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A journey across faiths
Christine McGinn
A deep purple hijab frames the face of Concepción Ollivier, a Bendigo Muslim woman. For many people she is an anomaly. A Catholic who converted to Islam. A Catholic who is now affectionately known as Aneesa by her Muslim family and friends. With her is her friend Kimberly Amatullah. K..
26-Jul-2014
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'We don't have influence'
Christine McGinn
Most locals do not feel they have any ability to influence Greater Bendigo council decisions, according to a new report. Council’s Wellbeing Survey revealed 82 per cent of residents said they did not have the ability to influence council’s decisions. The 2014 report found 48 per ..
26-Jul-2014
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Listening to voice of pain
Dianne Dempsey
It was cold on Wednesday night, and raining. But a determined group of men and women were steadily making their way into the Bendigo Town Hall to attend the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Abuse. This was essentially an information forum, rather than a hearing, and ..
26-Jul-2014
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Full steam ahead for rail
Anthony Radford
The man who led the campaign to reopen the Kangaroo Flat railway station believes Bendigo could have its own suburban rail network by Christmas. The Bendigo Weekly revealed last week plans were being put in place for the city to have its own intra-urban train network within a decade. However,..
26-Jul-2014
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Run For Dad goes from strength to strength
Bendigo Weekly
St John of God Allied Health staff are pulling on their runners to join the third annual Father’s Day Run for Dad. The Allied Health team is ramping up the competition, egging on other organisations to make a team, wear matching tops and try to beat them. The fundraising 6.8 kilome..
25-Jul-2014
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Arts grant a festival plus
Bendigo Weekly
The Australia Council for the Arts has given the Bendigo Writers Festival a $10,000 seal of approval. The festival was awarded funding in the recent literature funding round to help with the costs of bringing writers to the three-day event. “This is an enormous boost for such a new f..
25-Jul-2014
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Nick Barker - the journeyman
Nick Barker is a songwriter first and foremost. Despite an impressive body of work and a long history of collobrations with a swag of Australian musical legends, from Seymour to Kelly, it remains a fact though his biggest hit, was written by a Londoner by the name of Harley. Back in earl..
08-Apr-2011
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WHAT'S ON
National Youth Week 2011 Freeza Music Event Friday April 8 6pm to 10pm at McGilvray Hall, B.R.I.T campus, McCrae Street, Bendigo. Featuring Low Point, My Best Friend Boom, Blackbird, Eddie Amiet and The Tides, Tom Snowdon (lead singer of the Escape). An all ages fully supervised drug an..
08-Apr-2011
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FREEZA
Five regional bands will battle it out tonight at the Freeza music event at McGillivray Hall at B.R.I.T tonight from 6pm. Here’s a snapshot of each band... LOWPOINT: Lowpoint is Dylan Kinder (vocals), Steven Hammler (guitar), Jarrod Hocking (drums) and Jack Herbert (bass). Self des..
08-Apr-2011
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MOOVIN UP
Groovin The Moo could have an even bigger local representation next year, promoter Steve Halpin said earlier this week. Speaking to the Bendigo Weekly on Thursday at the venue for GTM, Bendigo Showgrounds, Mr Halpin said increasing the number of local bands from four, was a possibility. &ldq..
08-Apr-2011
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The Holidays
The Holidays love perpetual motion. Like any force of nature, their strength has come from forward momentum. So for the indie pop quartet from Sydney to be locked down in album production mode for 18 months, life was horribly stagnant. Yet strangely creative. “We’re not the kind ..
08-Apr-2011
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That dramatic century
An opportunity to visit a huge archive of American photography led to the landmark exhibition about to open in Bendigo Two weeks spent in one of the most important photography archives in the world was a dream come true for Bendigo Art Gallery curator Tansy Curtin. “To be given the chan..
08-Apr-2011
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Gold in first draw
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Gold is continuing to build momentum heading into their standalone Victorian Football League debut season, with the club signing some key players in the past week and receiving their draw for the 2013 season. Along with ex-Gold Coast Suns forward Alik Magin, the Gold has also si..
21-Dec-2012
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Spirit aiming for a top berth
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit could be excused from suffering a case of deja vu this Friday night when they take on Logan Thunder for the second time in six days at the Bendigo Stadium. After losing only their second game of the season to Townsville last Friday night – extending their losing stre..
21-Dec-2012
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Scoreboard in sight
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Golden Square’s MyJet Oval has undergone a much-needed major upgrade with a new full colour LED scoreboard being installed at the Wade Street ground this week. A Bendigo Weekly report in August revealed that the $45,000 scoreboard was to be installed this year, and was pu..
21-Dec-2012
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Jelbart joins the elite
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist Imogen Jelbart may only be 18, but she has a bright future ahead of her, as her past few weeks’ results on the track have shown. Racing in the Victorian Track Championships at the Darebin Indoor Sports Centre in Melbourne recently, Jelbart took gold in the Elite Women&r..
21-Dec-2012
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Cricket on the move
Joel Peterson
There may be no Bendigo District Cricket Association side based at the Queen Elizabeth Oval from as early as next season, with the possible move of the Bendigo Cricket Club to Atkins Street Reserve. The Goers have played their home games at the North Bendigo ground this season, and are enqu..
21-Dec-2012
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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Joel Peterson
They have won all but one game this season, they are a game and a half clear atop the WNBL ladder and they have defeated last year’s premiers three times, yet the Bendigo Spirit still have their doubters. They are a side without the star power of some teams in the league, without the..
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