On the go Bendigo | Monday, October 17, 2016

Today's Instagram #picoftheday is by @rileyabbottphotography - tag your weather pics #bendigoweather and we'll feature the best ones here.

Today's Instagram #picoftheday is by @rileyabbottphotography - tag your weather pics #bendigoweather and we'll feature the best ones here.

Good morning central Victoria! 

We’re in for a partly cloudy day with a medium (50%) chance of showers later tonight - Bendigo, Redesdale & Maryborough 16, Castlemaine 15, Kyneton 13, Echuca 18.

Catch up on news here:

Minister calls for diverse council

The local government minister has called on Bendigo voters to deliver a more diverse council at next week’s elections. Read more here.

Oh so close for Bendigo at indigenous football and netball carnival

Bendigo’s indigenous football team has fallen just short of a premiership at the Murrun Dhelk Football Netball Carnival. Read more here.

Brothers ‘microseconds’ from death

A police sergeant has described an incident involving two Eaglehawk brothers over the weekend as the “closest brush with death” he has seen in four decades in the force. Read more here.

Unspoken disorder affecting one in 10

It is a neurological disorder which could affect 10 per cent of Australians – yet many still don’t take dyslexia or the life-long impacts it can have seriously. Read more here.

Spirit locks down on Rangers in WNBL victory

The Bendigo Bank Spirit set an early-season defensive benchmark after strangling the Dandenong Rangers in their WNBL clash on Saturday night. Read more here.

State of the nation

Need a national news snapshot first thing - well, we have you covered. 

► LOTTAH: A man has been shot dead and another is in custody after a dispute between neighbours, police say. A 65-year-old man has been charged with murder after a 45-year-old man was found dead on a property at Lottah, near Weldborough. More here.

BALLARAT: When Goliath ran after a cat no one expected the two would still be together when they were rescued from a Buninyong drain three hours later. But that’s exactly what occurred to the eight-year-old jack russell on Sunday morning. More here.

Ian Watson with his eight-year-old jack russell, Goliath, who was saved by Ballarat SES crews after he was found stuck in a Buninyong drain. Photo: Dylan Burns.

Ian Watson with his eight-year-old jack russell, Goliath, who was saved by Ballarat SES crews after he was found stuck in a Buninyong drain. Photo: Dylan Burns.

► WAGGA WAGGA: A costly report explaining why council’s former planning director left Wagga under a corruption cloud has been suppressed for four months. Wagga’s new mayor Greg Conkey has conceded the city’s residents have been “let down” by secrecy shrouding former high-ranking council official Andrew Crakanthorp’s controversial departure. More here.

Four months after a costly investigation wrapped up, ratepayers still haven't been told why they had to cover legal fees and 20 weeks of forced leave on full pay for former planning director Andrew Crakanthorp.

Four months after a costly investigation wrapped up, ratepayers still haven't been told why they had to cover legal fees and 20 weeks of forced leave on full pay for former planning director Andrew Crakanthorp.

► PORT FAIRY: Fisherman Daniel Hoey has seen great white sharks in the area before, but never this close up. The owner and operator of Salty Dog Fishing Charters in Port Fairy was chartering a private booking last Thursday when he was forced to fend off a shark with a humble broom after it sunk its teeth into his boat motor. More here.

Port fairy fisherman and Salty Dog Charter owner Daniel Hoey says losing a cage full of burley to a great white shark was the least he was worried about at the time.

Port fairy fisherman and Salty Dog Charter owner Daniel Hoey says losing a cage full of burley to a great white shark was the least he was worried about at the time.

► RICHMOND: Two Queensland families holidaying in the remote outback town of Richmond have together uncovered an exceptionally rare skeleton of a 100 million-year-old fish with an incredible swordfish-like head and monstrous teeth. More here.

The rare skeleton of a 100 million-year-old fish with a swordfish-like head and monstrous teeth discovered near Richmond.

The rare skeleton of a 100 million-year-old fish with a swordfish-like head and monstrous teeth discovered near Richmond.

