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August 4, 2023

Spirited change rewarded with titles

DOMAINE Asmara winery’s expansion into spirit production, under the In Good Spirits label, has been rewarded with two gold medals plus a silver at...

July 28, 2023

New hub to help Heathcote’s health

A NEW access and support hub is set to open in the former National Bank building at Heathcote later this year. Heathcote Health CEO Dan...

July 28, 2023

Recycled wastewater up for grabs

COLIBAN Water is looking for expressions of interest from landowners and business operators who would like to use recycled water from the Heathcote Water...

July 28, 2023

Best buddies help keep doors open

BUDDIES Op Shop has sought to be a source of community support and second-hand goods for more than two decades. Co-ordinator Howard Mason said the...

July 21, 2023

It’s baa-rilliant! Sheep stud continues winning streak

COSTERFIELD’S Koole Vale Merino & Poll Merino Stud built on their recent state-based triumphs at last weekend’s National Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo. Owner...

July 21, 2023

Care villa nears the finish line

COSTERFIELD House, the Heathcote Dementia Alliance’s prototype care villa, arrived at Heathcote Health in late April. Since then, a steady stream of trades people and...

July 21, 2023

Two artists, one country

JUDY Hutchins and Elaine Van Dyk’s upcoming exhibition, Same Country, Different Interpretations is showcasing their contrasting visions of the Australian landscape. Both artists live in...

July 21, 2023

Saints’ Ladies’ day backs cancer charity

HEATHCOTE Football Netball Club’s ladies’ day fundraiser is set for Barrack Reserve on Saturday 29 July. HFNC secretary Belinda Dennis said this year the club...

July 21, 2023

Seymour food share lends a helping hand

COMMUNITY Food Share Seymour is a new monthly initiative that aims to provide food relief to local people in need. The joint project between Healthy...

July 15, 2023

Heathcote in the 1990s

Heathcote in the 1990s The last decade of the twentieth century was a time of both change and progress for Heathcote. Statewide municipal amalgamations meant the...

July 14, 2023

Upbeat magazine marks coming of age

POSITIVE Words magazine has been giving creative writers across the country a platform for their work every month since 2002. Heathcote-based founder and editor Sandra...

July 14, 2023

Vet student wins bank scholarship

EMMA McTavish is Community Bank Heathcote & District’s 2023 Rural Scholarship winner. The Costerfield local is studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science...

July 14, 2023

Time to put your dancing shoes on

The Heathcote RSL’s black-tie ball is bringing a touch of glamour to the region on Saturday 12 August. With music from the Australian Army Band...

July 14, 2023

The silver screen returns to Heathcote

The RSL Hall will be transformed into a cinema at the beginning of September when the Heathcote Film Festival once again offers up a...

July 14, 2023

Brewery gets its own dog’s bar

PALLING Bros Brewery now has a dedicated doggy refreshment station courtesy of Derek Muir from the onsite Tonka Food Truck. Mr Muir said he wanted...

July 7, 2023

Sheep show success stays in the family

SHEEP have been a part of Alan Harris’s life for as long as he can remember. These days the successful Costerfield-based Merino breeder is a...

July 7, 2023

Green waste bin service coming to rural areas

THE City of Greater Bendigo is extending organic waste collection to all rural households. Mayor Cr Andrea Metcalf said about 5500 homes would gain an...

July 7, 2023

Missing signs put pressure on club funds

HEATHCOTE Football Netball Club will take a financial hit after five sponsorship signs were stolen from Barrack Reserve oval recently. Club president Rebecca Dickinson said...

July 1, 2023

Heathcote in the 1980s

By the late 1980s the McIvor Times was taking a fearless approach to reporting on council matters. Escalating costs had led to a decision to...

June 30, 2023

Crafting fun and friendship at the courthouse

COURTHOUSE Crafts has been a Heathcote institution for almost thirty years. The High Street outlet is packed to the brim with colourful crafty creations made...

June 30, 2023

Costerfield’s history to go on show

A COMMUNITY project is delving into Costerfield’s past and the people behind it are aiming to put the town’s history on show for all...

June 30, 2023

Bank support a game changer for HDNFL

A PARTNERSHIP between three community banks and AFL Central Victoria has ensured funding for the 2023 Heathcote & District Football Netball League season. The arrangement...

June 30, 2023

Help needed to keep lake users safe

THE Lake Eppalock Flotilla of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is looking for new members to help keep users of the waterway safe. Deputy Commander...

June 24, 2023

Heathcote in the 1970s

This was a decade of significant change for both Heathcote and Australia as a whole. A crumbling economy meant there was a need to save...