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Relay for a cure THE Mad Hatters are back in action this weekend as they take to the track for the annual Bendigo Relay for Life. • Story: Page 5

HAT TRICK: Sammy Cartwright, Amie Wilson, Karen Wilson, Paige Cartwright, Joan Roberts and Noel Roberts.



PLANS for Bendigo’s first commercial airline have been scrapped, adding fuel to the campaign to redevelop the city’s airport. Goldair launched with much fanfare in 2012, with plans to begin commercial flights to Melbourne in early 2013. Despite numerous announcements of imminent start dates throughout last year, the company’s


Goldair plan fails to take off

financial backers have finally pulled the pin. Spokesperson Donna Clarke said Bendigo’s outdated airport was a major part of the company’s decision. “We hadn’t been able to secure an aircraft that is able to land at Bendigo given the restrictive size of

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its runway,” she said. “We have been looking in Australia and overseas for a suitable aircraft and doing homework in regards to passenger numbers. “We were able to find an aircraft, but the cost of that aircraft, and its size, meant the money just wasn’t in it.

“The bottom line is the passenger numbers were not high enough to cover the costs of setting up the operation. “The numbers just don’t stack up.” Ms Clarke said locals also struggled to embrace the concept of a regular Melbourne route.

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“It is also a case of not just the redevelopment, but you have to raise the whole idea of travel, people need to change their habits to embrace this,” she said. “As Bendigo grows, this will also become more viable.” Goldair marketed itself on the Melbourne route, but Ms Clarke said that wasn’t a big enough market.

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RAVENSWOOD Homestead will go under the hammer tomorrow with significant interest expected at the on-site auction. First National Real Estate Tweed Sutherland director Matt Leonard said they were “all scheduled� for the auction. “This is a very unique property and there is nothing to compare it with in the district,� he said. “Whenever the property sells it will be breaking new ground and it is unknown how the market will respond. “We have had an excellent response and great interest.� The mansion features eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, a grand dining room and formal lounge room on 35 acres. Out-buildings have been converted into accommodation with luxuries including a cellar, gymnasium and pool. The property be auctioned on site tomorrow, April 5, at noon with no inspections on the day. Inquiries should be directed to Mr Leonard on 0418 502 633. ****************************

NORTH Bendigo is a hive of residential development, with two new townhouses on the horizon. Plans have been drawn for a three-lot subdivision and two new double-storey dwellings on

GRANDEUR: Ravenswood Homestead. 18 Anderson Street. The new three-bedroom home, with open-plan living will be built in a similar style to new developments in the area. Designed with a minimum of a six-star energy efficiency rating and close proximity to the hospital and CBD, the townhouses will deliver the perks of inner city living. The existing home will remain and all dwellings will

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ACCORDING to a local expert, Bendigonians are turning out their wallets to buy investment properties. CR Martin Real Estate director Clive Martin said local investors bought six of the seven homes the company sold

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GOLDEN Square volunteer firefighters say they have plenty of empty government promises, but no room to move. Undersized and outdated, the station has reached its limits, desperate for space to house their vehicles. The station holds four trucks; two at the back and two parked in front. The volunteer brigade had to send back its communications vehicle to its Queensland manufacturer for modifications because antennas had to be changed to fold down when the trucks start rolling. The standard vehicle doesn’t fit under the doors. Country Fire Authority’s Golden Square brigade captain Paul Davis told the Bendigo Weekly they were desperate for an upgrade. “We have four appliances in a very small room, the walkways between the trucks are about one metre wide. We have to open one door at a time. We have to be careful not to clip the mirrors, it’s extremely tight,� he said.

“We as a brigade have a concern new vehicles just won’t fit with the limited space. We get up to 200 calls a year and we are the first assist to the CBD and hospital.� Inside the station there is barely enough room to hang uniforms or no room to open more than one truck door at a time. “We have very limited spaces. When the years go on, appliances get bigger, the

ter to increasing demand. “It did the brigade a great service. It gave us breathing space and now we have run out of it,� the firefighter of 31 years said. The station was promised an upgrade in 2010 but firies are still waiting. United Firefighters Union secretary Peter Marshall said the station was in the firing line of “hollow government� promises.

When the years go on, appliances get bigger, the station was originally built for a horse and cart station was originally built for a horse and cart,� he said. “We have one of 21 sets of LPG response specialist equipment statewide on a salvage vehicle. The next closest is Gisborne.� Mr Davis said replacement vehicles had to be of a similar size, or they were forced to take equipment off to ensure they fitted inside. CFA funded an upgrade of the back shed into a meeting room about 15 years ago, but Mr Davis said the station doesn’t meet its needs or ca-

“Every firefighter is feeling the effect of misconceived rational fire policy,� he said. Mr Davis expects a new building to cost up to $4 million but said it needs to be built in the “right area�. “No matter what political party there has been, there is fairly strong under funding especially with large stations,� he said. “They have not been properly funded for a number of years, it’s not just one government or the other.�

NO SPACE: Captain Paul Davis in the Golden Square fire station. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

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Happy ending for arts precinct site BENDIGO’S newest public art installation is based on a fairy tale, but it’s not Winnie the Pooh. Workers were today putting the final touches on the unveiling of “Happy Ending?� the city’s newest sculpture. Based in Rosalind Park, next to the large rabbit and behind the art gallery, the Michael Doolanwork will be officially opened on April 28. Doing the honours will be Victorian Arts Minister Heidi Victoria. The artwork is sponsored by a State Government grant. “Happy Ending� is a large-scale, midnight blue fibreglass sculpture depicting a teddy bear gazing in the direction of a small bird. The bird is prostrate, and the bear is hiding his eyes, as if in a state of mourning. The pair stands beside a branch-less tree that reflects both the viewer and their surroundings as if under moonlight. The work is the latest in a series where Doolan explores the hidden, often black, meaning behind popular fairy tales. They capture a turning point or key moment in an undisclosed narrative and are ultimately unresolved. “Happy Ending?� is inspired by the Grimms’ cautionary tale, The Juniper Tree, also known as The Almond Tree, which charts the story of a dead child who is reincarnated as a beautiful bird.

GRANTED: Michael Doolan’s installation.

THE next stage of Bendigo’s comprehensive flood study begins today. Stage four will include homes and properties north of the city, from Long Gully to Maiden Gully, including Eaglehawk. North Central Catchment Management Authority chief executive officer Damian Wells said locals will receive letters in their mailboxes over the coming weeks to let them know of the next steps. “Stage four is about to commence for residents who live or own property in the Eaglehawk, Eaglehawk North, California Gully, Jackass Flat, Maiden Gully, Myers Flat, Long Gully, West Bendigo and Sailors Gully areas,� he said. Locals can then make appointments to see the official flood maps and talk with staff. Stage four consultation sessions will be held on April 28 at the Maiden Gully Community Hall and April 30 at the MUIOOF Hall in Eaglehawk.

Mr Wells said consultation over the previous stages had worked well. “Those who have attended the sessions walk away with a better understanding of what the results mean for them,� he said. “Staff can provide information on flood depths, source of flooding and potential to be affected by flooding based on a range of different size flood events.� Greater Bendigo council Presentation and Assets director Darren Fuzzard said the main purpose of the study was to produce updated flood maps that will be incorporated into council’s planning scheme. “The study will also help the City of Greater Bendigo plan the future growth of the city, assist in the prioritisation of drainage infrastructure works and inform the response to flood related emergencies,� he said. More than 500 locals have already taken up the opportunity to attend.

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A collection of history By STEVE KENDALL

WHEN someone has been passionately collecting for 55 years, you know there will be some gems. Bendigo identity Dennis O’Hoy started collecting pottery when he worked at the Bendigo Pottery as part of his qualification for an Arts diploma, and now that collection is going to auction. It is without doubt one of the most stunning collections of Bendigo’s history and charts the pottery’s progress through its wares. Mr O’Hoy was able to learn some of the techniques and history from the “old timers” who were at the pottery when he started in 1959. “I have always been interested in ceramics, but I am selling the whole collection,” he said, before admitting he was hanging on to a few items. “There are 2500 items in 810 lots, and they are going to be auctioned on April 12 and 13.” The auction at Kangaroo Flat Leisure centre will see Bendigo pottery and Australian ceramics up for a bid.

Also included will be antique bottles, ginger beer bottles, codds and demijohns, all items collected by Mr O’Hoy over the years. Many of the bottles were made at the pottery and Mr O’Hoy has bought them from the various companies around Australia which used them. “I have bought some from estates, but many I have found on rubbish dumps,” he said. “Old homesteads were the best, they used to bury their rubbish. “I used to go along and push sticks in the ground until I found the site.” This teacher of 35 years and former head of Design and Arts and deputy dean at La Trobe Bendigo has a keen eye and ear for history, but said it’s time to move on. “We don’t live forever,” he said. “My grandchildren will be able to enjoy the money the sale raises.” Auctioneer Graham Lancaster is very positive about the sale. “It’s a most important collection,” he said. Photos and details at

ART CLASS: Dennis O’Hoy with some of his treasures. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

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Labor speculates on hospital funding BENDIGO Labor parliamentarians have claimed the Federal Government will slash $7 million from Bendigo hospital. Local members said $277 million will be pulled from Victorian hospitals in the unreleased May Federal Government budget. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards said cuts had lead to a “blow out” in elective surgery times. “Any further cuts to the system will see a deterioration to the services provided. It’s the patients across regional Victoria who will suffer,” she said. “Building the new hospital is the best thing Bendigo is going to have for our community for a very long time. But what we can’t do in the interim is suck dry the health system.” Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan said the hospital was “already struggling” under continued cuts. “Bendigo patients can’t

afford the Denis NapthineTony Abbott double act of cutting hospital funds,” Ms Allan said. “Denis Napthine’s $826 million cuts were bad enough for Bendigo patients.” Health Minister Peter Dutton said Labor was to blame for the “cuts”. “Labor cut funding to public hospitals by $1.5

Until [the budgets] are released our final budget remains unknown billion in the 2012-13 MidYear Economic and Fiscal Outlook based on its agreement with the states,” he said. “The Coalition Government inherited this agreement and in the 2013-14 MYEFO provided additional funding ($66.3 million) to public hospitals so that they would not face a second year of uncertainty.” Federal Member for


THE annual Bendigo Relay for Life gets underway at 5.45pm today, at the La Trobe University Athletics Complex in Flora Hill. Organisers are expecting more than 1000 entrants, some who will relay through the night until the closing ceremony tomorrow at 3pm. The 2014 relay is not just about raising funds for cancer research, but the bringing together of family, friends and community in their fight. Last year’s best dressed team the Mad Hatters will be returning for their second relay after winning the Pam Quinn Encouragement Award last year and are sure to add a carnival atmosphere to one of Bendigo’s most successful fund-raising events. “We’ve already raised more than last year,” Mad Hatter’s Paige Cartwright, who will direct a team of 25 mad hatters, said. “Our Mad Hatter’s tea party held in mum’s front

garden in High Street Heathcote was a great success raising more than $1200. “And to help raise even more we’ll have our own caramel popcorn for sale track-side, which proved very popular last year.” Victoria hosts more than 70 Cancer Council relays annually, with the Bendigo event being one of the most popular in the state, having raised more than $2.7 million since 2000. Organisers are hopeful that Bendigo will once again get behind the community event which raised $165,000 in 2013. “Just because online entries have closed, doesn’t mean you’ve missed out,” Cancer Council’s relay coordinator Jamie-Lea Jones said. “You can still register today or tomorrow at the relay and help make a real difference.” – Nick Atyeo

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THE State Government has allowed the demolition of a run down White Hills property, against Greater Bendigo councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes. Council voted last year to place a heritage order on the 1890s house at 386 Napier St. The property is severely dilapidated and heavily vandalised. It was inherited by five families after the death of the owner, Alfred Chandler, in 2008. It has been in the family for 117 years, and delays in approving the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes to subdivide the property, which sits on 4015 square metres of land, have seen the house fall into disrepair. Despite this, councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage staff believe it is salvageable, and of local heritage significance. The family sent a letter to councillors urging them to vote against the overlay recommendation, claiming councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions have caused the family financial and emotional hardship. Planning Minister Matthew Guy refused to allow councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City can confirm the Minister has refused a request for an



BETTER DAYS: The 1890s home will be demolished. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN interim heritage Overlay for 384-386 Napier Street,â&#x20AC;? council Statutory Planning Minister Ross Douglas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City does not believe there is any avenue to appeal the decision, so it will not.â&#x20AC;? A spokesperson for the owners said they were relieved at the decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is brilliant news for us,â&#x20AC;? she said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really is a relief for us that sense has prevailed because it has caused us a lot of heartache. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are thankful to the Planning Minister.â&#x20AC;? The spokesperson said she was let down by council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We felt very unsupported by council and particularly the councillors,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I rang them at

various times to talk to them about it they were not interested in hearing us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We felt it was all very one sided.â&#x20AC;? Cr Elise Chapman voted against the heritage overlay. She said Mr Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision was the right one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a disgraceful decision in the first place to force hardship on this family,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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3From Page 1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our proximity to Melbourne is also part of it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not necessarily focussed on Melbourne. There is a market there but it is not a large market. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were looking at Sydney. People canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do a day trip from Bendigo to Sydney for a business meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other markets will expand and if the runway is developed in the future it will be a better option to look at setting it up then. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to look at dealing with the Australian market and Australian business.â&#x20AC;?

Ms Clarke said it was unlikely Goldair would rise up again, even with a new airport, but she did not rule it out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the issues with deciding not to go ahead is the understanding of what that means to councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s push to get money for the airport,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Compared to other regional airports, Bendigoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is pretty poor.â&#x20AC;? Greater Bendigo council and the State Government have promised $5 million each for the $15m redevelopment of the airport, which includes a larger and more stable runway. Council has asked the Federal

Government for $5m, but it has yet to commit any funds. Council City Futures director Stan Liacos said Goldair pulling the pin was proof how important a new airport was. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our limited infrastructure did not allow aircraft of sufficient size

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to be economically viable,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us it is yet another reason why we need an airport of a suitable size and nature to serve a growing city the size of Bendigo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do believe there is viability once you get the infrastructure, in runs out of Bendigo to Adelaide,

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MONDAY marks the 20th birthday of the City of Greater Bendigo. On April 7, 1994, the Marong, Strathfieldsaye and Huntly shires joined the Bendigo City Council and the Borough of Eaglehawk (as well as part of the Shire of McIvor), to create the municipality we know today. Has it worked? Is it a success? Given the city’s economic and population growth in the past 20 years, amalgamation is hard to argue with, but there is an X factor. That X factor is Eaglehawk. As the legend goes, five per cent of the entire state’s objections to amalgamation came from the Borough of Eaglehawk. Locals are extremely passionate about their town and their services, and hostility towards the amalgamated council continues. A car sticker proclaiming “Eaglehawk, the Greater part of Bendigo” can still be bought from local shops. It was not by coincidence the two HMVS Nelson cannons outside the Eaglehawk Town Hall are pointed to-

BAD MOVE: Willi Carney.

ward Bendigo. In fact, in protest against the amalgamation, the cannons were fired toward the city at the time of amalgamation. Former Borough of Eaglehawk and Greater Bendigo councillor Willi Carney is in no doubt the changes have been bad for the town. “Looking back, has it been better for The Borough? No,” she said. “At the time of amalgamation, Eaglehawk was one of the best councils around. “We were a community working for our people. At the time the culture of Bendigo was terrible and I think that is happening again now. “Looking impartially now, I did understand the need for local governments to work together in terms of resources, but The Borough itself is not better off.” Ms Carney cites poor representation as a key factor. “Back then if there was a problem with a road we would just ring the

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Shire engineer and it would be fixed. Now it has to go into a timetable,” she said. “When I left council (in 2003) the Canterbury Park redevelopment was in the budget. “It hasn’t started yet. There is a lack of continuity in terms of what happens with projects.” Well-known Eaglehawk legend and one of the initial non-elected commissioners of the new council, Gordon McKern, disagrees. He said there is “no question” amalgamation was a success. “I don’t think there is any doubt,” he said. “There is no doubt people now identify themselves as being part of Bendigo, even in Eaglehawk. “Just from a numbers perspective it makes sense. You had 35 or 40 councillors, all doing things that didn’t fit in with each other’s ideas.

