Rating drop hits banks
Peter Kennedy
Just when regional banks thought they might have had something of a win over their much larger counterparts courtesy of the federal budget, along comes a credit rating downgrade by ratings agency Standard and Poor’s. That’s the grim reality Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing dire..
26-May-2017
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Council change hits management jobs
Sharon Kemp
CITY of Greater Bendigo faces losing more than 180 years of collective municipal experience after a management level restructure recast 26 roles into 21 and 10 long-term managers were asked to accept a redundancy, reapply for their job or ask to be redeployed. Chief executive Craig Niemann t..
26-May-2017
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Human story of addiction
Sharon Kemp
OVERDOSES from prescription drugs are a hidden epidemic, rarely heard about until they claim the life of a celebrity such as actor Heath Ledger. Yet, Bendigo pharmaceutical students heard this week they are responsible for more deaths in Victoria than road accidents. Health advocates als..
26-May-2017
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Aquatic centre on track
Bendigo Weekly
THE community fundraising campaign for Kangaroo Flat’s new $31 million aquatic centre is keeping pace with the construction of the centre on Browning Street. The Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise, charged with coordinating fundraising, has reported having raised close to $600,000 towa..
26-May-2017
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Mulder maintains innocent stance
Sharon Kemp
A DEFIANT Bendigo Health chief executive John Mulder says he is looking forward to the completion of a Bendigo Health board investigation into his behaviour. It is three months since Mr Mulder stood aside, during which he has collected more than $100,000 in wages and benefits. In a state..
19-May-2017
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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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For the environment
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 100 people attended last Friday’s Bendigo Sustainability Awards to acknowledge local champions of the environment and community. Guest speaker Phillip Johnson wowed the audience with images of his garden designs, including his Best in Show garden at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Sh..
24-Mar-2016
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Bendigo's guide to all good things
Bendigo Weekly
IT’S the pocket guide to all things retail and hospitality in Greater Bendigo and the surrounding region. It’s also the much anticipated 2016/17 Bendigo Dining and Shopping Guide, just released in time for Easter, school holidays and the hugely successful Marilyn Monroe exhibitio..
24-Mar-2016
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Corvettes paint the town red
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Easter Festival plays host to the 28th National Corvette Convention this weekend with plenty of US muscle cars on show. Corvettes of Melbourne and Vic Vettes have banded together to bring their special cars and members to the city for a Show and Shine on Saturday. But you ar..
24-Mar-2016
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Park music a hot start
Bendigo Weekly
EASTER celebrations will kick off tonight with a free music event in Rosalind Park from 6pm to 10pm featuring Perth band Tired Lion and supporting local bands. This free night of music in Rosalind Park is presented by the City of Greater Bendigo’s FReeZA youth events team, Mic Up Produ..
24-Mar-2016
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Jodie has her own moment
Dianne Dempsey
When the City of Greater Bendigo invited its citizens to recreate Marilyn Monroe’s famous pose from the Seven Year Itch, Jodie Wiegard couldn’t resist the opportunity. As production manager of clothing at the Morley Emporium, Jodie works in design and clothes production. &..
24-Mar-2016
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Top end selling well
Bendigo Weekly
ONE of Bendigo’s most historic homes has been sold. Lansellstowe, built by George Lansell for one of his sons in 1913, is a three-storey ornate mansion, located at 60 Barkly Terrace in one of the city’s most sought after areas. Tweed Sutherland First National managing directo..
18-Mar-2016
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White Hills alleged assault
Bendigo Weekly
A 19 year old man was allegedly assaulted in the early hours of Sunday in White Hills. Three Caucasian men, believed to be in their 20s, approached the man and had a short conversation with him. The men are believed to have punched the 19 year old before he fell to the ground and is believe..
02-Mar-2015
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Police hunt stolen items
Christine McGinn
A BACKPACK filled with $2500 worth of electronic goods was stolen from Bendigo Marketplace yesterday. A man was eating his lunch in the food court when he placed his backpack on the ground. The backpack had an iPad, laptop and a Samsung Galaxy X5 zipped inside. The incident occurred ..
