Four reasons why Ray Hadley should visit Mullum
LAST week, 2GB shock-jock Ray Hadley slammed local magistrate David Heilpern after acquitting a Lismore man on a drug driving charge.
During the program, the radio presenter couldn't resist painting Nimbin and Mullumbimby as towns full of dope smoking drop-outs.
"A lot of people in Nimbin are decent hard-working Australians but a lot also couldn't survive a day in the tree house without the odd bong," he said.
Here at the Northern Star, we thought we'd offer Ray a few alternatives to smoking bongs, when next he visits Mullum.
The leafy green econony
RAY Hadley has plenty of time before his 9am morning show to pop into the Mullumbimby Farmers market on a Friday.
There he could meet Mullum's early-risers, the growers and the local community, who support fresh and locally-grown produce. The Mullum community believes in buying local - clearly cannabis is not the only local cash crop.
Keep 'em off The Streets
AS WELL as being home to internationally renowned acrobatic group Spaghetti Circus, The Mullumbimby Drill Hall is home to one of the country's most active country amateur theatre groups.
For seven years, Mike Russo has been holding free acting workshops for its members. Acting workshops are conducted every Monday night 6:30 to 8:30pm.
Stop and chat
MULLUMBIMBY is a country town like any other. The well-connected Mullumbimby residents like to stop and natter when they pass on the main street. Generally speaking, they do so without a bong in their hand.
Not so wasted:
MULLUM residents enjoy the world-class Waste Facility at nearby Myocum. There you can grab a recycled treasure at the attached Revolve Shop, ensuring nothing is 'wasted'.