Bendigo steps into supply hub plan
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO’S energy sector leaders want to be part of the search for power generation sources for energy reserves as half of local businesses invest in renewable energy. Preliminary results from a council study show a tipping point in local energy supply, with more people employed in the ..
08-Sep-2017
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Housing on agenda
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO MP Lisa Chesters has called on nervous local real estate agents to talk to her about Labor’s proposal to alter negative gearing as a major report was released giving weight to a prolonged housing affordability crisis. Labor was spruiking its housing policy in Bendigo last week ..
08-Sep-2017
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Pension row brews
Steve Kendall
A RENEWED call to raise the retirement age to 70 has drawn a swift response from Bendigo’s MP. The pension age will gradually increase by six-month increments from 67 years to 70 every two years starting in 2025. Shadow sssistant minister for Workplace Relations Lisa Chesters said..
08-Sep-2017
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Bats on move
Bendigo Weekly
THREE quarters of Rosalind Park’s grey-headed flying foxes population have departed for other places after 12,000 made the space a safe haven during winter. But the City of Greater Bendigo council will still implement a management plan for the 2700 bats that remain at the park, and for..
08-Sep-2017
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Sporting growth prompts reserves
Joel Peterson
New recreation reserves at Strathfieldsaye and Maiden Gully could be built as sporting bodies and councils plan for future needs. The growing population of Bendigo had prompted several priorities in AFL Central Victoria’s recently-announced Regional Strategy. It lists a host of pri..
08-Sep-2017
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The science of sound on show
Bendigo Weekly
Marist Brass Band will prove there’s art in science and Discovery Science and Technology Centre will demonstrate there is science in art at a joint performance on Saturday. Like any visit to Discovery, don’t expect to just sit back and listen. Visitors can find out how the instr..
01-Sep-2017
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Budgie breeder reaches new heights
Sharon Kemp
ROBIN Kirby brings the same competitive spirit to budgerigar breeding and exhibition that made him a national champion in the adrenaline-charged sport of drag racing. The Lockwood resident was an Australian champion drag racer more than 15 years ago when the sport outshone all other motor sp..
11-Aug-2017
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More than halfway to new dragon - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
THE Victorian government has boosted by $250,000 the community fundraising account to buy a new Chinese dragon, taking the amount raised so far to more than $430,000. With Premier Daniel Andrews, tourism minister John Eren and Bendigo MPs Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards, the Chinese ..
04-Aug-2017
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Funds boost for dragon
Bendigo Weekly
THE community campaign for a new Chinese dragon will receive a significant boost today, with the state government expected to pledge $250,000 towards replacing Sun Loong. Premier Daniel Andrews and Tourism minister John Eren are scheduled to join local members Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards..
04-Aug-2017
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A very timely reminder
Bendigo Weekly
THE answer to Vala Iannuzzelli’s persistent health symptoms came in the form of a letter from a gas heater repair company. Ms Iannuzzelli had not had an easy year, so when she thought she was having a stroke three weeks ago and blacked out in the early hours of the morning, she put it ..
27-Jul-2017
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Ladson says it's time to talk
Joel Peterson
HAWTHORN premiership player and Golden Square premiership coach Rick Ladson has called on families, community groups and local sporting clubs to make mental health part of their regular conversations. Ladson was a part of Hawthorn’s 2008 flag triumph before returning to local football ..
21-Jul-2017
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New angle on an old game
Sharon Kemp
TABLE tennis has never looked as fun as it does when Bendigo champion Des Knight sets up his game Gossimo. And Mr Knight says inventing the game is never more satisfying than when the players are having fun. Six years in the making, the game has just been released and he and his business..
14-Jul-2017
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Balance in the force
Sharon Kemp
DESPITE women being a part of the Victoria police force for a century, it was only 30 years ago that female officers were able to carry a firearm on their hip, not in their handbag. And only a few years before that they were allowed to wear trousers. For Margaret Singe and Leesa Johnson,..
03-Aug-2017
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Council to advertise CEO position
Bendigo Weekly
THE contract of City of Greater Bendigo chief executive Craig Niemann will be advertised when it expires in December in line with sound business practice, not as a reflection of his performance, according to mayor Margaret O’Rourke. Mr Niemann has served in the positi..
28-Jul-2017
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Digging deep for the community
Bendigo Weekly
VIOLET Street Primary School’s students and staff will be making a difference in the Ironbark community when they participate in Schools Tree Day today. Grades five and six students from Violet Street are planting and maintaining the space at Ironbark Gully today as part of Schools Tre..
