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A KEY Bendigo environmental review committee (ERC) is in disarray after former City of Greater Bendigo mayor and councillor Peter Cox was told an independent facilitator would be installed because meetings were dysfunctional and disrespectful. Tuesday’s stormy ERC meeting was the last held with Unity Mining as owner of the Bendigo operations. The mining and exploration licences for operations at Kangaroo

Flat, Eaglehawk and Woodvale were transferred to GBM Gold two weeks ago and Cr Cox has since cast doubt in the media on GBM’s financial ability to complete rehabilitation works at the sites. But on Tuesday, GBM chief executive John Harrison dealt his first blow in what has become a public war over the future of gold mining in Bendigo. Mr Harrison told Cr Cox he

wanted an independent facilitator to run the next meeting in August. “At that meeting there will be discussion on the future direction of this committee so that it may fulfil the function for which it was established,” Mr Harrison said. “I suggest that you read the (ERC) guidelines before that meeting.” A defiant Cr Cox responded by yelling: ”I am not going to be told by

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you or any other mining company what we can do and what we can’t do. “If we need to find something out, we will find out.” He was referring to his attempts to have ERC’s powers broadened to include access to a mining company’s financial records. Mr Harrison said a report tabled by community representative Peter Foreman questioning GBM’s finan-

cial position was “another of a series of actions by members of the committee that this ERC is acting outside the scope and purpose for it was formed”. Unity Mining general manager Rob McLean said the ERC was not working because meetings lacked respectful discussion. Earth Resources Regulation senior project officer Nick Walker said he had attended a number of ERC meetings in Victoria and his observation of the February meeting was that this committee “was not functioning properly”. Continued Page 3

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Awards for excellence TWEED Sutherland First National staff have been recognised at this year’s First National Real Estate’s General Excellence and Marketing Awards held at the Cairns Convention Centre last week. The awards dinner was part of First National Real Estate’s joint Australian and New Zealand Convention, which has attracted more than 350 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Tweed Sutherland First National principal Andrew Pearce said the peak event provided recognition to estate agents, property managers and principals who rose above the challenges of considerably varied marketplaces throughout Australia. “Real estate prices and population growth slowed in the past 12 months, which combined with tightened bank lending criteria to create significant changes to market dynamics in most First National Real Estate locations,” Mr Pearce said. ‘’The General Excellence and Marketing Awards represent recognition of our staff and members’ dedication to excellence.” On the night, the Bendigo firm’s commercial agent Tom Harrop received an award for the highest number of settled commercial sales, while Shelley Euvrard received an award for highest gain of commercial properties under management. Tweed Sutherland First National also received an award for being one of the top 10 sales offices of the year. Mr Pearce said the First National General Excellence and Marketing Awards were an important event as they present an opportunity for the network’s membership to come together and celebrate outstanding achievements, and to

learn about the systems and processes that enabled colleagues to deliver award winning outcomes for customers. FORMER Prime Minister John Howard told delegates at the First National Real Estate convention he was intrigued that there had been very little reference, in the federal election debate about negative gearing policy, to the experience of its removal in 1985. “When negative gearing was removed by then treasurer Paul Keating in 1985, it was quietly brought back in the 1987 budget,” Mr Howard said. “The debate needs to focus on that piece of field evidence because the experiment with negative gearing was widely regarded as a failure. That’s more important than glossy economists reports. “Affordability of rental property is a critical element of the debate and, as a society, we should always be conscious of the less fortunate who could be affected. We shouldn’t be interfering with something that has been a principle of our taxation system for a very long time. “When negative gearing was restored in 1987, the justification was that Capital Gains Tax had been introduced, but the Capital Gains Tax had been introduced when negative gearing was suspended”. Mr Howard said the high cost of housing was fundamentally a product of the forces of supply and demand, the product of poor planning decisions by state governments and local councils, not the taxation system. “Overall, the negative gearing debate is a triviality in terms of the real issues influencing housing affordability and home ownership,” he said.

VICTORIA looks its best in autumn. The trees are golden, winter’s bare branches have yet to appear and mild and sunny days give way to crisp mornings. However, some vendors planning to sell their home can be wary of doing so now, assuming that the cooler weather may affect their efforts to market and sell a property. While spring, with gardens in flower, has much to offer there are also many more homes on the market at that time. And that’s where autumn comes into its own, with agents reporting a shortage of stock to show buyers in many areas. For those who are putting their home on the market, it’s important to take advantage of all that the season has to offer – changing colours in the garden, floral fragrances to greet buyers both inside and outside your home, and plants neatly pruned without the fear of damage from an unexpected hot day. Bring the warmth of an autumn colour scheme inside your home, with flower and leaf arrangements and throws and cushions reflecting your garden colours, giving your home a cosy and welcoming feel. In the kitchen too, a display on a table or benchtop can reflect these colours and the bounty of the season – colourful seasonal fruit, for example. But don’t get carried away – it’s about creating a feeling, not overwhelming the potential buyer with

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SOLUTIONS for Hargreaves Mall have swung between dismantling it and giving police officers hand-held cameras to film incidents of anti-social behaviour. At the City of Greater Bendigo meeting on Wednesday night, councillor Lisa Ruffell represented mall traders scared and fed up with the aggressive behaviour of youths in the mall and recommended council argue for five extra police officers to be posted in Bendigo, as well as a dedicated Department of Justice outreach worker, extra surveillance

and an education liaison worker. Cr Ruffell said the behaviour was not isolated to Bendigo, but was seen throughout Australia and was a symptom of young people having no place to go. As such, five additional police officers should be posted in the Western police region. “It is a ongoing thing that is happening right across Australia with young people not having a place to go,” she said. “And whether that is our fault, society’s, or whether they just don’t want to go and get educated, there are facilities and key stakeholders

and agencies that can offer that opportunity. “So I am not saying let’s be hard on them, let’s acknowledge the con-

do need help, it is really an urgent issue right now and if something is not done soon, she is right, we will lose business,” Cr Leach said.

Frankly I think the best solution for the mall would be to get rid of it

cerns and make it happen because it is pretty sad to think our youth are in this way.” But councillor Helen Leach said the solution was to dismantle the mall. “(Cr Ruffell) is right, the traders

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“Frankly I think the best solution for the mall would be to get rid of it.” Cr Barry Lyons called for greater surveillance, calling the youth “a dedicated group of people out there who are absolutely troublemakers”.

“There is a bit of a drug culture and I think the only way to fix it is to have much better surveillance and dedicated police officers,” he said. Cr Elise Chapman called the anti-social behaviour unique to Bendigo and suggested building a place, such as a pool hall, for young people to gather. Cr Mark Weragoda said it was inappropriate to shift the problem. “We don’t want to take it around the corner so we really need to work together on this,” he said. Councillors supported Cr Ruffell’s motion unanimously.

Fun features for fifth festival Bendigo Writers Festival will reveal its program for this year’s blockbuster event next week, with anticipation already building. Festival director Rosemary Sorensen told the Weekly to expect an even more star-studded line up with a couple of surprises and innovations. “This is our fifth birthday, so we’ve stepped up once more to make the festival the place to be right across the August 12 to 14 weekend,” Ms Sorensen said. “We’ve added in a couple of features that we think Bendigo will love, and we’re looking forward to delivering another friendly, entertaining and memorable festival.” One early announcement is the participation of Wild author, Cheryl Strayed, who will feature both on the opening night at Ulumbarra and in conversation at the Capital Theatre. Other writers to be announced on Wednesday in-

biographer: Kerry O’Brien. clude journalist and television presenter Kerry O’Brien, who will talk to Bendigo Weekly editor Peter Kennedy about writing the Keating biography, and Stephanie Alexander, who will be in conversation with Bendigo businesswoman Margot Spalding. “After the huge interest in

our foodie program last year, we are stepping up a notch to present a festival breakfast on Sunday in the foyer at Ulumbarra,” Ms Sorensen said. “We’ve also expanded the program to start on Friday afternoon, because Bendigo people and visitors have told us they want a little more. “One of the opening events on Friday afternoon features a well-known broadcaster with a passion for community gardening and the other an internationally renowned ethicist. “We are looking forward to a brilliant weekend for everyone to enjoy right across our region.” The program will be launched on Wednesday, June 1 and will be available on the Bendigo Writers Festival website from noon that day.

Cox defends his review role 3From Page 1 Despite suggesting at the meeting he would resign, Cr Cox told the Bendigo Weekly yesterday he would remain on the committee to act as a community representative with a strong voice. He said personal attacks on committee members was inappropriate but it was important to have vigorous

debate. In 2014, Cr Cox was sacked and reinstated to the same committee. This year, he was ordered to apologise to two councillors after being found guilty of misconduct. Cr Cox confirmed yesterday he had pulled into line community representatives of the ERC overseeing Bendigo gold operations for making personal at-

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tacks on other committee members at a meeting in February. The committee is made up of six community members and representatives of the council, and regulators including Earth Resources Regulation and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning which reviews the miner’s environmental impact.

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A UNIVERSITY of Melbourne study into anxieties about asylum seekers abandoned a focus group in Bendigo because of the anti-mosque protests in early October. The study used a focus group in Ballarat instead, which was considered far enough away not to be coloured by the protests. Regardless, the study commissioned by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and carried out by the Centre from Advancing Journalism, reported there needed to be more in-

formation given to Australians about asylum seekers, and some misconceptions corrected, because fear and religious prejudice were guiding some of our opinions and voting preferences. “The single most important driver of negative attitudes towards asylum seekers is religious prejudice, sometimes expressed as concern about the islamisation of Australia,” the report read. “There are two aspects to this phenomenon, and they feed into each other. “The first is a view that Islam is

an intolerant religion. “In this view, Muslims demand that the rest of society tolerates Islam, but are not willing in return to show

what Australia might be opening itself up to if it did not take stringent measures to screen asylum-seekers.” In the lead up to the 2016 elec-

The single most important driver of negative attitudes towards asylum seekers is religious prejudice

equal tolerance to non-Muslims. “The second aspect is that Muslim is seen as inseparable from the threat of terrorism. “The combination of these two aspects produces a potent fear about

tion, opinion polls have shown that the Australian public “by and large supports a tough policy approach to unauthorised arrivals including the turning back of boats and mandatory detention”.

