Compact city a health win
Sharon Kemp
URBAN design that encouraged walking or cycling reduced cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to Melbourne-led international research published in the medical journal, The Lancet. City of Greater Bendigo has adopted a compact city strategy with a plan for 10-minute neighbourh..
29-Sep-2016
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Health cost in focus
Sharon Kemp
MEDICARE is 30 years old, unwieldy and needed reform before restrictions and the rebate freeze halted bulk billing and made smaller regional medical clinics unviable, Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters heard this week. As Ms Chesters gathers evidence from local practitioners and patients to take to Ca..
29-Sep-2016
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A vision for the community
Dianne Dempsey
The Bendigo Islamic Community Centre will be the most open Islamic facility in Australia, if not the world, according to its architect. Speaking at Saturday night’s Community Thank you Dinner, architect Asher Greenwood said the East Bendigo facility will be one of a kind. “It..
29-Sep-2016
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Saved a soaking
Bendigo Weekly
FORECAST heavy rain that could have led to a new round of flooding across central and northern Victoria failed to eventuate this week, sparing the region from further hardship. Up to 40 millimetres of rain was expected to hit Bendigo and the surrounding areas on Tuesday night and into Wednes..
23-Sep-2016
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Green light for Telstra tower
Sharon Kemp
A 30-metre telecommunications tower will be built at Bendigo TAFE’s Charleston campus that Telstra claims will ensure Kennington North does not become mobile black spot. City of Greater Bendigo councillors on Wednesday night voted to allow Telstra to build the tower, saying it met exis..
23-Sep-2016
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Hoskin in council tilt
Sharon Kemp
THE woman who was a central figure in the fight against plans for Bendigo’s first mosque and in the unruly protest that led to a council meeting being abandoned in September 2015 says it was not disrespectful to sit in the mayoral chair and laugh after the meeting was closed down. Anti..
23-Sep-2016
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Roads funds to double
Christine McGinn
GREATER Bendigo’s roads and small businesses are set to the benefit from this year’s federal government 2015/16 budget. Local roads are expected to be upgraded and repaired as part of the additional $350 million in the Roads to Recovery program budget. Member for Bendigo Lisa Ches..
15-May-2015
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Boost in budget
Bendigo Weekly
THE Housing Industry Association has welcomed this week’s federal budget release as a means to lift business and consumer confidence. In a statement released this week, the HIA said a key element of the budget is the $5.5 billion growing jobs and small business package. With a barra..
15-May-2015
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Caring for kids
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
CATHOLIC College Bendigo students have created activity bags for children at Bendigo hospital as part of their community service class project. Charlton Bendigo Bank and Toyworld have both gotten behind the initiative by supplying toys, bags and colouring books. CCB Student Kelsey Waldron ..
15-May-2015
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Mona's smiling on
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
Mona Benbow celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Wednesday. To mark the milestone, Ms Benbow was presented with a cricket bat, and had her photo added to the centennial wall. The loyal Geelong supporter said she was thrilled to see everyone at the presentation. &ldqu..
15-May-2015
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Federal funding to benefit local projects
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
The City of Greater Bendigo will be allocated $150,000 to put towards local infrastructure projects as part of the federal budget announcements. The grant is part of the new “Stronger Communities Fund” which involves the distribution of $45 million to all electorates in Australi..
12-May-2015
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Airport secures final $5m
Christine McGinn
THE Bendigo Airport is set to take flight with the missing $5 million in federal government funding announced in today’s 2015-16 budget. The City of Greater Bendigo applied for the funding towards the $15m airport upgrade through the federal government's application to the National Str..
12-May-2015
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Bendigo conference explores homelessness
Bendigo Weekly
HOUSING Minister Wendy Lovell has opened the Family Reconciliation Mediation Program annual statewide conference in Bendigo, which will raise awareness of the impacts of trauma on young people who have experienced homelessness. One of the main aims of the conference is to prevent young peopl..
19-May-2011
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Fire Services Levy one step closer to abolition
Bendigo Weekly
The state government has taken another step towards the introduction of a fairer, more equitable system to fund fire services in Victoria. Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said a new property based levy would replace the Fire Services Levy (FSL), which should have been scrapped by the former ..
