Fruit & Vegetable boxes delivered to Tolmie

fruit & vegetable boxesA recent survey about access to local fruit & vegetables showed that Tolmie residents may be interested in a local delivery of fruit & vegetable boxes.

Hannah Symes, the Go Local, Go Fresh project officer, would like to talk with local Tolmie residents that would like to participate in a fruit and vegetable box trial.

Residents have the opportunity to order their box through Go Local, Go Fresh with delivery to be on a weekly basis in Tolmie.

For further information please contact Hannah on 0472 816 913 or email .

The Go Local, Go Fresh project is being funded by the Central Hume Primary Care Partnership.


Blanket Appeal for Vanuatu

In the period following Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu the Tolmie Uniting Church congregation has established a contact with Pastor Eddie Satungia who is working and caring for people in Port Vila and outlying areas.

During a recent visit to Vanuatu we discovered first hand that after Cyclone Pam a lot of aid did not reach the people who need it desperately. A lot of houses are not rebuilt and, especially on the islands, people are living in extreme poverty.  We asked the locals what would be most needed at this stage.  They told us that one of the items desperately needed would be bedding material like blankets or doonas. You would not expect that these items would be required in a tropical climate, but during the winter season the night temperature can drop to about 13 degrees, which is experienced as very cold to the Vanuatan people.

So we are planning to ship a pallet load of blankets to Vanuatu, but need your help to find us the blankets. Any blankets or doonas (with cover) in reasonably good condition will be very welcome. You can drop off your donations at the Tolmie Uniting church which will be open on Saturday 13 August from 10 am until 1.00 pm.  Alternatively, you can give us a call and we can organise a pick up or drop off somewhere else.   Pastor Eddie has people to assist him in processing the delivery on arrival, so we can be sure that what we send will reach people who need it.

On behalf of the people of Vanuatu we thank you in advance for your contribution!

Contact points:

Martina and Kees Sonneveld 57769554

Norma and Keith Pearce 57762223

Looking for somewhere to volunteer your time?

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Volunteer Skillsbank is a free service to anyone who would like to explore the world of volunteering and find out how many exciting opportunities are available. We can introduce you to an extensive list of different roles you may not have been aware of that could change your world and make the world a better place for others. Organisations can also access our service to find volunteers and our service is free. So you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Contact Volunteer Skillsbank through The Centre Community College Wangaratta today we are here to help you find the perfect volunteering role.


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Contact Volunteer Skillsbank today to find the right volunteer role for you.

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Expressions of Interest – Australia Day Committee

australia dayCouncil is currently inviting Expressions of Interest from community members to work with Council to plan and facilitate the Australia Day Celebrations held on 26 January, 2017 by joining the Australia Day committee.  The role of the committee will include reviewing nominations received for the Citizen, Young Citizen and Senior Citizen of the Year and the Community Event of the Year Awards.

The Structure of the Committee allows for Council and Service Club representation, as well as the two community representatives and one youth community representative up to the age of 28 years.

Applicants should include their interest or experience in community related activities in their EOI.  Further details can be obtained by downloading a copy of the Australia Day Committee Charter from the recruitment section of Council’s website,

EOI’s should be posted to the attention of the Human Resources Coordinator, Mansfield Shire Council, Private Bag 1000, Mansfield Vic 3724; or emailed to  

Further specific details on the Australia Day Committee can be obtained from Council’s Executive Assistant, Lisa Fricke on 5775 8555.

Expressions of Interest close at 5.00pm Monday 4 July 2016.

NAIDOC Week Celebration Day Mansfield

naidoc weekNAIDOC Week Celebration Day

Wednesday 6th July 2016 from 11am – 2pm
Mansfield Visitor Information Centre

Activities include – Welcome to Country, Flag Raising Ceremony, Live Entertainment, Free lunch & Interactive cultural activities.

This is a family friendly and free event for the whole community to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.  Proudly presented by the Gadhaba Local Indigenous Network – Mansfield in partnership with Central Hume Primary Care Partnership and Murray PHN.

For more information please see the attached flyer.