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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

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Vinnies opens Mary’s Place for homeless in Ballina

The doors are open at St Vincent de Paul Society’s new drop-in centre in Ballina, servicing a population with one of the highest homelessness rates in regional NSW.

Virtual sleepout helps the needy in real life

A date to put in your diary is 23 October – that's the day that the sleepout for Vinnies Fred’s Place homeless service in Tweed Heads will be held.

How you can help bushfire survivors

Wondering what you can do to help our Northern Rivers neighbours impacted by devastating fires further south?

What’s behind mass exodus of vollies at Byron Vinnies?

Exclusive: A mass exodus of around 17 long-term volunteers at the Byron Bay St Vincent De Paul centre is being downplayed by management, despite claims of poor treatment and a change in management direction.

Fred’s Place can help out more homeless thanks to sleepout

The Vinnies' 2018 sleepout, held to fund Fred’s Place homeless drop-in centre in Tweed Heads, has exceeded its target. It's all thanks to support from some 50 sleepers last Thursday and substantial donations. 

Your old rags can become Vinnies’ riches

Whatever the purpose, from polishing cars and high-class furniture, to mopping up paint or grease in workshops, or cleaning valuable plates used in print-making, recycled rags made from donated clothing are prized by North Coast businesses.

Ballina Vinnies puts dumpster divers on notice

The ongoing theft of quality donations from Vinnies’ bins in Ballina have forced the op shop to fit CCTV cameras to capture the thieves red handed and threaten them with punishment.

Vinnies saves 50,000 plastic bags in three months

Vinnies on the north coast have saved 50,000 single-use plastic bags from going into circulation in just three months.

Lismore Vinnies to reopen Wednesday

Vinnies will be reopening its Lismore assistance office, which closed temporarily due to extensive flood damage, from 10am tomorrow. Assistance in other flood affected towns is also available. The charity has also commenced a Northern Rivers Flood Appeal and is seeking donations.

Vinnies needs more vollies in Mullum and Byron

Vinnies stores in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby need some extra hands to sort donated goods, prepare them for sale and serve in the shop. Can you help out?

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...