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Greater Bendigo 2036: A new plan for Bendigo
A new community vision Greater Bendigo 2036 will be launched today at the Bendigo Town Hall. Chair of the Bendigo +25 Community Reference Group Patti Cotton said Greater Bendigo 2036 will follow the Greater Bendigo +25 Community Plan which was developed in 2005 “Greater..
27-Mar-2011
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Councillor calls for more police power
City of Greater Bendigo Sandhurst Ward councillor James Reade has called for an increase in police numbers in Bendigo following the past few days of inner city violence. “Bendigo Police do an amazing job but they need greater manpower,” he said. “There is a clear shorta..
25-Mar-2011
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CBD trader says ''We've had enough''
Hargreaves Mall retailer Martin Ruffell says urgent action is needed to quell inner city friction between warring youths. “We’ve had enough,” Mr Ruffell said. “It’s really escalated in the last few weeks. “There seems to be a bit of turf war going ..
25-Mar-2011
11:00am
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ACTION ON BENDIGO POLICE NUMBERS
BENDIGO is about to receive a significant boost in police numbers, and at a time when it it most needed. The Bendigo Weekly understands an offical announcement could be made as early as next week, confirming that as many as 20 additional police officers will be allocated to the Bendigo station. ..
24-Mar-2011
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Police say CBD violence is getting worse
There has been a recent upsurge in inner city tension between students, according to Bendigo Police. Acting Senior Sergeant Tony Commadeur said the CBD violence of the past few days was typical with school returning, but this was the worst he had seen in recent years. “This is some..
24-Mar-2011
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Unity Mining fast tracks Bendigo closure
UNITY Mining will bring forward its withdrawal from mining operations at Kangaroo Flat after a disappointing March quarter. In a statement to the ASX, the company said the March 2011 quarter gold production was now expected to be approximately 8400 oz at cash costs of $1700/oz, while the full yea..
24-Mar-2011
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Site to change the face of news
WELCOME to a brave new world. From today, the Bendigo Weekly is proud to offer a new-look website – www.bendigoweekly.com.au – to the local and online community. Online editor Peter Kennedy said www.bendigoweekly.com.au would complement the multi-award winning Bendigo Weekly ..
24-Mar-2011
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Gibbins honour
By BEN CAMERON Former City of Greater Bendigo mayor Kevin Gibbins will never be forgotten by the community after an international standard sporting field was named in his honour this week. Council voted unanimously on Wednesday night to name the synthetic soccer pitch at the Epsom–Huntl..
24-Mar-2011
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Making music behind the wheel
By Rosemary Sorensen Hotrods are made to perform, according to Castlemaine club member Alan Chapman. This year, as part of Castlemaine State Festival, hot rods will be gathering again, this time to create a music show. Car-cophony is a 12 channel sound spectacular, with music written by Port ..
24-Mar-2011
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Homes could go
BENDIGO homes could be compulsorily acquired as part of a new transport plan for the next 20 years launched this week. The City of Greater Bendigo council and VicRoads launched the draft Bendigo Road Transport Strategy on Wednesday. The study began in August, 2006, and was due to be completed wi..
24-Mar-2011
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Got the bottle?
For the first time in 21 years, the National Bottle and Collectables Show returns to where it all started – Bendigo. Collector Dennis O’Hoy started up the first show in 1972, when the Australian Glass Manufacturers National Bottle Competition was held at the Bendigo Institute of Techno..
24-Mar-2011
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Levy legal action
THE controversial CBD traders levy is facing a legal challenge, as opposition to it mounts. The council administers the promotional levy on behalf of the Bendigo Traders’ Association. Anti-levy leaders Norm Quin and Harry Hart met with lawyers from Slater and Gordon this week to se..
23-Mar-2011
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Prince of hearts
THERE hasn’t been a lot to cheer about in Kerang since January, but this week 2000 people hit the streets and they were very loud. They were there on Monday to welcome and shake hands with Prince William, during his tour of flood-affected Northern Victoria. Children of all ages mixed with ..
23-Mar-2011
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HAVE A SAY
Your chance to set the agenda The Bendigo Weekly is giving its readers a chance to have a first-hand say on the direction of the city and region. From today, the Weekly is asking its readers, the local community, to have their input into what the newspaper should campaign for. Weekly editor An..
23-Mar-2011
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Gibbins memorial and airport to be debated
The new million dollar soccer field at the Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve appears likely to be named after the late Kevin Gibbins. City of Greater of Bendigo councillors will vote on Wednesday to name the synthetic soccer pitch, the first of its kind in Bendigo, Kevin Gibbins Field, in memory of ..
23-Mar-2011
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Prince William proves a hit
PRINCE William has won over a huge crowd of well wishers during his visit to flood ravaged northern Victoria this afternoon. The young prince mingled with a crowd estimated at more than 1500 on the streets of Kerang, shaking the hands and chatting briefly to residents and a group of school c..
21-Mar-2011
2:55pm
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Bendigo celebrates St Patrick’s Day
BENDIGO revellers have shaken off the cool start to St Patrick’s Day and enjoyed early morning celebrations at venues across the city. In the central business district, an enthusuastic group of Irish and wannabe Irish partygoers enjoyed breakfast at Irish-themed bar, Pugg Mahones. Dieh..
15-Mar-2011
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Bendigo Bank launches Cyclone Yasi appeal
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s philanthropic arm, Community Enterprise Foundation™ has launched the Cyclone Yasi Appeal. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Queensland State Manager, Noel Jessup said the bank was pleased to be able to launch the appeal to assist communities affected by ..
14-Feb-2011
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Record rains for Bendigo
YET another central Victorian weather record has been smashed, with Bendigo recording its wettest day of rainfall since official records were shifted to the Bendigo airport in 1991. The Bureau of Meteorology (http://www.bom.gov.au)recorded 66.4mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am Saturday, surpassi..
12-Feb-2011
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Coliban Water announces $10million project
COLIBAN Water is investing $10 million in a major sewer main upgrade for Bendigo. Managing Director Gavin Hanlon said whilst the project was an important investment to create more capacity for the city’s growing population, the immediate benefit will be additional capacity in the pipelin..
11-Feb-2011
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