Church plan for kindy
Sharon Kemp
THE Bendigo Baptist Church wants to establish a kindergarten and school on land it owns in Junortoun. In the nursery suburbs east of Bendigo, the church wants to build a new kindergarten that will take in 22 new students in 2018 with capacity to educate another 22. The church has applied..
08-Jul-2016
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Pre-polling figures hit a voting high
Bendigo Weekly
By Patrick Stafrace NEARLY one-third of Bendigo residents cast their vote before election day this year. Australian Electoral Commission figures show that pre-polling has increased by 50.7 per cent in the Bendigo electorate since the 2013 federal election, while across Australia, ..
08-Jul-2016
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Chesters to fight from opposition
Sharon Kemp
RETURNED Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters is ready to battle another federal election in the next 12 months should a re-run occur, but is more than happy to work in a House of Representatives balanced on a knife edge and reliant upon support from crossbenchers. As of yesterday, with counting continu..
08-Jul-2016
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Rain fails to fix shortfall
Joel Peterson
DESPITE two months of above average rainfall and June equalling one of Bendigo’s longest standing weather records, long-term rainfall deficiencies throughout central Victoria persist, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. June was the nation’s second wettest on record, whic..
07-Jul-2016
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Home push for Lansell
Bendigo Weekly
COUNCIL voted on Wednesday night to allow Birchgrove Property to build more than 65 homes on land in Lansell Street. Councillor Elise Chapman said the development was innovative in its approach to creating smaller and more affordable homes. Cr Chapman has in the past voiced her support f..
01-Jul-2016
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Kangaroo Flat development plan overturned
Bendigo Weekly
CONCERNS about drainage and losing a sense of place saw councillors overturn a motion to support development of a 34-lot Kangaroo Flat subdivision. In a move that effectively puts an end to building on the block, councillors on Wednesday night rescinded the earlier motion approving developme..
01-Jul-2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Boom time for auctions
Bendigo Weekly
THERE are auctions aplenty over the coming week, as local agents continue their build up from the traditional Christmas break. DCK Real Estate has a solid cream brick veneer home at 13 Maple Street, Golden Square to auction from 12pm today, Friday February 20. In a great position just a block ..
20-Feb-2015
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Children in need of a home
Dianne Dempsey
St Luke’s has put out an urgent plea for more foster parents. They currently have young people up to the age of 17 looking for a home. According to Amanda Knight who is manager of St Luke’s caregiver services, the contribution foster carers make to the wellbeing of our community..
19-Feb-2015
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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
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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
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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
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Heaven The Axe: takin' the long handle
Ben Cameron
A MEETING on the streets of Wagga Wagga proved to be the catalyst for the formation of hard rockers Heaven The Axe. Bombshell lead singer Phoebe Pinnock was spotted by the man she would eventually marry, Steve Watts (of Manticore fame), who had been entertaining the idea of a female-..
14-Feb-2012
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Adalai: Unfamiliar Places
Bendigo Weekly
Adalai – Unfamiliar Places Adalai’s first EP is a combination of eight tracks, which offer a welcome departure from the usual alternative rock riffs and chorus lines. Unlike many alternative rocker bands out there, Adalai successfully manages to get every song..
10-Feb-2012
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Tania Doko: forever the Bachelor Girl
Ben Cameron
For Australia’s one time Queen of Pop Tania Doko, it’s high time for a bit of good old fashioned self indulgence. After spending the past few years writing songs for others, like former pop matriarch Taylor Dane, she’s back to expressing what’s in her own heart. And s..
10-Feb-2012
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Change for the better
Joel Peterson
A STREAMLINED fixture with less split rounds is what Bendigo Football Netball League clubs were after and what they got when the league released its 2016 draw. The BFNL season, beginning on April 16, wraps up on Saturday, September 24, the last of four consecutive weeks of grand finals withi..
04-Dec-2015
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Spirit out for revenge
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit is out to avenge a horror early-season loss to Adelaide on Sunday, when the two sides meet in round eight of the Women’s National Basketball League. Bendigo was beaten by the then-winless Lightning in round four in the first matchup between the teams this season. ..
27-Nov-2015
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Cox sets sights on Rio
Joel Peterson
LA TROBE University Bendigo student and shooting ace Emma Cox has her sights set on the 2016 Rio Olympics, and is well on target to get there. The 23-year-old from Mooroopna is based in Bendigo while she studies education at La Trobe, and has a few busy months ahead as she competes in qualif..
27-Nov-2015
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The stars are gathering
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Weekly-Prime 7 backed Sports Star of the Year awards will be announced at a glittering black tie dinner to be held at the All Seasons Quality Resort on Friday, February 26, 2016. The awards are the longest running event of their type in regional Australia, and in more recent time..
27-Nov-2015
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Nervous wait for Pioneers
Joel Peterson
RELATED: Pioneers aim to change run (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/pioneers-aim-to-change-run) BENDIGO'S Tom Cole has a simple outlook on tonight’s AFL Draft – he doesn't care who picks him or what pick he is, he just wants his AFL dream to come true. Cole is tipped..
24-Nov-2015
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New plan needed
Joel Peterson
IT is the oldest adage in any coaching manual – play consistently for four quarters – yet it seems to be one that Simon Pritchard’s Bendigo Spirit can’t quite grasp. Throughout Bernie Harrower’s tenure as Spirit coach, Bendigo had become famous for w..
20-Nov-2015
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