Extended hours denied

GAMBLING opportunities in Bendigo are set to shrink and attention is being focused on the long hours of access gamblers already have to poker machines in the city. Asked to extend liquor licence trading hours at the All Seasons Hotel, the City of Greater Bendigo this...

Gold Mines Hotel sold

ONE of Bendigo’s most popular and historic watering holes has been sold. The National Trust-listed Gold Mines Hotel, located on Marong Road, was offered for sale through agents McKean McGregor. Real estate agent Jayden Donaldson yesterday confirmed the sale of the...

V/Line three years late

V/LINE has marked an unwanted milestone this month, notching up three straight years of Bendigo line trains running late. According to the operator’s performance monitoring data, V/Line has recorded as on time less than 92 per cent of its Bendigo trains for 36...

Repairs stall for lack of data

REGIONAL car owners are disproportionately disadvantaged on technical support, according to Gejay Automotive Bendigo director Gary Pinner. Car manufacturers or dealerships make it difficult for independent mechanics to get access to a vehicle’s technical information...

Housing group coming to Bendigo

SOCIAL enterprise Nightingale Housing says it is looking to bring its development model to Bendigo and will hold an information night in the city in late May. The business has advertised that it is “actively on the hunt for sites in Bendigo” and “we’d love to hear...

Court threat over Marong land grab

NEIGHBOURS opposing the compulsory acquisition of part of a Marong family’s farm have vowed to take their fight all the way to the High Court, if the state government allows the City of Greater Bendigo to forcibly acquire the land. Two of the Carter family’s...

Group in bid for Bendigo museum

A PLAN to redevelop Bendigo’s historic law courts building as a major regional museum is gaining momentum. Leaders of Bendigo’s heritage and history organisations have called on Bendigo to back the concept. Plans to build new, fit-for-purpose law courts in Bendigo...

Medical win in budget

BENDIGO will take its place in the front line of training and retaining doctors in regional area thanks to a new medical training model announced and funded in the federal budget but concocted between the supporting universities. But this week’s budget was criticised...

Back in business

NORTH Central Catchment Management Authority chairperson Julie Miller Markoff has announced the reappointment of Brad Drust as chief executive officer. Mr Drust was appointed to the role in 2015, and his new contract will take him through to 2023. Ms Miller Markoff...


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