Norfolk Island Newswire

Norfolk Island Newswire

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  1. Given (Coke) Life on Norfolk IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Sydney Morning Herald

    You have to wonder if the bright sparks involved in Coke's new beverage launch saw the irony in "giving Life" to residents of Australia's most feared former penal settlement - though, perhaps, a captive audience was part of Norfolk Island's appeal for market research. If you haven't seen the high-concept advertisement for Coke's newest high-kilojoule witches brew, the idea was "before Coca-Cola Life even hit the shelves we wanted to surprise those least likely to expect us" - so they flew in a plane full of the stuff, 1400km east of Oz, to Norfolk Island.

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  2. Loophole Allows Australian Medical Pot Company to Grow Weed on an IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | High Times

    Australian medical pot company AusCann Group Holdings is manipulating a legal loophole that could enable the weed firm to grow up to ten tonnes of medicinal marijuana on nearby Norfolk Island, located in the Pacific Ocean between Oz, New Zealand and New Caledonia. Though cannabis is prohibited in Australia, Norfolk's administration is self-governing and can grant a license for the legal cultivation and exportation of cannabis.

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  3. Plans to replace Norfolk Island government 'not democratic'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | ABC News

    The Federal Government has been accused of ignoring the wishes of Norfolk Island residents as it pushes ahead with a plan to replace the island's government with a regional council. "This is about a democratic process and democratic processes are important for one million people, 10,000 people, or [the] 1,800 people that live in Norfolk Island," Mr Buffet said.

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  4. Norfolk Island Parliament says government bill ignores democratic rightsRead the original story

    Monday May 25 | ABC News

    MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The Federal Government says it's pressing ahead with plans to dismantle the parliament of Norfolk Island, despite a plea from residents. The speaker of the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly says the move will deprive residents of their democratic rights.

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  5. Norfolk Island Speaker to lobby CanberraRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Sydney Morning Herald

    The Speaker of Norfolk Island's parliament has travelled to Canberra in a last-ditch attempt to stave off moves to end self-government. David Buffett will present a remonstrance motion from the island's legislative assembly to the Speaker of the commonwealth parliament and president of the Senate on Monday.

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  6. Support grows for medical marijuana before Federal Parliament voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Area News

    ... d Fairfax Media. The PCA findings come just days after Australian company AusCann struck a landmark deal with Norfolk Island to grow high-grade medicinal cannabis that it plans to export to Canada.

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  7. Six of the best holidays that will change your lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... your creativity can be. Artist Georgia Mansur conducts painting workshops around the world, from Croatia to Norfolk Island. They are as big on fun as they are on useful tips and techniques. Her upcoming 10-day workshop at Le Vieux Couvent in France ...

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  8. Rugby: Doctor calls for sport concussion lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... before returning to play. At primary school, Cohen got knocked out playing rugby. "We were playing in Norfolk Island and the boys there were bigger than us," says the Sydney-based doctor. "I don't remember much about it." More than four decades on, ...

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  9. Pruett-Tate WeddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Star Online

    ... Corkscrew Willow Tree branches covered with moss, ferns, Wandering Jew and ivy along with Maple Trees and Norfolk Island Pine Trees creating a shady forest like atmosphere. The bride entered the church on her father's arm grinning from ear to ear ...

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  10. Book about a bushranger launched in AraratRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Ararat Advertiser

    ... in a downhill spiral. He spent the next 24 years as a recalcitrant prisoner in prison hulks, prison camps on Norfolk Island, and work gangs in Van Diemen's Land, before absconding to the Victorian Goldfields. "Gypsey was involved in armed robberies ...

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  11. Balance Budget with BudsRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | Scoop

    ... land's government ignores the issue, a medical cannabis industry is already being established on neighbouring Norfolk Island. If New Zealand waits too long it will lose the strategic opportunity to be an early player in the global marketplace.

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  12. Medical cannabis deal bitter irony for campaignersRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | Northern Daily Leader

    A DEAL to grow medical cannabis from Norfolk Island and export it internationally has a disappointing ring of irony about it for local campaigners. A DEAL to grow medical cannabis from Norfolk Island and export it internationally has a disappointing ring of irony about it for local campaigners.

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  13. Tiny island off Australia exploits legal loophole to grow and export tonnes of cannabisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Independent

    A company on a tiny island off the coast of Australia is exploiting a unique legal loophole that may allow it to grow and export up to ten tonnes of cannabis. AusCann Group Holdings intends to grow between one to ten tonnes of medical cannabis on Norfolk Island, situated to the east of the Australian continent, from November next year.

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  14. Australian company granted first license to grow and export medicinal cannabisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    ELEANOR HALL: Back home now and a Norfolk Island cannabis producer has become the first Australian company to be granted a license to grow and export medicinal cannabis to the international market. Australian advocates of medicinal marijuana say it's long overdue and they're frustrated that the drug still hasn't been legally approved for use in Australia.

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  15. Norfolk Island decision sparks calls to legalise medical cannabisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | ABC News

    A decision to grant a licence to grow medicinal cannabis on Norfolk Island has sparked renewed calls for the drug to be made available to Australian patients. Cannabis producer AusCann has become the first Australian company to be granted a license to grow and export medicinal cannabis to an international market.

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  16. Opposition to medical cannabis based on 'faith, not logic'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | ABC News

    Medical cannabis will eventually be legalised in Australia and opposition is based on "faith, not logic", the chairman of a business granted permission to grow crops on Norfolk Island has said. Former West Australian Liberal MP Mal Washer, who is a GP and chairman of a Perth-based company which has just been granted permission to grow medical marijuana on Norfolk Island for export to Canada, said the growing operation would be closely monitored.

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  17. Medicinal cannabis an option: ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Age

    It comes as AusCann Group Holdings struck a landmark deal with the Norfolk Island government to grow a high-grade medicinal strain of cannabis from November and export it to Canada by the middle of next year.

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  18. Firm awaits nod for Norfolk cannabis planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Age

    ... from an initial one tonne to 10 tonnes by 2018. Mr Hardgrave last year overturned an approval, granted by the Norfolk Island government, to allow another company, Tasman Health Cannabinoids (THC), to begin commercial production, citing safety and ...

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  19. Medicinal cannabis an option: ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Sydney Morning Herald

    It comes as AusCann Group Holdings struck a landmark deal with the Norfolk Island government to grow a high-grade medicinal strain of cannabis from November and export it to Canada by the middle of next year.

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  20. Firm awaits nod for Norfolk cannabis planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... from an initial one tonne to 10 tonnes by 2018. Mr Hardgrave last year overturned an approval, granted by the Norfolk Island government, to allow another company, Tasman Health Cannabinoids (THC), to begin commercial production, citing safety and ...

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