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PRESSURE caused by Bendigo’s rising groundwater troubles has been eased, with the state government throwing the city a lifeline. Water minister Lisa Neville yesterday announced rising groundwater will now be pumped to storage in the New Chum mine, “buying time” for the government to find a permanent solution and alleviating the need to pump water

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to the Woodvale ponds. “We’re very confident we’ve got an arrangement that will provide us with at least four months,” she said. “We also think with some conversations with the potential new owner of the mine that we can ex-

tend that arrangement for at least 10 months.” “(The funding) really provides a medium-term solution... It means we will have some time to look at the long term.” Ms Neville also committed $1.5 million from the Victorian govern-

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ment to fund a feasibility study to investigate pumping groundwater from the North New Moon mine shaft to Coliban Water’s Epsom water treatment facility. Using Coliban Water’s Epsom plant would address the groundwater issue over the next three to five

years while a permanent solution is developed. The state government will also cover some of the costs of pumping the water, which currently fall on the Bendigo Trust. Bendigo Trust chief executive Ian Hart welcomed the announcements, and said they would mitigate the issue of rising groundwater in the short term. Continued Page 5 EDITORIAL Page 19

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Extra time LOCAL agents are taking advantage of the long weekend by offering more properties for inspection on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s AFL grand final. The complete list of homes open for inspection over the weekend, and into next week, is available on pages 4-5 of the Property Guide.

Pool fence warning POOL owners have been urged to check that their swimming pool and spa safety barriers are secure as warmer weather looms. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for Australian children under five years of age and evidence suggests a large number of drowning deaths result from safety barriers that are faulty or do not comply with Australian standards. Any pool or spa that holds more than 300mm of water, including do-it-yourself above ground pools, must be enclosed by a childproof safety barrier with a height of 1.2m or greater and be regularly maintained. The City of Greater Bendigo council says inflatable pools are a great concern, as these pools often hold more than 300mm of water but are not usually enclosed by a physical barrier. There are fines of up to $6000 applicable to property owners who do not have a lawful barrier. Common issues that affect swimming pool and spa safety barriers include:

• Gates and doors that are not selfclosing: If a safety barrier’s gate is no longer self-closing, it is not compliant with Australian Standards. This may also be the case with doors that lead from a house into a pool that were installed prior to 2010. • Gates and doors that are no longer self-latching: Wear and tear of a locking mechanism can affect a door or gate’s ability to self-latch when closed. • Gates propped open. • Ground movement which can cause a safety barrier or gate to shift or separate and no longer work properly • Objects to climb on: Make sure there are no climbable objects, such as barbecues or planter boxes, bordering your pool fence or that of neighbouring properties that would enable children to gain access to a pool or spa. Residents installing a pool or spa, either in-ground, aboveground or using an inflatable design, can ensure safety barriers meet the appropriate requirements by phoning 5434 6000. IT’S easy to be attracted by “reality TV” home improvement programs, which show do-it-yourself renovators adding significant value to their properties. So, if you’re looking to sell this spring or summer, should you be considering some renovation projects first? Seek some advice. There’s no doubt that, for the most part, a home requiring ex-

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tensive renovation may well attract a lower price. But if you’re lucky enough to have a large block of land and your local council allows it, some properties will be sought after because of their development potential rather than the condition of the home. If you’re among the last freestanding homes in your street and other blocks have already been redeveloped as units, townhouses or apartments, renovating to sell may not add value. But if development potential isn’t the most attractive thing about your property and you want to present it in the best possible light, be very careful about the style of renovations you embark upon – and the cost. Prepare a thorough budget, with a reasonable contingency fund, and talk to local agents about what return on investment you might be able to achieve when it comes to selling. Remember, not all renovations result in an improved selling price. The renovation needs to be of a high quality, and sympathetic to the style of your house, to make a significant impact on buyers.

Again, ask your agent: what are buyers looking for in the area? Is an unrenovated bathroom a deal breaker and what renovations are likely to give you the best return on your investment? They can advise you on what might be effective in the current market and help you avoid over-capitalising. Agents look at properties every day; they hear feedback from prospective buyers on what works and what doesn’t and they are more than happy to share that knowledge with you, so you can achieve the best possible outcome. And remember: renovation and stylising a home are two different things. It may just involve some fresh paint, a few new soft furnishings and attention to all the little jobs around the home you’ve been putting off, such as replacing light fixtures, fixing a broken blind or weeding the garden. If you are going to invest some sizeable funds in a renovation, talk to your agent about what will make your home as appealing and memorable as possible for potential buyers. Craig Webster, Chairman, Bendigo Division, REIV

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Wear yellow to show you care BENDIGO residents have been urged to turn out in force tomorrow for a colourful celebration of diversity and unity. The Believe in Bendigo picnic event will be held in the Civic Gardens adjacent to the Town Hall from 11.30am to 4pm, tomorrow, Friday, October 2. Organisers hope the AFL grand final public holiday will help draw a large crowd of Bendigonians to a community themed celebration of all that is good about Bendigo. The family-friendly event will feature acclaimed music act Sol Nation, as well as a raft of fun family activities. Believe in Bendigo member Damian Wells said the picnic would celebrate everything people love about Bendigo. “It will be loads of fun for the kids and local restaurants and cafes will be showcasing their delicious food and drinks,” she said. Local artists will enter-

tain, Rotary clubs will put on their barbecue fare and the kids will have plenty to do. “This city has so much to offer, and we want to show it off,” Mr Wells said. “We are proud of our city and we know most locals are, too.

We are proud of our city and we know most locals are “We think our newest public holiday is a great opportunity to celebrate who we are and what we have become. “Help us celebrate our vibrant and diverse community while you soak up our magnificent sunshine. “Wear as much yellow as you can to show Bendi-

go is a bright and positive place.” The Hargreaves Street multi-storey car park will offer free parking on Friday, in response to what is expected to be a large crowd at the Believe in Bendigo event. The community-led campaign was drawn up in response to concerns about Bendigo being cast in a negative light following the recent protest against the planned establishment of a mosque in East Bendigo, and the disruption of the September 16 council meeting. Late yesterday, City of Greater Bendigo chief executive officer Craig Niemann said council was still looking into how, where and when the next ordinary meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, would be held. team yellow: The group is calling for support of their cause. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

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Ms Chesters said this would help Bendigo become a true university city. She said recent figures showed more students were leaving university with a debt but no degree, and students from regional Australia were among the hardest hit. “I know from talking to local students and their families the enormous pressure they face when making the decision to enrol. “Many are forced to relocate to Melbourne or face a gruelling daily commute because their preferred university or TAFE course is not available locally,” Ms Chesters said. “The costs and pressures associated with moving or commuting can become too much and an unacceptably high number of regional students drop out of study altogether. The simple fact is: right now regional students are doing it tough.”

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Seniors travel free for a week PUBLIC Transport Victoria has announced details of free travel arrangements for seniors during Victorian Seniors Festival 2015. Product and Network Development director Amanda Fairley said free public transport enables Victorian seniors to attend the many events being held as part of the 2015 festival. “More than 1300 activities and events are being held all over the state as part of this year’s Seniors Festival,” Ms Fairley said. “Public transport is the easiest way for seniors to get to and from the many events being held, and from this Sunday to Sunday, October 11, travel is free.” Free travel during the 2015 Seniors Festival includes: • Free metropolitan trains, trams and buses and regional town bus services for the eight day period. • Free travel on regional rail and coach services: Tuesday, October 6, Wednesday, October 7, Thursday, October 8, Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.

HAPPY DAYS: Venue manager Maurice Firth. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN THE Botanical Hotel is under new management – Bendigo Stadium is now at the helm of the iconic White Hills venue and is set to open its doors in two weeks. Renamed The Wellington at Botanical Gardens, the venue has undergone major renovations and will feature a family restaurant, sports bar, cafe, drive through coffee shop and a bottle shop. It will be the third club in Bendigo Stadium’s stable, which also includes The Borough Club and the St Arnaud’s Sports Club.

Chief operations manager Karen Lyons said the stadium had taken over the Wellington as an opportunity to diversify its business. “When we realised the venue was up for lease it was a really good opportunity for us to think about diversifying our business,” Ms Lyons said. “And part of that was opening up a venue for our community out here.” She said the hotel was in a prime location to offer the White Hills residents a community hub. “We really think about

how we’re going to impact the community and how we’re going to be able to make the area a community hub,” Ms Lyons said. “And a place like this, that is a pub in essence – but creating an environment with great meals, areas where the mums from the schools can come, having drive through coffee... opening the bottle shop that had been shut down because the next one is five kilometres away.” The bistro area will have the capacity to sit 180 to 200 patrons, with the pub’s herit-

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Seniors simply have to carry their Victorian Seniors Card when travelling on public transport as they do normally. On myki services, seniors can touch on and off with their seniors myki and no fare will be deducted on free travel days. The Victorian Seniors Festival officially opens at on Sunday. The festival is organised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to encourage seniors all over the state to participate in, and enjoy, a wide range of activities, generally free or low-cost, held throughout Victoria during October. Set to the theme of “Celebrating Communities”, this year’s festival promises to be one of the most exciting and action packed yet. It features a fantastic array of social, cultural, body and soul activities that older Victorians enjoy, or are keen to try for the first time.


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Weather a hot topic

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BENDIGO’s warmer than average start to October is something that residents may have to get used to, with the Bureau of Meteorology saying it is likely that maximum temperatures will exceed averages this month. The bureau is forecasting maximums of more than 30 degrees for Sunday and Monday, which is clearly above average at this time of year. The four days from Saturday to Tuesday are all expected to be above 30 degrees, including a forecast maximum of 34 on Monday. The Bendigo airport site has recorded only 1.2 days over 30 degrees in October per year since 1991. October’s record maximum is 35.5 degrees on October 21, 2007. The rapid warming of the region will also contribute to a rapid drying of grasslands as the fire season approaches, adding to concerns for the approaching summer. The most recent climate out-

look shows that temperatures will be warmer than average for the duration of October, with the belowaverage rainfall experienced this year expected to also continue. The outlook predicts October to December will likely be wetter than average in southwestern and central Australia, while warmer nights are likely for most of Australia; warmer days along parts of the southern and eastern coasts. A very warm Indian Ocean, and a mature El Niño in the Pacific are influencing this outlook. October’s average temperature is 20.5 and the month usually sees 40.3 millimetres of rainfall, but the bureau says it is likely that above average maximum and minimum temperatures as well as average rainfall will prevail this month. The Bendigo Airport site has recorded 83.9mm less rainfall than average to the end of September, but the outlook indicated average rainfall through until the end of December despite a the strengthening El Niño.

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Funding welcomed by Trust 3From Page 1 “It is certainly a way to store water to avoid a discharge into the environment at any locations,” Mr Hart said. “It also protects the operations here at the Central Deborah goldmines. “We are certainly very thankful to the government for ensuring that the operations at the tourism mine are not affected.”

HUNT: Emergency service workers prepare to search. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Search on for missing woman on mother-of-two’s disappearance continued. The 33-year-old woman was last seen at a Melton service station on August 24. Three Melton men, aged 28, 24 and 23, have been charged with the missing woman’s murder after being arrested by Victoria police last weekend. Anyone with information regarding Ms Quinlan’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

He said diverting the groundwater to the New Chum mine gave the stakeholders involved time to develop a long term solutions. “For the time being there’s storage capacity, which we believe is up to a year’s capacity,” Mr Hart said.

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He said the cost of pumping the rising groundwater over recent years had been a burden on the trust. “The trust has been burdened with the ongoing pumping and maintenance costs,” he said. “The government has announced they will be underwriting those costs on our behalf going forward, which we’re so delighted about because it’s been an incredibly debilitating impact on our business.” City of Greater Bendigo chief executive Craig Niemann labelled the announcement “a positive step in buying some time”. “Coliban are the best placed organisation in taking on that responsibility,” he said. “It’s expected there will be further funding in the future.”

