The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 16, 2012

Axe to Fall on Rotunda Shelter; Complaints Push Council to Demolish Homeless Refuge
Byline: Kate O'Neill Byron reporter BYRON SHIRE Council will demolish a homeless person's shelter in Mullumbimby after labelling it a public health and safety hazard. The decision comes despite pleas from at least one councillor who called it...
Fashion and Flair for Your Eyewear
BUYING a stylish, practical pair of spectacles is easy. Specsavers head of style communications and development, Pernilla Algede, said glasses were the ultimate fashion accessory and should no longer be seen as a anecessary evila. When it comes...
From the Comedy Hub on the Northern Rivers, Ellen Briggs and Obi McDonald-Saint Talk to CASSANDRA TOBIN; Raw Comedy Contestant's Audience Is as Big as the Ocean before He Hits Stage
REPORTS came through last week of a man on a Brunswick Heads beach acting suspiciously. With arms flailing and loud outbursts it's no wonder passers-by thought Mullumbimby's Obi McDonald-Saint was crazy. aI've been treating the last couple of...
Hasil Impairment Affects Capacity; Head Injury and Alcohol Rather Than Actions May Lead Tribunal to Ban Him Practising Medicine
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor FORMER Lismore obstetrician Roman Hasil's medical career is all but over. But a decision handed down by the NSW Medical Tribunal yesterday suggests, in the end, it is a head injury and the bottle rather than...
Moir Making Move Up Ladder; Byron Bay Ironwoman Steps Up
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter THE ironwoman world has opened up for former Byron Bay SLSC competitor Brodie Moir. Moir has enjoyed a fine Kellogg's Nutri Grain series and currently sits in sixth spot leading into the final round at Noosa...
NSW Weak on Animal Cruelty; Group Protesting for Tougher Laws
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter A GROUP of residents who alerted the RSPCA about a Rosebank man allegedly mistreating his horses will pro- test outside the LismoreCourthouse on Monday about the state's inadequate animal cruelty laws. The...
Questions Asked after Dive Boat Roll; Too Few Rules for Craft at the Pass
Byline: Kate O'Neill Reporter CALLS to boost safety at The Pass have been renewed after a dive boat flipped in the busy swimming and surf zone last week. A witness said the Byron Bay Dive Centre boat, laden with passengers and equipment, had...
Rates Are a Battle for People on Fixed Incomes
JIM Parker has been receiving the aged pension since he turned 65 and has owned the home he shares with his wife Marie at Goonellabah for 12 years. Retirement was 15 years ago for the now 80-year-old Mr Parker and the couple have seen their residential...
Rats Rank Up High; Condon Backs Up for 15th Season
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter JOSH Condon has suffered a stack of injuries in rugby union playing for the Southern Cross University Gold Rats over the years. He has injured both knees, his upper and lower back, dislocated a shoulder and...
Recruits off to Flying Start; Westpac Helicopter Service Welcomes Four New Crew Members
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter CREW members at the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter have welcomed two new highly-trained paramedics and doctors to their life-saving team. Intensive care paramedics Ian Murphy and Col Benstead and retrieval...
Robinson Ready to Rumble in Race Return at Lismore
Byline: DENNIS NEWLYN Speedway correspondent AUSTRALIAN V8 Dirt Modified champion Mark Robinson will be looking to win his first major event at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway this Saturday night since taking out the national title in Victoria last month....
Sport Shorts
Hall back with Bulldogs AFL star-turned-boxer Barry Hall says he felt as nervous as a child starting school as he began life as a Western Bulldogs ambassador yesterday. The 35-year-old, who co-captained the Sydney Swans to their 2005 premiership,...
Talking about the Blues Can Be as Contentious as Bringing Up Religion or Politics at a Party, Writes CASSANDRA TOBIN; Canned Heat and the Thunderbirds Head Deep into the Blues
WHO knows what the blues really is? Being part of Bluesfest doesn't mean you're a proponent of the genre. And for the most part it doesn't really matter. Or does it? There are some people who are blues purists who don't like to label anything...
Teammates Pay Tribute to 'Dutchy' with Moving Tradition
Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor AMERICAN Basketball tradition visited Lismore last night when Glenn Murphy's No.44 singlet was retired and hung from the rafters at the Lismore Basketball Association headquarters. Murphy, affectionately remembered...
The Princess and the Flour
IT WAS the pile of flour that did me in. I had decided it was about time that the Princess's room had a jolly good clean-up and it was one-step forward, two steps back as she clung onto every little item and every outgrown piece of clothing. ...
Three Years, 17 Parties, Countless Dance Moves and a Whole Lot of Sore Heads Later, Trip Kicks Are Ready to Rave. Pulse Talks to Daniel Webber; Forever Young Trip Kicks Set for a Raving Party
GLOWSTICKS, flared furry glow pants and a fluoro mesh top. Now you've got that picture in your head let it go. The Trip Kicks third birthday rave party may be celebrating rave culture but it isn't about getting your freak on fluoro style. Let the...
Winning the Love of Your Life A[euro]" Twice
TAKE tissues. The Vow is beautiful, but tragic. One Day was my favourite romance for 2011 and, although I could be jumping the gun, I suspect nothing is going to beat The Vow for 2012. Based on a true story about a couple torn apart by an accident,...
With W&W
IF TRANCE has a new name a it's W&W. The Dutch duo of Ward van der Harst and Willem van Hanegem recently released their debut album. They are heading to our shores for Creamfields. Before they do, Willem answers a few questions for Pulse. ...
Yamba's Hidden Youth Drug and Alcohol Problem
A 15-YEAR-OLD girl who pleaded guilty to two violent robberies will be sentenced in the Grafton District Court because of the seriousness of her charges. In a scathing 27-paragraph written judgment that highlighted serious drug and alcohol prob-...
Your Slice of Paradise Awaits
DAVID C Smith of Ray White Commercial Maroochydore has been appointed to market an exceptional property in Boonooroo, proving distance is no obstacle to this veteran of commercial property. Boonooroo Tavern and Golf Club is located about 18km from...