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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...

June 23, 2023

A splash of colour

HOLY Rosary Primary School students and staff were all smiles as they enjoyed a colour run last week. School principal Paul Dullard said the event...

June 23, 2023

Heath transport service launched

SPECIALIST medical care could be for more Heathcote and Bendigo residents following the introduction of a pilot service that offers door-to-door healthcare transport from...

June 23, 2023

Heathcote Lions helping others

The recent Heathcote Lions annual changeover dinner celebrated a year of achievements and more than five decades of co-ordinating the local collection for the...

June 23, 2023

Help for those who need it most

THE municipal Building Resilience in a City in a Forest project is seeking to keep residents and visitors safe in emergency situations. Heathcote Community House’s...

June 23, 2023

Local lifeguards sought for summer

OPERATORS of the Heathcote Swimming Pool, Belgravia Leisure are currently recruiting lifeguards to work during the 2023/24 season. Applicants must be at least 16 years...

June 17, 2023

Heathcote in the 1960s

HEATHCOTE underwent many changes in the 1960s. The construction of Lake Eppalock saw a steady influx of campers who came to sail, fish, swim, and...

June 16, 2023

Heathcote on Show draws a crowd

THE district was abuzz over the recent King’s Birthday weekend as Heathcote on Show gave everyone an opportunity to experience some of the region’s...

June 16, 2023

Olive pickle or press success

APULIA Grove gave visitors to this year’s Heathcote on Show a chance to pick their own olives and either learn how to dry pickle...

June 16, 2023

Food group aims to help those in need

HEATHCOTE Food Share has been providing food relief across the district for more than seven years. HFS president Glen Cullimore said groceries were given to...

June 16, 2023

Sharing the load over a coffee

Different Journeys is hosting its inaugural monthly carers’ cuppa at Gaffney’s Bakery this Monday. Carers of people with autism, or who are neurodivergent themselves, are...

June 16, 2023

Just like mum used to make

THIS week there’s an opportunity to take a culinary trip down memory lane at Heathcote Library. The Memory Place: kitchens and cooking event aims to...

June 10, 2023

Heathcote in the 1950s

AS Heathcote entered the 1950s, the McIvor Times turned its attention to local matters. Major public works projects, which resulted in the new RSL hall...

June 9, 2023

Heathcote up for gold in tourism awards

AFTER a bronze award last year, Heathcote has again made the cut as one of four finalists in the 2023 TAC Top Small Tourism...

June 9, 2023

War memorial to get overhaul

The Tooborac War Memorial is now a step closer to a facelift thanks to the dedicated efforts of several community volunteers. A $10,000 grant from...

June 9, 2023

Nightmoves revved up and ready to roar

NISSAN Nightmoves is back in town on Saturday 17 June and the event will see rally teams pit their skills against the challenges of...

June 8, 2023

Showcasing the best of Heathcote

THIS King's Birthday long weekend Heathcote on Show is inviting visitors to the district to “explore, taste and enjoy.” Attendees from near and far can...

June 8, 2023

Five things you can’t miss at Heathcote on Show

Apulia Olives This family-run, off-grid, permaculture-inspired mixed farm is offering visitors the chance to pick their own olives. Learn how to pickle them via natural fermentation,...

June 3, 2023

Heathcote in the 1940s

HEATHCOTE entered the 1940s under the cloud of the Second World War with many of its residents serving overseas or elsewhere in Australia. Closer to...

June 3, 2023

Wine and dine as Heathcote goes on show

FOUR of the region’s wineries are holding special events as part of their Heathcote on Show offerings on the upcoming King’s Birthday weekend. On the...

June 2, 2023

Food relief helps feed growing need

THE Heathcote Community House food relief meal program is seeking to provide much-needed respite for cash-strapped locals. Executive officer Vicki Forde said the effort began...

June 2, 2023

Little ones enjoy big morning tea!

LAST week Jenny’s Early Learning Centre in Heathcote played host to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in support of the Cancer Council. Organiser and staff member...

June 2, 2023

Exhibit shows off home and beyond

IMAGES of Africa, Mallacoota, the Heathcote region, and more feature in a new exhibition at Heathcote Winery. Works by local photographers Eugene Dopheide, Glynn Murfitt,...