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Footy first backs a worthy cause

FEMALE football will be celebrated on Saturday night as Strathfieldsaye and Kangaroo Flat’s women’s teams combine for a good cause. The two clubs are fielding their first senior women’s sides this year, providing the inspiration for a Pink Sports Gala Night featuring...

Why not walk to school today?

CHILDREN and parents are being urged to support this year's Walk Safely to School day today. Now in its 19th year, the annual national event encourages children to walk and commute safely to school. The day is a community event to promote road safety, health, public...

Students step out for Red Shield Appeal

The Salvation Army launched the Red Shield Appeal in Bendigo on Wednesday. Major Andrew Walker of the Salvation Army Bendigo said the Salvos are aiming to raise $50,000 in the Bendigo region this year to help meet the growing demand on local services. Girton Grammar...

Day to pamper

On Wednesday Kalianna School and North Bendigo preschools held a Pamper Day for mums and special people. The schools have worked together over a number of years and have enjoyed many activities together. These include literacy circles and story time, along with Blue...

Dog day raises cash to end cruelty

The countdown is on for RSPCA Victoria’s biggest fundraising event: Million Paws Walk. More than 15,000 people will walk in Bendigo and at 15 other locations across Victoria on Sunday, May 20. Money raised through entry fees, donations, online fundraising and...

Tweaking the nugget

CHICKEN nuggets get a bad rap but the some Bendigo restaurateurs say parents would riot if they did not have what has become a go-to meal for children on their menu. As momentum builds for healthier menus for young eaters, it seems there is still a place for chicken...

Off on an Indian adventure

Carina Griffin is one of 29 young adventurers from Girton Grammar School fundraising for a four-week trip to India. The group will undertake projects to support local communities. Carina and her peers will travel to India as part of a World Challenge expedition,...

Power to the people

New solar panels are being installed on a series of council owned buildings thanks to a partnership between the City of Greater Bendigo and community groups who use the facilities. The council has begun installing 51.5 kilowatts of solar panels on Strathdale Community...

New defibrillator the gift of life

To celebrate heart week, St John Ambulance Victoria (SJAV) has gifted a local Bendigo business a life-saving defibrillator. Golden City Support Services is a provider of support services to people for disabilities, dementia and age-related conditions, and was chosen...

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