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.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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