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The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 17, 2009

A Long Journey in Search of Good Land
Byline: LOCAL HISTORY margaret henderson WE HAVE heard how people came from far and wide to take up land on the Northern Rivers. Many had been cedar-cutters prior to settling on the land or had been employed previously on the various cattle stations...
Byron Told to Show Some Respect to Visiting Schoolies
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au AS BYRON Bay residents brace themselves for the annual schoolies onslaught, the co-ordinator of this year's event has asked the community to show their young visitors some respect. "If the...
Byron United Comes to Aid of the Party; Local Businesses Will Put Up the Town's Christmas Tree
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au BYRON UNITED business group has promised to get Byron Bay's Christmas tree up this year in spite of the council's lack of support. There were fears the tree would not be erected because of...
Concern at Complexity of New Water Sharing Rules
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au CHANGES to age-old water sharing rules for farmers and other irrigators will be presented at Kyogle and Lismore this week. But the complexity of the draft water sharing plan, as proposed by...
Do Dental Checks on Dogs, Cats
Byline: VET SPEAK Mike FitzGerald HOW can you tell if your dog or cat has a toothache? Of course, they commonly get a range of dental problems, from broken teeth, to enamel defects and plain 'trench mouth'- chronic periodontal disease with halitosis...
Driving Home RRISK Message; High School Students Targeted by Drug and Alcohol Program
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au DON'T abandon your friends on a night out. Plan how to get home together. Look after your mates and know how to handle a drug or alcohol emergency. More than 3600 students from 48...
Four Decades of Frocks; Service with a Smile Has Kept Angie Her Loyal Clientele
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au IT IS rare nowadays for anyone to stay in the same profession for 40 years, let alone in the same business. But this week, Angie Nutt celebrates four decades of owning and operating Lismore's...
Joyce's Independent Thinking on Climate Change Makes a Lot of Sense
IN RESPONSE to Friday's Rave (with Jenny Austin, NS 13/11), perhaps Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce has done some independent research. That is, not through the mainstream media, or the Government's or some association's view on the emissions trading...
Lethal Legacy of 'Bronzed Aussie'; Melanoma Diagnosed after Years in the Sun
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au SKIN cancer can be like a noose around your neck, according to Warren Meanwell, who was diagnosed with a melanoma three years ago. "It is constantly at the back of your mind," he said....
{NIGHT OF VIOLENCE} {Patron Denies Glassing Publican in Melee }; the Crown Is Accusing This Man of Attacking Publican with Broken Glass
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au A PUBLICAN who was seriously injured during a violent night at his Uki hotel has told the Lismore District Court how he also feared for the safety of his pregnant wife. Alex Georgopoulos...
Only in America Am I Seen as Quaint
I'M MAKING tentative arrangements to holiday next year in the ski fields of North America. My original idea to head to Whistler in Canada was squashed when I discovered the Winter Olympics were on at the same time. Even though the lift queues would...
Praise for Casino Staff and Nurses
THIS morning, I took my seven-year-old to Casino Hospital as our large TV had fallen on him and I wanted him to be checked for any hidden injury. The staff was very calm and efficient and lovely to us. I appreciated the care taken and the concern...
Profiling Your Business on Facebook Could Pay Off
SOCIAL networking has become the buzz word for everyone, including business. Like it or not, it is becoming a part of the workplace, but should sites like Facebook be used and how? Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites at the...
Rapid Growth of China and India Has Fuelled Australia's Mineral Boom
Byline: {} {FINANCIAL MATTERS RICK RUTTEN } CHINA and India are under- going economic transformations that will shape world affairs for the next decade. What they are doing is not new but the sheer scale of their population means that their...
Sibling Rivalry Not an Issue in Idol Pursuit; Big Brother Equally Talented, but Happy to Run the Music Show at Byron Bay Church
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au HE'S GOT a voice equal to his brother's and musical talent in spades, but for now Byron Bay's Russ Walker, sibling of Australian Idol grand finalist Stan Walker, is happy to let his brother shine....
Smishing Is a New Cyber Fraud That Uses SMS Messages
THERE'S never any shortage of scams to avoid, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is warning that 'smishing' is the latest trick crims are using to part us from our money. You've probably heard of 'phishing'- that's where...
Surfies' Firm Rides Crest of the Wave; Backpacker Award Is Icing on the Cake for Byron Company
Byline: HOW I GOT STARTED Name of person Name of Business IT'S not the idea or where it comes from that matters, it's your ability to execute it, says Byron-based Mojosurf founder Nathan Folkes. The laid-back Mr Folkes should know. Despite dropping...
Vics Steal Blokart State of Origin
Byline: Amanda Sproule sport@northernstar.com.au IN an Australian-first, NSW, Victoria and Queensland have battled it out to be the best blokarters at a state of origin event held at Evans Head over the weekend. While in previous years NSW and...
Wide Awake and Winning with Coffee; National Awards Showered on Young Alstonville Man Whose Career Is Full of Beans
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au IF NATHAN BYRON is anything to go by, 20 cups of coffee a day is the recipe for success. The 26-year-old this year took out the greatest number of awards at Australia's most prestigious...
Workers 'Left in the Dark'; Expert Urges Employers to Make Best Use of Greatest Asset: Their People
AS EMPLOYERS moved quickly to implement strategies to counter a tougher economic climate, many appear to have overlooked a critical source of knowledge and insight on their business and their market. Leadership Management Australasia chief executive...