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Gunida Gunyah staff learn administration skills through Gunnedah TAFE

JULY 8 2019

Six Gunida Gunyah staff have utilised the Gunnedah TAFE to gain more administration skills. Over 12 months, they learnt how to deliver good customer service, organise schedules, prepare presentations, create and use spreadsheets and numerous other skills. The locals graduated with a Certificate III in Business Administration last week.

https://www.nvi.com.au/story/6262438/gunida-gunyah-gain-confidence-skills-at-gunnedah-tafe/?cs=380

 

Girls Acadamy Gunnedah High School

WOMENS INTERNATIONAL DAY

MARCH 08 2019

The Warranggal Dhiyan Team delivered a presentation to Gunnedah High School’s Girls Academy on the 8th March (Women’s International Day).  Topics that were discussed include WHO WE ARE – Warranggal Dhiyan Program and how we can assist individuals and families who have been in contact with the law or court system.

The girls were very thoughtful of the topics we discussed which included: What to do if you come into contact with the police or the justice system, consequences of bad judgments, breaking the cycle of violence, types of violence, who would they talk to if they were in trouble?, why does a person offend? and criminal records.

Pictured: Kath & Libby with The Girls Academy.

 

 

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Gunida Gunyah hosts pamper day to support Mental Health Month

OCTOBER 16 2018

Gunida Gunyah recieved a small grant from WayAhead Mental Health Association NSW to host an afternoon of yarning, pampering and relaxation to celebrate mental health month and raise awareness of mental health issues. With the help of Gunyah Staff and Gunnedah Family Support, Participants  made beauty and relaxation products. Participants were also treated to morning tea supplied by GOCO, free hair cuts by 2340 Barbershop and strength and hand activities by Headspace.

 

 

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Free haircuts at Gunida Gunyah

OCTOBER 16 2018

Gunida Gunyah welcomed 2340 Barbershop who set up a pop up barber shop onsite in the community building for tenants and community members. The event was hosted in conjunction with the pamper day, to celebrate mental health month and raise awareness of mental health issues. 2340 Barbershop is a Joblink plus Social Enterprise initiative that allow for the training-up of aspiring barbers in a real shopfront based in the Joblink Plus office in Tamworth.

https://www.facebook.com/2340barbershop/

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Gunnedah hosts Royal Far West kids health bus

SEPTEMBER 11 2018

MORE than 60 local kids will receive a free comprehensive health check over the next three days with the arrival of the Royal Far West kids health bus.

https://www.nvi.com.au/story/5638551/royal-far-west-kids-health-bus-rolls-into-gunnedah-community/

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Gunida Gunyah donates more than $21,000 towards bringing Royal Far West to Gunnedah

JULY 17 2018

AN act of generosity from a Gunnedah business has ensured a visit from Royal Far West’s healthy kids bus.

https://www.nvi.com.au/story/5531915/all-aboard-gunida-gunyah-digs-deep-to-bring-health-bus-to-town/

PRU GOWARD

Strategy biggest ‘transformation to Aboriginal housing in a decade’

JULY 11 2018

Jane Bender, chief executive of Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation, a medium-sized Aboriginal housing provider operating in north and north-western NSW, welcomed the stricter regulatory requirements.

“It makes it a more fair and equitable and more transparent process,” Ms Bender said.

“We believe Aboriginal people are best placed to deliver Aboriginal housing, but it has to be quality housing. We need to operate under the same code as everyone else.”

“Just looking after somebody in a home is not enough. There has to be a holistic approach to someone’s family and there has to be support networks to sustain that tenancy,” Ms Bender said.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/strategy-biggest-transformation-to-aboriginal-housing-in-a-decade-20180710-p4zqmx.html

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Gunnedah’s 2018 NAIDOC Week Awards

JULY 12 2018

Winner of the Professional Development Award, Peter Davies (centre) with nominees, Gary Briggs senior (Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation) and Bob Price.

https://www.nvi.com.au/story/5521331/gunnedahs-2018-naidoc-week-awards-winners-photos-video/#slide=14
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Morris Street unveiling in Armidale

Ms Morris’ oldest grandson, Richard Vale, helped to officially open Morris Street, with members from the Gayinyaga Committee, Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation, Armidale Local Aboriginal Land Council and Armidale Regional Council.

https://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/4841088/unveiling-honours-aboriginal-elder/

SayNo

Gunnedah makes a stand against drugs at community event

JULY 14 2017

More than 100 community members turned out to walk Wolseley Oval on Friday to show a united front and form the word ‘no’. A number of organisations were represented, including NSW Police, HealthWise, Gunnedah Family Support Home Base, Mackellar Care Services and Gunida Gunyah.

https://www.nvi.com.au/story/4791150/gunnedah-says-no-to-drugs-gallery-video/#slide=31

