Police give the inside story
Dianne Dempsey
The Bendigo branch of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation is presenting one of its Inside Story events on Thursday. The foundation was set up to honour police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. As a way of remembering the police officers, money raised is given to charit..
29-Jul-2016
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More medium density housing on its way
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO residents have been told to prepare for an influx of medium density housing projects across the city that are expected to be built to cater for the growing number of one- and two-person households. MGS Architects director and architect Eli Giannini said medium density ..
28-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 decision wa..
22-Jul-2016
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Change hits drink drive training
Sharon Kemp
AT least 5000 first-time drink driving offenders a year in Victoria miss out on drink driving education and the knowledge of how to prevent a second offence, according to educators. Drink driving educators operating in central Victoria say what many first time offenders don’t know is t..
22-Jul-2016
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Drone flyers risk fines
Sharon Kemp
IF the drone in this photograph had dropped onto people or traffic at Charing Cross over which it was flying, the operator admitted he would have made a run for it. “But they would probably get me anyway with the technology these days,” he told the Bendigo Weekly. The Civil ..
22-Jul-2016
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Citizens' jury up and running
Sharon Kemp
THE 25-member citizens’ jury creating the City of Greater Bendigo’s next four-year plan is diverse but serious about the job ahead of them, according to three of its members. Rod, Veronica and Michael attended the first meeting of the jury in early July, and will spend another 23..
22-Jul-2016
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Last chance for HACC input
Christine McGinn
COMMUNITY consultation about the future delivery of the City of Greater Bendigo’s Home and Community Care (HACC) program ends today. Council will make its final decision about the fate of the program at the March 25 general council meeting. Councillors will vote on the provisional decis..
13-Mar-2015
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Weragoda admits drink driving
Christine McGinn
UPDATE The City of Greater Bendigo council accepted Cr Mark Weragoda’s “unreserved apology” at a meeting last night. “Council last night met and has accepted Cr Mark Weragoda’s unreserved apology for drunk driving and initially denying his actions,” Ma..
11-Mar-2015
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News now: Fairfax axes jobs
Bendigo Weekly
UP to 20 editorial positions are expected to be axed from Fairfax Media’s regional masthead, the Bendigo Advertiser. The media organisation announced its proposed plans to “revitalise its newsrooms in regional Victoria”. Up to 80 full-time equivalent positions could be c..
11-Mar-2015
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Chapman referred to panel
Bendigo Weekly
Elise Chapman's conduct has been referred to a Councillor Conduct Panel. Mayor Peter Cox's statement appears below. Statement from Mayor Cr Peter Cox Friday March 6, 2015 On behalf of residents who have complained about an inappropriate tweet sent by Cr Elise Chapman, Mayor ..
07-Mar-2015
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Pressures add strain to food budget
Dianne Dempsey
“We see grandparents who don’t go to see their grandchildren at Christmas because they can’t afford to buy them gifts,” Mrs Jenny Elvey, of Bendigo Family and Financial Services says. “We never know what sort of problems will walk in the door. Clients could have l..
07-Mar-2015
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Students call for action
Christine McGinn
LA TROBE University physical education and outdoor education students are frustrated at the lack of organisation and staffing in their first week back. Third year student Ellen said there was a significant lack of support and staff to teach students. “There is no one to go to find ou..
06-Mar-2015
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Dan Rolls earns Palais residency
Ben Cameron
Ballarat solo artist Dan Rolls has won himself a residency at The Palais. After playing a recent support slot with the Joe Black Trio at the iconic venue, it all came together pretty easily. “I was just having a drop of red with the owners a few weeks back and I suggested a residen..
07-Mar-2012
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The Bon Scotts: AC/DC free zone
Ben Cameron
It’s hard to believe a bloke who goes by the stage name of Robert Zimmerman, and fronts a tribute act called The Bon Scotts, but Damien Sutton is convinced they’re unique. “I think our music’s very original,” Sutton says. “It entertains us anyway, it ..
