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EASTER CAR RALLY THE Bendigo Car Club will hold its Sales Yard Dash at the Huntly Livestock Exchange again this Easter Saturday. Competitors from across the state will undertake a series of motorkhana tests to challenge both driver and vehicle. Drivers are able to compete from 12 years old, b..
21-Apr-2011
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Lobster for tee
A Bendigo-born scientist has made good use of discarded lobster shells to make a biodegradable golf ball A scientist born and raised in Bendigo has made life easier for marine life, and cruise ship golfers. David Neivandt currently researches at the University of Maine. He went to Bendigo Hi..
21-Apr-2011
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Dempster wins another cycling classic
BENDIGO cyclist Zak Dempster has continued his outstanding racing form with victory in the prestigious Tesco Rutland-Melton Cicle Classic. Rapha Condor’s Dempster won ahead of Belgium’s Erwin De Kerf (Hand in Hand Espoirs) and Poland’s Marcin Bialoblocki (Motorpoint) at the..
19-Apr-2011
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Making a splash
By BEN CAMERON There must be something in the water at the Waller household, as three swimming siblings dominated the Junior Country Swimming Championships in Melbourne on Sunday. Representing the Bendigo East Swimming Club, Sophie took home three gold, brother Jacob two (including a nati..
15-Apr-2011
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Girton Grammar students hit the mark
TWO Girton Grammar School students have been selected in the Australian Women’s Volleyball Development Squad to tour Thailand later this month. Laura Roberts (Year 12) and Year 11’s Lauren McKenzie will compete in the Thailand Junior National Volleyball Championships in Bangkok from l..
15-Apr-2011
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First win for Thunder
Women’s football team Bendigo Thunder recorded its first win in its first season within the VWFL North West Conference on the weekend. Taking on the Melton Centrals, the Thunder came out convincingly, leading the Centrals 4.1. 25 to 1.0.6 at the first change. The pattern continued through..
15-Apr-2011
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Pontoon adds new depth to boating on Lake Weeroona
STATE Minister for Regional Cities Denis Napthine last week helped open the newly completed launching deck at Lake Weeroona. Dr Napthine said the State Government provided $70,000 in funding, which was matched by the City of Greater Bendigo, to build the new facility. “The Baillieu Gove..
15-Apr-2011
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Riding in Oppy’s shadow
A small item in a weekly cycling bulletin a few months ago, caught the attention of a very keen regular cyclist open to expanding his experience of road cycling and endurance events. Alan Walker, an experienced Audax rider who has been in some of the great Audax events across the globe, had put f..
15-Apr-2011
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Riding in Oppy’s shadow
A small item in a weekly cycling bulletin a few months ago, caught the attention of a very keen regular cyclist open to expanding his experience of road cycling and endurance events. Alan Walker, an experienced Audax rider who has been in some of the great Audax events across the globe, had put f..
15-Apr-2011
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SPORTS SHORTS
MINERS FIGHT The Fighting Miners rugby union juniors continued to show improvement as they went down 22 to 47 to Box Hill in a practice match at Shadforth Park on Saturday. After a slow start which saw the Miners trailing 5-22 at the end of the first quarter, the young Miners lifted their intens..
15-Apr-2011
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Wedderburn pair ace Targa Tasmania
WEDDERBURN siblings Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth had an emphatic victory in Targa Tasmania which finished in Hobart on the weekend. The pair finished victors in the Showroom class by an impressive 14 minutes 45 seconds after five gruelling days of tarmac competition. Not content o..
12-Apr-2011
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Bendigo Thunder roars to win over Melton
The Bendigo Thunder has notched up its first win in the fledgling club's first season in the VWFL North West Conference. Taking on the Melton Centrals over the weekend, the Thunder came out convincingly, leading the Centrals 4 -1 to 1 – 0 at the first change. The pattern continued thr..
11-Apr-2011
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Power of one
Thrilling finishes cap off a fantastic North Central State League netball Championship season at Flora Hill By Alan Besley Kangaroo Flat won back-to-back titles in the Netball Victoria North Central State League Championship by defeating Eaglehawk in an enthralling contest at Flora Hill S..
08-Apr-2011
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SPORTS SHORTS
WOMEN CLOSE IT was almost the Cinderella start for the Bendigo Thunder in its debut Victorian Women’s Football League match on the weekend. The side went down to La Trobe University by four points at Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park on Sunday, after a spirited fightback. Trailing at e..
08-Apr-2011
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Murray to Moyne a must
From the humble beginnings 25 years ago of a group of women under the leadership of Hester Woodrup, (wife of Graham, well-known marathon cyclist), the challenge was thrown out to the Port Fairy Apex Club and another team of local Port Fairy identities to ride in relay from Mildura to Port Fairy in 2..
08-Apr-2011
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Bitter sweet victory
LOCAL cyclist Zak Dempster has won the gruelling Dengie Marshes Tour race in Essex. The win was a bitter sweet one though for Rapha Condor’s Dempster, as the popular rider’s Bristol home was burgled while he was competing in the 140 kilometre race known as the Hell of the East for its ro..
08-Apr-2011
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Students excel on the track
THERE is something special about a school sports carnival. This week it was Crusoe College’s turn to pack the Flora Hill Athletics Stadium and show their stuff. Tom Kirk (high jump), Leesa Scholes (discuss), Kale Hartwig (triple jump) and Montana Kekich (relay) were among them...
08-Apr-2011
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Juniors on right track
BENDIGO’S Under 15 V/Line cup football campaign will kick off this weekend. The V/Line Cup is the premier representative football carnival for young country footballers and is the first step on the pathway to an AFL career for many players. In a first for the tournament, matches will be pl..
08-Apr-2011
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Kids line up for bowls
Marong Bowls Club is looking to attract new members through its involvement in the Australian Sports Commission’s Active After School Communities program. Club coach Andre Goosens has been conducting lawn bowls sessions with the Marong Primary School over the past two months and is hoping to..
08-Apr-2011
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Fyffe declares war on water
THIS time one year ago, Lake Eppalock was a miserable eight or so per cent, while Cairn Curran, near Maldon, was a paltry four per cent. Fast forward 12 months, and both water storages are at capacity for the first time in more than a decade. And so, pride is on the line with the launc..
04-Apr-2011
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