The famous five at Maiden Gully

“FIVE of the best,” is how Maiden Gully Primary School principal Craig Arrowsmith describes the Coghill clan – five siblings who are this year, for one year only, all at the same school. There’s Xavier in grade six, Lachlan in four and Austin in three, while twins...

Colourful blessing for dragon

DAI Gum Loong’s incredible journey from dream to reality is almost complete. Our latest Chinese imperial dragon was this week officially blessed in a spectacular display of colour and tradition as his journey to Bendigo edges ever closer. City of Greater Bendigo mayor...

City push for more GovHub jobs

THE plan to create a government jobs hub on land owned by the City of Greater Bendigo is one step closer to fruition, with councillors expected to formally vote on the proposal in the coming months. Mayor Margaret O’Rourke said the city continued to receive...

Temperatures hit record high

BENDIGO residents have sweltered through the hottest January on record, with the spate of extreme hot weather conditions setting new standards. The Bureau of Meteorology’s automatic weather gauge at the Bendigo Airport normally records 2.5 days where the maximum...

Police push safety message on roads

POLICE have urged road users to put safety first after a tragic start to 2019. Since January 1, 22 lives have been lost on Victoria’s roads, compared to 16 at the same time last year. The 2019 figure includes five lives lost during the four days of the Australia Day...

Nurses join Bendigo Health

Bendigo Health welcomed 73 newly registered nurses this week. Since 2016, graduate positions at the hospital have increased by 35 per cent, due to the extra services provided following the move into the new hospital. A feature of the 2019 graduate nurse program is the...

City’s wish list

A MULTI-MILLION dollar wish list of priority projects to further Bendigo’s aspirational goal of being the world’s most liveable community is expected to form a centrepiece of discussions ahead of the federal election expected some time in May. Projects put forward for...

RSPCA loses contract

STAFF at RSPCA Bendigo will be out of a job on July 1 as the council takes over pound services. For more than 20 years, RSPCA Victoria has worked with the City of Greater Bendigo to provide an animal shelter and through a contract, pound services for the local Bendigo...

Delegation heads to Hong Kong

A DELEGATION from Bendigo will fly to Hong Kong next week for an important milestone in the development of the City’s new Imperial Dragon, Dai Gum Loong. Dai Gum Loong’s head, neck and tail will be blessed in a Hong Kong temple on Saturday February 2, with mayor...



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