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November 10, 2023

Crowds flock to Heathcote Show

ORGANISERS have declared the 2023 Heathcote Show a resounding success after more than one-thousand two-hundred and fifty people came through the gates on Melbourne...

November 4, 2023

Looking back on the Heathcote Show

THE first Heathcote Spring Show took place on 15 November 1882. Its supporters, including the McIvor Times, hoped that competing for show honours would help...

September 30, 2023

From the pages of the McIvor Times

IN this month’s journey into the district’s past, 150-year-old warnings about snakes echo recent posts about reptilian dangers on local Facebook groups, and a...

September 15, 2023

It’s almost showtime!

AFTER three years of cancellations, the Heathcote Show is back on Tuesday 7 November and organisers say it’s shaping up to be bigger and...

September 9, 2023

Heathcote’s grand pastoral run

The Mount Camel Estate IN the 1840s, the wider Heathcote district was home to several large pastoral runs including what was then known as Mount...

September 2, 2023

Last train to Heathcote

Golden age of rail THE Melbourne and Hobson’s Bay Railway Company launched Australia’s first passenger railway in September 1854 with a four-kilometre track running from...

August 26, 2023

From the pages of the McIvor Times

A BROWSE through the McIvor Times over the past 150 years reveals an eclectic range of stories. From a search for a gun, to a...

August 18, 2023

Netball player marks double century of games

TARA Condon has just celebrated her two-hundredth game with Heathcote Football Netball Club with the current A Reserve player first taking to the court...

August 18, 2023

New scoreboard brightens up gamedays

LOCAL netballers have a new electronic scoreboard courtesy of a grant from the Community Bank Heathcote & District. Following the more than $5500 donation, volunteers...

August 18, 2023

Meet the starman looking at the sky

NORM Matyson wants to share his passion for astronomy with everyone. From time-to-time he sets up one of his telescopes at Heathcote on a Friday...

August 18, 2023

Dementia villa on the home stretch

COSTERFIELD House, the Heathcote Dementia Alliance’s prototype care villa, is almost complete. HDA founder and president Sandra Slatter said there were only a few finishing...

August 18, 2023

Movie night shaping up all right

THERE’S still an opportunity to grab a ticket for the upcoming Heathcote Film Festival. Festival spokesperson Duncan McGann said there were a few left for...

August 18, 2023

Black tie magic makes a night to remember

THE recent Heathcote Community Black Tie Ball was a chance for district residents to frock up and put on their dancing shoes. Heathcote RSL Sub...

August 18, 2023

Have your say on cost-of-living crunch

MEMBER for Euroa ,Annabelle Cleeland, wants to gain a better understanding of how current cost-of-living pressures are affecting regional Victorian household and business budgets. As...

August 11, 2023

Firefighters debrief after floods

A RECENT flood recovery event at Munari Wines gave Eppalock Group volunteer firefighters a chance to share their stories from last year’s floods. CFA co-ordinator...

August 11, 2023

Story time fun at Tooborac PS

A NEW weekly story time session at a local school is all about building community connections. Tooborac Primary teacher Cheryl Ward said the event was...

August 11, 2023

Preps mark 100 days of learning

HEATHCOTE’S youngest students have just celebrated one hundred days of schooling. At Heathcote Primary, the preps reflected on what they loved doing most. “We get to...

August 11, 2023

Session focused on tech safety

TOOBORAC Primary School is hosting a cyber safety session for parents and carers of children later this month. The session is set for Monday 14...

August 11, 2023

Panthers ready to pounce on new players

HEATHCOTE Panthers are looking for junior basketballers for the upcoming summer season. Club president Alan Butler said anyone born in 2009 or later would be...

August 10, 2023

Climate tales told in song

CENTRAL Victorian folk duo Valley Road are launching their latest single, 1982, at Shiraz Republic at Cornella, north of Heathcote, on Sunday 13 August. Redesdale...

August 4, 2023

Club fun for a good cause

THE recent Heathcote Football Netball Club ladies’ day event gave local women a chance to get together and have fun, while raising money for...

August 4, 2023

Silver award goes one better

FOLLOWING on from last year’s bronze, Heathcote took out silver in the small town category at the recent 2023 TAC Victorian Top Tourism Town...

August 4, 2023

Young swimmer makes a splash

TELANI Bibby has been swimming competitively for just over a year and has already hit the pool at a national level. Last year the Heathcote...

August 4, 2023

Winemakers put their best drops forward

THE recent 2023 Heathcote Wine Show gave winemakers the chance to benchmark their vintages against the region’s finest offerings. Best Shiraz went to the Conforti...