Satisfaction survey slams council
Sharon Kemp
THE City of Greater Bendigo has suffered its worst community satisfaction results in five years. It’s a fall chief executive Craig Niemann has blamed on high profile public rancour, including the anti-mosque protests, that plagued the council last year. The survey, completed for a..
10-Jun-2016
No
0
No
CFA firm under pressure
Sharon Kemp
THE impasse between the state government and the CFA over firefighter pay negotiations continued yesterday as Victorian MPs continued to pressure the CFA board to agree to a deal. And in Bendigo, federal Labor incumbent Lisa Chesters has defended herself against social media claims she is i..
10-Jun-2016
No
0
No
Bendigo refugee group leads forum
Sharon Kemp
BENDIGO, the location of anti-mosque protests and a lower than average overseas-born population, is becoming ground zero for the regional refugee advocacy movement. In a duplication of events following the Tampa affair in 2001, regional groups angered at the major parties’ treatment of..
10-Jun-2016
No
0
No
Hawkei kicks off new bid
Steve Kendall
THALES is putting itself front and centre in a bid to secure a new Australian Defence Force contract, and it has backing. In the same week the first Hawkei went into production at the site, the firm is vying for the lucrative Land 400 Phase 2 contract with their prototype vehicle the LAV (CR..
10-Jun-2016
No
0
Yes
Firm to pay workers
Steve Kendall
AN Epsom-based mining services company is repaying more than $2 million to workers who were short-changed over four years. Deepcore Australia Pty Ltd underpaid 205 employees a total of $2.09m for work they performed at mines in regional Victoria and Queensland between 2010 and 2014. The ..
10-Jun-2016
No
0
No
Jobs cut as Keech hit by mining tumble
Sharon Kemp
Twenty-FOUR jobs have been cut by Keech Australia as the award winning Bendigo-based steel castings manufacturer suffers from the downturn in the mining industry. Chief executive Herbert Hermens yesterday said manufacturing was under strain in Australia “and particularly for companies ..
10-Jun-2016
No
0
No
Mandy - IGA
Second chance on buses
Joel Peterson
Local residents will get another chance to have their say on Bendigo’s proposed bus network after the initial Public Transport Victoria plan drew the ire of network commuters. An initial round of community consultations with PTV was held in December, with residents from across Bendigo la..
27-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Market of opportunity
Dianne Dempsey
When arriving at Melbourne International Airport from China in 2002, university student Jacky Zheng was naturally enough incredibly excited. “What would Melbourne look like?” he asked himself. “What would the university look like? The houses?” “The man who picked ..
27-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Fundraiser for Ethan
Dianne Dempsey
It’s hot and Ethan, 12, and Lochie, 10, are sheltering in the shade of a tree at Lake Weeroona with their mother Angela Taylor. We’ve come to talk about Ethan and the fundraiser Angela and her friend Carolyn O’Sullivan are organising. Ethan suffers from severe autism and mu..
21-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Pool play
Bendigo Weekly
THE City of Greater Bendigo is going back to the drawing board in a bid to convert plans for a state of the art aquatic facility at Kangaroo Flat to reality. The Bendigo Weekly understands a comprehensive business case analysis for both a 25 metre pool and the already adopted 50 metre option w..
21-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Festival fees force out traders
Christine McGinn
RETAILERS and food van operators say they are being priced out of the Bendigo Easter Festival with “exorbitant” fees. Traders, who requested to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, told the Weekly they would not operate at the festival due to increased costs and unforeseen condit..
20-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Penalty rates hit business
Christine McGinn
TRADERS say they will be hit hard by Easter Sunday public holiday penalty rates as they battle with an already difficult environment. The state government fulfilled its election commitment this week, making the religious holiday and AFL grand final day public holidays. Shamrock Hotel owner Ji..
20-Feb-2015
No
0
No
Current Issue
Property Guide

Tracey Roberts: a unique vision
Ben Cameron
Melbourne artist Tracey Roberts has a unique view into the realm of art and music. She has “multi-colour synesthesia”, which allows her to see colours, shapes and images when she hears music. Both a visual artist and a singer-songwriter-pianist, it's no surprise her artwork a..
