PARK MAKES A SPLASH
Bendigo Weekly
Long Gully will make a golden splash with the grand opening of the gold rush themed Splash Park next Friday. Residents are encouraged to slip into their bathers and take a dip at the splash park on Cunneen Street from 3pm. City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox said the new Splash Park will ..
11-Dec-2014
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BENDIGO'S FESTIVE CHEER
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo is getting in the festive spirit putting the final touches on its Christmas tree standing in Rosalind Park. The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree is a family orientated celebration, featuring music and dance performances from local community..
02-Dec-2014
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ALLAN TAKES PORTFOLIOS
Christine McGinn
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan has been given two portfolios in the Victorian Government. Ms Allan was given the two portfolios, public transport and employment this morning as the government was sworn in. “I am very much looking forward to the next four years,” she sa..
02-Dec-2014
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MISSING BENDIGO BOY
Bendigo Weekly
Local police are currently searching for a missing 14-year-old Strathfieldsaye boy. Brandon Norton, who has autism, was last seen 10pm on Sunday night at his home on Sullivans Road. Police has have described as Caucasian, 160cm tall, slim build with short brown hair. He was last seen wea..
24-Nov-2014
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HAZELDENE'S BACKS FESTIVAL
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s iconic Easter Festival has a new major sponsor and logo for the next two years. Family-owned business Hazeldene’s have signed up as sponsors for 2015 and 2016. “Hazeldene’s are one of Bendigo’s iconic local companies who have been a strong supporter o..
24-Nov-2014
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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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CATHEDRAL'S SITE PLAN REVS UP
Bendigo Weekly
The unsightly former Yamaha motorbike shop, in front of, Sacred Heart Cathedral will be demolished next week. The shop will be pulled down as part of the beautification and education program at the cathedral. Bendigo’s most treasured gothic revival cathedral will be more vis..
11-Sep-2014
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MAYOR AND CEO CHINA BOUND
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council's mayor and chief executive officer are flying off to China this weekend. This will see Barry Lyons and Craig Niemann travel to China to build a friendship with the city of Haimen. The Sister Cities Community Committee will join the major and CEO on the trip, returning..
11-Sep-2014
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Chooka keys his way - video
Bendigo Weekly
Putting on a show, Chooka Parker isn’t a stranger to the bright lights. Australia's Got Talent finalist and pianist, Chooka, was busking in Hargreaves Mall this afternoon purely “for the love of music”. “There has been quite a few people around giving me applause and s..
10-Sep-2014
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ROOT OF THE PROBLEM
Christine McGinn
Let's get to the root of the problem, who is the man lurking around trees? Phil Watson has been saving trees from the dreaded Elm Leaf Beetle for almost a decade. But this time, he is branching out with new technology, an injectable pesticide and fertiliser, set to last two to three years ins..
10-Sep-2014
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House prices shine again
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's property market outshone all other regional Victorian centres in the past year. The State Government’s Victorian Property Sales Report, which records every sale, has pointed to another strong year for the city’s housing market. In the 12 months to March, Bendigo&rsq..
10-Sep-2014
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Directory connects 3556 locals
Bendigo Weekly
Locals living in the 3556 postcode have a new method of communication, a business and community directory. Whipstick ward councillor Peter Cox will launch the directory this Thursday at Eaglehawk’s Let’s Get Saucy. Business & Community Network 3556 president Maureen Hosking sa..
09-Sep-2014
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Miami Horror
Anthony Radford
LITTLE wonder it was called Illumination. Through the success of Miami Horror’s debut album proper, Horror conceiver Ben Plant has learnt to embrace others at the coal face of creativity. Up until after the success of EP Bravado, which announced Plant as not only a remixing gun fo..
07-Jul-2011
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Patrick Robinson does it for uke
Anthony Radford
A multi skilled teenager will bring his self-taught “uke” talents to the public for the first time this Saturday. Described as a prodigy, 16-year-old Patrick Robinson first began playing music very young, including piano from the tender age of just seven. “Then I didn&..
07-Jul-2011
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Made in China
Anthony Radford
SIX years ago Made in China were rocking out AC/DC covers in the Flora Hill Secondary College canteen area. A lot has changed. “There’s definitely a lot more hair now,” guitarist Alex McMillan said. Long hair definitely helps with the headbanging, but it is the b..
06-Jul-2011
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Silent journey to publication
Anthony Radford
A talented writer has that rare ability to stir all five senses from the silent, black and white world of print. Which makes the eforts of recently published local writer Amanda Collins all the more special– she’s been deaf since birth. The 20-year-old’s first book, My ..
05-Jul-2011
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Wagons roll on
Anthony Radford
A US tour is traditionally the professional zenith of any Australian band. But for Wagons, their first visit to the home of the red, white and blues was all a little odd. What some could construe as an exercise in selling sand to the Arabs, their typically American “outlaw countr..
05-Jul-2011
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Love Never Dies Review
Anthony Radford
Love Never Dies Andrew Lloyd Webber Regent Theatre, Melbourne THE Phantom of the Opera proves love never dies in the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical that has entertained millions for a quarter of a century. Australia should be very proud of its production of Lov..
05-Jul-2011
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Triathlon club back in action
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Triathlon Club is looking to kick its 25th year off with a bang, when the club’s first race day is held on Sunday. The Villawood Triathlon series is the largest in regional Victoria, and has participants across all age groups. Events are held monthly and consist of various dist..
20-Sep-2013
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Round one offers rematch
Bendigo Weekly
A grand final rematch between reigning premiers Emu Creek and Mandurang will be the highlight of round one of the 2013/14 Emu Valley Cricket Association division one season. After a four-wicket win to the Emus in last season’s decider, Mandurang will head to JG Edwards Oval on Saturday, Octo..
20-Sep-2013
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Kangaroo Flat names next coach
Bendigo Weekly
Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club this week announced Jason Stevens as its coach for 2014, the club’s 150th year. Stevens will replace outgoing coach Tyrone Downie, and will lead the Roos for the next two seasons Stevens was Downie’s senior assistant in 2013 as well as the club&rsq..
20-Sep-2013
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Stevens leading the charge for Roos
Bendigo Weekly
Kangaroo Flat's replacement for outgoing coach Tyrone Downie has been announced this morning, with former assistant Jason Stevens being appointed as senior coach for the next two seasons. Stevens was Downie's senior assistant as well as the club's development officer this season, and has for..
18-Sep-2013
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Knox the last hurdle
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON The Bendigo Lady Braves’ outstanding season will come to a head this Sunday, when they fight for the team’s sixth SEABL championship against the allconquering Knox Raiders. There is no lack of familiarity between the two sides, with Knox featuring Bendigo Spirit star..
13-Sep-2013
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Support for footy
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Greater Bendigo councillors decided to support the Bendigo Football Club as a matter of policy at Wednesday night’s council meeting. The club made an approach to council asking for in principle support of its bid to stay alive in the VFL competition and relocate its home b..
13-Sep-2013
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