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Global Ripple Op Shop in Byron destroyed by fire

The much-loved Global Ripple Op Shop in the Byron Arts & Industrial Estate has suffered major damage in a fire that also struck Byron Bay taxis and the Suby pop up cafe.

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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.

Firefighter injured battling large blaze in vehicle scrap yard

Fire fighters battled explosions and large blaze in a vehicle scrap yard at Trenayr, north of Grafton on Monday.

Assange sought asylum

The controversy over the actions of Julian Assange seems to miss a crucial point. His motive for seeking asylum...

Besmirching Julian Assange

In reply to John Donnellan’s latest shrill attempt to besmirch Julian Assange’s character, it is important to highlight that...

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

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NSW Labor MP calls for legalised cannabis, abortion

NSW Labor MLC Rose Jackson calls for for marijuana to be legalised and the legalisation of abortion in Parliament.

Two arrests on final day of Cannabis Eradication Program

The controversial annual Cannabis Eradication Program took place again across the Northern Rivers last week. But even as police were preparing to announce the wrap of the program some arrests were being made.

S Sorrensen’s Here & Now: Wanna buy some pot?

The big joint hangs over Nimbin's Hemp Embassy stall, an unfashionable big thing hanging in fashionable Melbourne's exhibition centre, where the venue is packed with stalls exhibiting everything to do with cannabis – or marijuana – or hemp – or whatever you want to call it.

MardiGrass 2018: crowds defy cops 25 years running

In a year that saw hemp foods finally decriminalised and some small progress on medical marijuana, the weekend’s Nimbin MardiGrass renewed its struggle for complete legalisation.

Nimbin man who posted Facebook cannabis video says he’s ‘going blind’

A Nimbin man who allegedly videoed more than 500 cannabis plants and posted it on Facebook, and has repeatedly been refused bail in the local court, is seeking to be released by the Supreme Court.

Dancer in pain gets good behaviour bond for cannabis

A former professional dancer caught by police with almost half a kilo of cannabis was placed on a good behaviour bond after a court accepted he used the drug to treat ongoing pain.

Where was the grass at MardiGrass?

There was smoke in the air at MardiGrass but not the sort I was expecting. My first experience of Nimbin was when I arrived there in 1973 as a teenager for the now famous Aquarius Festival. A haze of music and dope smoke wafted over the hills for a week. Click for photos.

Teen evading police arrested with ice, grass in Lismore

Lismore police have arrested a teenager on drug offences overnight after the car in which she was travelling tried to evade them.

Three charged during East Lismore drug raid

Police yesterday charged two men and a woman after allegedly seizing drugs and firearms during a raid in East Lismore yesterday, as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of methamphetamine (ice) in the Richmond Local Area Command.

Cops claim $2m cannabis crop netted in raid

Police claim to have seized some $2 million worth of cannabis growing at a property at Ewingar, south of Tabulam, on Thursday.

NSW SES continues its efforts on International Volunteers Day

NSW SES volunteers continue to assist flood impacted communities across inland NSW as extensive flooding moves to downstream locations.

4WD restrictions at South Ballina beach to stay

Moves towards use of a smart phone app to help control 4WD access to South Ballina’s beach have failed in a recent Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Assange sought asylum

The controversy over the actions of Julian Assange seems to miss a crucial point. His motive for seeking asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy was...

Climate change likely to bring more compound disasters

The 2022 floods have caused $5.3billion in damage. Black Summer bushfires caused almost $2.5 billion in damage. Three consecutive La Nina events, or multiple droughts and heatwaves likely to become more common.