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June 19, 2024

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Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

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16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Occupiers of North Lismore buybacks report no eviction past deadline

Supporters of people occupying otherwise empty bought-back houses in North Lismore say Monday passed peacefully without any eviction attempts.

The incredible shrinking ambition of Peter Dutton

Last week, Peter Dutton's Liberal-National Coalition formally abandoned Australia's legislated 2030 emissions reduction target.

Keep funky Mullum

In response to the comments of Ed Ahern in last week’s Echo. I would like to say that the...

Police make arrest over Wallum protests

Save Wallum protectors, a NSW MLC and a retired magistrate have questioned the use of police resources after those supporting efforts to save rare ecological heathland in Brunswick Heads from urban development were contacted by Tweed-Byron Police Detectives.

Murwillumbah is the heart of the Tweed Shire. With a population of over 8,000 people, it is an historic art deco town with many buildings dating back to 1920.

Located on the banks of the Tweed River and nestled in the volcanic caldera of Mount Warning, Murwillumbah is renowned for its picturesque setting.

Earlier industry focused on cedar getting and dairy farming. However more recently the focus is on sugarcane farming, tourism, light industry, and the creative arts.
Murwillumbah is the commercial capital of the region, with a hospital, medical and health services, banking facilities, accounting professionals, a variety of interesting shops, and several art galleries.  A major draw card to the town is the Tweed Regional Art Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre.

Small and medium businesses are the backbone of the Murwillumbah economy.  We have a well-established light industrial area on the outskirts of town, made up of many very successful businesses, some distributing their products both natioxnally and internationally.  The CBD of Murwillumbah has a wide variety of shops and interesting places to eat.
Murwillumbah and the surrounding villages are renowned for their creativity with the region having the largest number of artists per capita in Australia.

1. Tweed Regional Gallery | 2. Apex Dining | 3. Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra | 4. Knit Happens | 5. Tweed River House | 6. Oracle Advisory Group

Tweed Regional Gallery

1. Tweed Regional Gallery

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre will host its Annual Community Picnic & Artist Paint Out on Sunday, 30 June from 2pm–5pm.
Bring family and friends along to this popular event on the grounds of the gallery, with spectacular views to Wollumbin.
Make your own plein air painting during the Artist Paint Out, where guest artist Monica Rohan will be on hand to engage in discussions and offer guidance to both adults and teens. Children can enjoy art activities guided by local artist Leith Walton from Nurtured Creations.
Enjoy live music from Felicity Lawless and Phil Howell while delicious food options can be purchased from Apex Dining at the picnic grounds.
Mark your calendars, pack your picnic basket a blanket and your paints for an inspiring day of art, music, and community.

Located at 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah.
Gallery hours Wed–Sun 10am–4pm

Apex Dining

2. Apex Dining

Apex Dining at the Tweed Regional Gallery is operated by seasoned campaigners Toby and Hannah. Since taking over in 2022 they have worked hard to match the spectacular 360 degree views from the ‘apex’ of the hill. Their fresh modern cafe / bistro fare features regional produce with a cheeky Asian twist and is delivered with fast, friendly and informed table service. And it’s licensed! So combined with a truly ‘magic’ vista of the river, rolling hills and ranges beyond, this is the best lunch spot around! Just remember to book as this gem is full most lunch times.

02 6672 5088
2 Mistral Rd (Cnr Tweed Valley Way), South Murwillumbah

Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra

3. Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra

NRSO proudly presents Sublime Classics with guest conductor Carlos Del Cueto, at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre on Sunday, 21 July at 2.30pm.
Based in Melbourne, Carlos is the music director of The Tudor Choristers and  holds a PhD in Music from the University of Cambridge. He was formerly a BBC Performing Arts Fellow and has conducted the Manchester Camerata and the Britten Sinfonia.
The programme is indeed sublime with a highlight of Mozart Clarinet Concerto featuring soloist Nathaniel Smorti.
Ludwig van Beethoven,  King Stephen Overture Op. 117
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A major K. 622, featuring soloist Nathaniel Smorti.
Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5 (Reformation) Op. 107
Tickets: adults $50 / concession $45 / students $20
Children 18 years and under free of charge (when accompanied by an adult).
Tickets at: www.nrso.com.au, at Murwillumbah Music, or at the door.

02 6672 5404
Enquiries: 0478 012 324
Murwillumbah Civic Centre
10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah

Knit Happens

4. Knit Happens

Knit Happens is a vibrant haven for knitting and crochet enthusiasts, nestled in the heart of Murwillumbah at Shop 3, 132 Murwillumbah Street. This charming store offers a treasure trove of high-quality, sustainable yarns, threads, and tools that inspire creativity and eco-conscious crafting. From easy knitting and crochet patterns to an array of books and magazines, Knit Happens caters to both novices and seasoned crafters. With a commitment to quality and sustainability, Knit Happens is the go-to destination for all your knitting and crochet needs. Creative Kids Vouchers are happily accepted.

0408 321 209
Shop 3, 132 Murwillumbah St

Tweed River House

5. Tweed River House

Celebrate the best of the Northern Rivers’ seasonal produce when you dine at the chef-hatted Tweed River House.
Dine in the magnificent century-old plantation style house, located on the banks of the Tweed River with sweeping hinterland views.
The riverside Lawn Bar is ideal for a drink and lighter bites.

02 6672 5269
131 River St. Murwillumbah South

Creative accounting solutions at Oracle Advisory Group

6. Oracle Advisory Group

Flannerys Organic & Wholefood Market has been a leader in organic and wholefood living since 1973.
With qualified naturopaths and nutritionists in their stores, there is a strong focus on organic wholefoods, naturopathy and holistic living with personalised health advice, liquid herb tinctures and homeopathy. Friends of Flannerys Save 20% off vitamins and supplements the first Friday & Saturday of each month – it’s free to join in-store!
Flannerys Murwillumbah is the community hub for all your wholefood and organic needs.
From certified organic produce, pantry essentials, gluten-free breads, toxic-free skincare, ocean-safe household cleaners, quality vitamins and supplements, bulk foods and free naturopath advice – they are open 7 days right in the heart of Murwillumbah.

02 6672 4044
[email protected]
315 Tweed Valley Way

Byron Council candidates jostle for position

It was the type of motion that comes up at Byron Council quite regularly – a broad, uncontroversial political statement that is unlikely to make a difference in the grand scheme of things. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: PFAS-ed Off

Whenever a cloudy day hits Mullumbimby we all know it’s only a matter of time before someone’s on a community Facebook group warning people about chemtrails. I’ve sat in a Meet the Candidates and heard an audience member ask an MP what they are going to do about chemtrails and watched them squirm.

Mullum phone tower

In response to Paul Taylor re: the Mullum phone tower.  Paul, perhaps you might gain more understanding of ‘belligerent mobs’ if you looked a bit...

Contradicted council

Local government elections are scheduled for 14 September 2024 and ‘Team Cadwallader’ of Ballina Shire Council have scored an own goal in promoting a...