27-Jul-2017
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Orchestra travels to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Orchestra Victoria is in town this week with its Bendigo Festival and On the mOVe! Education program. More than 80 of the state’s top musicians are presenting a program of chamber music concerts, education programs and pop-up performances, culminating in a full orchestra performance..
20-Jul-2017
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Help for pet project
Sharon Kemp
A $50,000 state government grant will allow Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services to build 12 new enclosures and desex and check the health of about 100 cats. BAWCS president Debbie Edwards said she was pleased to have won the grant, which served to care for animals as well as their ..
13-Jul-2017
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Grant backs senior activity
Bendigo Weekly
Victorian seniors from the Karen community in Bendigo will be further encouraged to get involved and stay active in their communities, as the recipients of a state government grant. The Karen Culture and Social Support Foundation received a $5000 grant for a project that will include cooking..
07-Jul-2017
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Spread the word on liver health
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health and Bendigo Community Health Services hosted a luncheon this week focussing on liver health and hepatitis. Members of the local Karen community attended the education session and luncheon which follows World Hepatitis Day that took place in late July. Those invited range..
17-Aug-2017
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Vic on target for militaria collectibles fair
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO collector Vic Lane has stories about the items that slipped through his fingers. But the retired production manager and owner of Allen and Lane Guns has a room full of collectibles including weapons, medals, newspapers, books and photos to show for his life time of collecting. Ah..
17-Aug-2017
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GREATER launches live
Sharon Kemp
A MAJOR health prevention strategy called GREATER, born in Bendigo after federal government funding dried up for Healthy Together programs, has gone live online. But the initiatives, which pivot around improving alarming rates of obesity, are already being seen in the community. From S..
11-Aug-2017
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Music showcase hits the right note
Bendigo Weekly
Next week will see some impressive evidence of the success of the Girton Grammar School music program. Over two nights on August 8 and 9, more than 600 students from the Junior and Senior Schools will take to the Ulumbarra stage in a vocal and instrumental showcase, likely to be the largest ..
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Good life on show for Bendigo Writers Festival
Bendigo Weekly
Take the elegant spaces of Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre, add in some of central Victoria’s finest providores, create a day-long program brimming with ideas and interesting people – and you’ve got the Bendigo Writers Festival’s Good Life Sunday event. The festival..
27-Jul-2017
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Students learn about work
Bendigo Weekly
THE first group of work experience students started at the Bendigo centre this month. This year’s program will see 50 students from 10 Bendigo schools participate in this hands on workplace learning experience at the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank between July and November this year. Th..
20-Jul-2017
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Choir in harmony with star
Bendigo Weekly
THE Victoria Welsh Choir and musical theatre star Silvie Paladino will Spring into Song on Sunday, September 10. There is nothing quite like the sound of male voices singing together and The Victoria Welsh Choir is no exception as they perform their captivating and sometimes humo..
31-Aug-2017
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Aussie Bee Gees
Bendigo Weekly
THE Australian Bee Gees Show are digging out their flares and dusting off their platform shoes for a show in Bendigo. The Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary tour is a fitting tribute and a celebration of the music of the brothers Gibb. This new show will be presented in two parts and..
24-Aug-2017
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Music the best therapy
Simon Wooldridge
The world would be a better place if everyone sang, or played ukulele. It’s a Friday morning in a busy CBD café. Pete Gavin looks up from his coffee. Over the next hour his philosophy about music’s role in our lives becomes clear; it’s about community. Gavin..
24-Aug-2017
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Adele and Amy in Bloom
Bendigo Weekly
If you didn’t get enough of Adele when she was in Australia earlier this year, never fear, the next best thing is in Bendigo tonight. Amanda Canzurlo – aka Bloom – brings to you the songs of two amazing artists... Adele and Amy Winehouse. Amanda brings her soulful voca..
24-Aug-2017
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Fresh sound on tour
Bendigo Weekly
Byron Bay singer-songwriter Pete Murray is performing at Ulumbarra Theatre on Wednesday. It’s part of a tour for his sixth studio album Camacho. Murray has more than one million album sales to his name, and is the quiet achiever of Australian music. Determined to shake things..
17-Aug-2017
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Khan plus Lily and King
Simon Wooldridge
Next Saturday, August 26 sees two exciting, but hugely contrasting, gigs in Bendigo. Melbourne rock three-piece Khan are in town at MusicMan to promote Break Off Your Shells, the first single off their forthcoming debut album. They’ve had a busy 18 months or so, which has seen them..