 

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Gunida Gunyah assists Gunnedah Public School during Boonalla Cave Visit

July 1 2017

“Stage 2 & 3 had a wonderful day at the Boonalla Cave out Kelvin way today. A terrific way to end the term. Many thanks go to Robert, Gary, Wade and Steph as well as Deb, Sarah and Tracey for being our knowledgeable guides at the cave and for a couple of great games of Lingo Bingo and a treasure hunt”

As published on the Gunnedah Public School facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Gunnedah-Public-School-1687229821541553/

 

NRAA

Northern Region Aboriginal Alliance focus on the ‘whole community’

JUNE 20 2017

The chair said the community consultation went well, with a number of organisations represented, including Gunida Gunyah, Homes North Community Housing, Winanga-li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, and Gunnedah Shire Council.

https://www.nvi.com.au/story/4732620/nraas-community-focus/

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Gunida Gunyah hosts Cultural Family Day

12 June 2017

Gunida Gunyah hosted a Cultural Family Day at Boonalla Aboriginal Area, inviting members of the public to share a BBQ lunch, engage in story telling, games and dance. Guests were invited to explore the area and take a trip up to the caves.

 

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Boost to case management services at Gunida Gunyah

JUNE 6 2017

Case management services at Gunida Gunyah will see a huge boost after receiving a slice of government funding to provide support for families with members who are at-risk or who have come into contact with the criminal justice system.

https://www.nvi.com.au/story/4712187/cash-boost-for-case-management/

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Tow Training for Mobile Office Staff

Jan 2017

To assist with towing the Mobile office base safely, two staff members participated in a practical towing training course. Wayne Colbran and Stephanie Cameron successfully received a statement of attainment for AURTGA001 Drive and Manoeuvre Trailers. Wayne and Steph reported that they gained new skills and essential knowledge. They stated being able to use the actual mobile office base on the training course gave them the confidence to feel good about using the van on a regular basis.

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Case Study: How Gunida Gunyah Drivers Stay Safe In Harsh Conditions

2016

“For an organisation like ours that travels throughout rural communities across the state, a vehicle is very much a workplace. Not only do we need to pinpoint the location of drivers, particularly when out of range, we need to monitor adherence to safety regulations, addressing behaviour where necessary,” Daniel Irwin Housing Services Manager, Gunida Gunyah, says

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TWILIGHT CULTURAL EXPERIENCE – NAIDOC WEEK

JULY 12 2016

Members of the community were invited to join Gunida Gunyah for a twilight cultural experience at the Gunnedah South Public School hall.   Spectators were invited to dance with Indigenous dance group “Koomurri”, enjoy a coffee with a beef and gravy roll and rug up with a complimentary red, black and yellow blankets passed around during the performance.

Staff Member Brenda Porter At The Heywire Project Don't Need Drinks To Dance

DONT NEED DRINKS TO DANCE – YOUTH EVENT

APRIL 29 2016

Gunyah hosted the Don’t Need Drinks to Dance youth event with support of the FRRR, Heywire funding grants. The Gunnedah Shire youth coordinator and a number of community volunteers were onsite to lend a hand throughout the event, cooking and painting faces as children and teens danced the night away covered in glow in the dark paint. Free t-shirts and glow sticks were passed around, and many had fun tossing inflatable balls across the dance floor and watching themselves on the big screen.

Mental Health Award

Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing – Award Winner

AUGUST 26 2015

The 2015 Mental Health Matters Awards were presented at NSW Parliament House at the 2015 Mental Health Month launch:

As a small Aboriginal Corporation, Gunida Gunyah is making big changes for the health, safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal Families and communities. One of their many achievements over the years includes the ASTART (Achieving Sustainable Tenancies and Rewarding Tenants) program which has provided over 350 Aboriginal tenants and their family’s access to a wide range of help and support services. This outstanding initiative delivered across remote Aboriginal communities has included case management for clients with mental health issues, health and wellbeing seminars, financial check-ups and budgeting tips, a tenant benefits club designed to reward positive rental behaviour and initiatives for children and families to stay connected to their land, culture and community.

Mental Health Matters Awards 2015

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Youth funding for dance event

AUGUST 27 2015

Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation has received a slice of $125,000 in funding awarded to 15 regional communities supporting them in holding youth-led projects.

https://www.nvi.com.au/story/3310131/youth-funding-for-dance-event/

Naidocawards

First NAIDOC awards prove a huge success

JULY 15 2014

Wade Natty was recognised in the professional achievement award for his contribution to the success of Gunida Gunyah since 2005, where he began as a CDEP participant painting, mowing lawns, chopping wood and other activities.

https://www.nvi.com.au/story/2418780/gallery-first-naidoc-awards-prove-a-huge-success/#slide=8