16-May-2011
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Funding announced for community halls
Bendigo Weekly
COMMUNITY halls are the centrepiece of a major new statewide arts program, Home is Where the Hall is, launched in Dunkeld over the weekend by Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu. Mr Baillieu said Home is Where the Hall is – a Regional Arts Victoria initiative – ..
16-May-2011
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More cash for flood recovery
Bendigo Weekly
Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan has announced an extra $40 million worth of initiatives to help regional communities and businesses recover from the 2010-2011 Victorian floods. Speaking at The Nationals State Conference in Shepparton on the weekend, Mr Ryan said ..
16-May-2011
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State government to fund the GAP
Bendigo Weekly
The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) will receive $1 million in funding over the next four years as part of a Victorian government election commitment to the initiative that finds new homes for retired greyhounds. Announcing the funding at GAP’s headquarters in Seymour today, Racing M..
13-May-2011
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Budget promises more funding for disability
CHILDREN with a disability affecting their development will have access to intensive early intervention services through the $147 million Better Start for Children with Disability initiative announced in the Federal Budget. The announcement fulfills an election commitment which the governmen..
11-May-2011
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Dewar's school is in
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s own school of rock and tuition, Dewar’s Music School, will showcase some talented local kids who can hold a tune, at Hargreaves Mall this Saturday. The school, alongside the City of Greater Bendigo, are hoping to transform the mall into a music hub for emerging talent, ..
10-May-2012
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Trevor Crump mixes it with the best
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Enjoying a prolific musical career spanning four decades, British bass player Trevor Crump now resides in Australia and continues to build upon an incredible resume that now sees him in the band Forever Young; a band that boasts some of the country’s finest..
10-May-2012
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The Gig Guide (May 11-13)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday May 11 Newmarket Hotel – Forever Young with support from Zac Camm from 9pm. $10. Golden Vine Hotel – Made In China from 9pm. $5 Theatre Royal Castlemaine – James Morrison with support from Broderick Smith, Maggie Jackson, Ray Lindstrom Band and Judy Warren fr..
10-May-2012
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The Getaway Plan return to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
The Getaway Plan will return to Bendigo on Friday, June 1 to perform at the Park Road Hall in the Tom Flood Sports precinct, supported by Melbourne rockers Redcoats and Sydney based group, Glass Towers. Mic Up Productions member Jamila Rothacker said MUP are excited to bring the bands to..
10-May-2012
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Groovin the Moo 2012
Ben Cameron
Despite the abundance of hip hop and dance, Groovin the Moo remains an indie-fest at heart, so it’s probably no surprise Matt Corby owned Bendigo’s own big day out. For a few minutes at least, anyway. Corby’s performance of uber hit Brother was right up there as far as fest..
07-May-2012
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Grand Perceptor's grand perceptions
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s Grand Perceptor of Mick Fitt, Deano Stanton and Sparrow were keen to opine back stage after delivering their debut set at Groovin the Moo. BEN CAMERON spoke to the local terror rock officianados near the VIP dunnies, for an informative and entertaining chat. BEN: So h..
07-May-2012
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Square soars to impressive win
Bendigo Weekly
STRATHFIELDSAYE Storm will this weekend have to do something the club has not done in over two years – bounce back from a defeat. The Storm’s 39-game, 742-day unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of Golden Square at Wade Street last Saturday. The loss was further soured w..
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Feel-good footy
Joel Peterson
THEY were very different wins, but the triumphs of Golden Square, Colbinabbin, Inglewood and the Bendigo Thunder last weekend were all hugely significant for local football. The Thunder’s victory was the most impressive, with 10 players new to the club running out for a side which lost..
06-May-2016
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Braves off to a flying start
Joel Peterson
DEFENCE has been the difference so far this season for the Bendigo Braves. The Braves have won their past five games since losing against Mount Gambier in their second match and are 6-1 through seven games, holding the mantle as the SEABL’s best defensive team. Bendigo’s&rsqu..
06-May-2016
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Spirit star says farewell
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard has described team captain Kelly Wilson's departure as a shock and a huge loss for the club. The club was informed of Wilson's intention to move on last night, and is now chasing an import guard to replace the two-time WNBL champion. "I was shocked, a..
