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NORTH COAST DISTILLERY WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

From a barren paddock, to a rich rainforest in 30 years, that’s now producing award winning gin. It’s the unlikely but true story of the Cape Byron Distillery and overnight two of their signature gins were awarded Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition. The Dry and Slow Gin each receiving honours, against more than 2,000 other different sprits from across the world.

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FATAL WORK PLACE ACCIDENT IN LISMORE

A 49-year-old man has died in a workplace accident near Lismore. The man was loading road work equipment onto a truck when it rolled into a table drain. The incident occurred just after 11am near the intersection of the Bruxner Highway and Barker Street at Gundurimba. He died at the scene. Police have launched an investigation, and Safe Work NSW have been notified.

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THREE CHARGED FOLLOWING NORTH COAST POLICE SEARCH

Three people have been charged with firearm and drugs offences following a police search at Kingscliff, on the New South Wales North Coast. Police searched a Moss Street address around 6:45pm on Friday, locating a firearm, cash, and drugs believed to be methamphetamine. A 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were arrested and charged with multiple offences including knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime. A 39-year-old ran from the scene before he was arrested during a scuffle with police. He was charged with multiple offences including resisting arrest and supplying a prohibited drug. All three were refused bail and will face Tweed Heads Local Court.

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DRUGS AND WEAPONS UNCOVERED ON NEW SOUTH WALES NORTH COAST

Two men have been arrested, after drugs and weapons were found during a search at Casino, on the New South Wales north coast. Police searched a Walker Street property on Thursday, where it’s alleged they located a quantity of cannabis, a hand gun and a bladed weapon. A 29-year-old man was charged with multiple offences, including supplying methylamphetamine and supplying cannabis. The second man, a 44-year-old was charged with multiple offences including possessing cannabis.

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