Golfers urged to pitch in and help fight MND

A golf day at Bendigo Golf Course next Friday will raise money for the Fight MND Charity. The event is part of a fundraising initiative spearheaded by locals Julie Baird and Helen Keene. Ms Keene’s husband Les lost his battle with the motor neurone disease in...

Councillor fires up over missing strategy

The controversial Battle of Bendigo ring girls saga continued at Wednesday’s council meeting, with Whipstick Ward councillor Andrea Metcalf taking the council’s executive to task over the status of its Gender Equity strategy. In an explosive councillor report, Cr...

Councillor Wrigglesworth resigns

Yvonne Wrigglesworth has vacated her role as an Eppalock Ward Councillor. Ms Wrigglesworth resigned to Mayor Margaret O’Rourke and Chief Executive Officer Craig Niemann on Thursday. Cr O’Rourke said Ms Wrigglesworth had been a champion for rural communities and made a...

Practical approach to health

Bendigo Health first introduced nurse practitioners into its health service more than a decade ago, but the chance to manage patients more holistically is what attracted urology and oncology nurse practitioner David Heath to embark on a career shift. Having left...

Senate looks at pay

Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has encouraged central Victorians receiving Newstart payments to make a submission to the ‘Adequacy of Newstart and related payments’ senate inquiry. The Newstart Allowance is a main income support payment for people who are...

Bankers on the Bendigo couch

Bendigo played host to the September council meeting of the Australian Banking Association last Friday. It was the first time the ABA council met outside one of Australia’s capital cities. As the only ABA-member bank headquartered in regional Australia, the Bendigo...

Aim high

A new multi-storey car park in Market Street is part of an ambitious new Bendigo City Centre Plan that will go before council on Wednesday night. Construction of a new car park is one of three key actions proposed by the Parking Futures Action Plan. Council’s acting...

eBikes a winner

RACV’s eBike community trials are proving there is a place for battery assisted bicycles in Victoria’s transport network. The third and latest trial involved nine bikes loaned to staff and students from La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus. Each of the participants...

A vision for 2030

Students from local secondary schools presented their 2030 vision to members to the Greater Bendigo Economic Development Strategy Steering Committee on Monday. Mayor Margaret O’Rourke,  as chair of the committee said that students provided an invaluable contribution...


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1993 - 1994
Faith Leech - Swimming
Bob McCaskill - Football
Don Sherman - Lawn Bowls

1994 - 1995
Bernice Boromeo - Lawn Bowls
Arthur Cambridge - Sculling
Greg Goodall - Yachting

1995 - 1996
Margaret Harrison - Croquet
David Kitt - Athletics
Allan Monaghan - Swimming

1996 - 1997
Jack Davey - Athletics
Des Duguid - Boxing
Kel Pell - Tennis

1997 - 1998
jack Trickey - Cycling

1999 - 1999
Alan McDonald - Football

1999 - 2000
Herb Hesse - Lawn Bowls / Cricket

2000 - 2001
Greg Williams - Football

2001 - 2002
Betty Thompson - Netball

2002 - 2003
Ken Wust - Cricket

2003 - 2004
Max Brisbane - Basketball
William 'Stumpy" Turner - Cricket

2004 - 2005
Ron Best - Football

2005 - 2006
John Turner - Cricket
Frank McCaig - Cycling
Colin Fitzgerald - Cycling

2006 - 2007
Glen Thurlow - Water Skiing
Kaye Thurlow - Water Skiing
Brain Cahill - Boxing

2007 - 2008
Len Prior - Golf
Alby Jack - Baseball

2008 - 2009
Sharelle McMahon - netball
Ann Howe - Golf

2009 - 2010
Robert Burns - Cycling
George Daniel - Horse Trainer

2010 - 2011
Kristi Harrower - Baskerball

2011 - 2012
Wayne Walsh - Cricket

2012 - 2013
Bill Fry - Boxing

2013 - 2014
Geoffrey Grenfell - Full Bore Rifle Shooting

2014 - 2015
Glenn Asby - Yachting

2015 - 2016
Judy Scarrott - Tennis

2016 - 2017
Neil Pollock - Cricket and Badminton Administration

2017 - 2018
Ashleigh Donaldson Basketball / Football

2018 - 2019
Ian Ross Lawn Bowls
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