The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 18, 2012

Ashby Lodges New Victimisation Claim; Slipper Accuser Now Pursuing Senators Carr and Joyce
Byline: Adam Carroll National Affairs Editor THE man suing Sunshine Coast MP Peter Slipper for alleged sexual harassment has lodged a complaint against Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce with the Australian Human Rights...
Bay Team Focuses on All-Out Attack
Byline: FOOTBALL MARK ROBINSON ALL-OUT attack will be the directive from Byron Bay coach Peter Ware when the unbeaten Rams host major premiers Goonellabah at 3pm. The Bay sits on top of the ladder after winning all three games so far, with their...
Bream Likely to Be on Move
It looks like we might have the weekend weather to take advantage of gathering fish. Bream should be big movers over this a[approximately]dark' of the lunar cycle, with the new moon occurring on Sunday. At any time of year bream don't like a bright...
Council Says No to Elton Concert; Policy Doesn't Allow for Further Performances
Byline: Cassandra Tobin Reporter HAS Sir Elton John been blasted like a rocket man out of Byron Bay? Renowned concert promoter Michael Chugg said yesterday he planned to put an Elton John concert at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, home to Bluesfest,...
Five Players Sin-Binned in Fiery Match
GRAFTON Ghosts hooker Rhys Walters was one of five players that spent time on the sideline in a spiteful encounter against the Casino Cougars in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League clash on Tuesday night. Walters was sent off after flopping...
Fluoride Battle to Court of Appeal; Campaigner Vows to Continue Water Supply Fight
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter LISMORE anti-fluoride campaigner Al Oshlak has vowed to take his fight against the fluoridation of the Ballina, Lismore and Wardell water supply to the Supreme Court of Appeal. The veteran campaigner has also pledged...
Going Nuts over Pecans; Customers Snap Up Year's First Crop at Markets
Byline: Samantha Elley Rural Reporter PECANS are back in season and they couldn't have come soon enough for Frank Boyle's customers. The farmer and owner of Nimbin Valley Pecans and Rice at Goolmangar was doing a roaring trade at the Byron Bay...
Protest on Health; Bonalbo No Longer Has a GP or Night Nursing Staff
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter BONALBO residents demonstrated outside Lismore Base Hospital yesterday demanding better medical services from NSW health authorities. The 400 inhabitants of the village, 105km from Lismore, were directly impacted...
Randall Cops Ban; Northern Rivers Centre Suspended for Two Matches after Using Abusive Language
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG League reporter DESPITE having his charge downgraded at the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League judiciary on Wednesday night, Northern United centre Dan Randall will serve a two-match suspension. Randall would have had...
Riders Revving Up for Drag Action; Bike-Riding Duo Keen to Make Difference in Region
Byline: GREG DANVERS BILL McInerney and Mick Koellner are two knock about Aussie blokes with big hearts, a competitive streak and plenty of intestinal fortitude. On Saturday night at the Summerland Drags in Casino the pair will eye each other...