20-Feb-2015
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East Bendigo unit fire
Bendigo Weekly
An East Bendigo home has been ruined in a fire this morning. Police and CFA are currently investigating the cause of the fire. The incident occurred on Lloyd Street in a vacant home. No one was injured during the incident. ..
20-Feb-2015
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Fatal crash in Eaglehawk
Bendigo Weekly
AN 88-year-old woman died after being hit riding her mobility scooter on Monday afternoon. The woman was riding her scooter along High Street in Eaglehawk about 2.50pm. The woman started crossing Napier Street when a Ford sedan, turning right, hit the woman. The driver, a 71-year-old Ma..
17-Feb-2015
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Water police crackdown
Bendigo Weekly
WATERWAY users will be the target of a police crackdown to ensure compliance on safety regulations this weekend. The Victorian Water Police will be ensuring water safety, focused on broken down boats, unregistered vessels, search operations, and irresponsible driving. Police issued the warnin..
23-Jan-2015
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Police on the beat
Christine McGinn
POLICE are on the hunt for information about a robbery at the Long Gully Post Office on Saturday. A man wearing a balaclava entered the store, when they first opened, and fled with a quantity of cash. No weapon was sighted and no one was believed to be injured. A police spokesperson sai..
19-Jan-2015
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[title of show] hits the stage
Bendigo Weekly
Agroup of young Bendigo performers have taken to social media to help raise funds to bring the musical [title of show] to Bendigo in November. Through online Pozible and sponsorshop campaigns, actors Joel McDonald, Alicia Barker, Jason McMurray and Melissa Harrington are raising money to cov..
23-Oct-2015
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Augie Marches on tour
Laura Hurley
SUN, surf and songs will be the order of the day at Queenscliff Music Festival, which runs from November 27 to 29. Boasting an impressive lineup including Angus and Julia Stone, the Hoodoo Gurus and Something For Kate’s Paul Dempsey, Augie March’s lead guitarist Adam Donovan said..
16-Oct-2015
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BB's inspiration
Bendigo Weekly
When BB King died in his Las Vegas home in May, the music world lost a legend. Now with the help of some of the festival’s best‐loved artists, the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival will celebrate King’s life and music with an exclusive tribute concert at The Shamrock Hotel&r..
09-Oct-2015
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British India tours
Joel Peterson
There is no doubt that British India has come a long way since releasing Guillotine in 2007. The band’s first album was brash and bold, and subsequent releases followed a similar theme as the Melbourne band showed all the exuberance of youth in its music. So when the band’s l..
01-Oct-2015
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Midnight plus four
Joel Peterson
Being awake in the early hours of the morning, for most, is a struggle. So why then would anyone work exclusively between the hours of 12am and 4am? According to Sam Bentley, lead singer of Melbourne band The Paper Kites, “because it seemed like a good idea at the time”. ..
25-Sep-2015
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'Best yet' blues
Bendigo Weekly
An old stager headlines the newest stage for Bendigo’s ever‐growing Blues and Roots Music Festival when Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows rock Ulumburra Theatre on Saturday, November 7. Australian rock royalty, the Sorrows will share the bill with Backsliders and Hat Fitz and Cara as..
11-Sep-2015
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Roos continue their winning ways
Bendigo Weekly
KANGAROO Flat has been crowned Victoria’s inaugural league challenge winners after a brilliant showing last weekend. The BFNL A-grade premiers of 2016, the Roos defeated Drouin in Sunday’s final 22-20. The tournament was the first that Netball Victoria has run, and invited pr..
17-Mar-2017
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Building on success
Bendigo Weekly
REIGNING Bendigo Football Netball League senior premier Sandhurst has joined forces with Metricon in a deal that will see the Queen Elizabeth Oval re-named for three years. Sandhurst football and netball home games from season 2017 will be played at Metricon QEO in a major partnership betwee..
