Drug ban impacts
Sharon Kemp
THE fallout from the criminalisation of synthetic drugs will be known within a month when stockpiles bought before the legal changes have run out. Bendigo Community Health Services workers are reminding users that support is available if they are distressed about changes to the availability ..
10-Nov-2017
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Deborah mine aims to be a tourist hub
Steve Kendall
A $6 million expansion of the Central Deborah Mine site has been unveiled as a major part of cementing its position as one of Bendigo’s premier attractions. The new master plan proposes a major upgrade to the experiences offered on the mine’s surface as well as a city by night tr..
10-Nov-2017
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Green light for Aspire
Sharon Kemp
BIG ticket items including a new religious precinct and a landmark medium-density housing development in Bendigo will come before City of Greater Bendigo councillors next week, both with recommendations for approval. Council officers have also recommended a final approval for a contentious u..
10-Nov-2017
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Firefighters have a new role
Joel Peterson
FIREFIGHTERS in Bendigo this week joined regional colleagues in an initiative that aims to better coordinate regional emergency responses. Bendigo CFA firefighters have undergone first aid and CPR training and will now act as emergency medical responders, providing a first line of call to em..
10-Nov-2017
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Telstra stump up NBN refund
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO residents are likely to be among the Telstra customers eligible for compensation after the broadband retailer conceded it may have made false or misleading representations about NBN speeds it could deliver. Telstra has agreed to make amends to 42,000 customers who signed up to contra..
10-Nov-2017
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Battle for heritage site
Sharon Kemp
AN action group advocating for the former Nanga Gnulle wants heritage protection assured for the 45-year-old Alistair Knox-designed house before the City of Greater Bendigo makes any decision about the development of land surrounding the historic house. But the council insists it is trying t..
10-Nov-2017
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Funds boost for dragon
Bendigo Weekly
THE community campaign for a new Chinese dragon will receive a significant boost today, with the state government expected to pledge $250,000 towards replacing Sun Loong. Premier Daniel Andrews and Tourism minister John Eren are scheduled to join local members Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards..
04-Aug-2017
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A very timely reminder
Bendigo Weekly
THE answer to Vala Iannuzzelli’s persistent health symptoms came in the form of a letter from a gas heater repair company. Ms Iannuzzelli had not had an easy year, so when she thought she was having a stroke three weeks ago and blacked out in the early hours of the morning, she put it ..
27-Jul-2017
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Ladson says it's time to talk
Joel Peterson
HAWTHORN premiership player and Golden Square premiership coach Rick Ladson has called on families, community groups and local sporting clubs to make mental health part of their regular conversations. Ladson was a part of Hawthorn’s 2008 flag triumph before returning to local football ..
21-Jul-2017
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New angle on an old game
Sharon Kemp
TABLE tennis has never looked as fun as it does when Bendigo champion Des Knight sets up his game Gossimo. And Mr Knight says inventing the game is never more satisfying than when the players are having fun. Six years in the making, the game has just been released and he and his business..
14-Jul-2017
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Organic liners on way
Bendigo Weekly
More than 38,000 households in Bendigo and Marong will soon receive a new 12-month supply of compostable caddy liners to use in their kitchen caddy to collect food waste for their organics bin. City of Greater Bendigo council’s Craig Lloyd said while the new caddy liners are supplied b..
07-Jul-2017
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Bank raises interest rates
Sharon Kemp
A day after being named Victoria’s corporate citizen of the year, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has lifted interest rates out of sync with the Reserve Bank of Australia. RBA governor Phillip Lowe kept cash rates on hold, but Australia’s banks continue to tweak rates to benefit owner-..
07-Jul-2017
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Grant backs senior activity
Bendigo Weekly
Victorian seniors from the Karen community in Bendigo will be further encouraged to get involved and stay active in their communities, as the recipients of a state government grant. The Karen Culture and Social Support Foundation received a $5000 grant for a project that will include cooking..
07-Jul-2017
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Composer Caitlin takes the prize
Bendigo Weekly
STUDENT Caitlin Buchan has won a spot to have her music composition performed nationally at concert venues. The 15-year-old from Bendigo South East Secondary College is one of eight, selected from more than 100 entries in the 2017-18 Fanfare Competition. All students will work with indu..
29-Jun-2017
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Rations for a cause
Dianne Dempsey
Rice and water, rice and lentils and just for a change – rice and oil – these are the three meals that Kylie Kent was allowed yesterday as part of her participation in the Act for Peace Ration Challenge. The ration challenge invites people to stick to a diet of ..
