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Flash flooding rescues during heavy weekend rain

Five rescues were reported in the Byron Shire in relation to flash flooding over the weekend.

Protest this 

Remember Bentley, near Lismore, in 2014? Do you know what happened at Terania Creek, again near Lismore, or the Franklin River in Tasmania?

Short stay accommodation saga at Ballina Council

The last Ballina Council meeting saw a straightforward request from staff for more information about the short term rental accommodation situation in the shire (as it relates to NSW government policy) turn into an elaborate saga.

Flood-prone frog habitat slated for industrial expansion

The Byron Arts & Industry Estate would expand onto the other side of Ewingsdale Road under a new project before Byron Council which is currently on public exhibition.

Share the love cactus

Want to experience fresh, new music? A new local band has germinated from the fertile artistic soils of the Northern Rivers. Hashimoto’s Cactus is the lovechild of Stephen Lovelight, who is one of the members of the Round Mountain Girls.

Teens charged following break and enter and 50km pursuit

Two teens will appear in court today charged following an alleged break and enter and pursuit through the Northern Rivers.

Stories about "cannabis crops":

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

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.

Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to avoid what is heading toward...

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.