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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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Interview with Shai Shriki

The Shai Guy Finally emerging out of COVID-time, singer songwriter Shai Shriki is preparing a great show and a fundraiser...

New Indian: Daughter in Law

This Thursday at 4pm is the soft launch of acclaimed chef-owner Jessi Singh’s ‘unauthentic Indian’ restaurant Daughter in Law...

Shark tracker shines spotlight on wildlife deaths

Humane Society International Australia and the Australian Conservation Marine Society are launching a shark culling impact tracker, which counts the mounting toll of marine animals indiscriminately caught and killed in shark culling equipment.

High school attack

Dan Reade, Ocean Shores Mandy Nolan’s ‘Soapbox’ claim that schools have remained unchanged for the last 200 years, seems only informed...

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Mullumbimby home seriously damaged in fire

A home on Ann Street, Mullumbimby, was badly damaged in a house fire over the weekend.

Stories about "cannabis":

Thousands of sober stoners march for drug law reform in Nimbin

Nimbin HEMP Embassy President Michael Balderstone said he was surprised at the high turn-out, given a heavy police presence on streets surrounding the rainforest village.

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

‘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.

Cannabis benefits recognised but legal home growing still a pipedream

CBD oil will soon be available in pharmacies and a new study is investigating how cannabis helps sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease, causing local growers to question why they’re still unable to legally cultivate marijuana’s benefits at home.

73 kilograms of cannabis located – Byron Bay

A woman has been charged after police allegedly located 73 kilograms of cannabis following a vehicle stop in Byron Bay.

76 year old man arrested with 36kgs of cannabis

At 2.15am on Saturday morning, police were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale when they stopped a vehicle for a random breath test, leading to a surprising haul.

Drug law reform – big budget savings for NSW

The Take Control campaign for safer and saner drug laws, believes the NSW Government's trial issuing fines for minor drug possession will help ease the massive burden our failing drug laws place on the courts and health system.

Cannabis plants and oil seized; man charged – Tweed Heads

A man has been charged with drug offences after a large quantity of cannabis oil and plants were seized from a Tweed Heads property.

Nearly $22 million worth of cannabis seized – Lismore

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

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.