The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 20, 2012

Anson Knocks Up Ton inTwenty20 Semi
THE first Ballina District Twenty20 hundred could not have gone to a more deserving batsman. Nathan Anson made history on Friday night by blazing an unbeaten 102 for Barlows Bolt Barn in their 57-run win in the semi-final against Davey Pumps at...
Boat Builders' Sinking Feeling; New Council Zoning Could Prevent Growth in Industry
Byline: Jem Wilson Jem.Wilson@northernstar.com.au BOAT builders in West Ballina fear new regulations could sink their plans to promote maritime tourism on Emigrant Creek and the Richmond River. Smith Drive Industrial Estate, which backs onto...
Brothers Spring Big Surprise on Souths
NOBODY expected Marist Brothers to win Friday's Lismore District first-grade one-day final against Southern Districts, let alone win it in such easy fashion. But that's exactly what happened as they stunned the shell-shocked favourites in the match...
Complex Issue Is Reason for Concern
Byline: GREG DANVERS BYRON Shire Council needs to take a real up-close look at their operations after the bungled handover of the multi-million dollar Regional Sport and Cultural complex meant more than 100 Little Athletics participants were locked...
Cornell Has Big Plans for Ewingsdale
AUSTRALIAN TV icons John Cornell and Delvene Delaney are behind plans to create a massive subdivision in Ewingsdale. The proposed Figtree Fields subdivision would create 41 rural residential allotments with front- age onto Parkway Drive, McGettigans...
Getting into the A[euro][approximately]wrong' Shape; Studies Show Pumping Iron Could Lead to Mental Health Problems Referred to as A[euro][approximately]manorexia'
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter RECENT studies have shown pumping too much iron could be linked to a psychological disorder called muscle dysmorphia. Southern Cross University PHD candidate, Johanna Nieuwoudt, said the condition occurred when...
Getting into the Spirit; Thousands Descend on Mullum for Three Days of Meditation and Yoga
Byline: PAUL ATTEWELL Reporter HUNDREDS of people have immersed themselves in the festival spirit of yoga and meditation over the past few days. And where better to hold the inaugural Byron Spirit Festival than Mullumbimby, where old meets new,...
Lismore Thrashes Tweed after Batting Duo Rediscover Form
TOP-ORDER batsmen Mitchell Holland and Adam Armistead finally had something to cheer about when Lismore defeated Tweed in their Under-19s inter-district match at Reg Dalton Oval yesterday. Both Holland and Armistead have struggled to produce runs...
Man Feared Drowned Safe at Home; Rescue Personnel in Two-Day Search
Byline: Colin Gilmore and Ava Benny-Morrison A MAN who was feared drowned after he jumped into the Tweed River while evading police on Thursday night and started a two-day air, river and land search was reported safe and sound by his family at 4pm...
Marine Training College Back on Agenda
LONG-STANDING plans for a marine training college at Brunswick Heads are back on the agenda, following a promise from local member for Ballina Don Page to fast-track the project. A feasibility study conducted more than two years ago found the college...
Million Dollar Aircraft Deal; Businessman Howard Hughes Enters Agreement to Sell Planes to China
Byline: PAUL ATTEWELL Reporter NEARLY three decades after building his first plane, Ballina businessman Howard Hughes is still flying high in light-aircraft design and construction, signing a deal worth millions of dollars with a Chinese company....
Nippers Warm Up for Final Title Tilt
Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor BALLINA Lighthouse and Lismore junior surf lifesavers warmed up for the Far North Coast Championships by taking part in the Con Asmussen Championship yesterday. The Ballina club championships have been named...
Police Target Cyber Bullying; Students to Attend Online Safety Workshops
Byline: JEM WILSON Reporter KIDS can be cruel and the rise of social media sites and smart phones has made schoolyard bullying even easier. So what can we do to stop the rise of cyber bullying? School police liaison officer Senior Constable...
Prizemoney Provides Sevens Heaven for Pioneers
IT took Wollongbar-Alstonville winger Nicholas Dufficy less than 20 seconds to score a try in the opening game of the Crescent Head Rugby Sevens on Saturday. And it was just the kick start his team needed as they went on to win the second-tier bowl...
Residents Denied Facilities; Fences Erected, Gates Locked as State Govt Takes over Caravan Parks
Byline: Kate O'Neill Reporter NORTH Coast residents say they have been duded by the state government's takeover of council-run caravan parks. In the past six years, North Coast council's have lost control of eight Crown land caravan parks; at...
Successful Sporting Clubs Engage Their Fan Base
YOU really have to wonder about Gold Coast United (GCU). Forget the ludicrous acaptain on debuta fiasco of the past few days; almost from the moment they came into existence in 2009 they have proved to be the most difficult child of a largely dysfunctional...
Three Arrested after a 170km/h Road Chase; Police Dodged Cans of Rum Being Thrown from Vehicle
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN and PAUL APPELKAMP A HIGH-speed police chase between Casino and Lismore at the weekend resulted in speeds of 170km/h being reached before three young men were arrested. Police expect to lay charges under Skye's Law, in which...
Young Gun Fires as Bay Beats Brothers
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter TOBYN Burvill showed maturity C[pounds sterling]beyond his yearsC[yen] to help Byron Bay to a memorable four-wicket win over second-placed Marist Brothers in Far North Coast Cricket LJ Hooker League action at...