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January 28, 2021

Latest News

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

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

Queensland Health issues public health alert

Queensland Health is asking anyone who has arrived from New Zealand since 14 January, including on green corridor flights, to get tested and quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

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.

Lower the voting age

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores It was sad, yet heartening (somehow), to read last week’s article from Adel Pheloung, together with the...

January 26 – a conflicting day for Australians

January 26. A conflicting date for many Australians. For some, this date reflects over 200 years of destruction and denigration of our traditional customs, values, languages, and cultural landscapes.

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Discover Ballina

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and services that are not available within the Byron Shire.

Ballina is centred on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River. It is a playground for beach lovers, surfers, boaties, anglers and eco-adventurers. It is also just a hop, skip, and jump, or more to the point a 15-minute drive down the freeway, from the Byron Shire.

The Point Bar and Restaurant

1. Absolute Waterfront

With an atmosphere that will take your breath away, The Point Bar and Restaurant on the Richmond River is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. Conference and wedding packages available.

www.thepointballina.com.au

6618 1188


Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron

2. Ramada

Stylish riverside accommodation, featuring hotel spa rooms, 1 to 2 bedroom suites or penthouses with outdoor heated pool, gym and conference facilities.

www.ramadaballinabyron.com.au

1800 826 181


Highway Haven Nursery

3. Highway Haven Nursery

Bromeliads: extensive range, easy care colour for your garden. Open weekends, weekdays by arrangement. Food plants, natives, exotics, succulents, and hidden treasures.

www.hwyhaven.com.au

0466 956 110


Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

4. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair has a diverse range of health services available in centre from an optometrist, hearing specialists, pharmacy plus the Northern Rivers’ most comprehensive wholefoods store offering complimentary medicine.

www.ballinafair.com.au


Book Warehouse Ballina

5. The Book Warehouse

The Book Warehouse Ballina carries new release plus popular backlist titles, bargain books for all ages and a beautiful range of gift cards and wrap. Drop in for reading and gift ideas.

6686 0917


Ballina Beach Village

6. Ballina Beach Village

The perfect weekend getaway – South Ballina’s favourite holiday park! Under new management, refurbished cabins, huge camping sites, pet friendly (with fully enclosed off-lead dog area), and onsite licensed cafe.

www.ballinabeachvillage.com.au

6686 3347


Lighthouse Beach Cafe

7. Lighthouse Beach Cafe

‘A lovely place for an outing with friends and family’ – Trip Advisor

Magical views and great food including GF and vegetarian choices. Functions and weddings are a speciality.

www.lighthousebeachcafe.com.au

6686 4380


Carpet One

8. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.

www.carpetone.com.au/ballina

6686 3855


Wharf Bar & Restaurant

9. Wharf Bar & Restaurant

Chilled vibes, great food and spectacular sunsets. With delicious woodfired pizzas and incredible locally sourced seafood. The Wharf Bar & Restaurant is quickly becoming an iconic dining destination.

6686 5259

www.wharfbarballina.com.au


Fozie’s Fishing Adventures

10. Fozie’s Fishing Adventures

Fishing adventures, whale watching, full and half day adventures. Three and five day trips. Customised packages available. Disabled access, light refreshments and all bait and tackle and fishing licences supplied.

0427 834 376

www.foziesfishing.com.au


The Ballina Jockey Club

11. The Ballina Jockey Club

An exclusive venue just for you. Perfect for weddings, corporate functions or major events. Raceday packages also available.

Follow us on facebook: www.facebook.com/BallinaJockeyClub.

www.ballinajockeyclub.com.au

6686 2603

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...