The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 6, 2012

Australian Boxers Pack Surprise Punch for Olympics
OLYMPIC boxing coach Don Abnett says Australia will head to the London Olympics with more than just young gun Damien Hooper as a medal chance. After watching the national amateur championship finals in Hobart yesterday, Abnett said title winners...
A Wallaby from Eltham
Byline: LOCAL HISTORY margaret henderson THE Richmond River district has produced many well-known identities, a few famous internationally. Some of these have been teachers while others have been sportspersons. One who excelled both as a teacher...
Bears' Win Test of Nerves; Pottsville Bowling Attack Fights Back to Take Match Down to the Wire
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter THE Ballina Bears were never expected to have as many nervous moments as they did against Pottsville in their two-day match at Fripp Oval, Ballina, but that was exactly what happened yesterday. The hosts won...
Berkel and Paxton Stand out from Pack; Lennox Head Triathletes Push Rivals with a Cracking Pace
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter LENNOX Head triathletes Tim Berkel and Rachel Paxton were the stand-outs from the contingent of Northern Rivers competitors in the Hell of the West triathlon at Goondiwindi yesterday. Berkel finished second...
Calls for Caution as Korean Tourist Nearly Drowns
THE near-drowning of an international tourist on Saturday only two weeks after the drowning of a Kor- ean national at Ballina has prompted calls from surf lifesavers for beach-goers to exercise some common sense. Just after 3pm on Saturday, two...
Dangerous Quarry Jump Claims Another Victim; 20-Year-Old Swedish Backpacker Smashes Vertebrae in 25m Cliff Leap
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter OPERATORS of the Island Quarry Reserve trust are pleading with the public to stop jumping into the quarry after a Swedish backpacker broke her back last week. Emma Weisglas, 20, smashed her vertebrae when she jumped...
Get Your Game on; the What, Where and When of Signing Up to a Local Sport
Tintenbar East Ballina Football Club TINTENBAR East Ballina Football club have joined with Addvantage Football Academy, run by Dwayne Smith. This is a great time for junior players to sign up as AFA will run two classes per week at the Chockiba...
Hanging out at the Cat Cafe
Byline: VET SPEAK MIKE FITZGERALD WHAT to do with a day to kill in Tokyo? The usual tourist sights: Imperial Palace, a shrine, or maybe check out the weird sights in Harajuku? Nope, I had other ideas. The charms of a certain lesser known establishment...
Macadamia Castle's Diesel Is One Cool Dude; Airconditioner for an Overly Spoilt Wombat
Byline: AVA BENNY-MORRISON Reporter MOST wombats are used to dusty burrows and making comfort out of leaves and grass, but not Diesel, the Macadamia Castle's resident wombat. Diesel knows nothing less than a life of luxury after being bottle...
Off-Field Tweets All Part of the Game
AS YOU head to work this morning, over in Indianapolis the Super Bowl will be kicking off. It is the annual meeting of the AFC and NFC champions in American Football and, if, you are any good at Roman you will know it is SB XLVI or for less latin...
Raymont Proves Too Quick around Circuit; Rivals Left to Battle out Minor Placings
Byline: DENNIS NEWLYN Speedway correspondent AIDAN Raymont driving his BA Ford Falcon took out the NSW Modified Production Sedan Championship at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on Saturday night. Gympie-based Raymont was never seriously challenged...
Shipload of Relics at Chinderah; Riverside Museum a Gold Mine of Maritime History
Byline: Mairi Manley mairi.manley@mydailynews.com.au LANDLUBBERS and seafarers alike can gain an education while being gobsmacked by the incredible collection of maritime artefacts that collector Ray Evans has procured over the past 29 years. ...
State Govt Bans Sun-Bed Tanning
THOSE chasing that sun-kissed skin tone will no longer be able to source their ultra violet rays from solariums after the State Government announced a sun bed ban across NSW by 2014. The move was announced on Saturday by NSW Minister for Environment...
Was Sgt Stratford First Ashore? Family Strives for Recognition of Fallen Digger at Anzac Cove
Byline: Jennie Dell Reporter THE heroism of a young Lismore soldier, said by eyewitnesses to have been the first to hit the beach at Gallipoli on April 15, 1915, has yet to be recognised in his home town. Eyewitness accounts held in the Australian...