The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 16, 2012

Ballina Joins List of Lower Fuel Prices; Website Checks State Price Trends
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter PETROL prices in Ballina are among the cheapest in the state according to a new website called Bowser Buster. The website has been created by the NRMA to show which towns and suburbs have cheap petrol prices and which...
Ballina Shows Strength
Byline: BOWLS NEWS jimbrigg@optusnet.com.au BALLINA emphasised its superiority again in local pennants by taking a five-pointer from Alstonville in the final round to win the No.1 flag by 8.5 points. It's the fourth year in a row Ballina has...
Facelift for Town Clock; Bangalow's War Memorial Time Piece Being Refurbished after 75 Years
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter BANGALOW'S Memorial Clock is being restored to its original condition 75 years after it was dedicated to the town by a local Digger. It's a white-faced clock with the words aLest We Forgeta replacing the usual...
Looking to Future; Public School Students Given a Preview on Jobs They Might like to Aim For
Byline: Scott Harlum Casino/Kyogle reporter THE future is bright for students from the Casino and Tabulam public schools after they attended a careers day last week. Called Deadly Futures, the day was organised by staff from the Casino Public...
Perfect Timing for Rice Grower; Weather Gods Kind to Farmer's Trial Venture
Byline: PAUL ATTEWELL Reporter RICE is finally thriving as a rotational crop in local sugar cane fields, but for the grower driving the experiment, Tony Carusi, the rain stopped just in time. aWe had to harvest this year,a Mr Carusi said. ...
Pilot Was an Accident in the Making; Coroner's Court Told Killed Flier Was Known for Dangerous Aerial Habits
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter THE CASINO Aero Club president has told the coronial inquest into the death of two men in an ultralight crash at Tatham in 2010 the pilot was aan accident waiting to happena. Russell Kennedy was one of five witnesses...
PM Gillard Disgusted at Union; HSU Sparks Moves for Change
Byline: AdaM Carroll APN NewsDesk PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has expressed her adisgusta at the behaviour of officials in the Health Services Union. Ms Gillard made the comments during a passionate address at the Australian Council of Trade...
Randall Dismissed; Northern United Centre Facing Judiciary over Offensive Language
Byline: Mitchell Craig League reporter NORTHERN United centre Dan Randall will contest the charge of use of offensive or abusive language at the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League judiciary tonight. Randall was sent off in the 67th minute...
Shaky City Recovering; AIRDRE GRANT Went to See How Her Grandmother's Grave Had Fared in the Christchurch Earthquake and Found a Thriving Community Working Together to Recover from a Shared Disaster
I WENT to Christchurch to see what had become of my grandmother's grave. In the earthquake, the land in the cemeteries shifts, the ground had moved, headstones toppled. You don't think about these things when you hear about the city and the buildings...
When Words Fail Us We Speak
Byline: OVER THE FENCE Fay Fardon WHEN you think about it, we really are a queer moba, she said, in all seriousness, aHe really turns me on.a I'm getting on; they're carrying on; what's going on; catching on; what about it? And what about...