Four Things Ray Hadley should know about Nimbin
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 as a town 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 Nimbin.
Get on his bike
GIVEN Mr Hadley's grave concerns about road safety as it relates to drug driving, he may enjoy Nimbin's internationally-renowned road safety event, the annual World Naked Bike Ride.
The naked cyclists believe facing vehicles with their naked bodies is the best way of defending their dignity and exposing the dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians.
Fired up with community spirit
During the 2014 Nimbin Cullen Street fire, the Nimbin community worked together to save and rebuild its main street. Far from 'lighting up', members of the Nimbin Rural Fire Service were first on the scene at 4am, dousing flames.
Get on (skate) board
Nimbin has a world-class skate park, which is also the region's tidiest. Nimbin youth and their parents, who fought for their recreational facility, ensure it is kept immaculate.
Visit 7 Sibley Street
Volunteers at Nimbin Community Centre and Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre have a clear vision.
They have paid off 7 Sibley Street, a "sustainable living hub" in Nimbin which helps reduce energy consumption in homes through efficient building designs that reduce the reliance on air conditioners, heaters and artificial lights.