Top Coliban job open
Sharon Kemp
COLIBAN Water managing director Jeff Rigby will have to reapply for his position if he wishes to stay on with the water authority. This is his fifth year in the role and Mr Rigby brought Coliban’s financial result into the black for the first time in more than a decade last year thanks..
15-Jul-2016
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Marong hotel plans growth
Sharon Kemp
OWNERS of the Marong Family Hotel have applied to build a 15-room two-storey motel with six ground-level retail spaces next to the hotel based on demand from customers over their nine-year ownership. Robyn and Ross Lougoon hope to have started constuction within 12 months but are awaiting co..
15-Jul-2016
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Site work begins at Aspinall Street subdivision
Sharon Kemp
TREE felling started on an Aspinall Street housing development this week as the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst prepares the ground for the first stage of its Golden Square subdivison, 29 lots of which will be on sale by the end of the year. As construction equipment tore through t..
15-Jul-2016
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Drone airspace rules to be relaxed
Sharon Kemp
THE state government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars protecting flight paths for Air Ambulance Victoria but will have to rely on the common sense of drone owners not to fly in the airspace and disrupt emergency medical transport. There is evidence drone operators are unaware of th..
15-Jul-2016
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Flag raised for NAIDOC week
Bendigo Weekly
IT was telling that there was a surge in the numbers who attended the flag raising ceremony that marked the start of NAIDOC week this year in its 16th year in Bendigo. It told Aunty Georgie Jackson, whose late husband was a Dja Dja Wurrung man, that the gap is closing between indigneous and ..
08-Jul-2016
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Gold windfall for new firm
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO gold miner GBM Gold has recovered 62 ounces of gold from its newly acquired Bendigo gold operations worth $110,000 at yesterday’s Australian dollar gold price. The company announced the project update last Friday and four days later raised $800,000 by issuing 80 million shares ..
08-Jul-2016
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RBA drops rates
Bendigo Weekly
INTEREST rates have been dropped to a historic two per cent today. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to two per cent, effective today. Monetary Policy Decision governor Glenn Stevens said the local economy was expanding at a moderate..
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Bendigo's arts on show
Christine McGinn
BENDIGO has been donned regional Victoria’s artistic and cultural epicentre after a visit from the Creative Industries Minister Martin Foley. “The Bendigo Art Gallery is the best and the biggest gallery in regional Victoria,” Mr Foley said. He announced a $20 million regiona..
01-May-2015
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Langdon resigns
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health has written a new chapter with board chairman Michael Landgon resigning this week. Dr Langdon resigned from the Bendigo Health board due to personal reasons and is effective immediately. Dr Langdon said it had been an honour and a privilege to serve his local community in th..
01-May-2015
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Council must justify rates
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo will need to demonstrate it has the community’s support and that it is raising and spending ratepayer’s money responsibly if it is to win approval for raising rates at levels over and above CPI in years to come. The state government has implemented a cap..
01-May-2015
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Council's state budget hopes
Bendigo Weekly
The City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox has high hopes for the city's share in next Tuesday's state government budget. “This is really the first big opportunity for the new government to start honouring the commitments it made at the last election. The Council looks forwar..
01-May-2015
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Chesters secures defence coup
Bendigo Weekly
JAPANESE Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defence Kenji Harada has given Bendigo his seal of military manufacturing approval this week. Mr Harada visited the Bendigo Thales factory on Thursday to explore the premises and see first-hand how the Bushmasters were made. Member for Bendigo Lisa Ches..
01-May-2015
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Floods blamed for rise in local public housing wait lists
Bendigo Weekly
The state government says the statewide public housing waiting list has fallen for the second successive quarter since it came to power, easing the pain for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable families. Housing Minister Wendy Lovell said the total number of applications f..
05-May-2011
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Carbon price impact on the agenda
The climate change Land Sector Working Group has met to consider the opportunities that a carbon price would provide to farmers and landholders in rural and regional Australia. The working group also considered the impacts of carbon pricing on the land sector and on food processors. The ..
