The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 18, 2009

{'DON'T BE STUPID LIKE ME'} {Wheelchair Man Tells Schoolies of Dangers }; Fatal Crash Driver, Now in a Wheelchair, Warns Schoolies of Dangers
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au IT WAS the worst night of his life. Michael Buttenshaw was in party mode. He drank bourbon, smoked cannabis, and drove his friend's car without a licence. At the end of the night,...
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Footprint Takes a Back Seat to Survival
LOCAL members of the National Party watch the climate change shenanigans in Canberra with bemusement. With God firmly on the side of the family on the land, man-made climate change, political alliances and other transitory matters can be viewed...
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Fun and Games of a Modest Memory
Byline: OVER THE FENCE FAY FARDON MANY years ago I attended the opening of Bonalbo Anglican Church and was introduced to Bishop Arthur. About a year later he visited the church in Grevillea where I was playing the organ and I was both surprised...
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Go a Day without Meat? You Bet
WOULD you go veg for the environment? Absolutely I would! And I have. Most people do not realise the effect that raising animals for food has on the environment. Animals that are raised for human consumption eat almost one billion metric tonnes...
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Just It! Someone Once Said: {ldquo}What You Think about Comes About.{rdquo} Nice Philosophy but Not Quite True When It Comes to Getting Fit. However, Suni Golightly Writes, Once You Make the Move, Your Body, Mind and Spirit Will Thank You for It
WE ALL know the many benefits of regular physical exercise. So why is it that so many of us are still sitting on the sofa? Laura Badger, from Summit Sports & Fitness Centre in Goonellabah, says procrastination and fear of the unknown, rather...
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Kennedy Set for US Stint
Byline: Amanda Sproule FOR Dave Kennedy, Las Vegas wasn't just about gambling - it was about riding some of the toughest bulls in the world. Following a successful year that has seen the Kyogle-based bull rider become the top rider in Australia,...
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Knowing Who to See Can Be Step in Right Direction
KNOWING when to see a naturopath and when to see other health professionals can be very important to your health. Naturopaths are very good at treating some conditions that orthodox medicine struggles with, especially with issues that have a dietary...
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Kyogle Loses Its Reserve over Strategic Plan; No Change in Public Liability Exposure
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au A NEW strategic plan governing Kyogle's crown reserves could leave the council with the same public liability exposure that led to it trying to jettison responsibility for the reserves in 2002....
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League Team Boost
Byline: Amanda Sproule sport@norrthernstar.com.au CHANGES to country rugby league are set to benefit the Northern Rivers representative side which would compete as a stand-alone region. The changes mean that teams in the eight representative...
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McNamara's Maiden Win
Byline: Ben Graham LISMORE racer Phil McNamara has broken through for his maiden feature event win after taking out the 2009 NSW V8 Dirt Modified Championship at Grafton Speedway last weekend. McNamara led home Australian champion Peter Britten...
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Nimbin Takes Iron-Clad Steps; Steeling Itself for Sale of Old Skate Park
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au AFTER about eight years in the making, Nimbin's controversial metal skate park may be sold on eBay to make way for a new concrete park. Following a flurry of last-minute negotiations before...
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Protect Your Data and Electricals during a Storm
Byline: Sue Cram sue.cram@northernstar.com.au WITH the storm season already upon us we need to think not only about protecting our homes but our communication and data systems as well. Disaster recovery "Research shows that of those businesses...
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'Rough' Waves of Development
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au FOR a town with a short history, Ocean Shores has courted its fair share of controversy. Second stage construction stalled a few years after the estate 'officially opened' in 1969 when American...
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Royal Document a Study in Grandiose Verbosity
Byline: BOWLS NEWS jim brigginshaw shimpusan@bigpond.com IT TAKES 40-plus over-stated pages for the Royal to give its Conditions of Play for 2010-11 - a verbose document that makes many of the game's contentious areas as clear as mud and provides...
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SCU 'Abuzz' with Good News; Trajectory Pushes the Economic Worth of Facility to the Northern Rivers {Lsquo}sky High'
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au SOUTHERN Cross University will be worth more than an estimated $483 million to the regional economies of the Northern Rivers next year, according to new economic reports. While details...
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Seaside Town Moves onto Greener Pastures
Byline: Kate O'Neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au NOT that long ago, Ocean Shores was an empty expanse of cow paddocks by the sea. Today, it's a thriving town of about 6000 people - the second largest in the Byron Shire - attracting a steady...
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Security Guards 'Flee' as Hotel Patron Breaks Bottle
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au LED ZEPPELIN hits were thumping out from Uki's Mount Warning Hotel when Hayley Poli, from the edge of the beer garden, saw Johnas Todd stoop to smash a beer bottle on the road and come up holding...
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Weekend Will Be Even Hotter; Year Looks Set to Break {Lsquo}warmest Ever' Record
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au IF YOU thought yesterday was hot, wait until the weekend, when temperatures are expected to rise by as much as five degrees. Yesterday, across the Northern Rivers, where temperatures as high...
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Wrong-Headed Investment Strategies Are the Problem at Ballina Council
BALLINA Shire Council is proposing a rate increase of 4 per cent above the rate-pegging limit set by the State Government (NS 14/11). Cr Jeff Johnson was the only councillor to vote against it. In July the Minister for Local Government declined...
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