Bendigo Buzz

Gamers playing it by the book
Nick Atyeo
January is the perfect time to join David Miller of Warhammer Bendigo for a series of free interactive workshops with the assistance of the Goldfields Library Corporation at the Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo and Eaglehawk libraries. “Warhammer is basically about collecting models and paint..
08-Jan-2016
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Monitoring monotremes
Bendigo Weekly
Anyone who has ever tried to spot a platypus in the wild knows how elusive they can be. There is nothing worse than scanning waterways for hours, only to hear a splash the second you turn your head. Scientists working with the North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) are using inno..
08-Jan-2016
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Pick of the bunch
Laura Hurley
WINE lovers have a lot to look forward to, with local winegrowers confident the 2016 vintage will deliver a quality drop. Bendigo Winegrowers Association president Wes Vine said recent weather events had yielded a good crop for many of the region’s wineries, however low rainfall throug..
08-Jan-2016
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Splash into 2016
Bendigo Weekly
THERE will be plenty of ways to herald in the New Year, with fun and fireworks throughout the evening providing the perfect way to welcome in 2016. The City of Greater Bendigo is hosting a free pool party at the Bendigo Aquatic Centre on Barnard Street starting from 6pm tonight. The p..
31-Dec-2015
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Creative communities gather for change
Bendigo Weekly
The Creative Communities organisation attracted more than a 120 people to the Schaller Studio shortly before Christmas. The occasion was the final Outside the Square Active Spaces event of the year. Make a Change Australia, through Outside the Square, has spent the year exploring active ..
31-Dec-2015
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A new home for history
Bendigo Weekly
It was a moving moment shortly before Christmas when Bishop Andrew Curnow of the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo met with Cliff Richards and Kym Levett of the Bendigo District RSL Sub Branch. The occasion was the removal of the War Memorial Honour Board from the historic All Saints Old Cathedral..
31-Dec-2015
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Last time for the Gallipoli last post
Bendigo Weekly
THE city’s connection with the final evacuation of Anzacs from Gallipoli without loss of life will be recalled at Sunday’s commemoration on the centenary of the withdrawal. Carpenter Alfred “Bunty” Lawrence, who settled in Bendigo after World War I, is credited with i..
18-Dec-2015
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News project aims to clean up on graffiti
Bendigo Weekly
THE streets are set to sparkle, with the announcement of a $17,000 state government grant to coordinate graffiti prevention activities throughout Bendigo’s CBD. Occurring during the first half of 2016, the Bendigo CBD Graffiti Prevention Project will deliver a range of anti-graffiti in..
18-Dec-2015
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Dogs have their day at La Trobe
Bendigo Weekly
LA TROBE University’s Bendigo campus is now home to Australia’s first dedicated dog behaviour and cognition laboratory, with local residents being critical towards its success. The lab will allow the university’s researchers to give greater insight into our doggy friends, w..
18-Dec-2015
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Pool cash flows in
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Aquatic and Wellbeing Centre has been awarded $4,858,000 in Victoria’s funding for round two of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Regional Development chairwoman Linda Beilharz said she was delighted with the outcome. Ms Beilharz said the four projects included Bendigo&rs..
18-Dec-2015
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Short story a winner
Bendigo Weekly
The results of the Quality Living Options Short Story competition were announced at a special arts event held at the Bendigo library last Saturday. The prize winning story was Aaron and Amman by Craig Turner and the runner up was Not the Way I Planned It by Julie Begg. The competitors we..
18-Dec-2015
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Christmas cheer in hampers
Bendigo Weekly
STAFF from State Trustees’ Bendigo office are helping to spread Christmas cheer to families in need of support, with food hampers being handed over just in time for traditional Christmas day feasts. The annual fundraiser this year saw seven hampers given to Bendigo Family and Financial..
11-Dec-2015
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Ending on a high note
Bendigo Weekly
SAVE the last dance – the Million Airs Dance Band will be putting down their instruments after 20 years on Saturday. Band members Terry Carr, Gerald Kavanagh and Beth Dobell have been at the Spring Gully Hall on a Saturday night once a month for the past 18 years, and have become a fix..
11-Dec-2015
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Book a spot
Bendigo Weekly
The Summer seasonal program is now available at local Goldfields libraries, featuring a range of Christmas and summer activities coming up for all ages. Christmas events include family movies, craft activities, carols from Bendigo Youth Choir and Castlemaine U3A Choir, Music, Munchies and M..
11-Dec-2015
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Sharing the success
Bendigo Weekly
A special awards night was held at the Catholic Education Office in Bendigo this week to celebrate the achievements of students from Doxa School Bendigo. More than 100 people attended Monday night’s presentation evening which recognised the 54 students who attended Doxa School this ye..
11-Dec-2015
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Marchies are marching on
Bendigo Weekly
THE second Maldon Portrait Prize will be presented again next year from March 12 to 20 by the Maldon Artists Network. Known locally as the Marchies in honour of the well-known Archibald Prize (the Archies), this prize is run every second year alternating with the Maldon Art Walk also presen..
11-Dec-2015
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High tea plan a winner for Fortuna
Bendigo Weekly
One of Australia’s most iconic buildings, Fortuna Villa, has played host to more than 1000 guests in the past month. Among the grounds of the grand residence, elaborate high teas were the main attraction – with visitors from far and wide. “We have been running workshop..
11-Dec-2015
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Helpers add colour to tram
Bendigo Weekly
Santa’s helpers have been busy wrapping more than 1000 presents for the Bendigo Tramway’s Santa Tram. Assisted by the team at MJ’s Training, a Radius Social Enterprise, this big job is almost wrapped up. The Santa Tram tickets sold out in nine days. More than 160..
04-Dec-2015
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Plaque finds a new home
Bendigo Weekly
A 98-year-old commemorative plaque has been donated to Girton Grammar School. The plaque was from a house that was donated to the Diocese of Bendigo in 1919, and until recently was displayed in the All Saints Anglican Church. It commemorates Lieutenant Reginald Lance Frew who was killed in W..
04-Dec-2015
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Sport in comfort
Bendigo Weekly
THE Dower Park Community Pavilion at Kangaroo Flat will be officially opened tomorrow at noon by City of Greater Bendigo councillor Barry Lyons. The pavilion was a short term priority project identified by Dower Park user groups when council developed a master plan for the reserve earlier th..
04-Dec-2015
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