Rates hike hits home
Sharon Kemp
RATEPAYERS have cried foul at increases in rates they say do not align with a corresponding increase in services. Bendigo ratepayers interviewed this week by the Bendigo Weekly said their rates had risen by more than 20 per cent in the first year of state government-imposed rate cap at 2.5 p..
05-Aug-2016
No
0
No
One week to wait for Bendigo Writers Festival
Dianne Dempsey
Kerry O’Brien is filled with respect for the ABC’s recent Four Corners program which broke the story on the horrors of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. O’Brien said the program highlighted the value of investigative journalism in our country. “I sent the repor..
04-Aug-2016
No
0
Yes
Search on for top staff
Peter Kennedy
THE City of Greater Bendigo’s search for two new directors to form part of a new look executive has gone national. The organisation is seeking a Presentation and Assets director and another for the Strategy and Growth portfolio, via an advertising process that started last weekend. ..
29-Jul-2016
No
0
No
Good news on water levels
Joel Peterson
WATER storages in central Victoria are on the up and are expected to continue to rise with above average rainfall predicted through until the end of September. Bendigo had recorded 86.4 millimetres of rain this month at the time of going to print, the city’s wettest month since June 20..
29-Jul-2016
No
0
No
Clean up in pipeline
Sharon Kemp
COLIBAN Water will soon call for tenders from companies to collect and dispose of arsenic and metals-laced sludge that it is the waste product of Bendigo’s groundwater, and to start pipeline construction. The water authority this week started the process of public consultation featurin..
29-Jul-2016
No
0
No
New push for tourism boost
Sharon Kemp
DESPITE the profile of some of Victoria’s regional attractions, the challenge remains to get international and interstate visitors to travel outside Melbourne, and to spend money there. But the newly appointed chief executive of Visit Victoria, Peter Bingeman, said one of his first pri..
29-Jul-2016
No
0
No
Mandy - IGA
Bald and beautiful
Dianne Dempsey
Shaving off your long hair when you are a 15 year girl takes a bit of pluck. But Annabel Bradshaw, a sports loving year 10 student at Catholic College has pluck in spades. Annabel decided to do something very brave to help raise awareness for people battling the life threatening disease of leu..
19-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Cut price pet care
Bendigo Weekly
Discount dog and cat de-sexing vouchers will be available from the City of Greater Bendigo next week. There are 150 vouchers available for dogs and cats. A voucher will save a dog or cat owner $40 on the normal cost of having their pet de-sexed. The vouchers will be available on a firs..
19-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Cultures on show
Dianne Dempsey
Whoever said Bendigo was dull? Representatives of a variety of cultures gathered together last week to give us a taste of the fun to come in the Bendigo Festival of Cultures. The launch will be on the lawn next to the Bendigo library on Monday, March 16 from noon to 2.30pm. The opening ceremo..
18-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Lyons to have his say
Christine McGinn
City of Greater Bendigo former City of Greater Bendigo mayor Barry Lyons is free to vote on the proposed $30 million aquatic and leisure centre. Despite community concerns Cr Lyons faced a conflict of interest with his son Jack Lyons at the helm of the group lobbying for the centre, no conflic..
13-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Townhouse potential
Bendigo Weekly
CR Martin has a prized inner city allotment in a fantastic location to auction on Saturday from 11am. Located at 8 Holt Street, Bendigo, the 316 square metre property is an ideal site for an inner city townhouse, and a place where the owners can walk to work, to cafes, to school or the lake. ..
13-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Gojo to girton
Bendigo Weekly
FIFTEEN Japanese students and two teachers are spending two weeks in Bendigo. The Gojo Senior High School students and two teachers are visiting the city as part of Girton Grammar’s School exchange program. The students will attend classes at Girton Grammar while living with local host ..
13-Mar-2015
No
0
No
Current Issue
Property Guide

Mutemath's odd soul
Ben Cameron
Mutemath drummer Darren King (far right) is happy he’s not trying to “out-Jesus Jesus” any more. “I felt like that as a kid, I really tried, I tried really hard to be a good boy,” he says. “I’ve grown up since that young version of me who thought..
23-Mar-2012
No
0
No
The Gig Guide (March 23-29)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, March 23 Newmarket Hotel – Bye Bye Jack from 9PM. Free. Basement Bar – Mike Elrington from 9PM. Free. Gold Dust Lounge – Old Buzzard Medicine Show from 9PM. Free. Saturday, March 24 Basement Bar – Bones B..
22-Mar-2012
3.05pm
No
0
No
Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival teaser show
Ben Cameron
The Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is back for 2012 with its first little showcase/teaser show locked in for Saturday, April 14 from midday at The Rifle. The line up so far looks like this: Liam Thorpe TJ (Talisa Jobe) Aaron Wales ..
