Opinion

New faces for Mother's Day Classic
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO will celebrate 10 years of the Mother’s Day Classic fun run on Sunday, May 13. The annual event sees participants run or walk their way around the picturesque Crook Street Park in Strathdale, with options of either an eight-kilometre or 4km run, or a gentle 4km walk. All pr..
22-Feb-2018
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Tiger camp a hit with fans
Joel Peterson
RICHMOND fans had the chance to get up close and personal with their stars as a group of 20 Tigers players ran training sessions, met with fans and attended schools in Bendigo this week. The Tigers were in town as part of their AFL Community Camp, an opportunity for every club to give back t..
16-Feb-2018
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Pantry chock full of good will
Sharon Kemp
THERE is a good reason why a soon-to-be-launched food distribution project at St Matthews Church in Long Gully will succeed where others have failed – its members hope it will be around for the next decade. The hope should be that no family has to suffer food insecurity by that time, b..
08-Feb-2018
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85,000 reasons to be happy
Bendigo Weekly
ORGANISERS have confirmed the annual Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch as the city’s most successful, with final proceeds expected to pass $85,000. The popular prostate cancer fundraising event, held an November 24 at the Bendigo Stadium for the first time, drew approximately 500 men to hear w..
02-Feb-2018
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Call out for volunteers
Bendigo Weekly
Lifeline Central Victoria and Mallee, based in Bendigo, is looking for more volunteers to train as telephone crisis supporters. Peter (not his real name) has been a volunteer with Lifeline Central Victoria and Mallee for seven years and said that the skills he learned to help people who call..
25-Jan-2018
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Names of the game
Joel Peterson
HOW many cricketers can say they played with Bradman and Waugh? Given the generational gap between the greatest player of them all and brothers Mark and Steve, in most instances it would be impossible to believe. But now a group of local representative juniors can one day sit down and te..
19-Jan-2018
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Phoenix makes a mark
Bendigo Weekly
CELEBRATION was in the air on Saturday, as Phoenix FM marked their 10th anniversary. They held their first transmissions on January 7, 2008 for a two-week stint on the 89.5fm frequency. A full time licence was granted in March, 2010 and Phoenix moved to 106.7fm. Business manager Anne..
11-Jan-2018
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Revised map a top guide for visitors
Bendigo Weekly
REVISED maps and track notes have the potential to unleash a whole new level of interest in the 210-kilometre Goldfields Track from Bendigo to Ballarat. Mountain bike riders and walkers can source information in the one book in the newly released second edition of the track guidebook. Ti..
04-Jan-2018
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Ethel marks 50 years of service
Bendigo Weekly
St John of God Bendigo Hospital has recognised and celebrated 50 years of service from Ethel Gallagher to the St John of God Bendigo Hospital Auxiliary. Every year the auxiliary raises funds for equipment to support the care of patients. This has added up to hundreds of thousands of dol..
20-Dec-2017
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Gift run a real treat
Bendigo Weekly
Every year, State Trustees’ Bendigo regional office hosts a charity Christmas run. It is an annual initiative established by one of the employees, Karyn Clarke, she has been organising every campaign since the office opened in 2012. This year the generous people o..
14-Dec-2017
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Grant to a good home
Bendigo Weekly
The announcement this week of a housing grant of almost $300,000 was welcomed by the not-for-profit organisation, Amicus. The grant will be used by Amicus to build a fully accessible, two-bedroom unit providing much-needed, affordable housing for people with a disability. ..
07-Dec-2017
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Drive to donate
Bendigo Weekly
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has launched her Christmas Donation Drive. This year, Ms Chesters is supporting the Uniting Care Bendigo Emergency Relief Assistant Centres in Kangaroo Flat and Forest Street. The Emergency Relief Assistant Centres assist several thousand local pe..
30-Nov-2017
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School in spotlight
Bendigo Weekly
THE past 12 months at Strathfieldsaye Primary School has exemplified the benefits of the Bendigo Health-backed Healthy Schools competition. Strathfieldsaye took second prize in the 2016/17 period, presented in conjunction with the Bendigo Sports Star of the Year awards. With the $1000 in..
23-Nov-2017
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Time to swap
Bendigo Weekly
THE National Swap Meet is back in Bendigo, marking 42 years of bits and bargains. This weekend will be a mass of all things car related, with enthusiasts and collectors looking for that all-important part. There is plenty to see and do with more than 1700 sites of auto, motorcycle engine..
17-Nov-2017
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Top spot for Phoenix presenter
Bendigo Weekly
Phoenix FM presenter Dawn Delaney hit a high note in broadcasting last week when her show was voted best new program. World Music Safari – Sounds From Other Lands is a weekly two-hour radio program presented each Sunday from 11am. The award was announced by the Community Broadc..
17-Nov-2017
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Wear your loudest shirt
Bendigo Weekly
The Australian Hearing Bus is out and about in Hargreaves Mall on Monday. It’s your big chance to wear your loudest and brightest clothes and have a free hearing check, what’s more the event supports deaf children. There will be a raffle competition and the Lions Club of Bend..
09-Nov-2017
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Service moved
Bendigo Weekly
There is a change to the location of the Bendigo Remembrance service. Due to the renovations under way at the Soldiers Memorial Institute on Pall Mall and the Bendigo Fountain adjacent to the Cenotaph, this year’s service will be held at the Bendigo District RSL Complex, 73-75 Hav..
02-Nov-2017
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The end of schooling
Bendigo Weekly
Hundreds of Bendigo students celebrated the end of 13 years of schooling this week at two major events hosted by Bendigo Senior Secondary College. On Wednesday students, staff and families gathered at the Ulumbarra Theatre to mark the end of students’ secondary school..
26-Oct-2017
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Water activities for wise students
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL school students learned about the importance of being water wise this week at a series of National Water Week activities. From health benefits to the creatures that live in water, all manners of subjects were covered by a range of organisations who know full well the importance of w..
19-Oct-2017
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Microchip your pet
Bendigo Weekly
LOST pets are easier to find if they have a microchip, and one Bendigo store is stepping up to help. PETstock is having a microchip blitz on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22. The initiative aims to keep pets out of pounds by offering affordable and accessible microchipping for ju..
12-Oct-2017
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