Hybrid bus on the road

COMMUTERS will see quieter and more efficient bus travel next week, with a new hybrid green machine set to hit Bendigo streets. The new bus, being trialled for the next three months, uses a dual hybrid diesel model, with its core component a kinetic energy restoration...

Dragons gathering

THE Bendigo Chinese Association has embraced gender equity to overturn a tradition that dictates only males can carry the City’s impressive Imperial dragons in the annual Easter gala parade. Announcing the move this week, BCA president Doug Lougoon said Greater...

Back to grass roots

AN organised Australian Conservatives party is canvassing regional Victoria ahead of the federal election, seeking to cut down the Greens’ opportunities in the Senate. But if you are expecting to see the face of candidate Kevin Bailey on billboards, think again. The...

Town hall’s new look

Conservation repair works will start on the Bendigo Town Hall this month. The restoration works will include significant roof, window and door repairs, painting, repairs to the external façade including the removal of existing paint and the application of a new...

The call of Nepal

Come the school holidays, some people head up to the coast or take a cruise or sit by the pool; but not so Jenine Threlfall. For the sixth year in a row she will be leaving Australia on Boxing Day and flying to Nepal, where aided by sponsorship from friends and...

Gift drive on

A GIFT for a family in need this Christmas is a gift that will be appreciated. As Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters launches her annual Christmas Donation drive today, she is asking Canberra colleagues this year to donate presents that she will transport to Bendigo in time to...

Better road ahead

WORK has started on a $1.8 million project to reconstruct Maiden Gully Road between the Calder Highway and Patas Road. The City of Greater Bendigo project also involves the construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Patas Road and Maiden Gully Road and...

Quinlan on her way

She came, she saw, she conquered. For the past 23 years, Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan has turned the gallery’s fortunes around as it gained an international reputation for quality exhibitions. It was appropriate then, as she posed in front of the...

Catcher’s charming tale

It was just another summer afternoon, dusty and hot, when one of the factory workers walked out to his car. He stood transfixed – trying to make sense of what seemed to him to be a living nightmare. There in the middle of the carpark he gradually worked out that the...



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