Summer roars in

TODAY’S forecast searing temperatures has signalled the arrival of summer, with the mercury tipped to soar past 39 degrees. The hot weather is expected to continue into next week, with maximums above 31 degrees forecast each day through until at least next Wednesday....

Firefighting fleet increases

A 49-strong aerial firefighting fleet is in Victoria in time for summer. Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp launched the state’s biggest-ever fleet, as well as the government’s summer-fire awareness campaign this week. The 2018-19 fleet has expanded...

Labor to challenge Labour

BENDIGO East MP Jacinta Allan has flagged the Labor Party will seek to quarantine the use of its name in future elections after its booth workers claimed voters were confused about whether they were voting for Victorian Labor or the Democratic Labour Party. The DLP’s...

Mayor chair again at Regional Cities Victoria

Bendigo mayor Margaret O’Rourke has been returned as chair of the leadership group Regional Cities Victoria. The announcement was made in Bendigo last week when the mayors of Victoria’s 10 largest regional cities gathered for their first meeting of the mayoral term....

Bendigo visitor numbers surge

BENDIGO has experienced a major boom in the number of tourists visiting the city, with numbers surging almost 66 per cent in the past decade. Tourism Research Australia data obtained by the Bendigo Weekly shows more than 3.9 million domestic and international...

Bendigo high on RSPCA cruelty list

REPORTS of animal cruelty throughout the City of Greater Bendigo surged by almost 22 per cent in the 12 months to June 30. RSPCA Victoria released state-wide animal cruelty report data for 2017-2018 earlier this week, with the data showing there were 333 reports of...

March against family violence

BENDIGO’S streets turned orange on Wednesday for Greater Bendigo Against Family Violence committee’s community showcase and march, to show the city’s solidarity against family violence. The event saw schools, organisations and businesses come together to listen to...

Labor and the landslide

LABOR candidates in Bendigo East and Bendigo West received significant swings in last weekend’s state election which saw the party swept back to power in a landslide. While counting is still underway, late yesterday Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan had received 62 per...

VIDEO: A final state election pitch

Thousands of voters will have their say tomorrow before the final tally to determine the next government in Victoria. By the time polling centres open across the electorates of Bendigo East and Bendigo West tomorrow morning, more than 30,000 people will already have...



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