The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 26, 2009

A Hidden Element in Teen Crashes
ROAD crashes involving young Australians have an often overlooked cause - the significant number of teenagers who deliberately harm themselves. A major NSW-based study has found those young people who admit to self-harming behaviour were also...
Aquatic Centre's Sinking Feeling; Councillors Told Anticipated Crowds Are Not There
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au THE Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre is operating at a loss and not attracting the crowds originally expected, Lismore councillors were told on Tuesday. Conceding that the benefits of...
Bloom Could Be a Blight on Casino; Other Waterways Are Free of Blue-Green Algae
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au WHILE Casino grapples with a blue-green algal bloom in the Richmond River, the rest of the region is free of the toxic growth. The most recent test on Lennox Head's Lake Ainsworth, for instance,...
Byron Council Bears the Brunt of Public Backlash
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au NEWS of the move to Queensland by Splendour in the Grass has provoked a passionate response from the community, with many laying the blame on Byron Shire Council. The director of Bluesfest,...
Family Battles Land Council; Cabbage Tree Island Siblings Oppose Their Sister's Eviction
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au CABBAGE Tree Island's Anderson sisters are standing firm in their fight against eviction from their family home. All the siblings were raised on the home site by their mother Winifred, whose...
From Breakfast Gigs at Mining Camps in WA to Melbourne Night Clubs, This Rising Star Finds New Material about Life's Absurdities, Writes GEORGINA BIBLE; Monty Franklin Found out That Comedians Keep Funny Hours
STAND-UP comedy can require its practitioners to be funny in some unusual situations. Take Monty Franklin for example. Stand-up is normally found in the realm of dimly lit clubs in front of well-dressed patrons clasping glasses of chardonnay...
Haunted House Seeks to Eject New Tenants
A HAUNTED house makes no secret of the fact it's not pleased with its new tenants in Paranormal Activity, a new independent tale of supernatural horror. Katie (Katie Featherson) and Micah (Micah Sloat) are a 20-something couple who have just moved...
In Brief
CATCH Australian Rock icon Jon English on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 when he appears in Rock Show at the Star Court Theatre, Lismore. Jon will be joined by an amazing troupe of multi talented artists, who will take the audience on...
Jay, Sophia a Chance in Tas
Byline: PHIL MURRAY THE Ballina Athletic Club has put in a bold bid for national recognition with two 400-metre runners qualified for the Australian All Schools Athletic championships in Hobart next month. However, it could have been three had...
Mills Content at Tigerland
Byline: Amanda Sproule sport@northernstar.com.au AS unlikely as it seems, Lennox Head's Wayde Mills is still in the running to be recruited by an AFL club when the league's national draft gets underway today, and when its pre-season draft is held...
MIRACLE Baby {Finding Hope for Little Girl Who Was Dying from Rare Disorder }; Family Finds Hope for Daughter Who Was Dying from Rare Genetic Disorder
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au A YEAR ago she was dying, but a world-first experimental treatment has turned little Artemissia into our miracle baby. Artemissia had barely turned one when she was struck by a rare genetic...
Music Lovers Go Online to Oppose Qld Move
Byline: Amanda Sproule news@northernstar.com.au FOLLOWING the news that Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass will move to Woodford in Queensland, Northern Star readers have overwhelmingly opposed the change of location in our online poll. At 5pm...
Northern Rivers Roosters
Byline: Amanda Sproule sport@northernstar.com.au THE Sydney Roosters are set to hold a year-long Northern Rivers reunion next season with Ballina's James and Mitch Aubusson welcoming Casino's Brian Smith as coach of the NRL club. A former Maclean...
Our 5 Best Things to Do This Week
Mullum Music FROM tonight the quaint village of Mullumbimby will come alive with the second annual Mullum Music Festival. With over 50 acts on eight stages over four days, this celebration of quality music serves up everything from folk, pop, rock,...
Price of Fixing the Planet; Happy to Shoulder Fair Share of an ETS
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au LIKE many families, the Dobsons of East Ballina don't know much about the Rudd Government's proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). However, in order to help make the planet a better place...
Rat Attacks Fisherman; Iluka Resident Gets a Bigger Bite Than He Had Bargained for at the Beach
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au ILUKA angler John Cockbain never used to fear the large black rats that inhabit the Clarence River's north wall. But since his recent close encounter of the rattiest kind, he'll be keeping a...
SCU Rejects Claim by Union over Casuals
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au A STOUSH has broken out in the middle of workplace negotiations between Southern Cross University and the National Tertiary Education Union. Southern Cross University's deputy vice-chancellor,...
Snake Bites Can't Stop Lawyer
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au LISMORE barrister Megan Cusack has praised the quick actions of paramedics, doctors and her husband for saving her after she was attacked by a brown snake on Saturday. Ms Cusack yesterday said...
Telstra's Service a Test of Patience
WHAT'S wrong with Australia's workforce and why is so much trade being sent offshore? Why are banks sending their data processing to India, and why is the sugar milling co-operative importing sugar from Malaysia when there are 600 local growers?...
Tex Perkins Happy to Be Coming Home; Rock Icon Will Headline Mullumbimby Festival This Weekend
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au LOCAL music legend Tex Perkins will headline this year's Mullumbimby Music Festival. The Australian rock icon, who lives in the Byron Bay hinterland, will perform at the Mullumbimby High School...
The Band Spearheading a Renaissance in Oz Rock Is Coming to Byron Bay, Writes GEORGINA BIBLE; Karnivool on the Brink of Waking Up to Global Fame
KURT Cobain once said the most exciting time in a band's life is when it is standing on the doorstep of becoming famous. When five-piece heavy rock outfit Karnivool emerged in 2005 with their debut album Themata, two things were obvious. The...
The Iconic Australian Band the Church Are Still Performing and Wowing Their Audiences; the Church Keep Onkeeping the Faith
REMEMBER the hit song from The Church, Under the Milky Way? Of course you do; it's been voted the best Australian song of the last 21 years. The Church shot to international fame with Unguarded Moment in 1981 and scored again in 1987 with Under...
Top Guns Take off the Gloves; Air Defence Exercise Putting the Pressure On
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au THE East Coast Air Defence Exercise is now in full swing off the coast of Evans Head, with 28 high-tech jet fighters being pushed to their supersonic limits. Air combat commander, Air Commodore...
{Wanted' in Qld} {Organiser Says It's 'Lovely to Feel }
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au THE rumour is confirmed. Byron Bay music festival Splendour in the Grass is moving to Queensland in 2010. Event organiser Jessica Ducrou yesterday announced the iconic event would temporarily...