Police give the inside story
Dianne Dempsey
The Bendigo branch of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation is presenting one of its Inside Story events on Thursday. The foundation was set up to honour police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. As a way of remembering the police officers, money raised is given to charit..
29-Jul-2016
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More medium density housing on its way
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO residents have been told to prepare for an influx of medium density housing projects across the city that are expected to be built to cater for the growing number of one- and two-person households. MGS Architects director and architect Eli Giannini said medium density ..
28-Jul-2016
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Greyhound industry works to improve
Bendigo Weekly
THE Victorian greyhound racing community is united in reproach of a minority within the sport that has brought the industry into disrepute. In light of the recent decision by the New South Wales state government to outlaw greyhound racing, members and enthusiasts believe that the decision wa..
22-Jul-2016
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Change hits drink drive training
Sharon Kemp
AT least 5000 first-time drink driving offenders a year in Victoria miss out on drink driving education and the knowledge of how to prevent a second offence, according to educators. Drink driving educators operating in central Victoria say what many first time offenders don’t know is t..
22-Jul-2016
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Drone flyers risk fines
Sharon Kemp
IF the drone in this photograph had dropped onto people or traffic at Charing Cross over which it was flying, the operator admitted he would have made a run for it. “But they would probably get me anyway with the technology these days,” he told the Bendigo Weekly. The Civil ..
22-Jul-2016
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Citizens' jury up and running
Sharon Kemp
THE 25-member citizens’ jury creating the City of Greater Bendigo’s next four-year plan is diverse but serious about the job ahead of them, according to three of its members. Rod, Veronica and Michael attended the first meeting of the jury in early July, and will spend another 23..
22-Jul-2016
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Feelgood takes over La Trobe gym
Christine McGinn
FEELGOOD Fitness will open its third outlet after a La Trobe University’s student-run association was unable to financially manage its gym. The locally owned and operated 24/7 gym, Feelgood Fitness, will open its doors in Flora Hill at university’s Bendigo campus. La Trobe Univers..
06-Mar-2015
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Fit in some fitness
Bendigo Weekly
Rain, hail or shine, in 2015 there is no excuse not to participate in Bendigo’s Biggest Workout later this month at the Bendigo Stadium. Local fitness organisations It’s Her Gym and refind FITNESS are once again supporting the Bendigo Health Foundation to host this event for the se..
06-Mar-2015
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Locals help improve city
Bendigo Weekly
A RANDOM survey of 3000 locals will help to improve the City of Greater Bendigo’s service provision. The sample was chosen from a pool of 30,000 people who had contacted the council in the past 12 months. Chief Executive Officer Craig Niemann said the survey would help council to impr..
04-Mar-2015
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Sign of the times
Christine McGinn
City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox will make comment about Lockwood ward councillor Elise Chapman's recent actions at tomorrow's general meeting. Cr Cox and Cr Chapman met this afternoon and have agreed not to make any public comment until the 6pm meeting at the Bendigo town hall...
27-Feb-2015
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School call for pool
Bendigo Weekly
FOUR Kangaroo Flat schools are pushing the City of Greater Bendigo to build the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic and Leisure and Wellbeing centre. Despite the City of Greater Bendigo previously listing it as their number one priority, council is reconsidering the need for the development. Kan..
27-Feb-2015
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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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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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Steve Lane and the Autocrats: making fruit salad
Ben Cameron
It was probably never in the original plan but Steve Lane and the Autocrats have broadened their musical palate to the world of children’s entertainment. Well, kind of. Signed to the ABC’s music label, Lane was asked to contribute The Wiggles’ hit Fruit Salad, to their tri..
22-Feb-2012
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Echuca Riverboats Festival
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN In only its first year, the Echuca Riverboats Festival over the weekend (February 17-19) is already shaping up to be a major event on many a musical calendar. The stage site was idyllic, nestled in amongst mighty gum trees on the banks of the Murray River. ..
21-Feb-2012
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Eric Bibb: a universal language
Ben Cameron
American blues maestro Eric Bibb just had an epiphany. “I recently came back from a trip in Mali... where I recorded with a wonderful musician, Habib Koite,” Bibb says. “It was an epiphany, something of a homecoming. “I don’t want to over-dramatise but ..
20-Feb-2012
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Harry James Angus: Little Stories
Ben Cameron
Songwriters are usually meant to write about what they know. But The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus treads a slightly different path. A little ditty to be found on his solo album, Little Stories, among other tales about buried bones and sentimental capitalists, is The Batsmen, a satiri..
20-Feb-2012
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Harry James Angus: from The Cat Empire to GWS
Ben Cameron
The phone has been ringing off the hook for The Cat Empire's Harry James Angus. Ever since fledgling AFL club Greater Western Sydney's new theme song- which he wrote- was released, a large section of the media has been ringing up to say Hello, Hello. “That’s all I&rs..
20-Feb-2012
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Cyclists shining
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will be well represented this weekend in one of the country’s biggest cycling events, the 2016 Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. A host of local cyclists began their tune-up for the annual test on Mount Buninyong and surrounds at last weekend’s Mi..
08-Jan-2016
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Young guns ready for action
Joel Peterson
SOME of the region’s most talented junior basketballers were honing their craft this week as they prepare for a busy end to January. Fourteen junior Bendigo Braves were hard at work training for the upcoming Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup to be held in Albury next week and th..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit getting physical
Joel Peterson
PHYSICALITY will be key for the Bendigo Spirit on Saturday night when the club team battles its bogey side so far this season, the Melbourne Boomers, in an attempt to claw back ground on the WNBL top four. The Guy Molloy-coached Melbourne has taken victory in both of the matchups between the..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit counting on home court support
Joel Peterson
Follow @joelbpeterson (https://twitter.com/joelbpeterson) AS the Women's National Basketball League season heads towards the playoffs, the Bendigo Spirit is hopeful that hometown support can assist the club’s push towards a fourth straight finals appearance. Crowds in Bendigo have been..
05-Jan-2016
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Capital gains
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will look to secure a badly needed win in the run to finals tomorrow night when they host the University of Canberra Capitals at Bendigo Stadium. Bendigo endured a horror stretch heading into the Christmas break, dropping consecutive home games against Melbourne and Sydney..
31-Dec-2015
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Duo in Braves fold
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Bank Braves have secured two key players for the club’s 2016 South East Australian Basketball League campaign. Import guard Jeremy Kendle and centre Matt Andronicos will suit up for the Braves after being unveiled as the club’s two most recent signings last week. ..
31-Dec-2015
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No time to waste
WHAT to do with the amount of heavy vehicles coming through Charing Cross and Bendigo’s CBD has been an issue that has plagued city leaders for decades. For more than 30 years councils, roads authorities and politicians have tried to come up with a solution. Three decades ago they had a pr..
24-Mar-2011
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More to online fight video
THE tell-tale grainy images of a video shot on a mobile phone of two boys brawling have gone around the world this past week, and media outlets have rushed to tell the story behind the story this whole sad and sorry saga has been. But there’s one element of this terrible situation that troub..
24-Mar-2011
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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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