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Northern NSW Local Health District COVID update for January 14

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 8pm last night, January 13, there were 905 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the District – this figure does not include positive rapid antigen tests (RAT) for the reporting period.

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

Nurses help patients stay connected

When you find yourself in a hospital, most of us have rushed out the door with our phones in our hands, and without the charger.

The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

RATs to the rescue: understanding our transition to rapid antigen testing

At-home testing kits herald a new phase of pandemic management – but how do they work? Pivoting quickly from the...

Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

The Mullum Indian Restaurant is situated, conveniently, a short drive from town, at the Mullumbimby Golf Club and...

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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.

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and something special for your birthday. Member...

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’ markets every week. Both Coles and...