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National Police Remembrance Day was held on Tuesday and police officers and families paid their respects to officers who died in the line of duty. Senior Sergeant Craig Gaffee said it was a good opportunity for members to meet the community. “It is a time for current members to reflect on the nature of the work we do and the impact that work has on ourselves and those we work with,” he said. “As members of our local

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community it is also an opportunity to understand the level support and appreciation that the community has for its police.” In Victoria, the Blue Ribbon Foundation also holds Blue Ribbon Day. The Bendigo branch has been able to provide a state of the art emergency department named in memory of Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre who were killed in 1988 and also provide a regular program of scholarship grants to emergency department nurses.

honour: Police remember their colleagues. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Octobra shows support IF you see the Conservatory covered in ladies undergarments later this month, don’t be alarmed – Bendigo’s annual Octobra is rolling into its fifth year and local ladies are being encouraged to donate their bras to support a good cause. The pre-loved bras will be donated to women in need in Vietnam, where previous years they have been donated to Tonga, Africa, Papua New Guinea and Botswana.

Other Bendigo landmarks that have received the Octobra treatment include the QEO, Lake Weeroona and the Poppet’s Head in Rosalind Park, with donated bras to be slung in the Conservatory on October 29. Octobra is a joint initiative between Fernwood Fitness and Professionals Bendigo, and is part of the Uplift Project. Professionals Bendigo director Jacinta McIvor encour-

aged ladies to donate their unwanted bras to the cause. “We collect as many bras as we can throughout October at different points, and every year we try and do something quirky with them,” she said. Bras can be dropped off at Professionals Bendigo, Fernwood Fitness, Bendigo Weekly, St John of God Hospital, Bendigo Health, Bendigo Bank, Radio KLFM, Inglewood and District Health Service and Heathcote Health.

GOOD CAUSE: The Professionals’ Jacinta McIvor and her team are collecting bras during October.


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BENDIGO TAFE will receive $1 million from the Victorian government to develop a dedicated skills and jobs centre in Bendigo. The state government has pledged $15m statewide for the development of the centres, with $7m to be spent in regional Victoria. Announcing the funding at Bendigo Toyota on Tuesday, state training and skills minister Steve Herbert said the centres would be integral in curbing high levels of youth

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placement and for employers, Mr Herbert described the centres as “one stop shops”. “If you want to do an apprenticeship or a traineeship... you can go to a training centre in Victoria,” he said.

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welcome: Steve Herbert. “These investments make a difference in regional Victoria.”

He was joined by state member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, who said investment in TAFEs was needed after the sector received cuts under the former Victorian government. “We’re all thinking about how we can rebuild and reinvest in our TAFE here in Bendigo,” she said. “We’re committed to making sure locals have quality access to training, no matter their age or circumstance.” Ms Edwards encouraged Mr Herbert to return to the region. “Every time he comes, he brings money,” she said.

Carnival a Koori victory One of Victoria’s biggest indigenous sporting events will be held in Bendigo for the first time this month. The annual statewide Koori Football and Netball Carnival is expected to attract more than 5000 people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Victoria. TEAM BENDIGO: Simone Hoffman, Terri Duckett and Carolyne Taplin. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Step out for Alzheimer’s THERE is just more than a week to step on board an event to help others. Alzheimer’s Australia is holding its first Bendigo Memory Walk and Jog on Sunday, October 11 at Strathdale Park. The association is aiming to get as many people signed up for the first year in Bendigo.

“It’s all about getting out and honouring someone you love who has or had dementia,” Alzheimer’s Australia Bendigo representative Simone Hoffman said. “The group is aiming for 500 walkers on the first year, but that will grow in years to come,” Ms Hoffman said. “The banners are up and the letters are going out, en-

couraging people to take part.” There are 1686 people living with dementia in Greater Bendigo and by 2050 this will grow by 224 per cent to 5463 – alarming, and all the more reason to step out for the walk or jog. Hop online and find out more at www.memorywalk. com.au

The event is designed to celebrate and encourage An initiative of Victorian Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation, the carnival has been held in different locations across the state for more than 30 years.

GAME ON: Dylan Murphy and David Williams. The Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BDAC) and Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation will host the October 17–18 event at the Epsom-Huntly Reserve. BDAC chief executive officer Raylene Harradine said the carnival hadn’t run for the past three years, but they planned to re-establish it as the state’s premier Koori sporting event. “We’ve been selected to host the carnival this year after a short break, so it’s a really exciting opportunity to bring communities together and renew and strengthen our relationships,” she said.

Ms Harradine said the carnival would also feature a music concert, dance and sport workshops, children’s activities, free health checks and stalls by local groups and businesses. “The event is designed to celebrate and encourage indigenous participation in sport, and showcase our talents and culture to the wider community,” she said. “More than 25 teams will be competing wearing their own traditional totems and colours, so we’re looking forward to a very colourful, passionate and tightly contested event.”

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BENDIGO firefighters are bracing for a busier than usual fire season following months of dry conditions. As temperatures climb into the 30s over the coming days, Bendigo CFA operations manager Bruce Quarrier said they are expecting the approaching season to be active. “We’re very cautious about crying wolf, but all indications are that it will certainly be busier than last year,” Mr Quarrier said. “We’re in a three-year deficit with rainfall. So the last three years have been well below annual average yearly rainfall. “The forests are dry, the trees are stressed and shedding leaves, leaving a buildup of litter on the forest floor. “Given that we’re looking like being in an El Nino year we’re expecting quite a busy fire season approaching.” He said it was business as usual for local CFA staff and volunteers, however urged residents to begin preparations for the warmer months. “Just a general rake up and tidy up around the house. It’s a good option this time of year to clean your gutters out especially after winter, and maintain them throughout summer,”

Mr Quarrier said. “Now is the perfect time, prior to restrictions coming in, to be cleaning out blocks. “So removal of ground litter, particularly on bush blocks. That doesn’t mean you have to burn, burning is only one option.” Although the fire season has not been declared for Victoria yet, Mr Quarrier said it typically runs from late October or November through to March in district two. “We’re unique in this district in that we cover north and south of the divide,” he said. “So we tend to run a lot longer than other districts.” Mr Quarrier said Bendigo residents could expect to see aircraft active in the upcoming fire season in response to grass and bushfires. “This year we’ll be going back to what we call our PDDT, that’s our predetermined dispatch of aircraft we’re operating out of Bendigo,” he said. “They’ll respond as an initial turn out to grass and scrubs… People will see helicopters flying all over and responding to calls, that’s been a huge asset to us.” He urged residents to remain vigilant, and asked that planned burn

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New look for Vision Australia An estimated 4400 vision impaired people in Bendigo will now access Vision Australia services at a new location. The building at 20 Bridge Street was officially opened by Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards on Tuesday. Present and past staff members, clients, volunteers and other members of the Bendigo community attended the event. Ms Edwards congratulated Vision Australia on its new facility. “It was a pleasure to turn the first sod for this

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said. North West Murray regional manager Simon Barnsley said the purposedesigned space and state of the art facilities allow Vision Australia to far better deliver its diverse services. These services include: orthoptist and optometry services, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, day and recreation programs, access to library services and an active team of puppy carers to ensure Seeing Eye Dogs Australia can increase the number of local people able to access a guide dog. - Jude Bishop

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The Victorian Auslan Training Consortium will supply regional students with a new video conference training program later this month. Certificate II in Auslan will be delivered by Melbourne Polytechnic, part of the training consortium. The consortium’s contract director Cathy Clark said Auslan was the primary language used by Australia’s deaf and hearing impaired community. Ms Clark said Auslan improved the quality of life for many and the training would improve the ability

of people in regional communities to service the deaf. “In areas such as greater Bendigo, the deaf community lacks the sort of support that is available to people in the metropolitan areas,” Ms Clark said. The innovative training program will enable graduates to communicate using Auslan and provide a pathway to further study to become a qualified interpreter or teacher of the deaf. The course will be delivered via a combination of two hour video conferencing classes at Bendigo TAFE every Monday and Wednesday evening and home study using

Moodle, an online learning management system. “The flexible delivery means students receive critical face‐to‐face signing training in real‐time, with a professional Auslan teacher who is also a member of the deaf community,” Ms Clark said. “At the same time, it enables students to do the training within their own community, without having to travel for hours to access equivalent classroom training.” The program will start on Monday, October 12 and run for 12 months. Video conference sessions will take place Monday and Wednes-

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cote festival patrons. “We will warmly welcome residents from across the city and thousands of visitors to the region,” he said. City of Greater Bendigo city futures director Stan Liacos said the festival held on the weekend of October 10 and 11 is one of the city’s flagship events. “People return year after year to Heathcote because the festival celebrates what’s good in our region,” he said.

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Job-ready students A new free recruitment service from Bendigo TAFE is connecting students with industry for employment outcomes. Employment centre co-ordinator Jenny Fitzgerald said the recently established service enables employers to recruit job-ready students from a broad range of study areas. “The employment centre strengthens the employability of our students and helps them find jobs in their chosen industry,” Ms Fitzgerald said. “The free services provided to our students include job search activities, access to job vacancy listings and developing employability skills.” Ms Fitzgerald encourages employers to contact the centre to take advantage of the service, which she said takes the pain out of finding new employees. “We offer personalised service and advice to assist you in finding the right people for your business,” Ms Fitzgerald said. For more information call 1300 484 335 or visit www. bendigotafe.edu.au/recruitmentservice

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‘Let’s Talk’ Mandurang Thursday October 8, 2015 City of Greater Bendigo Lockwood Ward Councillors invite all interested members of the community to attend the Let’s Talk Mandurang meeting. This forum provides an opportunity to meet with your ward Councillors to discuss local opportunities and raise any issues. The meeting will take place: 7pm to 8.30pm Thursday October 8, 2015 Public Hall - Pearce Recreation Reserve, Nankervis Road, Mandurang Everyone is encouraged and very welcome to attend. Cr Elise Chapman Ph: 5434 6193 E: e.chapman@bendigocouncillors.org.au Cr Rod Fyffe Ph: 0419 874 015 E: r.fyffe@bendigocouncillors.org.au Cr Barry Lyons Ph: 5434 6215 E: b.lyons@bendigocouncillors.org.au

BENDIGO takes centre stage this month as part of Daniher’s Drive. The Daniher’s Drive initiative will include 50 teams taking part in a drive around Victoria, including many of ex footballer Neale Daniher’s family and his past football teammates and players. This will take place over four days, from October 15, raising awareness for Motor Neurone Disease. The Bendigo plan is to run a community event on Friday, October 16 from 5pm to 6pm at the Queen Elizabeth Oval before a Sportsmen’s night. There will be a goal kicking contest featuring AFL players versus local Bendigo champs, a David versus Goliath event. AFL players involved include Terry Daniher, Joe Daniher, David Neitz, Ben Holland, Paul Van Der Haar, Stephen Powell, Barry Mitchell and Clint Bizzell with others to be confirmed. The event will also involve two top female footballers from this year’s AFL women’s game, Daisy Pearce (Melbourne) and Katie Brennan (Western Bulldogs). All four of the Daniher brothers and three sisters will

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be in two of the vehicles. Other celebrity drivers include Paul Van Der Haar (former Essendon teammate), Val Perovic (ex-Carlton), Barry Mitchell (ex-Sydney Swans) and a number of the players Neale coached at Melbourne. These include David Neitz,

