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Hunter Multicultural Communities opens new cafe at its HQ near Waratah train station

Hunter Multicultural Communities hopes to bring a buzz to its Waratah centre and provide community members with a stepping stone to employment after opening a cafe on Monday. The not-for-profit organisation, based at the old Waratah Bowling Club site across from suburb’s train station, won a grant from Newcastle federal MP Sharon Claydon for the project. Ms Claydon was on…

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MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES CENTRE UNVEILS CAFE

The Hunter’s Multicultural Communities Centre at Waratah is now home to a cafe. A small federal government grant helped with the fitout of the new kitchen and the purchase of a coffee machine, counters and fridge. The project has provided a training space for people to learn the ropes as baristas and chefs. Watch the news story…

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Tool kit to help new migrants prevent alcohol harm

CONGOLESE community leader Clement Saidi has implored decision makers in his adopted homeland to invest in alcohol-harm prevention for the sake of displaced African families resettling in the Hunter. An emotional Mr Saidi spoke on Monday about the dreadful impact alcohol was having in Central Africa at the launch of a new guide to ensure…

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St Laurence O’Toole centre at Broadmeadow at centre of feud between Catholic Church and elderly Italian community

TO THE Catholic Church, it is an ambitious plan to transform a community centre at Broadmeadow into a school for troubled youths. We were told this is going to be your place, you could die here basically. This is where you’ll finish your days. Now that’s been said ‘no, it’s not the case’ – Andrea Rufo But the collateral…

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Waratah’s multicultural men’s shed

AUSTRALIA’S first multicultural Men’s Shed will open in Waratah later this year, with building to start within a few weeks. Vice-president of the Ethnic Communities Council in Newcastle and the Hunter Christine Jordan was confident there would be plenty of interest in the shed. The council has already recorded at least 80 expressions of interest.…

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Hunter Multicultural Communities honours Waratah ‘sporting legend’ Ray Frost with Men’s Shed project

IT WAS a case of honouring the past and paying tribute to a Waratah sporting legend at Waratah-Mayfield Multicultural Men’s Shed on Wednesday, when Ray Frost was presented with a Men’s Shed restored garden bench. Mr Frost, 92, has been associated with multiple sports in Waratah, most notably as part of Waratahs Rugby Union Club and Waratah-Mayfield District Cricket Club. He played…

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