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January 28, 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

Teddy Sheean VC remembered in Ballina

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot spoke to a group who gathered at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum this week to remember Victoria Cross winner, Teddy Sheean, who was awarded the highest award for bravery in 2020.

Response to ‘A short history of our rail corridor debate’

Cr Basil Cameron, Goonengerry The article A short history of our rail corridor debate is better termed a history of the...

Suffolk Park gardeners angry over Council’s double standard

Gardeners at the Suffolk Park Community Garden say they’ve been trapped in a procedural Catch-22 by Byron Shire Council, after it gave the green light to an expanded pump track (BMX track).

Australia Day Warning from your local SLSC

Surf Life Saving New South Wales has issued a warning to beachgoers to heed safety advice after a huge weekend on beaches, with heatwave conditions and large swells forecast for today.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

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...

Saturday 8 November 9am to 6pm


ByronYogaCentre-ed-imageCome and check out Byron Yoga Centre’s eco haven on Skinners Shoot Road. Purna Retreat Centre now has three yoga studios, a vegetarian café, organic gardens and accommodation for teacher trainees and retreat guests.

The Open Day is to celebrate the opening of the café, new public classes in the yoga studios and to showcase the Retreat Centre to the local community.

Be entertained by soul enriching kirtan music while you enjoy delicious healthy food and browse the select market stalls. You can choose to experience a variety of yoga classes and sessions with John Ogilvie and Byron Yoga Centre senior teachers while kids can join the Circus Arts workshops.

Free entry to the site and entertainment

Yoga and workshops:

1 session $8

3 sessions $15, day-pass $20

Capacity is limited, so arrive early to sessions

2-pic-of-kids-in-hoops-webCircus Arts workshops, kids over 5 years $8

– let the kids join the circus while you join the yoga!

Come for a look - stay for the yoga

Purna Retreat Centre

50 Skinners Shoot (just past Arts Factory)



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...