CEO loss but stadium still on track
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO Stadium Limited chief executive Jason Wallace has resigned. Mr Wallace’s departure comes as the business works to deliver a $22 million-dollar expansion of its West Bendigo arena and upgrade a second property that will provide a new source of income from pokies. Chairman Br..
19-May-2017
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Housing site causes row
Sharon Kemp
AFTER attracting more than 100 objections, a medium-density housing development in East Bendigo will test the resolve of City of Greater Bendigo councillors on its compact city strategy. The council has marked the 2.6 hectares of land, bordered by Lansell and Lloyd streets and subject to Lan..
19-May-2017
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Council consistent on cottage
Sharon Kemp
A BATTLE has erupted over a dilapidated miner’s cottage on Marong Road that the City of Greater Bendigo wants to save because of its alignment to the road. The cottage described as “not a quick fixer upper” is deemed significant because it sets askew on the block to..
19-May-2017
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Bats have right to stay
Sharon Kemp
BATS swarming in Rosalind Park are likely to stay until spring and the City of Greater Bendigo faces fines of up to $7 million and imprisonment if it tries to move them on. Responding to a question at Wednesday night’s council meeting, mayor Margaret O’Rourke said the bats were a..
19-May-2017
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Course with a cause
Bendigo Weekly
Norma Tauiliili is visiting Bendigo from Samoa as part of a three-month agricultural scholarship. The Rotary Club of Bendigo is hosting Norma and she has gained experience on a number of properties in the Bendigo region and has started a certificate course at Bendigo TAFE. Norma works fo..
19-May-2017
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Bendigo Bank a winner in levy
Sharon Kemp
FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison effectively endorsed regional and smaller banks including Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on budget night by imposing a levy upon the largest banks and advising customers to move their money if the big four passed on the new cost. The share price of Bendigo and Ade..
12-May-2017
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Hitting the right note at St Paul's
Bendigo Weekly
St Paul’s Cathedral is capturing attention as a performance venue as audiences get a look inside following a six-year refurbishment. The rebuilding work bolstered the cathedral’s structure and added a central octagonal dais which can retract to flat floor to create space for p..
15-Jul-2016
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Show's over as team takes a bow
Dianne Dempsey
The Marilyn Monroe exhibition finished last weekend to capacity crowd numbers. “Many people, especially locals, leave their visit to the last minute,” Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan said. She estimated more than 5000 visitors went through the gallery over the wee..
15-Jul-2016
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Chef cooks up art gift
Bendigo Weekly
ARTIST and celebrity chef, Peter Russell-Clarke, has donated one of his paintings to the Golden Dragon Museum. The painting entitled Friendship depicts the combination of a Chinese Dragon and a Kangaroo, illustrating the rich cultural history between both cultures. Members of the Bendigo..
15-Jul-2016
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Second spot for Purcell
Bendigo Weekly
LIBERAL candidate Megan Purcell would not rule out running again as a federal candidate but yesterday she was confident the Coalition would be able to form a minority government. Ms Purcell was reluctant to rerun within 12 months if neither party could win a vote of confidence in the House o..
08-Jul-2016
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Tyler takes his role to heart
Bendigo Weekly
Kissing three to four girls is going to be the highlight of the production for Oklahoma cast member and aspiring actor Tyson Peautagitama. Nexus Bendigo Youth Theatre will be performing Oklahoma from July 21 at The Capital Theatre, with four shows and a cast of 63 they hope the show will be..
01-Jul-2016
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Change to help jobless
Sharon Kemp
CONVERTING 40 casual Centrelink positions to full time work would fix waiting times for clients and provide job security for workers, according to Labor candidate Lisa Chesters. Ms Chesters announced the initiative as she finished the second last week of campaigning in Bendigo. The incum..
01-Jul-2016
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Community spirit saved the day
Christine McGinn
WHILE the fires scorched our city on Black Saturday, Bendigo’s community spirit was in full force. The mercury hit 45.3 on February 7, 2009, Victoria’s hottest day. Bendigo Police senior sergeant Craig Gaffee was on duty that afternoon, leading the local police team. &ldquo..
24-Jan-2014
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Family life rebuilt
Christine McGinn
FEBRUARY 9 will mark five years since Bendigo’s greatest natural disaster. One man died and 58 homes were destroyed in the Bendigo Black Saturday fire. As the anniversary looms, Bendigo will remember the utter devastation and the heroic acts it inspired. In the coming weeks, the Bend..
