Gem show set to shine
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Gem Club’s annual expo is set in stone and is included in a circuit that attracts travelling visitors every year. “That is why we will never be able to change the date,” said club president John Carey, referring to the second weekend in September. This weekend&r..
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Lunch with an AFL legend
Bendigo Weekly
PROMINENT AFL identity Kevin Sheedy has been named the headline act for the 2016 Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch, to be held on Friday, November 18 at Ulumbarra Theatre. Event organiser Keith Sutherland said planning for this year’s Bendigo Weekly-backed event was well advanced, with ..
09-Sep-2016
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Work shuts Bendigo line
Bendigo Weekly
V/LINE will wait until after AFL finals and third term school holidays to commence four weeks of rail work that will close the Bendigo line. Public transport minister Jacinta Allan said buses would operate in place of trains from October 4 to 30. She advised commuters to add an hour to t..
09-Sep-2016
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Epsom school plans on hold
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo has put on hold Epsom Primary School plans to build a new $5.7 million new school, advanced designs for which students have already seen. Councillors agreed on Wednesday night to investigate whether the 135-year-old red brick building that forms the entrance to th..
02-Sep-2016
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High fire risk for Central Victoria
Bendigo Weekly
CENTRAL Victoria will once again be at increased risk of grassfire this season, with late spring drying offering the potential to escalate bushfire behaviour in forested areas in late summer. The region is among those at the highest risk level, in both grass and bush areas. The Souther..
02-Sep-2016
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Organics rollout hits home
Sharon Kemp
THE environmental benefits of separating organic waste will be undeniable, according to the City of Greater Bendigo, and the gains could be calculable by Christmas. As the council prepares to begin its organics pick-up service on Monday, the manager of the project has described the city as b..
02-Sep-2016
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Kinders push for 15 hours
Bendigo Weekly
By CHRISTINE McGINN Kindergarten fees could double if the federal government stops funding 15 hours of kinder says a local expert. Loddon Mallee Preschool Association chief executive Phil Hocking said the federal government needed to commit funds for the additional five hours beyond 201..
24-Apr-2015
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Residents have a say on transport
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’S proposed commuter rail service and new bus network will be shaped by the community in consultation sessions to be held over the next month. Labor members for Bendigo East and West, Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards, announced the consultation sessions for the Bendigo Metro Rail..
24-Apr-2015
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Call for CBD strategy
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s central business district needs a visionary long-term strategy, according to Whipstick ward councillor Lisa Ruffell. “Gone are the days when the CBD was the hub. We have Lansell Square which is fully loaded, Strathfieldsaye and Strath Hill/Village whic..
24-Apr-2015
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Ruffell set to leave council
Christine McGinn
Lisa Ruffell is planning to stand down from the City of Greater Bendigo council. The Whipstick ward councillor exclusively told the Weekly that she would not run at the November 2016 local government elections, but until then would continue to work for the community. “I have not lost..
17-Apr-2015
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Cyclone aid is at hand
Dianne Dempsey
Enterprising schoolgirl Zahlia Burrill-Grinton has decided to do as much as she can for the communities of Vanuatu who have been affected by the recent cyclone Pam. Having visited Vanuatu on holiday with her mum last October, Zahlia was upset and worried about the local people she had met over..
10-Apr-2015
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Focus on long term
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit chairman Greg Bickley is adamant the club will survive despite the coaching furore that has engulfed the organisation in recent weeks. The club’s board and head coach Bernie Harrower have been locked in a stalemate as to whether Harrower will coach next season, but the clu..
10-Apr-2015
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Bendigo Wealth launched
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has announced the launch of Bendigo Wealth, a new wealth management division that will leverage off the bank’s high brand recognition and leading customer satisfaction ranking. Managing director Mike Hirst said as the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has grow..
11-Apr-2011
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Regional Growth Fund passes first test
Bendigo Weekly
Communities in regional and rural Victoria will soon have access to a $1 billion fund that supports growth and encourages development, following the passage of the Regional Growth Fund Act through the Victorian Parliament last night. Deputy Premier and Regional and Rural Development Minister..
08-Apr-2011
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Government moves to close flood insurance loopholes
People should know exactly what is, and what is not, covered under their insurance policies, according to a new consultation paper announced today at a public meeting in Ipswich by Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten. "It seems like a simple proposition. If you have an insurance policy, you sho..
06-Apr-2011
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RATES ON HOLD
CENTRAL Victorian home owners can breathe easy - at least for the time being, after today's Reserve Bank decision to leave interest rates on hold. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens' statement follows: At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4...
05-Apr-2011
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Regional Rail Link gets green light
Bendigo Weekly
The Regional Rail Link project will go ahead, although politicians continue to bicker about who is responsible for ensuring the dedicated track is built. Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the project had been placed under a review due a shortfall in funding which he said was ..
05-Apr-2011
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State government trials new level crossing warning system
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has conducted a trial of an innovative level crossing warning system to prevent collisions between trains and road vehicles, which has been hailed as an Australian first. Between 2001 and 2009, 120 people were killed and 172 injured in vehicle crashes involving collisio..
01-Apr-2011
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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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Showcase hits the right note
Bendigo Weekly
And so it is on! The momentum built from the success of the 2011 debut of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is, without a doubt, on the ascendency as far as its popular appeal within the Bendigo community goes. The value placed in Bendigo playing host to its very own music fes..
17-Apr-2012
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Children Collide: farewell Ryan Caesar
Ben Cameron
Since 2008 Children Collide have proved again and again why they’re Australia’s most interesting and probably best rock band. And their gig on Friday night at The Corner Hotel was the very definition of pudding. Having nailed the intricate framework of riff rock with..
