Health cost in focus
Sharon Kemp
MEDICARE is 30 years old, unwieldy and needed reform before restrictions and the rebate freeze halted bulk billing and made smaller regional medical clinics unviable, Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters heard this week. As Ms Chesters gathers evidence from local practitioners and patients to take to Ca..
29-Sep-2016
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A vision for the community
Dianne Dempsey
The Bendigo Islamic Community Centre will be the most open Islamic facility in Australia, if not the world, according to its architect. Speaking at Saturday night’s Community Thank you Dinner, architect Asher Greenwood said the East Bendigo facility will be one of a kind. “It..
29-Sep-2016
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Saved a soaking
Bendigo Weekly
FORECAST heavy rain that could have led to a new round of flooding across central and northern Victoria failed to eventuate this week, sparing the region from further hardship. Up to 40 millimetres of rain was expected to hit Bendigo and the surrounding areas on Tuesday night and into Wednes..
23-Sep-2016
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Green light for Telstra tower
Sharon Kemp
A 30-metre telecommunications tower will be built at Bendigo TAFE’s Charleston campus that Telstra claims will ensure Kennington North does not become mobile black spot. City of Greater Bendigo councillors on Wednesday night voted to allow Telstra to build the tower, saying it met exis..
23-Sep-2016
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Hoskin in council tilt
Sharon Kemp
THE woman who was a central figure in the fight against plans for Bendigo’s first mosque and in the unruly protest that led to a council meeting being abandoned in September 2015 says it was not disrespectful to sit in the mayoral chair and laugh after the meeting was closed down. Anti..
23-Sep-2016
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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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CVGT staff face change
Christine McGinn
A NEW federal government job employment service is expected to leave 40 local CVGT Australia workers without a job. The not-for-profit organisation has lost nine Victorian contracts to deliver the former federal government’s employment and jobseeking program, Job Services Australia (JSA)..
10-Apr-2015
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Vision of the region
Bendigo Weekly
Participants in the 2015 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program were engaged in two days of activities recently as part of a Vision of the Region theme. Learning how to get their messages across via various forms of the media, participants were interested in the behind the scenes action at..
10-Apr-2015
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Low rates benefit buyers
Bendigo Weekly
Managing Director of DCK Robert Ketterer said that Tuesday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to maintain the current interest rate would have positive implications for buyers interested in the Bendigo housing market. The RBA announced it would be leaving the interest rates unc..
10-Apr-2015
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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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Pokies campaign wins support
Mission Australia has thrown its support behind a campaign, jointly launched by Independent Tasmanian MP, Andrew Wilkie, and advocacy group, Get Up, to combat attempts to undermine the Federal Government’s planned poker machine reforms. Clubs Australia plans to spend $20 million on an ..
29-Mar-2011
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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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New competition for bedroom rock stars
Bendigo Weekly
Young unsigned musicians should get cracking on their original ditties as entries open for the 2012 Red Bull Bedroom Jam Australia competition Musos aged between 15 to 21 (bands, duos or soloists) are eligable to enter the online comp. Apply by uploading a video of yourself and your ban..
05-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 6 to 12)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday April 6: Gold Dust Lounge – Cold Snap. From 9PM. Free. Horvat's Wine Bar, Daylesford – Moodswing. From 9.00PM. Free. Saturday April 7: Palais Theatre, Hepburn Springs – Emmy Bryce & Kate Vigo with support Brendan Maclean. From 8:30PM. $15:00. ..
05-Apr-2012
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Music tickets too expensive say most Aussies
Bendigo Weekly
It probably won't surprise many but most Aussies think ticket prices are too steep, according to ticketing organisation, Eventbrite. A recent survey of 1000 Australians by Eventbrite has found that a little over half of Australians attended live music performances in the last 12 months, and ..
04-Apr-2012
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Jeff Raglus: Three Pairs for the price of one
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Multi-talented musician and visual artist Jeff Raglus is on a roll at present. An exhibition of his artwork opened on Saturday, March 30 in Daylesford (1 Camp street) which will run until April 23, and on the music front there is a new CD in the offering from Victor..
04-Apr-2012
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Hoodoo Gurus: rock dinosaurs
Ben Cameron
The Hoodoo Gurus don’t mind being perceived as rock dinosaurs. At least they’re still out and about, and in lead singer Dave Faulkner’s eyes, it’s not so much a criticism of the band, but a testament to three decades of durability in the most fickle of industr..
04-Apr-2012
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Emmy Bryce: an indie jewel
Bendigo Weekly
Emmy Bryce is shining very brightly as one of indie pop's prize jewels. A breath of fresh air, Bryce's cheerful brand of 90s influenced alt-pop is imbued with a joy that is earning her many admirers, a legion of fans and some serious attention. Bryce has joined forces with fellow indie ..
02-Apr-2012
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Thunder rolls on
Joel Peterson
THEY may be without a coach and a president on the eve of the Victorian Women’s Football League season, but Bendigo Thunder star Emma Grant is confident her team will be ready to roll on Sunday when the side meets Port Melbourne in their season opener. The Thunder was thrown into turmo..
29-Apr-2016
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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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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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Letters to the editor
Theatre project a winner I write in support of the development of the Sandhurst Theatre project at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. I amsupportive of the proposal because it exemplifies the very best of a school and community partnership. This is what governments dream of. I understand t..
20-May-2011
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Progress on go slow
THERE is a saying that goes something like this: The wheels of progress tuen slowly. Never has that been as true as in the two stories covered on page one and three of today’s Bendigo Weekly. The much-needed refurbishment of the Bendigo Courts, and the solution to the Mitchell Street bus c..
19-May-2011
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