Tractor factor a pull for show
Bendigo Weekly
The swap meet is on this weekend with a special focus that has real pulling power. It’s 60 years since two major tractor manufacturers merged to become Massey Ferguson, so tractors are very much to the fore. There are more than 1700 sites and the event attracts mo..
11-Nov-2016
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End of the road for caravan park
Sharon Kemp
More than 90 residents, most elderly and supported, will lose their homes after the Melbourne owner of land occupied by the City Central Caravan Park asked the leaseholders to close their business and remove all buildings, cabins and vans by March 2018. Christine and John Norman ..
11-Nov-2016
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Road work accelerates - VIDEO
Bendigo Weekly
MAJOR highway infrastructure will be lifted into place today, as construction continues on the Ravenswood Interchange The six 60-tonne beams form part of a bridge that will take Bendigo-bound traffic across Bullock Creek in work that has had bipartisan support at state and federal level. ..
04-Nov-2016
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Tech school a step closer
Bendigo Weekly
Two significant milestones in the development of Bendigo’s Tech School have paved the way for success. The Bendigo Tech School Strategic Charter has been assigned and Vincent Chrisp has been appointed to design the high-tech learning centre. The signing establishes the Bendigo Tech..
04-Nov-2016
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Candidates line up for mayoral role
Sharon Kemp
NEW councillors will choose between change and experience when they vote to elect the next City of Greater Bendigo mayor on November 15. James Williams, one of only two councillors re-elected, has nominated for the role, and Bendigo’s most recent mayor Rod Fyffe says he is again consid..
04-Nov-2016
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Plan ahead for NBN rollout
Bendigo Weekly
RESIDENTS will have 18 months to transfer to the national broadband network once they are notified that it is ready for service. For some residents, that notification will come as early as January as wholesaler nbnCo rolls out the network throughout the city. State corporate affairs mana..
04-Nov-2016
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Property Guide
Classics displayed for good cause
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
THE eighth annual classic vehicle display will be held at the Bendigo showgrounds next weekend. Locals are encouraged to bring along their historic vehicles, bikes, trucks, tractors and stationary engines to showcase. Event organiser Neil Athorn says the proceeds of the event will go to the..
22-May-2015
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Organisation faces transitional period
Christine McGinn
HEALTHY Together Bendigo will transition into a new phase after federal and state government budget cuts says a leading partner. Bendigo Community Health Services chief executive officer Kim Sykes said the governance group met on Monday and discussed the need to develop a sustainable long-te..
22-May-2015
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Ten of the best
Bendigo Weekly
TWEED Sutherland First National staff are celebrating after the Bendigo office won 10 gongs at the Australian First National awards held in Queenstown, New Zealand last weekend. Director Matt Leonard said it was especially pleasing to note that the awards were spread right across the company, and ..
22-May-2015
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Walk the blues away
Dianne Dempsey
A group of dedicated fund raisers will hit the track this weekend to raise money for people with autism. Six autism ambassadors will complete a 24-hour walk to raise money to supply iOS devices such as iPhones, iPods and iPads for people with autism, on May 23 and 24. Communication tools ..
22-May-2015
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New top man for NCCMA
Bendigo Weekly
BRAD Drust has stepped into a new role as chief executive officer at North Central Catchment Management Authority. Mr Drust takes over from former CEO Damian Wells who left in February. Mr Drust started at NCCMA in 2013 and has been a member of the executive team since 2007 – most ..
22-May-2015
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Bidding for a cause
Bendigo Weekly
RAISING the stakes, the CASSIA Breast Cancer Support Group are hosting an auction tomorrow for cancer research. Hoping to raise $12,000, the ladies in pink are determined to beat last year’s fundraising efforts for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. The team of breast-cancer survivo..
22-May-2015
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La Trobe academic talks up NDIS
Anthony Radford
A La Trobe University academic is calling on the Federal Government to take notice of the Productivity Commission’s report into a possible national disability insurance scheme. The Productivity Commission has recommended a no-fault insurance scheme to reform what it called the "u..
27-May-2011
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Regional cities group rejects Grattan Institute report
Bendigo Weekly
An influential group of Victoria’s 10-largest regional councils has joined Minister for Regional Australia and Regional Development Simon Crean in challenging the key findings of the Grattan Institute report - Investing in regions: Making a Difference – which claims only the “b..
