The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 24, 2012

a[euro][approximately]Misled' over LEP; Ballina Ratepayers Take Protest to Council Meeting
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter ANGRY Ballina ratepayers are calling for the shire's proposed Local Environment Plan to be recalled. Owner of the South Ballina Beach Village, Rikki Grinberg, led a protest at the Ballina Shire Council...
Cane Toad Wasn't Great Leap Forward
Byline: OVER THE FENCE STEVE MACKNEY THE introduction of the cane toad into Far North Queensland in 1935 must go down in history as one of the biggest clangers ever made in this country. These pesky critters continue their invasion west and south...
Highway Should Be above Politics; Federal Transport and Infrastructure Minister ANTHONY ALBANESE Updates the State of Play on the Pacific Hwy Upgrade
NO OTHER highway in the country has been the subject of so many promises over so many years. And no other highway has seen so many deaths a 809 over the past two decades. In January, a young boy died in the most tragic fashion at Urunga when a B-double...
Le-BA Wins Surftag Title; Aboody's Late Heroics Secure Team Victory
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter PINT-SIZED surfer and crowd favourite Marcus Aboody emerged as the hero when he helped lead the Lennox-Ballina Boardriders Club to victory in the Jim Beam Surftag final at Lennox Head yesterday. Le-Ba finished...
Local MPs Back Rudd; Saffin Rejects Gillard's Attack on Him as Prime Minister
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor PAGE MP Janelle Saffin has rejected Prime Minister Julia Gillard's attack on Kevin Rudd's time as Labor leader. Ms Saffin, along with Richmond MP Justine Elliot, who was Minister for Ageing under Mr Rudd, yesterday...
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Money Lost on Chemicals; Many Using Products That Don't Work against the Pest
Byline: Samantha Elley Rural Reporter FARMERS are using chemicals in ways that make them less effective or even a total waste of time and money. As well as wasting money buying the chemicals, farmers are losing production because the animals...
No Solutions for Flight-Path Grief; Gold Coast Airport Growth to Continue
Byline: Colin Gilmore Reporter HALTING expansion of the Gold Coast Airport was just one of the suggestions made by residents at an extraordinary Community Aviation Consultation Group meeting on Wednesday. Chris Thompson of Casuarina joined about...
Oil Spill Plan a Victory for Seabird Rescuers
SEABIRD rescue volunteers on the North Coast are celebrating a new plan to make the state more prepared for catastrophic oil spills. The Legislative Council has passed a Labor amendment to the Marine Pollution Bill 2011, which will create a three-point...
Skip London for Nimbin; Your Hawaiian Shirt Could Win Gold at These Olympics
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Reporter FORGET the London Olympics. A much more interesting athletic event will be held right here on the Northern Rivers when Nimbin hosts its own swimming pool Olympic Games this weekend. The inaugural games will feature...
Titans Starting Fresh; Gold Coast Side Look to Future after Disappointing 2011 Season
Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor TITANS staff and players have put the dismal 2011 NRL season behind them and have declared the only way is upward after collecting sport's most unwanted prize a the wooden spoon. Gold Coast's shining light last...
Unpredictable Season Ahead
Byline: FOOTBALL ROBINSON WITH the pre-season Tursa Anzac Cup to kick off next weekend, Football FNC's 10 premier league clubs are getting into full swing for what is shaping as an unpredictable season. The two big Lismore clubs of Goonellabah...
Weather Takes Toll on Fish
A SMALL cool-core eddy about 30 nautical miles off the coast has had a lot to do with the fluctuating sea temps and the slow rate at which the inshore water is clearing up after the fresh. Instead of the dirty, cool river water hitting the ocean...