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March 3, 2021

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Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

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Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Healthy Tips on Bananas

According to Chinese medicine bananas are cooling, sweet, they lubricate the intestines and lungs, and treat constipation, hypertension and ulcers. What could be more convenient than this healthy food already wrapped in its own packaging! Call into Mullum Farmers Markets before heading off to the Mullum Music Festival and pick up some bananas to give you energy.

Lance from Mount Chowan Organics changed to growing organic bananas 10 years ago because of ill health and now says that not only do his bananas taste fantastic, but his health is amazing too!

Likewise Neville at Mullum and New Brighton uses only organic fertilisers and pesticides for his bananas, and apart from the traditional Cavendish and Lady Finger, he also grows plantain, which are excellent for cooking. If it’s a banana smoothie you need before the Mullum Music Festival, see the guys at Jungle Juice.

Mullum Farmers Markets are held every Friday morning at Mullum Showgrounds. See their Facebook page for more interesting banana history and recipes.

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy $70 million invested, some of...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a critical consideration. You can have...