Jobs cut as Keech hit by mining tumble
Sharon Kemp
Twenty-FOUR jobs have been cut by Keech Australia as the award winning Bendigo-based steel castings manufacturer suffers from the downturn in the mining industry. Chief executive Herbert Hermens yesterday said manufacturing was under strain in Australia “and particularly for companies ..
10-Jun-2016
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Fuzzard plans next move
Peter Kennedy
ANOTHER high ranking executive has departed the City of Greater Bendigo, following confirmation Presentation and Assets director Darren Fuzzard has accepted the position of chief executive officer at Mount Alexander Shire. His resignation is the fourth from the City of Greater Bendigo’..
10-Jun-2016
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Labor and Liberals claim NBN glory
Sharon Kemp
LOCAL interest in the federal election powered up this week when Liberal candidate Megan Purcell announced four fixed wire towers would provide broadband to outer-city residents as early as days before the poll. Ms Purcell and communications minister Mitch Fifield, who is also th..
03-Jun-2016
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Black spot funding promised
Bendigo Weekly
A Federal election commitment of $4.1 million from the Coalition to fix local road black spots throughout central Victoria has been welcomed by mayor Rod Fyffe. If the Coalition were re-elected $2.872m would be spent in Greater Bendigo. The Minister for Infrast..
03-Jun-2016
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Assange on the way
Peter Kennedy
Julian Assange will join the Bendigo Writers Festival in celebrating its fifth birthday in August when he appears in a live video link interview with La Trobe University academic professor Robert Manne. The controversial WikiLeaks founder remains a subject of much fascination around the worl..
03-Jun-2016
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Industry needs price change
Peter Kennedy
THE head of a local supermarket group has called for changes in the besieged dairy industry as a means of ensuring its future survival. Executive chairman of Champions IGA group Brendon Goddard is a former auditor and accountant, who also used to run a dairy farm of 270 cows. Mr Goddard ..
03-Jun-2016
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AT HOME WITH JACINTA
Dianne Dempsey
Early last December when Jacinta Allan and her husband Yorick Piper were driving down to parliament house there was a certain amount of tension in the air. “Yorick was driving and I was clutching the phone. Premier Daniels had told us he would allocating the portfolios that night and wo..
10-Apr-2015
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REIV support for RSL
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL real estate agents will be doing their bit to support returned service men and women during the month of April. All Real Estate Institute of Victoria branches in Bendigo have agreed to sell badges throughout April on behalf of the RSL, in this the ANZAC centenary year. Funds raised will..
02-Apr-2015
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City united
Christine McGinn
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s City Futures Directorate can never operate as a self-sufficient entity, according to a council-commissioned report. Councillors were divided on the need to separate parts of the directorate, which includes tourism, major events and economic development, into..
27-Mar-2015
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Adding colour to Ned Kelly
Dianne Dempsey
Whether you see Ned Kelly as our very own Robin Hood or dismiss him as a murdering thug, a visit to the Bendigo Art Gallery’s “Imagining Ned” will still provide an exciting and at times moving experience. The focus of the exhibition, Ned Kelly’s armour is among the most..
27-Mar-2015
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Mikado magic
Bendigo Weekly
Japanese experience takes centre stage this weekend. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, was first performed at the Savoy Theatre in London in 1885, but now it’s in Bendigo. Having delighted audiences for more than a century, it has inevitably spawned a number of imitations and has..
27-Mar-2015
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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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Developer hails new planning initiative
Bendigo Weekly
Multi-award winning developer Villawood Properties has applauded the state government’s new planning initiative for a new peri-urban unit. Planning Minister Matthew Guy recently announced the establishment of a unit within the Department of Planning and Community Development to help..
25-Mar-2011
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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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Avoca Music Festival
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN The Avoca Music Festival held over the weekend of March 23 to 25 brought together a unique line-up of independent musical acts from fields as diverse as Gospel, Zydeco, Rock, Blues, Country and even Jug Band. Held at the Avoca Racecourse, the festival was a no frills..
27-Mar-2012
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Forever Young: Trevor Young's long journey back
Ben Cameron
Former Cold Chisel drummer and one time Coloured Ball, Trevor Young, is all about love, inspiration and keeping your life bullsh*t-proof; the kind of wisdom you’d expect from a well travelled muso, with almost 50 years in the music business behind him. “Love is the only thing th..
27-Mar-2012
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Bluejuice: crazy good therapy
Ben Cameron
Music’s not about the fame and the fans for Bluejuice’s Jake Stone, it runs a little deeper than that. It’s all about therapy, for a bloke who needs to express his own shortcomings publicly, while dressed in a full length canary yellow body suit, if possible. “I&r..
26-Mar-2012
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Mutemath's odd soul
Ben Cameron
Mutemath drummer Darren King (far right) is happy he’s not trying to “out-Jesus Jesus” any more. “I felt like that as a kid, I really tried, I tried really hard to be a good boy,” he says. “I’ve grown up since that young version of me who thought..
23-Mar-2012
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The Gig Guide (March 23-29)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, March 23 Newmarket Hotel – Bye Bye Jack from 9PM. Free. Basement Bar – Mike Elrington from 9PM. Free. Gold Dust Lounge – Old Buzzard Medicine Show from 9PM. Free. Saturday, March 24 Basement Bar – Bones B..
22-Mar-2012
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Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival teaser show
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is back for 2012 with its first little showcase/teaser show locked in for Saturday, April 14 from midday at The Rifle. The line up so far looks like this: Liam Thorpe TJ (Talisa Jobe) Aaron Wales ..
19-Mar-2012
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Ben's title push
Joel Peterson
HE has done everything but coach a national title-winning side with the Bendigo Braves, but that isn’t stopping Ben Harvey from returning to the club for another title tilt. Harvey signed on for a seventh South East Australian Basketball League season as the Braves’ coach this we..
06-Nov-2015
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Gai's cup win
Joel Peterson
WHILE Gai Waterhouse’s win with The Offer in Wednesday’s $300,000 Jayco Bendigo Cup is far from her biggest moment in racing, you would hardly have known it. As she made her way to the mounting yard post-race, Waterhouse was positively beaming, giving connections the thumbs up an..
30-Oct-2015
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Spirit coach upbeat
Joel Peterson
LAST weekend wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Bendigo Spirit, but that doesn’t worry coach Simon Pritchard. The Spirit head west for a WNBL double header this weekend as the side tackles Perth and Adelaide. The team endured a trying weekend in round three, belted by Dandenon..
30-Oct-2015
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Cricket's bush bash
Joel Peterson
Victorian Premier Cricket will hit Bendigo this weekend, with two day-night games to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Oval as part of the league’s Bush Bash round. Bendigo held the first Premier Cricket regional clash in 1993 and 55 venues have followed suit, but this weekend marks a fir..
23-Oct-2015
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Support rolls in for tennis
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Tennis Association’s support for wheelchair athletes is “what you dream about” according to wheelchair tennis legend Danni Di Toro. The BTA is gearing up to host the Australian National Wheelchair Championships for the first time from Friday, November..
23-Oct-2015
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Debutant rides on high
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Spirit debutant Ashleigh ‘Splash’ Spencer, has made an immediate impression from limited opportunities during last weekend’s WNBL season opening away trip to Queensland. The Spirit went down to the highly fancied South East Queensland Stars 80 – 63, before stu..
16-Oct-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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