The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 13, 2012

Fish Owls A[euro]" a Tough Gig
Byline: VET SPEAK MIKE FITZGERALD SOME creatures have a hard life. I recently became acquainted with Blakiston's fish owl, perhaps the largest owl in the world and currently on the endangered species list. Okay, so those emperor penguins that...
Football Institute Direction Queried
THE brains behind the establishment of the Asia Pacific Football Institute at Southern Cross University, Craig Foster, is believed to be unhappy about the direction the project is taking. The former Kadina High School student, Socceroos legend and...
Games Dream in Danger; Lawrence in Tears after Missing Slalom Final
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter FORMER Old Bonalbo resident Ros Lawrence was left searching for answers after failing to make the final of Australian Open Canoe K1 Slalom Olympic qualifying event at Penrith on Saturday. The dual World...
Karts Stolen in Night Heist; Trailer Containing Three Go-Karts Taken from Murwillumbah Holding Yard
Byline: GREG MARTIN Reporter MURWILLUMBAH'S David Hamilton sees ano rhyme or reasona why thieves stole his trailer containing three go-karts from a holding yard in Murwillumbah last Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The trailer is normally...
Mison Claims Magnificent Seven on Way to Milestone; Casino Pace Ace Rips through Alstonville Top Order
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter CASINO Cavaliers pace bowler Mark Mison celebrated his 300th Far North Cricket LJ Hooker League wicket in style against Alstonville at Hill Park, Wollongbar. Mison finished with seven wickets as Alstonville...
Pelicans Fly on Postie Bikes; Social Group on Charity Run to Darwin
Byline: Javier Encalada Javier.Encalada@northernstar.com.au DRIVING 20 postie bikes and a red mustang from Ballina to Darwin with your mates sounds like a fantastic trip. Add a fundraising target of $100,000 and the idea becomes an epic voyage....
Reason Behind Animal Cruelty; SCU Psychologist Explains Why Certain People Want to Punish Defenceless Pets
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter IT IS a crime most of us could not imagine committing a injuring an innocent animal that has no ability to defend itself. But it is an incident that has been particularly prevalent in the Northern Rivers recently....
Sibling Rivalry Takes to Track; Herne Familyrun Hot at Lismore Meet
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter THE Herne family was out in force with all four siblings finishing in the top three of their divisions in the first round of the NSW State Cup go-kart event at Lismore Showground yesterday. Josh Herne, 19,...
Time of Great Learning
Byline: LOCAL HISTORY margaret henderson THESE days we take education for granted. We think it rather odd if people cannot choose how their children will be educated, or if an adult cannot receive a tertiary education. We can pick what course...
Woman Fears She May Be CSG Target; Suspicious Vehicle with A[euro][approximately]no Coal Seam Gas' Sticker on the Back Chased off Land
Byline: PAUL APPELKAMP Reporter AFTER Alison Johnston saw trespassers and suspect vehicles on her Whiporie property she began fearing for her children's safety. aI saw a ute parked on our boundary and I thought it was an unusual spot to park,...