Central Victoria's News Fix - 24th April

Cloudy and 27 for Bendigo today

Central Victoria's News Fix - 24th April

A joint investigation between Victoria Police and the ATO has resulted in the discovery of more than 3 million dollars worth of tobacco south of KERANG.

A warrant was executed on the Coad Rd property in APPIN on Thursday last week, finding more than 7 acres of the crops with plants more than 6 feet tall.

The crops have been destroyed and Police say the bust is a significant disruption to the illegal tobacco trade in the region.

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The state govenrment’s announced almost 15 million dollars from the upcoming budget will go towards rebuilding and modernising schools across Central Victoria.

Castlemaine Secondary College will receive the bulk of the funds - with the Blakely road campus to have a new global learning centre, and a performing arts precinct built with 11.75 million.

Some of the other schools to share in the funding from the Victorian School Building Authority include Spring Gully Primary, Dunolly Primary and Kerang Primary.

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Specsavers is calling for regions residents to have their children routinely eye tested on the back of research showing up to 25% of Aussie kids are suffering from an undiagnosed eye condition.

Recent survey are also suggesting 1 in 3 children have never had their eyes tested before despite doctors recommending children get them tested every two years once they hit 3 years old.

Naomi Barber from Specsavers says undiagnosed conditions can have detrimental effects on a child's development.

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The Bendigo District RSL is hosting an event tonight to rename their sports bar to honour Victorian Cross winner William Symons.

Symons was born in Eaglehawk in 1889 and served as the lieutenant during the First World War at Gallipoli, receiving his VC for holding off a Turkish charge on 9 August 1915 at Lone Pine.

The meeting will take place at 6pm tonight at the sub-branch on Havilah Road in Bendigo and will be officially opened by Symons’ granddaughter Sarah Kellam.

 

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PYRAMID HILL has taken over top spot on the LODDON VALLEY netball league ladder after Round 2 following a 63-19 win over BEARS LAGOON SERPENTINE.

While MITIAMO edged CALIVIL UNITED 45-42 for their first win of the season and MAIDEN GULLY had a comprehensive 54-29 victory over MARONG.

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