The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 22, 2012

AFL Overhauls Draft Priority Pick System
THE AFL will scrap its priority draft pick system and replace it with a newer version which makes it much harder for clubs to gain extra selections. The overhaul announced yesterday is partly aimed at removing suspicions that clubs tank for extra...
Challenge Yourself for a Chance to Win a Million
HOW many times have you watched a television quiz show and got many of the answers right? If only you had got on the show, you could have won big time. Well, you have the chance to get a spot on Channel Nine's Millionaire Hotseat hosted by Eddie...
Crocker Buoyed by Burgess
SOUTH Sydney's Michael Crocker is confident fellow co-captain Sam Burgess can become one the best forwards to ever grace the NRL following the Englishman's swashbuckling return against St George Illawarra on Saturday. Burgess, who has been sidelined...
Donate Life by Becoming Organ Donor; Your Decision Could Be a Lifesaver
Byline: Jennie Dell Reporter IT'S A conversation all families need to have with partners, children and grandchildren present a the decision to become an organ donor. This is Donate Life week and its theme is aAsk and Know Your Loved One's Donation...
Exclusive Group Opens Door; Past Presidents Local Branch Votes to Admit Other Officials
BOWLS club secretaries and treasurers are to be accepted into the once-exclusive local branch of the NSW Past Presidents' Association. A meeting at Alstonville on Sunday decided on the change. It falls into line with the constitution of the state...
God Sends Church a Sign; Fire Destroys Op Shop's Clothing Collection
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter A LIGHTNING strike that started a fire at the Seventh Day Adventist Church complex in Mullumbimby is a sign there is a God after all, according to the local pastor. aIt's a wonderful blessing from God because only...
Govt Takes Away Councils' Incentive
THE president of the Northern Rivers Regional Organisation of Councils says there are no incentives for councils to build community facilities because of the charges forced upon them by the state government. Phillip Silver, who is also the mayor...
Hospital Says No to Cesarean; Mother Upset That Policy Takes the Decision from Her
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter A NORTH Coast mum who has been told she can't deliver her baby by cesarean feels Lismore Base Hospital is prioritising policy over people. Sylvia Leveridge, 38, said she was told by an obstetrician at the hospital...
It's an Open Road with No Fanfare; Resident's Question No Celebrations
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter BYRON Shire commuters are relieved Lighthouse Rd is fully operational, but they're also questioning why no formal celebration was held to mark the completion of the long-awaited project. When Ballina Shire Council...
Little Athletes Back on Track
PEOPLE power and their right to voice an opinion openly and in public has forced Byron Shire Council to expediate an agreement for Byron Little A's to use the multi-million dollar Regional Sport and Cultural Complex on Friday. A Draft Sports User...
Macca's Golden Arches Given the Dim Green Light
MURWILLUMBAH'S southern gateway will be a set of golden arches after Tweed Shire councillors yesterday voted to approve a proposed McDonald's restaurant despite community protests. Only councillors Katie Milne and Joan van Lieshout voted against...
Nick Makes Big Step Up; Lismore 16-Year-Old Wins Spot in NSW Country Under-21 Line-Up
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter DESPITE being only 16 years old, Marist Brothers all-rounder Nick De Giusti has been selected to play in the NSW Country Under-21 team in Sydney next week. However, De Giusti isn't fazed by the fact that...
Police Target Tow Trucks; after Two Suspicious Fires, RMS Will Join in a Compliance Crackdown
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter POLICE will target the local tow trucking industry through a series of compliance operations after two businesses owned by one Lismore tow truck operator were burned down this month. On February 10, a commercial...
Surfers to Battle for Teams' Title; Wood Pumped to Be Hitting Waves Again at Lennox Head
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter LENNOX Head surfer James Wood only had to walk across the road to compete in the Jim Beam Boardriders Cup event yesterday. Wood used his front yard advantage and looked right at home when he took out the...
The Case for and against Anonymity
Byline: OVER THE FENCE Fay Fardon I USUALLY try to avoid writing about anything that's controversial; but I feel quite strongly about writers to your paper who hide behind a facade of anonymity. I understand that one might feel exposed to unpopularity,...