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Local Lucy Walsh is dedicated to getting Heathcote...

Heathcote Playgroup is having resurgence, and it’s being led by local Lucy Walsh.. The Playgroup is an informal session where children from the age of 0 to 5 and their guardians or caregivers, can meet together in a public local environment

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Feb 23 2018
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Dig deep like Paula

PAULA Glare will be walking through Heathcote on March 23 as she completes a 138km journey from Bendigo to Sunbury to raise money for Camp Quality.. In a previous article, it was stated that Paula would appreciate it if people could donate

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Feb 23 2018
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Not everyone is sweet on sugar hit

IF YOU were headed down the street to grab a cold can of soft drink or a packet of snakes, and the goodies cost you 10, or 20 per cent more than yesterday, would you buy them?. Well, health professionals all over Australia are proposing such a price

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Feb 22 2018
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Smile, you’re under arrest

HEATHCOTE police may soon be wearing body cameras as part of their uniform.. The plan is for 11,000 Victorian officers to be wearing the cameras by 2020, with the first 200 cameras to be rolled out this year.. The cameras — which are already

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Feb 22 2018
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Awards to honour CFA...

LAST week the CFA launched the Spirit of the CFA Awards, which recognise the exceptional achievements of staff and volunteers.. Nine awards aligned to CFA values will be presented at the Spirit of CFA Awards night on Sunday May 20.. “This is

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Feb 22 2018
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Don’t fall into DIY...

HEATHCOTE locals have been reminded of ladder safety with recent figures released by the Victorian Injury Surveillance unit showing 58 per cent of ‘do it yourself’ (DIY) injuries in the Greater Bendigo region over the past two years were

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Feb 22 2018
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Miss out and you’ll...

THERE is another new activity planned for this year’s O’Keefe Challenge. On Sunday, April 22 the area along High Street at the Barrack Reserve will be transformed into Heathcote’s very own Village Green.. The area will house a Kids

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Feb 22 2018
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I back the ban: Pharmacist says selling codeine was ‘too...

THE RECENT codeine ban which came into effect on February 1 is a step in the right direction, according to local pharmacist Aaron Chor.. All products containing codeine have been taken from shelves and are now only accessible with a script from

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 21 2018
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Don’t waste this chance for funding

THE second round of the 2018 Loddon Mallee Fund is now open.. Councils, businesses, industry and community groups located in the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery region and groups who provide services and activities within the region are

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Feb 21 2018
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Lucky escape after pedal mix-up

A 92-YEAR-OLD woman mistook the accelerator for the brake last week and crashed her car into A Gaggle of Geese on High St.. The crash caused damage to the front of the building as well as the windows.. No one was injured during the accident

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Feb 21 2018
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Crews from far and...

LAST week firefighters were called to a property in Redesdale to battle a dangerous 11-hectare grass fire.. As many as 20 CFA trucks headed out to try to contain the blaze, with a helicopter from Bendigo also called in to help.. Firefighting crews

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Feb 21 2018
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Expo provides food for...

MORE than just a boutique industry, alternative farming has become a global trend, with record crowds flocking to the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo last week to learn all about it for themselves.. There were 22,000 visitors and 500 stallholders

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Feb 21 2018
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Four new faces join...

YOU may have seen some new faces around Holy Rosary School, with four new teachers having taken up roles at the school for the new year.. Josh Martyn is the new grade 1/2 teacher.. Stephanie Slatyer is the new foundation and grade 1 teacher and

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Feb 16 2018
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We’ve bin telling council about bus stop rubbish, so why...

THEY’RE not talking rubbish — locals are demanding a bin at the bus shelter in front of the Optometrist Heathcote.. The shelter has been covered with litter for a number of months and locals have raised the idea with council but are fed

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Feb 16 2018
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The importance of good fencing

DID you know that stock can poo five times more when they are standing in water than when they are standing on land?. Given the amount of time some stock stand in rivers and creeks over summer, that’s a lot, of poo.. Reducing the amount of poo

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Feb 15 2018
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More lake releases

RELEASES from Lake Eppalock have increased lately to assist with delivery requirements in the Murray system.. About 25 gigalitres will be released from the lake during February and March. Lake Eppalock is currently at 79 per cent capacity and

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Feb 15 2018
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Youth funds boost

YOUNG people from the Mitchell Shire will have more opportunities to actively participate in and connect with their local community, thanks to almost $2 million in State Government funding.. Eighteen organisations in Northern Victoria will share in

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Feb 15 2018
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Watering down sugar...

THE CITY of Greater Bendigo will receive a share of $500,000 worth of funding as part of VicHealth’s Water in Sport Initiative.. The Water in Sport Initiative is an attempt to drive down the sales of sugary drinks at suburban sporting grounds

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Feb 14 2018
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Putting family fun...

THIS Friday is your chance as a Heathcote local to have a say on the development of the Heathcote Township Plan and learn about other Council projects at the Summer Family Fun Day.. The Fun Day will be held at Barrack Reserve from 3.30pm to 7pm and

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 14 2018
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