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9am: And that's a wrap from us today. We hope you enjoyed the first On the go breakfast blog and will join us again tomorrow from 7am. But for now, send any feedback or suggestions our way to ashley.fritsch@fairfaxmedia.com.au - thanks for blogging with us!

Oh and here's a frolicking pooch to start your working day off on a warm-and-fuzzy buzz...

8.55am: Now for the important question: Should Lincoln Younes have left Home and Away? According to a whopping 290 people, no he should not have. But what do you think?

8.51am: Quiz answers: 1. Fruit 2. Rafael Nadal 3. Saatchi 4. Abba 5. Caine. How did you go?

8.48am: More from the Coles opening:

8.45am: And the winner of our book giveaway is Sharon Newth - congratulations! Come on in to the Addy with your ID and claim your prize. Missed out? Don't fear, come back tomorrow at 7am for your chance to win another great prize. Here's a hint: It will get you laughing...

8.44am: Need something to daydream about today while you're at work? Check out these "six of the best" adults-only, child-free resorts...

1948 Dancing competitions at Bendigo Showgrounds, Colin and John.

1948 Dancing competitions at Bendigo Showgrounds, Colin and John.

8.38am BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's Way We Were takes us back to 1948...

8.33am WHAT'S ON: Looking for something to do today? Why not check out these community events:

Bendigo Garden Club Inc

Members and visitors are most welcome to attend the meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month. Guest speaker, mini flower competition, trading table, supper. From 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Venue: McKinnon Pavilion, Holmes Road, Bendigo Showgrounds.

Contact: Marjorie on 5449 7157.

Threads Group open day

Today the St Andrew’s Uniting Threads Group will hold an open day between 10.30am and 12pm. This group makes and distributes beautiful quilts (made from donated materials) to various organisations in Bendigo and some of the quilts will be on display. There will also be a delicious morning tea and a trading table.  Entry is a gold coin donation. The open day will be held in the small hall behind St Andrew’s Church, Myers Street, Bendigo.

Forever Young Concert

Forever Young concert demonstrating that age 60-plus does not deter people from singing rock songs and having fun. Go along and get inspired as we perform songs by the Beatles, Sex Pistols and Foo Fighters to name a few. From 7pm.

Venue: Capital Theatre

BSSC presentation

Bendigo Senior Secondary College students will present research findings from a range of unique investigations in a public lecture at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre. Entry is free. From 6pm.

Venue: La Trobe University Visual Art Centre, 121 View Street, Bendigo.

Having an event? Let us know by emailing ashley.fritsch@fairfaxmedia.com.au

8.25am: Need a laugh? Here's the joke of the day (FYI - this pick comes from our digital team, so we won't be offended if you've got a better one...!)

8.22am: It's almost half-past 8, so surely you've woken up a little now, right? Let's see how you go with today's quiz (answers will be posted later): 

1. James Logan gave his name to a type of what - danceband, fruit or road race?

2. Who beat Andre Agassi in his final singles games at Wimbledon?

3. In advertising, what is the last name of the brothers Charles and Maurice?

4. “Waterloo” was the first hit for which group who became the subject of a musical?

5. Which Michael starred with Sandra Bullock in the film “Miss Congeniality”?

8.15am NEWS: One in five Australians say drunk women are partly to blame for rape, a VicHealth report shows. Addy deputy editor Nicole Ferrie reflects on the last report, which is undertaken every four years, here.

8.08am: Check this out... Colossal squid weighing 350kg pulled from Antarctic. Scientists say the female colossal squid is thought to be only the second intact specimen ever found was carrying eggs when discovered in the Antarctic. Read more here.

8.05am NEWS: Here's more on the Talbot stabbing, with DAVID JEANS reporting that the teenager was stabbed three times with a pocket knife during a brawl with up to eight people.

8.02am TV NEWS: The death of Casey Braxton (played by Bendigo actor Lincoln Younes) on Home and Away sent viewers into a fit of anger and sadness on social media last night - did you watch it?

