Research to study design
Peter Kennedy
THE consortium overseeing Bendigo’s biggest ever construction project has launched a new research project which could help re-shape the way hospitals are designed and create safer and more positive environments. Exemplar Health consortium chief executive Michele Morrison launched the r..
12-Aug-2016
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Outrage as honour trees felled
Bendigo Weekly
YESTERDAY was day three of clearing on the old East Bendigo School site on Strickland Road where developers have caused neighbourhood outrage by felling trees on land they are unable to develop without changes to their subdivision proposal. On Tuesday, developer KPD Group started to chainsaw..
12-Aug-2016
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2000 dump new bin plan
Sharon Kemp
More than 2000 households have applied to opt out of the City of Greater Bendigo council’s organic collection service. If all exemptions are accepted, the council will miss out on $126,000 a year based on the $63 cost of the service per household, but it will raise more than $2 m..
05-Aug-2016
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Census night is true to form
Sharon Kemp
With the Australian 2016 Census due for completion on Tuesday, federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP is calling on residents to answer the questions as accurately and honestly as they can. “Data collected by the census underpins a lot of policy and funding decisions our governmen..
05-Aug-2016
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Choice at crossing
Sharon Kemp
STRATHFIELDSAYE residents are being asked to choose between traffic lights and a roundabout as a preferred traffic control measure on Strathfieldsaye Road. And they have been warned the thoroughfare will need to be duplicated to accommodate a forecast 25,000 vehicles a day by 2031. ..
05-Aug-2016
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Planning petition was 'too early'
Sharon Kemp
AT least two groups have organised and presented petitions against the residential proposal on Lansell Street, only to be advised by the City of Greater Bendigo planning department that objection was premature. Planning and development director Prue Mansfield said she was comfortable with t..
05-Aug-2016
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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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Scary moments for Bendigo pair
Christine McGinn
A BENDIGO couple have survived one of the worst earthquakes in Nepal’s history. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the tiny nation last Saturday, causing catastrophic damage. Bendigo-based labourer Jim Watson and local graduate paramedic Kayla Bennett were in Asia as part of their fi..
01-May-2015
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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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Inflation fears for family budgets
FEDERAL government data released this week shows that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6 per cent in the March quarter. The increase is up from 0.4 per cent in the December quarter, and shows the impact of the summer’s floods and Cyclone Yasi. Of more concern, however, is hea..
28-Apr-2011
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Ben Gibbons: juggling genres
Ben Cameron
They’re self described as “rambunctious, obnoxious, complete bastards” but don’t let that put you off; a Colonel Vipers Whipstick Band gig remains a sight to behold, even after 20 years. “We’ve been around forever,” band member Ben Gibbons admits, wi..
19-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 20 to 26)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, April 20 The Old Hepburn Hotel – The Special Guests plus the Smart Alecs from 9pm. $5 Newmarket Hotel – Stevenson`s Rocket, El Montez and Armed Korean from 9pm. $5. Horvat’s Wine Bar Daylesford – Jennie Brown & Jude Russell ..
19-Apr-2012
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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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Finals fever bites
Joel Peterson
A RED-HOT Golden Square and Bendigo United will face off in what amounts to an elimination final in the final round of the Bendigo District Cricket Association season. Golden Square rocketed into the top four after an outright win against Eaglehawk last week, dismissing the Borough for 86 an..
26-Feb-2016
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City coach pulls pin
Joel Peterson
ONE week after starting its season in earnest, Bendigo City FC is again facing fresh worries at club level and an uncertain short-term future without a coach. The club announced on Wednesday that coach Esteban Quintas was headed back to Spain, and would cease his coaching duties immediately...
26-Feb-2016
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Spirit star returns
Joel Peterson
AFTER sitting on the sidelines for what she called perhaps the toughest game she has missed in her basketball career, Bendigo Spirit star Kelsey Griffin will be back in action this weekend as the side pushes for an unlikely WNBL playoff berth. Bendigo’s already difficult path to the fi..
19-Feb-2016
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Finals in balance
Joel Peterson
THE equation is simple – for the Bendigo Spirit to make finals, the team must keep winning. The result, as the past two weeks have shown, does not come quite so easily. After being in the box seat for a finals spot only a matter of weeks ago, Bendigo now faces an uphill battle to make ..
12-Feb-2016
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BUCCS in the hunt
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO United appears poised to break into the Bendigo District Cricket Association top four after setting Kangaroo Flat 323 for victory on day two of their clash at N8Health Oval on Saturday. The Redbacks were in early trouble on day one after Adam Burns and Brent Hamblin struc..
12-Feb-2016
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Students fired up for triathlon
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO South East College students Jack Meade and Mitchell O’Neill are back at school and working hard, both in and out of class. The talented duo have been selected in the 13 to 14-year-old Victorian Schools Triathlon team to head to Hervey Bay from April 18 to 21, bas..
05-Feb-2016
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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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We’re planning ahead
IN the years after the Goldrush, Bendigo was a terrible place to live. Central Victoria, and the entire state, could not cope with the large population growth. There were obvious infrastructure shortfalls, such as housing, health, water, sewerage and services. However, there was also major soc..
17-Jun-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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Chinese Ancestral Shrines in Victoria
A NEW booklet about Chinese ancestral shrines sheds light on the rituals of people who played a vital role in Bendigo’s history. Chinese Ancestral Shrines in Victoria Carol Holsworth Published by the Friends of the Bendigo Cemeteries Inc. Printed by the Bendigo Uniting Care Print S..
08-Apr-2011
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