Rush for diversity plan
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo is desperate to rectify its status as the only large Victorian council without cultural and diversity inclusion guidelines. It has given residents only 19 days to comment on a draft plan that took a year to coordinate and write, and was first mentioned in 2013 and..
22-Jul-2016
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Waste a problem
Sharon Kemp
WASTE is becoming the flashpoint issue that could divide future City of Greater Bendigo councillors as the council introduces its organics pick up service and continues to grapple with increasing dumping costs and diminishing landfill. On Wednesday night, councillor Helen Leach attempted to ..
22-Jul-2016
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State government joins RSL funding
Bendigo Weekly
THE Soldiers’ Memorial Institute has received a final funding commitment from state, federal and local benefactors. The City of Greater Bendigo has welcomed a $1.5 million state government contribution towards the project, which follows a commitment of $1.7m from the federal governm..
22-Jul-2016
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Greyhound industry works to improve
Bendigo Weekly
THE Victorian greyhound racing community is united in reproach of a minority within the sport that has brought the industry into disrepute. In light of the recent decision by the New South Wales state government to outlaw greyhound racing, members and enthusiasts believe that the decisi..
21-Jul-2016
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Race dogs face cull
Bendigo Weekly
THE future looks bleak for greyhounds as animal welfare organisations and industry regulators in Victoria begin to address the repercussions of the New South Wales government’s verdict to outlaw the controversial sport. An industry task force lead by representatives from the NSW state ..
15-Jul-2016
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Nationals make new ground
Sharon Kemp
Amid the drama of the extended election campaign, Victorian Nationals are making some political ground with Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie in line for an elevated role in the Coalition government. The newly elected Nationals’ candidate in Murray Damian Drum is understood to be too ..
15-Jul-2016
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CVGT staff face change
Christine McGinn
A NEW federal government job employment service is expected to leave 40 local CVGT Australia workers without a job. The not-for-profit organisation has lost nine Victorian contracts to deliver the former federal government’s employment and jobseeking program, Job Services Australia (JSA)..
10-Apr-2015
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Vision of the region
Bendigo Weekly
Participants in the 2015 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program were engaged in two days of activities recently as part of a Vision of the Region theme. Learning how to get their messages across via various forms of the media, participants were interested in the behind the scenes action at..
10-Apr-2015
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Low rates benefit buyers
Bendigo Weekly
Managing Director of DCK Robert Ketterer said that Tuesday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to maintain the current interest rate would have positive implications for buyers interested in the Bendigo housing market. The RBA announced it would be leaving the interest rates unc..
10-Apr-2015
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AT HOME WITH JACINTA
Dianne Dempsey
Early last December when Jacinta Allan and her husband Yorick Piper were driving down to parliament house there was a certain amount of tension in the air. “Yorick was driving and I was clutching the phone. Premier Daniels had told us he would allocating the portfolios that night and wo..
10-Apr-2015
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REIV support for RSL
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL real estate agents will be doing their bit to support returned service men and women during the month of April. All Real Estate Institute of Victoria branches in Bendigo have agreed to sell badges throughout April on behalf of the RSL, in this the ANZAC centenary year. Funds raised will..
02-Apr-2015
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City united
Christine McGinn
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s City Futures Directorate can never operate as a self-sufficient entity, according to a council-commissioned report. Councillors were divided on the need to separate parts of the directorate, which includes tourism, major events and economic development, into..
27-Mar-2015
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RATES ON HOLD
CENTRAL Victorian home owners can breathe easy - at least for the time being, after today's Reserve Bank decision to leave interest rates on hold. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens' statement follows: At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4...
05-Apr-2011
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Regional Rail Link gets green light
Bendigo Weekly
The Regional Rail Link project will go ahead, although politicians continue to bicker about who is responsible for ensuring the dedicated track is built. Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the project had been placed under a review due a shortfall in funding which he said was ..
05-Apr-2011
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State government trials new level crossing warning system
Bendigo Weekly
THE state government has conducted a trial of an innovative level crossing warning system to prevent collisions between trains and road vehicles, which has been hailed as an Australian first. Between 2001 and 2009, 120 people were killed and 172 injured in vehicle crashes involving collisio..
01-Apr-2011
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Pokies campaign wins support
Mission Australia has thrown its support behind a campaign, jointly launched by Independent Tasmanian MP, Andrew Wilkie, and advocacy group, Get Up, to combat attempts to undermine the Federal Government’s planned poker machine reforms. Clubs Australia plans to spend $20 million on an ..
29-Mar-2011
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Developer hails new planning initiative
Bendigo Weekly
Multi-award winning developer Villawood Properties has applauded the state government’s new planning initiative for a new peri-urban unit. Planning Minister Matthew Guy recently announced the establishment of a unit within the Department of Planning and Community Development to help..
25-Mar-2011
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Flood aid package wins farmer support
Bendigo Weekly
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed additional support for victims of the Victorian floods announced by the State Government this week. VFF president Andrew Broad said the majority of these measures had been called for by the VFF in the Federation’s submission, regarding ..
24-Mar-2011
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Forever Young produce the c word
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN At the heart of any great band is that one elusive factor…chemistry! You can have your craft down pat and boast experience galore, but remove that vital C word and well... I’m sure we’ve all attended a few of those going-through-the motions-g..
