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Hunter Multicultural Communities launches re-designed logo in hope of building engagement

Hunter Multicultural Communities (HMC) unveiled a new logo and branding on Monday in an effort to stimulate engagement with the social organisation. At a ceremony at their hall in Waratah, the logo – crafted by TAFE student Bailey Cleaver after HMC called for designs through a re-brand competition – was revealed to stakeholders and guests. The competition sought to harness local design talent, and form…

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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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Gardens and culture a link between people – Margaret Kenning, Waratah/Mayfield Community Garden

Margaret Kenning tries every bit of exotic food she can. Will try anything at least once, she says. As overseer of the Waratah/Mayfield Community Garden, she couldn’t be in a better place to do so. For nearly the past five years, she’s been a constant at the garden, which is part of Hunter Multicultural Communities (HMC)…

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Hunter Hero: Waratah-Mayfield Multicultural Men’s Shed more than just a place to work

The projects constructed at Waratah-Mayfield Men’s Shed are exemplary, but it’s the role the facility plays in helping men’s mental health that matters most. David Inglis, supervisor of the past three years, says the men who frequented the shed often open up and talk about their lives in ways they could never do at home. He…

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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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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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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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