The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 21, 2012

a[euro][approximately]Cowgirl' Is Our Queen; Winner Always Dreamed of Being a Queen
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter SHE is a true-blue cowgirl from Casino, with an easy smile, no-nonsense approach to life and love for the countryside and her family. Amy Brooke Smith was crowned Queen of Casino Beef Week 2012 at a ceremony held...
Billycarts in Speed and Spills Saga; Thousands Cheer on Celebrities
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter THEY were all in with a chance to win: the TV celebrity, the publican and the shire mayor, all tearing down Byron Street on home-made billy-carts in a bid to roll across the finishing line first. Thuousands lined...
Bombers Dig Deep to Blitz Casino after Skip Hurt
DESPITE losing captain Tim Tregidgo in the opening minute with a leg injury, the Evans Head Bombers went on to beat Casino 28-14 in the NRRRL at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino, on Saturday. With a 10-8 lead at half-time, coach Mick Davis challenged...
Captain Detained; Whale Action Group Demands His Release
Byline: PAUL ATTEWELL Reporter FOUR members of the Byron Whale Action Group were among 30 protesters who tried to hand a letter to the German Consulate in Brisbane on Friday demanding the release of Sea Shepherd marine conservation founder Paul...
Charity Walk a Winner; Event Draws 550 Entries for Chilly Start
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter IT WAS still a cold morning at 6.30am in Ballina, but the enthusiasm of the crowd and the clear autumn weather made the Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk an event quicker than expected. The participants of the...
Coraki Sneaks Home Late; Harley Hits Triple as East Sent Packing
Byline: CLINT MALLETT Hockey correspondent THREE late goals steered Coraki to a thrilling 5-4 win over East Lismore in their JH Williams Shield men's hockey match at the weekend. East Lismore led 3-2 at the half-time break and extended their...
Heating Up Winter Chills; SCU Lecturer Explains Options of Gas versus Wood Heating
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter WHAT YOU SAID ONLINE LEANDRA: Electric heater in a rented house, no insulation. Freezing. Especially at Eltham. MEL: We have two reverse air-conditioning units but haven't used them in two years. The bill is...
High Cost of Workers' Comp; NSW Businesses Pay More Than Victoria and Qld
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter IT'S a huge source of frustration to Ballina businessman Ron van Setten that if he lived in Victoria or Queensland, he reckons he would be paying at least half what he does now to provide workers' compensation cover...
Hughes's Hat-Trick Display Best on Field
CASSIE Hughes starred as Glee defeated Ballina 3-1 at the Goonellabah turf on Saturday in JH Williams Shield women's hockey. Both teams were missing five players with most involved in the State Under-18 championships in Bathurst. Glee opened...
Ladder Leaders Overcome Send-Off; Lennox Win Infiery Encounter
Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor LENNOX Head fly-half Matthew Barnes will face the Far North Coast Rugby Union judiciary this week after being sent off in the match against Grafton at Willams Reserve, Lennox Head on Saturday. In a torrid and...
Redmen Clean Up in Double-Header
Byline: FOOTBALL MARK ROBINSON LISMORE Workers are setting the pace in the Football FNC premier league after taking the full six points from their weekend double-header. The Redmen downed Alstonville 3-1 at Crawford Park on Friday night, before...
The Little Aussie Bleeders
Byline: VET SPEAK MIKE FITZGERALD FOR those of you who are too young to remember the 70a[approximately]s, Norman Gunston was a character played by the actor Gary McDonald, in much the same (but less abluea) way that Sacha Baron Cohen plays Borat....
United Fight Back to Down Brothers
Byline: Mitchell Craig League reporter A LATE try to Northern United fullback Nathaniel Regueira helped reignite the Dirawongs' season with a 28-26 victory over Marist Brothers in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League at Oakes Oval, Lismore, yesterday....
We're into Events
MANY places compete nowadays to be dubbed the aevent capital'' of the universe. In Australia, our larger conurbations regularly elbow each other aside in an unseemly crush for the title aSport City''. Melbourne, with its eclectic collection of...