Mine winder Zoe plans the dreaded chop

For the past four years Zoe Boyd has been known for her long, often bright red, dreadlocks … but not for much longer. Zoe is participating in the World’s Greatest Shave, vowing to shed the dreads to help beat blood cancer. Zoe is calling her cause The Dreaded Chop....

Ahoy me hearties

  Wednesday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Goldfields Libraries marked the occasion. Children were invited to join in lots of pirate-themed fun. Nic and Quinn Robins-Underwood had a real laugh at the event.

Community win for multicultural team

Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services has received the Victorian Award for Meritorious Service to the Community. In a ceremony at Government House last week, LCMS were one of six organisations across the state to receive the prestigious award, which recognises...

A vote for history

The Woodvale community needs your vote in the next three days. The community has submitted a government supported research project called Woodvale History – Looking Forward, Looking Back. The project has been aimed at Pick My Project which is a Victorian government...

Birth kits a lifesaver

Every two minutes a woman living in third world conditions dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Annually, an estimated 385,000 women die from preventable infection. This is where birthing kits are vital. In 2017-18, the Zonta Club of Bendigo...

Buy a burger for charity

This weekend, tucking into a burger at Grill’d Bendigo also means you will be helping Bendigo Hospital, Otis Foundation and Women in Sport. Grill’d will donate 100 per cent of their sales to the three charities, aiming to raise $50,000.

All aboard for Little Mermaid Jr

Final preparations have been under way this week the for Marist College Bendigo of The Little Mermaid Jr. The production is being performed tonight at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 1.30pm at the BSE Performing Arts Theatre. There are 68 students in the cast and...

Backing the farmer

Amanda Kinross was at home in Sedgwick last month when she became aware of the relentless stories of hardship associated with the drought that were coming over the airways. “I heard one farmer say he couldn’t even afford to buy the bullets to put his sheep down, they...

Water on tap

There were plenty of happy faces at Long Gully’s Havilah Road Preschool on Monday as Coliban Water’s support for the Smiles 4 Miles initiative started across the Greater Bendigo region. This is the second year the company has promoted the consumption of tap water...



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