Every dollar raised will be used to continue the fight Clint Bizzell, Guy Rigoni, Steven Powell and Paul Hopgood. “Every dollar raised will be used to continue the fight against the beast by backing the work of researchers,” Neale Daniher said. Daniher’s Drive and the Cure for MND Foundation is working in the hope of one day finding a cure. Premier Daniel Andrews

driven: Neale Daniher is on the road to Bendigo. has hopped on board with the Labor government contributing $150,000. “Since his diagnosis, Neale Daniher has turned his legendary motivation and dedication to improving the lives of people with motor neuron disease,” Mr Andrews said. “I encourage Victorians to get online and make a contribution to the Cure for MND Foundation. “Together we can support

those suffering, their families, and fund the research that will one day cure this disease.” All of the money raised by Daniher’s Drive will go to the Foundation to help support people with MND. Nearly 2000 Australians suffer from MND – about five in every 100,000. The disease has no known treatment or cure. To make a contribution to the Cure for MND Foundation please visit curemnd.org.au

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Planning a gala event Students have joined forces with the OTIS Foundation to raise money for a good cause. Third year La Trobe University students and the foundation will be hosting a gala evening at the Bendigo Art Gallery Cafe on Thursday, October 15. The event will allow young professionals and business leaders to interact and network. There will be live music, artwork for sale and the chance to win auction and raffle prizes, with all the money raised going

towards the charity. Foundation general manager Rachel Mason said she was proud La Trobe students had identified this foundation to support. “The work we do providing retreats for people living with breast cancer appealed to the La Trobe students, they felt each of them could identify with someone who had been touched by the disease,” she said. Along with helping the foundation, students will form a long-term relationship with the char-

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BIG things are ahead for the Spring Gully United Soccer Club, after plans for a major upgrade at the club’s Stanley Avenue facility were unveiled last week. State member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan unveiled the plans last Friday, which detailed more room for games, training and fundraisers. The plans show a layout for new change rooms and showers, toilets, a kitchen and a function room for vital club fundraisers. The expansion will come complete with ref-

erees rooms, much-needed storage space and better access to car parking. Ms Allan said the soccer club had become increasingly cramped, with more than 400 members. “The Spring Gully United Soccer Club is one of our great local sporting institutions. We’re giving the club the facilities it needs to continue to grow,” she said. “Clubs like Spring Gully are the lifeblood of our local community, and deserve safe, modern facilities.” She said the upgrades would also assist in fundraising efforts for the club. “A pavilion complete

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BENDIGO Cinemas manager Ron Bolitho is calling out for locals to help out. His son Kade is ill and the cinema will be holding an early screening of a movie to raise funds. The Walk will be screening on Sunday, October 11 at 6.30pm. It is based on a true story of Philippe Petit who walked on a tightrope between the World Trade Centre towers in 1974. The movie’s national release date is for October 22, is rated PG and has been given 8.9 stars out of 10. Popcorn and a beverage will be given to viewers as part of a combo. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at the Bendigo Cinemas and at HardCopy Entertainment located in Lyttleton Terrace.

VCC CHALKS UP 20 YEARS VICTORY Christian College is celebrating 20 years in Christian education. They will be marking the occasion by welcoming all past and present students, staff, families and board members to join them on Saturday, October 24. Tours of the college will be held from 1pm to 5pm and afternoon tea and dinner will be provided. A church service will also be held on Sunday, October 25. For more information, call 5445 2600. IN TRAINING: Jane Cisera and Soloman Cameron. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

PRIMARY SCHOOL MAKES IT 30 WHITE Hills Primary School will celebrate its 30th year of operation on Sunday, October 18. Present principal Damien Jenkyn will be joined by members of the original 1985 staff including former principal Barrie Winzar to celebrate the milestone. Former students and their parents are invited to attend the event, to be held at the Bendigo RSL Club, 73-75 Havilah Road from 11am to 3pm. For further details and bookings phone Wendy Betts on 5448 4470 by October 5.

THIS year the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will be travelling to rediscover the goldfields. Heading into its 32nd year, the 2015 ride is a journey through some of the most highly regarded gold rush towns in Victoria and will run from November 28 to December 6. The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging camping holiday. It’s the opportunity to spend a week in another world, where you join the canvas community while exploring the

countryside by bike. Jane Cisera and her 12-yearold son Soloman Cameron from Kangaroo Flat are already in training mode for this year’s ride. This makes Soloman one of the youngest people to sign up for the ride so far. The ride will travel some 540 kilometres through Victoria’s historic goldfields and it’s expected to attract more than 3500 riders from around the country. “This will be my third Great

Victorian Bike Ride and Soloman’s first,” Jane said “It has become a ‘right of passage’ for each of my sons when they finish grade six – now it’s Soloman’s turn this year.” “I love the bonding time it gives me with my sons. Jane believes it helps her boys learn valuable life skills such as commitment, perseverance and the challenge of working towards a tough goal. Registrations for the 2015 RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride

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WITH the arrival of spring and the approach of Ride to Work Day on October 14, you might have wondered about the benefits of pedalling to work. City of Greater Bendigo council’s Kate Lawrence started riding to work last year and has noticed a definite change in the way she feels when she rides. “It’s nice to get some fresh air riding into work – you just start the day a bit happier,” she said. Working in a health promotion role at the time, she had, among other things, been spruiking the benefits of riding to work to

employers. Ironically, she hadn’t previously considered doing it herself. “It just never crossed my mind,” she said. “Where I’d lived in Melbourne, riding to work wasn’t really an option. Moving to Bendigo, it wasn’t until I was working with people who did it regularly that I thought, actually, it’d be pretty easy – I live so close to town.” A couple of colleagues encouraged four people in Kate’s team to try riding. “Two of us bought new bikes, and we all just encouraged and supported each other,” she said. “When we started, we recorded our bikeathon challenge, where we had to

try and ride as many days as we could over a certain period of time. Each time we did, we moved our little peg up a notch.” Kate typically rides the five kilometres to work once a week. “It takes about 12 minutes to get to work, and then probably 20 minutes to get home, because it’s all uphill,” she said. And her advice for those thinking about trying it? “Speak to someone who’s already doing it, find out the road rules from them – like, which part of the lane should you be in to turn – or if you’re not confident, organise a buddy to ride win with,” she said. “I’d been thinking

WINNERS: Sacha Mann and Tim Hume. earth sciences, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy and environmental science. “It is the first time Australia has sent a nationally selected team to compete at the International Earth Science Olympiad, and I think the other nations were a bit stunned that as newcomers we did so well,” Science Innovations’ Greg McNamara said.

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BENDIGO women aged 70 to 74 have been asked to prioritise their health and book a breast screen. The call by Breastscreen Victoria chief executive Vicki Pridmore follows the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest statistics which revealed national screening participation had fallen below 54 per cent. Over the next 12 months BreastScreen Victoria aims to screen 1689 Bendigo women in the 70 to 74 age group. Their target age range was recently extended by five years to 50 to 74. Women in this age group are now sent a reminder letter

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about it for a while and finally I did it and realised it wasn’t that bad. It’s just taking that first step.” A free Ride to Work Day community breakfast will be held in the Hargreaves Mall on October 14 from 7.30am, with music, entertainment, prizes and bike shop stalls. Organisers are keen to highlight new underpasses on the city’s major bike routes, which help riders avoid busy intersections, and to encourage the idea of riding buddies. Visit www.bendigo.vic. gov.au/ride2work for more details, maps and posters.

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Medals for top of the class THREE of Australia’s most talented high school science students representing Australia at the UNESCO-sanctioned International Earth Science Olympiad in Brazil have won gold and silver medals. This puts them in the top echelon of earth and environmental science students in the world. Sacha Mann from Girton Grammar School and Tim Hume from Mansfield Secondary College earned silver medals. Sacha also received a team award, placing third for her work in the competition’s fieldwork project. The competition was held in Pocos de Caldos, Brazil from September 14 to 20. The students individually sat gruelling practical and theory exams spanning all areas of

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to attend every two years. “More Victorian women are living healthy lives,” Ms Pridmore said. “It makes sense to provide this service to women aged 70 to 74 for early detection.” Regular breast screens are the best way to find cancer early before symptoms are noticed and when treatment is likely to be most successful. “The risk increases with age and the incidence of breast cancer is also increasing,” Ms Pridmore said. “More than 75 per cent of breast cancers occur in women over 50, so it’s important you make a screening appointment.”

Women 75 and over are eligible for free breast screens however they will not receive an invitation to attend. “It’s critical that all women, no matter their age, look after their breast health,” Ms Pridmore said. “Women aged over 75 should discuss their overall health management plan with their doctor, which could include breast screening.” Breastscreen said the five year breast cancer survival rate is now at more than 89 per cent and can be attributed to breast screening and improved treatment options. Book online at www.breastscreen.org.au or call 13 20 50.

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Fair treatment All firefighters want to be treated equally when it comes to cancer compensation – not what the United Firefighters Union put in its submission to the Queensland Parliament on presumptive cancer legislation. The UFU’s submission of volunteers having to have attended 150 fires to qualify while its members only have to attend one is totally unacceptable to the Victorian volunteers. CFA volunteers in District Two demand that the Labor Party honour its pre-election promise and give us what the Queensland government has passed. The message for Victoria from the Queensland decision is clear, volunteers and their career colleagues deserve fair and equal treatment when they contract cancer as a result of their years of service in protecting the community. Ex Capt Geoff Browning, CFA volunteer since 1969

Time to participate Research from around the globe tells us that, for people to age positively and well, staying connected with family, friends and the community is vital. There is no better time to think about our health and participation with the Seniors Festival just around the corner. As Commissioner for Senior Victorians, I am a firm believer that participation in community life provides immense personal enjoyment, a sense of connectedness and contributes to our general sense of wellbeing. In my travels around the state, seniors tell me that participation with neighbours, friends and family, doing something they love or trying something new keeps them active, connected and interested. One of the best ways we can acknowledge our seniors in all of their magnificent diversity, and to encourage connectedness, is through events like the annual Victorian Seniors Festival. This year’s festival’s first official event – the Victorian Seniors of the Year awards – marks International Day of Older Persons on October 1, and recognises the outstanding efforts of seniors in their communities. The festival then runs across Victoria for the whole of October with a jam-packed program featuring more than 1300 free or low-cost events, promising something for everyone.