Grave matter in Eaglehawk Local historian Bev Hanson believes the womenfolk of Eaglehawk have been insulted. As a volunteer of 23 years of Remembrance Parks Central Victoria Mrs Hanson cannot understand the logic of naming an area at the Eaglehawk cemetery in honour of Anne Caudle, a woman who has no connection with nor ties to the Eaglehawk community. Along with Joy Mildren, also a volunteer of Remembrance Parks Central Victoria, Mrs Hanson has reluctantly resigned her position in protest. “I have had several discussions with former staff member Shane Robinson, over this matter,” Mrs Hanson said. “His reasoning in putting her name (Anne Caudle) forward was that women were needed to be recognised at each burial ground. “However Mrs Caudle lived at Epsom, was buried at the Bendigo Cemetery and the care facility renamed in her honour, is situated in Bendigo. “Shane’s reasoning was that Eaglehawk people would have been residents at the Anne Caudle Centre at sometime and so would relate to the name. “This is a load of hogwash. “Eaglehawk was a working class borough, the women stayed at home and managed the household, often single parent households, due to the ravages of mining, and so there are not a lot of notable women to choose from.” Despite the nature of the demographic, Mrs Hanson said there were still many Eaglehawk women who would qualify for the honour of having the relevant section of the cemetery named after them. One of these women was nurse Margaret Croft, who was a district nurse for 30 years and for 25 years and

Walking out: Bev Hanson is upset about the name choice in Eaglehawk cemetery. ran two private hospitals at Eaglehawk and California Gully. Joy Mildren suggested another candidate for the naming honour would be Miss Hannah [Dolly] Hutchinson who was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1978 for service to the community. Other notable women suggested by Mrs Hanson were the Williams sisters who served overseas as nurses in World War I and Mabel Arblaster who was the

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2016 FEDERAL ELECTION Mixed responses Independent to drug problem calls for change INDEPENDENT candidate for the seat of Bendigo, Anita Donlon, has described the electorate as a train wreck in need of major change. Ms Donlon said that as Australia heads towards the July 2 election, all that voters were seeing was the “same old” from the major parties. “We are seeing the empty promises from candidates that are nothing but puppets to the parties who have no control over what is said or done in their electorates. We see parties offering more cash to essential services when in fact that cash promise is just a lure to the voters… nothing will change,” she said. Ms Donlon has also called for a royal commission into banking being used as a lure to the voters at the voter’s expense. “The truth is not presented to the voters about why a royal commission is needed instead the wrong message is being sent to the voter,” she said. Ms Donlon questioned where was the money coming from for all the promises made by the major parties, and asked were essential services really that broken that Australians need to see that extra cash thrown at services that were already there and real issues were being ignored. “Our backyard is broken and instead of our candidates and parties saying stop, they are saying go, go, go, like troops going to battle,” she said. “Well I say stop for Bendigo.” Ms Donlon was also critical of the trade union movement, the “waste of money on projects that just do not make sense”, the infighting between the left and right when it comes to what is best for the community, and Australia’s refugee intake. “People are sick of politics and are looking for a leader with solutions within their community.” The two-time former candidate said she was previously “gagged and instructed what to say when and where”, but was now free to campaign. “I have shown leadership and have created a team of people who want to be part of the solution, have joined the team with nothing but commitment of time, two legs and a heartbeat to stop the train wreck and help get the Bendigo electorate back on track.”

BENDIGO saw the polarising effect of the game-changing drug ice this week. Federal Liberal candidate Megan Purcell has committed to coordinating a community response of police, primary health providers, sporting groups, schools and business if she wins the July 2 election. In Bendigo to announce the plan, Health Minister Sussan Ley said much of the $300 million ice funding promised by the Federal Government late last year would be directed to rehabilitation places and drug treatment. She insisted it was not a change to the law enforcement approach typically ensued by the federal government which saw 64 per cent of $1.6 billion of drug funding spent on law enforcement in 2009-10. “It is not a change in policy but it is delivering serious funds to rehabilitation and treatment and that it because the prevalence of ice is so large across rural and regional Australia that we can’t arrest our way out of the problem,” Ms Ley said. “But the evil people that are pushing this drug on all sectors of society, yes of course we want to lock them up and we are locking up many of them. “But we also know their victims are out there and their victims need a lot of help.“ Five days later, Dalgarno institute executive director

Shane Varcoe addressed Bendigo residents at a drug forum in Kangaroo Flat. Mr Varcoe told the Bendigo Weekly ice should be attacked in the same way the Quit campaign addressed smoking, by reducing demand and presenting an “incentivised journey to recovery”. “It is more than a health issue and if what we do to manage the health issue is enabling, empowering and equipping drug use, it that a good drug policy,”he said. The advent of ice as a drug for which there was no pharmaceutical solution, unlike methadone for opiates, was making it necessary to address demand and convince people not to use in the first place. That puts institutions such as Dalgarno at odds with Australian Greens policy. Bendigo Greens candidate Rosemary Glaisher said redirecting resources from prosecuting drug users to treating their addiction and related problems had reduced illicit drug use in Portugal and dramatically reduced drug related deaths. “This is partly because more resources are available for treatment but also because people who aren’t afraid of prosecution are more likely to seek help for themselves or others,” Ms Glaisher said. “The Greens want to prioritise getting people well rather than locking them up because

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this has been shown to work which the current system doesn’t.” Bendigo Health emergency department director Dianna Badcock testified to the impact of ice in central Victoria. “Most days we would see someone effected by drugs and addiction,” Ms Badcock said. Dealing with the aggressive behaviour that typified ice use

was resource intensive. Bendigo Health employed a welfare worker to follow and direct ice-affected patients to appointments within the hospital. “Every day the Emergency Department staff tolerate a level of verbal and physical insult that from the outside looking in would seem shocking,” Ms Badcock said.

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Labor backs Bendigo projects LABOR has committed $3.7 million in campaign pledges to two Bendigo projects with applications already submitted to the federal government’s National Stronger Regions Fund. Labor’s move represents a challenge to the Liberal Party to either match funding or offer support to other projects. The City of Greater Bendigo has released a wishlist of projects including a new $52 million Ambulatory Care Centre of Excellence, funding for city attractions, the Central Deborah Tourist Mine and the Bendigo

Botanical Gardens, and upgrades to the Bendigo Tennis Centre and RSL Soldiers Memorial Institute. Labor MP Lisa Chesters this week committed funding to the last two projects – $2m to the tennis centre and $1.7m to the soldiers memorial institute. Liberal veteran affairs minister Dan Tehan visited the institute this week. Construction at the tennis centre is expected to get under way in October regardless of federal funding, although it will require the full $6.09m to complete the project. The council, which has contributed $1m, has submitted an appli-

cation for a planning permit for the upgrade. The work will include a new pavilion with two function rooms, a new kitchen, kiosk, reception area

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and four courts upgraded to International Tennis Federation standards. “The reason why Labor has made this commitment is because we don’t know what is going to happen to Stronger Regions,” Ms Chesters said. “We have made the commitment

“State and local governments are involved and Tennis Australia is involved. Federal government should be involved and a federal Labor government will.” Ms Chesters announced a $1.7m contribution to the $4.2m

CONCERN: Lisa Chesters, Donna Turner and Tom Luke. offset prescription medicine cost increases. “What we need to do is ensure primary basic health care continues to be affordable and at a low cost level,” she said. “Here in Bendigo, in central Victoria, we are not a wealthy area. “Thirty per cent are surviving on less than $600 a week so every single increase in script, every single increase

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RSL Soldiers Institute on Pall Mall leaving the veterans’ association with $500,000 to raise after counting money from state and local governments. Ms Chesters said the project covered an upgrade of the existing building and an expansion that includes a new exhibition gallery and workshop space for curation. “The centre’s fully trained pension and welfare officers work closely with all ex-service organisations, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Centrelink,” she said. “The upgraded Bendigo RSL Soldiers Memorial Institute is an ideal place to locate these services.”

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Freeze to be lifted BENDIGO student and single mother Donna Turner would get some financial relief if the Medicare rebate to general practitioners was lifted and there was no increase in the cost of medical prescriptions. Labor has promised to lift the freeze on medicare rebates to doctors and scrap a $5 increase on prescriptions if the party wins office. Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters said the increasing the rebate would take the “pressure off (doctors) to raise fees and scrap bulk billing”. Doctors this week threatened to start charging a co-payment rather than bulk-bill patients, once they discovered the federal budget did not include a lift on the rebate freeze. Health minister Sussan Ley said she wanted to lift the freeze but was prevented by “finance and treasury”. It is estimated the move would cost $2.4 billion. Ms Chesters said Labor would also legislate to take any further decisions about Medicare out of cabinet and a matter of changing legislation. And it would reverse cuts to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to

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New growth RAYLENE Harradine, chief executive officer of the Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative, wears a permanent grin these days as she watches the extraordinary buildings of the new BDAC headquarters rise around her. “Once the entire project is finished our services will no longer be fragmented, we will be providing a one-stop shop,“ Ms Harradine said. Stage one of the new development at Prouses Road is expected to be completed towards the end of this year. “It wasn’t until the last couple of weeks that I realised our dream was going to come true. And the buildings look terrific,” she said. “Watching the transition from concept to reality is amazing. “We will be housing the medical clinic, health and family; community services and administration buildings, and there will be a central meeting place for the local community.” The build is the integration of many services.

“We want to keep families and children together,” she said. Ms Harradine said BDAC was part of a rural pilot program that ensures that children not only have their health, education and safety considered in decisionmaking, but also that their cultural wellbeing is integrated as part of that safety, prioritising connections with families and community. Apart from health and well being, other objectives of BDAC are centred around training and employment. “We anticipate maintaining the surrounding bushland in cooperation with Parks Victoria,” she said. “We are also hoping to offer Access Skills training and Certificate III in Land Management.” BDAC was established in 2001 and is currently in three different locations, including Forest Street, Bendigo. BDAC later bought the Prouses Road property with federal funding, which took five

HAPPY DAYS: Raylene Harradine at the new site. years to secure. “What we will do at Prouses Road is wrap around several services including health, family, and referrals,” Ms Harradine said. “In stage two we hope to have

a kindergarten and playground.” Ms Harradine added that while Aboriginal people will have the first priority with services, the new facilities will also be available to organisations outside BDAC.

Heritage boss takes on regional role FORMER City of Greater Bendigo City Futures director Stan Liacos has started building a hand-picked team to help manage the Victorian government’s business across the thriving Loddon Mallee region. Now regional director with Regional Development Victoria and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Mr Liacos this week confirmed Bendigo Heritage Attractions chief executive officer Ian Hart would join RDV in mid-June, in the role of investmen and trade manager.

Mr Hart was also the CEO of the Bendigo Jockey Club for six years, and is a highly regarded business executive, respected for his ability to develop networks and collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders, and to lead positive change. “Ian has deep networks, he has great street cred and can nurture trust in relationships,” Mr Liacos said. “He will be a key executive in a dynamic regional team that we are developing.” Mr Hart expects to work closely with the private sector in a cross section of in-

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long service: Helen Watson, Ian Macloy and John Murray. “We started when a group of male teachers came in because there was a group of about 50 year seven boys starting. That was about 50 boys among 500 girls. “We were a relatively

small staff at this point. “Nowadays at BSE there are more than 100 staff members.” Mr Macloy said he’s surprised at how quickly the past 45 years have gone.

“I feel privileged that I’ve worked with some extremely talented young people and I know the world will be in safe hands in the future,” he said. “I also feel sad that I’ve taught this long and yet many young people have not had the chance to even live their lives as long as I have had teaching.” Mr Macloy said he’s been teaching a lifetime. “It’s more than a lifetime for many people,” he said. “If I had the opportunity say something to colleagues and teachers, I’d tell them to embrace the challenges and enjoy their privileged career.” Three other BSE teachers were recognised for 40 years of service. They were Helen Watson, Don Murray and Graeme Roberts.

