Good morning Bendigo - 05.09.2014

Good morning Bendigo!

The sun rising over Bendigo looked particularly appealing this morning. Maybe because we're in for a beautiful day, or maybe because it's... Friday!

On the front page of today's Addy we have Bendigo Foodshare sharing its concerns that teachers are spending up to $200 a week on food for students coming to school without breakfast or lunch.

Read Hannah Carrodus' report here.

It will be an exciting day for the Bendigo Stadium as the state Labor party announces a $5 million promise for 3000 permanent seats and 12 new outdoor netball courts.

Read the story here.


Once we get through another cold morning, it's going to be a sunny day with a top of 18. Sunny weather all weekend, before the cold mornings come to an end on Monday. For more weather, click here.


Trains running as normal on the Bendigo line. V/Line is also putting on extra services for tonight's football match between Hawthorn and Geelong. Visit for more details.


Napthine vs Andrews as politicians descend

As you make your way around Bendigo today, keep your eye out for a politician or two. Premier Denis Napthine and Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews are both in town for the day, making announcements and attending events. Read more here.

A new venture in memory of a daughter

Nina Bice and Kevin Harding's cafe Bella Blue is more than just a place for coffee and cake. The couple started the cafe in the memory of daughter Tayla Harding, who took her own life. Click here for Andi Yu's report.

US comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

American comedian Joan Rivers has died aged 81. Rivers, who was hospitalised last week after a heart attack during a routine surgical procedure, has been on a life support system since the weekend. Read the full story here.

CSIRO almost 99.999% sure humans causing temperatures to rise

What are the chances the world could clock up 353 consecutive months with average temperatures higher than the norm of the 20th century without humans being responsible? CSIRO's now-defunct climate adaptation flagship crunched the numbers and found the chances were less than one in 100,000. Read the report here.


CWA meeting

The CWA Bendigo Branch will be holding their next meeting on Friday, 5th to be a member to come along and have a chat and cuppa with us and hear about our latest community work.

Time: 1pm

Venue: St. Andrew's Church, Myers Street, Bendigo. 

Bendigo Bridge Club

Meets on Monday and Friday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Beginner sessions are held on Thursdays. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Venues: Long Gully Community Centre (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) and Quarry Hill Croquet Club (Tuesdays) For more information, contact Peter Goddard (03) 5439 6273 email: website:

Senior citizens club activities

Strathdale Senior Citizens Club have cards (500) from 1pm to 4pm. New members are always welcome; please drop in and have a chat about our activities.

Venue: Strathdale Senior Citizens Club Inc., 155A Crook Street, Strathdale. 

Contact: 5441 1665.


1666 - Great Fire of London ends after destroying much of the city.

1923 - Relief ship leaves Sydney with supplies for some of one million homeless victims of a Japanese earthquake.

1933 - Car windscreen wipers made compulsory in Victory.

1941 - Jews over the age of six in German-occupied areas are ordered to wear yellow Stars of David.

1960 - Ten skeletons are found in 3800-year-old grave near Stonehenge, southern England.

1963 - A painting of the Queen by Paul Fitzgerald is unveiled at Melbourne's Myer Mural Hall.

1972 - The summer Olympics resume in Munich, West Germany, a day after the deadly hostage crisis.

1988 - Thomas Gregory, aged 11, becomes the youngest person to swim the English Channel from Cap Griz-Nez to Shakespeare Point, Dover.

1997 - Princess Diana is buried after a funeral service at Westminster Abbey seen by millions around the world.


Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer (1958-)

John Polson, Australian director-actor (1965-)

Saeed Anwar, Pakistani cricketer (1968-)

Dolores O'Riordan, Irish singer in The Cranberries (1971-)

Tim Henman, English tennis player (1974-) 

Nina Persson, Swedish singer (1974-)

Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1983-)


Who first played Dr Who in the 2005 revival of the show?

Did the Channel Tunnel open to the public in the 1970’s, 1990’s or 2000?

Which Guy directed the 2005 movie “Revolver”?

The Abbey Theatre is in which Irish city?

Which Tank Engine celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2005?


A cockroach will live nine days without it's head before it starves to death

Answers: 1. Christopher Eccleston 2. 1990’s 3. Guy Ritchie 4. Dublin 5. Thomas


What do you call a snowman with a six pack?

An abdominal snowman.

Happy Friday everybody,


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