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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Stories about "cannabis":

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.

Ice, MDMA, GHB seized when car searched at South Lismore

Two people are due in court today charged after ‘Ice’, MDMA, GHB and cash were found in a car stopped in South Lismore.

Call for amnesty on personal cannabis use on 420 day during pandemic

If you didn't know it, today is 420 Day, an event celebrated world-wide for the love, recreational use and medicinal properties of cannabis.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.