The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 16, 2009

A Little Ironic That Only the Depth of Concern Changes
I FIND it sad and ironic that letters are still appearing in our local newspapers that deny any evidence of sea level rise, global warming or climate change. Last week Ballina hosted the 18th NSW Coastal Conference with over 250 delegates from around...
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Ballina Misses in Sea Levels Probe; Expert Surprised It Did Not Make Nationwide Report
Byline: christine tondorf christine.torndorf@northernstar.com.au A NEW Federal Government report on rising sea levels has failed to name Ballina as an 'at risk' coastal area, despite the town being listed by the NSW Government as vulnerable to climate...
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Hold the Phone, I Looked an Idiot
ONE thing worse than declaring yourself to be an idiot is, in making the declaration, proving yourself to be one. Of course, it's all the iPhone's fault. I mentioned last week that my new gizmo and I weren't getting along and I'd spent 45 minutes...
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King's Spirit Alive and Well; Former Ballina Junior Is Makingher Way in WNBL for Bendigo
Byline: Amanda Sproule sport@northernstar.com.au FROM humble beginnings playing basketball with school friends in Ballina, Lauren King is making a splash in the Women's National Basketball League. The 25-year-old is a guard and forward for Bendigo...
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Race to Hospital No Barrier for Midnight Mischa
Byline: CHRISTINE TONDORF news@northernstar.com.au WHEN Mischa Robbie is asked about her name, she will have to explain how she came to be born on a grassy area beside Meerschaum Vale Road. The 13-day-old Wardell resident is named after her 'birth...
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Remembering Forgotten; State Ward Tells of the Trauma in Kids' Homes
Byline: christine torndorf christine.torndorf@northernstar.com.au FORMER state ward Graham Wilson said he hoped today's apology to the 'Forgotten Australians' would make more people aware of how brutal children's homes were. Mr Wilson has travelled...
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Symposium on a Growing Problem
CAMPHOR laurel trees provide both opportunities and threats to Byron Shire's ecosystem, so a management strategy is urgently needed. That's why Byron Shire Council is holding a camphor laurel symposium on Friday, November 27, from 9am until 1pm....
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Time to Answer $11.5M Shortfall
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au RICHMOND Valley Council will reveal the details of its $11.5 million loss last financial year at tomorrow's November meeting. Dedicated council watcher Ian Drinkwater, a candidate at the last election,...
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