Week to honour those who make a difference
DID you know there are nearly 6 million people volunteering across Australia? This week marks National Volunteer Week, with the theme “Making a world of difference”.
THE City of Greater Bendigo and Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) are celebrating 2019 Botanic Gardens Day with a special open day event at the Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills between 11am and 2pm on Sunday, May 26.
HEATHCOTE’S Tom Dando has been awarded the inaugural Heathcote and District Community Bank Rural Scholarship.
PYALONG Neighbourhood House was recognised for its service at the recent Neighbourhood Houses Victoria annual state conference earlier this month.
TODAY is Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day, a national day of thanks for the many Victoria State Emergency Services (VICSES) volunteers who support their local communities during flood, storm, landslide, road rescue, search and rescue, and more. VICSES volunteers responded to more than 31,000 requests for assistance last year, equalling a total of 302,623 operational hours.
BUNBUNARIK Children’s Hub was visited by a delegation of Kiwanis members including their Australian governor, Bob Sitters, on April 17. Kiwanis International, of which the Australian operation and Bendigo branch are a part, was established in 1915 in the United States.
VICTORIAN opposition leader Michael O’Brien met with farmers at Glenaroua last Wednesday to better understand the effects of drought.
THE Mitchell Shire community has successfully rallied behind the mental health and freeway advocacy campaign. More than 1000 emails and postcards were sent to federal election candidates in the lead-up to Saturday’s federal election, across McEwen, Nicholls and Bendigo.
PRIMARY Care Connect is offering free suicide prevention training in Euroa and Shepparton during June. Any individual, organisation or community group can attend. Preferences will be given to those from farming communities who may be under stress that they, and or family members, could be experiencing due to drought conditions.
Lisa Chesters has emerged victorious following the 2019 Federal Election. The Labor member has been reinstated for a second term for the Bendigo electorate by a ___ per cent margin. This was Chesters comment prior to today’s election. “I know...
THE seasons have well and truly shifted, and, with autumn has come welcome – and much needed – rain. But the seasons are temporary. Within a matter of months, spring will arrive, giving way to the heat of summer once again.
THE state government has called a summit bringing together road safety leaders, experts and advocates to better understand the sharp increase in the number of road deaths this year.
MEMBER for Euroa Steph Ryan says that Labor MP Lisa Neville has turned a blind eye to the water crisis for the past three years.
An Undera footballer is fighting for his life after an incident during a Kyabram District League reserves game against Violet Town last Saturday.
THE Echuca mother charged over her daughter’s death in 2008 has walked free from court. Tania Walker, 35, charged with child homicide of 23-month-old Angela Bannister, appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court on Tuesday for a bail application which...
A car has hit a house on the corner of Archer St and Stanley St at about 3.15 this afternoon. The vehicle left the road and travelled through a fence before coming to a hault. Police and CFA are on scene. The Archer St entrance to Stanley St is...
TWO men have been arrested over a spate of burglaries across the Echuca region. Police arrested Anthony Firebrace, 33, on Tuesday at a Leichardt St home. Detectives also arrested an Echuca man at a Boothman St home yesterday morning. The 26-year-old...