22-Jun-2017
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No to plastic bags
Bendigo Weekly
A COUNCIL waste truck is spreading the word as a large mobile billboard to remind the community not to put plastic bags in their recycling or organics bins. City of Greater Bendigo council’s Craig Lloyd said plastic bags are one of the main items that contaminate the recycling and orga..
15-Jun-2017
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Gallery offers a new view of Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
A NEW exhibition at the Post Office Gallery offers a bird’s-eye view of Bendigo. Vantage point: aerial views of Bendigo features 12 large scale reproductions of aerial views of Bendigo taken by Charles Pratt as well as three original glass plate negatives from the collection of the Sta..
08-Jun-2017
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AFL in class
Bendigo Weekly
CENTRAL Victorian school students picked up some footy tips from the elite level this week as Melbourne Football Club players headed up the Calder for a series of school visits. Demons players dropped into schools across the region, joined by local clubs to run footy clinics and speak to stu..
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Students learn about work
Bendigo Weekly
THE first group of work experience students started at the Bendigo centre this month. This year’s program will see 50 students from 10 Bendigo schools participate in this hands on workplace learning experience at the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank between July and November this year. Th..
20-Jul-2017
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Behind the scenes at the gallery
Bendigo Weekly
IF you’ve ever wondered how galleries go about selecting and installing the works on display, here’s an opportunity to try it out for yourself. The project, named Insert Title, is a fun, hands-on opportunity for people of all ages to experience the world of galleries. At the La T..
13-Jul-2017
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Culture on course
Bendigo Weekly
The 2018 Regional Centre for Culture initiative is another step closer, with the appointment of two renowned producers who will work with the region’s creative community to shape the year-long program. State member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards welcomed Jo Porter and Elizabeth Walsh a..
07-Jul-2017
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Donations a welcome plus for dragon
Bendigo Weekly
The community campaign to raise more than $750,000 to help fund a new Imperial Dragon has received a significant boost. The Guy family yesterday donated $50,000 to the Sun Loong 750 campaign, while Strategem Community Foundation, which is supported by local financial services firm Strategem,..
29-Jun-2017
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Prize winner's connection to country
Bendigo Weekly
It was a unanimous decision by the judges of this year’s Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize to confer the coveted award to Northern Territory artist Margaret Loy Pula. The panel said her minimalist work Anatye (bush potato) 2016 stood out for its vivid impact and demonstrable connection to ..
22-Jun-2017
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La Trobe's art on display at gallery
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 100 artworks are on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery in a new exhibit entitled Revealing Identity: The Collections of La Trobe University. La Trobe Art Institute’s Kent Wilson and his team had the daunting task of sifting through the core collection of some 8000 works,..
15-Jun-2017
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The Rhythms of Ireland
Bendigo Weekly
THE stage production The Rhythms of Ireland is in Bendigo next month. The elite company of dancers is bringing their worldwide 10th Year Anniversary Tour to Australian stages. This production has been seen by more than two-million people worldwide amassing an unsurpassed reputation. ..
14-Sep-2017
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Chords for cancer
Simon Wooldridge
The shock of a cancer diagnosis and a family’s passion for music have led to a special fundraiser event at the Golden Vine this coming Sunday, September 10. Chords for Cancer will raise funds to support music therapy rehabilitation at Bendigo Health’s cancer centre. Dan Parr..
07-Sep-2017
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Midweek Blues at the Vine
Simon Wooldridge
Last Days of May is a polished debut album from Bendigo blues-rock outfit Midweek Blues. The five-piece will launch the album next Friday, September 8 at the Golden Vine. They got together in 2014 with little more than a midweek blues jam in mind. “The plan was to get togethe..
31-Aug-2017
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Choir in harmony with star
Bendigo Weekly
THE Victoria Welsh Choir and musical theatre star Silvie Paladino will Spring into Song on Sunday, September 10. There is nothing quite like the sound of male voices singing together and The Victoria Welsh Choir is no exception as they perform their captivating and sometimes humo..
31-Aug-2017
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Aussie Bee Gees
Bendigo Weekly
THE Australian Bee Gees Show are digging out their flares and dusting off their platform shoes for a show in Bendigo. The Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary tour is a fitting tribute and a celebration of the music of the brothers Gibb. This new show will be presented in two parts and..
24-Aug-2017
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Music the best therapy
Simon Wooldridge
The world would be a better place if everyone sang, or played ukulele. It’s a Friday morning in a busy CBD café. Pete Gavin looks up from his coffee. Over the next hour his philosophy about music’s role in our lives becomes clear; it’s about community. Gavin..
