Myall Coast Messenger - by the Community for the Community

Shop 4, 209 Myall Street Tea Gardens NSW 2324 - Phone: 02 4997 0749 Fax: 02 4997 0759 - -



Myall Coast



5,000 copies

Tea Gardens - Hawks Nest - Bulahdelah - Karuah - Stroud - Nerong - Pindimar - Bundabah - North Arm Cove

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To the anonymous person who sent this beautiful flower arrangement to

The Messenger office we say

“Thank You”.


We would also like to thank the many community members and community groups, too numerous to mention individually, who have conveyed to us many kind words after hearing of the closure of the paper,

it has been truly appreciated.


I wish to say goodbye to the Myall Coast Messenger. This will be its last publication and I mourn its demise. The Myall Coast Messenger was Tea Garden's special newspaper.  We learnt so much from the Messenger: wonderful articles by poets, conservationists, activists  and inspiring personal stories about local people. Folks who had recently made Tea Gardens their home, instantly felt familiar with their locality when they picked up The Messenger. 

I want to say thank you to all the people who wrote beautiful poems and stories and to the Editorial Team who made it all happen.  This is truly a sad day for Tea Gardens as we say goodbye to our beloved Myall Coast Messenger.  We will all miss you.

Lyn Chaikin

It is with regret that we announce that due to circumstances beyond our control this will be the last edition of the Myall Coast Messenger.

The Community Technology Centre (CTC) commenced producing “The Messenger” in May 2014 as a volunteer run, community newspaper and we have endeavoured, and we think succeeded, in providing a voice for community groups and the general community for over 3 years.

We are very proud of what we have achieved and commend our loyal band of volunteers who have worked tirelessly in many ways and we thank them for all their contributions.

We would like to thank the people who submitted the many articles of interest to the community, shining a light on people, groups and events within our community that we may otherwise not have known about. 

We thank our loyal advertisers, many of whom have supported us from the beginning, our paper deliverers and stockists who ensured The Messenger was available for all “hot off the press”. Community groups who never failed to submit such interesting articles, our printer, Torch Publishing, and their delivery man who drove from Sydney every fortnight rain, hail or shine and finally to the wonderful CTC volunteers who did not hesitate to take on many of the tasks required.

We couldn’t have done it without you all.

Lyn, Ros and the Editorial Team