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May 25, 2022

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Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

Other News

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

Will Morrison’s gas-led recovery delete the IPCC’s belief we need climate action now?

Most Australians know the news, or have had firsthand experiences themselves, of two years of floods, fires, coastal erosion, and storms, both here and overseas. In fact Australia has warmed on average by 1.44 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910.

Assange – election

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Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the...

Magic Murwillumbah

Gelato & Co Equinity Horse & Rider Emporium Beverleys’ On Main Street Loved Again Clothing Exchange Australian Law Group Makers & Finders Market Pulp Fiction Mavis’s Kitchen Sushi Mur-bah The Foundry Hayes Toyota Tweed Regional Gallery Victorian Goddess Mayberry Meldrum Anderson Murwillumbah Cycles


Gelato and Co.

1. Gelato & Co.

Gelato & Co. has scooped up one of Australia’s most prestigious ice-cream awards with their refreshing new take on the gelato industry, winning 13 awards at the recent Queensland and Sydney Royal Shows, including the Grand Champion Ice-Cream, Gelato or Sorbet of Show.

Gabrielle and her small team now make almost 200 litres of fresh gelato each week from their boutique pop-up store in Murwillumbah. And every scoop is selling out!

Everything is delicious, made from scratch, and is gluten free, gelatin free, and egg free.

Gelato & Co. is open
Friday & Saturday 1–9pm
& Sunday 1–4.30pm
115 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah
FB: Gelato & Co

Equinity Horse & Rider Emporium

2. Equinity Horse & Rider Emporium

The smell of quality leather saddles, bridles, and belts. A visual feast of rustic decor, an array of products, and the welcoming accepting atmosphere make this north coast equine specialty store a real experience!

Stocking quality and local products:
saddlery & tack
feeds & supplements
helmets & boots
rugs & repairs
Grovers Country Clothing
Clode Family Saddlery
HorseOm apparel & giftware
Caribu, CEN, Jenquine, Uvex, Rocking R Saddlery, Ord River, Weaver, Professionals Choice.

Visit Equinity Horse and Rider Emporium on Facebook
and instore at 29 Prospero St, Murwillumbah
6672 9486. 

Beverleys' on Main Street

3. Beverleys’ On Main Street

Beverleys’ offers a wide range of women’s casual, quality clothing.

New stock is now arriving weekly from some favourite brands: Yarra Trail, Goondiwindi Cotton, Orientique, Philosophy, Corfu, and Ping Pong. Lovely linens and cottons for our spring–summer climate are here, and newseason shoes are arriving, including beautiful Spanish leather Zeta shoes – like pillows under your feet.

The Piccadilly range, designed for troublesome feet, in particular bunions, are also in stock.

Pam, featured in the photo, has been at Beverleys’ for 25 years. Pam does their window display each week to feature their range. She is wearing one of their lovely jackets from Philosophy.

Please drop in and see Mel, Libby, and Pam at
114 Main Street, Warina Walk Arcade, Murwillumbah
6675 1224

Loved Again Clothing Exchange

4. Loved Again Clothing Exchange

Do you… Love clothes? Love the planet? Love natural fibres? Have a penchant for neutral colours?

Have clothes you don’t wear any more?

At Loved Again you can buy beautiful, high-quality, pre-loved clothes or swap them for your old ones.

Gather together your natural-fibred, neutral-coloured clothes that are no longer working for you, give them a wash, and bring them in from Tuesday till Thursday between 10am and 4pm. If your clothes are suitable they can offer you an instore credit.

Shop open Mon–Fri
from 10am–4pm, Sat 11am–1pm
Exchange open Tues–Thurs 10am–4pm
Part of the Bo Ho and Co

21 Prospero Street,
Southside Murwillumbah
0429 687 687
Instagram @bohoandcoaustralia

Australian Law Group

5. Australian Law Group

Murwillumbah law firm Australian Law Group (ALG) / Egan Simpson is expanding its business base and has purchased longstanding Byron Bay firm Heydons Lawyers, as the company continues to strengthen its legal services and presence in the Northern Rivers. Brad Heydon has stayed on as a consultant solicitor, and both the Murwillumbah and Byron offices are working together to assist clients from the Queensland border to beyond Byron and inland.

