Autumn rainfall on the horizon
Joel Peterson
LOCAL farmers, and perhaps the odd gardener or two, may see a glimmer of hope when they next look skyward hoping for rain. After 12 of the past 13 months delivered less than average rainfall in Bendigo, the bureau of meteorology is forecasting a La Niña weather system could develop i..
22-Apr-2016
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2020: Pressure builds for next council
Peter Kennedy
IN exactly six months or 183 days’ time, Greater Bendigo will have a new group of councillors to represent the residents and ratepayers of this city for the next four years. Suffice to say, and from a long way back, interest in these elections is already at elevated levels. There ..
22-Apr-2016
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A Big Give for the community
Bendigo Weekly
A BENDIGO group is bringing a new 24-hour community giving day to the city in September. The Community Foundation for Central Victoria (CFCV) is a not for profit organisation which strengthens communities by enabling people to give where they live. “Big Give is a 24 hour online ..
22-Apr-2016
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Legal call for more aid
Bendigo Weekly
Victoria Legal Aid has called for extra investment in legal aid in the Bendigo area as it faces increased demand for its services. The VLA said that across Victoria, tens of thousands of people were missing out on the help they need, and that people in rural and regional Victoria face &l..
22-Apr-2016
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One step closer for Kangaroo Flat aquatic centre
Sharon Kemp
Where there was dust yesterday, Kangaroo Flat schoolchildren are hoping there will be water in 18 months time. They raised dust in a celebratory dance at the Browning Street site that is graded and ready to be handed over to the construction company that will build the $31 million Great..
22-Apr-2016
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Curves stall commuters
Joel Peterson
The $3.65 billion Regional Rail Link project’s curves are the main cause of the V/Line wheel wear saga which has caused major headaches for commuters across the state in recent months. A Monash Institute of Rail Technology report into the ongoing V/Line wheel wear saga was ..
22-Apr-2016
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Tennis club fears change to court
Christine McGinn
KENNINGTON Social Tennis Club (KSTC) says it will have to close once South Bendigo Football and Netball Club takes over its courts. President Simon Perrin said there was no future for the tennis club as netball “elitism” had taken priority, leaving the club with only one dedicated ..
06-Mar-2015
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Ping for a faster net
Bendigo Weekly
A GROUP pushing for the rollout of the NBN in the Loddon Mallee region wants locals to take an active role in promoting the need for high speed broadband in the community. iLoddon Mallee launched a new campaign this week as part of its ongoing advocacy, with chairman Bruce Winzar calling for l..
06-Mar-2015
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Money burden adds pressure
Peter Kennedy
IN part two of his extended interview with the Bendigo Weekly’s Peter Kennedy, City of Greater Bendigo CEO Craig Niemann explains more about some of the challenges the city faces, his views on the independent review and who should be responsible for fixing our groundwater problems. CIT..
06-Mar-2015
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Building on a new high
Bendigo Weekly
PH Property will auction a centrally located four bedroom home with residential zoning on Saturday from 11am. The home at 96 Hargreaves Street is set on 485 square metres with rear access, and is a classic 1970s custom built brick home with loads of living space, partial ensuite and could also..
06-Mar-2015
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Feelgood takes over La Trobe gym
Christine McGinn
FEELGOOD Fitness will open its third outlet after a La Trobe University’s student-run association was unable to financially manage its gym. The locally owned and operated 24/7 gym, Feelgood Fitness, will open its doors in Flora Hill at university’s Bendigo campus. La Trobe Univers..
06-Mar-2015
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Fit in some fitness
Bendigo Weekly
Rain, hail or shine, in 2015 there is no excuse not to participate in Bendigo’s Biggest Workout later this month at the Bendigo Stadium. Local fitness organisations It’s Her Gym and refind FITNESS are once again supporting the Bendigo Health Foundation to host this event for the se..
06-Mar-2015
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Current Issue

Bobby Rydell to hit Bendigo
Steve Kendall
WHEN Bobby Rydell steps on the stage of The Capital Theatre next month it will be as part of his 21st tour of Australia. His first was in 1960, and he already had a hit record under his belt, Kissin’ Time. Thirty-four US hits later and a string of favourites around the world, Bobby..
15-Feb-2012
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Custard return for Between the Bays
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Throughout much of the nineties, Custard were one of Australia’s most prominent and popular bands, with a loyal live following and hit songs by way of Apartment and Music is Crap. The band also released some of the definitive albums from that time with Wahooti..
