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Mildura conversation cafe brings people together

Mildura conversation cafe brings people together

A MILDURA conversation class to help non-English speaking residents experiencing social isolation has just been recognised by the Victorian Government for its ability to bring people together during COVID-19. The Conversation and Reading Cafe class, which runs every...

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Mildura man finds his voice in a new community

Mildura man finds his voice in a new community

AFTER regaining his ability to walk so he could take himself to class, a Mildura man has been recognised for his efforts to overcome significant barriers to learning English. Omer Ntunzwenimana, who has lived in Mildura for more than two years, was recently announced...

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Pickers on the way for Mildura accommodation hub

Pickers on the way for Mildura accommodation hub

IT'S the quiet before the rush. The newly refurbished accommodation hub for seasonal workers in Mildura has opened and expects its first residents in the next month. The new hub, west of Mildura's CBD, will include 25 accommodation rooms and, with its communal kitchen...

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Young Mildura men show the way to vaccinated safety

Young Mildura men show the way to vaccinated safety

OLIVIER Kamanzi and Mugenzi Jackson have shown the way for Mildura's Congolese community to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The friends hope to encourage the rest of their community to join them in being fully vaccinated, despite some hesitancy. "At the moment there...

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Mildura food hub needs support, says councillor

Mildura food hub needs support, says councillor

    MILDURA Council has been urged to throw its support behind a service that distributes food to those most in need. Victorian Government funding for the Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) Food Relief Project runs out by the middle of next...

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Worker housing ‘safe and equitable’, says SMECC

Worker housing ‘safe and equitable’, says SMECC

  A NEW 56-bed accommodation centre for seasonal workers will offer "safe and equitable" accommodation for seasonal workers in Mildura. Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council pastoral care co-ordinator Corey Iredale said seasonal workers having access to...

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Vaccine journey starts with information

Vaccine journey starts with information

A TEAM of workers at Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) has been hard at work translating information on the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines for Sunraysia's seasonal worker community. "A lot of people, the first time I met them, said no (to the...

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Sunraysia food relief at full stretch dealing with quarantine

Sunraysia food relief at full stretch dealing with quarantine

SUNRAYSIA'S community relief services were overwhelmed this week as hundreds of households were thrown into isolation at short notice amid Mildura's COVID-19 outbreak. Sunraysia's community food relief hub, operated at the Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council...

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Funding boost for SMECC’s growing menu

Funding boost for SMECC’s growing menu

PRE-prepared meals are now on the menu at Sunraysia's food relief hub after the organisation received a $93,000 funding boost. Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) received the funding in a snap funding round announced by the Victorian Government after...

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