19-Mar-2012
9.45am
No
0
No
The Gig Guide (March 16-22)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday March 16: Newmarket Hotel – Toaster, Bone Dry, Poison Fish (9PM. $5) Gold Dust Lounge – Min & Colin Band (9PM Free) Theatre Royal, Castlemaine – Eric Bibb & Steffan Astner (8PM. $55) Pugg Mahones – Sonic (11PM. Free) Saturday Mar..
15-Mar-2012
4.30pm
No
0
No
Mutemath's soul search
Ben Cameron
While Mutemath’s Darren King was raised on “eccentric Christian” beliefs, and enjoys a solid relationship with the big man upstairs, he says he’s no preacher. “I don’t go to church, but I still pray,” he says. “I feel frustrated with myself..
15-Mar-2012
11.20
No
0
No
San Cisco: a life less awkward
Ben Cameron
Australian music in 2011 was all about domestic spats. While the uber anti-ballad Somebody That I Used to Know was added to just about every playlist bar Classic FM, its little brother, the more bubble gum pop sparring of Awkward by Fremantle‘s San Cisco, had an equally effecti..
13-Mar-2012
11.30am
Yes
0
No
Gym backs the Thunder
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Thunder will be fighting fit when the Victorian Womens Football League season rolls around thanks to a new partnership announced this week. The Thunder have joined forces with local business It’s Her Gym, with the Mollison Street centre becoming the club’s new trainin..
05-Feb-2016
No
0
No
Spirit star's injury blow
Bendigo Weekly
THE biggest test of the Bendigo Spirit’s season got significantly bigger this week, with Kelsey Griffin ruled out of Sunday’s round 16 clash with reigning champions Townsville Fire at Bendigo Stadium. Griffin suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter of Bendigo..
05-Feb-2016
No
0
No
Spirit downed by Rangers
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit’s WNBL finals chances took a hit tonight with a 74-82 loss to Dandenong. The win gives the Rangers a critical season series advantage over the Spirit, having won two of the three clashes between the sides this season. Dandenong controlled the contest ..
30-Jan-2016
No
0
Yes
Spirit at its best
Joel Peterson
Another week, another must-win game against a top opponent in the race to the Women’s National basketball league playoffs. It is a theme the Bendigo Spirit must get used to in the season’s final four rounds but one that seems to do little to faze the side, who are the best team i..
29-Jan-2016
No
0
No
Hamilton lines up on tour
Joel Peterson
After several successful European tours Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is coming back to Australia, including Bendigo. Classical music the world over is the motto of the philharmonia. The group said it is irrelevant for their musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, ..
29-Jan-2016
No
0
No
A name to watch
Joel Peterson
THE past few weeks have been among the busiest of Chris Hamilton’s life, but the 20-year-old Bendigo cyclist is taking it all in his stride. Hamilton started 2016 with a bang in Ballarat at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships, just as he did last year, and this week ..
22-Jan-2016
No
0
No
On the right road for safety
LAST weekend I took some time off to travel back to my parents’ place in northern New South Wales for their 50th wedding anniversary. It was, by any measure, a great weekend, save for the broken windscreen we copped on the long drive home. Driving along the highway travelling north towards..
21-Apr-2011
3.15
No
0
Fuelling a good time
THERE is something special about Bendigo at Easter. While some choose this weekend as a good opportunity to go somewhere else, many will stay behind and enjoy what the city has to offer. And there is so much to offer. If you can’t find something cheap, fun and worthwhile to do this weekend..
21-Apr-2011
3.14
No
0
Glanville on Easter /ANZAC Day
..
21-Apr-2011
12.28
No
0
What’s in a name?
THE City of Greater Bendigo council is now thinking of registering our parks, ovals and sporting venues with VicNames, which is highly desirable for safety reasons should an emergency occur. If you look back at some of the name changes this council has made since the introduction of the Geographic..
21-Apr-2011
12.25
No
1
Getting in on the act
Don’t get too excited just yet, we were told this week as City of Greater Bendigo council unveiled the proposal for a 1000-seat theatre. With funding still to be secured at state and federal level, there’s a chance the state-of-the-art facility won’t go ahead. But if it does ..
15-Apr-2011
3.53
No
0
Clearing the way ahead
THERE’S been a lot of talk and online chatter this week about the draft Bendigo Road Transport Strategy and its likely impacts upon the community. In itself, that’s a good thing – the whole idea of releasing a draft strategy is for people to have the chance to have a say. And the..
15-Apr-2011
3.49
No
0
Property Guide