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Pedalling for health A BENDIGO cyclist is pushing home his point about healthy eating. Paul Lamb is setting off from Melbourne at the weekend heading for Darwin via Bendigo, and he plans to cover the 4000 kilometres in 25 days for Peddling Health. After the Melbourne start, Mr Lamb will kick off the next leg from Lake Weeroona on Monday morning. That adds up to around 160km a day, pretty im-

pressive figures for 66-yearold Mr Lamb. “I consider myself of average athletic ability but as a result of my eating regime, have such strength of mind and body that I can accomplish high levels of endurance equivalent to that of someone half my age,” he said. “I have been taking part in endurance activities since my late 20s. “My first long distance ride was at the age of 50 when I rode from Lands’

End to Jon O’Groats, the southern-most part of England to northern-most part of Scotland, 1600km in 13 days.” Mr Lamb said he has been interested in health and healthy aging ever since his early 20s “Not only do I eat a healthy diet but I like to keep myself as active as possible. I find training difficult unless I set myself a goal some 12 to 18 months ahead,” he said. “I have also come to

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HILE enjoying the success of the La Trobe Visual Arts Centre (since 2008 attendance numbers have almost quadrupled) Paul Northam of the VAC, has also been appointed acting artistic director of La Trobe’s University Museum at Melbourne. The appointment has come in the light of the resignation of LUMA’s previous director, Vincent Alessie. Mr Northam said he is thoroughly enjoying his additional role at LUMA but adds that he “has big shoes to fill.” There have also been other changes occurring at the VAC including a rationalisation of their exhibition spaces. There will no longer be a specific access gallery for regional artists, and the two VAC galleries will now accept submissions from Australia and internationally. “Since 2008, of 132 exhibitions, 60 featured local artists. Now we’re finding that after six years there are fewer applications,” Mr Northam said. “We’ve talked before about the fact that many local artists who were close to being accepted were specifically encouraged to reapply. But I’ve been disappointed that none of them have taken up that offer. “Now we are calling for submissions again, from Australia and internationally, we would certainly be looking with particular interest at the submissions of local artists.

MOVING UP: Managing curator of La Trobe University’s Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo, Paul Northam.

DISTINCT departure from her well-known Phryne Fisher novels, Cassandra is Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s second book in her Delphic Women series. A re-imagining of the events leading up to the Trojan War, it focuses on the early life of Trojan princess Cassandra, famous for prophesying the truth about the destruction of her beloved city, but cursed with never being believed. The cause of this tragedy is a wager between deities Aphrodite and Apollo in an attempt to assuage the boredom of their perfect existence. Aphrodite asserts “that love is stronger than death… that there is nothing, nothing which even the gods can inflict upon humans that will have victory over love”, and dares Apollo to prove her wrong. Their unfortunate pawns in this game are Cassandra and Achaean healer Diomenes, both struggling against a fate neither can escape. Told in the first person,


“Keep in mind that under the scheme, Going Solo, another local artist Carolyn Dew is spending 2014 developing a new body of work for a solo exhibition to be held at Bendigo Art Gallery at the end of 2014. Going Solo is a an example of the Gallery’s commitment to fostering the careers of local artists. “We will be holding 12 or 13 exhibitions a year for longer periods of time, “ Mr Northam said. “Another initiative, which comes under the La Trobe Arts Institute, includes an exhibition by invitation which is open to all university students, not just an honours student.

Under the agency of the newly formed La Trobe Arts Institute, the Bendigo Art Gallery and the VAC have continued to share venues and education programs. “A recent example of this was the seminar based around the Genius and Ambition exhibition which was held at the VAC and organised by the Bendigo Art Gallery’s curator, Tansy Curtin,” he said. The two current exhibitions at the VAC are Tim Handfield’s photography exhibition Plenty which runs until April 20 and Trefor Prest’s exhibition, Fabricated Memories, which runs until April 27. Handfield, 62, is one of

Australia’s foremost photographers. Dressed in overalls he says he was able to anonymously walk along the Plenty Road corridor and capture the nexus between rural and urban development. Prest, 69, originally from South Wales, now hails from Strangways, near Guildford. His gleaming sculptures refer to the human body and are fabricated from a variety of materials including brass, tin and wood. The VAC is now calling for exhibition proposals for their 2015 program. Applications will be accepted up to May 2, 2014. - Dianne Dempsey

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ENTRAL Victorian writer Mary Pomfret is launching her latest short story collection, Cleaning out the Closet and she says the themes of the collection are many. “Essentially these stories are about love and its many aspects – the light and shade

each chapter alternates between Cassandra and Diomenes, with short interludes from the gods. Though slow to start, the novel picks up speed as the characters grow and mature, the tension building as the gods become increasingly desperate to thwart each other’s schemes, the mortals striving to not let petty deities determine the course of their lives. Greenwood has applied a hefty dose of artistic license to the original Trojan War myth, making for an infinitely more romantic and compact tale. For those unconcerned by any liberties taken, this is an interesting change of pace from her Phryne Fisher mysteries and a dramatic, erotic and entertaining read. - Vanessa Hughes of it, the yin and yang, the sadness and the joy.” she said. The launch will be at The Basement on View, Thursday April 10 at 7pm. Cleaning Out the Closet is published by Ginninderra Press and is available from Dymocks Bendigo bookstore and online at

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Teed off in Quarry Hill So, finally the truth is revealed by Greater Bendigo council’s Residential Strategy, in council’s intent to close the Quarry Hill Golf Club and carve this green space into small residential allotments. over the past three years the Quarry Hill Golf Club has been negotiating to renew their 21-year lease. We repeatedly asked the question of council’s reluctance to grant a further licence and questioned council’s agenda in acquiring to have the Crown Land rezoned into residential, from its current recreational zoning. We were verbally told this was not the case, we have several pages of dialogue with council. our golf course is not only used by golf link members, but also has permanent green fee players, dog walkers, bird lovers – the list can go on. The club, at no cost to council, maintains the clubhouse, course, and purchases the water. The council has its own space nearby in the council depot area and nursery that could be developed and leaving the current green space in use by Quarry Hill Golf Club, yet this is not mentioned. In the acceptance of the Residential Strategy, we see council with two documents – one to develop and recognise its community asset in the Bendigo Golf Strategy, and another to tear it apart. We urge the local neighbourhood and all users of our club to support us in not supporting this residential strategy. Sandra Davey, Life member, Quarry Hill Golf Club

Safety concerns I am writing in support of the petition that the students of Strathfieldsaye Primary School recently presented to Council in regards to local traffic management. our school community is becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of students and parents accessing our school via the Uxbridge Street and Club Court intersections. Strathfieldsaye has seen significant growth over recent years and with new developments either under way or approved, this growth will only accelerate.  It is important that infrastructure is developed to cater for this growth, particularly around concentrated traffic areas such as schools. We particularly have fears of a major accident occurring at the Club Court intersection, where our school community has witnessed a notable increase in near misses each day.  This can only be exacerbated by a new housing development that has begun bordered by Club Court and Strathfieldsaye Road. It is pleasing that Greater Bendigo councillors have supported a traffic management study, however it is also important that we are not caught in a process

that may take years to eventuate in change. action by the appropriate authorities needs to be taken to address the concerns of our school community in the shortest timeframe possible. David Joss, President, Strathfieldsaye PS

Cruel industry THe announcement of a trial commercial kangaroo industry in Victoria is disappointing and disturbing,  with  serious  questions left unanswered by the Victorian government about how kangaroos will be protected under this new industry.  This “trial” will leave kangaroos vulnerable to a market driven industry and with no tagging system to monitor the number being shot. There will be no scientific counts to ensure the preservation of local populations, and zero supervision in the field. There has been no consultation with the Victorian public or any independent animal welfare organisations, such as the RSPCa, instead leaving animal welfare matters up to the Department of environment and Primary Industry’s own bureau. So how can Victorians trust that animal welfare will be  a priority now that kangaroos have dollar signs on their heads? The real waste here is that kangaroos are killed in the first place, with the research clearly showing kangaroos are an integral part of the australian ecology who rarely compete for pasture or visit grain crops.  With no systems in place to protect kangaroos killed under this trial, what future do Victorian kangaroos have? Nikki Sutterby, President, Australian Society for Kangaroos

Coliban Water charges HaVInG just received my bill for Coliban water the break down of the account was as follows: water consumption $79.42, water service fee $54.20, sewerage service fee $165.45 I can cope with the water charges, the water service fee is for what? and the sewerage fee, how is that assessed? I believe that was imposed when Kennett was the Premier and has been with us ever since. of course we have to have sewerage treatment plants, my question to Coliban and the responsible minister is, how are the exorbitant charges still justified? The amount of water through the meter? Is it a set fee irrespective of the number in the house hold? Is the actual treatment of the sewerage so expensive? Like many people out there with the same questions, can Coliban give a plausible reason why the costs are so high and at least justify their charges. Robert (Bob) Pringle, Strathfieldsaye


this bendigo life Marking 20 years of council By Cr Barry Lyons

THe Greater Bendigo council celebrates its 20th birthday on monday. It wasn’t an easy start to life with community opinion divided on whether amalgamation would be good for the region. There were legal challenges, attempted land grabs, and threats to sell off neighbouring assets. The former Borough of eaglehawk even famously fired its huge cannons towards Bendigo in a symbolic protest. none of this convinced then Local Government minister Roger Hallam to retreat and on april 7, 1994 he announced the formation of the City of Greater Bendigo by merging Bendigo City, marong Shire, the Borough of eaglehawk, Strathfieldsaye Shire and Huntly Shire. Later, a significant part of the former Shire of mcIvor was added, including the township of Heathcote.

Greater Bendigo was initially run by commissioners Peter Ross edwards, Les Crofts and Gordon mcKern and later maurie Sharkey and maxine Crouch who set the groundwork for much of the activity that has happened here since. In 1996, they were replaced by elected councillors, including former eaglehawk mayor Cr megan Weston who was elected as the first mayor. megan is widely credited with healing many of the wounds caused by amalgamation. The five commissioners and 29 councillors who have served our community achieved much for our region, with significant projects including: • Tree planting and undergrounding of power lines in Bendigo’s CBD • Refurbishment of the former Post office into the Bendigo Information Centre and Post office Gallery • major redevelopment of and extensions to the Bendigo art Gallery and development of the historic View Street precinct • Relocating the infant welfare centre and creche to open up the entrance to Rosalind Park and restoration of the historic

water cascades • Construction of the Bendigo Livestock exchange at epsom • Development of the indoor heated pool at eaglehawk • Redevelopment works at Lake Weeroona, including installation of boardwalk and paths • Construction of the edwards Street Car Park • major restorations at Bendigo Town Hall, Dudley House, Heathcote Guide Hall, athenaeum Hall elmore and eaglehawk Town Hall • Construction of the Dai Gum San Chinese precinct and Chinese Gardens • Construction of Campaspe Run at elmore • ongoing improvement works at Barrack Reserve in Heathcote. much has changed since 1994 and a lot of this has been driven by the council. While not everyone will agree with everything that has been done, most will agree that Greater Bendigo has changed overall for the better. The council will mark its formation by producing a special edition of Greater Bendigo Magazine. The magazine will be delivered to households towards the end of the month.

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ONE year ago, just before Easter, the Hargreaves Mall playground was opened. Ordinarily, such an event would hardly be worth remembering months later, let alone one year on. But Greater Bendigo councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebrations for Fun Loongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first birthday this weekend are quite apt. The opening itself attracted quite a crowd, as children and dignitaries travelled from all around to be photographed on the dragonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s large red tongues. A day or two later, with one, maybe two, shops open in the mall, the playground was just as busy, and that is the point. For years, a procession of councillors wanted to either not have a playground, or provide the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kiddies with what could only be described as a pretentious installation. First it was the knee-high red zig-zag, designed as a tribute to a seam of gold and quartz. Then there was the Loch Nessstyle of equipment, a series of yellowy-mustard arches, made of concrete, coming out of the ground. They looked more like something you find on the ground at

BIRTHDAY: Fun Loong. Lake Weeroona after a dog obedience class than something fun to be climbed. Then came a series of odd, camouflage-style fake trees and mounds, with the odd small installation thrown in. This was the closest thing to an actual playground suggested so far, but it was still a long way off the mark. The moral of all this is for years, councils and senior council staff have tried to give us some-

thing nobody wanted. Too much emphasis was placed on design and what adults wanted, rather than what children wanted. After years of poor decisions, council finally gave the community what it wanted â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a playground. The sad thing is the community, and the traders, had been saying since the day the old playground was ripped out. It took a new council, and a new mayor in Lisa Ruffell, to finally hear what the entire city had been saying. Initially, the playground was seen as an opportunity to create a point of difference, something to give families to do while they shopped. Now, it has turned into an attraction in itself. As that first weekend a year ago showed, even if the shops are shut, it will still attract families. As council goes through the implementation phases of a couple of new strategies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the residential and transport studies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it should take a leaf out of the Fun Loong book. It is important to put practicality and the wishes of the community ahead of philosophy and ideals.

pk Feeling dark over saving with Peter Kennedy

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;M over daylight saving. Truth is, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s misleading to refer to the practice of putting your clocks forward one hour for almost half the year and call it a saving. Sitting in the coffee shop early one morning this week after a ride, somebody much smarter than me quipped: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as dark as this at 7.15am in the middle of winter.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sadly, I reckon he was right. I love daylight saving for the re-distribution of sunshine it creates outside of working hours, and I love the long drawn out twilight evenings that come with summer in Victoria, but enough is enough. We did a quick straw poll in the coffee shop and agreed the right time to put our clocks back in time is probably on or about the Labor Day

long weekend. I grew up with mixed feelings about daylight saving. My parents are farmers, and like most hard working people on the land, they hate the whole thing. Milking cows in the dark, extra hot afternoon sunshine, faded curtains and carpets etcâ&#x20AC;Ś. you get the picture.