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While the annual the Festival of Light held at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is a rich swirl of colours, motion and people, visitors are invited to keep their eyes open for the unique peace flags created by the school children of central Victoria. Inspired by Miami artist JL Vasile who created Peace Flags in the Wind, local children were given a blank flag upon which they could draw their own interpretation of peace, love and compassion. Festival director Ian Green said the flags were being sewn together by Australian fashion artist and volunteer Linda Jackson and when connected would stretch for many kilometres. “The children have been creating their own vision of peace which are quite beautiful,” Mr Green said. “Some of the images are of the landscape, trees and friendship. The flag is a concept central to Buddhism. “When you have prayers on a flag or an image on a flag the wind blows

the message into the air and disperses it to many people.” This is the second year that children have painted on the flags which have different colours representing the earth’s elements. There will be a full day and evening of activities at the festival this Saturday, May 28. The Festival of Light is a multicultural celebration of peace and harmony inspired by Buddha’s birthday. From noon to 5pm, visitors are invited to venerate the large collection of Buddhist relics, bathe a baby Buddha statue, join a guided tour to of the Great Stupa and surrounds and participate in workshops and meditations. Vegetarian cuisine is available throughout the day and night. The evening light and fireworks show begins at 6pm. Multicultural music and dance performances on stage are accompanied by beautiful coloured lights and images projected onto the

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Refurbished St Paul’s open After seven long years St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Myers Street, is open for worship and welcome. More than $2.5 million dollars, including a grant of $750,000 from the state government, have allowed for major restoration and refurbishment. Dean of the cathedral, the Very Reverend John Roundhill, said a striking feature of the new look is the predella, a central platform that can be raised and lowered to allow for multiple usage for a range of activities. “Several orchestral and chorale performances are planned during the coming months,” he said. Special celebrations are planned for Sunday, June 5 at 10am. The special service will be led by the Bishop of the Diocese of Bendigo, the Right Reverend Andrew Curnow and Reverend Roundhill. At 3pm they will be joined by the Most Reverend Dr Phillip Freier, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. Many clergy from across Victoria and interstate, local dignitaries, benefactors and parishioners will be invited to share in this Service of Renewal. Reverend Roundhill said the cathedral is now open on Saturday mornings. “All are welcome to visit to the view the significant works that have been carried out and to view the impressive features of this iconic piece of Bendigo’s heritage, including the magnificent stained glass windows,” he said. open: The Very Reverend John Roundhill, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Bendigo.

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THE Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation has congratulated La Trobe University historian Dr Jennifer Jones on her award of a $164,000 research grant to probe the region’s religious diversity. Aspire chief executive officer Margaret O’Rourke said research outcomes derived from the grant would assist in the foundation’s efforts to build community cohesion through the development of Australia’s first faith-based precinct, the Aspire Precinct, which would foster inter-faith collaboration. “The precinct will provide an ongoing point of connection between the general community and scholarly knowledge, particularly as it will constantly update its educational services and public programs in line with cutting-edge historical research,” Ms O’Rourke said. The Australian Research Council (ARC) awarded the grant to La Trobe University and partner organisations the City of Greater Bendigo and the Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation. The Aspire Foundation will provide support in areas such as research expertise, funding and

access to archival collections. The research project aims to re-discover, interpret and share knowledge about the role and value of faith during the gold rush, on the goldfields, up until today. Dr Jones said encouraging Australians to respect faith adherence has never been more urgent. “This project is an attempt to promote understanding and cohesion in Australia’s increasingly diverse communities,” she said. She said recent events in Bendigo and other parts of Australia have illustrated the social cost of religious intolerance. “Understanding Bendigo’s ‘melting pot’ experience with its long history of diverse cultures and faiths could help other communities understand diversity and difference,” Dr Jones said. The project aims to re-discover, interpret and share knowledge about the role and value of faith during the gold rush, on the goldfields, right up until today. It will also set up a new multi-faith interpretive centre to communicate the study’s results to wider audiences.

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in Victoria, and the model has proved to be so successful it has since been adopted across the state and beyond. Mr Neale said that after a one year sabbatical spent travelling with his family, he had returned with a refreshed commitment to the organisation’s mission. “Getting away has been a wonderful opportunity to take a deep breath, get perspective and take my bearings, personally and professionally,” he said. Mr Neale said it was sobering to note that Europe, while in some ways

ahead of Australia in responding to climate change, was also struggling to face historic changes in climate. “In the Alps they’ve had to start storing snow in great sheds from year to year, climate change is having a very real impact on many different industries there as it is here,” Mr Neale said. Mr Neale said the CVGA has a unique heritage that everyone in the organisation was immensely proud of. return: Sonny Neale has returned to the greenhouse alliance.

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sign permits needed Business owners are being reminded to ensure they have the appropriate permit to display advertising signage, including A-frames and banners. City of Greater Bendigo council’s Andy Walker, said the council encourages the use of A-frames and banners for business promotion but they must be used correctly and safely. “Used appropriately, A-frames and banners can help to attract new customers, however a council permit is required as there are guidelines in regards to placement and size. Public liability insurance is also required by the business owner when using such advertising,” Mr Walker said. For more information about signage permits or to download the permit application form, visit www.bendigo.vic.gov. au/locallaws

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City seeks tourism plus Bendigo was represented in Queensland this month to market the region to international travel agents and wholesalers. City of Greater Bendigo tourism manager Kathryn Mackenzie said the Australian Tourism Exchange is Australia’s premier tourism trade event and the largest international travel trade show of its kind in the southern hemisphere. More than 600 key overseas buyer companies from more than 30 countries attended the event. “Attracting independent international travellers is a growing market for the Bendigo region and we already had more than 80 appointments arranged with international travel retailers during the ATE,” she said. “The Bendigo region is looking to attract more visitors from South Asia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe and this is one of our most important tradeshows. Success in the international marketplace can build new markets of potential visitors for a destination such as Bendigo. “To be active in the international arena it is about building relationships with buyers and the many face-to-face meetings we or-

on show: The sights of Bendigo were promoted in Queensland this month. ganised at this year’s ATE is ideal for this.” This year the council’s tour-

BSSC student Angela Stevens has won the regional final of the VCAA Plain English Speaking Awards held at Girton Grammar on Monday evening. BSSC PESA coordinator David van Es said it was a spectacular effort by Angela to win the regional final. “Against formidable opposition she demonstrated her spoken language skills in both the prepared speech and impromptu sections,” he said. In her prepared speech Angela focused on Australia’s foreign aid policy, including the programs and regions our government supports. The topic for her impromptu speech was “true wisdom comes from experience” and Angela chose to speak on the speakers who participate in TED talks based on their own experience. “PESA has provided me with an opportunity to meet other young people with strong opin-

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ions. Listening to others and to be heard in this forum provided has been a fantastic experience so far,” Angela said. “I am incredibly thankful for the support of all the staff at BSSC who have helped me get this far, and I am very excited to have won the regionals.” “The impromptu section of the competition was the most intimidating, but PESA has helped me to develop a set of public speaking skills in a friendly and supportive environment, and I have really enjoyed participating in a competition that celebrates communication over performance and talent over experience.” Angela will now progress to the state final in June and has the chance to go to the national final. “I would recommend getting involved in PESA to any student who is keen to develop confidence and public speaking,” she said.

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Faith in city’s great future

Chief Executive Officer Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation IT is 2020 and I’m driving north into Bendigo along the High Street Boulevard. The Sacred Heart Cathedral with its established Aspire Precinct comes into view. I never tire of this glorious vista. The magnificent cathedral is like the guardian of our city; representing the gateway to what lies ahead in beautiful Bendigo. Despite your religious beliefs, this commanding building defines Bendigo’s goldfields past and a “can do” attitude of never giving up ... It also offers a promise; a promise of a city with a great future. The forecourt surrounding this gateway is the Aspire Precinct, a civic space to rival the cathedrals of the world. It is the final piece in the cathedral’s long history... and it captures the light of another autumn afternoon in downtown Bendigo 2020. I never expected when I left Bendigo in 1993 to follow career aspirations, that my passion would

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ternational students. All of these activities are taking place on a stretch of road no more than a kilometre long. These outcomes have taken vision, guts and determination to make them happen. Another example of the “can do” attitude our goldfields were built on, and known for.

Faith tourism is real and in fact the fastest growing tourism sector in the world

At this intersection we see the entrance to Bendigo’s Health precinct with its world class hospital which has been open now for more than three years and bustling Bridge and Chapel streets with a myriad of allied health businesses. On the opposite corner, the repurposed TAFE city campus site is now an energetic hub for our youth with the Centre of Excellence in Health educating local, state and in-

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ultimately be for my community. Growing up in Bendigo where the population sign never changed from 48,000 for so many years; I yearned for the brighter, bigger lights, to work and live in large cities, as well as regional, rural and remote Australia. Ten years ago my family brought me home; my husband Ray enjoyed Bendigo and wanted our girls to grow up in an inclusive regional community with all of the opportunities of a big city. My passion led me in the direction of connecting communities through digital economic development in education, health and tourism. Bendigo’s gateway is stunning; no other regional city in Australia has the presence that we have, and on the menu of delicious Bendigo offerings, this gateway really is a great entrée. The civic open space of the Aspire Precinct is a regular site for markets, boutique concerts and family events and families and diners enjoy the casual cafe and retail experience of the boulevard area. Inner city living on both sides bustling with offices and shops frame this recreational area with its attractive green space and tram stop. At the main course of Charing Cross, a sweeping suite of historic architecture opens before me, with eateries and shops making use of the Beehive building and other historic gems. The green respite of Rosalind Park is a hub for share bikes allowing residents and visitors to move leisurely around the city. Along Pall Mall past the majestic Shamrock, Old Post Office and Law Courts into the dessert of our city where the restored Vahland Fountain presides with grandeur over this space. Continuing north on our goldfields history and faith tour we come to the bookend to the city, St Kil-

Bendigo continues to evolve and grow – it is an innovative city, a smart city, a thinking city, a welcoming city – this is not new it has been happening since the goldrush. Faith tourism is bringing new economies to Bendigo with faith tours reinvigorating our tourism assets as Aspire shares stories of our goldfields past. Faith tourism is real and in fact the fastest growing tourism sector in the world. Bendigo

faith communities are working together to drive this new economy. The Faith on the Goldfields Interpretative Centre welcomes locals and visitors to experience the many faith assets our region is home to: The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Chinese Museum and Joss House, Karen Monastery, Islamic Mosque, Greek Orthodox Church, Jewish Community, Coptic Monastery, and the many varied Christian churches built in the goldfields. The Aspire Precinct’s Library Learning Resource Centre and business innovation hub attracts different people to work together to socialise and communicate in an inclusive environment. They work on social projects to make real change with support of large and small partnering businesses in a think tank approach that is generating strong economic and social outcomes. Education is a large part of the precinct, with year five and six students from across Australia experiencing an immersive program in the Faith on the Goldfields interpretive centre. As part of their curriculum they are learning from the stories of our past and relating this into their current day and how it will help create their future. I relax after this satisfying three course dinner, with a coffee, of course. Bendigo’s coffee culture is still thriving in 2020. I reflect on the great strides Bendigo has made in the past four years with the culmination of iconic projects in tourism, education and health. I also say a quiet thanks to the men and women of the past who started the building of our great city from the mud of the goldfields, to the citizens today who are working together to pay homage to this past and create an inspired future.

