Bendigo Buzz

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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Stars of their sport
Joel Peterson
RISING cycling star Chris Hamilton and kayak ace Maddie Batters had stellar starts to the new year, leading them to take out the January award nominations for the Bendigo Weekly/Prime 7-backed Bendigo Sports Star of the Year. Both took out national titles during the month, Hamilt..
05-Feb-2016
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Interfaith council spreads the word
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Interfaith Council is partnering the Daybreak Centre of Spirituality to bring Spirituality by the Lake to Bendigo. The event will take place on Sunday, February 21, from 1.30pm to 4pm, at the Rowing Pavilion, Lake Weeroona. Speakers from five faith traditi..
05-Feb-2016
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Group is wheely fun
Bendigo Weekly
FreeWheeling Fun is a grassroots group that breathes life into pre-loved bikes for everyday use for anyone who needs one. They also help people learn basic bicycle maintenance skills and run community rides. They are at the The Good Loaf Bakery’s shed from 3pm to 5pm, Wedn..
05-Feb-2016
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Scots game has a new feel
Bendigo Weekly
A traditional Scottish children’s street game will be given a contemporary touch at Scots Day Out in Rosalind Park on Saturday, February 13. Kerbieball has been played for centuries by generations of Scots, players pitting their ball skills and reflexes in daily games fille..
29-Jan-2016
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A classical visit
Bendigo Weekly
After several successful European tours Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is coming back to Australia, including Bendigo. Classical music the world over is the motto of the philharmonia. The group said it is irrelevant for their musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, ..
29-Jan-2016
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