Bendigo Buzz

Fresh a winner
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO radio station 101.5 Fresh FM has scooped a major media award, claiming the Women’s National Basketball League’s Best Radio Coverage award for the 2015/16 season. The station has covered the Bendigo Spirit since its inception into the league, and has called all Spirit home..
24-Mar-2016
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Feline hard done by
Steve Kendall
Tommy was eating Nina’s food, and it had to stop. Nina is our slinky black cat, and Tommy is the neighbourhood wanderer. He’s not a feral so I imagine he just runs around from house to house eating where he can. It seems like a cat thing to do. Anyway, I caught him tuckin..
18-Mar-2016
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Sporting best
Bendigo Weekly
STUDENTS at Winters Flat Primary School have been rewarded for their efforts to make their school a far healthier one. The school’s submission to the 2016 Bendigo Health-backed Healthy Schools Awards was judged the best from an impressive field of more than one dozen finalists. ..
11-Mar-2016
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Sisters are doing it
Dianne Dempsey
With the advent International Women’s Day it is timely to acknowledge the extraordinary work of central Victoria’s female art directors and curators. While the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum is attracting record crowds with its Ben Quilty exhibition and the Bendi..
04-Mar-2016
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The ABC of radio
Steve Kendall
Becoming a radio announcer can be a daunting step, but there’s help from those in the know to ease you through. If you’re interested in becoming a presenter on 105.1 Life FM, an announcer training session is scheduled for Monday, March 7, at the Life FM studios in Forest Street...
26-Feb-2016
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Time for teal
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Health Group emergency department director Diana Badcock will be the guest speaker at Bendigo’s Biggest Afternoon Teal next week. Dr Badcock was born in Cambridge and studied at the University of London. Her medical background is extensive and includes working in Ho..
19-Feb-2016
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Up and running
Bendigo Weekly
WITH just two weeks to go, preparations for this year’s Sports Star of the Year gala awards night are in full swing. The Bendigo Weekly/Prime7 backed awards program has recognised northern and central Victoria’s best athletes for more than 50 years, and remains the longest runni..
12-Feb-2016
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Stars of their sport
Joel Peterson
RISING cycling star Chris Hamilton and kayak ace Maddie Batters had stellar starts to the new year, leading them to take out the January award nominations for the Bendigo Weekly/Prime 7-backed Bendigo Sports Star of the Year. Both took out national titles during the month, Hamilt..
05-Feb-2016
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Interfaith council spreads the word
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Interfaith Council is partnering the Daybreak Centre of Spirituality to bring Spirituality by the Lake to Bendigo. The event will take place on Sunday, February 21, from 1.30pm to 4pm, at the Rowing Pavilion, Lake Weeroona. Speakers from five faith traditi..
05-Feb-2016
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Group is wheely fun
Bendigo Weekly
FreeWheeling Fun is a grassroots group that breathes life into pre-loved bikes for everyday use for anyone who needs one. They also help people learn basic bicycle maintenance skills and run community rides. They are at the The Good Loaf Bakery’s shed from 3pm to 5pm, Wedn..
05-Feb-2016
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Scots game has a new feel
Bendigo Weekly
A traditional Scottish children’s street game will be given a contemporary touch at Scots Day Out in Rosalind Park on Saturday, February 13. Kerbieball has been played for centuries by generations of Scots, players pitting their ball skills and reflexes in daily games fille..
29-Jan-2016
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A classical visit
Bendigo Weekly
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
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Ruby steps up for pet therapy
Bendigo Weekly
St John of God Hospital is embarking on a new initiative with the introduction of pet therapy in the hospital in late January. Pet therapy is a client-centred approach that is used to enhance patients’ emotional, cognitive, social and physical wellbeing. Nurse unit manager of the R..
29-Jan-2016
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Celebrations in the community
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo: Celebrations run from 10am until 3pm at Lake Weeroona, with the official ceremony beginning at 10.30pm. Conducted by the Rotary Club Bendigo Sandhurst, the day will include a barbecue, entertainment, family activities, community displays and a Rotary art and craft market. Axedale: R..
22-Jan-2016
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Get into the spirit
Bendigo Weekly
THERE are a number of Australia Day celebrations planned for Tuesday, with ceremonies to be held across Bendigo and surrounding areas. City of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe encouraged residents to head along to the celebrations with family and friends. Community groups have planned a r..
22-Jan-2016
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Work to start on city bus hub
Bendigo Weekly
PRELIMINARY work on a new bus interchange at the Mitchell Street end of the Hargreaves Mall will start this weekend. The project is a partnership between the City of Greater Bendigo, which is managing it, and the state government, which is funding the works through Public Transport Victoria...
22-Jan-2016
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Rolling for Keeley
Bendigo Weekly
THE Central Victorian chapter of the American Motorcycle Club is holding its Roll The Dice Run For Keeley tomorrow to raise funds in support of an 11-year-old girl born with Angelman Syndrome. The condition affects Keeley’s global development, and she requires a wheelchair for outings...
15-Jan-2016
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Mystery over wombat find
Bendigo Weekly
The discovery of a common wombat in northern Victoria has scientists scratching their heads. North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) staff recently found the cute creature on Gunbower Island, on the Murray River. Common wombats are found mostly in southern and eastern Victoria..
15-Jan-2016
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Senior appointments at Bendigo Kangan
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Kangan Institute has announced two senior appointments as part of the organisation’s strategy to deliver long-term, sustainable growth. In the first announcement, Bendigo Kangan Institute president Michael Brown has confirmed the appointment of Trevor Schwenke as the organisati..
15-Jan-2016
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Holiday tourism runs hot
Laura Hurley
IT has been a stellar festive season for tourism operators around Bendigo, with record breaking crowds coming through doors of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Bendigo Heritage Attractions (formerly Bendigo Trust) chief executive Ian Hart said the organisation had seen an infl..
08-Jan-2016
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