Napier due for upgrade
Sharon Kemp
NAPIER Street carries more than 20,000 vehicles a day and needs another lane in each direction, according to a public consultation report released this week. The report, handed down by member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan on Wednesday, highlighted traffic problems on the busy arterial road..
08-Apr-2016
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Misconduct finding revealed
Peter Kennedy
AN independent report on the conduct of Whipstick Ward councillor and former Greater Bendigo mayor, Peter Cox, has highlighted the breakdown in relationships between councillors, a lack of respect and trust, and a council hindered by its own actions. The report is contained in documents lodged w..
08-Apr-2016
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Trainer slams RSPCA
Bendigo Weekly
ENDIGO horse trainer Paul Banks has accused the RSPCA of preferring to spend money on roadside billboards opposing the racing industry than on buying resources for animal rescue. The shocking case of alleged animal cruelty involving the discovery of more than 20 dead horses at Bulla this wee..
08-Apr-2016
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Pipeline out of drought
Sharon Kemp
Communities in the Loddon Shire will be connected to the water grid through a $80 million commitment to extend the Wimmera Mallee pipeline. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced the project in Wedderburn yesterday, where farmers have been forced to cart water for three years. Mr And..
08-Apr-2016
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Grand plans for stadium
Joel Peterson
BRAND new concept drawings of the $20 million Bendigo Stadium redevelopment were released yesterday, as the long-awaited project begins to take shape. Work has started at the West Bendigo site, with new netball courts, a new 4000-seat showcourt and office spaces key aspects of the project. ..
01-Apr-2016
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New move on tips
Sharon Kemp
AS of today the City of Greater Bendigo will take over management of three recycling and waste transfer stations at Strathfieldsaye, Goornong and Heathcote. The move assures the future of all of the local recycling initiatives owned by Eaglehawk employment and training agency ..
01-Apr-2016
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A new study in animal care
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo TAFE is now running animal studies and veterinary nursing courses – the first time these courses have been offered in central Victoria. Bendigo TAFE will offer Certificate II and III in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. The courses have been positively rec..
27-Mar-2015
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Marist College opens
Bendigo Weekly
Marist College Bendigo will be officially opened and blessed at a ceremony beginning at 11.30am today. The first building of the Maiden Gully school accommodates Years 7 and 8 will be named the Montagne Centre, and will be opened by Brother Michael Green FMS, the National Director of Marist Sc..
27-Mar-2015
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City says farewell
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 430 people packed into Bendigo’s historic Town Hall on Monday afternoon to celebrate the extraordinary life and achievements of former mayor Daryl McClure. Mr McClure’s place in this city’s proud history is assured, thanks largely to his efforts to protect, preser..
27-Mar-2015
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Girton students survive fall
Bendigo Weekly
A MINIBUS of year nine Girton Grammar students have had a rocky start to their compulsory hike. The bus went down an embankment en route to their five-day camp in Falls Creek yesterday afternoon. Girton Grammar School headmaster Matthew Maruff said no one had been injured in the incident. ..
24-Mar-2015
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Domestic violence on the increase
Dianne Dempsey
She can hear the car pull up and rings the police but it is too late – he’s through the front door. She runs to the bathroom and locks the door but he’s kicking that in. Locks weren’t made for him. The four children know the drill by now. They’re under their b..
20-Mar-2015
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Road change on show
Bendigo Weekly
More than 200 people visited VicRoads in the Hargreaves Mall last Saturday to view the latest designs for the Ravenswood Interchange project. VicRoads Regional Director, Mal Kersting said the organisation was pleased with the level of interest shown by the community for the project. The Ra..
20-Mar-2015
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Flood aid package wins farmer support
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed additional support for victims of the Victorian floods announced by the State Government this week. VFF president Andrew Broad said the majority of these measures had been called for by the VFF in the Federation’s submission, regarding ..
24-Mar-2011
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Gibbons hits out over refugees
Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons MP, has joined a call for the nation’s political leaders to stop using the plight of some of the world’s most desperate people for political advantage. Mr Gibbons was responding to a plea from Judi Moylan, the Liberal MP for Pearce, to end the ..
24-Mar-2011
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Bendigo Bank launches Cyclone Yasi appeal
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s philanthropic arm, Community Enterprise Foundation™ has launched the Cyclone Yasi Appeal. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Queensland State Manager, Noel Jessup said the bank was pleased to be able to launch the appeal to assist communities affected by ..
14-Feb-2011
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St Kilda great blasts club culture
ONE of St Kilda’s favourite sons used the backdrop of a fundraiser lunch in Bendigo to attack the culture of his former club. Neil Roberts played 169 games for the Saints between 1952-1962 during which time he won a Brownlow Medal and also captained his club. He was inducted into St Kild..
