Business News

City campus in uni's sight
Sharon Kemp
A BID to draw university students into Bendigo’s city centre will be pitched to state and federal governments for funding. Ahead of this year’s Victorian elections and a pending federal poll, La Trobe University plans to present a proposal to establish a city campus in Bendigo, a..
15-Feb-2018
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Trams on track to restore jobs
Bendigo Weekly
WHILE most locals know Bendigo Tramways for providing the talking trams and adding colour to the city’s streets, behind the scenes the organisation has grown thanks to some world-class specialist work. An increase in restoration of trams has seen the Bendigo Tramways look to expand not..
08-Feb-2018
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PM's nod to Bushmaster
Bendigo Weekly
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has singled out Bendigo-built Bushmaster and Hawkei military vehicles as examples of innovation and technology in Australis’s defence industry during a visit to the company’s Sydney headquarters. Mr Turnbull this week signalled the government&rsquo..
02-Feb-2018
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Recycle your e-waste
Bendigo Weekly
A bin designed to divert small e-waste items from landfill has been placed in the foyer of the City of Greater Bendigo’s Lyttleton Terrace office for public use. The e-waste bin can accept batteries, keyboards, computer mice, printer cartridges, VHS tapes, discs, bulbs and mobile phon..
25-Jan-2018
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Comment - Aspire parking a problem
Bendigo Weekly
By Max Turner and Alan Ellis For and on behalf of objectors and concerned residents living in the cathedral precinct. We write on behalf of objectors to a Planning Application by the Catholic Diocese Sandhurst, known as Aspire, on land adjacent to the Sacred Heart Cathedral. The bus..
11-Jan-2018
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Pall Mall prize sold post auction
Bendigo Weekly
A LANDMARK Pall Mall property has been sold. The Grand Hotel building, once home to the Bendigo Advertiser, has changed hands after an auction for the property at 96-98 Pall Mall on Wednesday, December 13. The property has recently undergone a dramatic $3.5 million transformation and inc..
04-Jan-2018
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Mountain bike park on track
Bendigo Weekly
More than two thirds of the 34-kilometre trail network at Harcourt’s new mountain bike park has been constructed as the project moves towards its scheduled completion early next year. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards last week inspected progress on the works being delivered by th..
20-Dec-2017
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Conductor for the future
Sharon Kemp
A BENDIGO-based engineering firm has developed and tested the power lines it believes will replace conductors in Victoria and be used for the next 50 years. A team of engineers in Groundline Engineering’s Bendigo office has developed conductors that will not start bush fires. ..
14-Dec-2017
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Steps to a healthy future
Bendigo Weekly
A simple walk after eating could play a big role in controlling diabetes and heart disease according to new research to come out of Bendigo. La Trobe University PhD researcher Philip Shambrook has discovered a 30-minute walk taken 30 minutes after eating is just as effective as a hig..
07-Dec-2017
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New spot booked
Bendigo Weekly
After operating for 15 years, Dymocks is the last major bookshop in Bendigo left standing – secondhand bookshops aside. “It’s important that we’re still here,” Dymocks manager Harry Hart said. “As well as the general public, we service the schools and..
30-Nov-2017
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Pathways in medicine
Bendigo Weekly
Tim Chimunda thinks ADHD traits can be put to good use and as the new director of the north-west Victoria regional medical training hub, he’s out to prove it. To his work as an intensive care specialist at Bendigo Health, he adds a family, a full agenda of networking and study, and hi..
23-Nov-2017
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Spanning the gap
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL engineering prowess has built the 65-metre-long footbridge across Arnold Street that will be one of the most prominent features of the Bendigo hospital when it is installed next Friday. Bendigo Engineering Services and other city-based firms have worked on the bridge at BES’s Kan..
17-Nov-2017
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Tony has pride in his work
Sharon Kemp
TONY Mertz has a once-removed relationship with the Hawkei that Thales is making for the Australian Defence Force. At the Eaglehawk Recycling Centre, his job is to break down the wooden crates in which parts for the expensive and high-tech protective vehicle arrive at the Bendigo factory. ..
17-Nov-2017
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Move along to save
Bendigo Weekly
New Real Estate Institute of Victoria data reveals regional buyers can save more than $350,000 by buying a home in the next town along the train line. Significant savings of more than $170,000 were also possible for those who purchased a home in Kangaroo Flat ($293,375) instead of the previo..
17-Nov-2017
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Top shiraz uncorked
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s best shiraz has been decided and it’s the 2015 Burnt Acre shiraz that was the clear winner. The general public got their chance to become professional wine judges during Bendigo Uncorked Week, sampling from 16 shiraz varieties submitted by wineries from across the Bendi..
09-Nov-2017
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New push for carers
Sharon Kemp
REGISTERED and patient care assistants at Bupa Aged Care in Bendigo stopped work on Tuesday in a bid to improve staffing ratios, wages and conditions nationally for the company’s care workers. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation organiser Loretta Marchesi said union members wou..
02-Nov-2017
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Branching out with Oak
Bendigo Weekly
With a four-week deadline and an idea in the back of her mind, Kimberly Furness created something quite spectacular. Mrs Furness always had a passion for writing and sharing other peoples stories, which led her to create her first issue of Oak Magazine. “I’m just so happy w..
26-Oct-2017
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Cab bonanza as new firms move in
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO taxi passengers will have more choices as taxi company 13CABS prepares to introduce 10 new cars to the city by Christmas. The Melbourne-based company announced its arrival yesterday, as ride-sharing service Uber prepares to establish its fleet in Bendigo by late October. Uber has..
19-Oct-2017
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Legally Blonde and ready to roll
Bendigo Weekly
The cast of Bendigo Theatre Company's latest production, Legally Blonde, will be performing at Ulumbarra Theatre next week. Since the show was cast in May, the cast and crew have been rehearsing a minimum of 10 hours per week for the Broadway musical, based on the 2001 novel by Amanda Brown,..
13-Oct-2017
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A sporting chance
Joel Peterson
AS the timber flooring was being installed in the new Bendigo Stadium this week, CEO Nathan O’Neill was hoping the foundation he and the organisation’s new executive team can lay is just as solid. O’Neill was appointed CEO on Monday after spending more than six months in t..
05-Oct-2017
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