17-Aug-2017
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Haig taking on the world
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’S Jack Haig scored a pair of early birthday presents this week as he continues his strong recent form. Haig turned 24 on Wednesday and launched a searing attack on that day’s stage of the Tour of Spain, eventually finishing 12th but again impressing at Grand Tour level. ..
08-Sep-2017
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Decisive clash in title chase
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Amateur Soccer League title race comes to a head this weekend, with the winner of Saturday’s vital clash between Eaglehawk and Shepparton South assured of the 2017 championship trophy. That’s, of course, assuming there is a winner. Shepparton South sits one point ..
08-Sep-2017
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Brave set for super contest
Bendigo Weekly
MAY the best team win has long been a very sporting attitude towards grand finals, but Bendigo Lady Braves coach Jonathan Goodman thinks playing as a team may be the intangible element critical to his side’s South East Australian Basketball League final. The Lady Braves face the Geelon..
01-Sep-2017
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Hockey sticking around
Bendigo Weekly
TRANS-Tasman rivalry will hit Bendigo in November when international hockey makes its return to the city. The national men’s team, the Kookaburras, will play New Zealand in two International Festival of Hockey tests on November 5 and 6, while the Hockeyroos will also be in town to play..
01-Sep-2017
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Storm rolls into finals
Bendigo Weekly
THE scintillating recent form of Strathfieldsaye has the Storm primed to break its duck against Golden Square when the sides square off in Saturday’s night’s Bendigo Football Netball League qualifying final. Since losing to Eaglehawk in round 12, the Storm has won each of its six..
01-Sep-2017
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Braves have title drive
Joel Peterson
CONFERENCE finals haven’t been kind to the Bendigo Lady Braves in recent years, but they have the chance to change all that tomorrow night. Bendigo hosts Launceston in the South East Australian Basketball League’s south conference semi final, with a SEABL grand final spot on the ..
25-Aug-2017
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Outlook forecasts dry end to winter
Bendigo Weekly
Sights like this are commonplace in late winter and spring, but those hoping for rain to help crops and gardens may not find relief in coming months. Bendigo recorded higher-than-average rainfall in July, but the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest outlook predicts below a..
03-Aug-2017
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Ranger to the rescue
Bendigo Weekly
PARKS Victoria ranger Lachie Badura came to the rescue last week when he found a young joey inside its mother’s pouch on the edge of a road through Bendigo Regional Park. Sadly, the mother had been killed by a car. Mr Badura removed the joey from the pouch and arranged to get it to..
27-Jul-2017
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Waving the flag
Bendigo Weekly
It was a proud moment on Monday for mother and son Clarencia and Berio Charley. Along with 52 other people from Myanmar, Thailand, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Britain, China, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, the Philippines, Vietnam and Micronesia, they were made Australian citizen..
20-Jul-2017
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Grants boost for NDIS plan
Bendigo Weekly
The Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grants are part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and aim to help people with a disability become better connected to their communities. La Trobe University and the City of Greater Bendigo council have received a combined $332,000 of ..
13-Jul-2017
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Heather marks 50 years
Bendigo Weekly
During this year’s National Diabetes Week, Heather Chalmers of Marong will be awarded with Diabetes Victoria’s Kellion Victory Medal for having survived more than 50 years of living with type one diabetes. Less than 100 years ago, type one diabetes was a death sentence: half of t..
07-Jul-2017
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A 90-year game
Bendigo Weekly
The Golden Square Croquet Club was formed 90 years ago because traditionally women weren’t allowed to play bowls. While they couldn’t play with the men, the women started up the croquet club. This observation was made by club member Caroline Smith who along with her colleagu..
29-Jun-2017
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Art the right prescription
Bendigo Weekly
WORKS are on show at St John Of God Bendigo Hospital’s 11th edition of its annual art exhibition. The exhibition is run each year to raise funds for the hospital auxiliary, in which new equipment is then purchased for various wards of the hospital. Artists whose works are on displa..
03-Aug-2017
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Small business is a big deal
Bendigo Weekly
THE launch of the Bendigo Small Business Festival this week is an indication that the sector is as strong as ever in central Victoria. Small businesses from the region were invited to the launch on Wednesday at the Capital to learn about what to expect and what opportunities will be availabl..
27-Jul-2017
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A seamless transition
Dianne Dempsey
The couple behind Jimmy Possum furniture, Margot and Alan Splading, have re-invented themselves as the creators of a particular line in women’s fashion, Mimi The Label. They’re selling their owner-designed pieces online and through their shop which arguably is in the most promin..