14-Feb-2011
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Echuca Riverboats Festival
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN In only its first year, the Echuca Riverboats Festival over the weekend (February 17-19) is already shaping up to be a major event on many a musical calendar. The stage site was idyllic, nestled in amongst mighty gum trees on the banks of the Murray River. ..
21-Feb-2012
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Eric Bibb: a universal language
Ben Cameron
American blues maestro Eric Bibb just had an epiphany. “I recently came back from a trip in Mali... where I recorded with a wonderful musician, Habib Koite,” Bibb says. “It was an epiphany, something of a homecoming. “I don’t want to over-dramatise but ..
20-Feb-2012
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Harry James Angus: Little Stories
Ben Cameron
Songwriters are usually meant to write about what they know. But The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus treads a slightly different path. A little ditty to be found on his solo album, Little Stories, among other tales about buried bones and sentimental capitalists, is The Batsmen, a satiri..
20-Feb-2012
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Harry James Angus: from The Cat Empire to GWS
Ben Cameron
The phone has been ringing off the hook for The Cat Empire's Harry James Angus. Ever since fledgling AFL club Greater Western Sydney's new theme song- which he wrote- was released, a large section of the media has been ringing up to say Hello, Hello. “That’s all I&rs..
20-Feb-2012
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The Gig Guide (February 17 to 23)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, February 17 THE CORNER VENUE Heaven the Axe with Abreact and Artilah from 8pm. $10 BENDIGO FOLK CLUB The Beez from 8pm. HIBERNIAN HOTEL Chris Morley from 8.30pm. Free T..
17-Feb-2012
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Tracey Roberts: a unique vision
Ben Cameron
Melbourne artist Tracey Roberts has a unique view into the realm of art and music. She has “multi-colour synesthesia”, which allows her to see colours, shapes and images when she hears music. Both a visual artist and a singer-songwriter-pianist, it's no surprise her artwork a..
16-Feb-2012
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Aiming for the best
Joel Peterson
Be the best you can be. That is the aim of new Bendigo Pioneers talent manager Steve Sharp when he talks about the Pioneers’ program. Four months into his role with the club, Sharp and coach Brett Henderson are the linchpins in a Pioneers organisation that has some big ideas about ..
14-Aug-2015
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Braves in top form
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Bank Braves and Champions IGA Lady Braves have hit flying form at exactly the right time of the South East Australian Basketball League season. The Ben Harvey-coached Braves have taken the spoils in their last four contests, while the Lady Braves have won their last six straight ..
07-Aug-2015
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Back in the team
Joel Peterson
SEVEN years after she last played for her hometown Women’s National Basketball League club, Kerryn Harrington is gearing up to play for the Bendigo Spirit this season knowing she is finally getting the best out of herself. Dogged by injuries throughout her young career, the 23-year-old h..
31-Jul-2015
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Adamson out as Tigers coach
Joel Peterson
The Kyneton Tigers and senior football coach Mark Adamson have parted ways on the eve of a possible first finals campaign for the club since 2003. The club announced the decision via a statement on its website tonight, saying Adamson had not met the standards required to be a leader. Lu..
28-Jul-2015
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Hillies in finals push
Joel Peterson
WHITE HILLS coach Shaun Makepeace is sick of his side being simply competitive. Sitting comfortably inside the Heathcote District Football League’s top five, Makepeace laid down the challenge to the Demons this week saying close enough is not good enough. The Demons will get a chan..
24-Jul-2015
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Sore end to tour
Joel Peterson
ZAK Dempster is determined not to let his Tour de France define his 2015 season, after he was forced to withdraw from his second participation in the great race last week. Dempster tells the Weekly in an exclusive column (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/zak-adds-perspective-to-tour-exit..
24-Jul-2015
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Glanville on the rate hike
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27-May-2011
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Letters to the editor May 27
Fortuna will be an attraction, too WE read with interest about the ‘Piazza spectacular’ (Bendigo Weekly, May 20) which is planned to be a future tourism draw in the parkland development at Sacred Heart Cathedral. In that article there is recognition of the value of religious tourism..
27-May-2011
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Budget on target
CITY of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe and his Merry Men (and woman) have delivered a new kind of budget, that has both positives and negatives. The above reference to Robin Hood touches on council’s new way of paying for the projects that are needed, and there are two positives in this. ..
26-May-2011
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A footy deal for netball, too
EARLIER this month, the AFL heralded a new $1.25 billion deal for the game’s broadcast rights, a deal that set in motion a string of claims and demands from players eager to secure a bigger slice of the pie. No one should deny players, who are more akin to modern day warriors than athletes, ..
26-May-2011
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Low point in broadcasting
THANKS for coming Neil. Bendigo gained very little from this week’s whistle-stop tour by high profile journalist Neil Mitchell. But we could end up losing a lot. Mr Mitchell broadcast his top rating 3AW program live from the Hargreaves Mall in the Bendigo CBD, a place he has described as..
20-May-2011
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Glanville on the courthouse
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20-May-2011
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