Mildura Weekly : Friday December 9 Vol 11 No 6
20 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 Australia Post to extend Christmas trading in Mildura AUSTRALIA Post is set to keep its office doors in Mildura open for longer in the lead-up to the busy Christmas period. Residents can visit their local post office six days a week during the extended retail hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12.30pm on Saturdays until Decem- ber 24. Australian Post Victoria State manager, Roger Revere, said the extended trading hours will provide customers with more choice and convenience. “This Christmas we’re working to make it simple for customers to prepare for the fes- tive season with more access to parcel pick- up and delivery, trusted services and gifts,” he said. “We are expecting to deliver more than 30 million parcels this festive season.” More information on extended services is available online at www.auspost.com.au/ Christmas. Bunnings offers festive support for Salvation Army MILDURA residents are being invited to help spread Christmas joy to those doing it tough by supporting their local Salvation Army at Bunnings Warehouse Mildura. With 100,000 Australians expected to turn to The Salvos for help this Christmas, Mildura locals are being urged to assist an organisation that gives support and hope to those in need. The Salvos will visit their local Bunnings throughout December to raise much needed funds through activities like tin shaking, while also spreading some festive cheer with carolling and band performances. Bunnings Warehouse Mildura complex manager, Lincoln Dalla Santa, said team members were looking forward to support- ing The Salvation Army’s fund-raising initia- tives. “The Salvos do so much great work in the community and we really encourage Mildura locals to pay us a visit, get in the Christmas spirit and support those in need by giving to The Salvos,” he said. The Salvation Army community rela- tions director, Brian Hallett, said the organ- isation often turned to the generosity of the community throughout the Christmas pe- riod to help give meals, food hampers and gifts to Australians doing it tough. Community concert raises mental health awareness DOZENS of Wentworth Shire Council residents attended a special community concert earlier this week aimed at shin- ing a light on mental health. An initiative of the Far West Local Health District, the free public event included free meals, giveaways and door prizes. This week’s community concert in Wentworth was originally supposed to be held in October in line with Men- tal Health Month under the theme ‘Our Mob, our Culture and our Strength.’ It was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, be- fore being rescheduled for this week. Anyone with concerns about their mental health, or the mental health of a family member or loved one, can con- tact the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, or their GP. • SHARING THE MESSAGE: Wentworth’s Merrilyn Air performs for those who attended this week’s event, LEFT, while Uncle Brian Hunt performs a welcome to country ceremony, RIGHT. The event was well attended, BELOW. Mildura 155 Langtree Ave Ph: (03) 5022 2933 Ouyen Britt St (Hospital Site) Ph: (03) 5092 1121 Robinvale 160 Bromley Rd Ph: (03) 5026 3536 Berri 11 Crawford Tc e Ph: (08) 8582 2796 After Hours Emergency 0419 381 125 when available Contact Tankard Dental to book your child’s dental appointment for the school holidays Preventative Dental Services Including: • Consultations • Fissure Sealants • Scale and Clean • X-rays *Providing you have already served your waiting periods, are within your annual limit and you hold an eligible level of cover. SURGERY Super Dental Provider for Mildura Health It won’t cost you anything out of pocket for preventive dental Child Dental Benefits Schedule If you have a child aged 2-17 years you may be issued a dental voucher from Medicare to the value of $1000 and there are no out of pocket expenses if eligible.
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