On the goTuesday, April 5, 2016

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We’re in for a mostly sunny day – Bendigo, Redesdale& Maryborough 29, Castlemaine 28, Kyneton 26, Echuca 31.

Catch up on news here:

Home of Jimmy Possum founders for saleThe multi-million dollar Bendigo home of Jimmy Possum founders Margot and Alan Spaldingis on the market in what might become the highest-grossingresidential sale in Bendigo’s history. Read more here.

Cox apologises to councillorsCouncillor Peter Cox has abided by the findings of a conduct panel and issued an apology to two of his colleagues on the City of Greater Bendigo council. Read more here.

Pair charged over Ravenswood Junction Hotel fireTwo men have been charged over a fire at theJunction Hotel in Ravenswood almost two years ago. Read more here.

Appeal in murder caseMARYBOROUGH man Jesse Willis has appealed his conviction for murdering Ricky Lee Ganly and disposing of his body in a floodedAvoca mine in 2013. Read more here.

Albatross a highlight for Belvoir Park memberThe game of golf can provide the most thrilling highs and frustrating lows.Just ask Mark Bamford.For the second time in his career, Bamford achieved something that most golfers fail to achieve in a lifetime –an albatross. Read more here.

State of the Nation Labor Leader Bryan Green says diesel generators will cost $25 million each month to run.

►LAUNCESTON: Diesel equivalent to eleven Olympic-sized swimming pools will need to be burnedeach month to helpmeet the state’s energy needs, which Opposition Leader Bryan Green says is a “stark illustration” of the government’s failure.Dam levels havethis week dropped .3 per cent to 13.6. Read more

Senator Kate Lundy with CEO of Northern Settlement Services Lulu Tantos, second from left. Picture: Darren Pateman

►NEWCASTLE: A “handful”of the Syrian refugees who will call Newcastle home are expected to trickle into the region within the next two months, according to the region’s refugee support services. Read on

Former Ballarat Bishop Ronald Mulkearns.

►BALLARAT: The secrets held by Bishop Ronald Mulkearns have gone with him to his grave.His death follows a battle with cancer anda recent appearancebefore the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses in Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

►MOUNT ISA: The manaccused of assaulting a Mount Isa Buff’s Club employee has had his committal hearing date set down for May. Read more

View Street home of Margot and Alan Spalding. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

►BENDIGO:The multi-million dollar Bendigo home of Jimmy Possum founders Margot and Alan Spaldingis on the market in what might become the highest-grossingresidential sale in Bendigo’s history. Read on and check out even more photos

A Riverina solar panel farm has been proposed to bring renewable energy to the region.

►GRIFFITH: A proposed $37 millionsolar project in the Riverina has promised to empower locals with renewable energy. The Riverina Solar Project, which is the biggest of its kind, would generate enough sustainable electricityto power more than 12,000 homes every year. Continue reading

Arrium has ceased all trading.

►WHYALLA:Arrium’s banks will push the steel makerto entertain competingrescue plans after theyrejected a $US927 million ($1.21 billion)lifeline from US vulture fund GSO Capital. Read more

►NOWRA:The parliamentary future of Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis is under a cloud as local Liberals consider disendorsing her as candidate in the upcoming federal election. Read on

Picture special An aerial view of the hay depot created on Friday night at Ilfracombe.

►Hay Runners head for home: As the biggest hay relief effort in the world winds down, Burrumbuttock Hay Runners founder Brendan Farrell has begun looking beyond the current drought. Read on and check out more amazing images

National news “The government needs a narrative badly”: PM Malcolm Turnbull has fallen behind in the opinion polls. Photo: Andrew Meares

►Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ceded the Coalition’s lead in an opinion poll for the first time since the leadership coup, when he said Tony Abbott’s poor performance in the same survey justified the change. Read more

►An alleged paedophile continued to coach children’s soccer for years after being charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl, who was later diagnosed with HIV, a royal commission has heard. Read more

Former Labor senator Graham Richardson at an event in Melbourne in late 2015. Photo: Jesse Marlow

►The momentGraham Richardson has been dreading anddelaying for years has arrived. Almost.At 6.30pm on Wednesday the man who made “whatever it takes” his politicalmantra will walk into Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for radical surgery. It’s the only hospital in the country capable of performing the operation, expected totake between 14 and18 hours. Continue reading

Irene brown with her children, Amelie and Patrick, who are not part of Preston Primary School’s iPad program. Photo: Simon O’Dwyer

►Parents are sending their kids to school without an iPad or laptop, in protest attheir school’s digital device policies.Nearly all secondaryschools have rolled out aone-to-one digitaldevice model and an increasing number of primary schools are following suit. Read on

National weatherOn this dayApril 5, 1994:Kurt Cobaincommitted suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Seattle. Cobain’s body wasn’t discovered until April 8, by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system, who initially believed that Cobain was asleep, until he saw the shotgun pointing at his chin. A high concentration of heroin and traces of Valium were found in Cobain’s body. His death was officially ruled as suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.

International news Lanky the pelican has died. He was the longest living resident at Wellington Zoo, after arriving at the zoo in 1978. Photo: Wellington Zoo

►NEW ZEALAND:The only residentpelican in New Zealandhas been euthanised.Lanky,who will be remembered for his giant beak and occasionalhissing, hadbeen battling arthritis in his ankles for the past few years. Get the full story here

Faces of Australia: Denise Sullivan Tamworth Senior of the Year Denise Sullivan, right, with Joan Davis and Bruce Adams, who accepted the award for community group of the year, the Tamworth Seniors’ Week Organising Committee. Mrs Davis and Mr Adams were treasurer and president respectively. Photos: Gareth Gardner

THE winner of the 2016 Tamworth Regional Council Seniors Award is an exemplar of the festival’s theme for this year: grow young.Denise Sullivan says voluntary work keeps her mind and body active and healthy – and, in fact, she doesn’t have time to be old. Read on

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