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bendigo AGE NO BARRIER: Electric motors in road bikes could help on hills. FAMILY EVENT: The caravan show is indoors for winter. TOO often, controversy and the sport of cycling go hand in hand, but a recent upset could actually be an exciting breakthrough for everyday riders. Last year the cyclist who won a world class cyclocross event was found to have an electric motor in her bike and disqualified. That followed an incident a couple of years ago during a Tour de France time trial. At the time, a rider was accused of using an electric motor hidden in the frame of his bike, but nothing was ever proven. Electric bikes are not new on the scene of cycling; they have been used in the recreational and commuter cycling scene for some years. The bikes are generally heavier and quite clunky because they have to accommodate a motor in a front hub or rear wheel and stow a battery pack either on a pack rack or along the seat post. While the cycling purists will

surely disagree, the idea that electric motors and batteries that can be hidden inside the frame is really exciting. Even the most non-competitive rider delights at some stage in going far and fast. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t prefer a tail wind to a head or cross wind and enjoys the environmentally assisted ride. The prospect of sleek electric motors in road bikes opens the prospect of people being able to experience the joy of group riding well into their senior years, or beyond injury or disability. That small assistance could get you over the crest of a hill with the bunch or enable you to push into a blistering head wind and hold your place in a younger peleton. Although we’re starting to see such technology through controversy in competition, much research and development is yet

required before it makes its way to everyday riders on road bikes. Commuter bikes are not expected to be ridden as fast as a road bike and don’t need to cater for as a wide a range or gears or variable cadence. It’s also interesting that the world governing body for the sport, the International Cycling Union is using heat sensing camera technology to detect motors in the professional peleton. Heat dispersion may be another challenge that needs to be overcome before they become consumer technology. At the moment, the notion of electric motors in road bikes elicits cries of cheating. But there is always good to be found in every dark cloud. It is all a matter of perspective and looking at how a much broader community can benefit. Looking forward to seeing you on the road soon God willing. - Edward Barkla

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Mall proposal applauded

The Bendigo Weekly correctly points out that voters want vision from the political parties (“Voters want vision”, May 20). One of the problems we face with our political system is that the four-year election cycle means that politicians tend to focus on issues of concern now rather than looking ahead to problems or trends which are coming. A forward thinking government, looking to the bigger picture, might have been able to halt the decline in our manufacturing sector, or build up a substantial sovereign fund at the height of the mining boom. The issue currently emerging over the horizon is climate change. But because it doesn’t tend to sit in the top five concerns of voters, it constantly gets relegated to the back burner as parties argue about education, jobs and infrastructure. Yet climate change is already bearing down on us. In northern Victoria, global warming means hotter summers, less water in our rivers (with the likelihood of more outbreaks of blue green algae), and longer fire seasons. There will be economic impacts on farming. To give one example: according to research from the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre, we have a “new climate” as climatic zones are moving south. The centre’s analysis shows that rainfall zones have moved by up to 400 kilometres and rainfall patterns have changed in the Mallee, North Central and Riverina. A shift in seasonal rainfall will impact on grain output and hence farmer’s livelihoods and regional economies. Just this week, researchers at James Cook University in Queensland warned that this will be the last federal election where policies can be created to give the Great Barrier Reef a “chance to survive the impacts of climate change”. Yet climate change has barely got a mention in the election campaign so far. The government continues to run a campaign to scare voters by suggesting the ALP and the Greens will form an alliance and introduce a new carbon tax. The community deserves better than party politics on an issue which will impact on all of us. It deserves the right to have clear policies put forward by all parties so they can decide who will best lead us towards a safe climate: one that will protect our land, our economy and our lifestyles in coming decades. Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth, 53 Parker Street, Castlemaine, 3450

I applaud urban planning student Janine Coffey for her Bendigo Weekly, May 20 front page article “Stop Gap” that has sound merit to increase lagging patronage. In addition a simple answer in conjunction with such a proposal is to demolish the Hargreaves Mall and bring the whole shopping precinct to life like a human body that needs a heart and soul. In May 2005 I brought back from Middletown, Ohio the draft demolition plans from their council’s city engineer. It was at that time the City of Greater Bendigo were to embark on an $8.5 million redevelopment of our mall. Sadly the material was simply dumped into a rubbish bin. A public backlash saw changes to the financial arrangements funding this rather slow re-development with many traders simply going to the wall. The expenditure did reduce to $5.8m, but then crept up to about $7.7m with so many muckups over these past 10 years being deplorable. Open the mall to slow oneway traffic from Williamson Street to Mitchell Street (where there are lights to enable “flow”). Install handicapped bays along that side of the mall enabling those who need access due to disabilities to get close to shops. Encourage more parking in the car parks by reducing the charges (made up by increased patronage) – after all walking a short distance does no harm to one’s health either. George Flack, Eppalock Ward Candidate

Out of control I am gob smacked by council’s budget for 2016/17. Your headline “Hey Big Spender” Bendigo Weekly, May 6 was right on the money. Council is certainly spending big on employee benefits. According to the 2015/16 budget, councillors approved 661.24 full time equivalent staff. Now full time equivalent employees are forecast to rise to 699 persons, from 2015/16 numbers, in this year’s budget. That is an absolutely outrageous increase. But don’t be misled, the full time equivalent staff numbers are not the total number of staff. The actual number of staff employed (full time, part time and casual) at the City of Greater Bendigo actually exceeds 1030. Councillors appear to be unwilling or powerless to stop the out of control train wreck. Their failure to act appears to be in direct con-

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travention of their responsibilities under Section 3 of the Local Government Act 1989. But that’s not all, the other is the cost. When you divide the number of full time equivalent employees into the forecast employee costs for the 2016/17 year you find that the average total salary for each staff member is almost $87,000 a year. Those 37 extra staff will cost ratepayers about an additional $3.2 million on our rates next year. Be aware that the unelected CEO and directors have negotiated an unsustainable EBA which guarantees annual rises of about 3.8 per cent. This is when the average annual increase in national workforce salaries is about 2.1 per cent. And what increase in basic council services do ratepayers receive for this huge increase? A $10 million reduction in funds for essential road works. It is way past the time for not just an employment freeze but also a reduction in the over generous EBA agreement. Make sure your existing councillor gets the message before they vote on the budget at the June council meeting. Colin Burns, Strathfieldsaye

Last every time There’s been a lot of talk about the preference deals of major parties with the Greens in this election, and even talk of them forming government in the event of a hung

parliament. The Greens are toxic to Australia. They block industries that provide jobs, they drive up electricity prices and taxes, and they lock people out of public land. People are their last priority. I want everyone to know that our party will put the Greens last every time. David Leyonhjelm Liberal Democrats Senator for NSW Suite 405, 19 Roseby St, Drummoyne

Thank you Bendigo I am writing to say a big thank you to the local residents and all road users for their patience and support while we carried out major improvement works on sections of McIvor Highway and Chapel Street over recent weeks. During this time we have: • Remodelled the intersection to include additional turning lanes at McIvor Highway/Reservoir Road/ Powells Avenue. • Renewed the deck and strengthened the bridge near the Grassy Flat reservoir. • Undertaken major asphalt resurfacing works along McIvor Highway and Chapel Street. Significantly, by closing parts of McIvor Highway, we were able to complete the works much sooner and safer than alternative methods. We have also refreshed the linemarking through other parts of the city, extending to Kangaroo Flat and Big Hill (where you may notice the new yellow reflective markers).

All these improvement works are now effectively completed and in the next few months, we will be carrying out more major resurfacing works along the Strathfieldsaye Road. So again, thanks to everyone for your support... we are doing our best to look after your roads and safety. Mal Kersting, VicRoads Regional Director

More crossings As a councillor for the ward of Eppalock, I am extremely concerned about the lack of pedestrian crossings on our busy roads. From Edwards Road, all the way through the five ways roundabout at Somerville/Sternberg Street up to Mitchell Street lights on Miller Street is a long way from one set of traffic lights to the next; so too from Ellis Street lights to McIvor Road along Sternberg Street, there are no safe places to cross. When will this problem be fixed? What will it take to initiate action? I have observed the traffic along these busy streets become heavier over the years, and, as council’s Integrated Traffic and Land Use Strategy calls for more active transport options, wouldn’t it be a good idea for a state funded investigation into safe crossing options along these routes? Cr Helen Leach, Eppalock Ward

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WITH all the rightful fuss that’s been made this week about two significant election commitments by the Labor party, should it win the federal election, one of this city’s most important and culturally significant projects continues to be overlooked. No one could argue with the merits of the expansion of the Bendigo RSL Soldiers Memorial Institute or the redevelopment of the Bendigo Tennis Association’s Nolan Street complex, but the Aspire Foundation’s bold plan to establish Australia’s first interfaith precinct cannot be allowed to become an opportunity lost. The Aspire Precinct project is as visionary as it is exciting for Bendigo and for the region. A $15 million hub is planned for the high profile site sandwiched between the magnificent Sacred Heart Cathedral and the city’s major thoroughfare – High Street, just 400 metres or so from Charing Cross. A federal contribution of $5m represents the missing link between the dream and the reality. Aspire’s supporters are many and include the Victorian government which has already allocated the project $5m. Its high profile champions include former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer AC, former Victorian premier John Brumby, Howard Nathan QC, and philanthropic businessman and former Bendigo resi-

dent Gerry Ryan OAM. Economic analysis claims that more than 100 jobs would be created out of the construction, overall benefits arising from construction are said to be $39.58m The Aspire precinct looms as an educational precinct, a melting pot where faith-based tourism meets local history, where community meeting spaces meet hospitality venues, and where one of the most high-profile sites in Bendigo is given an opportunity to reach its rich potential. The Aspire precinct is not just something Bendigo wants. It is something we need. In the tumultuous times of religious and cultural division, uncertainty and even ignorance, this precinct is an opportunity to curate a space that offers a lesson in cultural diversity. It could be a place that students travel to in order to learn more about the variety of faiths represented within the precinct. Their learnings will become increasingly important to a society that needs to be more tolerant, understanding and accepting. As a former Supreme Court Justice and one of the academics who wrote the first manifesto against the White Australia Policy, Mr Nathan spoke passionately about the importance of the Aspire precinct upon being appointed as a patron of the Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foun-

dation in March. He pointed out cultural initiatives designed to promote cohesion and resilience were a vital part of our social infrastructure. Interfaith and race relations have changed immeasurably for the better since we wrote the manifesto against the immigration policy of the time. This is reinforced when we think of the enrichment this country has had from newcomers from all sources. The Aspire Precinct will be a significant marker in our local history and will provide boundless opportunities for interfaith education and collaboration that are unrivalled anywhere in Australia. If the Aspire precinct is going to happen, action is needed now. We are three weeks into a federal election campaign and political radars are never more finely tuned. Bipartisan support for all three projects would be ideal, but the coalition remains silent thus far. The City of Greater Bendigo has signalled its strong support for the two projects it has submitted to the the National Stronger Region Fund, and has welcomed Labor’s support. However both the City, and our election candidates, has been less vocal in support for the Aspire precinct. Aspire’s supporters are also seeking funding from the same program, and the project is arguably the most exciting of the trio so many in Bendigo want to see become reality.

