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Back to Black: Gothic Festival Hits Maldon

  A festival of dark ideas and gothic themes is taking over Maldon this weekend.    Chief executive of the Mount Alexander Shire council Darren Fuzzard told Mark on the Wake Up Call earlier this week that Goldfields...

Population Decline Reversing in the Loddon

    Census data has revealed a promising demographic shift in the Loddon Shire.    The region is reversing an early-2000s trend of population decline, recording more than 200 new residents in the recent census.    Mayor of the shire Dan...

New Sculpture Hits Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

  The north end of the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens has welcomed the  installation of a new sculpture, Dusk, on Wednesday.    The sculpture was commissioned in 2009 by the then Castlemaine Art Gallery and Heritage Museum Director, Peter...

Signs of Safe Holiday Driving

  A program that delivers road safety messages through Visitor Information Centres will be trialed in Bendigo. The Pause Stop program is a joint initiative by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and the Victoria Tourism Industry Council...

ASFA Calling on Central Victorians to Check Their Super

  June the 30th marks the end of the financial year and the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia is asking Central Victorians to check their super.   Deputy CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia...

Everist Ascent: Pioneer Defender Heading to the Hawks

  It was a huge evening for Bendigo Pioneer Emily Everist last night.    The 18-year-old defender was taken with Hawthorn's pick number 25 at the AFLW draft.   Remarkably, Everist only started playing football in January this year after...

Central Victorian Gun Owners Urged to Prepare for New Laws

  New laws that will change the way firearms are held at residents' properties come into effect from August this year.    Leading senior constable of Bendigo Police's Firearms Division Mark Wilkinson said it's crucial that Central Victorian...

McLaren Street COVID Testing Drive-Through to Close

  From the 30th of June, Bendigo Health's COVID-19 testing drive-through on McLaren street will close.    Residents will still be able to do walk-ins at the facility.     At it's peak, the site was swabbing 600 to 800 patients...