Skye up to a new height

Skye Kinder of Bendigo is the 2019 Victorian Young Australian of the Year. Twenty-seven-year-old Dr Kinder has dedicated her medical career to improving the health of marginalised patients throughout Australia. “I am still processing it to be honest. I was very...

New member on council

A CAMPAIGNER against higher density living has been selected to fill the City of Greater Bendigo seat that Julie Hoskin held until she resigned after being declared bankrupt by the Federal Court. Malcolm Pethybridge ran for local government in 2016 in the Whipstick...

O’Rourke to run again

TWO-TERM mayor Margaret O’Rourke will seek election for an unprecented third term when City of Greater Bendigo councillors gather to vote on November 20. Cr O’Rourke cited the benefits of continuity as the reason behind her third tilt, but she will have competition...

Labor promises funding to finish hospital

BENDIGO Health has been promised $60 million to fit out the old hospital building as a rehabilitation centre, and demolish the towers at the Anne Caudle centre, if Labor is returned to government. Premier Daniel Andrews and health minister Jill Hennessy announced the...

Fire danger period starts

SPRING rain has failed to delay the early start of fire restrictions in District 02 which includes Bendigo. The Country Fire Authority has declared the fire danger period will start from 1am on Monday, at the same time in the Campaspe and Loddon shire council areas....

Leach bids for seat in parliament

NEWLY announced Bendigo East candidate Helen Leach has wasted no time criticising incumbent MP Jacinta Allan for Labor’s performance across four policy areas. Ms Leach, a former City of Greater Bendigo councillor, has been endorsed to run for the Democratic Labour...

Labor plan excludes Bendigo

LABOR has released its own fast rail plan in a sign faster commuter times are resonating with voters, but Bendigo has been left out of the incumbent government’s latest plans. Instead, public transport minister Jacinta Allan, who holds her Bendigo East seat by a...

Greens promise to eradicate weeds

THE Victorian Greens want to establish an invasive species management authority independent of existing land management and land use organisations. In a state election promise, the party wants to roll into the authority all policies and programs relating to invasive...

Warning over fire threat

A HOT and dry lead in to summer has made parts of Victoria “as dry as a chip” and bush fire responders are gearing up for a long, hard season, according to the Country Fire Authority. Forest Fire Management Victoria has had little time to conduct planned burns before...



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