Rush for diversity plan
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo is desperate to rectify its status as the only large Victorian council without cultural and diversity inclusion guidelines. It has given residents only 19 days to comment on a draft plan that took a year to coordinate and write, and was first mentioned in 2013 and..
22-Jul-2016
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Waste a problem
Sharon Kemp
WASTE is becoming the flashpoint issue that could divide future City of Greater Bendigo councillors as the council introduces its organics pick up service and continues to grapple with increasing dumping costs and diminishing landfill. On Wednesday night, councillor Helen Leach attempted to ..
22-Jul-2016
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State government joins RSL funding
Bendigo Weekly
THE Soldiers’ Memorial Institute has received a final funding commitment from state, federal and local benefactors. The City of Greater Bendigo has welcomed a $1.5 million state government contribution towards the project, which follows a commitment of $1.7m from the federal governm..
22-Jul-2016
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Greyhound industry works to improve
Bendigo Weekly
THE Victorian greyhound racing community is united in reproach of a minority within the sport that has brought the industry into disrepute. In light of the recent decision by the New South Wales state government to outlaw greyhound racing, members and enthusiasts believe that the decisi..
21-Jul-2016
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Race dogs face cull
Bendigo Weekly
THE future looks bleak for greyhounds as animal welfare organisations and industry regulators in Victoria begin to address the repercussions of the New South Wales government’s verdict to outlaw the controversial sport. An industry task force lead by representatives from the NSW state ..
15-Jul-2016
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Nationals make new ground
Sharon Kemp
Amid the drama of the extended election campaign, Victorian Nationals are making some political ground with Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie in line for an elevated role in the Coalition government. The newly elected Nationals’ candidate in Murray Damian Drum is understood to be too ..
15-Jul-2016
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Federal funding to benefit local projects
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
The City of Greater Bendigo will be allocated $150,000 to put towards local infrastructure projects as part of the federal budget announcements. The grant is part of the new “Stronger Communities Fund” which involves the distribution of $45 million to all electorates in Australi..
12-May-2015
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Airport secures final $5m
Christine McGinn
THE Bendigo Airport is set to take flight with the missing $5 million in federal government funding announced in today’s 2015-16 budget. The City of Greater Bendigo applied for the funding towards the $15m airport upgrade through the federal government's application to the National Str..
12-May-2015
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Lift out of action
Bendigo Weekly
HARGREAVES Street multi-storey carpark users are being warned the lift will be out of service for upgrade works. The outdated lift will be out of service from May 18 to July 17 for upgrade works with control equipment and components updated. Works will improve the lift’s accessibility, ..
11-May-2015
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Tickled pink
Bendigo Weekly
Organisers are thrilled with the pink brigade of runners and walkers at the 2015 Mother's Day Classic this morning despite the damp start to the day. There were plenty of pink tutus, mumus, onsies and a few twosies on the track. 8km and 4 km runners can access results here (http://tomatotim..
10-May-2015
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Funds in for Huntly crossing
Bendigo Weekly
HUNTLY residents have been given the green light for a pedestrian operated crossing on the traffic-ridden Midland Highway in this week’s state budget. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan announced $350,000 to fund a pedestrian operated crossing on the Midland Highway in Huntl..
07-May-2015
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Cox welcomes budget
Bendigo Weekly
City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox has welcomed today’s state government's budget announcements. Cr Cox said the funding would aid the city’s plans for works and planning to begin on many projects across the city. The budget 2015/2016 reaffirms funding for the Greater Be..
05-May-2015
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Fire Services Levy one step closer to abolition
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has taken another step towards the introduction of a fairer, more equitable system to fund fire services in Victoria. Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said a new property based levy would replace the Fire Services Levy (FSL), which should have been scrapped by the former ..
16-May-2011
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Funding announced for community halls
Bendigo Weekly
COMMUNITY halls are the centrepiece of a major new statewide arts program, Home is Where the Hall is, launched in Dunkeld over the weekend by Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu. Mr Baillieu said Home is Where the Hall is – a Regional Arts Victoria initiative – ..
