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THE ITALIAN JOB

When Fabrizio Soncin started kicking a soccer ball for fun as a young kid little did he know that it was the beginning of a life-long passion with the beautiful game.


Lessons In Life

Seven years ago Golden Square local Peter Thompson answered a call to help Buddhist monk and Karen refugee Ashin Moonieinda with his English skills. This year they celebrate Moonie’s completion of a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Community Development.


Visiting hours

Lives are changed and families made multiple times a day at the Bendigo Hospital. Lauren Mitchell visits a place where love stories start.


Missing Meagan

It’s impossible to pinpoint when Meagan Anderson started to disappear, but slowly, irrevocably, the essence of the bright, young mum is being erased.


Puppet love

Bendigo’s much-loved children’s storyteller Narelle Stone hands us a backstage pass to her amazing collection of characters.


Totally cute

In need of a hobby, Ash Tuohey found she had a knack for online retail. Now, with her mum Janice on board too, her ‘baby’ Tiny Sprout is out in the real world and growing strong.


Pushing boundaries

Lisa is one of only a few females officiating at a senior level in cricket. Juggling her career and the sport she loves has proven tricky but she’s more than a match for the challenge.


Keep on giving

The G.I.F.T. is a group of local women who give back to the community by passionately fundraising for those who are living with cancer, a cause that touches many of us.


Creative culinary

Necessity was the mother of the invention of the Starving Artist Food Co. ... and Dr Scroll ... and a thriving catering business.