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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Leave those trees alone
Bendigo Weekly
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries earlier this month released its Wood Utilisation Plan for Western Victoria. The radical plan proposes to locate 12 coupes within the Wellsford State Forest, located 10 kilometres north-east of the CBD. The plan to focus on 12 coupes has..
16-Aug-2014
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Bendigo to host mosque hearing
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo is expected to host a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing this November. The remaining objector to Bendigo’s first mosque is expected to have their case heard locally. According to the Stop the Mosque in Bendigo facebook page, the objector did not have their soci..
15-Aug-2014
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Bendigo's first green Grand Prix
Bendigo Weekly
Schools and community groups will participate in Bendigo’s first ever green Grand Prix. Teams will race for 10 hours in Energy Efficient Vehicles and Human Powered Vehicles along a specially-designed track. There will be two circuits, one for primary level HPV tea..
15-Aug-2014
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Courthouse safety 'inadequate'
Christine McGinn
Bendigo court house has a “grossly inadequate security system” according to local leading solicitors. A man aged 18, escaped police custody after attending the Bendigo Magistrates Court in relation to an assault on Wednesday. The man apparently fled from the court house into the B..
15-Aug-2014
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Fortuna plan takes next step
Christine McGinn
Fortuna Villa has been approved for rezoning, officially gazetted last night. Owner Paul Banks said it had been a long journey but was thrilled with the outcome. “It is a great result. I don’t think we were ever been threatened for it, we went through all the right processes and G..
15-Aug-2014
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Doin’ it for themselves
Bendigo Weekly
By Helen Cronin Punctures are pretty common on group rides, but you don’t often see photos on Facebook of the repair job with a special dedication for a friend. On the last Otways ride, one of a group of women from Bendigo punctured. At home many of the newer riders would simp..
15-Aug-2014
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Ross Wilson is here for you. And he wants the world to know. One of the more affecting tracks from his latest, Nashville recorded album, the musically pacifying, I Come In Peace, was the Wilson favourite, I Got You. But don’t be mistaken. It’s no lovey dovey ballad. ..
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I don't miss Triple J
Blues-smith Ash Grunwald achieved national recognition first as a Triple J announcer, before his work as a musician took pride of place. He adored the J experiment, but doesn’t pine for it. “I don’t really miss it because in my view there’s nothing better than bei..
26-May-2011
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Ash Grunwald rocks Castlemaine
Castlemaine`s historic Theatre Royal is certainly proving its worth as a venue of note, judging by the calibre of acts that have performed of late, and who are due to perform in the coming weeks. Last Saturday night, Urban Creatures had just begun their set as we made our way into the venue,..
26-May-2011
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BENDIGO’S JOE
The solitude and expanse of Junortoun has inspired Eskimo Joe’s latest pianist. Sounds random, but after news came through late last week that former Bendigo muso Tony Bourke became a touring session player with Eskimo Joe on May 9, it’s all true. It’s also fair to assume ..
26-May-2011
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Whats on week ending June 3rd
Friday, May 27 Kennington Red Cross Blumes winter fashion show Starts 1pm Saturday, May 28 The Grinners live at Puggs 11pm til late. Classic hits from the 60s to today’s Top 40. No cover charge Majorca Old Time Dance Music by Family Rhythm Admission $8 For furt..
26-May-2011
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Feeling the fire: the art of Erna Roche
You can represent the experience of a natural disaster “faithfully”, recording the event and its aftermath in an effort to capture its influence. Or you can try to translate it, using art to process and distill the experience. Artist Erna Roche says her new exhibition of pain..
23-May-2011
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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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Is Gold's future solid?
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Gold chairman Tim Dickson saying Bendigo will lose VFL football forever if the community does not throw its support behind the Bendigo Gold. After launching a website campaign, Dickson spoke out in a strongly worded statement. “Bendigo will lose VFL football in 2014 and mo..
29-Jul-2013
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Hold firm
Joel Peterson
Consolidation is the name of the game for the Bendigo Braves and Lady Braves in the last four weeks of the SEABL season, as both sides look to lock up top spot in the league’s East conference. The men sit atop the East with an 18-4 record, half a game ahead of Geelong, while the Lady Brave..
26-Jul-2013
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Dragons day
Joel Peterson
By JOEL PETERSON Saturday is a big day for the Sandhurst Football Netball Club, not only on, but off the field as well. The club is celebrating its 1973 and 1983 premierships with a reunion and book launch, as well as facing what looms as a key litimus test against Gisborne at the Queen Elizabet..
19-Jul-2013
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In the final eight
Joel Peterson
Australian world number one Neil Robertson will play in the third round of the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open for the first time today, after defeating Jamie Cope in his second round match on Wednesday night. Robertson was knocked out in the second round in the first two years of the tourn..
12-Jul-2013
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