Local News

Footy club without a league

The Smythesdale footy club is still without a league after AFL Victoria rejected a last ditch effort. 7 out of 12 Mininera league teams voted accept Smythesdale but the club needed at least 75 per cent...

Petitions for bus driver sentence

Almost 10,000 people have put their names to at least 4 petitions calling for Ballarat Gold Bus driver Jack Aston to have his sentence reviewed. The 55-year-old has been given 5-years in prison in Castlemaine over...

Coffee with a cop back again

Coffee with a cop is on again in Bendigo this month. The community program is aimed at creating greater links between police and the community. The next one is on January 23 at Bendigo Library at 10.30am....

Fire crews still on scene in the Benloch Valley

Fire crews are still on scene of a fire in the Benloch Valley east of Kyneton, after it yesterday threatened lives and homes. The fire has burnt through around 40 hectares, after what started as a...

AFLW practice match in Ballarat

People are being encouraged to head down to the AFLW practice match in Ballarat this weekend. The Western Bulldogs take on Collingwood at Mars Stadium on Saturday.  The game starts at 5pm, gates open at 4pm and...

Man hit by tractor near Tardale

A 55-year-old man has been taken to a Melbourne Hospital after he was hit by a tractor near Taradale. Ambulance Victoria were called around 7:15am yesterday morning, after he fell underneath the tractor and was hit. He...

Bushfire brought under control

A 30-hectare bushfire in the Benloch Valley east of Kyneton has now been brought under control. The blaze was first reported around 1 this afternoon in steep terrain in Kitchenhams Rd east of Cowbar State Forest. 37...

Mercury on the rise around the region

With the weather set to soar to 43 today in Bendigo, people are being urged to keep an eye on their elderly friends and neighbours. There is a total fire ban across Victoria today, Tomorrow Bendigo will...

Spirit basketballer goes home

Bendigo Spirit import, Becca Tobin has had to fly home to the USA early due to a family emergency,. The Spirit play their final game of the season on Saturday at Bendigo Stadium Tip off is at...

Coaches replacing trains

Bendigo residents are being urged to allow extra travel time, with coaches replacing trains, until January 27. All train services between Melbourne and Swan Hill, including Bendigo, are being replaced by buses due to upgrades. Transport Minister...