The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 21, 2012

$10K to Return to Work; Govt Makes Nurses Pay for a Refresher If They Have a 5-Year Break
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter A FINANCIAL obstacle that requires nurses and midwives who have taken time off work to undergo a $10,000 refresher course is not helping solve the region's nurse shortage, the NSW Nurses Association believes....
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Alethea Takes Ideas to L.A. Tropfest Winner Is Ready to Roll out More
Byline: Cassandra Tobin Entertainment Reporter STEALING a glance at the audience on Sunday, Alethea Jones was happy to see everyone engrossed in Lemonade Stand. Her short film went on to win Movie Extra Tropfest 2012. aIt's a guilty pleasure...
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Ballina Tops List for DA Approvals
BALLINA Shire Council was the hottest spot for development in 2010-2011, receiving and approving the most development applications (DAs) in the Northern Rivers. It was followed closely and unsurprisingly by Byron Shire Council, which also nabbed...
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Bangalow Bowlo Is Back in Business
BANGALOW bowling club has survived being put into administration and is now back in the hands of the community. Club members burst into applause at a crucial meeting in Bangalow yesterday when the creditors voted to end the administration period....
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Castle's Fairytale History; Owners Return to Take Part in Writing a Book on the Iconic Landmark
Byline: Graham Broadhead Reporter SEVERAL generations of locals have enjoyed one of Ballina Shire's iconic tourist attractions, and Lennox Head woman Remy Tancred now wants to find photos and stories about the Macadamia Castle. Ms Tancred is...
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Family Fruit Shop Thrives despite Woolies
TUCKED away downstairs in Lismore Central and thriving in the shadow of Woolworths a one of Australia's two retail food giants a is PJ's Fruit and Vege. PJ's is a traditional family-run fruit and vegetable shop and owners Brendon and Natasha Garred...
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Gold Hat-Trick for Byron Teenager; Hulbert-Green Proves She Has Skills to Match It with Best at Championships
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter SHANNON Hulbert-Green is spoken about in high regard at the Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club. aShe's one of the standouts,a club official Darren Brown said. And she certainly stood out from the pack at the...
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Have You Insured Your Greatest Asset?
Byline: FINANCIAL MATTERS JASON MCFADDEN One of your greatest assets is your ability to earn an income. Everything you do depends on this. If you can't work as a result of an illness or injury, what would happen? For those balancing mortgage...
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Jim Recalls Football's Early Days in Lismore; Ex-Player Has Fond Memories of Sport's Development across Region
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter JIM Parker played his first season of soccer simply afor a bit of funa way back in 1949. And when his teammates signed up for the same reason, it was not a surprise that his Methodist United outfit won the...
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Koalas, Roads and Drains All a Day's Work; Councillors Give Counsel to Catch Up with Community
Byline: Colin Gilmore Reporter SUNDAY'S Tweed Councillors Community Catch Up was not without its confrontations. One local criticised the lifting of the dog ban at the Kings Forest development and its effect on the koala population. Margaret...
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Mel Likes Playing with Dolls; and Now She's Found a Way to Make It Work for Her Online
FOR Mel Carrero, owner of the style and photography blog, The Chubby Fashionista, providing fashion advice to friends and clients is like playing with Barbie Dolls again. Although Ms Carrero in person is the very picture of up to date style and...
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Navigating Our Stereotypes
IT'S A slippery slope when we allow stereotypes to get a foothold in our minds. When I was a kid our family doctor was a bloke, as were all the other doctors employed by family and friends. Obviously there were female doctors, but I didn't know...
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Paartalu Has His Mind on the Roar
LAST year's grand final hero Erik Paartalu says he's thinking more about Brisbane's A-League title defence rather than earning Socceroos selection for this month's World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia. The 193cm midfielder, whose 120th-minute...
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She's Back Home in Hospital
ONE of the 24 nurse recruits to start at the Tweed Hospital this week will have no trouble navigating its halls. Casey Henzell, 30, and her son were both born at the hospital. If that was not enough, her mother could offer some friendly advice...
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Trainer Confident Rollem Can Back Up in Cup Race
Byline: GRAHAME TIMBRELL Racing Columnist Trainer Neil Godbolt is planning, at this stage, to back up Rollem in the Coopernook Hotel Hannam Vale Cup (1250m) at Krambach Race Club's meeting at Taree today. Rollem was run off his legs but still...
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You Build It, We Charge You; State Hits Shires for Rent on Land Where the Councils Have Built Community Facilities
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter STRUGGLING North Coast councils are being forced to pay huge rents to the State Government on facilities they built themselves using ratepayers' money. The rent is for the land on which the councils have...
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