The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 27, 2012

A Herb a Day Can Keep the Doctor Away
MARKET-goers at Blue Knob were treated to a seminar on community development and health care on the weekend, courtesy of a well-travelled alternative medicine identity. Returning from a month-long stint in India where he helped a rural community...
Ambulance Roster Makes Chopper Arrive Too Late; No Change in the Five Years since Coroner's Report on Delay
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter PARAMEDICS are calling on their employer to overhaul the staffing situation at the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and to stop aplaying Russian roulettea with patients' lives. The call comes five years...
Bombers Recruit Sets Sights on Big Season
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter AS a rugby league player from Tingha, it's only natural to want to follow in the footsteps of one of the all-time greats of the game a Preston Campbell. And that's exactly who 18-year-old Brayden Vickery...
Breast Cancer Funds Boost; Local Businesses Bowl Up to Raise Awareness and Provide Specialist Support Nurses
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter CRICKETERS, punters and community members donned their pink attire on Sunday for the Pink Stumps Fundraiser super eight cricket day in Alstonville. One of 800 clubs to participate in Pink Stumps this year,...
Byron Eyes CCTV to Cut Violent Crime
A CRIME report on Byron Bay has reinforced the need for a CCTV system in the CBD, with the town's rate of drunken assaults well above the state average. But cameras may be a while off yet with no funding currently available to Byron Shire Council....
Canine Cough Is Serious
Byline: VET SPEAK MIKE FITZGERALD YOU may be familiar with the term kennel cough and I have written about it previously in this column, but a recent case at the clinic has prompted me to revisit it. It is generally a mild but annoying nuisance of...
Collapse Costs Brothers; Casino Emerge Big Winners as Marist Crumble in One-Day Semi
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter AT 3-80, Marist Brothers were in control against the Casino Cavaliers in their Far North Coast Cricket LJ Hooker League one-day semi-final before disaster struck. Brothers lost seven wickets for just 38 runs...
Govt Plan May Cut Our Transport Cost
PUBLIC transport costs more in the Northern Rivers than in the city, but there is hope a new plan being developed by the NSW Government may address the inequity. Northern Rivers Social Development Council project officer Linda Wirf said there was...
Hollywood Comes to Lismore; Tight Gowns and Trivia Raise Money for Brain Injured Lass
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter MELISSA Gulbin and a handful of her friends will dust off those sparkly tight-fitting frocks hidden in the dark depths of their wardrobes and fish out the rouge lipstick for a night of Oscars indulgence tonight....
If It Works in Sport, Why Not Have Co-Prime Ministers?
I HAVE a solution to the latest crisis engulfing the Australian Labor Party. It will avoid the rancour and retribution currently on show which apparently will be settled today. As with any solution worth its salt it has evolved from our first...
In Brief
Snake bites boy A 14-YEAR-OLD Larnook boy remains in Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition after being bitten by a snake on Friday night. An ambulance spokesperson said paramedics were called to a Martin Rd, Larnook residence shortly before...
Man Jabbed with Syringe; Police Break Up Girl Fight with Capsicum Spray While Others Video It
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison and Megan Kinniment POLICE were kept busy with a number of violent incidents over the weekend, one resulting in a man being jabbed with a used syringe. In the early hours of Saturday morning a Queensland man was jabbed...
Naked Ride Shows the Softer Side of Cyclists; Riders Bare It All to Show Drivers They Don't Want a Bum Steering
Byline: Megan Kinninment Reporter FLESH will flash past in a fleet of naked and painted cyclists in Nimbin on Saturday. The celebratory exposure of adangly bitsa will raise awareness of the vulnerability of bike riders and pedestrians as part...
North Coast Rugby
Byline: LOCAL HISTORY margaret henderson PERHAPS to the uninitiated, football is just football. However, that is not so a at least on the North Coast. The recent publication of John Drysdale's book aRugby North: a history of Far North Coast Rugby...
Rodeo Is a Passion; Kyogle Butcher Puts Health on the Block for $1600 Purse
Byline: MEGAN KINNINMENT Reporter EIGHT seconds work for a $1600 payout; who would knock back that gig? The only catch is you have to stay atop a raging bull weighing enough to crush you and avoid being speared by a deadly pair of horns. Not...
Slater and Locals on Top; Parko Redeems Himself on Day Two
Byline: GREG DANVERS and ANDREW MCKINNON WORLD number two Joel Parkinson redeemed himself on day two of the first major surfing event of 2012 by easily disposing of wildcard trials winner Garret Parkes of Byron Bay in yesterday's opening heat of...
Workers Loom as Dangers
Byline: GREG DANVERS & MARK ROBINSON LISMORE Workers showed they could be the team to beat in Football FNC's premier league this season, dishing up an impressive 4-1 home defeat for reigning premiers Goonellabah in the sixth annual Corey New...