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‘Hola’ to El Rocio

HEATHCOTE said ‘Hola’ for the sixth year on the weekend.. A special blend of Spanish music and colour flooded the streets for the annual three-day El Rocio festival.. The crowd, of over 100, made their way around town on Friday for the first and

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 22 2017
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Road roos

POLICE are urging Heathcote residents to be wary of kangaroos on local roads.. ‘‘People need to keep an eye out for them as there have been quite a few accidents relating to kangaroos recently,’’ Heathcote Senior Constable Stewart Probst

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 22 2017
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CFA decked out to fight boat fires

MEMBERS of the Lake Eppalock Coast Guard and CFA brigades from around the lake joined together on Sunday to celebrate the long awaited acquisition of specialist Personal Flotation Devices (PFD).. The PFDs, which can support firefighters wearing full

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 22 2017
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Twilight looks bright

THE first Heathcote Twilight Market was a hit.. Testing the waters to see how the night time slot would work, the Heathcote Lions Club was thrilled with the community support.. ‘‘It went very well and we were really happy with the turn out for

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 22 2017
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Vet’s service on...

RON Sheppard’s name is now where it belongs.. Missing from the honour board at the Heathcote RSL for many years, his name has finally been engraved into the wooden board.. Mr Sheppard served with the navy in Vietnam and joins other Heathcote

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 22 2017
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Gas works set

NATURAL gas is one step closer for Heathcote.. Construction of the gas receiving station has begun with network construction due to start next week.. Project director Todd Henderson said the distributor, Enwave Victorian Networks, will start the

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 22 2017
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Energy costs hit hard...

If you want to keep cool this summer, you may be forking out a lot for your energy bill.. New research revealed Victorians plan to cut back on spending to afford their summer energy bill with 46 per cent saying the cost of energy will affect how

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 17 2017
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Go nude with food

As school kicks off for another year, the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group is calling on parents to go nude with school lunches.. Nude food is without excess packaging such as foil or plastic.. The benefits include reducing the amount

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 17 2017
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Long term water plan needs help

COLIBAN Water wants to hear from customers on plans for the region’s water security over the next 50 years.. Raw water manager Steve Healy said the corporation plans 50 years into the future on an ongoing basis.. ‘‘Our Urban Water Strategy

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 16 2017
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Marathon event build-up rolls on

THE O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon is more than a race — it’s a community event.. At the official launch on Thursday a new slogan — Run, cycle, walk and roll the O’Keefe — was unveiled aiming to unite people of all backgrounds.. After

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 15 2017
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Ride for life

THE Suicide Prevention Awareness Network will again host the annual suicide awareness walk on Sunday, March 19. . A free sausage sizzle lunch will round out the day at the Dai Gum San Chinese precinct in Bendigo. Registrations for the ride can be

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 15 2017
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Music, wine flows

SANGUINE Estate was filled to capacity on the weekend as musicians serenaded the wine-sipping crowd.. The popular Heathcote Sanguine Estate Music Festival was again a sell-out this year with 160 music and wine lovers descending on the winery for the

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 15 2017
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Shoppers angry at...

Heathcote residents aren’t happy with the sudden implementation of random bag checking at the town’s IGA.. After a spate of thefts at the supermarket the company have upped their security measures hoping to deter would-be thieves but people are

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 15 2017
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Artists register

THE City of Greater Bendigo is compiling an online register of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the region.. “Once developed the online register will be maintained and updated by the City and will be available to groups

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 15 2017
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News In Brief

Driver blows .114. POLICE intercepted a 46-year-old Heathcote male driving on High St at 12.30pm on Saturday, February 11 after he left a local hotel.. He was brought back to Heathcote Police Station for a breath test where he blew a reading of

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 15 2017
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Long haul ahead starts here

Meet our region’s newest school students.. Prep students pulled on their backpacks for the first time earlier this month when they started their first day of school.. Full of excitement and maybe a few tears, the newest wave of students have

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 15 2017
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Colourful weekend of...

HEATHCOTE’S streets will be once again ablaze with colour, music and dancing as the annual El Rocio Spanish Festival rolls into town.. The event will kick off on Friday morning and run all weekend with a mix of religious and traditional Spanish

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 15 2017
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Jerry Grayson on deck...

When Jerry Grayson came out of the Royal Navy he was 25 years old, a helicopter pilot and an eight-year veteran of the Fleet Air Arm.. The youngest pilot to serve in the RN at 25 he was also its most decorated peacetime pilot in the history of the

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 15 2017
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News In Brief

Summer surge of patients. Heathcote Health’s emergency department is increasingly under siege during the summer period.. Presentations have jumped every year — from 141 to 156 throughout the last three Decembers, and from 117 to 139 over the

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 10 2017
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