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March 23, 2023

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We all live in a magic submarine…

Several commentators have remarked that, while the mainstream media is locked in furious agreement with the government over AUKUS and the trillion dollar submarines (a guess at the final price tag), social and independent media are telling quite a different tale.

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Election 2023 – Clarence: George Keller 

George Keller is running for the seat of Clarence on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party sees corruption and vested interests having more impact on MP's decisions than the genuine interests of the community.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture

Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.

Saffin MP’s community election commitments

Sitting Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, has announced election commitments aimed at what she says is making local communities safer, keeping public schools open, protecting our natural environment, and removing a costly regulation from one local government area.

Election 2023 – Lismore: Ross Honniball Sustainable Australia Party

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Homeless koala house hunting in Manly

As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.

Byron’s chocoholics’ Easter destination

The Love Byron Bay boutique has been specialising in unique cocoa encounters for nearly a decade now. In this...

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 nationally 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. Belle M Boutique | 2. Echora | 3. Mavis’ Kitchen & Cabins | 4. Makers & Finders Market | 5. Northern Rivers Property Group | 6. Pulp Fiction | 7. The Foundry | 8. The Regent | 9. Tweed River House | 10. Tweed Regional Gallery | 11. Bolt + Buckle | 12. Chantilly Lace Boutique


1. Belle M Boutique

Take advantage of great bargains in their summer stock clearance, with 50% off summer clothing and shoes, while stocks last!
Beautiful colors, cool fabrics and styles to suit most occasions.
Their European made shoes are of highest quality leather, sizes from 36–42.
New autumn arrivals are available in-store now.

02 6672 1224
114 Main Street, Murwillumbah
@Belle M Boutique


2. Echora

Echora is one of the Northern Rivers’s most beautiful stores. A lovingly restored riverside commercial building, it is adorned with creative recycled timber and copper fittings against old brick walls and stocked with a thoughtfully curated range of high quality, luxurious, natural and sustainable linen and soft beechwood (Modal fabric) women’s clothing, leather bags, carefully sourced natural bodycare products and local ceramics.
Their ethos is easy, ethical and elegant. The materials are sustainably sourced, designs are created to be beautiful and enduring and they focus on pieces that you can use every day. Visit them to connect with beautiful and useful items in a unique regional store.

7 Prospero St, South Murwillumbah

Mavis Kitchen Cabins

3. Mavis’ Kitchen & Cabins

Mavis’ Kitchen is a restaurant, eco-accommodation, organic produce garden and providore located at the base of Wollumbin.
Immerse yourself in nature in their lush gardens and rainforest setting, whether you’re visiting for lunch, a seven-course degustation, a picnic by the creek, or staying in their cabins admiring the views from your private deck.
Picture waking up to breakfast on the veranda of this 100-year-old beauty, looking out over manicured gardens and stunning views of the mountain.
Stroll through the produce garden to see what the chefs are harvesting;
always a new experience, changing with the seasons.
Go for a dip in the natural swimming holes and bring your fur babies along for the ride.
Romantic getaways and events are crafted by The Mavis’ Kitchen team to create cherished memories for families, lovers, and friends.

02 6679 5664
64 Mt Warning Rd, Uki


4. Makers & Finders Market

Makers & Finders brings growers, artists and vintage collectors together in a creative pop-up precinct in Murwillumbah on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Take the time to relax in beautiful Knox Park, enjoy live music and grab a bite to eat while the children play in the huge adventure park.

Knox Park, Murwillumbah

Northern Rivers Property Group

5. Northern Rivers Property Group

Murwillumbah has always been home for us. There’s just something so special about the Northern Rivers that really captures the heart and we love sharing this beautiful lifestyle with our clients.
Paul Stobbie and Adrianna Jenkins have a combined 25 years of real estate sales and leasing experience. Over the years they have fine-tuned what they do to become the primary market shareholders in the area, continuing to achieve exceptional results highlighting the Northern Rivers lifestyle.
If you’re looking to buy, sell or lease in our stunning area, contact Paul or Adrianna to help guide you through the process.

Northern Rivers Property Group
m: 0448 191 351 | 0422 265 871
Suite 2A Warina Walk Arcade,
114 Murwillumbah St, Murwillumbah

Pulp Fiction

6. Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction Murwillumbah is a treasure trove for the daringly darling, the romantically rebellious, and anyone who loves a far-out-and-funky find. Filled wall-to-wall with an extensive, eclectic, pre-loved book collection and forever-loved designer and vintage clothing, Pulp Fiction has your holiday season covered with gift cards and deals in store. Find them at 309 Tweed Valley Way from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Cash and card welcome. Book exchange 50 per cent of market value. Rare and valuable book collection available on request.

