Farewell the old, bring in the new
Sharon Kemp
A WEEK after they were elected, the new mix of City of Greater Bendigo councillors including seven first timers, seem to be getting along famously. They hugged and congratulated each other after being officially installed as representatives of the three municipal wards making up ..
11-Nov-2016
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Tractor factor a pull for show
Bendigo Weekly
The swap meet is on this weekend with a special focus that has real pulling power. It’s 60 years since two major tractor manufacturers merged to become Massey Ferguson, so tractors are very much to the fore. There are more than 1700 sites and the event attracts mo..
11-Nov-2016
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End of the road for caravan park
Sharon Kemp
More than 90 residents, most elderly and supported, will lose their homes after the Melbourne owner of land occupied by the City Central Caravan Park asked the leaseholders to close their business and remove all buildings, cabins and vans by March 2018. Christine and John Norman ..
11-Nov-2016
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Road work accelerates - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
MAJOR highway infrastructure will be lifted into place today, as construction continues on the Ravenswood Interchange The six 60-tonne beams form part of a bridge that will take Bendigo-bound traffic across Bullock Creek in work that has had bipartisan support at state and federal level. ..
04-Nov-2016
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Tech school a step closer
Bendigo Weekly
Two significant milestones in the development of Bendigo’s Tech School have paved the way for success. The Bendigo Tech School Strategic Charter has been assigned and Vincent Chrisp has been appointed to design the high-tech learning centre. The signing establishes the Bendigo Tech..
04-Nov-2016
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Candidates line up for mayoral role
Sharon Kemp
NEW councillors will choose between change and experience when they vote to elect the next City of Greater Bendigo mayor on November 15. James Williams, one of only two councillors re-elected, has nominated for the role, and Bendigo’s most recent mayor Rod Fyffe says he is again consid..
04-Nov-2016
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Make a date with Arnie
Bendigo Weekly
THE stage is set for this year’s Blokes Biggest Lunch as it is heads to the Ulumbarra Theatre. What’s more, there’s a chance to dine out with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Event organiser Keith Sutherland said the support from the City of Greater Bendigo was also a big plus. ..
10-Aug-2015
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Pressure on for flood cash
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo has lashed out at a state government proposal to make local government responsible for urban flood mitigation infrastructure, such as levee banks. Speaking at this week’s ordinary meeting of council, Whipstick Ward councillor James Williams labelled the move..
10-Aug-2015
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Press on for print
Dianne Dempsey
One of Australia’s most eminent artists, La Trobe University adjunct professor John Wolseley is watching the fate of the printmaking studio at La Trobe, Bendigo with a keen eye. A master printmaker Mr Wolseley is well aware of the importance of the printmaking facilities to La Trobe&rs..
10-Aug-2015
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Family violence fix a top focus for Labor
Bendigo Weekly
Funding for family violence services was top of the agenda when Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC, joined Lisa Chesters and Chris Sedgman, acting executive officer of the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre for a tour of the Magistrates’ Courts in Bendigo yesterday. Ms Cheste..
31-Jul-2015
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Home starts still on a high
Bendigo Weekly
THE Housing Industry Association has released information pointing to a peak in new home starts, which it expects to remain at a very high level in 2015/16. HIA chief economist Harley Dale said it’s likely that new dwelling commencements peaked at a record level of 215,000 in the financi..
31-Jul-2015
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Strategy for homes
Bendigo Weekly
An eight-day hearing into a planning scheme amendment to allow for the implementation of the Greater Bendigo Residential Strategy began this week. The hearings are being conducted by an independent panel appointed by the planning minister, with 67 submissions to be considered, including 27 ..
24-Jul-2015
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TRUCK TAKES WRONG TURN ON CALDER
Christine McGinn
A b-double truck has taken a wrong right turn onto the Calder Freeway this morning. The vehicle traveling on the Calder Alternative Highway, towards Melbourne, made an immediate right turn onto the northbound side. A police spokesperson said the truck had not crossed the highway before m..
05-Jun-2014
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Night shift with the police
Christine McGinn
Locals file into the city on Saturday night while our police members are out on the beat to protect the community. Our night starts about 9pm, a quick briefing and we are out on the road. Our first stop is the train station, checking on the newest recruits, Protective Services Officers. P..
31-May-2014
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Police hunt for man
Christine McGinn
Police are searching for a man after an attempted burglary on Houston Street last night. The man tried to enter via the backdoor, smashing the window in the door, a bid to break in. The man was unable to gain entry to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Flora Hill. Bendigo Police Sergea..
28-May-2014
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Lucky escape after High St crash
Christine McGinn
A 22-year-old man has escaped injury after his car hit a tree in Golden Square this morning. The man's car hit the tree near the corner of Alder and High streets about 10.20am. One Bendigo Police unit, Country Fire Authority, Ambulance and State Emergency Service members attended the scene. ..