16-May-2011
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More cash for flood recovery
Bendigo Weekly
Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan has announced an extra $40 million worth of initiatives to help regional communities and businesses recover from the 2010-2011 Victorian floods. Speaking at The Nationals State Conference in Shepparton on the weekend, Mr Ryan said ..
16-May-2011
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State government to fund the GAP
Bendigo Weekly
The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) will receive $1 million in funding over the next four years as part of a Victorian government election commitment to the initiative that finds new homes for retired greyhounds. Announcing the funding at GAP’s headquarters in Seymour today, Racing M..
13-May-2011
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Budget promises more funding for disability
CHILDREN with a disability affecting their development will have access to intensive early intervention services through the $147 million Better Start for Children with Disability initiative announced in the Federal Budget. The announcement fulfills an election commitment which the governmen..
11-May-2011
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Community groups welcome red tape cuts
KEY community groups have welcomed a move towards getting rid of the massive red tape bogging down Australia’s not-for-profit sector. The federal government has announced the appointment of Australia’s first independent regulator to look after the nation’s huge not-fo..
09-May-2011
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Current Issue
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Hermitude's club conscience
Ben Cameron
Hermitude’s Angus Stuart doesn’t just craft future beats, he hears voices. Whether he’s in the studio, or side of the dance floor (more on that later), they’re always there. “Sometimes it’s really good, (a voice) saying, ‘I wonder what people wil..
30-Apr-2012
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Gold Fields: all still so surreal
Ben Cameron
Approaching their second successive Groovin the Moo slot, Ballarat’s Gold Fields hope to be a little better prepared this time round. To make it in time for their opening slot in 2011, the band drove overnight from Adelaide, only to discover 20 minutes before the show they’d arri..
24-Apr-2012
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Mortal Kombout with Bellusira
Ben Cameron
Ink May 26 in your diaries local derby fans as Mortal Kombout! has been declared at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre. It’s a double header bout, starting with a mixed league demo featuring skaters from seven leagues across Victoria, for the Scorpions and Suz Zeros clash. Then Bend..
23-Apr-2012
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Berlin Postmark: rock n roll reunion
Ben Cameron
Bendigo remains the centre point for a group of musicians who have reunited for charity, after two decades apart. Steve Saxton, Mik Weir, Paul Van Emmerik and Anthony Murphy played together in various Bendigo-based bands from 1989 to 1992, and in 2012, they’ve reunited, as the latest l..
19-Apr-2012
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Ben Gibbons: juggling genres
Ben Cameron
They’re self described as “rambunctious, obnoxious, complete bastards” but don’t let that put you off; a Colonel Vipers Whipstick Band gig remains a sight to behold, even after 20 years. “We’ve been around forever,” band member Ben Gibbons admits, wi..
19-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 20 to 26)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, April 20 The Old Hepburn Hotel – The Special Guests plus the Smart Alecs from 9pm. $5 Newmarket Hotel – Stevenson`s Rocket, El Montez and Armed Korean from 9pm. $5. Horvat’s Wine Bar Daylesford – Jennie Brown & Jude Russell ..
19-Apr-2012
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Spirit at its best
Joel Peterson
Another week, another must-win game against a top opponent in the race to the Women’s National basketball league playoffs. It is a theme the Bendigo Spirit must get used to in the season’s final four rounds but one that seems to do little to faze the side, who are the best team i..
29-Jan-2016
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Hamilton lines up on tour
Joel Peterson
After several successful European tours Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is coming back to Australia, including Bendigo. Classical music the world over is the motto of the philharmonia. The group said it is irrelevant for their musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, ..
29-Jan-2016
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A name to watch
Joel Peterson
THE past few weeks have been among the busiest of Chris Hamilton’s life, but the 20-year-old Bendigo cyclist is taking it all in his stride. Hamilton started 2016 with a bang in Ballarat at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships, just as he did last year, and this week ..
22-Jan-2016
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Harrington to the limit
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Bank Spirit star Kerryn Harrington knows a thing or two about pushing her body to the extreme. The talented 24-year-old leaves everything on the court each week, harassing in defence and stretching every muscle she has to gain a fast break in attack, and while Harrington is having a ..