17-Jan-2014
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The head of the fire
Christine McGinn
NEXT month will mark five years since Bendigo’s greatest natural disaster. One man died and 58 homes were destroyed in the Bendigo Black Saturday fire on February 7, 2009. As the anniversary looms, Bendigo will remember the utter devastation and the heroic acts it inspired. In the co..
11-Jan-2014
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Good golly miss Molly
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO is becoming familiar with the whole Hollywood scene at the moment, and now there’s another taste. Molly Ringwald is coming to town, and will be performing at the Ulumbarra Theatre on Thursday, June 9 Ringwald is a star who kicked of her film career in the 1980s, but before ..
01-Apr-2016
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Pilot Emma aims high
Bendigo Weekly
All over the world women are taking to the skies during March, and Bendigo is no exception. The initiative is aiming to raise awareness of aviation opportunities available to females of all ages while celebrating the accomplishments of past and present women of aviation. The Bendigo Fly..
24-Mar-2016
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Booster for nurses
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health nurses Erin Ray and Alishia Stratford are the recipients of the Intensive Care Unit Auxiliary scholarships for 2016. The auxiliary has donated $5000 for two critical care course scholarships to provide assistance with the cost of postgraduate studies. Intensive and cor..
18-Mar-2016
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Brighter days for Amelia
Dianne Dempsey
It’s not every day you get a good news story like this one. Fifteen months ago Amelia McCrohan was a very sick little girl. Suffering from cystic fibrosis, her liver was failing and she was facing the long-term prospect of a lung transplant. As they watched their daughter’..
11-Mar-2016
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Rebecca’s ready to roll
Bendigo Weekly
To manage increasing demand for volunteers at local events, St John Bendigo is calling on locals to put their hand up to give back to their local community by signing up as first aiders. The organisation is well known for its green-clad volunteers attending community events, natural disaste..
04-Mar-2016
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A teal moment
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO women gathered at the Town Hall on Wednesday to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Bendigo’s Biggest Afternoon Teal was a fundraiser with the added goal of making people think more about their health. Bendigo for Ovarian Cancer committee member and Ovarian Cancer Ambassador..
26-Feb-2016
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Boy and Bear head regional
Joel Peterson
WHEN you’re a group as big as Boy and Bear, you play in all kinds of venues, from pubs and clubs to stadium shows and sold out festivals. Despite having seen a wide variety of places, the band’s Tim Hart says that regional shows still have a unique quality. Lucky, because he and..
15-Sep-2016
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Royals in town
Simon Wooldridge
MUSICMAN is hosting “rock royalty” twice next week when the respective King Of The North and King Parrot tours hit Bendigo on Thursday and Saturday. Both bands visit central Victoria shortly before embarking on lengthy European adventures. King Of The North’s second album,..
08-Sep-2016
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Where the Lions roar
Bendigo Weekly
Four Lions’ new album Vahland comes from some pretty dark places. You’ve Ruined All My Favourite Songs captures the overall tone. “There are songs you introduce to someone in a relationship that you can’t listen to when it’s over. Not a positive association!&r..
02-Sep-2016
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Sweet sounds at the Gold Dust
Bendigo Weekly
A MISSION to play covers that other bands leave alone spurred the formation of Bendigo’s Sweet Disposition Band. The band’s four members – lead singer Sina Fonua, Chris Davey, Paul and drummer Pete – had all previously been playing in other bands, notching up a combined 2..
02-Sep-2016
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20 strings
Simon Wooldridge
Harry Manx brings his Australian tour to Bendigo’s Capital Theatre on Wednesday, September, 14. Described as an “essential link” between western and eastern music, Harry Manx’s unique sound blends the blues and classical Indian ragas. Manx’s signature instrume..
25-Aug-2016
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Planting the seed
Simon Wooldridge
I wouldn’t mind being a fly on the wall in their house when there’s a jam going on,” someone once said as we watched Andrew Watts and his sons Kane and Sam onstage at a Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival showcase event. Years of practice, jamming and doing the hard yards co..
19-Aug-2016
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Four-way fight in HDFL
Joel Peterson
NORTH Bendigo begins its premiership defence against Heathcote in round one of the Heathcote District Football League on Saturday. The Bulldogs have strengthened last year’s premiership-winning list with another host of gun recruits, setting the bar as the Dog Dynasty rolls on. On ..
