Another hit for festival

Bendigo Writers Festival director Rosemary Sorensen nominated the highlight of this year’s festival as Ann Cleeves visit to the Boort Library on the eve of the festival. The award–winning author of the Vera and Shetland mystery series, Ms Cleeves was thrilled to...

Play space plus

Progress on the new Eaglehawk Regional Play Space on the shores of Lake Neangar is progressing well with some exciting and interesting equipment installed on site. A grand opening of the play space is being planned for 11am on Sunday, September 16. The council is...

Elise makes her mark

Nursing graduate Elise Stewart has been selected as a finalist for Vocational Student of the Year as part of the 2018 Victorian Training Awards. The winners will be announced on Friday, August 24 at a gala dinner in Melbourne. Within the category Elise is among three...

Step in for a cause

Parkinson’s Victoria is calling on the community to support A Walk in the Park on Sunday, August 26. After a break last year, Bendigo is hosting its third walk. Walkers will set off for a two-kilometre stroll around Lake Weeroona at 11am. Participation is by gold coin...

Lunch tips for a healthier liver

LIVER health was the focus of a lunch this week. Bendigo Health and Bendigo Community Health Services hosted a luncheon focussing on liver health as part of the Liverability Festival, an annual celebration for World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness of viral hepatitis....

Extra cash answers RSL’s call

THE Bendigo and District RSL is $20,000 closer to raising the full community amount for the revitalisation of the Soldiers Memorial Institute. In making the donation, four Bendigo community enterprises have echoed the call of RSL president Peter Swandale for people to...

Students see court in action

The Supreme Court of Victoria Court of Appeal sat in Bendigo this week as part of its regional circuit. The Court of Appeal is the state’s highest jurisdiction and hears appeals from both the County and Supreme courts. It has a proud history of sitting in regional...

Making a plan

THE angels that stopped people in Bendigo Health’s atrium, the Bendigo Marketplace and Hargreaves Mall last week were messengers encouraging people to talk about their final days. Rather than being symbolic, the forum’s co-organiser Meagan Adams said the angels played...

Traffic crossing complete

SAFETY at a notorious Bendigo intersection has been significantly increased with the activation of traffic lights and unveiling of upgrades, close to four years after the first plans were announced. The intersection of Tannery Lane and Strathfieldsaye Road has long...



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