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...

Billboards too big for Bendigo

TWO proposed billboards are “too flaming big” for Bendigo and risk Americanising the city, according to City of Greater Bendigo councillor James Williams. Cr Williams was talking about a 10-metre-high, nine-metre-long electronic sign proposed to be built on High...

Lapsley steps down from role

FORMER Bendigo firefighter Craig Lapsley has resigned as Victoria’s Emergency Management Commissioner. In a statement released earlier this week, Emergency Services minister James Merlino acknowledged and thanked Mr Lapsley for his contribution to the role he...

Crime and Cleeves

Three female writers who will be appearing at this weekend’s festival – crime writer Ann Cleeves, agriculture journalist Carey Gillam and fashion designer Alannah Hill – may at first glance be coming to their trade from different angles, however the one sure quality...

Greens candidate in push for action

IN 30 minutes on Wednesday night, Bendigo West Greens candidate Laurie Whelan collected a large bag full of recyclable drink containers from rubbish bins in the CBD and in the gutter. Yesterday morning, he tipped the bag on the front verge of the office of his...

Helping hand for farmers

BENDIGO vet nurse Millie Hawkins is working for a cause. She raising funds for Aussie Helpers, a charity that gives back directly to Australian farming families. It’s a critical time, with farmers battling what is regarded as one of the worst drought we have seen in...

Voice your view

For 45 years Bendigo’s trams have delivered a tour via an online recorded commentary, but now the question is being asked whether the tour would be better delivered in person and the Bendigo Tramways are calling on the community to help trial the idea. The trial...



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