Crash raises closure call
Bendigo Weekly
POLITICIANS are pleading caution on calls to close down Essendon Airport in the wake of Tuesday’s fatal plane crash that killed five people. Air ambulance services from central Victoria land at the airport which is only 10 minutes from major critical care facilities including the Royal..
24-Feb-2017
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Who will win? Cloud Copy Click Sports Star of the Year announced tonight
Bendigo Weekly
THE sporting stars of today and tomorrow will gather at Bendigo’s All Seasons Quality Resort tonight for the announcement of the Cloud Copy Click Sports Star of the Year awards. An incredibly diverse array of sporting talent will be recognised, as part of the longest running community ..
24-Feb-2017
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Firm forced to truck organic waste
Sharon Kemp
THE company that composts Bendigo’s organic waste in Stanhope has been sending it an hour and a half south to Bulla as construction of its own facility was delayed by a year. The City of Greater Bendigo council has stood by its 2015 contract with Biomix, claiming the young company had ..
24-Feb-2017
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Review on the buses
Joel Peterson
A REVIEW into Bendigo’s bus network will begin in the coming months as operators and the state government look to whether the system is meeting the needs of patrons after a year in service. The network was overhauled at the end of January, 2016, in the biggest changes to bus transport ..
24-Feb-2017
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Bendigo's new view for Easter
Sharon Kemp
IT has been hailed as a labyrinth like no other and will be installed in Rosalind Park for most of April enabling visitors to see a different side of themselves. Art installation the House of Mirrors has toured festivals around Australia and it may upstage the parade during this year’s..
24-Feb-2017
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China visit a trade win
Sharon Kemp
GIANT Chinese restaurant chain Liuyishou Hot Pot has already toured Bendigo, so city officials including mayor Margaret O’Rourke and business leaders returned the favour this week. The Bendigo delegation visited a restaurant in Shanghai and talked to a supplier of beef to the chain. ..
24-Feb-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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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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From Russia with love
Bendigo Weekly
BALLET fans will be on tippy toes knowing the Russian National Ballet is coming to Bendigo. They will be performing two of the most memorable and enchanting full-length classical ballets, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker on Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15. More than 50 ballet dancers wi..
04-Oct-2013
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Fiona steps out for a laugh
Bendigo Weekly
Award winning comedian, Fiona O’loughlin will be hitting up the Shamrock Hotel, Bendigo on Thursday, October 3. Originally from Alice Springs, Fiona is now truly international including appearances at the highly prestigious “invite only” Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal..
25-Sep-2013
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Bendigo International Pro Tour hits off
Joel Peterson
NUMBER one seed Risa Ozaki will play Australia's Ash Barty in the marquee opening round matchup of this week's Bendigo International Pro Tour tournament at the Bendigo Tennis Complex. Barty was the guest player representative at the draw held today, and drew her own name out first, meaning h..
24-Oct-2016
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Spirit slump to second straight loss
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Spirit have blown a double-digit lead for the second time in as many games, losing to Melbourne 71-67 at the State Basketball Centre this afternoon. Bendigo jumped out to an early lead after a dominant second term, leading by as many as 17 points before the Boomers storme..
23-Oct-2016
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BDCA set for action
Bendigo Weekly
STRATHDALE Maristians again enter the Bendigo District Cricket Association season as the team to beat but will face a grand final rematch against Eaglehawk to start their premiership defence. After round one was twice postponed, round two will get the season under way this weekend with the H..
21-Oct-2016
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Hamilton headed for new role
Bendigo Weekly
AFL Central Victoria will be hunting for a new region general manager after the region commission announced that Paul Hamilton would be moving on from the post. Hamilton has accepted a position with AFL Victoria as state talent manager, overseeing the new Next Generation Academy programs ali..
21-Oct-2016
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Pro Tour in town
Bendigo Weekly
NEXT week’s Bendigo International Pro Tour event has again attracted a stellar field with Australian Ash Barty set to continue her tennis resurgence in leading another strong contingent of players from all over the world. Barty took a break from the sport to play cricket but has recent..
21-Oct-2016
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Locking down has Spirit on way up
Joel Peterson
THEY set a goal to win their first three games, and the Bendigo Spirit have an opportunity to complete a home trifecta tonight when they host Sydney Uni Flames at Bendigo Stadium in the first leg of a weekend double header. The Spirit recorded a dominant win over Dandenong last weekend, keep..
21-Oct-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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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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Local apples on show
The Bendigo Food Fossickers group are off to the 2011Good Food and Wine Show in Melbourne on June 3 to 5 to highlight some of the wonderful food and produce from our district. Among the exhibitors will be Chaplins Orchards from Harcourt. The Chaplins are one of only 21 orchardists left in the Har..
25-May-2011
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BABIES: A VERY SPECIAL WORLD FOOD EVENT
To coincide with our screening of Babies, the Star Cinema invites you to a global culinary feast. Enjoy a set three-course menu prepared by the team from Bendigo Wholefoods. The slow-cooked global feast will feature food from local producers including Erindale Farm and the Good Loaf. ..
19-May-2011
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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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Creating your own world of reading
Rosemary Sorensen
When Henk Kraima (pictured) set up an organisation in 1986, to do something about the alarming drop in booksales and reading in the Netherlands, he was asked in interviews, “So, how do you intend to go about it?”. “I had no idea,” he told an audience in Bendigo this week. ..
24-Feb-2012
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