Home sale makes record price
Bendigo Weekly
VENDORS have paid a record $2.1million for a superbly renovated, restored and rebuilt three bedroom, three bathroom home at 39 Barkly Street, Bendigo. The property has a rich and proud history, having had just five owners since it was first established in the mid-1850s. ..
15-Apr-2016
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Foxtel falters in TV battle
Sharon Kemp
MONTHS of waiting in Bendigo to be connected to Foxtel suggest the cable giant is failing to keep up with demand as it moves to compete with streaming services offered by the likes of Netflix. A Foxtel spokesman said the company had not prepared for an increase in demand for the company&rsqu..
15-Apr-2016
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Push for new hub
Bendigo Weekly
CONSTRUCTION of the Strathfieldsaye early learning centre will get underway in September. City of Greater Bendigo acting community wellbeing director Pat Jess said the centre was in the final stages of design. The state government has allocated $650,000 towards stage one of the project. ..
15-Apr-2016
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Safety first at meet
Sharon Kemp
Police were called when a single protester tested new security measures imposed by the City of Greater Bendigo on Wednesday night. A security guard stopped the man, who was holding a placard with an anti-mosque message, from entering the council chambers at the Town Hall. The guard called th..
15-Apr-2016
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Kangan gets funds to expand services
Sharon Kemp
FUNDING of $2.8 million will enable vocational training college Bendigo Kangan Institute to expand services to disadvantaged students including young mothers. Victorian training and skills minister Steve Herbert opened the institute’s new $1 million skills and jobs centre yesterday, at..
08-Apr-2016
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Battle over school cash
Sharon Kemp
Education has become the latest battleground for Bendigo candidates ahead of this year’s Federal election with Labor MP Lisa Chesters accusing the federal Liberal government of turning its back on regional schools by refusing to honour the next two years of funding outlined in the Gonski ..
08-Apr-2016
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Property Guide
Low rates benefit buyers
Bendigo Weekly
Managing Director of DCK Robert Ketterer said that Tuesday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to maintain the current interest rate would have positive implications for buyers interested in the Bendigo housing market. The RBA announced it would be leaving the interest rates unc..
10-Apr-2015
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AT HOME WITH JACINTA
Dianne Dempsey
Early last December when Jacinta Allan and her husband Yorick Piper were driving down to parliament house there was a certain amount of tension in the air. “Yorick was driving and I was clutching the phone. Premier Daniels had told us he would allocating the portfolios that night and wo..
10-Apr-2015
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REIV support for RSL
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL real estate agents will be doing their bit to support returned service men and women during the month of April. All Real Estate Institute of Victoria branches in Bendigo have agreed to sell badges throughout April on behalf of the RSL, in this the ANZAC centenary year. Funds raised will..
02-Apr-2015
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City united
Christine McGinn
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s City Futures Directorate can never operate as a self-sufficient entity, according to a council-commissioned report. Councillors were divided on the need to separate parts of the directorate, which includes tourism, major events and economic development, into..
27-Mar-2015
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Adding colour to Ned Kelly
Dianne Dempsey
Whether you see Ned Kelly as our very own Robin Hood or dismiss him as a murdering thug, a visit to the Bendigo Art Gallery’s “Imagining Ned” will still provide an exciting and at times moving experience. The focus of the exhibition, Ned Kelly’s armour is among the most..
27-Mar-2015
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Mikado magic
Bendigo Weekly
Japanese experience takes centre stage this weekend. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, was first performed at the Savoy Theatre in London in 1885, but now it’s in Bendigo. Having delighted audiences for more than a century, it has inevitably spawned a number of imitations and has..
27-Mar-2015
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Government moves to close flood insurance loopholes
People should know exactly what is, and what is not, covered under their insurance policies, according to a new consultation paper announced today at a public meeting in Ipswich by Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten. "It seems like a simple proposition. If you have an insurance policy, you sho..
06-Apr-2011
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RATES ON HOLD
CENTRAL Victorian home owners can breathe easy - at least for the time being, after today's Reserve Bank decision to leave interest rates on hold. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens' statement follows: At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4...
05-Apr-2011
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Regional Rail Link gets green light
Bendigo Weekly
The Regional Rail Link project will go ahead, although politicians continue to bicker about who is responsible for ensuring the dedicated track is built. Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the project had been placed under a review due a shortfall in funding which he said was ..
05-Apr-2011
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State government trials new level crossing warning system
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has conducted a trial of an innovative level crossing warning system to prevent collisions between trains and road vehicles, which has been hailed as an Australian first. Between 2001 and 2009, 120 people were killed and 172 injured in vehicle crashes involving collisio..
01-Apr-2011
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Pokies campaign wins support
Mission Australia has thrown its support behind a campaign, jointly launched by Independent Tasmanian MP, Andrew Wilkie, and advocacy group, Get Up, to combat attempts to undermine the Federal Government’s planned poker machine reforms. Clubs Australia plans to spend $20 million on an ..
29-Mar-2011
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Developer hails new planning initiative
Bendigo Weekly
Multi-award winning developer Villawood Properties has applauded the state government’s new planning initiative for a new peri-urban unit. Planning Minister Matthew Guy recently announced the establishment of a unit within the Department of Planning and Community Development to help..
25-Mar-2011
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Current Issue
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Between the Wars
Bendigo Weekly
BY MICK GRIFFIN The inaugural Avoca Music Festival at the Avoca Racecourse to be held over the weekend of March 23 to 25 is set to be a multi genre feast of the finest in independent music. With a diverse array of acts set to appear throughout the weekend, the festival promises to be a treat..
