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Alternate facts?

According to David Shoebridge of the Greens in a recent sitting in the senate, the UN has named Australia...

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Understory: a theatre show connecting kids to nature

Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre, springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays.

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Mayor’s Wallum negotiations unsupported

An update on closed-door deals around the controversial Wallum development by Mayor Michael Lyon has been criticised as not providing any commitment, trading one endangered species for another, while also ignoring the input from the Save Wallum group.

Sea Shepherd’s ocean protection looks to new horizons

Mention Sea Shepherd (SS) to most people, and it conjures up images of dramatic whaling boat collisions at sea.  

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation wins major international prize

Australia's Indigenous Literacy Foundation is the 2024 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature – a global award given annually to a person or organisation for their outstanding contribution to children’s and young adult literature.

Byron Magpies AFL club celebrates 40 years

After a few tough COVID-19 and flood-affected years Byron Magpies AFC is celebrating the club’s 40-year anniversary in 2024.

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Cancelled: Tropical Fruits New Years Festival 2020

Tropical Fruits celebrated thirty years of the LGBTIQ community coming together for New Years Eve in Lismore last year – but as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic they have decided to cancel this years festivities.

Tropical Fruits turns 30 with biggest ever Pride parade

Lismore’s annual LGBTIQ festival, Tropical Fruits, turns 30 tonight with Shine the theme of its annual New Year’s Eve Party. But the festivities kicked off two days ago at the festival launch, preceded by the region's biggest ever Pride parade.

Fruity fun to overflow in Lismore this New Year’s Eve

Celebrating 30 years the Tropical Fruits Parade will once again be hitting the streets this New Years Eve celebrating the LGBTIQ people of the Northern Rivers.

It’s HIV awareness week

As with so many diseases getting an early diagnosis is key to avoiding or minimising long term serious side effects. It is the same for HIV.

Tropical Fruits recognised for community support

A motion recognising the important work of Tropical Fruits in Lismore in supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) community was passed yesterday in the NSW Upper House.

Tropical Fruits identity Tony Allison remembered

Two events are planned in coming weeks to celebrate the life and work of Lismore resident and longtime Tropical Fruits production manager Tony Allison. Tony...

Fruity fair day a little bit moist

The theme for this year’s Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve party is Shine and no doubt organisers will be hoping for more sun than they were blessed with at Fruitopia Fairday on Sunday.

Support for families and friends of LGBTIQ community

Same-sex marriage was supported in late 2017 with over 61 per cent of the country voting in favour. For many people it felt like they could now move forward positively accepting each other’s choices of love and sexual identities.

Northern Rivers LGBT group still shines after 30 years

The Northern Rivers’ own LGBTIQ support and social group Tropical Fruits is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a New Year’s festival that’s set to Shine.

LIsmore march to remember and honour Orlando victims

Northern rivers people are being invited to take part in a candle walk this evening to mourn the loss of lives in the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. People are being asked to bring candles or flashlights and gather at the corner of Molesworth and Woodlark Streets at 5pm for the walk.

Antisemitic racism

It takes the death of an Aussie, Zomi Frankcom, to remind Prime Minister Albanese that murdering aid workers is not kosher. After all, in...

Transgender rights

Mandy Nolan might be surprised to discover how many women of all political persuasions, feminists or not, are alarmed at what we see as...

Bangalow retaining wall damage

The wall supporting the western end of Deacon Street has failed – opposite the Roman Catholic Church. Fortunately, this type of wall usually collapses...

We wonder why

Living in Byron Shire the majority of people continue to ask why is this organisation continuously letting this community down as far as representing...