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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

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.

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.

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.

Byron Shire’s community awards – January 25

Zenith Virago was named the 2021 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held in Byron Bay last night.

Conspiratorial breaths

R Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Thanks to the Collins English Dictionary 4th edition, for insight to the realm of words. Conspire...

Koala advocate is Tweed Citizen of the Year

Murwillumbah local Jenny Hayes was named the 2020 Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year at Tuesday’s Australia Day Awards...



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Entry $10 per day. Children under 16 FREE. Members FREE.

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Co-op Annual membership: Adult $10, Junior (under 21) $5


Pie-Eating Competitors... Start Training!


Uncle Tom's Pie-Eating Competition at The Mullumbimby Show on Saturday, November 9 at 2pm is already getting plenty of interest from the pie eating community and gastronomes throughout the Shire.

This fun family event is at 2pm, Saturday near the stage. In 2013 there are three divisions: Open, under 16 and under 12, with a combined prize pool of over $300.

Interested in having a go? Here’s how it works.

Three aspiring pie-eating champions from each division are timed eating a single pie. The top three times are recorded by the judges and at the end of the two hour competition the three quickest eaters in each division are declared winners.

The 2012 competition saw the open division winner, Banjo Curtis, blow away the rest, eating a 250g beef pie in the astonishing time of 41.9 seconds.

Last year we saw father pitted against son and friend against friend in a speed-eating display the likes of which the shire has never seen. It was difficult to tell if it was more enjoyable entering or watching the display but it provided a lot of laughs to all involved.

Entry to the competition is $2.

Vintage Motorbike Competition


Brad Lang’s Chincogan Mechanical Repairs 66843797

Mullumbimby Motorcycles and Jet Ski 66843588

Gate fee of $10 is your entry fee.
Bikes to be parked by 10am


Best Entry 1930-1940 1951-1960

1941 -1950

1961 – 1970

Best Harley Davidson

Best Presented Bike Overall

Best Off-Road Bike

Best Other Make

Pet Show

Sunday Morning 10am

With Comedian Ellen Briggs, Mullumbimby Showgirls and Mullumbimby Vet Clinic Staff

General Categories:

Ugliest Pet, Most Unique Pet, Pet that looks most like owner, Best trick

Dog Categories:

Largest Dog, Smallest Dog, Saddest Eyes, Happiest Eyes, Curliest Tail, Longest Tail, Longest Coat, Curliest Coat

Cat Categories:

Cutest Kitten, Fluffiest Cat

Human Categories:

Person most dressed like pet, Most obedient owner

Friday Farmer’s Market

Music on Friday, 8th November from  8.30-11.00 Three Little Sisters

Mullumbimby Farmers Market operates rain or shine.

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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...