Flower show continues to grow
Bendigo Weekly
There’s an old joke about how to propagate an emu bush: First, catch your emu. It comes from the common theory that the seeds of emu bushes – Eremophilas – must pass through an emu’s digestive tract before they will germinate. Whether true or not, the theory has b..
26-Aug-2016
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Non-compliance allegations "daunting": Chapman
Bendigo Weekly
EMBATTLED City of Greater Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman has described her potential disqualification over compliance with the Code of Conduct authorisation process as an unsettling and daunting experience. The Lockwood Ward councillor was inundated with messages from suppor..
19-Aug-2016
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Festival hits new high
Bendigo Weekly
After five years, Bendigo has built a writers festival that has a strong identity and a growing reputation. Bendigo Writers Festival arts director Rosemary Sorenson said organisers estimated seat numbers have increased by over 50 per cent with some 15,000 tickets sold this year. “T..
19-Aug-2016
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Volunteer fight not over
Sharon Kemp
SEDGEWICK Country Fire Authority captain Brendan Dreschler is tired of CFA volunteers being used as political footballs in the ongoing dispute with the state government over career firefighters’ pay deal. “We just want to get in and do our job,” Mr Dreschler said this week,..
19-Aug-2016
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Review drives council changes
Sharon Kemp
THE independent review continues to divide City of Greater Bendigo councillors because of its $2.3 million cost but chief executive Craig Niemann said this week it had delivered more than $4.3m in net savings in three years and made council business more efficient. But the review will not an..
19-Aug-2016
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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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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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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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The Gig Guide (February 17 to 23)
Bendigo Weekly
THE GIG GUIDE Friday, February 17 THE CORNER VENUE Heaven the Axe with Abreact and Artilah from 8pm. $10 BENDIGO FOLK CLUB The Beez from 8pm. HIBERNIAN HOTEL Chris Morley from 8.30pm. Free T..
17-Feb-2012
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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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Braves recruits make their mark
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Braves recruit Damian Johnson is no stranger to silverware, but he is determined to lead his new club to an elusive South East Australian Basketball League title. Johnson and fellow import Jeremy Kendle, along with big man Matt Andronicos, arrived in Bendigo last w..
04-Mar-2016
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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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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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