32 up and running
Sharon Kemp
FIRST-time candidates Ian Dean and Damien Irving secured first and second positions on the ballot paper for the hotly contested Lockwood ward. Mr Dean, a former science teacher who was self employed from 1988 until retirement, said he would run on the platform of not increasing rates and red..
23-Sep-2016
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Candidates team up to win
Sharon Kemp
A LARGE field of candidates in next month’s City of Greater Bendigo elections has the potential to create voting blocs on the incoming council. As the council comes to the end of a tumultuous four-year term, many candidates have said they want to serve on a less divided cou..
23-Sep-2016
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Push for driver safety
Sharon Kemp
“I can’t justify a single death on our roads,” is the approach Bendigo Highway Patrol sergeant Mick McCrann takes to the job of policing central Victorian roads. The road toll in Bendigo so far is lower than it was year on year – four fatalities compared to six – ..
23-Sep-2016
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September record set to fall
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO has been drenched by its wettest month in almost seven years, and the Bureau of Meteorology says there is more rain on the way. To 9am yesterday, Bendigo Airport had recorded 108 millimetres of rain this month with widespread reports of local residents collecting more than that. ..
16-Sep-2016
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Institute work begins
Sharon Kemp
THE Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute as we know it closes today and will reopen when it is refurbished to near original condition, and boasts a state-of-the-art exhibition space at the back that will host touring exhibitions from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The next time the ..
16-Sep-2016
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Call for pool to stay
Sharon Kemp
THE Golden Square swimming pool should have its lease extended by at least a year to see how attendance is affected by the new $31 million Kangaroo Flat aquatic centre, according to City of Greater Bendigo councillor Barry Lyons. Representatives of the pool’s volunteer committee of man..
16-Sep-2016
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Walk the blues away
Dianne Dempsey
A group of dedicated fund raisers will hit the track this weekend to raise money for people with autism. Six autism ambassadors will complete a 24-hour walk to raise money to supply iOS devices such as iPhones, iPods and iPads for people with autism, on May 23 and 24. Communication tools ..
22-May-2015
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New top man for NCCMA
Bendigo Weekly
BRAD Drust has stepped into a new role as chief executive officer at North Central Catchment Management Authority. Mr Drust takes over from former CEO Damian Wells who left in February. Mr Drust started at NCCMA in 2013 and has been a member of the executive team since 2007 – most ..
22-May-2015
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Bidding for a cause
Bendigo Weekly
RAISING the stakes, the CASSIA Breast Cancer Support Group are hosting an auction tomorrow for cancer research. Hoping to raise $12,000, the ladies in pink are determined to beat last year’s fundraising efforts for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. The team of breast-cancer survivo..
22-May-2015
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City sets tone for regional future
Christine McGinn
THE CITY of Greater Bendigo has shone as the major player in a new visionary blueprint for the Loddon Mallee region. According to the Loddon Mallee Regional Strategic Plan 2015-2018, the city boasts the highest number of jobs, population and economic wealth across the region. Greater Bendigo..
22-May-2015
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Team China students ready to fly
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL primary school students are jetting off to China as part of an overseas learning experience. The Team China Bendigo program will involve 48 students and a combination of 20 teachers and principals travelling to China for nine days. Violet Street Primary School principal Mandy Costello ..
22-May-2015
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New life for archway
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
WORK to restore the Memorial Arch of Triumph has begun as part of the ANZAC Centenary celebrations. The $35,000 project is being undertaken with a grant from the state government through “Restoring Community War Memorials” grants program and funding from the City of Greater Bendig..
22-May-2015
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Victoria's ''toughest hoon laws'' one step closer
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Government says it will introduce the toughest hoon laws in Victoria's history. Introducing the Hoon Driving Bill to Parliament, Roads Minister Terry Mulder said the new laws were aimed at sending a strong message that dangerous hoon driving would not be tolerated. ..
26-May-2011
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Bureau says La Nina is over
The Bureau of Meteorology has declared the La Nina weather event that brought an end to almost a decade of drought in central Victoria as officially over. The La Nina saw central Victorian rainfall records smashed and more than 1220 millimetres of rainfall between March 2010 and February 201..