27-May-2014
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North Bendigo operation a "hoax"
Bendigo Weekly
UPDATE Police have confirmed a hoax phonecall sparked a police operation in North Bendigo on Monday night. Police were alerted to an alleged incident shortly before 5.30pm. A police spokesman said they were called to the area after a report a firearm had been discharged. Police c..
26-May-2014
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Ironbark car collision
Christine McGinn
Three females have been taken to hospital after two cars collided in Ironbark this afternoon. A 45 year old, a 15 year old and a 65 year old woman all sustained minor injuries including shock and chest injuries. The two vehicles collided on Eaglehawk and Marong roads, at the traffic lights, a..
26-May-2014
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GTM 2014 date named
Bendigo Weekly
Groovin the Moo is back in Bendigo on Saturday, May 3. as before the event will run at the Prince Of Wales Showground, Holmes Rd, Bendigo. There’s plenty of Groovin’ the Moo dates for the planner. Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday, February 4, 2014 for around $100 with t..
09-Sep-2013
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Meredith the Wild Child
Steve Kendall
MUSIC has been part of Mez Whittle’s life for years. The Bendigo-based singer-guitarist-songwriter has been penning songs for 22 years, and has just released an album to iTunes. There’s a CD to follow, and a vinyl planned. “Vinyl is the new cool,” Mez, who records ..
06-Sep-2013
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Raising funds for Blues and Roots Festival
Bendigo Weekly
The volunteers behind Bendigo’s biggest music festival are hosting a fundraising trivia night on Thursday. Taking place at the Golden Vine Hotel, the night will pit metal heads against country lovers, old rockers against new wave hipsters, in an almighty trivia showdown. Quiz-goers w..
30-Aug-2013
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Divas back on stage
Bendigo Weekly
Diva Demolition lead singer Kylie Cowling is excited to be coming home to Bendigo this Sunday to perform songs from the band’s debut album at the Newmarket Hotel. It rounds off a remarkable 12 months for bass player Kylie and guitarist Sherree Newton, who used to play together in all-fe..
30-Aug-2013
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Welcome Fire from Wendy
Steve Kendall
FOR the past two years, Wendy Matthews has been working on her new album. The Welcome Fire is released today and Wendy said she was pleased to be able to take the time to do it properly. From her home base in the north coast of New South Wales where she lives with her dog, Wendy has been ..
22-Aug-2013
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Hailey on the move
Bendigo Weekly
Scores of Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival fans are set to be moved yet again with the famous Blues Tram taking a ‘soulful’ turn for its latest voyage on Saturday. On board will be the slightly foreign and the very familiar – emerging folk and blues songstress Hail..
16-Aug-2013
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Roos out for revenge
Bendigo Weekly
YET another top-of-the-table clash takes place this weekend in local football when Mitiamo meets Loddon Valley Football League powerhouse Bridgewater on Saturday. Mitiamo withstood a fierce charge from Calivil United last weekend to run out winners by three points in a clash of second versus..
15-Jul-2016
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Finals fight heats up
Bendigo Weekly
WHILE the top five race looks all but settled in the Bendigo Football Netball League’s senior football competition, it is very much alive in an outstanding A-grade netball season. One game separates top side Sandhurst and third-placed Golden Square and the mix is just as tight after th..
15-Jul-2016
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Hawks ready to swoop
Joel Peterson
HUNTLY coach Jamie Hogan is confident his side can stand up to the Heathcote District Football League’s biggest test when the Hawks host Leitchville-Gunbower on Saturday. Both sides are big ground specialists – with Leitchville, Gunbower and Huntly the three biggest grounds in th..
15-Jul-2016
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Winning start for Boomers
Bendigo Weekly
MATTHEW Dellavedova’s preparations for the Rio Olympics took a strange detour this week when he sat out the first game of the Australian Boomers farewell tour against the PAC-12 All Stars due to insurance issues. His clearance to play had not been approved and Dellavedova found himself..
15-Jul-2016
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Rio calls for Lavey
Joel Peterson
FORMER Bendigo Spirit point guard Tessa Lavey will make her Olympic debut next month after being selected in the Australian Opals team for the upcoming games. The Perth Lynx captain, who led her side to a WNBL finals berth last season, was one of 12 players picked in the squad that raised ey..
15-Jul-2016
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Shooting for title glory
Joel Peterson
JEREMY Kendle is eyeing a SEABL title and is letting his blistering form do all the talking. The Bendigo Braves’ star import guard was this week named South East Australian Basketball League men’s player of the week after outstanding performances in back-to-back wins last weekend..
08-Jul-2016
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Walkers aim to reclaim the night
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo residents will take to the streets marching in a Reclaim the Night celebration tonight. Spurred on by the recent murder and abduction in Melbourne of the ABC’s Jill Meagher, organiser Cara Jamieson said she was expecting a large crowd. “We are scared, because we know this cou..
25-Oct-2012
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Pastor makes progress
Rosemary Sorensen
WRITING a book about his time as an addict, a dealer, a criminal and a mental asylum inmate wasn’t easy for David Harris. But the man who is now a pastor at a Bendigo church went through the slow process to “prevent people making the choices I made, to save them the pain”. ..
