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Mums miss out on super

New data shows Bendigo mums have missed out on an eye watering amount of superannuation. With no super paid on paid-parental-leave the tally of lost retirement savings over the last decade is close to $10 million. The...

Two vie for mayoral robes in Bendigo

The race is on to decide Bendigo's next mayor. Current mayor Jennifer Alden is putting herself forward again, but she's got some competition from current deputy Andrea Metcalf. Councillors will elect their next leader on November 9...

CHIRP rises to a testing challenge

CHIRP Community Health's Covid testing team's risen to the challenge after an influx of locals to the site in Castlemaine. The location had 50- bookings for tests but over 150 people turned up throughout the day...

Keeping road safety in the family

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s newest school crossing supervisor comes from a long-line of road safety enthusiasts. Caitriona Holmes is the third generation in their family to take on the role of school crossing supervisor, and is...

Fully vaccinated hit 71 per cent in Greater Bendigo

Seventy-one per cent of eligible locals in Greater Bendigo are now fully vaccinated against Covid. The latest figures show 94.4 per cent of residents have received at least one dose. Meantime, COVID testing reached capacity at the...

Grass fire treated as suspicious

An overnight fire in pampas grass in Long Gully's being treated as suspicious. Fire crews were called to parkland off Empire Road just after midnight, fighting the flames before cotaining the blaze to an area around...

Green light for gallery funding

A massive expansion of the Bendigo Art Gallery has been given the green light by councillors. Council will contribute $3 million to the project with most of the remaining $25 million still to be found. The redevelopment...

Schools close due to Covid

At least three schools across greater Bendigo will close today after being exposed to the Covid virus. Catherine McAuley College will close both its campuses, St Peters Primary will shut after a student tested positive, as...

Stolen cars found at Riddells Creek property

A raid by police at a Riddells Creek property has seen four cars returned to their owners. Police from Macedon Ranges and Romsey conducted the sting with a Riddells Creek man charged. He'll appear at the Kyneton...

Police seek man over car and petrol thefts - VIDEO

Police are investigating a car theft and subsequent petrol thefts which occurred in central Victoria earlier this month. Investigators have been told a white 2010 Peugeot station wagon was stolen from a property in Fitzgeralds Close,...