s Zeb Broadbent won the event with Jamie Quinlan of Elders Pakenham named as runner-up. Zeb and Jamie will now continue to work on their selling style as they will repre..
25-Sep-2015
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Home loans below peak
Bendigo Weekly
Australian Bureau of Statistics housing finance figures released this week show that while lending to investors buying new homes reached an all-time high in July, lending to owner occupiers remained below the peak that occurred nearly a year ago. The Housing Industry Association says the tot..
11-Sep-2015
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HIA calls for tax reform
Bendigo Weekly
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has used its annual Building Better Cities Summit to again push for reform of Australia’s tax system. HIA spokesman Greg Weller said tax reform was the biggest economic issue on the national agenda. “Due to an underlying structural budge..
21-Aug-2015
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Colour for health
Laura Hurley
The new Bendigo hospital will boast a colour palette inspired by different regions in the Loddon Mallee. Unveiled last Friday, different levels and wards within the hospital will feature colour schemes inspired from the ten local government areas within the district. Bendigo Hospital boa..
21-Aug-2015
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Top class keynote events
Bendigo Weekly
THE 2015 Bendigo Writers Festival is just one week away, with organisers expecting record numbers of people to attend more than 70 sessions across the weekend. Bendigo Writers Festival chairman Cr Rod Fyffe said the event has very quickly established itself as one of the best run festivals i..
31-Jul-2015
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Cash rate on hold
Bendigo Weekly
THE Reserve Bank of Australia board did what was expected of it this week when it agreed to hold the official cash rate steady at two per cent. Housing Industry Association chief economist Harley Dale said there will be speculation in coming months as to whether the easing rate cycle is over..
09-Jul-2015
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