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January 29, 2021

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It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Other News

Why Pat Morton?

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson is raising a motion to re-name culturally significant local sites at today's council meeting.

It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately...

Cr Darlene Cook: more to Lismore City Council than roads, rates and rubbish

In the first of a series about those who are putting their hats in the ring to be the next mayor of Lismore, Cr Darlene Cook talks about the issues close to her heart, for the city at the heart of the Northern Rivers.

When the endless summer turns sour

Ben Mallinson was paddling for a routine right-breaking wave at The Pass when the dark-haired surfer suddenly cut across in front of him from the outside.

‘Angwirri’ greets the dawn upon Sydney icon

‘Angwirri’, meaning 'begin to talk', is the name of a sensational piece of Indigenous art that greeted the dawn on the sails of the Sydney Opera House this morning.

The Bangalow Perspective

Come enjoy the Bangalow perspective with us.

Discover the practical, eclectic, creative, chic, unique and elegant offerings of Bangalow and Newrybar.

Bangalow ShoemakingBKA ArchitectureScout and ArrowPetals AustraliaCertifiers2UNinbellaBangalow Farmers MarketBangalow Wash HouseDriftlabNewrybar Merchants


Bangalow Shoemaking

1. Bangalow Shoemaking

Situated in Bangalow Industrial Estate for 20 years, Rachel Ayland offers a custom-made shoemaking, leatherwork, and repair service and runs popular classes by request. 0403 721 840



26 Bugam Place

BKA Architecture

2. BKA Architecture

BKA is an architectural practice committed to creating unique and innovative design solutions that respond to each client’s aesthetic and budgetary needs.

0417 415 474


Suite 1/10 Station Street

Scout and Arrow

3. Scout and Arrow

Scout and Arrow is a lifestyle brand blending the desert with the coast, southwestern grit with Byron Bay bohemia. Bringing you leather, vintage textiles, turquoise, and laidback luxury.

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6687 1716

Shop 1/1 Station St

Petals Australia

4. Petals Australia

Nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland, local jewellery designer Petals Australia showcases a range of delicate pieces made from sterling silver, rose gold, yellow gold, and freshwater pearl.


6687 2939

4/10 Station Street


5. Certifiers2U

A1 accredited in residential and commercial construction. Their highly qualified team has extensive experience in all types of construction projects, with over 50 years’ combined certification experience.


6680 5424

Suite 1, 6–10 Station Street

Ninbella (this piece by Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton)

6. Ninbella

Contemporary Australian Aboriginal, international and local art, sculpture, cultural giftware, fair and ethical trade. Working with Aboriginal community art centres and artists from Central Australia and representing talented, award-winning local artists.


6687 1936

19a Byron Street

Bangalow Farmers Market

7. Bangalow Farmers Market

Every Saturday 7–11am behind the pub. Freshest produce direct from local farmers, including seasonal fruit and vegetables, pasture-raised meat and eggs, artisan cheese and bread, nuts, honey, rice, pasta, and more!


Behind Bangalow Hotel

Bangalow Wash House

8. Bangalow Wash House

Open 24 hours. New large front loaders / dryers now with Tap & Go. Change machine and powder dispenser onsite. Self-serve and serviced laundry available.

0412 302 246

Cnr Station St & Blackwell Alley


9. Driftlab

Our name is a deliberate fusion of driftwood – rare, timeless and precious, and laboratory – the art of curating effortless style. We live to assist our customers in finding their voice through our curations.


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16 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar

Newrybar Merchants

10. Newrybar Merchants

From their annual Easter-egg hunt, storytime, new pop-up artist, musical and floral workshops, a range of family-friendly activities at Newrybar Merchants will keep you entertained these school holidays.


19 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar

Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

A window of trust

Baden Offord, Ocean Shores Wholeheartedly agree with Dave Rastovich’s spot-on letter regarding the value and benefit of The Echo, that it is a ‘trusted window’ (Letters,...

Conspiracy and pubs

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul of the growing tsunami of...