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Championships an events coup
Bendigo Weekly
THE list of major events held in the City of Greater Bendigo continues to grow, with council announcing Tom Flood Sports Centre will host next year’s Victorian Rural Fire Brigade Championships. The event will bring 1000 competitors and 2000 support staff and families to the event, whic..
08-Feb-2018
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New stage for Napier Street
Bendigo Weekly
DRIVERS are asked to be aware of road works along Napier Street during January. VicRoads has already started work on stage two of the $30 million road upgrade. The organisation is asking drivers to be patient with traffic management measures which will cause delays and the closures of fo..
11-Jan-2018
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Grant a high note for band
Bendigo Weekly
Everyone loves a brass band and out Eaglehawk way it’s the Eaglehawk Citizens‘ Brass Band that leads the parades and lifts the spirits. One of the many recipients of the Eaglehawk UFS Dispensary’s community grants, the band was in particular need for help with storage and ..
04-Jan-2018
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Mayor's Christmas message
Bendigo Weekly
Merry Christmas everyone. We’re at the end of another year and hopefully this column finds you well on your way to completing your Christmas to-do list. Perhaps you’re super organised and all done, lucky you. Last Sunday I attended Carols by Candlelight in Rosalind Park and I..
20-Dec-2017
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How Bendigo fares
Bendigo Weekly
AS Bendigo residents consider creating a ratepayers’ group, new data on the City of Greater Bendigo shows fewer of us than the state average visit outdoor swimming pools and reclaim our runaway pets. Yet he costs of these services are below those of other councils. ..
14-Dec-2017
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Living the high life
Steve Kendall
PILOT Lochie Tremain-Hill was destined for a life in the air, his family owned a helicopter company. “It was inevitable really,” he said. Now well into his career he’s based in Bendigo in preparation for the fire season. Mr Tremain-Hill has b..
07-Dec-2017
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Fountain has a new lease of life
Sharon Kemp
A $350,000 facelift sounds expensive, but not when it is preserving a priceless fountain that carries a replacement value of $2.8 million Alexandra Fountion that graces Charing Cross could never be replaced but it needs to be maintained in order to hold that value. ..
01-Dec-2017
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Bishop retires
Bendigo Weekly
THE Anglican Bishop of Bendigo Andrew Curnow AM will conclude his time in office next month. After more than 14 years, Bishop Curnow will lay up his pastoral staff in St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday, December 2. Bishop Curnow has been the head of the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo sin..
23-Nov-2017
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Poll call to end citizenship crisis
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO MP Lisa Chesters says she will meet the December 1 deadline for declaring any dual citizenship set this week. Both sides of federal politics came to an agreement on Monday to compel all MPs to confirm their citizenship status by the start of next month. The federal Labor member s..
17-Nov-2017
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Cadel makes his mark
Peter Kennedy
The 2011 Tour de France winner and four-time Olympian Cadel Evans AM enthralled local cyclists, business and civic leaders during a number of guest appearances in Bendigo on Wednesday. Evans was in Bendigo to promote the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race to cycling enthusiasts throughout reg..
09-Nov-2017
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Work on at QEO
Bendigo Weekly
WORKS on spectator facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Oval are gathering momentum, with design work completed for the new kiosk and redeveloped entry to Bendigo’s iconic oval. Shade shelters were constructed this year at the city end of the oval, and work has begun to install concrete b..
02-Nov-2017
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Top event leads to gymnastics return
Bendigo Weekly
FOLLOWING a record-breaking event in 2017, Gymnastics Australia’s Aerobics Gymnastics Championships will return to Bendigo next year. Ulumbarra Theatre has hosted the event for the past three years, but next May it will call the new Bendigo Stadium home. This year’s event saw..
26-Oct-2017
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Sports star win for Dusty
Bendigo Weekly
THERE was hardly anything Dustin Martin didn’t win in September, so of course it was only natural the Richmond champion added a Cloud Copy Click Sports Star of the Year award to his ever-growing trophy cabinet. As Richmond stormed to a surprise AFL flag that set long-suffering Tigers f..
19-Oct-2017
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Sim puts in a marathon effort
Peter Kennedy
THIS weekend, Bendigo’s Jason Sim will put himself through hell in search of the heaven that comes with being able to say you completed Hawaii’s Kona Ironman, the ultimate one day test of endurance and toughness in world sport. He’s not the only Bendigo athlete taking part ..
12-Oct-2017
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Festival of the Moon
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Chinese Association will host its Annual Harvest Moon Festival on Saturday. The event will be held at the Dai Gum San Chinese precinct from 2pm. Family activities start with a lantern making workshop at the Golden Dragon Museum followed by a Chinese dance workshop at 3pm. ..
05-Oct-2017
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Second storey caps off hall
Bendigo Weekly
IT takes an awful lot of concrete in a major build, but the RSL Memorial Hall has topped off its extension in epic style with the second level slab now complete. The $4.5 million redevelopment is under construction, with the 1919 building undergoing a full restoration. Scaffolding has be..
27-Sep-2017
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New on the board
Bendigo Weekly
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services has made three new appointments to its board of directors. The new directors, Ben Shue, Dave Hughes and Esther Ryan, come with decades of experience across the business and community sectors and are from Chinese, Welsh and Spanish backgrounds, respecti..
21-Sep-2017
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Edith Head and Hollywood
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Art Gallery curator Tansy Curtin found herself in Hollywood heaven not so long ago when she was invited to peruse the famous Paramount Pictures costumes collection. Inspired by the designs of Hollywood legend Edith Head, Ms Curtin was on a mission to select a number of her costumes f..
14-Sep-2017
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Stepping out for the ball in the mall
Bendigo Weekly
Preparations are in full swing for next month’s Ball in the Mall event with debutante couples stepping to dance training this week. The event is in its second year and gives 10 young couples the opportunity to participate in a debutante ball held in Hargreaves Mall on October 27. T..
07-Sep-2017
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A peaceful protest
Bendigo Weekly
THE Red Ribbon Rebellion returned to Bendigo this week, to mark the anniversary of the original event in 1853. The Bendigo Historical Society arranges the annual re-enactment annually to celebrate and remember what was a critical turning point in Bendigo’s gold rush history. This p..
31-Aug-2017
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