The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 30, 2009

Brethren Make a Point
Byline: PHIL MURRAY sport@northernstar.com.au MARIST Brothers have had to endure a long time between drinks for outright bonus points in the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League, but they were only too happy on Saturday to invite Brunswick-Byron players...
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Build the Gallery, Revitalise Lismore
I WOULD like to lend my voice to support the development of the Margaret Olley Art Centre. I've looked at the Lismore City Council's Lismore Alive web page. It promotes revitalising Lismore to the benefit of everyone who lives, works and visits...
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Child Sex Victims Are Not Forgotten; Church Remembers Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Byline: SUSANNA FREYMARK susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au ROBBIE GAMBLEY would rather be known as 'the bloke who nailed a sexual predator.' He doesn't want people to feel sorry for him or to see him as a victim because of the sexual abuse...
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Climate Change Squeezes Coast
PLANNED retreat, climate change and biodiversity will be the topics of discussion at a free seminar to be held in Byron Bay on Thursday. It is being hosted by the Environmental Defender's Office Northern Rivers in response to the growing interest...
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Crawford in the Mix
Byline: PHIL MURRAY sport@northernstar.com.au TINTENBAR-East Ballina's smashing right-hand batsman Brett Crawford already knows it won't be third time lucky when NSW Country selectors name their side for the national cricket titles today. But...
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Creative Giggs Far from Finished
SIR Alex Ferguson believes he can get at least another two years of five-star service from Ryan Giggs after the evergreen Welshman scored his 100th Premier League goal in Manchester United's 4-1 win over Portsmouth yesterday. Wayne Rooney's first...
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Flight into Pain and Despair; Lismore Man Recalls His Own Jetstar Saga after Kokoda Trail Amputee's Wheelchair Problem
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au JETSTAR flight 441 from the Gold Coast to Melbourne turned into a nightmare for 26-year-old Lismore man Jamie Maxted. Mr Maxted earlier this year was on his way to see a specialist to plan...
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It Would Be Splendid If the Splendour Festival Left Town ... for Ever
THE story 'Hands off our Splendour' (NS 21/11) should have read 'Hands off our money' or 'Hands off our binge fest'. What's the great loss if Splendour in the Grass were to leave Byron Shire? I guess we will lose some alcohol-fuelled aggro, there'll...
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Lifeguards Go to School in Preparation for Summer
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au WHEN you are a professional surf lifeguard, there are good days and bad days. Just ask Lennox Head boys Matt Laverton, 20, Nathan Boyle, 22, and Ben Kirk, 20, who yesterday did a 'very...
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Looking Forward to a New Life
THIS will be my last column for a while. As of now we are officially on baby watch and I am taking some time off to help welcome our third child into the world. It seems odd to me that, although we went through this process less than three...
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Mission Is One-in-6000; Helicopter Fundraiser Has to Call on Its Help
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au JOHN 'SHIPPA' HOYE wouldn't wish on anyone the pain he felt just after morning tea on November 19. "I had been working with a builder at the Jiggi Public School," the Goonellabah resident...
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Movember's Ticklish Upper Lip Comes to an Itchy End
Byline: SAMANTHA TURNBULL sam.turnbull@northernstar.com.au HIS surname is Tickle, but that's the last word he would use to describe the feeling his hairy upper lip has been giving him for the past month. David Tickle, 23, and thousands of other...
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Mullum Festival Swings to Music; Young and Old Turn Up to Party Their Way through a Weekend of Entertainment
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au SHE might be just 15 months old, but Willow Fitzgibbon earned a reputation as a 'party girl' at the weekend's Mullum Music Festival. The toddler, who is a Mullumbimby local, was seen...
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Nats Eager to Turn Page; Kevin Hogan Selected Unopposed and Ready to Do Battle with Labor's Janelle Saffin
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au IT has been a tumultuous week in Federal politics, but it is still a world which Clunes businessman Kevin Hogan hopes to enter at the next election. At the weekend he was selected...
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Punch Leads to Gun Being Drawn; Magistrate Describes as Fiction Accused's Story of Using Gunman's Brother as a Shield
Byline: ALEX EASTON alex.easton@northernstar.com.au PHILLIP JASON CHARLES saw the revolver rise and his giant left fist flicked out, crashing into the jaw of the gunman's brother. Using the stunned brother's body as a shield, Charles advanced...
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Push to List Koalas as Endangered
THE koala (with a joey on her back) shown in the photo came into Friends of the Koala's care nearly three years ago. She was hand-raised with another orphaned female. The two koalas, named Zoe and Japara, were released together on a private property....
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