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Local MP pushes for social housing at hospital site 

What negotiations are happening behind closed doors with the former Mullum hospital site? 

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Kinship Festival – Unity Celebration

In Murwillumbah 6,000 people celebrated the annual Kinship Festival on Saturday, 25 May with the theme of Yabulgu – Together as one, Unity for our children’s future.

Is this the next Bentley? New doco highlights value of Clarence River amid mining proposal

Mining plans for the region were discovered by two locals as they paddled down the Clarence River near Grafton. The question is what does it mean for the future of the Northern Rivers?

Mullum2Bruns Paddle fills river with colour

An impressive array of aquatic craft took to the Bruns River on Sunday with participants taking part in the annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle.

Greener futures in Mullum

Byron Community College’s series of events with Mark Swivel continues to bring in a full house each week!

Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging. 

3 charged, $600k drugs seized

Police charged two men and a woman and seized more than $630,000 worth of drugs following a raid on a house in Corndale yesterday.

At about 9.30am police from Richmond Local Area Command entered a property on Rosebank Road, and allegedly found what they described as an ‘elaborate hydroponic setup’ in a shed on the property.

Police claim to have seized 296 cannabis plants, almost 8kg of cannabis leaf, more than 400 grams of cannabis resin, three grams of methylamphetamine, a 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition and fireworks.

The street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be in excess of $630,000.

Two men and a woman were arrested at the location and taken to Lismore Police Station.

A 56-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were subsequently charged with large commercial cultivation of cannabis, drug supply and firearms offences.

They have been refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today.

A 19-year-old man was subsequently charged with drug and prohibited-weapons offences.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday 12 December.


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