Axedale's new platypus sculpture will be revealed on Saturday.July 23, 2014 3:11am
Axedale will be a hive of activity on Saturday with the new platypus sculpture unveiling at 9.30am.
Residents, visitors and art enthusiasts are encouraged to rug up and join in the celebrations with an official welcoming by the Dja Dja Wurrung and unveiling by City of Greater Bendigo councillor Rod Campbell.
Axedale Our Town — Our Future president Yvonne Wrigglesworth said it was great to see the end results of Project Platypus.
‘‘Eighteen months ago, our committee sat around a table in the local CFA rooms and wondered what could make Axedale special,’’ she said.
‘‘With the extension of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail winding its way through the reserve, our hearts were set on creating an amazing photo opportunity and picnic destination.’’
Entertainment will be provided by the Golden City Pipe Band, local musician Jo Woodward and the Axedale Primary School.
Visitors will hear from Australian Platypus Conservancy expert Geoff Williams and have the chance to meet the sculpture artist Yvonne George.
Egg and bacon rolls cooked by Axedale fire brigade volunteers will be available to buy and a mobile coffee van will be serving coffee.
The Axedale community market will be trading until 2pm and Axedale CWA is hosting a come and try a craft day in the Axedale hall.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
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Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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