19-Oct-2012
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BENDIGO COMMITTEE TALKS BEGIN
Bendigo Weekly
Plans to create a Committee for Bendigo will take a step ahead this week with the visit of Committee for Geelong Plans to create a Committee for Bendigo will take a step ahead next month (not this week, as previously reported) with the visit of Committee for Geelong representatives. Foundin..
15-Oct-2012
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Library rebuild starts with a crash
Bendigo Weekly
The front of the "old" library building was demolished on Tuesday, in preparation for the major $8million upgrade of the 30-year-old building. The area between the library and the Town Hall has been fenced off for several weeks, since the services were moved into the temporary site on Pall M..
10-Oct-2012
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By golly Miss Molly
Steve Kendall
Molly Conroy was born in the year the Titanic sailed and sank. She was three when the ANZAC legend was born and six when the armistice was signed in 1918. She is a living treasure, and celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday at Sunrise Supported Living in Strathdale. Molly has seen t..
05-Oct-2012
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Game on for space
Rosemary Sorensen
The first phase in developing Eaglehawk’s open spaces will be a $900,000 Play Space that incorporates swings, hammocks and stencil art. City of Greater Bendigo council has released the draft concept plans as part of the response to the Precinct Master Plan. A survey to residents, which rec..
27-Sep-2012
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What's for dinner?
Recipe books - otherwise known as books for cooks - have been around for centuries; from The Complete Housewife of 1742 to the journals left by our mothers and grandmothers and more recently, big glossy digests written by celebrity chefs and some movie and sporting stars. Bookshop shelves are ..
10-Jun-2011
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Local film's online safety message wins support
A new film portraying some of the challenges faced by young people in relation to easily-accessible pornography made quite an impact at its launch last week in Bendigo. Educational short film Impression That You Get was made by Jamie Roberts from Cornerstore Media Productions in partnership ..
06-Jun-2011
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Seduction by Tastebuds
A Spanish fiesta at Warrenmang vineyard and resort Sunday June 12, 1 pm (Long weekend) With celebrity guest chef Peter Ford assisted by the fantastic Warrenmang team Tickets $130 per person including cocktail party, fabulous degustation menu, genuine sangria and matching vintage Warrenmang..
06-Jun-2011
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Yabby dabba do
Do you share my fond memories of spending Saturdays yabbying with your family? The fun was usually accompanied by squeals of both delight and pain as the kids either snared one or got nipped on the finger in the process. Yabbies are a delicious substitute for prawns or scallops (see the reci..
06-Jun-2011
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Enjoy a wine and a bite
They now call Heathcote their “new place of belonging”. Some of the best dishes evolve by serendipity. When Henni and Andreas Greiving chose the Heathcote region to establish their Domaine Asmara vineyard and restaurant, the idea of yabbies was far from their thoughts. But a lit..
03-Jun-2011
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Show time
Bendigo, it’s time to share a little of our good life with the city. Apples, olives, cheeses, chutneys: all the good things Bendigonians are fortunate enough to get locally from their Food Fossickers network of growers and providers will be on display next week at the Good Food and Wine Show..
27-May-2011
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The Golden Hat
Rosemary Sorensen
We all know how lovely and talented Kate Winslet is. But how about her friend Margret Dagmar Ericsdottir? She is the founder of Icelandic film production company, Frontier Filmworks, the producer of a documentary The Sunshine Boy, mother of Erik, Unnar and Keli, the latter of whom has nonverbal au..
30-Mar-2012
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Pick of the week - Horrible Man
Rosemary Sorensen
When Leonie Wallace set out to write a book about unsolved murders in Portland, she thought she would be writing a kind of murder mystery, a whodunnit. But as she researched what happened that day 20 years ago, she realised that what she was writing about was the people whose lives were changed th..
23-Mar-2012
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Gideon is office bound
Rosemary Sorensen
After a solid season, with plenty of runs on the board and more than his fair share of time at the writing crease, Gideon Haigh is looking forward to the off-season. When autumn heralds the end of cricket, he is able to turn his busy mind to other topics. First up, he’ll be out and about t..
16-Mar-2012
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Book news
Rosemary Sorensen
The Indie Awards were set up by Independent Booksellers, to recognise the books they most enjoyed selling during the year. It’s a nice idea that puts the personal back into bookselling, working against the mass-market mentality that turns books into “product”. This year’..
15-Mar-2012
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Book club news
Bendigo Weekly
Friends of Bendigo Library will hold their annual general meeting this week. City of Greater Bendigo Organisation Support director Marg Allan will be guest speaker, to talk about the plans for Bendigo Library’s redevelopment. The library is gearing up for a temporary move, while the building..
08-Mar-2012
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Pick of the week - Currawalli Street
Rosemary Sorensen
Currawalli Street Christopher Morgan Allen and Unwin, $27.99 Christopher Morgan is a relatively new author, who turned to writing by happenstance. Diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1996, he says the “only thing improved by the tumour was my imagination”. He wrote The Is..
02-Mar-2012
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