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Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

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Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.


Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock

We are the only country which had a politician bring coal into parliament and try to fool us about ‘clean coal’, South Australia is getting the biggest battery on the planet. Pushing the Adani project against all better knowledge makes you wonder what is the connection between them. The police, not only in this state, are fighting the war on drugs harder then ever. Remember police with a sniffer dog hanging out on the way to school in Mullumbimby and using a saliva test which looks for minute traces of cannabis and not impairment or cocaine?

But to take the urgently needed medicine (cannabis tincture)away from sick people and then take them to court is just criminal or are our politicians protecting Big Pharmacy? There are less than 30 doctors able to prescribe cannabis on the whole continent. So on the 19th of July Deb Lynch, the Secretary of the Medical Cannabis Users Association of Australia (MCUA), an outspoken patient advocate and a sick person will have her day in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court for possession and manufacture.

Please consider coming to the corner of James and George St in Beenleigh to stop the madness and support her from 8.30 am. Didn’t the United Nation (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) just 11 days ago call for the decriminalisation of drugs worldwide? Stop the waste of time, resources and money and learn from Portugal.

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Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.