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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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‘Angwirri’ greets the dawn upon Sydney icon

‘Angwirri’, meaning 'begin to talk', is the name of a sensational piece of Indigenous art that greeted the dawn on the sails of the Sydney Opera House this morning.

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...

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...

Lismore marks Invasion/Survival Day

Hundreds of First Nations people and supporters gathered at Lismore Environment Centre this morning to mark Invasion/Survival Day.

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.

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.

Stories about "Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond":

Ballina women’s and children’s refuge re-opens

With demand sadly higher than ever, the Ballina community has come together to renovate and re-open the local women's and children's refuge.

Ballina’s model raft seeks new home

A detailed scale model of a raft built to commemorate the historic Las Balsas expedition is looking for a new place to unfurl its sail.

Fundraiser buys new equipment for Ballina Hospital

Funds raised from Ballina Rotary's recent John Huegill Memorial Charity Barefoot Bowls Day has purchased new pain relief technology for Ballina Hospital's Emergency Department.

Healing hearts fundraiser at The Cove

There are a few tickets left for a special fundraising luncheon this Sunday, 6 December, to help victims of domestic violence in Ballina.

Ballina Rotary fundraiser for polio coming soon

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond is holding a charity screening of the recent Helen Reddy biopic 'I Am Woman' to help eradicate polio.

Ballina’s Jodie Shelley awarded for community service by NSW government

Jodie Shelley from the Ballina on Richmond Rotary Club has been recognised for her contribution to the community.

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...