Category Archives: community

Reusable Coffee Cups – Bendigo

Until recently, we all thought that our takeaway coffee cups were recyclable – but thanks to Craig from the War on Waste, we found out this isn’t true! Coffee cups have a plastic lining, so they can’t be recycled in … Continue reading

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Australia Day – Bendigo 2017

We would like to acknowledge that we live on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung or Jaara people and the traditional lands of the Taungurung peoples who are the rightful custodians of the lands we now refer to … Continue reading

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Local people, local products

Now we can all support local makers and stores in our area without having to trek from store to store and market to market, as we now have bendigomade.com.au We all want to support local business and buy local products – … Continue reading

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Blues & Roots for the whole family

After two stupendous Showcase/Fundraiser events in 2016 for Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival (at the Rifle Brigade Hotel and Golden Vine Hotel respectively) the crew’s Spring edition will be staged back where it all began. “We staged our first … Continue reading

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Council election candidates

Updated 5 October 2016 There are HEAPS of new candidates for the upcoming City of Greater Bendigo council elections. You will be sent a ballot pack from 4-6 October, which must be returned by 6pm, Friday 21 October. (More info from VEC … Continue reading

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Local theatre, that won’t let you down…

A new theatre production holds a mirror up to the real life of new parents, and asks “Why doesn’t anybody tell you what it is going to be really like?” The Let-Down Reflex is an original theatre production that explores how parents constantly find their reality … Continue reading

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Local history and collectables

Well, we’ve discovered a great way to explore the Bendigo region, get your hands on amazing pieces of local history and support local business.  Visitors to the Bendigo region know only too well the enjoyment of hunting through antique or … Continue reading

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Election Sausage 2016

Voting in the Bendigo electorate? You need an election day sausage, so we’ve been on a quest… …to find the sausages! Election sausages! They help the voting go down a treat. Where to go to vote in the Federal Election on … Continue reading

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Bendigo quilters and patchworkers!

Local quilters and patchworkers in the Bendigo area are being asked to donate their time and skills to produce patchwork blocks, all in the name of charity. The blocks will form completed quilts to be auctioned off at the Bendigo CraftAlive … Continue reading

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Bendigo 2020: Faith in our city’s great future

by Margaret O’Rourke, CEO Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation Originally published by the Bendigo Weekly on 27 May 2016 It is 2020 and I’m driving north into Bendigo along the High Street Boulevard. The Sacred Heart Cathedral with its established Aspire Precinct comes into view. … Continue reading

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