The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 13, 2009

BJ and the Polluters Holding Us to Ransom
I'M not normally inclined to violence but if I was Barnaby Joyce's mother I'd be mighty tempted to give him a big smack! While the rest of us are desperate to get the federal opposition and the government to come to some sort of agreement on the...
Byron Up for Yoga Challenge
YOGA enthusiasts from the Byron area will unite to salute the sun this Sunday by taking part in the 2009 Yoga Aid Challenge. This charity event is being held at the beautiful Denning Park, Main Beach, Byron Bay, and starts at 6am. Byron Bay is...
{Cook in Desert} {Cook in Desert}; FNC Rugby's Top Referee to Officiate at Dubai Sevens
Byline: PHIL MURRAY sport@northernstar.com.au IT'S been three years coming but leading Far North Coast rugby union referee Graham Cook will finally take centre stage at the elite Dubai Sevens tournament next month. The appointment of Cook as...
Make a Call on Jackets
NSW Maritime is calling for comment on a discussion paper outlining new categories for the compulsory wearing of lifejackets. Ports Minister Joe Tripodi said the reforms were aimed at recreational boaters in situations of heightened risk, especially...
Night Curfew Limits Fighter; Woman Allowed Bail for Medical Reasons
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au TAMMY WICKHAM, arrested after a late-night street brawl with another woman, will appeal the jail sentence she received after offending while on a suspended jail sentence for other matters, including...
Pain Clinic Saved Me Says Happy Customer; Former Patients Rally to Support Threatened Facility
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au FORMER patients of Lismore Hospital's pain management clinic have called on North Coast Area Health Service to not close or downgrade the facility. "I feel guilty that I was lucky enough to...
Rally Leadership under a Cloud; Contracts for Key Organisers Not Renewed
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au THE future of the World Championship Repco Rally's Australian leadership is up in the air after key organisers were excluded from the next rally, to run in the Kyogle and Tweed council areas...
Resident Critically Injured in Blaze; Residents Rescue Neighbour as Ballina Holiday Park Home Is Destroyed
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au A BALLINA man is lucky to be alive after his home at Lakeside Holiday Park was destroyed by fire. Enva Adams, was taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a critical condition by the...
River Man Welcomes Dam Block; Steve Posselt Plays Part in Traveston Crossing Dam Demise
Byline: HANNAH ROSS hannah.ross@northernstar.com.au ALSTONVILLE engineer Steve Posselt is in Broken Hill showing a Chinese delegation the degradation of the Murray Darling river system, yet he has a huge smile on his face. Mr Posselt's good humour...
Stablemates to Line Up in Country Plate; Never Much between Them, Says Trainer
Byline: Tony White SUCHABIMBO, the horse named after two deceased members of the Grafton racing community, will be out to continue its winning ways at Ballina today. The John Shelton-trained three-year-old, with apprentice Ben Looker in the saddle,...
The Felines Produce Christmas List
Byline: OVER THE FENCE JANE STAUNTON I KNEW it was coming and I was prepared! Got home one afternoon to find the felines sitting on some Christmas wrap. This indicates they want to discuss what they think they need in terms of Christmas gifts....
The Sun Shines on Formal Approach; Adding a Touch of Colour to Biggest Night of Year
Byline: HANNAH ROSS hannah.ross@northernstar.com.au MODERN girls don't let a little thing like sunburn spoil preparations for the biggest night of their life. Just two days before her Year 12 school formal, 18-year-old Annika Craven let the harsh...
Tired of Code Wars
NOT sure about you guys but this fighting between sports is becoming tiresome. I know it is important to those who administer the major codes that have become big business, but in the grand scheme of things does it really matter? It reached a...
{TODDLER'S HOSPITAL TRAUMA} {Doctor Left Hospital in the Lurch }; Two-Year-Old with Broken Wrist Sent Home from Facility without Doctors
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au WHEN heavily pregnant Casino mother Naomi Roberts found her two-year-old daughter clutching her arm after hearing a loud crash and screams, she did what any parent would - she rushed the toddler...
Tops in Traffic Control; Ballina Bypass Contractors Are Committed to Upskilling Tradespeople
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au TRAFFIC controllers working on the Ballina bypass are the best in the state, according to the project's manager. Tony Stante, of the Ballina Bypass Alliance, said they had invested...
Track Sell off out of Steam; Government Withdraws Rail Trails Bill
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au FARMERS, unions, and public transport supporters have breathed a collective sigh of relief after the State Government decided to delay its plans to sell off rail tracks. The Transport...
Volunteer Chaplain Not the Answer
RE the redundancy of the hospital chaplain: The Reverend Ivan Dehnert provides a vital service to the hospital. Mr Crawford stated that regional hospitals do not have a full-time chaplain but Mr Crawford also should note that Lismore Base Hospital...
Witness Feared He Would Be Murdered; Dead Killer Would Fly into Rages, Court Told
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au "I FEARED for my life sir. They would have killed me," Crown witness Jason Weeding told a murder committal hearing when asked why he previously lied to police about his knowledge of the murder of Tweed...
Zone Seeks an Edge; Zone Seeks Edge in Rugby Champs
Byline: PHIL MURRAY sport@northernstar.com.au IT'S a new line-up to start a new Far North Coast rugby union zone concept in the lead-up to kicking off next year's NSW Country Championship on a far brighter note. And it's all starting in 24 days...