Bendigo Buzz

MaCapella hits the right note
Bendigo Weekly
MUMS and bubs have banded together to form the MaCapella Singers, a group connecting mums through music. The community-lead group has expanded from its humble beginnings at the Castlemaine Presbyterian Church, now connecting mothers from both Kyneton and Bendigo. Tara Flinn, founder of ..
15-Jul-2016
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The art of belonging
Bendigo Weekly
A new art exhibition showcasing the work of six young people from Bendigo’s Karen community will be launched at Morley’s Emporium as part this year’s Refugee Week celebrations. The exhibition will explore the importance of belonging for young people with refugee background..
24-Jun-2016
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Kirsty returns to her old school
Bendigo Weekly
By Natasha MacFarlane Former Eaglehawk Primary School sudent Kirsty Sword Gusmao returned last week to unveil her portrait in the school’s foyer. Dr Sword Gusmao is one of the school’s most notable ex-students, she served as the former first lady of East Timor from 2002 t..
23-Jun-2016
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The old Girtonians gather
Bendigo Weekly
IT has been said schooldays are the best of your life, and that certainly seems true for the Class of 1986 at Girton Grammar. The Old Girtonians held their 30 year reunion on Saturday and a tour of the junior school was a step back in time, especially for the boarders. They told endless ..
03-Jun-2016
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College has positivity in mind
Dianne Dempsey
Students Tony and Sue were happy to speak at the official launch of the Mind Recovery College but with one proviso – that they remain anonymous. Which is ironic really as one of the aims of the college is to lessen the stigmatisation that many people experience if they suffer from men..
03-Jun-2016
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Supper club arrives
Dianne Dempsey
We’re getting so sophisticated in Bendigo the late night entertainment scene could justifiably be described as louche. The venue for the latest excursion into late night entertainment is the Ulumbara Theatre which will be hosting a series of Supper Clubs. Supper clubs are synonymou..
27-May-2016
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Barnaby milks Coles call
Sharon Kemp
National Party leader Barnaby Joyce has taken credit for Coles’ 20 cent per litre milk fund in response to the dairy crisis in regional Victoria. In Bendigo on Wednesday night to introduce local National Party candidate Andy Maddison, Mr Joyce said he had asked northern Victorian farme..
20-May-2016
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Fitness for dog and owner
Bendigo Weekly
THERE’s a new way to get healthy in Bendigo and it’s got legs. Four of them. Turns out your dog also makes for the ultimate workout companion. That’s according to personal trainer and owner of fitbitch Hayley Morcom. Ms Morcom recently launched the dog-inclusive o..
13-May-2016
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Beehive to open this year
Sharon Kemp
As work starts on reshaping the 140-year-old former Bendigo Mining Exchange, the commissioned architect has confirmed the building’s ground floor will open by the end of the year housing food, beverage and lifestyle retailers and potentially a fresh produce market. Work will continue o..
06-May-2016
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Jason joins the Green machine
Bendigo Weekly
Aussie Rules footballer, LGBTIQ and mental health advocate, and Greens candidate for Higgins Jason Ball joined the Greens Federal candidate for Bendigo, Rosemary Glaisher, for an afternoon of door knocking in Quarry Hill last Sunday. “It was an honour as well as a lot of fun having h..
29-Apr-2016
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Upgrade on memorial wants list
Steve Kendall
THE RSL Soldiers Memorial Institute in Pall Mall is set for a major upgrade if funding can be raised. Bendigo District RSL president Cliff Richards and City of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe launched a public fundraising campaign to upgrade and redevelop the institute on Wednesday. The..
22-Apr-2016
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Building on art skills
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Hospital Project has been busy with extra works of a different kind this month. That’s because project consortium Exemplar Health has encouraged the children at Jenny’s Early Learning Centre to don their smocks and enjoy the process of art-making. It’s all ..
08-Apr-2016
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Good golly miss Molly
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO is becoming familiar with the whole Hollywood scene at the moment, and now there’s another taste. Molly Ringwald is coming to town, and will be performing at the Ulumbarra Theatre on Thursday, June 9 Ringwald is a star who kicked of her film career in the 1980s, but before ..
01-Apr-2016
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Fresh a winner
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO radio station 101.5 Fresh FM has scooped a major media award, claiming the Women’s National Basketball League’s Best Radio Coverage award for the 2015/16 season. The station has covered the Bendigo Spirit since its inception into the league, and has called all Spirit home..
24-Mar-2016
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Feline hard done by
Steve Kendall
Tommy was eating Nina’s food, and it had to stop. Nina is our slinky black cat, and Tommy is the neighbourhood wanderer. He’s not a feral so I imagine he just runs around from house to house eating where he can. It seems like a cat thing to do. Anyway, I caught him tuckin..
18-Mar-2016
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Sporting best
Bendigo Weekly
STUDENTS at Winters Flat Primary School have been rewarded for their efforts to make their school a far healthier one. The school’s submission to the 2016 Bendigo Health-backed Healthy Schools Awards was judged the best from an impressive field of more than one dozen finalists. ..
11-Mar-2016
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Sisters are doing it
Dianne Dempsey
With the advent International Women’s Day it is timely to acknowledge the extraordinary work of central Victoria’s female art directors and curators. While the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum is attracting record crowds with its Ben Quilty exhibition and the Bendi..
04-Mar-2016
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The ABC of radio
Steve Kendall
Becoming a radio announcer can be a daunting step, but there’s help from those in the know to ease you through. If you’re interested in becoming a presenter on 105.1 Life FM, an announcer training session is scheduled for Monday, March 7, at the Life FM studios in Forest Street...
26-Feb-2016
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Time for teal
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health Group emergency department director Diana Badcock will be the guest speaker at Bendigo’s Biggest Afternoon Teal next week. Dr Badcock was born in Cambridge and studied at the University of London. Her medical background is extensive and includes working in Ho..
19-Feb-2016
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Up and running
Bendigo Weekly
WITH just two weeks to go, preparations for this year’s Sports Star of the Year gala awards night are in full swing. The Bendigo Weekly/Prime7 backed awards program has recognised northern and central Victoria’s best athletes for more than 50 years, and remains the longest runni..
12-Feb-2016
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