Good morning Bendigo - it's September 17

Good morning Bendigo.

Good morning Bendigo.

Good morning Bendigo.

It has been a chilly start to the morning with frost on many of the cars parked on the side of the road.

The patchy fog seems to have lifted and as I glance out the window, the sun is out and there are blue skies.

Addy photographer Peter Weaving took this photo this morning.

Addy photographer Peter Weaving took this photo this morning.

Hopefully we are in for beautiful spring day. 

It is going to be a partly cloudy day. There will be a few showers later tonight. Today’s temperature will reach a top of 18 degrees. Check out more detailed weather news here. 

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Elizabeth McGauchie says she is happy with the recent rain she has had at her property at Prairie. Picture: PETER WEAVING

Elizabeth McGauchie says she is happy with the recent rain she has had at her property at Prairie. Picture: PETER WEAVING

V/Line trains to and from Melbourne and Bendigo look to be running on time this morning. 

Abbott faces backlash over ministry

Prime Minister elect Tony Abbott has found only one spot for a woman in his 19-member cabinet.

The new foreign minister Julie Bishop is one of six women in the 42-strong ministry but the only woman in the cabinet.

Media outlets across the country have scrutinised this decision saying it is disappointing only one woman had made it into the cabinet.  

Mr Abbott claims there are some good and talented women who are knocking on the door to join the cabinet.

Gary Ablett Jr makes it seven-in-a-row

Gary Ablett has earned seven consecutive All Australian honours, further solidifying his reputation as one of the greatest players to have ever played the game.

The Gold Coast Suns captain’s latest achievement elevates him past the likes of Robert Harvey and Nathan Buckley who previously earned six consecutive All Australian guernseys.

Former Bendigo junior Joel Selwood also made the team. 

Gary Ablett

Gary Ablett

Some of the things you will see Addy journalists and photographers at today are:

- Addy photographers will be heading out to Bendigo Health and St John of God hospitals to take some photos of some of Bendigo’s newest arrivals.
- The Sport team will have all the latest on both Golden Square and Strathfieldsaye ahead of the Bendigo Football League decider on Saturday. Golden Square will be training at the QEO tonight.

Here is a list of some of the Bendigo Advertiser’s highest rating stories:

- Couple die in farm vehicle rollover. Family left "shattered" by double fatality at Culgoa property.

- Ideas to breathe life back to Bendigo CBD. Strong turnout to CBD forum as traders express fear for downtown Bendigo. 

September memories. There’s nothing quite like September on the sporting calendar. 

- Michelsen Medal Red Carpet Gallery. Glammed-up women and suited men hit the red carpet at the Michelsen Medal count on Sunday.

If it is your birthday today. . . many happy returns!

Did you know you share your birthday with some famous people.

Today, famous Australian director Baz Luhrmann celebrates his 51st birthday.

Known for his films Strictly Ballroom, Australia and The Great Gatsby, Baz is sure to have a party to remember.

Singer Anastacia turns 45 today, while tennis ace Thomas Berdych turns 28.

The Czech tennis player’s most notable achievement was reaching the final of the 2010 Wimbledon championships.

If you know someone having a birthday or special milestone today or coming up, send us an email and we'll send out a cheerio!

Happy Birthday Baz!

Happy Birthday Baz!

1787 – The US constitution is signed.

1900 – Proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia as Federal Union of the six colonies.

1949 - Fire destroys Noronic, the largest passenger steamer on the Great Lakes, at Toronto pier, killing more than 130 people.

1966 - Mission: Impossible television series premieres.

2000 - Michael Diamond becomes Australia's greatest shooter when he defends his Atlanta gold medal with a runaway win in the trap at the Sydney Olympics.

The results are in from a poll on whether you think soup is an entrée or a main meal.

From 88 votes, 51.1 per cent said soup was an entrée, 2.3 per cent said it was a main meal and 46.6 per cent said it was silly. 

Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? He had no body to go with.

Got another joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Send it in to

Have a good day,