07-Apr-2017
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Local riders in hot form
Bendigo Weekly
TWO of Bendigo’s most promising cyclists and a well-established star have had an immensely successful fortnight in their respective disciplines. Isaac Buckell and Tasman Nankervis are both national champions, and are set for a year of big achievements, while Peta Mullens won another Go..
31-Mar-2017
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Suns star scoops top awards
Bendigo Weekly
STRATHDALE Maristians star Cam Taylor’s outstanding finish to the 2016/17 season saw him roar home to take the Bill Stephenson trophy as the BDCA’s Cricketer of the Year in a thrilling count on Wednesday night. Taylor polled in six matches, including best afield in the final four..
31-Mar-2017
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Kick off for new programs
Bendigo Weekly
THE revamped Bendigo Amateur Soccer league begins its 2017 season tomorrow with a raft of new programs in place across senior and junior levels. The BASL has joined forces with several out-of-town clubs and expanded to an 11-team competition, with Swan Hill not fielding a team. Shepparto..
31-Mar-2017
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LVFNL set for a start
Joel Peterson
CALIVIL United and Mitiamo will meet in an opening round blockbuster when the 2017 Loddon Valley Football Netball League season kicks off on Saturday. The LVFNL is the first of the local leagues to get its season under way and mark the official start of the local football season. Reig..
31-Mar-2017
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Long-time foes meet again
Joel Peterson
IF the recent form of Eaglehawk and Bendigo United is anything to go by, this weekend’s Bendigo District Cricket Association grand final will be a high-octane affair. Both clubs ripped through their semi final adversaries – BUCCs rolling Kangaroo Flat in less than a day while Eag..
24-Mar-2017
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Smooth sailing for refuge
Bendigo Weekly
Who would have thought that a fishing boat would have been the vessel to contribute towards the building of a family violence refuge in Bendigo? Quite an unlikely combination, but that’s exactly what the Rotary Club of Bendigo South has recently done. Rotary Club members and frie..
31-Dec-2015
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Toy run to benefit fire victims
Laura Hurley
BENDIGONIANS have dug deep and are donating toys for those who have lost their homes along the Great Ocean Road. Over 100 houses have been destroyed in bushfires in Wye River and Separation Creek since Christmas Day, spurring one Bendigo teenager to organise a toy drive for toys to donate to..
31-Dec-2015
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Harmonious win for Abhishek
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo resident Abhishek Awasthi has been recognised for actively supporting cultural diversity and making an impact on promoting community harmony. Mr Awasthi received the Victorian Multicultural Award for Excellence 2015 Ambassador Award at Government House. Bendigo mayor F..
18-Dec-2015
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Care at Christmas
Bendigo Weekly
WHEN you’re driving around looking at Christmas lights during the festive season, have you ever wondered about the fire danger associated with the spreading of Christmas cheer? Do you anxiously wait for the houses to spontaneously combust? People are being urged to avoid overloading po..
11-Dec-2015
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A life under the waves
Bendigo Weekly
La Trobe University Bendigo graduate Midshipman Chris Jenkins, is on track to become part of an elite navy team that wears dolphins as a badge of distinction. He was appointed as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy six months ago and this week graduated from the New Entry Officer Course ..
11-Dec-2015
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Weave jam alert
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo is on board the One Million Stars to End Violence project, an international weaving project by Australian artist and weaver Maryann Talia Pau. The aim is to end violence by bringing people together across the world to weave one million stars for a grand display in Queensland in 2018..
11-Dec-2015
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Early learning celebrates
Bendigo Weekly
STAFF and children had cause to celebrate yesterday as Jenny’s Early Learning Centre at the Bendigo Hospital cut the cake for its first birthday. According to Jenny’s Early Learning Centre’s Darren Reid, celebrating such a milestone is a terrific opportunity to reflect back..
13-Nov-2015
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New manager for PHN
Bendigo Weekly
MURRAY Primary Health Network has appointed Janice Radrekusa as regional manager for the central Victoria region. Murray PHN chief executive officer Matt Jones said the appointment fills the critical role of managing operations and staff that service the central Victoria region for the orga..
06-Nov-2015
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Rebuild on the way
Bendigo Weekly
THE future is looking bright at Epsom Primary School, after is was announced last week that architects E+ have been appointed to design the $5.7 million rebuild of the school. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan visited the school last Friday to make the announcement, and said students and..
