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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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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 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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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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