Ibis will be moved on in April
Sharon Kemp
The ibis that are breeding on two islands at Lake Weeroona will not be moved on until April. The City of Greater Bendigo believes the birds, which are protected by the Wildlife Act, will not have finished breeding until then. Residents and visitors to Lake Weeroona have complained about ..
03-Feb-2017
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A classic Australia Day
Bendigo Weekly
THOUSANDS of people visited Bendigo’s Lake Weeroona precinct yesterday for local Australia Day celebrations. Clear skies and warm temperatures provided the ideal setting for the official City of Greater Bendigo celebrations, which were once again coordinated and managed by the Rotary C..
27-Jan-2017
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Hospital opens its doors to patients
Sharon Kemp
WHEN 170 patients and the first of 3000 medical staff moved into the new $630 million Bendigo Hospital this week, more than 10 years of work to create cornerstone infrastructure underpinning decades of growth for Bendigo was realised.Months of precision planning allowed patients to be moved with..
27-Jan-2017
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Cafe closes doors
Bendigo Weekly
As Bendigo Health moved into the new hospital, staff had to say goodbye to the buildings that have served them well for decades. One significant farewell was to the cafeteria which closed on Monday. Retail in the new building will be provided by Zouki and is no longer Bendigo Health own..
27-Jan-2017
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RSL ready for action
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo District RSL is preparing for the Soldiers Memorial Institute upgrade and expansion project, which is due to start in April this year. The museum is being decommissioned, with museum items to be stored in a secure location until the upgrade is complete and they can be returned to..
27-Jan-2017
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$1m reward on offer
Sharon Kemp
LYNNE Ireland, the sister of Bendigo teenager Maureen Braddy who went missing 49 years ago, wants to give her sibling the burial she deserves. Police are appealing to the public again, and offering a $1 million reward, for information about the disappearance of Ms Braddy, who was 16, and ..
27-Jan-2017
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Go ahead for airport upgrade
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo hopes work on a major $15 million redevelopment of the Bendigo airport will start later this year, after state planning minister Richard Wynne yesterday gave the green light for works to proceed. Bendigo Airport Advisory Committee chair, councillor James Williams ..
14-Aug-2015
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VACANT LAND IN SIGHTS
Peter Kennedy
The City of Greater Bendigo has identified three key vacant parcels of land as potential medium density housing meccas. The Residential Strategy recognises land at Chum Street opposite Fortuna, the former Coliban Water depot in Golden Square and surplus land owned by La Trobe University on O..
14-Aug-2015
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End of life top of agenda
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo health experts have called for a community approach to end of life care, saying that planning for palliative care needs to take place well before patients present at hospital. Speaking on Wednesday as part of a series of regional hearings for a parliamentary inquiry into end of life ..
14-Aug-2015
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Waste plan dumps business
Laura Hurley
The City of Greater Bendigo has acknowledged concerns a local green waste kerbside collection service would be run out of business with the eventual introduction of an organic waste collection service offered by council. The council announced last week it would roll out a trial organic waste..
14-Aug-2015
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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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CAR AND TRUCK COLLIDE - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
A car and truck collided in Strathfieldsaye this afternoon. A medium sized truck and a smaller sedan collided on the Tannery Lane and Guys Hill Road intersection about 12.20pm. Three ambulance units, State Emergency Service, police and Country Fire Authority members a..
05-Jun-2014
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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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Showcase at the Golden Vine
Steve Kendall
An eight-hour extravaganza across two stages, the Rock in the Vines showcase will highlight local talent at the Golden Vine Hotel on Sunday. Bendigo’s own John Lingard, who made it to the grand final of the Telstra Road to Discovery in Tamworth in January is one of those performing. ..
22-Nov-2013
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Four day blues
Bendigo Weekly
Thousands of people packed the city’s live music venues last weekend to celebrate the four-day blues extravaganza that is Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. Festival director Colin Thompson said crowds had enjoyed 250-plus performances from more than 100 acts, at 20 different venu..
