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...

Wall in memory

ONE of Bendigo’s most active RSL sub-branches will construct a new memorial wall, in the process creating space for the names of 65 of its service personnel from World War I, and more standing room for people attending Anzac and Remembrance Day services. The Kangaroo...

Gold mine hits a milestone

IT took Fosterville Gold Mine 11 years to pour one million ounces of gold from its open pit and underground operations near Bendigo, but only two years to pour the next 500,000 ounces. The operation, owned by Canadian gold miner Kirkland Lake Gold, reached its 1.5...

Hospital helipad nears completion

VICTORIA’s air ambulances will be able to transport critically ill patients to Bendigo hospital from June 27 when the newly-built helipad at the facility becomes fully operational. Before then, Bendigo Health and construction consortium Exemplar will brief neighbours...

Chasing a new goal

IN October last year, Strathfieldsaye’s Vanessa Murray was starting to turn her mind towards her 49th birthday and the fun of a family Christmas. “It’s a big time of the year for my extended family, and we were all looking forward to catching up at dad’s, but...

Food on the way

More fresh and frozen foods are on their way to Bendigo to support struggling families following new state government funding. An additional $132,000 will be provided to Foodbank Victoria over the next four years to support chilled, fresh and frozen food deliveries to...


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