17-Mar-2017
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Braves gear up for title defence
Joel Peterson
THINGS are kicking into gear for the Bendigo Braves, but not quite everything has gone to plan for the reigning South East Australian Basketball League champions. Import Dyami Starks and Australian guard Adam Doyle arrived in town recently and are training with the club, but the Braves are s..
10-Mar-2017
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Thunder joins forces with Tigers
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Thunder will have players train with Richmond and play selected games at Punt Road Oval under a new partnership with the powerful AFL club. Tigers president Peggy O’Neal and Thunder coach Cherie O’Neill announced the deal on Channel Nine last Sunday. It was broker..
10-Mar-2017
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Four for finals fight
Joel Peterson
A FIERCELY-contested Emu Valley Cricket Association finals series kicks off this weekend. The 2016/17 grand final will, for the sixth straight year, feature one of top side United and Mandurang, who play at Ewing Park, while the weekend’s other game sees second-placed Golden Gully up a..
10-Mar-2017
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Bulls close in on three-peat
Joel Peterson
THE Bridgewater Bulls are closing in on a hat-trick of Upper Loddon Cricket Association premierships, heading into tomorrow’s final day of the ULCA grand final against Kingower in a dominant position. The Bulls cracked 309 batting first at Bridgewater on day one, with Josh Hann and Jay..
10-Mar-2017
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Market moves on food waste
Anthony Radford
THE Bendigo Community Farmers Market will be hosting an initiative to cut food waste this Saturday. The idea is to share simple ways to help residents stop wasting food and in turn boost their family budget. Greater Bendigo council Waste Services manager Simon Clay said in 2010 a Sustainab..
11-Jul-2014
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Bosom Buddies are back
Steve Kendall
NOT content with raising $42,000, the Bosom Buddies are stepping up their game. The team of 14 walkers are setting off again next year on a 60 kilometre repeat in a bid to pull in more cash. They have some serious extra backing this year. “Brikkitta from D-Club has come on boar..
04-Jul-2014
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Bella goes to great lengths
Steve Kendall
A LONG Gully youngster is making a practical input for cancer care. Eight-year-old Bella Lightburn is cutting off her waist-length hair for Pantene’s beautiful lengths campaign. Her hair will be made into a wig for a cancer sufferer. Bella also will be raising money for Camp Qualit..
13-Jun-2014
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Heads up on foxes
Christine McGinn
HUNTERS have recorded a milestone, bringing in more than 40,000 fox scalps to the local Epsom collection station. Greater Bendigo and surrounds’ hunters have fired up to participate in the State Government’s bounty scheme to reduce numbers of wild foxes. More than 1100 fox scal..
06-Jun-2014
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Cubby house a community effort
Bendigo Weekly
The children of the Golden Square Kindergarten celebrated the opening of their new purpose-built cubby house recently, with the help of a special guest. The building of the cubby was made possible thanks to a grant from the Kangaroo Flat and District Community Enterprise and sponsorship from..
23-May-2014
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Having a ball
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council has revealed details of its annual mayoral ball. Mayor Barry Lyons and wife Betty have invited the community to take part in the July 5 event at the Town Hall. Cr Lyons said he looked forward to celebrating Bendigo at its finest. “Betty and I look forwa..
23-May-2014
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Kevin Gibbins Field to open this weekend
Anthony Radford
Bendigo residents have been invited to attend this weekend's opening of a world class soccer pitch dedicated to the memory of former councillor, Kevin Gibbins. Mr Gibbins was a former Councillor for North West Plains who passed away suddenly on April 9, 2010. Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr ..
13-Jul-2011
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DEFENCE COMPANY SOLD
Anthony Radford
ONE of Bendigo's most well-known and successful companies has been sold to overseas interests. Australian Defence Apparel, which has a manufacturing plant in East Bendigo, has been making clothes and uniforms for police, emergency services and Australia's Defence Force for 99 years. The co..
