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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

Interview with Laura Bloom

Writer Laura Bloom has just released The Women and The Girls her latest novel with Allen & Unwin. Set in the inner west of Sydney in the mid ‘70s the book details the story of three women who have left their husbands, taken their children (mainly girls) and set up a share house.

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.

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...

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.

Why Pat Morton?

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson is raising a motion to re-name culturally significant local sites at today's council meeting.

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...

The Tweed

Only half an hour up the road, the businesses of Tweed hinterland and coast offer convenience and choice in both day-to-day services and interesting and eclectic offerings. The Tweed shire is a blend of traditional old country charm with chic, new artistic influences. It is definitely worth exploring. You'll be amazed at the variety and vibrancy of these localities.

Tweed Coast MarineHoyts CinemaThe Laser, Skin and Beauty SpecialistsKingscliff NurseryCasuarina DentalJohnny FrancosMavis's Kitchen & Cabins Market DayThe Adventure ClubPet Resort CabaritaPure Health TherapiesHooked on Seafood – YUMVictory HotelBurringbar Sports Club


Tweed Coast Marine

1. Boating Made Easy

Tweed Coast Marine is a local family-owned, one-stop specialist for Quintrex, Haines Hunter, Misty Harbor Pontoon boats and Mercury. Also offering service, spare parts and chandlery.

32 Machinery Drive, Tweed Heads South

07 5524 8877


Hoyts Cinema

2. Hoyts Cinema

Experience the ultimate comfort at HOYTS Tweed Heads South. Sink back into recliner seats in every cinema, with alcohol and hot food service, self-serve kiosks, free parking and great group booking deals!

54 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South


The Laser, Skin and Beauty Specialists

3. The Laser, Skin and Beauty Specialists

Are your eyebrows thinning or gone, or you can't see to put eyeliner on?

Visit us for a Cosmetic Tattooing treatment.

Phone Kathy 0427 047 138

Kingscliff & Chillingham

31 Pearl St, Kingscliff


Kingscliff Nursery

4. Kingscliff Nursery

Don’t give Mum a bunch of flowers this Mothers Day. Give her a plant that will bloom year after year. Indoor or outdoor, there is an amazing  range at Kingscliff Nursery.

438 Cudgen Road, Cudgen

6674 1022


Casuarina Dental

5. Casuarina Dental

Dr Maria treats her patients with more of a focus on the whole person, continuously searching for the latest advancements, least invasive procedures, and most natural resources available.

Shop 9, 480 Casuarina Way, Casuarina

6678 2220


Johnny Franco’s Place

6. Johnny Francos

Casual elegant all day-dining that is affordable and delicious. Open lunch 7 days. Dinner 5 nights. Afternoon, morning catch-ups and takeaway available. Awesome Sunday brunches.

9 Commercial Road, Murwillumbah


Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins

7. Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins

Market Day

Harvest Trail Market at Mavis’s Kitchen Gardens Sunday 5 May, 8.30am–3pm. Purchase your week’s produce from farm to plate while enjoying the live music, breakfast, or lunch offerings. We proudly support the Northern Rivers Harvest Trail.

64 Mt Warning Rd, Uki  |  6679 5664

W: maviseskitchen.com.au/market-day

W: northernriversfood.org/harvest-festival/ 

The Adventure Club

8. The Adventure Club

There is something for everyone at The Adventure Club. We stock a unique range of puzzles, games and toys that are designed to inspire imagination, exploration and adventure through play.

Shop 1A, 51 Tweed Coast Rd,

Cabarita Beach


Pet Resort Cabarita

9. Pet Resort Cabarita

We have always loved working with animals and pride ourselves on our extra special care we give to each and every pet we care for. Special care is given to each and every pet that holidays with us.

6677 7284  |  1300 883 684


Pure Health Therapies

10. Pure Health Therapies

Acupuncture, Ayurveda, osteopathy, psychology and massage. Natural and integrative therapies for your health and wellbeing – Medicare and private health fund rebates available.

3/5 Coronation Ave, Pottsville

07 5613 6755


Hooked on Seafood

11. Hooked on Seafood – YUM

Delicious food  cooked to order. Meal packs, burgers, home made items and a variety of fish. Fresh fish too.

Open seven days 11-7pm

Sunday to Thursday 11-8pm

Friday & Saturday

Shop 3, 18 Philip Street, Pottsville

6676 2299

Victory Hotel

12. Victory Hotel

Great place to stop and call in for a meal. Fantastic country pub. Great service, cold beer and awesome food. Pool, tennis court. This weekend…what’s stopping you?

Tweed Valley Way, Mooball  |  6677 1202

FB Victory Hotel Mooball

Burringbar Sports Club

13. Burringbar Sports Club

One of the friendliest clubs in the Tweed. Drop in for a drink or have a meal at the bistro Mels on Broadway. Relaxed venue for parties and group bookings.

Fourth Avenue,  Burringbar

6677 1188

FB: @burringbarsportsclub

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...