06-Nov-2015
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Hospital takes another step forward
Bendigo Weekly
STATE member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards this week unveiled the world-class cancer facilities currently under construction as part of the Bendigo Hospital Project. The new cancer centre brings together radiotherapy, oncology and outpatient services within an integrated space, providing b..
06-Nov-2015
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Real estate joins forces
Bendigo Weekly
STAFF from Barry Plant Bendigo and The Professionals Bendigo have put professional rivalry aside for the moment and teamed up to sell four brand new townhouses in Flora Hill, all profits from which will be donated to charity. The agents will also donate a portion of their sellers’ fee..
05-Nov-2015
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Oktoberfest brewing to be a top day
Bendigo Weekly
Beers and sausages will be the order of the day this Oktoberfest. The Rifle in View Street is presenting this year’s German and European-styled event on Saturday, October 31. To attend the event, you will need a ticket for $30 which includes a half-litre stein full of your choice..
23-Oct-2015
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Season of mangoes
Marika McMahon
Well it has happened. One of my favourite events of the year, this week I have had my first mango of the season. Yes, I paid a small fortune for it. Yes it was a bit tart around the edges but it was a great taste of things to come. I love mangoes. They are annoying with that stone that see..
24-Oct-2014
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Pelmeni pick up
Marika McMahon
So, busy term four is upon us, won’t be long now until the calendar fills with end of year events and “we must catch up before Christmas”. It already looks like there are many weeks with more than a few nights out. Time then to unleash a secret weapon of feeding the tro..
10-Oct-2014
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Spring is in the air
Marika McMahon
There seems to have been a very quick transition from bare tree to blossom to luscious green leaves on the tree outside my window. Like that, the warmer days are upon us – what a great time to think about all that warm weather Food Fossicking you can do around Bendigo. A great way t..
03-Oct-2014
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A challenge
Marika McMahon
There’s a thing doing the rounds of facebook at the moment where people are nominated not to pour ice over their head, but rather to nominate the 10 books that have influenced them the most. Of course, my mind turned to food and I started thinking about the cookbooks that influenced me the m..
26-Sep-2014
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Time for a picnic
Bendigo Weekly
Local produce champions Food Fossickers is once again bringing together the restaurants and food producers from Central Victoria to create a unique regional feast, this time at the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival. Food Fossickers will present a regional picnic hamper which is available for..
19-Sep-2014
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Good food shouldn’t be seen as a luxury
Marika McMahon
The pleasure of a night out at one of the quality restaurants in Bendigo is an investment – an investment in experiencing new flavours, new techniques, new ingredients. An investment in spending time with family and friends. An investment in taking time out of busy times to be toget..
12-Sep-2014
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Call is out for young writers
Dianne Dempsey
The Bendigo Writers Festival is continuing its tradition of publishing writers, this year announcing the introduction of a second writing award, specifically for young writers. The 2016 Vox Bendigo Book: Young Writers Anthology is open to school students from years three to 11. The them..
19-Feb-2016
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Paris from the dark side
Rosalea Ryan
Five Nights in Paris John Baxter Harper Perennial $24.99 Setting out to write a fresh, engaging guide to Paris is not for the faint-hearted. Paris is, after all, the most visited city on earth, and many of those visitors end up writing in one way or another ..
12-Feb-2016
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Raining on the Cape
Rosalea Ryan
When talented but enigmatic musician Ned Chisholm drops out of mainstream life and into the rainforested hinterland of far north Queensland, declaring he’s unable to return home to attend a ceremony in his late father’s honour, his younger sister is determined to find a w..
05-Feb-2016
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Playing the name gane
Rosalea Ryan
Who knew Coppernook was a “small weatherboard cottage attached to a country police station”, Pimpinbudgie was another word for “celebrity agent” and Damboring was a descriptor for “any TV program fronted by a former presenter of Top Gear”? Well, not reall..
29-Jan-2016
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Mulga Bill rides again
Dianne Dempsey
Banjo Paterson’s ode to Mulga Bill is much-loved in Eaglehawk, the town’s name forever immortalised in the famous bush verse. However, that was 1896, and this is now. So Eaglehawk is on the hunt for its next big literary mention. This year the Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Fest..
22-Jan-2016
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Fast-paced action from Africa
Rosalea Ryan
FEW Australian authors write as convincingly on the subject of southern Africa as does reporter, press secretary, public relations consultant and soldier Tony Park. This should come as no surprise, however, given that Park has homes both in Sydney and adjoining South Africa’s Kruger N..
15-Jan-2016
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