Jonathon Magrath, Bendigo Advertiser

Jonathon Magrath

Bendigo Advertiser


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Past articles by Jonathon:

Thousands of offences detected as police aim to reduce Victorian road toll

Police ramped up enforcement on the roads during the Labour Day long weekend. File picture After a horror start to the year on Victoria's roads, police cracked down on dangerous behaviour during the long weekend. → Read More

Pedal to the metal as Bendigo National Swap Meet gears up for return in November

Sites for November's swap meet already fully booked. → Read More

Two-day Lost Trades Fair draws 20,000 people, hailed a huge success

Whip-cracker Kiera Buzza shows her skills at the Lost Trades Fair 2023. Picture by Darren Howe Motels in Bendigo were at maximum capacity over the weekend as thousands of visitors flocked to the region for the Lost Trades Fair. → Read More

Victorian finalists announced for 2023 rural woman of the year

Last year Bendigo-based Kimberley Furness claimed the award. → Read More

Hospitality venue Chatterbox Lounge to open at Hargreaves Mall

The owners believe hospitality is the future of the precinct. → Read More

Bendigo Baptist Community Care op shop staff threatened, windows smashed

A window at the Bendigo Baptist Community Care op shop was smashed on Tuesday. Picture by Darren Howe Staff at a homeless service organisation have been left feeling disappointed and disturbed after their op shop's windows were smashed on Tuesday night. → Read More

Porcupine Village operators hope to build a wastewater treatment plant at Maldon site

Works at the site were ordered to cease earlier this year. → Read More

Tooth decay risk higher in towns without fluoride such as Heathcote

Heathcote residents lack access to fluoride, despite community advocacy. → Read More

Owners of The Meadow lead public plea for Bendigo to support local businesses

'Ghost town': Retail business owners plea for people to shop local as more stores face closure Retail shop owners have delivered a stark warning if business doesn't improve, more stores will be forced to close their doors for good. → Read More

Epsom man in critical condition after falling from electric scooter at Thunder Street, North Bendigo

Police attempted to pull the man over following an earlier incident. → Read More

Works progress at Bendigo Health day rehab facility as services start to move in

The project has seen Bendigo's old hospital re-purposed. → Read More

Festival of colour: Bendigo marks 2023 Holi Festival

About 1600 people came through for the Indian Association of Bendigo's second Holi Festival event. Picture by Darren Howe Coloured dye, music and laughter filled the air as the Indian community celebrated one of the richest religious traditions on Saturday. → Read More

First Nations artwork sought to celebrate The Capital's 150th anniversary

The $8000 commission covers the artist or artists fee, framing and materials. → Read More

Bendigo's Daniel Chisholm and Claudia Scott to perform at VCE Season of Excellence

Daniel Chisholm and Claudia Scott were two of the top performance arts students in the state last year. Picture by Noni Hyett Two Bendigo teenagers will perform in Melbourne alongside the best theatre studies and drama students in the state. → Read More

Grace Tame, Dr Kirby White to speak at TEDxMaldon event

There will be 15 speakers at the event, each with their own topic. → Read More

Discovery Centre continues donation drive for new planetarium

People who donate over $100 can have their name immortalised in a silver star. → Read More

City of Greater Bendigo aims to move on homeless people from Rosalind Park rotunda

"The City has advised the rough sleepers that they will need to remove their belongings." → Read More

DJAARAnominated for 2023 Banksia National Sustainability Award

DJAARA was nominated for a First Nations Leading a Sustainable Future Award. → Read More

Renowned mirror maze installation Kaleidoscope coming to Bendigo in April

An artists impression of Kaleidoscope, Bendigo. Picture supplied Get ready to immerse yourself among mirrors, lights, colour and sound when Kaleidoscope comes to Rosalind Park in April. → Read More

Bendigo Foodshare calling for more volunteers for the 2023 Easter Book Fair

The Y Service Club of Bendigo handed the book fair to Foodshare last year. → Read More