Park owners from Altona
Sharon Kemp
TITLE searches have revealed four hectares of land in Golden Square to be vacated by City Central Caravan Park is owned by two Altona-based businesswomen. The Bendigo Weekly has found the land was bought in the early 1990s by Joseph Lococo and inherited by his daughters Melissa Jacobson and ..
18-Nov-2016
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Heritage remains a city attraction
Peter Kennedy
ONE of Bendigo’s biggest tourism players is celebrating a dramatic turnaround in its fortunes, and believes there are even better times ahead. Bendigo Heritage Attractions will today unveil its annual results for the 2015/16 financial year at an annual general meeting to be held at the..
18-Nov-2016
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Chapman appeal looms
Sharon Kemp
DEPUTY mayor-elect Rod Fyffe has played down the impact on new councillors of a civil court case that continues to draw attention to previous acrimony in the City of Greater Bendigo council. Former councillor Elise Chapman wants to introduce into an appeal being heard in the Victorian Civil ..
11-Nov-2016
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Thumbs up for NDIS
Sharon Kemp
THERE will be teething problems with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance System and it may take 10 years to get it right, but a La Trobe University academic says it will work in the end. Professor Christine Bigby is a leading researcher in the field of intellectual disability. ..
11-Nov-2016
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Bendigo a multicultural winner
Sharon Kemp
THE Victorian Multicultural Commission wants to hold up Bendigo as an example of how to respond to disruptive outside influences. Commission chair Helen Kapalos spoke to local leaders on Wednesday night while offering reassurance about the events unfolding in the US election. The former ..
11-Nov-2016
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Farewell the old, bring in the new
Sharon Kemp
A WEEK after they were elected, the new mix of City of Greater Bendigo councillors including seven first timers, seem to be getting along famously. They hugged and congratulated each other after being officially installed as representatives of the three municipal wards making up ..
11-Nov-2016
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Greater Bendigo gains sister city
Bendigo Weekly
THE CITY of Greater Bendigo council has formalised its relationship with Haimen Municipal People’s Government. Nine delegates from Haimen are visiting Bendigo today to sign an agreement to become a sister city relationship to Bendigo. The relationship was developed after former Mayor B..
22-May-2015
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Strategy on the move
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has confirmed community consultation on Victoria’s first ever long-term strategy for regional public transport will kick off in June. The Regional Network Development Plan will set out priorities for regional public transport services, infrastructure and investment ..
22-May-2015
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Top marks for Shannon
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
BENDIGO local Shannon Ryan has been recognised for her contribution to the community by winning the 2015 Ricci Marks Award. The 24-year-old youth worker receives the award in light of her work for the benefit of the Dja Dja Wurrung people and the Bendigo region. Blending her passions in..
22-May-2015
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Foodshare providing promise
Dianne Dempsey
While the Weekly has been profiling individual welfare and church agencies which provide meals and food to people in need, Foodshare is the central organisation which acts as a wholesale distributor to those agencies. Foodshare’s operations manager Ray Butler said a significant indicato..
22-May-2015
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Homes for local youth
Christine McGinn
AN INCREASING amount of local youth are in desperate need of a home, says a leading community agency. St Luke’s is calling for willing locals to house young people, aged 15 to 19, in their spare room to get them off the streets. The Board Provider Program helps young people find suitabl..
22-May-2015
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Boosting business
Dianne Dempsey
Founder and owner of the Business Referral Initiative (BRI), Paul Edmonds, says that his networking organisation is bringing a lot of business to Bendigo. Set up some 18 months ago, the BRI is a great way for business owners to get together, network and come to mutually profitable arrangement..
22-May-2015
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Opposition says bushfire response plan inept
Bendigo Weekly
The state opposition claims the government is yet to provide the community any further details on how it will honour its commitment to implement each and every one of the Bushfire Royal Commission Final Report recommendations. Shadow Bushfire Response Minister Jacinta Allan said while the g..
02-Jun-2011
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Feds claim Youth Allowance success
The Federal Government claims reforms to the student income support system have resulted in more rural and regional students receiving income support to attend university. Tertiary Education Minister Senator Chris Evans said the latest analysis by the Department of Education, Employment and..