24-Aug-2017
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Kookaburras hit winning form
Joel Peterson
Australia has opened its International Festival of Hockey campaign in Bendigo with a convincing 4-0 win over New Zealand. With three debutants in the lineup, the hosts handled the Kiwi side easily, led by two goals from Jeremy Hayward and a manful showing from goalkeeper Tristan Clemon..
05-Nov-2017
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Spirit withstand dramatic finish for second win
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit have withstood scoring just three points in the third quarter to win their second game of the WNBL season tonight in dramatic fashion. Bendigo defeated Melbourne 71-66 in a game that saw three players foul out and the two teams trade buckets down the stretch. The Spiri..
04-Nov-2017
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Spirit focus on strong start
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard maintains he has the right starting five but that it simply must be more focussed when the Spirit host Melbourne tomorrow night. Bendigo’s past three starts to matches have been bordering on indefensible, as have opposition offences in the early par..
03-Nov-2017
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Hockey hits town
Bendigo Weekly
INTERNATIONAL hockey will once again hit Bendigo this weekend as four of the world’s top international teams line up when the 2017 International Festival of Hockey starts on Sunday. The two-day event will see three matches played in Bendigo featuring both of the Australian national ..
03-Nov-2017
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Tussle on for top spot
Joel Peterson
EARLY-season surprises Bendigo and White Hills will fight out top spot on the Bendigo District Cricket Association table when they meet in round four of the 2017/18 season. The teams enter the clash occupying the top positions on the table, Bendigo undefeated after producing an impressive bo..
03-Nov-2017
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Crows flying in EVCA
Bendigo Weekly
SPRING Gully remains the Emu Valley Cricket Association’s lone undefeated team as the league shifts gears to its opening round of two-day games this weekend. Following four one-day rounds to open the season, teams will be tested in the traditional two-day formal starting to..
03-Nov-2017
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A 90-year game
Bendigo Weekly
The Golden Square Croquet Club was formed 90 years ago because traditionally women weren’t allowed to play bowls. While they couldn’t play with the men, the women started up the croquet club. This observation was made by club member Caroline Smith who along with her colleagu..
29-Jun-2017
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Camp for coding
Bendigo Weekly
School children in Bendigo will have the chance to learn the language of computers by taking part in a course designed to teach them how to build their own app. Code Camp is coming to the city, and for three days during the school holidays, children will have the chance to meet new friends ..
22-Jun-2017
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Legend spreads the safety word
Bendigo Weekly
Hawthorn football legend Peter Knights is at a special breakfast on Tuesday to discuss leadership and learn about important occupational health and safety changes. The event, which is being brought to the region by WorkSafe Victoria, will also discuss WorkSafe’s new strategy to work mo..
15-Jun-2017
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Wine for the long weekend
Bendigo Weekly
The annual Heathcote on Show festival is on this weekend. It’s the time of year when the Heathcote wineries and traders come together to celebrate and show off the region’s many great wineries, fine restaurants and pubs and Heathcote’s many historic and natural attractions...
08-Jun-2017
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Sustainability awards on offer
Bendigo Weekly
Josh Byrne is the guest speaker at the Bendigo Sustainable Awards presentation evening on World Environment Day, June 5. Mr Byrne is a sustainability practitioner and communicator well known for his work on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia program. He has a unique and integrated approa..
01-Jun-2017
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Playing sport with disability
Bendigo Weekly
A GROUP of 10 local students with a disability yesterday hosted an all-abilities sports day for primary school students to raise awareness of what it’s like to live and play sport with a disability. The group is comprised of members from Kalianna School and Bendigo Senior Secondary Col..
25-May-2017
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Mapping out the past
Sharon Kemp
DOUG Stone has trudged through central Victoria’s goldfields more times than he can remember in more than 40 years of mapping, and he says he sees in the region the value of an undying interest in gold. The appeal that central Victoria still holds for prospectors continues to fill car..
20-Jul-2017
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Failure a positive
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Inventor Awards program will celebrate the positives of failure as part of an event to be held at the Ulumbarra Theatre next week. Bendigo Inventor Awards committee chairman Paul Chapman said everyone has failed at something – a test; a relationship; a job interview, but fa..
13-Jul-2017
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Cash rate still on hold
Bendigo Weekly
As anticipated, the Reserve Bank of Australia left the official cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent on Tuesday. “Our forecast remains that there will be no further reduction to the Official Cash Rate in 2017,” HIA principal economist Tim Reardon said. “Comments issued ..