thing is never good in the long run, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a long run. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be very glad to wake up Sunday morning and see itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just that bit lighter early in the mornings again, at least until winter sets in once more. And whether you or over daylight saving or not, the

Too much of a good thing is never good in the long run I was always reluctant to admit that secretly I liked the extra hour of daylight after school and then later on in life, after work. Having moved away from the farm, the idea of more daylight to play sport, go for a swim, mow the lawn or have a barbecue had enormous appeal. But too much of a good

one thing we should all agree to do is to change the batteries in our smoke alarms this weekend. Daylight saving is one thingâ&#x20AC;Ś doing something so simple that could help save a life is another. twitter@peterkennedy23

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Kelpie causes a stink Steve fails to see the good of smelly dogs


IP the wonder kelpie is back in the column. He made a recent appearance after disgracing himself at a pool party, and now follows up with being smelly. I must admit I am not 100 per cent convinced on the value of dogs. Mans’ best friend and all that does not ring true. I would not wish any harm on him, but Zip slobbers and jumps and, to put it bluntly, farts in the car. He has a head start in the smell department, but the long suffering Mrs Kendall gives him a bath now and then, and for a while he smells of eucalyptus. But not for long. He seems to love eating sheep and cow poo, I have no idea why, and this of course does nothing for his odour. Well I guess it does, but not in a good way. He rolls in mud on the rare occasions we have any, and if there is a bone about he will take on the smell of dried blood. He seems to take it all in his stride, but he surely must have no sense of smell. Mind you, it has taken the heat off me a bit in the car, Zip

is the first blamed if anything happens. The ritual of winding down all of the windows and crying out “Zip” is made all the more fun by the fact it wasn’t even him. But more often than not it is. Goodness knows how people put up with more than one dog in a car. I can certainly see the reasoning behind dogs on the back of utes rather than in the cabin, and only last week we were discussing the idea of a

ute to keep the dog outside. There is no way he is allowed in the house again, it’s just not worth the clean up afterwards. Errol our shiny black automatic vacuum refuses to work on dog fur, well he’s pretty lazy all round, but there are extra excuses when the dog is involved. That, and we had to open all of the windows to let out the dog odour. He has a thing with stink, and regularly assaults my work boots if I am silly enough to

leave them within his reach. He strips out the liners and chews them to bits. No I am not too bad in the smelly foot department, but how he finds pleasure in eating the rubber liners leaves me baffled. Can you imagine how they taste after a day in the paddocks? That said, he is friendly and fun, even if he does smell. Mrs K said the same of me only last week. twitter: @stevekendall1

dear dotty... Dear Dotty, I have been asked to coach my son’s under 9 soccer team but I am very busy and don’t know much about soccer at all; however I realise I should “give something back to the bloody community”. What should I do? Pamela Dearest Pamela, I was asked a long, long time ago when I was living in a small country town to coach a basketball team that my son was in, this despite the fact I knew nothing about basketball except you dribble. The only reason I agreed was because they couldn’t find anyone else and the poor little buggers were desperate. During the season we did little practise as I was often tired after work and needed a teeny drink so I set up a phone chain and if I couldn’t be bothered to coach them I would tell the kids to meet me at the local, licensed pizza place. I’d have a glass of red and I’d give the short people a nice little pep talk and buy them pizzas as long as they promised not to tell their parents where we’d been. I used to go along to the matches if they were scheduled at a reasonable hour but anything before 10am

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was simply not on as I have to sleep-in on weekends. At the end of the season approached we were at the bottom of the ladder and my son was quite nasty about it. I told him sport was all about playing and not winning or losing; an attitude the AFL is currently promoting for young people (I was ahead of my time really). The kicker came when one of the boys’ parents asked me if I knew who the team’s coach was, as he or she was an absolute disgrace. I told them that I too, was angry about the non-performing coach and would personally investigate the matter. Not long afterwards I left town (under a thunderstorm) so the situation resolved itself really. In your own case I would say no to the coaching offer as you have already been approached by another club. Say that unless they can better the offer that is on the table ($500 a week and no matches before noon) you are not a contender. Twitter: @DearDotty

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High time for high tea

MEATING NEEDS Paul Darroch and Mark Kemp.


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ENDIGO butchers have brought home three gold medals from the 2014 Sausage King Competition. Butchers from Victoria competed for the distinguished tag of Victorian Sausage King, Small Goods Maker or Best Hamburger for the year. Central Vic Meats brought home the bacon in ham off the bone and... bacon. Central Vic Meatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Paul Darroch was particularly pleased to win ham off the bone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I take great pride in my hams,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really pleased to come home with that one.â&#x20AC;? Mr Darroch said he enters the competition most years, and has previously won gourmet sausage. As for what makes his meat so special...

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am not going to tell you my technique, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a secret,â&#x20AC;? he said. Strath Hill Fresh Meat and Poultry scored a gold in the Sausage Gourmet Open Class and three bronzes. An independent panel of judges were faced with the task of selecting winners in six categories of sausages: traditional Australian, traditional Australian pork, poultry, Australian lamb/ open class, continental and gourmet/open class; along with five small goods categories: ham on the bone, ham off the bone, bacon, strasbourg, kabana, and hamburger. The first place getters have earned the chance to represent their region in the State Sausage King competition to be held on July 3 in Melbourne. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Steve Kendall

MAGINE this: champagne, delicious sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and coffee. The grand tradition of Sunday High Tea is being revitalised by the Borough Club and is proving to be exceedingly popular with people who enjoy an opportunity to sit back and soak up some luxury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;High Tea is a wonderful tradition that my mother and I used to enjoy,â&#x20AC;? operations manager Karen Lyons said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Melbourne we used to go to the Windsor Hotel or the Hyatt and enjoy High Tea there. I looked around Bendigo and thought that we really had a need to provide that sort of service here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do everything beautifully. We have linen table clothes, fresh flowers and of course the beautiful fresh food. When people come in they are greeted with a glass of bubbles while they wait for their tea and coffee, we have leaf tea of course. We have the traditional scones and jam and cream, and the profiteroles and jelly slices are also very popular. There are three layers of cakes in all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;High Tea is the perfect place

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what’s on... in association with KLFM radio 96.5FM Saturday, April 5 FunLoong’s 1st birthday celebrations: 11.00am, Hargreaves Mall. Stage entertainment, jumping castle, facepainting, balloon-twisting, plaster moulds to paint, party bags, party hats, and other fun activities, a birthday cake, and of course Fun Loong!


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Come and try croquet: Eaglehawk Croquet Club invites you every Saturday to come and try the game of croquet. It’s a fun game, played in fresh air with other members, who will coach you. Details: 5447 2610. Sunday, April 6 Garage and Book Sale: Seventh-Day Church, 396 High Street, Golden Square.


O JO Smith is coming to Castlemaine to launch her new CD Standing in the Lovelight. To her fans at festivals, concerts, house gigs, schools or singing-sleepover workshops around Australia, JoJo is a national music treasure. She is also a great supporter of the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. The artist offers a fresh sound and composition, yet bringing to mind some of the world’s most respected singers and songwriters. Artists such as Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James and Norah Jones. That’s not to suggest she sounds like them; Jo Jo sounds like Jo Jo. Like them, she certainly delivers on many levels, vocally, lyrically and instrumentally – as a guitarist and drummer. Playing alongside JoJo will be long time friends and co founding members of the 1980s jazz rock fusion band Cross Fire, Jim Kelly on guitar and Greg Lyon on bass. Jo Jo Smith sings and plays guitar and drums, Lot 19, Langslow Street, Castlemaine. April 12, 7pm, $20.


Justine time

ULITI-talented Justine Clarke, award-winning actress and children’s entertainer, will set out on her latest Australian tour, heading to regional Victoria in the July school holidays. Inspired by the song I Am A... taken from the album I Like To Sing, the show will encourage young audiences to engage their imagination through words, song and movement.

Set to a colourful, craftthemed stage, the show will feature the familiar songs that kids know and love from all three of Justine’s albums; with an emphasis on a variety of instruments and sound, mostly ones you have on hand in your lounge room or even your toy-box. I Am a call out to be anything you want to be. I am a...What are you?


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On-Site: Kangaroo Flat Leisure Centre Browning St, Bendigo Victoria Day 1: Saturday 12th April. 10am Viewing from 8.30am An Important Collection of Bendigo Pottery & Australian Ceramics Day 2: Sunday 13th April 9.30am Viewing from 8.00am A Huge Collection of Antique Bottles Ginger Beers, Codds, Demijohns & more Special Preview Friday 11th April. 2-4pm Graham Lancaster Auctions Phone: 0418 730 904 Full listing & photo’ Terms: Cash, EFTPOS, Cheque (with ID) VISA & Mastercard: 2.5% Handling fee 12.5% Buyers Premium + GST Quality Catering by Jo Barclay

Tuesday, April 8 Parkinson’s Support Group: 1pm to 3pm at the Bendigo Umpire’s Association Meeting Rooms, Napier Street, Bendigo. The group offers members a chance to meet and talk with others who share similar experiences, situations and challenges.

“I am a…singer who is excited to be taking a new show to Bendigo. My show is always about encouraging the audience to join in and make music together, to make it more like a party,” Justine said. Justine plays the Capital Theatre on Saturday July 5 at 11am.Tickets went on sale yesterday. Head to www. for ticketing information.

Thursday, April 10 Old Time Dance: 8pm to 11pm, Entry $5. Eaglehawk Senior Citizens Hall, Darling Street. Details: 5442 1815. EXHIBITIONS Tim Handfield: Plenty: to April 27, La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre

Todd sings Peter Allen



HE Capital plays host to a show which show sees Todd McKenney performing the songs of Peter Allen. Todd shares anecdotes and stories of Peter, and he will also include songs from earlier musical theatre performances and share the goss from Dancing with the Stars and much more. Todd opens his tour at the Capital Theatre tonight. He has had a busy 18 months having also released an album of the same name as the upcoming tour, had great success with his Centre Stage tours last year and towards the end of the year he takes on a role in show La Cage Aux Folles.


MELINDA SCHNEIDER RETURNS TO THE STAGE Encore national tour of Melinda’s highly acclaimed stage production of DORIS, Doris Day So Much More Than The Girl Next Door announced After an 18 month break from the limelight to raise her new son, Melinda Schneider is thrilled to Send entries to Doris Day Competition c/- bendigo weekly p.o Box 324, bendigo 3552. Entries close 18.04.14


announce her return to the stage to celebrate Doris Day’s 90th birthday, with an encore Australian tour of her highly acclaimed stage production of DORIS, Doris Day – So Much More Than The Girl Next Door. The tour kicks off with a season at the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre starting May 6, with Tickets available at the Opera House and Ticketmaster. DORIS is a heart-felt homage,

co-written by Melinda and musical theatre scribe, David Mitchell (of Dusty and Shout! fame). The clock turns back as Melinda lovingly tells the story of Ms. Day’s life through such popular standards as Sentimental Journey, Que Sera, Sera, Everybody Loves a Lover, Secret Love and a whole slew of hits from the smash movies Calamity Jane, The Pajama Game and Love Me or Leave Me.

Thursday May 15th 7.30pm at Playhouse – Arts Centre Melbourne

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discover bendigo with James Lerk

heritage matters

Imposed and meted conflict


YPICAL of the disdain that was expressed against the Chinese by many in the caucasian community in the colony of Victoria, and also of course in Bendigo, the view was stated by some that we had an “infestation with Chinamen.” The negativity held against the Chinese was evident in the colonial parliament as well, when John Pascoe Fawkner had a Select Committee formed in relation to the Chinese. Mr Fawkner became the chairman of this committee, which was “effectively to prevent the gold fields of Australia Felix from becoming the property of the Emperor of China and of the Mongolian and Tartar hordes of Asia”. The upshot of the Select Committee was to ensure “regulation of the residence of the Chinese population” with the payment of an entry tax specifically directed at them. Essentially it was “an Act to Make Provision for Certain Immigrant, No 39, –1855.” After all, it was argued that the Chinese were the cause of a plethora of petty annoyances and irritation. The imposition of a specific tax on the Chinese community, who by and large were not flush with funds, culminated unusu-

ally in a protest. The Chinese were loathe to make themselves, in the 1850s, a visible nuisance, or attract any unnecessary focus on themselves as individuals or as a group. In 1859, the leaders of the various Chinese camps scattered around the Bendigo goldfield helped to rally about 1000 of their countrymen at the Camp Reserve, now part of Rosalind Park. On that October day their well-organised protest was against the imposition of the tax. An indication that, on the whole, many of the local Chinese were struggling financially, is demonstrated by a writer who in August, 1858 did a tour of the Bendigo goldfield. We came upon the Joss House or Mongolian Chapel of ease. From the neglected and dirty state of the temple, one would infer that religion was at a discount among our Chinese brethren, or that a split had occurred among the trustees: no lamp being burning before the venerable Joss and the only visitors beside ourselves are a hen and her interesting family. A very large proportion of the workers at this spot are Chinese. To add to the negative view, when an altercation

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INFLUENCES: Chinese characters were on bank notes of the time.

did occur, as sometimes happened among the Chinese, the headline would state, “Another Chinese Conflict” (as though it happened with regularity) and go on to state that it was a murderous assault. In March, 1896 at the Ironbark Camp at about 2am, Louey On Shing took to Quack Tope with a cudgel. Apparently Tope was in his hut and on hearing a noise nearby thought there could be a game of chance on. Upon investigating the noise he was set upon by Louey On Shing. Quack Tope was whacked on the forehead, and as he fell the barrage of blows continued. Fortunately for Quack Tope,

others were alerted by the scuffle and managed to secure the cudgel, so sparing the recipient of further blows and any further humiliation. In time, the police arrived finding the victim in his hut, he having among the bruising and cut to his head a broken leg as a result of the attack. Needless to say the matter finished up in the courts. Contrasting the above there were, as I had mentioned previously, successful merchants and business people among the Chinese, one of these was Lowe Kong Meng. Lowe Kong Meng’s contribution to the colonial Chinese community was

recognised in 1863, only 10 years after his arrival, the Emperor T’ung Ch’ih, bestowed on him the venerated title of “mandarin of the blue button, civil order”. In contrast to many of the Chinese in colonial society, Lowe Kong Meng was respected and accepted. He was a successful investor in gold mining, insurance and also banking. Lowe Kong Meng helped to supply some of the Bendigo Chinese merchants as well as many European clients. Lowe Kong Meng was a significant player in 1866, in the establishment of the Commercial Bank of Australia, hence the Chinese characters on the bank note.

