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Small Business Commissioner to present webinar

Victorian Small Business Commissioner Judy O’Connell will lead a free regional webinar to help guide small businesses facing unresolved disputes and other issues. The Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) advocates on issues affecting people in small...

Help at hand for business owners

Bendigo businesses have some help at hand for owners suffering from the financial and emotional stress of the pandemic. While some businesses have weathered the storm, many may not last the year. Business body Be Bendigo’s  Dennis...

Cash for two brigades

A much needed cash boost is on the way for two local CFA brigades. Both the Woodvale and Eaglehawk units will share in $55,000 as part of the state governments volunteer emergency services equipment program. The bulk...

Police investigate fatal crash

Castlemaine police are investigating following the death of a man involved in a crash at Muckleford on March 7. It is believed a grey Nissan X-Trail and a white Nissan Patrol towing a trailer collided at...

New look planned for Specimen Hill school

An architect has been appointed to begin the upgrade of Specimen Hill Primary School. Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards says Studio B Architects will undertake the work to upgrade the exterior of the school, preserve it...

CFA responds well

Central Victorian CFA brigades have fared well in the latest response time data. Both Huntly and Golden Square met their targets at least 90 per cent of the time during a three-month period last year. Kangaroo Flat...

Help with horse care

A cash incentive is being made available for horse owners in the Macedon Ranges shire to get involved with an equiculture course. Equiculture, which is short for equine permaculture, is a holistic horse property management program...

Mountain bikers on track for funding

There has been a major boost for mountain biking for Creswick. More than $2 million has been secured for Hammon park for the Trailhead community and youth hub. Mayor Lesley Hewitt, said the Hammon Park development will...

MP aims to tackle soccer pitch flooding

A Bendigo MP says local clubs caught up in the so-called 'sports rorts' grants program deserve their funding. The senate late last week handed down their findings urging the government to fund highly ranked programs that...