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Festival set for return in 2022

The Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival will return in 2022 but it will have a new name. Run by the City of Greater Bendigo, the festival will become a biennial event and be renamed simply as...

Local business donates morning tea for hospital staff

The community has rallied to support the Wycheproof community following the bakery being listed as a Tier 1 exposure site back on July 18. A Bendigo cleaning business has donated some cash to buy morning tea...

Free firewood for residents

Finally some good news for property owners devastated by recent storms in the Trentham area. Macedon Ranges Shire will be offering free firewood to residents and ratepayers up until at least September. The wood has come from...

Funding for airport still on the agenda

Federal Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters has come under fire for comments she made this week about funding for the Bendigo airport. Senator Sarah Henderson says that $4.5 million funding for a terminal upgrade is still on...

Sod turning for precinct today

The official sod turning for the Bendigo Botanic Gardens Central Hub Precinct will be held today. The duties will be carried out by Mayor Jennifer Alden and Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan. The works, on a vacant...

Upgrades for local schools

Upgrades for two Central Victorian Schools have moved a step closer. Architects have been appointed for the works at both Kangaroo Flat and Camp Hill primary schools. More than $450,000 will be spent on a new toilet...

Man passes away after crash earlier this month

A man has died in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Newstead on 16 July. Police have been told a Mitsubishi Verada sedan was travelling east along Pyrenees Highway when it is believed the driver lost...

Gyms open across the region

Gyms across Central Victoria have burst back to life following our 5th lockdown. It's the first time they've been able to open up with other businesses at the same time. Local owners saying gyms are crucial not...

Funding for Bendigo airport

$300,000 will be invested at Bendigo airport to build a new helipad for emergency services. Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce making the announcement yesterday as part of a $30 million regional airport cash splash. No word on the...

Police launch "pop lock and stop" campaign

Bendigo police are urging Central Victorians to better protect their property. The new 'pop lock and stop' campaign suggesting 7 in 10 cars are stolen using their own keys. They say the simple things to do are...