Weekly Update W/E 1/11/2019

Welcome to a beautiful week, promising weather and with it comes a sense of optimism. Time for spring planting, spring cleaning and spring into health with our new Get Active Program.

Thank you to our magnificent, caring and passionate volunteers

Firstly, and most importantly, in our day to day business at KNH we can sometimes overlook and take for granted the selfless and compassionate work our magnificent group of volunteers do for and with our community.

As we start our Monday, I was watching the interactions between people and it was reaffirming and humbling to see our ‘can do’ attitude.

In our Annual General Meeting in September it was noted that KNH volunteers have contributed over $488, 452.00 in value to the work KNH does in our community.

As always we are very supportive of our volunteers and encourage you to visit Volunteering Tasmania’s website to get valuable information on volunteering.

We will let you know about our Annual Christmas celebration shortly where KNH gets the chance to thank everyone for their contribution in 2019.

Weekly Update Summary

  • KNH Volunteer thank you
  • NEW – Get Active Program (GAP – Womensport & Recreation Tasmania) commencing 31st October at 10.00am
  • NEW – Mateship, a group for veterans
  • NEW – MyTime Parenting Program
  • Eating with Friends Community Lunch Friday 1st November at 12.00pm
  • Huon FM
  • A thought for the week
  • What’s on this week

New Get Active Program – commencing 31st October at 10.00am

KNH is very excited to be commencing the Get Active Program (GAP) on 31st October from 10am – 12pmproudly supported by Womensport & Recreation Tasmania.

Lynette and Di are trained as GAP Facilitators and are very keen to invite as many interested people as possible to our program.

We have places, ideally, for 8-10 participants.

The first hour provides you with information about planning your healthy lifestyle. The second hour is a fun filled activity in our local area.

So one week may be learning about Yoga methods and then practicing Yoga on Blackman’s Bay beach, for example.

Please contact Lynette, Di or the office at KNH on 6229 4066 to express your interest.

New – Mateship – Monday 28 October at 2pm

Sadly, Mates4Mates decided to relocate to Huonville, unfortunately, as like many other service agencies, they have limited resources available and Huonville, being further away from Hobart, needed greater veteran support.

KNH and our local veteran’s have decided to continue a social group we have called MateShip and we have our first get together at 2pm TODAY.

Please feel free to call in for a catchup with likeminded people or please let your family and friends know that MateShip is at KNH.

NEW – MyTIME Parent Program

MyTime is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Social Services and managed by the Parenting Research Centre. The Association for Children with Disability (ACD) are the lead coordinators for this program in Tasmania.

MyTime is for parents and carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition.

It’s a place for parents/carers to unwind and talk about experiences. It’s a world away from appointments and therapy.

The group is led by a trained facilitator, a play helper is engaged to assist for those that bring their pre-school aged children along.

If you are interested please call us on 6229 4066 and we can connect you to the workshop leader.

Eating with friends community lunch – Friday 1 November at 12.00 noon

Please join us for our monthly community lunch. 2 courses for only $6.00, cooked with love and kindness.

In November we are bring some Cajun style cooking to Kingston. Cajun style cooking originated from the French-speaking Acadian people deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to what is now called the Acadiana region of Louisiana. Cajun cuisine is sometimes referred to as a ‘rustic cuisine’, meaning that it is based on locally available ingredients and preparation is relatively straightforward.


  • Sticky BBQ Chicken
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • New Orleans Cajun rice


  • Stuffed Capsicum


  • TBA


We have been very fortunate to have been offered a weekly segment on Huon and Kingston FM.

We have recruited a volunteer with broadcasting background who is very keen to showcase the work, the people and the difference we make locally.

Bruno is very keen to talk to people, get your insights on KNH and our community and promote the community spirit evident at KNH.

Please make Bruno feel welcome as he orientates himself to KNH and we look forward to hearing about KNH on local radio.

Thought for the Week

Thought for the week


Visit the event calendar for a full list of this week’s events.

As always, please feel free to contact us to suggest ideas, raise any issues or discuss concerns – our community values your feedback.

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