05-May-2016
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Pioneers set for Sunday showdown
Joel Peterson
A MAJOR opportunity for a second win awaits the Bendigo Pioneers this weekend when they travel to Ballarat to take on North Ballarat Rebels on Sunday. Bendigo (1-3) heads to Eureka Stadium to meet the Rebels (also 1-3) after a narrow loss to Oakleigh under lights at the QEO last Friday. ..
29-Apr-2016
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Thunder rolls on
Joel Peterson
THEY may be without a coach and a president on the eve of the Victorian Women’s Football League season, but Bendigo Thunder star Emma Grant is confident her team will be ready to roll on Sunday when the side meets Port Melbourne in their season opener. The Thunder was thrown into turmo..
29-Apr-2016
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Free talk at the library on Friday
Anthony Radford
Prominent Bendigo artist John Wolseley and writer Barry Hill will be at the Bendigo Library, this Friday July 29, from 5pm, for a free talk about their new book, Lines for Birds. Birds, trees, the way a lizard moves through leaf litter, the formation of clouds – and how all these things are ..
25-Jul-2011
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Biggest Winner returns
Anthony Radford
The Biggest Winner is back. The weight loss challenge organised by St John of God Hospital, with a $1000 first prize, caught the imagination of Bendigo people last year. More than 100 people lost a combined 281.6 kilogram, reduced their blood pressure and dropped a total of 821.4 centimetres off a..
22-Jul-2011
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Blueprint for success
Anthony Radford
An Eaglehawk initiative aims to put the corner shop back on the map If the Hub can pull off their plans to create an up-to-date equivalent of the good old-fashioned corner grocery store in their Eaglehawk premises, it may become a blueprint for similar enterprises across the state. “We&..
22-Jul-2011
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Vale Don Dungey
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO has farewelled one of its best-known businessmen, and one of life’s gentlemen. Don Dungey passed away last Sunday, aged 93. Don’s business was real estate, joining the family business – LL Dungey and Sons – at 17. He went on to help create one of the city’..
22-Jul-2011
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Wedding memorable moments, week four winner
Anthony Radford
Congratulations to this week’s winner of The Puddler restaurant and bar $100 voucher, Lorraine McMahon. Lorraine recalls her new husband Dan chivalrously leapt out of the car when they arrived at the honeymoon motel to open the door for his new bride and slipped and landed flat on his back ..
21-Jul-2011
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Bendigo to change name to Bendimo during November
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO will be re-named Bendimo for the month of November, to raise awareness of men’s health. As part of the popular Movember fundraising campaign, www.bendigoweekly.com.au believes the City of Greater Bendigo has given the go ahead to the Bendigo Prostate Support Group plan. Bef..
21-Jul-2011
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The value of a good book is priceless
THE grand book, with gold lettering and heavy paper, is not always the collectable people imagine. “Those with high expectations sometimes have to be let down gently,” bookseller Trefor John says. “A book that reeks of importance is not always so, and something can be unassumi..
29-Apr-2011
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Tassie takes the Vogels
A story that focuses on the violence of settler society in 19th century Australia has won the revamped Vogel's Literary Award. Tasmanian-based Rohan Wilson's novel The Roving Party was announced last night as the winner, and simultaneously released by Allen & Unwin as a paperback and in e-..
28-Apr-2011
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Vogels goes digital
The Vogels prize for an unpublished novelist under 35 is going digital. Tonight, this year's winner of the prize, administered by Allen & Unwin, will be announced by Tim Winton and made available immediately as an ebook. The prize has introduced writers such as Winton, Kate Grenville a..
27-Apr-2011
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Austen in Bendigo
Jane Austen fans and devotees of the Regency era happily got more than they bargained for when they attended the booked-out performance “Getting Dressed with Jane” at the Goldfields Library on April 19. Actor Lise Rodgers shared some of Jane Austen’s love ..
26-Apr-2011
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Man Booker honours Beryl
Is the Man Booker Prize now trying too hard, reducing the impact of the best-novel announcement with all the "extra" prizes they keep adding? Or is it a good thing they keep using their strength to improve the reputations of writers and encourage people to go beyond the publisher-pushe..
26-Apr-2011
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Vic ups the prize pool
The Victorian government has added a new overall $100,000 prize to the Premier's Literary Awards, making it the largest prize for a writer in Australia. Claiming that the awards now have a "clearer and more equitable structure", Premier Ted Baillieu announced today (April 21) that five categor..
21-Apr-2011
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