Welcome to Locale Magazine, your premier source for all things Northern Rivers & Gold Coast. Our publications are dedicated to celebrating the unique beauty and creativity of these regions, while also promoting and supporting local businesses, artisans, and makers.
Founded by Karen Kinnersly, Locale Magazine was born out of a desire to uplift and showcase the Northern Rivers community during the challenging times of COVID lockdowns. Our vision is to create a print magazine that not only informs but also inspires readers. Today, Locale Magazine, has grown and released a Gold Coast edition, it is a quarterly publication that covers a wide range of topics, including fashion, food, the arts, wellbeing, lifestyle, and beauty.
Our team of passionate locals takes great pride in highlighting the many wonderful aspects of our communities. We strive to showcase the best businesses and attractions in the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast regions. With our distribution of printed copies in resorts, Air BnBs, hotels, cafes, restaurants, and fashion boutiques, both visitors and locals can easily access our content.
In addition to our print editions, Locale Magazine has a rapidly growing online presence. Our website is a treasure trove of information about both regions, featuring details on events, attractions, and businesses.
At Locale Magazine, we are dedicated to promoting the Northern Rivers & Gold Coast regions and helping businesses thrive. Join us in celebrating the beauty and creativity of this incredible community.
owner / publisher / creative director
Karen Kinnersly is a seasoned graphic designer with over two decades of experience in both print and digital mediums. Her diverse portfolio spans across various industries, including entertainment, tourism, and hospitality. Karen's passion for magazine design led her to create Locale Magazine, which was inspired by her love for the Northern Rivers region and the challenges businesses faced during the pandemic. As the owner, publisher, and creative director of Locale Magazine, Karen brings her expertise and unique vision to the publication. With her years of experience and love for design, Karen continues to inspire and create stunning work that captivates audiences and captures the essence of the regions she loves.
Donna Rishton-Potter brings over 25 years of media experience to her role as Managing Editor & Senior Writer for LOCALE Magazine. After beginning her career in the Australian Film and Television industry as an Actress and Assistant Director, Donna side-stepped into the publishing world, where she has since worked for magazine and book publishers, media personalities, business entrepreneurs and online design platforms as an experienced features writer, editor, ghostwriter, proofreader and blogger. Originally hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Donna has lived in the Northern Rivers for over 12 years, where she uses her extensive experience to tell stories that touch the soul.