The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 17, 2012

Brumbies Claim Final Trial in Style
RUGBY UNION: The Brumbies will start the Super Rugby season on a positive after winning their final trial in emphatic fashion over an ACT XV yesterday. An under-strength Brumbies outfit started slowly at Canberra's Greenway Oval, but managed to...
Changes for Marine Parks; Fishos, Greenies Claim Win, Govt Wants Your Say
Byline: Kate O'Neill Reporter THE STATE government has released the results of its controversial review of NSW Marine Parks. The Independent Scientific Audit of Marine Parks calls for significant change in marine park management, including that...
Fine Farm Tractor for All Reasons
WITH 6000 macadamia trees under production, Lismore macadamia farmer Barry Funnel knows well the demands of farm maintenance. To help him get the job done properly, Mr Funnel has purchased two Mahindra tractors. The first is the 65 HP Mahindra...
Flower Power Rules for Valentines
Byline: OVER THE FENCE STEVE MACKNEY THERE was a distinct hive of activity last Tuesday, with hordes of men seen everywhere with flowers in hand. There was a most beautiful fragrance in the air as I set about my business around town and the sight...
GP Is Sickened by Closure ... Others Fear Campbell Hospital May Never Be Re-Opened
Byline: Jennie Dell Reporter CORAKI DOCTOR Rosie Craig says, as the only GP in town, she is saddened to see people who need hospital services can't access them locally. The Campbell Hospital at Coraki has been closed for 22 weeks since hail damaged...
Hospital Apologises to Women; Medical Expert Says System Let Them Down in Appointing Hasil
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Reporter A MEDICAL expert has slammed the system which put Dr Roman Hasil to work and the hospital that employed him has apologised to his patients. Part of a report prepared by obstetrics and gynecology expert Dr Peter Bland...
It's All in the Timing; Cross-Border Business Frustrated by Different Time Zones and Rules
Byline: Kate O'Neill Reporter OPERATING a company across two state borders can be a tricky business. Just ask managing director of Brown and Hurley, Jim Hurley, who is regularly frustrated by differences between states in time zones, rules, regulations...
Kyogle Team Bowled by Ruling on Form Batsmen
Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor THE Kyogle fourth grade cricket team feels it has been stumped off the bowling of its own committee, with the Lismore District Cricket Association set to wipe its hard-earned competition points. Three of the...
Magnussen Plans London Scouting Trip
WORLD 100m freestyle champion James Magnussen (pictured) is plotting a reconnaissance mission to London as he leaves no stone unturned in his quest for Olympic gold. Magnussen, 20, a hot favourite to become Australia's first gold medallist in the...
Marine Park Report Released
THE report of the Independent Scientific Audit of Marine Parks in NSW, released yesterday afternoon, looks to contain a workable framework to administer sustainable waterways and coastlines for generations. The Coalition Government commissioned...
Moore Served a Bad Break; Lismore Tennis Star out of Game for Six Months with Stress Fractures
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter LISMORE tennis player Brendan Moore will be out of action for at least six months after suffering stress fractures to his right tibia. Moore retired hurt when 3-2 down in the first set against No.2 seed...
New Council Policy to Sell Homes with Rates Unpaid
STRUGGLING pensioners who cannot afford to keep up with soaring rates and charges now face losing their homes under a new policy under consideration by Lismore City Council. Councillors agreed to take the first step to changing the policy for the...
New Man Ready for Major Role
AFTER knocking back chances to play rugby overseas, Waratahs recruit Adam Ashley-Cooper is preparing for more responsibility after injuries to their two Wallabies wingers. Ashley-Cooper will make his debut for the Waratahs at fullback in tonight's...
Pacific Farms a Macca Specialist
WITH the start of the 2012 macadamia season Pacific Farms knows it's the right time to inform growers of the advantages and financial benefits of using its services. After 30 years' experience in the macadamia industry Pacific Farms recognises a...
Ponting Excited at One Last Captain's Run
HE had his reservations and knows it's a one-off, but Ricky Ponting is excited about leading Australia's cricket team one last time. Ponting will step into Michael Clarke's shoes after the regular skipper was ruled out of today's one-day clash with...
Pressure on Souths; Runaway Leaders Favourites for One-Day Title
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter SOUTHERN Districts captain Craig Bateman believes all the pressure is on his side ahead of the Lismore District first grade one-day final against Marist Brothers at Oakes Oval this evening. Souths have had...
Shawsy Face Tough Test in Unbeaten Star
SHAWS Bay all-rounder Jared Seiffert admits it was a tough decision to play in the Ballina District Twenty20 cricket semi-final at Fripp Oval this evening. The 19-year-old elected to play at Ballina instead of Oakes Oval in the Lismore District...
Suspicious Fire Number Two; Lismore Tow Truck Operator Believes He Is Being Targeted by Arsonists
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter A TOW truck operator watched his workplace go up in flames yesterday less than a week after his other Lismore business premises was destroyed in a suspicious fire. Police aren't ruling out links between the...