$5.7M SCHOOL PRIZE FOR EPSOM
Bendigo Weekly
Epsom Primary School will be given a $5.7 million modernisation boost under a Liberal government promise. Liberal candidate for Bendigo East Greg Bickley has committed funding to develop the school and give it 21st Century teaching spaces. “This $5.7 million election commitment will..
18-Nov-2014
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FIRE SEASON TO IGNITE
Bendigo Weekly
The CFA is preparing locals for the Fire Danger Period to start this coming Monday. Greater Bendigo, Mt Alexander Shire and Central Goldfields Shire will start the period on 17 November at 1am. CFA District 2 Operations Steve Smith said vegetation is completely dry, and so far all indicators..
12-Nov-2014
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RALLY AIMS TO STOP ABC CUTS
Steve Kendall
A RALLY in Hargreaves Mall on Thursday, November 20 will call for public support for the ABC. Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will speak at the event, one of many being held in capital cities and regional centres across Australia to launch the Our stories Our Future Our ABC campaign. ..
12-Nov-2014
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DRUGS AND GUNS IN CAR
Christine McGinn
Police found two loaded firearms and a collection of drugs in a vehicle during a routine intercept in Bendigo on Thursday. Local officers inspected the vehicle and found about $50,000 worth of methampethamines, a large quantity of pills and the firearms on November 6 at 1.30am. A 21 year old ..
12-Nov-2014
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What's the Bendigo Buzz?
Bendigo Weekly
What's the Bendigo Buzz? It's news, but not as you know it. We give you a mixture of the odd, the sublime and the newsworthy, all presented in a new way. Enjoy by clicking here. (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/state-news/)..
28-Feb-2014
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Bookclub review
Dianne Dempsey
This Picture of You by Sarah Hopkins Allen & Unwin, $29.99 Apart from being a novelist, Sarah Hopkins is also a criminal lawyer and as such has an intimate knowledge of the law and lawyers. This intimacy with her subject is more than evident in her portrayal of two of her charact..
28-Aug-2014
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Make riding a regular event
Bendigo Weekly
So it’s time to get back onto the bike and go cycling for fun and fitness. It may have been a long time since you rode a bike but things have not really changed. Borrow a bike, get the old bike out of the shed and encourage a neighbour, friend or family member to go with you. It..
28-Aug-2014
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Eds put a price on their heads
Bendigo Weekly
It's not often they see eye-to-eye, but Bendigo’s two newspapers are joining forces for a good cause. After Greater Bendigo council chief executive officer Craig Niemann took the Motor Neurone Disease Ice Bucket Challenge this week, (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/councils-icy-ch..
28-Aug-2014
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Police take the plunge - video
Christine McGinn
Braving the icy chill, Bendigo police officers took the ice-bucket challenge today to raise awareness for Motor-neuron disease. About 40 local officers signed up to take the plunge, in the name of a good cause. Event organiser, Sergeant Len Ladner said it was great cause and a per..
28-Aug-2014
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Labor drives roundabout
Bendigo Weekly
Strathfieldsaye Primary School students and drivers will be safer under Labor’s plans to build an $800,000 roundabout. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan yesterday made an election commitment to fix the Strathfieldsaye Road, Tannery Lane and Club Court intersection. The promise comes..
28-Aug-2014
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COUNCIL'S ICY CHILL - VIDEO
Christine McGinn
Taking the icy plunge, Greater Bendigo mayor, chief executive office and councillor braved the ice-bucket challenge today. Barry Lyons, Craig Niemann and Mark Weragoda braved the bucket to raise funds and awareness for the Motor-Neuron disease. MND affects a person’s ability to spea..
26-Aug-2014
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Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival fundraiser # 4
It’s a great location for live music so it makes perfect sense the Goldmines Hotel will host the next Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival fundraiser on June 25. 18 great acts will perform in three seperate locations of the historic pub: in the courtyard from midday, the dining room ..
10-Jun-2011
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Tony Spizzica: music multi-tasker
Anthony Radford
According to the sisterhood, most men are useless at the subtle art of multi tasking. Obviously they haven’t met Tony Spizzica. The father of seven, and numerous musical outfits, is reknowned for his skill with the bass, humour and boundless energy. “There is a saying tha..
10-Jun-2011
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Gigfest winter edition
The Gigfest revolution keeps on spinning with the latest live and local showcase all set to go at The Newmarket Hotel tomorrow. Festival conceiver Don Webb is confident the latest winter edition will be another great afternoon and evening for music fans and performers. “Every..
10-Jun-2011
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Jacob McGuffie: Fearless Vampire Killer
LIKE comedy, timing is everything in music, and it's been spot-on for Bendigo's Jacob McGuffie. The 25-year-old has joined emerging Melbourne band The Fearless Vampire Killers at exactly the right time: they’re getting plenty of radio love, and interest from potential suitors. &ld..
10-Jun-2011
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Roger That
There’s no more honest musician than Tim Rogers. Period. So he’s quick to reveal he’s acutely aware of the perceptions of him as the front man of You Am I. But perhaps now more than ever, he knows exactly why he’s here. “You’re (as a musician) in the indu..
10-Jun-2011
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Beijing Boom
Sometimes it’s fun to stumble upon art unexpectedly, with no expectations. Actually, it’s the best way. I was at Latrobe VAC attending a talk about something else when a screen caught my eye, en route to the buffet. Instead of yacking to others who were also there to listen to a..
10-Jun-2011
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Footy for free
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Football Club is throwing the Queen Elizabeth Oval gates open tomorrow, as it holds a community day when the Gold takes on Coburg in round 17 of the VFL. When the sides last met, the Tigers only just got over the line by 10 points in a thrilling encounter at Coburg City Oval, howev..
09-Aug-2013
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Struggle for Gold
Joel Peterson
The future of VFL football in Bendigo has been left for the city to decide this week, after the Bendigo Football Club started a campaign to garner community support. In its first year as a stand-alone club, the Bendigo Gold has done it tough both on and off the field, with a winless season c..
02-Aug-2013
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Is Gold's future solid?
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Gold chairman Tim Dickson saying Bendigo will lose VFL football forever if the community does not throw its support behind the Bendigo Gold. After launching a website campaign, Dickson spoke out in a strongly worded statement. “Bendigo will lose VFL football in 2014 and mo..
29-Jul-2013
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Hold firm
Joel Peterson
Consolidation is the name of the game for the Bendigo Braves and Lady Braves in the last four weeks of the SEABL season, as both sides look to lock up top spot in the league’s East conference. The men sit atop the East with an 18-4 record, half a game ahead of Geelong, while the Lady Brave..
26-Jul-2013
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Dragons day
Joel Peterson
By JOEL PETERSON Saturday is a big day for the Sandhurst Football Netball Club, not only on, but off the field as well. The club is celebrating its 1973 and 1983 premierships with a reunion and book launch, as well as facing what looms as a key litimus test against Gisborne at the Queen Elizabet..
19-Jul-2013
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In the final eight
Joel Peterson
Australian world number one Neil Robertson will play in the third round of the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open for the first time today, after defeating Jamie Cope in his second round match on Wednesday night. Robertson was knocked out in the second round in the first two years of the tourn..
12-Jul-2013
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