Good morning Bendigonians!
I hope you all had a good Friday night and are ready for an action-packed weekend.
There is a lot happening!
A sunny day with northerly winds. A top of 26 degrees.
It looks like V/Line trains from Bendigo to Melbourne are running on time.
Fires still burning in New South Wales
Firefighters have been building containment lines overnight with temperatures across New South Wales expected to rise across the weekend.
The fires have left one man dead and hundreds of homes have been lost.
More than 1500 firefighters have been on the ground with more than 90 fires burning through 91,000 hectares.
Victory make it a draw
Melbourne Victory travelled to Adelaide for round two of the A-League.
The away side were 2-nil down at half time before turning it around in the second half.
In the 79th minute Gui Finkler scored before James Troisi tied the game in the dying seconds.
WHAT WE ARE CHASING TODAY
- Today is the Beach Party Race Day. The Bendigo Jockey Club will turn into a beach. Our photographer will be out and about taking photos.
- It is also Bendigo Beer's Oktoberfest event. A little taste of Germany will come to the city.
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Wishing you a very Happy Birthday if today is your special day!
You share a birthday with US actor John Lithgow and US heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.
TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR. . .
1765 - The Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, draws up a declaration of rights and liberties.
2001 - US special forces begin operations on the ground in Afghanistan, opening a significant new phase of the assault against the Taliban and terrorists.
2011 - Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, makes her 16th trip to Australia.
JOKE OF THE DAY
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Have a good day,