Fruit wrecked by fly influx

A BENDIGO resident has this week reported that at least 75 per cent or more of her backyard-grown fruit has been infested by Queensland fruit fly, as Agriculture Victoria report an increase in the critters’ population due to conducive weather conditions across the...

Council names new youth council

EIGHTEEN Bendigo citizens have been selected to be part of a new City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council. The selection is expected to be finalised and approved at next week’s council meeting. Mayor Margaret O’Rourke said the formation of a youth council is a key action...

Adding to the centre

Discovery Science and Technology Centre will receive a $9090 grant, courtesy  of the federal government’s Stronger Communities Program. The money will support the design and manufacturing of four new exhibits to increase the quality of its mathematics education....

Bendigo bakes in summer heat

YOU think it’s hot – but spare a thought for Krystal Bennett and the other bakers at Bendigo Original Pie Shop as we sear through this January heat wave. Their day consists of making, cooking and selling more than 350 pies, pasties and sausage rolls, in front of ovens...

Finn rocks out of Rosalind

Bendigo restaurant Rocks on Rosalind will farewell co-director Finn Vedelsby this week. Previously in partnership with chef Ben Massey, Mr Vedelsby leaves the business to follow international wine tourism opportunities and to develop specialised training courses for...

A grave matter

Room for burials at the Kangaroo Flat Remembrance Park is rapidly running out. But next week’s scanning of an unmarked area adjacent to the old Presbyterian monumental section of Kangaroo Flat Remembrance Park may help alleviate the problem. A fire in the 1970s...

Event to mark bushfires

A free community event on Saturday, February 9 will mark the 10 year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires. Residents are invited to enjoy morning tea at the Bendigo Bushfire Memorial at Albert Richardson Reserve on Marong Road from 10am to 11.30am. The planned...

Gurri Wanyarra a winner

AN average of 1600 people per day are using the new Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre since doors opened in October – something that area manager Rod Simms said has exceeded expectations. “There has been lots of excitement and support from the community,” he said....

Care urged in hot weather

CENTRAL Victorians have been urged to take care and look out for older relatives and neighbours as another day of extreme heat bears down on the region. Heatwaves can be deadly and those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical...



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