HARD LINE ON VIOLENCE
Dianne Dempsey
A SPECIAL squad of six police officers are dedicated to stopping family violence. While they work hand in hand with other agencies in central Victoria such as the Centre for Non Violence and the Department of Human Services, the Central Victoria Family Violence Team is basically working ..
27-Mar-2015
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POKIE GAMBLE PAYS OFF
Christine McGinn
Twenty additional poker machines will be slotted into Golden Square’s Foundry Hotel complex to fund a redevelopment of the venue. City of Greater Bendigo councillors have approved plans for the introduction of the Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs), to pave the way for 15 serviced apartme..
27-Mar-2015
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COUNCILLORS IN SPOTLIGHT
Christine McGinn
A PETITION has called for yet another independent review into the City of Greater Bendigo council’s conduct. Julie Hoskin approached the councillor’s table twice this week to hand Cr Helen Leach the petition calling for an investigation into their handling of eight matters. The pe..
27-Mar-2015
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A LIFE WELL LIVED
Peter Kennedy
A thanksgiving service to honour the outstanding life of one of Bendigo’s most respected leaders will be held in the Bendigo Town Hall on Monday from 2pm. Daryl McClure passed away on the weekend, aged 68. The former councillor, mayor, state politician and proud community advoc..
20-Mar-2015
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BUSHMASTERS JAMAICA BOUND
Steve Kendall
Three Bushmasters were handed to the Jamaica Defence Force this week at Thales. The three are the first of 12 ordered and all are troop carrier variants equipped with Thales’s SOTAS M2 communication system. A senior Jamaican delegation was on hand to inspect the first three yesterday. ..
19-Mar-2015
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RAIL TASKFORCE ON TRACK
Christine McGinn
PLANS for Australia’s first regional suburban train network are on track with the taskforce’s terms of reference released today. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan named Bendigo West Member Maree Edwards as the chair of the Community Consultative Taskforce (CCT). “M..
13-Mar-2015
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HUNTLY HAS GAS
Christine McGinn
Four years after it was promised, the entire Huntly township has finally has its natural gas turned on. Huntly was the first Victorian town to be connected to the natural gas network, under the Victorian Coalition Government’s $100 million Energy for the Regions Program, promised durin..
26-Aug-2014
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Revealed: Our new hospital
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's St John of God Hospital has lodged its Stage One plans for a $50 million redevelopment of the campus. The plans include a new three-storey building across Lily Street that will house two new wards and 46 new beds, increasing capacity by 50 per cent. Stage Two will see room made..
26-Aug-2014
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$145,000 TOURISM PLAN
Christine McGinn
Bendigo tourism has stepped up, collaborating with local shires to develop a $145,000 Bendigo Tourism- Destination Management Plan. Central Goldfields, Mt Alexander, Loddon shires and Greater Bendigo council have teamed up to develop a strategy to encourage tourism in the region. Deputy Premi..
26-Aug-2014
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Eaglehawk Nth students dress up for book week
Bendigo Weekly
Parents across Bendigo did their best to cobble together costumes for Book Week in the past week or so. Some, however, went to extreme lengths. Eaglehawk North Primary School was one of the best in the city, with most of the school's 335 students putting on a fantastic show. Click on..
25-Aug-2014
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TOP TWO TAKE ICE CHALLENGE
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's two top citizens will join the latest social media craze on Tuesday. Greater Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons and chief executive officer Craig Niemann will take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease, by ..
25-Aug-2014
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'Pay up Libs'
Anthony Radford
OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten believes it is time for another Federal Government-funded infrastructure project for Bendigo. Construction of the Ulumbarra Theatre is nearing completion and support for the redevelopment of the city’s tennis courts and botanic gardens was lost when the go..
23-Aug-2014
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The Fearless Vampire Killers
Don’t let the name confuse you, The Fearless Vampire Killers are an upbeat lot and they like to share. After the Melbourne band began to attract regular national airplay, mega brewers Fosters came to the party and sponsored the band– with 20 slabs of beer, of course. So FVK s..
08-Jun-2011
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TJ set to shine in the city
IT’S all happening at Revolver Nightclub in Melbourne next month but Bendigo’s own young gun will battle it out against some of Melbourne’s freshest talent for a professional recording opportunity. On July 12, talented solo artist Talisa “TJ” Jobe will contest t..
08-Jun-2011
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Kyuss Lives
Thank you Soundwave Touring for recently bringing to Australia Kyuss version 2.0. I’m a long time fan, first time to have seen them in stereo. And what a stereo The Palace provided. Kyuss Lives has come about thanks to a recently found awareness of singer John Garcia, and his long time..
06-Jun-2011
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Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 review
Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 Beastie Boys Iconic New York City hip hop Beastie Boys are in the house with a new bag of goodies. Mike D, MCA, Ad-Rock, Money Mark and Mix Master Mike present album number eight with much anticipation. The B Boys have been kicking around since ..
06-Jun-2011
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Alanna and Alicia Egan to charm Castlemaine
Talented musical twins Alanna and Alicia Egan will return to the region on Thursday night, when they support singer songwriter Kavisha Mazzella, launching her new album Love and Sorrow, at the Theatre Royal, Castlemaine. The Egans have just wrapped their first interstate tour, taking in Newc..
06-Jun-2011
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Tim Rogers is back
Australian singing and songwriting icon Tim Rogers is stoked The Palais at Hepburn Springs is reopening again this weekend, after some serious renovations. He'll perform at the venue this Saturday night. “I want to look my best, sound my best and impress whoever the hell’s t..
06-Jun-2011
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Festival of tennis fires up
Joel Peterson
The first event in the 2013 Bendigo festival of tennis kicked off in earnest today, with the singles and doubles main draws of the 2013 WM Loud International #1 getting underway this morning. After Croatian Ema Mikulcic, Karolina Wlodarczak, Japan's Ayaka Okuno and Kiwi Emma Hayman won their..
22-Oct-2013
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Fitzpatrick to take Dragons' reins
Bendigo Weekly
Former Castlemaine coach Brett Fitzpatrick has been appointed coach of Sandhurst for the 2014 Bendigo Football League season. Fitzpatrick will take over from Shane Meade, who stepped away from the role following one season at the helm that ended in an elimination final loss to Gisborne. ..
21-Oct-2013
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South Bendigo stars fly the coop
Joel Peterson
Shepparton Swans coach Brett Warburton has confirmed the signing of South Bendigo duo Justin Maddern and Brady Childs, saying the former Bloods stars will fill needs for the young Swans side. The Weekly reported the signing earlier this morning, after it was posted to the Swans' twitter feed..
16-Oct-2013
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Haig headed for gruelling challenge
Joel Peterson
It is hard to believe that road racing has only been Jack Haig's main focus for less than a year. The Bendigo cyclist has exceeded all expectations in his first full season on the road, and is remarkably currently leading the Subaru Australia National Road Series, that sees Australia's top c..
09-Oct-2013
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Haig takes tour win, National Road Series lead
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist Jack Haig has etched his name into the history books alongside the likes of Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, by claiming victory in the Caterpillar Tour Of Tasmania today. The 20-year old went into today's final stage, a 30-lap criterium around the streets of Devonport, with a o..
06-Oct-2013
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Decision still on hold
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s bid for a Victorian National Premier League soccer club has been put on hold, with Football Federation Victoria yet to reach a decision on whether to grant the team a licence for 2014. An announcement on NPL licences was expected on Monday, however due to legal proceedings surround..
04-Oct-2013
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