26-May-2011
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Housing affordability worsens in regional Victoria: HIA
Bendigo Weekly
HOUSING affordability in regional Victoria deteriorated by almost 2.4 per cent in the three months’ to March 2011, according to the latest Housing Industry Association data. Nationally, a slight easing in dwelling prices contributed to improvements in housing affordability, the HIA sai..
26-May-2011
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Victoria's ''toughest hoon laws'' one step closer
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Government says it will introduce the toughest hoon laws in Victoria's history. Introducing the Hoon Driving Bill to Parliament, Roads Minister Terry Mulder said the new laws were aimed at sending a strong message that dangerous hoon driving would not be tolerated. ..
26-May-2011
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Bureau says La Nina is over
The Bureau of Meteorology has declared the La Nina weather event that brought an end to almost a decade of drought in central Victoria as officially over. The La Nina saw central Victorian rainfall records smashed and more than 1220 millimetres of rainfall between March 2010 and February 201..
26-May-2011
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Government defends investing in regional Australia
The federal government has talked up the benefits of investing in regional Australia in the wake of the release of a controversial report by influential think tank, the Grattan Institute. Minister for Regional Australia Simon Crean said the report does not recognise challenges and circumst..
24-May-2011
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Current Issue
The Property Guide

Egan to please
Ben Cameron
Bendigo singing siblings Alanna and Alicia Egan’s folk music has been opening a lot of doors of late, most belonging to relative strangers. Bankrolled by an Arts Victoria Touring Grant, The Egans have just wrapped up a national tour, taking in festivals all across the country, and nev..
31-May-2012
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Bob Franklin: back in Benders
Ben Cameron
For quirky comedian Bob Franklin, a comedy roadshow is exactly that, but with the emphasis on road. A regular visitor to the region, Franklin admits he’s barely had time to find the funny in Bendigo culture. “We tend to just drive up there (to Bendigo) and turn round and go b..
31-May-2012
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Bendigo's hitmakers for the Bee Gees
Ben Cameron
We’ve gotta get this message to you: the woman who helped break the Bee Gees in Australia lives right under our noses. With the sad passing of Robin Gibb, the songwriting genius behind songs like I Started A Joke and New York Mining Disaster 1941, the Bendigo Weekly has discovered Str..
25-May-2012
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Guthrie: swamp boys made good
Ben Cameron
Tasmanian “swamp blues” pairing Guthrie, of Liam Guthrie (guitars, vocals, lap steel) and Luke Young (drums, percussion) met in a “smoky, smelly, violent and wonderful” joint called The Batman Fawkner Inn in Launceston, Tasmania. Legend has it that the city of Melbour..
23-May-2012
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Troy Cassar-Daley: Home sweet home
Ben Cameron
Hardship has given Troy Cassar-Daley a better perspective on life, and new album Home is not only the proof, but just the tonic after the Queensland floods wrecked his farm a year or so back. “I appreciate home ten times more, this record has made me wake up to that,” Cassar-Dale..
17-May-2012
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The Gig Guide (May 18 to 20)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, May 18 Newmarket Hotel – Dirtbusters. From 9pm. $5 The Palais Hepburn Springs – Woohoo Review from 8:30pm. $20 Golden Vine Hotel – MBT from 9pm. $5 Basement Bar – McAlpines Fusiliers from 9pm. Free Maurocco Bar – Leah Bell from 6pm. Free ..
17-May-2012
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Bendigo ramps up rivalry
Joel Peterson
THE fierce rivalry between Bendigo and Ballarat will be further intensified when the two basketball powerhouses meet on Saturday night in a mammoth South East Australian Basketball League double header at Bendigo Stadium. While there is little doubt that both sides aim to prove themselves ag..
17-Jun-2016
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Lights out
Joel Peterson
NIGHT preliminary finals could be a thing of the past in the Bendigo Football Netball League, with the league moving to schedule this year’s penultimate game at the standard time of 2.20pm. The decision came on Tuesday after requests from clubs and has been met with a sigh of relief fr..
16-Jun-2016
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City sticks tough
Joel Peterson
A BUSY transfer window and a gritty 1-0 win over Murray United last weekend has Bendigo City coach Jose Montana buoyed heading into the second half of the National Premier Leagues Victoria season. City made the trek north to Wodonga’s La Trobe University Sports Complex last Saturday fo..