Owner and managing director Justin Peters said the merger has enabled the company to develop the scope of areas they practise in, so they now have even more experience and skill to solve all your legal needs and obtain the best result possible, with experienced lawyers in family law, wills and estates, property and commercial transactions and disputes, litigation, trusts and leasing.

Their offices are located in Byron, Brisbane, Murwillumbah, and Sydney.

15 Prince St | 6685 6188
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
If you wish to discuss a matter directly with one of their special counsels,
contact 0408 959 961.

Makers and Finders Market

6. Makers & Finders Market

If you’re a lover of all things handmade, vintage, and flea come and experience this vibrant hub spread across two unexpected and quite remarkable areas on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Inside the M-Arts Precinct is the curated Makers Market, a place where artisans come together to showcase their unique handcrafts. Chat to resident ceramicists, illustrators, and painters in their shipping-container studios throughout the day.

Across the road, the outdoor Finders Market is set in the family-friendly Knox Park and is a great place to find pre-loved goods and let the children play in the new adventure park.

In a world filled with mass-produced items a trip to the Makers & Finders is refreshing and inspiring.

Knox Park & M-Arts Precinct, Murwillumbah
Instagram @makersandfindersmarket

Pulp Fiction

7. Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction is a little gem of a shop that has a wonderful, eclectic mix of offerings. Their unique secondhand store is home to an abundance of funky clothes and fiction, perfect for the unique individual! Whether you’re a complete bookworm or a fearful fashionista, you’re bound to find something to enjoy at Pulp Fiction & Fashion.

You can get lost for hours in this treasure trove of a shop. The entry room is lined with Australian and local authors; the sitting room is filled from floor to ceiling with general fiction. A fan of literature? You can meander into the world of music and art, philosophy, history, autobiographies, crime, science, and a host of other genres.

Fossick further to explore rooms full of eclectic fashion items – nostalgic fabrics and styles from bygone eras in Pulp Fiction & Fashion’s extensive collection of vintage and secondhand clothing and accessories.

Visit them for extreme literary fiction, non-fiction, and eclectic funky fashions.

309 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah
0403 169 616

Mavis's Kitchen

8. Mavis’s Kitchen

Get your cricket team together to play the Mavis Fathers Day Cup. There will be a family holiday up for grabs to the winning family. Come as a spectator, enter the comp, or just play for fun and treat dad to breakfast and cricket. There will be plenty of seating, or bring a blanket or order a family picnic.

Register your team to play for the Mavis Cup and play the knockout games. You need a team of six to play or they can team you up with another group.

For more information or to book, email [email protected], call Ursula on 6679 5664, or register on Eventbrite.

64 Mt Warning Road, Mt Warning

Sushi Mur-Bah

9. Sushi Mur-Bah

Experience authentic Japanese taste and culture at Sushi Mur’bah. After nine years in business they have recently renovated for a brand-new, even more authentic look! Not only do they have a large variety of healthy, fresh sushi; they also have delicious dishes – including many gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian-friendly options, with fish-free stock, and gluten-free soy sauce and mayo. Of course, they have many excellent meat and fish dishes too! All are welcome. Check out their special menus for delicious seasonal dishes.

Enjoy a slice of Japan in Mur’bah!

Shop 2, Murwillumbah Centre,
10 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah
6672 8807
Facebook: Murbah Sushi

The Foundry Murwillumbah

10. The Foundry Murwillumbah

It’s that time of year when we indulge and spoil the favourite man in our lives. If you need inspiration to find that perfect gift, then pay a visit to The Foundry Murwillumbah.

