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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

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Teenager arrested following an alleged stabbing

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Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

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Invitation to get to know the real Nimbin

The MardiGrass Organising Body (MOB) say Nimbin's annual festival will kick off with the launch of a very special audiovisual book on Friday 3 May, 'Out There: a potted history of a revolution called Nimbin'.

MardiGrass returning in May

Nimbin is gearing up for its 32nd annual MardiGrass, the cannabis law reform protest and gathering held on the first weekend in May.

Nimbin’s cannabis law reform protest this weekend

This coming weekend will see the giant joint rolled out for the MardiGrass, Nimbin’s annual cannabis law reform protest and gathering.

Comment: Giving a hand at MardiGrass

Why did the lawyer cut off his limb at the MardiGrass?

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.

Thousands of sober stoners march for drug law reform in Nimbin

Nimbin HEMP Embassy President Michael Balderstone said he was surprised at the high turn-out, given a heavy police presence on streets surrounding the rainforest village.

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Nimbin MardiGrass 2021 planning gets underway

MardiGrass 2021 is going ahead and they are planning plenty of entertainment and activism from the joint rolling comp and HEMP Olympix to the Rally for Law Reform. These will be just some of the many fun activities, pointed campaigning, music, and speakers who will be part of the festival this year.

Police surround Nimbin as MardiGrass kicks off

Nimbin's 24th MardiGrass starting today features a big lineup of celebrities and experts, including controversial broadcaster Derryn Hinch and actor Tony Barry, all urging reform of controversial cannabis laws in order to save lives and boost the country’s economy.

MardiGrass 2015

VIDEO: The wet weather made it difficult for many would-be revellers to reach the Nimbin MardiGrass on the weekend but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of those who did.

What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

WATER Northern Rivers says Rous County Council is wrong

WATER Northern Rivers Alliance says despite decades of objection, Rous County Council have just commissioned yet another heritage and biodiversity study in the Rocky Creek valley, between Dunoon and The Channon, in the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.