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Cannabis crop worth $22 million seized by police at remote property near Narrabri

Cannabis crop worth $22 million seized by police at remote property near Narrabri

ABC News 25 November 2022

Six people will face court today after almost $22 million worth of cannabis plants were seized near the north-west NSW town of Narrabri. 

Police said officers found almost 11,000 cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis seeds when they raided a remote property on Killarney Gap Road at Rock Creek on Thursday at 3am.

Five men aged 28, 33, 35, 45 and 56 and a 41-year-old woman were arrested.

The six people were charged with knowingly taking part in cultivating large quantities of cannabis and were refused bail.

They will face Tamworth Local Court this morning.

The arrests follow extensive police inquiries that began in September with the formation of Strike Force Lyretrail.

More to come.

Friday, November 25, 2022/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (183)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Mozzies are everywhere right now – including giant ones and those that make us sick. Here’s what you need to know

Mozzies are everywhere right now – including giant ones and those that make us sick. Here’s what you need to know

Published by The Conversation 18 November 2022

Like all insects, mosquitoes thrive in warmer weather. But what they really need is water. La Niña rainfall and flooding are providing the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, with numbers exploding in recent weeks.

 

People are also seeing giant mosquitoes, tiny mosquitoes, and species they haven’t noticed before. Some of these mosquitoes are around every season but their numbers are booming, thanks to the favourable conditions.

Australia has around 300 species of mosquito. So which do you need to look out for?

First, let’s go over some mozzie basics.

Saturday, November 19, 2022/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1217)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.5
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We’re talking about floods … again!

We’re talking about floods … again!

Published by Narrabri Courier

It would be fair to say that in the first two decades of this century the occurrence of major flooding has not been in the forefront of the minds of most members of the Narrabri district but some parts of the Namoi River system have experienced periods of flood disruption.

Rather, the main focus of concerns about the climate and the environment in this area has tended to be more on the question of a lack of rain, rather than an overabundance of rain. In more recent years the dangers and costs imposed by moderate or serious flooding in NSW and the eastern states in general have become more apparent as evidence mounts that the consequences of global climate change include serious economic and social harm.

It is very clear now that our society and our governments at all levels must assume that the decades ahead may bring more – not less – adverse climate-related consequences.

Saturday, November 5, 2022/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Floods and other emergencies can be extra tough for people with dementia and their carers. Here’s how to help

Floods and other emergencies can be extra tough for people with dementia and their carers. Here’s how to help

Published by The Conversation 26th October 2022

As we write from New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region, other parts of eastern Australia are facing conditions that recall uncomfortable memories from the 2017 floods and those in March this year. Many people are fatigued and still coming to terms with those devastating natural disasters.

We know from previous research people with pre-existing mental health conditions and poorer health are more likely to live in flood zones.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1942)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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