04-May-2011
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Budget wins VFF approval
Bendigo Weekly
Farmers have congratulated the Victorian Government on the delivery of its first Budget under tight fiscal conditions and particularly the prioritisation of election commitments. VFF President Andrew Broad said the Budget had delivered a number of important funding commitments for rur..
04-May-2011
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Status quo for rates
The Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates on hold again. At the Board's monthly meeting earlier today,the Board agreed to leave the official cash rate at 4.75 per cent, which was the level reached when the RBA last raised rates on November 2 last year. In a statement r..
03-May-2011
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Government plans better flood response
Bendigo Weekly
The state government will spend $19.3 million over the next four years improving Victoria’s capacity to cope with floods. Water Minister Peter Walsh said funding would help repair flood warning networks damaged in the January floods, undertake more riverine flood mapping and develop a..
02-May-2011
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Telstra celebrates AFL win
TELSTRA says AFL fans and Telstra customers are the winners in the new agreement between the AFL and Telstra with all matches, from the first bounce to the final siren, available live to the Telstra T-Box and to mobile phones and tablets connected to the Telstra Next G® network from 2012. ..
28-Apr-2011
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Current Issue
Property Guide

Blister Transistor bust out
Ben Cameron
The Blister Transistor are glad to be out into the light after recording a four track demo in a local primary school. “We’ve had a few months behind closed doors,” Mark Chatterton says. Sadly, the band have parted ways with bass player, Mark’s brother Leroy, who ..
19-Apr-2012
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Big Scary: a peaceful Vacation
Ben Cameron
Big Scary lead singer Tom Iansek’s neighbours clearly don’t know how good they’ve got it. His band may have earned almost nation-wide approval with their debut album Vacation, but not from the folks next door, it seems. “We try to play at my share house and within..
19-Apr-2012
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Tim Guy's wanderlust
Bendigo Weekly
Tim Guy’s light-hearted brand of roots-based pop and inspired instrumentation has established him as a live favourite on stages throughout the many places he has called home (Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Spain) in a career spanning nearly 20 years. In support of his f..
19-Apr-2012
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Massy Ferguson: playing for fruit
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Seattle based Americana/alt-country rock outfit Massy Ferguson was formed six years ago in somewhat humble circumstances, and with more hope than expectation as singer, bass player and co-founder Ethan Anderson explains. “Our guitarist Adam (Monda) and I met at..
18-Apr-2012
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Showcase hits the right note
Bendigo Weekly
And so it is on! The momentum built from the success of the 2011 debut of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is, without a doubt, on the ascendency as far as its popular appeal within the Bendigo community goes. The value placed in Bendigo playing host to its very own music fes..
17-Apr-2012
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Children Collide: farewell Ryan Caesar
Ben Cameron
Since 2008 Children Collide have proved again and again why they’re Australia’s most interesting and probably best rock band. And their gig on Friday night at The Corner Hotel was the very definition of pudding. Having nailed the intricate framework of riff rock with..
16-Apr-2012
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Lapthorne calls it a day
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist and former Australian road race champion Darren Lapthorne has called time on a glittering career on the eve of the race he brilliantly won in 2007. Lapthorne, 32, announced his retirement last week, saying he would like to stay involved in the sport. A longtime member of ..
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Cyclists shining
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will be well represented this weekend in one of the country’s biggest cycling events, the 2016 Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. A host of local cyclists began their tune-up for the annual test on Mount Buninyong and surrounds at last weekend’s Mi..
08-Jan-2016
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Young guns ready for action
Joel Peterson
SOME of the region’s most talented junior basketballers were honing their craft this week as they prepare for a busy end to January. Fourteen junior Bendigo Braves were hard at work training for the upcoming Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup to be held in Albury next week and th..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit getting physical
Joel Peterson
PHYSICALITY will be key for the Bendigo Spirit on Saturday night when the club team battles its bogey side so far this season, the Melbourne Boomers, in an attempt to claw back ground on the WNBL top four. The Guy Molloy-coached Melbourne has taken victory in both of the matchups between the..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit counting on home court support
Joel Peterson
Follow @joelbpeterson (https://twitter.com/joelbpeterson) AS the Women's National Basketball League season heads towards the playoffs, the Bendigo Spirit is hopeful that hometown support can assist the club’s push towards a fourth straight finals appearance. Crowds in Bendigo have been..
