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Quarry comes up against the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

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Business calls for Tweed train tracks to be kept ignored

More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.

Stories about "cannabis crops":

Cannabis worth over $6.5 million seized; two charged – Coffs Harbour

Two people have been charged with large commercial drug supply, and police have seized more than 3000 cannabis plants and nine stolen vehicles, as part of an ongoing investigation into drug cultivation and distribution in the Nambucca Valley.

Man charged with drug cultivation near Tweed Heads

A man has been charged after police seized cannabis and firearms during a search warrant at a property on the state’s Far North Coast this week.

188 cannabis plants found; Two men charged – North Coast 

Two men have been charged after police allegedly located more than $750,000 worth of cannabis plants in a home on the state’s north coast yesterday.

Government commits $2.5m towards growing cannabis

Southern Cross University teams up with Solaris Nutraceuticals to research potential benefits of medicinal cannabis.

‘$1m’ cannabis crop seized but no arrests made

Police have seized cannabis plants they say are worth almost a million dollars from a home in a remote part of the Tweed. But so far no one has been arrested.

Man found with 2kg of cannabis denies he was selling it

A man who admitted to growing 62 cannabis plants and having illegal guns on his Georgica property – but denied selling the drug – will face a hearing in September.

Nimbin man who posted Facebook cannabis video says he’s ‘going blind’

A Nimbin man who allegedly videoed more than 500 cannabis plants and posted it on Facebook, and has repeatedly been refused bail in the local court, is seeking to be released by the Supreme Court.

Credibility on the thin blue line

Name and address withheld on request. Australia's police forces routinely lie to us about the value of seized drugs.

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

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Business calls for Tweed train tracks to be kept ignored

More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.

Resilient communities training on offer

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Independent councillor fact-checks housing supply in the Byron Shire

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