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Swimming pool upgrade heats up

THINGS are really heating up for the Heathcote pool.. City of Greater Bendigo Council has released the proposed 2018-19 budget for public comment with the Heathcote Pool Committee set to receive funding.. This would supplement the Heathcote Pool

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Apr 25 2018
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Mt Camel is firing up for major brigade milestone

THE Mount Camel Rural Fire Brigade celebrated a 90-year anniversary on April 15 at the Heathcote Bowling Club.. And what made it all the more special was that Pat Gill, a volunteer with the brigade, was also celebrating her 90th birthday

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Apr 25 2018
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More than 700 tackle O’Keefe challenge

WHAT a challenge, what an event.. The O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon started on Friday night with 54 riders taking part in the inaugural Light the Trail event, from grandparents through to two 12-year-olds who rode this distance for the first

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Apr 25 2018
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Man survives fiery car crash

A MIA Mia man is in a serious but stable condition after his car rolled on Burke and Wills Track in Baynton.. At 10am on Good Friday emergency services were called to the crash where investigators believe the vehicle, which was travelling south, ran

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Apr 20 2018
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Household waste...

WEEKLY bin audits by the City of Greater Bendigo have shown there’s room for improvement in locals’ sorting of general, green waste and recyclables.. While most households were rated as acceptable, through visual audits council found

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Apr 20 2018
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Letter to the editor

NBN is not good enough. THE Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has revealed massive deficiencies in the rollout of the NBN across regional Australia. The independent survey from the ACMA has found that one in three households are

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Apr 20 2018
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Overhaul for accessing...

CITY of Greater Bendigo Council has adopted a new policy that will improve the way it distributes grants to the community.. The policy changes are in response to an extensive review involving significant community feedback.. The new policy will come

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Apr 20 2018
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Stink has been sorted out

RESIDENTS who were overcome with a ‘stench’ in the past couple of weeks can breathe a sigh of relief according to a Coliban Water spokesperson.. It’s believed the water treatment plant in the One Eye Forest off Burnt Tk and Hookes

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Apr 19 2018
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Bendigo festival tickets still available

TICKETS to the Sanguine Estate Music Festival in Heathcote have sold out.. But you can still get your hands on some for the Bendigo event.. Organisers have responded to public demand and have extended the Bendigo program to include a Sunday morning

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Apr 19 2018
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History goes up in flames

ONE of Heathcote’s most historic buildings was gutted by fire on Saturday morning.. The former Lake Hotel, now a private residence, on the corner of Heathcote-Nagambie Rd and the Northern Hwy caught fire at about 10am. It took two local units

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Apr 19 2018
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Thieves force taxis...

HEATHCOTE’S taxi service was forced off the road on Monday after thieves broke into its High St office at the weekend.. The thieves ransacked the office, stealing laptops, cash, car keys and a safe.. “A lot of the things they took were

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Apr 19 2018
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Booze buses ready to...

THE first of a new fleet of alcohol and drug buses are set to hit the road to help Victoria Police crack down on drunk and drug-affected drivers.. A total of 10 buses rolled off the production line, built by specialist vehicle manufacturers

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Apr 19 2018
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It’s official:...

GREATER Bendigo has become the first community in Australia to become a Bicycle Friendly Community, accredited by CycleLifeHQ.. The silver accreditation recognises Greater Bendigo’s community engagement and bicycle education, the inclusion of

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Apr 19 2018
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Tired of waiting for more buses?

TODAY is the day to have your say on Heathcote’s bus services.. Member for Euroa Steph Ryan is encouraging locals to make their voices heard and join her call for funding for more buses between Heathcote and Bendigo.. This comes after the

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Apr 18 2018
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Anzac Day commemorates end of war

THIS year marks the centenary of the end of World War I and locals are invited to buy an Anzac Day badge and head along to services throughout the district.. Members of the Heathcote RSL have been selling badges out the front of IGA during the past

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Apr 18 2018
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Heathcote Health to feel pain of cuts

HEATHCOTE Health will lose $40,000 in funding in the federal government’s most recent round of funding cuts.. Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has condemned the decision, which will see central Victorian hospitals almost $5.6 million

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Apr 18 2018
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The O’Keefe...

THE O’Keefe Challenge is more than just a race — it celebrates fitness, nature and the community spirit of the Heathcote region.. Bring your friends, family or club and spend a weekend experiencing the best of Heathcote.. Follow the

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Apr 18 2018
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Mary has the inside...

THIS year’s O’Keefe Marathon will be a family affair for some competitors.. Mary Healy, the great-granddaughter of Andrew O’Keefe, is rallying the troops to take part this weekend.. Andrew was the railway contractor who built the

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Apr 18 2018
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Beer with a...

IT’S like a pairing from a movie scene.. In fact, it is a pairing from a movie.. Please sir, I want s’more is Tooborac Hotel and Brewery’s latest creation and it’s sure to turn some heads at the GABS: beer, cider and food

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The McIvor Ti...
Apr 18 2018
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