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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

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...

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale...

Why Pat Morton?

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

GetUp! wants to know what you think about losing your papers

Many parts of Australia, in particular, some rural and remote areas were stunned by the closure of their local print newspaper last winter.

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...

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.

November 20, 2019

Issue 34.24

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In this Issue:

Another take on ticks: ’tis the season

Without my friend noticing, a creature smaller than a little fingernail was perched on a stem of grass and leapt to the safety of his sock.

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Pulling together as fires burn

The Byron Shire community may disagree on a lot of things, but we always manage to pull together in times of need. The recent fires have brought out the best in us, and relief for affected fire victims is coming from all quarters.

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Interview with Byron Youth Theatre

Under Your Thumb The Brunswick Picture House  |  Thursday 28 November  |  6.45pm (6pm for food and drinks)  |  $15 at the door or online  The Byron Youth Theatre has taken on the serious theme of abuse, for their upcoming show Under...

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Five week wait on water deliveries

Water shortages are gripping the region, with water cartage trucks unable to keep up with demand. Georgia Fairhall from Byron Shire Water Cartage told Echonetdaily that they are booked up for five weeks and aren’t accepting new orders. She said,...

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Scott Morrison’s friends in weird places

Scott Morrison is one of those blokes who simultaneously giggles and threatens. So what funny things, and what scary stuff, are vying for his attention under that baseball cap?

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Cartoon of the week – 20 November, 2019

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

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Fight for the Bight paddle out protest Saturday

Support the fight to stop oil mining in the Great Australian Bight at this Saturday's paddle out in Byron and around the country.

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Marine litter collection tech for Bruns

This Saturday you can catch an outdoor screening of local filmmaker Damon Gameau’s recent film 2040 at the Yum Yum Tree in New Brighton.

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Culture in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 21 November...

Culture in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 21 November 2019

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Interview with Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe Bluesfest  |  9–13 April 2020 Nashville based sisters, Rebecca and Megan Lovell, are Larkin Poe. They named their band after their great great great grandfather who was a distant cousin of writer Edgar Allan Poe. That’s pretty cool. These...

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Live Music in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 20...

Live Music in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 20 November 2019

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Cinema: Last Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9CEIcmWmtA A less ferocious (I think it’s the lack of dragon) Emilia Clarke plays Kate, a 26 year older Londoner, struggling to put her life back together after a heart transplant she had last Christmas. After once being the life...

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Marine litter collection tech for Bruns

This Saturday you can catch an outdoor screening of local filmmaker Damon Gameau’s recent film 2040 at the Yum Yum Tree in New Brighton.

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Interview with Fiona O’Loughlin

Fiona O’laoghlin: Gap Year Byron Services Club  |  Saturday  |  8pm  | $30 They say that adversity makes the best comedy. Comedian Fiona O’Loughlin has a knack for reframing the hardest stuff life throws at her. Australians fell in love with this...

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Bruns DA fiercely opposed; staff recommend approval

Despite 135 letters of objection, Byron Council staff have recommended approval of a contentious development application in Brunswick Heads, after the developer agreed to modify his plans.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: It’s the End of the World…

These are dangerous times and we need to be dangerous. We can start by planting one trillion trees (and watering them with our tears)

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The way it used to be

A local Byron brand has brought out the first breakfast cereal for infants that introduces tree nuts to children. Due to food allergy concerns, parents had been told to hold off on peanuts and tree nuts (such as almonds...

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Christmas Eve & NYE at Barrio

Catching up with family and friends is one of the joys of the festive season – as long as you don’t have to cook a feast for each and every gathering. Barrio Eatery & Bar have a suggestion for you...

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Spreading some joy this Christmas

Ballina RSL Club and the CWA – Ballina Branch, have joined forces to bring Christmas Cheer to the farming families of Gwydir Shire. They are calling this, the Friends of the Farmer Christmas toy-drive. The Ballina Shire community is invited...

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Baptism of fire for new Mexican

All the way from Monterrey N.L. Mexico, Son of a Taco is the new Mexican kitchen in the Mullumbimby bowling club. The restaurant, the dream child of Braulio Sanchez, has certainly been given a baptism of fire (well, followed...

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Wedfest!

Vivienne Pearson This new word may not have hit the dictionary yet but ask any person of marriageable age and they will confirm that ‘wedfest’ is a thing. A cute portmanteau of wedding and festival, a wedfest describes turning your...

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Sam and Barbara dominate bowls at Ocean Shores

For the fourth year running, Sam Curtis and Barbara Sprengel have won the Ocean Shores Women’s bowls pairs after winning the final 22–9 last Saturday.

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Lennox Head groms show their class

Lennox Head’s Juniper Harper has won the 2019 Billabong Parko’s Grom Stomp in the 12 and under girls division held on the Sunshine Coast.

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Byron footballers beat Ballina 4–1 in SYL

Byron Bay FC have kept their undefeated start to the Summer Youth League season with a 4-1 win over Ballina.

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Byron Beez come up short in grandfinal against Lismore

The Byron Bay Beez basketballers were beaten by the Lismore Storm 87–78 in an exciting and entertaining Sunshine Conference grandfinal two weeks ago at the Cavanbah Centre.

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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...