01-Jun-2011
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Victorian bushfire progress plan tabled
Bendigo Weekly
A report detailing the Victorian Government’s progress and plans to implement all 67 Bushfires Royal Commission recommendations has been tabled in State Parliament. Deputy Premier and Minister for Bushfire Response Peter Ryan said the Bushfires Implementation Plan outlined the e..
31-May-2011
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Government hails Rail Freight Support Package
Bendigo Weekly
The state government is hailing the $5 million Rail Freight Support Package, which will continue in 2011/12, as a big win for rural residents. Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said residents would see fewer large trucks on single lane each-way roads such as parts of the Calder, Goulbu..
31-May-2011
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Residents urged to support FloodSafe Week
Bendigo Weekly
Four months after the biggest floods in almost a century, the state government is urgng Victorians to learn more about protecting themselves against the threat of future floods as part of FloodSafe Week, organised by the Victorian State Emergency Service’s (SES). Deputy Premier ..
30-May-2011
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Jayco founder Gerry Ryan wins manufacturing honour
Bendigo Weekly
A Former Bendigo resident has been honoured as part of this year's Victorian manufacturing awards. Jayco-founder Gerry Ryan OAM was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the state’s manufacturing sector, when he was named as a new member to the Honour Roll for the Victorian M..
27-May-2011
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Lucie’s on the road again
Steve Kendall
Lucie Thorne grew up in northern Tasmania, the daughter of a poet father and music-loving mother. Like so many of her craft, Lucie and her sister entertained the family with “absurdly elaborate shows”. After relocating to Melbourne for several years, Lucie is now based in the tiny l..
29-Jun-2012
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A life's work at the writers festival
Bendigo Weekly
for 35 years, Craig Smith has been illustrating picture books. Now, for the first time, he is going to unleash himself and his art to create a grand collage of his lifetime’s work. “It will be the original artwork, on five or six panels, showing some early sketches and some f..
22-Jun-2012
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Familiar with fame
Rosemary Sorensen
Greta Bradman’s grandfather might have been Australia’s best ever cricketer, but her father was a jazz musician. “I used to come to Bendigo as a kid with my dad,” the soprano says. “There was such a strong live jazz culture here, and that’s what I remember ..
14-Jun-2012
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What's On
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, June 8 John Flanagan and the Begin Agains The Palais, Hepburn Springs. $50 dinner and show, 6.30pm, $15 pre-sale show only 8.30pm. Liz Stringer album release: Lyonville Hall, Lyonville, 8pm $15 www.trybooking.com/BHKB. With special guest Van Walker. Mel Stockx El Gordo Cafe an..
08-Jun-2012
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Sound of Ireland
Steve Kendall
THE Celtic Divas will bring the sound of Ireland to Bendigo this month. There can be few more haunting and evocative sounds than that of the female Celtic folksingers, voices drifting out of some mystical past. Celtic Divas will introduce the Irish duo Lumiere, featuring Eilis Kennedy and Paul..
08-Jun-2012
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Sky's the limit
Bendigo Weekly
Local up-and-coming band Eater Of The Sky will release their first EP tomorrow night at the Newmarket Hotel. Eater Of The Sky’s lead singer Declan Hain says it has been a long while coming. “We’ve been working on it for a few months, it’s just been hard to get t..
01-Jun-2012
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Kobe's big move pays dividends
Joel Peterson
IN the last three years, football has taken Kobe Mutch everywhere from South Africa to Florida and even to the hallowed turf of the MCG on grand final day. Even with all the glitz and glamour of Florida and the theatre of AFL grand final day, his most important journey may have been one of t..
24-Jun-2016
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BTA serves up award winning event
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Tennis Association’s award-winning Bendigo Bank Winter Junior and Australian Money Tournament kicks off on Monday. The joint event is the BTA’s biggest of the year and will see 385 participants in action at the Nolan Street courts from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July ..
24-Jun-2016
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Stars line up for association titles
Joel Peterson
KANGAROO Flat’s Karly Elvey will lead the Bendigo Football Netball League in this weekend’s Netball Victoria Association Championships in Melbourne on Sunday. Bendigo finished third in the corresponding event last year and takes a balanced squad to the State Netball and Hockey Ce..
23-Jun-2016
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Academy sides building strength
Bendigo Weekly
AFL Central Victoria academy players have been busy picking up tips from some top coaches ahead of a busy schedule of matches over the coming weeks. The Bendigo Junior Football League’s interleague sides take on Ballarat this Saturday for the annual Goldfields Trophy at Str..
