The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 28, 2012

Don't Complain, Do Something; Exporter Says Small Can Be Successful in Pacific
WELL-KNOWN North Coast coffee producer John Zentveld is sending out a wake-up call to other local businesses. aDon't sit there complaining about the state of the economy, get up and do something.a In the spirit of getting up and doing, Mr Zentveld's...
Double Delight for Two Trainers
LOCAL trainers Peter and Helen Simpson and Trevor Salmoni recorded winning doubles at the Casino greyhound meeting last Friday. The Simpsons won the first two events on the 12-race card. The consistent Sobbing Dragon (Dragon Fire-Sobbing Queen)...
Flexible and Tax-Free Account Has Appeal
Byline: FINANCIAL RICK RUTTEN WHAT is an account-based pension? It's basically an income stream that is payable from a superannuation fund. Anyone with accessible superannuation money, that is unrestricted non-preserved superannuation money can...
Greg Shows Signs of Getting Work; Mullumbimby Man Turns into His Own Job Agency
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter AFTER a fruitless two-month search for work, Greg O'Brien, 51, of Mullumbimby has taken matters into his own hands. Mr O'Brien has been standing on busy Argyle St for the past week beside a homemade sign that says...
Guests with Tanks Not My Cup of Tea
I'VE HAD several weeks now of back-to-back visitors; one of the pleasures (and perils) of living in a place where others like to take holidays. Pleasures because it's always nice to catch up with old friends (and flattering, let's face it a some of...
It's Time to Get on with It; Comments Run Hot Locally over Rudd Defeat
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor EVEN before the contenders fronted the cameras yesterday morning, Northern Rivers residents were reacting to Prime Minister Julia Gillard's whopping 71-31 defeat of former prime minister Kevin Rudd. And they...
Lennox Nippers Excel in Big Swell
THE swell was heavy which made the conditions a true test of character but that is exactly why Lennox Head Surf Life Saving Club excelled at the Nippers' Branch Championships at Yamba over the weekend. Hannah Scully led the pack - she picked up...
Mother and Son Take Kayak Gold; Mum Wins the Over-60s Event While Her Son Takes out Opens
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter MOTHER and son kayaking duo Marion Brownlie and Tony Curtis are no strangers to podium finishes in K1 events. And for the first time ever the Lismore pair both won gold medals on the same day in the Queensland...
Not Easy Being Green; Scientists Find That Business Is Harder Than It Looks
Byline: SCOTT HARLUM Casino reporter BARRIERS TO DEVELOPING A GREEN BUSINESS Lack of financing or too much financial risk. Identifying and accessing new markets. Lack of business development services. Federal, State and Local government...
NSW Hopes for Better Result
NSW have made several changes to play Queensland in the Sheffield Shield this week at the SCG following last week's embarrassing defeat to Western Australia in Perth. The Blues were beaten by an innings and 323 runs by the Warriors at the WACA Ground...
Poor Epilepsy Support; Parents Brought in Qld Trainers for Their Child's Teachers
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter KINDERGARTEN student Emilee Doherty has five types of epilepsy. It's a big load for the five-year-old Caniaba resident to bear and her parents help her carry it. aThere are things we have to be aware of daily,a...
Rachel Treads a Fine Line in Sexy and Edgy Boots; Shoemaker Revives Trade with Her Timeless Style
WHEN Bangalow shoemaker Rachel Ayland sets out to make her handmade shoes for one of her customers, she is treading a fine line. aIt's a precarious craft, the shoes have to fit, they have to be comfortable, the customer has to like them and then...
Thief Watched Woman, 85; He Struck 3 Times in 2 Days A[euro]" Bag, Car and Home
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter IT was the thought of being watched for two days by a brazen thief that left Veronica Bean more shaken than by the thefts . Mrs Bean had her handbag, car and TV stolen in the space of 48 hours. Last Wednesday...
Titans Depend on Show of Strength; Former Yamba Player Packs Down with the Gold Coast
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter A CHANGE of NRL club can sometimes be a chance for players to rediscover form and resurrect a career. However, this won't be the case for Gold Coast recruit Luke Douglas who will look for more of the same...