Schools get the sense of funding

Two Bendigo schools will build outdoor play areas after being allocated funding through a state government inclusive school program. Education minister James Merlino announced yesterday at Specimen Hill Primary School that $200,000 will go to the school to build a...

Green flag for our park

Rosalind Park has won a prestigious Green Flag Award making it one of the best green spaces in Australia. Launched in the UK in 1996, the Green Flag Award transformed the UK’s green spaces. It was introduced to reverse the decline in the quality of parks that happened...

First look at memorial

Bendigo residents have been watching in fascination as the Soldiers Memorial Military Institute has undergone a brilliant transformation over the past two years. We watched while old extensions were removed, the exterior restored and painted, the dome renovated and...

Award for Tejas

An international student from La Trobe University in Bendigo has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the local community. Tejas Deshmukh, a community planning and development student from India, has won an award at the Victorian Government’s...

Design in the home

Bendigo interior designer Belinda Nihill has been nominated for House and Garden’s Top 50 Room Awards which celebrate the best in residential interior design in Australia. Last week she travelled to Sydney for the awards, which called on Australia’s designers to...

Replica echoes a golden past

IN September 1980 a 27.2 kilogram gold nugget was found by Kevin Hillier in Kingower about 20 kilometres west of Bridgewater. It turned out to be the largest gold nugget ever found with a metal detector. On Tuesday, Kevin’s wife, Bep Hillier handed over a replica of...

Growth in fruit

AN organic pome and stone fruit orchard in Harcourt has opened sales for its Community Supported Agriculture program. Commonly referred to as CSA, the emerging model of sales and distribution is indicative of a movement of consumers who want to be more connected with...

Pool gearing up for a grand opening

THE Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre is over time and over budget, but it will make a splash when it is opened in two week’s time. For the coming week or so, the final clean up of the centre and the instalment of the last delivered gym equipment will be complete in...

Mystery of missing mat

Local resident Felicity has a special sentiment for the door mat that has welcomed for almost 100 years visitors at her heritage home in Bendigo, so much so that she wants it back after it was stolen. Just like the mat, she is convinced it was no ordinary theft. The...



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