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Story time for kids

IT’S story time at the Heathcote Library.. On Friday, April 21 and Friday, May 19 families can bring their kids down and have a half-hour of reading.. Nurture your child’s listening, language and learning skills in these fun filled sessions

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 24 2017
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Rules for duck hunters

THE Victorian duck hunting season opened on Saturday and Goulburn-Murray Water is reminding those taking part to stick to designated hunting areas, including Lake Eppalock.. GMW manager recreation and land strategy David Jackson said the best way to

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 23 2017
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Letters to the Editor

High praise for fire brigade. I HAVE no doubt that most people in Heathcote are aware of the fire which destroyed the house next door to ours last Monday evening.. Our house was saved from suffering a similar fate thanks to the prompt arrival of the

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 23 2017
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On the trail of expanding region’s tourism cycle

RETIREMENT, good health and the love of travelling are three reasons why Phil and Sheryl Bennett are exploring parts of Australia.. They both retired several years ago, and then relocated to an idyllic location in Queensland.. Then came their

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Vivienne Duck
Mar 23 2017
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Men’s shed fails to...

LACK of interest in a men’s shed in Heathcote means no funding will be applied for this year by the community house.. Grants up to $60,000 are now available for men’s sheds as this year’s funding round has opened.. Heathcote community house

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Vivienne Duck
Mar 23 2017
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RSL sub-branch...

THIS is not an April fools joke — the ANZAC Appeal is here again and will kick off from April 1.. Officers from all 285 Victorian RSL sub-branches are ready to sell thousands of badges across the state in the lead up to ANZAC day.. The Heathcote

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 23 2017
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Mr and Mrs Music back...

MUSIC again elevated Mia Mia into the rarefied but always entertaining world of opera on the weekend.. On Saturday night the husband and wife duo of Italian baritone Mattia Campetti and Italian-Australian soprano Michelle Buscemi returned to Mia Mi

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 23 2017
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There was one man missing on the night

ADDRESSING the Mia Mia audience at the end of Saturday’s performance, Mattia Campetti said “there is one person missing tonight”.. Organising committee spokeswoman Kate Hicks agreed and said everyone’s thoughts were with Lynne McDonald and

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 23 2017
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Rail trail extension

TOOBORAC residents can finally have their say about the possible Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail.. After gauging feedback from the community, Mitchell Shire has added the extra listening post and extended the time people have to provide input.. The

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 22 2017
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High health costs are keeping local patients from GPs

INCREASED numbers of Heathcote residents are avoiding the doctor because it costs too much.. The Save Medicare report, released on Friday, outlines the urgency of raising the Medicare rebate, especially for Central Victorians who are most

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 22 2017
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Drug deaths spark alarm

POLICE are cautioning residents after a number of recent suspected fatal drug overdoses in the Greater Bendigo region.. Two men and a woman have died in the past two weeks following suspected heroin overdoses.. Police are liaising with local health

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 22 2017
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Gold medal supporter

RUN, Cycle, Walk and Roll the O’Keefe has announced its ambassador — Olympic gold medallist Scott McGrory.. Mr McGrory is the Bendigo International Madison chief executive and brings a swag of knowledge and experience from the cycling world

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Vivienne Duck
Mar 22 2017
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Town honours all who...

AXEDALE’S war heroes now have a place to be remembered.. The new Axedale War Memorial in Axedale Park was unveiled recently at a ceremony attended by about 50 people, most of whom were friends and relations of the men and women who served in armed

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 22 2017
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Mayor offers a direct line of communication

COMMUNICATION is the driving strategy for new City of Greater Bendigo mayor Margaret O’Rourke.. “The job is going well, I am enjoying it,’’ she said.. ‘‘You know the feedback we are getting from people is that we are out and about more

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 22 2017
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Mother’s grief

THE mother of a baby allegedly shaken to death has recounted the final moments of her daughter’s life during the trial of the man accused of causing her death.. The child’s father, Joby Anthony Rowe, 24, from Heathcote pleaded not guilty to one

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 22 2017
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Nurturing the artist within

CREATIVE residents from Heathcote and surrounds came together on Tuesday to discuss opportunities, ideas and initiatives available to further arts in the area.. The City of Greater Bendigo Arts and Culture team visited the Heathcote Gallery Space to

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 17 2017
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Jika’s ready to roll...

THE Ekiden Relay has been chosen by the O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon organisers as the 2017 feature race.. In 2016, the Ekiden was symbolic in bringing people together who in the past may not have been physically active, to achieve a personal goal

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Vivienne Duck
Mar 16 2017
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Having a ball

GET your suits and ball gowns ready — the inaugural black tie ball is coming.. Heathcote RSL is hosting the Heathcote Community Black Tie Ball on May 20.. It will feature a three-course meal and entertainment by a six-piece ensemble.. Tickets are

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 16 2017
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Funds for green juniors

TWO hundred schools in Victoria will benefit from funding under the Powerful Youth Projects funded by Momentum Energy through its partnership with Junior Landcare.. The new program, launched this week, is offering 200 grants worth $1000 for projects

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 16 2017
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