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Heatwave Help Website designed to beat killer summer

Heatwave Help Website designed to beat killer summer

A practical website has been developed to help central Victorian residents prepare themselves and their homes to beat extreme heat during the summer months.
Summer in Loddon Valley

Summer in Loddon Valley

When opportunities for short breaks come up, Loddon Shire’s wealth of lakes, waterways, quiet fishing spots and pleasant nature walks could be just the ticket.
Experiences at the Loddon Visitor Information Centre

Experiences at the Loddon Visitor Information Centre

DROPPING into the Loddon Visitor Information Centre in Wedderburn might take a bit longer than you’d expect.
Wedderburn weekender a winner

Wedderburn weekender a winner

Tourists considering a weekend getaway in Wedderburn are in for a real treat when they stay at KurracaBurN Heights boutique accommodation.
Fossick the Antiques and Collectables Trail in Loddon Valley

Fossick the Antiques and Collectables Trail in Loddon Valley

Treasure-hunters flocked to the Loddon region in their thousands during the goldrush years and the lure of discovery is no less compelling today for lovers of antiques.

Strike Gold in Loddon Shire

Loddon Shire has a reputation for being the place to strike it lucky in the gold stakes. During the festive season those chances are on the increase, with the return of the popular gold nugget draw being run for the third consecutive year through Loddon Shire Council in conjunction with the Loddon Visitor Information Centre.

Inglewood pre-school three year old program reinstated

Families in the Inglewood area are set to benefit from increased pre-school opportunities, with a three year old program to be reinstated in Term 2 of 2016.
Loddon Shire staff support CERT

Loddon Shire staff support CERT

Loddon Shire Council employees expect a frantic rush to the rest room to throw on emergency services uniforms when an emergency pager sounds in their office.
Loddon Shire agribusiness ventures in world class position

Loddon Shire agribusiness ventures in world class position

A winning combination of Council foresight, business innovation and position perfect location is taking Loddon Shire produce to the world stage.
Loddon Shire Council takes stand against violence

Loddon Shire Council takes stand against violence

Loddon Shire Council is taking a community leadership role to help stamp out violence against women.
Boort Aboriginal Eco Tours

Boort Aboriginal Eco Tours

A MAJOR new tourism initiative is about to be unveiled in Loddon Shire, offering experiences never before available in the area.
Opportunity for business in Loddon Valley

Opportunity for business in Loddon Valley

BEER and babies, boots and bargains – one historic Wedderburn building has seen the lot over its long and eventful life. The one-time Commercial Hotel in High St, on the southern edge of town, is for sale, offering a rare business opportunity for someone ready to write the next chapter.
Cycling for Relaxation in Loddon Valley

Cycling for Relaxation in Loddon Valley

CADEL Evans is owed a big vote of thanks. His 2011 Tour de France victory inspired thousands of followers to get back on their bikes and get into cycling.
Inglewood Lions Club Christmas Party 20 December

Inglewood Lions Club Christmas Party 20 December

Planned this time for Sunday 20 December, the Inglewood Lions Christmas Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a change of venue.

Seeking Loddon’s young achievers

With nominations for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards set to close on the 11 December, Loddon Shire Mayor Neil Beattie is calling on individuals and service groups to nominate the worthy among our ranks.
Loddon Valley Nuggetty Creek Olives

Loddon Valley Nuggetty Creek Olives

GRAEME and Meryl Watters were living and working in Melbourne when they started looking for land in the country.
Celebrating Emergency Services Day in Wedderburn on Tuesday 8 December

Celebrating Emergency Services Day in Wedderburn on Tuesday 8 December

FLASHING lights and sirens filling the main street of Wedderburn next month won’t be any cause for alarm.

Inglewood set to come alive

There’s nothing quite like a community festival to bring people together and the Lions Inglewood Alive Festival is set to do just that on Saturday 5 December.
Volunteers Familiarisation Tour

Volunteers Familiarisation Tour

VOLUNTEERS and staff from the Loddon Visitor Information Centre in Wedderburn will receive a close-up look next week at some of what Bendigo has to offer its visitors.
Unveiling Inglewood Hall’s grand restoration

Unveiling Inglewood Hall’s grand restoration

Loddon Shire Council has released drawings detailing an architectural view of what Inglewood Hall will look like once the building’s first major restoration in living memory is completed.
Loddon Valley Business Network Dinner

Loddon Valley Business Network Dinner

PATRONS at a dinner meeting in Newbridge next week will receive a “behind the scenes” insight into the dramatic growth of tourism in the Bendigo region.
Victorian Tourism Awards

Victorian Tourism Awards

ONE of Loddon Shire’s premier tourist drawcards is in the race for top honours at the state’s peak industry awards.
New Caretaker for Wedderburn Pioneer Caravan Park

New Caretaker for Wedderburn Pioneer Caravan Park

LOOKING for a “tree-change” in Loddon Shire has paid handsome dividends for former Melbourne couple Greg and Dede Williams.