07-Mar-2012
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Lana Del Ray: Born to Die
Steve Kendall
CD REVIEW: Born To Die by Lana Del Ray IS she happy? It’s a fair question after leaping into this CD. Born To Die has been around for a month or so and I have struggled not to read a review for fear of being tainted. As soon as it was here, it had the ..
05-Mar-2012
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Alter Bridge/Steel Panther
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON Sydney and Melbourne were the only cities lucky enough to host an Alter Bridge / Steel Panther sideshow, as part of the Soundwave tour. As a result many fans flew in from around Australia to see the show at The Palace on Wednesday, February 29, including a ..
05-Mar-2012
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Madison Violet: Canadian slice of Americana
Ben Cameron
The last time Madison Violet’s Brenley MacEachern played the Burke & Wills Winery in Mia Mia a few years ago, they were a smash. Not just with local listeners, but the wildlife. Early one morning, MacEachern and touring buddy Kristina Olsen had been driving from Mia Mia to Bendigo ..
29-Feb-2012
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Luke Owens plans big for Bendigo's homeless
Ben Cameron
Planet Earth had We Are The World in 1985, and now a couple of local musicians are planning something similar. Talented musicians Luke Owens, Craig Morley and Dave Turpie are planning to gather a troupe of Bendigo musicians to write and record a Christmas track, and hopefully raise $100,000 ..
23-Feb-2012
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Steve Lane and the Autocrats: making fruit salad
Ben Cameron
It was probably never in the original plan but Steve Lane and the Autocrats have broadened their musical palate to the world of children’s entertainment. Well, kind of. Signed to the ABC’s music label, Lane was asked to contribute The Wiggles’ hit Fruit Salad, to their tri..
22-Feb-2012
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Points system on track
Joel Peterson
A statewide community football points system will go ahead next season according to AFL Victoria. AFL Victoria's Community Club Sustainability Program was launched last year, and included the plans for a points system to be introduced in 2016 and a salary cap in 2017. The system has been..
24-Aug-2015
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Feast of football
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO is set for a three-day football gala this weekend, with VFL action returning to the Queen Elizabeth Oval on Friday night preceding a huge weekend of local games. Footscray and Essendon will square off in the state league’s showcase game on Friday night, with both sides vying fo..
21-Aug-2015
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Braves ready for finals action
Joel Peterson
THE 2015 South East Australian Basketball League season has been all about preparation for the Bendigo Braves. During a pre-season boot camp in Torquay, players and coaches were up in the early hours of the morning, slogging it out through gruelling tasks to prepare for the long slog that is..
21-Aug-2015
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Spirit out on the road
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit will start yet another Women’s National Basketball League campaign with a Queensland road double when the 2015/16 season gets under way on October 9. The Spirit plays the newly-formed South East Queensland at Logan in the season opener on Friday, October 9, before headin..
21-Aug-2015
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Dragons on notice
Joel Peterson
SANDHURST senior coach Brett Fitzpatrick has put the onus on his players to straighten up their act – literally – as the Dragons head into a tough lead-up to the 2015 Bendigo Football Netball League finals series. Sandhurst prevailed over Gisborne two weeks ago in a scrappy af..
21-Aug-2015
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Teams dig deep for finals berth
Joel Peterson
A POTENTIAL grand final preview is on offer in the final round of the Heathcote District Football League season this weekend, when the undefeated Leitchville-Gunbower hosts second-placed North Bendigo at Leitchville. Both sides are coming off huge victories, the Bombers smashing White Hills ..
14-Aug-2015
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Glanville on the big white wedding
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10-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Label no accident in climate debate The label “denier” is a loaded word. It has added weight because of the term “holocaust denier”. This is no accident; those on the pro-carbon tax team know that and use the term “climate change denier” or “skepti..
10-Jun-2011
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Changing the political climate
Carbon, or more precisely, whether or not we should have a tax on carbon, is one of the central issues of our time. True believers of the carbon economy say without it, we are doomed to fail both the environment and the generations to come. The detractors say we risk untold damage to our economy..
03-Jun-2011
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Program’s net worth
We marvel at how quickly young people pick up new technology and run with it, accessing information that was, in the past, locked away and only available to those in the know. The downside of the information revolution is that this access is not always monitored. Along with new ways to bully an..
03-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Indecision costs history How much do we value our golden history and our treasured heritage? How long have we waited for a decision on a suitable permanent place for the homeless Bendigo Historical Society, guardians of our historical artifacts now shamefully housed in shipping containers? Many..
03-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the QEO
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02-Jun-2011
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Malouf finalist for 2011 Man Booker International Prize
Australia’s most distinguished writer, David Malouf, is on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. The list, announced by chair of judges Rick Gekoski Noterday, includes contoversial fantasy writer Philip Pullman, veteran American Philip Roth and Iindian s..
30-Mar-2011
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Shaun Tan wins international award
Australia’s most celebrated children’s book illustrator/writer Shaun Tan has added one of the world’s most lucrative prizes to his list of awards. Tan will receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, worth approximately $760,000, in Sweden at the end of May. The judges ca..
29-Mar-2011
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This week's top 10
1. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 2. Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 3. Saturday Big Tent Wedding Pary Alexander McCall-Smith 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers SBS 7. Daughters-in-Law Joanna Tro..
25-Mar-2011
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Book Pick of the Week; Alpha Monsters
I couldn’t be prouder right now of our great friend Crikey – you can call him Chris Kennett – as this weekend his very first children’s story Alpha Monsters is being launched. Chris is actually a great poet but only those of us who are lucky enough to be on his Christmas c..
25-Mar-2011
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