► MUSWELLBROOK: A Hunter Valley man working in his backyard shed has survived a bite from a death adder, one of the world’s most venomous snakes. More here.

A death adder has bitten a man in his backyard Hunter shed.

A death adder has bitten a man in his backyard Hunter shed.

► YEOVAL: The heroic and selfless actions of a passing motorist saved the lives of a father and son after their vehicle crashed into a tree on the Renshaw McGirr Way at on Saturday. More here.

A heroic motorist saved a father and son from this burning car near Yeoval on Saturday. Photo: TOP NOTCH VIDEO

A heroic motorist saved a father and son from this burning car near Yeoval on Saturday. Photo: TOP NOTCH VIDEO

► ALBURY: A District Court judge has sharply rebuked vandals who attacked the car of a man caught with child abuse photographs. Chris Hoy, SC, said there simply was “no room in our society” for such vigilante behaviour. More here.

► BATHURST: A farmer will have to foot the $1000 bill to remove asbestos dumped on his property by a driver who crashed through his fence. More here.

James Stewart's father, Peter Stewart, with asbestos laden material left behind at the propery after a road accident recently. Photo:CHRIS SEABROOK

James Stewart's father, Peter Stewart, with asbestos laden material left behind at the propery after a road accident recently. Photo:CHRIS SEABROOK

National news

► Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been drawn into a deepening row between the country's two most senior lawyers after he was asked to confirm the government's chief legal adviser ticked off on a controversial bill allowing terrorists to be held in jail beyond their sentence. More here.

Malcolm Turnbull has been asked for his assurance the Solicitor-General advised on a controversial terror bill. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Malcolm Turnbull has been asked for his assurance the Solicitor-General advised on a controversial terror bill. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

► Cabinet secretary Arthur Sinodinos has launched an attack on Labor's choice of former union official Kimberley Kitching​ to replace Stephen Conroy in the Senate, saying she had been referred for "further investigation" by the Heydon royal commission into union misconduct. More here.

Senator Arthur Sinodinos fronts the media in Sydney on Sunday. Photo: Wolter Peeters

Senator Arthur Sinodinos fronts the media in Sydney on Sunday. Photo: Wolter Peeters

► Women under the age of 25 gain little benefit from Pap smears according to a study that supports the federal government's decision to scrap cervical screening in younger women. More here.

A pathologist analyses an abnormal Pap smear. Photo: Eamon Gallagher

A pathologist analyses an abnormal Pap smear. Photo: Eamon Gallagher

► Almost 80 per cent of Australians think governments should insist that all new housing developments contain dedicated affordable housing, according to a new survey. More here.

The government's plan to build 10,000 homes at Olympic Park should include affordable units, according to the community housing sector. Photo: Supplied

The government's plan to build 10,000 homes at Olympic Park should include affordable units, according to the community housing sector. Photo: Supplied

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International news

► BANGKOK: The coronation of Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn will be delayed more than a year as Thais mourn the death of their long-reigning king, Bhumibol Adulyadej. More here.

A military unit inside The Grand Palace following the death of King Bhumibol. Photo: Kate Geraghty

A military unit inside The Grand Palace following the death of King Bhumibol. Photo: Kate Geraghty

TAIPEI: When Chinese tourists come to Taiwan, they don't go out at night. They stay in their hotel rooms so they can watch the talk shows, and marvel at the spectacle of citizens openly criticising and questioning their leaders: an entertainment not widely offered in mainland China. More here.

On this day

The faces of Australia: John and Gloria Moore

Port Macquarie residents Gloria and John Moore celebrate 70 years of marriage.

Port Macquarie residents Gloria and John Moore celebrate 70 years of marriage.

JOHN and Gloria Moore pledged their commitment to each other 70 years ago during a wedding ceremony in Wollongong.

The date of their nuptials was October 12, 1946.

In that year, Ben Chifley was the Prime Minister, The Overlanders, starring Chips Rafferty, was released, the bikini debuted in Paris and Tupperware was introduced in the US. Read more here.

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