The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 2, 2012

A Heartfelt Thank You for Support
Byline: OVER THE FENCE Fay Fardon DURING the two weeks following Fred's death I have been deeply touched, through letters, cards, floral tributes, phone calls and personal contact, by the overall supportive and caring nature of the typical Aussie...
Angry CSG Protesters March on Parliament; Premier Fails to Appear as 8000 Demand A[euro][approximately]no Mining'
Byline: Jessica Grewal Sydney reporter MARCHING to the crack of a farmer's whip, more than 8000 protesters from across the state fronted NSW Parliament House yesterday to tell Premier Barry O'Farrell what they thought about coal seam gas. Chanting...
Big in Spirit; Small in Size
St Mary's Catholic College principal Aaron Beach says his school offers the best of both worlds: they are large enough to offer a variety of courses but small enough that everyone knows everyone. aThe community aspect of this school is one of the...
Catholic Schools Week at Woodlawn
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK is a celebration of youth in society and specifically a celebration for those who are educated through the Catholic School system. This week is considered a priority at St John's College Woodlawn as it is a chance to highlight...
Continuing Tradition of 126 Years
CATHOLIC education has a long tradition and proud heritage. It has enriched our world and the lives of countless people. Catholic Schools' Week is a time to recognise and celebrate this contribution. For us at Trinity we are proud of our 126-year...
Hole-in-One Adds to Fun for John; at 79, Social Golfer Comes Up with His First Ace
Byline: PAUL ATTEWELL Sports reporter IT might have been his first hole-in-one at the age of 79 but for John Sheedy the real ace in the pack is the group he plays with in the Alstonville Bowling Club (ABC) Social Golf Club. Sheedy aced the 148-metre...
Moore Says FFA Must Make Crucial Changes MOORE WANTS CHANGE
Byline: GREG DANVERS CRAIG Moore has called on Football Federation Australia and the football community to have more round-table discussions to ensure the code grows and becomes a force. With the national league on its knees, the Joint A-League...
Oakeshott Calls for Road Funds; Pressure on NSW to Come Up with Half
Byline: Daniel Burdon Canberra reporter NORTHERN Rivers Labor MPs have joined Port Macquarie-based Independent Rob Oakeshott in ramping up pressure on the NSW Government to commit $3.5 billion to the Pacific Hwy upgrade in a bid to finish the project...
On Ride of His Life to the USA; Bullrider into High School Finals
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter JACKSON Felton doesn't have time to consider the dangers when he jumps on the back of a one-tonne bull intent on making his ride as short as possible. It is this fearless attitude displayed by the 17-year-old Trinity...
Opera at Channon Is on; Earlybird Tickets on Sale for Giant July Fundraiser
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter OPERA buffs and novices will enjoy a fine selection of food and music at this year's Opera at the Channon on Sunday, July 22. Earlybird tickets are now on sale, with organisers promising an improved event that...
Push Is on for Reduced Penalties; Restaurateurs Say They're Battling
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter PENALTY rates paid to cafe and restaurant workers will be slashed if NSW Business Chamber and Restaurant and Catering Australia have their way. In a cohesive push for a reduction of penalty rates in the hospitality...
Soft Shoe Shuffle A[euro][approximately]harsh'
Byline: BOWLS jimbrigg@optusnet.com.au THE soft shoe shuffle took another step into controversy with a local club's bowls co-ordinator protesting to Bowls Australia and the manufacturer. This club official, like a lot of other bowl-ers, had bought...
Surf Club on the Move A[euro]" at Last; Lighthouse Had Its Last Patrol, Shelly Here They Come
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter CONSTRUCTION of the new Bal- lina SLSC clubhouse could start within two months, with the development application now approved. And members of the Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore Surf Life Saving Club aren't...
Traffic Using Final Link of $640Mil Ballina Bypass
AFTER decades of campaigning by the Ballina Bypass Action Group and four years of construction, the $640 million Bal- lina bypass is finally complete. Yesterday afternoon vehicles began driving across the new bridge over Emigrant Creek. The opening...
Will Nimbin's Weekend Fest Go Up in Smoke?
Byline: Melissa Gulbin Reporter NIMBIN'S annual Cannabis Law Reform Festival, MardiGrass, is in danger of going up in smoke if participants don't commit to the event by buying a Golden Bud weekend pass. The organisers have been struggling with...
Xavier's Amazing Year
JEFF Schneider took on the role of principal of Xavier Catholic College this year, partly because he and his family wanted to move back to the area he loves so much, but mostly because of the fantastic reputation of the school. aWe love this area...