The Victorian Seniors Festival offers a range of great opportunities to get involved and have some fun. It’s a real incentive to get out and about, enjoy activities or try new ones with friends and family. Celebrating participation is wonderful not only for the people involved. It shows our community that, to age well and positively, the benefits of getting involved and being active cannot be underestimated. Pick up a Victorian Seniors Festival program from any Coles supermarket, local council or neighbourhood house or find out more by visiting the Seniors Online website at seniorsonline.vic.gov.au Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians

Be careful what you wish for As my wife was born and bred in Malaysia – a Muslim country – and we have also both lived and worked in Brunei – another Muslim country – perhaps my commentary regarding the building of a mosque in Bendigo may be of some interest. Religions of many colours tend to be patriarchal in structure and administration and that is certainly the case with Islam. Indeed, all women attending a mosque do so under very subservient circumstances being mandatorily separated to specific rooms away from male worshipers. In the home and every part of everyday working and family life the local and hinterland Muslim becomes insensibly monitored and controlled (many societies may say oppressed) by the all powerful Imam now residing in his newly established “protectorate”. The fine upstanding men of the Bendigo Council (and one woman) shown in solidarity on the front of Bendigo Weekly, September 18, are I am sure fine and compassionate members of society and are upholding the rights in Western democracies of freedom of religion and the presently in-vogue ideology of multiculturalism. However, on this occasion my wife and I would advise, “be careful what you wish for” as a proposal of an entity of this size and reach is what many of the Muslim faith are here to distance themselves from rather than be redeemed with the vital assistance of the Bendigo council. George Armstrong, Kangaroo Flat

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Image is not destroyed I feel the publicity concerning the protests around the building of a mosque in Bendigo has not harmed the image of our fair city, but strengthened it. I have no concern or comment in support or against the mosque or its supporters, but there are many individuals and groups, including our council, that have contributed to this media frenzy. Democracy is a fragile concept in many parts of the world and has to be protected at all costs, at home or abroad with courage and respect. I have concerns as to why the public gallery was not cleared by the police at the request of the mayor, and the council continuing its business in chamber? But, we had the sight of our elected representatives being led from the council chamber, which only increased the chaos and gave support to the protesters. This effectively gave the highground to the 100 or so people protesting and disrupted the elected representatives of our city from carrying out its legal business on behalf of the citizens and ratepayers of Bendigo. Bill Collier, Golden Square

Fairy tales According to Mick Sandiford (Bendigo Weekly, September 18) I

am an agitator for requesting the same rights he enjoys under the law as a citizen of a secular and democratic society. As for a $150 million people’s vote to determine my ability to marry the one I love, when do I get to cast my vote on the validity of heterosexual unions and so called traditional marriage? The reason your sacred institutions are unravelling is that they always were and continue to be deluded and discriminatory fairytales. Denis Chapman, Golden Square

Making the difference with pink stumps The McGrath Foundation would like to say a huge thank you to the Bendigo community for getting behind our community cricket initiative, Pink Stumps Day, and helping to raise more than $1.2 million to help support families experiencing breast cancer in Australia. The McGrath Foundation set community cricket teams a challenge to help smash our fundraising goal and we haven’t been disappointed. Thank you to Bendigo United Cricket Club, Crusoe College, Kangaroo Flat Primary School, Majors Supa IGA, BUCCS under 12A’s and Colbinabbin Cricket Club for their fantastic efforts. They got their local community involved, turning their pitches pink

and raised a collective $4,588. Not only that, over 1,000 teams around the country brought some magic to their cricket club going above and beyond to really make a difference. Through support like this, we are able to ensure families experiencing breast cancer have access to a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or their finical situation. To date, our extensive network of McGrath Breast Care Nurses have helped support over 36,000 families in Australia through their breast cancer experience, providing invaluable physical, psychological and emotional support from the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment. We know we wouldn’t be able to continue our important work without your community’s support, so thank you. Registrations for Pink Stumps Day 2016 are now open and can be made online at pinkstumpsday. com.au As we say at the McGrath Foundation, together we can make a difference. Petra Buchanan CEO, McGrath Foundation

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Water fix welcome THE City of Greater Bendigo and the Bendigo Trust must surely be breathing a sigh of relief today, following confirmation the state government will allocate $1.5 million towards fixing the city’s worrying rising groundwater problem. Faced with either the eventual inundation of the Central Deborah mine and a release of toxic, smelly water down the Bendigo Creek, or a very expensive bill to keep pumping water in an effort to stave off the otherwise inevitable, the government has stepped in and announced a series of temporary measures, while the search for a permanent solution goes on. Woodvale residents will also be pleased that no more toxic water will be pumped to the evaporation ponds as part of the arrangements unveiled this week, but there is still plenty of work to be done on resolving existing issues with the ponds. Under the plan announced by the state government, funding will be put towards a feasibility study to investigate pumping groundwater from the North New Moon mine shaft to Coliban Water’s Epsom water treatment plant. This will address Bendigo’s groundwater issue for perhaps three to five years while the much anticipated permanent solution is developed.

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While this feasibility phase is under way, the rising groundwater will be pumped to storage in the New Chum mine workings by the Bendigo Trust. For the Bendigo Trust, as the guardians, protectors and custodians of some of the city’s most prized heritage assets, water minister Lisa Neville’s announcement is the news the organisation has been waiting for. It might not be the permanent solution, but it shows a government acknowledgement of the problems, and more importantly, a stated com-

mitment to being part of the team that delivers the solution everyone is looking for. The problematic groundwater is an unwelcome legacy of this city’s incredibly successful mining days of old, and not so old, but it has never been the Bendigo Trust’s responsibility to solve. This week’s announcement is hopefully a line in the sand for all the frustrations, concerns and worries of days and years gone by, and the start of a new direction and shared goal to resolve this problem once and for all.

this city the envy of so many others. Looking back over the past week or so, for me, the sight of Strathfieldsaye Storm players at last weekend’s Bendigo footy grand final wearing yellow armbands was a good one. Sport is a powerful way to

similarly adopt a little bit of yellow when they get the chance to do so. It might just be a small gesture, but it is also one that says so much. Last week, in an interview with yet another national media publication looking into the Bendigo mosque saga, I

It might just be a small gesture, but it is also one that says so much reach masses of people that might otherwise not engage in the issues of the day. The gesture by the Storm to adopt a little bit of yellow as they achieved back-to-back premiership glory deserves a lot of kudos. I hope other sporting teams in this city, and especially representative teams can have the confidence and belief to

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ans in the 1950s and the Ugandan Asians in the 1970s. That’s just how it was. So the hot summer raised the racial melting pot a bit and the National Front support-base grew. The NF was one of those odious groups who based their whole ethic on keeping Britain white with no thought on any other parameter. It was scary for a while, but I found my support lay in a multicultural country rather than one full of narrow-minded white folk. I was pretty young, and decided that if nothing else I would attend music concerts with other folk under the banner of Rock against Racism. The number of attendees alone would show support for the cause. The first concert was held in Victoria Park in east London, which was a bit of a hotbed of neo-nazis at the time, I must admit I preferred the second concert at Brockwell Park in south London, closer to home. It seemed a positive way to mix with people and enjoy music. Towards the end of the 1970s

I was still making my point with music by following the Ska revival, think the Specials and the like. Skip forward to present day and Bendigo is making national news for being racist in some quarters. Some are so anti-mosque they won’t listen, and the things they do listen to are sometimes fabricated. To me it’s the same old rubbish 40 years on, and I am getting tired

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Group (TAG). Tribunal Deputy President, Dominique Saunders, reflected upon the Tribunal’s work and informed the audience of mental health consumers, carers and service providers that: ‘the Tribunal’s aim is for hearings to be therapeutic and meaningful to those attending’. The elevation of human rights (autonomy, dignity) and new prominence of mental health carers under the Act were highlighted. It was endorsed that treatment teams and the Tribunal now have an: ‘obligation to talk to carers and families’ about decisions related to those they care for wherever possible. TANDEM representative, Julien McDonald, emphasised that it is critical for mental health

carers to be able to contribute and participate in decision-making about the person they are caring for and that this involvement needs to be made: ‘accessible to all carers including those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities across Victoria’. She cited the availability of research that demonstrates the benefits of mental health carer involvement and advocates for processes that implement carer identification within all relevant services. TANDEM acknowledged the number one support need identified by Victorian carers and her organisation is for: ‘an individual advocacy service for mental health carers’.

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Why self-care is important for carers’ mental health By Faye Hayman

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ental illness can be an overwhelming experience. Not just for the person who is unwell, but also for those who love and care for them. Being a carer for someone with a mental illness brings many challenges. It can at times be tiring, confusing, frustrating and distressing. Carers naturally want the best for the person they care for and might sometimes forget that it is equally important to invest some time into looking after themselves. If you’ve ever been on a plane, you will know that passengers are always told that in an emergency they should put their own oxygen mask on first, before they help others. It’s the same principal if you are a carer. How can you really give the best care to someone you love if you are physically and emotionally exhausted. Putting a little care into yourself helps you to stay well and happy, which means that you will have more energy and

compassion to share with the person you care for. It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary. Mandy Hale Don’t think of selfcare as just one more thing you have to do. It’s not about adding more pressure to yourself with a list of things you must do such as exercise, eat right, meditate, sleep well, learn new things, do crosswords etc. Although all of those things can be a part of self-care, it is really more about consciously taking time to love and nurture yourself. Looking after your physical health allows you to function at your best so it is certainly worth doing. But looking after you mental and emotional health is equally important. Taking time out to relax, have fun and do nice things helps you to recharge. Caring can be hard at times, but it can also be rewarding. Looking after yourself allows you to step back from your ongoing duties, which can prevent exhaustion and resentment building

up. Ultimately, you will be a better carer if you are happy, relaxed and pleasant to be around. Doing things that you enjoy allows you to have a break from your caring responsibilities so that you can return to them feeling happier and stronger. Taking part in carer activities combines fun with support, and helps you to feel more socially connected. Spending time with people who understand and don’t judge can be a great way to nurture yourself. Self-care is not just a term to think about ‘one day’. Start now by coming along to the Star Cinema on Saturday 10th October for a carers’ respite afternoon. Celebrate mental health, watch a movie, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and meet other carers. Best of all, it’s free. Bendigo Health Psychiatric Services is sponsoring this event as a way of acknowledging how important carers are to the wellbeing and recovery of people with mental illness. Bookings are essential. To reserve a place please phone 5454 7612.

Recovery action plan partners in recovery (pir): Partners in Recovery (PIR) is for people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness who also have complex support needs which require a coordinated response – for example physical health, housing, finances, social interaction, or employment.  It is a program funded by the federal government. The objective of PIR is to improve the system response to and outcomes for, people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs by: • facilitating better coordination of supports and services to deliver person-centred support • strengthening partnerships and building better links between organisations • improving referral pathways • promoting a community based recovery model PIR support facilitators work with individuals to help them develop a recovery action plan. Support facilitators then help to coordinate services and supports to make this plan happen. For more information on Partners in Recovery (PIR) in the Loddon Mallee Murray region go to www.pir.net.au

Primary Mental Health Services: Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) is funded by the Department of Health and provides mental health support and counselling for people who would benefit from short term, focused psychological therapy. ATAPS can support people who are experiencing: depression and anxiety; perinatal depression; stress or loss and grief. Groups identified as most in need for ATAPS include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people at risk of suicide

and children with mental health issues. ATAPS is designed for people who can’t afford to pay for private psychological or counselling services. This may include people with a health care card, those on a pension or, people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) is funded by the Department of Health. The program engages mental health nurses who work closely with general practitioners and psychiatrists to provide specialist mental health care and support for people with severe and persistent mental illness in the community. The program is designed to assist people whose mental health condition is significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life. The program can also help people who have previously had inpatient treatment for their mental health condition, and/or those where if they do not have additional support, they may require further inpatient treatment.

Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA) Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA) is funded by the Department of Health. MHSRRA is for people with mild to moderate mental health conditions, who live in rural and remote areas. The program provides short to medium term, goal focused psychological therapies. MHSRRA also assists people who cannot access Medicare funded mental health programs, or who cannot afford to pay for counselling services. For more information go to www.murrayphn.org.au

Psychiatric Services Partners in Recovery is for people with severe and persistent mental illness living in our region. The Partners in Recovery team help to coordinate support according to the needs of the individual. The program is free for eligible people. If you or someone you know would like to know more call 03 5441 7004 or email PIR@murrayphn.org.au

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Bendigo Health’s mission is to meet the health needs of our community. This includes caring for people in the Loddon Campaspe Southern Mallee region facing mental health issues, their families and carers. Bendigo Health Psychiatric Services For all enquiries or referrals please ring the Regional Triage Service on 1300 363 788


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re you are Carer? This is often a difficult question to answer as many of us providing care to others often don’t think of ourselves as ‘carers’. Carers provide care or support for someone who has a disability, a mental health issue, is frail aged or has a chronic health condition. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures, and all religions. Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders are more likely to be carers than non-Indigenous Australians; 12.4% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population are carers, compared to 10.5% of the non-Indigenous Australian population (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Bureau of Statistics, The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2008, 2008, Author: Canberra). Providing care and support for others can have an impact on physical and mental health and wellbeing and is often a cause of financial strain. Carers are likely to see friends and family less, can feel alone, ignore their own health, are likely to suffer chronic conditions and often report symptoms of anxiety and depression. Even if Carers do not experience these issues, finding out

what is available to support Carers in the caring role is a good idea. Having a regular Carer Health and Wellbeing Check is an important way to: 1) enhance physical health and mental wellbeing, 2) reduce the risk of chronic health conditions and, 3) enhance the ability to sustain a caring role. To enable Carers to access information about their own health needs in a safe and friendly environment, Bendigo Community Health Services and Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative, together with Murray Primary Health Network and Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership, invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers to a Carers Pamper Day and Information Lunch on Fri 9 Oct from 9.30am. The FREE event aims to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carer health and wellbeing, reduce ‘burn out’ and poor health, and promote social connection. People attending the event have the opportunity to relax and be pampered, to speak with a health worker about having a health check and enjoy lunch. Please contact Julie at BCHS 5434 4304 and Sharon at BDAC 5442 4947 for more information and to book a place.

