Bendigo Buzz

Students share culture
Bendigo Weekly
Cultural sharing was the theme for activities involving 135 Bendigo primary school students and their 51 Chinese visitors at the BSSC Language Centre last Thursday. Fifty-one primary school students and eight teachers from Suzhou Industrial Park schools in China are visiting Bendigo for an e..
13-Nov-2015
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Good approach for students
Bendigo Weekly
Students at Bendigo South East College have won the Whole School Approach to Student Voice award and $1500 prize at the 2015 The Victorian Student Representative Council Recognition Awards in Melbourne. The college was lauded for its shared decision-making initiatives between students and st..
06-Nov-2015
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Girls Night In keeps Lynne's memory alive
Bendigo Weekly
A GROUP of Bendigo women have celebrated nine years of fundraising in memory of a friend lost to breast cancer. Last Friday night was the final Girls Night In for the group of friends made up of women from the Pierce, McIvor, Brooks, McDougall, Slater, Hartney and Christie families, who have..
06-Nov-2015
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Growth of a good cause
Laura Hurley
SHAUN is set to be shorn come the end of November. Entering its 12th year nationwide, Golden Square resident Shaun Allen is sporting a full beard going into his seventh Movember. Grown and carefully curated since Movember last year, those who donate $5 or more towards Shaun’s cause..
06-Nov-2015
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Pressed to impress
Steve Kendall
THE big day arrived on Sunday... shearing. We have a small mob of 76 merinos, 10 crossbreds and nine ewe lambs, so we rustled up a pro shearer and a skilled skirter and a keen friend. I had been at the Oktoberfest on Saturday, so by the time I got home there were already 10 sheep through..
06-Nov-2015
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Shovel fest returns
Laura Hurley
START your engines – the Shovel Fest Bendigo is roaring back into town. Featuring a numbers of classic Harleys and Indians, organiser Peter Vanderfenn said the family friendly day was for a good cause. “We’ve put it on for prostate cancer – it’s our major fu..
30-Oct-2015
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The Gentlemen launch EP
Steve Kendall
Far from Home is a collection of three songs that illustrate aspects of Bendigo musician Steve Saxton’s musical wanderings Saxton will introduce his new band The Gentlemen at a launch of their EP on Saturday at the Engine Room. The Gentlemen consists of a group of skilled and exp..
16-Oct-2015
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Festival launch hits high note
Bendigo Weekly
A performance by singer Grace Knight opened the Victorian Seniors Festival celebrations on Monday at The Capital Theatre. Knight began with a moving rendition of blues classics and joked that she may find husband number five while in Bendigo. Council’s Pauline Gordon invited senior..
09-Oct-2015
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Three days of orchids
Bendigo Weekly
Spring is in full bloom with the annual Spring Orchid Show this week. The Bendigo Orchid Club’s event is on Friday, October 2, Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. This is the show’s second year running at its new location at the Truscott Reserve, Murdock Street in Ca..
01-Oct-2015
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Normie and the choir
Dianne Dempsey
The key moment at last week’s Forever Young concert came when the young Girton musicians were asked to come down from their rostrum and face the choir of some 80 elderly singers. The choir’s song to them was their signature tune, Forever Young, the beautiful Bob Dylan song ..
25-Sep-2015
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History unearthed in home
Laura Hurley
A small piece of Bendigo’s history was uncovered this week, with an archeological dig currently underway at a cottage located in central Bendigo. The cottage dates back to the 1860s, with a report on the property by firm Minerva Heritage revealing unique features and prompting Heritage..
18-Sep-2015
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Reade the right man for Belmont
Bendigo Weekly
Former City of Greater Bendigo councillor James Reade has taken over one of inner-suburban Bendigo’s most popular watering holes. The youngest person to be elected to the City of Greater Bendigo council, Mr Reade is now proud publican of Kennington’s Belmont Hotel. Armed wit..
11-Sep-2015
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In memory of Arthur
Dianne Dempsey
There is a beautiful marriage which has been going on since 2003 between the Bendigo Art Gallery and the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. Held every two years, the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize is Australia’s richest open painting prize, awarding a generous acquisitive cash pr..
04-Sep-2015
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Comics have a fair day
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Record Comic and Toy Fair is coming to town next month. The stage will be set at the Bendigo Showgrounds on September 20 for traders and dealers from local, state and interstate. More than 1000 people attended the bi-annual event which started last year. Organiser of this..
28-Aug-2015
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Foodie feedback
Bendigo Weekly
After a big and appreciative audience and a day visiting some local producers, topped off by a superb dinner – gourmet farmer Matthew Evans left Bendigo well and truly impressed after the Bendigo Writers Festival. ”I must say I was shocked at the crowd and the love in the room. V..
21-Aug-2015
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Film stars stalk in to the city
Laura Hurley
He terrified audiences as Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek, and now seminal Australian actor John Jarratt has turned his hand to directing in a new dark comedy, StalkHer, due out in cinemas later this month. Visiting Bendigo on Tuesday with co-star Kaarin Fairfax, the pair are embarking on a natio..
14-Aug-2015
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Make the choice and act
Bendigo Weekly
• One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people. • Australia is a world leader for successful transplant outcomes. • Around 1500 people are on Australian organ transplant waiting lists at any one time. • In 2014, 1117 Australians received ..
24-Jul-2015
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Swansong for Weekly’s Scoop
Steve Kendall
THERE are plenty of good things I could say about my colleague Christine “Scoop” McGinn, but let’s hold back for a minute. I cannot get past her total lack of singing skill. While I have to admit it’s not a prerequisite for a journalist to be able to warble, when th..
17-Jul-2015
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See the light at Discovery
Bendigo Weekly
IT’S been in the news for other reasons, but Bendigo’s Discovery Science and Technology Centre has also had plenty going on these school holidays. The team has delved into the darker side of science with brand new shows and workshops which highlight the International Year of Light...
09-Jul-2015
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Experience Floyd at the Capital
Bendigo Weekly
Experience Floyd is an 11 piece band of talented musicians from Adelaide who are dedicated to one goal, to authentically replicate the brilliant sights and sounds of arguably one of the world’s greatest progressive rock bands of all time. What’s more students from California Gully ..
26-Jun-2015
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