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April 19, 2024

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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

Other News

Statement of faith leaders following attack in Sydney

NSW Premier Chris Minns and Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper have released a joint statement from a diverse group of NSW faith leaders, in an effort to calm tensions following the recent knife attack at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in south western Sydney.

Jungle Juice – squeezing the most out of life!

Four years ago, Guido and Natalia Annoni decided to swap the rat race for the jungle – heading north...

New chef at Crystalbrook Byron

Joachim Borenius has been appointed as the new executive chef at Crystalbrook Byron resort’s signature restaurant, Forest. Joachim Borenius brings...

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize. Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric has taken out first place in the U/14 girls and best barrel (girl) categories of the Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.

School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...


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. McGuiness Funerals | 2. Flannerys | 3. Apex Dining | 4. Jet Real estate | 5. Knit Happens | 6. Tweed River House

McGuiness Funerals

1. McGuiness Funerals

For generations, serving families of Tweed Valley, Byron and Brunswick Valley hinterland areas, through two convenient chapel locations at Murwillumbah and Billinudgel.
These locations serve as compassionate hubs for grieving families. Whether you prefer to call or visit in person, the funeral directors at McGuiness Funerals are available to guide you 24/7 through the planning of a meaningful farewell.

16 Mogo Place, Billinudgel
Call Kellie on 02 6680 3084
[email protected]

19 Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah
Call Libby on 02 6672 2144
[email protected]



2. Flannerys

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.

Open Monday–Friday, 7.30am–6pm
Saturday, 7.30am–5pm
Sunday, 9am-4pm
02 6678 2284
66 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah
[email protected]

Apex Dining

3. Apex Dining

Have you had lunch at the Tweed Regional Gallery lately? New operators Hannah and Toby took on the gallery’s cafe / restaurant and launched Apex Dining late 2023. They have been busy building a reputation for a dining experience that matches what can only be described as one of the best views in the Tweed valley.
Apex Dining, sitting on the ‘apex’ of the hill and an easy first stop on the Rail Trail, is now offering full table service with a fresh, Asian-influenced menu that is brimming with local produce and has something for every mode. Pop in to enjoy artisan pastry paired with Ground Control Coffee or make a booking for lunch and linger over the vistas with a full a la carte menu and an extensive wine and drinks offering. Elegant dining, at a world class Art Gallery, with stunning views....”

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

Jet Real Estate

4. Jet Real Estate

At JET Real Estate, they deliver a complete ‘end-to-end’ service. They assess your property, advise you on the health of the property market, access a wide range of genuine buyers and help you prepare your property for sale. They are committed to making sure you get the best possible price.
Their team lives and works here in the beautiful Northern Rivers and they’re serious about doing right by the community. They value the relationships they form with their clients, helping locals to relocate and welcoming new owners to the area with open arms. After all, we’re all going to be neighbours. They work with integrity, honesty, and transparency, and have over 70 combined years of local expertise.
If you’ve been thinking of selling, get in touch with the team.
Contact them today at jetrealestate.com.au for a complimentary appraisal.

02 6672 2499
Shop 1/41-45 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah

Knit Happens

5. Knit Happens

Knit Happens is your premier yarn destination in Murwillumbah. Their store offers a curated selection of quality and sustainable yarn from popular brands like Fiddlesticks, Katia, Knit or Dye, Wool and The Gang, and much more. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter, crafty crocheter or a newbie, their eco-friendly fibres will inspire your creativity.
Explore their range of tools and notions from Chiaogoo, Clover, and Birch, including high-quality needles, hooks, and accessories. Join their informative classes and workshops to enhance your skills and connect with fellow crafters. Plus, one-on-one private lessons are also offered for all ages.
Creative Kids vouchers are accepted.

[email protected]
0408 321 209
3/132 Murwillumbah Street

(next door to Keith Cafe) or enter via Proudfoots Lane

Tweed River House

6. Riverside dining at 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

What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

WATER Northern Rivers says Rous County Council is wrong

WATER Northern Rivers Alliance says despite decades of objection, Rous County Council have just commissioned yet another heritage and biodiversity study in the Rocky Creek valley, between Dunoon and The Channon, in the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.