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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

Two charged with assault in separate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after separate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.

Kerry O’Brien reverses decision to accept AO

‘With regret, I have decided to reverse my decision to accept my appointment as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia’.

Bob Stewart appeal date set

The man found guilty of cruelty charges against a pet dog in South Golden Beach will have his fate decided in Lismore in May.

The light within emerges from the ashes

Massimiliano Guerrisi will never forget the sight of his Bega Valley home being devoured during the Black Summer bushfires.

Freedom of speech

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia – Byron Bay  Great to see the deputy prime minister declaring his...
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Red Ginger

With the right ingredients, the alchemy of talent and passion can transform an idea into a business and magic can happen. Walking through the doors of the Red Ginger stores in Byron Bay and Bangalow is like stepping into the lanes of old Shanghai and finding your senses come alive to the sights and smells of Asia.

Red Ginger is generously stocked with rich spices, Asian groceries, steaming yum cha snacks, oriental medicines, fine teas, teapots, gifts, homewares, recipe books and traditional Chinese furniture.

The heady aromas and visual artistry make Red Ginger a dynamic hub for locals and visitors who keep returning for the delights of sitting in the store eating Yum Cha and drinking the complimentary green tea or indulging in a delicious Portuguese custard tart. The dumplings are freshly steamed all day long or you can buy them frozen to take home.

Red Ginger Byron, 2/111 Jonson St. P: 6680 9779

Red Ginger Bangalow, 36 Byron St. P: 6687 2808

Byron Photo Magic

For all your Christmas photography needs Byron Photo Magic, your Fujifilm Digital Store, has everything covered. Large-format and canvas printing and photobooks are new to the store and make great gift ideas. Of course they have digital and film printing services, batteries, memory cards for all types, camera bags to protect that new camera and a wide range of many digital cameras to capture that special moment including the full range of GoPro video cameras and accessories.

Old video tapes to DVD are also now handled instore as well as battery chargers, card readers, cables, USB drives, frames, photo albums and a huge range of photographic accessories, including tripods, filters, binoculars and even film! Passport photos of all sizes are covered professionally with our store studio; just call in and see Stephen, Karen and Ming. Your local Fuji photo lab since 1988.

Shop 4 The Plaza, 108 Jonson St, Byron. P: 6685 5877.

 

The Story Tree

Inspire your child to be kind, generous and resilient with this brand new double album from multi-award-winning Australian storyteller and singer, Jenni Cargill-Strong. This rich compilation of ancestral tales and music will stimulate your child’s imagination, retain interest for years and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Perfect for rest-time, long journeys, holidays or anytime! Available Dec 13, Bookshop Mullumbimby & Planet Corroboree or online at storytree.com.au.

To contact The Story Tree Company, phone Jenni Cargill-Strong on 6684 6548 or email [email protected].

 

Destination Christmas

Variety Value is your first-stop destination for all things Christmas this season. There is a fantastic range of LED Christmas lighting such as fairy lights, rope lights and icicle lights available in great colours and twinkling displays powered by solar, battery or mains. Satisfy all your Christmas decoration needs from LED solar powered Christmas trees and LED baubles to tinsel and battery/USB polar bear lights. Also available are $2 Christmas cards, gift bags, wrapping paper, Christmas ham bags, bonbons, napkins, candleholders, and Christmas costumes and t-shirts. Don’t forget the children’s Christmas Activity Packs – choose from painting sets, make-your-own-cards, foil art, finger puppets and craft sets.

Variety Value – variety products at value prices.

Next to IGA in Sunrise, 8 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay.  P: 6685 5998.

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...