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Gurri Wanyarra takes shape

    THE new $31 million Gurri Wanyarra wellbeing and aquatic centre will draw 420,000 visitors in its first year, according to the City of Greater Bendigo. The number is slightly higher than the 380,000 visits to Bendigo’s other indoor pool, the Peter Krenz centre in...

Shooting the breeze with boats

  At the same time every Tuesday, the Bendigo model yacht squadron meets at Lake Weeroona to put their creations to the test. Each wooden yacht is handcrafted in men’s sheds throughout the Marong region, measuring more than half a metre long and taking roughly 20...

Marists mark 125 years

  It’s been 125 years since the Marist Brothers started teaching in Bendigo and on Sunday and Monday celebrations will be held to mark the significant milestone. Celebrations for the 125 year anniversary include an anniversary Mass to be held at St Kilian’s Church on...

Medical students take first steps

  A new generation of prospective rural doctors made their first visit to Bendigo on Wednesday, as part of Monash University’s long-term program to fill rural doctor vacancies. The 22 medical students began their studies in Melbourne in March, and will spend up to...

Multiples at hand

  Finding out that you are pregnant with more than one child can be an overwhelming experience. The Bendigo branch of the Australian Multiple Births Association have organised a free information session on Thursday, April 26 at Holy Trinity Church to tackle that very...

CEO for the day

  Bendigo Regional YMCA will be headed today by young leader Tom Matthyssen as part of the annual YMCA CEO For a Day initiative. YMCAs right across Australia are taking part in the event. Bendigo YMCA CEO Jane Robson said the CEO For a Day initiative is an opportunity...

Fire restrictions still current

FIRE authorities are warning Country Fire Authority district 2 residents not to assume summer fire restrictions are over if they see smoke. The CFA may issue some permits to burn off fine fuel before restrictions are formally lifted. CFA duty officer Andy Waterson...

History with pottery

As far as he is aware collector Eric White has the most significant collection of Bendigo Pottery ware in Bendigo. And it is a joy to behold. Proudly displaying his most treasured pieces, Mr White said while he has been collecting old bottles for 40 years, his passion...

What’s needed at the skate park?

IT is time to get on board and have your say on the development of new skate parks at Ewing Park, Harcourt Street, Bendigo and Cooks Reserve, corner of Browning and High Streets, Kangaroo Flat City of Greater Bendigo council’s Lincoln Fitzgerald said the Bendigo Skate...

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