Planning steps up
Joel Peterson
PUBLIC transport in regional areas is set to see a boost, with the state government announcing the introduction of the Regional Network Development Plan last week. The announcement came just over a week before the scheduled opening of the Regional Rail Link on Monday, when new timetables will ..
19-Jun-2015
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ARCHWAY LOSS MOURNED
Dianne Dempsey
Having a Chinese museum and a Chinese precinct such as Bendigo’s Dai Gum San without its archway (or pailou) is comparable to having a house without a door. “Wherever you go in the world, wherever there is a Chinese town, or a Chinese precinct you will always see the archway entr..
12-Jun-2015
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WATER A RISING PROBLEM
Christine McGinn
THE CITY of Greater Bendigo will continue to work with the state government to find a solution to the city’s rising toxic groundwater problem. Councillors responded to the 128-signature petition which seeks to find a long-term solution to the water, the future of the Woodvale evaporatio..
12-Jun-2015
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SIGN UP TO SAVE DISCOVERY
Christine McGinn
LOCALS are taking measures into their own hands with a petition to save the beloved Discovery Science and Technology Centre. More than 2700 people have signed the online petition created last Saturday following the announcement of the centre’s impending July 12 closure. “We c..
12-Jun-2015
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WHO PAYS?
Christine McGinn
THE future of Bendigo’s embattled Discovery Science and Technology Centre remains in limbo, as bickering continues over financial responsibility for the facility. The Bendigo Trust has managed the centre on behalf of the City of Greater Bendigo for more than a decade. But at its co..
12-Jun-2015
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BUILDING ON A CITY HIGH
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo is in the midst of a home building boom, with new data showing more than 1800 new homes were approved in the 15 months to March. Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows there were 1802 new houses approved in Greater Bendigo from July 1, 2013 to March 30, 2015, w..
12-Jun-2015
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Open home, open heart
Bendigo Weekly
In full bloom, HardHill will open its doors and garden to celebrate its 140th birthday with a good cause. Greater Bendigo councillor Peter Cox and his wife, Annette Wiles, will open their home to raise scholarship funds to send youth to school in Maubisse. “The Bendigo Maubisse Friendsh..
06-Oct-2014
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ANDREWS PLANS FUTURE JOBS
Bendigo Weekly
Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews today announced Labor’s plan to create 100,000 full time jobs in regional Victoria. Mr Andrews promised to create a $200 million Regional Jobs Fund to support job creation in Victoria. Manufacturing and processing plants are encouraged to upgrade t..
06-Oct-2014
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Hunger pain
Anthony Radford
MORE than 1600 Bendigo children are going to school every day without having had a meal. And more than 10 per cent of locals do not have enough food to last them a week. The figures paint a further disturbing picture of Bendigo’s poverty crisis. In response, Bendigo Foodshare has rec..
04-Oct-2014
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Traders back redevelopment
Anthony Radford
MITCHELL Street traders have congratulated Greater Bendigo council over its handling of the shopping strip’s redevelopment. Despite one claim the redevelopment was a negative for business, traders have been quick to notice the positives. Ruffell Family Jewellers owner Martin Ruffell ..
04-Oct-2014
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Bendigo back online
Bendigo Weekly
UPDATE: Communications are back online after Telstra workers worked through the night to repair a damaged cable at Epsom. A civil contractor cut through the cable at noon on Friday, cutting causing landline, mobile and internet connections. Services were restored at 4.30am Saturday. ..
03-Oct-2014
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$1m for road fix
Anthony Radford
A notorious Strathfieldsaye intersection will be fixed no matter who wins November’s state election. Premier Denis Napthine visited Strathfieldsaye on Friday afternoon to announce a re-elected government will deliver $1 million for the Club Court and Strathfieldsaye Road intersection. ..
