Customers hold back on NBN

BENDIGO residents are delaying transferring to the NBN suggesting NBN Co is losing the public relations war over broadband in central Victoria. And further shaking up the sector, the city’s business group BE Bendigo has confirmed it is considering an option to...

Safety first with road plan

BENDIGO’S CBD will become more pedestrian and cyclist friendly with council to introduce a 40 kilometre per hour speed limit and pedestrian crossings at key locations in central Bendigo. Council applied last September to the TAC for more than $1 million in funding to...

Hotel pulls pokie bid

THE push for pokies at White Hills’ Wellington Hotel will not go ahead, stalling plans for redevelopment at the site. Bendigo Stadium Limited had applied to install 44 new electronic gaming machines at the Napier Street venue but had the application rejected in August...

Central Victoria’s hemp pioneers

  THE growers responsible for a 200 hectare commercial hemp crop less than 100 kilometres from Bendigo believe it is the biggest of its kind in Australia, putting them among the local pioneer growers of edible hemp. But until last November, Hemp Foods Australia, for...

Police out in force to ease the toll

EXTRA police will be deployed in the Bendigo region across the long weekend as Victoria Police conducts its second major road operation of the year. Operation Arid began at 12.01am this morning and runs through until 11.59pm on Monday, with a focus on driver behaviour...

Rail a political platform

THE earliest stages of this year’s state election campaign are being fought out in part on the platforms of regional railway stations, as Victorian Labor party and the coalition trade barbs over proposed rail projects. Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy announced...

Union call for prison

AN INMATE who opened up the scalp of a female youth justice officer when he hit her with a guitar at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre in January should be in adult prison, argues the Community and Public Sector Union. Describing the attack as brutal and unprovoked, CPSU...

Just the ticket for commuters

REGULAR V/Line commuters will have access to significantly discounted fares under a new ticketing structure that started this week. The new fare allows commuters purchasing a four-week myki pass to access the same discounts as those who purchase a 10-week pass. The...

Bendigo bids for Qantas school

BENDIGO has put its hand up to host what could become the biggest pilot training school in the southern hemisphere. The City of Greater Bendigo has confirmed it will submit a bid for a Qantas pilot training academy to eventually train 500 pilots a year, adding it is...

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