The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 10, 2009

Backroom Administration Key to Healthy Business; Lismore Square Health Food Shop Wins Award for Operations Excellence
Byline: SECRETS OF OUR SUCCESS NATHAN BOX, HEALTHY HABITS BACK office administration is often seen as the boring job of operating a small business and many overlook it, to their peril. But not Nathan Box, of Healthy Habits at Lismore Square....
Byron Ambos Relocation Plan; Hospital Could Also Move to New Site at Ewingsdale
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au THE Byron Bay ambulance station could be moved from the town centre out to Ewingsdale under plans being discussed with Byron Shire Council. The Ambulance Service of NSW yesterday confirmed...
Christmas Markets Help Plateau Area Survive the Bypass
Byline: CHAMBER NEWS RICHARD LUTZE THE Alstonville-Wollongbar Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Christmas markets in Main Street and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. There will be stalls with lots of Christmas...
Danger Busters at Work; Help to Rid Small Businesses of Hazards to Staff
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au A SAFE business is a good business, says WorkCover business advisory officer Patricia Wilson. Yet in 2006/07 there were 140,203 injuries reported in NSW workplaces, with small business identified...
Environmental Fashion; Clothing Range Made from Hemp, Bamboo and Organic Cotton
Byline: MOVERS & SHAKERS KELLI DONAVAN AND SEAN WATSON, PURE POD CLOTHING CLOTHING designer Kelli Donovan, a committed environmentalist, was caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. She loved the fashion industry, but despaired...
Families Forced to Dip Deep for Swim; Angry Reaction after Lismore Council Ditches Popular Six-Month Pass for Memorial Baths
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH news@northernstar.com.au COMPLAINTS from Lismore families have forced Lismore City Council to rethink its axing of the six-month family pass for the Memorial Baths. The option families were given at the beginning of the...
Feeling Stressed? Working Sabbatical the Next Best Option to Taking a Holiday
BUSINESS owners and high-level managers suffer burn-out all too commonly, because they simply work too hard for too long. For many it becomes a case of feeling that taking any time off would be a luxury, and there is simply too much work on the...
{HOGES, STROP BACK IN COURT} {New Bid to Unearth Hoges', Strop's Tax 'Secrets' }; Adviser's Bid to Avoid Questions about Celebrities' Money Matters Branded {Lsquo}embarrassing' by ATO
THE former financial adviser for celebrated Northern Rivers local John 'Strop' Cornell and former local Paul Hogan is wrongly claiming professional privilege as a reason for not answering questions in relation to the $300 million Wickenby tax probe,...
Magistrate Shows Zero Tolerance for P-Plate Drink-Driver
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au A TEEN P-plate driver who crashed his car and injured a mate after drinking six rum and colas was taken home from the accident scene by his father and had two more drinks before going to hospital to...
Pet Earaches Lead to Big Headaches
Byline: VET SPEAK Mike FitzGerald EARACHES are no fun, as you'll know if you've had one, so it's important you don't overlook signs of ear trouble in your pet. Head shaking, scratching and rubbing on the ground are all common signs. But sometimes...
Police Learn Lessons from Past Schoolies; Extra Officers to Be Brought in to Cope with {Lsquo}busiest Time'
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au IT'S OFFICIAL - schoolies is now the busiest time of year for Byron Bay police, overtaking the Christmas and New Year party period. Local police this year are expecting a population explosion...
Quality TV Shows Have Now Vanished
WE WERE the lucky ones, with memories of the times when we, as a family, would watch TV shows like Pick a Box with Bob Dyer, and people like Roy Reene, Graham Kennedy, Bobby Limb and Dawn Lake, and so many others. Or we would all gather around a...
Running Business Is Child's Play; Couple Relishing the Challenge of Building Profile of Kiddies Centre
Byline: HOW I GOT STARTED Amy and Duane Cahill, Play Quest, Lismore AMY and Duane Cahill didn't know Lismore's indoor children's play centre Play Quest existed until one of their children was invited to a party there last Easter. On their first...
Self-Employed Often Neglect to Build Retirement Nest Egg
Byline: BUSINESS BUZZ pAUL cLITHEROE MANY Australians think about working for themselves, and for those who take the leap into self-employment it can mean enjoying healthy profits, flexible work hours and an enormous sense of reward that you're...
Stan by Our Man; Australian Idol Star Needs the Support of the Local Community to Make It through the Final Weeks
Byline: Melissa Gulbin news@northernstar.com.au AUSTRALIAN Idol favourite Stan Walker's 'touchdown' performances on Sunday may have earned the ex-Byron High student the promise of a recording contract from US guest judge Peter Wentz, but his mum,...
Suspicion over Byron Fire; Police Investigate Carpenter's Claims That Industrial Estate Blaze Was Deliberately Lit
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au BYRON BAY carpenter Steve Hurst believes the fire that damaged the joinery business he manages at the industrial estate yesterday was deliberately lit. "I'm not an expert, but you can see...
The Houdini- Proof Plastic Packaging Defeats Me
IT'S TIME we took a stand. Forget global warming, carbon credits and world hunger. It's time to take a stand against that most frustrating of inventions: the welded plastic packaging that surrounds so many products. You know the stuff; the packaging...
The Struggles of a Pioneer Farmer's Wife
Byline: LOCAL HISTORY margaret henderson WE HEAR about the hard times endured by the early settlers: how they were often short of food because ships bringing supplies could not get across the notorious Ballina Bar, how there were no proper roads,...
TOP SPOT DENIED; Owen Wright Was Just 13 Minutes Away from Glory
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au IN the space of one wave, Lennox Head surfer Owen Wright went from being top of the world to not knowing which way was up or down. Wright is still recovering from a massive wipe-out that ruined...