Central Victoria's News Whip Around - 30th May

Late showers and 14 for Bendigo today

Central Victoria's News Whip Around - 30th May

A 25 year old Kangaroo Flat man who went on a crime spree through Bendigo in November last year has pleaded guilty to 14 charges yesterday.

Blake John Flower will be sentenced on Friday for stealing 4 firearms from a house in Axedale before causing a multi-vehicle crash in front of Lansell Plaza on November 22.

The Bendigo county court hearing Flower was taking up to a gram of ice a day in the lead up to the crime spree which also saw him steal another car and crash it.

Judge Mark Dean saying steps need to be taken now to rehabilitate Flower from his drug issues or risk him being lost to the justice system.

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The federal MP for Mallee is promising to give Maryborough the attention it deserves if the town is moved into his electorate as part of a boundary reshuffle.

Central Goldfields shire administrator Noel Harvey has expressed concerns about the distance from the electorate office in Mildura, saying the shire would be adversely affected.

However Andrew Broad’s told the Bendigo Advertiser he’s willing to travel to make sure the shire is catered for after the latest Census data showed it is the most socioeconomically disadvantaged municipality in the state.

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Heating and cooking fires continue to be the largest cause of preventable house fires in CFA District 2

Last year - 61 house fires across the Greater Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, Mt Alexander and Central Goldfields shires were classed as preventable - causing more than 500 thousand dollars damage.

19 due to heating, 16 were caused by cooking and 12 due for electrical mishaps - with 36 per cent of the accidents occuring in the kitchen.

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The Bendigo Academy of Sport’s named their award winners for the 2017-18 season at their annual presentation evening on the weekend.

Para-athlete Liam Richardson was named as the sport athlete of the year while volleyball coach Todd Broadbent won the coach of the year.

While Gel Klein-Boonschate has won the outstanding service award for her years as a volleyball athlete and coach at the academy.

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The Bendigo Fighting Miners have consolidated second place on the Victorian rugby championship ladder after defeating MONASH UNIVERSITY 33-21 in ROUND 6.

They scored 4 tries in a 20 minute period before half time to set up the win - BLAKE THEUNISSEN winning the player of the match award.

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