Bendigo Life

Warmer on the ride

Keeping warm while riding the bike is easier than you may think, especially if the reason you cycle is to get from A to B. The simple advice is just to wear what you ordinarily would to keep warm when you’re not on the bike. But for those who’d like a bit of a nudge...

Work of Women

An exhibition of batiks that celebrate the genesis of indigenous women’s art practice will be opening at Bendigo Art Gallery on Wednesday, August 17. Desert Lines: Batik from Central Australia brings together around 60 selected works from the collection of the...

The Party’s over

Six weekends of music and dance covering all genres, including piano, brass, orchestral instruments, classical vocal, contemporary vocal, school choirs and schools instrumental culminated last week with the Foundry Invitational Championship. Bendigo Competitions...

Art draws on light

A bold and spectacular exhibition at La Trobe Art Institute will take up all of the gallery spaces, including the gallery exteriors. Autoluminescent plays with the luminescence of a substance due to energy originating within itself. As such, the exhibition presents a...

Nexus performs epic Les Mis

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Nexus Bendigo Youth Theatre is performing Les Misérables at the Capital Theatre later this month. An epic tale of one man’s journey from despair to salvation, the Nexus production features Kody Austin as Jean Valjean, the convict...

Riding in garage land

It’s been a year since Mike Angove left his bike in the garage. A keen cyclist, he’d been racing regularly, commuting daily and spending hours in the saddle each weekend. Although his bike hasn’t left the garage, Mike says he’s fitter than he’s ever been. In fact, he...

Legend of verse

Writers are frequently asked about their writing day – how many hours do they spend at the desk? Morning or night? Wine or coffee? For veteran songwriter Don Walker the routine goes something like this: “I try to leave the house or hotel I may be staying in and go for...

Bluegrass brothers celebrate

IT’S been 20 years since The Davidson Brothers’ first album Blue Spruce hit the stands – and to celebrate, they’ll be performing a one-off show in Bendigo. Hamish and Lachlan were both born with an instrument in hand, coming from a musical family and following their...

A bicycle built for two

Last summer my wife Nettie suggested we try tandem bicycle riding. Now we ride most Saturday mornings for a coffee at our local bakery. To find out about Nettie’s passion for tandem riding, I asked her some questions. Ben: What do you like about riding a tandem...


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🍎 ⛹🏻‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ HEALTHIEST SCHOOL AWARD 2019
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The Bendigo Sports Star Awards are strong advocates for encouraging our youth to succeed, and we know that schools play a significant role in this.

Bendigo Health is providing $3000 to find the school in the Bendigo region that is encouraging its students to achieve their most, this includes being more active, eating better, and providing environments that support mental wellbeing.

Schools throughout the region are invited to nominate themselves and express the reasons why they should be voted the healthiest school for 2019.

General members of the public can also nominate a school that they think deserves the award.

Leni from Saint Monica's Primary School, Kangaroo Flat is pictured below.
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