26-May-2011
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Government defends investing in regional Australia
The federal government has talked up the benefits of investing in regional Australia in the wake of the release of a controversial report by influential think tank, the Grattan Institute. Minister for Regional Australia Simon Crean said the report does not recognise challenges and circumst..
24-May-2011
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New GMW board announced
Bendigo Weekly
Water Minister Peter Walsh has announced details of the new Goulburn-Murray Water (G-MW) board. The new board is chaired by Llew Vale and includes Bendigo's Jennifer Dawson and former banking executive Ian Mansbridge, as well as Dennis Moon, Neil Pankhurst, Sarah Scales and Frank Whitford as..
24-May-2011
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Nation mourns another death in Afghanistan
An Australian Commando serving with the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) has been killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strike during operations targeting insurgent networks. The Australian Commando killed in action was Sergeant Brett Wood. Two soldiers were als..
24-May-2011
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Government launches flood clean up jobs program
Bendigo Weekly
The state government is seeking more than 150 people to work on the $6.15 million Flood Employment Program. The one-year program will be delivered by Victoria’s catchment management authorities (CMA) in partnership with the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). ..
23-May-2011
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Troy Cassar-Daley: Home sweet home
Ben Cameron
Hardship has given Troy Cassar-Daley a better perspective on life, and new album Home is not only the proof, but just the tonic after the Queensland floods wrecked his farm a year or so back. “I appreciate home ten times more, this record has made me wake up to that,” Cassar-Dale..
17-May-2012
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The Gig Guide (May 18 to 20)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, May 18 Newmarket Hotel – Dirtbusters. From 9pm. $5 The Palais Hepburn Springs – Woohoo Review from 8:30pm. $20 Golden Vine Hotel – MBT from 9pm. $5 Basement Bar – McAlpines Fusiliers from 9pm. Free Maurocco Bar – Leah Bell from 6pm. Free ..
17-May-2012
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Bellusira: igniting the fire within
Ben Cameron
Most singers want to be cool, but Bellusira’s Crystal Ignite just wants to be nice. It might be hard to find at first listen, but these rockers maintain a positive message amongst all the aggression and chuggy guitars. “We’re writing the music I’ve always wanted t..
17-May-2012
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Acho and Lloyd make the cut
Ben Cameron
Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival favourites Lloyd Spiegel and Geoff Achison have been named in the Top 50 of Australia's best guitarists of all time. According to Australian Guitar Magazine, Achison came in at number 50 for his work with Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers, while Spieg..
15-May-2012
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Troy Cassar-Daly: on the tune
Ben Cameron
Keith Urban has been a mate of Troy Cassar-Daley’s for two decades; a friendship which came in handy when the latter flew to Nashville to record his latest album, Home. Hitting the studio in the fast paced Nashville, Cassar-Daley felt like he’d bitten off more than he could chew...
15-May-2012
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Resist The Thought
Ben Cameron
Sydney based extreme metal machine Resist The Thought haven’t quite given up their day jobs yet, but they’re getting close. With debut album Sovereignty coming out on May 18, and a Bendigo gig coming up later this month, BEN CAMERON spoke to RTT guitarist Tim Aaron about his day job,..
14-May-2012
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Square soars to impressive win
Bendigo Weekly
STRATHFIELDSAYE Storm will this weekend have to do something the club has not done in over two years – bounce back from a defeat. The Storm’s 39-game, 742-day unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of Golden Square at Wade Street last Saturday. The loss was further soured w..
06-May-2016
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Feel-good footy
Joel Peterson
THEY were very different wins, but the triumphs of Golden Square, Colbinabbin, Inglewood and the Bendigo Thunder last weekend were all hugely significant for local football. The Thunder’s victory was the most impressive, with 10 players new to the club running out for a side which lost..
06-May-2016
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Braves off to a flying start
Joel Peterson
DEFENCE has been the difference so far this season for the Bendigo Braves. The Braves have won their past five games since losing against Mount Gambier in their second match and are 6-1 through seven games, holding the mantle as the SEABL’s best defensive team. Bendigo’s&rsqu..
06-May-2016
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Spirit star says farewell
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard has described team captain Kelly Wilson's departure as a shock and a huge loss for the club. The club was informed of Wilson's intention to move on last night, and is now chasing an import guard to replace the two-time WNBL champion. "I was shocked, a..
