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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.

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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.

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...

Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years....

Byron Shire award winners

Natural Death Care Centre founder and V-Day event co-organiser, Zenith Virago, is the 2021 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year. 

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.

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or...
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Win with MMA Byron Bay

Extreme MMA Byron Bay are running another competition for their members to win an Extreme Beach Cruiser supplied by Sunrise Cycles Byron Bay.

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Annual Global Oneness Day

On this special day… begin with Sunrise Ceremony at Belongil Beach. You are then invited to participate and co-create with visionary leaders from inspirational global movements committed to creating a world of social justice, sustainable environment, holistic healthcare and spiritual fulfilment.

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Living in Freedom: Insight and Skillful Means Retreat with Eli

There’s ego, and there’s True Self. We all want to be the True Self, and yet we all are born identified as an ego. How do we know the difference?

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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...