State bill plans ward changes

The Local Government Bill 2019 is proposing to overhaul Greater Bendigo’s three councillor, three ward structure. Multi-member wards will be eliminated in favour of single member wards in a proposal that the City of Greater Bendigo does not support. The changes are...

Green light for subdivision

Council has agreed to issue a permit for the subdivision of the former function venue Nanga Gnulle in Strathdale after a near three-year application process. The site at 40 Harley Street has been approved for a 13-lot subdivision after more than 110 objections to the...

Bendigo reaps benefits of tourism boom

It’s been a bumper week for arts, creative industry and tourism news for Bendigo. According to Tourism Research Australia, Victoria welcomed 90.6 million international and domestic visitors, who spent $30 billion in the year to March – growth of 11.2 per cent and 10.3...

Australia Day debate continues

The Central Bendigo Uniting Church Cluster Council’s letter sent to council in May questioning the validity of celebrating Australia Day on January 26 was discussed at Wednesday’s council meeting. Council reiterated its commitment to the goals of its Community Plan...

Hospital calls for patience

People may be forced to wait longer than usual in Bendigo Health’s Emergency Department due to an increased demand for services. Bendigo Health is experiencing its winter demand with flu, coughs and colds making people unwell. Director of Emergency Services Diana...

Knowing the symptoms

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer of Australian women, claiming three times as many women as breast cancer, yet awareness is low. Sheriden Emonson from Central Victorian Cardiology said  women present differently to men and may not be aware their symptoms...

Blokes back charity

BENDIGO’S major  community  fundraiser for men’s health will return for 2019 with hopes this will be the best Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch in the event’s 10-year history. Tickets for the annual lunch, which has raised more than $800,000 since 2010, went on sale...

New lead on Krystal

Missing Persons Squad detectives are investigating a new lead in the 2009 disappearance of Krystal Fraser. A $1 million reward was announced on Wednesday for information relating to the suspected homicide. Krystal was last seen on June 20, 2009 in Pyramid Hill and was...

Challenger tennis event heads our way

Bendigo Tennis Centre will host its biggest tournament in January when an ATP Challenger event comes to town the week before the 2020 Australian Open. The Weekly understands the finer points of the deal are still being discussed between Tennis Australia and Bendigo...


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🍎 ⛹🏻‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ HEALTHIEST SCHOOL AWARD 2019
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The Bendigo Sports Star Awards are strong advocates for encouraging our youth to succeed, and we know that schools play a significant role in this.

Bendigo Health is providing $3000 to find the school in the Bendigo region that is encouraging its students to achieve their most, this includes being more active, eating better, and providing environments that support mental wellbeing.

Schools throughout the region are invited to nominate themselves and express the reasons why they should be voted the healthiest school for 2019.

General members of the public can also nominate a school that they think deserves the award.

Leni from Saint Monica's Primary School, Kangaroo Flat is pictured below.
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