Letters to the Editor

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, September 20, 2019

How we pay rates There has been recent correspondence around the way rates are calculated and raised by councils. The City of Greater Bendigo collects rates annually to fund many services within the community. Rates make up 59 per cent of the City’s total revenue....

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, September 13, 2019

Don’t force your views IT was a shame to see the boxing event in Bendigo last month slightly overshadowed by an attempt to prevent the ring girls from doing their jobs. I am pleased the organisers stood up for themselves, and did not bow to another demand from the...

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, August 30, 2019

GovHub a shoddy deal The state government’s development arm, Development Victoria, is quietly offering the Ballarat GovHub for sale in a process that could reap it and its partners about $115 million. The state government has provided an additional $47 million in...

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, August 23, 2019

A free service I feel perhaps the recorded use of buses may not be a true reflection of the actual use. I do use the bus and pay my fare. I noticed the following one day when sitting on the seat at the touch on pad. When I got on one person was on the bus. The bus...

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, August 16, 2019

Bendigo’s done it again What a weekend feast we have just had with the Bendigo Writers Festival. Thousands of people had a truly inspiring weekend, even though the weather was freezing. Ulumbarra was packed. The Capital Theatre was packed. The Bendigo Bowling Club was...

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, August 9, 2019

Progress is impossible without change In the past 15 years, Victoria experienced 22 toddler deaths plus more than 60 toddlers were left with permanent brain injury, after accidents in backyard pools and spas. These tragedies affect parents, brothers, sisters,...

Friday, August 9, 2019 – Bendigo Weekly

For the past few years, a team of researchers at Deakin University has taken an active interest in the Bendigo Weekly and its role in generating social cohesion in times of division and conflict; such as plans for a mosque in Bendigo city. Academic literature across...

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, August 2, 2019

GovHub questions On Saturday, July 27, I attended the Bendigo Town Hall to ask questions about the proposed Bendigo GovHub and left with even more questions with no practical answers. Parking appears to be a huge issue. I asked, “given the footprint of the proposed...

Bendigo Weekly – Friday, July 26, 2019

All that glitters is not gold In answer to media, about my side of the family objection to Wedderburn and the authors inclusion in Bendigo Writers Festival. I object most strongly to the content of this book and its very existence – which is my right. Now it appears I...


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We are hosting an event to celebrate our Hall of Fame recipients and past and present committee members. If you know any committee members and the following athletes or their family members please get in touch with us on info@bendigosportsstar.com

1993 - 1994
Faith Leech - Swimming
Bob McCaskill - Football
Don Sherman - Lawn Bowls

1994 - 1995
Bernice Boromeo - Lawn Bowls
Arthur Cambridge - Sculling
Greg Goodall - Yachting

1995 - 1996
Margaret Harrison - Croquet
David Kitt - Athletics
Allan Monaghan - Swimming

1996 - 1997
Jack Davey - Athletics
Des Duguid - Boxing
Kel Pell - Tennis

1997 - 1998
jack Trickey - Cycling

1999 - 1999
Alan McDonald - Football

1999 - 2000
Herb Hesse - Lawn Bowls / Cricket

2000 - 2001
Greg Williams - Football

2001 - 2002
Betty Thompson - Netball

2002 - 2003
Ken Wust - Cricket

2003 - 2004
Max Brisbane - Basketball
William 'Stumpy" Turner - Cricket

2004 - 2005
Ron Best - Football

2005 - 2006
John Turner - Cricket
Frank McCaig - Cycling
Colin Fitzgerald - Cycling

2006 - 2007
Glen Thurlow - Water Skiing
Kaye Thurlow - Water Skiing
Brain Cahill - Boxing

2007 - 2008
Len Prior - Golf
Alby Jack - Baseball

2008 - 2009
Sharelle McMahon - netball
Ann Howe - Golf

2009 - 2010
Robert Burns - Cycling
George Daniel - Horse Trainer

2010 - 2011
Kristi Harrower - Baskerball

2011 - 2012
Wayne Walsh - Cricket

2012 - 2013
Bill Fry - Boxing

2013 - 2014
Geoffrey Grenfell - Full Bore Rifle Shooting

2014 - 2015
Glenn Asby - Yachting

2015 - 2016
Judy Scarrott - Tennis

2016 - 2017
Neil Pollock - Cricket and Badminton Administration

2017 - 2018
Ashleigh Donaldson Basketball / Football

2018 - 2019
Ian Ross Lawn Bowls
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