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Victorian Mental Health Peer Collective

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he Victorian Mental Health Peer Collective was formed in May 2013 after establishing the need for a visible mental health consumer advocacy group in the Loddon Mallee Region. The vision was to establish a mental health consumer representative group in the Bendigo area to meet the diverse needs of regional communities. Concerns in regional and rural areas differ from those in metropolitan areas. There are limited services available and the areas requiring services are much larger in size. The aim of the group is to inform consumers, carers, workers and communities of funding changes, policy issues, mental health service reforms and to promote consumer activities. News both local and state wide about the mental health sector is shared in person and via the Collective’s Facebook page.

The link between Mental Health and the Law

ow many times have you worried about that pile of parking tickets? Stressed over ongoing debt? Had disruptive sleep over that contract you are not sure if you should sign? You are not alone. In 2012 Legal Australia-Wide (LAW) conducted a survey that estimated 8,513,000 Australians experience a legal problem in a 12 month period1. The impacts of these legal problems have different impacts and consequences on people’s health. The most common of these was stress-related ill-health with 22%-39% of people surveyed reported identifying it as the most frequent consequence2. This means that if you are having a legal issue there is a 1 in 4 chance that you will also experience stress-related health issues. Another example of the link between mental health and the law is family violence which can be caused by or

cause mental health issues and can result in criminal, child protection and family law repercussions. There is often a continual cycle of legal and mental health issues, and once in this cycle it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Another example from the legal needs survey: Partners in Recovery funded the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre to provide training in relation to the link between mental health and the law. This training was aimed at mental health workers to assist them in understanding the common legal problems faced by people with mental health issues. The sessions were interactive and helped mental health workers problem spot legal issues and appropriately refer to the right lawyer. Mental health workers can also use a resource called the Legal health

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In addition to the advocacy role, the lived experience of the group has been used to develop and conduct “Wellness groups” that are open to the general public and provide a health promotion perspective in a peer environment. These groups focus on wellbeing, including topics related to recovery, maintaining stable physical and mental health, early intervention and alternative therapies. The development of the collective has empowered consumers to have a voice in the community and is assisting to bridge the gap by educating community members regarding attitudes, stigma and discrimination. If you are interested in being involved or in attending wellness groups please check our Facebook page for information or contact Debra at St Luke’s, Eaglehawk on 5430 1200.

Check to identify legal issues. See www.legalhealthcheck.org.au for more information. The Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre provides free legal information and advice to Central Victorians who can’t afford a lawyer or who can’t get legal aid. You can call on (03) 5444 4364 or 1800 639 121 (if calling from outside Bendigo). You can also contact the Legal Aid Helpline on 1300 792 387. 1 Coumarelos, C, Macourt, D, People, J, MacDonald, HM, Wei, Z, Iriana, R & Ramsey, S 2012, Legal Australia-Wide Survey: legal need in Australia, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney. 2 Coumarelos, C, Macourt, D, People, J, MacDonald, HM, Wei, Z, Iriana, R & Ramsey, S 2012, Legal Australia-Wide Survey: legal need in Australia, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney

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HERE is no doubt that British India has come a long way since releasing Guillotine in 2007. The band’s first album was brash and bold, and subsequent releases followed a similar theme as the Melbourne band showed all the exuberance of youth in its music. So when the band’s latest album, Nothing Touches Me, started with a slow, mellow guitar riff on its opening track entitled Spider Chords, it was different to what a lot of long-time fans have come accustom to. A much more relaxed album was the result, following a path forged with the 2013 release of Controller. British India is currently on a huge national tour that heads to Castlemaine in December, and bassist Will Drummond says fans will see both sides of an increasingly diverse back catalogue. “We didn’t necessarily change anything writing Nothing Touches Me, but toward the end of writing for Controller we had set up a pretty rudimentary recording process, and over time it had gotten better and better,” Drummond said. “For the writing of this album we were able to write a song together in the morn-

ing and by one o’clock in the afternoon have started recording it. “We were able to experiment with really subtle things like keyboards and organs, that I guess changed the way we thought about writing songs and changed the vibe of a few of the songs we wrote.” After a sold-out album tour earlier this year the former school friends – Drummond, vocalist Declan Melia, guitarist Nic Wilson and drummer Matt O’Gorman – have hit the road again on a 20-date tour. “The songs span every aspect of our career, it was a lot of fun writing this album because we had so many songs to work from,“ Drummond said. “There are songs that we weren’t able to write back then that we can now. “It is a really exciting time to be a part of British India, we’ve got too much to work on at the moment and not enough time. “It’s exciting that we have so much to work on and so many shows coming up... I think we are better when we’re busy.” Tickets to British India’s show at Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal on December 18 are available through britishindia.oztix.com.au - Joel Peterson

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IM FLANNERY spoke to a capacity crowd at Castlemaine Town Hall last Saturday. As the Climate Council’s chief councillor professor Flannery discussed the subject Moving Towards a Safer Climate: What We Can Do. The former Australian of the Year said he was very happy to be speaking in Castlemaine, one of the leading communities for climate change in Victoria. “The MASH2 community solar bulkbuy which started in Castlemaine last year is a great example of grassroots response to climate change... it shows how powerful communities can be when they take action into their own hands,” Prof Flannery said. “Initiatives like this give me hope for the future.” Hub Foundation marketing director Jo Kaptein was overwhelmed with the amount of interest Prof Flannery’s visit created. “A giant 10-metre by one-metre petition to the Andrews government was available for signing during the night,” Ms Kaptein said. The petition called on the government to introduce its own renewable energy target and greater incentives for saving energy.

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RYAN Anthony is coming to Bendigo in the guise of Frank Sinatra in the 1940s with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. In the present day, in a performer just into his 30s, the Houston based artist has sung and studied professionally since his teens. He has performed the world over from the Acropolis in Greece to New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Bryan’s earliest musical influences came from listening to Broadway recordings and records of Frank Sinatra. He began singing in church choirs at age five. In the summer of 1997, after completing his sophomore year, Bryan accepted an offer from the Glenn Miller Orchestra to begin touring with them. He took a year off from school and began a very

big growth process. The tour took him all over the US, Canada, the Bahamas, the Hawaiian Islands, and a month in Japan. Afterward, Bryan returned to touring with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. It was the time he spent on the road with the band that really set him on his future path. It was in April 2002, that Bryan began his run in the off-Broadway production of Our Sinatra. This production concentrated on the musical legacy of the late Frank Sinatra. Our Sinatra ran for an unprecedented two and a half years, practically unheard of for an off-Broadway show. In addition to his own quartet, Bryan still performs regularly with many of the great big bands.

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Closure of the “dirty” Hazelwood power station by 2017 and an increase in the solar feed-in tariff was also requested, Ms Kaptein said. Dinner was provided for 320 by the Growing Abundance Project and later in the evening the nine-piece Seducaphones served up lively Balkan funk music for dancing and listening. For those who missed the event, Professor Flannery’s book Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis is available at Stoneman’s bookroom.

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HIS will be the last Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival-presented show at The Old Church on the Hill for 2015 and it’s one the whole family will enjoy. The Tully Sumner Trio heads up the night. Festival organiser Colin Thompson said this Melbourne based singer songwriter is a natural musician in the great story telling tradition of Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn and Van Morrison. “Sumner’s gift for intimate word play and intricate skills as a guitarist set him poles apart from the standard singer-songwriter,” Thompson said. “Brought up on a musical diet rich in blues, folk and country, Sumner is a performer whose music is a natural extension of his unique character, and has earned him a reputation as a class performer.”

ENDIGO Community Farmers Market president Ann Lansberry has a question to ask. “Will you shop at the October Market?” The Bendigo Community Farmers Market has been forced to open and close early on Saturday, October 10, to avoid the planned rallies and road closures on that day. Based on police and council advice to be clear of Sidney Myer Place by midday, the market will be open from 8am and will close at 11am.

what’s on... Friday, Saturday, Sunday Orchid show and sales: Truscott Reserve, Murdoch Street, California Gully. Friday from 1pm to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Potting demos and orchid growing tips. Refreshments available. Admission $5. Saturday, October 3rd Special Spring Gala Dance: Spring Gully Hall from 8pm to midnight. Music by Family Rhythm Band, a good program and delicious home cooked supper. $9. Proceeds to various charities. Details: 5444 2953. Come and try Golf Croquet: 9.45am to noon. Eaglehawk Croquet

In Urban Creatures, guitarist/singer Damien Neil, accompanied on the drumkit by Thompson, and Irish born songbird Sile Coleman, perform a mix of jazz, blues, celtic, folk and funky tunes, with a few of Damien’s compositions, Sile’s original songs and some spontaneous jams thrown in for good measure. The pair combine to create a complementary mixture of rich, fullbodied guitar tones and raw, gutsy, old-school drum sounds with sometimes gentle, but often thundering, rhythms – layered beneath Damien and Sile’s smooth, angelic vocals. “Time travellers Alawishus, Wilby and Cleitus will take you back in time, tell you stories about the old times and sing you some authentic rural

“We’re going ahead with the market,” Ms Lansberry said. “Our farmers have planned and planted produce months ahead so that it is ready on the day. The people of Bendigo usually enjoy the marketevery month. “We’re worried that all the adverse publicity will mean that people will stay away which will hurt the market and our stallholders. We are calling on the Bendigo community to support the market by coming and shopping early with us this month.”

FINDING SOLUTIONS: Noela Foreman with her son Terry Stratford.

blues, ragged tunes, maybe even some old time spirituals,” Thompson said. “Alawishus will welcome some special guests on stage, so this one will be one not to miss – you have been warned.” Entry is $15 and the doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. The Old Church is located at the corner of Russell and Harkness streets, Quarry Hill Bendigo.

People can show their support by hoping onto the October Event registration and saying they are coming. “Spring veggies will be starting to come in, A & B Trees are back in time for the spring garden planting season, and lots more,” Ms Lansberry said. “We’ll have our usual mix of veggies, baked goods, meat, cheese, eat now foods, community barbecue and buskers.” The market supports up to 50 different stallholders throughout the year with the mix changing seasonally.

