Local News

Changes to Easter festival for 2021

The City of Greater Bendigo is planning a family-friendly program of activities to celebrate Easter in 2021.  The smaller, three-day program will replace the 150th Bendigo Easter Fair celebrations and will take place over a number...

Malmsbury crash witness appeal

Detectives from the Heavy Vehicle Unit continue to investigate a crash which occurred in Malmsbury last week. Investigators have been told a white Scania prime mover and trailer was travelling north bound on the Calder Freeway...

Police investigating early morning crime spree

The small communities of Lexton and Waubra remain in shock after yesterday's early hours crime spree. The Pyrenees Hotel was rammed at 4am with alcohol stolen, the local post office was also targeted. About 50 minutes later...

Eaglehawk landfill re-open

Good news for Eaglehawk residents planning an Australia day weekend clean up. The landfill has now reopened after being shut earlier in the week. It's believed asbestos was found at the site causing the sudden closure. Photo by Magda...

Final round of preliminary matches today

The final round of preliminary matches is set for the UTR Bendigo Pro Tour tournament today. Aussie favourite Marc Polmans needs another win to advance to the top of his group. Top-ranked female Pran-jala Yadla-palli is also...

New traffic restrictions for Echuca

Permanent traffic restrictions on Murray Esplanade, between Leslie Street and Hopwood Place, are now in place in Echuca. The aim is to stop public vehicles on this section of the road and ensure public safety in...

Australia Day breakfast in Eaglehawk cancelled

Covid has claimed another local event, this time the annual Australia Day breakfast at Eaglehawk. The Rotary Club were forced to make the move after being told the breakfast would have to be ticketed. An invitation only...

Ross Wilson coming to Castlemaine

Ross Wilson will take to the stage at Castlemaine next week as part of the 2021 Sounds Better Together series. Five new concerts have been added to the tour including next Wednesday night at the Theatre...

Ballarat pacing cup on Saturday night

Perfect conditions are set to greet horses for Saturday nights $100,000 Ballarat Pacing Cup. With no Kiwi's this year, Lochinvar Art remains a short priced favourite, however local horses are still in the mix according to...

Operation Amity this long weekend

Extra focus will be placed on road policing efforts this weekend, as people escape to regional Victoria and make their own long weekend. Operation Amity will run from midnight, Friday 22 January until 11.59pm, Tuesday 26...