INQUEST HELD FOR PATIYA
Peter Kennedy
A Victorian coroner has recommended all councils develop a computer-based inventory and maintenance program of trees that they are responsible for as part of his finding into the death of a four-year-old Bendigo girl killed by a falling tree limb late in 2013. Coroner Phillip Byrne released ..
11-Sep-2015
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POOL CALL
Laura Hurley
The City of Greater Bendigo has called for expressions of interest from management organisations to partner with council in the delivery and management of the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre. The call follows a meeting between councillors and the Kangaroo Flat Com..
11-Sep-2015
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STABBING IN CALIFORNIA GULLY
Bendigo Weekly
UPDATE: It is expected the 30-year-old woman will be airlifted to a Melbourne hospital for treatment to her injuries. Major Crime Scene officers are heading to the property to process the scene. Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident which remai..
11-Sep-2015
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GOLDEN DAY FOR SPORTS STAR
Peter Kennedy
Australia's longest running regional sports award, the Bendigo Sports Star, has a new team member, following confirmation the Bendigo Weekly has joined forces with Prime Television to back the event. The announcement signals the dawn of a new era for the iconic awards program, which has cele..
11-Sep-2015
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FUNDS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
Laura Hurley
State Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards is urging local schools to apply for funding to build more inclusive facilities for special needs students. A new $10 million Inclusive Schools fund was announced by the state government on Tuesday, and Ms Edwards said it was an opportunity for loc..
11-Sep-2015
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INFORMATION PLUS FOR TRAIN USERS
Joel Peterson
V/Line customers will have access to real-time train information as of next Tuesday, as part of a state government upgrade to passenger information displays (PIDs). The upgrade will see displays installed showing approximate departure and arrival times of trains. Bendig..
11-Sep-2015
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Battling violence
Dianne Dempsey
A three day conference was held in Bendigo this week to tackle the issue of domestic violence. Violence Prevention – It’s Everybody’s Business was organised by Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and funded by the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program. ..
09-Oct-2014
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Students welcome McAuley Wing
Bendigo Weekly
St Monica’s Primary School students have celebrated the opening of the school’s final $1.4 million development stage. Patron senator for Bendigo Michael Ronaldson opened the new McAuley Wing this morning with Bishop Les Tomlinson also giving his blessings. “The Go..
09-Oct-2014
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LA TROBE CUTS 70 FULL-TIME JOBS
Christine McGinn
About 70 equivalent full-time positions will be cut at Bendigo’s La Trobe University campus under restructure plans. The university confirmed to staff today that they would continue the restructure which will see up to 350 jobs lost across all campuses. Despite continued Fair Work Comm..
09-Oct-2014
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CROWD QUEUES FOR GILLARD
Dianne Dempsey
A queue of hundreds of Julia Gillard fans lined up at the Bendigo Market Place today to have the former Prime Minister autograph her recently published memoir, My Story. Due to start signing at midday in the Big W store, Ms Gillard was 15 minutes late but the delay just added to the tension an..
09-Oct-2014
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No room at Long Gully's rose
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council is urging the Rose of Australia’s owner to register the premises as a rooming house for emergency accommodation, not a hotel. The Long Gully premises have been providing emergency accommodation but council says it isnot currently registered as such, under the Publi..
09-Oct-2014
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Raffle raises Jaxon's dream
Bendigo Weekly
Ten year old, terminally ill, Jaxon Cooper has one wish, to see the bright lights of New York City. Armed with tickets to see the New York Knicks shoot from the three-point line, a local woman is fundraising $18,000 to fly the family overseas. Organiser Simonne Rayner wants to send Jaxon to s..
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Madder Lake: Mick Jagger goes missing
Ben Cameron
Australian progressive rock Madder Lake’s guitarist Brenden Mason remembers the heady days of the 1970s, of gold albums and hit singles, but still rues the lost opportunity to party with The Rolling Stones. Unfortunately, a knee injury from surfing stopped him from meetin..
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Miss Country Girl is back
Bendigo Weekly
DUST off the tiaras ladies, Miss Country Girl Australia is back in Bendigo this weekend. The nation-wide model search will scan the rural and regional areas until a selection of national finalists are discovered to go to Sydney for the big final. With heats scheduled for this Saturday in..
13-Sep-2011
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Tonight Alive: from school act to stardom
Bendigo Weekly
Life is a series of moments strung together, and Tonight Alive’s Whakaio Taahi will never forget his strangest so far. In the US at the start of the year, recording the band's debut album with former Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World producer, Mark Trombino, things got a little wei..
13-Sep-2011
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The Vagrants: born to wander
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne band The Vagrants, led by guitarist and chief song-scribe, Steve Iorio, will hit Bendigo at just the right time this weekend. With a new number one single on the AirIt charts in their keeping (“Can’t Take Anymore”), and regular airplay both here, on English rock ..
13-Sep-2011
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Stars align for movie marathon
Anthony Radford
What’s the appeal with Jar Jar Binks? Was that a sneaker I just saw in space? And why did George Lucas decide to make Greedo shoot first? These are the big questions that will no doubt be discussed at what should be Bendigo’s biggest ever meeting of Star Wars diehards thi..
12-Sep-2011
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Evilution, Deprivation and Frankenbok
Anthony Radford
Bendigo’s Metal scene is powering into the local musical consciousness with flabbergasting haste; the Newmarket Hotel on Friday (August 9) being a potent case in point. The atmosphere inside the Newmarket was abuzz with impassioned Metal fans palpably excited at the pros..
12-Sep-2011
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Opals return for Snell
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit recruit Belinda Snell will make a long-anticipated return to the Australian Opals fold this month when she joins a 20-player camp in Canberra on June 15. Snell and Marianna Tolo return for their first involvement in the Opals campaign to the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Wom..
13-Jun-2014
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Lachie’s in the spotlight
Bendigo Weekly
BASEBALL pitcher Lachie Jack is heading places. The 15-year-old has received an invitation from the Australian Baseball Federation to attend National Selection Camp at Palm Meadows on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Jack’s aim is to realise his goal of trialling and competing in the ..
06-Jun-2014
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Targeting gold
Joel Peterson
La Trobe University Bendigo Education student Emma Cox will be honoured by university staff after being selected to represent Australia at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The 21-year-old will represent Australia in the country’s shooting squad. She will join a Commonwealth shoo..
30-May-2014
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Haig heading to Korea on a high
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's Jack Haig has continued his stellar start to the season, claiming victory in the Tour of Toowoomba today. After finishing on the podium in last week's Battle On The Border, Haig took out the five-stage race by 22 seconds. His Avanti Racing Team teammate Mark O'Brien, who is bas..
25-May-2014
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Snell likes Team Spirit
Bendigo Weekly
Having grown up in country Victoria, the opportunity to play for a regional Victorian Women’s National Basketball League team was too much for Belinda Snell to pass up. The three-time Olympic medallist and 2006 world championship player will suit up for the Spirit during the next two s..
23-May-2014
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Junior FC Bendigo teams make waves
Joel Peterson
Despite FC Bendigo’s seniors and under-20 sides going down at the weekend, the club’s junior sides are continuing to excel in their first season of National Premier Leagues Victoria competition. Playing in the NPL West division, Bendigo fields under-12 through under-18 sides, wit..
23-May-2014
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