16-Feb-2012
12.45pm
No
0
No
Calling on young filmmakers
Bendigo Weekly
Lights, camera, action – the call is out for young up and coming animation and film makers to enter the 2012 City of Greater Bendigo Mic Up Productions Clips and Flicks Short Film Festival. City of Greater Bendigo Youth Participation Officer Rory White said all young film makers and an..
16-Feb-2012
12.10pm
No
0
No
Roger Waters: The Wall live
Jake Schatz
If there is a band before my time that I desperately wish I could have seen, it would be Pink Floyd. So I was never going to miss an opportunity to see Roger Waters perform The Wall at Rod Laver Arena last week. With the hype, and more importantly the man behind the production,..
16-Feb-2012
10.30am
No
0
No
Bobby Rydell to hit Bendigo
Steve Kendall
WHEN Bobby Rydell steps on the stage of The Capital Theatre next month it will be as part of his 21st tour of Australia. His first was in 1960, and he already had a hit record under his belt, Kissin’ Time. Thirty-four US hits later and a string of favourites around the world, Bobby..
15-Feb-2012
3.45pm
No
0
No
Custard return for Between the Bays
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Throughout much of the nineties, Custard were one of Australia’s most prominent and popular bands, with a loyal live following and hit songs by way of Apartment and Music is Crap. The band also released some of the definitive albums from that time with Wahooti..
15-Feb-2012
3.30pm
No
0
No
Broken Stone Records: passionate hobbyists
Ben Cameron
LIVE performances will combine with live footage and stunning artwork, as music label Broken Stone Records hits Kyneton as part of a 10-day east coast show case tour. BSR co-owner Jonathon Miller said the roadshow had existed in different forms since BSR began operation back ..
14-Feb-2012
4.30pm
No
0
No
Dellavadova in star run
Bendigo Weekly
Basketball star Matthew Dellavedova has capped a sensational basketball season with the Cleveland Cavaliers by being named the Bendigo Weekly Prime 7 backed Sports Star of the Month for June. Maryborough born Dellavedova is a former Bendigo Braves player who during the American NBA season he..
09-Oct-2015
No
0
No
Rider on the edge
Joel Peterson
Jack Haig’s strong 2015 season continued last week when he was the top Australian finisher in the mens under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in Virginia. The Bendigo cycling ace finished 13th in a bumper field, with the race taken out by Frenchman Kevin Ledanois ahead of It..
01-Oct-2015
No
0
No
BBA scores sponsor
Joel Peterson
With record team entries for the upcoming summer season, now is a good time to be involved with the Bendigo Basketball Association. Along with over 430 teams, local business Interact Us has jumped on board, becoming the association’s new domestic competitions sponsor for two years. ..
01-Oct-2015
No
0
No
Spirit 'flat' in loss
Joel Peterson
With two weeks to go until the start of the WNBL season, the Bendigo Spirit spending time apart would seem to be the last thing coach Simon Pritchard would want. But he says that will be the exact thing his team needs as it leads into a hectic start to the 2015/16 season. Pritchard said ..
01-Oct-2015
No
0
No
Griffin a spirited star
Joel Peterson
Kelsey Griffin has thought of Bendigo as home almost ever since she played her first season with the Bendigo Spirit. After another stellar WNBL season that saw her crowned the league’s defensive player of the year, Griffin was voted the Bendigo Weekly/Prime 7-backed Sports Star of the ..
25-Sep-2015
No
0
No
Storm rolls into grand final debut
Joel Peterson
Another year, another first for the Strathfieldsaye Storm. Most of the club’s history-making achievements in its short lifespan have come on the football field, but in 2015 the club’s netball program took a quantum leap forward. The club’s A-grade side will compete in i..
25-Sep-2015
No
0
No
Glanville on the bypass
..
24-Mar-2011
2.36
No
0
Letters to the editor
Train delays The Liberal-National Government has just passed 100 days in office and already local Liberal-National Government MP Damian Drum is selling out Central Victoria. Instead of standing up for Central Victorian train travellers and demanding the vital Regional Rail Link project is bui..
24-Mar-2011
2.34
No
2
Bgo Cycling Classic banner