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Group geared up for more recycling

A VOLUNTARY group which restores and provides bikes to those in need is gearing up for a busy 2019, and is calling on new volunteers to help keep the wheels turning. Free Wheeling Fun started pedalling four years ago in a paddock, before moving to a market stall and...

Hub for the family

Anxious about accessing the services to care for their special-needs children, Leanne Boston and Tanya McFarlane often spoke about the need for a one-stop-shop where they could find the information needed to help with their children’s health needs. After talking to...

RSPCA calls for help to home cats

Due to an enormous influx of cats and kittens throughout kitten season, RSPCA Victoria has more than 1400 cats in care. This large number of cats and kittens needing care and adoption is pushing the facilities over capacity, increasing the pressure on animals, staff...

Learn to swim safe

A VISION to ensure all people feel comfortable swimming in water has seen the birth of a new voluntary ran program in Bendigo this summer – and it’s already having a measurable impact on the lives of both children and adults. Started by Ben Shue and led by a team of...

Ballkid Taine returns to serve

FOR any aspiring tennis star, being selected to ballkid at the Australian Open alongside the world’s greats is something pretty special. But, being given the honour two years in a row, and to be the only one from Bendigo – that’s something else. Year 11 student Taine...

Piper Broadi ready to play

Piper Broadi Tuckerman will make her performing debut with the Golden City Pipe Band on Australia Day. Or as the band members would say she will have her first playout. That Broadi has been learning the pipes for only two years and is now ready to perform with the...

Researcher rides on

A pharmacy researcher will cycle 700 kilometres over eight days, to educate rural Tasmanian communities about pain management, and lessen the impact of problematic prescription medication use. An expert in opioid dependence and problematic use, Pene Wood of La Trobe...

Rotary calls for school aid cash

WITH back to school sales heating up, Bendigo Rotary Club is urging locals to dig deep to support their work in donating supplies to disadvantaged schools in Timor and Samoa. The club is asking for donated exercise books, textbooks and school requisites, or cash to...

Cool pool the place to be

BENDIGO has sweltered into the new year, with the temperature today predicted to reach 44 degrees – making the pool the perfect place to cool off. Tex Hewitt and Kiara and Ronan Clarke jumped into Golden Square Pool this week to do just that – also helping to...

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