Satisfaction survey slams council
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo has suffered its worst community satisfaction results in five years. It’s a fall chief executive Craig Niemann has blamed on high profile public rancour, including the anti-mosque protests, that plagued the council last year. The survey, completed for a..
10-Jun-2016
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CFA firm under pressure
Sharon Kemp
THE impasse between the state government and the CFA over firefighter pay negotiations continued yesterday as Victorian MPs continued to pressure the CFA board to agree to a deal. And in Bendigo, federal Labor incumbent Lisa Chesters has defended herself against social media claims she is i..
10-Jun-2016
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Bendigo refugee group leads forum
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO, the location of anti-mosque protests and a lower than average overseas-born population, is becoming ground zero for the regional refugee advocacy movement. In a duplication of events following the Tampa affair in 2001, regional groups angered at the major parties’ treatment of..
10-Jun-2016
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Hawkei kicks off new bid
Steve Kendall
THALES is putting itself front and centre in a bid to secure a new Australian Defence Force contract, and it has backing. In the same week the first Hawkei went into production at the site, the firm is vying for the lucrative Land 400 Phase 2 contract with their prototype vehicle the LAV (CR..
10-Jun-2016
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Firm to pay workers
Steve Kendall
AN Epsom-based mining services company is repaying more than $2 million to workers who were short-changed over four years. Deepcore Australia Pty Ltd underpaid 205 employees a total of $2.09m for work they performed at mines in regional Victoria and Queensland between 2010 and 2014. The ..
10-Jun-2016
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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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Cultures on show
Dianne Dempsey
Whoever said Bendigo was dull? Representatives of a variety of cultures gathered together last week to give us a taste of the fun to come in the Bendigo Festival of Cultures. The launch will be on the lawn next to the Bendigo library on Monday, March 16 from noon to 2.30pm. The opening ceremo..
18-Mar-2015
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Lyons to have his say
Christine McGinn
City of Greater Bendigo former City of Greater Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons is free to vote on the proposed $30 million aquatic and leisure centre. Despite community concerns Cr Lyons faced a conflict of interest with his son Jack Lyons at the helm of the group lobbying for the centre, no conflic..
13-Mar-2015
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Townhouse potential
Bendigo Weekly
CR Martin has a prized inner city allotment in a fantastic location to auction on Saturday from 11am. Located at 8 Holt Street, Bendigo, the 316 square metre property is an ideal site for an inner city townhouse, and a place where the owners can walk to work, to cafes, to school or the lake. ..
13-Mar-2015
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Gojo to girton
Bendigo Weekly
FIFTEEN Japanese students and two teachers are spending two weeks in Bendigo. The Gojo Senior High School students and two teachers are visiting the city as part of Girton Grammar’s School exchange program. The students will attend classes at Girton Grammar while living with local host ..
13-Mar-2015
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Last chance for HACC input
Christine McGinn
COMMUNITY consultation about the future delivery of the City of Greater Bendigo’s Home and Community Care (HACC) program ends today. Council will make its final decision about the fate of the program at the March 25 general council meeting. Councillors will vote on the provisional decis..
13-Mar-2015
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Weragoda admits drink driving
Christine McGinn
UPDATE The City of Greater Bendigo council accepted Cr Mark Weragoda’s “unreserved apology” at a meeting last night. “Council last night met and has accepted Cr Mark Weragoda’s unreserved apology for drunk driving and initially denying his actions,” Ma..
11-Mar-2015
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San Cisco: a life less awkward
Ben Cameron
Australian music in 2011 was all about domestic spats. While the uber anti-ballad Somebody That I Used to Know was added to just about every playlist bar Classic FM, its little brother, the more bubble gum pop sparring of Awkward by Fremantle‘s San Cisco, had an equally effecti..
13-Mar-2012
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Dan Rolls earns Palais residency
Ben Cameron
Ballarat solo artist Dan Rolls has won himself a residency at The Palais. After playing a recent support slot with the Joe Black Trio at the iconic venue, it all came together pretty easily. “I was just having a drop of red with the owners a few weeks back and I suggested a residen..
07-Mar-2012
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The Bon Scotts: AC/DC free zone
Ben Cameron
It’s hard to believe a bloke who goes by the stage name of Robert Zimmerman, and fronts a tribute act called The Bon Scotts, but Damien Sutton is convinced they’re unique. “I think our music’s very original,” Sutton says. “It entertains us anyway, it ..
07-Mar-2012
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Soundwave 2012
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON Soundwave begins when you descend the escalator at the train station and the sea of black comes into full view. It really is a glorious sight. Everyone is there for the same reason and all are eager to get that first train out – even if that means bei..
07-Mar-2012
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Havana Brown: some positive spin
Ben Cameron
DJ Havana Brown isn’t kidding when she talks of her plans for total world domination. “I want to build myself as a prominent artist, worldwide,” she says. “I’m going with the flow, but I’ve got big major goals. “I’m nowhere near them ye..
07-Mar-2012
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Between the Wars
Bendigo Weekly
BY MICK GRIFFIN The inaugural Avoca Music Festival at the Avoca Racecourse to be held over the weekend of March 23 to 25 is set to be a multi genre feast of the finest in independent music. With a diverse array of acts set to appear throughout the weekend, the festival promises to be a treat..
07-Mar-2012
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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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It’s tee time
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Golf Club’s Annual Spring Tournament will tee off next week which will see a fantastic week of golf action. The tournament will start on Monday with a Ladies 4BBB which will see the week cater for everyone. Tuesday will see the ladies again play with a 18 hole stroke event befo..
16-Oct-2015
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A new look Spirit
Joel Peterson
Amid an offseason of change for the Bendigo Spirit, one thing has not wavered. The club has embraced a new coach, new players and a new off-court vision, but has lost no desire to win a third Women’s National Basketball League championship. In previous years you could pencil the Sp..
09-Oct-2015
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Apco keeps fuel prices in line
The BP outlet in Condon Street, Kennington is another one who at times puts its fuel prices up a couple of days prior to a weekend then brings it back by the end of the weekend. If it was not for Apco service stations in Bendigo, we would be paying higher fuel prices. Well done Apco. The gove..
29-Apr-2011
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On the right road for safety
LAST weekend I took some time off to travel back to my parents’ place in northern New South Wales for their 50th wedding anniversary. It was, by any measure, a great weekend, save for the broken windscreen we copped on the long drive home. Driving along the highway travelling north towards..
21-Apr-2011
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Fuelling a good time
THERE is something special about Bendigo at Easter. While some choose this weekend as a good opportunity to go somewhere else, many will stay behind and enjoy what the city has to offer. And there is so much to offer. If you can’t find something cheap, fun and worthwhile to do this weekend..
21-Apr-2011
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Glanville on Easter /ANZAC Day
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21-Apr-2011
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What’s in a name?
THE City of Greater Bendigo council is now thinking of registering our parks, ovals and sporting venues with VicNames, which is highly desirable for safety reasons should an emergency occur. If you look back at some of the name changes this council has made since the introduction of the Geographic..
21-Apr-2011
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Getting in on the act
Don’t get too excited just yet, we were told this week as City of Greater Bendigo council unveiled the proposal for a 1000-seat theatre. With funding still to be secured at state and federal level, there’s a chance the state-of-the-art facility won’t go ahead. But if it does ..
15-Apr-2011
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