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HAT do you do when you move to a new area or want to purchase a new home? You visit a local real estate agent and have a look at their listings. If you were to check out what’s available in Greater Bendigo, many of the properties will be heritage treasures. They can be grand designs that have stood the test of time or a miner’s cottage in need of some TLC. The Greater Bendigo council values its heritage homes and buildings, and offers services to assist owners preserve and restore them. The Greater Bendigo Heritage Advisory Committee has prepared a new booklet to help residents explore and understand the rich heritage of where they have chosen to live To get your free copy of the new booklet, Pioneers, Poppetheads and Prosperity, drop into one of the City’s offices, the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre, the Heathcote Visitor Centre or your local real estate agent. – Dr Dannielle Orr, Heritage Planner


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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS WORSHOPS: For school children of all ages. Photo: BILL CONROY

Exercise your creative flair these holidays


OIN the Bendigo Art Gallery these holidays for activities inspired by a collection of Australian Indigenous Art and the current international exhibition, Genius and Ambition. Workshops, for children aged four to seven years (must be accompanied by an adult) are $7.50 a session. MIMI POLES 11am until noon, Tuesday April 8 and April 15; 1.15pm until 2.15pm, Wednesday April 9 and April 16. Bendigo Art Gallery’s collection of Mimi Poles greets visitors to the gallery. Students will begin the workshop observing the unique lines, colours and shapes of these wonderful indigenous artworks and enjoy a story about the Mimi. Then using an assortment of cylinders, card, paint pens and other fun art and craft materials create their own free-standing Mimi inspired sculpture.

MERMAID PUPPETS 1.15pm until 2.15pm, Tuesday April 8 and April 15; 11am until noon Wednesday April 9 and April 16. The exhibition Genius and Ambition features a magnificent painting of a mermaid. After viewing the painting children will create their own large mermaid shadow puppet. To decorate the puppet all things shiny and iridescent will be brought out of the box including metallic papers, silver foil, glitter pens, pearly beads and long threads of gold. Older children are catered for too with workshops for children eight to 14 years at $10.50 a session. WHAT’S IN THE BOTTLE? (SCULPTURE) 11am until 12.30 pm Thursday April 10 and April 17. Discover the weird and wonderful world of medicine in the early days of Bendigo in the current exhibition at Post Office Gallery.Then create your

own unusual shaped and coloured bottle. To finish create a bottle label complete with list of ingredients and uses for your unique potion. Meet at the Post Office Gallery A PORTRAIT IN COSTUME (DRAWING) 1.30pm until 3pm Thursday April 10 and April 17 This workshop starts with a visit to the international exhibition Genius and Ambition, to view portraits of people in elaborate head wear and costume. Children will then return to the “gallery studio” to find a costume of their own. Once dressed up, participants will learn about some of the basic principles of portrait drawing. Then using a mirror, pencils and pastels, children will draw a portrait of themselves in their fancy hat or costume. Bookings essential for all workshops, phone 5434 6088. Payment must be made at time of booking.



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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PLENTY TO DO: Home At the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre. Photo: GARRY PATERSON


Inkâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;blot magic

HILDREN can have fun experimenting with chromatography â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the art of making colourful patterns on blotting paper using special pens and water these school holidays Paper creations can be cut into a variety of ornamental shapes and sizes to make an attractive sun catcher for the window, or perhaps a set of unique gift cards. Chromatography will give children the opportunity to combine art and science using the intriguing and magical techniques. Children will produce their own colour schemes by watching ink travel across the blotting paper, while learning

about colour blending and design principles. Chromatography classes are ideal for children between four and 12 years and run for approximately one hour on Wednesday, April 9 and Saturday, April 12 from 10.30am at the Bendigo Visitor Centre, located in the old Post Office Building at 51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo. The cost is $8 per child which also includes a special Easter surprise, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Please phone 5434 6060 to make your booking today.

Ironbark Horse Riding Centre

Fun for everyone! School Holiday Program: $55 per child (5+ yrs) - includes mounted games, trail rides, lunch, gift for every child to take home and much more.

Pony Rides, Trail Rides, Private Lessons for the whole Family.

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HE Victorian Goldfields Railway is once again providing a fun and memorable steam train experience between the towns of Castlemaine and Maldon. The train takes passengers on a journey back in time between two historic goldfields crossing old trestle bridges built more than 130 years ago in the 1880s. The amazing experience is possible thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Victorian Goldfields Railway volunteers and staff who provide a unique opportunity to experience and enjoy all the sights, sounds and movement associated with the steam era. A journey on the steam train is something that the whole family will enjoy as passengers of all ages are fascinated by this wonderful mode of transport. The trainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departing tomorrow, Saturday

AN EXPERIENCE: Victorian Goldfields Railway.


April 5 and again on the following Sundays and Wednesdays. A special Easter timetable is also in operation with trains on Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. On Good Friday evening patrons can enjoy a special Wine and Cheese train from Maldon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bookings are essential. Visit the VGR website: or phone 5470 6658 for further details.



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Linking Castlemaine & Maldon All the atmosphere of the steam era lives on with big steam action. Wednesdays & Sundays plus Saturday April 5. Easter Friday, Saturday Sunday & Monday

PH : 5470 6658 SPECIAL FAMILY FUN EVENT Maldon Station â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat / Sun : APRIL 12/13 Steam Trains for Kids Great Family Fun Activities All Day

Kids can have fun experimenting with chromatography! Create magic colours with ink on blotting paper then cut into shapes to make a fabulous suncatcher or a lovely set of gift cards. Aimed at children aged 4 - 12 years. An adult must accompany children.

Cost: $8 per child

(includes a special Easter surprise!)

Time: 10.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11.30am (1 hour) Dates: Wednesday 9th April 2014 Saturday 12th April 2014 Bookings essential! Limited places available.



Surprise someone special these holidays with a memorable telegram message delivered to the door Australia-wide. Our local telegraphic experts will show you how your message is converted into this fascinating code! Cost: $2 per message Demonstrations: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays during the holidays Time: 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1pm


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T bUTE Trays they take pride in the exceptional quality of the steel trays they manufacture on site. Not only are they built to last but they are functional and good looking as well. At bUTE Trays all their products are fully welded for extra strength â&#x20AC;&#x201C; after all, their trays have to work as hard as their customers do. All bUTE trays come standard with a mandrel bent hurdle and your choice of rear window protection. They invite all their customers to call in at their workshop and discuss their individual needs, as only the person using their products really know what they require. bUTE Trays and Accessories have

a large range of options available including toolboxes, service bodies and full tradesmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s racks. They can also incorporate a tipper unit and under tray drawers if needed. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re buying a small truck, they can help out with that as well. bUTE Trays can also modify and alter your existing tray or custom build a tray to your liking. All bUTE trays are sandblasted, primed and powder coated in a range of colours before being fitted. So when the time comes for that new tray, call in and see Colin or Damien, at bUTE Trays and Accessories,19-21 Allen Street, Epsom, phone 5448 8285. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t settle for a good tray... demand a bUTE tray.

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RE you wanting to sell your car for a premium price? Or perhaps you would just love to maintain the look and feel of a new car? Scratched bumpers and chipped bonnets greatly affect the appearance of your car and can impact upon its resale value. You can, however, return your car to pristine condition with a little help from the Touch Up Guys, specialists in automotive paint repairs. Greg and Sue from the Touch Up Guys offer a wide variety of high quality services. Greg has 18 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience and is an expert in the repair and re-spray of bumpers, paintless dent repairs and repair of stone chips and scratches. He can also take out those annoying shopping trolley dings and hail damage.

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Greg installs reverse sensors, can prepare your car for sale and give your vehicle a buff 8I^M+WI\ and polish to bring any faded or dull paint Build something greatâ&#x201E;˘ &21&5(7(6($/(5 work back to life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We specialise in late model cars and have access to all the latest colour formulas,â&#x20AC;? Greg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had private customers for 18 years, and most of my business is word of mouth. Greg operates out of the Touch Up Guys van, making the service completely mobile. With backing from the biggest franchise in the industry in Australia, you know you are in expert hands and being locally owned OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR BUSINESS OR HOME by Greg and Sue, can be assured you will WE STOCK: receive friendly and personal customer â&#x20AC;˘ Hospitality Equipment â&#x20AC;˘ Table & glassware service. â&#x20AC;˘ Paper & Plastic disposables â&#x20AC;˘ Coffee Machines Call Greg from the Touch Up Guys on â&#x20AC;˘ Coffee & Beverage Products 0418 510 531 or visit the website at www. â&#x20AC;˘ Chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Knives and Uniforms â&#x20AC;˘ Thermometers and Probes for more information. H



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Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S autumn and the days are cooler, daylight savings is at an end, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting to need a jumper in the evenings and there is not the light or the desire to get out into the cold and go for a ride or a run. So after all your good work over summer, now are you going to sit on the couch and put the weight back on? Or are you going to keep your summer body and workout at home with some fitness equipment from Mr Rental? Mr Rental has equipment that will suit your needs. They have exercise bikes that you can either adjust manually or computer controlled bikes that program in hills and valleys to keep your ride interesting. There are cross trainers that give you a

low impact workout that is like skiing, ideal if you hope to get up to the snow this year. All this equipment is well maintained and nice and quiet so you can even still watch TV while you work out. Of course Mr Rental also has treadmills that suit all speeds and sizes of people. From a basic walker that can go as slow as you like, right up to a runner that will carry 125 kilograms and go at 16 kilometres per hour and while that might not sound fast compared to a car at 16km/h you would travel more than 5km in 20 minutes. So if you want to stay fit this autumn and winter then give Daryl and Kristine at Mr Rental a call on 5433 5222 or 1800 880 778 or call in to 80b Garsed Street, Bendigo.

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F youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an energy conscious homeowner who has invested your hard earned money in a solar electricity system, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want the best return from your investment. Solarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dirty little secret has led us to believe solar panels do not need any maintenance to achieve optimum performance. Manufacturers and common sense tell us this is not the case. This is where Bendigoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local, dedicated solar panel cleaning service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Solar TLC can help. Solar TLC is a family run business that has been operating in Bendigo since May 2013, now located in Kangaroo Flat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What everybody ought to know about Solar TLC is the great value for the services provided,â&#x20AC;? Steve from Eaglehawk said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We service our cars, why shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we do the same for our panels? The service is excellent here, you are treated like a friend as well as a customer,â&#x20AC;? he said. This is just some of the positive feedback: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was impressed all round. I was surprised by

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the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of your service,â&#x20AC;? said another satisfied customer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m rapt with the feedback we have been getting, and the repeat customers signing up for their 6/12 month clean,â&#x20AC;? manager Ella Barker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solar TLC offer referral discounts, pensioner discounts as well as fixed price agreements to keep your costs down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have just introduced our fixed price agreements for scheduled cleans at a discounted rate. We recommend getting your panels professionally cleaned at least every 6-12 months to keep your system performing at its expected efficiency. With the increased production of your system, Solar TLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solar panel clean will pay for itself over time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solar TLC offers a range of specials and discounts each month. And no job is too big or too small and to see our previous jobs, check out our website au,â&#x20AC;? Ella said. Phone 5447 4070.





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294 Napier Street (opposite Lake Weeroona)



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LocalClassifieds BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW! • Phone Kim on 5440 2509 or 1300 558 385 FRIENDSHIP SINGLES

WEIGHT CONTROL Lose up to 10 Kilos in just 1 Month Ph 0438 052 294



Hot Gals Live 24hrs $3.96/min pay/mobextra 1902 215 347 or C/Cards 03 9600-0123





Tuesday Night Dinner Group. 6.30pm. Ph 5441 4813.




SIMPLY RELAXED DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE Stiff & sore back Experienced masseur Phone 0421 029 009

If... you are stressed have stiff and sore muscles ....old injuries are troubling you

Ring Wendy 5447 1943 A qualified, experienced and caring masseur with 18 years experience. 9am - 7.30pm ~ Weekend appointments available

An Affordable Rate of $40 per hour



Long’s Chinese Massage We are celebrating our 1st birthday, book in and enjoy

20% OFF DISCOUNT IN APRIL A qualified, experienced and caring masseur, located in Strathfieldsaye.

Specialising in HEADACHE, WRY NECK, FROZEN SHOULDER, SORE BACK. We can look after your needs.

Ring Steven 0433 187 296



ROCKN'ROLL and Swing Lessons at St Andrew's Hall, Myers St, Bendigo. Every Monday night at 7.30pm. Details call Frank 0417 461 309

Volunteer @ Compeer “I never realised that volunteering would be so easy, and make me feel so good about myself.”

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Deep tissue and relaxation massage age ess! to relieve muscle tension and stress! Health fund rebates apply

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BOTOX through the Anti Aging Clinic now available in Bendigo. Phone Michelle 0435 748 673

Become a Compeer volunteer and from just 1 hour a week, help someone with a mental illness bridge the friendship gap, build social skills and boost their self-esteem

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“Helping the poor in Vietnam”

Interested in helping the poor in Vietnam? We are looking for people to join a team on a two week trip in late October, building critical infrastructure at a poor school for the less fortunate in a small commune in remote Vietnam. This project forms part of our successful and award winning “Thanh Loc Project” series of projects. No skills required. For more information please contact Rodney Stone or visit our website for more information at:


$50 for 4 months B Bendigo Child Restraint Fitting Centre offers a complete installation service of all types of car restraints from new born to 8 years. Costa is a certified and registered member with ACRI, being also the owner guarantees personalised service and the highest quality installation possible with over 20 years experience in fitting child restraints in vehicles. 

Bendigo Child Restraint Fitting Centre 8 Caradon Way, Eaglehawk • Ph: 0419 371 586 Mo Monday to Friday 10am-5pm. • Bookings Essential CORDELIA JOSEPHINE GOUDGE




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ISAIAH 55:2,3 Why spend money on what is not bread and your labour on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good and your soul will delight in the richest of fare

Linking people, places and events

Birthdays, Weddings, Any Occasion! You’re Invited... to spend an evening with best friends and loved ones whilst eating great food and dancing to fabulous music with our DJ.

Fire Danger Period

When: Day or night of your choice Where: Bendigo Pottery Function Centre What to Bring: 50 - 250 of your friends & family

CFA has varied the Fire Danger Period for all land within the municipalities listed below. The Fire Danger Period will terminate at 0100 hours on the dates shown. Date of Commencement


Central Goldfields Shire

Goldfields Catering


0404 943 069 or 5448 3676

Bendigo Newcomers hosts regular social activities as a way to meet new people & discover what the Bendigo Region has on offer.


Bendigo Newcomers: Ph 0498 000 767 E:

Certain restrictions on the lighting of fires will remain in force until the termination of the Fire Danger Period. Information about fire restrictions within the Country Area of Victoria can be obtained from, your local CFA District Office or Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.

Mick Bourke Chief Executive Officer CFA


Foundation 97 Ltd is dedicated to enhancing the lives of Spinal Cord Injured Victorians















INVITING CATHOLICS HOME If you were raised a Catholic & would like to feel at home in the Church again, we welcome you to participate in a "Catholics Returning Home" program with other people in a similar situation as yourself. In a friendly atmosphere, the six weeks of this program will focus on various aspects of the Church today & will commence in Bendigo after Easter. Enquire now. Maureen & Brian 5446 8821 or Elaine 5447 8565


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Competition & Non-Competition, Tap, Jazz, Cecchetti Classical Ballet, Singing, Pointe, Contemporary, Exam classes, Stretch classes & Fitness classes for all ages & abilities. Gaol Road & Don Street, Bendigo Ph. 54 431133 Find us on Facebook


Required for a free botox. Phone Michelle 0435 748 673

Classifieds 1300 558 385

Special Olympics Victoria Bendigo Region AGM will be held on Monday

Lucky I’m Alive Day 31ST March- 6TH April, 2014 .97 cents is all it takes to make a huge difference.

