Good morning Bendigo! 23.01.14

Good morning Bendigo! 


Max 35. Sunny.

Full weather report here


V/Line trains are running again on the Bendigo-Melbourne line. 

To view the summer timetable click here.


Second man arrested over Avoca death

A SECOND person has been arrested following the discovery of a deceased person at the weekend. 

Police pulled a car and body from a mine site at Avoca on Sunday. 

Officers had been searching for Ricky Lee Ganly, who was last seen in April 2013. 

A 30-year-old Avoca man was arrested around 10.30am Wednesday and is assisting police. 

Men face court over drug trafficking after Comanchero-linked bikie raids in Mildura ice crackdown

Six men allegedly linked to the Comanchero outlaw bikie gang are facing court today after being arrested yesterday as part of a crackdown on the drug ice in north-west Victoria.

A police drug operation began in September last year and involved telephone intercepts and 11 search warrants conducted in Mildura yesterday.

Members of the armed crime squad and Taskforce Echo swooped on properties in Mildura, Sunnycliff and Irymple.



VIDEO: We take a tour of Bendigo's new Art Series Hotel

Paramedics tell of ambulance service 'meltdown' in heatwave

GALLERY: Bendigo Country Week, day two

Bendigo fire units called to 'large' fire at Dhurringile Prison

VIDEO: Photographer captures dramatic escape from falling branch


1. What does the second A stand for in ANZAC?

2. In which country is the city of Joao Pessoa?

3. On a computer keyboard what letter is below and between G and H?

4. In movies, what is the first name of Ralph Fiennes’ character in “Schindler’s List”?

5. With which record label did Norah Jones sign in 2002?


The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco. 


If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share a birthday with Marie Henri Beyle Stendhal, French author (1783-1842); Edouard Manet, French artist (1832-1883); Randolph Scott, US actor (1898-1987); Fred Williams, Australian artist (1927-1982); Jeanne Moreau, French actress (1928-); Derek Walcott, West Indian poet and Nobel laureate (1930-); Bill Hayden, Australian politician and former governor-general (1933-); Chita Rivera, US actress-dancer (1933-); Rutger Hauer, Dutch-born actor (1944-); Robin Zander, US singer of Cheap Trick fame (1953-); Princess Caroline of Monaco (1957-); Mariska Hargitay, US actress of ER fame (1964-); Tiffani Thiessen, US actress of Beverly Hills 90210 fame (1974-); Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress (1974-); Robbie Farah, Australian rugby league footballer (1984-).


1622 - William Baffin, British navigator and explorer, dies.

1806 - Death of William Pitt the younger, who at the age of 24 became Britain's youngest prime minister.

1849 - English-born Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman in America to receive a Doctor of Medicine degree, from the Medical Institution of Geneva, New York.

1983 - Soviet satellite Cosmos 1402 enters Earth's atmosphere and crashes into the Indian Ocean.

1985 - Debate in Britain's House of Lords is carried live on television for the first time.

1989 - Surrealist artist Salvador Dali dies in his native Spain at age 84.

2011 - Allies and adversaries of President Hugo Chavez take to the streets of the capital by the thousands, staging rival demonstrations to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Venezuela's democracy.

2012 - France's parliament votes to make it a crime to deny that the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago constituted a genocide, risking more sanctions from Turkey and complicating an already delicate relationship with the rising power.

2013 - The US and Canada object to the Palestinians' latest bid to capitalise on their upgraded United Nations status when their foreign minister speaks at the Security Council behind a nameplate that read "State of Palestine."


At a job interview: "What are your strengths?"

"I'm an optimist and a positive thinker."

"Can you give me an example?"

"Yes, when do I start?"

Got a better joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Email 

Have a great day,


Daily quiz answers: 

1. Army

2. Brazil

3. B

4. Amon

5. Blue Note

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