Countdown begins

Bendigo Writers Festival is now officially in countdown mode, announcing several keynote speakers for this year’s event, which takes place August 9-11. Internationally renowned astrobiologist Paul Davies will tackle the biggest question of them all, “What Is Life?”,...

Master of his trade

WHEN Geoff Plowright started working in the hardware business in 1969, there were no forklifts, no computers, no credit cards and no liquid nails. Fast forward 50 years, and the popular employee is still working in the hardware industry and still working for the same...

Bishop blesses new Marist College facility

THE Marist College community has celebrated another key milestone on the development of its Maiden Gully campus. The school’s brand new La Valla F-4 learning facility was officially opened on Wednesday morning at a celebration where Bishop of Sandhurst Les Thomlinson...

Pay increase for educators

Early childhood workers would be set to benefit from the federal Labor government following an announcement by federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters. A 20 per cent pay rise to early childhood educators over eight years is proposed by Labor to support workers and...

Liberals on track

Bendigo’s Liberal candidate Sam Gayed said the Liberal Government is investing in the infrastructure needs of the community as he reaffirmed the party’s commitment to major transport projects. In a media release, Mr Gayed said the federal government is investing $82...

Council rebuffs childcare plan

COUNCILLORS have rejected a plan to create a childcare centre at premises once occupied by the former Radius Disability Services at Kennington. The proposal for the facilities at 9-11 Harcourt Street would have seen car parking requirements waived to allow for the new...

Labor outlines major political promises

Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters used one of her final formal media announcements to outline the raft of projects she has announced during her campaign, ahead of tomorrow’s ballot. “We have committed almost $30 million for community infrastructure projects in...

Erskine calls for action

ONE of Bendigo’s most respected community leaders has called for action on managing the city’s future growth and associated challenges as our population surges towards 200,000 by the year 2050. Don Erskine is widely acknowledged as one of this city’s, and the region’s...

All unwrapped

On Saturday, Bendigo’s iconic heritage attractions will be on show for the second year as the city presents Heritage Unwrapped. It’s a celebration of the National Trusts’ Australian Heritage Festival. Everyone is invited to enjoy Bendigo’s best heritage experiences...


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