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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Were you affected by the floods or landslides? 

What were the effects of the February floods on you, your home, your property, your neighbours and your community? How could the response have been more effective and better assisted you and those around you to recover?

Native bush damage

The recent drain clearing in Bayside Brunswick, while most welcome, has resulted in significant destruction to native vegetation on...

U/12s win NSW country rugby championships

The Far North Coast U/12s rugby team won the NSW junior country championships earlier this month in Coffs Harbour. It’s...

Lismore Council September wrap

The last Lismore City Council meeting was a pretty short one, by Lismore standards, but they still managed to argue about quite a few issues, and agree on a few more.

Vale Uncle Jack Charles

I just needed to say how deeply sad I am to hear of the death of our beloved Uncle...

Stories about "Medical Cannabis":

Canadians drop out of Casino cannabis farm venture

The proponent of a medicinal cannabis production facility near Casino, which launched its plans with fanfare in 2017, says it will continue despite the loss of its venture partner.

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.

Australia in world first cannabis trial

A world first study on the effect of medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia will be conducted by the University of Western Australia.

Nimbin MardiGrass – A celebration, almost!

After 26 years of running the annual Nimbin MardiGrass this year they are celebrating the fact that cannabis is finally being recognised as a medicine.

Medical-cannabis producer again locked up

North coast medical-cannabis producer and campaigner Tony Bower has yet again been locked up after police raided his home on Wednesday and charged him with cultivating cannabis.

NSW ‘still lagging’ over access to medical cannabis

The NSW Opposition is keeping the pressure on the Berejiklian Government to remove obstacles blocking access to legalised medicinal cannabis. Doctors and patients have repeatedly...

Government commits $2.5m towards growing cannabis

Southern Cross University teams up with Solaris Nutraceuticals to research potential benefits of medicinal cannabis.

Access to medical cannabis ‘deliberately delayed’

The NSW government is deliberately delaying medicinal cannabis applications from doctors for patients with terminal illnesses and other serious medical conditions, driving many into the black market to source the medicine.

Hemp farming tips follow legal medical-cannabis exports

An information day for farmers keen on farming hemp for its medical, food and industrial uses to be held in Nimbin early next month comes as the federal government moved this week to allow the export of cannabis-based medicines.

Restrictive medicinal cannabis laws see black-market boom

Despite the state and federal governments purportedly making medicinal cannabis legal, they have in fact created a web of rules and regulations so restrictive that accessing it is virtually impossible.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.