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Bravo Mungo

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

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Push to create transitional accommodation at Lot 22

Should the Council-owned plot of land in Mullumbimby, known as Lot 22, be used for temporary accommodation for those at risk of homelessness, as a matter of urgency?

Adam Liaw at Sample festival: 4 September

Northern NSW’s premier food event, Sample Food Festival is returning to the Bangalow Showground on Saturday 4 September 2021,...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Climate change duty of care campaigners risk jail

Environmental activists say a 48-year-old Lismore nurse will face court on Wednesday in Canberra over protest stunts at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association's headquarters.

Bravo Mungo

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

Pandemic

Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

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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.

One sided

Rachael Terry, South Golden Beach I am really shocked and disappointed at the one-sidedness of The Echo reporting on the COVID-19 vaccination debate. Any dissenters...

Paradise lost?

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay ‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his skateboard between our coffee table...

Dunoon Dam

Nan Nicholson, The Channon Being a Rous County councillor must be a hard job. The workload of reading reports must be enormous and keeping communities informed...

Nature-based intervention on offer for at-risk young people

As the trickledown effects of COVID-19 continue to hit our most vulnerable, not-for-profit groups are saying they are overwhelmed.