Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services (MVNS) 
resourcing and empowering the Manning Valley community


Welcome to MVNS

Our Vision

A joyous, diverse and inclusive community which celebrates its uniqueness and strengths.

Our Mission

To be a benevolent community development organisation that resources and empowers individuals, groups and the community in the Manning Valley and surrounding LGA's to address issues that affect them.

MVNS provides a range of programs and services to communities of the Manning Valley. We are continually developing new programs and services in response to community needs and available funding. 

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The Manning Regional Art Gallery & Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services are proud to announce


at the Manning Regional Art Gallery


MAY 14, 2017 9am to 5pm

Many cultures from around the world that we have here in the Manning Valley will be showcased alongside our local Aboriginal culture with a vibrant program of events featuring

Art, Food, Music & Dance

Everyone is invited to savour the sights, sounds & tastes of these exciting cultures with cultural performances, craft and cooking demonstrations, free children’s activities & a range of food & handicraft stalls.

We hope you will take the opportunity to come along to share & celebrate the rich & exciting cultures in our community.

Foods from: Lao, Thailand, India, France, Sierra Leone inspired food, Friends of the Gallery bar & of course Wild Fig coee!

Cultural Performances & Other Activities

• Waang Djarii Biripi dance group • Paddymelons – traditional Irish music
• Taree High School Boys and Girls Aboriginal dance group • Tibetan Handicrafts • Honest Exchange (Fair trade stall)
• Thai ladies dance group • Amani’s Henna design
• Filipino dance group • Photo booth featuring cultural costumes
• Tibetan singer Lhamo Dolma • Eco printing
• Wingsong choir • Thai cooking with Kwan
• Kantabile choir • Sammi Zajko will demonstrate how to create a saurkraut-a cultured food from her heritage
• Crackin culture – world music • Japanese Saori weaving with Kaz Madigan
• Afro Moses • Chinese writing with Liyun Mitchell
• Drumming circle lead by Afro Moses • Carving with Ngemba artist Andy Snelgar


Other Activities • TAFE free kids activities • Wall project • Community art activity • Short films

Check out the Gallery’s website for further details

Download the Cultures in the Manning A3 Poster

Download the Cultures in the Manning – Program (subject to change)

 Bushland Tukka Cafe logo - Manning Valley Neighbourhood ServicesCheck out our new catering menu at the Bushland Tukka Cafe

please call us for more information on (02) 6557 7318


Download Bush Tukka Catering Menu


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The Manning Valley offers a range of transport services which are listed in the online transport directory. Search by destination or use our interactive map to see your transport options.

Manning Valley Transport Online Directory Brochure (PDF, 876KB)