Local News

New tourism campaign highlights regional Victoria

A new tourism campaign by the state government will see Victorians to discover their own backyard. In particular, Melburnians are being encouraged to explore all that regional Victoria has to offer as the temperatures drop over...

Homes without power overnight after fault at Charlton

Over a thousand people were without power north-east of Bendigo last night. In Wedderbern, over 600 people were affected, with 700 people in Boort losing power, while 150 were affected in Charlton.  Nearby in Wycheproof, 600 homes...

Woman in hospital after early morning crash in Maldon

A woman will be taken to hospital after an early morning crash in Maldon.  She has sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries after her car truck a power pole around 4:40am on Lowther Street. Police, ambulance, and...

Director named for Bendigo Art Gallery

The Bendigo Art Gallery has appointed its new director. Jessica Bridgfoot will take over the role formerly held by Karen Quinlan, who left the gallery late last year. Bridgfoot is currently a curator at the gallery, with the City...

Man sentenced in County Court

A 23-year old man has been sentenced in the Bendigo County Court to two years prison after pleading guilty to raping a girl when he was 17-years-old. The man could be out of prison as soon...

Fatal accident in Wanalta

A person has died after their truck crashed into a tree in Wanalta this afternoon. Emergency services were called to Bendigo - Murchison Road after reports the truck had left the roadway, struck a tree and...

Court for man over alleged child abuse material

A 60 year old man will front the Bendigo Magistrates Court this morning over alleged accessing and producing child abuse material. He faces four charges including accessing child exploitation material as well as possessing and producing...

Bendigo Braves return following bye

In NBL1 games are back this weekend after a bye. The Bendigo Braves will be hoping Albury won’t have home court advantage when they meet on Saturday at Lauren Jackson Stadium. Bendigo Braves women are scheduled to...

Maternity leave for federal member

Bendigo Federal MP Lisa Chesters has announced that she’s expecting her first child.  The Labor MP is 14 weeks pregnant and plans to go on maternity leave from November. She says her electorate office will function as...

Historic mining site fenced off

Jackass Flat is the latest site to be fenced off over toxic sand. The historic mining site on Prouses Road has high levels of arsenic in calcine sand and will be sectioned off next month. The sand...