The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 29, 2012

$90,000 Car Crash
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au PATRICIA LOCKREY believes it was a miracle that none of her children was killed when a car smashed into their East Ballina home on the weekend. It was the third time in less than 12 months...
Ban Plastic Bags
RECENTLY while we were practising for our NAPLAN persuasive writing, we discussed the topic of should plastic bags be banned. It created much debate. With the help of our teacher, we made a long list of reasons why plastic bags should be banned or...
Cleaning Up My Act
A FEW years ago when I was still living in Sydney I decided my new calling was going to be in the hospitality industry. Like a lot of other potential sea/tree changers I thought opening a bed and breakfast would be an easy way to make a living....
Europe's Troubles Slow to Go
THE issues facing Europe have been brewing for years, and it's likely to be some time before they're resolved. Voters and bond investors have worked out that Germany has misdiagnosed the current crisis as being caused by government overspending...
Kids Enjoy Family Fun Day
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au SUN and family fun were the order of the day on Sunday for the Beef Week Family Fun Day held at the Casino Village RV Resort. Amusement rides kept the kids amused, live entertainment, markets and...
Knights Canter in to Sign Up Gagai
Byline: GORDON CLARK FORMER Bronco Dane Gagai could be a surprise starter against his old club on Sunday after signing with Newcastle. The Knights announced late yesterday they had signed the talented back, sent packing by Brisbane three weeks...
No CSG in Rock Valley
SVEVA BENNETT, Year 5, 2012 I AM 10 years old and I live in a valley that is very beautiful and called Rock Valley. In our valley there are lots of cows and people grow gardens with flowers, vegies or fruit trees. We get our water from the rain...
North Coast Best in State
MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter SPEARHEADED by Alstonville High School student Jake McIntyre, North Coast has won the NSW CHS championship for the first time in its 35-year history. North Coast defeated North West 34-14 in the final at Dubbo...
Shed Size Does Matter
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au IT WAS meant to be a good year for volunteers from the Newrybar Rural Fire Service, with their new truck to arrive within months. Worth almost a quarter of a million dollars, the state-of-the-art...
Skennars Land Plan Stand-Off
REBECCA LOLLBACK news@northernstar.com.au SEVEN hectares of pristine coastal land at Skennars Head is being fiercely protected by its owners, who have refused to dedicate it to Ballina Shire Council because they fear it will be developed. ...
Two Squashies Get Their Bounce Back
CHRISTIAN MORROW christian.morrow@northernstar.com.au SQUASH is more than just a game for the owners of Lismore Squash, Beverley Lavender and Brenton Lewis.. aYou need a passion for squash to run a business like this because it becomes your...
US-Style System Trialled in Sydney
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au THERE is strong support for the US primary-style system being trialled by the Labor Party in Sydney to choose a lord mayoral candidate to be extended to the Northern Rivers. Lismore ALP president...