Financial literacy no hardship

PEOPLE who participate in a local financial education and matched savings scheme say there are many provisions for hardship available that are not widely known about. Joy Bulmer and Ivana Dunstone, two participants in the Brotherhood of St Laurence-delivered program,...

Plan to thaw uni freeze

THE Labor party has vowed to abolish the federal government’s cap on student university places if elected. Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said the government effectively capped the number of student places when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull cut $2.2...

Artist makes her mark in precinct

A new mural by renowned street artist Baby Guerilla is being installed in the Bath Lane precinct. Baby Guerilla’s concept sees a floating, suited office worker hand painted on to a wall in Laity Lane (between Indulge Fine Belgian Chocolates and Karma Kameleon). The...

Praise for Uncle Brien

Retired La Trobe University lecturer of sociology and indigenous history Gerald Gill has spoken about his unique relationship with Dja Dja Wurrung elder Uncle Brien Nelson, as part of Reconciliation Week. “Uncle Brien has made an extraordinary lifelong contribution to...

Club pumps up funding

THE Bendigo Jockey Club has won the backing of the state government to fund key safety and infrastructure upgrades. The Epsom racecourse, which plays host to the group three Bendigo Cup each year and a number of standalone Victorian meetings, will be able to maximise...

Into the fourth quarter

General manager of Bush’s Produce Store, Frank Webb, reckons he’s about to start the fourth quarter of his life. “You start with childhood, there’s marriage and children, work, and then retirement, that’s where I’m at,” Mr Webb said. After 22 years at Bush’s, Mr Webb...

Building blocks for a grand design

A Bendigo primary school is now firmly on the map after winning a LEGO School Design competition. A grade four class from Golden Square Primary School has won the opportunity for a customised replica of their school to be created and showcased in Melbourne attraction,...

Preparing for a working life

The average 15-year-old at school today can expect to work in 17 jobs in five different careers. Students will need to be able to grasp new ideas quickly and move smoothly between industries and occupations. In light of this, the Bendigo Tech School will offer free...

Active start for new stadium

A WEEKEND of sport and family activities will introduce the community to the $23.65 million Bendigo Stadium. The new showcourt complex will be used for the first time tonight as the Bendigo Braves play Sandringham in a round eight South East Australian Basketball...


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