7th April at Kangaroo Flat Sports Club. We are need of volunteers for committee. 7.00pm start.

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April – Bendigo Wheelchair Tennis Festival - Join Danni DiToro, Tina McKenzie & Noel Clarke in a friendly competition at the Bendigo Tennis Association. Open to all ages and all levels of experience. Come and have a bash. GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON. To RSVP, enter or general enquiries please phone Tracey or Noel 0417 895 166 or email anytime.

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Official Launch of the ‘Lucky I’m Alive Day’ Statewide Fundraiser. Monday 31st March 2014 at 11.00am. Lake Neangar Amphitheatre, Simpsons Road, Eaglehawk.



PH 1800 814 320


In 60 minutes with a life time guarantee. Also weight loss & gastric band hypnosis. Bendigo every Wednesday. Ph 0400 573 369.




WANTING to start a support group for TRICHOTILLOMANIA (Hair Pulling Disorder) Contact Sue on 0478 435 211 or Email:

Enjoy a night of dancing each Saturday night at the Uniting Church Hall. Forest St, Bendigo. 8pm - 11.30pm. Entry $8. Great music and supper. Ph. Colin 5447 9783



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1 hour Swedish Massage $20 Book & pay for a 1 hour Aromatherapy Swedish Massage & get your 2nd for $20... that‛s a saving of 66%...WOW! must be taken prior to 30/4/14, not transferrable or valid with any other offer

Call Maxine 0418 369-685 EMPLOYMENT


Environmental Management Representative Total Earth Care is seeking an Environmental Management Representative (EMR) with 4-8 years experience within the consulting environment, focusing on high level of expertise in fauna and flora field surveys, fauna handling techniques, erosion and sediment control and interpretation of survey data with regards to report writing. Experience in GIS and GPS mapping a must. EMR experience on a Construction Site highly regarded. Role based in Greater Bendigo Region. Email your CV to or contact Bonny on (02) 9913 1432

Full Time 3rd Year or Qualified Hairdresser required for immediate start Please bring resume in person, to Strath Hill Hair and Beauty Shop 4 Strath Hill Shopping Centre

PHONE 5443 2999

Mildura Roofing requires an experienced roofing contractor to work on new domestic housing in Mildura. We offer:  Ongoing work in Mildura & surrounding areas  Contract wages  All tools provided What you need:  Must have a current ABN  Must have Driver’s License and own vehicle

SONOGRAPHER High St Xray Bendigo



BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Complete bathroom makeovers & alterations. 34 yrs exp by qual tradesman. Servicing Bendigo - Castlemaine & surrounding districts. FREE Quote phone Rod Cox 0419 267 672 or 4406 6019.

BELLE VUE ROAD STORAGE 3m x 2.5m @ $25/wk 6m x 2.5m @$45.00/wk 24 HOUR ACCESS PH 0409 804 032


PH ALLAN 5447 2965 OR 0417 526 140

COMPUTER SUPPORT In Home Reasonable Rates 7 days Extended hours Ph Shaun 0400 811 880


Paths, driveways, cross overs, sheds, small & big jobs, Cheap rates. Free quotes. Ph. 0422 424 348.


BRICKLAYERS all types of brick and block work, chimneys and fireplaces. Ph 5446 7057 or 0418 370 917.

Driveways Paths etc Free Quotes

Ph. 0428 381 925 CONCRETER

Tradesman, houses, sml jobs, fences, letter boxes, BBQs & block work. Good Rates. Ph 0458 360 401

Driveways, paths, shed floors, spray on patterns, free quotes, no job too small. Ph 0408 204 114



Ph 0402 775 329

CLEANER •Office & Home Cleaning •All Non-Toxic Products •Safe for around Children Call Maree 0438 052 294

•Stump Removal •Mowing •Odd Jobs Reasonable Rates Phone Paul

CLEANING & CARPET Cleaning, Steam clean or Dry clean $50 first room, $10 per room after that Ph 0439 374 389 Receipt & ABN supplied


CRICKET COACHES – Mandurang Cricket Club Applications are invited for the following Coaching roles at the Mandurang Cricket Club for the 2014/15 Cricket Season. • SENIOR CRICKET COACH • JUNIOR CRICKET COACHES – Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 grades The successful applicants will meet the following criteria: • Experienced & accomplished playing background • Possess good communication & delivery skills • Previous experience is preferable but not essential • Promote player development & skill enhancement • Interested persons can forward an expression of interest to: Application close: Monday 14th April Enquiries please contact: Chris Garlick M: 0429 333927 or Damon Cathcart M: 0408 123957 or

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Earn $500 - $6,000 plus per month Part/Full Time. Full training and ongoing support provided.


Business Brokers 03 5333 4914

STRATH LOTTERIES FOR SALE - and moving What an opportunity - relocating to Kennington Village (Woolworths Centre) with brand new modern shop fit - Tattslotto, Cards & Cigarette Express Business - Delightfully set up and easy to run. If you are in the market for a Tatts Business showing solid growth, Call TREVOR MADIN: 0401 538 186

PLASTERER • Holes Patched • Renovations


Skilled Handyman

Interior & Exterior. Very reasonable rates. For a free quote phone Rod 0414 470 573

Services Include • Fencing • Painting


All types of plastering. • Home Maintenance • Tiling • Painting • Carpentry. Free quotes. Ph. Brian 0407 679 618


5446 1422 0448 713 499



Millers Holes Mobile 0418 510 217.



Ph: Glenn or Donna

5446 7163 or 0418 510 074

Wall & floor tiling, splashbacks, complete bathroom, kitchen & laundry renovations, plaster repairs & painting. Ph 0467 044 943


waterproofing, caulking, specialised in complete bathroom renovations. Call Conrad for a free quote on 0423 421 931

BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING BOBCAT AND TIPPER SERVICES • Post & Stump Holes - 150mm, 250mm, 350mm • Chain Trenching • Site Preparation & Clean Ups • Ground Levelling • Concrete & Rubbish Removal • General Earthmoving, Driveways and Garden Landscaping • Sand, Soil & Stone - Carting & Spreading • 10m2 Tipper Hire


Ph: 0438 246 065


Bobcat & Tipper Hire BATHROOMS & KITCHENS

Backhoe Trenching Post Hole Borer 200 - 600mm diameter

0408 587 867


Suzanne Wakeling


Was Term 1 Chem work too hard?



Mob: 0438 011 994 Ph: 03 5443 1443 E: ultimate.petcare.4u W:

Interiors, exteriors, free quotes, no job too small, 40 yrs exp. Ph. 0407 412 977 Colin Wright

0409 951 510

REVISION PROGRAM This program will help you to revise the whole Term 1 Chem Course by getting into all the relevant basics and creating a strong Chem Foundation. When? These April School Holidays! For Bookings Contact:

Mail Collection Bin collection Dog Walking Overnight Stays Security Checked

Affordable 7 Days.

(Units 1 & 3)

PRE PREP PROGRAM for SCHOOL READINESS Structured Literacy and Numeracy Program for 4 year old kinder children. Contact: Elizabeth Stewart (B.Sc., B.Teach) 0402 554 808 www.classroomconnect

PAINTING, DECORATING & TEXTURING Qualified Painter - any size job! Interior, Exterior, Domestic, Commercial. FREE 'Friendly' quote, Ph ROD: 0400 493 491



..for all Creatures, Great & Small


Worksafe Prov #HO7451

Trenching, Rotary Hoeing, Post Holes, Levelling 4 in one bucket,Tipper Hire.

Pathways, Patios Garden Edging etc. Ken Tresize Ph 0419 374 062

Ultimate Pet Care

0427 096 404

Digger Service

TAYLORS CLEANING Specialising in domestic & exit cleans. Ph 0417 911 254

HANDYMAN SERVICE Lawns, odd jobs, Tip runs. Walk behind slashing. If I can do it, I will. Phone Ash

0418 355 898



Long established local Auto Electrical Business is looking to expand, and are seeking a Fully Qualified Mechanic and Auto Electrician Must have Drivers Licence. Above award pay and conditions for the right person. Apply via e-mail to: or fax 5442 3993

Digger & Trenching Service •Post Holes •Trenching •Ripping •Rotary Hoeing •Levelling •4 in 1 Bucket Phone: 0419 471 541


Negotiable salary package dependant on experience Applications are invited from qualified sonographers interested in joining a rapidly expanding practice in Bendigo. A background in general ultrasound is required. Sub specialty training in musculoskeletal and/or obstetric US is desirable. A commitment to ongoing education and quality assurance is expected. Current ultrasound accreditation is mandatory. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be highly valued. The ability to actively participate in a team environment will be advantageous. A broad technical experience and expertise is required. The successful candidate will be rewarded with a highly competitive package along with a flexible and supportive working environment. Applications and enquiries to Mr Wayne Downie by Wednesday 16th April 2014: Email: Mail: High St Xray, 149-151 High street, Bendigo. VIC 3550 Ph: 03 5441 9999

Please call Mark on 0427 235 582 to discuss, or email resume to:


Services Offered ARNOLD'S

1300 558 385


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& PROPERTY MAINTENANCE • New Kitchens • Bathroom Renovations • Warehouse direct Bathroom products

ABN: 62 094 744 216


PH 0417 511 159 Shed 3/37 Collins St Kangaroo Flat


Southern Cross Blinds & Awnings

Site Clearing Driveways Excavation Laser Levelling Rubbish Removal

Call Ron 0438 569 385

EARTH MOVING • Drainage • Footings • House Sites • Dam Cleaning • Clean Ups • Driveways • Soil & Rubbish Removal

Call Matt 0418 392 559

• Canvas Awnings • Roman Blinds • Vertical Drapes • Holland Blinds • Cedar Venetians • Venetian Blinds • Roller Shutters • Security Doors

PHONE/FAX 5447 9011 141 High Street, Kangaroo Flat

SJK EXCAVATIONS Commercial, Industrial and Domestic Earthworks w • Post Holes • 5 ton • Trenching excavator • Driveways with post hole • Site Cuts attachment • Posi Track • Site clean ups bobcat • Free Quotes

Phone Stuart 0407 514 797 • ABN 63708909386

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Services Offered



0418 508 993 Sherlock Soil Works Excavator Bobcat Tipper

Licenced drainer 31741

Post Holes Trenches Site Cleans Pools Driveways Site Cuts 5 ton Excavator with Post Hole Attachment and Rock Breaker

James Sherlock Ph: 0407 472 775



My Virtual Assistant


Allow me to save you money and valuable time for you to do what you do best.

Mob: 0418 511 512

Site Cleaning aning Driveways ys Excavation on Laser Levelling vellin ng Rubbish Removall Backhoe e

Over 10 Years Experience Free Quotes Ph. Nathan 54354106

or 0407 507 841


LEON BEATTY 0415 503 875

Commercial C i l Domestic New Houses Insurance Labour Hire Fences Free Quotes

Ti Timber b Fl Floors

• Systems built • Repairs and upgrades • Network and internet connections • Virus and Spyware removal

• Local/Interstate • QLD/NSW Regularly • Pre-Pack • House Cleaning • Storage No job too big or small Free Boxes (conditions apply)

Phone: 5435 3148 or 0407 349 372

Jeoff Milne 5447 2476 Mob 0425 728 336


Your Local Removalist Interstate Backload Specialist

Pergolas Stairs Registered Builder



Renovations inc bathrooms Pergolas Carports Deckings

DBL 1130

Matt Sefton 0418 392 559

Renovations Kitchen upgrades Extensions Bathroom upgrades New Homes Walk-in-bathrooms Insurance Work Carpentry works

From 1 item to a full removal around the corner or across the country

PH 0417 377 957

The one way to move is Allways! Allways the best move!

Cave’s Concreting

Website: Phone or SMS 0447 533 678 - 7 Days

0409 173 754 Peter


Driveways, Footpaths, Patios, Sheds Colours, Paving, Retaining Walls Liability Insured - Council Approved


Mowing and Maintenance Big or small we fix it all!


Tired of Waiting for a Tradesman 0418 507 709RECA/H 5448 3333 7821

Services Offered To advertise in this section please call

DARELLY ELECTRICAL D COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL DOMESTIC COMMERC Mains, Switchboards, Lighting, Renovations, New Installations, Shopfitting, Maintenance, Powerpoints PROMPT & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FREE QUOTES No job too big or too small

Darren Liersch: 0409 077 600

Geoff Williams Electrical Installations

Over 40 Years Service

Hedges Trimmed & Shaped • Lawn Mowing • Clippings Caught & Removed • Edges Trimmed • Pruning of Roses & Fruit Trees • Ride on Mowing • Weeding & Weed Spraying • Yard Clean Ups • Planting & Mulching



Phone: 0417 329 802 FENCING / GATES

Suite B 175 Lyttleton Tce, Bendigo

Classified advertising closes at 3pm each Thursday.


Real Estate classifieds closes at 11am each Thursday. (Free ads 5pm Wednesday)

• C Chainlink ha nlink k • Cu Custom st m Ga Gates G a es at • Rural • Handrails • Retainer Walls

1300 558 385

4 Seaso Seasons Garden Care

• Handymen • Domestic Cleaning • Builder • • Carpenters • Glazier • Fencing • Plastering • • Painters • Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations • • Floating Timber Floors • Paving • Concreting • • Plumbers • Decking • Electricians • • Pruning • Tiling • Tree Lopping • • Sheds & Pergolas • Lawns & Gardens •

I promise you a reliable & professional service at an affordable price

1300 558 385


• Push/Ride On Mowing • Flyscreens • Concreting small jobs • Tap Washers • Doors, Handles, Locks • Gutter Cleaning • Whipper snipping • Irrigation repairs • Rubbish removal • Weeding • General yard tidy • Welding For a free quote call Pete:

0422 660 912 Pensioner discounts available.






Phone Ross 0418 364 125

Call Fred red 0 0429 429 4 434 34 405


Sick of waiting for a brickie?

