Liberals counterclaim on NBN
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO residents will wait longer for high speed broadband under Labor’s rollout plans announced yesterday, according to Liberal candidate Megan Purcell. Ms Purcell said Labor’s National Broadband Network plan to roll out fibre-to-the-premises meant Bendigo’s households wo..
17-Jun-2016
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Housing project approved
Bendigo Weekly
CITY of Greater Bendigo councillors have approved development of a 2.7 hectare parcel of land in Kangaroo Flat which would provide 34 small blocks. The land is close to Lansell Square but contains remnant bushland and a wetland that is home to wildlife including echnidas according to three l..
17-Jun-2016
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Major projects move on
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO’s two biggest recreation projects, the $21 million Bendigo Stadium upgrade and the $31m Kangaroo Flat aquatic centre, look set to be delivered simultaneously at the end of next year. But as it awarded the contracts to build the projects Wednesday night, the City of Greater Ben..
17-Jun-2016
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New promise on NBN
Bendigo Weekly
LABOR has powered up its NBN commitment with a promise to prioritise Bendigo in the broadband roll out if it wins next month’s federal election. The NBN remains one of the key issues of the election campaign, with the major parties quick to highlight kinks in each other’s policie..
17-Jun-2016
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Game over
Bendigo Weekly
THE High Court has given its approval to plans to build a mosque in East Bendigo. In a brief ruling handed down on Wednesday, the High Court declined to hear an appeal from opponents of the proposed mosque development, bringing an end to three years of legal arguments, debate and controversy..
17-Jun-2016
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Bishop draws a battle line
Sharon Kemp
FOREIGN affairs minister Julie Bishop is the highest profile politician to visit Bendigo so far and the first to use attack politics in an election campaign that has thus far lacked any major local funding announcements. During a visit to the central business district, Ms Bishop chided Labor..
17-Jun-2016
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Councillor says festival has faded
Christine McGinn
EPPALOCK ward councillor Helen Leach says after recent changes, the Bendigo Easter Festival has lost its way. “I am very disappointed in the direction it seems to be going, it seems to have lost its grunt,” she said. Despite attempting to resign from the Bendigo Easter Festival ad..
27-Feb-2015
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Second chance on buses
Joel Peterson
Local residents will get another chance to have their say on Bendigo’s proposed bus network after the initial Public Transport Victoria plan drew the ire of network commuters. An initial round of community consultations with PTV was held in December, with residents from across Bendigo la..
27-Feb-2015
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Market of opportunity
Dianne Dempsey
When arriving at Melbourne International Airport from China in 2002, university student Jacky Zheng was naturally enough incredibly excited. “What would Melbourne look like?” he asked himself. “What would the university look like? The houses?” “The man who picked ..
27-Feb-2015
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Fundraiser for Ethan
Dianne Dempsey
It’s hot and Ethan, 12, and Lochie, 10, are sheltering in the shade of a tree at Lake Weeroona with their mother Angela Taylor. We’ve come to talk about Ethan and the fundraiser Angela and her friend Carolyn O’Sullivan are organising. Ethan suffers from severe autism and mu..
21-Feb-2015
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Pool play
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo is going back to the drawing board in a bid to convert plans for a state of the art aquatic facility at Kangaroo Flat to reality. The Bendigo Weekly understands a comprehensive business case analysis for both a 25 metre pool and the already adopted 50 metre option w..
21-Feb-2015
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Festival fees force out traders
Christine McGinn
RETAILERS and food van operators say they are being priced out of the Bendigo Easter Festival with “exorbitant” fees. Traders, who requested to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, told the Weekly they would not operate at the festival due to increased costs and unforeseen condit..
20-Feb-2015
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Tracey Roberts: a unique vision
Ben Cameron
Melbourne artist Tracey Roberts has a unique view into the realm of art and music. She has “multi-colour synesthesia”, which allows her to see colours, shapes and images when she hears music. Both a visual artist and a singer-songwriter-pianist, it's no surprise her artwork a..
16-Feb-2012
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Calling on young filmmakers
Bendigo Weekly
Lights, camera, action – the call is out for young up and coming animation and film makers to enter the 2012 City of Greater Bendigo Mic Up Productions Clips and Flicks Short Film Festival. City of Greater Bendigo Youth Participation Officer Rory White said all young film makers and an..
16-Feb-2012
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Roger Waters: The Wall live
Jake Schatz
If there is a band before my time that I desperately wish I could have seen, it would be Pink Floyd. So I was never going to miss an opportunity to see Roger Waters perform The Wall at Rod Laver Arena last week. With the hype, and more importantly the man behind the production,..
16-Feb-2012
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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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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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Team steps up training
Joel Peterson
A La Trobe University researcher is embracing world leading player-tracking technology in a bid to help the Bendigo Spirit gain a competitive edge. The Spirit’s season starts today, but exercise and sports physiology PhD candidate Craig Staunton was recently appointed as the team&rsquo..
09-Oct-2015
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Dellavadova in star run
Bendigo Weekly
Basketball star Matthew Dellavedova has capped a sensational basketball season with the Cleveland Cavaliers by being named the Bendigo Weekly Prime 7 backed Sports Star of the Month for June. Maryborough born Dellavedova is a former Bendigo Braves player who during the American NBA season he..
09-Oct-2015
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Rider on the edge
Joel Peterson
Jack Haig’s strong 2015 season continued last week when he was the top Australian finisher in the mens under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in Virginia. The Bendigo cycling ace finished 13th in a bumper field, with the race taken out by Frenchman Kevin Ledanois ahead of It..
01-Oct-2015
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Glanville on the bypass
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24-Mar-2011
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Letters to the editor
Train delays The Liberal-National Government has just passed 100 days in office and already local Liberal-National Government MP Damian Drum is selling out Central Victoria. Instead of standing up for Central Victorian train travellers and demanding the vital Regional Rail Link project is bui..
24-Mar-2011
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