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Fresh start at Fodder Cafe

AROUND this time last year Aaron Spong and Huong Hoang realised they needed a fresh start.. After managing a restaurant in Port Fairy for 10 years, the pair decided on a move to Heathcote – and nine months later they opened a new café

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The McIvor Times
Jan 19 2018
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Historical museum unlocked

THE Heathcote Historical Lock-Up and Police Residence Museum is up and running and open for business.. The museum is based at the Camp Hill Historic Precinct and is host to historic police barracks, gold office, courthouse, communications, lockup

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Jan 19 2018
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Alternative farming on show

ENTER the fascinating nerve-centre of alternative farming, where innovation and one-of-a-kind production techniques are integral.. The 26th annual Seymour Alternative Farming Expo brings together the best in Victoria, in an informative and

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Jan 18 2018
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Minister keen to connect

NEW Heathcote Anglican Church Minister Reverend Doctor Margaret Wesley has enjoyed settling into Heathcote – the town she now calls home.. After residing for most of her life in Sydney, Rev Wesley moved to Bendigo last year and now finds

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Jan 18 2018
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‘It was a magnificent day, celebrating 100 years’

PEOPLE came from far and wide to help celebrate the centenary of Our Lady Help of Christians Church on December 17.. The day began with a service led by Bishop Leslie Tomlinson in front of a full church and went into the afternoon as the reminiscing

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Jan 18 2018
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So here’s the rub, hub needs a name

EXCITEMENT is in the air. Works are about to start on Heathcote’s proposed Children’s Community Hub, and it needs a name. Can you help?. All you need to do is email your suggestion (together with your contact details) to

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Jan 18 2018
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Long list of trail benefits

FRIENDS of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail group president Garry Long has pleaded with locals to attempt to understand what the proposed O’Keefe rail trail extension from Wallan to Heathcote can do for the community.. A report into the

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The McIvor Times
Jan 18 2018
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Lewis liked the story so much he decided he’d join the club as well

DARREN Lewis admits to being more than a little surprised when he began his latest literary commission – From A Town Divided To A Team United, a 50-year history of Heathcote football and netball.. And said he expected many people would be just

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Jan 18 2018
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Algae alarm in off-lead park

WATER quality monitoring has detected high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at Harcourt Park, Bendigo’s off-lead dog park in Crook Street.. Blue-green algae occurs naturally and can be dangerous to animals. Characteristic signs of

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Jan 18 2018
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Angle grinder sparks fire near highway

THREE brigades and the Heathcote DELWP were called to a fire on the McIvor Hwy on December 19.. An angle grinder is believed to be the cause of a fire that burned half an acre of grassland alongside the McIvor Creek.. Heathcote CFA captain Carl

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Jan 18 2018
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Alternative Farming Expo is sure to be a rip-snorter

ACROBATIC pigs performing tricks and national whip cracking champions are among the entertaining displays on offer at the 2018 Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.. The Pig Racing Australia show will see the pigs demonstrate their sprinting skills

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Jan 18 2018
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Are you up for the challenge?

PLANS are well under way for 2018’s O’Keefe Challenge.. For the runners, organisers say they have the popular favourites including the marathon, half marathon and mile events.. They are introducing several new events, they have opened up

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Jan 17 2018
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Man hospitalised with burns after police raid two properties

POLICE including the Clandestine Laboratory Squad executed warrants at two properties on Wednesday, January 10 as part of an ongoing drug investigation.. One property was located in Cornella, while one property was located in Rushworth.. When police

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Jan 17 2018
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Country Week clash

AFTER a long absence, Bendigo Country Week Cricket will return to Heathcote tomorrow.. Northern United Cricket Association will take on Upper Loddon in the game at the Barrack Reserve starting at 10am.. Country week will be played at various

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Jan 17 2018
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Saints renew outlook for a positive season

HEATHCOTE Football Netball Club is welcoming back some former players in its bid to climb up the ladder in 2018.. The Saints finished seventh on the Heathcote and District Football League ladder in 2017 with four wins to their name.. It was an

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Jan 17 2018
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Tree vandals fail to ruin Lions’ Christmas

VANDALISM threatened to ruin the Heathcote Lions Clubs’ Christmas, with decorations damaged over the celebration period.. A Christmas tree that has been a part of Heathcote for over three years now was taken from the top of the Information

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Jan 17 2018
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Backing for business hub Incubator would support entrepreneurs

FIFTY people have completed a survey measuring the demand for a Business Incubator Hub in Heathcote, with the results finding there is a high level of interest for such a facility.. The City of Greater Bendigo and Advance Heathcote Inc. surveyed the

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Jan 17 2018
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It’s a fare deal for local pool

HEATHCOTE Community Pool Project Inc has received the proceeds of McIvor Transit’s Fare Go program.. The Fare Go program is a monthly grant which provides support for local community groups. All the groups have to do is fill out an application

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Jan 17 2018
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Chopping wood and doing good

HEATHCOTE local John Wallace has lived his life by one simple motto: “you do a bit of good, and the good comes right back.”. For the past couple of years, John has been doing more than his fair share of good.. The 74-year-old has played

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Jan 17 2018
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Flying doctors

IN A perfect world everyone would have means for transport to and from medical appointments.. Unfortunately, in local regions this is not always the case.. However, The Royal Flying Doctor Service in partnership with Heathcote Health is doing

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The McIvor Times
Jan 16 2018
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