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Secretary, Bendigo Interfaith Council “SHOES off please” was the request at each place of worship visited during the Bendigo Interfaith Council’s recent trip to Shepparton. By the end of the day, participants wished they’d thought to wear slip-on shoes. Twenty-five people travelled to Shepparton, visiting the Turkish, Afghani and Iraqi mosques, the Sikh Gurduara and the Jewish synagogue historical display at the local museum. They also paid a brief visit to the Queens Gardens, where preparations were under way for a Buddhist festival later that evening. Chris Parnell, secretary of the Shepparton Interfaith Network, was a very informative and helpful guide and the group was met with

a warm welcome at each venue. The Turkish cultural centre and mosque opened in 1984 and provides a gathering place for about 200 families in the Goulburn Valley region. As many are now second and third generation,

several thousand members of each of these communities in the region. At the Gurduara, the visitors were required to cover their hair, as is the Sikh practice. They learned something of the history and teachings of the Sikh religion and ex-

They learned something of the history and teachings of the Sikh religion the Imam’s addresses are delivered in Arabic and Turkish and translated into English. This is a Sunni Muslim mosque, whereas the Afghani and Iraqi mosques are both Shia. Members were busy in these two centres, decorating for a celebration the following day of the birthday of Muhammad al-MahdiIn, the 12th Imam. There are

perienced a little of the worship practice. The hospitality extended to a vegetarian lunch, served by members of the Sikh community. Many in the group ate in the traditional way – from a seated position on the floor. Others opted for the comfort of table and chairs. There has been no synagogue in Shepparton since

1966, but there was once about 60 Jewish families in the region. In 2015, a marker was unveiled at the site where the small synagogue once stood. Unfortunately road works prevented the group from visiting the site, but they were able to see photographs and read the history during a brief visit to the Shepparton Museum. The last stop of the tour was at the Queen’s Gardens, where a number of volunteers were decorating the space with colourful flags and lanterns for the Vesak festival, when Buddhists observe and recollect together the Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing away. Everyone agreed that the trip was a great learning experience, as well as a chance to meet new people.

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HERE has been a major shift in the household on two counts. The first is of a gender issue, the other is a vocal restriction. But they have a link. Our friendly Golden Wyandotte hen turned out to be a Golden Wyandotte cockerel, and believe me now he knows he’s certainly crowing about it. We didn’t want a cockerel, but he came in disguise as a youngster. It wasn’t a particularly good transaction, we bought four hens, one died and one is a cock. So a 50 per cent fail. Colin/Kevin the cockerel (we can’t decide which) started squawking a few weeks ago, but now he is in full voice. This week his first crow is at 6.50am, but he seems to go on for most of the day. Think he’s a bit muddled up. There is still a novelty factor at the moment, but come summer when he’s bellowing at 5am I don’t think it will be so amusing. Time will tell. It’s quite amusing still, most notably how the old hens, one in particular, has moved in with Colin/Kevin. No doubt her hormones are charged and awakened. He is bigger than all of them, and is quite a magnificent animal. The second major shift involves the long-suffering Mrs Kendall. She lost her voice. I can say now that this has been an absolute bonus. In the car I used to have to forego listening to the ABC

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and listen to Radio Mrs K, such was the constant stream of comment. Now she has either been off sick from work or quite silent in the passenger seat. This is unheard of. Usually there is a full-on blow-byblow account of the day ahead or the day past or what’s on the side of the road or who has been annoying her on the radio or on the TV or at work, but now nothing. Just a bit of a squawk now and again and a pointed finger at what is troubling her. Of course I realise this is only temporary relief, but believe me I am taking full advantage of it. There is a hint of return to normal, so I bet when the time is right, Mrs K will be speaking

twice as fast to catch up on all of the missed words. Zip the half-useless kelpie has noticed the difference too and seems to be wilfully ignoring all whispered commands, even though we know he can hear because he comes like a rocket when Mrs K says “bone” or “bacon”. Now we come to the link, perhaps an obvious one. When Colin/Kevin was just learning and Mrs K was in the throes of her illness, I had a problem working out which one was which. But I am sure I will find out soon when Mrs K catches up with me. - Steve Kendall Twitter@stevekendall1

E’RE getting so sophisticated in Bendigo the late night entertainment scene could justifiably be described as louche. The venue for the latest excursion into late night entertainment is the Ulumbara Theatre which will be hosting a series of Supper Clubs. Supper clubs are synonymous with intimacy and a series of events are coming up featuring an eclectic array of performers in a cosy cabaret setting. From sultry French love songs to the coolest jazz, to Australia’s most beautiful folk rock, the Supper Club promises to allure and please in many ways. A ticket to the Supper Club includes passage into the uniquely designed room created behind the curtain at Ulumbarra Theatre where you

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OT many gigs start at 10am on a Tuesday. But if you’re looking for something a bit different – and part of a great cause – head to the Morley Johnson building in Mitchell Street next Tuesday. The Trinity Cruisers will be playing at the launch of the Mind Recovery College, Bendigo Campus. The Trinity Cruisers formed at Mind Australia’s Community Services in Wangaratta in 2011 and have previously played at Mind events in Melbourne, Adelaide and Wangaratta. In 2014 they released a five-track CD as part of a project aimed at breaking down stigma, creating supportive networks and helping boost confidence and quality of life for people with mental ill-health issues. It all started with Cat Hazell-Johansen singing and playing guitar at community lunches at Mind Wangaratta. Nathan Hetherington soon joined Cat on lead guitar and writes much of the Trinity Cruisers’ material. Jacqueline Francis, another member since the early days

said: “Music makes me relaxed. It helps focus on something positive and gives me a reason to get out of bed.” The Trinity Cruisers play mainly original material. “We love to perform, share stories with energy and passion and show our audience what real-life recovery is all about,” Francis said. Tomorrow night central Victoria’s leading Anglo-Celtic-Aussie cover band, Iffy Pop, will be brightening the lives of punters at the Axedale Tavern. Expect fine renditions of numerous hits of the last 50-odd years from the two Daves and bandmates. From 7.30pm. Local metal heavyweights, Stone Djoser have been recording in Bendigo. The as-yet unnamed 10 or 11 track album will feature all originals including Psychotic Daydream, The Calling and Just Give Me Some. Guitarist Josh Ratcliffe says it will be released in the next two to three months. Alt-indie-garage-punk trio Kerr’s Cur will be recording their first full-length of-

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fering in mid-June. Currently titled Debut the album will feature 13 original tracks. Saturday, June 11 sees Melbournians the New Savages play at the Golden Vine as part of their 24 date national tour. Described as having a “Mississippi hill country blues kind of sound” the duo will be supported by another exciting pairing, Rattlin’ Bones Blackwood and Colin Thompson’s Highway 79. – Simon Wooldridge

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will enjoy delicious food platters and quality wines along with the entertainment The first performance features the Baby et Lulu live band who will have you swaying and dancing and ordering another bottle of vin rouge. Other acts to follow are Vince Jones, My Friend the Chocolate Cake and Mick Thomas. Baby et Lulu 8pm Saturday, May 28. Phone 5434 6100. Web: gotix@bendigo.vic.gov.au


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ROWING up in the backblocks of rural Zambia, surrounded by the turmoil and terror of Rhodesia’s civil wars and the constant uncertainty of post-colonialism, life is never dull for Alexandra Fuller. As the daughters of an English-born farmer and his Anglo-Kenyan wife, Fuller and her sister learn to negotiate a hazardous landscape, potentially lethal wildlife, rampant diseases and political volatility. Complicating the mix is their mother’s emotional instability and both parents’ excessive drinking and financial recklessness. Nothing prepares the girls, however, for life in the wider world. Beyond the relative comfort of her father’s various farms, as a young wife living with her American adventurer husband in the capital, Lusaka, Fuller first encounters the unfamiliar insecurity of feeling alien. With each new life event – the birth of her children, the family’s move to the US, the couple’s search for work and acquisition of a mortgage – Fuller’s discomfort escalates. Emotionally distanced from her husband, she begins to wonder if their marriage can survive the pitfalls of a materi-

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ally driven Western existence in a culture completely at odds with her simplistic upbringing. In Leaving Before the Rains Come Fuller grapples with the possibility that the union is beyond salvation: “Ours (has) contracted into a grocerylist relationship – finances, children, housekeeping,” she writes. She describes the loneliness and isolation of first-time motherhood and the lack of support that leaves her floundering. At the same time she questions her own identity. No-longer truly African, she finds herself caught somewhere between her youth in tropical southern Africa and her adulthood in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming and Idaho, distanced physically from one place but never quite fully acclimatised to the other. Fuller’s frank assessment of her uncomfortable circumstances creates a memoir that is likely to trigger self-examination in many readers and prompt some to review their own choices. – Rosalea Ryan

ICKETS are now on sale for the musical comedy The Addams Family, brought to you by the Bendigo Theatre Company. The company will be bringing innovative state-of the-art digital projection – the likes of which are seen on professional stages around the world – a first for the company. Bendigo Theatre Company co-director Vern Wall said rehearsals are in full swing. “We have a crazy cast and we are ahead of schedule already which will make for a brilliant show,” he said. “Bring your family to meet our kooky family. “It’s a fabulously entertaining show, that everyone will enjoy.” The Bendigo-first production

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OSTER and Allen, Ireland’s most famous and successful duo, are coming to Bendigo in June. Mick Foster and Tony Allen have been performing together for more than 30 years, and this will be their 18th trip to Australia. These charismatic singers have been performing their unique blend of easy listening and folk music all over the world and their popularity is proven by their record sales. Between them they have sold 20 million records, making them one of Ireland’s biggest entertain-

ment exports, in the same league as U2, Enya, Boyzone and The Corrs. With this tour they will release their 27th album Celebration which celebrates Foster and Allen’s 40 years as a performing, touring and recording duo. This new album features two duets with The Chieftans and Sir Jimmy Shand and his band. Foster and Allen play the Ulumbarra Theatre on Sunday, June 5. Book on 5434 6100 or www. gotix.com.au

will be staged at Ulumbarra from Thursday, June 30 until Sunday, July 3, with both matinee and evening performances. Tickets can be bought through gotix.com.au The Bendigo Theatre Compa-

ny’s last production, Mary Poppins, sold out weeks before the show, so theatre-goers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. For more information go to bendigotheatrecompany.org

THE BTC CREW: All set for the Addams Family. Photos: ALANA BOULTON

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UR first administration here at Bendigo had been regulated from the Mount Alexander or the Castlemaine goldfield. Castlemaine already had a well established government administration and the first appeals from the Bendigo Creek diggings were made to the gold commissioners to the south for some form of protection. A lawless element, possibly exconvicts from Tasmania, had found their way to the infant Bendigo diggings and the ordinary folk were feeling vulnerable having no official government protection. A 70-year-old magistrate, Captain Stewart, had been sent to Bendigo. Accompanying him was a man almost half his age, J T Saunders, who was his assistant. These two new arrivals for the government camp were to be, like everyone else, domiciled in tents. The government camp had only recently moved from the Golden Gully area to Camp Hill between Commissioners Gully and the Bendigo Creek. Police magistrate Captain Stewart was camped very close to the tent of youthful goldfield commissioner Joseph Anderson Panton. The aging Captain Stewart kept very much to himself. Captain Stewart was transferred from his Bendigo duties to go the western district of the colony of Victoria, according to Joseph Panton, who felt sorry for a man of that age camping out in all weather and according to him, he was feeble at that. Henry (Tony) Foster had been sent to fill the police magistrate position which Captain Stewart’s transfer had created. In his recollections of a Victorian Police Officer, John Sadlier who was also for a time at Bendigo wrote: “Foster seemed never at