03-Oct-2014
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The Beards
Anthony Radford
It’s not often that I find myself ridiculously, insanely jealous of facial hair. In fact, it’s never. Except for last Friday at the Northcote Social Club. My feminine, naturally smooth and hairless face was definitely among the minority and, thank god, completely obscure..
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Bendigo's Wonderland
Anthony Radford
Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming musical group, Wonderland. These alternative rockers from Bendigo channel the sounds of bands like New Empire, Emarosa, Versa Emerge, The Wedding and Anberlin and are sure to appeal to all Gen Ys. Wonderland is relatively new to the scene ha..
01-Sep-2011
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Joel English shines under the covers
Anthony Radford
Bendigo DJs Al Shield and Alex DeAraugo are discovering what local music lovers have known for some time: Bendigo is home to some amazing artists. The boys from the Star FM Breakfast Show have introduced a new segment called “Under The Covers”: a chance for local musicians every..
31-Aug-2011
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Old Buzzards and The Old Fella join forces
Anthony Radford
Australia’s Got Talent finalist The Old Fella will be in Bendigo next month for a major fire fundraiser. Brought together by the Bushfire Action Group at the Exhibition Centre at the Bendigo Showgrounds, the event will raise money for flood affected communities. The Old Fella will ..
31-Aug-2011
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Pegz Bendigo bound
Anthony Radford
Aussie hip hop visionary and artist Pegz is coming to Bendigo. Supported by local artists The Average Joes and DSP, Pegz will perform at the Music Man Megastore Function Centre, at their new home on the corner of Hargreaves and Williamson Streets, on Friday September 23. The all ages sho..
31-Aug-2011
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New location, same rockin' result
Anthony Radford
With the upcoming Bendigoat Metal Fest at the Newmarket Hotel in October, and with a fine array of Metal, Punk and Hard Rock acts performing, visiting and forming in the region, those with a delicate disposition better brace themselves: Things look like getting very loud in old Bendigo town. ..
29-Aug-2011
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Lady Braves further strengthened with Perera signing
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Lady Braves have signed Bendigo Spirit guard Chantella Perera for the 2014 SEABL season. Perera joins the club after playing with Kilsyth Cobras for multiple seasons, having averaged close to 14 points and five rebounds in 2013, and 18 points per game in the 2012 season. She ..
04-Mar-2014
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North Melbourne lending a hand to fellow 'Roos
Bendigo Weekly
One of the AFL's most highly regarded defensive minds will be sharing his wisdom with Kangaroo Flat Football Club at a training session on Wednesday night. Leigh Tudor, an assistant coach at North Melbourne, will join former Kangaroos football operations boss Donald McDonald in running a tra..
03-Mar-2014
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THEN THERE WERE TWO - VIDEO
Joel Peterson
For the second year in a row, Bendigo Spirit will face Townsville Fire in the WNBL grand final, after the Fire defeated Dandenong 74-71 in today’s preliminary final. In a game that ebbed and flowed all the way to the wire, five Townsville players scored in double digits to lift the Fir..
02-Mar-2014
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Keeping it calm
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower admits he is not sure who the Bendigo Spirit will face next Sunday, after the Spirit clinched a second consecutive home WNBL grand final. Bendigo dominated the second half against Dandenong to claim a nine-point win at the Bendigo Stadium last Sunday, with the ..
28-Feb-2014
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Martin to lead FC Bendigo charge
Bendigo Weekly
Former Sunshine George Cross captain Steve Martin will coach FC Bendigo in its inaugural National Premier Leagues Victoria season. Originally from Bendigo, Martin has over 15 years experience playing at the highest levels of soccer in Victoria, and also played for Carlton in the former Natio..
27-Feb-2014
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Gold for O'Shea in Columbia
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo track ace Glenn O’Shea became a three-time world champion today, when he and his Australian teammates took gold in the team pursuit at the UCI Track World Championships in Columbia. Racing on the Cali velodrome, the Australian lineup of O’Shea, Alex Edmondson, Mitchell Mu..
27-Feb-2014
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