Local News

New CBD parking metres from Monday

New pay by plate smart parking metres will be switched on in the Bendigo CBD from Monday. They're paperless meaning a vehicle's number plate and payment is all that needs to be entered. Cash or card can...

Plans for hotel up in the air

Plans for a new $30 million hotel in central Bendigo could be up in the air. Council is considering changes to its heritage overlay at next week's meeting which have the potential to threaten the 200...

Increase in production for gold

Central Victoria's reputation as a gold mining Mecca continues to improve. Kirkland Lake Gold who operate the Fosterville mine have reported an 11% increase in production compared to a year ago. The mines operators say it is...

Staggered opening for outdoor pools

Campaspe Shire Council will stagger the opening of their seven outdoor pools. They're reopening three weeks early in response to COVID-19 restrictions impacting the reopening of the Echuca War Memorial Aquatic Centre. The Kyabram and Rochester pools...

Commission reminding voters to return ballot packs

The Victorian Electoral Commission is urging voters to get the ballot packs back. The paperwork needs to be in the post in just over a weeks time by next Friday the 23rd. The VEC office in Bendigo...

Local horse misses out on win at Caulfield

Despite a favourable barrier draw Bendigo trained Super Girl couldn't get the win she was after at Caulfield yesterday.   The Josh Julius trained mare came 3rd in the Hylands Race Colours handicap over 2400 metres. Julius says...

Local cricketer could debut for Victoria

A Central Victorian cricketer could be set to debut for Victoria. Todd Murphy who played in the Northern Rivers squad but has more recently been with Sandhurst has been named in the 18 man Bushrangers team...

Police investigating accident at Harcourt North

A driver failing to give way has caused a crash at Harcourt North. The accident happened about 4 yesterday afternoon on the corner of the Calder Highway and Fogarty's Gap Road. Ambulance Victoria says 2 people were taken...

Guy Sebastian concert set for Bendigo

Pop sensation Guy Sebastian is on his way to Bendigo. The Australian Idol winner will perform at Bendigo Stadium, but you'll have to wait, with the gig planned for November 2021. He last played Bendigo back in...

New fast food restaurant possible for Epsom

Epsom could become the newest Bendigo suburb to get a KFC. Council says it will make a decision on the proposal late this year, if it proceeds it will be the 6th in the city. So far...