11-Jul-2011
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Bank's new director - video
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO and Adelaide Bank has announced the appointment of former Ericsson chief executive officer Jacqueline Hey to its Board of Directors. Ms Hey was previously CEO of Ericsson in the UK and in Australia. She worked with Ericsson for more than 20 years in finance, marketing, sales and l..
06-Jul-2011
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Making sense of business
Life-changing was how the graduates described the Grow Your Business program. “Finding the support for local business, and to be given the chance to survive is a gift,” Sharon Carlson of twenty 2, a cafe in Williamson Street, said. “It gave us a chance to complete a bus..
06-May-2011
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Smashing pumpkins
Bendigo Weekly
Growing competition-worthy giant pumpkins is becoming a lucrative affair, if you can withstand the fickle nature of the hobby. If you can grow a vegetable garden, you have the skill to grow a prize-winning pumpkin. With the right preparation and strategy and a bit of good luck, next year you migh..
23-May-2013
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Bread and wine
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The art of chocolate
Vicki Harrington
Transforming chocolate into edible art is Sue Schrieber’s passion. A passion she has taken to another level with the opening of her own small business, Choclartiste. When she’s not tempering chocolate in her compact studio, Sue is a lab technician at La Trobe Bendigo’s School ..
09-May-2013
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Dig in at the Trentham Spudfest
Bendigo Weekly
Excitement is building in Trentham in the lead up to the annual Great Trentham Spudfest to be held on Saturday, May 18. Once again the spudlight will shine on Trentham with a festival full of fun, food and music. Quarry Street Reserve will be transformed into “Spud Hub” with hot potato..
02-May-2013
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Do Mother’s Day a little differently
Bendigo Weekly
Today’s mums probably don’t consider fluffy slippers and flannelette PJs appropriate or “cool” gifts on their special day anymore. So why not consider some less traditional ways to warm her heart, and feet. Start with an early morning walk (or run, if she’s up for it)..
25-Apr-2013
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Flour power
Vicki Harrington
The expanding foodie precinct in Bath Lane is about to welcome another newcomer, – a bakery with a difference. The New Freedom Gluten-Free Bakery is on track to open later this month after a major facelift to the former tile shop on the corner of Short Street and Bath Lane. It wil..
18-Apr-2013
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Book a spot for the festival
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo's big, friendly winter get-together for writers and readers will launch next month, with highlights from the August 8 to 10 weekend to be announced on June 2. “We’re very close now to finalising what is another unashamedly inviting program,” Bendigo Writers Festival..
23-May-2014
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Living with the problem
Bendigo Weekly
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought By David Adam Picador, $32.99 This is not intended as a self-help book,” states David Adam, regarding his exploration of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, The Man Who Couldn’t Stop. Adam has..
09-May-2014
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New discoveries
Vanessa Hughes
To the Goldfields! by Rachel Tonkin Walker Books $16.95 It’s October 1, 1852 when nine-year-old James, his mother and siblings set out from Melbourne to join James’ father at the Forest Reach goldfields. After days slogging through thick bush, sticking with a group of other..
02-May-2014
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Lions led by donkeys
Steve Kendall
It has often been said about World War I that it was a case of lions led by donkeys. The bravest of the brave sent against impossible odds by generals away from the front. With the hindsight of history it seems to be in so many cases quite correct. The books written today use that hindsigh..
24-Apr-2014
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Book review
Vanessa Hughes
The Winter Bride by Anne Gracie Penguin Australia, $24.99 For readers who love Jane Austen but have harboured a secret desire for a little more kissing and a tad more scandal, Australian author Anne Gracie’s The Winter Bride will provide all those unfulfilled needs. This delicious..
11-Apr-2014
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Review
Vanessa Hughes
Cassandra Kerry Greenwood Delphic Women Trilogy: Book 2 Clan Destine Press RRP $27 A distinct departure from her well-known Phryne Fisher novels, Cassandra is Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s second book in her Delphic Women series. A re-imagining of the events leading up to ..
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