The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 27, 2009

Albert Likes His Feet on the Ground; Rescued Seabird Is Slow to Wing His Way Home
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au ALBERT is a big, dark grey bird that doesn't want to go home. Despite the best efforts of acting general manager Keith Williams and his team at Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina,...
Ballina Makes Play to Cash in on Splendour; We'll Take It off Your Hands, Byron Told
Byline: SAMANTHA TURNBULL sam.turnbull@northernstar.com.au BALLINA has gained a reputation for poaching music events from Byron Bay, and they're at it again. Ballina Shire mayor Phillip Silver, Ballina Tourism and Hospitality spokesman Dave Heggie,...
Build the Facilities and They Will Come
I HAD the pleasure of attending a dinner last Tuesday night with my fellow councillors, senior staff and board members of the Lismore Chamber of Commerce, and I must say it was an excellent time of networking and exchange of ideas. I am very glad...
Casino Man Used Partner as 'Punching Bag', Court Told
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au A CASINO man bashed his partner repeatedly over several days while preventing her from leaving the house, Lismore Local Court has heard. Self-employed welder Allan Norman Murphy, 39, appeared...
Class Act by Jetstar for the Schoolies
Byline: Amanda Sproule news@northernstar.com.au JETSTAR Ballina-Melbourne direct flights are running again, but only for three weeks. General manager corporate relations for Jetstar, Simon Westaway, said the services were running to 'accommodate...
Digging into Chinese Puzzle; SCU Student Endeavours to Fill in the Blanks from Untold Era of Our History
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au ARCHEOLOGIST Theresa Gilroy wants to reveal our hidden Chinese history. Obvious locations, such as Chinamans Beach at Evans Head and Chinaman Hill at Mullumbimby, point to our Chinese...
Evans Man Convicted on Brawl Charges
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au THOMAS James Crawford says he didn't start the fight that left another man badly injured, but he certainly finished it. Crawford, 19, of Evans Head, this week appeared in Lismore Local Court...
Figuring out Lack of Land; Business and Property People Share Frustrations at the Growth of Lismore
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com,au IF YOU are having trouble buying a piece of land in Lismore, it's because there isn't much available, according to Lismore real estate agent Paul Deegan. "We need to do something,...
Honours in Order; Ratcliffe Seeks Climb Up the Order of Merit at Byron Bay's PGA Seniors
Byline: Amanda Sproule sport@northernstar.com.au WITH the 2009 Fiducian Legends Australian PGA Seniors Championship at Byron Bay Golf Club fast approaching, competition for Order of Merit honours has begun. Last year's champion, Noel Ratcliffe,...
Keeping a Cool Head When Heat Is On
Byline: OVER THE FENCE JANE STAUNTON CISSIE the feline took smart measures to beat the heat on Saturday last by sitting in the bird bath. The fact that it had no water in it didn't faze her ... she sat there looking very comfy. I figure Ciss...
Kennedy on a Roll
Byline: Amanda Sproule AFTER travelling to Las Vegas recently to compete in the recent PBR Built Ford Tough Professional Bull Riders world finals, Dave Kennedy is preparing to snatch first place in the Australian PBR finals this weekend. Kennedy,...
Life-Changing Experiences; Chemotherapy Patients Tell of Long Side-Effects
Byline: Samantha Turnbull sam.turnbull@northernstar.com.au WHEN Boatharbour mother-of-three Erin Mitchell was diagnosed with breast cancer all she could focus on was one day at a time. This week marks one year since her initial diagnosis and...
Lighthouse Beach Ideal Location for New Surf Club
WITH Lighthouse Beach being the main beach at Ballina, it makes good sense to locate any new Surf Life Saving building at the centre of the beach. Given the expected increase of population to our region we need a big, accessible beach in order to...
Looking to Alternatives to End of School Fun
THE scenes from Schoolies Week that make it to the media must frighten the hell out of parents of Year 9 and 10 students, but preparation is the key and there are alternatives. You could easily get the impression that all high school leavers...
Macca Soil Studied; Orchard Floor Findings to Be Used to Aid Topsoil Recovery and Development
RESEARCH has shown how macadamia trees act like a giant funnel, concentrating rainwater into a gushing stem flow of up to 1100 litres in a 30-hour heavy storm. As part of a study to reduce erosion in macadamia orchards, Industry & Investment...
Man Rubbishes Rules for Dumping off Recyclables
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au RULES at the Ballina tip are encouraging people to 'drive down the road and chuck their rubbish over the side', a Byron Bay tradesman says. The man, who wanted to be known only as Mick -"I...
Pushing Gay Marriage Barrow; Campaign in Support of Same-Sex Nuptials Hits City Streets
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au ANGELA POLLARD will never get married, but that's only partly because she's not allowed to. Ms Pollard is one of the about 3 per cent of Australians who describe themselves as gay or lesbian,...
Road Transport Employers Briefed on New Work Laws
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au THE Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation rolled into town yesterday to explain the new Fair Work laws affecting all employers in the trucking, bus and coach industries. Industrial...
Schoolies: The Best/worst Is Still to Come for Byron
Byline: SAMANTHA TURNBULL sam.turnbull@northernstar.com.au IF Byron Bay locals thought the spare tables at the Beach Hotel and parking spaces in town were a sign they had escaped Schoolies Week bedlam, they had better think again. The week officially...
Softball Teams Mixing It Up Again
Byline: TRISH CLAYDON THERE will be action aplenty in the Open mixed competition of the Far North Coast softball tonight (8pm) when Casino Misfits take on cross-town rivals Casino Coyotes. This game promises to be evenly matched and played in...
South West the Best
Byline: Amanda Sproule sport@northernstar.com.au SYDNEY South West are the top team in under-12 PSSA cricket after narrowly defeating Mackillop in the final at Oakes Oval, Lismore, yesterday. The Sydney team won the toss and batted first and...
Task Force to Ensure Ballina Not Bypassed; Council Acts to Minimise Adverse Impacts of Road Project
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au A NEW task force will be set up to ensure that Ballina is 'bypass ready'. However, despite debate at the Ballina Shire Council meeting yesterday, it is still not known who will sit...