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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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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...

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.

Fellow Second Peoples, the work of justice and reconciliation is ours

It’s not just up to Indigenous people to bear the load of communicating the truth of our history and seeking justice around this day.

What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

Endangered market

Marie Sherd Mullumbimby We’re in danger of losing the charming monthly Mullum Market. Please don’t let this happen. It’s such a...

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...

March 25, 2020

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Have education budget cuts led to putting kids and teachers at...

While schools are closing across the planet owing to COVID-19, NSW schools remain open, for now. Yet are they fully equipped to deal with the deadly virus? The United Workers Union, who represent cleaners contracted to NSW schools, said on March...

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Editorial – Bring in a UBI for the crisis

Around the country we have people lining up down the streets outside Centrelink offices, attempting social distancing, to ensure they don’t starve and lose their homes as they lose their jobs. One key government response should be to bring in the universal basic income. 

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Disabled parking up for review

Byron Council is set to review disability parking arrangements in the Byron Bay CBD, after it emerged that the disabled parking spots next to the Mercato shopping centre did not have access to the footpath.

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Byron Shire Council ‘full steam ahead’ with roadworks

Council’s works team say they have started making a dent in the $20 million allocated to Byron Shire for road programs as part of the NSW government’s $25 million tourism impacts infrastructure election commitment.

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Developer bonanza

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Bay Cr Michael Lyon’s statement in his letter regarding the Business and Industrial Lands Strategy (BILS) cannot be ignored. His comment, ‘I stand by our decision to identify additional lands for businesses to expand in the Shire...

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Will dollars win?

Glenn Higson, Goonengerry Those who have researched CSG (coal seam gas) will know how counterproductive it is. Sure, it burns cleaner than coal, but the escaping gas from wells etc, which the gas companies have thought to harvest, is 80...

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True COVID-19 heroes

Ron Priestley, Main Arm The true heroes of the current calamity are all the checkout people who stand a metre away from hundreds each day, who face and breathe on them, as well as often handling their credit cards and rewards...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Still Corona

I noticed how happy my husband was this week. I’m home. I’m doing the washing. I’m cleaning. I’m cooking. I’m here. I’m back to being a 1950’s housewife. I’ve started wearing lipstick to bed. Next week I’m cracking out the rollers.

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Roller derby rocks Cavanbah Centre

The roller derby season kicked off with six teams competing in the second running of the Northern Rivers Revolt held at the Cavanbah centre two weeks ago. Teams travelled from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney to complete in the two-day roller derby tournament.

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Mullumbimby hosts 24 clubs for swimming carnival

Over 130 swimmers from 24 clubs enjoyed a great day of competition at the Mullumbimby Swimming Club’s qualifying meet, held at the Petria Thomas pool on 14 March.

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Lennox Longboarders get first contest away

The Lennox Longboarders had their first round of the year under new president, Rob Rye, and had offshore winds and one-metre waves for the 36 surfers who competed at Lennox Main Beach. 

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Wines: personally selected and delivered to you

By S Haslam The Sun Bistro Bottleshop in Sunrise is one of those great local businesses offering a new, unique service in response to the coronavirus. As we know, locals are going out less, many gigs and private events have...

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Farmers markets are on

Both the state and federal governments have confirmed that farmers’ markets are an essential service, so the farmers’ markets will continue to operate unless instructed otherwise, but with even tighter social distancing measures. ‘On the whole, everyone has been really...

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Local distillery now selling hand sanitiser for cost price

By Sandra Davey A local consequence of the cleanliness guidelines is that the area has run out of hand sanitiser. To alleviate this situation the good folk at Lord Byron Distillery, who usually make rum, vodka and limoncello, have created...

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Richardson won’t stand in the 2020 Byron election

With local council elections being held later this year, there has been a lot of speculation about who will be running for office in the Byron Shire.

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Riot squad in Byron Bay

With three black riot squad vans in Byron Bay on this morning, there was speculation that they were there to enforce shutdowns of venues and beaches.

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Thus Spake Mungo: COVID-19 getting personal

Suddenly it’s personal. I have been placed in home isolation.

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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...