07-Mar-2012
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Soundwave 2012
Bendigo Weekly
BY NUHTAYA JOHNSON Soundwave begins when you descend the escalator at the train station and the sea of black comes into full view. It really is a glorious sight. Everyone is there for the same reason and all are eager to get that first train out – even if that means bei..
07-Mar-2012
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Havana Brown: some positive spin
Ben Cameron
DJ Havana Brown isn’t kidding when she talks of her plans for total world domination. “I want to build myself as a prominent artist, worldwide,” she says. “I’m going with the flow, but I’ve got big major goals. “I’m nowhere near them ye..
07-Mar-2012
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Between the Wars
Bendigo Weekly
BY MICK GRIFFIN The inaugural Avoca Music Festival at the Avoca Racecourse to be held over the weekend of March 23 to 25 is set to be a multi genre feast of the finest in independent music. With a diverse array of acts set to appear throughout the weekend, the festival promises to be a treat..
07-Mar-2012
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Lana Del Ray: Born to Die
Steve Kendall
CD REVIEW: Born To Die by Lana Del Ray IS she happy? It’s a fair question after leaping into this CD. Born To Die has been around for a month or so and I have struggled not to read a review for fear of being tainted. As soon as it was here, it had the ..
05-Mar-2012
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Harrington to the limit
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Bank Spirit star Kerryn Harrington knows a thing or two about pushing her body to the extreme. The talented 24-year-old leaves everything on the court each week, harassing in defence and stretching every muscle she has to gain a fast break in attack, and while Harrington is having a ..
22-Jan-2016
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In-form Griffin shows true spirit
Bendigo Weekly
When Bendigo Bank Spirit coach Simon Pritchard started the 2015/2016 Women’s National Basketball League season, he wasn’t sure what star forward Kelsey Griffin would offer him. The two-time Wattle Valley WNBL Grand Final MVP injured her hip in the first game of the WNBA season, a..
15-Jan-2016
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Thrilling clashes in BDCA
Joel Peterson
GOLDEN Square got its Bendigo District Cricket Association campaign back on track with a thumping win over Eaglehawk in their one-day round eight clash. The Borough won the toss and elected to bat on what looked to be a fair deck at Wade Street, but that was about where the good fortune ende..
15-Jan-2016
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Lapthorne calls it a day
Joel Peterson
Bendigo cyclist and former Australian road race champion Darren Lapthorne has called time on a glittering career on the eve of the race he brilliantly won in 2007. Lapthorne, 32, announced his retirement last week, saying he would like to stay involved in the sport. A longtime member of ..
08-Jan-2016
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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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Road rage
Road rage I must strongly object to the proposal of upgrading Gladstone Street from two to four lanes of traffic. This would dramatically increase the already heavy traffic through a long-standing Quarry Hill residential area. This includes the already very busy St Joseph’s Primary Schoo..
15-Apr-2011
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Glanville on the truck bypass route
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15-Apr-2011
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Glanville on the hospital board
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08-Apr-2011
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Letters to the editor
Fortuna future With Bendigo having a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a national attraction as a result of the sale of Fortuna, there will no doubt be a number of suggestions as to how best preserve and promote this heritage icon. The Villa Fortuna Action Group believes now is the time f..
08-Apr-2011
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Changing focus
WHEN it comes to Bendigo’s youth, St Luke’s CEO Dave Pugh knows what he is talking about. He knows what the real issues are and can see through the hysteria created by recent CBD incidents. When he says the problems are not a major concern and the community should be focussing on oth..
08-Apr-2011
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What’s in a number? A lot
IT’S very easy to throw numbers around like they mean as much or as little as you want them to, and to most people 5.1 per cent would not seem like a lot. But here’s a few examples of some of the 5.1 per centers that impact upon our lives. In Victoria, fruit and vegie prices rose an ..
08-Apr-2011
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