Women taken the lead

THE domination of women in Bendigo’s leadership roles is being replicated in the City of Greater Bendigo’s executive team with three of four council directors being women. The balance shifted this week when the council formally appointed Debbie Wood as its new...

Future looks robotic

ASK Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow what jobs are safe from automation, he will say celebrants are unlikely to see themselves replaced by robots any time soon. But he estimates more than 42 per cent of jobs will be automated within 15 years. And his message to...

Green light to drive emissions savings

The council is going green and has bought its first plug-in hybrid car to help further reduce greenhouse emissions from its vehicle fleet. The City of Greater Bendigo already has six electric bikes and has recently installed two new public charge points for electric...

Technical choice open for women

Bendigo Tech School is Bendigo’s high tech education hub, where students and industry collaborate to solve real world problems. Bendigo Tech School director Graeme Wiggins said tech schools can show young women the many opportunities available to them in science,...

Bright future for city solar

THE City of Greater Bendigo is about to begin looking for a site that could accommodate a solar park supplying electricity for the city, clawing back more than $150 million a year that is spent on power in the municipal region. The council has issued a request to...

La Trobe students start journey

This week is O-Week, with more than 1400 new Bendigo La Trobe students set to see in the 2018 academic year. The festivities began on Tuesday with a civic welcome, market day and lunch on the campus oval, and was followed by three days of tours and information...

Golf course on market

THE former Eaglehawk Golf Course is for sale. Set on a prized allotment of about 40 hectares (100 acres), the property is now owned by the Bendigo Golf Club, following the 2013 merger between two of Bendigo’s most popular golf clubs. In 2016, the Bendigo Golf Club’s...

Better days ahead for Bendigo athletes

AN UPGRADE to the Flora Hill athletics track will allow the facility to function to its full potential, according to Athletics Bendigo general manager Craig Green. MP Jacinta Allan and several councillors were on the track on Saturday to announce the track will...

Wanting a home for local history

BENDIGO Historical Society lists as its first priority access to more storage for its artefacts, 20,000 items of which are already catalogued. BHS, which works 5000 volunteer hours a year sorting, identifying and classifying its collection has already filled the space...

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