Putting the bus in business

Small business operators in the Kangaroo Flat area will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits next month. The state government doubled its mobile support for small business in 2015, with a second bus delivering...

Community on an active path

A new $320,000 shared pathway has been completed through the Greater Bendigo National Park in Strathfieldsaye and Junortoun. City of Greater Bendigo council’s Brett Martini said residents now have access to the new 2.3-kilometre-long and 2.5-metre-wide path from...

Banner poses the prostate question

This weekend marks not only Father's Day, but also the annual reminder to check for prostate cancer. If there was ever a reminder, it is the banner that was unfurled yesterday at old Bendigo Bank building at Charing Cross. The banner means the campaign to promote...

Gift of sight

LOCAL optometrists are calling on residents to help tackle a major global health crisis by donating their second-hand glasses. In partnership with Lions Recycle for Sight, Specsavers Kangaroo Flat and Bendigo are launching a new glasses recycling program, which will...

Collectors show has a military focus

TWO Bendigo organisations are following a joint cause, to preserve the military history of Bendigo and Australia’s past. The Golden City Collectors have donated money to the Soldiers Memorial Institute Militaria Museum appeal, and are setting up for their annual arms...

Pop in for the book parade

Victory Christian College primary classes dressed to impress on Wednesday as part of the college’s book parade. Zahli Reid and Emerson Slingo both dressed as Mary Poppins, proving that even the famous Mary needs a back up sometimes.

Funds for a bright future

At St Mary’s Anglican Church, a little ray of sunshine is being created on the fence surrounding the church. It’s a plain ordinary wire fence made of cold steel and yet, it is being transformed by love and compassion. Hundreds of bright yellow daffodils are going to...

Green gang powers on

EPSOM Primary School’s Green Magpies have applied for funding to make their school greener. Empowered by the completion of a new school, the student-led sustainability team has seen the potential for solar panels to power some of their needs. Lower power bills will...

Striking a chord

SYDNEYSIDER Murray Mandel taught himself how to play classical guitar in 12 months well enough to start a professional playing career as a change from work as a microbiologist at the Prince of Wales hospital. Mr Mandel can tell you how he did it – hard work,...



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