8am: Are you heading to the opening of the Coles store at Lansell Plaza Shopping Centre this morning? Addy reporter Maddie Wines and photographer Jodie Donnellan will be there from 8.30am, so make sure you say hello if you see them.

7.56am PHOTOS: There were speccies like Riewoldt, hit-outs like Ryder, and handpasses like Mitchell as boys and girls took part in yesterday's Telstra On The Ball Footy Tour in Bendigo. See the pics here.

Yesterday's Telstra On The Ball Footy Tour in Bendigo. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

Yesterday's Telstra On The Ball Footy Tour in Bendigo. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

7.52am NEWS: Police are appealing for public help following two separate incidents at Kangaroo Flat and Long Gully. Do you know the men pictured in this article?

7.45am GIVEAWAY: We have two great children's books to giveaway to the first person to email ashley.fritsch@fairfaxmedia.com.au with their name...

Today's front page of the Addy.

Today's front page of the Addy.

7.42am: On the front page of today's Addy, you'll find Andi Yu's article about the City of Greater Bendigo failing 10 out of 12 of its own performance goals for 2013-2014; and Brendan McCarthy's great pic of Sandhurst's star ruckman Tim Martin pondering his grand final fate during last night’s training session.

7.34am: Crows are wreaking havoc on Elm Street, Eaglehawk, by zeroing in on a surprising target – car windscreen wipers. Read the tale of Nightmare on Eaglehawk's Elm Street...

7.30am EMERGENCY SERVICES: All was quiet overnight, but Maryborough police are continuing to investigate after a 19 year-old man was allegedly stabbed three times in Talbot on Sunday morning.

7.25am: Want to know what the day has in store for you? Check our your daily horoscope here and maybe you'll find some answers... 

7.20am TRAINS: V/Line is reporting no delays on the Bendigo line this morning, but buses are operating between Melbourne and Sunbury for some evening services.


The City of Greater Bendigo has failed 10 out of 12 of its own performance goals for 2013-14. In a statement outlining targets the council planned to achieve by June 30, 2014, a raft of major projects are listed as over budget and overdue. Click here to read Andi Yu's story.

Victoria's most disadvantaged schools will receive $42.5 million next year to replace the scrapped payments made to low-income families to assist with the cost of uniforms, camps and computers. To read more, click here.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has left open the possibility that Australia's attacks on Islamic State militants could spread across the Iraq border into the terror group's heartland in Syria. The US, which is leading the Middle East mission, has committed to strikes against Islamic State in Syria, but Mr Abbott indicated on Tuesday that Australia will wait for the resolution of legal uncertainties before taking such action. To read more, click here.

7.02am WEATHER: We're in for a partly cloudy day in Bendigo, with isolated showers and possible hail in the southeast during the afternoon. Expect a top of 14 degrees. For more weather, click here.

7am: Good morning and welcome to our new breakfast blog, On the go, Bendigo!

From 7am until 9am every day we will be bringing you news, weather, photos, giveaways, fun and everything you need to start your morning. 

But before we get started, we need to say a huge thank you to all the amazing entrants to our two new blog competitions. We received such a great response to our name the blog comp, as well as our sunrise pic comp - but there can only be one (or two) winners...


No surprises here, but the winner of the competition is Wayne Harrison who suggested "On the go" for the new breakfast blog name. Congratulations Wayne, you've won a Hugo deluxe artist drawing and spirograph set - come in to the Addy after 8.30am with ID and visit editorial to pick up your prize.


And the winner is... Noni Hyett for her stunning picture of the cranes and an excavator at the new Bendigo hospital construction site in July. Congrats Noni, you've won a Hugo deluxe artist drawing and spirograph set - come in to the Addy after 8.30am with ID and visit editorial to pick up your prize.

Noni Hyett: I love spirographs! - Cranes and an excavator. Picture taken at the construction site of the new Bendigo Hospital at sunrise. 03.07.2014

Noni Hyett: I love spirographs! - Cranes and an excavator. Picture taken at the construction site of the new Bendigo Hospital at sunrise. 03.07.2014


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