05-Jan-2016
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Capital gains
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will look to secure a badly needed win in the run to finals tomorrow night when they host the University of Canberra Capitals at Bendigo Stadium. Bendigo endured a horror stretch heading into the Christmas break, dropping consecutive home games against Melbourne and Sydney..
31-Dec-2015
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Lucky country still shines, despite our politicians
Anthony Radford
Having just returned from a 10 week holiday overseas with my wife Karen, I find that the same arguments are being raged by the Federal Government. The Gillard Government has lost its way and feeling the pressure of a hung parliament. It cannot make the major decisions without consensus from ..
13-Jul-2011
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Biting the bullet
Anthony Radford
THE City of Greater Bendigo council can now finally move on from a car parking controversy that began in the late 1980s, or can it? Questions have already been asked, and rightly so, about so much money – about $14 million – being spent on yet another CBD project. Against this, for t..
08-Jul-2011
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Facing the facts on change
Anthony Radford
JULIA Gillard is on a mission which many believe to be mission impossible, but just how she plans to lead Australia to becoming a carbon economy is about to be laid bare. The Prime Minister’s best efforts to convince the nation she has the plan to tackle climate change in a way that minimise..
08-Jul-2011
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Wedding memorable moment winner
Anthony Radford
Rosena and Ron McFadzean are this week's winners of The Puddler Restaurant and Bar $100 voucher for sharing their most memorable wedding moment with us. Married on January 31, 1976, Rosena recalls the look on her Scottish mother-in-law's face when the piper began to play. What was meant to be a..
07-Jul-2011
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Walkout: Opinion piece by Anthony Radford
WHAT happened at Monday night’s City of Greater Bendigo council meeting was a crisis on, just like the controversial project it was debating, many levels. Firstly, and obviously, internally. Eaglehawk Ward councillor Peter Cox’s decision to walk out of the meeting before a vote o..
27-Jun-2011
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Kinder commotion
THE State Government has confirmed what Bendigo preschools have been warning for months – there will not be enough places for four-year-olds within two years if a reform to increase the hours of attendance begins in 2013. The Federal Government wants to increase the hours of preschool..
24-Jun-2011
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Pick of the Week Pozieres
Pozieres Scott Bennett Scribe, $36.95 While the experience of first-time author Scott Bennett is crucially important to the way this book was written, what is also wonderful is that the man can write. So often, someone’s interest in history is not enough to create a good book, but in ..
21-Apr-2011
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It’s down to three for Miles
For the first time, the Miles Franklin shortlist has only three books on it. They are Bereft by Chris Womersley (Scribe), That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (Picador) and When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald (Random). The three women on the longlist of nine announced last month (Honey Brown for The Goo..
21-Apr-2011
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Pick of the Week - The Arrival
The Arrival Shaun Tan Lothian, $39.99 In his gentle way, Shaun Tan has slowly but surely pushed out the boundary of what's possible in picture books. While his work is brilliant for children, it also delights grown-ups. He neither patronises young readers nor limits older readers. Tan wo..
15-Apr-2011
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Join the Bendigo Weekly Bookclub
Join the bookclub and we’ll send you a copy of Ben Elton’s High Society, his latest comic satire, or S.D. Gentill’s Chasing Odysseus, a retelling of the siege of Troy, particularly suitable for young adult readers. In association with Dymocks Bendigo, the Bookclub will keep you u..
15-Apr-2011
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This week's top ten - April15
1. Land of Painted Caves Bk6 Earth’s Children Jean M Auel 2. Sing You Home Jodi Picoult 3. Live Wire Harlan Coben 4. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 5. Those in Peril Wilbur Smith 6. Happiest Refugee Anh Do 7. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 8. Only Time Will Tell Jeffrey Arc..
14-Apr-2011
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2011 Barbara Jefferis Award
A novel about “women’s experience beyond official documents” has won this year’s $35,000 Barbara Jefferis Award. G. L. Osborne’s Come Inside was chosen from a shortlist of five to receive the award for a book that depicts women in a positive way. Osborne’s nov..
12-Apr-2011
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