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Club. It’s a fun, low impact sport played in fresh air and we’ll teach you how to play. Details: Alan, 5447 2610. Sunday, October 4 Old Time Dance: Newstead community centre, 9 Lyons Street, Newstead. 1.30pm to 5.30pm, $10. Come and try Ricochet: 9.45am to noon. Eaglehawk Croquet Club invites you to try Ricochet, another mallet game played in Eaglehawk. Details: eaglehawkcroquet@gmail. com St Aidans Bendigo Reunion Postponement: Unfortunately, the St Aidans reunion advertised for October 4 has been postponed. At-

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tendees will be notified of the new date and venue when details are finalised. Details 0403 335 734. Tuesday, October 6 Mental wellbeing: Depressed? Anxious? Isolated? Suffering grief or loss? Know someone who is? The Bendigo Grow group meets weekly to offer peer support and use a proven program for mental wellbeing. 7pm every Tuesday at 8 Olinda Street. Details: 0448 052 769. Wednesday, October 7 Stellar Q&A evening: Here’s your chance to ask the questions about Space you’ve always wanted to know the answers to. Discovery Science and Technology Centre. 7

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Prize on offer for a story

OW here’s a thought. Win $1000 for writing a 1500 word short story. But you will have to be smart about it. The competition closes by midnight on October 16. The theme is “The Solution” and the story must be written as fiction. Implied in the theme is a problem or dilemma which then must be resolved. The issue could be a personal one such as what to do with an unhappy marriage or how to get out of debt. Maybe your protagonist is stranded on another planet in a faraway galaxy. All genres are welcome whether they be science fiction, humour, romance or crime – let your imagination run free. This is the second year of the com-

petition which is open to all writers over the age of 16. The competition is sponsored by Quality Living Options an organisation dedicated to establishing supported accommodation for disabled adults. Noela Foreman, who spearheads QLO, is all too familiar with the notion of problems. She has been anxiously looking for a solution to her son’s needs and many other people like him, who as they get older, will find themselves stranded once their aging parents can no longer care for them. This is the second year the QLO Short Story Prize has been running and it is becoming increasingly popular. The entry fee is $15. For further details go to the QLO website www. qlo.org.au

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books, magazines, records, CD’s, DVD’s and the like for sale. According to Mr Lambie a total of $57,675 was donated in the last year and funds assisted many local organisations such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, CFA, Bendigo Community Health and the Bendigo Youth Choir. Donations of pre-loved books are welcome in the “book bin” at the front of the YMCA stadium in Mundy Street.

F you like to browse and buy preloved goods, the Y Service Club of Bendigo suggests you visit its Spring Book Fair at the Tom Tweed Stadium, Mundy Street. The fair is a fundraiser for the club and runs through Friday and Saturday October 2 and 3, from 9am to 5pm, closing on Sunday 4 October at 3pm. Y Service Club member Colin Lambie said they will have thousands of

Railway Place, Bendigo. $2.Details: 0400 712 883. Thursday, October 8 Old Time Dance: Eaglehawk Senior Citizens Room, Darling Street, Eaglehawk. 8pm till 11pm. Entry $5. Details: 5442 1815. Hymns alive: seniors from all parts of Victoria will come together to entertain and to sing their much loved Hymns from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Bendigo Baptist Church, McIvor Road, Junortoun. Trading Table: Strath Village Shopping complex. Cakes, slices, jams and handicraft will be on sale. The St John of God Hospital Auxiliary. Details: 5439 7401.   

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ONE hour comedy show called Nob Happy Sock performed by Simon Keck is coming to Bendigo. Community Foundation for Central Victoria executive officer Ann Lansberry said the show candidly explores the topics of mental illness and suicide. The show has received critical acclaim across the country including winning the Golden Gibbo Award at the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Willing Older Workers support group spokesperson Neil Gemmil

said the subject of men’s mental health and suicide is something we need to talk about. “Simon Keck tackles a difficult topic sensitively and makes us laugh,” Mr Gemmil said. Profits from the night will go to the Community Foundation for Central Victoria Funds to support young people suffering with mental health problems. The show will be held at the Goldmines Hotel, 49-57 Marong Road on Wednesday October 7 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 and available from www.trybooking.com

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A musical family

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HE greater Meakin family had diverse musical talents, two brothers for example were part of the Sandhurst Ethiopian Serenaders. Yet in exploring the wider family there was hardly a member who was not into playing a musical instrument and singing. Founder of the Bendigo dynasty of the Meakin family was Benjamin Meakin, he arrived with his family including eight-year-old Reuben John at Sydney in 1857. A year later the parents came to Bendigo and at first pitched their tent almost where the boom gates for the railway are now situated in Williamson Street. The family did not stay there for long, moving to Golden Square. J Herbel offered Reuben a job of driving the horse continuously around a puddling mill, this was a tedious but responsible task for him. Somewhere along the way Reuben, through the Sunday School movement, learnt to read and write. As a junior he was later employed by Francis Brothers who had established the first Beehive Store. It was in this situation that Reuben learnt the tailoring trade. In the days before a lot of ready-made clothes there were a large number of tailors who plied their

skills as individuals or for an established mercer. Although Benjamin Meakin lived in Golden Square with his wife Sarah Jane, his business was in High Street where the Dhosa Hut Indian Restaurant is today, almost opposite the original YMCA building on the corner of Short Street. Benjamin had a proficient knowledge of the Chinese language and as such he was regularly called upon to do translation, or to give local Chinese an understanding of what was in any paperwork that they had received. From all accounts Mr Meakin’s advice was also sought by some of the Chinese, this was always greatly appreciated. The eldest Meakin son was Reuben John, who, along with his much younger brother Bendigo-born William Henry Meakin, were members of the Ethiopian Serenaders. William Meakin, a flautist, had a much lower musical profile than his older brother who played the clarinet. Reuben had a close relationship with many of the most competent musical talents of Bendigo at that time including J Northcott, Oscar Flight, Harry Monaghan and Nathaniel Hallas. All these men were into

brass instruments, at which they excelled. At a farewell to Monaghan at the Beehive in 1890, different musical items were rendered and Reuben Meakin was responsible for clarinet solos, playing Welsh melodies. When the ceremonial musical opening for the Golden Jubilee Exhibition was being planned in early 1901, Reuben was at the forefront of the music organisation. He was also an active member of the Liedertafel which was considered to be one of the best outside the metropolitan area. The charitable performances were not just restricted to Reuben’s involvement in the Sandhurst Ethiopian Serenaders, for example in 1877 a concert was given at Golden Square in the Forester’s Hall. This concert was in connection with the Laurel Tent IOR (Independent Order of Rechabites) for one of its members, a miner named

Down the Rabbit Hole Holly Madison HarperCollins

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OW does a quiet, cleanliving, modest college student from Oregon’s smalltown twilight zone progress from being thousands of dollars in debt and homeless to finding herself ensconced as the “number one girlfriend” of the world’s most infamous womaniser – all within a matter of months? Inviting herself to move into then-75-year-old Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles is a handy first step, as Holly Madison discovered at the age of 21. In Down the Rabbit Hole, Madison describes with grit, determination and a remarkable degree of grace and class the events and emotions surrounding her decade-long association with all things Playboy. This is no titillating, salacious kiss-and-tell tossed together hurriedly by a ghost writer, nor is it a sugar-coated PR branding stunt. Rather, Madison presents a clear-headed, factual and intimate look back over the years of insecurity, intimidation and infighting that characterised life in captivity for the members of Hefner’s harem, revealing her one-time beau as

FAMILY IN TUNE: Reuben Meakin (above) and William Meakin.

W Pengelly, who had been very ill for a number of months. When a concert was being held in the Masonic Hall in 1894 as a fundraiser for building a Lutheran Church, Reuben Meakin also took part, appropriately playing a number of popular and well known German songs. Reuben Meakin was a leading personality in the establishment of the South Bendigo Brass Band. He was the conductor and musical director, his imprint on the band was so great that it was referred to as Meakin’s Band.

a sly, manipulative, Machiavellian jailer who is mean-fisted both materially and emotionally and actively pits unhappy, bored young women against each other in a never-ending round of high-school-style cattiness. That, despite Hefner’s immense legal resources as head of the Playboy publishing empire, he did not prevent this book’s release suggests in itself that Madison’s account is accurate. She also describes candidly the smoke-and-mirrors tactics that underpin so-called “reality” television; for five years Madison appeared on The Girls Next Door, a carefully manufactured peek into the lives of Hefner’s chosen women, and later had her own primetime show, Holly’s World. Madison’s story encompasses her experiences outside the mansion’s walls as well, including the challenge of overcoming stereotyping in order to establish an independent stage career. Does this fairytale-slashnightmare end on a happy note? It’s worth following this Alice in Wonderland-themed adventure with Madison in order to find out. - Rosalea Ryan

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Bendigo Weekly – Thursday, October 1, 2015

th n o Foot HealtOhctobM er 2015

ADVERTISING FEATURE

Take care of your feet and they’ll take care of you W

E are on our feet all day long and though we may not know it, they need to be taken care of. Take time out for your tootsies and discover the services and products offered by OAPL Health and Mobility Centre, which stocks and manufactures many items to protect and support the feet. The orthopaedic appliances team provide custom-made foot orthotics which are an excellent treatment for flat or pronating feet. They can also benefit those with rheumatoid and osteo arthritis, diabetes, heel spurs and shin splints, achilles tendonitis and excessive foot callusing. Custom-made foot orthotics benefit the foot by redistributing forces and re-aligning the foot to the correct position. OAPL Health and Mobility Centre also stock a large range of extra-depth footwear which can benefit those who struggle to find commercial footwear that fits properly.

Whatever your foot or ankle needs, the team from OAPL Health and Mobility Centre have got you covered These shoes are prefabricated types made with varying depths and widths. Extra-depth footwear is useful for those patients with bunions, retracted toes and diabetic feet.

www.oaplbendigo.com.au

The expert team also manufactures custom-made footwear for those patients who require an exact, intimate fit. The design of these types of footwear are dictated by the patient’s foot shape and particular problems. A large range of ankle supports is also available. Their range varies from simple, elastic supports to lace-up sport designs to custom-made supports such as calipers and ankle-foot orthoses and fracture braces. They also stock and fit devices for ankle/foot injuries/fractures which replace the need for plaster. OAPL Health and Mobility Centre can help those with swelling about the feet and legs. They stock a large range of graduated compression stockings that can relieve the discomfort caused by swollen feet. They also stock a special range of socks for diabetics with no seams, loose fitting tops and padded soles. Whatever your foot or ankle needs, the team from OAPL Health and Mobility Centre have got you covered. Call their friendly professional staff to organise a foot assessment to discuss your needs on 5441 4333. Or drop into their showroom at the corner of High and Bay Streets, Golden Square. OAPL Health and Mobility Centre – keeping Central Victoria mobile and independent.

Bahama Sandal™ WOMEN’S

Large range of mobility aids

Foot Orthotics Diabetic Socks Compression Stockings

Olivia™ WOMEN’S

Twilite Walker™ WOMEN’S

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Summer thongs with built in arch support. Extra wide and extra deep footwear supplied and fitted by Qualified Orthotists PROPÉT IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING FOOTCARE OPTIONS

5441 4333

401-405 High Street Golden Square (Old 3BO Building) Email: admin@opalbendigo.com.au Fax: 03 5441 6555

• Broad range of Widths and Sizes for the hard to fit foot • Dual layer removable footbed accommodates prescribed orthotic • Stretchable upper materials ensure a comfortable fit and reduce pressure on sensitive areas • Full grain leather uppers which are breathable • Polyurethane or EVA midsoles for long lasting support and comfort • High grip rubber or PU outsoles for superior traction.

