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Chesters opens new doors
Christine McGinn
Eaglehawk North Primary School student leaders officially unveiled Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters’ refurbished office today. Student Elliot Wellard stole the show, acknowledging the importance of politics in a democratic society. “Government is for the purpose of deve..
21-Jul-2014
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Racism: It stops with me
Christine McGinn
More than 300 Bendigonians came out in force today in a bid to stamp out racism. Greater Bendigo council hosted the event, “Racism. It Stops With Me” as part of a national anti-racism campaign which promotes a multicultural and tolerant society. Bendigo Islamic As..
19-Jul-2014
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Right track
Anthony Radford
PLANS are being put in place to have a suburban train network in Bendigo within a decade. The latest round of Greater Bendigo council’s Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy, and its recently-released draft Economic Development Strategy, have both highlighted the plan. The succe..
19-Jul-2014
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Shops sold on extra hours
Christine McGinn
CAFES, restaurants and businesses could open their doors longer under Greater Bendigo council’s vision for “visitor-friendly” trading hours. Council’s draft Economic Development Strategy 2014-2020 wants more businesses to cater to the increasing local and visitor demand..
19-Jul-2014
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Lay backs mosque
Bendigo Weekly
VICTORIA Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay has criticised the anti-Muslim sentiment in the Bendigo mosque debate. In recognising the contribution of Muslims to Victoria, and to mark Ramadan, Commissioner Lay singled out the mosque debate. “I am proud to be part of the Victorian commu..
19-Jul-2014
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New pavilion on show - VIDEO
Christine McGinn
Bendigo’s newest $3.38 million pavilion is open for business, hosting the Australian Wool and Sheep Show this weekend. Deputy Premier Peter Ryan opened the new Bendigo Events and Exhibition Complex at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds today. Mr Ryan lead rams into the official launch of t..
18-Jul-2014
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Malouf finalist for 2011 Man Booker International Prize
Australia’s most distinguished writer, David Malouf, is on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. The list, announced by chair of judges Rick Gekoski Noterday, includes contoversial fantasy writer Philip Pullman, veteran American Philip Roth and Iindian s..
30-Mar-2011
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Shaun Tan wins international award
Australia’s most celebrated children’s book illustrator/writer Shaun Tan has added one of the world’s most lucrative prizes to his list of awards. Tan will receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, worth approximately $760,000, in Sweden at the end of May. The judges ca..
29-Mar-2011
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Gig guide
Friday, March 18 Basement Bar Rowan Blackmore and Band 9pm, FREE Newmarket Hotel Tony, Shaggs and Special Guest 9pm Bridge Hotel Soulchild 9pm, FREE Theatre Royal Rosie Flores and band featuring Ash Davies and Rick Plant 8pm, $33 Old Hepburn Hotel Untapped 8..
25-Mar-2011
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Epic territory
Her large-scale drawings hang floor-to-ceiling, often in multiple panels and two to three metres wide. They take her several weeks to create. Her small frame is dwarfed by lengths of paper which she crawls over, her images taking shape under her hand. Moreover, Noela’s images are of epic lan..
25-Mar-2011
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Arthur Guy Memorial Prize 2011
Rosemary Sorensen There is a fair amount of apocalyptic envisioning represented in the 36 works hung for this year's Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. But not as much as you might expect, even if this work was painted in the year preceding major and unprecedented floods and earthquakes. There..
24-Mar-2011
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ART vs Science
Australian electronic pop trio Art vs. Science are ever-strengthening their hold on the Australian music scene, with successful single following successful single, and now finally, a debut album, The Experiment. Reviews have been a mixed bag and some of the songs on the album are very, very stra..
24-Mar-2011
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Baseballers pitch in
Joel Peterson
Three of Bendigo’s best young baseballers have been selected to travel to the nation’s capital to represent Victoria at the upcoming under-14 national baseball championships next week. Running from January 11 to 20, the titles bring together the best under-14 baseballers from ar..
03-Jan-2013
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Spirit back for Boomers
Joel Peterson
After recharging their batteries over Christmas, the ladder-leading Bendigo Spirit return to the Bendigo Stadium tomorrow night to take on the Bulleen Boomers. After a 13-2 record saw them take top spot heading into their eight-day break, the Spirit came back to training last Saturday. ..
03-Jan-2013
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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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