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A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

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A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an...

Unsealed roads left off govt road audit

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation say one of the biggest road surveys in regional NSW is now underway – yet unsealed roads have not been included in the audit.

Pod homes for Lismore ready for residents

The Southern Cross University temporary housing site is now officially operational and serving as a home for flood affected Lismore locals.

So many strings to his bow

Andy Jans-Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, who works through the mediums of film, music, theatre and art. As a...

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

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$40 million cannabis bust at Ellangowan

NSW Police say that four people have been charged after officers uncovered more than $40 million worth of cannabis inside industrial grow-houses on a rural property at Ellangowan.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Nimbin’s 30th MardiGrass this weekend

Everybody carrying legal weed should also carry with them some evidence that it is legal next weekend say organisers of Nimbin’s 30th MardiGrass.

Nimbin MardiGrass celebrates 30 years of action on cannabis law reform

Normally the Nimbin MardiGrass takes place on the first weekend in May, but owing to the devastating floods in the region it was postponed this year to September as a celebration of spring planting.

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.

Tweed Shire man charged over cannabis, weapons, stolen goods

A 42-year-old Tweed Shire man is to face court next month over several charges related to cannabis, weapons and stolen goods.

Move with the times and legalise cannabis

David Shoebridge, Greens NSW Senate Candidate and Greens candidate for Page Kashmir Miller visited Nimbin, the home of the annual Mardi Grass Festival, on Monday to call for the legalisation of cannabis.

Police destroy 16,500 cannabis plants near Casino

Police say they’ve seized almost $58 million worth of cannabis plants from a property in Ellangowan, south of Casino.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

Two strikes: man tries to cross border with 145kgs of cannabis

Police say a man will appear in court today charged after he allegedly attempted to cross into Queensland from NSW with 145kgs of cannabis in his vehicle.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is indifferent, or dumb, or a...

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Warning: Northern Rivers Rail Trail not ready yet

Love or hate it, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is under construction and the community is being urged to wait until it is safe for public use.