05-May-2016
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Pioneers set for Sunday showdown
Joel Peterson
A MAJOR opportunity for a second win awaits the Bendigo Pioneers this weekend when they travel to Ballarat to take on North Ballarat Rebels on Sunday. Bendigo (1-3) heads to Eureka Stadium to meet the Rebels (also 1-3) after a narrow loss to Oakleigh under lights at the QEO last Friday. ..
29-Apr-2016
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Thunder rolls on
Joel Peterson
THEY may be without a coach and a president on the eve of the Victorian Women’s Football League season, but Bendigo Thunder star Emma Grant is confident her team will be ready to roll on Sunday when the side meets Port Melbourne in their season opener. The Thunder was thrown into turmo..
29-Apr-2016
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Bendigo Radiology staff celebrate
Anthony Radford
Bendigo Radiology is a true award winning team after two of its employees took out major awards recently. Administration employee Jorja Mulquiny won the Office Professional of the Year 2011 trophy from the Australian Institute of Office Professionals last month, while BR general manager Sand..
16-Aug-2011
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Motivation from a cause
Anthony Radford
Riding a bike is a significant part of my life and many of my mates’ lives with whom I share the lycra bond. People often ask us what is it that motivates us to get up at the crack of dawn on freezing cold winter mornings, or to continually push ourselves both on and off the bike. But unles..
12-Aug-2011
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GO FOR IT
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO’S expert on the city’s historic buildings has welcomed the proposal to resurrect the Beehive Store in Pall Mall. “It would be a major contribution to our city,” Mike Butcher said this week, following the Bendigo Weekly’s report that developer Mark Coffey is in..
12-Aug-2011
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Putting lacrosse on the Bendigo map
Anthony Radford
Just because it’s a game with a French-sounding name invented by North American Indians does not mean we should miss out, according to passionate lacrosse player, Chris Thompson. “What I love about lacrosse is that there’s a spot and a way to play for everyone,” the C..
10-Aug-2011
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Lowpoint achieve a high
Anthony Radford
While it may have been billed as a battle, the Bendigo heat of the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands, held at McGillivray hall on Friday (August 5), was in fact a magnificent example of the camaraderie that exists amongst the Bendigo regions younger musicians and music fans. The atmosph..
08-Aug-2011
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White Wedding winners
Anthony Radford
The winners of the five double passes to The White Wedding exhibition are; Sarah Hickman, Kangaroo Flat Sophie Nicholson, Kangaroo Flat Simone Heritage, White Hills Ernest Jenkins, Strathfieldsaye Margaret Dunne, Cohuna If the number of entries in our competition are any indication..
03-Aug-2011
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Another gong for Miller
Castlemaine author, Alex Miller, has won the fiction prize at the NSW Premier's Awards, for his latest novel, Lovesong. Mr Miller adds this award to his already impressive list of prizes, which includes two Miles Franklin Awards and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. The Book of the Year went..
17-May-2011
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Biography winner announced
A biography of the couple who designed Canberra has won the $20,000 National Biography Award. Grand Obsessions: The life and work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin by Alasdair McGregor, took out the prize from a huge field of 58 entries, at the State Library of New South Wales ..
16-May-2011
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Weekly top ten May 13
Weekly Top Ten May 13 1. Dead Reckoning Bk11 Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris 2. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 3. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult 4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 5. Sixth Man by David Baldacci 6. CSIRO & Baker IDID Diabetes Diet and Life..
13-May-2011
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Pick of the week,Other People’s Money
Other People’s Money Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury, $32.99 Why a new novel by Justin Cartwright is not heralded with the same fanfare as happens when Martin Amis or Joanna Trollope, say, release a new one is puzzling. His books are funny, sharp, incredibly entertaining and ruthlessl..
12-May-2011
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Barry wins business book award
The unauthorised biography of James Packer, Who Wants to be a Billionaire?, by journalist Paul Barry, has won the $30,000 Blake Dawson Business Literature prize. The book details, in particular, the life of James Packer following the death of his father Kerry. The judges called it "lively and v..
06-May-2011
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This week's top ten
Top Ten Dead Reckoning Bk11 Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Land of Painted Caves Bk6 Earth’s Children by Jean M Auel Happiest Refugee by Anh Do Jamie&rs..
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