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Jobs set to go from Bendigo

Moira Macs is set to close its Bendigo operation. The poultry and craft foods business is relocating to Western Australia in a move the company says will allow it to expand its operations. Up to 110 jobs...

Fundraising campaign for theatre

Castlemaine's Theatre Royal has launched a fundraising campaign to help raise cash to continue its restoration work. The Loyal Royal program will add to the recent work which has seen seats restored and couches replaced in...

Register for garage sale trail

If you've got some treasures you'd like to get rid of then you can register now for the Greater Bendigo garage sale trail. The nationwide sustainability initiative is supported by 100 local governments, with 400,000 people...

New baby on the way for Lisa Chesters

Lisa Chesters has announced she is expecting her second child. Baby number two is expected in April next year following the birth of Daisy in December last year. Ms Chesters partner, Matt Emond, who was Greater Bendigo's...

Two men arrested, charged and bailed

Two men headed for Bendigo were arrested for drug offences in Nar Nar Goon on Monday night. Police searched a vehicle on the Princes Highway and allegedly found over 1000 tablets of prescription medication and drug trafficking...

Shire waives permit fees

The Central Goldfields shire has become the latest council to waive outdoor dining permit fees. The cancelling of the charge will benefit local hospitality businesses as they look to set up outdoor eating areas in a...

University set to train local health workers

Bendigo's La Trobe Uni campus is set to train local health workers in ways to manage mental health. The learning is part of the Federal Government's Covid-19 training relief package and will see some 300 nurses,...

Nominations for council officially closed

Nominations to become a councillor at the City of Greater Bendigo have officially closed. And there's healthy competition for the nine spots available with thirty two people putting their hand up. Two current councillors are not standing...

Church fire not being treated as suspicious

Firefighters aren't treating a blaze which destroyed a church in North Bendigo as suspicious. Fire Rescue Victoria Crews were called to the scene at the corner of Bayne and Smith Streets around one Sunday arvo. The building...

Leadership event set for October

Be.Bendigo have teamed up with Deakin University to present a leadership event. The online forum in October will be presented by Major General Natasha Fox. The Major General will talk about her leadership career and what it's...