The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 23, 2009

Arson Suspected in Suspicious Bushfires; Evacuations as Flames Engulf Bushland at Cabarita and Pottsville
Byline: JAMES PERKINS news@northernstar.com.au FIREFIGHTERS worked late into last night to contain a blaze in Cabarita Beach bushland which was one of five suspicious fires that burned along the Tweed Coast yesterday. Tweed Rural Fire Service...
A Thank-You to the Rural Fire Service Volunteers
NOW that the fires and smoke around Brooms Head have well and truly settled, I would like to personally thank all the members of the Rural Fire Service who played an active role in suppressing the large wildfire that paid Brooms Head a visit on the...
Ballerina Dances to a Different Melody
AS FAR as butterflies go, Melody was a long way from convincing. And as far as ballerinas go, well, let's just say there's no Billy Elliot-style dance genius in the making here. However, my two-and-a-fair-bit daughter's first ever dance performance...
Country Teachers Fall Short of Mark; Inland Recruitment Harder Than Coastal Areas
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au ARE THERE enough teachers in the Northern Rivers to teach our kids? If you live on the coast, it is likely there are more than enough teachers. Yet further inland, schools struggle...
{} {Feelers out for Big Prawn Coast Guard Site }
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au THE Big Prawn should be put on top of the new $1.7 million coast guard tower in Ballina, a tourist operator has suggested. Rik Dillon from Amaze 'n' Place said the giant crustacean...
Going out to Impress 'Hair and There'
Byline: {} {} TIS the season to attend a Year 12 formal if you happen to have a child of that age or like thousands of people, you simply like to have a look at the fashion statements being made by our latest group of school leavers. One could...
'Great Escape' to Byron; Battered and Shattered Schoolies Abandon Gold Coast Party for .
Byline: Melissa Gulbin news@northernstar.com.au THEY are calling it the 'great escape'. This trio of boys from across the border are part of a growing number of Gold Coast teens turning their backs on their home town to celebrate their rite of...
Lismore Men Face Court in Drug Murder; Five Arrests Follow Year-Long Police Probe into Disappearance of a Man at Chinderah
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au TWO local men charged over the murder of suspected drug dealer Saaid Zaiter will face Lismore Local Court in January. Ricky Leigh Humphries, 26, and his Lismore housemate Matthew Grahame Warner,...
Moore in Race for Ballina
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au NORTH Coast semi-professional tennis player Brendan Moore returned to Australia injured on Saturday but hopes to be fit in time for the Ballina competition in the New Year. Moore received...
Plenty to Complain about in Byron, Tweed Shires
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au BYRON Shire Council has made the shame list of 27 most complained about councils, coming in at number 12. The number of complaints jumped to 22 from 14 the previous year. Byron mayor Jan...
Schools Eye a New Look in Industry Standards; A $7.5M Facilities Upgrade Puts Students in the Picture
Byline: Richard Forbes news@northernstar.com.au EIGHT local high schools have successfully applied to establish Trade Training Centres for their students. Kadina High, Lismore High, Nimbin Central, Richmond River High and Wilson Park Public School...
{Soulful Stan Woos Australian Idol Fans } {STAN'S OUR AUSSIE IDOL}; Former Byron Student Claims Title
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au STAN WALKER was named the 2009 Australian Idol last night in front of a record Idol-crowd at the Sydney Opera House. The former Byron Bay High School student topped the viewers poll and now...
Students Boost Their Green Skills
YOUNG people on the Northern Rivers are helping to reduce carbon emissions by training as home sustainability advisors. The YGreen project aims to give youth the skills needed to conduct sustainability assessments in their local community. The...
The Pain Clinic Is a Life Saver and Must Stay Open to Help People
I WAS astounded and distressed to hear that they are planning to close the pain clinic. After suffering migraines nearly every day for 10 years, and therefore also fighting a prescription pain killer addiction, I attended and completed this program...
Will Olley Centre Overtax Lismore?
LISMORE City Council Mayor Jenny Dowell's determined push for the gallery is at odds with an early workshop at the beginning of the new council's term when the general manager, Paul O'Sullivan, read the riot act to the councillors with the stern words...