Museum of valour

It was a day of pride in Bendigo yesterday when the $5.1 million extension and fully renovated Soldiers’ War Memorial Institute and Military Museum was officially opened by the mayor Margaret O’Rourke and Bendigo and District RSL president Peter Swandale. While the...

Green push to recycle

SOME of the hundreds of millions of dollars collected from councils as the state government’s landfill levy should be spent in Bendigo supporting jobs and the recycling industry, Greens Bendigo East candidate Nakita Thomson said yesterday. As a large regional centre,...

Bowls club pledge

THE state government has promised $330,000 towards an upgrade of the Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club, if it wins next weekend’s state election. The funding is expected to be used to help the club kick start the first stage of the club’s redevelopment program, including the...

Tram is for sale

MILITARY artist Robert Milton is selling a heritage restaurant tram car that he converted into an art studio last year. Mr Milton completed art work for the recent Invictus Games in the tram car and was an official artist for the games. He and his family are moving...

Independent tops Bendigo East ballot paper

AN INDEPENDENT and a minority party candidate have drawn the top spot on ballot papers in Bendigo's two state electorates. The draw was delayed in Victorian Electoral Commission offices across the state, but the computerised process was quick to come to a result once...

Buy your poppy ahead of Armistice day

Volunteers are selling the much-loved, iconic red poppy with 100 per cent of the proceeds to support current and former service men and women in need. Bendigo District RSL president Peter Swandale said the Poppy Appeal is an opportunity for Victorians to come together...

Crosses to be laid on Sunday

Descendants of original Anzacs have been invited to help place the final crosses in Bendigo’s Field of Remembrance on the Centenary of the Armistice – November 11. The 5pm ceremony will coincide with the international commemoration of bagpipers around the world...

Heading to the Olympiad

Year 11 Girton Grammar School student Jordan Rogers has been selected to attend the elite Australian Science Olympiad Summer School held at the Australian National University in January. Headmaster Matthew Maruff said Jordan had achieved an outstanding result in the...

Our heritage warrior

Local historian James Lerk received the prestigious Award of Merit from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria on Tuesday. Mr Lerk’s impressive record of preserving and recording Bendigo’s history is a long and substantial one. As Mr Lerk pointed out he was actually...



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