10-Apr-2012
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New competition for bedroom rock stars
Bendigo Weekly
Young unsigned musicians should get cracking on their original ditties as entries open for the 2012 Red Bull Bedroom Jam Australia competition Musos aged between 15 to 21 (bands, duos or soloists) are eligable to enter the online comp. Apply by uploading a video of yourself and your ban..
05-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 6 to 12)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday April 6: Gold Dust Lounge – Cold Snap. From 9PM. Free. Horvat's Wine Bar, Daylesford – Moodswing. From 9.00PM. Free. Saturday April 7: Palais Theatre, Hepburn Springs – Emmy Bryce & Kate Vigo with support Brendan Maclean. From 8:30PM. $15:00. ..
05-Apr-2012
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Music tickets too expensive say most Aussies
Bendigo Weekly
It probably won't surprise many but most Aussies think ticket prices are too steep, according to ticketing organisation, Eventbrite. A recent survey of 1000 Australians by Eventbrite has found that a little over half of Australians attended live music performances in the last 12 months, and ..
04-Apr-2012
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Jeff Raglus: Three Pairs for the price of one
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Multi-talented musician and visual artist Jeff Raglus is on a roll at present. An exhibition of his artwork opened on Saturday, March 30 in Daylesford (1 Camp street) which will run until April 23, and on the music front there is a new CD in the offering from Victor..
04-Apr-2012
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Hoodoo Gurus: rock dinosaurs
Ben Cameron
The Hoodoo Gurus don’t mind being perceived as rock dinosaurs. At least they’re still out and about, and in lead singer Dave Faulkner’s eyes, it’s not so much a criticism of the band, but a testament to three decades of durability in the most fickle of industr..
04-Apr-2012
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Cyclists shining
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO will be well represented this weekend in one of the country’s biggest cycling events, the 2016 Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. A host of local cyclists began their tune-up for the annual test on Mount Buninyong and surrounds at last weekend’s Mi..
08-Jan-2016
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Young guns ready for action
Joel Peterson
SOME of the region’s most talented junior basketballers were honing their craft this week as they prepare for a busy end to January. Fourteen junior Bendigo Braves were hard at work training for the upcoming Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup to be held in Albury next week and th..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit getting physical
Joel Peterson
PHYSICALITY will be key for the Bendigo Spirit on Saturday night when the club team battles its bogey side so far this season, the Melbourne Boomers, in an attempt to claw back ground on the WNBL top four. The Guy Molloy-coached Melbourne has taken victory in both of the matchups between the..
08-Jan-2016
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Spirit counting on home court support
Joel Peterson
Follow @joelbpeterson (https://twitter.com/joelbpeterson) AS the Women's National Basketball League season heads towards the playoffs, the Bendigo Spirit is hopeful that hometown support can assist the club’s push towards a fourth straight finals appearance. Crowds in Bendigo have been..
05-Jan-2016
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Capital gains
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will look to secure a badly needed win in the run to finals tomorrow night when they host the University of Canberra Capitals at Bendigo Stadium. Bendigo endured a horror stretch heading into the Christmas break, dropping consecutive home games against Melbourne and Sydney..
31-Dec-2015
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Duo in Braves fold
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Bank Braves have secured two key players for the club’s 2016 South East Australian Basketball League campaign. Import guard Jeremy Kendle and centre Matt Andronicos will suit up for the Braves after being unveiled as the club’s two most recent signings last week. ..
31-Dec-2015
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Program’s net worth
We marvel at how quickly young people pick up new technology and run with it, accessing information that was, in the past, locked away and only available to those in the know. The downside of the information revolution is that this access is not always monitored. Along with new ways to bully an..
03-Jun-2011
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Letters to the editor
Indecision costs history How much do we value our golden history and our treasured heritage? How long have we waited for a decision on a suitable permanent place for the homeless Bendigo Historical Society, guardians of our historical artifacts now shamefully housed in shipping containers? Many..
03-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the QEO
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02-Jun-2011
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Glanville on the rate hike
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27-May-2011
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Letters to the editor May 27
Fortuna will be an attraction, too WE read with interest about the ‘Piazza spectacular’ (Bendigo Weekly, May 20) which is planned to be a future tourism draw in the parkland development at Sacred Heart Cathedral. In that article there is recognition of the value of religious tourism..
27-May-2011
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Budget on target
CITY of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe and his Merry Men (and woman) have delivered a new kind of budget, that has both positives and negatives. The above reference to Robin Hood touches on council’s new way of paying for the projects that are needed, and there are two positives in this. ..
26-May-2011
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Shaun Tan wins international award
Australia’s most celebrated children’s book illustrator/writer Shaun Tan has added one of the world’s most lucrative prizes to his list of awards. Tan will receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, worth approximately $760,000, in Sweden at the end of May. The judges ca..
29-Mar-2011
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This week's top 10
1. Batavia Peter Fitzsimons 2. Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals Jamie Oliver 3. Saturday Big Tent Wedding Pary Alexander McCall-Smith 4. Wise Man’s Fear Bk2 Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 5. Letters & Numbers 2 SBS 6. Letters & Numbers SBS 7. Daughters-in-Law Joanna Tro..
25-Mar-2011
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Book Pick of the Week; Alpha Monsters
I couldn’t be prouder right now of our great friend Crikey – you can call him Chris Kennett – as this weekend his very first children’s story Alpha Monsters is being launched. Chris is actually a great poet but only those of us who are lucky enough to be on his Christmas c..
25-Mar-2011
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