REBUILDING
Dianne Dempsey
When Paul Gray’s wife Kerri, affectionately known as Kez, died on March 11, 2011 from breast cancer, she was 38. The tragedy was even more poignant as she left behind her two much loved children, Emily who was then 11 and Darcy, eight. While Mr Gray was heart broken, before his wif..
30-Jan-2015
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Boost for child health
Bendigo Weekly
GREATER Bendigo councillors approved a child health medical centre in North Bendigo at this week’s council meeting. The heritage-significant home on the 2913 square metre Anderson Street site will be extended for use for the Central Victorian Child Health centre. The centre will oper..
23-Jan-2015
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PROUD AND HAPPY
Dianne Dempsey
When Bhupinder Singh became an Australian citizen last year he was proud and filled with happiness. “My family and our friends all went out to dinner to celebrate with me that night,” he said. “I first came to Australia in 2007 and have been studying and working here eve..
23-Jan-2015
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FAIR SHARE
Christine McGinn
IN an historic arrangement, Marist College Bendigo (MCB) has joined forces with the City of Greater Bendigo to develop $8 million worth of shared facilities. Under a six-year funding agreement the two will equally share the cost of the recreation and community facilities. Plans reveal a ..
23-Jan-2015
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Uni places in demand
Christine McGinn
MORE than 1500 undergraduate students have been offered a place to study at La Trobe University Bendigo. First round offers, released on Monday, proved the university’s rural health school’s offerings to be the most popular. Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and dentistry sa..
23-Jan-2015
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NEW HOME AT HAVEN
Bendigo Weekly
One woman is leading the Sidney Myer Haven program, Gabriella Browne. Newly appointed general manager Ms Brown will be in charge of rolling out the program which is designed to assist homeless young adults in the Flora Hill development. Ms Browne will start her new role on Monday, January 19 ..
16-Jan-2015
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Property Guide
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
Ashley Tarleton
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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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Current Issue
The Property Guide

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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Pez faces a new challenge: success
This is a mythbusting tale for musical technophobes. Computers are not to be feared. Just ask Aussie hip hopper Pez aka Perry Chapman. Success was forged through self belief, but brokered through email. In the weeks following the completion of his debut LP A Mind Of My Own, he shot, some..
23-May-2011
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Ash Grunwald
Australian blues maestro Ash Grunwald likes to feel his way around a tune. When he’s in what musicians and sportspeople call “the zone”, songs are discovered, not written. “When I go into the studio I always feel like I have one song... ready to go,” he sa..
20-May-2011
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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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Best in tennis head for the city
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo will host a tennis festival next month at the Bendigo Bank Tennis Complex bringing some of Australia’s best to the city. The Bendigo Tennis Association will host the two-week-long stretch of events, with the centrepiece of the fortnight the back-to-back William Loud Bendigo Int..
13-Sep-2013
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Council pitches in for surface
Bendigo Weekly
Hockey Central Victoria will receive $80,000 of funding for the replacement of its wet synthetic pitch, after a decision at Wednesday night’s Greater Bendigo council meeting. HCV is putting $240,000 towards the replacement of the pitch, which was bought in 2006 to be installed at the Ashley ..
13-Sep-2013
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