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No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

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Egotistic rabble

Strident anti-vaxxers claim that COVID-19 vaccination violates their individual sovereignty and freedom. However, there’s not a beep from them...

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on...

#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually...

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.

Stories about "Mardi Grass":

Nimbin Hemp Embassy raided day before Mardi Grass Festival

Nimbin Hemp Embassy raided. Police confiscate medicinal cannabis, cash and wages the day before the 27th Nimbin Mardi Grass Festival.

S Sorrensen’s Here & Now: Pot, police and politics

‘What are you doing this weekend?’ ‘I’m going to MardiGrass.’ ‘Oh...’ MardiGrass – the very word elicits fear and loathing. If it comes up in conversation over latte at a Lismore cafe, people blink, look at their watch and leave.

Nimbin prepares for annual cannabis protest

Organisers of this year's Mardi Grass cannabis law reform protest in Nimbin believe they may finally have something to celebrate. With states across Australia introducing legislation to allow for medicinal cannabis, the annual pot protest is expected to be a major case of 'we told you so'.

MardiGrass a success despite anger over drug testing

Nimbin MardiGrass organisers have hailed this year’s event a success despite heavy policing on the roads in and out of the village.

Cannabis saliva testing ‘not about impairment’

Medical-cannabis campaigners have slammed the increasing use of roadside saliva testing by police on the north coast and across the state to fight illegal drug use, saying the devices used are inaccurate and having negative impacts.

Medical cannabis the focus of Mardi Grass

Medicinal cannabis experts from North America and Australia will feature at this year’s ‘Hemposium’ at the 23rd Mardi Grass at Nimbin.

Smoke-in planned for Nimbin police station

A group of Nimbin residents plan to converge on the local police station on Saturday to demand an end to the ‘aggressive’ police raids on the village.

COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...