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Colour for health
Laura Hurley
The new Bendigo hospital will boast a colour palette inspired by different regions in the Loddon Mallee. Unveiled last Friday, different levels and wards within the hospital will feature colour schemes inspired from the ten local government areas within the district. Bendigo Hospital boa..
21-Aug-2015
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Top class keynote events
Bendigo Weekly
THE 2015 Bendigo Writers Festival is just one week away, with organisers expecting record numbers of people to attend more than 70 sessions across the weekend. Bendigo Writers Festival chairman Cr Rod Fyffe said the event has very quickly established itself as one of the best run festivals i..
31-Jul-2015
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Cash rate on hold
Bendigo Weekly
THE Reserve Bank of Australia board did what was expected of it this week when it agreed to hold the official cash rate steady at two per cent. Housing Industry Association chief economist Harley Dale said there will be speculation in coming months as to whether the easing rate cycle is over..
09-Jul-2015
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Hoppers headline HDFL
Bendigo Weekly
COLBINABBIN Football Netball Club will celebrate its centenary year in style this weekend, when the Grasshoppers play host to Elmore at MJ Morgan Reserve. After a disappointing loss to Huntly last weekend, the Hoppers will be out to bounce back against the Bloods this weekend. The club&r..
05-Jun-2015
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Living in Bendigo
Christine McGinn
SPANIARD David Sebastian and his girlfriend Els Viester are now calling Bendigo home after moving about six months ago. “My girlfriend and I wanted to move to Australia but we didn’t know the country or what place we wanted to go to live,” he said. “She got hir..
01-May-2015
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Diversity on the menu
Dianne Dempsey
Have you ever wanted to know something about religion but been too scared to ask? Last Wednesday night there was an extraordinary gathering of people at the Multi-Faith Dinner at the All Seasons Conservatory. Representatives from all major faiths gathered to discuss Freedom of Religion and B..
20-Mar-2015
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FC changes afoot
Joel Peterson
Big changes are on the way for the re-named Bendigo City FC, but its aim to grow the game of soccer in Bendigo will be exactly the same. Bendigo City took over the licence for Bendigo’s National Premier Leagues Victoria team this year, after the side competed as FC Bendigo in the NPL&rsq..
19-Dec-2014
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Gully on top
Joel Peterson
Golden Gully heads into day two of its Emu Valley Cricket Association clash with Maiden Gully in a dominant position, having claimed first innings points at Cal Gully Oval on Saturday. The Cobras skittled the visitors for 109, with Shane Rabbitt top-scoring with 33 as Brad Webster ripped throu..
19-Dec-2014
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Fired up for the Flames
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will look to take momentum into its upcoming Christmas break, when it faces the Sydney Uni Flames tonight at the Bendigo Stadium. Sydney has been one of the Women’s National Basketball League’s biggest improvers this season, but the Spirit got the better of the F..
19-Dec-2014
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Tournament a winner
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Tennis Association tasted success once again at the Tennis Australia Newcombe Medal night on Monday, taking out the inaugural award for Most Outstanding Australian Ranking Points Tournament. The award was presented to the BTA for its delivery of the McDonalds Bendigo Classic. The t..
28-Nov-2014
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In the frame for GreenEDGE
Joel Peterson
Jack Haig took a big step in his burgeoning cycling career last week, when it was announced that the 21-year-old Bendigo rider would join Orica GreenEDGE in 2016. Orica is Australia’s only UCI WorldTour team, and home to some of the country’s top talent including Simon Gerrans, Luk..
28-Nov-2014
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Only the best
Joel Peterson
To the outsider, it would seem that Kelsey Griffin saves her best basketball for when the Townsville Fire come to town. Griffin turned in another masterful performance in a WNBL classic last Saturday night, pouring in 24 points and pulling down nine rebounds as the Spirit defeated the Fire in ..
28-Nov-2014
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On par for top career
Joel Peterson
Even when he was at primary school, Lucas Herbert always wanted to play sport with the big kids. Last week, instead of the game being schoolyard cricket with the grade sixes, the golfing sensation was in the mix with the likes of Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy at the Australian Masters. Herb..
28-Nov-2014
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New homes on a high
Bendigo Weekly
The Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry, has released the Spring 2014 edition of its National Outlook, Australia’s most comprehensive housing report card. HIA chief economist, Harley Dale, said the report identified 2014 as..
28-Nov-2014
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Netball titles come to town
Bendigo Weekly
Netball Victoria has announced the 2015 Netball Victoria State Titles will take place in Bendigo to mark 30 years of competition history. With Greater Bendigo council, representative teams will travel across Victoria to meet for the tournament on October 10 and 11 at the Golden City Netball As..
30-Oct-2014
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Spirit in the pink
Anthony Radford
The Bendigo Spirit will wear a totally pink uniform for their away games this season. The new strip is part of the two-time WNBL champion’s naming-sponsor deal with Australian Pork. Spirit chairman Greg Bickley said the new uniform was spectacular. “Yes, the away strip will ..
26-Sep-2014
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Festival of bowling
Sam Kane
Calling all social bowlers – a little hint of Germany is on its way to Bendigo next month and you’re invited. Now’s the time to roll up your sleeves, get some mates together, and battle it out, in the South Bendigo Bowls Club Oktoberfest Social Night competition. Taking pl..
25-Sep-2014
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Calisthenics team steps into town
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo will put on a show, hosting six Calisthenics Victorian State Championship competitions next year. The competition spans across four days and will be held in the city’s brand new Ulumbarra Theatre. Greater Bendigo council have joint forces with Calisthenics Victorian help support..
18-Sep-2014
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Tennis served $2.4m boost
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Tennis Complex has secured $2.4 million towards its redevelopment. Today’s announcement, aids the $5.2m redevelopment for a showcourt and a new Community and Event Operations Centre. Sport and Recreation Minister Damian Drum will pledge the funding, to further encourage Bendi..
18-Sep-2014
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Drum gives sporting grants - VIDEO
Christine McGinn
Sporting clubs will be kicking goals with a new State Government sporting organisation grants program. Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum launched the government’s $1 million Local Facilities for Local Clubs Program today. Mr Drum visited Woodbury Bowling Club in Strathdale t..
15-Aug-2014
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