IN CHARGE: Lachlan MacLachlan after a painting by CW Foster. Bendigo Art Gallery.

rest. He paid little attention to office work; allowed his juniors to do as they pleased, while he himself was dashing in and out after lawbreakers, chiefly of the sly grog selling tribe. He had a squad of special constables in whom he trusted, but these fellows played all sorts of tricks on him, with the result that all his plans miscarried.” Mr Sadlier mentioned that these special constables were, “corrupt beyond measure”. Fortunately for the force this squad was broken up by the new chief commissioner. Lachlan MacLachlan succeeded Henry Foster here at Bendigo so it is easy to under-

stand that this new appointee had his work cut out, to put things right. Fortunately for MacLachlan he was to be aided by a rather talented man. Of great assistance was Simon O’Neill, their team work was formidable. Mr O’Neill was a detective who in 1853 was only 25, and had spent some time in Tasmania, so he was familiar with the traits and methods that a proportion of these ex-convicts used. There were a significant number of these ticket of leave men who followed the various gold rushes and some plied their previous trade on the unsuspecting new chum gold diggers. Detective O’Neill, had, like police magistrate MacLachlan, a very retentive memory for faces. Because of his conscientiousness and amazing talent he rose rapidly in the force. Before a case was heard detective O’Neill would have done his homework on the accused and worked hand in glove with MacLachlan as to how the arrested man was to be handled in court. If the accused was considered a real undesirable with an unsavoury past record, then MacLachlan would place his monocle over his eye and coldly stare at the man in the dock. The play between O’Neill and MacLachlan would then come to pass and some serious psychological intimidation in the court room would take place. MacLachlan could well say, “This district is not big enough for the two of us, one of us must leave Sir! Which shall it be?” Naturally the only answer under these circumstances was obvious, otherwise the arrested person would be in contempt. Finally MacLachlan might have said, “Detective O’Neill if this person has not left the district in 24 hours then arrest him.”

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1 hour a week is all that is needed to improve the quality of life and self-esteem of adults with a diagnosed mental illness through one-to-one friendship with a caring volunteer

Natural Health Consultant Carolyn Jardine

Compeer supports their volunteers each step of the way: • Obligation free information sessions • Free training and Ongoing support

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1 hour Massage $50 90 min Massage $75 Call Maxine 0418 369 685 BEAUTY SERVICES

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EMPLOYMENT

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ROMANS 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Cook Din Fung Dumpling Restaurant is seeking cook who specialises in Asian cuisine. The right applicant is preferred to have experience in an Asian restaurant. This is a full time position.

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QUALIFIED CHEF AND KITCHEN STAFF

Food distribution:

Din Fung Dumpling Restaurant is seeking a full time restaurant manager. Relevant experience in the hospitality industry is preferred.

No nights and no split shifts but must be available to work weekends.

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Email your resume to: mandy@edwardsprovidore.com.au

E: dinfungdumpling@gmail.com 14 Pall Mall, Bendigo VIC 3550

EMPLOYMENT

General Manager

Community Meals and Soup Kitchens:

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Restaurant Manager

Experienced applicants must be friendly, passionate and have a love for local produce.

Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre: 2 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 9amnoon. Victory Op Shop: 10am-4pm weekdays. 110 Garsed St. Bendigo. 5443 5998. Anglican Giving and Living Op Shop: Shed 3, 75 Beischer Street, Bendigo. Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm. Ph: 0418 303 489

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. Eaglehawk Community House: Bright Street, Eaglehawk. 5446 8322. All welcome to join us for a meal on Tuesdays 12 noon and again at 6pm (during school terms). 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. 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).

E: dinfungdumpling@gmail.com 14 Pall Mall, Bendigo VIC 3550

Edwards Providore are seeking a

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A fantastic opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s best family businesses in the dynamic, global poultry industry. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the General Manager – Plant Operations will play the lead role in managing all aspects of food processing and manufacturing at the Hazeldene’s Lockwood Plant site. The incumbent will be an excellent communicator with a solid operations background, experience in managing a large scale and diverse food manufacturing operation, underpinned by well-developed core management skills. To be successful in this role you will have: • Tertiary qualifications in a Manufacturing/Operations and Management discipline •

7+ years’ experience in a in a key leadership/management role at a food manufacturing facility

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Services Offered BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Complete bathroom makeovers & alterations. 34 yrs exp by qual tradesman. Servicing Bendigo - Castlemaine & surrounding districts. FREE Quote phone Rod Cox 0419 267 672 or 4406 6019. BENDIGO CANVAS WORKS We replace skirts in poptop caravans, quality work at cheaper prices. Ph Jan 0412 806 772

BLOCK SPLITTING & CHAINSAW WORK . Phone Damian 0428830845 or 5448 8129.

BLOCKED DRAINS Same day service Ph 1800 630 922

BRICKLAYERS all types of brick and block work, chimneys and fireplaces. Ph 5446 7057 or 0418 370 917 or 0458 438 930 CARPENTRY MAINTENANCE Ph Pete 0418 838 861

CAR REMOVALS Ph 0402 775 329

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

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

CONCRETER

Driveways, Sheds Paths, Crossovers etc. 40 years experience Free Quotes

Ph. 0428 381 925 CONCRETER All aspects of conreting Free quotes. No job too big or small. Ph Shane 0487 309 988

CONCRETING

Cameron Concrete Domestic & Commercial. For all your concrete requirements.. Call Rod 0400 611 016 Free Quotes & advice. 30 years experience

CONCRETING

Driveways, Paths, Sheds. No job too small Free Quotes Dennis: 0427 858 081

GARDEN MAINTENANCE Quality Work, Mowing & ride on, Weed Spraying, Rose Pruning, and All General Maintenance. Neil 0427 301 401 GARDEN MAINTENANCE Prompt, Reliable Quality Services Phone Matthew Flack 0412 946 813

JORDAN RAMAGE LANDSCAPING For all Outdoor Improvements Ph 0434 933 277 ABN 45791848516

LAWN Mowing - Edges trimmed, grass removed Handyman Repairs, Rubbish Removal, Ride on Mowing also avail. From $35 p/hour Ph Tony 0412 824 690

LAWN MOWER REPAIRS

Free pick up & delivery in Bendigo area, by qualified small engine mechanic. Bendigo Onsite Servicing Ph 0438 544 789 LAWNS, TREES, HEDGES and shrubs cut and trimmed. Rubbish Removed, & Free quotes. Phone Ron 5446 9833

LOCAL REMOVALIST loading to/from Cairns approx 20th June Contact steve @ Stress less moves 0427 046 001

PANEL BEATING Spray painting, rust repairs. 25 yrs experience, cheap rates. Ph 5443 1710 or 0401 915 906. PLASTER & PAINTING BUILDING RESTORATION GLENN has been in the industry for over 15 years & is highly experienced in all aspects of plastering, painting and building restoration. All jobs,all sizes. Pensioner discounts & free quotes.Call Glenn Snell on 0402 463 138.

AIR CONDITIONING

BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING

Gas heaters should be serviced yearly to keep them running SAFELY & EFFICIENTLY So, for peace of mind this winter call

TempTech

AIR CONDITIONING

Nathan: 0407 972 717 bendigotemptech@hotmail.com Servicing all of Central Victoria • Pensioner discounts avail. Registered Licence No. 47315

ANTENNAS

LITTLE RIPPER Digger Service

Trenching, Rotary Hoeing, Post Holes, Levelling 4 in one bucket,Tipper Hire. Ph: Glenn or Donna

5446 7163 or 0418 510 074

$35 per hr / $30 pen (inc. take away clippings). Delivery of Garden Products Spraying (Roundup) $35 per hr/ $30 pen Rubbish Removal $80 per load/$70 pen (incl tip fee $35) for 7x4 square box trailer. NO tyres or rock/clean fill. Cash only Ph Mick 0407 448 249

PLASTERER EXPERIENCED LOCAL PLASTERER

Rates from $35p/h Pensioner 10% Disc. • Holes Patched • Renovations • Painting

PJ TAYLOR

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Bobcat & Tipper Hire Backhoe Trenching Post Hole Borer

BLOCK SPLITTING & CHAINSAW WORK Ph Damian 0428 830 845 or 5448 8129.

Lawn Mowing, Whipper Snipping

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BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING

THE MAINTENANCE MAN Prompt & reliable service, done with honesty & pride. Small jobs a specialty, free quotes Phone Ian 0417 337 424

Site Clearing Driveways Excavation Laser Levelling Rubbish Removal

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• Canvas Awnings • Roman Blinds • Vertical Drapes • Holland Blinds • Ziptrak Patio Blinds • Venetian Blinds • Roller Shutters • Security Doors

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BUILDERS

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ALL CLEANING SERVICES • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning from….. $65 • Windows From …………….............…$50 • Bond Cleaning Incl Carpets from…….$350 • Office Cleans from………...............…..$60 Call Emmanuel in Bendigo

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All work guaranteed, and fully insured

BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING • 1.7 Tonne Mini Digger on Trailer • 900, 450, 300mm Buckets Plus Ripper • Post Hole Auger 300 & 450mm available • 5 Tonne Excavator Available for Hire • Free Delivery & Pick up in Strathfieldsaye (1.7 Tonne Machine Only)

Ph 0429 171 697 E: favcoinfo@bigpond.com

BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING

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SEPTIC TANK SEWER TREATMENT PLANTS Supplied and installed PIC LICENCED

0418 508 993

Licenced drainer 31741

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BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING

Sherlock Soil Works Excavator Bobcat Tipper • Post Holes • Trenches • Site Cleans • Pools • Driveways • Site Cuts • 5 ton Excavator with Post Hole Attachment and Rock Breaker

James Sherlock Ph: 0407 472 775

sherlocksoilworks@hotmail.com

BOOKKEEPING

HIGH PRESSURE

INCLUDES CONCRETE, SURFACES, DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, POOL AREAS. CONCRETE RESURFACING REMOVAL OF GRAFFITI AND STAINS CONCRETE AND PAVING SEALING

CLEANING

PH: 0499 847 304

COMPUTERS

on call computer maintenance • Systems built • Repairs and upgrades • Network and internet connections • Virus and Spyware removal

Jeoff Milne 5447 2476 Mob 0425 728 336

CV BOOKKEEPING SERVICES MYOB  PAYROLL  BAS  ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE / PAYABLE Contact Joy: 0478 075 027 Email: joycvbs@gmail.com

iThings Bendigo Best onsite support of Apple products in Bendigo. Helping your iPhone, iPad, MacBook and iMac work seamlessly.