16-Apr-2012
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Banking on music
Ben Cameron
Specialising in “eclecticism”, a troupe of local musicians with a talent for numbers will be out to prove that bankers can be cool too this Saturday at The Rifle. The “thrown together” Bendigo Bank All Stars of Colin Thompson, Chris DeAraugo, Collin Brady, Andrew Watt..
12-Apr-2012
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Ballarat Ska Orchestra
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN The nine piece Ballarat Ska Orchestra was formed eight months ago and members of this ska-tastic troupe are drawn from the genre's most respected acts, including Melbourne institution Bomba. I recently had the opportunity to chat with the orchestra's Stella Savy who explaine..
12-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 13 to 19)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, April 13: Newmarket Hotel – Dirtbusters. From 9:00PM. $5. Basement Bar – Friday the 13th Horror Show featuring: Old World Sparrow, Zombie Superman & the Undead Villains, Brodie Roberts and Walters Sisters. From 9:00PM.Free. Bridge Hotel - Mez & Al..
12-Apr-2012
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Braves find the right mix
Joel Peterson
A STRONG preseason, new recruits and a handy complement of returning players have coach Ben Harvey and the Bendigo Braves believing this could finally be the year they are title bound. The Braves and Lady Braves both hit the road tonight to tip their respective South East Australian Basketba..
01-Apr-2016
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Super suns extend dynasty
Joel Peterson
STRATHDALE Maristians secured back-to-back Bendigo District Cricket Association flags in yet another thrilling grand final finish, defeating Eaglehawk by seven runs last Sunday. The Suns made 9/233 on day one, recovering from 4/52 led by Ben DeAraugo (56) and Taylor-Walsh medallist Andrew Ho..
24-Mar-2016
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Bendigo serves up top action
Joel Peterson
OLYMPIC spots will be up for grabs tomorrow with some of the best table tennis players in the country converging on Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre. The ITTF Oceania Championships are being held in the city once again, and doubles as an Olympic qualifying tournament. The event also dre..
24-Mar-2016
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Pioneers forge ahead
Joel Peterson
A DIFFERENT approach to the preseason and an improved list has the Bendigo Pioneers ready to win in 2016, according to coach Brett Henderson. The club begins its 2016 campaign on Saturday at Shepparton’s Deakin Reserve against Murray Bushrangers, a side coming off a 12-win season last ..
24-Mar-2016
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Finals vital for Flat
Joel Peterson
AS the club embarks on its first practice match of 2016, Kangaroo Flat senior coach Jason Stevens believes the club needs to make the jump into the Bendigo Football Netball League finals. The Roos have promised plenty with big recruiting splashes in each of the last two years after a wooden ..
18-Mar-2016
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Hawks soar into final
Joel Peterson
COMING off a dominant semi final win over Bendigo United, Eaglehawk enters this weekend’s BDCA grand final full of confidence. The Borough demolished the Redbacks last week at Canterbury Park, making 355 before rolling the visitors for just 82. Having added openers Andrew Smith and..
18-Mar-2016
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Letters to the editor
Label no accident in climate debate The label “denier” is a loaded word. It has added weight because of the term “holocaust denier”. This is no accident; those on the pro-carbon tax team know that and use the term “climate change denier” or “skepti..
10-Jun-2011
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Changing the political climate
Carbon, or more precisely, whether or not we should have a tax on carbon, is one of the central issues of our time. True believers of the carbon economy say without it, we are doomed to fail both the environment and the generations to come. The detractors say we risk untold damage to our economy..
03-Jun-2011
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Program’s net worth
We marvel at how quickly young people pick up new technology and run with it, accessing information that was, in the past, locked away and only available to those in the know. The downside of the information revolution is that this access is not always monitored. Along with new ways to bully an..
03-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Indecision costs history How much do we value our golden history and our treasured heritage? How long have we waited for a decision on a suitable permanent place for the homeless Bendigo Historical Society, guardians of our historical artifacts now shamefully housed in shipping containers? Many..
03-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the QEO
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02-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the rate hike
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27-May-2011
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Pick of the week - Those who came after
Those Who Come After Elisabeth Holdsworth Picador Elisabeth Holdsworth came to Australia as a child, and worked most of her life in the public service. In 2007, her essay, “For Those Who Come After”, won the ABR-Calibre Prize. In that essay, she described the difficulty she had ..
31-Mar-2011
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Malouf finalist for 2011 Man Booker International Prize
Australia’s most distinguished writer, David Malouf, is on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. The list, announced by chair of judges Rick Gekoski Noterday, includes contoversial fantasy writer Philip Pullman, veteran American Philip Roth and Iindian s..
30-Mar-2011
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Shaun Tan wins international award
Australia’s most celebrated children’s book illustrator/writer Shaun Tan has added one of the world’s most lucrative prizes to his list of awards. Tan will receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, worth approximately $760,000, in Sweden at the end of May. The judges ca..
29-Mar-2011
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This week's top 10
1. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 2. Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 3. Saturday Big Tent Wedding Pary Alexander McCall-Smith 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers SBS 7. Daughters-in-Law Joanna Tro..
25-Mar-2011
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Book Pick of the Week; Alpha Monsters
I couldn’t be prouder right now of our great friend Crikey – you can call him Chris Kennett – as this weekend his very first children’s story Alpha Monsters is being launched. Chris is actually a great poet but only those of us who are lucky enough to be on his Christmas c..
25-Mar-2011
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