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Festival time in Heathcote

A festival designed to get the Heathcote economy moving will be held this Saturday and Sunday. The one off event will combine a bush market and night market as well as live music. Heathcote was particularly hard...

Repairs online for damaged phone service

Repairs to a damaged Telstra cable at Rushworth are being fast tracked according to the telco. It's believed a third party damaged the infrastructure causing around 200 fixed line services to be impacted. ADSL customers and 3G...

Infrastructure boost in Central Goldfields

More than $450,000 has been allocated to community infrastructure in the Central Goldfields shire. The cash is the balance of the Federal Government's local roads program. $300,000 will go towards improving Maryborough’s pathway network and $40,000 will...

Two new vehicle chargers installed

Mount Alexander Shire Council is set to install two new electric vehicle charging stations in  Harcourt and Castlemaine over the coming months.   The charging stations will be located at 7 High Street in Harcourt, adjacent to...

Three injured in Raywood crash

Emergency services were called to the scene of a two car crash at Raywood yesterday afternoon. All three people involved were taken to the Bendigo hospital in what Ambulance Victoria said were stable conditions. The accident happened...

Eggs-plore at Easter

A replacement event for Bendigo's traditional Easter Fair has been announced by council. It'll be known this year as Eggs-plore Bendigo and run over four days. The move comes after the Easter fair was cancelled due to...

Millions go to the pokies

Nearly four-and-a-half million dollars has been lost into poker machines within the Bendigo municipality in just one month. The figures for January are an increase from December,  when just over four-and-a-quarter million dollars were poured into...

MP responds to royal commission

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has responded to the Liberal National Government releasingthe Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report.“For too long, we have heard heartbreaking stories of neglect coming out of...

RSPCA moves in on illegal puppy sales

The RSPCA is looking to the public for help to crack down on the illegal selling of puppies in central Victoria. It is believed sales are occuring in the Macedon Ranges Shire involving brokers and breeders. It's...

Health Minister launches vaccine hub in Bendigo

The Minister for Health Martin Foley was in Bendigo today to launch a COVID-19 vaccination hub at Bendigo Health. The Minister thanked local frontline health workers who are continuing to keep the state safe and met...