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293-295 Hargreaves Mall Bendigo VIC 3550 Phone (03) 5441 8064 Email tafbgo@bigpond.net.au


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WORLD 2014 SIGHT DAY OCTOBER 8

V

Service delivery made easier

ISION Australia has moved into a new office at 20 Bridge Street in Bendigo. The new building was opened by Maree Edwards, State Member for West Bendigo, on Tuesday, September 29. Ron Hooton, Vision Australia CEO, said the opening of the new building marks the completion of an 18 month journey for the organisation in Bendigo. “We had been operating from our McIvor Road office since the 1950s, and while it has been a fantastic base of operation in the past, it was beginning to show its age,” Mr Hooton said. “Now we are in a fantastic purpose built facility in the heart of Bendigo, and we couldn’t be more excited. Simon Barnsley, Regional Manager North West Murray, said the purpose designed space and state-of-the-art facilities allow Vision Australia to far better deliver its diverse services to the regional community. “The new office symbolises the change in the way we work, with a renewed emphasis on delivering personalised services tailored for each individual,” he said. “We’re in the heart of Bendigo and working closely with each person who is blind

Simon Barnsley, Clayton the dog, and Carlia Rix. or has low vision to help them reach their goals, whatever they may be.” Vision Australia has a team of 18 staff supported by more than 200 volunteers. Key services delivered by Vision Australia in Bendigo include: low vision services, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility services, adaptive technology training access to library services and a radio station forming part of the Vision Australia Radio network. Phone 5445 5700, email Bendigo@ visionaustralia.org

Your donation will help

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ORLD Sight Day and Wills Street Eyecare are setting their sights on helping to cure world blindness. Thursday, October 8 is World Sight Day, promoting awareness about vision impairment and blindness. During October, Wills Street Eyecare is taking part in the World Sight Day Challenge. The World Sight Day Challenge is the largest annual global fund-raising campaign to address avoidable blindness, caused by uncorrected

refractive error. The Challenge will raise funds to help people’s vision in developing communities around the world. Throughout October Wills Street Eyecare will be conducting many Challenge activities, including donating a frame to international projects for every frame sold and encouraging a gold coin donation for repairs and adjustments, while selling $5 wristbands. Donations are forwarded to Optometry Giving Sight organisation who are hoping for a substantial increase of

funding following this year’s World Sight Day Challenge. Wills Street Eyecare optometrist Simone Hibbert has been organising this year’s local challenge. Optometrists and Wills Street Eyecare owners, Mark Letts and Kirily Bowen urge people to donate and celebrate to this year’s call to action – eye care for all. Wills Street Eyecare is providing a high level of clinical care with stylish frames and the latest technology lenses at 82 Wills Street, Bendigo. Phone 5443 1815.

Why Choose Us? We are dedicated to achieving your best possible vision, with the best possible style and the best possible eye health Experienced optometrists and dispensing staff The beautiful eyewear your deserve Styles to suit your style and budget Personal service from a locally owned practice Genuine advice based on your needs, not sales targets or incentives You’ll look good and feel good after a visit to Wills Street Eyecare

Optometrists Mark Letts, Kirily Bowen and Simone Hibbert 82 Wills Street, Bendigo (cnr Arthur Street)

Phone 5443 1815

Changing vision? Harder to see?

WORTHY CAUSE: Catherine, Natalie, Kirily from Wills Street Eyecare.

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Cartwright

& Associates OPTOMETRIST serves the community of Bendigo, that stretches back over sixty years,

is now at Shop 18 Killians Walk Bendigo Published on the Third Friday of every month

To advertise in LifeStyle, contact our advertising team Phone 5440 2500

Victorian Eyecare Service (VES) provider for pensioners and healthcare card holders • Family Eye Health Care • Bulk Billing

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Vision Australia can support you to remain active, connected and independent. Visit us: 20 Bridge St, Bendigo Talk to us: 03 5445 5700 Email: Bendigo@visionaustralia.org


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HEVINGTON Tools and Tanks in Lockwood have always offered fantastic deals on a range of products around the house or paddock and the tradition continues with the latest Poly Promos for October and November. Save a handy $289 on the popular 22,500 litre rainwater tank that is well suited to rural properties or large town blocks where you require plenty of water storage - especially in combination with a second tank when rainwater is your main supply for household use. Alternatively save a massive $384 on the 13,600 litre tank that is the ideal tank for a wide range of household uses, from drinking water to garden irrigation to water for the laundry and bathroom. We also have the popular 4,500 litre tank with a saving of $182. This low profile option is suited for sites that require

low water inlet height, perfect for under the deck or verandah or anywhere that has a restricted clearance height. Or perhaps you’re building a new residence or replacing that inefficient, leaky septic tank. BLOO septic tanks are pre-assembled before leaving the factory, to minimise the amount of work required on-site. Manufactured from high quality industrial grade polyethylene, BLOO septic tanks are able to withstand the rigours of the real world and a seven year warranty with a saving of $190. To find out more about these tanks or any other specials why not drop into Chevington Tools at 995 Calder Alternate Highway, Lockwood, phone 5435 3902 or visit their website at www.polytanksbendigo.com.au for further details.

Cleaning Services

• Carpet Steam Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning • Free Quotes • Pensioners & Seniors Discounts

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REPAIR & AUTOMATION SPECIALISTS SALES, SERVICE & INSTALLATION Automation Solar Gates Call for a free quote today We can automate your existing garage door

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effort reduces the possibility of fire damage eliminates water damage reduces breeding areas for insects lengthens the life of gutters cheaper than installing gutter protection products reduces dust mites eliminates the risk of falls

High quality shade solutions for your home or business.

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Clean. Safe...Easy

Don’t risk your safety or your property, let the experts vacuum clean your gutters, quickly, safely and professionally.

• Qualified Tradesman • Manufacturers of quality Steel ute trays • Service bodies made to order • Toolboxes made to order • Roof Racks and Ladder Racks • Powdercoating and sandblasting • General fabrication, welding and repairs.

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F you are looking for someone to install a new garage door or gates or to repair or make adjustments to your existing garage door, the logical person to go to is Stuart of Kangaroo Flat Garage Doors. Stuart has recently installed a garage door and gate to a new property in Harpin Street. “I listen to my customers and help them to come up with a style and fit that suits their property,” Stuart says. “With the Harpin street property my advice was to go for a T track style door that allows different cladding options, looking at possibly using natural timber, then settling for a composite aluminium panel in gloss metallic black. This approach is maintenance free, with no external fixing. The cladding is actually attached with a specially designed double sided tape and fitted really well with the design and

colour tones of the property, the door set it off really well. My customers were really pleased with ‘the look’ of the door with some passers-by saying they thought the door was a big window, casting a reflection of the spring blossom in trees from across the road. We achieved our design aim of doing something a bit different to the normal panelift or roller door.” We also built a side-gate for the side of the property with a lattice insert, powder coated black. Stuart can make T panel or sliding doors and gates. He can also turn your existing garage door or gates into automatic ones. General servicing is usually under $100. Tilt, panel, roller, slider, and bifold doors, Stuart does them all. Stuart is happy to answer all inquiries and provides free quotes. Phone him on 5447 2094 or 0428472094

WE FIX BUMPERS

Now is the time to get your car serviced by the GOLD AWARD WINNER of the AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS QUALITY AWARDS for EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

*CHIPS & SCRATCHES * BUFF & POLISH * ALLOY WHEELS * REVERSE SENSORS & MUCH MORE

* Most basic repairs cost less than your insurance excess. * Average repair 1 to 3 hours at your home or the office

Call Greg on 0418 510 531

PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL

Ask me about our theft proof number plate screws

MAURIE TRUANT MOTORS

150 Golf Links Road Maiden Gully. Ph: 5446 9904 Mob: 0417 039 768

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Developing the prosperity and capability of regional communities

50% off subdivision feasibilities for the month of October • Planning • Project Management • Engineering • Subdivision Feasibilities www.regionalmanagementgroup.com Ph: 0409 556 781


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DOWNTOBUSINESS COLORBOND PANEL FENCING

ADVERTISING FEATURE

Make one phone call for electric deals

Epsom Complete Garden Care Lawn Mowing and Gardening Tree Stump Removal

WINDRIDGE SECURITY DOORS & FENCING

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Call Paul 0418 355 898

Servicing Central Victoria www.windridgesecuritydoors.com.au

SPRAY ON CONCRETE T R A N S F O R M AT I O N S

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F you are in need of prompt and professional electrical service a phone call to Ian Chilko of Greater Bendigo Electrical (GBE) can save you trawling through the internet or the phone book. Ian is currently providing a free LED downlight exchange so this is a perfect time to take advantage of this offer and get other work done as well. Ian’s courteous manner and years of experience will ensure a pain-free and efficient job. Because he works locally Ian knows the importance of maintaining his reputation in Bendigo as a reliable electrician. Whether it is wiring a new property, doing a complete renovation or replacing a light, Ian always give you the best service possible. Particular services Ian supplies include test and tagging, hot water

supply repairs, stove and oven repairs, security systems, telephones, shops and offices, restaurants, power boards, safety switches, emergency work, maintenance and installations. GBE has been involved in commercial and industrial projects, from minor renovations to completely new constructions. You can also discuss your electrical needs with Ian prior to designing your home. GBE is fully licensed and insured for your peace of mind. All work is guaranteed and Ian is always happy to provide you with a detailed free quote. Based in Bendigo, Ian also extends his business to the surrounding districts. M 0419405797, ian@ greaterbendigoelectrical.com.au www.greaterbendigoelectrical.com.au

Staying cool in your car this summer

PROMPT, RELIABLE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE TO BENDIGO AND SURROUNDING DISTRICTS

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Driveways Saftey Flooring Verandahs Resurfacing all concrete areas Floors for safety Ramps appearances Paths

Phone Shane Gilchrist NOW LAYING NEW 5441 2763 • 0417 344 023 FREE QUOTE CONCRETE 7 YEAR GUARANTEE AS WELL

Shade Sails DIY Custom Made

Cloth - 10 year warranty Thread - 15 year warranty Fittings - Stainless Steel

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Domestic Commercial Rural Industrial Installations Telephone Installations ASK ABOUT OUR FREE LED DOWNLIGHT EXCHANGE

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Radiators and Auto Air We specialise in... •Recores • Repairs • Cleanouts • Change overs • Heat cores • Air conditioning • Complete Radiator Assemblies

Eaglehawk Radiators Pty Ltd. Upper Road, Eaglehawk Ph: (03) 5446 7385 Email: ehawkrad@netconnect.com.au www.eaglehawkradiators.com.au

I We bring the bli ng back to your blinds • Blind Cleaning • Curtains, Pelmets, Swags & Tails • Upholstery Cleaning (Fabric, Leather) • Blind Repairs • Light Diffuser Cleaning • Air con & Heater Vent Cleaning • Chemical FREE Cleaning • Dust Mite & Allergy Prevention • Residential & Commercial • Blind/Curtain Exit Cleans

Call Rod 0439 132 021

Email: denfieldblinds@gmail.com

www.denfieldcurtaincleaning.com.au

S your car running hotter than usual? Perhaps the airconditioning isn’t as cold as you remember. If so, it’s time to call the team at Natrad Eaglehawk Radiators. “We offer fast turn-around for all our customers, and free pick and delivery service for the trade,” Glenn from Natrad Eaglehawk Radiators said.” “This makes our service second-to-none.” Natrad Eaglehwak Radiators are a local family-owned business that supports many sporting clubs and organisations through active participation and sponsorship over many years.

“This is just one of the ways we say thank you to the community which has supported us since 1976,” Glenn said. “At Eaglehawk Radiators, we not only repair and sell radiators, we also provide a comprehensive and authourised airconditioning service,” Glenn adds. Natrad also manufacture and sell airconditioing parts, pipes and hoses. So if your car is running too hot – or it’s ready to blow a gasket – call into Natrad Eaglehawk Radiators at 220 Upper California Gully Road, Eaglehawk. Phone Glenn and the team on 5446 7385.

Formerly PCB Electronics

INCORPORATING MODEL RAILWAY STORE YOUR LOCAL JAYCAR ELECTRONICS DEALER Backyard parties, corporate events, Christmas parties and school fetes. Prices from $125 for 4 hours. Range of castles and themes. Shade and rain covers available. Safe and clean. Fully insured.

Sight & Sound Power Products IT & Communications Gadgets & Gizmos Electronic Components 167-169 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo

Phone 5444 4044

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DEATHS

FUNERALS

BURNS - Amelia Lorraine

BURNS

Born sleeping on 23rd September 2015. Precious baby daughter of Kate and Dave. Baby sister of Sebastian and Noah. Precious granddaughter to Sue, Lindy and Paul.

