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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 Phil Manning of Chain

Phil Manning picked up the guitar at 15. He’s been playing now for nearly 58 years. This year, Chain play the Byron Blues Festival.

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...

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.

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.

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately...

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.

Tweed Hinterland & Coast

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.

Johnny Franco’s PlaceKeith & Keith’s Shop Of Really Really Really Good ThingsSunnyside MeatsMavis's Kitchen & CabinsVictory HotelCasuarina Dental Family & Holistic CareHoyts CinemaKingscliff NurseryPure Health TherapiesRed NedsThe Adventure ClubThe Laser, Skin & Beauty SpecialistsBoating Made EasyHooked on Seafood


Johnny Franco’s Place

1. Johnny Franco’s Place

Casual elegant dining. Lunch & dinner, cake & coffee, fully licenced. Takeaway meals and pizza available. Open 11am – 4pm Tuesday & Wednesday. 11am – late, Thursday – Monday. Sunday brunch from 9.30am.

9 Commercial Road, Murwillumbah

6672 3641


Keith & Keith’s Shop Of Really Really Really Good Things

2. Keith & Keith’s Shop Of Really Really Really Good Things

Keith serves great food, coffee, natural wines and local beers, while Keith’s Shop Of Really Really Really Good Things provides all your pickle, preserve and take-home meal needs.


132 Murwillumbah St, Murwillumbah

Sunnyside Meats

3. Sunnyside Meats

Delicious, succulent meat for your family meal or occasion. Stocking a range of meats including duck, rabbit, fish, continental meats, barbeque chickens and ready-made meals. In store, and online with local home delivery.

2/3 Sunnyside Mall, Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah



Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins

4. Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins & The Tweed Gallery Cafe

Presents a Series of Fortunate Events 2019. Spilling their love of good produce, wine and entertainment out of their kitchens into their stunning grounds, providing beautiful venues for festivals, long table events, food, art and music.

64 Mount Warning Rd, Uki

6679 5664


Victory Hotel

5. 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


Casuarina Dental Family & Holistic Care

6. Casuarina Dental Family & Holistic Care

Whether you need preventive dental care, or it’s time to improve your smile, Casuarina Dental take a holistic approach to ensure not just your mouth, but the whole body is supported.

9/10 480 Casuarina Way, Casuarina

02 6678 2220


Hoyts Cinema

7. 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


Kingscliff Nursery

8. Kingscliff Nursery

A delight to visit. Growers of exotic and native plants. An amazing range of indoor and outdoor plants, pots and mulch.  Honest, expert advice.

Best value on the Coast.

438 Cudgen Rd, Cudgen

02 6674 1022


Pure Health Therapies

9. 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


Red Neds

10. Red Neds

The biggest salvage and recycling yard on the coast. Huge range of hardwood, architectural feature doors, lighting, kitchens, bathrooms and unique one-off items. Ring them before the wreckers, they pay cash for everything!

46 Machinery Drive, Tweed Heads South

07 5524 4244


The Adventure Club

11. 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


The Laser, Skin and Beauty Specialists

12. 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


Tweed Coast Marine

13. 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


Hooked on Seafood

14. 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

02 6676 2299

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...