17-Jun-2016
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Spirit bolsters backcourt
Bendigo Weekly
TWO more pieces of the puzzle have come together for the Bendigo Spirit, with import guard Blake Dietrick joining Heather Oliver in signing with the club for the 2016/17 Women’s National Basketball League season. Spirit mainstay Oliver’s signature was announced by the club last w..
17-Jun-2016
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BASL front runners collide
Bendigo Weekly
EPSOM sits atop the table in both the men’s and women’s championship competitions after three rounds of the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League season. After kicking off the year taking out the men’s inter league cup, the Scorpions are undefeated through their opening two games i..
17-Jun-2016
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Plan for kids' market in the mall
Bendigo Weekly
A Bendigo chef is hoping to capitalise on the city’s “child-friendly” status by putting a kids’ market into the ailing mall. “We think it could be a viable option, and something we’ve been trying to get up and running,” Brendan Tuddenham said this we..
30-Sep-2011
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Portrait of a soldier
Rosemary Sorensen
What began as a way to kill a bit of time grew into a vocation for the man behind the Military Museum. Above the door leading from the Military Museum’s entry hall down a short corridor to where World War 1 memorabilia from the prized Grinton collection is now housed in display..
29-Sep-2011
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snakes - leave them alone!
Bendigo Weekly
There’s a simple rule for identifying snakes in the Bendigo region, says reptile expert Simon Watharow. “Don’t try to go by its colour because most people muck it up anyway,” the author of a new book Living with Snakes and other Reptiles said this week. “All..
23-Sep-2011
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Town Hall costs cause problems
Rosemary Sorensen
Town Hall busy but community groups concerned about bookings BENDIGO Town Hall is hopping with events, attendances and revenue all well up in the past year. There are concerns, however, that the change in management has made the city’s most prestigious venue less-accessible to community grou..
19-Sep-2011
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Wounded country
Anthony Radford
When Bendigo’s Mike Amor left the district nearly two decades ago to pursue a career in journalism, he never dreamt of a day like this. Amid the rubble, dust, smoke and screams of Ground Zero, just hours after two passenger planes had slammed into the World Trade Centre, Amor noticed a pair ..
09-Sep-2011
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Home for history
Anthony Radford
What do we value, and why? While most of us see the benefit of preserving Bendigo’s beautiful but delicate old buildings, there are other less obvious parts of our heritage that struggle to get attention. No one wants to see the bell tower of St Paul’s disappear, and even tho..
26-Aug-2011
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Pick of the week: A Decline in Prophets
A Decline in Prophets Sulari Gentill Pantera Press, $29.99 Reviewed by Brenda Stevens-Chambers I have lost count of the recent publications of around 350 pages where I have wanted to do some serious pruning. However, it was with some relief that I zoomed through A Decline in Prophets, ..
03-Jun-2011
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Top Ten June 3
Top Ten June 3 1. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 3. CSIRO & Baker IDID Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle by Peter Clifton 4. Jamie's 30-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver 5. Dead Reckoning Bk11 Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris ..
02-Jun-2011
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Overflow: this week's book news
Songwriter Paul Kelly has made the shortlist of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, for his memoir, How to Make Gravy. He is up against four other books, including a study of sociologist Claude Levi-Strauss by Patrick Wilcken, Delia Falconer's Sydney, artist Rod Moss's uncompromising look at ..
27-May-2011
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Pick of the Week May 27: Star Jumps
Star Jumps Lorraine Marwood Walker Books, $15.95 Lorraine Marwood’s award-winning narrative poem, Star Jumps, was born out of her own experience on a dairy farm north of Bendigo; a family’s response to debilitating drought. The story starts with Keely, Ruby (the narrator) and..
27-May-2011
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Poem: "8x10 colour enlargements $16.50"
8x10 colour enlargements $16.50 by Cate Kennedy Let me lay it out for you: a rural photography competition in a local town hall and the woman next to me, sitting with her husband and two children, had travelled three hours to be there. Her kids were quiet ..
19-May-2011
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Top Ten May 20
Weekly Top Ten May 20 1. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 3. Dead Reckoning Bk11 Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris 4. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult 5. CSIRO & Baker IDID Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle by Peter Clifton 6. Sixth..
19-May-2011
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