FYFFE LEAVES ART GALLERY BOARD
Christine McGinn
AVID Bendigo Art Gallery supporter councillor Rod Fyffe has stood down from his duties as the board’s community representative. City of Greater Bendigo Cr Fyffe found that his appointment on the art gallery board conflicted with his ability to participate or vote on council matters rela..
10-Apr-2015
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PUSH IS ON FOR AGED CARE SUPPORT
Christine McGinn
A LOCAL aged care advocate is pushing for a one-stop aged care service information centre in Bendigo. Leading Aged Services Australia volunteer of the year Ruth Hosking said the city needs an impartial centre to help clients navigate the system and its available services. “There is a s..
10-Apr-2015
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POLICE PRAISE DRIVERS
Christine McGinn
POLICE have praised motorists for their safe driving on central Victoria’s roads this Easter long-weekend. Bendigo Police Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant Mark Edwards said Operation Crossroads had been successful across the region. “The number one thing is that no one died, this is..
07-Apr-2015
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Harrower era over
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit's Harrower era is officially over. Bernie Harrower, who has coached the club for its first eight years in the Women's National Basketball League, will not coach the team next season. The club released a statement this afternoon saying that Harrower had rejected an offe..
02-Apr-2015
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BACK ONLINE
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 31,000 homes in Greater Bendigo have been reinstated to the National Broadband Network rollout plan after being dropped from the list two years ago. iLoddon Mallee Chairman Bruce Winzar yesterday welcomed NBN Co’s announcement of NBN connection construction works from late 201..
02-Apr-2015
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Rod sets up for Easter Festival
Bendigo Weekly
WITH a weekend of fun ahead in Bendigo, Easter Festival Advisory Committee Chair Rod Fyffe decided to start early on the festivities. With a touch of make up and the best in Easter Bunny fare, Cr Fyffe hopped into the conservatory for a nibble on a chocolate treat...
02-Apr-2015
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Taking a stand over the seat
Bendigo Weekly
Revelations Bendigo's newest public furniture cost $30,000 has sent locals into a tizz. The Bendigo Weekly revealed on Friday the new seat on the corner of Mitchell and Hargreaves st cost ratepayers $29,000. (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/art-and-comfort-costs-29-000) Since then, ..
15-Sep-2014
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Mitchell St works complete
Bendigo Weekly
Works on the $3.8 million Mitchell Street upgrade are finished. Greater Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons said it was important project for Bendigo’s CBD, finished “on time and on budget”. “Mitchell Street is one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares and before this ..
15-Sep-2014
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Ice war ramps up
Anthony Radford
The fight against the drug ice has taken another step forward in Bendigo with more State Government funding. Mental Health Minister Mary Wooldridge told the Bendigo Weekly Bendigo Health is one of 10 mental health units to each receive $300,000 over three years to better support patients an..
13-Sep-2014
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Rates nearly double in 10 years
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO ratepayers are being slugged almost twice as much for their council rates as they were a decade ago. As part of a campaign leading up to next month’s Anti-Poverty Week, the Bendigo Weekly has compared Greater Bendigo council budgets 10 years apart. The 2005-06 council budget sa..
13-Sep-2014
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Wellsford fight branches out
Dianne Dempsey
A petition of 1213 signatures was presented to the Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan on Thursday by the Wellsford Forest Conservation Alliance. The petition, which is part of a sustained campaign by the Alliance, protests ”the continuing decline and degradation of the ecological va..
13-Sep-2014
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Healthier outlook for young
Christine McGinn
A NEW Bendigo facility aims to put the focus on children’s health and wellbeing. Health Minister David Davis said Bendigo Community Health Services would receive $2.6 million to build the purpose-built Kidzspace Children’s Precinct “BCHS works to meet the diverse health ..
13-Sep-2014
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The Gig Guide (July 22 to July 27)
Anthony Radford
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, July 22 THE BRIDGE The Mystery Betts from 7pm. Free OLD HEPBURN HOTEL Heartbeat from 8.30pm. Free THE NEWMARKET HOTEL Mick Ahearn and Rex from 9pm. $5 THE METRO ..
22-Jul-2011
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Closure in Moscow
Anthony Radford
First of all I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the great team at The Push and Mic Up Productions for continually giving Bendigo youth a chance to see some of Australia’s most aspiring artists without having to make the trip to Melbourne. In the past few years they have been..
21-Jul-2011
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Fenella Wagener: a personal story
Anthony Radford
With a new album, and a new gig at the Herald Sun, budding journalist and singer Fenella Wagener’s world is beginning to seriously open up. “I’m loving it, everything is finally falling into place,” she says. It’s been just over a year since she left Bendigo..
21-Jul-2011
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Sarah McLeod: "Totally extreme"
Anthony Radford
Sarah McLeod’s musical taste is not eclectic, "all over the shop" would be more accurate. And she knows it. “Oh yeah, you should hear what’s on my hard drive,” she laughs. “I’ve got all sorts of stuff. It’s totally extreme. “When..
19-Jul-2011
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Singer Remy Juliana wins over Clare Bowditch
Anthony Radford
Young Bendigo performer Remy Juliana can now call national acclaimed Clare Bowditch a fan of her work. On July 13 the 17-year-old shared the stage with Bowditch during her Ballarat concert, after the youngster won a competition which allowed local performers to submit a clip of their talents..
18-Jul-2011
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Downunda Thunda Radio Independent Music Showcase
Anthony Radford
Thunder of a musical variety will hit Bendigo next weekend. The Downunda Thunda Radio Independent Music Showcase, held on July 30 and 31 at the Golden Vine, will feature a number of local and visiting acts, raising funds for the Victorian Flood Relief Appeal. Acts include The Bride Strip..
18-Jul-2011
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Spirit star Griffin claims player of the week honours
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit star Kelsey Griffin's monster performance against Adelaide on Friday night has seen her claim WNBL player of the week honours for round eight. Griffin starred in the Spirit's back-to-back wins at the weekend, recording 29 points and 10 rebounds against the Lightning in an offe..
26-Nov-2013
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Spirit gears up for tough run
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower says his team must keep its head above water and keep winning games through a tough period of the draw, if it is to reach its regular season goal of a top-two finish in the WNBL. Bendigo heads to Brisbane on Sunday to play Logan, but will likely have to do ..
15-Nov-2013
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Alex hits out for third win
Joel Peterson
Alex Van der Heiden completed a hat-trick of titles last weekend, taking out his third consecutive Bendigo and District Table Tennis Association club championship crown. A field of 45 players lined up for the club championships across nine levels of competition, with A, B and C grade all fea..
15-Nov-2013
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Wilson to miss Thunder clash
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit and Australian Opals shooting guard Kelly Wilson is likely to miss the Spirit's clash with Logan Thunder on Sunday. Wilson missed Bendigo's 84-68 win over Canberra at the weekend due to a rib injury, and did not train last night. Spirit forward Elyse Penaluna, who also mis..
13-Nov-2013
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Griffin leads Spirit past Capitals
Bendigo Weekly
A franchise-record 20 rebounds from Kelsey Griffin has powered the Bendigo Spirit to a 84-68 win over Canberra at Bendigo Stadium today. Griffin pulled down eight offensive boards amongst the 20, and added 16 points in the Spirit's win, which sees them reclaim top spot on the WNBL table. ..
10-Nov-2013
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Harrower wary of Caps clash
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower has a simple motto when it comes to playing under-strength sides: Beware the wounded dog." It is a message he will be pushing to the Spirit in preparation for this Sunday’s clash with Canberra, who were hit with injuries to star big Abby Bishop a..
08-Nov-2013
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