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Champions gather

VOLUNTEER Fire Brigades Victoria and the Country Fire Authority have once again teamed up for the Rural State Championships. The championships take place on April 6 and 7 at the Tom Flood Sports Centre in Bendigo. Graeme Pearce has been to his fair share of Rural...

Funding backs drug-free events

Thorne Harbour Health received a $10,000 grant on Monday to facilitate four alcohol and drug free events during the upcoming Bendigo Queer Film Festival. “This small grant will help make sure that this festival is part of a very successful message about health and...

Labor promises housing spend

The Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Senator Doug Cameron, visited Bendigo on Tuesday to discuss a community housing program the Labor Party will commit to if elected into government. It has pledged to extend the National Rental Affordability Scheme to...

Napier Street roadworks on track

The much-maligned Napier Street roadworks are due for completion by the middle of the year, according to a Department of Transport spokesperson. In its latest update, Regional Roads Victoria said that the upgrade of the Lyons Street intersection is underway. The...

A week of diversity and fun at college

IT is Cultural Diversity Week at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. The week is an annual event at BSSC designed to highlight and celebrate the diverse cultures represented at the college, the vibrant language other than English program, and the sense of inclusion...

MP slams funding

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has denounced the federal government’s decision to reject a funding application for Bendigo Airport. The proposed redevelopment would have updated the terminal building and provided supporting infrastructure. “These upgrades...

Care improved

A three-year La Trobe University study aimed at improving dementia carers’ access to local services and support, launched this week in Bendigo. People living with dementia, their carers, and organisations involved in dementia care from across the region gathered at...

Drones and industry

A pilot program between Bendigo TAFE and The Institute for Drone Technology that looked at the impact of drones in industry concluded last Friday with a flying exercise in Strathfieldsaye. The chief executive officer of The Institute for Drone Technology Dr Joel...

Tuned in for Zinda

Zinda Festival has begun. The week-long celebration of multicultural music, food and art kicked off yesterday with a cushion concert by musician Jali Buba Kuyateh. He entertained youngsters at the Capital Theatre in an environment that offers children the opportunity...

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