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Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Woman charged following house fire – Murwillumbah

A woman will face court today charged following a house fire in Murwillumbah.

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

Local tennis players bring home Wendy Saville Cup

Local tennis players Lachlan Johnson, Sylvie Peart, Marielou Baudouin and Onyx Cheong represented the North East region in the...

First gig at Byron’s Green Room

By Simon Haslam It was certainly auspicious that the very first event at Byron’s new live music 1500-person venue, The...

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

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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.

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.