BUSHMASTERS JAMAICA BOUND
Steve Kendall
Three Bushmasters were handed to the Jamaica Defence Force this week at Thales. The three are the first of 12 ordered and all are troop carrier variants equipped with Thales’s SOTAS M2 communication system. A senior Jamaican delegation was on hand to inspect the first three yesterday. ..
19-Mar-2015
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RAIL TASKFORCE ON TRACK
Christine McGinn
PLANS for Australia’s first regional suburban train network are on track with the taskforce’s terms of reference released today. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan named Bendigo West Member Maree Edwards as the chair of the Community Consultative Taskforce (CCT). “M..
13-Mar-2015
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COX CALLS TO SAVE ADDY
Bendigo Weekly
CITY of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox is calling on Fairfax Media to reconsider job cuts at the city’s daily newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser. Cr Cox said the Fairfax Media-owned newspaper had played a central role in the local community for more than 160 years. “As a daily new..
13-Mar-2015
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TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Dianne Dempsey
“I can’t put my hand on my heart and say I am 100 per cent sure that Ulumbarra Theatre will be finished on time,” David Lloyd, manager of Capital Venues and Events told the Weekly this week. Mr Lloyd and Stan Liacos, director of City Futures, have been conducting regular tour..
13-Mar-2015
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TASKFORCE IS JUST THE JOB FOR GEN Y
Christine McGinn
A YOUTH unemployment taskforce could be established in Greater Bendigo to create more opportunities for Generation Y. The taskforce, a combination of businesses, educators and council, is proposed to reduce the high rate of youth unemployment across the city. According to the latest Australia..
13-Mar-2015
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BOUND FOR JAPAN
Bendigo Weekly
FEDERAL Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will visit the Japanese Ministry of Defence next week. Ms Chesters will take miniature replicas of the locally-made Thales Bushmaster vehicles to Japan as a gesture to discuss the four ordered for deployment with the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force. ..
06-Mar-2015
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ELMORE RSL TO CLOSE
Bendigo Weekly
ELMORE is set to lose an institution with the closure of the RSL. In a letter to members from vice president Bill Cox, it’s made clear the small number of members make it difficult to run from day to day. “At the moment we can’t even pay the light bill,” Mr Cox said..
02-Oct-2014
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Dower Park on display
Bendigo Weekly
Locals are urged to have their say on the draft Dower Park Recreation Reserve master plan in Kangaroo Flat. Mayor Barry Lyons said it was an important community facility and residents could view the plans until November 7. “This is a really great opportunity for residents to shape th..
02-Oct-2014
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Basketball stadium plans score support
Bendigo Weekly
The staged Bendigo Stadium Master Plan was accepted at last night’s council meeting, an initial step for future development. Under the master plan, stage one includes the development of three show courts and amenities, an the upgrade of the 12 existing noutdoor netball courts. Spectato..
02-Oct-2014
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Helping stay in the right headspace
Christine McGinn
Local youth are standing up for their peers experiencing and overcoming mental health issues. Bendigo’s Headspace Youth Reference Group is leading community events, and rewriting community attitudes to mental health. YRG chair Hannah Arnold said mental health issues were serious medi..
02-Oct-2014
Mental Health Week – October 5 to 11
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Signage policy goes up
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council will ask the State Government to approve their signage and advertising policy. Councillors voted in favour of the policy which will guide the location, scale and type of advertising across the city. “The policy gives the advertising industry and the business c..
02-Oct-2014
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Locals want car spaces
Bendigo Weekly
Locals are saying they want to keep the car park in their comments to the draft Rosalind Park Recreation Reserve Precinct Master Plan. Strategy Manager Trevor Budge said most submissions called for increased parking in the park or nearby. About two-thirds of the 80 submissions, wanted to..
02-Oct-2014
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Tex Perkins: The honeymoon is far from over
Anthony Radford
While Tex Perkins has been busy playing The Man in Black in recent years, a lot of music fans want to know one thing: what’s the latest with The Cruel Sea. Is the honeymoon over? Absolutely not says Perkins. They just play a lot less these days. “We’re reluctant t..
19-Aug-2011
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Gig Guide (August 19 to 25)
Anthony Radford
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, August 19 THE PALAIS Owl Eyes from 8pm. $20 COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL Open Mic from 7pm. Free THE METRO Sonic from 10.30pm. Free GOLDEN VINE HOTEL The Lost Boys fro..
19-Aug-2011
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A new Phrase
Anthony Radford
THIS year has seen the Australian hip-hop music scene flourish, with the like of Drapht and Bliss N Eso topping the ARIA Charts. Last Friday, one of the genre’s premier talents, Phrase, released his third album Babylon. Kyle Heaslip had the chance to catch up with him and chat about ..
19-Aug-2011
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Fractal: big boys on campus
Anthony Radford
Fractal is a young band generating a huge buzz with their innovative brand of instrumental progressive metal. Having come third place in the Bendigo heat of the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands, they then took out first place in the regional round of the National Campus Band Competition, wh..
17-Aug-2011
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Gossling come full circle
Anthony Radford
Helen Croome of Gossling has the kind of distinctive voice that stops people in their tracks. Described by one online magazine as wielding “raspy, fairy-floss-with-a-side-of-steel vocals”, even Croome herself admits her enviable pipes are a little bit different from the norm. ..
16-Aug-2011
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Henry Wagons goes it alone
Anthony Radford
Just days away from embarking on his latest solo tour, Henry Wagons’ considered approach owes a bit to John Farnham. Many years ago, a 12-year-old Henry watched “Farnsy” perform a horrific reggae version of You’re The Voice” on TV. It left a mark. &ldqu..
16-Aug-2011
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"The time is now" for Maryborough
Bendigo Weekly
Maryborough Football Club president Mick Reid says the club wants to know whether the town will support a club in the Bendigo Football Netball League, as the Magpies face challenges ahead of the 2014 season. Having lost a number of senior players in the off-season along with 2013 coach Jeff ..
18-Dec-2013
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Spirit stars set for Opals camp
Joel Peterson
It is hard to imagine things could get better for Bendigo Spirit, currently atop the WNBL and on a 12-game win streak. However, with the announcement this morning that four Spirit players have been included in a 21-strong Australian Opals squad to train in Canberra next month, that's exactl..
18-Dec-2013
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Braves headed south
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Bank Braves and Lady Braves are headed south in the 2014 South East Australian Basketball League, with the two Bendigo-based sides moved to the league's South conference. The men's side has played 21 seasons in the South since the team's formation in 1985 and will return to its t..
16-Dec-2013
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Gold to extend its reach
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Gold will play home games in Swan Hill and Echuca in the 2014 VFL season, extending the club's reach into Northern Victoria. The fixture for 2014 was officially released today, with the Gold also hosting standalone clubs on five different occasions throughout the season. The Gold..
10-Dec-2013
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Spirit tested by Boomers, win 11th straight
Joel Peterson
It was anything but easy, but the Bendigo Spirit were able to hold on for the team's 11th straight win against Melbourne Boomers at the State Basketball centre in Melbourne today. The 60-55 win came after Bendigo led by as many as 15 points in the last quarter, before the Boomers staged a fu..
07-Dec-2013
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Heat is on for Griffin
Joel Peterson
For the first 26 years of her life, Kelsey Griffin has woken up on Christmas morning, looked outside, and seen snow. This year that will certainly not be the case, as she spends the holiday away from the United States for the first time. It will also be her first Christmas without her fami..
06-Dec-2013
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