Rates hike hits home
Sharon Kemp
RATEPAYERS have cried foul at increases in rates they say do not align with a corresponding increase in services. Bendigo ratepayers interviewed this week by the Bendigo Weekly said their rates had risen by more than 20 per cent in the first year of state government-imposed rate cap at 2.5 p..
05-Aug-2016
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One week to wait for Bendigo Writers Festival
Dianne Dempsey
Kerry O’Brien is filled with respect for the ABC’s recent Four Corners program which broke the story on the horrors of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. O’Brien said the program highlighted the value of investigative journalism in our country. “I sent the repor..
04-Aug-2016
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Search on for top staff
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s search for two new directors to form part of a new look executive has gone national. The organisation is seeking a Presentation and Assets director and another for the Strategy and Growth portfolio, via an advertising process that started last weekend. ..
29-Jul-2016
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Good news on water levels
Joel Peterson
WATER storages in central Victoria are on the up and are expected to continue to rise with above average rainfall predicted through until the end of September. Bendigo had recorded 86.4 millimetres of rain this month at the time of going to print, the city’s wettest month since June 20..
29-Jul-2016
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Clean up in pipeline
Sharon Kemp
COLIBAN Water will soon call for tenders from companies to collect and dispose of arsenic and metals-laced sludge that it is the waste product of Bendigo’s groundwater, and to start pipeline construction. The water authority this week started the process of public consultation featurin..
29-Jul-2016
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New push for tourism boost
Sharon Kemp
DESPITE the profile of some of Victoria’s regional attractions, the challenge remains to get international and interstate visitors to travel outside Melbourne, and to spend money there. But the newly appointed chief executive of Visit Victoria, Peter Bingeman, said one of his first pri..
29-Jul-2016
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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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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..
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Soundwave 2012
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON Soundwave begins when you descend the escalator at the train station and the sea of black comes into full view. It really is a glorious sight. Everyone is there for the same reason and all are eager to get that first train out – even if that means bei..
07-Mar-2012
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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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Hamilton lines up on tour
Joel Peterson
After several successful European tours Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is coming back to Australia, including Bendigo. Classical music the world over is the motto of the philharmonia. The group said it is irrelevant for their musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, ..
29-Jan-2016
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A name to watch
Joel Peterson
THE past few weeks have been among the busiest of Chris Hamilton’s life, but the 20-year-old Bendigo cyclist is taking it all in his stride. Hamilton started 2016 with a bang in Ballarat at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships, just as he did last year, and this week ..
22-Jan-2016
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Harrington to the limit
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Bank Spirit star Kerryn Harrington knows a thing or two about pushing her body to the extreme. The talented 24-year-old leaves everything on the court each week, harassing in defence and stretching every muscle she has to gain a fast break in attack, and while Harrington is having a ..
22-Jan-2016
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In-form Griffin shows true spirit
Bendigo Weekly
When Bendigo Bank Spirit coach Simon Pritchard started the 2015/2016 Women’s National Basketball League season, he wasn’t sure what star forward Kelsey Griffin would offer him. The two-time Wattle Valley WNBL Grand Final MVP injured her hip in the first game of the WNBA season, a..
15-Jan-2016
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Thrilling clashes in BDCA
Joel Peterson
GOLDEN Square got its Bendigo District Cricket Association campaign back on track with a thumping win over Eaglehawk in their one-day round eight clash. The Borough won the toss and elected to bat on what looked to be a fair deck at Wade Street, but that was about where the good fortune ende..
15-Jan-2016
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Lapthorne calls it a day
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist and former Australian road race champion Darren Lapthorne has called time on a glittering career on the eve of the race he brilliantly won in 2007. Lapthorne, 32, announced his retirement last week, saying he would like to stay involved in the sport. A longtime member of ..
08-Jan-2016
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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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Honesty needed
WHAT’S in a number? Plenty it seems, especially when it comes to law and order, a pressure point with voters and politicians alike, especially in the lead up to a state election. This week, the State Government announced details of the first round of allocations of the extra 1600 police it p..
31-Mar-2011
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Ponting should be punted
RICKY Ponting finally stood down as captain of the Australian cricket team this week, but the timing of his announcement has cost him some of the applause and acknowledgement he deserved. He averages just over 53 with the bat in test cricket, a monumental achievement in any era, but has not enjoye..
31-Mar-2011
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Glanville on the Mall fracas
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31-Mar-2011
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