15-Feb-2012
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Broken Stone Records: passionate hobbyists
Ben Cameron
LIVE performances will combine with live footage and stunning artwork, as music label Broken Stone Records hits Kyneton as part of a 10-day east coast show case tour. BSR co-owner Jonathon Miller said the roadshow had existed in different forms since BSR began operation back ..
14-Feb-2012
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Heaven The Axe: takin' the long handle
Ben Cameron
A MEETING on the streets of Wagga Wagga proved to be the catalyst for the formation of hard rockers Heaven The Axe. Bombshell lead singer Phoebe Pinnock was spotted by the man she would eventually marry, Steve Watts (of Manticore fame), who had been entertaining the idea of a female-..
14-Feb-2012
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Adalai: Unfamiliar Places
Bendigo Weekly
Adalai – Unfamiliar Places Adalai’s first EP is a combination of eight tracks, which offer a welcome departure from the usual alternative rock riffs and chorus lines. Unlike many alternative rocker bands out there, Adalai successfully manages to get every song..
10-Feb-2012
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Tania Doko: forever the Bachelor Girl
Ben Cameron
For Australia’s one time Queen of Pop Tania Doko, it’s high time for a bit of good old fashioned self indulgence. After spending the past few years writing songs for others, like former pop matriarch Taylor Dane, she’s back to expressing what’s in her own heart. And s..
10-Feb-2012
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Braves in top form
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Bank Braves and Champions IGA Lady Braves have hit flying form at exactly the right time of the South East Australian Basketball League season. The Ben Harvey-coached Braves have taken the spoils in their last four contests, while the Lady Braves have won their last six straight ..
07-Aug-2015
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Back in the team
Joel Peterson
SEVEN years after she last played for her hometown Women’s National Basketball League club, Kerryn Harrington is gearing up to play for the Bendigo Spirit this season knowing she is finally getting the best out of herself. Dogged by injuries throughout her young career, the 23-year-old h..
31-Jul-2015
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Adamson out as Tigers coach
Joel Peterson
The Kyneton Tigers and senior football coach Mark Adamson have parted ways on the eve of a possible first finals campaign for the club since 2003. The club announced the decision via a statement on its website tonight, saying Adamson had not met the standards required to be a leader. Lu..
28-Jul-2015
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Hillies in finals push
Joel Peterson
WHITE HILLS coach Shaun Makepeace is sick of his side being simply competitive. Sitting comfortably inside the Heathcote District Football League’s top five, Makepeace laid down the challenge to the Demons this week saying close enough is not good enough. The Demons will get a chan..
24-Jul-2015
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Sore end to tour
Joel Peterson
ZAK Dempster is determined not to let his Tour de France define his 2015 season, after he was forced to withdraw from his second participation in the great race last week. Dempster tells the Weekly in an exclusive column (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/zak-adds-perspective-to-tour-exit..
24-Jul-2015
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Zak adds perspective to tour exit
Bendigo Weekly
I like to think I have the perspective to understand that sport is only sport in the end. In the grand scheme of things the result doesn’t actually matter. I’ve come to understand that although winning races is what I dream of, I used to link it pretty closely to whether I was co..
24-Jul-2015
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Glanville on the truck bypass route
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15-Apr-2011
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Glanville on the hospital board
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08-Apr-2011
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Letters to the editor
Fortuna future With Bendigo having a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a national attraction as a result of the sale of Fortuna, there will no doubt be a number of suggestions as to how best preserve and promote this heritage icon. The Villa Fortuna Action Group believes now is the time f..
08-Apr-2011
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Changing focus
WHEN it comes to Bendigo’s youth, St Luke’s CEO Dave Pugh knows what he is talking about. He knows what the real issues are and can see through the hysteria created by recent CBD incidents. When he says the problems are not a major concern and the community should be focussing on oth..
08-Apr-2011
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What’s in a number? A lot
IT’S very easy to throw numbers around like they mean as much or as little as you want them to, and to most people 5.1 per cent would not seem like a lot. But here’s a few examples of some of the 5.1 per centers that impact upon our lives. In Victoria, fruit and vegie prices rose an ..
08-Apr-2011
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Electoral reform is needed
The present Victorian Electoral Commission enquiry to determine the number of City of Greater Bendigo councillors and wards is well intended. Unfortunately, this review will do little for the ratepayers of this fair city. The role of councillors will not change. Part-time councillors with goo..
01-Apr-2011
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