20-Jul-2017
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Mapping out the past
Sharon Kemp
DOUG Stone has trudged through central Victoria’s goldfields more times than he can remember in more than 40 years of mapping, and he says he sees in the region the value of an undying interest in gold. The appeal that central Victoria still holds for prospectors continues to fill car..
20-Jul-2017
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Failure a positive
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Inventor Awards program will celebrate the positives of failure as part of an event to be held at the Ulumbarra Theatre next week. Bendigo Inventor Awards committee chairman Paul Chapman said everyone has failed at something – a test; a relationship; a job interview, but fa..
13-Jul-2017
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Cash rate still on hold
Bendigo Weekly
As anticipated, the Reserve Bank of Australia left the official cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent on Tuesday. “Our forecast remains that there will be no further reduction to the Official Cash Rate in 2017,” HIA principal economist Tim Reardon said. “Comments issued ..
07-Jul-2017
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New tram tells the city's oldest story
Bendigo Weekly
A NEW addition to Bendigo’s talking tram fleet telling the story of the city’s indigenous history hit the tracks this week. Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Bendigo Heritage Attractions have partnered to create the new themed tram, which went into service this wee..
03-Aug-2017
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Wine, food and history uncorked
Bendigo Weekly
WHILE spring blossoms in Bendigo, a new event will showcase the best of the city’s heritage buildings while giving people the chance to enjoy the region’s best wine. Bendigo Uncorked Week is a new addition to Bendigo’s spring calendar and provides 10 days of food, wine and ..
27-Jul-2017
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Naked man seen in Bendigo
Dianne Dempsey
Author Robert Gott once had a crazy idea – what if you took illustrations from those old-fashioned Boy’s Own style books, and changed one of the characters? What if, instead of a striped blazer and flannel trousers, the hero was naked? He tried it, it was hilarious, and thus beg..
20-Jul-2017
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Radio station on track to win
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO-based community radio station Phoenix FM is in the running for two national broadcasting awards. The station’s Dawn Delaney earned a nomination for her World Music Safari – Sounds From Other Lands program and the station is also a finalist for the Community Broadcasting A..
13-Jul-2017
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Three-minute thesis
Bendigo Weekly
Researchers presented a host of ground-breaking work at a three-minute thesis presentation on Tuesday. Eight La Trobe University research candidates in health-related fields were challenged to describe their research to colleagues and lecturers in the tiny timeframe. Academic and organis..
07-Jul-2017
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A hundred years of child care
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’S maternal and child health nurses had a special celebration of the centenary of MCH services in Victoria. City of Greater Bendigo mayor Margaret O’Rourke attended the event and said the first Baby Health Centre opened in Melbourne in June 1917 as a way to help prevent in..
29-Jun-2017
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Home town tales
Bendigo Weekly
MUSINGS and thoughts of things past are always popular in Bendigo, and writer and artist Geoff Hocking has it down to a fine art. Mr Hocking has been writing and illustrating Bendigo Memories for 10 years in the Bendigo Magazine and has now published a book with some of those works. &ldq..
10-Aug-2017
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Animal attraction
Rosalea Ryan
FINDING an intelligent, attractive, available man in Melbourne isn’t easy, as crime-scene-investigator-turned-milliner Catherine Kint well knows. Finding an intelligent, attractive, available man who won’t, the morning after their first night together, allow himself to be mauled..
10-Aug-2017
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Cold War heats up
Rosalea Ryan
Vnukovo VIP airport, 1961: New York-based publisher Simon Weeks has just touched down in the United Soviet Socialist Republic, granted permission by the KGB to pay a brief visit to his brother and sister-in-law in Moscow, where the once-mainstream American couple now lives by choice behind Cold ..
03-Aug-2017
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Lifestyle lessons for Woofers
Rosalea Ryan
Where better to experience small-acreage self-sufficiency first-hand than in Italy: a country famed for its sun-ripened produce, luscious artisanal cheeses, plump piquant smallgoods and hearty pastas and breads? It’s this reasoning that motivates a family of four Australians to pack th..
27-Jul-2017
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The season for murder
Rosalea Ryan
A post-workday river cruise. A drug-spiked cocktail. A gossip-fuelling altercation between two of the host company’s top executives. Eleanor Brennan’s first taste of a Parker and Lane corporate Christmas party is one nobody at the book publishing house will ever forget. Elean..
20-Jul-2017
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Capitol offence
Rosalea Ryan
Amos Decker is all too familiar with loss. First went his social graces, his tolerance and his ability to empathise, wrenched from him in an instant by a near-fatal football concussion that left in their place a photographic memory and an abnormally heightened awareness of death. The ath..
13-Jul-2017
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