Petrol prices stable in regional areas

BENDIGO has missed the peaks in petrol price cycles that have plagued metropolitan areas. As of late as last week, Bendigo’s average price per litre for unleaded fuel was six cents cheaper than in Melbourne, the state average and the state regional average. As...

Nicole has good reason to smile

A La Trobe University dentistry student is all smiles after winning scholarship program in dentistry for rural Victoria. Sponsored by the Victorian Medical Insurance Agency, the $68,000 scholarship financially supports a student who wishes to practice dentistry in...

CBD building a residential draw

THERE are signs Bendigo is attracting the sort of inner city residential development that will make it an aspirational city to live in. The developer of an apartment complex at 111 Mitchell Street has broken ground at a new multi-use residential building in Wills...

Success to end a job journey

A LOCAL initiative to find 100 Jobs in 100 Days has successfully reached its target, with a total of 104 jobs created as a result. The campaign aim was to partner with businesses across the Bendigo region to create 100 apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities...

Braves brilliance takes Sports Star honours

THE Bendigo Braves women have added another honour to their sparkling South East Australian Basketball League season, earning Sports Star of the Year honours for July. The Braves completed an undefeated regular season on their way to the SEABL finals series, becoming...

Visitors on the money

Bendigo residents minted their way to mischief on the Royal Australian Mint’s roadshow yesterday. The national tour marks 150 years since the last convict ship arrived in Australia and landed in Hargreaves Mall yesterday morning. The Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow...

Torn by the war

Ross MacDonald says you won’t see too many of his Vietnam War mates join a queue. “If it comes to lining up a for a meal for example they’ll just wait. They have a problem with standing around with their back to the door,” he said. “That’s a left over from the war....

Hungry for food bid

BECOMING a UNESCO city of gastronomy would link Bendigo with cities such as Parma in Italy and Tucson and San Antonio in the United States. As the bid for recognition in UNESCO’s creative cities initiative was launched this week, food producers, restauranteurs,...

In memory of Daryl McClure

FORMER City of Greater Bendigo mayor, the late Daryl McClure OAM, has been acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to the community with the placement of a memorial on a restored heritage fence at the View Street entrance to Rosalind Park. Mr McClure was a...



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