Specialising in alterations & additions

Bobcat & Tipper pp Hire e

Ph: 0458 342 221



Phone: 03 5439 3504 Mobile: 0409 968 977

Alan 0418 370 917 Craig 0458 438 930

Call Clint 0427 349 549

• Sites Cleared & Levelled • Trenching & Drainage • Pools & Postholes • Weed Spraying • Boom & Handgun • Gorse & Blackberry • Vegetation Removal

0418 506 188

Repairs completed within 24 hours

After Hours Ph. 5448 8814 FREE QUOTE - CALL 131 546

Residential and Rental Property Smoke Alarm Servicing & Installation $15 Site / Compliance Fee $11 per Smoke Alarm (includes batteries)


• General Earthmoving • Post and Stump Hole Drilling • Site Levelling and Clearing • Soil and Rubbish Removal • Landscape Preparation • Electrical and Plumbing Trenching • Fully Licensed and Insured • Prompt Reliable Service


Moving Central Victoria

All types of brick and block work Insurance work • Houses • Foundations • Fences • Chimneys & Restorations

Using our 5 ton excavator 4.5 ton skid steer & ten metre tipper


Phone Annette 0413 183 836

Over 30 years experience

• Laser Levelled Site cuts • Landscaping • Driveways • Backyard clean-ups • Postholes • Trenching

Serving Bendigo for 20 Years




Quality Cleaning Services


• Small Business Specialist, • BAS, all your book keeping needs • Reckon Accounts (QuickBooks) Training & Sales



REC 4085


FREE QUOTES • Ph Travis: 0477 910 720 E:

Central Victoria 13 11 98

ne Hour


We only do small jobs that take up to an hour

Fixed Fee $65

0487 231 883 or 5448 8671


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Paving & concreting Pool landscaping Retaining walls & fencing Decking and Outdoor living areas Lawn installation & watering systems Kanga light digging

PH: 0418 822 911 • Garden Maintenance & Lawn Mowing • Painting • Repairs • Renovations • Carpentry • Fencing • Doors and Windows • Tiling • Locks and Screens • Plastering • and much more Call 0412


Don Andrea Plumbing • General Plumbing and Gasfitting • Blocked drains • No call out fees • Flat hourly family friendly rate

Phone 0408 506 159 Lic#23529



Outdoor lifestyle solutions

Pergolas, Decking, Patio’s & Carports. We also do home maintenance & commercial. Trade qualified.

For a free quote call Garry 0466 858 112 or 5448 5546 (AH)

Pty. Ltd. • Restricted Key Systems • Access Control Systems • Alarm Systems • Surveillance Cameras • Safes Sold & Serviced

• Key Cutting • Locks Repaired and Fitted • Automotive Work • Latest Technology Car Keys Programmed and Cut


Is your kitchen needing an update? Call Rilex Interiors for a FREE QUOTE and advice.

• Kitchens • Vanities • Walk in robes • All custom joinery • Flat Packs • Replacement bench tops • No job too small

Call Mark Kingston 0439 941 248 LANDSCAPING

(Shower, hand basin, toilet etc)

Suitable for • Renovations • Parties/Weddings • Sporting events and many more Call David/Bronwyn

0438 083 139



NO O NO OBL BLIG BL B L LIG IG IGAT GAT ATIO A TION ION FR IO FREE FREE EE Q QUO UOTE U UO OTE TE Spec Sp ecia ialliisi isi sing sing ng in weathe we atthe a herrb board oa o arrd d, heri he rita tag ge eh ho ous ou sin si ing ng and re an and repa pain ints ts

Paul 0429 462 057 Over 25 years of trade qualified experience

Sandhurst Painting and Decorating 35 years experience

Call Phill Hutchings on

0417 057 010 • Qualified tradesmen • Landscaping • Commercial and residential property maintenance

Specialising in Landscape construction Stuart Erwin 0407 667 900 Cameron Rogister 0411 956 937




• Fast Response to urgent repairs • All General Plumbing & Maintenance • Drains Cleared & Repaired & Roofing High Pressure jetting Quality in all • Hot Water Repairs and areas of Plumbing Replacements • Roofing & Gutter Specialists FREE • Gas Fitting QUOTES • Gas appliance servicing

Master Plumber



• Painting & Wallpapering • Domestic & Commercial • No Job too small

ROB: 0418 718 881



Shearers  Shed Staff  Supplies  Cost Plus & Full Contract Work

Hopeys Shearing Run can supply farmers with Shearers, Shed Hands & Wool Classers, all over Vic & Interstate.

Portable Shearing Plant for Weekend Pet shearing is also available

CONTACT HOPEY’S TODAY! 03 5447 4626 AARON: 0407 854 754 JESS: 0419 004 472


PO Box 54, Eaglehawk

Greg Hicks st same day Plumbing Fajosebrvtoicoesmall No

0448 701 138 • Blocked Drains • Burst Pipes • Septics • Gas Leaks & Gas Fitting • Hot Water Services • Roof Leaks • Gutters/Downpipes • Renovations • Gen Plumbing • Latest Drain Cleaning Equipment • Leak Detection QUALITY WORK AT THE RIGHT PRICE!

10 SIZES FROM $20 PER WEEK  Free Use of Courtesy Trailer  7 Days Access & On-Site  Electronic Surveillance Security

5448 4499 BENDIGO 87-89 MIDLAND HWY


TRADIES To advertise in this section please call

1300 558 385

Prompt efficient service at reasonable rates Quotation gladly given

Hopey’s Shearing Run

Ph: 0418 547 796

Ph 5446 1535

Phone Trippa 0427 241 958

• Paving • Instant & Synthetic Turf • Brickwork • Retaining Walls • Edging

Green Waste Green Waste Special



CALL PETER 0409 422 271

Rilex Interiors

7 Days a Week No job too small or too big

0423 402 474




Get your heater serviced before Winter

Vic Police Lic. 745 873


t Yard clean ups t Whitegoods t DomesƟĐ t Builders t Renovators t Commercial

We load for you!

Full safety checks • carbon monoxide tests

• Carpentry • Tiling • Painting • Plastering • Pergolas • Decks Email:

4 Nolan Street, Bendigo

PH 03 5441 3499

• Mobile Service Ove • Fully Insured 15 Year • Free Quotes Exper rs ience • Pensioner Discounts



544 33 999

Safe, Secure, Service

License No. 32710

A friendly, reliable, local plumbing team fully qualified in all aspects of plumbing

Emergency After Hours Service Available 32 Mitchell Street, Bendigo

Formally “Spider Sprayers”

Peter Carr Plumbing & Gasfitting

646 834 or 5443 6842 (after 5pm)





• Qualified Wall & Floor Tiler • 12 years experience • Commercial, Residential, Renovations, Porcelain, Stack Stone, Waterproofing, Siliconing/Caulking. No job too small

Call: 0402 152 946 or email:





• Concrete tiles • Terracotta acotta tiles fing • Slate tiles • Iron roofi

FREE ROOF INSPECTIONS S New Roofing Re-Roofing Extensions Rebedding & Flexible Pointing Valley & Gutter Replacement

High Pressure Cleaning ngg De-Mossing Sealing & Painting Insurance Claims Pensioner Discounts


0438 632 219



CV Industrial Vacuum Services Reduce Fire Risk Spouts Vacuumed Spotlessly Pensioner Discounts Water Tanks Cleaned

Ph Paul 5439 3835 or 0428 395 429 * Fully Insured

Classifieds 1300 558 385

Friday, April 4, 2014 — Bendigo Weekly

Services Offered

FOR SALE ANTIQUE Wingback Chair Pale gold up, $240. + Persian Rug, red & blue tones $180 both EC Ph 0402 105 540


Thorp Tiling “You style it, I’ll tile it”

FLOOR & WALL TILING Ceramic & Porcelain Slate & Stone Waterproofing Silicon & Grout Sealing Feature Walls & Mosaic Ourdoor Areas

Kyle 0421 255 044

ANTIQUE N & E Corn York large meat dish $75 Ph 5442 1507 AUSTRALIAN sports bag, as new, $15 Ph 5442 1507 BALTIC pine floor boards old house lot. $7 per metre. Bendigo Phone 0467 544 431 BARBIE dreamhouse wardrobe, vintage 1980s $25 Ph 5447 7275




BBQ 4 burner $35 ono. Ph 5442 1815 BENCH grinder Phone 5439 5805 BENCH press $75 0413 418 505

$30 Ph

BIKE Repco "Origami" folding 20" with carry bag, 7 speed, Shimano gears, new, still in box, $150. Ph 5443 6971

Phone Brian on

BIRDCAGE, for small birds, GC, $30 Ph 5448 8888

91 Wesley St, Kangaroo Flat

BMX Bike, Girls. VGC $65 Ph 0468 401 551

0417 545 193 or 5447 7276


Quality tree and Stump Removal

Tree Maintenance • Stump Mulching Hire Travel Tower • Tree Pruning and Stump Grinding • Tip Truck & Woodchipper Hire • Free Quotes (no job too BIG or SMALL for the Smith Family team)

David Smith

0427 506 160 TURF MANAGEMENT


0429 119 802

• Grass selection and advice • Soil testing and amendments • Lawn-grass renovation • Fertilising

Geof Gerdsen

• Irrigation Design, Installation and Repair

h2orticulture •

1X3 seater sofabed, 1x2 seater sofa, VG condition, $500 ono. Phone 5447 1309

2-SEATER Couches x 2 EC, buffalo suede, olive coloured, $500 both Ph 0438 273 635

BOYS bikes, 30cm & 40cm, $10 each. Ph 0410 013 184 BREAD dough mixer, Wellquip, 2011, 20Lt, 240v, single speed, not used alot, $650 ono Ph 0448 838 080 BRICKS, new, various colours, large quantity 50c EA Ph 0432 373 808 BROWN recliner $1 Ph 5446 9038 CAR care magazines with binders 7 volumes $10 Ph 5447 7275 COFFEE Table, Choc, 1 drwr, 1200mm x 550mm EC $100 Ph 5441 4990 COMPUTER desk corner type w/hutch on casters $40 Ph 5449 7128 COT, wooden, with mattress, GC, $100 Ph 0410 013 184 CRUSCOE college coats, size 14 & XL, $45 each. Ph 0431 687 575



BOOKS box full of asst. $15 lot or will seperate Ph 5447 7275


CRUSCOE college skirt, size 12, $20 Ph 0431 687 575

20WA telescope, $40 Ph 5442 1507

DEB Dress, Stunning Sz 8-10, Strapless, $100 Ph 0431 678 769

2X leatherett high back dining chair $35 each Ph 0466 269 948 4 BURNER BBQ, works well $40. Ph 0429 427 925 4 DOOR stereo cabinet, $5 Ph 5446 9038

Cat Enclosures A fun, safe way for your cat to enjoy the outdoors. Free quotes to suit your budget.

Call Jim 0429 866 630

DESK 120x65cm 3-drw, flat pack slightly shop solid $15 0410 541 231 DESK & hutch 130 L x 149 H x 74 D $40 Ph 0401 132 177 DESK & hutch 130 L x 149 H x 74 D $40 Ph 0401 132 177 DOORS x3 interior, handles, 204x82, $80 lot Ph 0401 132 177 DOUBLE bed & mattress $95 Phone 0431 192 006 DVD player $25 Ph 5442 7277 or 0418 547 789

Store Well with Stilwell

ELECTRIC adjustable "Health Rest" King-Single bed w/ vibrator, RC, 8yrs warranty EC $1400 ono Ph 0438 273 635

to suit all your needs!

EXERCISE bikes, "Hills", older type, $25, PH 5448 8523


✹ Buy ire or H

Containers can be custom fitted with shelves, benches, windows, side doors, electricity, insulation & air-conditioning. View containers at:

51 Ryalls Lane, Strathfieldsaye. • Ph 5439 5512 • Mob 0409 957 014


Red's Redgum firewood $120p/m. Pick Up or $140p/m Del. Open 24/7. Ph 0427 353 939 FREEZER-CHEST Fisher & Paykel 164L, Excellent Conditon. $160 PH 5446 8528 FRIDGE Westinghouse, 520Lt, GC, $80 Ph 5449 7924







TABLE, Laminex + 4 chairs, Ex Cond $70 Ph 5442 4512

and Freezers. Top brands from $195. Fully recond, 6 mths wty. 283 High St, G/Sq. Ph. 5441 1955 FUCHSIAS in flower 140m pots asstd varieties. $5 each. 24 Curnow St Golden Square Phone 5442 7974 GARAGE Roller Doors x 2 2.5m wide, each. All fittings. $250 Ph 5449 3383

GARDEN STRAW $3 per bale Ph 0411 783 679 GARDEN bench, brown, $30. Phone 0431 192 006



$50 per metre. Minimum 4 metres. Free delivery to Bendigo area. Phone 0400 855 626. ORGAN Kimball Swinger 400 Excellent Condition $100 Ph 5442 4810 ORGAN Yamaha $50 Ph 5442 7277 or 0418 547 789 ORNAMENTAL elephant grn/wht/gold/blue 30cm $18 Ph 5446 9257 OUTSIDE roll up blinds x2, 1.8 wide, $10 each Ph 5449 7924


10m loads delivered. For more info phone 0408 509 826

New Bales. $7 per Bale. Free Delivery Bendigo Area. Ph 0407 500 983

GIRLS dressing table 4-drw, oval mirror, GC, $60 Ph 0466 269 948


GLASS cabinet, 1950's, VGC, $100 Ph 5447 7973 GRILL small, elec, Sunbeam, GC, $15 Ph 0488 437 011

HAY 5 X 4 ROLLS Oaten, Cereal, Pasture, Clover, Straw from $38.50. Lockwood Sth, Bridgewater. Delivery Available. Phone 0438 373 291 HONDA CRV 2008/9, rear cargo blind, floor mats carpet & rubber, roof bars & nudge bars. $150 the lot Ph 0419 159 567

Straw $6 Min 12 bales Free delivery Bendigo Ph 0427 304 600 PET cushion, tough, washable, suit med/lge dog $12. Ph 5442 3134 POTTERY wheel, good conidtion, $150 ono. Phone 5449 3437 or 0455 270 866 Q/S Doona cover, with p /cases new in pack $20 Ph 5446 9257

MALVERN Star 26" Mens Bicycle + helmet EC $100 Ph 0411 333 342 MARKET trolleys x2 $50 each Ph 5433 2260 MASSAGER heated quilt, pink, as new, $60 Ph 5439 5046


SHOPRIDER TE88NR VGC Mobility Scooter. Front & back baskets & canopy. $1600 PH 0421 503 286

SIEVED TOP SOIL w/ fowl & pig manure $35 per/m del. Bobcat avail. Ph 5446 7105 or 0428 507 846 SMALL wooden breakfast table, 850x850. $45 Ph 0466 269 948 SNOW skis $50 Ph 0413 418 505 ROUND table on pedestal $25 free delivery Ph 5444 3393 SOFA, double and chair, GC, free delivery $19 Ph 5444 3393 SPA pool, VGC, hot or cold, 4 seater, with cover, wooden frame, complete with filter, $999 Ph 5444 3393

No turn Pillow top, Medium soft, very latest design, direct from Melbourne Factory, only $445 Phone 5443 3071

VERANDAH roofs x2, approx 3mx3m $90 the pair Ph 5444 3393

MINERS couch, oak timber end & back, EC, $100 Ph 0408 339 557

SPEAKERS, HI-FI stereo, top qual., German made, $100 Ph 0419 507 612

MOBILITY walker $50 Ph 0413 418 505

STOOLS breakfast, quality timber, EC, $95 the pair Ph 0420 859 695

MULTI station home gym $300 Phone 0431 192 006 NAPPY change table, wooden, GC, $80 Ph 0410 013 184

TV Antennae w/booster, suit Caravan GC $50 Ph 0488 437 011 TV antenna to suit caravan, $30 ono Ph 5442 1815 TV cabinet, baltic, 2 door, EC, $50 Phone 0431 678 769 TWIN 3 foot beds, $50 ea Ph 5443 1471

