Central Victoria's News Fix - 28th May

Partly cloudy, a top of 18 for Bendigo

27 May 2018

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The principal of Bendigo South East College - ERNIE FLEMING - has announced he has resigned after almost 18 months after being sidelined by the department of education and training.

The department was investigating allegations of inappropriate practice and procedure with a statement from Fleming suggesting their investigation has been unfair as he's never been allowed to meet the investigator.

Despite this, Fleming says he steps away from public education holding his head high knowing he's helped educate thousands of young people to the best of their ability.


The federal government’s secured an additional 800 thousand flu shots for Australians following the record demand following last year’s horror flu season.

It comes after some region’s doctors had to turn patient away because whatever supplies are left are being redirected to the most vulnerable groups of people.

Federal health minister Greg Hunt says a record number of number have already had their flu vaccine in 2018.


VicRoads has confirmed they’re developing new resources to help drivers understand light vehicle towing.

It’s in light of calls made by a coroner who investigated into the death of a 68 year old woman in Runnymede in December 2016 who was killed in an accident by a driver towing an overloaded trailer.

VicRoads telling the Bendigo Advertiser the crash was a tragedy and they’re looking at ways to better educate drivers on how to tow.


A private wetland near Stanhope will be reopened tomorrow for the 2018 Duck hunting season.

It was closed for the start of the season to protect significant numbers of the threatened Freckled Duck, with Game Management Authority monitoring showing the species has left the area.

GMA CEO Greg Hyams says hunters will be able to hunt at the private wetland until the close of the season on June 11th if they get permission from the landowner.



Reigning premiers CALIVIL UNITED's recovered their form with a 111-53 win over this season's LODDON VALLEY football league upstarts MAIDEN GULLY.

While PYRAMID HILL held on for a 3 point win over BRIDGEWATER, BEARS LAGOON SERPENTINE got their first win of the year 75-69 over MITIAMO and NEWBRIDGE's thumped INGLEWOOD by 131 points.

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