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Carnival time at the Bendigo Cup

SPRING came to Bendigo this week just in time for a perfect day at the races. Red Alto took the honours in the feature race, but a crowd of about 7000 had a victory of their own. Blue skies and plenty of racing on the cards made everyone a...

Students stoke up climate change debate

YEAR eight school students Milou Albrecht and Harriet O’Shea Carre believe it is their job to tell the major political parties they are scared of the consequences of rising temperatures through climate change. So the pair from Castlemaine Steiner School decided to...

Robot scrubs in

The first total knee replacement surgery as a part of a clinical trial using a knee robot has been successfully completed at St John of God Bendigo Hospital. Chief executive officer Trevor Matheson said the organisation aims to optimise patient care by way of early...

Gurri Wanyarra opens its doors

STUDENTS from St Monica’s Primary School and Kangaroo Flat Primary School screamed in delight as they jumped into the new pool at the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre minutes after it was opened. The students had been waiting patiently in their togs during speeches by...

Advocates fight for refugee’s cause

Refugee support groups banded together at a protest on Wednesday to make their voices heard. Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children and Rural Australians for Refugees gathered with other local refugee advocates to continue the pressure to bring the...

End of a school era

YESTERDAY was the last day of year 12 and schools around the region made the most of the day. Bendigo Senior Secondary College had their dress-up day celebrations and partied in the Ulumbarra Plaza with food, DJs, Zone games and plenty of fun and colour.

Win for cricket

Bendigo cricketers will soon be able to hone their skills in a state of the art cricket centre. A raft of state governmet funded projects across the greater Bendigo were made on Wednesday. The Northern Rivers Regional Cricket Hub has scored $500,000 from the Community...

Schools get the sense of funding

Two Bendigo schools will build outdoor play areas after being allocated funding through a state government inclusive school program. Education minister James Merlino announced yesterday at Specimen Hill Primary School that $200,000 will go to the school to build a...

Green flag for our park

Rosalind Park has won a prestigious Green Flag Award making it one of the best green spaces in Australia. Launched in the UK in 1996, the Green Flag Award transformed the UK’s green spaces. It was introduced to reverse the decline in the quality of parks that happened...

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