Council wastes vision
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s waste policy was flawed, expensive and excessive, councillor Peter Cox argued on Wednesday night. As councillors debated awarding two multi-million-dollar waste disposal contracts including a seven-year organics collection deal, officers came under fire fo..
01-Jul-2016
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Chesters ruffles feathers over 457 visa workers
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO MP Lisa Chesters has touched a nerve by warning local employers Labor would crack down on companies using temporary overseas workers. Ms Chesters, the federal member for Bendigo, said too many local jobs over the past three years had gone to temporary overseas workers on 457 visas, b..
01-Jul-2016
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Pollies gear up for election day
Sharon Kemp
ONE of these two women will be the next representative in the federal electorate of Bendigo if past voting trends are repeated this weekend. Labor’s Lisa Chesters has the advantage of experience – three years in the seat – albeit in opposition. But incumbency may not gu..
01-Jul-2016
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Marong still in play
Sharon Kemp
THE Marong farmers at the centre of the land acquisition fight for an industrial park have at least two years before the City of Greater Bendigo makes any move to compulsorily buy their land. The Carter family could be excused for thinking their decade-long battle with the council was over i..
01-Jul-2016
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Metro fail
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO’S long-awaited $2 million Metro Rail network becomes a reality on Monday, but stage one of the project falls short of providing a reliable commuter service. The state government project delivers 14 weekday services at Epsom station, as well as an extra service from Eaglehawk..
24-Jun-2016
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Bendigo on early vote high
Sharon Kemp
THE electorate of Bendigo has one of the highest incidence of early polling in the nation, with more voters polling than any seat in Melbourne, potentially as a result of “impulse voting”. Seven days after prepolling opened, more than 7200 votes have been cast at only two polling..
24-Jun-2016
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Chapman referred to panel
Bendigo Weekly
Elise Chapman's conduct has been referred to a Councillor Conduct Panel. Mayor Peter Cox's statement appears below. Statement from Mayor Cr Peter Cox Friday March 6, 2015 On behalf of residents who have complained about an inappropriate tweet sent by Cr Elise Chapman, Mayor ..
07-Mar-2015
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Pressures add strain to food budget
Dianne Dempsey
“We see grandparents who don’t go to see their grandchildren at Christmas because they can’t afford to buy them gifts,” Mrs Jenny Elvey, of Bendigo Family and Financial Services says. “We never know what sort of problems will walk in the door. Clients could have l..
07-Mar-2015
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Students call for action
Christine McGinn
LA TROBE University physical education and outdoor education students are frustrated at the lack of organisation and staffing in their first week back. Third year student Ellen said there was a significant lack of support and staff to teach students. “There is no one to go to find ou..
06-Mar-2015
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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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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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Lana Del Ray: Born to Die
Steve Kendall
CD REVIEW: Born To Die by Lana Del Ray IS she happy? It’s a fair question after leaping into this CD. Born To Die has been around for a month or so and I have struggled not to read a review for fear of being tainted. As soon as it was here, it had the ..
05-Mar-2012
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Alter Bridge/Steel Panther
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON Sydney and Melbourne were the only cities lucky enough to host an Alter Bridge / Steel Panther sideshow, as part of the Soundwave tour. As a result many fans flew in from around Australia to see the show at The Palace on Wednesday, February 29, including a ..
05-Mar-2012
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Madison Violet: Canadian slice of Americana
Ben Cameron
The last time Madison Violet’s Brenley MacEachern played the Burke & Wills Winery in Mia Mia a few years ago, they were a smash. Not just with local listeners, but the wildlife. Early one morning, MacEachern and touring buddy Kristina Olsen had been driving from Mia Mia to Bendigo ..
29-Feb-2012
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Luke Owens plans big for Bendigo's homeless
Ben Cameron
Planet Earth had We Are The World in 1985, and now a couple of local musicians are planning something similar. Talented musicians Luke Owens, Craig Morley and Dave Turpie are planning to gather a troupe of Bendigo musicians to write and record a Christmas track, and hopefully raise $100,000 ..
23-Feb-2012
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Teams face road trips
Joel Peterson
LEAGUES within the AFL Central Victoria hub have been told to hit the road in 2016 under AFL Victoria’s new Community Championships structure. AFL Victoria announced its new program this week, which sees the country and metro interleague championships combined into a football bonanza i..
20-Nov-2015
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Reigning champs East on a winning roll
Joel Peterson
REIGNING premier Bendigo East remains on top of the Bendigo Bowls Division pennant ladder after a hard-fought win over Castlemaine last week by five shots. East takes on Inglewood this weekend in a bid to keep its undefeated run to start the season alive. East skipper Brad Holland is ye..
20-Nov-2015
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Suns' flying start
Joel Peterson
STRATHDALE-MARISTIANS captain Linton Jacobs says there is no magic formula for his side’s undefeated start to the season, which the Suns will look to continue in round five against Eaglehawk. A Jack Neylon ton led Maristians to victory over Golden Square last week, while Eaglehawk impr..
20-Nov-2015
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In the running
Bendigo Weekly
WINNING a state championship is no mean feat, but when it is comes in your first attempt at an event, it is all the more impressive. That is exactly what long distance runner Brady Threlfall did in taking out the Victorian Marathon Championship and in doing so became a joint winner of the..
20-Nov-2015
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Jack's back
Joel Peterson
FOLLOWING a hectic European campaign, Bendigo cyclist Jack Haig is back in town and looking forward to relaxing – for a little while, at least. Despite the cycling season proper finishing in September, Haig got back into Australia on Sunday after a short break in Spain. He endured ..
13-Nov-2015
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Coach aims for change
Joel Peterson
GRITTY wins have become a Bendigo Spirit trademark over recent WNBL seasons, but it is a trait that coach Simon Pritchard wishes his side could do without. Bendigo defeated top-of-the-table South East Queensland last Saturday to improve to 5-3 on the season, a win that went part way to makin..
13-Nov-2015
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Road rage
Road rage I must strongly object to the proposal of upgrading Gladstone Street from two to four lanes of traffic. This would dramatically increase the already heavy traffic through a long-standing Quarry Hill residential area. This includes the already very busy St Joseph’s Primary Schoo..
15-Apr-2011
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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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