22-Jan-2016
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In-form Griffin shows true spirit
Bendigo Weekly
When Bendigo Bank Spirit coach Simon Pritchard started the 2015/2016 Women’s National Basketball League season, he wasn’t sure what star forward Kelsey Griffin would offer him. The two-time Wattle Valley WNBL Grand Final MVP injured her hip in the first game of the WNBA season, a..
15-Jan-2016
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Thrilling clashes in BDCA
Joel Peterson
GOLDEN Square got its Bendigo District Cricket Association campaign back on track with a thumping win over Eaglehawk in their one-day round eight clash. The Borough won the toss and elected to bat on what looked to be a fair deck at Wade Street, but that was about where the good fortune ende..
15-Jan-2016
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Biggest Winner returns
Anthony Radford
The Biggest Winner is back. The weight loss challenge organised by St John of God Hospital, with a $1000 first prize, caught the imagination of Bendigo people last year. More than 100 people lost a combined 281.6 kilogram, reduced their blood pressure and dropped a total of 821.4 centimetres off a..
22-Jul-2011
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Blueprint for success
Anthony Radford
An Eaglehawk initiative aims to put the corner shop back on the map If the Hub can pull off their plans to create an up-to-date equivalent of the good old-fashioned corner grocery store in their Eaglehawk premises, it may become a blueprint for similar enterprises across the state. “We&..
22-Jul-2011
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Vale Don Dungey
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO has farewelled one of its best-known businessmen, and one of life’s gentlemen. Don Dungey passed away last Sunday, aged 93. Don’s business was real estate, joining the family business – LL Dungey and Sons – at 17. He went on to help create one of the city’..
22-Jul-2011
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Wedding memorable moments, week four winner
Anthony Radford
Congratulations to this week’s winner of The Puddler restaurant and bar $100 voucher, Lorraine McMahon. Lorraine recalls her new husband Dan chivalrously leapt out of the car when they arrived at the honeymoon motel to open the door for his new bride and slipped and landed flat on his back ..
21-Jul-2011
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Bendigo to change name to Bendimo during November
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO will be re-named Bendimo for the month of November, to raise awareness of men’s health. As part of the popular Movember fundraising campaign, www.bendigoweekly.com.au believes the City of Greater Bendigo has given the go ahead to the Bendigo Prostate Support Group plan. Bef..
21-Jul-2011
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Slideshow: Australian Sheep and Wool Show and Festival of Lamb, Bendigo
Anthony Radford
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19-Jul-2011
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Tassie takes the Vogels
A story that focuses on the violence of settler society in 19th century Australia has won the revamped Vogel's Literary Award. Tasmanian-based Rohan Wilson's novel The Roving Party was announced last night as the winner, and simultaneously released by Allen & Unwin as a paperback and in e-..
28-Apr-2011
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Vogels goes digital
The Vogels prize for an unpublished novelist under 35 is going digital. Tonight, this year's winner of the prize, administered by Allen & Unwin, will be announced by Tim Winton and made available immediately as an ebook. The prize has introduced writers such as Winton, Kate Grenville a..
27-Apr-2011
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Austen in Bendigo
Jane Austen fans and devotees of the Regency era happily got more than they bargained for when they attended the booked-out performance “Getting Dressed with Jane” at the Goldfields Library on April 19. Actor Lise Rodgers shared some of Jane Austen’s love ..
26-Apr-2011
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Man Booker honours Beryl
Is the Man Booker Prize now trying too hard, reducing the impact of the best-novel announcement with all the "extra" prizes they keep adding? Or is it a good thing they keep using their strength to improve the reputations of writers and encourage people to go beyond the publisher-pushe..
26-Apr-2011
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Vic ups the prize pool
The Victorian government has added a new overall $100,000 prize to the Premier's Literary Awards, making it the largest prize for a writer in Australia. Claiming that the awards now have a "clearer and more equitable structure", Premier Ted Baillieu announced today (April 21) that five categor..
21-Apr-2011
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On the Road goes on the screen
Hot on the heels of the new movie based on Jack Kerouac's classic beat-generation novel, On the Road (released at the end of the year), another movie based on his Big Sur is in production. Made by the same team behind the Che Guevara movie, the On the Road film has a smallish budget ($25milion)..
21-Apr-2011
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