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Start saving water now say Tweed Council – water restrictions may be weeks away

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared an El Nino weather pattern, with less-than-average rainfall forecast for the Northern Rivers this year. Tweed Council is reminding residents and visitors that it is important to save water.

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Start saving water now say Tweed Council – water restrictions may be weeks away

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared an El Nino weather pattern, with less-than-average rainfall forecast for the Northern Rivers this year. Tweed Council is reminding residents and visitors that it is important to save water.

Pearces Creek Bridge to be replaced – road closure

The replacement of Pearces Creek Bridge has led to the temporary closure of Eltham Road, at Pearces Creek Bridge for one month from Monday, 23 October. 

State government pledges $5m for Lismore’s Two Rooms project

More than 350 flood affected homes in the Northern Rivers region can now be repaired, getting vulnerable people back on their feet and into safe housing thanks to Resilient Lismore’s Two Rooms Project, backed by $5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

Running the NY Marathon for type-1 diabetes research

Southern Cross University student Georgie Collis has type-1 diabetes but this won't stop her running in the New York Marathon in November to raise funds for research.

What do you think of the Wade Park masterplan?

So many of the Lismore LGA assets were damaged in last year’s flood and the process of rebuilding is creating an opportunity to do things differently.

‘Yes’ posters dismantled

I’m feeling a ‘tad’ disillusioned with the human species. My two ‘Yes’ posters were violated and removed just last...


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. Flannerys | 2. Tweed Regional Gallery | 3. Jet Real Estate | 4. Apex Dining | 5. Tweed River House | 6. Mavis’ Kitchen & Cabins | 7. McGuiness Funerals | 8. The Oracle Advisory Group


1. Flannerys

Flannerys Murwillumbah is the go-to organic hub for the local community.
They pride themselves on sourcing the best locally produced and sustainable wholefoods, vitamins, supplements, bulk foods, produce, meat, seafood, bread and pantry staples. Their produce is 100% certified organic, and locally sourced where possible.
You’ll also find qualified naturopaths in store 7 days a week, headed up by much-loved local Colleen Cheketri. Pop in and see the friendly team for free wellbeing advice as well as herbal liquids. Plus members can save 20% off all vitamins once a month – it’s free to join in store.

66 Murwillumbah St,

Tweed Regional Gallery

2. Celebrate new exhibitions at the Tweed Regional Gallery this spring!

Celebrations will be held on Friday 15 September at 5.15pm to open three exciting new exhibitions.
BSA 10 Years celebrates the significant contribution Byron School of Art (BSA) has made to contemporary visual arts in Australia over the past 10 years. Curated by BSA directors Michael Cusack and Christine Willcocks. Silhouette of Memories presents a collection of paintings by Bundjalung artist Michael Philp that explore personal history and a strong connection to family and friends. This exhibition is the outcome of Tweed Regional Gallery’s inaugural Bundjalung Award, awarded to Michael Philp as part of the 2022 Wollumbin Art Award. Regional artist Diana Miller returns to her childhood era of the 70’s to create a new body of work from play-based materials in her exhibition Analogue Kid.
Free event, see Gallery website to book.
Contact Apex Dining for dinner reservations at apexdining.com.au.

Open Wed–Sun, 10am–6pm
2 Mistral Rd, South Murwillumbah

Jet Real Estate

3. 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, spring is one of the best times to sell your home. Contact them today at jetrealestate.com.au for a complimentary appraisal.

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

Apex Dining

4. Apex Dining

Nestled in the Border Ranges between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, Apex Dining boasts panoramic views of the Tweed River, rolling pastures, luscious foothills rising up majestic Wollumbin, and the surrounding mountain scape.
This stunning wedding venue in the architect award-winning Tweed Regional Gallery, seamlessly combines its stunning outlook, calm, modern and earthy interior design, and its fresh, contemporary menus creating the most exciting and affordable venue on the Tweed Coast.
Book your wedding with them before the end of February 2024 to receive 15% off your food and beverage total (T&C’s apply).

Contact [email protected]
2 Mistral Rd, South Murwillumbah

Tweed River House

5. 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

Mavis' Kitchen Cabins

6. 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

McGuiness Funerals

7. McGuiness Funerals

McGuiness Funerals is a traditional funeral company serving the Murwillumbah, Tweed, Ocean Shores and Billinudgel communities.
Libby Varela, an experienced funeral director/supervisor with nine years in the industry, is highly regarded and respected within the local community.
Recently joining their team, Kellie Lesleighter is an exceptional funeral director, receiving heartfelt praise from the families she has assisted.
Katriina Mansbridge is a familiar face in town and has been a valued member of McGuiness for two years, showing care, empathy, and a vibrant personality.
The McGuiness Funerals team deeply value the service they provide to grieving families, delivering a professional, compassionate, and detail-oriented experience.
They understand that the funeral day holds great significance, and they strive to make it perfect for every person they serve.
Their staff will treat you like family, and their ultimate goal is to alleviate some of the burden on the worst day of your life.

02 6672 2144
19 Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah
16 Mogo Place, Billinudgel
[email protected]

Oracle Advisory Group

8. Mayberry Meldrum Anderson has joined the Oracle Advisory Group!

Mayberry Meldrum Anderson clients can now access the full benefits that come from a truly national organisation.
Their clients can now access a greater scope of services including financial advice and investment management, and expanded business advisory services, as well as access to the wealth of technical knowledge and experience across the team within the Oracle Group.
Their same local accountants and support staff will continue to serve their clients, businesses and families. While you may notice some practical changes, there will be no material changes to how they deliver their services.
If you’re looking for a tax return, wealth management or a complete business accounting and compliance solution then don’t delay, contact them today!

02 6672 4044
315 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah
[email protected]

BES rejects Ramsey’s proposal to leave conservation zones to private landholders

Ballina Environment Society (BES) has come out strongly against conservative independent Ballina Councillor Eva Ramsey’s proposal to have private property owners ‘opt in’ to conservation zones.

Review on remote Indigenous Australians sheds light on the Voice to Parliament

As a white man living on Bundjalung Country, I acknowledge that it is not easy to make the cross-cultural shift from a Western paradigm lens to comprehend and appreciate the rich diversity and complexity of 65,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ sociocultural and spiritual history.

What is the future for Lismore Regional Gallery and Museum? Have your say

The Lismore Regional Gallery and the Lismore Museum (Richmond River Historical Society) want to hear from you. If you are an artist, creative, arts...

Pearces Creek Bridge to be replaced – road closure

The replacement of Pearces Creek Bridge has led to the temporary closure of Eltham Road, at Pearces Creek Bridge for one month from Monday, 23 October.