Set up • Training • Support Integration • Problem solving Call Rob on 0457 803 207 or email rob@ithingsbendigo.com www.ithingsbendigo.com


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Services Offered CONCRETING

GARDEN SERVICES

KITCHENS

PAINTERS / DECORATORS

HARD YARDZ CONCRETING & MAINTENANCE SERVICE 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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• Pattern paving • Driveways • Crossovers • Sleeper walls

FREE QUOTES John 0409 439 414 ELECTRICIANS

GREG SMITH ELECTRICIAN

Painter & Decorator YOUR FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL AND QUALITY PAINTER FOR ALL TYPES OF PAINTING

Tired of Waiting for a Tradesman

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Big Area Lawn Mowing

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Cam Carter

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Domestic/Industrial Large/Small Blocks Fence Lines/Fire Breaks Weed Spraying (Large/Small)

4 Seasons Garden Care • Hedges Trimmed & Shaped • Pruning of Roses, Shrubs & Fruit Trees • Garden Maintenance

FREE QUOTES, 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE Phone 0429 002 678

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Safety Inspections 5 & 10yr Inspections Scheduled Servicing Breakdown Service Repairs & parts Available Servicing Central Victoria www.ssteaccess.com.au

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NIXON’S FENCING CONTRACTOR CON R& SHEEP WORK

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LANDSCAPING

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Stuart Erwin 0407 667 900 Cameron Rogister 0411 956 937

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Rubbish RubbishRemoval Removal Pruning Pruning

for a free quote call Malcolm at: Phone: (03) 54393799 Mobile: 0401 337 083

MOBILE BATHROOMS

ARE YOU RENOVATING? MOBILE BATHROOM FOR HIRE

Services Offered

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NO JOB TOO SMALL • Carpentry • Tiling • Painting • Plastering • Pergolas • Decks

CALL PETER 0409 422 271 Email: bhmpeter@hotmail.com

Formally “Spider Sprayers”

PET CREMATIONS

LANDSCAPING

Specialising in Landscape construction

Rubbish Call for a Removal free quote Ph Mark 0434 835 984

PEST CONTROL

PH: 0418 822 911

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• Qualified tradesmen • Landscaping • Commercial and residential property maintenance

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

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WE PICK UP AND DELIVER YOUR THINGS. NOW ALSO WITH 3 TONNE TRUCK

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For Sale Local Classifieds 4 WHEEL walker for elderly . $40 Phone 0400 118 953 AB swing in good cond $10 Ph 4433 1197

Store Well with Stilwell

GAS 4 burner hot plates, working order $40 phone 5449 6600

ROASTING dish with lid stainless steel vgc $30 Ph 5447 7275

TRAILER Axle and spin set, GC $90 Ph 0418 507 190

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HAY & STRAW Rolls & Little Squares. Delivery available Maiden Gully Ph 0438 373 291

CHILDS scooter 12 inch Malvern Star vgc $40 Phone 0428 353 921

WEIGHT Set, 6ft barbell, 2 hand bells, 180lbs asst weights $99 5439 3607

SHARP Panasonic Video Camera & accessories $50 Ph 5439 6472

WESTINGHOUSE bar fridge 2yo Good Cond $50 Ph 0472 975 289

SHREDDER paper/card x 2 with bin $30 for both. Phone 0466 269 948

WORK bench $75 Phone 5439 3607

Containers

AIR Conditioner, smr/wtr, 12 mths old, Kelvinator $100 Ph 0431 472 337

FORLE SA

BABY pusher and accessories, GC $30 Phone 0409 974 492.

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

DRY SPLIT REDGUM FIREWOOD

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

For further details Phone Clint 0427 349 549

BABYS cot quilt blue & yellow new $45 ono Phone 0428 353 921 BAR Stools, two types, quick sale as new $35 ech Ph 0456 559 678 BARBIE dolls x 2, boxed 1980's vintage new $70 for both Ph 5447 7275

BBQ Grill Mtr, 3 Burner, as new, Gas Bottle & cvr, $75 5444 5166

BEER fridge Kelvinator, good working condition free Ph 0428 231 516.

BENDIGO brick gutter bricks, terractotta x 26 $40 Ph 5442 5552 BLOCKOUT roller blind black, with fittings 1800 x 2100 $80 Ph 5442 5552 BLOWER vac shredder model GW270-XE 2200 watt $40 Ph 5447 7275 BOX of twenty books, mixed titles, $10 the lot 5448 4556 BUDGIES, lots of colours $12 Ph 0448 923 605.

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BUNK beds double exc cond incl single & dble mattresses, easy to assemble $99 Phone 0419 350 714. CEILING exhaust fan, Hellor $20 Phone 0400 118 953 CHILDRENS pom pom hats new $6 each Phone 0428 353 921 CHOOK pen treated pine, large door and latch $80 Ph 0448 923 605. DAIHATSU Accord 1993 best offer Ph 5443 8718 evenings only. DESK executive keyboard leveller Phone 5439 3607

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ELECTRONIC panel heater, full thremal ctrl, as new $80 Ph 0418 507 190 EUMIG Mark M super 8 projector works, with manual $50 5439 6472 EXTREME chilli sauces and chips Noble shed Showground markets Sue 0413030073 FERRET cage, medium size, opens at top with large door $30 Phone 0448 923 605.

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Red's Redgum firewood $120p/m. Pick Up or Delivery $145 Open 24/7. Phone 0427 353 939

PLANTS, camelias, parlour palms, monsterias, gardenias. Phone 0408 009 185

DOUBLE bed mattress exc cond free Phone 0432 466 010

FRAMED mirror height 100cm width 60cm $30 Phone 0419 513 976.

Recycled treated pine 8ft $4, 6ft $3; 4ft $2; 2ft & 1ft $1. All x 4" diameter Ph 0419 382 273

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

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FRIDGE Kelvinator Cyclic 300, good cond $40 Phone 5439 5046 FROZEN sleeping bag, 4 dresses, DVD, bathers tshirt $100 5447 4440.

GARDEN STRAW $3 per bale Ph 0411 783 679

SINGLE bedhead pine, colonial style gc $12 ono Ph 4433 1197 SINGLE wrought iron bed and mattress free Phone 0438 054 882 SOCK Pullerupper Trev at Bendigo market Sunday in Noble Pavilion. STROLLERS X 2, good cond, $5 each Phone 0409 974 492.

38, 200 copies every Friday PH 5440 2514

FLOWERING Bulbs, any kind Ph 0427 418 613

140 TROTTING TCE JUNORTOUN Saturday from 8am Moving house sale. Household items, shed & garden, furniture & much more.

FLORA HILL 2/164 NEALE STREET Sat 8am - 2pm furniture, knick knacks, something for everyone

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

TRACTOR Tyre (rear) to suit Frodson 14-9-26, 13inch rim Phone 0407 808 478

WANTED photo of kangaroo that was mascot for Kangaroo Flat Football Club approx 1946-1948 will pay $100 Ph 5442 2038

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TOP SOIL Lawn soil $30 p/m Garden Soil $40 p/m, includes local delivery 4, 6 and 10m avail. Garden rocks also avail. Phone 0418 306 548 or 0428 100 770

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The Time Gallery Buy/Sell/Repair All types of clocks & watches WATCH MAKER ON PREMISES Visit the shop at Bendigo Pottery Epsom or Phone John on 0405 210 020

CLEARING SALES

OIL heater, large, grey colour good cond $30 Phone 5439 5046 PANDORA charm, sterling silver, daisy, never worn $30 Ph 5443 4484

DOUBLE bed and base good cond free Phone 0432 466 010

With Manure $35 per/m delivered local 3m minimum. 6m & 10m avail. Bobcat & Excavator to hire. Ph 5446 7105 or 0428 507 846

ICEBOX suit camping 1m L by 500 H X 500 D exc cond $50 Phone 0400 118 953

Quality Dry Grey, Red Gum & Yellow Box Del $120/m Ph 0448 186 691

DOONA cover double size $20 Ph 5443 4484

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PUSH bikes X 4 suit children GC free Phone 0409 974 492. QUEEN bed slats and end, $65 Phone 0408 009 185 RED Bricks for sale and some white, 0.70c ech VGC Ph 0456 559 678

KITCHEN FOR SALE GRANITE BENCH TOP | TIMBER DOORS AND DRAWERS | OVER HEAD CUPBOARDS LARGE COOKER WITH RANGE HOOD | BOSCH DISHWASHER GREAT CONDITION | IN STORAGE READY TO GO | URGENT SALE

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Cumberland House B & B Bet Bet Betley Rd, Betley. (Property Sold) Directions: turn from Bendigo – Maryborough Rd onto Old Eddington Rd then into Bet Bet Betley Rd. Signs out on the day Items include: Collectables, bottles, tins, garden items, paintings, tables (coffee, kitchen & outdoor), chairs, 100 y/o Harvester, brass hearth surround, metal and wooden trunks, bath tubs, Soccer game table, Table Tennis Table, Shelving, cabinets, Queen bed, bunks, sgle beds, kitchen equipment, Baine Maries, 60 lts Dulux paint, timber window frames, slate tiles x 20 pkts, BBQ’s, Lge qty of near new bicycles, garden equip, workshop equipment and sundries Terms: Cash, EFTPOS on day of sale. Number system will apply and Photo ID will be required for registration. 10% Buyers Premium applies. No EFTpos charges

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BICHON frise pups 2 f, 3 m wormed, vet checked,microchipped, allergy free, no shedding, ready now $600 each Phone 0456155552 & 5 4 8 6 8 3 7 7 982000406013092 & 98200406013285 982000406012950 & 982000406012883 & 982000406010508

FREERANGE Hy-line Point of lay Pullets $20 each Phone 5435 7243 KIND TB mare 15.1 HH, 12 yo, she would excel in dressage or showing with a confident rider. Must sell due to work commitments. $1,500 Ph 0466 384 836.

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ADOPT-A-PET OPT A Chester

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Desexed Female , 3 years Marilyn has an adoring personality but would like to be the only cat in her new home. She will need to be kept inside to ensure that she does not develop sun damage. She is desexed and micro chipped and patiently waiting for her forever home.

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AUTO

motor good order lots of extras, $7,000 obo Phone 0418 193 703.

Jamie Hackett Motors Ph 5446 8635

MOTOR BIKES YAMAHA Virago 250 1993, reg to 26 Oct, as is cond, needs roadworthy $2,000 Phone 0459 045 440

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Head & gasket replacements clutch fitting engine fitting Rod 0400 290 789

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BIKES SOLD, TRADED & RECYCLED Spares and accessories. See Michael and John 67-69 Bridge Street, Bendigo 3550 LMCT 4761. Licenced second hand dealer.

Call 5446 1384 or 5446 1820 LMCT 10992 Wayne on 0413 774 717 Kayne on 0459 652 963 Address: 222 Upper Rd, Eaglehawk, 3556

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BBA reaches its Peak

NEW LOOK: Matt Andronicos and Keely Froling model the 2016 Braves uniforms. By JOEL PETERSON

THE Bendigo Stadium complex is getting a new look, and so are the stadium’s staff thanks to a partnership with Peak Sport Australia. The company has struck a deal with the Bendigo Basketball Association to be the uniform partner of the BBA, for Braves senior and junior

teams, BBA staff and referees. Peak supplied this year’s eyecatching Bendigo Braves home uniforms as a once-off before the tender process was completed, and will do so over the two-year deal. Peak general manager Greg Bickley said the business was looking forward to having its colours on display at the Bendigo Stadium.