07-Jul-2017
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Long time between shows
Bendigo Weekly
Friends Sue Llewelyn and Iain Stewart are delighted to once more have a joint exhibition together in View Street. “The last time we did this was 24 years ago in the National Trust building (now the Wine Bank) and we had our children running around creating havoc,” Stewart said, &..
29-Jun-2017
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Moving in a digital era
Sharon Kemp
TWELVE of Bendigo Health’s professionals can now call themselves digital health pioneers. Last week, Bendigo Health contributed the dozen certified health informaticians to Australia’s small skill pool of about 270. And it became the first health organisation to produce of a ..
22-Jun-2017
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Door open for trade training
Sharon Kemp
AFTER four years of consecutive falls in apprenticeship numbers, there are opportunities in traditional trades and traineeships, according to a Bendigo vocational training specialist. But Apprenticeships Matter regional manager Ivan Crisp said not only were most local secondary students unaw..
15-Jun-2017
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Tiarna has a talent
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo is a treasure chest of unknown young artists, musicians and photographers all awaiting their turn to shine. They want to acquire the well-deserved credit that will only occur from their hard work and resilience. There is something to be said about the diversity and talent of suc..
22-Jun-2017
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A colourful life
Dianne Dempsey
When a precocious youth living in her hometown of Slough, England, Jenny Valentish self-published a fanzine, Slapper: The Groupie’s Guide to Gropable Bands. It gives you a fair idea of where her interests lay in those days. Since coming to Australia from England several years ago V..
15-Jun-2017
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Cars fit for a Queen
Bendigo Weekly
As the Queen’s Birthday long weekend approaches the Central Victorian Chrysler Club is preparing for Chryslers, Valiants, Dodges, Plymouths and Desotos to descend on Bendigo. It’s the 11th Annual Midstate Mopars show and shine and with 10 successful years behind them, Midstate Mo..
08-Jun-2017
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Heads up for show
Bendigo Weekly
A large slice of Hollywood history will arrive in Bendigo in September with an exhibition honouring the life and work of multiple Academy Award-winning costume designer Edith Head. Edith Head is considered the most significant costume designer in the history of cinema. In her 50-year ca..
01-Jun-2017
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Solar power a school hit
Bendigo Weekly
St Francis of the Fields Primary School has teamed up with More Australian Solar Homes and The Hub Foundation to install solar panels. St Francis of the Fields is one of the largest primary schools in the region with just over 550 students. The school sits ..
25-May-2017
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Share the repair
Bendigo Weekly
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheels get out of line? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way. A group of locals have organised the first Repair Café in Bendigo on Saturday at the Good Loaf Cafe from 10am until 2pm. Various volunteer ..
18-May-2017
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Capitol offence
Rosalea Ryan
Amos Decker is all too familiar with loss. First went his social graces, his tolerance and his ability to empathise, wrenched from him in an instant by a near-fatal football concussion that left in their place a photographic memory and an abnormally heightened awareness of death. The ath..
13-Jul-2017
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Malik's identity politics
Bendigo Weekly
The violence, anger and confusion that dominate so much of the news and debate about multiculturalism and immigration are all about identity politics, according to Kenan Malik. “Different minority groups, whether African Americans, indigenous Australians, Muslims or gays, are seen as p..
07-Jul-2017
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Weighing up their options
Rosalea Ryan
Four women, one challenge: to lose unwanted weight. In all four cases obesity is an issue – but is it the root of the quartet’s problems or merely a scapegoat, deftly deflecting attention away from the truly dysfunctional aspects of unhappy lives? While pregnant, Kat ate for ..
29-Jun-2017
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Dawe to pastures new
Dianne Dempsey
Bryan Dawe says he is waiting for more time to pass so he can spend time thinking about and grieving for his much loved friend and colleague, John Clarke. Since Clarke passed away in April, Dawe has been involved in both private and public events memorialising his mate but now he is looking ..
22-Jun-2017
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Convict sleuths probe death
Rosalea Ryan
If there’s one thing even more engrossing than a carefully-researched historical novel with the name “Thomas Keneally” on the cover, it’s one crafted by Keneally in partnership with his daughter Meg. One of Australia’s most prolific and successful authors, Kenea..
15-Jun-2017
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High-seas histrionics
Rosalea Ryan
ON an ocean liner bound for the far side of the world, everyone’s running away from something – or so it’s safe to assume, considering that perfectly contented, secure individuals rarely uproot themselves from a successful, established life in order to start afresh. When Li..
08-Jun-2017
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