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Medicinal cannabis; a better way forward

For the first time ever, I am living my truths and no one is trying to hurt me because of it. This is a much better way. 

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Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

Roll up! Roll up! Behind the scenes with Spaghetti Circus

Spaghetti Circus Inc. is one of Australia’s leading youth circuses and has been an energetic, vibrant and colourful part of the Byron Shire for 30 years from when it was founded by Leonie Mills OAM in 1992. Every week, Spaghetti’s diverse team of coaches train more than 220 children and adults from their Mullumbimby Showground home. 

3×3 basketball rocks far north NSW

Basketball NSW (BNSW) has teamed up with the Office of Sport, Indigenous Basketball Australia and local communities to run...

Agreement on floodplains

The Echo reports Paul Toole, Minister for Regional NSW, stating that we must stop development on floodplains, stop making...

NSW Greens commit to Truth and Treaty to mark 235 years since invasion

The Greens have announced their plans for Truth-telling, Treaty and dedicated seats in both houses of the NSW Parliament ahead of the 235th anniversary of British invasion in NSW. 

Big cheque for WardellCORE

This week, Wardell's Community Organised Resilience Effort was awarded $10,000 by Southern Cross Credit Union to start a community garden program.

Stories about "NSW Department of Planning and Environment":

What are they building in there?

Residents of Lennox Head living near the large, muddy site at the junction of Montwood Drive and Snapper Drive have been left in the dark about what's planned for their immediate neighbourhood. Ballina councillors have also been out of the loop, with a change of use application for the site now with the state government.

Peer review questions holiday letting impacts

Byron Council’s planners are calling on councillors not to include an unfavourable Economic Impact Assessment with their submission to the State government that seeks to cap holiday letting to 90 days for most of the Shire.

Call for Minister Kean to keep his word and protect koala habitat

A local ecologist is calling for the Environment Minister Matt Kean to protect important koala habitat and ensure that the EPA prosecute the Forestry Corporation for breaking the new logging rules.

A local has locked onto a logging harvester in Lower Bucca State Forest

A member of the public has taken the day off work to lock onto a NSW Forestry Corporation harvester in the Lower Bucca State Forest this morning to stop logging and desecration of sacred sites.

Company fined $15,000 over dirt on roads in Tweed

A company which failed to keep public roads surrounding its residential complex development in Tweed Heads clear and clean from dirt transported by its construction trucks has been fined $15,000.

Iron Gates master plan goes on exhibition

The state government has given permission for a proposed development at Evans Heads’ controversial Iron Gates site to go on public exhibition, despite a previous development on the same site being overturned by the Land and Environment Court.

Concrete producer in Tweed warned over production

A multinational building-products company which runs a concrete batching plant in the Tweed has been warned by the state government for exceeding production limits three years ago and failing to submit required reports.

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued to the stage on Saturday...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Old ANZ Mullum

The old ANZ Bank building on Burringbar Street in Mullum is now a bathhouse; such yuppy city indulgence to far removed from being authentic...