Select from a wide range of interest magazines, games, chocolates, handkerchief sets, beer holders and glasses, bamboo socks, soap (for that smelly man in your life), pen sets, barbecue utensils, shoehorns, insulated drink bottles and ecoffee cups, plus so much more. This store will provide you with a retail experience to inspire – gifts, cards, and wrap all in the one location.

Experience this historic 1908 building in the heart of town that has been restored to its former glory. Its exposed industrial features provide a unique space and atmosphere that will make you want to take the time to explore.

90 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah
Facebook | Instagram: @thefoundrymurwillumbah

Hayes Toyota

11. Hayes Toyota

The management and staff of Hayes Toyota would like to thank all their clients for supporting their business for more than one hundred years. They could not have done it without you. They have witnessed a lot of changes in the area throughout those years. They’ve had some good times together and some hard times together but they have always made it through.

They are looking forward to many more fantastic years of providing outstanding service in sales, service, parts, and finance.

Drop in and say hi to the friendly staff at Hayes Toyota Murwillumbah.

They are always ready to help you with all your motoring needs.

32–42 Prospero Street, South Murwillumbah
6672 1666

Tweed Regional Gallery

12. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

Pack a blanket, a picnic basket, and bring the whole family along for an annual community gathering in the grounds of the Tweed Regional Gallery. Take in the stunning view that has inspired so many artists in the gallery’s collection while you enjoy live music, free art activities for the kids, and observe artists at work outdoors. Watch as the sun sets from the best spot in Murwillumbah, and don’t forget to tag the gallery in your Instagram pics!

The Community Picnic & Artist Paint Out will be held at Tweed Regional Gallery, 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah on Sunday 15 September, 2–5pm.

P: 6670 2790
E: [email protected]
W: artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au
Facebook and Instagram: @tweedregionalgallery #tweedregionalgallery

Victorian Goddess

13. Victorian Goddess

Victorian Goddess sells locally handmade and other ethically sourced products.

Shelly, also a talented henna artist, opened this little old-world yet alternative shop to encourage the beautiful talented people of this region to create.

Each item is made or painted with LOVE, and only the best quality materials are used.

They stock art, knitted items, handmade clothing, homewares, magical items, jewellery, cards, books, quilted items, accessories, fairy houses, hats, candles and wax melts, didgeridoos, pottery items, small furniture items, aromatherapy products, crystals, and some oracle cards.

It’s right in the heart of magical Murwillumbah, a town well known for its amazing artists. Drop in to buy unique gifts for your loved ones, or yourself.

29 Wharf Street, Murwillumbah
0447 610 222

Mayberry Meldrum Anderson

14. Mayberry Meldrum Anderson

Nick Moran grew up in Murwillumbah and moved back to the area ten years ago, living for several years in Byron Shire before settling back in Murwillumbah to give his family the childhood in the Northern Rivers that he loved. Nick says about Murwillumbah: ‘There is a growing sense of pride in the town, its unique character, and the people who live here, making it a great place to visit, to do business, and to raise a family’.

Nick has worked closely with Paul Mayberry at Mayberry Meldrum Anderson for over nine years and it has rubbed off. Existing and new clients can expect the same service that has made Paul Mayberry such a trusted adviser for over 30 years. ‘We believe in delivering excellent advice at a fair and reasonable price, and we don’t just see our clients as customers, but take a genuine interest in their financial and business lives.’

315 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah | 6684 7415

Murwillumbah Cycles

15. Murwillumbah Cycles

Jeff Harris of Cabarita Beach Cycles is proud to announce newly opened Murwillumbah Cycles. Jeff has over 30 years of cycling experience and is happy to share that experience with you.

At Murwillumbah Cycles their passion is to provide exceptional customer service and, because they love cycling, they are there to help you enjoy your cycling regardless of your ability or experience. You can test ride so you can choose the right type of bike for your style of riding. Head instore soon; they’d love to see you. Murwillumbah Cycles for sales, repairs, service, and hire needs.

27 Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah
0410 237 005














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