POOL PARTY
Christine McGinn
DIVISIONS among City of Greater Bendigo councillors once again surfaced this week over the Kangaroo Flat 50-metre pool debate. Five councillors voted in favour of a recommendation for a 50m pool at the proposed Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre. Councillors Ba..
26-Jun-2015
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COUNCIL TO REDUCE RATES
Christine McGinn
The rate rise increase is set to drop to 4.75 per cent in the 2015/16 final City of Greater Bendigo budget. Councillors will vote at this week’s council meeting to reduce rates to 4.75 per cent, the first time in the city’s history rates have been changed between draft and fina..
22-Jun-2015
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MP FEARS PENSION CUTS
Christine McGinn
HUNDREDS of locals will have their part-pensions cut under new federal government changes says Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters. Ms Chesters said about 330,000 low income pensioners in Australia will have their pensions cut including 90,0000 who will lose it entirely. “..
19-Jun-2015
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THUMBS DOWN FOR COUNCIL
Peter Kennedy
COMMUNITY perceptions of the City of Greater Bendigo have fallen over the past 12 months, according to the annual Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey results released yesterday. Chief executive officer Craig Niemann said the results were a mixed bag, however the overall performance..
19-Jun-2015
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LONG GAME
Christine McGinn
THE state government has stared down the City of Greater Bendigo over plans to fund a 50-metre indoor pool as part of the 2015/16 council budget due to be adopted next week. Uncertainty about the size of the pool, to be included as part of the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbe..
19-Jun-2015
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BUSINESS BACKS CITY EXPANSION
Peter Kennedy
THE Bendigo Business Council has backed calls for the city to play a greater role in addressing the complex issue of housing affordability. BBC chief executive officer Leah Sertori said Bendigo is a thriving, diverse regional city which now has the population base to support medium and large ..
19-Jun-2015
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Dare the mayor
Bendigo Weekly
FANCY Greater Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons hosting your child’s next fairy party, flipping a few hundred burgers, or busking in the Hargreaves Mall? Maybe he could do a stint volunteering at the hospital, sweep up at a hairdressing salon, answer the phones at your office, or join a water ae..
19-Sep-2014
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Council dig deeps for Mitchell St
Christine McGinn
After Mitchell Street’s $3.8 million upgrade, ratepayers are baffled about what has taken a year. Under the road, Greater Bendigo council ripped up 750 metres of old and damaged drainage pipes and 41 drainage pits. Council replaced the pipes with 1.3 kilometres of new storm water pipe, ..
18-Sep-2014
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VIETNAM SECURES ADA JOB
Christine McGinn
Australian Defence Apparel chief executive officer Matt Graham has confirmed part of Australia’s military protective equipment will be made in Vietnam, not Bendigo. The Weekly revealed last month, the uniforms would be made offshore. (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/defence-work-may..
18-Sep-2014
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Build the car park: BSSC
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Senior Secondary College has called for a car park to be built under the city’s lawn tennis courts in Rosalind Park. As part of its submission to the park’s masterplan process, the BSSC council believes more provision should be made for parking. “No provision is..
17-Sep-2014
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Bendigo shows manufacturing strength
Christine McGinn
Bendigo's manufacturing sector is struggling to compete on a global scale according to the Australian Industry Group. Ai Group regional manager Jim Dannock said most businesses, except a few strong players, were strangled by global competition. “Manufacturing in Bendigo is fragile;..
17-Sep-2014
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Council falls short
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council failed 10 of its own 12 performance measures for 2013-14. The council’s annual Performance Statement was tabled at last week’s ordinary meeting. It lists the council’s strategic indicators and activities and targets in those areas. Council fa..
16-Sep-2014
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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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Echuca Winter Blues Festival
Anthony Radford
Now in its 12th year, the Echuca Winter Blues Festival has once again proven itself to be one of the premier Victorian musical events. Boasting over 30 acts in more than 20 venues over 3 days the festival was a trove of musical delight for music fans of all ages. With its paddle ..
03-Aug-2011
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James Blake at the Prince Bandroom
Anthony Radford
It must be awfully confronting to be James Blake. The Prince Bandroom was packed. His original show, and the hastily booked extra one were sold out so quickly that I suffered through two months of mourning and overwhelming hatred of my ticket-organising slowness before my (brilliant) editor..
03-Aug-2011
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Cosmo Cosmolino: Bel Air
Anthony Radford
Cosmo Cosmolino is an eclectic mix of European sounds from Melbourne’s brilliant string and piano accordion quintet. The ensemble consisting of Helen Mountfort, Judy Gunson, Dan Witton, Andrea Keeble and Sue Simpson (replacing Hope Csutoros) deliver beautiful compositions of har..
03-Aug-2011
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Genevieve Chadwick live in Bendigo
Anthony Radford
A BLUES and roots performer described as having the talent of John Butler with the soul of Janis Joplin will perform in Bendigo this week. Genevieve Chadwick was a standout artist at the weekend's Echuca Winter & Blues Festival, an event that has continued to grow in popularity over the..
01-Aug-2011
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Here and now
Joel Peterson
Forget the fact that the Bendigo Bank Spirit has won its past nine games against the Dandenong Rangers, and 12 of the past 14 clashes. Forget the fact that Bendigo has won its past five games, while Dandenong has lost its past three. To Bernie Harrower the past means nothing, it is all abo..
21-Feb-2014
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Another honour in busy week for Spirit star
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit centre Gabrielle Richards has capped off a stellar season, winning the WNBL's player of the week award in the last round of the regular season. Richards scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, notching up her ninth double-double of the season after being announced as a W..
18-Feb-2014
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All Star Spirit
Joel Peterson
A lot of hard work has culminated in an extremely successful past two years for Bendigo Spirit’s Gabrielle Richards, who was this week rewarded with her second consecutive WNBL All-Star selection. The 29-year-old averaged 13.5 points and 9.5 rebounds this season, leading the Spirit in th..
14-Feb-2014
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FFV announces NPL Structure
Bendigo Weekly
Football Federation Victoria has announced the structure for the 2014 National Premier Leagues Victoria Competition, with Bendigo Amateur Soccer league's team to compete in the NPL1 division. Bendigo's bid for a licence was confirmed last Friday, with BASL entering preparation mode for..
12-Feb-2014
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Lady Braves moving forward with Fadljevic
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Lady Braves have added promising young forward Rosie Fadljevic to the club's roster for the 2014 South East Australian Basketball League season. Fadljevic comes to the club from the Townsville Fire in the Women's National Basketball League, where she is averaging 2.2 points and 1..
12-Feb-2014
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Spirit suffers injury blow
Bendigo Weekly
Another big game from Kelsey Griffin has led Bendigo Spirit to its 20th win of the WNBL season over the Dandenong Rangers in Dandenong tonight, 85-67. Bendigo cruised to the 18-point win on the back of Griffin, who socred 20 points and added 8 rebounds. Her former University of Nebraska ..
08-Feb-2014
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