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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

MardiGrass 2012 here. Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday grass lovers worldwide congregate to enjoy the festivities with the Pickers Ball in the Nimbin Town Hall on tonight.

Welcome to country ceremony will be held at 5pm in the street closely followed by an eclection of artists local and from afar in the Town Hall, starting from 6pm. We will see local girl Essie Thomas launch her new album at 7pm followed by Diana Anaid and local Manu with The Express. Rocking dub reggae band will join us all the way from Tassie at 10pm and the night will finish with Pagan Love Cult.

Over the weekend the days will be jammed with green goodness including talks, forums and The Komby Konvoy and 4:20pm light-up on Saturday. There will be three stages around town running music from as early as 10am each day, as well as morning yoga in the market space at 9am on Saturday and Sunday.

Mingle Park Stage (behind the Museum) will be running from 12 midday Saturday and Sunday, holding hip-hop workshops at 1pm Saturday and Sunday, a top lineup of hip-hop musicians and MCs till 10pm on Saturday and 8:30pm on Sunday.

The main stage is weather dependent, with high hopes for dry ground in Peace Park; however, if the conditions are poor, the main stage will go ahead in the Town Hall. Highlights for the main stage are local woman Andrea Soler playing before The Comedy between 8pm and 10pm on Saturday.

Following this will be Anarchist Duck and longtime MardiGrass musicians Fyah Walk. Sunday holds performances from Sydney hotshots Warchief, Tassie crew Dublo, and The Floating Bridges and will finish with a bang from Funken’ Brissie group Electrik Lemonade.
Anarchist Duck

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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.