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‘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.

Other News

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Police use road spikes to catch speeder

Police say that on Friday at around 10.45pm, they received information that a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was travelling south of the Pacific Motorway towards the QLD/NSW border.

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

The value of kindness taught at Wilsons Creek school

Wilsons Creek Public School has joined the Kindness On Purpose movement, which aims to teach children and teenagers how to be kind to themselves and kind to others.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Stories about "HEMP":

A little luck, hemp, and drive leads to sustainable outcome for Dunoon Primary

Heading to the P&C meeting with the idea that she wanted to change the Dunoon Primary School uniform colours local mum and business owner Madeleine Smith couldn’t have guessed where that would end up.

Embassy hosts first 2019 Medican

Whether you love or hate the idea, controversial medical cannabis looks like it’s here to stay, and in Nimbin, the HEMP Embassy’s mission is to keep you well informed on the subject.

Making hemp the future of the northern rivers

Is now the time for the northern rivers to put all its hemp growing experience to good use? Find out about the possibilities for hemp on the north coast this weekend.

Advocates celebrate legalisation of hemp seed products

The Nimbin Hemp Embassy will be offering free samples of hemp seed and hemp seed oil for the rest of the month now that hemp foods are legal for human consumption in Australia.

Hemp foods a multi-million industry for Northern Rivers

The legalising of hemp seeds as a food source next month is expected to yield a multi-million dollar industry for hemp pioneers based in the Northern Rivers region.

Hemp is healthy: ‘the nanny state is not’

Northern rivers farmers are being urged to tap into a billion-dollar global hemp food market by getting on board a campaign to make it legal for them to grow and sell hemp seed for food products.

Nimbin hemp to be displayed in Sydney

Cannabis growers and activists from Nimbin will descend on Sydney this weekend with more than one hundred cannabis plants. But they are not worried about being pulled over by the Highway Patrol or Drug Unit.

Hemp grower cynical about Greens’ support

A long-time North Coast hemp grower doubts whether a Greens bill to legalise hemp foods will have any effect on changing the law banning the sale of hemp foods.

Medical cannabis and hemp on the agenda

Nimbin is planning another medical cannabis workshop at the Nimbin Town Hall and one in Sydney with two of America’s leading experts on the subject. And the NSW Greens are set to announce their policy tomorrow to legalise hemp foods and related products.

Sustainable-house designers set to inspire

Entries in the recent Sustainable Small House Design Awards and Expo at Bangalow which drew hundreds of people will be on show for the last time on Wednesday at a special meet-the-designer event.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

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.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.