POOL PLAN WAVERS
Bendigo Weekly
SUPPORT for the City of Greater Bendigo’s self-proclaimed number one priority status of the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre is wavering, with some councillors concerned at the impact of the multi-million dollar project on future budgets. The plan to build a ..
02-Jan-2015
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PARKING CHOKES PLAN
Bendigo Weekly
THE Rosalind Park Reserve masterplan and management framework was almost kicked to the kerb at this week’s council meeting. Councillors were divided on the plans with parking concerns sparking a long debate before it was finally approved. Cr James Williams, heading the park’s refer..
19-Dec-2014
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AUSTRALIA POST IN SPOTLIGHT
Christine McGinn
LIGHT will be shone on Australia Post in a Senate Inquiry recommended review into their performance and operations with Licensed Post Offices. The Federal Upper House recommended a thorough examination of the organisation in September with the organisation taking action this week. The Sen..
19-Dec-2014
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CHINESE ARCHWAY TO BE REMOVED
Bendigo Weekly
THE ornate Chinese Precinct archway will be removed after the City of Greater Bendigo deemed the structure unsafe. The archway’s structural integrity “poses too great a risk” to be retained due to dry rot and termites and will dismantled. Director of Planni..
18-Dec-2014
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AUSTRALIA'S FIRST SAINT BROKEN
Christine McGinn
Sacred Heart Cathedral’s statue of Australia’s first saint Mary MacKillop was damaged over the weekend. The right hand glass pane, about 2 centimetres thick has been smashed with an “implement”. Sergeant Damian Keegan said the statue was damaged some time between 3.30p..
15-Dec-2014
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TOP OF THE CLASS
Bendigo Weekly
Year 12 Girton Grammar student and School Captain, Thomas Duke, has achieved an ATAR score of 99.95 giving him the highest ATAR Score possible in the VCE. Headmaster of Girton Grammar School in Bendigo, Matthew Maruff, said that the overall VCE results for the school were excellent and..
15-Dec-2014
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Property Guide
EAGLEHAWK FIRE
Bendigo Weekly
The Country Fire Authority were called to a property in Eaglehawk tonight after a fire broke out about 8pm. A large bonfire was burning close to a house, on the Department of Environment and Primary Industries' land, when the CFA were called to attend. DEPI have been advis..
12-Aug-2014
AMAZING PHOTOS
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WORKSAFE AT COUNCIL
Anthony Radford
Tensions within Greater Bendigo council continue to grow, with Victorian Workcover Authority officers visiting today. Two VWA officers met with councillor Elise Chapman this morning. The visit is believed to be related to a complaint Cr Chapman has lodged. Cr Chapman was tight-lipped..
12-Aug-2014
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BENDIGO'S $838M ROAD PAINS
Christine McGinn
Victoria’s peak motoring body found $838 million is needed to fix Greater Bendigo’s roads growing pains. The RACV has called for a critical injection in road funding to improve the city’s road and public transport problems. The Regional Growing Pains report found an “i..
12-Aug-2014
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SHORTEN ON THE BILL - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will kick off a nationwide Town Hall Talk tour in Bendigo next week. The Bendigo Weekly can reveal Mr Shorten will hold the Bendigo event at La Trobe University’s Visual Arts Centre on Wednesday evening. The free event will be a chance for lo..
12-Aug-2014
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LOCALS RALLY AGAINST BUDGET - VIDEO
Christine McGinn
More than 500 people have rallied in Bendigo to protest against the Federal Government’s budget today. The group, including Federal Labor frontbencher Brendan O’Connor and Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters, walked from Trades Hall in View Street to Liberal House in Bull St. Mr O&rs..
12-Aug-2014
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Get the property jump
Bendigo Weekly
Want to get the jump on all other Bendigo house hunters? The Bendigo Weekly now releases its e-edition of The Property Guide on Thursday night, more than 12 hours ahead of the printed copy. And the only way to get it is to subscribe to our email-out, for free. The Property Guide e-ed..
12-Aug-2014
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Current Issue
The Property Guide

Strange Bedfellows
Groups of semi-clad muscly men tossing each other around the ring in a theatrical haze, versus groups of civic-minded men congregating around a table in service to the community. In theory they may be at odds, but on reflection wrestling and Rotary might share a certain kind of symmetry. Somethi..
19-May-2011
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Palais Hepburn Springs is back in business
THE Palais Helpburn Springs opens its doors for live music again on the Queen’s Birthday weekend. The iconic venue located near Daylesford closed down suddenly last December. Local cafe and winery owners Matthew Goodison and his partner Korinna Glen have taken over the reins with t..
19-May-2011
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Food allergy is no longer the odd one out!
New research into food allergy in Australia has alarmingly revealed that 1 in every 10 children is now food allergic. This year during Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) May 16th – 21st Anaphylaxis Australia aims to reach those who don’t have food allergies. “We want ..
18-May-2011
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Another gong for Miller
Castlemaine author, Alex Miller, has won the fiction prize at the NSW Premier's Awards, for his latest novel, Lovesong. Mr Miller adds this award to his already impressive list of prizes, which includes two Miles Franklin Awards and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. The Book of the Year went..
17-May-2011
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What's on week ending May 19
Friday, May 13 Old Time Dance Music by Rita Mullins Supper, $7. Lucky door. Bring a plate of supper. Lockwood South hall, Lockwood. Details 5435 3587. Sidewalk Astronomy. Bendigo District Astronomical Society. 6pm to 7.30pm. Discovery Science and Technology Centre, 7 Railway Place, Be..
16-May-2011
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Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival Fundraiser
The third Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival fundraiser was another solid afternoon and evening of tunes. Held at the Metro last Sunday, festival director Colin Thompson was happy with the healthy turn out, over 150 punters, considering it was Mother’s Day. “We had a lot ..
13-May-2011
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All on the decider
Bendigo Weekly
After both making slow starts their respective seasons, Saturday night’s Bendigo Football League elimination final will decide which of Sandhurst and Gisborne lives to fight another day in season 2013. Gisborne made a late run to the top-five, defeating Eaglwhawk at home and smashing Castlem..
30-Aug-2013
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Clutching at the cup
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Motorcycle Club is revving up for the annual Ravenswood Cup this Father’s day. More than 200 riders from across Australia are gearing up to earn the podium position. The Bendigo Motorcycle Club president Peter Clarke said the race is creating history as the club’s largest ev..
29-Aug-2013
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Bendigo plays host to finals
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Bendigo Stadium will be home to the SEABL Women’s and Men’s East conference grand finals next Saturday, after the Braves and Lady Braves won the right to host the games last weekend. The Braves had a hard-fought win over Geelong despite trailing by as much as 11 poin..
29-Aug-2013
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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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