RAIL TASKFORCE ON TRACK
Christine McGinn
PLANS for Australia’s first regional suburban train network are on track with the taskforce’s terms of reference released today. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan named Bendigo West Member Maree Edwards as the chair of the Community Consultative Taskforce (CCT). “M..
13-Mar-2015
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COX CALLS TO SAVE ADDY
Bendigo Weekly
CITY of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox is calling on Fairfax Media to reconsider job cuts at the city’s daily newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser. Cr Cox said the Fairfax Media-owned newspaper had played a central role in the local community for more than 160 years. “As a daily new..
13-Mar-2015
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TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Dianne Dempsey
“I can’t put my hand on my heart and say I am 100 per cent sure that Ulumbarra Theatre will be finished on time,” David Lloyd, manager of Capital Venues and Events told the Weekly this week. Mr Lloyd and Stan Liacos, director of City Futures, have been conducting regular tour..
13-Mar-2015
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TASKFORCE IS JUST THE JOB FOR GEN Y
Christine McGinn
A YOUTH unemployment taskforce could be established in Greater Bendigo to create more opportunities for Generation Y. The taskforce, a combination of businesses, educators and council, is proposed to reduce the high rate of youth unemployment across the city. According to the latest Australia..
13-Mar-2015
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BOUND FOR JAPAN
Bendigo Weekly
FEDERAL Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will visit the Japanese Ministry of Defence next week. Ms Chesters will take miniature replicas of the locally-made Thales Bushmaster vehicles to Japan as a gesture to discuss the four ordered for deployment with the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force. ..
06-Mar-2015
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A PASSION PASSED ON
Dianne Dempsey
Over the years while lying on John Gault’s examination table, many patients have been distracted by the latest picture attached to his ceiling. Dr Gault’s rooms are resplendent with art work which he has been collecting for the past 50 years. Whereever you look there are exquisit..
06-Mar-2015
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A gift of awareness
Bendigo Weekly
As far as anniversary presents go, this one is a little different. A first wedding anniversary gift is traditionally paper, and Shantell Curnow wanted something special for her husband Daniel. Daniel and Shantell will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on Sunday and Shantell enlisted t..
30-Aug-2014
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Defence work may head OS
Bendigo Weekly
A new defence contract awarded to Australian Defence Apparel last week may be delivered offshore, not in Bendigo. An Australian defence source and spokesperson for the Defence Minister David Johnston told The Weekly the low-carriage vests and backpacks could be made at ADA’s premises in..
29-Aug-2014
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Bendigo goes blue
Christine McGinn
Bendigo has gone blue for nine days in a bid to beat prostate cancer. Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo Tourist Information Centre and the RSL Memorial Hall have turned blue to encourage men to check their prostates. Men are urged to don the blue and check their health th..
29-Aug-2014
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Crusoe makes the switch
Christine McGinn
CrusoeCollege school students at risk of leaving school have a new option, SWITCh. Thirty-five, year eight and nine students are engaged in the project which redirects students who might otherwise choose to leave school early. The program attracted a $70,00 grant to get it off the ground but ..
29-Aug-2014
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Top effort
Bendigo Weekly
When it comes to providing quality early childhood education Kylie Kent tops the class. The Strathfieldsaye family day care educator has been named Bendigo, Goldfields and Macedon Ranges regional winner in the 2014 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards. Ms Kent was judged on her professional a..
29-Aug-2014
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Hardware store builds on success
Bendigo Weekly
With the roof officially up, stock starting to be moved in and the build running to schedule, the team at Hume & Iser Home Timber & Hardware is getting excited about unveiling the new and improved store to Bendigo locals in early September. Family-owned Hume & Iser Home Timber &..
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ABC Radio personality calls it quits
One of the ABC Radio's most popular broadcasters has announced his retirement. After 24 years, Derek Guille, radio legend and presenter of the Evening program on 774 ABC Melbourne and ABC Local Radio Victoria has announced his departure from the ABC. For more than two decades, Der..
23-Jun-2011
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Cold Snap to hit Bendigo
WATCH out local music lovers, a Cold Snap is approaching. The Melbourne five piece of high-energy Rhythm and Blues is set to play the fourth Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival fundraiser at the Goldmines Hotel on Saturday, June 25. Cold Snap, headed up by the husband and wife team of..
22-Jun-2011
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Battle lines are drawn
LOCAL soloists, MCs, DJs and bands of all shape, size and sound, you only have a few more days to register for the Bendigo Battle of the Bands competition. It’s on Saturday July 30 and Youth Participation Officer Rory White said the City of Greater Bendigo’s Mic Up productions te..
22-Jun-2011
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King Stone, The Resignators and Chris Wilson
Local Music Wrap Up with Mick Griffin. What better way to stay warm on a foggy winter Saturday night than to join the dance happy souls at The Palais in Hepburn Springs for a night of Ska courtesy of Castlemaine’s King Stone and Melbourne’s The Resignators. King Stone pu..
20-Jun-2011
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Icehouse and the Kyneton connection
It’s been thirty one years since the moment that defined the first half of John Lloyd’s life. In the public’s eye at least. It was a little debut album called Icehouse, which would hold the record as the biggest-selling Australian debut album for 15 years, until Savage Gard..
17-Jun-2011
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Peter Powers to cast his spell over Bendigo
Watch out Bendigo, Peter Powers wants to put you under. In his albeit highly persuasive mind, everybody can be swayed. “The textbooks will tell you that everybody can be put under,” he says. “We all respond to suggestions every day, doesn’t matter who yo..
17-Jun-2011
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Fitzpatrick to take Dragons' reins
Bendigo Weekly
Former Castlemaine coach Brett Fitzpatrick has been appointed coach of Sandhurst for the 2014 Bendigo Football League season. Fitzpatrick will take over from Shane Meade, who stepped away from the role following one season at the helm that ended in an elimination final loss to Gisborne. ..
21-Oct-2013
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South Bendigo stars fly the coop
Joel Peterson
Shepparton Swans coach Brett Warburton has confirmed the signing of South Bendigo duo Justin Maddern and Brady Childs, saying the former Bloods stars will fill needs for the young Swans side. The Weekly reported the signing earlier this morning, after it was posted to the Swans' twitter feed..
16-Oct-2013
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Haig headed for gruelling challenge
Joel Peterson
It is hard to believe that road racing has only been Jack Haig's main focus for less than a year. The Bendigo cyclist has exceeded all expectations in his first full season on the road, and is remarkably currently leading the Subaru Australia National Road Series, that sees Australia's top c..
09-Oct-2013
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Haig takes tour win, National Road Series lead
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist Jack Haig has etched his name into the history books alongside the likes of Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, by claiming victory in the Caterpillar Tour Of Tasmania today. The 20-year old went into today's final stage, a 30-lap criterium around the streets of Devonport, with a o..
06-Oct-2013
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Decision still on hold
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s bid for a Victorian National Premier League soccer club has been put on hold, with Football Federation Victoria yet to reach a decision on whether to grant the team a licence for 2014. An announcement on NPL licences was expected on Monday, however due to legal proceedings surround..
04-Oct-2013
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The time is right
Joel Peterson
By JOEL PETERSON There is no better time to be a part of the South Bendigo Football Netball club than now, according to newly announced coach Jeff Brennan. Brennan, the Bendigo Football League interleague coach, has both previously coached and played at the Bloods, and will return in season 201..
04-Oct-2013
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