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Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

When is a sock not a sock?

A sock is not talked about much – it’s a simple device that is very well known. As the world...

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

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HEMP Party’s early AGM hope to change name excluding ‘Marijuana’ from the title

Founded in 1993, the Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party has a number of policies that centre around the re-legalisation of cannabis for personal, medicinal and industrial uses in Australia.

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.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.