Hello and Welcome to Your March Edition of The Valley Hub News.

Autumn has arrived in the Nambucca Valley bringing with it a hint of cool air swirling around the Valley late of an evening... We have an exciting read for you this month! Grab a cuppa and enjoy The Valley Hub's March Newsletter.

From Country

Mujaay Ganma



A successful day sharing our work with Queenwood!

On the 12th of March we had Queenwood all girls school visit our Yuraal Native Nursery and Community Garden.
To start the day Uncle Martin welcomed the teachers and students with an acknowledgment of fire and smoke, while sitting around the fire pit and talking about the importance of Country and culture.
Thomas gave them a tour around the Native Nursery and Community Garden and spoke about the plants and the different uses they have.
Wurinda went through a presentation on the Mujaay Ganma Foundation and talked about how the foundation was founded and the work we do. Wurinda also shared Gani Wajaada which is a practice based on earth, mind, body and spirit wellbeing.






♥️🖤💛 DID YOU KNOW 💛🖤♥️
Jaanymili Bawrrungga is providing social and emotional wellbeing counselling to community to support individuals, families, couples and groups who are facing personal challenges or difficulties in their life.



Valley Feature


Miranda grew up in the Nambucca Valley, and as a young child she loved art! Starting her drawing experience with horses Miranda took art classes through her High School years. By the time her HCS major works came around she had selected to draw three large horse portraits. It was at this time her love and enjoyment of animal drawing came to a screeching halt.

During the creation of her major works there were criteria to meet and strict guidelines to follow, meaning the artworks Miranda presented as her major works were not artworks from her heart, but more artworks she was scripted to draw. This was the start of the 15-year sabbatical from drawing.

It has only been in recent years Miranda decided to pick up her graphite pencils and start drawing again. After completing a picture of a Great Dane, Miranda decided to put it up on a Great Dane Facebook page she was a member of. This was the beginning of a whole new world for Miranda. Request after request for her to draw other people’s pets came rolling in. It was then Jasper Arts – Pet Portraits came to life. Since then, the graphite pencils haven’t left her hands.

With a little encouragement from her mother, Miranda has joined the Nambucca Valley Art Gallery and is having her very first Art Exhibition at the Nambucca Community and Arts Centre.

This exhibition will be running from the 1st April until the end of May 2024.

This is one Art Exhibition not to miss! You can personally meet and talk to Miranda as you look at her stunning artworks on display at the ‘Meet the Artist’ event held on the 6th April 2024 starting at 10am at the Nambucca Community and Arts Centre.

The Valley Hub is excited to share we will be doing a Podcast with Miranda in the coming weeks to talk about arts, pets, photography, crossfit and what is next for this talented Nambucca Valley icon!


Our stories


North Arm Farms was formed in 2018. Over the years they have evolved and currently are a collective of four farms based in the Nambucca Valley on the beautiful lands of the Gumbaynggirr people.

‘We see our role as farmers as an integral part of our community. We believe that through small scale, organic farming, we can build a strong & healthy community who are deeply connected to their food system. We believe that by connecting communities to fresh, seasonal & nourishing food we can heal ourselves, our lands and make this world a better place!’

Mandarin Bend 
Kaycee & Tom have a luscious farm on North Arm Road at the top of the Nambucca River headwaters. They specialise in greens and grow a diverse range including lettuce, silverbeet, asian greens, spinach and herbs, as well as broccoli, radishes and garlic.
Autarky Farm 
Bryce, Camilla & their 4 boys have a large certified organic farm just outside of Bowraville. They grow ginger, garlic, turmeric, eggplants, tomatoes, basil, pumpkins and more.
Dolly’s Run 
Nicole and Matt have a certified organic farm at Taylors Arm. They grow a range of veggies, including parsnips, carrots, beetroot, silverbeet, tomatoes and more.
Mandrake Mushrooms 
Jahdi grows an amazing array of gourmet mushrooms at his property in Girralong.
After a restful summer break, North Arm Farms are back slinging the freshest, local fruit and veggies again!!
They have a fabulous range of produce, however, they are still building up stocks levels after their break. Please note, items are limited.  Taking orders now for delivery Wednesday to Bowraville, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Bellingen and Valla Beach.  Head to North Arm Farms 
to place your orders.
Love your local


The Nambucca Valley Women’s Business Network (NVWBN) has been functioning in the Nambucca Valley supporting women in business for seven years?
The NVWBN exists to support, inspire and empower the women of the Nambucca Valley. Founded in 2017, they hold morning and evening networking meetings, workshops and other events to highlight the work of local women. They meet every second month across the towns and villages of the Nambucca Valley supporting local cafe’s and restaurants.
You can reach out to the friendly team of the NVWBN by contacting nvwomensbusinessnetwork@gmail.com
The NVWBN are hosting their annual ‘Women in Art’ Exhibition opening on the 27th April 2024 from 3pm-5pm held at the Matilda Street Gallery in Macksville.
For more information head to their socials at https://www.facebook.com/NVWomensbusinessnetwork
The difference to saving a person’s life due to early CPR and defibrillation can be crucial – that’s where you come in.
Have you heard of GOODSAM?
GoodSAM is a first responder APP. If you are trained in first aid you can make a difference in the Nambucca Valley community by simply downloading the GoodSAM Responder App today. By downloading this App you could save a life. If you are in the immediate vicinity of a cardiac arrest you will be alerted through the App on your phone so you can start CPR or basic first aid in the critical minutes before the emergency services arrive. The GoodSAM platform is highly governed and secure, with checks to ensure that all responders are medically qualified. Once you are verified you will join our network of community lifesavers.
Give back to your Nambucca Valley community and beyond by becoming a GoodSAM.
Spotlight on





