LIBS PROMISE YOUTH FUNDS
Bendigo Weekly
VULNERABLE youth will be given a new home with a $6 million injection if the Liberals are re-elected on November 29. The Kids Under Cover project will build 120 units and transport them to the family home or carer’s property of youth. Bendigo company Ortech Industries have been awarded ..
21-Nov-2014
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HOSPITAL HEALTH BOOST
Bendigo Weekly
St John of God will undertake a $40.7 million redevelopment with Greater Bendigo council approving plans. Planning and development director Prue Mansfield said the four storey redevelopment was necessary to meet local health care demands. “With our net population growing by 1,100 persons..
18-Nov-2014
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$5.7M SCHOOL PRIZE FOR EPSOM
Bendigo Weekly
Epsom Primary School will be given a $5.7 million modernisation boost under a Liberal government promise. Liberal candidate for Bendigo East Greg Bickley has committed funding to develop the school and give it 21st Century teaching spaces. “This $5.7 million election commitment will..
18-Nov-2014
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FIRE SEASON TO IGNITE
Bendigo Weekly
The CFA is preparing locals for the Fire Danger Period to start this coming Monday. Greater Bendigo, Mt Alexander Shire and Central Goldfields Shire will start the period on 17 November at 1am. CFA District 2 Operations Steve Smith said vegetation is completely dry, and so far all indicators..
12-Nov-2014
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RALLY AIMS TO STOP ABC CUTS
Steve Kendall
A RALLY in Hargreaves Mall on Thursday, November 20 will call for public support for the ABC. Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will speak at the event, one of many being held in capital cities and regional centres across Australia to launch the Our stories Our Future Our ABC campaign. ..
12-Nov-2014
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DRUGS AND GUNS IN CAR
Christine McGinn
Police found two loaded firearms and a collection of drugs in a vehicle during a routine intercept in Bendigo on Thursday. Local officers inspected the vehicle and found about $50,000 worth of methampethamines, a large quantity of pills and the firearms on November 6 at 1.30am. A 21 year old ..
12-Nov-2014
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SERVICE HONOURS POLICE
Christine McGinn
Police officers have been remembered and honoured for their service to the community. Today marks National Police Remembrance Day, honoring the 157 Victorian men and women who died in the line of duty. About 50 locals packed into the RSL Museum forecourt to pay their ..
29-Sep-2014
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Sandhurst tender goes out
Bendigo Weekly
The State Government has advertised the tender today to provide a new home for residents of Bendigo's Sandhurst Residential Services. Disability Services and Reform Minister Mary Wooldridge said the new tender process, announced in August, had been brought forward to give residents and staff..
29-Sep-2014
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Car park to stay closed
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council will this week vote on a recommendation to keep the Hargreaves St multi-storey carpark closed to the public on Sundays. A council report showed there was ample on-street carparking around the CBD to cope with Sunday trade. Council will also officially receive the ..
29-Sep-2014
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REVEALED: GILLARD TO VISIT
Bendigo Weekly
Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard will come to Bendigo next month. Ms Gillard will be signing copies of her memoir, My Story, at Big W in Bendigo Marketplace on October 9. The book details the highs and lows during her three years and three days, as Prime Minister. ..
27-Sep-2014
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Coliban industrial action
Bendigo Weekly
Workers are up in arms saying Coliban Water’s contractor Lend Lease has broken contractual promises. Coliban vehicles will resemble ambulances for the time being, with unionised slogans being used to assist the cause. Australian Services Union members will also wear clothing protes..
27-Sep-2014
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Cut rates back
Christine McGinn
The majority of Greater Bendigo councillors have vowed to slash future rates rises. Locals have suffered through rates rises of six per cent for the past two years, and council is planning to do the same for the next three. In response to the Bendigo Weekly’s sustained anti-poverty..
27-Sep-2014
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Current Issue
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The eyes have it
Anthony Radford
Brooke Addamo aka Owl Eyes might be young, have big dreams and wield a prodigious talent, but she’s also unsually patient. After a slightly stuttered beginning to her career, Addamo enjoyed her breakout year in 2010. Today, her enviable voice has been all over radio, either through vo..
05-Aug-2011
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Flare Magazine: accepting inspiration now
Anthony Radford
If you're a young creative, Flare Magazine wants you on board. The mag’s brand spanking new website (www.flareflareflare.com) is up and running, and the eagerly awaited third edition is set for release in October. All that’s needed now is your involvement. To coincide wit..
04-Aug-2011
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A rocking tribute to Broden Leigh Ford
Anthony Radford
Bendigo bands and music lovers will come together this Saturday night to honour the life of Broden Leigh Ford, who was killed in a freak motorcycle accident just over a year ago. To celebrate his life, his 21st birthday, and also highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation, his mot..
04-Aug-2011
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Bendigo Chorale's Russian influence
Anthony Radford
The vocal prowess of the Bendigo Chorale will be directed by their new leader, established Russian conductor, Elena Varshavskaya this month. Along with guests soprano Brenda Kinsella and Laura Hanson on trumpet, Elena, skilled in Russian choir singing, Scandinavian music culture and c..
03-Aug-2011
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Rockin' for Tyson
Anthony Radford
Tyson Schreiber is a brave nine-year-old, battling a disease that has been with him since birth, although not diagnosed until he was five years of age. Slow growing persistent tumours on the brain are robbing Tyson of the joyful rights of a happy, safe and healthy childhood. Outwardly ..
03-Aug-2011
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Smokin' Black Aces
Anthony Radford
Classic riff hardy Rock & Roll is alive and thriving as was borne witness at the Newmarket Hotel last Friday night. Manic, whose alternative hard rock/metal was seemingly at odds with the classic hard rock grooves of the evening's other bands, tore through a killer set. Punchy, melodic ..
03-Aug-2011
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Haig headed for gruelling challenge
Joel Peterson
It is hard to believe that road racing has only been Jack Haig's main focus for less than a year. The Bendigo cyclist has exceeded all expectations in his first full season on the road, and is remarkably currently leading the Subaru Australia National Road Series, that sees Australia's top c..
09-Oct-2013
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Haig takes tour win, National Road Series lead
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist Jack Haig has etched his name into the history books alongside the likes of Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, by claiming victory in the Caterpillar Tour Of Tasmania today. The 20-year old went into today's final stage, a 30-lap criterium around the streets of Devonport, with a o..
06-Oct-2013
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Decision still on hold
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s bid for a Victorian National Premier League soccer club has been put on hold, with Football Federation Victoria yet to reach a decision on whether to grant the team a licence for 2014. An announcement on NPL licences was expected on Monday, however due to legal proceedings surround..
04-Oct-2013
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The time is right
Joel Peterson
By JOEL PETERSON There is no better time to be a part of the South Bendigo Football Netball club than now, according to newly announced coach Jeff Brennan. Brennan, the Bendigo Football League interleague coach, has both previously coached and played at the Bloods, and will return in season 201..
04-Oct-2013
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Ready for the off
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Reigning WNBL Coach of the Year Bernie Harrower says the Bendigo Spirit will this year have to deal with something it has never had to before. Recruits come and go every year and the side has also updated uniforms this season, but Harrower says the weight of expectation is the ..
03-Oct-2013
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Brennan brings fresh start to Bloods
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Football League inter-league coach Jeff Brennan has been appointed coach of South Bendigo for the 2014 BFL season. Brennan, who has previously coached and played at the Bloods, will return next season, marking 20 years since the club's last premiership triumph. He will replace Ri..
01-Oct-2013
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