Paul is a bloody legend

PAUL Emilianowicz has become a very familiar face at the Bendigo Red Cross Blood Service. So much so that he reached a remarkable donation milestone this week. Mr Emilianowicz donated blood for the 500th time on Wednesday night, and said he did it simply to help...

New look at technology

LOCAL clients of Vision Australia had the chance to test out a range of high-tech gadgets this week as part of the organisation’s latest tech expo. From phones to reading and cooking tools, a range of assistive technology equipment was on show for people who are blind...

Opportunity for a bargain

THE doors have opened on the latest op shop to hit Bendigo’s streets – and there are bargains aplenty for residents. Giving and Living in Huntly is the latest volunteer-run venture for the Anglican parish of Bendigo North, running parallel with its store in Beischer...

Treatment plan for elm trees

ELM trees in local streets, parks and reserves are receiving some much-needed defence against the elm leaf beetle. The small, yellowish to olive green bugs come out in early spring to feed on young leaves and can cause an elm to defoliate. However repeated...

Something’s brewing for local cops

MAKING the men and women in blue more approachable is the aim of the new Coffee with a Cop initiative launched on Tuesday, encouraging community members to raise their voices and their concerns. Planned monthly for the next year, the program allows residents to drop...

Exhibition marks NAIDOC week

One of the highlights of NAIDOC Week is the Knuldoorong NAIDOC Art Exhibition held at Dudley House. Of special interest this year is the actual curation of Knuldoorong. Michellie Charvat was granted a Mentorship in Exhibition Operations through the Emerge Cultural...

Health in focus

IT was a busy week at La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus, with the university’s rural health school firmly in focus. La Trobe hosted about 200 secondary school students on Wednesday to give them a taste of university life. Students participated in a range of...

Short film in the running for award

A moving short film featuring students from Bendigo Special Developmental School is in the running for an award from an international film festival. When you can see me, I can see you is among a number of films entered in the NOVA Employment 2018 Focus On Ability...

Head out for a winter journey of Discovery

YOU can warm up this winter with Discovery’s Winter Fire school holidays. Manager Jonathan Ridnell says visitors will be dazzled by the sparktacular science. “This live science show is full of enough fire to ward off the winter blues,” he said. “We’ll make fire from...



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