Pop culture returns for Bendi-Con

Stand by, Bendi-Con 2018 is on Sunday. The re-branded pop culture arm of the Bendigo Record Comic and Toy Fair is at the Bendigo Expo Centre in the Bendigo Showgrounds, from 10am to 4pm. Organiser Peter Pascoe said more than 100 tables of pop culture goodness had been...

CEO Sykes leaves town

Bendigo Community Health Services chief executive officer Kim Sykes has resigned to take up a position in Melbourne closer to family. “It’s always been my intention to return to Melbourne at some stage because that’s where my son and daughter live and this opportunity...

Fleming fallout

KAREN Fleming was notified she would have to return to work at Bendigo South East College a fortnight before last week’s release of a Victorian Ombudsman report that accused her husband Ernie, former BSE principal, of finding her a job at the school in an act of...

Leading the way

INDIGENOUS educator Kellie Jones uses shapes to describe the very non-mainstream workings behind a pilot program that takes school-age kids out of the classroom. “The idea is to take round bodies out of square classrooms and put them into a round world where it is...

Top service marked by Victoria police

THERE were police aplenty at the All Seasons on Tuesday. The Western Region division five medal and award presentation rewarded special work by members of Victoria Police. Nearly 90 officers were awarded the Victoria Police Service Medal, the National Medal, National...

No lockout planned for Wellsford

THE independent commission making recommendations on the status and accessibility of Wellsford Forest said it was a misconception that recreational users would be locked out under proposed changes. As members of the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council visited...

Boost in indigenous arts scene

THE state government has launched a new plan aimed at increasing the level of involvement among indigenous artists and creative industry bureaucrats in the state’s arts sector. Creative Industries minister Martin Foley launched the plan in Bendigo this week, backed up...

50 years for Alison

IN 1968, Australia was a lot different place than it is now. Our population was around 11 million (today it is 25 million), a new house cost less than $15,000, average income was $7850 and it cost just over a dollar to go to the movies. It also marks the year that...

Arranger hits a high note for Ceberano

The Forever Young community choir rehearsed yesterday with the Girton Grammar String Orchestra to hone their repertoire of rock songs. The Forever Young choir, established in 2011 as part of Girton Grammar School’s Community Service program, gives senior citizens from...



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