VARIETY of glass sliding doors & windows & solid doors. Make an offer. Pick up only. Phone 0400 828 576

SEWING cabinet - Horne, Lifter not working $50 Ph 5441 4990

LOUNGE/DINING suite, as new, sofa w/2 chairs, extension table w/6 chairs, must see, bargain $400 Ph 0407 180 834

TORRUMBARRY Weir Fishing Shack, all comforts of home, close to boat ramp & amenities block, it is a caravan with 2 rooms attached one being a well equipped kitchen with large open fire, sleeps 8, WI WO $32,000 OBO Phone 5443 6104

RYOBI pressure cleaner 1740psi exc cond. $70 Ph 0400 519 989

INSULATION, 3.5 yellow batts, 9 sq mtrs, half price, $25 each. Ph 0439 371 301 or 0438 416 924

LAWN mower, Victa, 2 stroke, runs well $85 Ph 0405 035 474

TOP SOIL Sieved $35 per metre, 4 metre min. delivery 8m & 10m also avail. Potting Mix $60 a metre. Phone 0418 306 548 or 0428 100 770

VANITY with square basin GC $85 Barbara 5447 1401

SET top box, $25 Ph 5442 7277 or 0418 547 789

LADIES low heel shoes Sz 8 suit bride/deb worn once $12 Ph 5442 3134

THERMAREST camping mat, EC, x2, $50 each . Ph 0429 427 925

RHEEM gas hot water service 85Lt $100 Ph 5446 1310

INSTYLER 32mm purple EC $50 Phone 5441 4990

KITCHEN s/s shelves, spice rack, hooks, EC, $50 Ph 5449 7924

TENT 100% proofed cotton canvas, sleeps 5 $700 new, Selling for $380 Used twice Ph 5439 5805

SUITCASE 69 x 48 x 27 used once, $40 Ph 0401 132 177 SWAG, single, used once, $100 Ph 5447 2362


For our next antique and collectables auction

Wednesday 30th April, 6pm Individual or estate lots accepted

Contact: Dennis 5443 8570 or Vernon 5441 4168 or 0407 485 333

VCC girls rugby jumper size 18 GC $20 Phone 0409 726 336

WANTED TO BUY TRACTORS & farm machinery wanted. Going or not, cash paid, Ph 0429 393 221

WANTED SCRAP WANTED Pick up Western Side. inc White Goods, Gas HWS, A/Cs, Batteries,

WARDROBE/dressing table, old, small, VCG, $50. Ph 0408 339 557 WARDROBES, wooden x3 $60 lot Ph 5449 7128

POINT OF LAY PULLETS Isa brown $20 each Phone 5435 7243

RAGDOLL Kitten, beautiful blue eyed Female, $350 M/C 982000361705206 Ph 5448 3033


Dorset Ram $150 Ph 0427 748 248

Mags, etc Ph 5446 1191


or 0447 744 043


SILKIES Young & healthy from $20 each Ph 5436 1373

GARAGE & BOOK SALE Sun 6th April, 8:30am. Bendigo Seventh Day Adventist Church 396 High St, G /Square.bric-a-brac, clothes, furniture, etc.

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selling a cat or dog?

SAT 9am 2/26 Yallambee Dr Kennington. Antique kitchen tables & chairs, sngl bed, furn, bric brac, w/barrow, gates, m/wave.

To allow traceability of sellers of pets, it is now an offence to advertise the sale of a dog or cat unless the microchip identification number of the animal is included in the advertisement notice. A registered domestic animal business may use its Council business registration number as an alternative. A penalty of up to 5 penalty units (around $600) can be issued by Authorised Officers of Council, RSPCA or Department of Primary Industries for advertising the sale of a cat or dog without a microchip. For further information, call the Department of Primary Industries on 136 186.

SATURDAY 8am start, O'neill Crt Epsom. General Household items and sundries SATURDAY 8am-4pm 51 Race St, Flora Hill. Records, camping, tools, arts/crafts, frames, books, & household SINGLE adjustable electric bed, Exc Cond. $320 Ph 5446 1761

LIVESTOCK CHIHUAHUAS pocket size, 2 Male, 1 blk long coat, 1 fawn short coat. father reg, mother PB, vet checked, immun, wormed, m/c, 9 wks, $650.Ph 5468 7417 m /c 3426142 & 3647056

VCC girls woolen jumper size 20 GC $45 Phone 0409 726 336 VCC winter skirt size 18 EC $30 Phone 0409 726 336




Petcarers Caring for your pets in your home • Domestic pets and horses • Play/TLC LC C • Dog Walks/Cat Cuddles • Feeding/Medication Staff: Caring, Insured, & Police checked. Ph: 5443 4536 E:

WASHING Machine VGC $80 ono Phone 0456 112 088 WASHING MaLawn mower w/catcher VGC $40 Phone 0456 112 088


Salty Bore Water can be purified using Pro-Finish products, desalination machine. Many operating in Bendigo. Pure water for gardens & houses. Approx cost of pure water using this system is 70c per 1000 Lts less than 1/3 of the cost of town water. 8-12,000 Lts per day. Machine cost $3850. Phone Don McPherson 0448 122 481

WEDDING veil, white 2 tier 3/4 length $35 Ph 5446 9257 WIPPER snipper, Talon $50 lot Ph 5449 7128 WOOD corner stand for potplant "Barley Sugar" decs. $50. 5447 7599 YUCCAS, all sizes, starting at $5. Healthy & ready to plant. Ph 0417 337 424 or 5439 7324 after 6pm weekdays



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ADOPT-A-PET OPT A Male, 1year (approx)

I aam only about 6 months old and I’m going to be a big strong boy who is going to need a committed owner who has the time for consistent ttraining and socializing so I become a model canine citizen. I am full of Diesel fun and energy and will require a Dobermann / ack eb dg large well fenced yard to play in. Rhodesian Ri Male, 2 years

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For Fridges & Freezers, in GWO up to 25yrs. Washing Machines up to 7yrs old. Ph. 5441 1955

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SAW blade, 27 inch or bigger, for swing saw or saw bench. Phone 0456 880 710

Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun & Pub Hols 10am-12pm

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Still experiencing warmer weather, please do not leave dogs in hot cars.





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BOATS 25HP Yamaha GC $1400 ono Ph 0467 475 008

5.1M Aluminium Stessco Centre console, New 40hp 4 Stroke Merc, New fish finder, Reg, Ready to go $11,400 Phone: 0419 886 637

STUNNING haines 18SQ skier, new bimi, trailer with mags & new winch, both rego, 235HP outboard, needs work, paid $12,500 bargain $4950. Junortoun 0424 789 066 or 5449 9119


ALLOY Wheels/tyres 5-235/45 x R17 for Holden VZ $550 Ph 5446 9573



1998 Monarch Crusader, roll out awning with walls, single beds inner spring mattress. $15,000 Ph 0438 353 414 VINTAGE Ambassador Alumvan 2/3 berth fully renovated ready to travel. $5500 Phone 0438 395 579

COVERED in trailer, good for doing markets, $500 Ph 5433 2260


1990 XF Ute, rego, 6FPAAAJL40LM57981 $2500 ono. Phone 5439 6499 or 0408 511 742

4.5 V-Nose 30HP Suzuki FRW $2000 ono Ph 0467 475 008

JAYCO Freedom 2006 16ft, roll out awning and walls, twin beds, side kitch, kept under cover, Exc Cond., $18,500 Ph 5444 0197 JAYCO p/top 17ft New awning, elec brakes, oven, frig, m/wave, island bed, kept u/cover, VGC $11,500 Ph 5441 7156 or 0455 265 474

VISCOUNT Great family caravan 6x3 annex, with everything included, must sell $4500 ono Ph 0403 881 103 WINDSOR Rapid, family ensuite, 4 star, sleeps 5, HWS, a/c, mags, annexe, TV & DVD, $35,000 Junortoun 5449 9119 or 0424 789 066

SCRAP METAL WANTED Cars, trucks, tractors, tin, wire, white goods etc. Phone 5474 3237 or 0427 312 146.

WANTED Ford Fairlane LTD 1988-1992 for parts wrecking. Ph 5446 1467

MOTORHOME Allegro 35'6" 460 Ford, Reg XAL-535, sleeps 6, all cons, $49,500 neg, more info Ph 0429 705 794

KIMBERLEY Kamper 04 Boat loader, O/board, Mount canvas, Awning, Fully enclosed $26,000 Ph 0429 957 427


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91 Nissan Pintara, nice looking car, power steering, low kms, no rego, $700 PWL-182. Ph 5439 5046 97 Magna, No RWC $800 Ph 0401 601 807 anytime

WRECKING Cash offered. Phone 0417 334 009.

1973 American Ford Mercury Cougar coupe. Dual fuel, worked 351 Cleveland. EC XR-773. $14,000 Ph 5446 3067

JAYCO Starcraft P/top 97, 16ft, s/beds, frontkit, m /w, 3-w frig, R/O Awning w/zip on walls, elec brakes, REG, U/cover, VGC, $15,000 Ph 5443 7011 or 0488 437 011



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COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 1999 SC Hino furniture van, 40m3, partly decked out as sleeping quarters, can easily be converted back to freight and furniture. 260,000kms, SAU-680 $23,500. Phone 0408 567 273

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AVAN Poptop, Tayla, 18ft Ex Cond, Extras Awning, Air conducted $20,750 Ph 0438 356 457

KAWASAKI KLR 250 for parts or repair, + extra spare parts $350 ONO Ph 0405 035 474

98 XR6, blue, as is, $3500, can get RWC, ZLH-419. Ph 5439 6499 or 0408 511 742

FORD Fiesta, Dec '06, hatch, 4-dr, 5-spd, 147,000kms, serviced, GC, single fam owner, ZBW-534 $5200 ono. Ph 0448 838 080 FORD Territory, SY MK11 series,automatic, white, July 2010 model, 7 seater, 6 air bags, good safe family wagon, rear wheel drive with traction control, cruise control, reverse camera, new tyres, spare remote & key, full service hist., books, currently insured $35,000, new cost over $50,000, sell for $19,900 with RWC, XQM-579. Ph 0429 130 656 or 0428 125 930 HOLDEN HX ute, 253 auto, GTS dash, race seats, $3000 lots of extra parts avail. RMS-566 Ph 5433 2260 HONDA Accord VTi- L V6, 2000, car in immac. cond., leather interior, as new, 138,000kms only, RWC, $6490. QKU-835. PH 5447 1940

SUZUKI GS 500F 9300kms, EC, 12 mths reg, new rear tyre & battery, HT-568 $4250. Ph 0427 446 306

HONDA CRV 2002, reg Sept, 209,600 kms, RRD-160, RWC, all wheel drive, $4300, GC, 0419 397 283 TXT ONLY

YAMAHA 90cc 4 stroke trail bike GC $1100 Ph 5446 9573

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Pocket Rocket Pee Wee 50 2 Stroke 50CC, Ridden Twice, Stored in Shed, No Use, Must Sell.

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AUTO SUZUKI Mighty Boy 1987, OUP-469, Gem motor, no rust, VGC, $1700 Ph 5474 3203


CARAVAN 16ft poptop, annexe & extras, VGC, $4,250. Ph 0408 525 526 or 0417 525 491

6 x 4 $590. 8 x 5 tandem $2,190. 161 McIvor Hwy

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HYUNDAI Terracan 2005 4WD diesel, auto, EC 9mths REG, 1 owner, TVK-526 $16,950 ONO W/RWC. 0439 389 676 LANDCRUISER '94 GXL, diesel, 5 speed, a/c, CD player, UHF, winch etc. 270,000kms, RWC, VGC, YKU-804 $16,500. Ph 0409 421 549

TOYOTA Hilux Dual Cab Model TGN16R 2.7 2008 MY09. 6 seats. Dual A/bag. 4 cyl, 5spd, 150,000km. 1 owner, family use only. Full service history. ABS. A/C, Hard Lid. Tub Liner. Rem Central locking. Alloy Nudge bar. Tow bar New w/screen. New Toyo tyres. Reg. til 24/12/14. WVM-031. $17,500 O.N.O Ph 0409 429 406

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Regulations require that from June, 1998 both licensed motor car traders and persons other than licensed motor car traders, must include the following info when advertising a motor car sale. 1.) The cash price of the motor car 2.) Whichever of the following is applicable: a.) if the motor car is registered, the reg no. b.) if the car is unregistered, the engine no. of the vehicle; or the chassis no; or the vehicle ID no; or the reg no. (if any) last assigned to the vehicle; or if none of those numbers are reasonably ascertainable, any other number by which the vehicle may be identified. a licensed motor car trader must also state in their advertisements their LMCT no. and the details of any periodical payments applicable. Penalty for failure to comply with these regulations is a $1,000 fine.

2004 Hyundai Sonata Auto Sedan TOYOTA Camry 2001, V6 auto, white sedan, a/c, tint wind., very reliable, RWC, QYH-682. $4900. Ph 0439 146 780

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at BUDGET PRICES 1991 Ford Courier Ute Manual, Reg til July, Cheap runaround YVV-030 $2990 Camry Vienta Wagon Auto, A/C, P/S, Cheap Wagon and RWC. SFY 108 $2990 2000 Series 2 VT Acclaim Wagon Cheap wagon. TLG 876 $3990 2002 Mitsubishi Verada Dual Fuel Locally owned V6 power with gas economy. SYI 333 $3990 2001 Camry CSI V6 Sedan Auto, air con, power steering, local car, service history. reduced $3990 QWI 373 Holden VX Commodore Very neat and tidy sedan with RWC. reduced $3990 TGS 741 Ford AU Fairmont Ghia Dual Fuel Fully optioned. Trade ins welcome. reduced $3990 UJW 442 1994 BMW 540i V8 Sedan Luxury motoring, sunroof, full leather. iA0Z 030 $4990 1998 Landrover Discovery Dual Fuel Good tow car with gas economy. RJN 050 $4990 1999 Holden Rodeo Tray Dual Fuel Lovely little runaround tray with gas economy. reduced $4990 ACD 189 2004 Holden Barina SRI Sports Hatch Stunning looking hatchback, mag wheels, 5 speed manual, body kit, twin air bags. SYZ 284 $5990 Mazda Bravo 4x4 Twin Cab Good kms, priced to sell, A/C, P/S and RWC. NPH 546 $5990 2003 Kia Carnival People Mover Auto, 150,000kms, 7 seater, priced to sell. reduced $5990 SSP 250 2004 Hyundai Sonata Auto Sedan Locally owned automatic with only reduced $5990 113,000kms. ZGO 198 1999 Holden Rodeo Auto Twin Cab 4X2 Lovely auto twin cab with canopy. Trade in welcome. RHO 545 $6990 2000 AU2 XR6 Sedan Duel Fuel, Locally owned, gas & petrol URM 157 $6990 2008 Ford BF3 Gas Wagon One Local Owner, Cargo barrier, first to reduced $6990 inspect will buy. WOY 117 2006 Mitsubishi Colt VRX Auto 170,000kms, air bags, A/C, P/S, auto with electric sunroof. UEX 004 $7990 2003 Mitsubishi Triton Dual Cab Dual Fuel Hi-Ride, 4X2, gas & petrol, priced to sell. ZDF 320 $8990 2003 BA XR6 5 Speed Manual Only 156,000kms, dark green duco, very rare 5 speed manual. TIH 611 $8990 2002 Mazda Bravo 4X4 Turbo Diesel Twin Cab Lots of extras, snorkel, tow bar etc with canopy. RLJ 193 $9990