“As a Bendigo-owned business, we are thrilled to be involved with the local basketball community and being able to put back into the local junior talent by supplying quality uniforms for the Junior Braves program,” he said. “Peak is looking to grow brand awareness here in Australia, and the association with the Bendigo

Braves... will only help us deliver on that goal.” The BBA’s Mark Lennox said the agreement would provide the association with a strong, consistent brand. The agreement will officially take effect in September, with new Junior Braves uniforms the first to be produced under the agreement.

Defending home court REFOCUSING on defence after consecutive home losses will be paramount for the Bendigo Braves this weekend when they take on Frankston and Mount Gambier in another tough double header. The Braves (8-3) recorded an easy win over Melbourne last Saturday before dropping a big game against Dandenong 91-87 at home on Sunday. The Bendigo Lady Braves also lost to Dandenong, and will be boosted when import Chante Black takes to the court in Frankston on Saturday night. The Lady Braves let a key opportunity to move ahead of Ballarat in the east conference standings slip as Dandenong took a 15-point win, and sit in

fifth place with a 4-4 record. The Braves’ clash with the Rangers was Bendigo’s second straight home loss, and the side hosts Mount Gambier (7-3) on Sunday aiming to snap a 10game losing streak against the Pioneers. Bendigo got within nine points when the sides met in round two, but Mount Gambier’s recent dominance over the Braves has been remarkable. The Braves are expected to take care of business against Frankston on Saturday night, with the Blues mired bottom of the SEABL south conference. “After losing to (Mount Gambier) round two, we are definitely after redemption on that side of things,” Braves big

man Andronicos said. “Since that game we have worked on our defence, and they scored more than we would have liked when we first played them. “We’ll be working hard on our defence again this week and we’ll be very keen to take it up to them on Sunday.” Former Pioneer Damian Johnson, went into the clash with Dandenong under an injury cloud and had his worst game of the year but is expected to be fit come the weekend. Bendigo faces Mount Gambier from 1pm on Sunday at Bendigo Stadium.

HEARPS AT THE REINS THE Bendigo Jockey Club is getting set to welcome a second new CEO in the space of little over a year, with Aaron Hearps taking the role on from June 20. Hearps replaces outgoing CEO Jason Paech, who is returning home to South Australia in order to pursue business interests. “I’m extremely excited and honoured to take over the running of the club from Jason who has left a great platform from which we can continue to build on,” Hearps said. “I look forward to working with the club committee, sponsors and members to further enhance the outstanding brand and reputation the Bendigo Jockey Club has enjoyed throughout its long history.”

BIG ROUND FOR BFNL THE Bendigo Football Netball League’s indigenous round will be held this weekend. Running concurrently with the Sir Doug Nicholls AFL Indigenous Round, this weekend’s week of games will culminate in a clash between Castlemaine and Kangaroo Flat on Sunday at Camp Reserve. There will be a pre-game smoking ceremony and both sides will wear special one-off jumpers and netball uniforms. “It is also a great opportunity to get the Dja Dja Wurrung artists involved in the design of game day jumpers,” Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation chairperson Trent Nelson said. “This year uniforms were designed by Ron Kerr Jnr for Castlemaine and Drew Berick for Kangaroo Flat.” Saturday’s games see Kyneton host Sandhurst, Eaglehawk tackle Golden Square, Maryborough at home to South Bendigo and Gisborne head to Flight Centre Park to take on Strathfieldsaye.

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O’Neill to lead Thunder By JOEL PETERSON

THE Bendigo Thunder has ended its search for a coach, with Cherie O’Neill to permanently take the reins of the undefeated Victorian Women’s Football League club. As revealed by the Weekly yesterday, the club held what it called an “extraordinary meeting” on Wednesday night with players, committee and the coaching panel to resolve the uncertainty regarding its governance and coaching structures. O’Neill was appointed as coach for the remainder of 2016 and into 2017, with Bryan Coghlan taking the president’s role. Former president Chris Coughlan and coach Craig Riddiford walked away from the club on the eve of the season, due a dispute over key performance indicators presented to the coach. Sharon Bonazza had been president in an interim capacity through the season’s

IN CHARGE: Thunder coach Cherie O’Neill. opening four rounds. The Thunder have since gone on to win their opening four games in the Victorian Women’s Football League’s premier divi-

GOOD CAUSE: Jarrod Lyle is coming to Bendigo.

sion by an average of 35.5 points. O’Neill was joined by Beavis and Clive Blakeaway to guide Bendigo to four wins to open the season. AFL Central Victoria was also involved in the process to appoint a new coach. The Thunder takes on Eastern Devils in round five of the VWFL season, after a strong win over Deer Park last Saturday. Bendigo was without skipper Emma Grant, who lined up for Melbourne in the AFL Women’s exhibition match against Queensland at the MCG the following day. Key forward Erin Ross kicked five goals for the Thunder in a best on ground display. Bendigo is atop the premier division table with a massive percentage of 294.52, while Eastern is fifth with just one win from its four games. Sunday’s game kicks off at noon at Mulgrave.

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Lyle hits town THE inspirational journey of golfer Jarrod Lyle will be the focus of a function at Neangar Park Golf Club on Saturday. The Shepparton-born PGA Tour pro has battled cancer twice, and is an ambassador for Challenge, a charity that works to fight cancer in children. When diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at age 17, Lyle was visited by then-Challenge ambassador Robert Allenby in hospital. The night will raise funds toward the non-profit organisation, which provides children living with cancer and their families an opportunity to interact with others in similar circumstances. The sports night starts at the club’s Averys Road clubrooms at 6pm, with tickets $25 per person. For tickets, contact the club’s Brendan Brown on 5446 3670.

“A majority of senior umpires in BFNL review video footage now after games, which has been a fantastic resource from a coaching perspective.” Starting out in the Eastern Suburbs Churches Association, Goodridge moved onto umpiring in the VFL/AFL system, taking charge of 45 AFL reserves games and 68 VFL games among a total of 149 at the level. “I was fortunate enough in 1994 to umpire the Teal Cup final, and that year I umpired the AFL reserves grand final and Alistair Clarkson played in that game for North Melbourne,” he said. “The next year I trialled for the AFL senior list and did an Ansett Cup game between Carlton and St Kilda. That would be the best game of footy I’ve umpired. “It was a one-point game, and there were some real champions for both sides running around.” As anyone involved in the game does, Goodridge has enjoyed following the fortunes of several local players. “I umpired Matt Gretgrix’s first senior game at Charlton when he was 16, so I have followed him pretty closely,” he said. “Other guys like Lee Coghlan and Aaron Connaughton are absolute gentlemen on the field and Corey Jones’ 2011 grand final for Wycheproof was probably the best individual performance I’ve seen in country footy.” In recent years, Goodridge has balanced his umpiring commitments with a role as the BUA’s

MAJOR MARK: Dean Goodridge. director of coaching, passing on his AFL experience to the evergrowing umpiring group. The BUA has won the AFL Victoria Umpires Group of the Year in that time and Goodridge, a teacher at Eaglehawk Secondary College, says passing his knowledge on to the BUA’s crop of umpires is extremely rewarding. Although the milestone means he gets to choose which game he officiates, Goodridge has clearly picked up on the talk of the players and coaches he shares the ground with. “There won’t be too much different at all,” he said. “I’ll head to the bakery on Saturday morning then watch my son play footy. “I wanted to do it at Eaglehawk. I’ve taught there the last six years, and there is a great community feel out there. I’m really looking forward to it.”

The final quarter

Around and around we go THE Bendigo Football Netball League’s interleague merry-go-round is set to roll on in 2017, after a fourth straight win over Gippsland on Saturday led to another likely meeting with Ballarat next year. The Bendigo side of 23 played some sparkling football, and the enthusiasm of the youth within the side was evident all afternoon. The BFNL has lost to Ballarat in 2013, 2015 and is more than likely to tackle the old enemy again next year with the sides ranked nine and 10 in AFL Victoria’s Community Championships. The system has long been lamented, due to the same leagues seemingly facing each other every other season. There is a simple solution that will stop the BFNL’s to-and-fro between Gippsland and Ballarat. Beat them. That starts with preparation. In 2015, Ballarat were clearly more prepared than Bendigo. Current Maryborough coach Shane Skontra was coaching “the other” BFNL and had his side well drilled, while Rick Ladson was afforded neither the time nor support to do the same. That led to a review of the interleague process, which delivered more assistant coaching support this year, but little more tangible benefit. Coach Brett Fitzpatrick squeezed everything out of the BFNL team, beating a Gippsland side that claimed it had prepared for two years to finally beat Bendigo. After he was appointed less than a month out from this year’s campaign, the BFNL board should start the process to secure a coach for 2017 now. Consult the players, other members of the coaching staff and Fitzpatrick himself on what worked and what didn’t, and what could be improved for next year. Bendigo footy’s major feature is the pace and ball movement needed to be successful. Grand finalists of the past two seasons, Sandhurst and Strathfieldsaye, are the perfect examples that speed kills in the BFNL, especially on the QEO. With the right amount of time, whoever coaches the side next year, can build a gameplan and an identity for the league. Players may come and go as is the case every year, but with 11 interleague debutants and an average age of less than 23 in this year’s team it is likely the majority will be in the frame again next season. The likes of Codie Price, Hamish Morcom, Harry Conway, Kalan Huntly, Jon Coe and Tom Toma are just some of the players Bendigo can build multiple campaigns around. Top that up with experienced strong bodies such as Kristian Height, Justin Dorward and Brayden Dorrington, and you have a mix that can handle the intensity interleague football demands. The BFNL board should not reappoint Fitzpatrick just because he won, and it surely won’t. Emotion should not be a factor. It should choose the best available coach, which is simply good practice. However, given the board’s strict adherence to a no club coaches policy you could certainly present an argument that, on the evidence available, Fitzpatrick is the best available coach. Answering that question early in the piece will give Bendigo the best chance to beat Ballarat and perhaps jump off the merry-go-round once and for all.

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Big day for top umps

MILESTONE MEN: John Norton and Dean Goodridge. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

By JOEL PETERSON

TIME flies when you’re having fun, and for 999 games as an umpire Dean Goodridge has done just that. The Bendigo Umpires Association whistleblower takes to Canterbury Park this Saturday for game 1000, having umpired with a raft of leagues

after taking it up in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs in 1984. He is not the only BUA member to be celebrating a milestone this weekend, as John Norton will be officiating his 200th senior game. The BUA also had Brad Rankin and Damian Nolan reach major marks recently. Goodridge got his start through

his dad after playing football as a junior and like most aspiring umps he served his apprenticeship on the boundary. “I was playing football and dad was an ex-VFL umpire, and he encouraged me,” Goodridge said. “He could see that I wasn’t enjoying it and he encouraged me to start

running the boundary, so I did. “Since then I haven’t stopped, it’s been 33 continuous years. I had two years on the boundary, then started being a central umpire the under-10s and it all went from there.” Norton got started in a similar fashion, and has umpired four senior grand finals, including two in

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