Relatives and friends of Kate Cramer and Dave Burns are invited to attend a Service of Thanksgiving for their precious baby daughter Amelia Lorraine BURNS to be held in the Mulqueen Family Chapel, 15-25 Bridge Street, Bendigo on TUESDAY (OCTOBER, 6th) at 2pm.

Deep in our hearts memories are kept of a precious baby we will never forget

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A private cremation will follow. Mulqueen Family Bendigo Est. 1853 Ph: 03 5443 4455

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Practitioner & Worshop teacher. Phone Michelle 0429 043 923

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Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however are not controlled by the sinful nature, but by the spirit, if the spirit lives in you. And if anyone does not have the spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

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TIME FOR YOURSELF! Ring Wendy 5447 1943

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Deadline: Free For Sale - 5pm Wednesday

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Real Estate Classifieds - 11am Thursday

O P E N D AY Shared learning in mature years Tuesday 6th October 2015 St. Mary’s Church High Street, Kangaroo Flat (rear entrance)

10.30am - 3pm Come and join in the many fun activities: Free computer workshops, mahjong, cribbage, choir, share market group, trading table and aerobics. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch available

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CARTER LEWIS SHARP

After 20 years of analysing what’s right and what’s wrong about other people’s books, it takes courage to bring out a novel of your own. But Dianne Dempsey delivers her tale of love, family, trauma and a girl from the wrong side of the tracks with an unerring mix of comedy and poignancy. Jane Sullivan, The Age literary journalist and book reviewer

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ht for thoug Food distribution: Long Gully Community House: Humboldt Drive. 5442 1165. Wednesday morning (bread only). Saltworks Pantry: 63 High St, Eaglehawk (Eaglehawk Anglican Church). 0458 018 083. Pantry Tuesday 1pm-4pm, Wednesday 10am–4pm (not through January). St Vincent de Paul: 16 Hopetoun St Bendigo. 5443 5688 Kangaroo Flat – 117 High Street. 5447 9800 UnitingCare Emergency Relief Centres: Bendigo – 25 Forrest St. 5443 4972. Mon/Tue/Thur/ Fri 10am-12.15pm and 1.30pm-3.45pm. Kangaroo Flat – Uniting Church Cnr. Church and Camp sts. 5443 5458. Tuesday and Friday 9am-noon. Victory Op Shop: 10am-4pm weekdays. 110 Garsed St. Bendigo. 5443 5998.

Community Meals and Soup Kitchens Bendigo Community Health Soup Kitchen: 171 Hargreaves St, Bendigo. 5448 1600. Every Thursday 4pm-4.45pm. (In the arcade near CafÊ De Mille) Bendigo Baptist Community Care: Life Essentials: 214 Hargreaves St, Bendigo 3550. 5441 4747. Every Tuesday 7.45am. Hill Top Community Meal: 65-71 Mundy Street, Bendigo - Salvation Army Precinct. Every Wednesday 12pm. 0409 142 777. Salvation Army: 66-71 Mundy Street, Bendigo. Every Sunday 4.30pm. 0458 600 412. Eaglehawk Community House: (during school terms). 19 Bright Street, Eaglehawk. 5446 8322. Every Monday 10.30am (morning tea). Fortnightly Tuesday noon (phone before). Every Tuesday 6pm. Kangaroo Flat Uniting Church: Cnr Church and Camp sts. K Flat. 5447 9998. Community lunch fourth Wednesday of month, February to October , except July, noon. Cost $5. Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre: 2 Humboldt Drive. 5442 1165. Every Friday, noon ($5 donation requested). Our Shed: 14 Sailors Gully Rd, Eaglehawk - 5446 8813. Every Friday 7.30am.November – April 14 Sailors Gully Rd, Eaglehawk May – October 63 High St Eaglehawk (Anglican church hall) Kangaroo Flat Soup Kitchen: Rotary Gateway Park. Every Wednesday in March, 6pm-7pm Saltworks Community Meal: 63 High St, Eaglehawk (Eaglehawk Anglican Church). 0458 018 083. Every Friday 5.45pm (not through January or public holidays). St Liborius Parish Centre: 50 Panton St, Eaglehawk. 5446 8235. Tuesday 11.30am (during school terms).

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BFNL GRAND FINAL

Square shares in spoils THE 2015 senior football grand final will be remembered more for its scoreline than its highlights. The Storm’s 8.12.60 to 8.5.53 grand final win over Sandhurst was the lowest winning score in a

decider since Rochester defeated Castlemaine 8.11.59 to 7.10.52 in 1958. The Storm nearly completed an unlikely double act with the club’s A-grade netball side launch-

ing a huge comeback in the closing stages of its grand final against the undefeated Golden Square. Strath ultimately going down by four goals, 43-39.

ABOVE: Golden Square’s victorious A-grade netball side. Bulldog Allira Hammond was voted best on court. LEFT: Golden Square’s Gabrielle Richards and Storm’s Fiona Themann engaged in a compelling duel all day. Photos: ANDREW PERRYMAN

ABOVE: Sandhurst’s Tim Martin and Strathfieldsaye’s Michael Pilcher fly in the ruck in front of the QEO grandstand. LEFT: Storm teammates Tom Bartholomew, Shaun Everington and Matt Smith celebrate a goal. Smith won the Nalder Medal as best on ground, while Sandhurst’s Codie Price took home the AFL Central Victoria medal.

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Spirit ‘flat’ in loss WITH two weeks to go until the start of the WNBL season, the Bendigo Spirit spending time apart would seem to be the last thing coach Simon Pritchard would want. But he says that will be the exact thing his team needs as it leads into a hectic start to the 2015/16 season. Pritchard said his team was “flat” in a 23-point practice match loss to Dandenong last Sunday after a busy weekend of community engagement in Traralgon. “The whole aim of the weekend was to train with our regional partners and Traralgon put the weekend on for us,” he said. “We stayed at the university in Churchill which was wonderful, and did a two-hour clinic with all the players and about 60 kids before a two-hour coaching clinic. “We had a complicated start given Gabe (Richards) had her netball grand final, and three others had a wedding so they didn’t get there until about 1am, and we were just flat. “In the warm-ups we hit the front of the ring, in the game we hit the front of the ring, and we just didn’t have the energy or the desire that we needed.” The 88-65 loss included 15 points from Belinda Snell and 13 from Heather Oliver, but Bendigo shot only 33 per cent from the field. Pritchard said he would need to make some tweaks in the leadup to the season, with the strong play of Joy Burke, Kerryn Har-

rington and Heather Oliver and continued injury recovery from Kelsey Griffin forcing the coach to make some changes. “These things give us an opportunity to address some things and came as a bit of a wake-up call that we have six trainings left and we have to make the most of them,” he said. “We have probably targeted three things to work on, there were also a couple of things we will change that may not have worked as we would like. “It looks like Joy is going to have more of an impact than we had thought, so we might have to change our structure slightly to get her and Gabe on the court and structure the floor around them.” The club also held a school holiday program this week, which was received well by students and players alike before the team ramps its preparation up. “We have had a great week with the holiday program and I think us and the kids have really enjoyed it,” he said. “This weekend we are going to get away from each other. “We are training Tuesday and Thursday and then we are spending some time apart, enjoying the long weekend and relaxing before we attack the season. “There are some really exhausted players who have come from work or travel straight into the season so we need to recharge the batteries and make sure we are ready to go come that opening weekend double-header.”

SUPPORT: Interact Us’ Travis Toms and Justin Day with BBA members.

BBA scores sponsor By JOEL PETERSON

WITH record team entries for the upcoming summer season, now is a good time to be involved with the Bendigo Basketball Association. Along with over 430 teams, local business Interact Us has jumped on board, becoming the association’s new domestic competitions sponsor for two years. The technology business has had a long relationship with the BBA, which is set to continue under the deal. BBA executive manager of sport, Brock Rogers, said the agree-

ment would be vital to ensuring it can meet the ever-growing needs of its competitions. “The end of the agreement will hopefully coincide with the opening of the new stadium which will be a really exciting time for us about two-and-a-half years down the track,” he said. “What this will be able to do for us is to be able to grow and develop the sport and provide that equipment and resources to help us meet our targets in anticipation of the new stadium opening. “I anticipate it will be a really positive relationship for both us

and Interact Us.” Interact Us’ Justin Day said the business was proud to be involved with the BBA. “The biggest thing we looked at is that we have had a relationship with the stadium and especially the Braves and we thought it was a good opportunity to give back to more of that grassroots level,” he said. “We have a family history in basketball, I played a lot and my business partner Trav has followed along those lines, and we think it is just a great organisation to be involved in.”

Gymnasts in the balance TOP-CLASS gymnastics action came to Bendigo recently, with the National Clubs Carnival held at Bendigo Stadium over the past two weeks. Hundreds of competitors from across the country descended on the stadium to try to take home top prize in several age groups and disciplines.

CONCENTRATE: Action from the National Clubs Carnival. Photos: ANDREW PERRYMAN

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ON TARGET: Laura Woolley.

A shot at judo

POWER HOUSE: Jack Haig, pictured after the 2014 Tour Down Under, was the top Australian finisher in Virginia.

Rider on the edge By JOEL PETERSON

JACK Haig’s strong 2015 season continued last week when he was the top Australian finisher in the mens under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in Virginia. The Bendigo cycling ace finished 13th in a bumper field, with the race taken out by Frenchman Kevin Ledanois ahead of Italy’s Simone Consonni and fellow Frenchman Anthony Turgis. A large breakaway formed early in the race before a more organised move had an advantage of two

minutes with about 100 kilometres to go. As rain began to fall on the final lap fof the 16.2-kilometre Richmond circuit, a three-rider move went off the front before being closed down. Heading in to the final series of climbs the race was splitting after several crashes on the slippery cobbles, before Ledanois put in a solo effort with two kilometres to go and bravely held on for victory. A well positioned Haig and compatriot Alistair Donohoe managed to avoid the crashes.

“It was excellent by all the guys though to get Jack to 13th and Alistair to 20th. That is an exceptional ride by both of those guys to finish the season off,” Australian under-23 coach James Victor said. Haig was pleased with his finish that capped off a strong season, before he moves to the UCI World Tour with Australian team Orica GreenEDGE in 2016 after racing this year with the national under-23 team. He began as a staigaire, or trainee, with GreenEDGE this season before moving to full time racing with Aus-

tralia’s first World Tour team next season. His second half of the season has been stellar, finishing second at the Tour de l’Avenir, also known as the “tour of the future”. “The guys rode really well throughout the race, I managed to finish 13th and Alistair was 20th, which is pretty good considering he had a pretty unlucky race with a bike change and crash,” Haig said. “We had a really good bunch of guys and pull off some good results. I’m happy to graduate on to OricaGreenEDGE next year.”

TWO young guns have been awarded the Bendigo Weekly/Prime 7-backed Bendigo Sports Star award for April. Burgeoning judo star Bryan Jolly and up-andcoming shooter Laura Woolley were voted as the joint award winners after stellar months. Jolly took out the under-21 55 kilogram title at the Oceania Judo Championships in New Caledonia. Jolly went through his class undefeated and took the title, continuing a long run of success for the Campbells Forest product. The gold was his fifth at Oceania level. Jolly also took a national title in June at the Austra-

lian Judo Championships in Wollongong. The talented teenager again went undefeated to claim gold in the under55kg weight category. Woolley’s year started with her winning the champion of champions and the 100-target point score at the National Trap Titles in Wagga Wagga in April. The Bendigo Clay Target Club member only took the sport up competitively about two years ago and this year earned selection in the Australian Women’s Macintosh Team. She also took out the Bendigo Bank Acacdemy of Sport’s Athlete of the Year for 2014/15 following her numerous successes. EXP: 5pm 06.10.15 | E&OE

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