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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HOSPITAL HEALTH BOOST
Bendigo Weekly
St John of God will undertake a $40.7 million redevelopment with Greater Bendigo council approving plans. Planning and development director Prue Mansfield said the four storey redevelopment was necessary to meet local health care demands. “With our net population growing by 1,100 persons..
18-Nov-2014
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Military coup for city - video
Bendigo Weekly
A Bendigo factory will make the first part of an overhaul of Australia's military combat uniform. Defence Minister David Johnston has announced Australian Defence Apparel has won the first contract of a $170 million tender to re-fit the country's soldiers. Formerly a Bendigo company, ADA..
28-Aug-2014
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Bookclub review
Dianne Dempsey
This Picture of You by Sarah Hopkins Allen & Unwin, $29.99 Apart from being a novelist, Sarah Hopkins is also a criminal lawyer and as such has an intimate knowledge of the law and lawyers. This intimacy with her subject is more than evident in her portrayal of two of her charact..
28-Aug-2014
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Make riding a regular event
Bendigo Weekly
So it’s time to get back onto the bike and go cycling for fun and fitness. It may have been a long time since you rode a bike but things have not really changed. Borrow a bike, get the old bike out of the shed and encourage a neighbour, friend or family member to go with you. It..
28-Aug-2014
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Eds put a price on their heads
Bendigo Weekly
It's not often they see eye-to-eye, but Bendigo’s two newspapers are joining forces for a good cause. After Greater Bendigo council chief executive officer Craig Niemann took the Motor Neurone Disease Ice Bucket Challenge this week, (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/councils-icy-ch..
28-Aug-2014
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Police take the plunge - video
Christine McGinn
Braving the icy chill, Bendigo police officers took the ice-bucket challenge today to raise awareness for Motor-neuron disease. About 40 local officers signed up to take the plunge, in the name of a good cause. Event organiser, Sergeant Len Ladner said it was great cause and a per..
28-Aug-2014
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Labor drives roundabout
Bendigo Weekly
Strathfieldsaye Primary School students and drivers will be safer under Labor’s plans to build an $800,000 roundabout. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan yesterday made an election commitment to fix the Strathfieldsaye Road, Tannery Lane and Club Court intersection. The promise comes..
28-Aug-2014
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Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival fundraiser # 4
It’s a great location for live music so it makes perfect sense the Goldmines Hotel will host the next Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival fundraiser on June 25. 18 great acts will perform in three seperate locations of the historic pub: in the courtyard from midday, the dining room ..
10-Jun-2011
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Tony Spizzica: music multi-tasker
Anthony Radford
According to the sisterhood, most men are useless at the subtle art of multi tasking. Obviously they haven’t met Tony Spizzica. The father of seven, and numerous musical outfits, is reknowned for his skill with the bass, humour and boundless energy. “There is a saying tha..
10-Jun-2011
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Gigfest winter edition
The Gigfest revolution keeps on spinning with the latest live and local showcase all set to go at The Newmarket Hotel tomorrow. Festival conceiver Don Webb is confident the latest winter edition will be another great afternoon and evening for music fans and performers. “Every..
10-Jun-2011
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Jacob McGuffie: Fearless Vampire Killer
LIKE comedy, timing is everything in music, and it's been spot-on for Bendigo's Jacob McGuffie. The 25-year-old has joined emerging Melbourne band The Fearless Vampire Killers at exactly the right time: they’re getting plenty of radio love, and interest from potential suitors. &ld..
10-Jun-2011
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Roger That
There’s no more honest musician than Tim Rogers. Period. So he’s quick to reveal he’s acutely aware of the perceptions of him as the front man of You Am I. But perhaps now more than ever, he knows exactly why he’s here. “You’re (as a musician) in the indu..
10-Jun-2011
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Beijing Boom
Sometimes it’s fun to stumble upon art unexpectedly, with no expectations. Actually, it’s the best way. I was at Latrobe VAC attending a talk about something else when a screen caught my eye, en route to the buffet. Instead of yacking to others who were also there to listen to a..
10-Jun-2011
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Back on your feet
Bendigo Weekly
RUNNERS completing the 6.5km Father’s Day Run for Dad event on Sunday can take advantage of some expert help after the finish line. The team from the Sports Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic at St John of God Hospital will be on hand to offer five minute massages or stretching at Dai Gum San,..
29-Aug-2013
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Come and try day a cycling win
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 60 mountain bikers were greeted with unexpected sunshine last Sunday, when the Bendigo mountain bike club held a Come and Try day at its Cavagnas Road track in Sedgwick The event was in the lead-up to the Magellan and Bendigo Cycles-backed Bendigo six hour race, to be held on Sunday, Sep..
23-Aug-2013
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THUNDERSTRUCK – A final warning
Joel Peterson
It is an ominous sign for rivals when the coach of any undefeated side says that come grand final day, the team that runs out assembled may be the best in the club’s history. That is exactly what coach Russell Jeffrey is saying about his Bendigo Thunder side, heading into Saturday’..
16-Aug-2013
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Wilson's time to shine
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit championship hero Kelly Wilson will suit up for the Australian Opals tonight, in the national team's first leg of the FIBA Oceania Championships against New Zealand. Wilson will play her fourth game in the green and gold this afternoon, when the contest at Auckland's North Sho..
14-Aug-2013
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Footy for free
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Football Club is throwing the Queen Elizabeth Oval gates open tomorrow, as it holds a community day when the Gold takes on Coburg in round 17 of the VFL. When the sides last met, the Tigers only just got over the line by 10 points in a thrilling encounter at Coburg City Oval, howev..
09-Aug-2013
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Struggle for Gold
Joel Peterson
The future of VFL football in Bendigo has been left for the city to decide this week, after the Bendigo Football Club started a campaign to garner community support. In its first year as a stand-alone club, the Bendigo Gold has done it tough both on and off the field, with a winless season c..
02-Aug-2013
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