10-Jun-2016
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Hynes shines in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
WHILE her Australian team went winless at the weekend’s FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix event in Bendigo, local hero Karley Hynes played a starring role in front of her home crowd. Hynes was outstanding early in the hosts’ 3-0 loss to Colombia on Friday night, fulfilling t..
10-Jun-2016
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Talented teen a table tennis hit
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL table tennis up-and-comer Isabella Connor’s hard work has paid off with selection in the Victorian under-15 girls B team. Connor travels to Melbourne every week to train with Wayne Gerada, and next month Connor will represent Victoria in the national table tennis cham..
10-Jun-2016
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Stars line up for tour
Bendigo Weekly
A world class field featuring five track world champions will contest this weekend’s Merv Dean Memorial three-day tour of Bendigo. In a coup for the Bendigo District Cycling Club former Melbourne to Warrnambool winner, 2009 Merv Dean Tour champion and national track coach Tim Decker is..
10-Jun-2016
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Cancer Council to paint city yellow
Anthony Radford
IF you think the one in two people who gets cancer is one too many, then you can help make a difference today as part of the Cancer Council’s for Daffodil Day. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Daffodil Day and the Bendigo Can Do Club needs help to turn Bendigo yellow. The club is g..
26-Aug-2011
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Committee for Bendigo:The time is now
Anthony Radford
The demise of the Bendigo Traders Association is a pivotal moment for business and advocacy in Greater Bendigo. But if Bendigo is fair dinkum about itself, this latest chapter in the BTA’s history should be seen as the opportunity to achieve something special, rather than celebrate som..
19-Aug-2011
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Bendigo Radiology staff celebrate
Anthony Radford
Bendigo Radiology is a true award winning team after two of its employees took out major awards recently. Administration employee Jorja Mulquiny won the Office Professional of the Year 2011 trophy from the Australian Institute of Office Professionals last month, while BR general manager Sand..
16-Aug-2011
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Motivation from a cause
Anthony Radford
Riding a bike is a significant part of my life and many of my mates’ lives with whom I share the lycra bond. People often ask us what is it that motivates us to get up at the crack of dawn on freezing cold winter mornings, or to continually push ourselves both on and off the bike. But unles..
12-Aug-2011
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GO FOR IT
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO’S expert on the city’s historic buildings has welcomed the proposal to resurrect the Beehive Store in Pall Mall. “It would be a major contribution to our city,” Mike Butcher said this week, following the Bendigo Weekly’s report that developer Mark Coffey is in..
12-Aug-2011
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Putting lacrosse on the Bendigo map
Anthony Radford
Just because it’s a game with a French-sounding name invented by North American Indians does not mean we should miss out, according to passionate lacrosse player, Chris Thompson. “What I love about lacrosse is that there’s a spot and a way to play for everyone,” the C..
10-Aug-2011
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Overflow: this week's book news
You've got to hand it to the Man Booker Prize; it usually generates a bit of heat. The announcement that veteran American author Philip Roth has been awarded the International Prize (for a body of work, rather than a single novel) was followed hot on the heels by the revelation Australian publ..
19-May-2011
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Pick of the Week: The Taste of River Water
Courage is a good thing for a writer, so long as it’s matched with skill. It’s courage that characterises the writing of Cate Kennedy, and she definitely matches it with the necessary skill. In her new collection of poems, beautifully presented by Melbourne-based Scribe pub..
19-May-2011
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Another gong for Miller
Castlemaine author, Alex Miller, has won the fiction prize at the NSW Premier's Awards, for his latest novel, Lovesong. Mr Miller adds this award to his already impressive list of prizes, which includes two Miles Franklin Awards and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. The Book of the Year went..
17-May-2011
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Biography winner announced
A biography of the couple who designed Canberra has won the $20,000 National Biography Award. Grand Obsessions: The life and work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin by Alasdair McGregor, took out the prize from a huge field of 58 entries, at the State Library of New South Wales ..
16-May-2011
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Weekly top ten May 13
Weekly Top Ten May 13 1. Dead Reckoning Bk11 Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris 2. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 3. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult 4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 5. Sixth Man by David Baldacci 6. CSIRO & Baker IDID Diabetes Diet and Life..
13-May-2011
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Pick of the week,Other People’s Money
Other People’s Money Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury, $32.99 Why a new novel by Justin Cartwright is not heralded with the same fanfare as happens when Martin Amis or Joanna Trollope, say, release a new one is puzzling. His books are funny, sharp, incredibly entertaining and ruthlessl..
12-May-2011
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