Garden of the future

The new $4.6 million Garden for the Future at Bendigo Botanic Gardens White Hills is nearing completion with the laying of more than 4700 square metres of turf lawn. The new turf, along with the planting of more than 30,000 trees and shrubs, is finally bringing the...

Students band together for day of harmony

Wednesday was a colourful Harmony Day at Bendigo South East College. The big day was largely organised by the school’s Student Representative Council, students who study Chinese, Indonesian and German – the three languages are taught at the school – and the college’s...

Workshop for doctors

Bendigo Health hosted 60 rural GPs for the Emergency Medicine Education and Training program on Saturday. The day-long emergency skills workshop aimed to upskill rural GPs and provides a practical day of training by emergency department staff. This year the focus was...

Next stage kicks off on Napier

Work is ramping up on Bendigo’s Napier Street upgrade, with major works on stage two starting this week. Over the next nine weeks, a 200-metre section of Napier Street between Willman Court and Hamelin Street will be ripped up and rebuilt, to add two lanes for...

The heat is on for top class clowns

Two Bendigo South East College students have been applauded for being top class clowns at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this month. The trio of year nine academy of creative arts members Haydn Oxenham, Pearl Salmon-Watson and Patti Fawcett competed in...

Eric’s glass act

ERIC White has bottles so rare they are one of a kind and would bring thousands of dollars at auction, but he is unlikely to part with them. The Kangaroo Flat retiree values his rare treasures, but he is also interested in bottles because they are part of a complete...

Service expansion a health winner

THE expansion of health services for women from a doctor and a sexual health nurse one afternoon a week to four doctors and four nurses is meeting the increased demand from central Victorian women and gives them the information to make up their own mind. Christine...

Bill may impact charities

BENDIGO’s federal MP told local charities and concerned citizens a new Bill is a step too far at a gathering in the Hargreaves Mall yesterday. Lisa Chesters said “enough is enough” in response to the government’s proposed donation legislation which may stifle...

Upgrade for school

Students at Spring Gully Primary School are a step closer to having the facilities they need to cater for a growing cohort, with upgrade works to start soon. Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan visited the school on Monday to announce work will get under way at the...

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