Drumming Up Interest

Can you imagine the sound, colour and excitement generated by some 77 energetic four-year-olds dancing and drumming up at a storm?
Naturally New Age Festival 25 October

Naturally New Age Festival 25 October

AN ARRESTING mix of rock, reggae and African arts will enliven Central Victoria later this month when the monthly Wedderburn Farmers’ Market links up with the town’s annual New Age Festival for one vibrant day.
Archery Open Day Saturday 24 October

Archery Open Day Saturday 24 October

IF YOU’VE ever had a fancy to try your hand with bow and arrow, an Archery Open Day on Saturday 24 October presents the opportunity.

Boort Luncheon by the Lake Saturday 24 October

NO NEED to wait for Melbourne’s famed Food and Wine Festival next March to enjoy a memorable “long lunch”.

Wedderburn Landscape Restoration Tour

A BUS tour next month will highlight the difference being made by volunteers in Loddon Shire dedicated to improving their environment.

Boort Carp Competition Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October

WET a line and collar a carp – that’s the invitation from Boort Angling Club as members put the finishing touches to their plans for this year’s family carp fishing competition.
Pyramid Hill Fiesta

Pyramid Hill Fiesta

THE flavours of a traditional Filipino community celebration will be on show this month at the first-ever Pyramid Hill Fiesta.
Boort Sculpture by the Lake 10 October

Boort Sculpture by the Lake 10 October

TRANSFORMING scrap metal from farms into striking works of art is raising the profile of Boort as a tourist destination and feeding hope of even greater things to come.

Birds of the Loddon Photographic Exhibition 3-11 October

Planned for 3-11 October, the program will be based at Mulwarrie Studios in Bridgewater, owned and operated by Robert Scholes and partner Roberta Foster.

Boort Wetlands Tour Saturday 17 October

THE intriguing secrets of Boort’s diverse wetlands will be unlocked during a guided tour planned for later this month.
Out N About in Tarnagulla 3-4 October

Out N About in Tarnagulla 3-4 October

TARNAGULLA’S rich gold-mining history will be front and centre when the town hosts its annual free family days next month.
Friends of Terrick Terrick National Park Open Weekend 2-4 October

Friends of Terrick Terrick National Park Open Weekend 2-4 October

A CLOSE-UP look at a little-known, but highly significant, nature reserve is on offer with the 10th annual activities weekend coming up at Terrick Terrick National Park.

Wedderburn and Pyramid Hill CMCA Friendly

Travellers now have extra incentive to spend time in Loddon Shire, with the announcement that two local caravan parks can offer a special deal.
Loddon Valley Business Network Dinner 15 September

Loddon Valley Business Network Dinner 15 September

LIFE is sweet – and highly satisfying – for Bendigo chocolate maestro Hayley Tibbett.
Kooyoora Wildflower Show

Kooyoora Wildflower Show

NATURE and local history come together in a striking fashion later this month when Inglewood plays host to a full weekend of festive family activities.

Father’s Day at Piccoli’s

TOOLS in numbers Dad would never dream of – used in ways he couldn’t imagine. John and Sonia Piccoli open their famed sculpture gardens for a Father’s Day picnic.

Letter to editor - dog breeding facilities

Letter to Bendigo Advertiser in response to a claim that Loddon Shire has approved a permit for someone who has been successfully prosecuted, allowing them to subsequently operate a dog breeding facility.

Loddon Shire calls for participants in digital future

The Loddon Shire is developing the Shire's first Digital Community Strategy and is calling on local businesses and organisations to get involved in a community workshop.

The Business of Agribusiness event at Newbridge

“The Business of Agribusiness” will be hosted by the Loddon Shire and the Central Victorian Agribusiness Forum on June 2 at Newbridge recreation reserve clubrooms.

The Business of Agribusiness

An industry event in Loddon Shire next month will look opportunity square in the face. “The Business of Agribusiness” will be hosted by the Shire and the Central Victorian Agribusiness Forum on June 2 at Newbridge recreation reserve clubrooms.

Centrelink visits Boort

Loddon Shire residents with questions about Centrelink, Medicare and other government services can get the answers they need when the Australian Government Department of Human Services Mobile Servces Centre pays a visit.

Standpipe out of action

Residents are advised that the Inglewood standpipe is currently out of action.
Vineyards showcase our municipality

Vineyards showcase our municipality

Loddon’s rich wine country was well represented at the Bendigo Winemakers Festival during the Easter long weekend.

A fiesta at Pyramid Hill

A multicultural fiesta will showcase the richness of the Australian and Filipino heritage, as the Pyramid Hill community combines to offer a taste of each culture.

Public Information for Code Red Days

Each day, the Bureau of Meteorology determines a fire danger rating for each weather district in Australia. The Loddon Shire Council is in the Northern Country weather district. A fire danger rating of ‘Code Red’ is the highest level of rating in Victoria.

Heat wave notifications

As the summer months approach, Loddon Shire Council is reminding residents to register for heat wave notifications.

Have your say on improved passenger rail services for Loddon

Loddon Shire Council has joined forces with the northern municipalities of Swan Hill, Gannawarra, Campaspe and Greater Bendigo to progress one of its key advocacy priorities - improved passenger rail services.
Newbridge Progress Park receives facelift

Newbridge Progress Park receives facelift

Newbridge Progress Park is set to undergo the next stage of its facelift, with the new works set to commence in March.