0403 169 616
309 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah

The Foundry

7. Delights at The Foundry

This news, lifestyle & gift emporium boasts a carefully selected range of luxurious and versatile gifting options for the entire family – all within a restored 1908 building.
Seeking gifting inspiration for someone special? Your senses will be engaged and excited as you browse the beautiful range of giftware, home fragrances, gardening accessories, cards, magazines and books, diaries and journals, toys, games, confectionery, local tourist mementos and more.
Easter delights and old school favourites are now in store. There has never been a better time to explore The Foundry Murwillumbah.

The Foundry Murwillumbah – News, Lifestyle & Gift Emporium
90 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah
Facebook | Instagram: @thefoundrymurwillumbah

The Regent

8. The Regent

A cultural icon and jewel of the Tweed’s creative crown, The Regent is an authentic, art deco 260-seat theatre in the heart of Murwillumbah. Owner, Allira Cornell, and a dedicated crew create a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant venue while nurturing the legacy of this historic building.
Nestled in the M|Arts precinct, with recent refurbishment and technical upgrades, The Regent is a one-stop hub for films, live performances and vibrant events. It hosts workshops, music, theatre and visual art, as well as a rich schedule of blockbuster and arthouse films.
The licensed bar, roomy balcony and traditional tiered seating offer a comfy and lively ambience for great movies and a growing program of high-quality touring artists. Join them this Autumn for a packed roster of weekend live shows and the ongoing Balcony Sessions, showcasing rich local talent every Friday and Saturday. They look forward to welcoming you soon!

5 Brisbane St,

Tweed River House

9. Autumn dining at Tweed River House

Celebrate the best of the Northern Rivers’ fine produce on a seasonal journey as the chef recreates the great nouvelle cuisine classics of the provinces of France.
Dine in the century-old Dining Room under elegant, pressed tin ceilings, or the River Terrace, overlooking the Tweed River with sweeping hinterland views.
The riverside Lawn Bar is ideal for a drink and light bar food.

02 6672 5269
131 River St. Murwillumbah South


Tweed Regional Gallery

10. Tweed Regional Gallery

Calling all artists!
Would you like to exhibit at Tweed Regional Gallery?
The PLATFORM exhibition program at Tweed Regional Gallery provides artists of the region with a unique opportunity to present their work in a professional venue.
Applications are now open for solo artists or groups who live in Tweed, Kyogle, Byron, Ballina, Scenic Rim Shires, Lismore or Gold Coast City.
Tweed Regional Gallery strongly encourages First Nations artists, artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, deaf and disabled artists, and LGBTQIA+ artists to apply.
For more information and to apply visit the gallery website. Applications for 2024–2025 exhibitions close on Sunday 14 May.
Image credit: Kate Holmes

02 6670 2790
2 Mistral Rd,
Murwillumbah South

Bolt + Buckle

11. Bolt + Buckle

It’s an accepted fact that men are hard to buy for. Well… it used to be… until Bolt + Buckle came along and they are now the self-professed ‘men are so hard to buy for’ store.
Opening nearly a year ago, Bolt + Buckle has quickly established itself as the ‘go to’ shop for men’s gifts and fashion in the Tweed, all presented beautifully with a rustic industrial fit-out in the art-deco Austral building.
People far and wide have fallen in love with this store, and it’s easy to see why, the moment you walk through the door. A warm, welcoming vibe, a feeling of quality, and a wide, eclectic range that creates a sense of discovery with every step. You’ll find quirky gifts, the latest fashion and a range of rustic leather goods.
Bolt + Buckle is a must-visit store on your next trip to Murwillumbah.

02 6608 3645
11 Commercial Road, Murwillumbah

Chantilly Lace Boutique

12. Chantilly Lace Boutique

A unique collection of Australian and European labels, with timeless and statement pieces for all occasions.
Azure & Indigo, Banana Blue, Desigual, Joseph Ribkoff, King Louie, Lulu Soul, Naudic, Noa Noa, Odd Molly, Olga De Polga, One Season, POM, Ruby Yaya, Totem.
Visit for a personal shopping experience with in-house stylists.

02 6672 3221
4 Wharf Street, Murwillumbah

Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?

Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site. 

Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house

The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament.

Homeless koala house hunting in Manly

As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.

Residents of Cabbage Tree Island want to go home

Anger and frustration at not being able to go home saw a group of residents reclaim their properties yesterday on Cabbage Tree Island.