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LaSondra all set to suit up By JOEL PETERSON

A 2-0 record through two games is an exciting way to start any season, irrespective of sport or level of competition. For star Champions IGA Bendigo Lady Braves import LaSondra Barrett it may be even more so, given she is yet to suit up for the undefeated side. The 24-year-old American arrived in Bendigo on Saturday, but did not receive clearance to play in Ben-

the game and play well. “Seeing the team play last week has given me a bit of an idea of how I might fit in.” Barrett is a former Louisiana State University standout, who was taken with the number 10 pick in the 2012 WNBA draft by the Washington Mystics. Part of the process in coming to Bendigo for Barrett involved talking to Bendigo Spirit star and fellow former top-10 WNBA draftee Kelsey Griffin, who played a

Since I’ve been here it has definitely lived up to the hype, and everyone has been so nice digo’s Sunday fixture against Knox. Come this Saturday night at the Bendigo Stadium, Barrett is hoping to slot into the Lady Braves’ side and lift them to a 3-0 start against Frankston. “I’m really looking forward to it, I know that Bendigo is a great place to play as a home team,” she said. “Hopefully I can find my feet and work my way into

GETTING TO GRIPS: Bendigo Lady Braves import LaSondra Barrett. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

big part in getting the 188cm forward on the Lady Braves’ roster. “Initially my teammate in Sydney, Lauren King, asked if I was interested in staying around in Australia,” Barrett, who played with Sydney Uni in the recent WNBL season, said. “I was interested, and I know Kelsey Griffin through basketball and having played against her. I asked

her and she spoke about (coach Jonathan Goodman) and the town, the team and everything. “Since I’ve been here it has definitely lived up to the hype, and everyone has been so nice.” After her Braves tenure Barrett isn’t sure what the future holds, but is considering staying down under for another WNBL season. “I really love Australia, and would love to play another WNBL season, but it’s probably a bit early to decide on that,” she said. “I just want to see how I go in Bendigo first.” Not only are the Bendigo women firing, but the Bendigo Bank Braves are also yet to be toppled through two games. Led by double-doubles from recruits Michael Vigor and Zack Atkinson, the braves easily accounted for Knox last week, and will be looking to do the same against Frankston. The Lady Braves and Lady Blues clash from 6pm on Saturday at Bendigo Stadium, with the men doing battle from 8pm.

On the right track

WIN: Bendigo came out on top.

Final win for Bendigo FOR the second year in a row, Bendigo Football Netball League’s open side defeated the Heathcote District Netball Association in the North Central Regional State League netball grand final at Flora Hill on Sunday. Gisborne young gun Madeleine Stewart dominated for the BFNL in the comprehensive 45-29 win, and was voted player of the grand final. The BFNL’s undefeated run in the 17 and under competition came to an end against Echuca and District, who claimed a thrilling 50-47 victory after trailing at three-quarter time. Echuca and District’s Eve Gregor was named player of the grand final, with BFNL’s Ashley Ryan taking out the 17-andunder MVP award.

BENDIGO cycling organisation RACE is looking for big things from its riders as it heads into a bumper 2014 cycling season. RACE, which stands for Regional Academy of Cycling Excellence, is a not-for-profit organisation based in Bendigo that strives to assist in the development of young cyclists both on and off the bike. The team’s view, according to board member Mike Furness, is to allow young riders a pathway to leading teams and the National Road Series. “Our mission is to achieve excellence in the development of young regional Australians in relation to their cycling talents, their involvement and commitment to community,” he said. “Ultimately, we want to prepare our riders for the possibility of selection into a National Road Series team. “The importance of our riders learning the unwritten rules

RACE: A big season awaits the riders. and etiquette of NRS Team expectations and team dynamics is essential if they are to graduate to the next level.” RACE provides access to world class cycling coaches, assists with providing access to health and wellbeing educa-

tion, a structured mentor program for all members and assistance to attend races locally, interstate and or internationally. One of RACE’s biggest success stories is Bendigonian Sam Crome, who won this year’s

Tour of Gippsland before going on to win the Bendigo International Madison. RACE will be participating in 14 races across the state this year, including Bendigo’s club tour and Rob Vernon memorial handicap.

Veterans ready to celebrate 20 years THE Central Victorian Veterans Cycling Club is gearing up to celebrate its 20th anniversary next week. The club was formed in April, 1994, with 14 people attending its inaugural meeting. It has since grown to have a member base of close to 200, and is based at the Woodstock on Loddon Hall in Woodstock, marking the start and finish point of several races. The club still continues to

grow as cycling grows in and around Bendigo, according to CVVCC president Dale Lowe. “We’re pretty lucky that we have over 20 courses to choose from and we can race all around Bendigo and the region,” he said. “We race in Castlemaine, Maryborough, we host one of our two open events in Rochester as well so there are plenty of options. “The club has certainly benefitted from cycling gaining

popularity in Australia, and the fact that Bendigo is a really great place for cycling.” The club holds races throughout the year as well as the successful Dale Lowe Signs summer series, held at Emu Creek on Wednesday nights. Not only is the racing a drawcard to the club, but the social atmosphere also plays a big part. “The summer series is a really popular one, because it’s during the week and in daylight savings

it doesn’t affect families and that kind of thing too much,” Lowe said. “A lot of people will come out for the social side. On the day of the anniversary it will give everyone an opportunity to catch up and talk about how much the club has changed over the years.” The anniversary will be marked with a 47km handicap race followed by a lunch at Woodstock on Saturday, April 12 from 10am.

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A GRAND final rematch, a bumper rivalry and the return of the Kyneton Tigers to both senior football and AGrade netball highlights the start of the 2014 Bendigo Football Netball League season this weekend. Sunday’s stand-alone grand final rematch at Flight Centre Park between Strathfieldsaye and Golden Square has been the real talking point ever since the fixture was released, and rightly so. Golden Square lost midfield talent in Nathan Bell, Mark Lloyd as well as key position players James Bristow and Travis Baird, just to name a few. However the Dogs added North Central League best and fairest and former North Melbourne forward Corey Jones and key defender Lachlan Woodward, who will lend support to Square’s standout full back Dale Young. Storm has also added a defensive presence to its lineup, signing former St Kilda hard nut Steven Baker, as well as former Maryborough midfielder Matt Johnston, former Murray Bushrangers captain Sean Johns and marquee signing Steven Milne. “We’ve adressed some of the key areas we think we were deficient in last season, especially that defensive side of the game,” Storm coach Darryl Wilson said. “It’s great to have a home game first up, especially against a side like Golden Square who we rate very highly, and hopefully there are a stack of supporters and the community gets right behind us because it will be a great day for footy.” Golden Square will go into Sunday’s game without Jones and Rick Ladson, while Storm have injury concerns of their own with Lachlan Sharp, Shannon Geary, Leigh Prior and Sam Mildren all ruled out of the contest. ............................................................ THE Tigers will take on Eaglehawk at Kyneton Showgrounds, in a battle of sides that have undergone massive changes.

Kyneton re-enters the competition under new coach Mark Adamson, with a raft of new players to watch such as Ben Weightman, Kane Ranstead and Ryan Carafa, while the likes of David Romer, Michael Clancy and Harrison Huntley return to the club. The Tigers will also field an AGrade netball side for the first time in more than five years. Eaglehawk was subject to a much-publicised player exodus after last season, losing stars such as Matt Gretgrix, Kain Robins, Tim Hill and Darcy Richards among others. Young ruckman Daniel Johnstone, who the Borough acquired from Mooroopna, will be a player to watch, so too Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League under-17 leading goalkicker Justin Laird. Matt Gilmore could also be in for a big season at full forward after returning from Mount Pleasant, and will anchor a very different forward structure for the Two Blues.

and Bendigo Gold aligned big man Jeremy Lambden. ............................................................ MEANWHILE, down the Calder at Gardiner Reserve, the Gisborne Bulldogs have kept the bulk of its list together and look likely to push for the top three once again.

ABOVE: Sandhurst’s Blair Holmes LEFT: Eaglehawk’s Brock Rogers Photos: ANDREW PERRYMAN.

............................................................ AT the QEO on Saturday, South Bendigo and Sandhurst will get their seasons under way on Graeme Wright Memorial Day. The South Bendigo designated home game between the two cotenants has long been in honour of the former Bloods champ, and the rivalry between the two sides is a strong one. Sandhurst lost key talls Jake Ward and Rick Symes to White Hills in the off-season, but picked up former East Perth midfielder Ryan Maldenis, former Michelsen Medallist Lee Coghlan and will have the services of young gun Harry O’Meara for the full year. South Bendigo was another side that lost a lot of its list, including captain Brady Childs and Ron Best medallist Justin Maddern. The Bloods recruited strongly under new coach Jeff Brennan, picked up Murray League best and fairest Ash Wilson along with his Deniliquin teammate Josh Whelan

Despite losing club legend Darren Farrugia, speedster Lachie Crosbie and Harrison Huntley, the Dogs retained Anthony Belcher, regained Daniel Weaver and will likely add two-time Michelsen Medallist Matt Fitzgerald. The Dogs take on a new-look Castlemaine in round one, who will be led by the coach of the club’s last premiership, Shane Robertson. The Magpies lost a host of players after last season, including Lachlan and Rhys Ford, Angus Fortune, Josh Gribben, Matt Pianto and Zac Plant, but have added Greenvale duo Karmen Ogilvie, Tallan Wright and former Magpie Orry Cross. ............................................................

Oval. Last year’s wooden spooners will be far more competitive this season having brought in former Maryborough spearhead Cam Rinaldi, midfielder Corey Greer, key defender James Saville and former BFNL under-18 leading goalkicker Braydan Knox among a raft of inclusions. Maryborough has been the subject of some off-field dramas, facing an uphill battle to get on the park, and also lost Rinaldi, Matt Johnston, Lachlan Woodward, Will Short, Ben Jackson and Wayne Tucker. But the return of Joel Malone as well as adding ruckman Ryan Conellan and talented midfielder Reeves Montgomery has added quality to the Magpies’ list.

IT is a big year for Kangaroo Flat as well, with the ‘Roos celebrating the club’s 150th year, and getting the season under way with a night game against Maryborough at Beck Legal

............................................................ DEFENDING A Grade netball premiers Gisborne will face a tough

task to keep their title, with Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square poised to pounce. Gisborne has lost goaler Maddi Exell, but the likes of young guns Maddie Stewart, Sami Cook and last year’s Betty Thompson medal winner Tiana Newman will lead the team once again. Kangaroo Flat has regained Lauren Cowling and added Chelsea Sartori from Castlemaine, while Golden Square have added former Magpie Meg Gilbert to a side that finished fourth last season. ............................................................ AFL Central Victoria region operations manager Justin Abrams said the league is looking forward to a solid slate of games to get the season under way. “We are excited for round one with the blockbuster and grand final rematch on Sunday between Strathfieldsaye and Golden Square,” he said. “We also look forward to the long awaited return of Kyneton who host Eaglehawk on Saturday. It is fantastic that all of our clubs will field under 18 teams in what promises to be a cracking season opener this weekend in BFNL football and netball.”

Coach says Gold in a better spot

AHEAD: Aussie Jones.

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BENDIGO Gold coach Aussie Jones said his side is miles ahead of where they were at the same time last year, as the team heads into its VFL season opener against Geelong at the QEO on Friday night. Now in its second year as a standalone side, the Gold will be looking to improve this season. It won’t come easy first up against the Cats who have made the past two VFL grand finals, but with another preseason and a base of experience into the majority of the club’s list, Jones believes it is much better prepared than last season. “There’s no doubt that last year has helped us prepare,” he said.

“The boys have a greater understanding of what is required of them at this level, and being a young team with not much experience there is a big amount of natural improvement that will come with that as well. “Daniel Toman has had another great preseason, as has Matt Farrelly and Riley McIvor has also been great, but really I’ve been impressed with the whole group.” Bendigo won its first practice match against Footscray, before going down to Collingwood and Frankston the past two weeks. Despite the 91-point loss to the Magpies and a slow start being the key in the Frankston loss, Jones said the

side showed encouraging signs. “We took a really young side into the game against Collingwood, to expose them to what playing a team as well drilled as that is like and give them that experience,” Jones said. “Our message after Frankston was that when we are giving up the level of experience you can’t afford to get slow starts like that.” The last time Geelong met Bendigo at the QEO was the final round of last season, and the Cats ran all over the Gold on their way to a massive 201-point win. Bendigo’s clash with Geelong gets under way at the QEO at 7pm on Friday.



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Home at last By JOEL PETERSON

FC Bendigo coach Steve Martin said he never thought he would see the day when an elite level soccer team would be playing a home game in Bendigo. That is exactly what will happen on Saturday night, when the side looks for its first win in front of what it hopes will be a strong home crowd at Tom Flood Sports Centre. Martin, the club’s inaugural senior coach who also plays as a defender, grew up in Bendigo before having to move away

we are now, so it will be a great feeling on Saturday night when we run out.” The match will be the side’s first in Bendigo, after playing its first two games away, going down by a solitary goal in each contest. Bendigo suffered a heartbreaking loss last week to Whittlesea Ranges, conceding a goal in the 89th minute to lose 2-1. Martin is seeing positive signs from his group despite the two losses, saying they have been in a position to win on both occasions. “To show that we can

It would be great to see a fair few people there. I think that would give all of the boys a lift

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to pursue opportunities through the sport. Now he, and fellow local Trent Waterson, have returned to play in their home town, and Martin is thrilled about playing in front of a home crowd. “I never thought I would see the day when I’d be able to play at this level in Bendigo,” Martin said. “Myself, Trent and really all the boys have had to sacrifice to get to where

fight back and to play the style of game we did in the second half and be in a position to get a win is a positive,” he said. “We showed great character once again, but at the end of the day we didn’t get a result and there’s still things we need to work on in terms of minimising lapses and holding our shape structurally.” Sports Minister Damian Drum paid tribute to

the club this week, saying the game would be a significant event for the city. “This weekend will be huge for sport in Bendigo with FC Bendigo making its home debut at Tom Flood Sports Centre,” he said. “Not only will it be a chance for all Bendigo sports fans to see elite soccer, the homegrown talent on show in the team will inspire children to get involved in sport, and build a more active Victoria.” Martin is just hoping the string of close losses can end, and that the club can get its first senior win in front of a vocal home crowd. “It would be great to see a fair few people there. I think that would give all of the boys a lift,” he said. “We have been working hard through the season even though it is still early days, and all the boys are motivated to get a result and put that first win on the board. “If we do that, then hopefully we can give the club its first win, which would be great to do at home.” Kickoff for the main game is 7pm, with the under 20s starting at 5pm.

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