PK: Ride away from danger

Like thousands of other local residents, I enjoy riding my bike on the roads that criss-cross our region, but I must also admit, don’t ride anywhere near as much as a lot of others. As cyclists, we can choose to ride on the road in any direction from our great city –...

Opinion: Steve Kendall, Bendigo Weekly chief of staff

SATURDAY will provide some bingeworthy televison for some. Meghan Markle and Harry will be married. It’s like a televison show we’d watch on Netflix. Fantasy world, where nothing seems real, money no object. It will be a production to behold. Now I was born and raised...

With the heroes

  I met two of my heroes this week. No, I have not been at the MCG or some other sporting venue, I mean real heroes. Jack Bell and Harvey Bawden were in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. Jack served as a wireless operator in the Western Desert and...

Opinion: Ted Coleman, avid council watcher

To judge the merit of council’s case to develop the Marong Business Park and compulsorily acquire Carter family farmland we need accurate information. Otherwise, residents and councillors muddle, speculate, and possibly exaggerate. Three councillors made media...

Reel adventures with Nick Atyeo

  Spare a thought recently for young Bendigo angler Mick Ripper who had to enlist dad’s help for the obligatory photograph to hold his 1.7 metre gummy shark, caught off Port Albert over Easter. Meanwhile freshwater anglers can rest assured that any fish taken from...

No harm in sheep care

  WE bought 66 maiden ewes at the end of last year to boost the flock and be the next breeders. They were too young to meet the rams this year, but all that will change in 2019. The older ewes have just had their six-week spell with the rams and have retired to a...

Opinion: Gaelle Broad, Nationals candidate for Bendigo East

Last week Daniel Andrews visited Bendigo claiming that the lack of candidates put forward by other political parties reflects their lack of concern for Bendigo. The timing of the premier’s visit, the week after it was announced I was The Nationals candidate, reflects...

Whispers from the gallery

Comment: Dianne Dempsey Funded by the rate payers of the City of Greater Bendigo, the Bendigo Art Gallery has flourished under the direction of Karen Quinlan. Such has been her impact that within curatorial and regional gallery circles, her influence has been known as...


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