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Nimblefoot lauches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’. 

OS Community Garden launches food stall

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Stories about "cannabis raids":

Nearly $22 million worth of cannabis seized – Lismore

Yesterday the police arrested four men and seized nearly $22 million worth of cannabis near Lismore.

Six charged after $17 million worth of cannabis seized near Grafton

Six people have been charged following the seizure of cannabis at a rural property in the state’s north near Grafton.

Cannabis seizure at Tallebudgera Valley

A cannabis seizure took place at Tallebudgera Valley, near Burliegh Heads, on Tuesday. The operation was undertaken by Queensland police.

Police courteous during raid of Nimbin Hemp Embassy

In the raid on the Hemp Embassy in Nimbin yesterday police found cannabis leaf but president of Nimbin's HEMP Embassy doesn't think the 'pre-rolled "joints"' contained any pot.

Police cannabis raid result disputed

Police claims to have seized more than 1.4 kilos of cannabis during a raid on a Lindendale property last week have drawn criticism from readers of the Force's own Facebook page.

200 cannabis plants seized, man charged – Coffs Harbour

A man will appear in court after police located a cannabis crop in the state’s Mid North Coast yesterday.

Drake pair to face court on cannabis, gun charges

Two men have been charged after police raided a home near Casino on Tuesday (March 27), seizing firearms and drugs.

‘$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.

Cannabis ‘cookie monsters’ arrested at Larnook

One man has been charged and another man issued a future court attendance notice after police raided a home at Cawongla on Thursday (July 13), seizing cannabis, cookies and unregistered firearms.

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.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.