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While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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Coopers Shoot wedding venue proposed 

Another local holiday accommodation operator is looking to cash in on the lucrative rural wedding market, this time in Coopers Shoot. 

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no...

Bruns Marine Rescue welcomes new vessel

Rescue response and capability has been improved in Brunswick Heads, with Marine Rescue Brunswick receiving a new 10-metre, state-of-the-art vessel.

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Presidential act?

Everyone is talking about what Trump can get away with now a president is protected by immunity for official...

Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

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Stories about "police raids":

Time to legalise it and stop wasting taxpayer’s money say locals

As calls for a date to be set for the promised NSW Drug Summit continue many locals questioned the costs involved in the recent cannabis busts taking place that saw loads of marijuana plants being loaded onto police vehicles at the Mullumbimby High School oval yesterday.

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

Call for moratorium on cannabis arrests

Patient access to to the medical use of cannabis once again sparked protests following two police raids in Queensland. Set against a backdrop of legalisation of cannabis for both medical and recreational use around the world it appears to be a waste of taxpayers money.

7kg MDMA and gold bullion seized in Tuckombil raid

Police claim to have seized up to seven kilograms of MDMA tablets, firearms and gold bullion during a raid at Tuckombil over the weekend.

Annual police cannabis raids on again

Growers beware. The dope squad is back in the air. As part of its annual cannabis eradication program, NSW police have once again sent their 'cannabis cowboys' into battle against the easiest of targets - the region's outdoor cannabis growers.

Rappville pair charged over dope, guns

A man has been charged with drug cultivation and firearms offences after a raid on a property at Rappville yesterday.

Nimbin protests peacefully against aggro police raids

Hundreds of Nimbin residents angered at recent police raids in the town turned out to protest peacefully against them, with a march along the main street and a 'smoke-in' outside the town's police station on Saturday.

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.