15-Nov-2013
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Hailey sings the blues
Steve Kendall
WRAPPED in overcoat and scarf, singer Hailey Calvert showed her Brisbane roots as she sang the blues. WA-born of Victorian family, she made the trip from Queensland to feature in some sets at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival. Around 400 people were in Rosalind Park on Saturday aftern..
11-Nov-2013
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Ladies got the blues
Bendigo Weekly
A bevy of beautiful female voices will be front and centre at a special showcase as part of this weekend’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. “Ladies got the Blues” will be held at the Rifle Brigade Hotel on Sunday, November 10, featuring an all-star line-up of local a..
08-Nov-2013
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Blues and Roots festival lineup
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival has secured the internationally-acclaimed Foghorn Stringband all the way from the US, as well as Australian blues and roots favourites Geoff Achison, Lloyd Spiegel, Sal Kimber & the Rollin Wheel, and many more. Running from November 7 to 10, 2013, t..
16-Oct-2013
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Back on track
Bendigo Weekly
HOWZAT! No, it’s not a cricket story it’s the tale of a singer who has been having hits since his time with Sherbet. Twenty times the band charted in the 1970s. Roll forward, and Daryl Braithwaite at 64 has just been resigned to Sony Records. He first trod the Sony path with three ..
11-Oct-2013
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Square's grand return
Joel Peterson
AT three-quarter time last week, it looked as though Golden Square’s indifferent finals series was going to catch up with them and see the Bulldogs bundled out of finals. Square trailed Eaglehawk by 16 points going into the final term of their preliminary final clash, and the upstart B..
23-Sep-2016
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Rested Roos ready for grand final test
Joel Peterson
KANGAROO Flat will be out to stop Golden Square’s quest for back-to-back A-grade netball flags in it tracks when the sides meet in the showcase netball game on Saturday. The build up for both sides could not have been less similar, with Kangaroo Flat a picture of stability for the bett..
23-Sep-2016
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Set for a classic
Bendigo Weekly
THE stars will line up when the Bendigo District Cycling Club holds its annual Rob Vernon Memorial on Sunday. Recent Tour of the Great South Coast winner Sam Crome, Tour of Taiwan champion Robbie Hucker, Jason Lea, national under-23 champion Chris Hamilton and National Road Series winner Joe..
23-Sep-2016
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Spirit impress in opener
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard expects new recruit Blake Dietrick to fit in with his side seamlessly as the Spirit head into their second preseason match tomorrow. The Spirit takes on 2015/16 finallist Dandenong in Werribee, the first of two games against the Rangers before the start o..
23-Sep-2016
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The best of the best in 2016
Joel Peterson
GOLDEN Square co-captain Jack Geary leads the way in the Bendigo Weekly's Bendigo Football League 2016 Team of the Year. The Bulldogs lead the way with six players in the side, ahead of grand final combatants Sandhurst with four. Eaglehawk coach Luke Monaghan was named coach of the year ..
22-Sep-2016
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Thunder on cusp of perfect season
Joel Peterson
ON the eve of the Victorian Women’s Football League season it was bordering on unforseeable that the Bendigo Thunder would make it this far. They had just lost their coach and president before even playing a game and had made the step up to the VWFL’s Premier Division. The gr..
16-Sep-2016
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Fun at the festival
Bendigo Weekly
Eaglehawk’S Cultural and Community Festival is on next Saturday and aims to engage people from diverse cultural backgrounds and build a greater awareness. The free event is at the Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk. “You can experience the traditional dress, dance and music of different ..
25-Oct-2012
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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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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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Pick of the week: Hale and Hardy
Bendigo Weekly
There are funny, sad, troubling, heartening stories in Paul Carter’s book about a country doctor working in Central Victoria. And nearly all of them are true. Why not all of them are absolutely true, and why, indeed, the book is about a doctor named Hale and not Dr Carter himself, are ..
11-Apr-2012
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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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