Council deadline looms
Sharon Kemp
CITY of Greater Bendigo residents have until next Friday to enrol to vote ahead of October’s local government elections. In four week’s time, candidates must have nominated for the ballot – September 20 at noon is the deadline for nominations. Candidates have 32 days of..
19-Aug-2016
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Grease is the word for CCB students
Bendigo Weekly
Ulumbarra Theatre has been transformed into Rydell High as Catholic College Year Nine students performGrease, through until tomorrow...
19-Aug-2016
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Inflows highlight water fall
Joel Peterson
RECENT rainfall improving water storages shows that low inflows, not outflows, were the root cause of the recent dwindling water levels at Lake Eppalock. Storage levels at Lake Eppalock have risen from close to 20 per cent in early July to 35.3 per cent at the time of going to print, accordi..
12-Aug-2016
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Paramedic students learn a broader role
Sharon Kemp
IN a first for Australia, paramedical students will receive clinical training with patients in Bendigo equipping them with skills to treat people with chronic illness when they are called out, and suggest follow up treatment rather than transport them to care if it is not needed. Dennis O&rs..
12-Aug-2016
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Apology costs city $5000
Sharon Kemp
MORE than $5000 was spent patching up a relationship between City of Greater Bendigo councillors Helen Leach and Barry Lyons after the latter was found to have twice in three weeks breached the councillor’s code of conduct. The Bendigo Weekly has found a separate code of conduct breach..
12-Aug-2016
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Panel for flood plan objectors
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo council is prepared to call for a $40,000 independent panel rather than making its own call on the impact of its urban flood study on individual properties around the city. Council received 52 submissions to the study, produced by the North Central Catchment Manag..
12-Aug-2016
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Domestic violence on the increase
Dianne Dempsey
She can hear the car pull up and rings the police but it is too late – he’s through the front door. She runs to the bathroom and locks the door but he’s kicking that in. Locks weren’t made for him. The four children know the drill by now. They’re under their b..
20-Mar-2015
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Road change on show
Bendigo Weekly
More than 200 people visited VicRoads in the Hargreaves Mall last Saturday to view the latest designs for the Ravenswood Interchange project. VicRoads Regional Director, Mal Kersting said the organisation was pleased with the level of interest shown by the community for the project. The Ra..
20-Mar-2015
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Bald and beautiful
Dianne Dempsey
Shaving off your long hair when you are a 15 year girl takes a bit of pluck. But Annabel Bradshaw, a sports loving year 10 student at Catholic College has pluck in spades. Annabel decided to do something very brave to help raise awareness for people battling the life threatening disease of leu..
19-Mar-2015
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Cut price pet care
Bendigo Weekly
Discount dog and cat de-sexing vouchers will be available from the City of Greater Bendigo next week. There are 150 vouchers available for dogs and cats. A voucher will save a dog or cat owner $40 on the normal cost of having their pet de-sexed. The vouchers will be available on a firs..
19-Mar-2015
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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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Giving the gift of music
Ben Cameron
A brave Elmore woman has honoured her late husband by giving the gift of music. A few weeks ago the Bendigo Weekly reported Eileen Burke’s desire to donate her late husband Roy’s drum kit to a worthy home. And after receiving a stack of requests for the drums, Eileen has fina..
28-Mar-2012
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Avoca Music Festival
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN The Avoca Music Festival held over the weekend of March 23 to 25 brought together a unique line-up of independent musical acts from fields as diverse as Gospel, Zydeco, Rock, Blues, Country and even Jug Band. Held at the Avoca Racecourse, the festival was a no frills..
27-Mar-2012
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Forever Young: Trevor Young's long journey back
Ben Cameron
Former Cold Chisel drummer and one time Coloured Ball, Trevor Young, is all about love, inspiration and keeping your life bullsh*t-proof; the kind of wisdom you’d expect from a well travelled muso, with almost 50 years in the music business behind him. “Love is the only thing th..
27-Mar-2012
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Bluejuice: crazy good therapy
Ben Cameron
Music’s not about the fame and the fans for Bluejuice’s Jake Stone, it runs a little deeper than that. It’s all about therapy, for a bloke who needs to express his own shortcomings publicly, while dressed in a full length canary yellow body suit, if possible. “I&r..
26-Mar-2012
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Mutemath's odd soul
Ben Cameron
Mutemath drummer Darren King (far right) is happy he’s not trying to “out-Jesus Jesus” any more. “I felt like that as a kid, I really tried, I tried really hard to be a good boy,” he says. “I’ve grown up since that young version of me who thought..
23-Mar-2012
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The Gig Guide (March 23-29)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, March 23 Newmarket Hotel – Bye Bye Jack from 9PM. Free. Basement Bar – Mike Elrington from 9PM. Free. Gold Dust Lounge – Old Buzzard Medicine Show from 9PM. Free. Saturday, March 24 Basement Bar – Bones B..
22-Mar-2012
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Big names roll in
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will become the epicentre of Australian cycling over the next fortnight, as the 2016 UCI Oceania Championships and Bendigo International Madison events bring top cyclists to the city. The Oceania Championships got under way yesterday with the time trials at Emu Creek, with the under-..
04-Mar-2016
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Crows in control
Joel Peterson
MANDURANG is facing the likelihood of consecutive defeats heading into the Emu Valley Cricket Association finals series after Spring Gully seized control of their matchup on day one of round nine. The Rangas won the toss and batted first at Spring Gully Oval but it was the Crows’ bowle..
26-Feb-2016
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Finals fever bites
Joel Peterson
A RED-HOT Golden Square and Bendigo United will face off in what amounts to an elimination final in the final round of the Bendigo District Cricket Association season. Golden Square rocketed into the top four after an outright win against Eaglehawk last week, dismissing the Borough for 86 an..
26-Feb-2016
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City coach pulls pin
Joel Peterson
ONE week after starting its season in earnest, Bendigo City FC is again facing fresh worries at club level and an uncertain short-term future without a coach. The club announced on Wednesday that coach Esteban Quintas was headed back to Spain, and would cease his coaching duties immediately...
26-Feb-2016
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Spirit star returns
Joel Peterson
AFTER sitting on the sidelines for what she called perhaps the toughest game she has missed in her basketball career, Bendigo Spirit star Kelsey Griffin will be back in action this weekend as the side pushes for an unlikely WNBL playoff berth. Bendigo’s already difficult path to the fi..
19-Feb-2016
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Finals in balance
Joel Peterson
THE equation is simple – for the Bendigo Spirit to make finals, the team must keep winning. The result, as the past two weeks have shown, does not come quite so easily. After being in the box seat for a finals spot only a matter of weeks ago, Bendigo now faces an uphill battle to make ..
12-Feb-2016
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Budget football time
IF November’s state election was anything to go by, next week’s state budget should be a doozy for Bendigo, but don’t expect too much. There are a number of projects earmarked in the city for funding, with the Bendigo hospital leading the way. Anything short of $15 million f..
29-Apr-2011
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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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