32 up and running
Sharon Kemp
FIRST-time candidates Ian Dean and Damien Irving secured first and second positions on the ballot paper for the hotly contested Lockwood ward. Mr Dean, a former science teacher who was self employed from 1988 until retirement, said he would run on the platform of not increasing rates and red..
23-Sep-2016
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Candidates team up to win
Sharon Kemp
A LARGE field of candidates in next month’s City of Greater Bendigo elections has the potential to create voting blocs on the incoming council. As the council comes to the end of a tumultuous four-year term, many candidates have said they want to serve on a less divided cou..
23-Sep-2016
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Push for driver safety
Sharon Kemp
“I can’t justify a single death on our roads,” is the approach Bendigo Highway Patrol sergeant Mick McCrann takes to the job of policing central Victorian roads. The road toll in Bendigo so far is lower than it was year on year – four fatalities compared to six – ..
23-Sep-2016
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September record set to fall
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO has been drenched by its wettest month in almost seven years, and the Bureau of Meteorology says there is more rain on the way. To 9am yesterday, Bendigo Airport had recorded 108 millimetres of rain this month with widespread reports of local residents collecting more than that. ..
16-Sep-2016
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Institute work begins
Sharon Kemp
THE Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute as we know it closes today and will reopen when it is refurbished to near original condition, and boasts a state-of-the-art exhibition space at the back that will host touring exhibitions from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The next time the ..
16-Sep-2016
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Call for pool to stay
Sharon Kemp
THE Golden Square swimming pool should have its lease extended by at least a year to see how attendance is affected by the new $31 million Kangaroo Flat aquatic centre, according to City of Greater Bendigo councillor Barry Lyons. Representatives of the pool’s volunteer committee of man..
16-Sep-2016
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Lift out of action
Bendigo Weekly
HARGREAVES Street multi-storey carpark users are being warned the lift will be out of service for upgrade works. The outdated lift will be out of service from May 18 to July 17 for upgrade works with control equipment and components updated. Works will improve the lift’s accessibility, ..
11-May-2015
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Tickled pink
Bendigo Weekly
Organisers are thrilled with the pink brigade of runners and walkers at the 2015 Mother's Day Classic this morning despite the damp start to the day. There were plenty of pink tutus, mumus, onsies and a few twosies on the track. 8km and 4 km runners can access results here (http://tomatotim..
10-May-2015
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Funds in for Huntly crossing
Bendigo Weekly
HUNTLY residents have been given the green light for a pedestrian operated crossing on the traffic-ridden Midland Highway in this week’s state budget. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan announced $350,000 to fund a pedestrian operated crossing on the Midland Highway in Huntl..
07-May-2015
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Cox welcomes budget
Bendigo Weekly
City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox has welcomed today’s state government's budget announcements. Cr Cox said the funding would aid the city’s plans for works and planning to begin on many projects across the city. The budget 2015/2016 reaffirms funding for the Greater Be..
05-May-2015
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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..
05-May-2015
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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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Community groups welcome red tape cuts
KEY community groups have welcomed a move towards getting rid of the massive red tape bogging down Australia’s not-for-profit sector. The federal government has announced the appointment of Australia’s first independent regulator to look after the nation’s huge not-fo..
09-May-2011
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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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Xavier Michelides: the X factor
Ben Cameron
STAND-up comedy is meant to be one of the toughest gigs in town, but award-winning funnyman Xavier Michelides doesn’t buy into the idea. “Firefighters have hard jobs, they walk into buildings that are on fire,” the Melbourne comic says, deadpan. “Scientists, the..
03-May-2012
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Spyndrift cast a spell
Bendigo Weekly
Spyndrift's Yellow Brick Road tour is paved with gold… musical gold! There are very few acts on the live circuit that can match Spyndrift in terms of their unique, highly visual performance style, musicianship, energy and out-and-out groove. Bendigo's Newmarket Hotel on Saturday a..
30-Apr-2012
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Spyndrift: naughty and exotic
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN “Fabulously naughty, exotic and noisy Spyndrift is more than just a band, it’s a visual feast being served hot to the Goldfields this April and May.” So states the sensational Spyndrift on their newly launched website, with dates in Bendigo..
30-Apr-2012
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Hermitude's club conscience
Ben Cameron
Hermitude’s Angus Stuart doesn’t just craft future beats, he hears voices. Whether he’s in the studio, or side of the dance floor (more on that later), they’re always there. “Sometimes it’s really good, (a voice) saying, ‘I wonder what people wil..
30-Apr-2012
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Gold Fields: all still so surreal
Ben Cameron
Approaching their second successive Groovin the Moo slot, Ballarat’s Gold Fields hope to be a little better prepared this time round. To make it in time for their opening slot in 2011, the band drove overnight from Adelaide, only to discover 20 minutes before the show they’d arri..
24-Apr-2012
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Mortal Kombout with Bellusira
Ben Cameron
Ink May 26 in your diaries local derby fans as Mortal Kombout! has been declared at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre. It’s a double header bout, starting with a mixed league demo featuring skaters from seven leagues across Victoria, for the Scorpions and Suz Zeros clash. Then Bend..
23-Apr-2012
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By George, it's tough
Joel Peterson
CAPTAINING a struggling young side is not a challenge that George Mcheileh expected when came to Bendigo, but it is one that he is taking in his stride. Thrust into the role in only his second season with the club, the 22-year-old has one of the toughest jobs going around. He has always ..
29-Apr-2016
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Opals dream over
Joel Peterson
KELSEY Griffin’s Olympic dream is over, but the Bendigo Spirit linchpin is determined to represent her new home country in coming years. Griffin was cut from the Opals squad this week after participating in recent camps with the squad in Canberra and Gosford. She missed out on bein..
22-Apr-2016
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Bendigo's interleague basket case
Joel Peterson
IF the Bendigo Football Netball League is serious about interleague competition, it has a funny way of showing it. As the Weekly went to print yesterday, exactly one month out from the May 21 clash against Gippsland, the league had still not appointed a senior football coach. An announce..
22-Apr-2016
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Medal splash
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO divers Abby Rowley and Kiara Field starred at the recent Australian Age Diving Championships at Sydney’s Olympic Aquatic Stadium. The pair, coach Heather Tyter and their families made the trip north for the four-day event last week and came back with plenty of medal..
22-Apr-2016
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Victorian call-up for Crone
Joel Peterson
XAVIER Crone’s meteoric rise through the cricketing ranks continued this week, named as a rookie in the Victorian Bushrangers squad for 2016/17. The talented 18-year-old quickly impressed in his first full season in Premier Cricket with Carlton, taking 31 wickets in 13 games of firsts ..
21-Apr-2016
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Locals in bowls first
Bendigo Weekly
SEVERAL Bendigo bowlers made history on the weekend as the Bendigo Campaspe bowls region won its first Women’s Region Sides Championships at Murray Downs last weekend. The championship featured teams comprised of the state’s best female bowlers from the 16 Victorian bowls regions..
15-Apr-2016
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Slideshow: Australian Sheep and Wool Show and Festival of Lamb, Bendigo
Anthony Radford
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19-Jul-2011
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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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On the Road goes on the screen
Hot on the heels of the new movie based on Jack Kerouac's classic beat-generation novel, On the Road (released at the end of the year), another movie based on his Big Sur is in production. Made by the same team behind the Che Guevara movie, the On the Road film has a smallish budget ($25milion)..
21-Apr-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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