The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 10, 2012

Council Decision Music to Tim's Ears; Whitlams Singer May Yet Win Fight to Use Property as Reception Venue
Byline: Kate O'Neill Byron reporter MUSICIAN Tim Freedman may yet win his battle to use his Broken Head property as a wedding reception venue following a change of heart from Byron councillors at yesterday's meeting. In November the council refused...
Elva's Sweet Success; Tireless Worker Gets Veterans' Tournament at Ballina
Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor IF YOU don't ask for something, generally it will not be offered, and when refused something so dear to your heart, it might be easy to just give up. Not so with Ballina's Elva Colledge. Women's veterans' golf...
Home Is Where the Heart Aches; Pensioner Asks Council to Waive $5K Interest Bill on Unpaid Rates
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter INVALID pensioner Christine Anderson's nightmare battle with the Lismore City Council is not over. Ms Anderson's home of more than 20 years was sold by the council in May last year to satisfy an unpaid rates bill of...
Laugh or Cry, the AFP Is Watching; Do Federal Police Spy on CSG Activists?
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter COAL-seam gas protesters from the Northern Rivers are outraged the Australian Federal Police and a private security firm may be spying on them. aAt one level it's laughable but on another it's really serious,a said...
Losing Assistant Coaches during Finals ,Cyno Big Deal'
MICK Malthouse says losing an assistant coach to a rival club during a finals campaign is a minor issue and everyone should just move on. Malthouse was coaching Collingwood last year when his assistant Mark Neeld departed before the preliminary...
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New GM Has a Strong Record; John Walker Knows Local Government
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter RICHMOND Valley Council has revealed the identity of its new general manager - John Walker - a Sydneysider with a long history in local government. Mr Walker was appointed to the top spot this month after outgoing...
Pirates Team to Beat Again; Clubs Gather Their Forces for Season Ahead
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter Rugby union reporter Joshua Spasaro looks at the comings and goings in the local rugby competition. Ballina Seahorses Gains: None at this stage but under-19s Grant Knight (five-eighth), Aiden Cubis (front...
Remembering Our Brush with Royalty; It Was the Biggest Thing to Happen to Lismore ... after the 1954 Flood of Course
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter IT WAS a bit overcast and heavy rain was expected, but the weather held perfectly when a young Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, landed at Evans Head and were escorted to Lismore this time...
Shawsy's Shot at Redemption; Chance for Talent-Laden Team to Get on Board with a Win
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter YOU would not have thought The Shaws Bay Hotel's cricket team, laden with stars, would finish the regular season in last place on the Ballina District Cricket Twenty20 competition ladder. With the likes of...
Typically February
EVERYTHING'S come up typically February, with the normal stifling humidity, flathead and jewfish in the estuaries and mackerel making their presence felt offshore. Although the C[pounds sterling]back of the moonC[yen] isn't the greatest phase for...