ENJOY – A delicious meal overlooking the pristine ocean waters of Nambucca Heads. The Alofa Sands and Surf Club Cafe offers a delicious Breakfast menu, as well as a special lunchtime menu – catering for all dietary requirements. The cafe is open :

Tuesday – Friday 8am-3pm

Saturday – 7am-4pm

Sunday – 7am-5pm


The Alofa Sands and Surf Club Cafe also offers special events and catering.



AVI Security was founded in 2019 with the intention of bringing improvements to the regional security industry . After over ten years of experience working in Security, owner and founder, Cameron, could see in many regional areas the standards of security could be improved upon to meet the same offerings as the city regions.  It was with this motivation he founded AVI security, with the aim of bringing change to the current regional standards and to modernise the regional industry, in order for everyone in the regional areas to have the same piece of mind as those in the larger Metro areas.

AVI has partnered with Seniors Card to give a further 10% discount on services to those at a higher risk in the community.

Cameron told The Valley Hub, “We believe that everyone should be able to feel safe and secure in their homes and businesses. AVI stands for ADVANCED, VERSATILE, INTEGRATED,  we ensure that we use the latest technology available to us to provide the greatest level of services to our clients.”

“We are able to tailor our security services and packages to suit everyone in regional areas as well as cater to their budgets. It is to that end we work with each of our clients individually to ensure that we can integrate into their operations as seamlessly as possible.”

AVI provide a full range of security services including Alarm Systems, CCTV and offsite monitoring services in collaboration with a technical provider. This is in addition to Alarm Response, Patrols, Guards and Secure Logistics services.

AVI are your one-stop security service provider for regional areas between Coffs Harbour and Forster.

NSW M/L: 000108237


The Valley Hub team appreciates that what the Nambucca Valley needs more than ever, is a way to move forward with tangible action in our community sector. Our valley boasts a rich culture of volunteers and dedicated community service workers who have a desire to work sustainably and collaboratively for the betterment of our community. At The Valley Hub, we are passionate about creating these opportunities and developing methodologies that both honour the knowledge held by long-term volunteers and create innovative solutions to governance challenges.
Our community development consultants, Trudi Hayes and Penny Coulter, deliver governance workshops, one-on-one training, along with board support to not-for-profit and community organisations in the Nambucca Valley. Together, Trudi and Penny have developed significant resource packages, training programs, and upcoming events which provide niche knowledge and support to local organisations who are primed for the purpose of collaborative and innovative thinking. One such upcoming event is ‘Sociocracy and Dynamic Groups’ – a FREE learning event for community organisations. See flyer attached for further details.
If The Valley Hub can support governance in your organisation, connect with us today for an obligation-free chat.



Inside knowledge


The Valley Hub are excited to offer Businesses and Not For Profit Organisations access to a strong social media platform that celebrates the Nambucca Valley and a website with a ‘What’s Happening’ calendar, Monthly Newsletter and Business/Community Directory through our memberships. We pride ourselves in bringing The Valley Hub Podcast to the Nambucca Valley and making it accessible to all members. We are currently putting together The Valley Hub Magazine that will be released seasonally in print and E-form, celebrating all the Nambucca Valley has to offer.

As a member you will receive: 

  • 5 free ads on social media
  • 12 months free access to the events calendar
  • 10 percent discount on all advertising in The Valley Hub magazine.
  • Free listing on The Valley Hub Website.
  • Access to all tools and educational material on The Valley Hub Website.

Did you know you can add your event to our What’s On calendar?


What's on in the Valley

Events Coming in March 2024

Mar 2024: Highlight events




Let the games begin


The answers will be shared next month – let us know how you fared.


1.  What temperature can sea vents reach up to?

2.  What percentage of the planet’s surface is covered by the ocean?

3.  What does the name ‘Pacific Ocean ‘ mean?

4. What is the deepest area of the ocean known as?

5.  How deep is this area?

6. Is the largest mountain range in the world found on top or underneath the ocean?

7.  How much of the oxygen we breathe is produced by the ocean?

Valley publications

Stay in touch with other Valley publications available.

The Valley Hub acknowledges Gumbaynggirr country, the Ancestors, Elders and Traditional Custodians of the Valley in which we live and work. We thank them for their care of country through time and acknowledge and respect their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Skip to content