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Upgrade boost for racecourse
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO racecourse is in line to receive $770,000 worth of upgrades this year, to enhance its status as one of the best facilities in Victoria. Victorian Premier and Racing Minister Denis Napthine announced the initiative this week, to be joint funded by the state government, Racing Victoria and t..
09-Aug-2013
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Chasing a win
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo cyclist Peta Mullens will attempt to successfully defend her title as Rob Vernon Memorial winner, when the annual race is held again this Sunday. The 112km handicap race will be battled out by a strong field, including the past two winners of the event in Mullens and Darren Lapthorne. A ..
09-Aug-2013
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Tough start ahead
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit’s draw for the 2013-14 WNBL season is similar to, but slightly more difficult than, last season’s, according to coach Bernie Harrower. The reigning premiers open their season with a grand final rematch against Townsville at Townsville RSL Stadium on Saturday, Octob..
02-Aug-2013
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Thunder heads for season finale
Joel Peterson
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02-Aug-2013
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Thunder continues its top-class run
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Thunder’s stellar Victorian Women’s Football League home and away campaign comes to a close this weekend, when the side aims to take its 15th win of season 2013 against Altona Vikings. The Thunder claimed win number 14 of its season last week, defeating North Geelong 7.13.55..
26-Jul-2013
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AFL pitches in funding
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Golden Square Football Netball Club and Castlemaine Football Netball Club will both receive boosts to their respective grounds, with funding allocated by AFL Victoria for several projects in the region. AFL Victoria has announced funding assistance for four clubs in the Central ..
26-Jul-2013
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Girton searches for the heroes
Bendigo Weekly
THE word “hero” is no doubt overstated, but local students gained an insight into the minds of real local heroes recently. Girton Grammar hosted a forum featuring three prominent local figures who presented on their association with and inclusion in The Local Heroes project. The proj..
26-Jul-2013
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South Africa bound
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Rising Bendigo mountain bike stars Tasman Nankervis and Chris Hamilton will show off their talents in South Africa next month, when they head to the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships. The talented Bendigo Senior Secondary College schoolmates have been selecte..
26-Jul-2013
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Harriers plan a fun time
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club will conduct the popular Smart Line Mortgage Advisers Fun Run and One Tree Hill Challenge On Sunday, August 4. The race will kick off at 10am, from Greenwood Drive in Strathdale to the One Tree Hill lookout tower. The challenging, uphill, 3.2km run is open to ..
26-Jul-2013
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Fun run set for a return
Bendigo Weekly
After the success of the inaugural Run for Dad fun run last year, the event will be staged again this year on Father’s Day, Sunday September 1. One of the organisers, Mark Nally of St John of God Hospital, said the event brought out 250 runners, both competitive and recreational. Competito..
19-Jul-2013
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United scores
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON A trip to the nation’s capital was well worth it for Bendigo soccer side NCV United, after they took out the under-16 male division of the Kanga Cup. NCV United smashed Queensland’s John Paul College in the final 4-0, to make amends for falling to East Malvern 3-1 in..
19-Jul-2013
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Mayor to have a deputy
Anthony Radford
GREATER Bendigo council is considering creating a deputy mayor position for the first time in its history. If it goes ahead, councillors will vote for both a deputy mayor and a mayor in late October. So far, there are at least four councillors in the running to be the next mayor, with at..
12-Jul-2013
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Calder on agenda
Anthony Radford
The Calder Highway looks set to become a political football yet again, as acting Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visits Bendigo today. Mr Albanese, who is also the Infrastructure and Transport Minister, will make a number of policy announcements and attend a fundraising lunch for Labor Bendigo..
05-Jul-2013
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Fun time in the holidays
Bendigo Weekly
Golden Square football netball club is again running its ever-popular school holiday fun program, from July 8 to 10 at My Jet Oval. The three-day program includes football clinics, round-robin games, as well as lifestyle and nutrition components. Children from ages 6-15 are encouraged to regist..
28-Jun-2013
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Top of the table
Joel Peterson
Australia’s number one-ranked table tennis player, William Henzell, is determined to clinch his fifth consecutive International Table Tennis Federation Oceania Cup title, when the event comes to Bendigo Stadium next week. The 31-year-old South Australian has taken out the past four even..
28-Jun-2013
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Neil fit for the open
Bendigo Weekly
Australian snooker star Neil Robertson will hit the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open in top form, after a win in the Wuxi classic last week. Robertson, who was born and raised in Melbourne, is currently ranked world number one, and is also top of the world snooker prizemoney list after picking u..
28-Jun-2013
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Cash in for sports hub
Bendigo Weekly
Eaglehawk’s Borough Club tipped in $50,000 to the Canterbury Park Sports Hub development this week, to support the local sporting clubs that will use the facility. The sports clubs who use the facility were required to raise $75,000 this year towards the development. Now, the Borough Club, o..
28-Jun-2013
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Gap closing
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Bendigo Spirit star Kristi Harrower says Virgin Australia’s newly announced partnership with the Women’s National Baketball League is a positive, but more work needs to be done in bridging the gap between the men’s and women’s sides of the sport. The airl..
28-Jun-2013
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Having a great time
Bendigo Weekly
THERE’S a new sport in town that’s giving its players a lift. Balloon Football follows Australian Rules football and is a great opportunity for people with a disability to enjoy playing a fun, social and competitive sport. Scope invited the Bendigo community to a come and try day at..
14-Jun-2013
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Sporting victory
Joel Peterson
By JOEL PETERSON Eaglehawk’s iconic Canterbury Park precinct is set to be the big winner in the City of Greater Bendigo’s proposed 2013/14 budget, with $3.5 million being spent on a redevelopment of the facility. The historic oval is set to become a major sporting hub, with almost $2..
07-Jun-2013
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